September 15th, 2009

Labour Cuts!


  1. 1
    Right Bastard says:

    Death of a thousand cuts to McSnot and his henchmen.


    • 4
      Nazi Moderator says:

      Please do not comment until you have fully watched the video. Thanks.


      • 6
        jgm2 says:

        I think, rather like Guido has gone with the ‘Is Brown Bonkers’ meme that the Tories should start giving Brown a big long nose like Pinnochio.

        The man is a pathological liar. And it does no harm at all to spell it out.

        Let him sue you for libel. Not a court in the land would find for him.


        • 108
          anantzimong says:

          fuck serious politics and policy. lets just draw a big cock on Broons face



        • 110
          City of Vice says:

          100% agree. It’s the fact that Brown repeatedly lied about the need for cuts to the unsustainable growth in public expenditure that needs to be reiterated. Again and again. And again.

          For my part, I want to know what ‘inefficiencies’ and ‘less than essential’ services that Brown and his NuLab lackeys have presiding over and taxing us to the hilt to pay for. For Brown’s utterances to made sense, that is for the cuts to make any real impact on the government’s spending deficit, the scale of the said ‘inefficiencies’ and ‘inessential’ services would have to be enormous.


        • 294
          Furious Capitalist says:

          What ever are they bunging the Unions not to mention the WAR.


      • 7
        Anti Corruption Citizen says:

        Once a liar always a liar. Jeremy Clarkson goot it right in Ozz when he described him as a One eyed, lying, scotsman.

        He then spoiled it by issuing an apology.


      • 166
        Rufus Stone says:

        The other ‘C’ word was changed to hoon in Guido’s blog. As ‘Cuts’ is only one letter different I suggest we refer to ‘cuts’ as ‘hons’.


    • 21
      Wrong! says:


      New Labour will cut NOTHING, haven’t you been listening to the speeches of different sections of the party. They will continue to borrow right up until the day of the general election – to buy New Labour votes.

      From there they could run into two scenarios.

      1) New Labour have printed so many postal votes that they actually win an election, where THEN they will be forced to make massive cuts as countries like China will no longer prop up the UK with it’s shitty economy and crappy guilts returns.

      2) The Conservatives win the general election so New Labour will have 5 years of Tory Cuts to bleat about.


      • 30
        jgm2 says:

        It’s now just confusion-marketing. The ‘strength’ such as it was, of the Labour lie machine used to be that they were all telling the same story simultaneously. No deviation from the message. tell the lie. Repeat the lie. Hammer home the lie. But it was the same lie.

        Now there is an open market in Labour lies. they’re cutting. They’re not cutting. Harriet is mounting a cahllenge. Oh no she isn’t. We will cut costs. we won’t cut jobs.

        It has gone from being a single BIG solid Newtonian kind of lie lie to being a Schrodinger’s cat kind of quantum lie. You can tell they’re lying but you can’t say exactly what it is. Or you can tell what the lie is but you can’t figure out who is saying it.

        We’re all going to be a lot poorer before this bunch of liars have finished with us.


        • 55
          Budgie says:

          You mean a sort of Schrodinger’s Brown?


        • 58
          captainff says:

          Of course you can tell they’re lying .. .. .. they’re politicians with moving lips.


        • 73

          I could be 50% happy with a 50% dead Brown.


        • 74

          Gordon has really left this country in a terrible eigenstate!


        • 128
          A Pensioner says:

          Is it a black hole or a brown hole?


        • 130
          Brown's Brownouts says:

          The question is, are there any politicians with a spin of zero?

          Nobody has seen one yet, but if they do, it might be the answer to life, the universe, and everything.


        • 179
          jgm2 says:

          On reflection I think what we have here is Schrodinger CUT.

          He’ll tell you there are going to be cuts but he won’t tell you where they’ll fall. Or he’ll tell you where they’ll fall but he won’t tell you how much he’s going to cut.

          Either way it’s deliberate confusion politics.


        • 271
          Boycott the ПРАВДА licence fee says:

          Under the new Brown regime, you will have cuts AND spending increases at the same time. But you’ll force quantum reality to make up its mind not when you open the hypothetical box, but only after the Election. I suspect the cat will turn out to be dead and it’ll be cut after cut after cut after cut. Oh- and higher taxes of course.


      • 60
        Budgie says:

        I am not sure that the IMF hasn’t had a word in Liebore’s collective ear. Oh to be a fly on the wall as Mandelslime and Badger confronted the big clunking Nokia to get him to make a speech about cuts – and to the TUC no less.


      • 146
        Agent 99 says:

        21-Wrong! says:
        September 15, 2009 at 10:08 pm
        2) The Conservatives win the general election so New Labour will have 5 years of Tory Cuts to bleat about.

        No 2 is what is now happening. They did this the last time around and that time they seemed to make it stick up to the point McLiar even referred back to it in his speech yesterday (we were handed a country in rack and ruin etc).

        This is just a re-run of the previous 70’s plan and anyone who was aware and there in the 70’s will see this as such for precisely what it is. This time though they will go for it big time and leave the country in such a bad state it will virtually be irrepairable without massive cuts, high interest rates rampant inflation and massive unemployment. Another generation in opposition will not appeal to these utterly vindictive evil cnuts and they will make people pay for doing that to them. The TUC / unions are also hand in hand with them and Bob Crow (ing) stating we will have civil insurrection if the Tories win is precisely the proof for that that you need. They care not a jot about the people they purport to represent and never have they care only about their twited view of society and how they should be able to control it.

        The question is will Joe public fall for all the same Labour (nu) Labour , Multi action biodegadeable Nu Labour spin and bullshit again?

        I guess we will know in the next couple of years because if you thought Labour whining from the opposition benches “it was all the fault of the Tories” last time around was bad enough then to coin a phrase ‘you ain’t seen nothing yet’. Make sure they are obliterated at the GE it is now the only way.

        I apologise for the length of the post but take it as a warning from history. This is your final chance please don’t screw it up as we did in the past.


        • 249
          Procrustes says:

          And civil insurrection is what the unions threatened in 1978 – they got their timing wrong and did it under the Labour regime,thus ensuring electoral defeat.

          I’m sure they will do much the same this time, as history has nothing to teach them-they know better.

          Who is now the party with no policies -what’s being cut and where ?

          And how long has it taken the combined genius of Brown/Mandelson etc to come up with this.

          God help us all.


        • 255
          barefootcontessa says:

          There are going to be SOME strikes ahead! Newlabour ‘ll be 100% on the side of the unions then of course!


        • 257
          Angus McCoatup says:

          You have to remember, once a labour thicko always a labour thicko


      • 162
        Cinna says:

        Who says there will be an election. There’s always the “Civil Contingencies” to “postpone” it until Brown’s economic policies “come good.” I can hear the case being put already that the Tories can’t be allowed to spoil his “good” work.


        • 182
          jgm2 says:

          I’d put that as at least a 50:50 scenario at present.


        • 225
          Stu says:

          Ha ha if that buffoon Crow talks about insurecction if the Tories win and didnt a similar scumbag called Scargill try the same thing. I don’t think the cretins in the Labour party or the unions have seen anything if they try to postpone the election.


        • 233
          jgm2 says:

          Postponing the election will simply lead to a general strike. We will have officialy become one of those African dictatorships where the opposition just asks its supporters to stay at home. No tax revenue = more printed money = Zimbabwe.

          That doesn’t mean these new Labour jackasses wont try it though.

          I still think their plan is to stumble along printing as much money as is needed and lying, lying and lying again and pulling every trick in the book to get them over the line before they can dump the entire shitpot in somebody elses lap and shriek about how everything was great up until the Tories got in.

          It’s the biggest game of ‘Pass the Bomb’ ever.

          The thought of that c*nt Brown and Toynbee sonorously pronouncing how he managed to keep the economy going thanks to his unique genius only to have the Tories destroy his legacy is enough to give a chap ulcers.


        • 237
          Budgie says:

          Stu, unfortunately Cameron is no Thatcher.


    • 29
      nell says:

      I can tell you what they won’t cut. Their own salaries, expenses and pensions.


    • 139
      Jon1 says:

      The cuts I wish to happen are:

      (1) Brown cut
      (2) Peter M cut
      (3) many Labour MPs cut
      (4) UK state employees cut

      In order to do this we need
      (a) General electron

      and NO we do not need to employ or re-employ/re-deploy 2 million state employees in order to carry out these cuts!!!


    • 223
      THE ESSEX BOYS says:

      Hey – this new tale from George Osborne that he has leaked treasury documents showing that the Prime Mentalist has been contemplating 10% cuts all along has legs surely?

      Misleading Parliament? A resigning matter?
      Guess he’ll shove it all onto Darling and his team – or die trying…


  2. 2
    jgm2 says:

    Genius. The CUT is out of the bag.


    • 25
      Ivor Schwartzporsche says:

      The Cut of nine tales


    • 36
      WHY? says:

      Time to get real.

      Why pay and incentivise chav single mums to keep on breeding with chav male inbred dullshits?

      Sounds crude, but that is EXACTLY what the Socialist State is doing.


    • 116
      R.McGeddon says:

      Labour is the party of CLITS and CLINTS.


      • 135
        Anonymous says:

        And another thing….

        What are unneccessary programmes? Sounds like a waste of money to me.

        Ditto low priority spending….

        Ditto all Ministers salaries.

        And what has happened to the expense investigations hmm?

        Shady Malik, Baronnes Udders and the like? Hmm?

        Yeah thought so….Nothing!


      • 138
        Jon1 says:

        Great posting!


      • 147
        Agent 99 says:

        135Anonymous says:
        September 16, 2009 at 1:22 am

        well summed up *claps*


      • 242
        Budgie says:

        Excellent comment, Anon 1:22am.


      • 261
        Angus McCoatup says:

        no. 136 – Pardon?


      • 297
        Gerry and the Pacemakers (Go Now) says:

        I support your general thrust, but on this one:

        “He’s (Gordon Brown: Ed) ok at criticising everyone else’s policies, but when you ask him for his own, the cupboard is bare.”

        It’s really the opposite problem; Brown can think up a shite worse-than-useless policy at the drop of a vote, and then he’ll back it it to the hilt until forced to reject it.

        Examples are the 10% tax band that he introduced and then abandoned a year later, and then many policies that he was thankfully forced to abandon before they were implemented; the latest one on CRB checks, for example.


    • 274
      Boycott the ПРАВДА licence fee says:

      Gordo’s admission is a necessary sop to the money markets. If he hadn’t have freely admitted cuts are necessary, there’d have been a run on the pound before the year’s out and his arse would be history. That’s his only motivation, I reckon. I imagine he read a few pages from one of his books on ‘courage’ to get the bottle up to tell it to the ‘brothers’ at the TUC.


  3. 3
    strapworld says:

    Quite, quite brilliant. Well done Tim. This is all that should be played throughout the Tory Party Conference.


    • 66
      Budgie says:

      Now we need the Tories to do a U turn and promise a referendum on Lisbon even if the wretched treaty is ratified.


      • 143
        albacore says:

        If Cameron gave a cast iron pledge of a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty, that would guarantee a Tory win at the General Election.
        He won’t.


        • 236
          barefootcontessa says:

          Yes, that’s true.


        • 248
          Budgie says:

          Lisbon is a ‘floodgate’ treaty that allows the further takeover of this country by the EU, without the ‘need’ for further treaties. It must be stopped if we are to retain democratic accountability.

          If Cameron promises a referendum on Lisbon, even if ratified (and if he is trustworthy), then, yes, he would guarantee a Tory win. So why doesn’t he? It couldn’t be that he is actually a europhile like all the main stream parties are, could it?


  4. 5
    DZ says:

    Which inefficiencies?
    Which unnecessary programmes?
    Which lower priority budgets?

    His own.


    • 8
      Labour apologist knee-jerk reaction says:

      If the Tories had been in power there would have been more inefficiencies, more unnecessary programs and many more lower priority budgets.

      It is thanks to Gordon Brown that we have only had the longest and deepest recession in the western world. Under the Tories it would have been even worse.


      Vote Labour.


      • 121
        Steve Expat says:

        Gordon telling the unions that he will make loads of cuts, but won’t say where except that all the union members will be just fine as long as they vote for him and not the terrible disgusting murdering baby-raping party with blue rosettes…


      • 263
        Angus McCoatup says:

        No. 8 – I’d rather come over to your house, and kick you in the brains – where do you keep them again??????? What an ar*sehole! Vote Labour indeed – moron!


    • 82
      Sylvia's Mother says:

      Agree. Amazing this is the guy (Brown) who is going to cut the very programmes, inefficiencies and quango’s he put in place. This is the dum shit we have in charge and its time we got rid of him and quick.


    • 120
      Anonymous says:

      THANK FUCK someone else noticed! Surely as big a story is that there ARE significant inefficiencies, UNnecessary programmes and low priority budgets!

      WHAT THE FUCK were we doing funding an UNnecessary fucking programme anyway?


      • 122
        Steve Expat says:

        WHAT THE FUCK has Gordon been doing for the last 12 years given that he has had so long to get the inefficiencies out of the system?



        • 247
          barefootcontessa says:

          The sooner we have a government that will grasp the seriousness of the economical situation the better.

          We should revert to a wartime regime, and cut back now, cut back absolutely everything, from top to bottom otherwise the situation will get tragically worse, and goodness knows what will happen.

          A good leader who is prepared to tell the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth would be a good start.


  5. 10
    Billy Blofeld says:

    All very well…………. but it pisses me off that the BBC aren’t jumping up and down and pointing out that Gordon has been telling massive lies for months.


    • 49
      Right-wing social engineer says:

      The BBC will be dealt with in due course.


    • 85
      Sylvia's Mother says:

      Please do not get me started on the BBC Nick Robinson is so far up GB ass he needs a miners hat to get out!


      • 93
        Male beeboids like sucking cocks says:

        Half the male population of the BBC have been up Gorgon’s arse and the other half are looking forward to their turn.

        Thank fuck for Sky and ITV news. ITV especially. After sitting through 30 minutes of Brown turd sniffing at 6PM it’s great to hear ITV give us the truth.

        I really wish ITV would bring back their 24 hour news channel.


  6. 11
    Normal geezer (+ 2 pints of stella) says:

    Gordon is a cu*t


  7. 12
    Anonymous says:

    Here’s another..





  8. 13
    Yvette Fuktard says:

    Yes, Labour will make modest efficiency savings but front-line services will not be affected.

    The Tories, on the other hand, plan to cut spending in order to damage front-line services.


    • 32
      nell says:

      Front line services not affected ? = means of course the wages and office expenses of yvette and edb .

      Of course Labour will have to cut , already failing, geriatric and pedatric services in order to pay for mp’s pensions. But don’t worry about that.


    • 83

      When Labour say “The front-line”, they mean the front-line of their class war on Britishness.

      There will be no cuts in their assault on people like you and me.


    • 90
      Phil O'Pastree says:

      Fortunately thye don’t have any time to do much of anything anymore. Although unfortunately the damage is already done. But anyway these fuckers are on their way out.


    • 115
      City of Vice says:

      Whats a front line service in your book then? Policy wonking, bin snooping and outreach diversity working?


    • 127
      Steve Expat says:

      And if they can make these savings now, why the fuck have they not done that for the last 12 years??

      Given that Broon has just admitted lying in the Commons for the past 6 months, why does he think that this massive U-turn will somehow make his party more popular?


    • 254
      Procrustes says:

      Who says ? Give a source or be up front and say this is your opinion. Do you have the inside track on Tory policy? I believe they have stated they will cut deeper than Labour but the detail is not public. I suggest you remove your head from the sand –

      the time for modest efficiency gains is well past – 12 months of dithering have removed that option


    • 264
      Angus McCoatup says:

      Come in no. 13 – your time is definitely up – tosser that you are!


  9. 14
    Jimmy says:

    Oh I get it. “Cut” sounds a bit like “cat”. You see what he did there?


  10. 15
    Going Mental says:

    if the hoon is going to cut unessery spending then why the fuck is it getting spent in the first place !


    • 93
      Sylvia's Mother says:

      Exactly. The Hoon is a joke not just here but now around the World he is a laughing stock. Even sucking up to Obama is back firing. If you want to fuck something up get Hoon to endorse it.


  11. 16
    Engineer says:

    Fine. The Gorgon finally realises the need for cuts. Took long enough.

    Next problem – the cuts have to be substantial, a few million here and there won’t help. The loon shows no signs of acknowledging that, yet.


    • 35
      nell says:

      Bob ‘ainbustinagit’ is saying today that there will have to be cuts in defence spending – I think he phrased it as ‘changes’.

      These people are evil.

      They talk about cutting inefficiences and unnecesary programmes . Why are these things there in the first place?


      • 56
        Engineer says:

        Because Nulab ministers are not competent to manage large (or even medium-sized) organisations, and get hung up on side-issues like equality for one-legged black homosexual lorry-drivers rather than concentrating on the main issue. They spend their time trying to ensure that the Civil Service is politically correct instead of effective. They spend far too long dealing with their taxpayer-funded property portfolios. Hoons, the lot of them.


        • 117
          City of Vice says:

          There’s a whole army of conflicted overpaid policy wonks and ‘directors’ of this and that within the quangos and ministries. Most are Nulab stoolies so Brown and Nulab aren’t going to touch these people. Cameron needs to do a Ghengis Khan job on that lot when the Tories get in but I’m not holding my breath.


        • 286
          Susie says:

          Engineer, you’ve summed up the 90-year history of the Labour party in one paragraph.


      • 67
        Phil O'Pastree says:

        The budget for benefitz is three times that for defence. But then the former tend to vote Labour whereas, these days anyway, the forces are Tory.


      • 72
        Engineer says:

        Because Nulab ministers are not competent to manage large (or even medium-sized) organisations, and get hung up on side issues like enforcing equality on minorities rather than concentrating on the main issues. They spend too much time enforcing political correctness on the Civil Service instead of trying to ensure it’s effectiveness. They spend too much time dealing with their taxpayer-funded property portfolios.

        Hoons, the lot of them.


  12. 17
    A firm pair of breasts says:

    Gordon is a cu*t.


  13. 18
    Anonymous says:

    Not bad, actually… like the ‘cut is out of the bag’ line…

    They need to keep repeating that mantra until election day…


  14. 19
    Anonymous says:

    Here’s another..




    How did they allow all this ‘unnecessary spending’ to materialise in the first place ?


  15. 24
    Anonymous says:

    Great stuff – we have always really needed a cheap way of preaching to the converted…


  16. 26
    Anonymous says:

    BUT this will not mean a damn thing – Gordon’s cuts are subject to veto by the Trade Unions – so things like chopping 6x salary pay-offs for senior civil servants are just soundbites.

    They will never happen…

    Remind the voters…


  17. 27
    Anonymous says:

    Expect all the motorway verges swarming with a million pubic sector worker mowers


  18. 28
    TheCourtOfPublicOpinion says:

    MPs just voted themselves an increase in their free monthly food taxpayer looting allowance from 400 to 500 quid. Well, cutting a few more helicopters from Afghanistan should cover that.


  19. 31
    Ivor Schwartzporsche says:

    Herr Cut


  20. 38
    Saw the lie in 1997 says:

    And this the day after Merseyside Fire Service announce anything they could be facing anything up to a 25% budget cut (Sky News, so caveat lector).

    What do Labour cut first? The emergency services!

    Wither Gershon efficiency savings now?


    • 50
      jgm2 says:

      Because in order to justify not cutting the things you could easily cut you have to make a big show of cutting the things that should be the last things you would cut.

      Look – if you know you have hired one million bedwetters, boxtickers and bastards to hide in entire management floors with lifts directly to the car park in your PFI hospitals and entire council buildings in your marginal constituencies but you don’t want to get rid of them – after all those votes have already cost you 300bn quid – then what do you do?

      Simple, you have somebody, at arms length, fire a few nurses. Or, in this case, cut the Fire Brigades budget.

      Aaaaaargh!!!! Screams the unions and the general public. What the fuck are you doing?

      At which point the solemn po-faced, lying Labour bastard comes out and says ‘Well it’s a choice of firing nurses or another 200bn quid debt this year. It’s a tough choice but we’ve decided to print the money.’

      And that’s Labour policy.


      • 131
        Steve Expat says:

        Post of the evening there jgm2, this is exactly how politics works.

        It’s well known in air force circles that when asked for a list of things that can be cut, the top brass will put a couple of inconcequential projects at the top of the list, followed by the Red Arrows – after all the Reds are nothing but a cost to the RAF, taking aircraft and numerous crew from the front line. BUT they are a massive fucking publicity machine for both the MoD and the Foreign Office, think of all those middle eastern arms sales helped along by the red planes flying around in tight formation…


        • 253
          N18MER says:

          Not only Red Arrows, but the BFPO postal service is up for the chop. The ‘unintended consequences’ of that little saving (around £1M a month is all) are too much to cover here. Suffice to say that forces overseas will not be able to use a BFPO address as their ‘virtual’ UK ‘home’ address and this will disqualify them from all sorts of services, from credit cards to postal votes.

          What a neat trick, eh? Disenfranchise the armed forces!

          For what it’s worth, there’s a petition on the #10 website.


    • 149
      Fireman Sam (in the dole Q) says:

      A news report yesterday also placed the Warrickshire Fire service in a similar position due to new government cuts.

      It will be coming then to a fire service near you soon no doubt. Be afraid.


      • 160
        Anonymous says:

        But this is exactly the type of service that can cost less if you dig into the facts and don’t let emotion get in the way.

        How so?

        Simple, the fire service has similar levels of manning both day and night yet the demands on the service are totally different, as I recall three times greater during the day than the night.

        So a new shift system to balance the capability of the system with the demands on the system can deliver the necessary service with fewer people.

        Sure the firemen won’t like it, but these are the tough choices that lie ahead, cuts are coming whoever is in charge.


    • 238
      Sir William Waad says:

      Most firefighters do nothing most days – only about 2% of the time is spent fighting fires. Of course you have to build in a lot of extra numbers for when there’s a big emergency and of course firefighting can be very, very dangerous, but that’s no reason to pay people to sit around. There are far fewer fires than there used to be, thanks to improved building standards. This over-manning has never been tackled because the firfighters belong to a militant union.


  21. 39
    Not long till labour gone says:

    Lets hope they don’t make cuts to the police in Croydon with the ghetto it is becoming. More police would be useless too as they would only be used to backup colleagues breaking up school fights!


    • 150
      PC Plod ( In the dole Q) says:

      In my town they spent a huge amount of money rebuilding a previously accessible community police station with a lovely fancy building and a glass facade (WTF? who thought a glass fronted cop shop was a good idea?). They then left it unused and idle for a couple of years before closing it to the public as it was then to be used as admin offices only.
      We now have to go for help to a Town 18 miles away and emergency response is from the same town.

      Well done you dumb shits! Take something that works real well and totally fuck it up. The summary of 12 years of Labour rule.


      • 241
        Engineer says:

        Similar in my home town. The cop-shop was closed and moved to another town 20 miles away, leaving us with a small drop-in centre under the Town Hall.
        On finding a set of keys on the pavement at 9:30am one day, a relative went to hand them in, only to find the place closed, locked, lights off, nobody in.

        If anybody wanted to commit a robbery, 9:30am in my home town would be ideal; they’d be done, finished and miles from the scene before the plods had even reached the town.

        Thanks a flaming bunch, whoever came up with that bright idea.


        • 279
          Sukyspook says:

          psst, did anyone tell you that some police forces, if not all already, are private for-profit enterprises???

          tpuc dot org


  22. 40
    Lola says:

    If he thinks he can make efficiency saving now, why the fucking Hell didn’t he do the same over the last 12 years. What a total tosser.


  23. 41
    Mummy's little helper says:

    I hate these people sooo much it hurts.


    • 251
      barefootcontessa says:

      Yes, I’m in terrible pain too.


    • 265
      Angus McCoatup says:

      On a lighter note – does any one know what the fuck has happened to Yvette Balls’s face? What an attractive gorgon she has become. Also, any one actually seen a good looking/moderately attractive Labour woman?


  24. 42
    Mummy's little helper says:

    I fucking hate their media cheerleaders just as much, if not more.

    Wake me up when its all over.


  25. 43
    The Beast of Clerkenwell says:

    Throw words into McMentals face,
    Hasnt this montgomerie cove got any acid?
    Tim, get down to C


  26. 44
    The Beast of Clerkenwell says:

    Throw words into McMentals face,
    Hasnt this montgomerie cove got any acid?


  27. 45
    Article 38 says:

    Unless it was a hallucination, Toenails said on BBC news just now that Brown was using the word ‘cut’, but has no intention of reining in spending if re-elected. We know that, but was surprised to hear it on Pravda…


  28. 46
    The PM shouldn't be disturbed but this cunt is says:

    Guido really meant ‘Labour C U N T S!’

    And I am unanimous in that


  29. 47
    Gordons Wrists says:

    The first cut is the deepest…..(now everyone sing a long)


  30. 48
    Cost cutter says:

    “We will cut costs”

    WTF does this actually mean? On the whole, the public sector isn’t a manufacturer that can negotiate increased discounts for raw materials – indeed any raw materials they do use are likely to go up as inflation takes hold. Blair and Brown, being entirely ignorant of anything technical and easily impressed by any wide boy flogging ‘e- solutions’ to the credulous have already demonstrated that their attempts to use IT to cut costs has led to scandalous waste. OK there are drug costs in the NHS – does this mean that Brown is planning to increase restrictions on what can be prescribed? Will kids no longer have books in schools (if they have them now that is). Will defence procurement cease? A huge proportion of public sector spending goes on salaries so significantly cutting costs = cutting salaries/jobs.

    Oh sorry, only tories with a glint in their eyes will do that because they are ideologically driven – not something that has ever affected New Labour.


    • 102

      The extortion funded sector needs to cut staff (and wages) based on real* demand for their services.

      Better to sack them, and give the money to citizens to directly purchase these services such as education and healthcare.

      *This is impossible to gauge.


    • 230
      Stu says:

      Drug cost to the NHS hovers at around 10% of spend, but it’s a good whipping boy for the left, because the pharma industry is one of the few succesfull and profitable private sector industries in the UK and we can’t have that now can we.


  31. 51
    nell says:

    I can just hear gordon saying to edb ‘ok I accept your expenses for a corporate box and dinner at major football matches, for yourself, damian, maquire, twatson and cwhlan are frontline services – I’ll just cut funds for armoured vehicles to afghanistan in order to pay for them’


  32. 52
    F1 question Off Topic says:

    What does thirteenth spot on the grid mean?

    I thought they raced for grid positions before each race>


  33. 54
    Aethelred says:

    Two immediate big wins for McMental (callmedave):

    1) Scrap the ID card
    2) Say cheerio to Brussels


  34. 59
    Phil O'Pastree says:

    The laddie’s not for turning. Read my lisp!


  35. 62
    A firm pair of breasts says:

    The first cut isn’t the the deepest with Gordon.


  36. 64
    Dudley Zoo says:

    I would first get rid of the fatties from the council, with special attention to those who wear yellow shirts and Ted Baker shoes


  37. 65
    freddie flintoff says:

    lads understand i give my all for england,19528,12123_5561535,00.html


  38. 68
    Short trousers says:

    Hugh Hendry on News Night speaks great sense.

    All the other guests agree. But they ALL HAVE buts BUT BUT BUT
    So why the Fuck BOTHER listening to sensible Dudes?


  39. 69
    nell says:

    What might unnecessary programmes be then ?

    + ID cards –
    + mp’s pensions –
    + support for libya (including the latest training of libyan doctors and health workers at our expense )
    + introduction of slop bins, whereby we keep our fermenting kitchen slops for 2 weeks or face fines of £80 if we don’t produce any. As someone said earlier, great attraction for Rats.

    And on….and on….


  40. 77
    BOFL says:

    his dad would have been so proud of him……….

    gordon brown-hated more than ian brady (h/t frank fisher)

    what a moron………lying every time his lips move…..

    doesn’t he realise that we have tv,the press,radio,hansard and the net?

    every time he lies someone spots it…….

    an amoba has more intelligence.


    • 266
      Angus McCoatup says:

      78.. Makes you wonder why the labour tossers keep voting this bunch of thickos in to govern us. I reckon they are not quite bright enough to vote Tory. Brown for “Captain of the Heads”…………Although this might need a quango to run it for him.


  41. 86
    Sod 'em all says:

    Brown’s a Hunt. And burning the fat off his useless corpse will generate enough energy to power Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool for the next 10 years. Throw in Prescott and London’s nice and warm too.
    What better use of our politicians than they be melted down into fat and burned to keep the rest of us nice and warm?


  42. 88
    nell says:

    So our lads in Afgabistan are facing death and giving their all whilst gordon is making weird gestures at the TUC confernce and talking about cutswhilst promisin not to cut costs that will hurt the unions?

    Why is it that the TUC is not not talking about making the government put money into saving the lives of our lads who are fighting for survival in Helmand?


  43. 98
    Obama is a twat says:

    Agreed. Pissing off out of the EU would save us a good 70 billion a year. Scrap benefits for fat ugly women on council estates and there is another 70 billion. Job done can I go now please?


    • 177
      Man on the Clapham omnibus says:

      Interestingly, if the total population of the UK (round figures for including expats say- 70,000,000) were given GBP1,000,000 each (and told to survive without further government benefit) it would cost GBP70 billion.

      Better than the Bank bailouts etc… would solve housing mortgage defaults, social welfare benefits etc….

      Just a thought………..


  44. 99
    League against cruel 'N's says:

    At last Gordo Brow admits to Cuts. He has defeded himself for moths agaist the charge that he would cotiue to ivest but i the ed he just had to admit that he really was actig like a big Cut


  45. 103
    nell says:

    No doubt gordon tonight is sleeping out in the no10 garden in his sleeping bag whilst mandy is swanning it at some swish party.

    What a dysfunctional govt we have !!!!

    Dear God . Look after our Lads and Lasses in Afghanistan until we can get a government together who will genuinely, really care about them!!!!



  46. 107
    Anonymous says:

    Let’s cut cost, yes. We need to reduce this deficit. Here’s a way to save at least £250 million in one fell swoop: get rid of Saxe-Coburg and associate lackeys.


  47. 109
    Cynic says:

    Ah now we see it CHOPPER BROWN!!!


  48. 112
    Arthur says:

    poor blog tonight…..more repeats than the bbc.


  49. 118
    andanotherthing says:

    Surely there is someone in Parliament with the balls to say “BROWN YOU ARE A FUCKING LIAR.” Whoever it was i`d vote for them!!


  50. 123
    Dame Celia Molestrangler says:

    ‘Cut’…… with the silent ‘n’.


  51. 126
    Ethan says:

    OK CMDave you’ve told me Brown’s a liar and I should not vote for him. Thats not hard believe me.
    Now tell me why I should vote for YOU.
    See I am currently disenchanted with your Bliar Mk2 persona so sell yourself to us. Dave.


    • 157
      Anonymous says:

      coz he ain’t broon. Nuff said.


      • 244
        Ethan says:

        Not good enough,
        I agree with UKIP on most issue’s so ‘Call Me Dave’ why should I vote for you
        over UKIP?
        Having always voted Conservative for 30 years and now virtually certain
        not to, you must appreciate the magnitude of my decision here.

        Positive campaigning thats whats needed now.


  52. 134
    caesars wife says:

    Thanks guido , nice opener from Tim Montgomerie !

    Rather good newsnight tonight thanks to team who put it together . The analysis of the banks being the brokers of goverments is an all too Nu labour construct , CW is picking up numerous cases of individuals now getting leaned on by the banks who seem to be transforming themselves into bounus led extorsoniors of the poor and struggling , so same must be happening to SMEs with high costs of rental and business rates . Cw thinks the banks have had a lot of help recently and that if lending is falling it is perhaps very unfortunate that they do not help mitigate struggling business, a little revenue is at least better than none , alas it would seem that bounus culture is of no use in the downward exit .

    But back to newsnight there were at least some voices recognising things will be very different , browns dithering for electioneering is perhaps now going to cost us very dear , as time spans of 7-10yrs are now being muted as “lower revised growth” .CW notes that lower revised growth means that the debts play a bigger part in the fortunes of UK plc , and browns debt ratetching is a reminder of how deliberately wreckless this labour goverment could now be , these 12 months that have elapsed since lehmans could have been vital .

    It was nice to see former Loyds boss Mr Pitman who perhaps has seen how his profession got too high on crack credit , but then i kept thinking how this comes back to goverment policy and regualtion , the labour co horts that enabled the uks position are enjoying a nice brandy and cigar , it is ironic that a handfull of bankers and regulators caused this position . But where is the support for the casualties , the real people who are going to be shuffling off into blighted lives of debt and the new extortion rackets ??

    the issue of jobs is being felt in the private sector , the very sector that employed Labours core vote , and the debt overhang will only add uncertainty to there future over the next ten years . The ruin has engineered one side of the economy at the cost of the private sector , the debt only installs the inequality on a longer term basis .

    It is perhaps no use asking the ruin salient questions like .
    1 when the stimulus is removed will the private sector not be exposed
    2 should 80% mortgages now be legislated
    3 should no one at BBc earn more than 100k yr

    I know Rowan Williams isnt everyones cup of tea , but at least he had a go at the problem , but was he obsucrly refering to somthing more crooked ?? at how the poor had been sucked into the banks rackets aided by the goverment regulation.

    The one bit in the lehmans Tv drama that made CW think was when Lehmans credit raters were trawling through the tangle of bundled debts , one guy said “i value this at 45% yet last month you valued it at 60%” , they didnt even rate risks for anything other bounuses !!

    Labour have indeed “done it again” this time with city co horts , the unions arnt really facing up to what they have backed either .

    My advice to labour is call and end to your Ruin , the bill at the ballot box is mounting , cut your losses and call that general election , and if you dont never mind what the tories will do in parliament , it will be what the public do CW thinks labour will be hearing the hurt wherever they go .


  53. 136
    Polly Toynbee says:

    I’ve had some very nasty comments left on my guardian piece regarding Mr Brown. You’d all better not go and read them at

    because otherwise I’ll set the nanny state on you.

    I’m now off to fistually stimulate my perpetually talking vagina. tallyho!


  54. 137

    Nigel Farage slams José Manuel Barroso on his handling of the Lisbon treaty and his term as President of the European Commission.


  55. 140
    Anonymous says:

    Does browns medication impact on vocabulary? (he took a long time to use the c word.)
    Doe medication affect judgement?


  56. 145
    Go Go Go! says:

    Please Brown,please – drop DEAD today PLEASE!


  57. 152
    shelling-out says:

    Exactly what cuts is Gordon proposing, and where? No indication was given about that.

    The man is full of shit.


  58. 154
    Dudley Zoo says:

    The Unions have got plenty to say about the bankers now, but where have they been the past 12 years? turning a blind eye or just plain fucking thick?


    • 164
      Anonymous says:

      NuLabour needed the bankers to finance their spending plans hence Blair and Brown courting the city in the run up to the 1997 election.By fostering a boom in consumer lending and thereby fuelling the mortgage market and thereby inflating house prices which in turn allowed people to fund their spending by re-mortgaging their homes and so increasing retail spending and the tax take for the government the bankers performed their side of the bargain.The trade off for the Banks was that the government would be light on regulation etc and the banks would make billions in profits and bonusesThe unions were happy to go along with this as their members particularly in the public sector were all benefitting that is until Paulson made the biggest mistake he ever made by allowing Lehman to fold taking the whole house of cards down with it as the banking system collapsed.

      Now of course it’s all the fault of the bankers rather than being the fault of the bankers AND as far as the UK is concerned the Labour government principally one James Gordon Brown ex-Chancellor of the Exchequer and hopefully soon to be ex-Prime Minister


  59. 158
    Wild-Eyed Crombie says:

    There came a bloke from Govan
    He was a wee bit stubborn
    The only thing that he could do
    Was Balls up Mister Brown

    Oh, Balls up Mister Brown
    Balls up Mister Brown
    Balls up, Balls up,
    Balls up, Balls up, never let the breeze up
    Balls up Mister Brown


  60. 165
    Same old, same Old Labour says:

    The latest unemployment figures are due to be released, with experts predicting the jobless total will reach 2.5 million. (SO ACTUALLY MORE LIKE 5 MILLION THEN) If, indeed, they are right, it will be the first time this has happened since 1995.

    Despite talk of a recovery from this recession, queues at job centres up and down the country continue to grow. The release of the figures comes less than 24 hours after the announcement that one hundred civilian staff are to lose their jobs at RAF Fairford in Gloucester. The base, near Cirencester, is home to the world-famous Royal International Air Tattoo.

    (Unemployment queues and cutting defence budgets Its what Labour do best !!!!!)


    • 176
      Head of UK Statistics Agency says:

      the unemployment figs. are frigged – like UK. I get paid in gold now not the pound shit.


  61. 169
    Minekiller says:

    We don’t need cuts, but the economy needs INVESTMENT so since the public sector and BBC is forced to pay such massive salaries and pensions to so many highly talented people, the private sector is being denied the benefit of their intellect and expertise. I would propose therefore, that as opposed to ‘cuts’ in the public sector (and BBC) the Tories announce a “Talent Release’ initiative whereby the private sector will benefit by being able to snap up large numbers of Quangocrats, NHS managers and consultants and the creative ‘talent’ at places such as the BBC. Also, if they release talent from organisations like DfID and quasi-Government ‘NGOs’ that work in overseas development and aid, the taxpayer will save a fortune as these people can go and work int he field delivering their expertise with local partners at the national rates of pay in the countries they are working, such as Uganda for example. As for Defence, releasing the vast underused talent at the MoD could see British private security companies benefit and become global leaders, surpassing Blackwater or DynCorp. Defence innovation and design could see the UK as the home of the next revolution in military affairs.

    So why do we worry about theses cuts. Clearly the country has been lagging behind because the taxpayer has kept this talent from the private sector at huge costs!

    Come on Mr Osbourne! You won’t be making cuts, you will be ‘releasing talent’ and the country will be better off for it. Those you will release will be grateful be to out from the control of wearing government bureaucracy and diktats and free to allow their talents and skills to earn millions and make all our lives so much better.


  62. 170
    Red_Hatred says:

    How about McBroon cutting his own throat…. ?


  63. 171
    NM says:

    Anyone know what Guido’s email address is? Hot news is afoot.


  64. 172
    resurgemus says:

    Wales heading for a Tory majority according to the Guardian.

    another success for McDoom ?


  65. 174
    Ricky Ponting says:

    Your Prime Minister is only saying what Justin Langer and I have been saying since you pommie bastards delayed the Cardiff match, doctored the Oval and bought the umpires – you’re just a bunch of fucking CUTS!

    Not so fucking clever now Pommie bastards! 0-5. Cuts! Cuts! Cuts!


  66. 178
    Be Gone Gordon ! says:

    Here we go again – yet again Zanu say one thing in public and then slide in yet another way of increasing income via stelth.

    On the face of it the idea seems fine and dandy – lets keep uninsured cars off the road – but just take a moment to think about it.

    Lets take an example of a perfectly normal interest in classic cars, lets say I have a Car Tax exempt classic car safely locked up in my garage (it does need a SORN as its tax exempt!) which I use now and again in the summer months for jaunts out so I only insure the thing to be on the road from May to October, all perfectly legal and upfront. Plod and the DVLA camera spies will cruch my car if I take it on the road in November to April when uninsured but thats not enough for the Stasi !!

    Oh no they want me to insure the thing for road use for 12 months now and if I don’t they want to be able to come and take it away from me ( more signs of the poititcs of envy from Zanu? ) and crush it.

    Think about car traders and the stock of cars they carry – you can bet the insurers will want to up the premiums of the Motor Traders Policies as a result of this sneaky little number.

    No doubt some of McDooms new apprentices will be out and about with cameras knocking on your door and demanding to scan the registration plate of whatever is locked up in your garage.

    Once again we have a sledgehammer to crack a very small nut, all neatly supported by press releases full of yet more tractor stats, none of which I can be bothered to check.

    Don’t get me wrong I’m all in favour of keeping uninsured drivers off the road, but once again we have a draconian scheme which no doubt will cost us millions and millions.


  67. 181
    Andrew Strauss says:

    Right, that’s it. I resign from this shit side of English wankers. I’m off back to S.Africa. I’ve been promised a place in the third XI side – of Transvaal (part-timers) – if I improve my average.


  68. 183
    Sukyspook says:

    Hmmm – I expect this guy merely left the safety catch off whilst cleaning his gun behind a car dealership. Tut, typical.

    Rockefeller & Co. CEO Dies From Gunshot Wound

    By Charles Stein

    “James McDonald, chief executive officer of New York investment firm Rockefeller & Co., died Sunday, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the Bristol County district attorney’s office in New Bedford, Massachusetts.”

    “McDonald was found in a car behind an auto dealership in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, said Gregg Miliote, a spokesman for the district attorney’s office.

    He appeared to have shot himself, (!lol!)

    though the matter is still under investigation, Miliote said.”

    Perhaps he wasn’t going along with the programme….unlike some who are ruining things very nicely thank you eh Gordy?

    http://solari dot com/blog/?p=4268


    • 187
      FBI says:

      Did he shoot himself several times whilst committing suicide, like Vince Foster, of Whitewater and Hillary Clinton fame?


      • 191
        Reality rejected as fiction says:

        Now THAT was a smoking gun or WHAT?

        Nowadays you simply could not make up the crap that is happening in politics – the publisher’s would send your work back to you in an envelope with a recommendation that you take some pills….hmmm….perhaps pills that make you gurn and grunt and squirm and ponce like a little can’t??


      • 193
        Sukyspook says:

        Don’t think so FBI – he was obviously a ‘crack-shot’. That’s what you get for years of loyalty to the REAL mob, you know, the one that runs the world…not the cartoon-like mob we’re supposed to believe is a ‘stand-alone’ organisation with an Italian accent…

        I love the name ‘Hitlery’.


        • 197
          Sukyspook says:

          There are 3 other ‘suicides’ reported along with James McDonald at solari dot com – it must be what the US call a ‘close out sale’.

          If I were a bankster, politician, doctor, scientist or a lamestream journo, I’d squeal in unison with my colleagues before it was my turn to be suicided…and I mean in the UK/Europe/Oz too. The prospects for humanity are pretty dire if this agenda is allowed to continue and EVERYONE will be subject to the same future…I think some are fooled into believing they will be at the ‘top table’ when the goal is finally reached. How wrong they are.

          Don’t fear death and when it’s time to go, die spiritually conscious so you don’t have to come back and do all this again!

          Fear is the mind killer…


  69. 185
    Gordon Brown War Criminal Traitor says:

    Hey guys, I’ve got a great idea to fix Britain’s finances. A nice man called Mr Red Shield – strange name – just rang me up and told me to stick everything UK’s Exchequer has left on gold. He insisted I must tell everyone what I’m about to do. Such a nice, helpful man, who wanted nothing for his trouble. So rare these days. Everyone else keeps shouting Cut! at me.


  70. 189
    The first cut is the deepest.... says:

    Let’s all take to the London streets with banners;

    “Please Gordon Brown – We Demand Cuts – The First one Across Your Throat”


  71. 190
    REEVO says:

    The biggest joke is the one the media plays at election time.

    Its pre-school playground stuff, unimportant tells you nothing you did not already know, and diverts attention from the years of ongoing Westminster incompetence.

    The UK is faced with decades of taxation slavery, laugh that one off!


  72. 192
    DelBoy says:

    Who is this Mr Cameron-Brown?


  73. 196
    jgm2 says:


    Leaked Treasury documents show the government is preparing 10% cuts in departmental budgets, shadow chancellor George Osborne has told the BBC.

    Surely it can only be a matter of hours before the shadow chancellor’s office is raided to ensure he’s not passing state secrets to the Russians. Watch for the BBC reminding us all about Osborne’s yacht visits. But again, curiously, neglect to mention the noble Lord.


    • 202

      Reading the piece, its clear that Labour are planning “nearly 10% cuts”, where as the evil Tories are planning actual “10% cuts”, the former being the absolutely correct procedure and the latter being down there with the wrong sort of snow, sorry cuts for the Beeb.


    • 207
      Sukyspook says:

      Sorry to repeat myself (yawn) but the best cuts we could make are that if the bunch of crooks masquerading as “parliament” continue to go along with the EU agenda, they should all be made redundant NOW and a ‘virtual network’ of regional adminstrators should be set up across the country to ‘mind’ the machine, the outpost of Europe that used to be called the UK. This would save many millions, if not billions for the taxpayer.

      OR GET THE HELL OUT OF THE FASCIST EU PROJECT NOW AND WITHDRAW FROM THE UN. Build up Britain to be a great sovereign, independent nation with the fantastic variety of natural resources and workforce we have and that has been used, abused and is now being systematically and unceremoniously DUMPED. But this time the banksters – masquerading as the ‘old lady of Threadneedle St’ won’t be allowed to terrorise the entire world into a ‘global metopia’. . .


      • 221
        Trough Mixture says:

        I have a feeling that Blair effectively withdrew us from the UN on 20/03/03 with his doggie-trick cynical, charter breaching invasion. Us, a signatory nation , now trusted about as much as a west end find-the-lady bandit. In his case I’ll be happy when I see his lifeless mug sliding slowly down a whitewashed brick wall, or hear the reassuring creak of a taut rope – secured to Westminster Bridge.


    • 208
      Brown Eye says:

      This has Mandy’s sphincter print on it


    • 217
      jgm2 says:

      The story has a bit more bones to it now. I see the lie. Brown told parliament there were no plans for 10% cuts.

      And lo and behold the plans will be for 9.8% cuts. So strictly speaking not an outright lie. But a statement designed to mislead nonetheless. Or, as the court of public opinion would have it – ‘a lie’.


    • 224
      jgm2 says:

      Either way. 10% cuts is only half a job. We need 20% cuts either in pay or personnel and we need them backdated to last year.

      Either that or 10% tax rises for everybody.

      It’ll be painful but as a nation we have to start behaving like adults. WE do not have a god-given right to shiny new consumer durables, designer clothes or Waitrose food. Nor do we have a god-given right to a new fucking German car every three years. And neither do we have a god-given right for our houses to increase in ‘value’ by 15% year-on-year indefinitely so that we con oh-so-cleverly remortgage and ‘release the value tied up in our house’ and piss it away on foreign goods and foreign holidays.

      It’s fucking bullshit. We need to live within our means. We cannot afford to carry an additional million-PLUS overpaid civil servants that we managed perfectly well without up until 2001.

      Why won’t some bastard just fucking say it so we can get on with the job of fixing it.


      • 252
        Engineer says:

        Spot on.

        There are hundreds (if not thousands) of ways to save a few million here, several hundred thousand there; we need to be on with those immediately, perhaps with big sticks waved at department heads who prevaricated.

        There are some bigger reforms that would yield savings. Simplifying the tax and tax credit regime would save endless administration, and might well allow HMRC to become competent again – it is currently institutionally incompetent.

        Not to mention all the Diversity Managers, Outreach Consultants….


  74. 200
    Jethro Q. Walrus-Titty says:

    what about NHS health tourism? can we see a cut here Gordon?-or is it is

    because of your political correctness we have to treat all asians from the Indian

    sub-continent.Oh and while your at it, could you give them a few hundred million

    hand out to help them with their nuclear weapons programme-OH SORRY I



  75. 204
    Beautiful morning says:

    The Tories need to be careful

    Close scrutiny by a Shadow Independent Remuneration Panel of one of their leading Tory flagship Councils, East Herts, shows serious troughing of allowances by many of their District and County Councillors.

    Tory HQ better get a grip fast. There is much disquiet in the Shire over the arrogant conduct of elected representatives. Many electors who are paying close attention to what is going on at the Head Office in Hertford are highly intelligent and very well connected.

    About time perhaps the Tories started making cuts closer to home?

    About time the Tory MP, Mark Prisk, showed some interest in what is happening on his patch (that’s East Herts, not Cornwall).

    Cuts – we need more than a few.


  76. 209
    The Sleeper says:

    Can anyone please explain to me why Brown seems to think his left hand is a spider?

    It was endlessly dancing about on the podium during his speech yesterday…was someone pulling the strings?


  77. 211
    Election day can't come soon enough says:

    And yet, still, STILL, 20% of the idiots in this country would vote for them.

    What the **** is wrong with people?

    Tories leave a sound economic base: massacred at the ’97 election. Labour ruin the country for decades ahead: they’ll do badly, but not as bad as the Tories in ’97.

    I really do despair for the future. Labour need to get absolutely destroyed as a warning to any future government to never try this facade again.

    Times will be tough, but I hope every time this comes up, the answer will be: we’re sorting out 12 years of socialist economic mismanagement.


    • 216
      Beautiful morning says:

      Don’t fool yourself, we are all in for much of the same with significantly increased rates of tax.

      Recovery? How on earth can we all pay of debt and keep purchasing consumables when we are all in for less take home money in our pockets and our savings eroded by 1.6% inflation and no income as the rates are so onerous?

      About time we all started being more realistic. Can you name 8 of the Shadow Front Bench? I cannot. Be honest now.

      Sorry boys and girls, this are not going to improve overnight and Cameron is not the knight in shining armour. Even he knows it.


      • 260
        Election day can't come soon enough says:

        But that’s kind of my point: the message has to be ‘if you continue with more of the same you won’t stay in power long’.

        I don’t think Cameron’s daft enough to think that if he carries on with profligate spending habits he’ll be in office long. I would hope people (well, decent people anyway) have had enough of failed Labour policies and want a return to efficient government.

        Surely people have seen through the lies and deceit of Labour?

        And no, I can’t name 8 members of the shadow cabine (I got to 6 ;-) But I don’t care how well known they are, I just want them to be competent. After all, Blair was the acceptable and popular face of Labour and look how that turned out.


    • 219
      Hamid Kharzi says:

      And yet (some) people still vote? Why? What the fuck is wrong with these people?

      Don’t they realise there is no democracy? Just a blue/red team bought and blackmailed by the money men defending the oligarchy and looting the taxpaying workers into slavery. What a backward civilisation.


  78. 213
    Steve Expat says:

    Finally, a senior Tory think-tank discussing the “Benefits Trap” problem – well done to Mr Hague and colleagues, are we finally starting to see some common sense policies??


    • 214
      Steve Expat says:

      Maybe even Mr Duncan Smith – more coffee needed ;-)


    • 272
      stilyagi_air_corps says:

      Unemployment has become a lucrative privatise industry under New Labour – could anyone out there enlighten me as to how much one of these ‘training schemes’ require, per person, per week, to hide them from the harsh light of day and the unemployment figures? I’ve tried to find out several times, but they seem rather reluctant to part with the info.


  79. 218
    smilie in your stout says:

    The Mandelson strategy (Brown does what he’s told these days) is a clever one. Be “realistic” about cuts but suggest the Tories are salivating at the prospect of slashing the public sector.

    The Tories should be dismiss the siren voices calling for cuts in public sector pension benefits and the like. That could lose them millions of votes, because you can be sure Labour will pledge to maintain benefits.

    People understand that they have to make increased contributions of pension funds as longevity increases but they do not want to see their standard of living eroded.

    There is plenty of scope for savings through simple mechanisms e.g. recruitment freezes and slow downs in a lot of areas. We need a thorough audit of policy and strategic advisor jobs in the health and local government sectors. There is huge potential for saving there.

    The issue of pensions benefits in the private sector is one of forcing employers to do their duty – it is outrageous that the private sector has been allowed to simply walk away from pension provision.


    • 246
      Sir William Waad says:

      ‘Seasy. Abolish 75% of the quangos. Make a bonfire of regualtions. Cut NHS admin to 1997 levels. Close index-linked public-sector pension funds to new members. Stop the PFI scam immediately and divert money from buildings to books, computers and teachers. Cut public-sector budgets for external consultancy by at least 50% and make the lazy buggers come up with their own plans. Move the MoD to an empty office in the Midlands and use the existing building as a home for maimed soldiers. Ban all bank bonuses until they’ve paid all of our money back. Stop subsidising inefficient and very expensive train operators. Transfer all the ‘disabled’ to Jobseeker’s Allowance unless they really are disabled and give the remaining few a rise. Piece of cake.


      • 256
        Engineer says:

        Can’t argue with much of that.

        As mentioned above, simplify the tax and tax credit regime to save a vast amount of admin.

        Stop subsidising wind farms.


  80. 227
    Inglorious Basterd says:

    Give me 100 labour scalps before the start of Eid Al Fitr.


  81. 245
    English Liberation Front says:

    I see that Commissar Benn wants us to eat up all our greens and then come snooping into our houses to see how much food we have left on the plates. A fine and a criminal record no doubt if we dare to put food scraps in the wrong bin.

    Why not go the whole hog Benn, you useless little Nazi shit, and come and do my grocery shopping and cook my meals for me?

    The Labour NAZIS make me sick. Almost every day there is an announcement of another unnecessary, draconian law dreamed up by some New Labour FASCIST poking his or her (usually the latter) nose into our lives.

    Honk if you support LIBERATION FROM NEW LABOUR NOW!


  82. 268
    Sod 'em all says:

    I’ve just seen CMD aka Blair Clone Dave giving his latest press conference and he started off by jabbering on about how many women and black candidates he’s recruited for the party for the next election.
    Heartwarming news for socialists everywhere and fuck-all use to the rest of us in the real world. I feel a fringe party vote coming on. Dave, you can take your touchy-feely-leftie tory party and shove it right up your arse, you coiffured, neutered ponce.


    • 284
      DelBoy says:

      Bit strong, wot?
      No? As you were.


    • 290
      English Viking says:

      My thoughts exactly. We will either get more Labour destruction after the next GE (unlikely) or new Tory destruction (very likely). Either way, I hate them all and hope a way can be found to execute a lot of them currently ruining everything, imprison the rest, burn down the Houses of Parliament and start again with the average man in the street as King.


    • 292
      stilyagi_air_corps says:

      Rather listen to, and vote for a black, working-class Conservative than a white, sheltered-class cryptotrot.

      Who’d be more likely to ‘tell it like it is?’


  83. 295
    Anonymous says:

    Gordon has been telling us all since 1997 how he’s perfect. That being so how can there be any unnecessary programmes to cut?


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You know where the animals are looking through the Farmhouse window?

My TV screen was that window at lunch-time today.

Be careful, the sudden self-congratulatory tone, the slightly pudgy outline of indulgence and you become exactly what you should despise.

The jolly face of the Quisling Cameron poses for your camera has mesmerised and deceived you, you who were once not so deceived.

You were no firebrand, you were a damp squib in my opinion, sorry.

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