April 9th, 2010

Wannabee Twerp Labour MP Twitters Taunts

The Sun has another Twitter political casualty:

For months Labour spin has been extolling Twitter as a vote winning political tool whilst the Tories have been more wary – Dave famously saying “too many tweets make a twat”. In the first week of the campaign we have had two Twitter stories getting cut-through from the blogosphere to the mainstream media, both involving Labour, both negative. Prezza’s attempt to organise a conspiracy to defraud the Tories and now Labour PPC Stuart MacLennan insulting his voters, The Sun reports:

He complained of being in a pub full of “depressed teuchters” then poked fun at elderly voters by branding them “bloody coffin dodgers”.  In some posts he claimed to have grown up in Ireland – before then insisting he was raised in Moray. He also wrote: “Just won a signed Celtic shirt in a raffle. Want to vom.”  And his sneering comments targeted the country’s whisky industry – a major employer in his potential constituency.  He claimed: “Johnnie Walker Red Label is so awful they can’t sell it in Scotland.”

Prophetically one tweet said “Iain Dale reckons the biggest gaffes will likely be made by candidates on Twitter – what are the odds it’ll be me?” Well we are only 3 days into the race, but Guido reckons you are just ahead of Prezza…


369 Comments

  1. 1
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK says:

    I don’t do tweets

    • 2
      SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL GUNSHOP says:

      OT
      Why is there national protest about the 75P per galon this government is extorting from us on our and our businesses petrol?

      • 11
        vile internet smears says:

        In the foul-mouthed Twitter postings, he branded House of Commons speaker John Bercow a “t**”, Tory chief David Cameron a “t***” and Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg “a b******”.

        How did those poor delicate flowers in The Sun Newsroom manage to report that without swooning, fainting and having a fit of the vapours!?

        Please! He’s a cock for twittering it but this is laughably fucking pathetic.
        If that’s the standard then every MP with a mobile phone better watch out as the street of shames phone hackers are let loose to trawl their messages.

        • 49
          Unsworth says:

          It’s not the language. Who gives a fuck about that, anyway? No, it’s the shameless stupdity and arrogance of this prat.

          If he publishes his pathetic views on Twitter he’s got to expect that someone, anyone, might read them – otherwise why bother? Much like that Sarah Brown bint. So if The Scum picks it up and runs with it he’s only got himself to blame.

          As you say, ‘every MP with a mobile phone better watch out’ – particularly if they’re as fucking cretinous as this PPC.

          How do you know his phone was ‘hacked’? Is this the old Prescott excuse again? Has Sarah Brown’s phone been ‘hacked’?

          • Butteroil says:

            ‘it’s the shameless stupdity and arrogance of this prat.’
            ‘he’s only got himself to blame.’

            Hence the word COCK.
            Who pissed in your cornflakes?

            ‘How do you know his phone was ‘hacked’? Is this the old Prescott excuse again? Has Sarah Brown’s phone been ‘hacked’?’

            I never said his phone was hacked. You were the one who just suggested that. Get your facts right mate.

            I only raised the fairly obvious possibility that MPs phones could get hacked in the campaign since they have been hacked before. If it was his phone that was hacked they would have far jucier stuff than that crap.

          • udderly 'orrible says:

            MacLennan, a poverty farmer in Scotchland – the gift that just keeps on giving.

          • Unsworth says:

            @ Butteroil

            Never, ever, mistake me for one of your ‘mates’, eh? If you can’t follow a discussion ain’t that just too bad? You brought in the concept of hacking, not me. My comments simply took that forward. But never mind.

          • Butteroil says:

            I see irony has passed you by Unsworth.
            Never, ever, mistake someone taking the piss out of you for an overly familiar friendly greeting mate.

            “I just carried it along” to an idiotic conclusion and promptly fell on your arse by foolishly misunderstanding it’s meaning.
            It’s not my fault you jumped in twatting on about excuses and his phone being hacked because you’re an idiot who couldn’t understand.
            But never mind old fruit, eh?

            Tell you what cock, why don’t you take a running fuck to yourself.

          • Current Buns says:

            “Prophetically one tweet said “Iain Dale reckons the biggest gaffes will likely be made by candidates on Twitter”

            nothing like 20/20 prophetic hindsight

            Scum-sucking pigs

            A bitter row broke out after David Wright, the Labour MP for Telford, allegedly called the Tories “scum-sucking pigs” in a message on Twitter. The Labour whip later denied he had written the phrase “scum-sucking” and insisted his twitter page had been tampered with, leading to Tory accusations that he was “treating people like fools”.

          • Mad Nad's Tangerine Dream Mr Milligan says:

            the phone hacking has fuck all to do with twitter stupid
            ask Andy Coulson about it

        • 251
          Thats News says:

          Hacked? Hacked? What ARE you on about? He published them himself on the bloody Intrernet!

          Including insults to his own electorate!

          • another stupid cun't too thick to understand says:

            “If it was his phone that was hacked they would have far jucier stuff than that crap.”

      • 67
        Petrol at All Time High : says:

        Sheeple meekly pay up – thereby helping to fund Gorgon’s madness.

      • 102
        McGroom says:

        What really is theft is that diesel costs more than petrol.

        This government encouraged us to go out and buy diesel cars because they are less poluting.

        Diesel has a lower calorific value than petrol and costs 25% less to refine.

        But this government taxes diesel significantly higher than petrol.#

        This is another Labour stealth tax on business as most commercial vehicles are run on diesel.

        • 178
          DNTT says:

          Ok, before you start grinding the axe.

          “buy diesel cars because they are less poluting”

          Define polluting. Nitrous Oxides, unburnt hydrocarbons, soot?
          Diesel engines throw out more very small carcinogenic particles (think of the sort of stuff that causes pneumoconiosis in miners, asbestosis, etc.) than petrol engines do. Nitrous Oxides are more prevalent as a result of Petrol combustion, hence the use of catalytic converters on petrol engines, and particulate filters on diesel exhausts.

          “Diesel has lower calorific value than petrol”. For a given volume of those fuels, DIESEL has more energy per litre than petrol.

          Apart from that, yes its a monstrous tax, and takes the piss, regardless of the fuel that is used.

          • Mr Ned says:

            The government is happy to reward us in the the VED system for buying diesel cars as they are more efficient and produce less CO2 per mile than petrol cars. This is probably where people make the understandable mistake of thinking that diesel cars pollute less than petrol.

            However they are hitting everyone with fuel duty rises.

            I am rather glad that my annual VED has dropped from 85 pounds per year to 35 pounds on my little diesel car, but all that saving and more is lost in the increase in fuel duties that this government have introduced.

            I pay more in motoring taxes in total today, than I did in 2000 when I was running a thirsty Rover 800.

          • DNTT says:

            Mr Ned,

            I was picking up on a couple of technical points.

            The amount of tax paid on fuel is ridiculous. The switch to diesel has swollen the treasury coffers enormously. Not only from the fuel itself but that manufacturers traditionally charge a premium for a diesel engine over a petrol one.

            That difference in price also attracts greater VAT. Clever little fuckers aren’t they.

            Fucked over at the point of purchase and fucked over at the point of consumption.

            Grr.

          • DNTT says:

            Web monitor?

            Serve? Me? Nope, you’ve got the wrong man.

          • Who pisses in people's faces while bleeding them? says:

            Gorgon the Moron

          • GDS says:

            the pm5 pm10 content of diesel and it’s impact on pollution and respiratory afflictions has been well hidden

    • 9

      neither does the Pope

    • 37
      Brown's a Tosser says:

      I don’t do tweets either, its for Twerps.

    • 109
      MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK says:

      Your right “TAT” I dont, wuoldn’t know where to start
      and dont want to know !
      all a bit stupid to me
      i also cant “E” mail
      face book or text
      But hey ,i have a mobile phone !
      thats some thing isn’t it ?
      but i only use it as a phone (the clue is in the name) i dont do anything else on it
      so well spotted tat for once you were right !

      • 139
        Mad Frankie has Lost the Plot says:

        Frankie, that isn’t TaT either.
        For God’s sake man, take your medication.
        If you do not comply then you will end up being sectioned again.

        • 154
          MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK says:

          ok TAT !

          • stilyagi_air_corps says:

            The original TaT (pbuh) was such an addled schizophrenic bellend, it looks like people have decided to take the ‘W’ out of t*at and generically name annoying internet idiots after him. Fame at last – his mum must be so proud of him!

          • Policy of Ambiguity says:

            It is quite a feat, during a general election, to be the most famous poster on the blogosphere and to have trolls from all the parties imitating or copying thick as thieves in the desperate hope of boosting their own popularity.
            Only a genius could achieve such a thing. TaT really is a phenomenan who is directly influencing the outcome of the election.
            Which proves that the blogosphere is affecting, for the first time ever, the outcome of a general election.
            Now that is what you call power.

          • Delusions_of_Grandeur says:

            I am the king of the internets cripples coz everyone is laughing at me and using me as a joke

            For God’s sake man, take your medication.

          • Illusions of Grandeur? Nah, I am Just an Ordinay Person With The National Interest At Heart says:

            These are the facts.
            The only person suffering from a delusion is you, for you are deluding yourself into refusing to accept a self evident truth.
            Perhaps you have a chemical imbalance in your brain which causes depression.

          • concrete pump says:

            He got butt fucked you shit head, i suggest you take a sabbatical like i have done, before you ruin another thread.

          • Anon says:

            Said another sad deluded loser called concrete pump.
            Don’t be such a bad loser cc, you have been beaten by a better man.
            That is all.

          • Titless says:

            who gives a flying fuck what tat said or didn’t say…hes an irrelevance

          • Anon says:

            If he is an irrelevance why are you bothering commenting?
            DUH?
            Shot yourself in the foot there mate.
            You idiot!

    • 271
      Vote Clegg, Get Brown says:

      F*ck me! – Dolly’s Rapid Rebuttal Trolls are out in force today…

  2. 3
    Parlimentary Allowance Corruption says:

    Top Labour Twitter @Kerry4mp spend thousands of (taxpayers) parlimentary allowance on her website and its development. 6 months before the election she ask the parlimentary office to pay for it herself. Now its Labour funded and asking for donations yet the taxpayer funded it by 99.9 %.

  3. 4
    Parlimentary Allowance Corruption says:

    Glenda Jackson has been paying the Labour Party £7,500 per annum for constituency support.

    • 6
      Parlimentary Allowance Corruption says:

      Sorry the Taxpayer has been paying the £7,500 on behalf of dear old Glenda.

    • 48
      The Beast of Clerkenwell says:

      I met Glenda last week (true) she was buying Easter eggs I was buying beer
      A very pleasent lady

    • 103
      Brown's a Tosser says:

      Is Glenda still alive? I thought she died years ago!

      • 105
        Brown's a Tosser says:

        Oops got confused with one of her dull movies I suspect.

        • 118
          MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK says:

          When i was young if there was a Glenda Jackson film on at the flicks
          all the lads from school tried to get in
          as you were usually guaranteed a flash of her fanny
          dirty bird

      • 264
        Mr Ned says:

        She is a rather lovely and a really nice woman. However her politics are vile and she is tarred with the blood of hundreds of thousands of dead innocent victims of the consequences of her party’s lies

    • 114
      RADA bastard says:

      She’s a really nice leatherette laptop bag in a skelington.

  4. 5
    Gordon Brown stole my pension says:

    What a cock! Angus Robertson must be laughing his head off.

  5. 7
    Cassandrina says:

    Only TWITS use Twitter.

  6. 8
    A well hung Parliament please!!! ex BBC cunt, Ben 'buggering' Bradshaw says:

    Beautiful Stuart!
    You’re hate filled, foul mouthed, vile, self regarding, arrogant, a liar, and possess that crucial NeoFascist view of people of other political persuasions, magnificent!

    After you’ve weighed your vote get down to London quickly we’ll be looking to get you in as junior minister.

  7. 10
    Martin Day says:

    David Cameron’s Conservatives……..the Party of high unemployment

    The Conservatives’ efficiency adviser, Sir Peter Gershon, has told David Cameron to make cuts of up to £2bn in the public sector payroll, but experts warn it could mean the loss of up to 40,000 jobs, the Financial Times is reporting.

    As the Conservatives prepare to broaden their assault on Labour’s “waste” by pleding to cut billions from the welfare bill, the Financial Times is reporting today that Sir Peter Gershon, David Cameron’s efficiency chief, has suggested a Tory government should cut the public payroll by up to £2bn within a year of the general election.

    Experts estimate that such a saving would mean the loss of between 20,000 and 40,000 public sector jobs over the next 12 months, according to the FT. However, the Conservatives insist that redundancies are not part of their plans.

    • 14
      jgm2 says:

      40,000 jobs to go in the civil service?

      It’s a start I suppose.

      • 113
        udderly 'orrible says:

        What Day omits is that Gershon speaks of natural wastage — some 400,000 public service jobs fall vacant each year so NO fresh hiring would mean a few billion saved.

        Not hiring is NOT the same as firing.

        Anyway what’s with all this urge to protect a politically-correct, overpaid civil service?

        Its productive private sector jobs that are needed, cut the civil service by 60% and you’ve still got too many on the payroll , not to mention the unfunded pension jollies. Confiscate those like Bruin did to the rest of us.

        • 249
          backwoodsman says:

          There are entire departments in local government that could have their staffing levels reduced by 90% and which would not effect the level of front line services .
          Ask any business which deals with the council , to submit ideas for reducing public sector ineficiency and stand well back.

          • Lord G says:

            For some reason those who are ‘employed’ in the civil service feel it is their right to have a job for life, even if they are total slackers. As far as I can tell it is virtually impossible to get sacked from the civil service for being useless….

            Also, do they all think they are front line? Some serious waking up and coffee smelling is required!

            Why shouldn’t those that do not step up to the mark be fired? Why should we support whole departments of people whose combined output add bugger all of value?

          • Lightweight Cast Iron says:

            40,000!!!

            I always knew Cam was a bloody lightweight.

            A lot more than that will need to go if he wants my vote

      • 129
        McGroom says:

        Labour have expanded the public sector by 30% since 1997 at great cost and without much visible benefit while granting civil servants better pay rises than the private sector.

        53% of taxpayers work for the government. That means that GDP growth has to come from the remaining 47% of private sector workers most of which work for the 4.9 million small and medium size businesses.

        As an example of this massive public sector overspend, the NHS proudly boasts on its website that it is one of the largest employers in the world, along with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, the Indian railways.

        If Darling says his cuts will be greater than Maggie Thatcher and the Tories are likely to go further, I suspect that whoever wins the election will cut the piblic sector by more than 200,000 jobs, not 40,000.

        That is why they are both coy about the figures in any manifesto and why Labours support is fixed at 30% from all public sector workers and welfare beneficiaries fearing greater Tory cuts.

        The Tories need to address disillusioned and floating voters to win this election as the Labour vote is based in self preservation and vested interest.

      • 203
        Pole Star says:

        Potential 40,000 civil service jobs – offset with estimated 57,000 new / saved jobs in SME’s due to ‘cancellation of Libore’s NI tax increase

        Not a bad start eh?

        • 257
          AC1 says:

          Plus the fact that these 40,000 non-jobs are just a form of expensive unemployment benefit and the tax to fund them also kills > 40,000 jobs.

          • Anon says:

            This is an important issue but as you do not pay any income tax or any tax on profits as you don’t make any profit then you are not qualified to make a comment.
            You are economically inactive AC1 and so you have no right to pontificate either way on this subject.

          • Insider says:

            sell off the Jobcenters and pay them on results. They could start by finding themselves jobs.

    • 16
      Rexel 56 says:

      Well, it’s a start…..

    • 18
      Anonymous says:

      problem there martin is that if you shuffle 40,000 box tickers onto the dole the country wouldnt notice.

      civil service went on strike two weeks ago for a few days, do you remember ? no, neither did anyone else…

      • 47
        Brown's a Tosser says:

        You never see a calculation for the amount of jobs that potentially could be saved or made by this initiative its always doom and gloom NuLabour negative spin. They just wish they had come up with it and the story today is that Darling wanted to do just that but was overuled. NuLabour = just spin and lies for the gullible labour voter.

      • 50
        hang um high says:

        It would help the poor fuckers if Martins god Brown didn’t give Chinese 170 billion a year in aid .
        But according to Martins trolls the pubic service makes a profit.FFS

    • 19
      BillyBob - Time for benefits reform !! says:

      So what !!

      A higher contribution for their pension would also help!!

    • 21
      cassandra king says:

      Good!

      I hope many thousands of useless nonjob parasites lose their cushy jobs, the government is stuffed to bursting with paperclip shuffling useless mouths and we simply cannot afford the gigantic payroll gravytrain anymore, they add no value and they contribute nothing to society.
      Hundreds of thousands of oureach equality diverstiy officials sucking vast amounts of cash out of the economy and strangling the wealth creating sector to death.
      If you want to pick holes in Daves plans I suggest you try another angle of attack because the majority of voters are demanding an end to the lavish nonjob gravytrain and any party that promises to clean out these parasites will be very popular indeed.

    • 27
      Ratsniffer says:

      As the snotgobbler employed an extra 1 million civil servants a few thousand down the drain will be a drop in the ocean.

      • 31
        jgm2 says:

        With a civil service payroll of 6 million – say each one does a full 30 years before retiring on full pension at 50 then that is 6,000,000/30 retiring every year.

        That’s 200,000 disappearing every year just through retirement.

        Getting shot of 40K of ‘em is a piece of piss old boy. Natural wastage alone will do that.

        Although, pour encourager les autres, it makes sense to make a point of firing a few hundred thousand a year too – let the fuckers know that somebody is finally watching ‘em.

        • 72
          Unsworth says:

          And that is exactly the point. 200,000 leave each year – and are replaced by another 200,000 non-productive jobsworths. What value are these 40,000 that may or may not ‘lose their jobs’? What are they doing to create wealth? What are they doing, anyway?

          These people are net loss-makers. When will the lefties ever admit that the public sector actually does fuck all to create wealth? They bitch about the City when it suits their political bollocks but were it not for the private sector we’d all be down the tubes along with the Greeks – and we’re perilously close to that.

          • Private Sponge says:

            Plus an added bonus is that it cuts down on the number of non jobs advertised in the Gruandad

        • 98
          Grammar School Boy says:

          Indeed!

          Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

          • anon, anon, anon..... says:

            Question the use of your question mark. They did not appear until the 8th century, possibly after this phrase was first used!!!

          • anon, anon, anon..... says:

            And I only managed 5% in Latin exams.

          • Lightweight Cast Iron says:

            5%? That’s a solid grade C, these days

      • 35
        Anonymous says:

        Quite. Cameron could sack 20 times the number Martin Day’s just quoted, and no-one would notice.

      • 303
        Aleksandr the meerkat says:

        You know that, I know that, it’s the Tory’s job to make the thick mongooses who are thinking of voting Labour know that. Tell it straight, simples.

        • 354
          Lightweight Cast Iron says:

          Please don’t say “simples”

          it makes you sound like a cun/t

    • 34
      Sir William Waad says:

      Yep – 40,000 down, 400,000 to go.

      • 297
        AC1 says:

        Around 5 million in my book.

        • 346
          Anon says:

          Hmm.. you don’t pay a penny in income tax or corporation tax so what difference does it make to you how many people the state employs as you are not contributing to their wages.
          You are making a real fool of yourself today AC1.
          Keep it up!

    • 36
      Rip Van Winkle says:

      £2bn? Let’s make it £40bn and start the process shall we.

    • 38
      Dorian Smith says:

      The scandal is Labour bloated the Public Sector with non jobs, so add at least a million to the true unemployment rate.

      Do you think the public sector should be recession-proof, why should the private sector bear the brunt – tighten their belts when public sector lets theirs out?

      • 42
        Martin Day says:

        Well,David Cameron Conservatives have just lost the public sector vote along with NHS & Education staff.
        David Cameron had better get used to being the Permanent Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Oppostion

        • 63
          Maladroit Labour Chump's pet ostrich says:

          I’m never going to take my head out of the sand. The outside world seems so strange, doesn’t it ?

        • 117
          Battie Hatty Hamanescu says:

          Ah! so you are saying New Labour are buying the votes of the public sector, NHS & Education staff with tax payers money.

          Yeah, I am really going to vote for that.

          New labour – what a shower shiite

        • 147
          you know who says:

          Martin, do you actually know where money comes from you fucking twat? It certainly doesn’t come from employing millions of box tickers and government minions, you berk.

        • 156
          Madme Defarge says:

          Cutbacks have already started in schools and NHS – nothing to do with Tories. I read a newsletter from Norwich Hospital with a “welcome” from the Chief Exec. It actually said we are facing an era of unprecendented frugality and went on along the lines we won’t be able to treat people in the way we used to.
          She also said this had started last year (before Christmas) so it’s clear who’s behind it and keeping it very quiet too.
          Some of the public sector may welcome the loss of non-jobsworth jobs – nonsense like climate change officers and diversity executives.

          • jgm2 says:

            That’s exactly right Madme. Folk within organisation know who the slackers, wasters, bedwetters, box-tickers and dead-weights are. It’s incredibly de-motivating for those that do want to do a good job. Eventually they do the old ‘well if he’s going to get away with it why the fuck should I bust a gut – I’ll get fuck all thanks..’ and before you know it no fucker is doing any work.

            See British coal, British Steel, British Leyland, NHS, etc etc for how this works.

            My wife is a brilliant manager – she moves jobs and the first thing she does is identify the ring-leaders or thought-leaders of such idiocy and fire the fuckers. Promote a few with promise into the gaps and away you go. Most folk want to do a good job. They want to be valued but when organisations just allow any old arsehole to take the piss it becomes corrosive.

            She’s in the process of firing some fuckwit right now. Will cost the fat end of half a million euros to get rid of the corrosive,negative-value-add jackass. Cheap at twice the price. Don’t worry about the redundancy payments – focus on how much it’s costing you to have so many oxygen thieves kicking around the fucking place fucking up your organisation.

            That’s the lesson. Even over a timescale of as little as six months or whatever their redundancy will cost you then you are already making money. Let alone the years and years ahead where you don’t have the arseholes taking up office space getting in the fucking way and with their hand out for a pay rise every fucking year.

            Fire the fuckers. Fire hundreds of thousands of ‘em. The dumb cu*nts will probably blow their redundancy cheque on cars and foreign holidays anyway – like the miners did – just to get their hands on the dole that much quicker. Their redundancy cheques will do more to boost the economy than keeping the fucker in ‘work’.

            Fire them. Fire at will.

          • Willy of Straw says:

            ‘Fire at Will’ ?? Steady on, jgm2 !

          • If we shot them, rather than fired them, that would save even more money!

          • jgm2 says:

            Perfect time in the tax year to be firing ‘em too. Budget set – most of the cash not yet spent. Cheaper to fire them right now than pay them over the year. You’ll be seeing a return on your P45s and redundancy cheques before Christmas.

            Fire them.

            I’ll do it. Give me the database. I’ll fucking well do it.

        • 186
          Rip Van Winkle says:

          Trust me, Martin, not ALL the public service are as thick as shit. Many, including my wife (NHS) would rather drown in an acid bath than vote the McMong.

          Some people in public sector do have two brain cells.

          • jgm2 says:

            Exactly. If your missus is a half-way competent nurse or doctor then she need have no fear.

            The ones who are shitting themselves are the ones who know they’re taking the piss by their very existence.

            And they should be shitting themselves.

          • Anonymous says:

            Agree, as ever jgm2. Seen it happen. Several times. Those with the ability and the will to do real jobs come out OK. Very often better off financially and having to swallow less shit than before.

          • Lord G says:

            Some of the good ones will fall – victims of some lousy shite-bag trying to cover their useless arse. However, all in all, the result will, as jgm2 says, be very positive.

            It is the socialist paradox that those who work hard eventually get fed up with supporting the lazy piss takers, and give up themselves; result – the useless shambles we have now!

        • 331
          Martin Day says:

          I look at my own bottom with mirrors from ladies handbags.

          • Anonymous says:

            My mate looks at lady’s bottoms with a mirror on a stick.

            Got busted, too – in a tube station.

            Still votes labour, though…

    • 66
      Time To Go Gordon says:

      Didn’t Darling say that putting up NI would cost jobs? I’m pretty sure he did.

    • 78
      I now how the left felt hating Thatcher so much in the 1980's says:

      “Experts estimate that such a saving would mean the loss of between 20,000 and 40,000 public sector jobs over the next 12 months”

      Can anyone tell me the statistical standard of error that is the difference between the values of 20,000 to 40,000. The 20,000 difference enough tells you it’s a load of rubbish….

      If I told my boss, it we need between 20,000 and 40,000 of anything he would say. ‘Come back to me with a more accurate figure….”

      Anyway.. As Dave says the Civil Service hires 400,000 per year anyway

    • 94
      Martin Day says:

      Oh BTW, did I mention I’m on the sex offenders register?

    • 108
      The truth seeker gordon brown feb2010 says:

      British jobs for British workers.Honest.Really.You can trust me.Serious.Straight up.No joke.On my life.

    • 121
      MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK says:

      40,000 Job’s Cut ! SO ? your point is ?

      • 152
        Mad Frankie has Lost the Plot says:

        Well Frank, if one of those 40,000 jobs they are cutting is your mental health carer then you will be fucked, won’t you.
        I mean, who will make sure you comply with your medication programme and get out of bed in the morning and make sure you wash and dress yourself?

        • 158
          MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK says:

          Lets hope TAT it,s not the doctor who administers your methadone

        • 214
          Sir William Waad says:

          It should be 40,000 quangoid chair-polishers.

        • 231
          Archer Karcher says:

          Whoever wins the election will have to wield the axe, spending will have to be reduced to EU proscribed spending levels, or else.
          The Tory / Labour charade of good vs evil is more ridiculous with each passing day.
          They are two wings of the same party, bickering about which has the best socialistic solution, when in reality what they both offer is the same solution, dressed up as, God help us, Tory change and Labour fairness. Whilst the greatest pretenders of all, the Lib Dims, proudly stand apart from the two bickering fishwives, sniping away from the wings, with their own “unique” brand of changing fairness.
          You really could not make it up. The one thing none of them will do, is be straight with the public and lay out real change, real ambition or any real alternatives, that might just get the country back again, from the grip of those who have betrayed it so often and pissed on the British people at any opportunity.
          They have both set course for the same destination and all agree that the people should never be told the truth until it is too late, what that destination is to be and how impoverished reaching that destination will leave us.
          It`s a circus and you the loyal, tribal cheerleaders, are the clowns.

          • The big D says:

            The greater tragedy is that none of these politicians are required.

            80 per cent of the UK laws are created by the EU. The laws are implemented in the U.K. by the civil service.

            If you need to “pass” laws to-day, the old time qualifications of a post office counter clerk or librarian ( rubber stamp operating procedures level 5) are the only qualification the role requires.

            Any party not questioning the UK role in the EU is pushing this country deeper into EU bondage. I do not think UKIP is the answer. I am sure none of the major parties are either.

            400 independent MPs, free of party whip influence and responsible only to their electors, with a mandate to introduce acts denied ( referendum )and repeal acts of oppression ( terrorist laws) would be a start.

            Unfortunately, our chances of getting that result are minute.

    • 204
      Sir Everard Digby says:

      Cut and paste time again Day…..do you have any original thoughts?

    • 301
      The Enforcer says:

      i think you will find martin they are suggesting 40000 jobs won’t be created.

    • 323
      ShoutsAtTheTV says:

      Interesting article in The ‘Torygraph’ today.

      Evidently the Math’s (from the state pension provision) proves that only 2.5% of all new jobs created in the private sector since 1997 have been filled by ‘British Workers.’

      Am I surprised by this? Not really. But if I’d have spoken up about it in 1997, I’d have been shouted down as a racist. (In the same way that each year’s ever-improving ‘A-Level’ results proves that the examinations are much easier than they used to be, I’d have got shouted down as attacking hard-working teachers and children.)

      • 348
        GDS says:

        just be careful you lot. 200,000 of these so called fucking slackers and jobsworths on the public payroll are us members of the armed forces and we take fucking umbrage at being lumped in with diversity co-ordinators et al. GOT IT? Fucking good, now be careful who you fucking malign!

        • 356
          ShoutsAtTheTV says:

          Mate, the thing I hate most about “Prime Minister’s Pantomime” every week is that, on average, is it begins with the names of the latest 3 British Soldiers killed in foreign climes.

          A good mate of mine’s a Royal Marine, another is from a military family and is out in a ‘little tank’ and taking on the ‘rag heads’ (as he put it). Another mate of mine is a technician who repairs Tornado jet engines and the like.

          That said, given that these days we talk about the “Ministry Of Defence” and not “The War Department”, I really do wish we would wind in our ambition at lot, realize that we’re not a super power any more, and then act accordingly.

          There might be a lot of wrong stuff in the world of which we might rightly disapprove, but we have to realise that a lot really isn’t our business and we just can’t afford to keep sticking our noses in, and then end up writing blank cheques for the latest technological ‘white elephant’ (e.g. Nimrod or Helicopters which won’t fly).

    • 368
      Labour Labour Labour - Out Out Out! says:

      Look – The name you use is has been a Labour supporter all his life.
      Please stop using it.

      It is not fair on the poor bloke who is live and kicking with that name.

      He has said he is not going to vote Labour because of what you do. You have lost his his vote already, I ask you to desist using his name. It is obvious you are wanting to put my “blogging name” as a target – the thing is i have told everybody who i am including Labour folk. The thing is you are scoring an own goal, precisely because it is not my name. Their is freedom of speech and being a wanker like you. It is well out of order what you do. The only reason I comment is because it does not hurt me but someone else – cut it out.

      • 369
        Labour Labour Labour - Out Out Out! says:

        The above comment is about the person who has taken the ‘martin day’ name.

        I will take it up to the top of your party (Labour), as i say – it is not something i should of started. I was wrong to do do, you need to stop it.

  8. 12
    Cassandrina says:

    Guido,
    There is a new website designed and possibly cloned as yours with the same colour scheme and text setup etc.
    This would not be so bad except it appears to be a radical communist (I kid you not) site called “21st century manifesto”
    Only one of the the four emails that got through my spam filter shows any resemblance to a mature mind.
    One advocated more union disruptive action in Greece, the last two are titled “Young Communist condemns National Service Tory plan as militarist” and “Solidarity with Cuba needed now”
    Perhaps the loony left of the Zanuliebor party have set up what seems to be a very expensive website?
    Over to you.

    • 26
      Labour's Final Days says:

      We should flood them with caustic comments. It’ll serve them right.

    • 43
      Gordon Brown stole my pension says:

      How can they be being anti-militarist and yet pro-Cuba?

    • 127
      udderly 'orrible says:

      http://21stcenturymanifesto.wordpress.com/

      - doesn’t look very gunpowdewrish to me.

    • 131
      MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK says:

      i have just googled it and it was black and white with some red on it
      theres an intresting article on the strikes under the tories back in 1972 !

      • 159
        Mad Frankie has Lost the Plot says:

        Get a job Frank and stop scrounging off of hardworking taxpayers and hanging around here like a bad smell, eh?
        Oh, hold on, you’re mad and no-one will employ you.
        So you better stick with the handouts and begging I suppose.

        • 177
          MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK says:

          Listen TAT you fucking dole sponging scumsucking layabout
          i unlike you have a job
          in fact i run my own business
          actually, lowlife i have had a job for 37 years
          never had a day unemployed in fact
          and as i said unlike you you fucking pondlife excrement
          who has never done a days work in your whole miserable existence
          now you’ve been owned FUCK OFF !

          • Frank's Lost It! says:

            Had a job for the last 37 years Frank?
            But the Big Issue has only been published for a decade.
            I suppose a decade must feel like 37 years when you are a homeless tramp like you.

          • MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK says:

            were you an abused child TAT ?
            are you still a catholic alter boy
            there must be some reason why a cardboard box dweller like yourself has a grudge against the human race
            time to sell your arse for another rock of crack loser !

          • Frank's Taken A Hell of a Beating Today and It's Not Even Lunchtime yet OUCH! says:

            You sound like a right loony Frank.
            You’ve been given a very good hiding indeed and yet you come back for more.
            Try not to be such a bad loser, eh?

          • MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK says:

            As all the people who post on here can see your arse is severely bruised yet again !

            which has nothing to do with the kicking i have given it
            butmore to do with your disgusting sexual deviancy
            of selling kisses to sailors down the docks !
            this is so easy TAT

            You must try harder

          • Anon says:

            No he doesn’t.
            Mad Frankie is a crackhead tramp. TaT doesn’t like crackhead tramps.
            Just ask Steve Expat, Steve used to be a tramp but now Steve smuggles heroin.
            Steve’s a Conservative.

  9. 15
    Labour's Final Days says:

    Labour: Rotten to the core. They should all be in prison.

  10. 17
    BillyBob - Time for benefits reform !! says:

    What else do we expect from Labour……… let them continue, more ammunition for us and less votes for them !!

  11. 20
    Floating Voter says:

    I was taught not to accept tweets from strange people and weirdos just like this. Vile.

  12. 22
    Gordon Brown - the devil incarnate says:

    “I’m here with one purpose – to serve my country, it’s the only thing I want to do.”

    Then go and gas yourself in an oven you excrement.

    • 41
      Sir William Waad says:

      That would be typical Brown, because it wouldn’t work. Natural gas isn’t poisonous. An ‘accidental overdose’ of GB’s many prescription drugs would be more effective and less stressful for his few admirers. He could also consider framing Miliband 1, thus leaving a clear run for Ballsie.

    • 60
      Axe The Telly Tax says:

      His country is Scotland. So why doesn’t he fuck off back there.

      • 69
        J.Presclott ( five bellies, two Jags & two inches ) says:

        “I’m here with one purpose – to serve my country, it’s the only thing I want to do.”

        Gin and tonic, anyone ??

    • 84
      Unsworth says:

      Which fucking country is that, you traitorous bastard?

  13. 24
    Dead Tree Press Aggregator says:

    exclusive!!!
    or not

    whats a sc00p?

  14. 25
    Sniper says:

    Bang on about Abbot though.

  15. 28
    Jonah McDoom says:

    I believe in doing your duty and telling the truth. And beating my secretary senseless.

  16. 29
    The Elective Dictatorship of ZaNew Liebore says:

    I genuinely fear this evil bunch getting back in. If Brown is still prime minister on May 7, I will leave the country, and so will a lot of people. Britain cannot take another 5 months of Brown and Labour, let alone 5 years.

    • 54
      Axe The Telly Tax says:

      Join the queue at the airport. I’m off to the the Philippines.

      • 65
        jgm2 says:

        I hope I don’t come to regret doing this myself but bolting for the door on 7th May is too late. It’s unrealistic to be able to sell up and leave between now and then but it does make rock-solid sense to move your cash offshore right now and into something other than sterling.

        The Labour and LibDems will simply loot folks bank accounts. Quite literally. A quick show of hands and 15% of the balance magicked into the treasury with the click of a mouse.

        And once they’ve got away with it once then they’ll just keep on doing it until there’s nothing left. They have given themselves no choice you see. They are totally unable to take the tough decision to live within their budget. So they’ll have to pay the police and army somehow.

        Theft. That’s what they’ll do. Or, if they’re being a little more subtle they’ll simply plunder your pension fund. But they’ll be stealing from you nontheless.

        • 239
          wavy davy says:

          dave willl give rainbows and moonbeans and chocolate unicorns to everyone

          let sunshine win the day!

        • 328
          Anonymous says:

          It’ll be done at the few % level at a time, with personal capital export controls in place. Italian govt. have done this before ( 10 years or so back ). Greece has admin barriers to capital export ( within eurozone ! ) in place now. Easily circumvented at present, but I guess they will strengthen the barriers, probably under cover of anti-corruption rhetoric.

    • 57
      Brown's a Tosser says:

      You won’t be alone. The problem though is its the wealth creators that leave.

      • 82
        Rank outsider says:

        I have £5.26 but I may bet that on the 200:1 outsider in The Grand National called;

        “Sarah Twitter Hag Bag”

      • 107
        jgm2 says:

        Or those who have accumulated wealth and were looking to spend it here. The retired, the rich-enough-already-thank-you-very-much-stick-your-50%-tax-up-your-arse-types.

        Like me.

        • 116
          Brown's a Tosser says:

          Can’t argue with that.

        • 144
          Axe The Telly Tax says:

          In a few years Britain will be like the film “Escape from New York” where New York was closed off and used as a giant prison for all the criminal scum. People will be eating each other. The fat fuckers will be the first on the menu.

          Escape from Great Brtitain coming to a street near you.

          • ShoutsAtTheTV says:

            Hmmm… Frank Carson used to say, “Definition of a Welshman: An Irishman that could swim..”

  17. 32
    Sir William Waad says:

    While Mr MacLennan is exaggerating I can’t help agreeing with him to an extent. Red Label might be all right for mixed drinks, if you like that sort of thing, but there are many better blended whiskies. They’ve focussed the Johnnie Walker brand on the expensive ‘premium’ labels and neglected the foundation brand.

    Mr MacLennan, on the other hand, appears to be just another cloned Labour bumptious twerp.

    He has never had a job.

  18. 51
    Gordon ( SoldGoldAtThe ) BottomBrown says:

    Smears, sleaze and sophistry: it’s in Liebour’s D-N-A

  19. 55
    jgm2 says:

    Hoo-fucking-rah. CMD makes pledge to find 12bn quid in savings. I’d prefer if he set his targets a bit higher – such as 80bn or 100bn but again, its a start.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/election_2010/8610560.stm

    • 68
      MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK says:

      Has Lord Ashcroft given the nod ??

      For it is indeed Lord Ashcroft who run the Tories !!!!!!

      • 76
        UNITE says:

        DISGRACEFUL !

      • 97
        jgm2 says:

        I don’t give a fuck if it’s Lord Krishna, the Lord Almighty or Tracey Lords who gave Dave the fucking nod.

        Nobody needs a ‘nod’. The country has been financially arse-raped by the Maximum Imbecile. The solution is crystal fucking clear. Spend less money. It is so fucking simple and yet the Maximum Imbecile is still trying to cover up his 13 years of idiocy so he won’t just bite the bullet and do it. Quite the opposite – he’s spent the last two years pissing away even more money in a desperate attempt to hide the reality.

      • 101
        Labour's Final Days says:

        Where’s Lord Paul, Liebore troll? Where’s Michael Bollinger? And while you’re at it, are you proud of Liebore’s record?
        An illegal war
        Dr Kelly’s death
        10p a week extra to pensioners
        A ruined economy
        Hanging baskets on expenses
        Cabs for hire
        Damien McBride
        Unite
        Deaths from hospital infections
        Knife crime
        BNP winning its first ever seat in Europe

      • 143
        MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK says:

        Go and play out TAT the big boys arn’t there !

  20. 56
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK says:

    I’ve been watching Sky News for 30mins, and no-one’s pointed out yet that David Cameron looks like a swollen scrotum

    • 59
      Brown's a Tosser says:

      ROFLMAO – Not. Go away and twit you twerp.

      • 104
        TOO FARR says:

        Mad Frankie…. try altering your Sky picture settings from 4×3 to 16×9 !!!!!

      • 167
        MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK says:

        Oh come on i cant believe that youve all been taken in
        by the foreskin cheese licking TAT !

        • 179
          Mad Frankie has Lost the Plot says:

          You have been beaten Mad Frank.
          End of story.

          • MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK says:

            wipe the drips off your chin if your going to talk to me
            CocK Sucker

          • Old Nick says:

            what a pair of tossflaps

          • TaT's closet confessions says:

            who asked you grandad ?

          • Frank's Taken A Hell of a Beating Today and It's Not Even Lunchtime yet OUCH! says:

            Said Mad Frank, posing as TaT.
            What a nutter.

          • MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK says:

            Is that it TAT you claim i’m posing as you
            why would i want to pose as you when i’ve just wiped the floor with you on every point
            TAT it’s
            time to go back to slagging off little girl and old ladies as per

            come back when you have something good to say
            or better still come back under one of your many other names
            like the last time i kicked your arse “PISS SOAKED SHORTS”

          • Anon says:

            Don’t cry Frank. You’re a loser, someone has to be.

    • 70
      Labour's Final Days says:

      And Brown looks like a bloated mong who probably has chronic halitosis.

    • 91
      Brown's a Tosser says:

      Hey Mad Fannie Craddock go boil some soup and put your head in it.

    • 122
      The office says:

      Yes muff fanny haddock and they haven’t said anything about you being a jerky puppet must be a conspiracy???

    • 148
      MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK says:

      TAT it’s your scrotum that is swolen
      after your long nights cottaging at the public toilets

      • 176
        Mad Frankie has Lost the Plot says:

        Said the cottaging teabagger/rimmer. (is that the same thing?)

        • 224
          MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK says:

          I wouldn’t know
          unlike you
          i dont know the terms used in your homosexual life stile

          • Frank's Taken A Hell of a Beating Today and It's Not Even Lunchtime yet OUCH That's Got To Hurt! says:

            That is because you are a latent homosexual Frank, whose supression of your homosexuality leads you to post aggressive comments on order order.
            Come out of the closet Frank, no-one cares.

          • MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK says:

            Says the turd guzzling Oaten Freak

    • 221
      Sir William Waad says:

      You speak for yourself.

  21. 58
    The Elective Dictatorship of ZaNew Liebore says:

    MacLennan (or Labour HQ) have taken down his Twitter page!

    • 61
      Brown's a Tosser says:

      No surprise there clearly off message.

    • 351
      Gordon Brown says:

      I wish Stuart Maclennan every success in the election and be sure to check his excellent twitter page which sarah assures me is excellent

  22. 62
    Slotgob says:

    You should hear what my Tony thinks of you poor stupid fools who voted for him and made us so rich!

    • 81
      Brown's a Tosser says:

      Tony thinks five more years of my pals in government should do just nicely thank you. Keeps thise doors open fior me. Its called looking after ones self, whilst spouting bullshit like we are for the hard working families and workers of britain and all that social justice claptrap.

  23. 71
    Who sold our gold? says:

    Gorgon the Moron

  24. 75
    The Beast of Clerkenwell says:

    Luckily for this twat most of the sheeps bladder eating caledonian sub humans who will vote for him probably dont even have a phone let alone internet access , their money goes “leccy” and strong cider

  25. 77
    Elderly Coffin Dodger says:

    Fucking little twerp – there’s only one place for such pinko scum

  26. 80
    Odds Bodkins says:

    They really don’t get this technology malarky do they? Twatter and Facefuck truly are for tosspots and saddos. There is no other use for them. MacLennan truly is a part of that younger generation with a 10 second attention span.

    So much for election strategies carefully planned in advance.

  27. 85
    Anonymous says:

    Interesting that this twittering MP / fool has said that Politics Scotland is like a PPB for the Labour party – both Politics Scotland and Newsnight Scotland are ALWAYS PPBs for the Labour Party .

    It is well beyond a joke or a twats tweet.

  28. 89
    John Terry is snide and untrustworthy says:

    Twitter – Tweets? Who the fuck came up with such ludicrous names? Although on second thoughts, the names suit the kind of prats that contribute and follow such nonsense. Cameron is right (for once), twats is a much better word for the lot of them.

  29. 89
    Time To Go Gordon says:

    Good to Sky News calling a 4% increase in the YouGov Tory lead “the polls are narrowing.”

    • 163
      brown bread says:

      It’s like the time Paxo on Newsnight said that Labour were on 41% and the Tories 31%. It should of course have been the other way round. Wishful thinking on his part no doubt.

      • 355
        Kirsteen Anne Wark says:

        You leave Paxo alone! 41% Hexadecimal is 29% Decimal so he was almost right on Labour

  30. 93
    Gordon is a moron says:

    Now IS the time for us all to get Jilted John to No.1;

    GORDON IS A MORON.

    Brilliant to have at No.1 on May 6th,playing across the airwaves from 7am to 10pm.

    • 123
      Brown's a Tosser says:

      It will happen if enough netters spread the word and it would be delicious. They should leave it on repeat as he leaves Downing Street just for good measure.

    • 125
      Aristander of Telmissus says:

      This deserves a wider audience! What a truly splendid idea. Come on, Guido, let’s get this going viral.

  31. 95
    I now how the left felt hating Thatcher so much in the 1980's says:

    Interesting typo on Telegraph

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/election-2010/7570138/General-Election-2010-Tories-public-sector-savings-could-cost-40000-jobs.html

    “Colin Talbot, professor of public management at Manchester University, told the FT that the proposed payroll savings of £1bn to £2bn would mean that “roughly 20,000 to 40,000 job losses” would be incurred, assuming each post cost £50,0000. ”

    £500,000 = 2000 to 4000 !!!

    • 336

      They could start by making all ‘professors of public management’ redundant. I don’t think they could be counted among the country’s finest wealth creators…

  32. 96
    Big Ben says:

    What a grade A fuckwit! Blimey, it’s not as if twatter is a private medium – it’s very, very public. If you can’t get your head around that, just don’t fucking use it!

  33. 100
    concrete pump says:

    It just gets better, an Old Etonian on the campaign trail in Scotland.
    Couldn’t make it up

    Mr Cameron is to meet voters with London Mayor Boris Johnson in the morning, before heading on to Scotland.

    • 119
      Er... Not Stuart MacLennan says:

      Stuart MacLennan is a wonderful, wonderful man with ideals that are rooted in firm socialist beliefs to change and better these broken islands. You’re all just Tory mongrels. His tweets are a clear, real, genuine voice amongst the dull diatribe. Nurse, I appear to be lacking my morning pills.

    • 120
      Thick as a Thick thing. says:

      Its Nazi night in the pink pineapple tonight.See you there concrete.

      Why am I replying to myself -I must be going mad.

  34. 123
    Martin Day says:

    Vote Labour for even more tax and national insurance rises.

    More tax on fuel duty

    Increased low earners tax rate from 10% to 20%

    Increase National Insurance again and again and again, so it’s just another tax.

    You can see here the rates for employees prior to 1997 were at just 6% before Liebour came to power. Click below to see previous rates of NI.

    http://www.taxhistory.co.uk/National%20Insurance%20rates.htm

    Increase tax on airline tickets so many carriers bust (eg Globespan)

    No increase in the levels at which you start to pay tax, so you pay more tax

    More people pulled into the higher rate 40% tax bracket

    We won’t increase the top rate of tax beyond 40%, so now you pay 50%

    Council tax has more than doubled under Liebour, one year the increase was over 27%!

    If you own a car, your car tax can now be up to £435 per annum

    LIEBOUR, JUST TAX AND SPEND AS USUAL, JUST AS THEY DID IN THE SIXTIES AND SEVENTIES AND HAD TO GO TO THE IMF, WHEN THE UK WAS THE SICK MAN OF EUROPE.

  35. 128
    “Brown is a compulsive liar, he has no truth in his soul. He’s a liar” says:

    “I will not allow house prices to get out of control and put at risk the sustainability of the recovery.”
    Gordon Brown’s 1997 Budget Statement

    “Under this Government, Britain will not return to the boom and bust of the past.”
    Pre-Budget Report, 9th November 1999

    “Britain does not want a return to boom and bust.”
    Budget Statement, 21 March 2000

    “So our approach is to reject the old vicious circle of the…the old boom and bust.”
    Pre-Budget Report, 8 November 2000

    “Mr Deputy Speaker we will not return to boom and bust.”
    Budget Statement, 7 March 2001

    “As I have said before Mr Deputy Speaker: No return to boom and bust.”
    Budget Statement, 22 March 2006

    “And we will never return to the old boom and bust.”
    Budget Statement, 21 March 2007

    • 135
      Brown's a Tosser says:

      You miss heard Brown was referring to his cleaning bill Broom and Dust.

  36. 132
    Headteacher. says:

    Oi Mc Bride
    Will you come off the computer and get on with your work.

    That strange stain on the carpet underneath the chair that Gordon Brown sat on when he visited the other week is not going to clear itself.
    If you dont hurry up the whole school is going to stink of fish.

  37. 132
    Martin Day says:

    Gordon Brown’s 10 worst financial gaffes

    1. Taxing dividend payments

    Before 1997, dividends issued by UK companies and paid to pension funds were tax-free – that is, the tax could be claimed back via a system of tax credits. Not any more, decided Brown. Tax relief was scrapped, reducing the amount collected by pension funds by around £5 billion a year. Pension funds holding the cash that you, me and almost everyone else in the country plan to use for our retirement have lost around £100 billion over the last 12 years. That’s one hell of a stealth tax.

    2. Selling our gold

    In May 1999 Gordon Brown had a plan to sell some gold. There were two problems with this, which concerned his economic advisers deeply. The price of gold had slumped after a decade of stagnation, but was likely to increase in the proceeding years. Added to this, the announcement of a major sell-off would drive the price down further. Little of this worried Gordon. Experts believe that the poorly timed decision to flog our national treasure has cost us all around £3 billion. Granted, that doesn’t seem much nowadays, but more of that later.

    3. Tripartite financial regulation

    The system of financial regulation dividing powers between the Treasury, the Bank of England and the Financial Services Authority, established by Brown as Chancellor in 2000, missed what amounted to the biggest financial crisis of our lifetime. Whoops. This has led some glass-half-empty commentators to conclude that the system set up by Brown failed and should be replaced. The Commons Treasury Select Committee’s report on the collapse of Northern Rock said that the Financial Services Authority had “systematically failed in its duty” to oversee the troubled bank’s activities. Little did it realise at the time that Northern Rock was the over-leveraged tip of the securitised iceberg.

    4. Tax credits

    “Gordon Brown claims the tax credits system lifts children out of poverty,” says Simon Blackmore, 38, who was pursued for £6,057 in over-paid tax credits. “Maybe it does, but only to plunge them and their families into debt two years later.” Millions of low-income families have had to pay back the Treasury after receiving too much money in tax credits, putting them under huge financial and emotional strain. Meanwhile, 40 per cent of workers and families who deserved tax credits left billions of pounds unclaimed in the 2008-09 tax year for fear of being chased for the cash later on. Introduced in 1999, reformed in 2000, tax credits have been “a complete disaster zone”, according to tax experts.

    5. The £10,000 corporation tax threshold

    In 2002, Gordon Brown introduced a new tax regime to help small businesses. He announced a new zero per cent rate of corporation tax on profits below £10,000. It was designed to boost the ability of small businesses to grow and prosper. It didn’t quite work out this way. It became advantageous for sole traders such as taxi drivers or plumbers to turn themselves into limited companies to take advantage of the new rules. A Treasury Minister later commented that “the Government did not realise how many people would engage in abusive tax avoidance”, despite the fact that it was “blindingly obvious” to tax experts “within 5 seconds” of the budget announcement that this would happen. Gordon scrapped the rules a few years later, raising the rate from 0 per cent to 19 per cent when he released how much money was being lost.

    6. Abolition of the 10p tax rate

    Mr Brown rarely apologises. In fact, he never apologises. But occasionally he acknowledges “mistakes”, albeit begrudgingly. Over the abolition of the 10p tax rate in 2007, Mr Brown told Radio 4′s Today programme that “we made two mistakes. We didn’t cover as well as we should that group of low-paid workers who don’t get the working tax credits and we weren’t able to help the 60 to 64-year-olds who didn’t get the pensioner’s tax allowance.” Experts use stronger language to describe the Budget of 2007, which was designed to produce positive headlines for the 2p cut in income tax. Accountants calculated that the scrapping of the 10 per cent tax rate, coupled with the increase in the proportion of tax credits withdrawn from higher earners, would leave 1.8 million workers earning between £6,500 and £15,000 paying an effective tax rate of up to 70 per cent.

    7. Failing to spot the housing bubble

    Gordon Brown said he ended boom and bust, and in those innocent days before the collapse of the global finance system we believed him. In 1997, he outlined his plans. “Stability is necessary for our future economic success”, he wisely informed an audience at the CBI. “The British economy of the future must be built not on the shifting sands of boom and bust, but on the bedrock of prudent and wise economic management.” The other components of that bedrock including a trillion-pound debt mountain and a decade of unchecked and unparalleled house price inflation presumably slipped his mind. In 2003 a mild-mannered Liberal Democrat MP by the name of Vince Cable dared to question the mantra of “the end of boom and bust”. He asked Gordon Brown: “Is it not true that…the growth of the British economy is sustained by consumer spending pinned against record levels of personal debt, which is secured, if at all, against house prices that the Bank of England describes as well above equilibrium level?” Gordon replied: “The Honourable Gentleman has been writing articles in the newspapers, as reflected in his contribution, that spread alarm, without substance, about the state of the economy…” We all know what happened next.

    8. 50 per cent tax rate

    Robert Chote, director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, has said the tax hike which heralded the end the new Labour may actually end up losing the Government money. “If you look at what happened when higher rates were last changed in the 1980s, that might lead you to suggest that such a move might actually lose you revenue, rather than gain it, as people actually declare less income for tax,” he said.

    9. Cutting VAT

    “It would be funny if it wasn’t so serious,” said a tax accountant when asked about the Brown-Darling brainwave to cut VAT by 2.5 percentage points. As a nation of shoppers, rather than shopkeepers, a chopped down sales tax sounds like a good idea, providing a vital boost to hard-pressed families at a time of financial hardship. There were two problems. It costs £12.5 billion a year and it has made little discernable difference to those hard-pressed families because it is shopkeepers, rather than shoppers, who have pocketed much of the benefit.

    10. Public-sector borrowing

    If Gordon had only saved a little more in the good times, we might have had a little more to fall back on in the bad, economists sigh. Last month saw public-sector net borrowing hit £19.9 billion, the highest on record, according to the Office for National Statistics. The chancellor of the exchequer, Alistair Darling, has forecast that Government borrowing will reach £175 billion this year. It is forecast that total government debt will double to 79 per cent of GDP by 2013, the highest level since World War 2. Mr Chote recently warned that “the scale of the underlying problem that the Treasury’s detailed forecasts identify will require two full parliaments of mounting austerity to repair.”

    Even after he leaves office in 2010, as is almost certain, it seems that we will all be paying for Gordon’s gaffes for many years to come.

  38. 134
    Dark Lord says:

    SQUIRMING DARLING

    What a tosser. He is on Sky News and has been asked a question about him wanting to raise VAT and Broon overuling him to raise NI instead. He has wriggled out of answering every direct question. All the moron can do is to throw back how the Torys’ have made a promise they cannot fund.

    I want to tear off his arm and hit him with the wet end!

    • 269
      Jack says:

      It’s in the Times today that Brown/Darling went ahead with the NI increase against the advice of “Treasury officials”…

      That should be broadcast across tha land to support the NI cut proposed by the Tories……

  39. 137
    “Brown is a compulsive liar, he has no truth in his soul. He’s a liar” says:

    ARE YOU PAYING INTO A PRIVATE PENSION OR YOUR COMPANY PENSION?

    UNLUCKY

    YOU’LL BE BETTER OFF WITH AN MP’S PENSION OR A PUBLIC SECTOR PENSION,

    THEY’RE GUARANTEED!

    YET ANOTHER INDUSTRY BROWN KILLED OFF, OUR ONCE GREAT PENSION INDUSTRY.

    THEY SPENT OUR FUTURE PENSION MONEY YESTERDAY!

  40. 140
    Anonymous says:

    Jesus Christ.

    I can only get about 2 sentences into your posts before I have to reach for the sick bucket.

    Why don’t you get involved in politics instead of just sniping from the sidelines? Is it because you’d get bitch slapped all over like you did on Newsnight that time? Remember? When Michael White demolished you.

    Sure as God made little apples, you’ll be sniping at the Tories as soon as they take office. The only question is; How soon?

    Grow up man.

    • 150
      Scotch filth - rebuild the wall says:

      STFU! Creepy moron.

    • 189
      The Bottle Fed Triplet says:

      Dear Anonymous, I have no strong religious affiliations but please don’t blaspheme when posting. If you want to offend the pious might I suggest you try some of the other religionss, but I suggest you stay anonymous for your own safety.

      Many of us who visit this site do so because of utter frustration with the political parties who are unable to articulate our wishes and aspirations.

      Guido has shown up many politicians, from all parts of the political spectrum, as craven, corrupt and deceitful. I consider he does a public service, just like the whistle blowers who uncovered the parliamentary expenses scandals.

      I will not apologise for wanting my MP to be honest, trustworthy and hardworking. Neither am I going to vote for an MP who is an adulterer, after all, if his wife can’t trust him, neither can I.

      As they say in your part of the world, grow up?

  41. 142
    “Brown is a compulsive liar, he has no truth in his soul. He’s a liar” says:

  42. 145
    Scotch filth - rebuild the wall says:

    After doubling the tax rate on the lowest paid (those who, admirably, actually work for less than they could get on benefits) from 10% to 20%, Gordon Brown said:

    “Everyone will be better off with this tax change”

    Yeah! Except for the poorest in society, you filthy evil loony Scotch c’unt.

    The demented Scotch pig loves his regressive stealth taxes. That’s how he gets his rocks off with that evil fat-fuck rat-faced whore bitch: Picturing the poor staving to death as wriggles around in her stinking pox hole.

    • 274
      Geography Don says:

      Spunkbubble!

      There is a hell of a lot of England between the wall and the Border!! Not all of us are Greggs eating, tab smerking, lager drinking, Labour chavs…

  43. 146
    Notice to Twitters ....Nobody's bloody interested ! says:

    Just another example of our vacuous society where everybody feels that they have to tell everybody else totally inane and inconsequential information such as I’ve just eaten a packet of crisps !!.What is it with people having to post every bloody thing they do on Twitter ?

  44. 149
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK says:

    that woman on bbc news 24 is battering darling !

  45. 151
    “Brown is a compulsive liar, he has no truth in his soul. He’s a liar” says:

    DON’T GO HERE IF YOU ARE OF A NERVOUS DISPOSITION

    http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/01_02/piersMOS1201_468x417.jpg

    • 165
      Blair's Tanning Agent says:

      Looks like they used the plastic pint cups, to save Piers ‘Morgan’ Moron from a late night glassing from the Kirkcaldy Knee Crusher.

    • 195
      stilyagi_air_corps says:

      Sarah – “you never show *me* affection like that!”

  46. 157
    Dark Lord says:

    She should fry him and serve him with chips.

  47. 168
    Blair's mini-me Tony Cameron grovels at the feet of his Hero says:

    Did you ever know that you’re my hero,
    and everything I would like to be?
    I can fly higher than an eagle,
    ’cause you are the wind beneath my wings.

    • 240
      Hugh Janus says:

      Thanks, but I really didn’t want to be reminded of this – the bit where DC, having drooled over the Grinning Chimp, then told his own side to stand and applaud him. It is quite simply the worst decision ever made by DC, and it was a betrayal of those of his supporters who had expected him to take a stand against the most mendacious, slimy and warmongering PM of modern times.

      But he blew it, and my vote with it.

  48. 169
    Anonymous says:

    He’s right about Johnnie Walkers.

  49. 170
    The thin blue line says:

    Vote Conservative. Tax cuts for the wealthy, job losses for the rest.
    No wonder they’re trying to keep schtum on the economy.

    • 181
      Minekiller says:

      Civil Service personnel on strike? Did you notice> No? Thought not. I’d rather keep a ‘street football co-ordinater’ on the dole than have them ‘co-ordinate street football’ and reduce the nations debt, which at current spending levels will bankrupt the country to a level where we won’t be able to pay nurses or firemen. This is a simple reality and the sooner labour loonies realise this the better. Cuts are coming, Labour has already drawn them up and you know it.

    • 206
      Axe The Telly Tax says:

      Cutting NI will save jobs and make workers earning over £20,000 a year better off.
      I wouldn’t call someone on 20 grand a year wealthy.

    • 211
      The Bottle Fed Triplet says:

      I keep hearing about public sector “managers” being paid “the going rate” for paper shuffling jobs because “we would lose them to the private sector”. Cobblers, the CEO (aka Town Clerk) of my local council is paid film star money for doing what is basically a middle manager’s job. In the private sector he would be under severe restraints regarding his budgets and spending decisions. He would also have to return a profit to generate next year’s wages.

      If we are so worried about public sector “management” employees being made redundant to balance the nation’s books then let them go in to the private sector. Or, dare I suggest this, set up their own companies and become employers themselves.

      If they did they would get a big dose of reality.

      • 226
        Hugh Janus says:

        Well said, but you forgot to include the generous pension (by today’s standards) whereas plenty in the private sector have either had theirs reduced or have lost them entirely.

        The funding of public pensions – a worrying silence from the parties, bearing in mind the tsunami of debt they will bring about, and how much tax revenue the private sector will have to generate in order to keep the public sector in a style that is completely unaffordable?

  50. 171
    Minekiller says:

    On the issue of public sector job cuts it is important to note that Labour also built a quasi-government client state with fake companies only working on Potemkin style government contracted projects and the charity sector, where aid and development organisations such as Save the Children and Oxfam have been effectively turned into quasi-government organisations and heavily staffed by staunch pro-Labour. Prior to the 97 election these organisations were promised much largesses from Labour if they won the election, to fulfil the ‘ethical foreign policy’ pledge that readers will not- resulted in five wars and hundreds of thousands dead, maimed, traumatised, displaced, homeless and reduced to poverty. I witnessed this faustian pact being discussed and sealed at many NGO aid and development events, workshops and ‘conferences’ between 1994-1997.

    The Tories are fools to say they will preserve the Overseas Aid and Development (bribery, corruption, White 4 x 4, non-job, Mercedes fund) budget as rather like the licence fee (tax) for the BBC it directly funds a labour stronghold. If people want to support aid a development charities. then let them donate themselves, but they shouldn’t be taxed to pay for Oxfam or other charities projects.

    The charity, aid and development structure has been bribed, suborned and colonised by Labour and is a quasi-client of the Labour state. The Tories need to look very closely indeed at this funding immediately on election should they win. Direct aid to India and China to in effect, fund or subsidise their nuclear and space programmes is utterly ridiculous and must be stopped. It is also worth noting that the UK now owes more than every country in Africa put together. Who will forgive our debt? No one.

    • 184
      Double G&T with Ice and Lime says:

      Essentially, we’re all fucked then unless we fuck off to Canada?

      • 229
        Minekiller says:

        Essentially, unless cuts are made in the ‘we don’t really need that at all sector’. then the answer to your question is – yes.

    • 215
      Axe The Telly Tax says:

      When Dave/Osbourne look at the books (after their landslide victory on May 6th) they should say that things are worse than Labour led us to believe and so, for the foreseeable future, we can’t maintain the 0.7% of GDP for foreign aid. Instead we will only supply aid for natural disaster relief (earthquakes etc).

      • 337
        ShoutsAtTheTV says:

        I hope so.

        For the past few years I have cringed at the Marketing Managers who describe themselves as “working for a charity”, and then take home £80k->£120k for doing so.

        Now either you “work for a living” (and maybe dip your hand in your own pocket to help out a charity), or you do “charitable work” (which eases your conscious but for which you don’t get paid). There should be no confusion between the two roles, or the trust is misplaced and betrayed.

  51. 182
    Anonymous says:

    Tarquin Bartleby finds these comments disgusting. Watch his latest video entry.

  52. 188
    The Dirty Rat says:

    Twitter. Why the f*ck would I want to know when the likes of Stephen Fry, Sarah Brown, Jonathan Ross etc. have a crap or are on the bus. Get a f*cking life you pathetic morons.

  53. 192
    Martin Day says:

    The Tories have presented for the first time the fag packet on which they calculated how public spending could be reduced by £12bn – using those savings to curb plans to raise National Insurance.

    The move comes as the Conservatives were pressured into revealing details of the huge savings required to cut the planned National Insurance tax increase – by just about everyone who had looked at the maths behind it.

    At a press conference this morning Conservative leader David Cameron unveiled the fag packet, a cornerstone of his party’s elections strategy.

    He told reporters, “This bit here is where George Osborne scribbled the idea about not to employing any new people – it’s in two different colours because the first pen ran out and the barman had to give us another one from his Bingo pot.”

    “This bit here is about computers – I think it says, ‘make them cheaper’ – which I’m sure you’ll agree is an excellent idea.”

    “And this series of numbers here is… oh, no, that’s the barmaids phone number. That was on here already

    • 197
      Martins gay hamster says:

      Martin please don’t stick me up your bum again, it’s smelly and dark up there, and I’m scared.

    • 200
      jgm2 says:

      See. That’s better. That’s quite funny.

      You’re not such a complete fuckwit after all.

    • 218
      Sir William Waad says:

      At least he uses a fag packet for his numbers. Brown just makes them up. This approach to controlling costs is “Think of a number. Now double it. Add £1 billion. What have you got?”

    • 228
      The Bottle Fed Triplet says:

      Martin, please stop and think. UK plc is up to its armpits in debt. We even have debt on our debt. If we don’t deal with this debt we will wind up as a third world offshore island, a bit like Somalia with rain.

      We can only spend what we earn and if we don’t stop spending then you and your family will have to join the very long queue at the soup kitchen. It is indeed regretable that the spending cuts will mean job losses but it will be necessary. And before you ask, yes I have been out of work due to my employer running out of money and closing the firm.

      The root of our financial problems in this country is unbelievably bad fiscal management by the government over the last ten years. Someone has to do something about it and we must all live with the consequences for the sake of a better future for our children.

      The one thing I am sure of is that our politicians will not suffer as a result of this need for national belt tightening. Oh No, well paid directorships, academic posts and quangoes await the clapped out and failed rulers of this once democratic country.

      • 237
        Minekiller says:

        Any company, university, ‘think tank’ or organisation that hires any of these clapped out, corrupt, dishonest war criminals should be assiduously avoided one the grounds of their poor judgement alone.

        BTW, did Eurotunnel go ahead and hire that corrupt useless fiscal bitch-whore Hewitt?

    • 232
      Hugh Janus says:

      Yes, serious error on the part of DC – a reduction of just 1% of public spending is miniscule.

      I reckon he’s missed a nought off there.

  54. 202
    Jim says:

    Someone’s been at his profile:

    “Stuart is an ageing hack who just won’t go away. He’s worked on almost every losing by-election campaign in recent history and the few that he’s stayed away from have been the ones Labour has won. Maybe he should adopt that policy more often.”

    http://www.edinburghlabourstudents.org.uk/?author=1

  55. 208
    Anonymous says:

    Gordon takes Sarah with him everywhere hoping the public will be less likely to throw things ar him.

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    The Sleeper says:

    Ha!..Doncha just have to laugh?

    A leaflet dropped through my door from a Labour Candidate. I am afraid I didn’t get there quick enough to kick the bastard in the balls,but was amused to read what he had to say….

    “I am proud to be your Labour candidate for ********* Constituency”

    Didn’t get any further than that because the village I live in is not in that Constituency!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hey twat…if you don’t know where your constituency is,you haven’t got much of a chance..have you!

    • 223
      Sir William Waad says:

      I’m sure he could fix a couple of postal votes for you, nevertheless.

    • 225
      Oi! labour trolls do your homework on the evils of socialism says:

      Perhaps, just perhaps, if those horrible Labour creeps had spent less time twitting and twatting about and had spent more time trying to do a decent job for the country we would not be in the deep shit that we are.

      I

      • 241
        Jack Newhouse says:

        The perfect medium for narcissists like Stephen Fry et al

        • 338
          ShoutsAtTheTV says:

          Oh god! I’m still furious about Fry’s expenses scandal comments, “It’s such a little amount of money…”

          Yes, to a multimillionaire ham to yourself, Stephen… The rest of us, however, could be Tax exempted for years to get anywhere near those amounts of money.

    • 235
      Brown's a Tosser says:

      That is funny. Canvassing and dropping leaflets in the wrong constituency. Though looking at the last 13 years its not surprising at all.

  58. 230
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK says:

    On sky now Brown on a “basket ball court” ! shouldn’t that be a “basket case court” ?
    FFS i hope he doesn’t try to do an Obama

  59. 238
    Anonymous says:

    O/T but intersting comment.

    “YEAR after year after year, vast sums of money
    have been poured into the NHS, some of it to
    good effect, but not most.
    I’ve been in hospitals on a weekly, often daily
    basis this past six months and on Tuesday night
    was in an AMU ward (Acute Medical Unit) that
    could have come straight out of a documentary
    about a natural disaster. There were 56 patients
    and just three nurses.
    “We call it the Absolute Madness Unit,” said a
    nurse when we got onto a ‘proper’ ward after
    eight hours. “It’s always like that, 24/7. They are
    in every hospital, but have to be, so that we
    meet the Government targets for admissions…”
    That’s the real Labour legacy. Lists, not lives.

    Danny Lockwood The Press newspaper”

  60. 243
    Martin Day says:

    LIEBOUR TO TAKE £6BN OUT OF THE ECONOMY BY INCREASING NATIONAL INSURANCE CONTRIBUTIONS.

    THIS IS NEEDED TO PAY FOR THE INTEREST ON THE HUGE DEBT THAT THEY HAVE AMASSED OVER 13 YEARS.

    AND NOT ONLY THAT, THEY KNOW HOW TO SPEND YOUR MONEY BETTER THAN YOU DO.

    LIEBOUR, ALWAYS HAVE BEEN, ALWAYS WILL BE
    “THE POLITICS OF ENVY”

    GET ON AND DO WELL FOR YOURSELF AND LIEBOUR WILL MAKE SURE THEY TAKE YOUR MONEY OFF YOU.

  61. 245
    Champagne Socialists says:

    Champagne socialists have been conning the “working class” for years.

    There are so many of them, Polly Toynbee telling all the lads what they ought to be doing from her villa in Tuscany, never a thought for all those air miles to and fro, and the effect on the climate too!

    Then of course, don’t forget all the liebour luvvies at the dear old beeb, far too many to mention. All living off our taxes that we are forced to pay.

    Then there’s the good old socialists too who know a lot about the “working class”, Neil and Glenys Kinnock.

    All those luvvies in the Lords, all the old 80′s union leaders like Brenda Dean. Remember her? She did a hell of a lot to advance the cause for the print workers, didn’t she? Where are those that Murdoch sacked against where she is now, I wonder?

    There really are so many. Lord Mandelson has to be the best, or would that honour now go to dear old Tone? He’s working so hard now and all the money that he and his wife are earning is going to make poverty history in Africa, isn’t that nice?

    Sorry I forgot the current Union dinosaurs; sorry I mean leaders, who really have to have the very best hotels when they stay away, while the working class will make do with the special offer from Travelodge at just £19 per night!
    They really don’t want to demean themselves after all, do they?

  62. 246
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK says:

    Brown on sky talking in steveage about the importance of DNA
    he has introduced the mother and sister of sally ann bowman
    who was murdered and her killer captured as a direct result of DNA !
    what is your point Brown ?
    i have not seen one broadcast which said that the tories are going to scrap DNA testing !

    is this aimed at sympathy votes ?

    • 259
      The Sleeper says:

      I think that this is a typical Brown attitude…he is as subtle and tactful as a sledgehammer to crack a nut.

      Personally,I find it sickening that he is prepared to exploit family tragedies to scrape up a few more votes for himself.

      Complete Neanderthal…ripe for extinction.

    • 260
      Who spouts irrelevant bollocks, emoting if possible ? says:

      Gorgon the Moron

    • 276
      Dr David Kelly says:

      Good for gordon.They might catch my killers after the election

  63. 248
    Stuart MacLennin says:

    Anyone gotta banana wot tastes right?

    Ah’m a pinko scumbag ah aim!

  64. 250
    “Brown is a compulsive liar, he has no truth in his soul. He’s a liar” says:

  65. 254
    Brown's dividing lines says:

    Has Stuart MacLennan been stealing Steven Purcell’s lines?

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    Martin Day Productions says:

  68. 263
    Anonymous says:

    Just received a letter from Gordon Brown.
    What a pile of dung.
    Reply slip asks do you want a labour or a Conservative Government.
    Ticking Conservative box, and posting back ……
    but without a stamp.

  69. 267
    “Brown is a compulsive liar, he has no truth in his soul. He’s a liar” says:

    BROWN DEAFENED BY SOUND OF COLLAPSING ARGUMENT

    http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/politics/politics-headlines/brown-deafened-by-sound-of-collapsing-argument-201004082624/

  70. 278
    TD says:

    “God this fairtrade, organic banana is shit. Can I have a slave-grown, chemically enhanced, genetically modified one please?”

    Is my favourite of his tweets. Where is Sunny H getting all riled up now? Imagine how outraged he would be if it was a Tory candidate.

  71. 279
    “Brown is a compulsive liar, he has no truth in his soul. He’s a liar” says:

  72. 282
    “Brown is a compulsive liar, he has no truth in his soul. He’s a liar” says:

  73. 284
    The Sleeper says:

    O/T..

    Just how short is that Pravda News 24 presenter Matthew whatsisname?..sounds like poppodum or something.

    • 293
      jgm2 says:

      Mathew Punkah-walla?

      • 307
        The Sleeper says:

        That’s the one….Laura Kuesenburger (whatever) dwarfs him when they’re stood together.

        He can’t be more than 5′ tall.

        • 312
          jgm2 says:

          Yeah, I saw that yesterday (I think). Was she standing on a chair or something? You could only see Mathew’s shoulders and head but you had Laura down to her waist.

          • The Sleeper says:

            What made me laugh was the camera panning left from Laura..then having to rapidly pan down to get the midget in shot!!!

    • 364
      grannysmith says:

      Cock height.

  74. 286
    AND 13 YEARS ON says:

  75. 290
    Chariot Harman says:

    Stuart has obviously been quoted out of context. Anything he said was obviously an inadvertent error. It is obvious that he is a good Labour candidate and will prove an asset to those that Gordon serves.

    What colour car should I have next time? That dent is so unbecoming of a careful lady driver. OK to claim as it’s for business use, Be nice to get one with a built-in phone so cannot be seen using it while driving. Close shave last time. Lord Ahmed has pointed me to Dixons but they are not on the Lewis shop list and anyway he’s more of a text message bloke. Something girly with a man-repellent cloaking device would be great. Hubby should be able to get his own car after just a few more weeks.

  76. 304
    Em says:

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    BYE BYE STUART!

    Let’s all laugh at Labour together

    • 309
      Up The Republic says:

      Us ‘dirty fucking Fenians’ can sleep easier tonight… Cya Stuart you fucking waste of life.

  77. 305

    Isnt’ the more interesting question what kind fo habit this chap has that made him take leave of his senses, twittering all this cobblers? Now, no one likes a hate and obscenity filled rant more than I, as you know, but then I’m not standing for parliament.

    If I was, I think I’d have to be pretty whacked to twat this lot… Are they all mad, gay, coke-addled psychos in Scottish labour? Is it the rule that you have to be?

    I liked that feller who set fire to his curtains that time – as a cry for help it’s pretty piss poor

    • 320
      jgm2 says:

      Lord Watson of Arson?

      Caught on cctv staggering about the hotel and then setting light to the curtains? Must have dr*nk himself so fucking dr*nk he was only operating on the last half millimetre of his brain stem.

      Probably thought he was at the Celtic/Rangers fanclub or something where such an indiscretion would be hushed up and then laughed about for years to come.

  78. 306
    Anonymous says:

    Us ‘dirty fucking Fenians’ can sleep easier tonight… Cya Stuart you fucking waste of life.

  79. 308
    The ghost of Gordon McMaster says:

    STOP PRESS:

    McLennan sacked as candidate by Politburo despite Spud Murphy backing him about 5 minutes ago.

    Guido – as the Twitter account has also been closed, any chance of publishing a full transcript of them?

    • 324
      The Sleeper says:

      So..what now happens for the good people of Moray?

      Some Politburo wallah parachuted in?

  80. 310
    DisgruntledNun says:

    Laura Kuenssberg claiming on Twitter that he’s been removed, mere hours after Murphy claimed he wouldn’t be.

    What a Shock.

  81. 314
    The Sleeper says:

    McClellan(?) gone!!!!!!

  82. 316
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK says:

    Breaking news a labour candidate in scotland has been sacked for racist remarks !ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

  83. 317
    he's a twit says:

    and he has just been sacked.

    what a twit.

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    You might all be very pleased to know that I will be launching my new book of Haiku poetry on the internet site Twitter. That is perfect, you must all AGREE!
    Twitter is wonderful for Haiku and I will release my thoughts and my wisdom on the EC and the excitement and mystery of Brussels and Strasbourg.
    You WILL AGREE that these are exciting times for the EC and what better a gift for your loved one than a book of my beautiful EU Haiku?

  85. 330
    GORDONS EMPTY BANK VAULT says:

    anyone can see it’s tat he’s been trying to give frankie haddock a hard time all morning

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    In Moray Labour don’t stand a chance anyway….an easy scalp to give up. Would have been different

    All good stuff – this is shaping up to be the worst Labour campaign ever. Makes Jim Murphy look a right chump….the well-heeled voters of East Renfrewshire will be keen enough to kick him out as it is.

    I went past John Smith House in Glasgow recently (Labour HQ cheek by jowl with Unite, funny old thing)…utterly deserted. Scaffolding and netting around it obscuring the Vote Labour posters in the windows.

  87. 365

    [...] Friday night caption contest – not at all obvious, Osborne bitch-slaps Darling, campaign “too [...]

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    Can't remember my moniker says:

    Ha ha he he Ha ha


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Dan Hodges on Team Miliband:

“‘Poisonous’, was the picture painted by one former senior advisor. ‘Dysfunctional,’ said one shadow cabinet member. ‘A bunch of medieval courtiers, not an office,’ said another. The most positive description I could get was ‘It’s a work in progress. They’re learning. Slowly. But they are learning.’”



Nick Clegg says:

Do you want lies with that?


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