December 15th, 2009

Coming Soon : Double Digit Inflation

If you haven’t got any gold, stock up on baked beans, because inflation is coming back.  Data released this morning from the Office for National Statistics showed inflation in the UK rose for the second month in succession to 1.9% in November, jumping from 1.5% in October. This rise in inflation is far stronger than consensus economists were expecting.  Guido will bet a large amount of money that the Governor of the Bank of England will have to write to Chancellor Osborne next year telling him why inflation is over-shooting target.

Not hard to figure out why when the government has printed the money to buy all the billions in government gilts offered this year. Take that in, the net effect of printing all that money via quantitative easing was to prop up the government’s debts.  Andrew Lilico at Policy Exchange is equally as pessimistic as Guido, he is predicting 2 quarters of anemic growth, followed by 2 quarters of contraction next year and double digit inflation to follow by early 2012 – a double dip. Double digit inflation and probably a recession in 2013 – stagflation.

Lilico calls the failure of Darling to use the PBR to tackle the deficit sooner rather than later a “nihilist fiscal policy”.  There has been some argument made by left-wingers that the ‘AAA’ rating is not really under threat and that it is just political scaremongering by George Osborne to claim otherwise.  The fact is that the markets have already removed the triple ‘A’ rating before the ratings agencies.  In terms of the interest rate paid and implied risk premium for UK debt, gilts trade like double ‘A’ countries – Japan, Portugal, Ireland – rather than triple ‘A’ countries like Germany.  As a result, the cost of servicing UK debt is already 20% higher* than it is for Germany despite £200 billion having been thrown at keeping short-term rates down, not surprising when the UK leads the G20 in having the highest inflation and worst indebtedness.

See also : Yo Dude, Where’s the Deflation?, Bank of England Pension Fund Surges Betting on Inflation, Double Digit Inflation is a Black Swan.

*Market rates today for UK 10 year gilts 3.90% against 3.24% for German 10 year bunds.


360 Comments

  1. 1
    Marcus Aurelius says:

    Utter incompetence = (ZaNu) Labour

  2. 2
    Billy Sarsted says:

    They are fourexing useless!!

  3. 3

    Just in time to change on to the opposion benches and blame the mess were going to be in on the incoming tory government, talk about history repeating. its 1979 all over again. except this time its twenty times as bad. the labour party in general and Mc snot in particular truly are the scum of the earth!

  4. 4
    Compost Gordon says:

    Inflation is their strategy – 4 years of inflation at say 8% = 32% = almost one third of the debt gone. Their Marxist brother Robert Mugabe is their role model – the ZANU labour insult has probably inspired ‘em.

    What don’t people understand? Labour have a 100% record of trashing the economy every time they are elected to power- this is a fact; there is no hiding place and it is a matter of record.

  5. 5
    HASH BROWN (saviour of the universe ) says:

    Can any one find the link where McBust Keeps repeating MR 10% at Cameron at PMQ’s It would be nice to remind everybody that this C*NT will end up cutting at least 15% ACROSS THE BOARD !

  6. 6
    Oh Dear says:

    Well lefties and greens you had better start running now before the shit really hits the fan and we come for you.

  7. 7
    Raving Loon says:

    “the government has printed the money”

    No it didn’t. Central banks issue currency at interest, we do not have debt free currency issued by the elected representitives of the people.

  8. 8
    Gordon Mr 10% Brown says:

    It won’t be long now, Cameron will soon be known as Mr 10% inflation, ha ha.

  9. 9
    half the story says:

    That fool Blanchflower never predicted this did he.

    Proper chump.

  10. 10

    Why the fuck are Her Majesties Official Opposition and also the media not shouting this sort of thing from the rooftops?

    Someone needs to slot Brown very, very quickly. Absolute tosser.

  11. 11
    Agent 99 says:

    Sorry to O/T So quick but fucking Jonah goes to the Stan and next thing

    “Three British soldiers killed by U.S. 500lb bomb in Afghanistan ‘due to confusion over map references”

    I am truly beggining to think this man really is cursed.
    How many more FFS????

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1236087/Three-British-soldiers-killed-US-forces-bomb-Afghanistan-confusion-grid-references.html?ITO=1708&referrer=yahoo

  12. 12
    The IMF is coming says:

    Home, Roost,Chickens, come, to spring to mind

  13. 13
    Ludwig von Mises says:

    I’m not remotely surprised.

  14. 14
    caesars wife says:

    Thats my theory also , remeber debts are being serviced by interest at 0.5% being as a quadrupling of interest to a mere 2% is possible soon , inflation above 2% means our economy is just paying debt and real wealth diminishing.

    if darling had made the cuts two years ago by 10% a further 10% the folowing year and 5% this , he may have had high unemployment , but at least he would have had half the debt enabling a slow/safe but steady recovery.

    this way round its a debt monster that will just hoover up any efforts for at least 2 years maybee 5 . basically hes made the first term of any new government the worst situation possible .

    it seems impossible we can borrow more and inflation only makes the cuts more severe .

    CW thinks it is very unfortunate that the most daming evidence of this Labour governments policies will not be apparent until after the election . the ruin with have sryruptisously spun his case based on lack of truth right until ballot box judgement day . If the ruin is returned into power (not a chance) it will be socialist vouchers , ration books and thieveing of savings and sell off of assetts we already have paid for .

    its not a PSBR report its blofelds escape pod , not this time the names cameron , david cameron , and that will be a vodka martini shaken but not letting the them get away with it !!

  15. 15
    anonymouse in the Treasury skirting boards says:

    Wasn’t there a rumour that Brown was being lined up to head the IMF as a way of getting him to step down?

    Maybe that’s the plan. Wreck UK plc, hand the leadership to Millipede in time fo rhim to lose, F off to the IMF and then come back to boss Cameron around.

    You have to admit it has style.

  16. 16
    Gordon Brown says:

    ……Chancellor Osborne ?

    Do you know something I don’t Guido ?

    Labour are well poised to win the next General Election and it will be business as usual for Chancellor Darling

    Of course I wish the Conservative Party the very best of luck in the next General Election

    Good Day

  17. 17
    I've seen the future and it's grim says:

    Our economy is a slow motion car crash.

    A little bit off topic: I’ve just watched BBC4’s last night programme on the climate. It seemed to be an exercise in rebranded communism, with everybody having ration cards, working on the land, etc, etc. Even more ‘Post War misery’ than that which we’re going to get after the next election.

  18. 18
    Poppy in the sand says:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1236087/Three-British-soldiers-killed-US-forces-bomb-Afghanistan-confusion-grid-references.html?ITO=1708&referrer=yahoo

    All fine when the leader of the opposition goes there but as soon as McFuckwit goes the curse strikes again!!! FFS

  19. 19
    James Gordon Brown says:

    It was nae me, it was prudence.

    Yours Sincerely

    Gordon Brown PM

  20. 20
    Nike says:

    ooooooerrr lucky i’ve got my nikes on then

  21. 21
    Agent 99 says:

    “basically hes made the first term of any new government the worst situation possible”

    CW – Thats the entire point and why they are all criminals but as sure as eggs is eggs within 6 months of a change in government the sheeple would have forgotten this and it will be the ‘same old Tory babee eaters’ just as it was in the early 80’s.

    Labour always rely on it.

  22. 22
    Chesney Hawkes says:

    I am the one and only

  23. 23
    Gordon Mr 10% Brown says:

    Oh fuck! Did I say all that?

  24. 24

    Few fell for the deflation smoke grenade that was cover for for QE.
    If ‘Print some money’ is the answer, what is the question?

    And on record as the longest dither in history must be the decision to buy some Chinooks. Only took 9 years to decide on what the army and airforce asked for on day one.

  25. 25
    The Beast of Bolsover says:

    Even my mate “Mole” can’t stand that twerp Osborne

    It’s George Osborne, isn’t it? He looks so… arrogant! No one can stand him. Cameron should make Ken Clarke chancellor and have done with it. The Tories would have the election in the bag.” If the Mole had a fiver for every time he’s heard this sentiment expressed in recent months he’d be a very rich mole. Not rich enough to pay off the national deficit, but very comfortable, thank you.

    I haven’t mentioned it before because it didn’t seem pertinent. But now I wonder. With yet another poll – this time from ICM for the Guardian – showing the Tory lead over Labour reduced to a single figure, one has to ask not only what Brown and Darling might be doing right but what the Tories are doing wrong.

    Given that the economy is the only game in town, the answer has to lie somewhere with the public perception of whether Cameron and Osborne have the competence to take over the public purse, especially when it’s empty.

    Cameron is no Brown – we can all see he is not going to be getting his nose in the ledgers – and so it’s the slightly mysterious, aloof and, yes, arrogant-looking Osborne (St Paul’s – rather than Eton – and Oxford) to whom we are expected to entrust our destiny.

    Anyway, it’s just a thought – and, by the way, if you didn’t see Ken Clarke in action at Manchester, he can still work the charm. If only he wasn’t such a Europhile…

  26. 26
    Mitch says:

    We are soooooooooo screwed! can we not just shoot brown and his band of fukwits.

  27. 27
    Uncle Bobby M says:

    hehehe dat brown soore a mad one.

  28. 28
    Ratsniffer says:

    All rather depressing but not really suprising. This is what happens when you put socialist fuckwits in charge of the economy; they screw up.

    Take a flick back through history…happens time and time again. Like students at a party, they piss everything away and then leave some other poor sod to clean up the mess.

    This time there’s an added dimension though: snotgobbler’s deliberate scorched earth policy of spending as much money as possible before the election, knowing that for labour it is a win-win: If the electorate falls for the bribe, they get back in power.

    If not, the economy will be in such a shite state that the tories will face years of street riots, strikes, power cuts and god knows what else…the plan being that this makes them so unpopular that Labour will sliiiiiide on in like a greasy turd at the next election….depressing? I’ll say so.

  29. 29
    Agent 99 says:

    Great quote from LJ in the mail

    A Government’s principal duties include protecting the currency and defending our borders. With the economy teetering on insolvency and yesterday’s news that several of the most wanted criminals in Europe are hiding out in this country after being allowed to enter Britain without any proper checks, I’d say Labour had failed on both counts.

  30. 30
    Politics Sux says:

    They did remember but the beeb and labour whinged that they where scaremongering lol

  31. 31
    caesars wife says:

    i also forgot to add susan kramers question no1 at todays treasury questions “dark pools” , is significant and needs sorting , it is perfectly possible to put instability into stocks and shares if enough mass is created in a short time span , let alone the possibility of shifting wealth and creating an “auto sell ” in high debt countries .

    24hrs is the only way of know who has what positions . have we really reached the possibility where billions is held by “anonymous” not aboding in this country ?

    right now we do not need fast paced share dealing , more so as inflation comes into play . footsie chairman should have a view on this

  32. 32
    Wight Tory says:

    I say, do you mean to say that the Government doesn’t have any money? It prints money because it sounds better than “IOU” God damn that rouge PM and his shoddy oikish clan. The bastards, the fucking bastards, how can anybody be so thick to support them in future.

    Come on Guido, do your stuff and finish off these morons, after all CMD seems to have forgotten that’s what he needs to do….You wounded them the last time, finish ‘em for all our sakes.

  33. 33
    Lenin The Friendly Ghost says:

    my legacy of useful idiots lives on muhawawawa

  34. 34
    Inflation going up, nobody told the BBC says:

    It’s not going to that level, it will all go back down again. Look, the BBC said so! We ALL believe whatever Pravda, I mean the BBC tells us.

  35. 35
    Ratsniffer says:

    (re-posted with word ammended to avoid censor algorithm!)

    All rather depressing but not really suprising. This is what happens when you put socialist fuckwits in charge of the economy; they screw up.

    Take a flick back through history…happens time and time again. Like students at a party, they piss everything away and then leave some other poor sod to clean up the mess.

    This time there’s an added dimension though: snotgobbler’s deliberate scorched earth policy of spending as much money as possible before the election, knowing that for labour it is a win-win: If the electorate falls for the bribe, they get back in power.

    If not, the economy will be in such a shite state that the tories will face years of street riots, strikes, power cuts and god knows what else…the plan being that this makes them so unpopular that Labour will sliiiiiide on in like a greasy t_urd at the next election….depressing? I’ll say so.

  36. 36
    Stony Broke says:

    Quick get on the first banana boat out of here

  37. 37
    dr. david kelly says:

    correct mr.fawkes..market rates always lead ratings changes etc……….

    ther will never be deflation in the uk………every tom dick and harry increses their prices and there is fuck all we can do about it………….look what happened to gas and electric over the last few years…………increases upon increases and no effect on inflation???????

    add to that property inflation of 20% which also mysteriously never affected inflation!

    try adding water or council tax or petrol………………or mortgage arrangement fees ffs!!!!!!!

    nothing ever goes down in the uk!!!!!!!! (except gordon on his holidays with rent boys)

    the trouble is that gordon has never had to pay for anything…………
    the tosser doesnt understand debt………….it will just get bigger and bigger…….

    there will be no way out……………..i hope the hoon gets cancer!

  38. 38

    Useful English -Japanese words as UK now twinned with zero growth Japan.

    takai – expensive
    sutagufure-shon – Stagflation
    zengen – decline
    Nioi shidousha- Something stinks, is it your Prime Minister’s grasp of economics?

  39. 39
    Engineer says:

    Oh shit.

  40. 40
    Mark Oaten says:

    I’m staying put!

  41. 41
    John Bellingham says:

    i agree with mitch…………..taking out the other 645, mandy and john ‘fritzl’ prescott would also be a good idea.

  42. 42

    Where’s my electric car?
    Gordon and peter were driving around in one saying that we would be the world leader in them by now.
    What happened to that?

    And the bloke still hasn’t been round to lag the loft. 18 months and waiting.

  43. 43
    Cassandra King says:

    The ultimate aim is to destroy the British pound utterly and pave the way for adoption of the euro, possibly Browns reward will be a lead role in the new bank of europe as payment for his high treason, he fucks off to a safe place in eurotrash land leaving us in the mire he created.

  44. 44
    Quantitative easing says:

    The Bank of England “printed” money on the say so of Gordon Brown (the government). But don’t worry, I’m sure New Labour will be along to repeat the lie that the BoE is independent, no, it really is because Gordon said it is!

  45. 45
    BillyBob ... reduce our carbon footprint, stop immigration? says:

    Well I really do think we should be giving more aid to Africa………

    Come to think about it, I recall giving a 10 shilling note and some old clothes to a campaign to save the starving in India in the early 1960’s, do you think they will return the favour in the future???

  46. 46
    Alistair Darling says:

    Leave the economy to Labour,Guido please

    Now is not the time for a novice like Osborne to be in charge.

    What are your predictions for interest rates for 2010 old chap??

  47. 47
    Quantitative easing says:

    Well, let’s see what Blanchflower said, his suitability for BoE / Gordon Brown yes-man is obvious. Certainly has no brains of his own.

  48. 48

    the key is to time your inflation choices. now is good for floating rate mortgages and labour anti-patriot MP’s.

    Next August will be the time to get a VERY long fixed mortgage at around 6% p.a. – at least then your house will be safe from the ravages of incompetent Government. Your bank might not be though…

  49. 49
  50. 50
    Anonymous says:

    8% per year for 4 years is more like 36% with compounding. Other than that, I agree with you entirely

  51. 51
  52. 52
    Stony Broke says:

    The first thing that is getting shit kicked in households across the UK, would be the license fee if this turns out to be true, no wonder the bbc are living in hope and delusion.

  53. 53
    Cassandra King says:

    Of course Cameron and his team of cretins will make an absolute fucking dogs dinner of the job IF they get in, weaklings and cowards will crumble at the first sign of trouble, the unions are already making plans to make honest Daves life a nightmare and the shadow state will pile in closely followed by the eurotrash bastards all heartily assisted by the BBC.
    The coming shitstorm would be a near impossible task for someone like Thatcher to deal with so Cameron and his monkeys will fall to pieces, this isnt going to be a 1979 rerun its going to be a 1972/4 rerun with a Heath Mk2 Cameron fucking everything up and paving the way for another labour administration possibly as early as 2012/13, if labour is the disease then Cameron is the quack cure that fails.

  54. 54
    Anonymous says:

    is there anybody you’d rather be?

  55. 55
    The Lehman Brothers says:

    Guido, you hoon,you haven’t a clue about economics.

    Inflation is also rising in the USA

    We will take your bet on about the Governor of the Bank of England writing to Osborne.

  56. 56
    ian e says:

    Meanwhile, anyone who worries about what is left of our democracy might care to see on Devil’s Kitchen quite how far NuLab have taken some of their ‘enabling’ clauses, inspired, no doubt, by the EUrinal : –

    http://www.devilskitchen.me.uk/

  57. 57
    astateofdenmark says:

    Laughably Darling predicted in his PBR that RPI would go to 3-4% in the next 12 months then stay there for 3 years. Surprised it wasn’t picked up earlier.

  58. 58
    In The CACK says:

    Oh Fucking Hell and Gordon has gone off to Copenhagen early with the national Cheque book. We are in the cack

  59. 59
    oldfella says:

    Isn’t it about time that our young folk saw through the smoke screen that is global warming and spent their energies rightly fighting the just war of political and economic imcompetance and illegal wars in foreign lands?

    Where is the mass movement for agitation against our fascist government? When are people going to wake up? Or do they think that people’s struggles for rights and concern are just part of history? Wake up you wankers, it’s your future that’s on the line. Global warming is a device of distraction and they are winning FFS

  60. 60
    streamfisher says:

    “Like students at a party” and what did Gordon do and then boast about it, turned up at the students party with a bag of bricks, bold as brass, good metaphor for the moral compass of this man and his government, we will all inherit a bag of bricks!, Pass me the Carlsberg full strength.

  61. 61

    I don’t think you’ll be able to get 6% mortgages next August.

  62. 62
    Jonah says:

    It started in America…

  63. 63
    Cassandra King says:

    The fuckers are bleeding us dry and pissing themselves laughing at their former masters descent into ruination, the Indians hate us and the Pakistanis with equal intensity, they are going to be very very satisfied at our destruction. They will say in the future ‘who are the masters now?’

  64. 64
    Call me Infidel says:

    I suspect the EU has more than enough on its hands bailing out Greece, Spain and Ireland without taking British debt on board.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/ambroseevans_pritchard/6804156/Greece-defies-Europe-as-EMU-crisis-turns-deadly-serious.html

  65. 65
    The IMF is coming says:

    No effing way will we have him

  66. 66
    pi$$ head says:

    i aM nOT spENDINg 100 on teLLY weN i cAn BUy booZe.

  67. 67
    Call me Infidel says:

    Good post. Blanchflower really is a turd of the first water.

  68. 68
    The Beast of Clerkenwell says:

    Gordon has ordered 20 new helicopters from Maplins
    Each will be fitted with a banger, a webcam and a long piece of string attached to the London based operator.
    The bunker dwelling saviour of the world is as just a safe pair of hands when it comes to matters martial as he is to matters of finance
    He has paid £40 Billion for these high tech 6 inch long helicopters

  69. 69
    Ratsniffer says:

    As my post above intimates, the depressing scenario you paint is exactly that anticipated by the NuMarxists, who will of course enlist the help of their trade union Komrades in making life post NuLabour as difficult and nasty as possible for the tories, and the general population.

    You are right, The Boy Dave is absolutely no Thatcher and will be wanting to keep his drippy liberal guardianista friends like Polly on side.

    He will try to tread the middle path of caring, sharing, huggy-feely conservatism, and in doing so will create the mother of all strategic fuck ups, pleasing no-one, and handing the reins back to the marxists….we are, as they say, doooooomed.

  70. 70
    MI6 says:

    Its about time we got the pay back for the Illegal Wars and torture of civilians and the cover ups and the White Wash. The LAW took us out of the Jungle and breaking it has took us back, Quango Country run by Knackers who wouldn’t no the Truth if it got up and Bit them. Role on their destruction it has been a long time coming. The Knights Templar are back

  71. 71
    Reg511 says:

    Community Farms and Community Electro-Giant-hamster-Wheels will soon be the mass employer

    Wages, if they exist, will be in voucher form

  72. 72
  73. 73
    Anonymous says:

    He flies off to the global warming conference and it starts to snow.

  74. 74
    Brown Jobbie says:

    Its more like 36.04. And that .04 might make a big difference. Other than that I agree with you.

  75. 75
    fack the bankers says:

    I thought you Hunts went bankrupt

  76. 76
    gov stats says:

    it certainly is a car crash. Imported inflation is already running high (imported goods I bought 1-2 years ago have gone up by 24..35%), due to the collapsing pound.

  77. 77
    American taxpayer says:

    Give me back my money

  78. 78
    Ratsniffer says:

    Snotty is the type of guy who, if he turned up at a student party, all the cool people would immediately fuck off somewhere else, leaving him and a couple of his shabby, dufflecoat wearing marxist mates to sit around warming their scabby hands over a candle, sipping the dregs from other people’s abandoned glasses, and ruminating on how, when they one day get into power…they will shaft the living daylights out of the middle classes….

  79. 79
    BillyBob ... reduce our carbon footprint, stop immigration? says:

    Wowowowowow….hold on a minute, what about the Chinooks the Gov’t bought 10 years ago that still sit on the ground waiting to fly ‘cos the MOD made an arse of the project????

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-341858/Fiasco-260m-Chinooks-fly.html

  80. 80

    Labour are suggesting that each of us Citizens be issued with “carbon credits”. Spend them too quick and you ain’t going nowhere

    Welcome to East Germany. Ihre Papiere Bitte!

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article6909046.ece

  81. 81
    Ratsniffer says:

    I’d rather have had Guido as a chancellor than the snotster who flogged off a whole load of our gold at rock bottom, and pre-warned the markets he was going to do so, depressing prices even further. That’s what happens when you put socialist history graduates in charge of the economy.

  82. 82
    stun says:

    Unfortunately that can only come from the parents. My 12-year old is having fun arguing with his science teacher who almost agrees with him about AGW, but it’s in the curriculum now. To get anywhere, he now does the homework but adds that CO2 is plant food every time. Hates Brown too. As Spike from T&J would say…’That’s my boy’

  83. 83

    all the more reason to vote Brown back in to see the look on his face when it all comes true

  84. 84
    Anonymouse says:

    Someone was complaining that ford cars have increased by over 20% in a year.

  85. 85
    streamfisher says:

    Gordon has ordered 20 chinooks apparently but if you look at the small print these are to be phased in over the next ten years, everything is piss and wind.

  86. 86
  87. 87
    Sooty and Sweep says:

    new research, by NASA’s William Lau and collaborators, reinforces with detailed numerical analysis what earlier studies suggest: that soot and dust contribute as much (or more) to atmospheric warming in the Himalayas as greenhouse gases

    A new modeling study from NASA confirms that when tiny air pollution particles we commonly call soot – also known as black carbon – travel along wind currents from densely populated south Asian cities and accumulate over a climate hotspot called the Tibetan Plateau, the result may be anything but inconsequential.

    http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/himalayan-warming.html

    So the third world countries want US to pay for Their Sooty deposits? I would suggest that capturing soot from a chimney is a easier and cheaper than capturing Co2. This is a Bloody Scam

  88. 88
    Ratsniffer says:

    You fish those boxes of tea out Boston harbour first, me old matey.

  89. 89

    There might be a lot of cheap housing stock though

  90. 90
    Enemy of the Planet. says:

    Stun be afraid, be very afraid. Junior Stun may well report you to the authorities as an enemy of the planet. Also do NOT Trust Junior Stun’s teachers as they will certainly inform on you.

  91. 91

    Good. The less of them belching blue smoke whilst parked on the hard shoulder, the better.

    Tomorrow’s fun. Find a Scorpio that actually runs and hasn’t rusted into the ground. Anderson shelters on wheels.

  92. 92
    streamfisher says:

    Sush!, the 8 chinooks gathering dust in a hanger are best forgotten about, say M.O.D.

  93. 93
    stun says:

    Well spotted CW. I completely fail to understand how dark pools can be in place with the transaparency supposedly demanded by UK or EU legislation. I’m a financial journalist and am constantly stymied by announcements by companies (more specifically SPVs or their trustees) where you have to own the asset to be allowed to find out what the news is. It is more than bizarre and totally undermines the ‘level playing field’ basis on which the regulations were based.

  94. 94
    Sir William Waad says:

    Didn’t I say that a few hours ago?

  95. 95
    VAT's that? says:

    Well buy your booze quick, remember the VAT rise!

  96. 96

    What happens if BA manage to call the strike illegal, and when it goes ahead anyway they can sequestrate UNITE’s asset’s, which might deprive the Labour Party election campaign of funds

  97. 97
    Sir William Waad says:

    They’re for him, Tony and their cronies to make a dash to their luxury hideaway in occupied Northern Cyprus, where their ill-gotten cash awaits them.

  98. 98
    BillyBob ... reduce our carbon footprint, stop immigration? says:

    So no change there then??

  99. 99
    Anonymous says:

    This incident happened in 2007 so nothing to do with his recent visit. If you’d read the article properly it would have stopped you getting so excited. Twat.

  100. 100
    stun says:

    Yes, but I want to offset my woodland against it. It’s only 1.75 acres, but imagine the CO2 it absorbs during the day, before irresponsibly spewing it out again at night (I suggest covering all trees up at night so they can’t reverse the photosynthesis process). Almost as much as I produce sticking it in my woodburner (but in a carbon-neutral way, of course). It really is a load of bollocks, isn’t it?

  101. 101
    Watt Tyler says:

    The State’s War Against the People: the Cost of locking up foreign prisoners hits £292m: http://eotp.wordpress.com/2009/12/07/the-states-war-against-the-people-the-cost-of-locking-up-foreign-prisoners-hits-292m/

  102. 102

    You’re supposed to start this with “I’m usually no friend of Brown but..”
    Didn’t you get the memo?

  103. 103
    ? says:

    There is a slight problem with the beans Guido, some twat prints a sell by on them, unlike Gold.

    Will Copper do instead?

  104. 104
    Harry the Camel says:

    How can they have really ordered 20 Chinooks, when in the same statement by Jobsworth, he says the price is not yet fixed with Boeing?

    They are not even ordered, there may be a letter of intent but that is all.

    Wish I was the Boeing salesman….how would you like a customer who publicly declares the ‘order’ before agreeing the price …..

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    Bono Estente!

    Cinqi-cinqi-cinqenta-cinqenta-canto-canta-canta-cinqente-pentos% inflation

    Boutros Boutros Ghali!

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    Gordon Brown's brick in a bag says:

    Vote for me! Vote for hardship and higher taxes. Vote for lower standards and fewer services. Vote for me for longer waiting lists and more kids in each classroom. I promise to cut the number of soldiers while asking more from them. I promise to end free school meals, tax credits and reduce the allowable ISA limit. A rise of VAT to 22% is what I can deliver.
    You can count on me to increase your NI while food and fuel prices rise month on month.

    I promise to devalue the currency as much as possible to devalue the debt. I will devalue it, inflate it, and tax it to a more manageable level. So vote for me, because honest Gordon tells it like it is…

    Now Campbell, make that sound like the opposite. I’m off to Denmark. Waste of time but it get’s me out of PMQ’s.

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    HASH BROWN (saviour of the universe ) says:

    THANKS for that i needed that to remind me what a lying c*nt this freak actually is !

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    After what Gordon said, I thought Spain was the worst off G20 member?

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    HASH BROWN (saviour of the universe ) says:

    Its all part of the master plan when our currency is worth “jack shit” the Eu will give us loads of euro’s to bail us out !

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    Anonymous says:

    Dave just goes for anything that is perceived as popular. His Dad Tony taught him well.

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    Can’t we just do a collective Ashes to Ashes? All pretend its 1997 again,and let Gordon have another chance?

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    Jock McJock says:

    QUOTE

    all the more reason to vote Brown back in to see the look on his face when it all comes true

    UNQUOTE

    Ah… I’m for that. Can you see their faces when Labour get a landslide win and have to deal with all the crap they created.

    I’m off to man the Hadrians Wall to stop you all sending him back.

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    Jimmy says:

    You do know the phrase “double digit” doesn’t mean the number “2”?

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    A Firm Pair Of Breasts says:

    I love inflation and want to have lots of it!

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    Anonymous says:

    M16 has got it wrong yet again. God Bless Amrtica!

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    Biggest Turkey in the Shoppe says:

    My visit to Theatre this week confirmed my father’s view that it’s a manse life in the forces. I was unable to provide my normal cheery Santa service as I am:

    a) a right miserable bastard

    b) inadequate in every aea you can think of and

    c) I had neglected to pack my travel beard.

    My cabinet and I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all the merriest of Wintervals an the most prosperous new year.

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    THE THIRD ROUNDEL says:

    Absolutely. God Bless America!

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    Harryg says:

    Guido is irrelevant. This site is irrelevant. Makes no difference anymore. Thick Of It has seen to that. Self parody. Thank you and goodnight.

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    Anonymous says:

    Or, God Bless Julie Kirkbride, as David Cameron might say.

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    stun says:

    Seine Papieren Bitte!

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    Burlington Berty says:

    From yesterday’s PBR Buget Bingo Thread..

    China bring online one ‘dirty’ coal fired power station every five days. They are also planning to build sixty-five new airports. China/Copenhagen MY ARSE!

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    I made a joke the other week that Cameron was going to make Cowell a Lord and appoint him to be minister for culture. I wish I had kept my gob shut now.

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    stun says:

    Bollocks.

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    Harryg says:

    I rest my case

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    Anonymous says:

    Let’s hope British Airways goes bust and they all lose their jobs. It proves British workers don’t want to work. It proves BA workers see themselves as a cut above the rest in the airline industry. Such class snobs assisted by a hardline communist union.

    If you think things are bad now , just wait till after the election, regardless who gets in. By the way, what is the difference between liebour and the tories? Every time liebour introduces another tax or tax rate, Dave and his mates agree to match it! No wonder they are sliding down the greasy pole of polls.
    Same EU policy, same immigartion policy and now the same tax policy. Where is Dave by the way, any one seen him. Brown’s busy sleeping rough in lands afar and now he’s just got into his black merc to get to Copenhagen. What a man!

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    stun says:

    Quite remarkable. Always fascinating that the BoE was meant to be independent but the MPC was appointed at the behest of the Treasury. The Granada chap was good too. Not just Corrie then….

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    Anonymous says:

    Right on global warming and the distraction factor. Wrong on “illegal” wars in foreign lands. How can war be “illegal” when the only legal authority to sanction it is the Crown, and the war is so sanctioned. “Illegal” is the language of the internationalist left, who are against the military and against Britain.

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    Engineer says:

    The way things are going, it won’t be long before Spain is in the G20, and we’ve dropped out of it.

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    And the cure is?

    We’re fucked. Nobody can stop it.

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    Brown Stuff (non-Fan) says:

    I always eat my greens but allergic to the stuff that Madnelson enjoys pushing.

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    Anonymous says:

    so right. Nobody wants another phoney tony! I think the tories are suffering from premature ejaculation. They’ve already shot their bolt! Has he got it in him (unfortunate phrase) to go back for a second bite at the cherry!!

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    You want to be gastight by the sound of it.

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    Turkey Stuffing says:

    You shag chickens at your place? That is fowl play.

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    Anonymous says:

    Brown is dangerous. Gold is still King.

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    Anonymous Misogynist says:

    hahahahahahahahahahahaha. Brilliant Bill..

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    stun says:

    Yes, and unfortunately the opposition doesn’t have the nads to say it. Pissing me off for a start. I’m about to say ‘I used to be a….” but insist on getting the current hoon out of office so I won’t.

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    Nodrog Broon (my life already) says:

    Want to buy some gold?

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    American Bankers started this

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    mark says:

    Perhaps he ment these two. arse.

    RIP Lads.

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    nell says:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1236164/QUENTIN-LETTS-Bob-Ainsworths-jargon-confuse-fluent-anglophones.html

    So ainbustinagut managed to baffle even the experts with his cost cutting defence budget this afternoon.

    He has, according to Quentin, razored the RAF to ribbons to shore up labour’s wars. No future air cover for troops then!

    He announced a 31% increase in Husky tactical support. Is he thinking of buying dogs in preparation for war against Alaska?

    And he’s sending ten helicopters to Afghanistan in 2013 and another 12 in 2016 , years after gordon says the troops will all be home!!! Why is that?? Oh wait a minute those helicopters are going to preserve jobs in Scotland!!

    What a surprise!!!!

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    mark says:

    Perhaps he ment these two. arse.

    http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE5BE2RV20091215

    RIP Lads.

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    DZ says:

    Now we know how old you are

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    THE THIRD ROUNDEL says:

    You are absolutely right. Why can`t Cameron see the light? What does he actually believe in anyway?

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    Come the election says:

    I’ve no problem with that. Polish stewardesses are much more affable.

    Dave is a waste of space…Why can’t the Tories find a Tory to lead them?

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    nell says:

    I think it’s impossible to think of Christmas Cheer and gordon at the same time.

    He reminds me too much of that depressed character in Dicken’s – Christmas Carol.

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    sinosimon says:

    most useful japanese word……bakushan…….which is their slang for the concept of a girl who is j-Lo from the rear and john prescott from the front……..very efficient language japanese……

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    Anonymous says:

    He believes in Julie Kirkbride presumably. What judgement and perception!

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    And the cuts in the MOD add up, by some strange coincidence, to the same £1.5 billion that the monocular mentalist has promised to give to the ‘Third World’ to help them reduce their carbon emissions.

    It’s time to say ‘Sorry, Abdul, Nkwazi and friends, but we need the money here – if you want to reduce your carbon emissions here’s a few million for the mass sterilisation programmes that you really need’.

    And the mental bastard is in Copenhagen already – what’s the betting that he gives away more of our money on the basis of bad science before the week is out?

    I’m getting my tin model of St Pauls ready for next time the bastard appears in public – I may coat the cupola in ricin for the ultimate effect.

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    Anonymous says:

    The Tory party is frightened of Tories. It has been taken over by leftist chattering-class middle-class schoolboys. See what a hopeless “fight” the Tories are putting up in Barnsley for example.

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    HASH BROWN (saviour of the universe ) says:

    IT’S ANOTHER LABOUR LIE !Boeing are working flat out on back orders for their own forces , So any orders for us will have to wait untill those said orders are completed Which will be after the yanks start to withdraw from afghanistan by which time we will be withdrawing so said chinooks will no longer be required !

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    Anonymous says:

    BBC Caves in to Carter Ruck Threats Over Trafigura Film

    see ian dales blog. Guido, wouldnt want to tell you what to do but could you embed the newsnight item as per dale! Fuck those c u n t s!

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    stun says:

    The hedge is, bizarrely, borrowing against your assets. Certainly what we’re intending. Anybody know any duck house or orangery builders? No, I’m serious (apart from the duck house of course). Spent much time and effort paying off the mortgage. Now is the time for debt.

    Did you notice that US PPI was also higher than expected , and that even Spain, which is almost as fucked as the UK is, also registered inflation.

    Labour = Printing Money = Inflation

    I’m spitting (in a carbon-neutral way of course)

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    HASH BROWN (saviour of the universe ) says:

    This sack of scum sucking shit we call a government have repeatedly told us that the troops have enough choppers so why do we need another 20 ? Or is this Another labour lie ?
    NEW LABOUR NEW LIES !

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    nell says:

    BBC caves in!!- Excuse me but what else would you expect the spineless , labour toe-sucking , BBC to do??

    No-one else will follow suit, certainly no-one else on the blogs.!!

    This is just another reason why cameron needs to abandon the License Fee and throw the BBC open to commercial competition.

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    Ratsniffer says:

    They spend too much faffing about worrying what Polly will be writing in the grauniad.

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    Ratsniffer says:

    he’ll have to ask Murdoch’s permission first….

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    Pedro Madnelson says:

    I am fond of two digits and the inflation this causes.

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    nell says:

    Inflation in double figures by 2011 and stagflation in 2013 because of the criminal and deliberate financial mismanagement of this government.

    Surely that’s not it? Is it?

    They say that mandy has abandoned ship and the government is left with gordon, balls and whelan at the helm and that it is those 3 that produced this last economically damaging pre budget report.

    It is also said that gordon/balls/whelan intention is to create disastrous economic conditions over the next 4/5 years, regardless of the suffering that causes to us, the people, in order to manipulate a labour victory at the next election after 2010 which they are certain to lose.

    They wouldn’t inflict that much destruction and misery on the people of Britain just for the remote chance that they could benefit themselves would they??!!!!

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    cant hunter says:

    Who would have thought a decade or so ago, that we would one day look back at 1997 with a sense of nostalgia, that it would seem an arcadian golden age. And little Johnnie Major, absurd figure though he was, now appears to be a titan compared with his two disastrous successors. How galling for Brown that alongside Major he just doesn’t cut the mustard.

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    Nut Kernel says:

    Nut-‘case’ I presume, with the greatest respect of course. :)

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    Gordon Clown says:

    In America I hear.

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    Max says:

    Alastair Campbell will be mad. Sorry, wrong tense.

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    nell says:

    http://www.constantlyfurious.blogspot.com/

    I know we are talking economics and sorry to go O/T

    But Constantly has a video of the Trafigura disgrace that you should see.

    Please don’t let us let them off the hook.

    The BBC has been bludgeoned into silence.

    I suspect that’s as much to do with Balls and Whelan bullying from no.10 drowning street as it is from pressure of lawyers.

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    Anyone but Gordon says:

    He’d still f*ck it up…

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    Ass-Pecks of Lurve says:

    A henious crime in fact.

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    The clampdown continues says:

    Listen to this from The Today Programe another climate change fundamentalist avoiding the issue on Climategate and sounding a tad threatening.

    The interview starts at 1:53:30 and just listen to the manner of his response at

    1:56:37 he doth protest to much methinks.

    I cannot trust so called scientists who respond in this way.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b00p7qhk

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    Government deficits says:

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    stun says:

    “He announced a 31% increase in Husky tactical support. Is he thinking of buying dogs in preparation for war against Alaska?”

    But what about global warming, melting the glaciers with exhaust fumes? Ah , the new message

    PROTECT THE HUSKIES

    Think of what the dog-loving UKers would do with that!

    Alternatively, Huskys may be a helicopter, of course .

    Or could be an unmanned vehicle

    http://www.kvand.com/eng/about/uav/

    That would help the med evacuations then.

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    F Orum says:

    You are thinking that it could send Alastair back to writing his pron, right?

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    Now look here. Where the tories would do nothing this government has been working closely with a group of international entrepreneurs in order to ensure that their talents were brought into the UK at a time when we needed it.

    I will not have them referred to as criminals. We are the party of the many while the tories are the party of the few.

    REUTERS: Drug Money Floated The Banks

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    Moley says:

    If the politicians go ahead and sign binding agreements limiting future temperature rises to 1.5C, 2.0C or anything else they should all be certified.

    The scientists have not produced any kind of evidence to link emissions to global temperature, and even if they did, the Heads of State cannot order God to make sure that the sun does not break their treaty with a burst of activity.

    I forgot Blair. Doubtless he will intercede with God on our behalf and make sure the Universe complies with any treaty.

    And, all this climate change money has to be added to current prices of everything, (unless everyone agrees to create it by Q.E). That’s even more inflation in the pipeline.

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    Ratsniffer says:

    They should be hauled before the courts and prosecuted….it’s deliberate economic sabotage…

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    Shifted half my savings into Au after hearing a Labour minister explain how great things were on the world and one about 6 months ago. I had the sudden urge to get my money out of the governments hands.

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    Anonymous says:

    I have to ask, if there are any real tories out there, just how do you differ from labour? Is cameron there? Let me tell you that your position on europe is the main reason you are now slipping in the polls. And that you really dont have the balls for a fight OR TO BE DIFFERENT. People will vote tory cos they dont like labour; they wont vote for you unless you get off your arse and prove you are different to labour. My votes going to UKIP now, was going to vote tory, but since u hoisted up the white flag on lisbon, that was it. I dont believe your policy on europe one bit. Its just phoney toney double speak. You dont have the balls. If you get elected, you will just do what you want to do any way. If you carry on this lacxklustre performance, its another 5 years of communism.

    And what the fuck are your tax policies, any one know?
    You read this blog dave? perhaps you might like to comment or is it beneath you?

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    brillo says:

    Fuck off you Kirkbride obsessed tit.

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    The Ghost of Christmas Past says:

    Brown=penis.

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    nell says:

    Like gordon and balls he thinks his job’s on the line so he needs to lie and then lie again!! And hopefully he thinks we will believe him. Polly Twaddle and all that!!!

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    Max says:

    I’m sure if McDoom went anywhere near a party the outcome would be very similar to this.

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    Dave "Austerity" Cameron says:

    My friends tell me I’m too relaxed about life and don’t take life’s big issues seriously enough.

    They’re probably right, the only two times I’ve genuinely panicked are when I almost accidentally potted the black ball early during a game of pool.

    And when I got carried away having a wank and realised when I was about to ejaculate that I had nowhere to shoot my load.

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    nell says:

    And they’ll bring in this remote controlled medivac vehicle when????

    2013? 2016? 2020?

    Not going to benefit anyone in a warzone now then. Is it ??!!!

    And maybe never!!!!

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    Confucious says:

    Never trust man who replaces Wisteria on Chimney with Windmill

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    Ratsniffer says:

    I was talking to a tory councillor earlier today and my god are they taking flack on the doorsteps….people are “deserting us in droves” was how he put it….since Lisbon people think Cameron is just another Bliar, and there is a true sense of desperation in that the tories, instead of providing clear opposition, have simply morphed into NuLabour Lite. The feeling at grass roots seems to be that by now the tories should have a massive lead over Zanu – the most unpopular government and PM in decades…and yet….the gap is closing.

    Cameron should ditch some of his toff advisors, and get some real people in there…christ…why didn’t those tossers choose David Davis? At least he had his feet on the ground….

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    Stickler says:

    Brown=Typically wee jock penis.

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    bernard shaw says:

    Ladies and gentlemen, a big welcome please to the next Oscar Wilde! ( let’s hope this twat joins him in the fucking cemetery pronto)

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    Max says:

    At 90. Yes if the market is left alone and McDoom is not around to mess with it. For example encouraging people to pay double what something is worth by selling you only half of it and retaining the rest via a housing association. Or helping people with deposits, or whatever else the fool comes up with.

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    nell says:

    The Ghost of Christmas Present = realisation of what a failure I am in economics and as PM!!!

    Ghost of Christmas future = realisation that I am going to grow old realising that I failed my childrren, my family and my country big time.

    I deliberately destroyed the economy, I lost countless young lives in a failed and pointless war, I am hated by the electorate!!!!

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    ralph says:

    You’re full of the fucking no 2’s Jimmy. Now do one.

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    lolol says:

    I thought we were all supposed to be dead ,didn’t broon say that the middle of December was the end of the world time,did he get things wrong yet again ?

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    I have a load of British Waterways property to sell if anyone is interested. Acres and acres and the market is I’m sure coming back. Isn’t it?

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    Rexel 56 says:

    In the event that McDoom does win the GE, the retribution on poor Darling (should he survive the election himslef) will be dreaful to behold….

    One doesn’t deny Gordon and Ed their wishes at reshuffle time without paying a very heavy price evetually…..

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    Moley says:

    Any commodity or service which goes up in price is automatically removed from the indices to ensure that they are not misleading.

    That’s why house prices and council taxes were taken out.

    Wonder if they will include debt servicing in the inflation figures?

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    Swarthy foreign type says:

    Guido, could I use your outstanding platform to make a charitable appeal on behalf of my elderly aunt?
    I can? Thanks!

    I’d just like to ask everyone reading this to have some sympathy with my aunt who is 88 years old and never had a day off sick from fortune telling ever. It’s all about global warming. They say it’s getting warmer, but she’s bloody freezing in her tent (it’s minus 4C tonight). I can’t really help personally as Cohibas and Hine take up my entire immigrant resettlement allowance. So it’s down to you lot.

    Our extended family have heard the English are very generous and tolerant towards newcomers, so get your wallets out, please: BACS/SWIFT/IBAN:GB003473649874646 (ref. “Rollo”)
    Cheers.

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    The Ghost of Christmas Past says:

    He has, he is, he will.

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    stun says:

    Agreed, much to my distaste. A vote for getting rid of NuLab is never wasted though. UKIP…..don’t make me laugh

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    Toryboy2 says:

    Dear Anny Rominus

    You words suggest that you are a sensible person – but you have decided to vote UKIP !!

    It doesn’t take balls to vote UKIP – your inclination lacks analysis and judgement

    What are you seeking to achieve? Do you really want to risk more of Brown et al? Surely not !!

    The Tory strategy is not to ‘frighten the horses’ – please be patient

    Telling the people that – by the way – we also want to leave the EU – will frighten the horses and folk

    We need to win !! The Nation needs us to win – You need us to win

    VOTE TORY

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    Mark Mywards says:

    Seconded !!

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    Moley says:

    Is it anywhere near water?

    We don’t want to buy it if it might be subject to flooding.

    Somebody in the Labour party might buy it as an investment though.

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    Vote Now says:

    Thirded

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    Road_Hog says:

    Stagflation is coming and that is some really nasty scary shit, we’re fucked and this is going to be a really hard time, thanks Gordon for fucking it up.

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    stun says:

    You should be able to get proper insulation for your tent under the new ‘we are going to spend all your money’ proposals from the government, which are available in 203 languages. Alternatively, you are welcome to sue us under the HRA for whatever you want.

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    Max says:

    Pron? Is this an anti mod trick? Looks like it works. I bet it’s crap pron anyway. [Cue Mark Oaten jokes]

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    HRH Prince Charles says:

    My dear subjects,

    We have 7 years to save the Earth from global warming, not the 3 months like that wanker Gordon said.

    Thank you.

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    jonah says:

    Actually I was looking forward to it.

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    Just asking? says:

    Where is muhawawawa?

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    Fingers crossed says:

    That’s crap – my feedback on the street is that all tory supporters are sticking by DC but there is anxiety re Brown’s willingness to try anything in his final burst – they are happy that Lord M appears to have gone quiet but fear a A Campbell attack

    Roll on the Gen Election – steady as she goes – don’t lose nerve!

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    Moley says:

    The Conservatives need to arrange a full enquiry into the way individuals in Government have acted to see if there has been malfeasance in public office.

    That would drive a coach and horses through labour’s cunning plan to fuck everything up for the next Government.

    The enquiry would dominate the agenda and make damn sure that no one forgot who was to blame.

    Long prison sentences would be a suitable outcome.

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    Some bloke says:

    Sounds reasonable. “From each, according to their abilities; to each, according to their needs” as those lovable Communists say. Funny I don’t remember that being on any party’s manifesto, though.

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    CashSplurge says:

    Please – some politician link the 1.5Billion defence cut with Gordon’s 1.5Billion gift to the Church of global warming .

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    Jocksick says:

    Tony Blair,Prince Charles,Alistair Darling,Andrex Marr,…..etc ad nauseam.What the fuck is going on Scotch public schools.

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    Some bloke says:

    Er, no. That’s 21st December 2012. Allegedly. If true, however, it’ll doubtless be something to do with Brown.

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    Hang The Bastards says:

    I think its about time we silent majority started to RIOT !!

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    Don't worry be happy says:

    God forbid Gordon should be re-elected, but if the worst happens, do yourself a favour and become a cripple of some sort. Physical/ Mental/ Emotional / whatever – it doesn’t matter. Just so long as you’re a bottom feeder and don’t produce anything of value; you’re content with a few crumbs from those still stupid enough to call themselves middle class, you’ll be ok. You won’t be rich, but you’ll survive in poverty indefinitely. It could be worse.

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    C U N T S says:

    As the new Chinooks will not arrive until 2013 then one can only conclude that today’s announcement was yet another election bribe.

    Plus the money to fund the Chinooks comes from closing an airbase in a strong Tory constituemcy.

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    First in, last out says:

    All the government has is a mega debt. Money is, after all, merely an IOU. Liquidity has been created by ‘fiat’. The big winners since the total collapse of bankers’ speculation led to the freeze in the inter-bank market just over a year ago are, horrible, though it may seem, the banks and speculators. They have been bailed out by the tax payer and the evidence is to be seen in rising stock and commodity markets.

    But….it has all been made possible by the losses being absorbed by the state against possible future growth and taxes.

    Another bubble is being created and inflation is to be used to ‘fudge’ the numbers.

    The pain is yet to come.

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    Sod 'em all says:

    It sure beats ROTTING.

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    Gwen says:

    inflation bollocks – these egg brainers didn’t see the financial tsunami so I don’t believe what they say.

    It is in the finance wanking persons interest to talk up about what they want to make the truth

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    Methinks ...................... says:

    You’re right – Tories tend to put the nation first – certainly before risking getting Brown again

    get office first then progress ………… methinks

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    Gordoom of Cunthoum says:

    have you got Virgin TV?

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    Jocksick says:

    The Gordon Riots Part 2.

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    Sod 'em all says:

    Oh Christ. That thick Scotch fuckhead is on Sky again bleating about global warming. Will someone please give him a Berlusconi?

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    Honest John says:

    Bloody expensive choppers aren’t they. Would have thought the Yanks should give us a good discount for sevices rendered.

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    Ford Cortina Ghia says:

    lovely MOT

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    First in, last out says:

    That is what produced the debt fuelled mega bubble…..inflation was just ‘indexed’ away and interest rates set on a false premise.

    That is what went wrong.

    All that is happening now is that time is being very, very expensively bought with tax payers future taxes for party political advantage. Come the March/April election, when the ‘feel good’ statistics, bought by mortgaging the future, blip into an illusory, short term ‘positive’, they will be spun out of recognition before collapsing again by the early summer and then will stagnate there for a long, long time.

    Labour hopes to be not too badly trounced and then sit on the sidelines (drawing their parliamentary and quango salaries) carping about the cruel Tories.

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    Sod 'em all says:

    Vote for “Cast Iron Dave” the Blair Clone? Not fucking likely!!!!
    ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nice try, trolls.

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    Moley says:

    One could be excused for suggesting the possibility of a connection between the willingness of a judge to grant an injunction and the exposure of corruption in the House of Lords.

    The law should be a protector of the people both here and abroad, and not its oppressor.

    Trafigura is not the only act that needs cleaning up.

  230. 230
    Jimmy Tarfuck says:

    I’m no friend of Gordon Brown, in fact I’d cheer if he was arse-raped by a halitosis ridden tramp in a Kentish Town chicken shack.

  231. 231
    Beezley says:

    Goto

    http://www.tvlicensing.biz

    then the forum to get all the info needed to save yourself £140 (index-linked) p.a. and stick 2 fingers up at Mark Thompson and his overpaid posse of fuckwits.

  232. 232
    Sod 'em all says:

    Too much Scotch consumption?

  233. 233
    Reality says:

    Sell the BBC and so remove the licence fee and collect some money.

  234. 234
    value of money says:

    £41,000,000 per chopper and that is just the initial outlay!!!!

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/britain-to-buy-22-chinook-helicopters-from-boeing/article1401249/

    Fucking weired when a few hospitals or schools are cheaper than just one helicopter….Is Afghanistan worth it?

    Also worth mentioning that UK forces destroyed 2 downed Chinooks this year to stop them being seized by the Taliban. The Taliban are using CIA supplied ground to air missiles.

  235. 235
    Beezley says:

    Mind you, he always got it in on the rebound.

  236. 236
    Chaz says:

    We also reserve the right to extend this period arbitrarily if this estimate turns out to be a load of wank.

  237. 237
    Jethro Enteritus says:

    treat yourself to a trip on the piccadilly line eastbound from Heathrow BillyBob, you might come to the conclusion that it is increasing just a tad.

  238. 238
    Sod 'em all says:

    And another thing: that “terrorist” cellphone footage that was shown on TV today…

    Why did the “terrorist” feel the need to film the London Underground map when any fucker can download it from the internet or pick up a leaflet of it from any station? Are the old bill taking the fucking piss? How fucking thick do they think we are? I’m going on this ‘photograph what you fucking well please march’ in London next month. Fuck ‘em.

  239. 239
    Australian says:

    Actually it is more like 36.04889%. Subject thereto, I concur…

  240. 240
    Jocksick says:

    You make me sick.

  241. 241
    Geezer innit says:

    Jog on Ralph, you mug

  242. 242
    Bertha Rochester says:

    Why? Why has cabbage head got £300 million for the third world but the money for the chinooks has to be found by closing an RAF base!

  243. 243
    Sod 'em all says:

    Too many Scotch makes you sick. In the wallet, anyway.

  244. 244
    value of money says:

    Correction SKy have just said that an MOD speced Chinook costs £70,000,000

  245. 245
    Cameron is just as bad says:

    Because Gordon is buying his legacy. (with our money)

  246. 246
    Anonymous says:

    The problem is deep. its a question of trust. I dont intend to be duped a second time. The tory party squanderd a great position and ended up giving us 13 years of labour. Heseltine, Clarke et al. You even agreed to maastrict despite saying no, no no!

    All politicians continue to give away our Parliaments powers which you are not entitled to do.

    I wish I could trust you but history says otherwise. Do you have a monopoly on judgement and analysis? There arn’t any horses left to scare now any way. dont give me any shit about the nation either. The nation has never done anything for me any way. Only those millions who gave their lives in 2 world wars have. And successive governments have shat on them from a great height. So they could give away our freedoms, our powers and our country to outsiders. Why did they bother to die?

    There are people in our country who really do care for our nation and who are fed up with you guys playing politics with it.

    You only care till you get our vote, then you dont give a dam. You’re no different. I wish you were.

  247. 247
    christy says:

    To Sod em all.
    On the right track,I know what I would like to give the Scots B—— and it’s not a Berluscony.

  248. 248
    Anonymous says:

    Two more soldiers killed tonight…FFS why didn’t the Taliban target Brown instead, he is their reak enemy?

  249. 249
    Brown must be arrested NOW says:

    That fucking c*unt – the robber fraudster c*unt Brown – sxaxh his f*cking h*ad in please – he is stealing our money and giving it to other countries.

    Brown is a Russian spy – arrest him NOW.

  250. 250
    christy says:

    To Sod em all.
    Yes the old bill are taking the piss,but ain’t it good publicity for the war on terrorism,shows they are on the ball not.

  251. 251
    Anonymous says:

    Or use Google earth street view?

  252. 252
    christy says:

    To Anonymous.
    Where have you got this from please?.

  253. 253
    Brown and out says:

    I want to see Brown have a JFK – where is Zapruder when you need him?

    Course,Zapruder would have been prosecuted nowadays for filming in public.

    This country is so ruined by Brown – can The Queen help to get him out – he is giving our money away and he is mentally unbalanced.

  254. 254
    Anonymous says:

    Prince Charles to give him is due is a lot more rational than the others. He wants to save the world’s forests, they want to trade Carbon

  255. 255
    Brown and his thugs says:

    Exactly.

    Course,Google have a bit of cash behind them to fight the c*unt Labour govt in court.

    That’s why the police bully the rest of us.

    When IS the murderer of Ian Tomlinson going to be hauled before the courts or is he still on paid leave?

    Bastard Brown and his thugs.

    OUT OUT OUT OUT

  256. 256
    Two Banjos Prescott says:

    I’ll be OK ‘cos I’m already a bulimic cretin……

  257. 257
    Brown - the rapist of Great Britain says:

    Breaking news mate,unlike Brown’s neck.

  258. 258
    Brown - the final curtain says:

    Ready to march – call the day.

  259. 259
    Anonymous says:

    Breaking News Sky…Sorry to say it is true.

    I suppose Brown will Not lose any sleep though, he is quite happy saving the world from bogus science.

  260. 260
    Australian says:

    By the sound of it, a small island off Hawaii.

  261. 261
    christy says:

    To Anonymous.
    I’m ok now just picked it up on the two soldiers on Sky.
    What a bloody carry on and what a disaster for the families and friends due to this useless adventure in Stan.

  262. 262
    Australian says:

    All that extra protein! So much better than soylent red.

  263. 263
    W.W. says:

    Alongside Rigsby, Brown doesn’t cut the mustard.

    W.W.

  264. 264
    Please Santa says:

    How can you tell your children that the only Christmas present you want is for Brown have a John Smith moment?

  265. 265
    Real Alternative says:

    So what the fuck is Cameron and Boy George going to do? If we are heading for 80s levels of inflation we need a Thatcher to get us through it. We don’t need a Blair. Cameron will be useless because like Blair he likes his “caring” image too much. Boy George is clueless. We are all fucked.

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    christy says:

    To Anonymous.
    Thanks for that.
    The very mention of that twat Broons name makes me cringe,the man is an out and out nutter,him and his communist loonies are not fit to populate this earth the traitorous bastards.

  268. 268
    Telly Tax = 21st Century Disgrace says:

    Exacatly why starve and deprave yourself so the beeb fat cats can have expenses, 140 quid will do nicely for a nice treat for you and your family.

  269. 269
    Real Alternative says:

    “Where is the mass movement for agitation against our fascist government? When are people going to wake up? Or do they think that people’s struggles for rights and concern are just part of history?”

    It is amazing init? Remember Vote Blue go Green? Dave “Cast Iron Guarantee” Cameron has signed up to this madness too. Vote Blue get more Brown. When the real cost of this madness becomes apparent there will be rioting and Prime Minister Cameron will call out the troops and citizens will get killed. All because of some stupid, faked, hockey stick shaped graph.

    Don’t vote Brown, don’t vote Cameron.

  270. 270
    caesars wife says:

    mmm difficult know which model of a famous landmark to use ! a bronze st pauls would no doubt bruise , big ben could puncture and the tower of london has bounus reminder of where traitors go .

    CW would probebly prefer a bust of margret thatcher , put some top sin on it , for head should nut him and hand bag get him on rotation .

  271. 271
    W.W. says:

    He might be rather keen on that himself.

    W.W.

  272. 272
    TOO FAR says:

    Don’t keep on about poor old one eye, we are all aware that he is a total incompetent, not up to the job!
    The worst offenders are his asehole licking ministers, esp. the front bench. at best useless, worse bloody dangerous.

    All couldn’t hold a “proper” job in the real world without fucking up… maybe a job with Pollytwat in the Gardian.
    History will show what a bunch of shit for brains this labour government is, and the damage it, they, have done to the UK.

    Just watch them cut and run after the GE with our money, we’re the losers in this. Rememer when or if you see them in the streets.. give them hell!

  273. 273
    Real Alternative says:

    “As the new Chinooks will not arrive until 2013 then one can only conclude that today’s announcement was yet another election bribe.”

    What? Are we getting one each? It would make commuting to work easier. I hear prince William finds them nvery good as transport to his parties.

  274. 274
    Real Alternative says:

    Yeah, but not a squeak from cameron about using some of that £1.5bn giove away to pay for the Chinooks. Cameron is just as shift as pa Broon, they are all part of the AGW cabal..

  275. 275
    Troofer says:

    Look just pull out and nuke Afghanistan it saves time and money but oh wait we are there for the drugs to prop up our dying society that has been asset stripped by the politicians and NWO and everything else is just a novelty.

  276. 276
    W.W. says:

    The way things are going in the future your average Zimbabwian will be asking, ‘who are the marsters now?’

    When I say future I actually mean by about July 2010.

    W.W.

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    BBC Scumwatch says:

    Pravda do it again. No sooner does a single poll give Labour a chink of light (erroneously) and Pravda have its poll tracker back up again. These guys are not even trying to ide their bias now

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8280050.stm

  279. 279
    Troofer says:

    Make him a Baron like they did to make Maggie walk the plank.

  280. 280
    Troofer says:

    Wee Boaby = Wee Willy would be the correct term

  281. 281
    Bri says:

    Two more lads from The Rifles killed by a suicide bomber today.

    How many more for this piece of shite we call a Prime Minister?

    To make the streets of England safe! don’t make me laugh.

  282. 282
    alan akhbar says:

    re the tube suspects…….

    The two Algerian brothers, both aged in their 40s, had entered Britain about 10 years ago using false French and Italian passports.

    They worked briefly in a restaurant before dedicating their lives to wide-scale credit card and identity fraud.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1236127/The-moment-police-caught-duo-filming-terror-targets-Al-Qaeda-style-attack.html#ixzz0ZncyL6Md

    so the police and immigration as ever doing a sterling job///////
    10 years????????????

    i feel so safe in their hands.

  283. 283
    caesars wife says:

    read guidos quote of the day .Its just occured to me that these helicopters wont be available until 2012 and i thought the ruin had said we would be out by then ???

    Whats goin on ??and why are they so expensive and not on stream for 2 years , over spend on non announcement .

    hes ducked PMQs hasnt he , left harriet to frangrance procedures .

  284. 284
    Dave "Nick Nick" Cameron says:

    A large and very loud American goes into a pub in Glasgow.

    “I hear tell all you Scatch people are real hard drinkers.” he says in a big booming voice, “Now you folks just don’t know what hard drinking is! Why I’ll wager a bet with any man to drink 20 shots of whisky one after the other and give you $500 dollars if you can do it.”

    No-one takes up the challenge. One bloke even leaves!

    “Well, there ya go, sure proves my point!” the American says disgustedly. A few minutes later the guy who left comes in and says “Hey Big Man, is that bet still on?”

    “Sure as hell is!” and he orders a line up of 20 glasses of whisky. The man runs along the bar, grabbing each glass and throwing back the contents, to huge cheers and the astonishment of the American. The American of course tries to do it as well, but can’t pass the 17th, so he gives the bloke the $500.

    “Tell me,” slurs the Yank, “where did you go before you (hic!) came back in again.”

    “Eh? oh aye” says the man pocketing the bills,

    “I went tae another pub just tae make sure Ah could dae it!”

  285. 285
    Troofer says:

    I’m dumping my currency into Chinese Yuan while it is still worth something.

  286. 286
    Nodrog Broon says:

    Damn. Two more letters to scribble. Dear Jane …

    Can’t I just photocopy the last one Sarah? Ooops .. forgot that I threw it at that defenceless secretary.

  287. 287
    Real Alternative says:

    “Just in time to change on to the opposion benches and blame the mess were going to be in on the incoming tory government, ”

    But Cameron is just as bad as Brown. He’s no Thatcher, he hasn’t got the balls to be a Thatcher. If he’s got the balls then he would get Boy George to announce right now a 20% cut across the board. No fucking “ring fence, this, ring fence that”, just “you’ve got 20% less money now put up with it”. Why the fuck has Cameron ring fence DFID? He ring fences giving our money away. Tosser.

  288. 288
    Troofer says:

    The idiots are living up to their stereotype, if there is going to be an election the last thing you want to do is fuck of the whole UK populace by playing silly buggers.

    Mark my words, if this strike goes ahead, people will remember Unite= Labour and Labour did nothing to stop the strike that ruined everyone’s Christmas and they will be wiped out even more at the polls.

  289. 289
    Alistair Darling says:

    In answer to absurd assumption that inflation will reach double figures………………

    Yes it is the USA but there are similarities here

    Dec. 15 (Bloomberg) — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said the U.S. unemployment rate and the level of unused manufacturing capacity signal “substantial” slack in the economy and will help keep inflation low.

    “The bulk of the evidence indicates that resource slack is now substantial,” Bernanke said yesterday in a written response to questions from Senator Jim Bunning, a Kentucky Republican. “I continue to expect slack resources, together with the stability of inflation expectations, to contribute to the maintenance of low inflation in the period ahead.”

    Bernanke and his colleagues on the Fed’s Open Market Committee began a two-day meeting on monetary policy today. Economists say the FOMC tomorrow is likely to repeat its pledge to keep interest rates near zero for an “extended period” because inflation is slowing and unemployment remains near a 26- year high.

  290. 290
    The Lord Chief High Executioner says:

    Well said.

    We need a hung Parliament. Who is going to be hangman?

  291. 291
    Anonymous says:

    The police knew very well that he was not a terrorist…they were just being awkward. Not so widely reported is that the police are also sussing people taking photos in public places as suspect paedophiles.

    We seem to have come to a very dangerous junction in the UK in the relationship between the police and the citizen.

  292. 292
    Gordon ( SoldGoldAtThe ) BottomBrown says:

    The IMF rumour is incorrect. I have lined up a job with MFI.

  293. 293
    Donkeys leading Lions says:

    Why, when Britain does most of the fighting in Afganistan, do we also have to pay for it? Why do our EU partners, who are unwilling to put their troops at risk, not put up the neccessary funds to give our front line personnel the equipment they need?

  294. 294
    Steve Expat says:

    O/T Ainsworthless on Newsnight now, desparately trying to explain why ordering Wokkas now for delivery in 5 years’ time when the budget is being cut this year, is somehow all a good thing.

    fucking ‘hoon’

  295. 295

    Wait till mortgage rates hit 10-15%. £200 a month becomes £2000 a month and a few people in wigs want to throw you and yours onto the streets. And the bankers are still laughing at you, using your cash to do so.

    You’ve bluffed the fact your old man is out of work and found the £200 a month. Now try finding £2K.

    Fucking meltdown in 12 months

  296. 296
    Scumwatch says:

    A minister who submitted £20,000 in expenses for repairs to his roof and bell tower today dismissed the row over his claims as a ‘joke’.
    In comments that risk reigniting the furore over his expenses, Quentin Davies insisted he had not done ‘anything remotely wrong’.
    The defence minister was incredulous when asked if he had considered stepping down after his claims were revealed when documents were made public last week.
    ‘You must be absolutely joking,’ he said. ‘There’s absolutely nothing remotely that I have done wrong and nobody has ever suggested I have. This whole thing is a joke.’

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1235930/Quentin-Davies-claims-row-20-000-bell-tower-claim-just-joke.html

  297. 297
    Ratsniffer says:

    Your feedback stinks….people are sick and tired of bullshit. And right now Cammo stinks of it almost as much as Blair did. That’s why his figures are plummeting…he can still pull it back…but he needs to ditch the eton accolytes and Polly and her guardian chums.

  298. 298
    Attack of the Mailgoloids says:

    But, but, but Dave and Osborne will be in long before 2012 ????

    Are you saying they will be fucking hopeless at managing the economy or that Politicians have no effect on the Economy ?

    Both seem hilarious.

  299. 299
    Real Alternative says:

    You mean “no balls” Cameron. The Treasury want 20% cuts why won’t Cameron give us what must be done. No wonder Maggie dislikes the oik.

  300. 300
    Roger Rigid says:

    You needed reminding that he is a lying çüńţ??!!

  301. 301
    alan akhbar says:

    nearly missed another Brown lie………..

    how does he do it? does he lay awake at night when sarah is talking to her dyke friends and think of boolocks to come out with?

    so he saved 500.000 jobs? prove it!

    now its 100,000 lives. prove it.

    http://www.infowars.com/gordon-brown-says-100000-children-have-been-saved-by-afghan-war/

  302. 302
    Dodgy Dave says:

    O/T. Pravda Newsnight. Bob Aintworthatoss looks more like Hitler by the day! F**k him and Labour. We want our troops back now, before they’re decimated by these c**nts.

  303. 303
    Ratsniffer says:

    To busy creaming it off for olive growers and french farmers.

  304. 304
    Real Alternative says:

    “Why the fuck are Her Majesties Official Opposition and also the media not shouting this sort of thing from the rooftops?”

    Cameron is bluLabour. He is part of the problem, not the solution. Can Tebbit be persuaded to stand as party leader?

  305. 305
    bernie mad-off says:

    helicopter ben………..like he really knows something.

  306. 306
    Anonymous says:

    Never will mate, you`re the tit.

  307. 307
    Ratsniffer says:

    He reminds me of the pettyfogging, I’m all right jack, commie shop steward as portrayed by Peter Sellers.

  308. 308
    Red_Mist says:

    All the gobshites on here talking of slotting McDoom and his filthy acolytes… Why do you not accept that the BEE |\| PEE will do the job for you in double quick time.

    Probably way too gory to contemplate for such wimps ….

  309. 309
    Real Alternative says:

    ROFL! And then maybe the Tories will get a proper Conservative leader rather than this blue rinse, bluLabour tosser they have got now.

  310. 310
    Anonymous says:

    What did he save them from? Who was going around Afghanistan eating babies before Gordon came to their rescue?

  311. 311
    Moley says:

    The problem is that people with jobs to do and responsibilities which they take seriously, and people with children to look after, who also take that responsibility seriously, are not in a position to take days off work and the risk of trouble with the law.

    Your natural rioter is unemployed, (or public service) and either a benefit scrounger, (fares are expensive) or the recipient of money from a union with an axe to grind.

    The middle classes can do nothing to protest except for one or two things;

    1) a spending strike.

    2) withdrawal of money from private and Government funds.

    Any more suggestions?

  312. 312
    Nike - Just Do It says:

    TaT says he is CIA. Au Contraire.

  313. 313
    Real Alternative says:

    “Labour are well poised to win the next General Election and it will be business as usual for Chancellor Darling”

    That shows you are a fake. If you had said Chancellor Balls, however…

  314. 314
    Bromsgrove Man says:

    Lots of us here are obsessed with getting rid of Kirkbride. Ask yourself the queation, `why?`.

  315. 315
    Real Alternative says:

    “Good. The less of them belching blue smoke whilst parked on the hard shoulder, the better.”

    Are you a fucking warmist?

  316. 316
    Nike - Just Do It says:

    More concerned about the shit job he has done in his portfolio. Soldiers and Civilians have died directly as a result of his indolence.

  317. 317
    Real Alternative says:

    Carbon tax was one of Cameron’s ideas, wasn’t it? nuLabour’s stealing policies of bluLabour.

  318. 318
    Jocksick says:

    A Tax Strike.

  319. 319
    Folly says:

    It would be sheer folly to thow away our nuclear deterrent because of a fools war in Afghanistan.

  320. 320
    Donkeys leading Lions says:

    Dodgy dossiers cooked up by Campbell. Yellow “cake” from Nigeria. Downloaded papers submitted by some fucking spotty student looking for a city and guilds in international despotism. Any c’unt with half a brain could see that it was a put up job to give an excuse to take over Iraqs oilfields. Don’t blame the ordinary working souls. They only see News at Ten after slogging their guts out all day earning a living. But why did the MSM not point out that it was all bollocks? Why did they go along with Blairs warplans?

  321. 321
    Moley says:

    We reached that juncture and passed it a long time ago.

    The police no longer exist to protect the public, they are in the main there only to oppress and control.

    Oppression, bullying and control is clearly the mindset of a lot of police officers.

    Not public protection.
    Not for the public good.
    Not truth and justice.

    There is no way that I would tell my children to ask a policeman if they needed help.

  322. 322
    gov stats says:

    Ah the cast iron guarantee. The problem with the conservatives is they take us for fools. When considering their options during the backing down of the Lisbon referendum they _must_ have given some thought to the alternative referendum – an in or out question over Europe – and backed away from it.. now they wonder why people don’t trust them. Because we wouldn’t give them the result they wanted.

  323. 323
    Real Alternative says:

    And Cameron has ring fenced DFID handouts. Doesn’t he know that we will need every penny we have?

  324. 324
    Moley says:

    What inflation WILL do is to make a ten year gilt paying 3.9% completely unsellable.

    The problem for everybody is how to protect value, which probably explains rising house prices (again).

  325. 325
    Troofer says:

    The MSM has been dying on it’s arse for the past decade thanks to the internet and more and more people becoming apathetic and desensitised and just not bothering or caring to hear it or read it any more.

    They will go along with any scheme to save their soon to be extinct arses.

  326. 326
    Gordon ( SoldGoldAtThe ) BottomBrown says:

    Just trust me: I’m an economic genius.

  327. 327
    Oliver says:

    Plz sir can you lend me a billion to buy a loaf of bread

  328. 328
    Hitlers Ghost says:

    Weimar Republic all over again haha bet you wish you did not fight me now.

  329. 329
    Real Alternative says:

    No point. Cameron is bluLabour he wants New Labour taxes and then he will add a green tax. And where the fuck is the “cast iron guarantee” for an EU referendum? He knows that we want it, but he knows what we think of his guarantees.

    We need a real alternative.

  330. 330
    bernie mad-off says:

    the yield on the gilts will have to rise to compete with money market rates………

    so the govt. will have to fork out more and more.

    with rising rates+ rising unemployment house prices will crash………..

    who will be able to buy them?

    also contrary to the bs mantra there is no shortage of homes in england……..
    there are 1 million empty homes……….

    there is a shortage of mansions with swimming pools which everyone wants but they cant seem to understand that if you only earn £18,000 a year then you cant buy a home for £1miilion!!!!!!!!!!!!

  331. 331
    Vote Conservative says:

    Give us a D!
    Give us an A!
    Give us a V!
    Give us a E!
    What have you got?
    A wishy washy, global warming, Julie Kirkbride admiring, EU backing, expense troughing, quango loving, hug a hoodying, Lord Ashcroft toadying, trustworthy type of guy.
    Just what the nation needs.

  332. 332
    Disliker of Bankers says:

    Effin bloody British Bankers.

  333. 333
    Smart Money says:

    He fucking is!
    He say sell, we say buy!!!!!

  334. 334
    Real Alternative says:

    Yeahbut both nuLabour and bluLabour have their core votes. It ain’t gonna be core votes that will win the election. The people who are dissatisfied with Cameron are the swing voters. They are moving to UKIP and that will split the right vote. Doesn’t Dave understand? A firm action would be to let Osborne spend more time in his second home, and get a real big hitter in as shadow Chancellor.

  335. 335
    Real Alternative says:

    “The Tory strategy is not to ‘frighten the horses’ – please be patient”

    They are pussys. Cameron needs to be firm and tell us like it is. Did Maggie follow a policy of “don’t frighten the horses”? Like fuck did she. She had the balls to do the right thing, what has happened to Cameron’s balls?

  336. 336
    TV says:

    No, I’ve got a slapper

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    Dodgy Dave says:

    Here comes stagflation. UK and US have caused this mess. Heads on blocks are needed to sort the situation.

  339. 339
    Gordon ( SoldGoldAtThe ) BottomBrown says:

    Stick with me; I’m saving the Galaxy.

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    Mongrel says:

    Sorry RA that is exactly the wrong thing to do. 20% across the board means 20% off crucial spending on hospitals schools and police and 20 % off pointless quangos, consultants and PFI. What we need is 100% off all the shit – see TPA papers – and then work out how much is left to pay for the stuff that really matters. If you just call the spending ministries in and tell them to cut by 20%, they will do it in the way that most hurts their real services in an attempt to bounce the Treasury into letting them off the cuts.

  341. 341
    rick says:

    Remember – it was not Labour or the electorate who got rid of Thatcher – she was stabbed in the back by her own people – the ‘Conservatives’. Margaret Thatcher was a conviction politician who had the courage and principles that the likes of Cameron can only dream of.

  342. 342
    Mongrel says:

    Fuck off Jimmy. Of all the possible political viewpoints one could have, supporting this shower of shit is the least logical. They are indefensible from just about any standpoint, rich or poor, socialist or capitalist, on grounds of mendacity and massive, mindboggling incompetence. Go and get a life while you still can, if you can.

  343. 343
    Archer Karcher says:

    The justification for this ludicrous war is that, if our soldiers are not thousands of miles away fighting third world, tribalist, religious zealots, somehow the streets of Tunbridge Wells are going to be awash with the victims of terrorist attacks.

    This passes as political “thinking” in the twenty first century.

  344. 344
    Cameron Brown says:

    “Is Afghanistan worth it?”

    Since the war started, there has not been a single terrorist incident in Torbay. Therefore I conclude the war has been a stunning success.

  345. 345
    Cameron Brown says:

    When I am elected I pledge, with cast iron certainty, 18 shiny new Quangoes, to the ever grateful British people.

    Remember, unaccountability has never been so much fun.

  346. 346
    Cameron Brown says:

    I resent the accusation that I am some kind of BluLabour stooge.
    I have made it quite clear to all concerned that I am nothing of the sort.
    Such scurrilous claims are so far from the truth as to be laughable and i re-iterate once again, that I am and always have been, a RedTory.

    Apologise this instant!

  347. 347
    Sarge says:

    Which is?

  348. 348
    vervet says:

    “Failure to reach a climate deal may trigger an economic disaster equivalent to the combined effects of the two world wars and the Great Depression, Prime Minister Gordon Brown says …”

    http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE5BE5EW20091215?sp=true

    Utter bollocks from an utter Hunt.

    An economic disaster has already been triggered by the stupid fuck himself.

  349. 349
    Throbber says:

    How the fuck can one helicopter cost 41 or 70 million quid?
    That is utterly absurd.

  350. 350
    Nick2 says:

    I’m not voting Tory, as I’m not prepared to trust a leader (and a reorganised, supine party apparatus) that

    1) Can’t hold the government or even the Prime Minister to account in the House.
    2) Refuses to spell out HOW they would deal with the economic catastrophe now unfolding, and how far they would go to roll back Labour’s assault on individual rights and our historic freedoms
    3) Refuses to entertain allowing the UK electorate a referendum on leaving the EU
    4) Echoes Labour spending commitments on climate change, foreign aid and ‘green’ measures.

    There are many more reasons why I won’t vote Tory, but those are a start.

  351. 351
    Kezza the Hat says:

    I’m going to safeguard my family against this. We’re going to sell our house and put the proceeds into a trust fund for our young son. My wife is going to give up her well paid job on stress grounds and claim that she is now unable to work. I’m going to say that I have a bad back and cannot do any work. We’ll choose a nice detached house from a private landlord and submit the monthly rent to the Benefits Agency and live happily ever after on benefits and Disability Allowance.

    And why not, half the country does it so why can’t we!

  352. 352
    Joe says:

    How much will the UK have to pay in interest on the mountain of bonds it has issued (to pay extortionate amounts to all the foreign PFI criminals, and to all the worthless thieving trash in the public sector awarding themselves massive bonuses and massive pensions)?

    Nu Liebore gave away £31 billion of taxpayers money last year, in interest. So this year it must be close to £40 billion (even excluding the interest it does not have to pay on bonds it has bought from itself, by printing money like dirty back-street counterfeiters).

    The defence budget for 2009 was £42.0 billion, but over £10 billion of that has been thieved by the parasitic criminals in the MoD, and by privatising parts of the armed forces for profit (e.g. the privatised military academy for St Athan that will give £millions to corrupt American filth in profits at the expense of the military). This in fact means that Nu Liebore are now spending more taxpayers money on debt interest, than defence.

    Why the hell didn’t the evil loony bastard, Gordon (shit) Brown, pay off some of Britain’s debt during the boom? It’s galling that Norway has $500+ billion invested from North Sea Oil and gas — Whereas the filth in parliament in Britain (both Nu Liebore and Tory shit) just gave all the money to the rich and to thieving grabbing American scum. Disgraceful!

    The stinking corruption of Nu Liebore is staggering. They have destroyed and thieved just about everything. Britain is finished.

  353. 353

    Prime (well used to be) water’s edge property and land. Beautiful; supermarket trollies excepted. Actually much of it restored in recent years courtesy of HM taxpayers etc. I think you can discount the flooding bit long term because by then we will have saved the world and you will in any case be able to purchase a “Gore Global Catastrophe Remedy” involving vouchers or something and everything will be fine. Roll up, roll up.

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    I Hate new Labour says:

    Yes, because paying more tax is bound to reduce emissions isn’t it? What a f*cking simpleton.

    I hate Brown and Labour more than I ever dreamed possible. I wish them all slow painful deaths. Particularly for Brown and Blair.

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    Regards, Tom says:

    I love high inflation. It’s the only thing that eats away at the real value of my property debt.

    I always gets richer in periods of high inflation.

  356. 356
    Regards, Tom says:

    Oh the EU gives money alright, bilions in fact.

    It’s just that UK and USA spend money destroying life and infrastructure and the rest if the EU send money to save lives and build infrastructure.

  357. 357
    Katie says:

    I can think of a ton of problems with this — quite apart from anything else, if the allowance for a family is simply total emission / uk population X members in family… then there’s ANOTHER incentive to have lots of kids.

    Then there’s the issue of CO2 emissions by the public sector. You’ll have to pay council tax in carbon emissions AND pounds. Otherwise the bin lorries won’t be able to run. Sainsburies is going to have to price everything in pounds and emissions…

    And then there’ll be emissions income tax. And emissions income tax offsets. People will be need to be paid carbon offsets by companies who need them to (say) commute long distances.

    It’s going to be like adding a whole new currency, with all the complications that entails….

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    Number 6 says:

    It all started in America with British bankers to blame (if that is ok with you Barry) which reaised the world’s temperature by an EU approved c it is the right thing to do.

  359. 359
    boggartblog says:

    You’re thinking along the same lines as we are at the Stirrer Guido, The Future Is Cancelled

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    Seen it all before - honest ! says:

    PBR is Public Sector Borrowing Requirement,
    I wish Guido would stop muddying the waters with this PBR (as in Pre-Budget Report) CRAP !
    It isn’t a “pre-budget report”, because there won’t be a budget; what the hell is a “pre-budget report” anyway ? Just another meaningless Brownite crap shoot. Wake up Guido !!
    It was just more lies and tractor stats that nobody serious takes seriously.


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