February 11th, 2010

How the New IPSA Quango Costs £6 Million


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  1. 1
    Lord Carrington's binoculars says:

    Jesus christ – have the Tories got the balls to sink every quango?

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  2. 2
    Joey Joe Joe says:

    Curry poison wife to stand for Labour when she’s released from prison. Herr Campbell said:

    “We like her style here at New Labour. Her fiendishly clever strategy of putting aconite in her husband’s favourite meal really impressed us at Millbank. Yes, it’s true she was caught. But she did succeed in killing her husband at least. We at New Labour like that kind of success rate. She can stand for us in a seat whenever she’s released from prison.”

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  3. 3
    Oona King Wants A Job says:

    “Don’t vote Tory! Gordon’s promised me a nice job on a QUANGO if he wins!”

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  4. 4
    Steady Eddy says:

    So what?

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    It's the police,madam.Open up we're posing as burglars says:

    O/T Talking of quangoes – The Police – the biggest quango – has thought up another cunning plan to boost the clear up rate on “burglaries”. You couldn’t make it up !! Mind ‘ow you go!!

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1250174/Police-pose-burglars-bid-cut-break-ins.html

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  6. 8

    Works out at 81,250 GBP per skull for the fat troughers to espose the fat troughers – apparently!

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  7. 9
    John Lyon CB - soon to be whatever comes after CB says:

    Jesus – That’s 60 x what I’m paid, but at the end of the day, they will all do the same as me, fuck all.

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  8. 10
    ebagumanomics says:

    6 million? Pah! I’ll be paying that for a skinny latte before too long.

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  9. 11
    AC1 says:

    13 non-Jobs and 1 IT guy to reinstall Freecell.

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    • 24
      Crotty says:

      Don’t forget Spider Solitaire, AC1.

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      nell says:

      No! More than that because it says ‘Assurance and Review Officers’in the plural.

      Then of course there’s the Chief Exec which they’ve obviously appointed since they aren’t advertising the post, and then what about the Clerks, the Secretaries and on and on……..

      This is gordon’s cunning plan isn’t it?? He promised an additional 500,000 jobs – this is how he’s creating them!!!!

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      Mr Ned says:

      Don’t forget how many extra thousands of pounds that it will cost to keep sending these non-workers to attend diversity and quality and health and safety training courses. Not to mention common purpose leadership courses.

      We need to take a metaphorical flame thrower to this Government and slash the size of government by at least 70% (if this quango is anything to go by)

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      • 129
        barefootcontessa says:

        And all they do is sit in front of screens. Be different if they were out there hewing coal, digging fields, mending machinery, or, dare I say it, making something useful!

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      • 157
        I'm no racist but..... says:

        Are you still here? Did you miss your banana boat?

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      • 182
        Fony Blair says:

        And their gold plated pensions!

        This is truly unbeleiveable…..imagaine any company with 6-700 employees that needed to spend £6m to pay employee expenses!!!

        And they’ll never get sacked….look at that high ranking London copper jailed for 4 years for corruption. They are going to take a month to consider whether to sack him. Whtat exactly do you have to do in the Public sector to lose your job!!?

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        • 198
          Fony Blair says:

          On the plus side at least MP’s will see how intrusive government bodies can become in everyday life!!

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          DO NOT PASS GO DO NOT COLLECT £200,000 says:

          There’s a plausible argument that they are going by every rule in the book to try and stop him lodging a countersuit for wacism, procedural irregularity, abuse of his human right to be a Hoon etc.

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        • 205
          Uncivil Servant says:

          There are two public sectors. In civil service terms, general service and senior civil service, but applicable across all of the public service including the pigs.

          General service is fairly easy to be dismissed from, pensionless (for the pittance it is anyway) for good reasons like being a lazy scrote to obscene reasons like being off sick for cancer treatment (know of at least two cases). The senior civil service, only massive fraud would do you in. I know of senior civil servants caught and convicted of cottaging that merely didn’t get a bonus that year as a reprimand. Worst case is losing their highest level security clearance which in effect blocks any promotion until it is reinstated.

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          • The Nekkid Civil Servant says:

            You proles need to understand that involvement in serious fraud isn’t enough to get you removed from the table of quangodom under New Labour, if you have the right party connections.

            For my part I’m keeping my power dry until the Tories get in and then, Allah willing, will try settling some old scores…

            Regardless, the Tories need to fix bayonets when then get in. No prisoners. The entire top tier of the top civil servants and quangocrats is overrun with incompetent Labour placemen and women. Impartial ‘Sir Humphreys’ my arse.

            No civil servant should be paid more than £100k either, as a preliminary step to driving down overall management costs. If these risk free troughers want to be paid in line with the private sector, where income has to earned not given, then they should piss off there.

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          • An Anarchist says:

            Hey nekkid. Try living on 16k in London. And before you deliver the usual ‘libertarian’ shite that only seems to exist here and at old skidmarks place, please point out these private sector jobs you all bang on about all the time).

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          • Susie says:

            I worked maternity cover at Surrey County Council some years ago. The contract was for 3 months which turned into 10 because the new mum didn’t feel like coming back.

            A line manager who started a week after me managed a couple of weeks before she took her first week’s sick leave, she came back to work for another couple of weeks before going on 6 weeks compassionate leave because her dad had put his back out. I couldn’t believe the scams and slacking which went on there.

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          • An Anarchist says:

            Part-time casual worker are you Susie? You know the score earning your ‘pin money’. Yeah.

            The day I take anything serious you say is the same day I sip my last sip of brandy and reach for my service revolver.

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          • Susie says:

            An anarchist with a computer and an ISP account? And you don’t take me seriously? LOL!

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          • An Anarchist says:

            Susie. Well done with the itallics. You is a propa blogga now!!

            However, what exactly do you find funny about an anarchist with a PC & as you put it an “ISP account”? Your humour is lost on me I’m afraid. Please explain.

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          • Susie says:

            Can’t be arsed.

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          • Nekkid Civil Servant says:

            An Anarchist said:

            ‘Hey nekkid. Try living on 16k in London.’

            No thanks. Why the fuck should I?

            An Anarchist also said:

            ‘….. please point out these private sector jobs you all bang on about all the time).’

            Anarchist, you are a seriously thick fuckwit. The point I made was precisely that of senior quangocrats and Sir Humphreys trotting out the bogus ‘pay me £100k+ or I’ll be off to the private sector’ routine to justify their troughing. If alternative, lucrative private sector jobs exist for them, they should fuck off and take them. They don’t because its not true.

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          • An Anarchist says:

            Susie – well then refrain from posting and get back in the fucking kitchen / or bedroom. You useless Harman-like waste of a fanny.

            Nekkid – I agree with you, you gobshite little prick.

            My suggestion, Susie & Nekkid are made for each other, as long as you are banned from breeding. The world does not deserve the supergimps your offspring would surely be.

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          • Nekkid Civil Servant says:

            Truly a sight to behold.

            A supposed ‘anarchist’ tying himself up in knots trying to defend the careerist troughing of overpaid Sir Humphrey types . Anarchist, clearly you have had little exposure to the workings of the public sector, other than drawing your dole money. The alternative explanation is that you are just ‘thick as shit’.

            Either way you lose. Hope you learned your lesson, you fuckwit.

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          • concrete pump says:

            Careful, Nekkid!

            He ‘destroys passers by’.

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    • 82
      concrete pump says:

      Excuse my thickness, but what the yellow rubbery fuck does a ‘facilities officer’ do?

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      • 90
        Sir William Waad says:

        Janitor.

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        • 120
          Gordo "Smalley Brainz" Mcbroon says:

          I thought Facilities Officer was the person that was giving blowjobs, but then I was told it was Fellatio who I thought was in charge at the Battle of Trafalgar, but what do I know?

          Remember Vote Labour and Vote Often :}

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      • 117
        MARK OATENS CHOCOLATE LOGS says:

        Facilitates !

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      • 181
        Jonny Rash says:

        Janitor is correct. Sometimes known as premises officer. Hate to say but all large private sector businesses have them too. They are the ones that make sure the lights work, bogs are cleaned, post collected, contracts maintained etc. General dogsbody. A relevent & necessary job, even if the employers are not relevant or necessary.

        Note the shit wage though.

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      • 241
        The Nekkid Civil Servant says:

        What do a facilities officer do?

        That’ll be moving desks and office furniture, supervising lightbulb changes, letting the cleaners in in the morning and ensuing that the lights are turned off at close of play.

        They used to be called maintenance men in old days, attired in the customary brown overall. Now its a shiney-shoed bloke in a suit with a clipboard and walkie talkie. The facilities manager is the jobsworth who issues round robin emails about delays in the collection of post.

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          The Nekkid Gloryholer says:

          Run a business without one then smartarse. You as CE down in the yard taking delivery of two pallets of A4 paper. Yeah. Or you putting bait in the rat traps. Yeah. I’d like to see it. Dickhead.

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          • The Nekkid Civil Servant says:

            You commie fuckwit.

            No doubt you call a dustman a ‘street cleaning and regeneration operative’ or some such shit.

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          • An Anarchist says:

            Err no. Dustmen are known as binmen round here.

            I’m in no doubt though, that you are called a cockholster, or simply a cock, here too.

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    • 151
      Private Secretary to the Chief Executive (designate) says:

      I am NOT a snivelling yes man tapped on the shoulder by Sir Gus to ensure IPSA is rendered impotent. I will secure the post fair and square through open competition, at the appropriate time!

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  10. 13
    Rog says:

    Tories should just say they’ll abolish it on day one.

    That’ll fuck ‘em.

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    • 83
      A MacKay (Lobbyist to the Stars) says:

      They won’t.

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      • 131
        Annoyed Bookkeeper says:

        More fool the Tories then. How the fuck can anyone possibly justify £6m to check the expenses of 600 odd MPs? A few accounts clerks from my payments team would be able to do so at a snip.

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          Susie says:

          My old company had offices in Munich, Sydney, London, Hong Kong Atlanta — the HR and accounts departments had 3 personnel apiece managing the wages and expenses of 900 employees scattered all over the globe in various offices… salaries would have been £30–45k so that’s about £300k max to run 2 departments

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          • Concrete Pump says:

            Show me that growler Susie!! Show me your fucking fanny!!

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          • An Anarchist says:

            ‘my old company’ LOL. Total bulllllshit! You are a female Walter Mitty of the corporate world.

            Bet you are a tasty milf though…

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          • Giudo Forks says:

            May I be the first to congratulate TaT on his skilled impersonation of Concrete Pump user persona. Truly, you are the Rory Bremner of the digital age.

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          • Nekkid Civil Servant says:

            …and clearly bullshit is your specialist subject, Anarchist, as you spew loads of it on here. So spending £6m of our money to check the expenses of 650 odd MPs is good value for money? You thick fuckwit.

            Go to your room and no tea for you either. You are truly, ‘thick as shit’.

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          • concrete pump says:

            He’s nothing fucking like me, Forks.

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  11. 14
    Global_Person says:

    What’s the pay in rupees?

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  12. 15
    Anonymous says:

    Typical Labour. They talk of their spending when what they mean is squandering.

    This is the kind of thing that goes to prove cuts in spending CAN be made WITHOUT sacrificing effectiveness.

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      ShoutsAtTheTV says:

      Jesus Christ!..

      “Investment”, mate. They never talk about “spending” any more.

      I’m looking forward to the day that these Million-to-1, long-shot bets (sorry, I mean “investments”) romp home..

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      Mr Ned says:

      When are we going to get a RETURN on all this investment?

      Hmmmmmmm? After all, the only reason to “invest” money is to get a “return” on this money. If there is no financial return, it is NOT an investment, it is SPENDING.

      Now, not all spending is bad, clearly spending is very very important on schools, hospitals, law and order, defence, etc…

      But it is not how MUCH you spend, but HOW you spend that is important. Why the fuck have labour NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER understood that?

      They are totally fucking clueless, inept, cruel, vile, and fuckingly fucking fucked.

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      • 140
        barefootcontessa says:

        The thing is, the members of Newlabour have never had money to spend before so they spend whatever’s going as fast as they can, whereas the tories are used to having money in their pockets so are less profligate with it.

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        • 353
          Susie says:

          Not quite right, contessa.

          Tories know just how hard it is to earn or make money in the first place, so they are careful with it as they know the value of it.

          Labour just spend other people’s money the minute they get their greedy paws on it… they don’t have a clue how to create wealth.

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  13. 16

    I got 20 years for less than that g’vnor

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  14. 18
    Zen says:

    Happy Birthday Guido.

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  15. 22
    Oi Guv says:

    fucks sake they are worse than dole scroungers these quango lot

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      The Nekkid Civil Servant says:

      ‘Today I was out and about in the constituency.’

      Fat chance. A real Quangocrat never mixes with mere proles – we have far too many meetings with other important quangocrats, internal and external, to go to. Networking and all that. One has to look after one’s career after all. And then there’s the policy work to do. You won’t get far in the quango world unless you can generate reams and reams of administrative policies and procedures. After all, one cannot call people to account i.e. justify one’s own highly paid, highly pensioned existence, unless one monitors compliance against ‘the guidance.’

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  16. 27
    Gordon Brown says:

    What’s going on? Everything under control?

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  17. 28
    ShoutsAtTheTV says:

    Doesn’t “Building Confidence for the Future” mean (tacitly) “That we can’t build confidence now”?..

    Well, yep, those IPSA jobs are going to cost money and aren’t going to add any confidence now…

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  18. 29
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    hahhhahahha

    Set up a committee to investigate

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    • 122
      Gordo "Smalley Brainz" Mcbroon says:

      I’m on it never fear, I like to run with a good idea.

      Remember Vote Labour and Vote Often :}

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  19. 30
    Doris says:

    This is ludicrous; this madness has to stop…NOW!

    Time for a revolution I think.

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    • 142
      barefootcontessa says:

      Over time.

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      • 159
        Old Nick Heavenly(real dimwit) says:

        Then of course there will be all that overtime at double bubble.

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          Susie says:

          I’m increasingly of the opinion that we should just burn them out of their air-con offices this summer… bonfire of the vanities. Just kill them all. Boudicca had the right idea.

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          • An Anarchist says:

            I’m increasingly of the opinion that you are in fact a man. Or just such an ugly bint no man apart from David Blunkett or a drunk John Prescott would dare go near.

            Though for a silly bitch your suggestion does have some merit.

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          • An Anarchist says:

            I’m increasingly of the opinion that Guido Fawkes is a plastic paddy penis who keeps removing my posts. All I said was that Susie is either a man, or so butt ugly that only a blind man who was once home secretary or an former deputy prime minister with the horn of a horny jack russell would struggle to poke her. I fail to see any reason for modding that. I’m merely discussing fact.

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  20. 33
    ShoutsAtTheTV says:

    For god’s sake!… Every time I think, “Well, this is a new low – it can’t get any worse than this!” It f*cking well does !

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  21. 34
    assegai mike says:

    Un. Fucking. Believable.

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  22. 36
    nell says:

    +++ Laugh +++

    gordon’s answer to the expenses scandal. Set up an authority that is going to cost more to run than the MP’s and Lords troughed. What a joke!!

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    • 45
      troughers united says:

      Serves you right nell for being such a fucking whinger.

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      • 46
        nell says:

        Not to worry. Their comeuppance is marchng down the road by way of a General Election. You wait and see!!

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        • 84
          Mr Ned says:

          If only that would make a difference. Excuse my cynisism, but after 13 wretched years of constant, never-ending fuckmuppetry, I am far to jaded to believe that the tories would be any different.

          That is something that I would love and be delighted to be proved wrong on.

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          • Observant says:

            it is difficult not to be cynical Mr Ned but times have changed a great deal since the current shower came in in ’97 and at least there is a small chance things could be changed for the better..with brown’s pile of s..t we know for sure nothing will alter.

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      Infanta of Castile says:

      The General Medical Council is financed by those whom it regulates i.e. doctors who are all required to shell out whatever fee the council sets for the year (currently£410) if they want to be able to continue working. This is not negotiable. I imagine the General Dental Council is similarly financed by dentists.

      Perhaps MPs would like to pay for their own regulatory body as well but, then again, perhaps such a change of approach would be too much for them?

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    cherrorists alreay says:

    ‘Head of policy': Probably some greasy jew who will only allow the criminal filth in parliament to be paid their fraudulent claims if they meet their targets of slaughtering 25,000 Afghani children each month.

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    eee by 'eck I don't understand the money markets... says:

    Off topic.

    Could one of you clever southerners working in the city explain to this ignorant northerner why the euro has started to devalue against the pound and dollar after the annoucment of the Greek bailout? Surely it should be rising?

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    • 60
      nell says:

      I want to know that too!

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    • 63
      AndrewSouthLondon says:

      GBP is hovering around 1.14 euro to the pound and isn’t pluunging or soaring or whatever exageration third rate journalists use – as no one ever checks:

      http://www.x-rates.com/d/EUR/GBP/graph120.html

      Whenever the pound strengthens against the Euro Mervyn King jumps up to tell us its all awful, will take longer blah blah, as his schoolboy economists tell him a weak pound is good for the exports (we no longer have)

      No one knows whwt to make of it so it goes up and down with short and long-sellers trying to make a measly few quid speculating on tiny movements.

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    • 65
      sockpuppet #4 says:

      They were probably optimistic for a more euro-stays-solid outcome.

      It suggests that the markets didn’t really think that the euro would be fucked up.

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    • 101
      Anonymous says:

      Because it means they’ve set a precedent for the other PIIGS to follow.

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      • 118
        ST says:

        Interesting.

        The US press is reporting its because there is a lack of detail within the plan, equally it could be as you state.

        Nothing dramatic has happened yet though…

        It is interesting listening to Hugh Hendry about 18 months ago predicting exactly this, but in reference to Ireland not Greece.

        I can’t decide if I want the entire house of cards to collapse as, inevitably, it will involve us taking a severe anal fiscal fucking as well. On the otherhand this will kill any chance of the UK joining the euro for a political lifetime.

        If Greece takes Germany’s money but the Greek people reject EU control of the economy (which they certainly will especially as it will be seen as orginating from Germany (don’t mention the war!)) it could also severley undermine the poltical integration project.

        I should probably be shitting myself, but I can’t help but rub my hands and chuckle…

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        • 168
          Old Nick Heavenly(real dimwit) says:

          All they have done is to express solidarity and say that if the Greeks do this then we will do that. If they do not do this then forget that!

          Will the Greek populus accept this? Don’t think so. So there will be no that!

          If it was not Greece causing the problem it could just as easily be Belgium.

          I am hoping that the Krauts and Frogs are fast working out the details for a 2 league Euro. Benelux, france and krautland and the others that should never have been let into the euro in league 2.

          Whatever happens, I congratulate myself every day for moving into the middle of nowhere with a large garden.

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  25. 42
    ShoutsAtTheTV says:

    …I think Alexander McQueen thought he’d dodge Gordon’s new £20k Death Tax (by getting his submission in early)

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    • 115
      ooo-er says:

      I bought one of his ties today. Bit tight round the neck though.

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      • 146
        barefootcontessa says:

        Don’t by trite. He was a wonderful designer, and to put his name into the same sentence as that gorgon is criminal.

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        • 368
          Susie says:

          Couldn’t see it myself. I don’t like his clothes, I have a life instead. I wouldn’t wear them even if I was as deluded as Posh.

          I don’t care whether he’s alive or dead frankly — and how bloody selfish to involve his family in shelling out for two funerals in as many weeks.

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        • 474
          oooooer says:

          from the keyboard of the original oooooer ….his designs were shite bought by depressed over paid twats and represented admirably by yuktoria wretcham.

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  26. 43
    AP says:

    £100,000 per MP to tot up there expenses. I am incandescent with rage

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    • 233
      Trinny says:

      Don’t bother applying for a job

      £6,000,000 over 600 MPs = £10,000 per MP.

      Did you get a maths GCSE under New Labour?

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      • 237
        AP says:

        I am now merely miffed, at 10,000 each it is a bargain.

        (difficult to do mental maths when foaming at the mouth and shouting at my lap top)

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  27. 44
    Culloden says:

    When the ship is sinking fast, who really cares that the captain and officers are drinking the best vintages in the cellar. It is better to run for a lifeboat and row away very quickly, than remonstrate with the captain about his misdemeanours.

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  28. 48
    Busted Nokia says:

    OT

    Good job Brown sold our gold and bought Euros:

    http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20100211-711101.html?mod=WSJ_latestheadlines

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    • 172
      Old Nick Heavenly(real dimwit) says:

      It was the right thing to do!

      A good job with Gollman Sex does not come easily!

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    arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh says:

    Meals to old age pensioners were cut last weekend in Coleraine because £1200 was needed to source parts to repair an oven. The service is being ‘reviewed’. 90 year olds were left with no hot meals on wheels delivery from last weekend.
    The NI Minister of Health has a stockpile of half a million fucking swine flu jabs no-one needed or wanted. £60million wasted. The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commissioner is paid £80k a year to produce reports worth fuck all. The Victims Commissioners, of which there are 4 are each paid £75k a year…for what? The Childrens Commissioner is on £70k a year…each have their own useless fucking departments prodcuing nothing of worth. There are 108 MLAs producing fuck all of worth…the Office of the First and Deputy First Minister has 500 odd staff…..need I go on…
    millions upon millions wasted everywhere.

    Give me a red pen and I’d save a billion in no time.

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    • 85
      Rear Gunner says:

      And you all handed your guns in.stupid twats.

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    • 91
      Mr Ned says:

      Only a Billion?

      I could save 50 Billion per year in an afternoon and shift a further 50 Billion a year into wealth generation to create REAL and PRODUCTIVE jobs for the lazy pen-pushing bastards that my savings would put out of work.

      We desperately need to rectify and reverse the trade deficit, then we build up money coming into the country and prepare the economy for structural growth based on profits from real trade, instead of debt.

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      • 110
        Scargill says:

        Like heavy industry???

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        • 127
          Unsworth says:

          Like any fucking industry at all.

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          • barefootcontessa says:

            We ain’t seen nothing yet.

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          • Engineer says:

            We do still have some remnants of industry, and what we’ve got is lean and mean (it bloody has to be, or it doesn’t survive), but quite a lot of it is struggling at the moment.

            The other problems to industrial growth are lack of skilled people, lack of good training, heavy regulation of pretty much everything you can think of (which adds greatly to overheads), and non-availability of finance. We can rebuild it, but it won’t be quick, even if government does the right things to assist, and the City accepts that it won’t get an instant return on the heavy capital investment that most manufacturing entails – assuming, that is, that the City overcomes it’s traditional snobbishness about any firm that makes things.

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          • ST says:

            Engineer is completely right. The industry we have is incredibly tough and competative as a result of decades of a high pound, high tax and high labour cost.

            I’ve worked in and with the Chemical industry and the North East of England for example is actually seeing a growth in its exports and two very large multinationals are investing in futher facilities after getting their intellectual property fingers burnt in China.

            The problem is we’ve always seen it’s either finance OR manufacturing, actually they can co-exist although it is tricky in a small country with a small domestic market.

            I’m really up for more exports and growth in this area but I’m not fool enough to believe finance will not still be the mainstay of the UK economy.

            In addition the science and engineering in out universities are top notch and better tech transfer is possible.

            Engineer is right that skills, particularly at the technician level, are lacking. If all the polytechnics stopped pretending they’re universities and went back to teaching solid, good quality HND’s we’d go someway to addressing this.

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          • Susie says:

            I know a 17 y/o who wants to be a mechanic… he’s been sitting on his arse for over a year getting under his parents’ feet and trying to get on a course/apprenticeship — any bloody thing, but nothing’s available.

            He could have stayed on at school, but didn’t want to spend another 2 years being indoctrinated with lefty crap. He just wants to be able to do something practical and earn a wage.

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        • 188
          green shoots says:

          green technology, or agriculture, is the next mass employer

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      • 114
        Mr Ned says:

        My ideal, radical agenda:

        If I was Prime Minister I would declare that the economy is a national emergency and invoke the civil contingencies act for one month, during which time I would arrest the thieving bastards in Parliament that have ruined this once great country.

        I would have the Government print enough “notes” to pay off the national debt

        After all if we (humanity) have the power to create worthless, free money and attach an arbitary value to it (which is what we do, after all, what is ) then I would have the Government end our debt by printing enough money to do just that!

        These debts are then zeroed and the money will be removed from circulation leaving no inflationary impact.

        I would outlaw usury. It is pure evil that when money is created, an extra debt is automatically attatched to it that cannot possibly be repaid as the money to pay that debt is NOT created with the debt, thus the system is designed from the outset to guarantee that people are bankrupted BY THE SYSTEM in order to transfer real wealth from the people to the elite.

        Then I would arrest the Governor and the staff of the Bank of England and scrap all Fractional Reserve Banking of Fiat currencies.

        I would create a new currency based upon a measure of a man’s labour and would introduce interest free loans. So that people could invest in their own futures and create businesses creating goods and services to be traded domestically and internationally.

        People would be free to earn whatever their labour could generate in their own businesses.

        I would have national referenda to determine what the country felt the government should provide and what the people should provide privately.

        Government spending would then be dedicated to providing these services at the smallest possible cost.

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  30. 54
    Trinny says:

    So, £6,000,000 to keep an eye on 646 MPs = £10,000 per MP.

    Average MP expenses £150,000.

    Good value?

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    • 74
      ShoutsAtTheTV says:

      ..I’m guessing you already know the answer to that

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    • 305
      Hysteria says:

      not to mention a Head of Policy. A Policy Manager and a Deputy Policy Manager….

      I think the policy is that you will not steal public money. There – job done – where do I apply…?

      I’ll get my hat.

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  31. 57
    Stasi Brown says:

    Part of the problem is the obsession in public service with pyramid shaped hierarchies. Those of us who have had the misfortune to experience the public sector at its worst know that if you appoint, say a Grade 7, then you need at least two Grades 6s to justify the post, at least four Grades 5s and so on. Before you know it you have a bureaucracy when all you needed was a director, a PA and two or three junior staff to keep track of receipts. The obsession with spin is everywhere and explains why they want PR specialists. The reality is that an ordinary civil servant is not allowed to talk or write about the work, past or present, of his department in even the most general terms without express permission, a stipulation supposedly intended to stop secrets leaking, but which in reality is a bar to any kind of free speech (and may breach Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights). And guess which government has really started cracking down on this? Public servants are taxpayers too and know where the bodies are buried, but are effectively blocked from any kind of public debate, no matter how general or innocent.

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  32. 61
    bandersnatch says:

    Bumster Jeans man tops himself! Suspicion is he became depressed after
    El Gordo the phone-chucker sent him good wishes from No 10 for the forthcoming Rag Trade fashion week.

    BBC sycophants going into overdrive… Bugger! Theyre doing it on Sky too

    …Poor, poor brilliant o-so brilliant and luverly chappie, and only 40… Police say ‘no suspicious circumstances’… Reckon that means no-one done him in then… in that posh Mayfair flat… Some old trout, Professor of Rag Trade Flogging at the University of Shoreditch has been assessing his contribution to… blah blah blah… Alexander or was it Lee McSchmatter… best creative genius since Leonardo Da Vinci-caprio thingummee… Most original cutting since sliced pumpernickel… a basketcase of gothic originality he was… and he had some family connection with Jack the Ripper you know… yes reely… which probably accounts for his obsession with… and he was shy with it… and his dearly beloved mother passed away last week and all… Ah how the truly talented die young…. YAWN…

    He’d have made a good MP, you know… Can’t understand why he wasn’t on Diamond Dave’s magic list… or maybe he was… Shame innit…

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    • 393
      Susie says:

      Di Death Fest II coming up:

      Sir Elt in Westminster Abbey singing “Candle in the Bumsters”
      Posh, Madonna, Kate Moss going into deeeeep deeeeep mourning and looking more like death warmed up than normal
      Green St W1 blocked for the next few weeks by heartbroken gays and fag hags leaving bunches of flowers

      Perhaps he topped himself because someone told him he couldn’t charge £12,000 for a plastic bikini with (optional) dead bird stuck to it this year what with the recession and all.

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    • 394
      jgm2 says:

      The Daily Telegraph is looking for a new obits bod writer. Get your CV in.

      Or it should be. The present one is SHIT.

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  33. 64
    Stepney says:

    As ever with this fcking loony concept of Public Service it turns out to one huge job fest.

    3 communications officers?

    1 to answer the phones and to send out the press releases.

    1 to go on awaydays with the other quangocrats and 1 to mix the fucking gin and tonics.

    In the good old private sector you’d outsource it and have an internal 0.2 fte overseeing it and kicking it’s arse as required.

    Stuff like this really makes all the evening and weekend non-paid overtime SO FUCKING WORTH IT.

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  34. 66
    bandersnatch says:

    Oh… all right then, if you must be picky… Put me down for IPSA FACTA Payments Manager… I could do that job well… and perhaps be relevant an all.

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  35. 68
    Nin Kanpoop says:

    I’m shit at computers so I have applied for the job in data and security. I’m bound to get it.

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    • 150
      shelling-out says:

      I’d be an ideal candidate for the post of Data and Security. I’ve got my own car and never need to use public transport, so the chances of me leaving a laptop on a bus or train is negligible.

      That should put me head and shoulders in front of the muppets that are currently in the post.

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  36. 70
    Armchair gardener says:

    Quangos, and also the EU, proliferate more than weeds. Dave ‘s going to need some strong weedkiller…

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  37. 72
    Shocked of Sheen says:

    This is the stuff. The best thing is that ALL the hacks read Guido, and this is a great story for tomorrow’s inside pages.
    Love it.

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  38. 75
    bandersnatch says:

    Next parliament to be Hoonless!… It’s official! Must be true, I heard it on the tele… Wonder if he’s putting in for… yes… a very relevant IPSA Quango job… Communications Manager? He’d tell it like it is… not.

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    • 86
      MP's DONT ONLY FIDDLE WITH EXPENCES says:

      646 hoons to go !
      far from hoonless !
      this one leaves with a huge property portfolio
      and like the rest of them a bank full of cash

      may they all suffer a long slow painfull death !

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      • 109
        bandersnatch says:

        True there may, nay will be, other hoons in the House, but the Hoon of Hoon will not be there… ‘He was the one who pushed at the boundaries of fashion with his sharp tailoring’ ‘He’ll be sorely missed at London Fashion Week… with his low slung jeans’…

        Sorry… got that wrong… it was ‘his amazing pencil skirts’ I should have mentioned…

        Wikipaedia tells me about a Mr Ah Hoon (died 1909), Chinese American comedian… I wonder could they be related? I feel sure the current Hoon will be in the running for the directorial post in the War Room at the IPSA Quango…

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    • 121
      Steve Expat says:

      Guido, in ‘Hoonour’ of the departure of our dearest ‘friend’ Geoffery, can you please change for the day the blog word replacer so that every “Hoon” becomes a “Hunt”??

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  40. 77
    MP's DONT ONLY FIDDLE WITH EXPENCES says:

    What a fucking sorry state of affairs when the people who run our country
    cant be honest enough to submit their own expences
    and WE the fucking tax payer yet again have to pick up the tab
    for another body to police them and keep the naughty boys in check

    hang the fucking lot of em

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  41. 78
    bandersnatch says:

    I still think Lee Quango deserves an IPSA FACTA bumster mention… even if he is dead.

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  42. 81
    Barnabas Scudamore says:

    Let’s put Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II back in charge !

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  43. 86
    Sir William Waad says:

    You run a business that has about 1,200 part-time staff. You want to ensure that they are paid their proper expenses but do not fiddle them. Do you:

    (i) Set out the rules for what they can claim in a clear, simple document about three pages long;

    (ii) Employ a small number of careful, rather stern but reasonable people with accountancy skills on moderate salaries to process claims; and

    (iii) Recruit a manager with good ‘people’ skills to make sure everything works properly and deal with queries

    OR do you:

    Set up a f*cking great new empire costing £6 million a year, with assistant policy managers, associate contract managers and a lot of other silly buggers in suits with fancy titles who have to make work for themselves to do?

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  44. 92
    Hugh Janus says:

    This is what I posted on another thread on this subject, with apologies for repeating it (but now that this thread has appeared…..):

    “80 staff?! A misprint, surely? About 20 years ago I was in the claims department of a large insurer, where 13 of us processed around 14,000 claims per year, some of which were dodgy and others were complex. How hard can it be to check and approve/reject the expenses of 646 individuals??”

    The more I think about this the more my blood boils. Another case of – well, it’s only public money? Let’s gold-plate it and see how big an empire we can create??

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  45. 94
    bandersnatch says:

    I do love Quangos Fresh Fruit Flavours… Oh… wait a bit… wait a bit…
    a senior moment… Make that Spangles. Certainly dates you, does Spangos.

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  46. 96
    Anonymous says:

    Guido you really can’t have too many managers, after all they are essential for the creation, documentation and management of process…..

    Implementation has been deliberately excluded as one wouldn’t wish to take the risk and responsibility of doing anything would one?

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  47. 99
    Gordon Brown The Prime Mentalist says:

    Please don’t vote me out in the election. This job is all I have. I know I’ve been a fucking shit prime minister. But if you vote for Labour, I promise to be less shit.

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  48. 102
    Engineer says:

    Forgive my ignorance, but would someone remind me whether IPSA is additional to or a full replacement of the Fees Office?

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    • 116

      Just one of the 6 planned operations to monitor and report on things, somewhere, sometime.

      Fees Office to remain. IPSA will be up and running soon.

      Remember you need 3 at the bottom, 2 in the centre, and 1 at the top.

      PYRAMIDS R US.

      It is just fucking nonsense.

      Pay MP’s a STIPEND £180k PA TAX FREE, and they then pay for Everything out of that, and they are allowed to get financial support from Constituency fundraising done privately.

      Ministers and Shadow Ministers get the same additional terms as currently.

      No Pension at all.
      No Severance pay.
      No Travel expenses.
      No Subsistence allowance.
      No food allowance
      No Staff support costs. They pay out of their own STIPEND
      No House allowances.
      No Communication allowance
      No Office allowance.
      No Stationary allowance.
      No Subsidised anything in Parliament Buildings. Commercial Rates only.
      No Foreign travel at all.
      In fact this list could go on almost ad infinitum, and the point is that all perks and allowances, and expenses, and subsidies (Direct and Indirect) are remover totally.

      The MP’s pay to be set by the Armed Forces review Board or similar.

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    • 139
      Engineer says:

      Just done some googling.

      http://www.parliamentarystandards.org.uk/faqs.html

      IPSA has a Board consisting of a Chair and four other members, and an interim Chief Executive paid between £105,000 and £115,000pa. They all get expenses, obviously.

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  49. 113
    Beatsy says:

    PIIGS just makes me think of MPs.

    GIPSI’s might be better.

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  50. 125
    Region 9 Eussr says:

    They don’t seem to be able to help it. Anything to spend taxpayers money! Before long they will be head hunting a diversity executive, and all sorts of facilitators and and consultants. The main priority of course is to spend lots of money.

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  51. 129
    MP's DONT ONLY FIDDLE WITH EXPENCES says:

    Going off my tax returns this year

    they will have fuck all to spend Ha Ha Fucking Ha

    Some fucking Doleite will have to get a job now as a direct result of me !

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  52. 143
    Unsworth says:

    What was the annual cost of the Fees Office? It was conveniently absorbed into the Operations Directorate, but the functions remained the same.

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  53. 147
    Old Nick Heavenly(real dimwit) says:

    Maybe someone has already said it, but this is PROOF.

    This proves that it would have been cheaper to leave them to wallow in their dishonesty than the cost of regulating it.

    It proves that they were right and everybody else was wrong. It was cheaper to YOU to leave us alone. See how much it costs for your childish wish for transparency.

    Look, plebs, it cost you more to have the inquiry than was paid back. It will cost you more to take back ‘our rightful due’ than to leave us in our trough.

    And it will be jobs for the boys as per usual!

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    • 166
      shelling-out says:

      …but we want to see you drown in the trough first.

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    • 187
      streamfisher says:

      Mr Morley says ‘natural justice’

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      • 217
        Old Nick Heavenly(real dimwit) says:

        Public Justice is what is needed!

        Medieval Japanese concept. Somebody without the authority does what the public really wishes to be done. I think you refer to it as piano wire.

        eg. giving MB a good slapping or the hoonite!

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  54. 153
    Fees Office Clerk says:

    The IPSA has got big expensive government pumping through it veins. Blame Gordon Brown.

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  55. 161
    MP's DONT ONLY FIDDLE WITH EXPENCES says:

    WTF Greece invite Gordon (every thing i touch turns to shit) McBust to their meeting !

    It’s a bit like a Rabbi inviting Adolf Hitler to a Bar Mitzvah

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    • 162
      shelling-out says:

      I was under the impression that the Greeks were on strike because the Chinese want to buy up their ports – starting with Athens.

      The rest is very convenient for Gordon.

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    • 163
      Rabbi says:

      It was a Bar Mitzvah were we planned ww2

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    • 186
      Khan Bleevitsnat Bhutta says:

      It’s because they know he’ll give any amount of money away just to get photographed with other “world leaders”. It’s a bit like Blair except he takes money whilst McFuckwit has to give it away.

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  56. 165
    streamfisher says:

    Give me a rope I’ll hang myself, as Oscar Wilde on his death bed said when he surveyed the vista of the walls hung with mouldy green paper with the bad pattern “one of us has got to go”

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  57. 170
    Old Nick says:

    Will the job count stop at 666!

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  58. 173
    Private Sector 'Fools' says:

    Self-financing like everything Doom McMental instigates!

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  59. 175
    yosser hughs >purpleline says:

    I can do that Gissa-job mate, me and me mates could do that for 60k a year and luncheon vouchers. Come on gissa job pal

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  60. 176
    MP's DONT ONLY FIDDLE WITH EXPENCES says:

    Just a thought: Why can’t they send their expence claims to one of londons top accountancy companies !?
    they would only pay what is in the “Troughers Green Handouts err Book”
    and they would have their own reputation to protect
    so wouldn’t pass any dodgey claims

    And thus save most of the 6 million !

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    • 408
      Susie says:

      Yes I know just the place, Arthur Anderson Accounting… oh hang on…

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    • 489
      Nekkid Civil Servant says:

      I know plenty of accountants and bookkeepers who would do a sterling job at a fraction of the proposed cost of the IPSA. However, none of them work for the big accountancy firms, which have degenerated into risk avoiding, fee generating machines. Corporate statism and getting and keeping publicly funded contracts is incompatible with firms standing up to troughers.

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  61. 177
    Talwin says:

    I like the strapline above; ‘MPs’ Expenses: Building Confidence for the Future’.

    They wish.

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  62. 178
    grobdj says:

    So we don’t need regulations, since they are inefficient

    We need law. Simple to apply, simple to judge.

    A fixed budget for the running of parliament, reducing each year by 10% until the public finances are back in balance. Retrospective accounting, as applies in tax avoidance law, for any dodges the politicians employ whilst in office.

    In the case of IPSA, MPs would be paying £6million out of their salaries, since they set up this scheme.

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  63. 183
    The IMF is coming says:

    Who is going to look after the exes of IPSA?

    IPSASA?

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    • 511
      bandersnatch says:

      Big fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite ‘em,
      And little fleas have smaller fleas, and on ad infinitum.

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  64. 189
    Tapestry says:

    Merkel’s coalition partner the Bavarian CSU blocks Greek Bail-Out. http://tinyurl.com/yexrlo2

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    • 230
      Old Nick Heavenly(real dimwit) says:

      The Bavarian CSU proves itself to be useful for the first time in history!

      As I have said before, the French gov are constrained by the thought of Madame Guilotine and the German gov by repeating the mistakes of Weimar and letting nazism loose again.

      A lot of Germans still blame the jews for WW2. I now understand why, though, of course, the wrong jews paid the price.

      I cannot see the kraut public wearing german money bailing out anybody, greek or belgian. And why should they?

      No European country wants to see all power centralised in Brussels. that is why we now have 3 different presidents. France or Germany letting Brussels tell them how to run their economy? Just cannot see it!

      They will play at saving the union, to save face, but at the end of the day they are, I flukin hope, a lot smarter than Gordum.

      Unless of course the pigs let the germans run their economies. Great Britney should get in first and ask the germans to take over. Forget the erection and give power to Angie!

      2 Europes and a northern and southern euro.

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      • 235
        Herr Lipp says:

        A lot of Germans still blame the jews for WW2.

        Ja! The German war effort was so dissipated by having the Wermacht hauling trainloads of mewling jews around that of course they lost the war.

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        • 501
          Udderly Tasteless says:

          Stands to reason. Who else could it have been? Themselves? Their partners in the Franco-German ‘powerhouse of Europe’ for imposing a vindictive and disproportionate settlement on them after the 14-18 war?

          Mister Peevly, the mild-mannered janitor?

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  65. 190
    c.eng says:

    Hee hee hee.

    After all the obsession with the piggies, total cost £1.5 mill.

    We now have to pay £6.0 mill to stop it happening again.

    A typical British business investment with RoI of minus 400 %.

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    • 201
      Khan Bleevitsnat Bhutta says:

      Get Santander to take it over and sack 90% of the staff. Arriba!

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    • 219
      AC1 says:

      Can we get it taken over by Kraft?

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    • 405
      jgm2 says:

      An absolute bargain compared to the 300bn quid added to the deficit since the recession started in order to generate 300 million quid of ‘growth’ last quarter. So all that seed money to subsidise purchase of Korean cars wasn’t a total waste after all.

      15 million quid of ‘scrappage’ subsidies to seed the purchase of 300 million quid of Korean Minis.

      BANG. And the recession was over.

      Well, when I said ‘over’ I meant ‘over’ as long as we keep borrowing 200bn quid a year to make up for the fact that we’re ban*rupt.

      Nice one Labour. Redefining economic incompetence.

      Labour 1997 – 2010. The government that closed the book on the Rise and Fall of the British Empire.

      Defeated not by the Barbarian hordes but by hitherto unimaginable home-grown idiocy.

      This wasn’t Rome growing fat and decadent and no longer willing to fight to protect itself.

      This was Britain destroyed by putting all the incompetence in the world into one pot, boiling it down and distilling it and then pouring the Goblet of Idiocy into one political party. The Labour party.

      Gordon Brown is the Obelix of Incompetence. He doesn’t just have to drink a glass of it for a short-term ‘hit’ of idiocy. The c’unt fell in the pot as a child.

      He’s an idiot 24/7.

      Gordon Brown. The Obelix of Incompetence.

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    • 406
      jgm2 says:

      An absolute bargain compared to the 300bn quid added to the deficit since the recession started in order to generate 300 million quid of ‘growth’ last quarter. So all that seed money to subsidise purchase of Korean cars wasn’t a total waste after all.

      15 million quid of ’scrappage’ subsidies to seed the purchase of 300 million quid of Korean Minis.

      BANG. And the recession was over.

      Well, when I said ‘over’ I meant ‘over’ as long as we keep borrowing 200bn quid a year to make up for the fact that we’re ban*rupt.

      Nice one Labour. Redefining economic incompetence.

      Labour 1997 – 2010. The government that closed the book on the Rise and Fall of the British Empire.

      Defeated not by the Barbarian hordes but by hitherto unimaginable home-grown idiocy.

      This wasn’t Rome growing fat and decadent and no longer willing to fight to protect itself.

      This was Britain destroyed by putting all the incompetence in the world into one pot, boiling it down and distilling it and then pouring the Goblet of Idiocy into one political party. The Labour party.

      Gordon Brown is the Obelix of Incompetence. He doesn’t just have to dr*nk a glass of it for a short-term ‘hit’ of idiocy. The c’unt fell in the pot as a child.

      He’s an idiot 24/7.

      Gordon Brown. The Obelix of Incompetence.

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      • 414
        Susie says:

        I’ve got a nice rusty iron obelix in the garden — usually has sweet peas growing up it, but this year I think it would look better rammed up Gordo’s arse. I can sip my sun downer watching the blackbirds fight over his eye.

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        • 486
          Titless says:

          60’s minis…50’s pencils…large garden objects up gordo’s chuffer box..your snatch isn’t grey then..go gel

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      • 417
        Anonymous says:

        Labour 1997 – 2010 may well prove be the government that closed the book on the Labour Party.

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  66. 191
    Donny Dazzler says:

    After Year 1, better to set IPSA’s total budget at 25% of whatever they saved in the previous year and so on. (Where ‘saved’ is the overall reduction in the total cost of parliamentary services).

    When there’s nothing left to be saved, they don’t need to exist.

    That’s an ever-sharpening incentive, which would eventually make even the Greek Government’s next Kraut-enforced budget look slack in comparison.

    Simples.

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  67. 192
    Fees Office Clerk says:

    “John Healey, the Housing Minister, faced calls to apologise tonight for saying that repossession “can be the best option” for some families”

    Just imagine the expressions of outrage we’d get from Bradshaw and Byrne if a Tory Shadow Ministerhad made those comments.

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    • 196
      Khan Bleevitsnat Bhutta says:

      Deselection “can be the best option” for some MPs.

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    • 289
      Stasi Watch says:

      Feckin’ Carolyn Quim at the end of PM said that the program had had a lot more emails being sympathetic to Healey than against.

      Ha feckin’ suprise Quim, well I never!!

      Feck off shill!!

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    • 359
      Yvette cooper says AINT NO BED OF ROSES FOR ME PAL says:

      He will say it was taken out of context when he wakes up tomorrow Gordoom uses a 8210 these days f**k me they hurt ouch

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  68. 193

    jesus fucking bloody jesus christ.

    This fucking country.

    I’m going to the pub. I expect 80 barstaff to tend to me. With a communications officer naturally.

    80 staff, to administer 650. keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerist

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    • 208
      c.eng says:

      I bet the communications officer is the only Brit in the 80 staff.

      Plus they’ll need a few outreach officers to hand you your beer.

      Not forgetting the five a day counsellors to help your withdrawal symptoms, and cycling outreach advisors to help you ride a bike to get there.

      Can you afford to drink with all these overheads.

      Just make sure you don’t die on the way back, total cost £20,000.

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    • 262
      The Nekkid Civil Servant says:

      “80 staff, to administer 650. keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerist”

      No. It’s even worse. That’s 80 staff at £6m just to process the ‘expenses’ of 650.

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  69. 195
    Moley says:

    Hoon leaving Parliament;

    “To spend more time with his property empire”

    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/davidhughes/100025839/geoff-hoons-suicide-mission-is-completed/

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  70. 200
    The IMF is coming says:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/8511638.stm

    So Hammond has a go at his comments (spending cuts this year)
    but the reply is a little odd in that the State Broadcaster writes

    “But his comments were dismissed by Lord Mandelson’s spokesman who said the government’s position remained unchanged.
    “The Tories are in no position to talk about policy confusion given the chopping and changing we have seen from them over the past few weeks,” the spokesman said.”

    So who the hell is this spokesman? And why can they make political statements. I notice it a lot and they seem to react very quickly, but other parties always seem to have quotes direct from the relevant politician. It is as though the spokesman is either employed by the BBC or the BBC is taking a dictation from Comical Mandy.

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    • 211
      Oi Guv says:

      That is the ‘transparent’ British media for you.

      BBC naturally are the worse offenders.

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    • 224
      streamfisher says:

      Write or e-mail a complaint to the BBC, the use of the word spokesman is blatantly sexist and contrary to the Harriet Harman school of philosophy, SPOKESPERSON BBC, forget your own mantra?, more ways than one to skin a cat.

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    • 488
      Titless says:

      guaranteed coming from the Prime Mincer’s extensive staffing structure..mandlebummer is going for any soundbite op possible however fatuous

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  71. 206
    British Militia says:

    IPSA largely misses the point , that there is a general assumption in government that your money belongs to them and out of some peverse sense of generosity they let you keep some of it. Until private property is respected abuses of taxpayers’ money will continue.

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  72. 209
    Oi Guv says:

    These public sector fat cats are scum they are living in the 80’s ‘greed is good’ era in their heads and yet rail against capitalism and everyone else who has to make cuts or earns a crust.

    Idiots.

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  73. 213
    Gordon's Brown says:

    I’M STILL HERE. BUT ONLY FOR ANOTHER 12 WEEKS. THEN SARAH WILL DIVORCE ME AND I WON’T EVEN HAVE A SHAM MARRIAGE. NO JOB, NO SHAM MARRIAGE. WILL YOU FEEL SORRY FOR ME?

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    • 490
      WhippemIn says:

      yes gordon we shall have a collective weep as you leave No 10 clutching your beano collection and that favorite conker you cherish.

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  74. 214
    Oi Guv says:

    Why don’t the Tories make and advert with Gordon Brown’s smiling face on one side and Robert Mugabes on the other with a 20 quid banknote in between. With scenes of empty UK highstreets below Brown and starving Zimbabweans queuing for food under Mugabe.

    ‘Vote Labour and this is the future’

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  75. 216
    Harridan Hardperson says:

    I’ll be the new Labour leader in 12 weeks! And that will guarantee Labour being out of power for the next 20 years! But at least I’ll have an ego trip as leader!

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    • 236
      nell says:

      harpy harriett, one of the militwits or postman pat – doesn’t matter who takes on the leadership after their defeat in the forthcoming election. Labour are going to be a nonentity for a long time to come.

      My favourite leader for labour as it flounders in defeat would be edballs. I don’t think they’d ever get back in power again with him at their head.

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      • 281
        Moley says:

        They have to wait until after the election to choose a new leader because it is perfectly possible for any of the contenders to lose their seat.

        That is why no one has come forward to contest Brown’s position as worst prime Minister in history.

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      • 354
        Yvette cooper says AINT NO BED OF ROSES FOR ME PAL says:

        to true and i should know

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    • 242
      Dack Blog says:

      Won’t this be the new new labour leader in 12 weeks?

      http://mydavidcameron.com/posters/blair1

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      • 253
        nell says:

        Anything is better than this!!

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        • 257
          Shocked of Sheen says:

          Oh dear that was horrid!

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        • 261
          Dack Blog says:

          It ain’t about looks nell, it’s about policies. The political equivalent of ‘GSOH’.

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          • nell says:

            As everyone in the know, associated with 10 drowning street is now saying, gordon has no policies. His total focus is on media control and worrying about thefts from his stationery cabinet!!! And that’s when he has a focus!

            Mostly he’s struggling with anger management, kicking furniture, attacking his staff, throwing nokias.

            This is not a worthwhile or attractive leader of the Nation!!!!

            I wonder what Her Maj. finds to say to this moronic man when they meet on Tuesdays??!!

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          • Dack Blog says:

            Policies are in short supply across the parties.

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  76. 220
    Oi Guv says:

    Does anyone have the classic rebuttal qoute from Gordon Brown when asked why he sold all our gold at the lowest price possible.

    It was something like ‘so we could buy and profit from the strong Euro currency’ or something.

    Yeah Gordon bet that looks like a real good investment now you c***.

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    • 345
      Busted Nokia says:

      The King John of the modern era, although King John was a better leader and lost less gold. Rather too many similarities between King John, Gordon and Tony, Richard.
      Hmm

      John had quite a temper, raised taxes, lost gold but was forgiven by Richard when he returned from the 3rd crusade :-)

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    • 347
      Yvette cooper says AINT NO BED OF ROSES FOR ME PAL says:

      No it was the Tories fault for not having a “diverse portfolio” I believe him don`t you ?

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  77. 221
    Ronnie McDonnie says:

    That c/unt Brown has a nerve mocking Cameron for having posters of his face all over the UK. This is the worthless incompetent arse who spent hundreds of thousands on posters telling us he’s “Not Flash, just Gordon.” An accurate one would have said “Not Flash, just autistic, asexual, incompetent, corrupt, deceitful, self-serving, misogynist and useless.”

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    • 420
      Susie says:

      Yeah I remember those… they dumped that campaign pretty damn quick, but not before they’d spent a couple of million £ on it, Mc2@ bottled it.

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  78. 223
    Geordie Girl says:

    OMG I have just seen a clip from Piers Morgan’s interview with Brown. Cringeworthy just doesn’t do it justice and that was only 5 seconds worth. I think it could be an absolute disaster for him.

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    • 225
      Dack Blog says:

      I saw that. I watched it through my fingers from behind the sofa.

      Like

    • 228
      Dylan Thomas says:

      Gorgon Morgan cries for help.

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    • 238
      simon r says:

      Typical – lets himself be interviewed by his good friend Piers ( who often sings Brown’s praises in his columns ), was Fiona Philips not available ?

      Too scared to face Paxman or Humphries.

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    • 248
      MP's DONT ONLY FIDDLE WITH EXPENCES says:

      Was it as false as Campbells Attempt ? i haven’t seen it !

      Like

      • 252
        Shocked of Sheen says:

        Worse far worse. Beautifully lit, well edited, just like your favourite horror film. Truly scary!

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        • 266
          nell says:

          Pathetic and self-pitying man that he is!!!!

          Parents of children who have died young or who have cystic fybrosis or have other physical and mental disabilities will regard him with complete disdain after this. They will despise him for his self-pitying performance.

          Those parents don’t weep all over the media seeking sympathy – they work hard, everyday, to make each day for their child a good, fun, worthwhile day for their children.

          They fight the NHS, and I mean Fight!, to get the best treartment available for whatever their child needs. And sometimes, when the NHS fails them, as it often does, they dig deep and pay for private healthcare to get the best.

          gordon NEVER has to do that because as high profile PM the NHS would not dare to refuse his children the ultimate care available as quickly as possible.

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          • NorthernGit says:

            Nell you should know by now our great leader will stop at nothing to broaden his appeal..sad bastard..all amply suported by that ace cringe maker the Prime Mincer. It is difficult to think of a more sick making set of ‘ploticians’…no ploy too low…no emotional dump knowingly resisted..yuk yuk yuk

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      • 313
        Geordie Girl says:

        249 – the clip that was shown had Morgan asking Brown how many times he had been in love (hideous thought) and Brown replying that he had had many girlfriends!!! Camera then pans to Sarah in the audience looking coy. It was sick making.

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        • 324
          renfrew says:

          I’ve just been sick fucking reading it.

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        • 335
          Busted Nokia says:

          please someone upload the clips to youtube..

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        • 416
          MP's DONT ONLY FIDDLE WITH EXPENCES says:

          Seems his wife was appointed to him by the labour party because people were questioning his sexuality
          i doubt he’s ever had a girl friend he would scare any woman if he cant have is own way
          besides the news papers would have found one by now
          i rest my case !

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        • 492
          Talwin says:

          Gordon had ‘many girlfriends’? If memory serves, Tom Bower in his biog/polemic, ‘Gordon Brown’, tells us he had three (bizarrely, one was some sort of European princess). He treated them like shit as well.

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          • Geordie Girl says:

            Your memory does serve you well Talwin. She was Princess Margarita of Romania. He also dated Sheena McDonald the TV presenter.

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        • 496
          NorthernGit says:

          list reads…

          self
          self
          self
          self
          self
          self
          fat cow
          self

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          • bandersnatch says:

            You may have it right there except for being a bit nasty to Sarah. I liked the clip I saw, where Pee-wee Morgan asks him how he proposed to Sarah, and he brushes away the: ‘Did you get down on your knees?’ with: ‘I said I want to get married as soon as possible… Please’. A concessionary afterthought… that last word… Note even more that it’s what HE wants to do… none of the asking if she’s willing!

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    • 494
      Nekkid Civil Servant says:

      I presume that Piers Morgan didn’t ask Gordon any tricky questions about rocking horses or nappy wearing then?

      In depth interview my arse.

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  79. 227

    It’s very easy to knock quangos, isn’t it? Oh yes. But

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    • 295
      Nqkongo Quyetabele says:

      No, but seriously, it is callous to treat a quango as nothing more important than a good scrabble move. These are peoples’ livelihoods at stake. I think.

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  80. 234
    Doctor Mick says:

    Six million squids? It would be cheaper to let the troughers fiddle their expenses.

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    • 273
      media watch says:

      They have come up with this so that we can be told in due course that closing IPSA and just giving all MP’s a pay rise to cover exes will benefit us all – once IPSA costs have hit about £15mill a year (normal QUANGO-creep) it will seem like a good idea to give MPs £20k extra – you just watch!

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  81. 240
    stucktothebottom says:

    This is on top of the ‘Fees Office’? Hunts. Fucking Hunts.

    Who’s going to monitor the work of IPSA and their expenses claims?

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  82. 243
    stucktothebottom says:

    Why can’t I say ‘Hunts’ (cnuts)?
    Can I say twats? Or Hunting twats?

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  83. 244
    MP's DONT ONLY FIDDLE WITH EXPENCES says:

    Ive decided that politics is just as money making racket
    all three parties are scum and no one is better than the other
    so lets all make a bit of money
    by offering our votes for sale on Ebay if enough people do it these greedy fuckers will have to dig deep to secure them
    a vote in a key marginal could be worth quite a few quid

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    • 258
      Ebayer says:

      is it legal.if so I love it,don’t know if I should auction or buy it now.

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      • 276
        MP's DONT ONLY FIDDLE WITH EXPENCES says:

        You could auction your polling card complete with all your details or the winning bidder could send you a postal voting form already filledin just requiring a signiture ! Easy peasy !

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    • 316
      Dack Blog says:

      This sounds like a top idea to me. No one could vote in your place, I’m sure – but you could offer to vote the way the highest bidder wanted you to. Has it been done before? You could flog your principles/integrity et al, sell out democracy for cash. Be just like them, in other words. Could be a good OH-ish stunt.

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      • 397
        MP's DONT ONLY FIDDLE WITH EXPENCES says:

        It could scare them shitless if votes start going for big money in constituencies where the governing party only has a small majority i think it would benefit the tories most as labour are broke
        but you can imagine them sounding off at PMQ’s this is imoral using politics for financial gain whats this country comming to when people only see parliament as a way to make money this is outrageous how low will some people stoop !

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  84. 246
    Gordon's Brown says:

    Vote for me. My sham wife had a child who died that I couldn’t give a toss about.

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  85. 247
    Oi Guv says:

    Gurner Gordon just lost a million votes

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  86. 263
    MP's DONT ONLY FIDDLE WITH EXPENCES says:

    Queers Organ and Gorgon Brun Two peas from the same pod
    Both Hate Our Troops !

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  87. 265
    Anonymous says:

    Cameron has promised Julie Kirkbride a `big job` and he has already got the lobbying job for MacKay. A big quango job is obviously on the cards for the Kirkbride bitch. Has Cameron got no integrity?

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    • 268
      nell says:

      Cameron MUST abandon macKay and kirkbride – If he doesn’t he is never going to get his polling figures much above 10%. People like me from Middle Britain just won’t support him.

      His credibility rests on him abandoning this high-profile troughing couple!!!

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      • 279
        THE THIRD ROUNDEL says:

        You are absolutely right Nell, but he won`t do it. Kirkbride says he has promised her a big job and she is now interfering in the Bromsgrove selection process. Her expenses claims continue to pour in and she is still providing perks at our expense for her brother and sister. Meanwhile MacKay has landed a plum job with help from Cameron. To use Cameron`s own phrase, he just doesn`t get it. Integrity? What a joke!

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      • 290
        Bromsgrove Man says:

        Cameron cannot even stop Kirkbride meddling in the selection process for the new Bromsgrove candidate. She and the obnoxious Dent family are backing the equally obnoxious Charles Barwell. Why, I wonder?

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    • 269
      Bonzo says:

      is he an MP?

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      • 280
        nell says:

        Cameron? Not for much longer unless he abandons this kirkbride/mackay nonsense that we are all watching .

        He has to show leadership here!!!

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        • 285
          Anonymous says:

          He shows no leadership just weakness and vacillation. Kirkbride and MacKay are running rings round him and laughing all the way to the bank waving two fingers at the taxpayer in the process.

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          • julie and andy says:

            Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha…running rings, running rings….hahahahahahahahahahahaha….the finger, the finger…..hahahahahahahahaha……we did unspeakable things in the woods with your badger…hehe hehhhehheheh….

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          • Vaselination says:

            You can do so many nice things with a two fingers and a jar of Vacillation.

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    • 282
      Gordon McStool says:

      A ‘big job’! Is Julie KirkBride a turd polisher!

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    • 432
      Richard Timney says:

      on with the job, the job in hand

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  88. 272
    Russel_Howard_Leibor_Quips says:

    Mock the Week: BBC 2: episode aired on 10/02

    Why on Earth are the Beeb allowing party political statements to be passed on terrestrial TV so close to an election?

    In the Thursday show I counted 3 very clear party political constructs made on behalf of the Leibor Party by Russel Howard. His statements went completely unchallenged by the editors of this license-paid propaganda channel, unchallenged too by the rest of hand-picked panel.

    How long must the British license payers be bombarded by taxpayer-funded party political campaigning?

    This is clear Political Bias.

    When will the ‘Stasi’ get their duly deserved P45’s?

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    • 288
      Moley says:

      It is in everybody’s power to end this nonsense by refusing to pay their licence fee.

      Why should Lords and MPs be the only people who can break the law with impunity?

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    • 323
      Jan says:

      It seems all ‘comedians’ (I use the word loosely) are now Nu-Liebor lovers.Russell Howard is not even funny.He is obsessed with his willy. Pathetic little schoolboy.

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    • 461
      Obi_Woon_Kenco says:

      “The New Labour Force can have a terrible effect on the minds of the weak”

      Russell’s little brain has become so enslaved to the ‘dark side’ that only a light saber shoved up his rectum will ever free him.

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  89. 275
    Bromsgrove Man says:

    WATCH CAMERON AND KIRKBRIDE CKOSELY IN THE COMING MONTHS THEN YOU WILL BEGIN TO UNDERSTAND.

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    • 293
      bromsgrove man is a tit says:

      Oh for gawd sake…..your worse than fucking Jonah……well not really, but you’re getting fucking close. What did they do, shoot your fucking budgie or summat? sheeesh.

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      • 328
        Bromsgrove Man says:

        Not as big a tit as you mate. They have done nothing to me personally, and I have never met them just know about their dubious antics. I am a Tory and this couple have wrecked the Tory party in Bromsgrove. Simple.

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    • 344
      Anonymous says:

      Sound though obvious advice, Bromsgrove Man.

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  90. 278

    To: Dr J.G. Brown MP PC

    We are disgusted by your vainglorious assault on our democracy. Rather than offer an opportunity to our voters, you have, in the most cowardly way, opportuned yourself of a role to which your are entitled only under your own pre-apprehensions.

    Your failure to secure Scotland’s international respect is utmost in our minds.

    We feel despicably patronised by your vote-rigging attempt to reduce our fan-base, to the level of jobsworth, public-sector, expendable waste.

    Scotland is famed the world over for its contribution to medicine, philosophy, poetry, engineering, medicine and telecomms.

    As is the rest of the UK.

    You are individually responsible for the performance of the UK economy during the last 12 years.

    Here are the true numbers:

    Unemployment
    1999: 1.5 million
    2009: 2.5 million

    FTSE 100
    Dec 1999: 6930
    Dec 2009: 5412

    £ / Euro
    Dec 1999: 1.60
    Dec 2009: 1.13

    National Debt as % of GDP
    2000: 33%
    2010: 72%

    We are in terrible trouble of the like you will never experience again.

    We live in a country whose national identity has been preserved at the cost of a once-time-only forray into EURO-nationalism.

    Otherwise, you have actually succeeded in destroying national identity as a concept in the UK.

    Nobody who cares wants to have British children.

    Many of the rich folk here have bought homes in the Western Cape or Orange County CA while you’ve been in office. Nobody could give a fuck whether their kids have a British passport anymore.

    Just ordinary folks comments…

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    • 283
      Anonymous says:

      We know all this. Concentrate on what we don`t know – the true relationship between Cameron and MacKay/Kirkbride. That is the real eye opener.

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    • 302
      Old Nick Heavenly(real dimwit) says:

      Too fucking true.

      My baby is now French. I just cannot bring myself to register with the Great Britney embassy so she has duel nationality.

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    • 451
      shagnasty says:

      Hey, lets get this straight. The only real ‘doctor’ is the likes of Andrew Cruikshank and Bill Simpson and even they’re a wee bit suspect being Scotch. Tannochbrae don’t ye know. These clowns with ‘talky-talky’ PhD’s like Fuckwit Brown and those with PhD’s in “Social Work” and “Moari Studies” etc are friggin’ imposters and should be treated as such.

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    • 497
      NorthernGit says:

      fair effort but to be honest most brits don’t give a fuck about scotland and would be delighted to see it go alone.

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  91. 284
    Down with Brown! says:

    Clinton rushed to hospital with heart problems.

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  92. 286
    nell says:

    So we have Cameron dithering over mackay/kirkbride – unedifying

    And gordon falsifying tears over the premature death of his daughter and his son’s cystic fybrosis as he tries to win a sympathy vote. Sickening!!!!

    If Cameron wants to win the next election he is going to have to show some backbone here. I am so disappointed at the moment that he is not doing that!

    mackay and kirkbride have got to be consigned to the dustbin – they are rubbish!

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  93. 287
    MP's DONT ONLY FIDDLE WITH EXPENCES says:

    Cameron You Spineless turd
    No normal person would employ these two even if they were squeeky clean

    these two are as dirty as Michael Winners underpants and you ,
    you brain dead fuckwitt want to return both of them to the trough

    What have they got on you dave ?
    Do they know something we dont ?
    you know it will eventually come out dont you !

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  94. 300

    Quangos should be treat in the same way as all other non-governmental organisations. Equally, that is.

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  95. 303
    Vest says:

    Can I add that I have no vested interest in supporting quangos?

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  96. 320
    caesars wife says:

    doesnt seem good value , except if you look at it from the point of view that they are going to be a bit more carefull about spending our taxes on things they shouldnt .

    re millibands pr advisers : explains alot about fabian vodoo and GM

    pick of this weeks goings on was aljabeeba grilling in westminster hall in which mark thompson got all upsett , surprised no asked the question how much of the top earners salaries went to one agent ???

    first IPPC casuality editor of Nature has resigned as inquiry gets underway .

    CW hopes Andrew neil has had a butchers at Jo Frost :extreme parenting ,

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  97. 325
    Yvette cooper says AINT NO BED OF ROSES FOR ME PAL says:

    Gordoom at the EU talks on Greece YOU COULDN`T MAKE IT UP oops does this make me un-patriotic Peter well UP YOURS YOU TWAT P**S of back to the EU you leach

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  98. 327
    allan akhbar says:

    why not just put them on a prison ship and have 80 guards?

    no more spending or general hoonish behaviour then……….

    and we can use their multiple homes to re-house those that have been repossessed!

    simples!

    ps scuttle the ship in the north atlantic too!

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  99. 337
    shit! says:

    Dads-space.com: Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s message of support for Vernon Kay

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  100. 342
    Steve Expat says:

    Mmm… IT Director of IPSA, Shit £50k salary for London, but I’m short of work at the moment….

    The only question is will DC abolish such rediculous largesse before the position is actually apointed??

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  101. 357
    pool ball in my pocket says:

    Edvard Bollockoff

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  102. 376
    BILL CLIT ON'S UNUSUALLY SHAPED COCK says:

    Just watching QT you can’t really believe the type of person who is allowed in irish politics
    This IRA man on the panel called Gerry Kelly Has been sentenced to life TWICE for car bombings once blowing up the old bailey and if thats not enough he shot dead a prison officer while escaping from jail and now thanks to Labour he too is troughing

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  103. 384
    Anonymous says:

    Is anyone going to do anything about MacKay`s new job? What is this company and what are its connections to Cameron? More information needed.

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  104. 386
    THE THIRD ROUNDEL says:

    I have said it before and I say it again. Who in the Tory Party is going to do anything about MacKay and Kirkbride. They are a danger to the future of the Conservative Party. Wake up to the danger Cameron! The election is getting close!

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  105. 388
    Anonymous says:

    Lobbyists are undemocratic. Has Dave given another cast iron gurantee that they will be sorted out? Are quangos and lobbyists the new Tory target? If so, what does he intend to do about Mackay and Kirkbride, if anything.

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  106. 392
    Julie Kirkbride says:

    Just leave me alone, you low achievers. I am important. Andrew is important. Dave is simply simply marvellous. And yes, I am still claiming my expenses and supporting my darling brother Ian and my lovely lovely sister Karen at your expense. Just shove off you griping nonentities.

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  107. 400
    Andy fistful of dollars Neil says:

    This Week. The Midnight Cowboy and his inflatable mule ride again.

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  108. 402
    MP's DONT ONLY FIDDLE WITH EXPENCES says:

    Gordon brown king of the one liners

    Piers moron : tell us about this plane trip you took with sarah
    Brown :well you could say it was love at first flight !
    Moron : what you joined the “mile high club “?

    tears of joy and tears of laughter how much can you pack into i script ?

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  109. 407
    Armindinnerjacket says:

    I now have enough Iranium to make a bomb.

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  110. 409
    Anonymous says:

    Why in fucks name do they need all those positions? Why a “Head of IT” – surely there is a general IT function that can cover it. Corporations don’t have heads of IT for the finance, accounts, hr, facilities department.

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    • 426
      Usually quite pleasant says:

      When has a “general IT function” ever covered ANYTHING in government?

      You get what you overpay for…

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  111. 421
    Usually quite pleasant says:

    Would any of you take one of these jobs, if offered?

    Fucking liars!

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  112. 428
    allan akhbar says:

    peter mandelson cheerleading for the euro again……..

    why not just allow kim jong il or robert mugabe to live here on a nice fat salary and perks as a lady too?

    how can we have this unelected traitor at the centre of our supposed democracy?

    as for the euro itself.the germans have already sent billions to the pigs (uk too) which they will be very lucky to get back……the german economy suffered a 5% contraction last year-the worst since 1932………they have also spent eu50 billion on a domestic stimulus plan………with 3 1/2 million unemployed………

    so when will the fx traders realize that far from strengthening the euro the germans will be shooting themselves in the foot by pumping money into greece which is suffering from eu membership and cannot compete with cheaper economies of its neighbours such as bulgaria?

    making all the eu countries destitute will be the legacy of the euro dream/nightmare.

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  113. 433
    CAROLINE FLINT IS A MILF says:

    New Labour’s election slogan:

    Vote Labour and Caroline Flint will give you a handjob.

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    • 441
      Gordon Brown says:

      well at least she was useful window dressing

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    • 443
      A LARGE BOX OF TISSUES says:

      She gets my vote them
      as for the small matter in hand time and date to be arranged

      She will be excellent ! as all politicians are complete wankers !

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  114. 444
    caesars wife says:

    Oh no surely the ruins piers morgan transcript , that he should have been leader in 97 , I cant even think about that one .

    I agree that David Camerons task of convincing the electorate that you can trust politics is very difficult and stretches beyond the general election . Most people are just looking for the conservative mindset on running good accounts , but this EU lobby concept and presidential gov structure is nearing its end and there are plenty of ideas floating around on it . I remain unconvinced on AV or PR , giving a government 5 yrs to do what they said on there manefesto , rather than weak coalitions has proven to work . What I think has gone wrong is the decay in the responsibility of ministers , the ruin has just made it one big propoganda outfit , running goverment like a neon signed brothel in a remote mining area .

    There are deeper questions about post election using AV and PR and the more sort of whining that goes on . First pass the post is decisive when the public/country is being run badly or under threat , i am not sure AV or PR will ever do that , tactical voting as well as higher spoilt ballot papers could very well lower the questioning of politicians .

    There are some clever people in the house and in the civil service , however they fail to recognise that when there costs get too high how it degrades those subjected to its powers .

    Just to prove CW is not a heartless idealogue , tonights QT was useuall northern Ireland grumblings and shoutings , with some very moving comments from some audience members , and I hope there will be day when there politicans , are more concerened about clean streets, clearing the drug s out, good schools , booming tourism and we can read the troubles in history books and not in the daily news . Sometimes looking back is not where people want to go and peace is a triumph , rightly so we all prosper . In NI and the Irish republics case that is not populist mush !.

    Bannana man and his corrupt ideas and the lib dem double act and marketing operation offer the UK “hopey changey thing” that people resent , and unfortuantely some very expensive works of totalitarian fiction. To allow unfettered immigration to the point of a major city containing a white minority is not just incompetence , its nearer madness than socialist experiment .Unemployment is poverty by another name , debt is taxation deffered , and this labour lot have presided and run all 3 problems in such a wreckless way it is difficult to contemplate , if anyone can trust polticians ,such is the gap between reality and what they have told us all these last 13 years .

    Will David Cameron do it ?? I think he will so long as his team all work properly to get us out of this mess , consenus politics around weak bogus theories is what got us into this mess , together with a failed dictator and wonk marxists. For this age cannot help but make failed dictators or other forms of control . It isnt about angry determination , its about making that X placed in the ballot box worth somthing . where I disagree with him , I have to wait and see if it works , with the exception of a few arguments such as GM and Nuclear and toxins and pollutants and civil society by wire .Its just not one of those times where fairy stories about the future pass unquestioned .
    we dont want fairy stories from ministers or from lobbey groups or the EU or bill gates/steve jobs/googlise bigger brain monster thats causing child brain rot and parental duty/skill/enjoyment amnesia .

    its not his fault really its all the fault of those who have devalued office and wonk marxism /fabians who never apprecited britain in the first place .

    Note to santa : licklespit is a trophy hunter .I get the point , if they cant change , no point in shouting at the deaf , or for that matter the self obsesse deaf just using there connections to mock you . I really do have better things I would like to do and dont have to cow tow to those who automatically assume they are my better and draw a wage for attending cordial dinner parties and little else . But the again that is me isnt it .

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  115. 455
    Gordon McTinyTears says:

    Funny when the housing minister states some people would be better off re-possessed. I thought that was an odd thing to say but of course not everything is as straightforward in Labourland.
    Of course this was just deception and spin to try and mitigate the appalling figures in a news announcement this morning re house repossessions which have topped 14000 while Labour continue their destruction of the family unit that has served us so well over hundereds of years.

    Repossessions hit 14-year high and marriage rates plummet to the lowest level since 1862

    Labour are truly scum.

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    • 460
      Brown - not long now. says:

      And Brown the utter scum of the scum – the excrement of a pile of manure that is the gangster Labour Party.

      EXACTLY 12 weeks today and he will be leaving Downing St in the white van with windows.

      Yippeee!

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  116. 457
    cynic2 says:

    Why are you surprised that labour are against property owners?

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  117. 458
    Jill says:

    How many staff would the payroll department for a firm of 650 people need? Three? Four? Let’s say six.

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    • 514
      Unsworth says:

      Well I offered to do the job with four people total and a budget of £1 million. No reply, of course. If I’d gone in at £18 million and 37 staff I’d have stood a better chance.

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  118. 459
    Cynical - me? says:

    “I will never use my family in cheap political stunts – er, unless I am told to do so by Alistair Campbell”.

    It won’t change a thing – this evil man is going DOWN on May 6th.

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  119. 465
    Gordon Brown's Dead Child says:

    Here’s hoping Daddy doesn’t use me as a prop come election time

    Like

  120. 467
    President Bill Clinton says:

    I cannot now have sex with that woman

    Like

  121. 468

    From today’s Register:

    “The law of England and Wales applies to material published online, even if it is hosted on a server in another country, the Court of Appeal has ruled. As long as a substantial measure of the activities takes place in England, its law will apply, it said.”

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/02/12/racist_content/

    Like

  122. 469
    The big D says:

    CW, “running government like a neon signed brothel in a remote mining area . ”

    Quote of the week.

    Like

  123. 472
    REEVO says:

    Frankly, 6M is worth every penny because over the years the amounts looted and scammed has. and would have been far more.

    Like

  124. 482
    Hugh Janus says:

    Just listened to Justin Webb trying to rough up Andrew Lansley on Toady – and failing spectacularly. What a dog’s breakfast of an interview. When asking a question it’s quite helpful to listen to the answer before asking another. Webb is just totally out of his depth as an interviewer and, once again, he also betrays the inbuilt lefty bias of this wretched programme.

    Like

  125. 487
    Ministry of Truth Rebel says:

    “The Ministry” is in campaign mode – such things are to be expected from now on in until the election has been decided .They intend to win that “Fourth Term” for Labour and are straining “every sinew” to achieve that aim

    Like

  126. 502
    Groucho says:

    What role does an ‘Assistant Policy Manager’ play in checking expense claims FFS?

    They really are taking the piss, aren’t they? This is the establishment telling us to mind our own business. Complain about expenses will you? Here’s an additional bill of £6m a year.

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  127. 515
    Me says:

    People don’t really seem to understand what the IPSA encompases and they’re making comments based on nothing….would you please check your facts before you decide to criticise something? This organisation is not just to pay expenses to 600 people, it will pay expenses and salaries to Members of Parliament and their staff (around 3,000 employees). Not only that, you seem to be forgetting that all the accoutnig functions would also be transferring across to the new organisation as would the Policy functions so the organisation is a lot more complex than people think. It was time for a change, hopefully this will be a good change, give it a chance people. Keep in mind that each Member of Parliament is an employer in itself, so in reality is like dealing with over 600 small employers, which is nothing like ‘just paying expenses to 600ish MPs’.

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  128. 516
    Tony Benn says:

    Parliamentarians are so hnest this is not needed.

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“Well, then he’s gonna pay on December 2nd”



Mycroft says:

Have you read the last bit of Animal Farm?

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

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

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

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

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

You need a damned good kick up the ahse!


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