April 21st, 2010

Cable’s Soothsaying Blip

Having been the front man for the entire LibDem campaign until 45 minutes into the Leader’s Debate, Vince has all but disappeared into the background this week.  No longer the nation’s favourite politician, his soothsaying sage act is also washing a little thin. Inflation figures released yesterday were higher than Cable expected again at 3.4%, leading him to claim that “the inflation rise appears to be a blip caused by things that are out of our control...”

But that’s not how he saw it when he was reading his magical economic runes three months ago in January, then he said with his characteristic bluffer’s confidence “these figures are almost certainly a temporary spike.”  Doesn’t seem too temporary to Guido,* in fact when you print £200 billion and call it quantitative easing (as supported by Cable), you inevitably get inflation.

Perhaps if Clegg would let him back on the platform, he might be able to explain why inflation has remained high and got even worse over the last three months. Could certainly liven up this afternoon’s Chancellor’s Debate…

*Have you taken Guido’s advice?


322 Comments

  1. 1
    The IMF are coming to Tax the Bankers says:

    poor old vince didn’t see that coming

  2. 2
    Eileen Critchley says:

    Blimey you’re on message today Guido!

    Someone been buying you drinks?

  3. 3
    Ken Lorp says:

    It always amazes me that Economists never really get the basics of economics!

    £200bn of extra cash in the economy is the real reason for the rising inflation rate – forget all this extra capacity. Rising interest rates are coming sooner than we think!

  4. 4
    The Court of Public Opinion says:

    Any old Nazi could have told you printing money leads to inflation – even this one: http://tinyurl.com/4v2xt7

  5. 5
    St Vince of Hindsight says:

    My son by Margaret Beckett is doing a fine job, I’m with Nick

  6. 6
    Grilled Cable says:

    Vince is being Grilled by Brillo at 14:15

  7. 7
    Goldman Sachs of Shit says:

    He only campaigned for it and called it correctly.

  8. 8
    Sarah Blog says:

    More news from Wales tomorrow – Hwyl Fawr!

    http://www2.labour.org.uk/my-day-fifteen

  9. 9
    Pavlov's Bell says:

    Hyped up politics =hyperflation.

  10. 10
    yawn says:

    wake me when we get the much hyped ‘Zimbabwe’ levels of hyperinflation touted on here for years

  11. 11

    Cable, was wildly stabbing in the dark, making predictions that he thought he wouldn’t have to back up, now the spot lights on the Lib Dems he looks like the toser he always was

  12. 12
    St Vince of Hindsight says:

    That’s my boy!

  13. 13
    Dave now supports Quantitative Easing says:

    oh dear!

  14. 14
    Meg says:

    Inflation is high because of the prices at the pumps. Darling, Gideon and Vince are not Mystic Megs

  15. 15
    BillyBob - Time for benefits reform !! says:

    Can just see it….. hyperinflation, low to zero interest rates for savers!!

  16. 16
    Billy Cotton's Band Club says:

    Wakey! Wakey!

  17. 17
    Can't remember my moniker says:

    Sorry, I know I’m ex-pat (only a moderate drinker mind), but who is this Vince Cable?

  18. 18
    Green Gideon and his Eco-Banking says:

  19. 19
    Anonymous says:

    Getting desperate, Guido? Promised job in a Tory regime under threat as Tories go under?

  20. 20
    Anonymous says:

    First egging of the election hits Dave

  21. 21

    BBC talking about inflation rising because of rising confidence? What?

    It’s about the crashing pound you cocks – that’s *all* it’s about. brown has *devalued* the pound, hence everything imported has risen in price, hence we have inflation. How feckin’ hard is it?

    lying sonsofbitches.

    Lying propagandist filth.

    how happy are we all to be FORCED to pay for the BBC this week, or go to jail? Does anything about that feel like freedom to you?

    At least stalin didn’t send people to jail if they didn’t buy Pravda.

  22. 22
    a surge of apathy says:

    ”the inflation rise appears to be a blip caused by things that are out of our control…”

    We should start calling this sort of remark, “laying a cable.”

  23. 23
    hmm says:

    I urge you all to vote Conservative this election. If you don’t, we could end up with a hung parliament between Labour and the Lib Dems.

    And as any 5 year old could tell you, when you mix yellow and red, you’re in serious danger of ending up with Brown.

  24. 24
    jgm2 says:

    Prices at the pumps are high because of insanely high fuel tax and the pound in the shitter. Both caused by the Maximum Imbeciles woeful stewardship of the UK economy.

  25. 25
    Blue Rosette says:

    You chose to ignore the tide coming in Canute, be at your peril.

  26. 26
    Anonymous says:

    well read georgie. you dont know what your talking about do you?

  27. 27
    Greychatter says:

    Watching Vince Cable answering questions on last Sunday’s Political Show he seemed to me a very reluctant front man and I would think scared to death of the through of being in power with Nick Clegg.

  28. 28
    Johny Bigtits Kit-Kat Club says:

    UK inflation 3.4%

    Zimbabwe hyperinflation from 2008/9

    The monthly inflation rate in Zimbabwe is currently running at 13.2 billion per cent, and could reach an all-time world record within weeks.

    The latest figures put Zimbabwe’s annual inflation rate at 516 quintillion per cent. That’s 516 followed by 18 zeros.

    Yeah, they’re the fucking same aren’t they ?
    Doh!

  29. 29

    rising inflation, rocketting unemployment, strikes and threats of strikes, record debt, record defecit…., volcanoes…

    There’s something very familiar about all of this. Apart from the volcano.

  30. 30
    Sir Dando Tweakshafte says:

    This is all very unfair criticism of a very gifted man.

    I was told this morning that Mr Cable accurately forecasted the Icelandic Volcanic Eruption. Several years ago. Of course, no-one heeded his warnings…

  31. 31
    I'm the Heir to Blair Tony Cameron (hear my soundbites roar!) says:

    Vote Dave Get Blair

  32. 32
    String emUp says:

    When is someone really going to explain exactly what PR entails. There seems to be some kind of idea that it is like what we have but fairer. If , as would probably be the case , it is the list system then it means that there will never ever be another Portillo moment. Such “important” people ensure their names are near the top of the list and will almost certainly get returned. If there were to be a politician that is really objectionable to many , the so and so will just keep getting back in. No names please because we can all think of several candidates

  33. 33
    jgm2 says:

    Why would the press be any more critical of Cable’s wild predictions than ‘no more boom and bust’, ‘best placed to weather the crisis’, ‘it started in America’ Brown?

    Brown has shown you can say any old shit you like and the press will just instantly forget it.

  34. 34
    Lizzie says:

    David Cameron has been hit with an egg while campaigning in Cornwall, could the same chicken from yesterday be responsible.

  35. 35
    Calamity Clegg says:

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  37. 37
    Mrs Mhatcher says:

    Well Done Willie Walsh for calling the government’s bluff and flying 26 jets into the UK.

    Everyone needs a Willie.

  38. 38

    You can expect the beakers at the ONS busy throwing bread, petrol, convenience foods and booze out the basket and putting in iPods, LCD screens and KFC bargain buckets in a desperate attempt to get the inflationary figures lower, under the orders of the Prime Mentalist.

  39. 39
    jgm2 says:

    Inflation rising because of rising confidence? Did they really say that?

    And the Titanic sank because of rising sea levels no doubt.

    It’s just so hard to take in that the BBC would spout such utter shit. Pure shit.

  40. 40
    Mystic Clegg says:

    Beware of a man wearing Red who will promise you the earth and not deliver. The number 11 will be a lucky number for you this week but not next week.

  41. 41
    Lizzie says:

    Not so “invincible” after all.

  42. 42
    jgm2 says:

    The volcano will get the blame.

    It was a global volcanic crisis that started in Iceland.

  43. 43
    Brown Hater says:

    …maybe his halo has simply slipped and covered his eyes?

  44. 44
    Anonymous says:
  45. 45
    Engineer says:

    Has been suggested by the Beeb (OK – probably not the most insightful source of economic comment) that the inflation rise is substantially due to fuel price increases. That’s partly down to a surge in oil prices, but mainly down to Sterling’s weakness against the dollar.

    The effects of recent government policies on the economy are beginning to be felt. Inflation is unlikely to drop soon; let us hope for all our sakes that it doesn’t become stagflation.

    The sooner we control government spending, the sooner we can stimulate the private sector into growth again. Messing about with more borrowing for the next five years will cripple the real economy.

    Throwing public money at the banks was a mistake – they should have been allowed to take the consequences of their own risk-taking and go broke. Government’s involvement should only have been to nationalise the retail arm of banks’ activities, and guarantee deposits. There would probably then have been no need, or a much lesser need, for QE.

    Cable backed QE. Cable was wrong.

  46. 46
    wooden spoon says:

    daves been hit by an egg, The mirriors payback , me thinks

  47. 47
    Lizzie says:

    Walsh should be given a knighthood, he has saved Britain from Brown once more.

  48. 48
    BillyBob - Time for benefits reform !! says:

    BA are back as my favourite airline, well done !!

  49. 49
    jgm2 says:

    Did Dave make sure his protection officers were to hand before giving the chap a good punch in the gob?

  50. 50

    Vince should go back to counting paper clips for Shell. I predicted the downturn too, but a converstation over the hedge with a neighbour in 2006 counts for nothing.

    Cable and his cabal were allegedly in a position to warn government. But they didn’t. All they have done is indulge in a lengthy bout of hindsight prediction.

  51. 51
    Brown Hater says:

    Now THAT will be fun!

    Go Brillo…………………………………

  52. 52
    Blue Rosette says:

    Toser? You mean tosser.

    Cable correctly called the 07 dump. Wasn’t that hard, even I called it.

    However being correct once doesn’t make one a genius – only lucky.

    Cable and academic boy wonder Clegg have much to learn, namely that the electorate will not be able to afford their policies and even if they were able, will be living in darkness with no heat due to the stupid and deceitful policy of no new nuclear power stations.

    Honestly this country is once again the laughing stock of the western world.

    Even the Commie countries have nuclear power.

    Well Britannia and her citizens will all be slaves at the rate this bunch of nincompoops are headed.

  53. 53
    10 Dowsing Street says:

    The pendullem of politics swings from left to right.

  54. 54
    Hank Rearden says:

    Maybe your 5 year old. The ones I know would tell you orange.

  55. 55
    Palmistry says:

    Brown will go blind.

  56. 56
  57. 57
    jgm2 says:

    And house prices. Got to keep them out of the fucking mix. The single biggest purchase most people make in a lifetime. Greater than all the money they ever spend on food, cars, holidays, anything else combined. Got to keep that fucker out of the statistics.

  58. 58
    Crockfords says:

    Used to be a saint, I think.

  59. 59
    Engineer says:

    Does economic theory cover the following?

    1) You can’t spend it until you’ve earned it.

    2) If you do spend it before you’ve earned it, you have to borrow it and then pay it back with interest.

    3) If you borrow too much and can’t cover the repayments, you’re in the soup.

    Or do the above not apply to national and international economics?

  60. 60
    Gordon says:

    Yaki-Da Sarah

  61. 61
    Dagny Taggart says:

    Come back to bed!

  62. 62
    Can't remember my moniker says:

    Vince who?

  63. 63
    The Court of Public Opinion says:

    “YouGov this week asked the question: ‘How would you vote on May 6 if you thought the Liberal Democrats had a significant chance of winning the election’. A massive 49 per cent said they would vote for the Lib Dems.”

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/04/21/lib_dem_betting/

  64. 64
    Dorian Smith says:

    from ‘Saint Vince’ to the ‘Werthers Original’ would be Chancellor in a few easy steps.

  65. 65
    Tea Leave Reading says:

    Yet another pig of a politician will be outed as a corrupt trougher.

  66. 66
    Dipshit Dave says:

  67. 67
  68. 68
    Ken Lorp says:

    Engineer,
    the economist text starts with (pick one) …

    1) Assume that we’ve earned it, …. , now go and spend it.

    2) Assume that we borrow it, … , now go and spend it.

    3) Assume that we can cover the repayments, … , now go and spend it.

    Every economics paper starts with the word ‘Assume’.

  69. 69
    Jeremiah Jones says:

    he’s still better than boy george

  70. 70
    Canary Wharf Rat says:

    ZZZZZZZ…

  71. 71
    DNTT says:

    3.1
    If you’re a government, borrow too much and can’t cover the repayments, you print more money.

  72. 72
    jgm2 says:

    Call it 200bn last year shall we?

  73. 73
    ladle says:

    Cameron changed his mind about QE

  74. 74
    backwoodsman says:

    remember, under the beeboid pro-labour veneer, there’s an inner limp dim, struggling to escape.
    A local guy just pulled into a layby for his bait. Parked in front of him was a Highways Authority transit and in front of that, up on the bank was a limp dim sandalista, struggling to nail a big election poster to a fence post. Putting on his high viz jacket and hard hat, he marches up to the sandalista.
    “Do you realise it is an offence under Section 34 of the Highways Act, to illegally errect or display any signage which may distract drivers ?”
    Exit one bearded sandalista, forlornly dragging his sign behind him.

  75. 75
    On Tat the Twat's back says:

    Oh fuck here we go again!

  76. 76
    Blue Rosette says:

    Why so hard?

    The BBC are the puppets for their masters.

    Get rid of the telly licence and all will be well. Well, it couldn’t get any worse.

  77. 77
    Fidel X Penses says:

    What a fatuous question. It’s the political equivalent of “If you were irresistible to women, do you think you’d shag a lot of birds?”

  78. 78
    Sir William Waad says:

    Economists always say that their forecast wasn’t wrong, reality was out of step. Thus Dr Cable talks of a ‘blip’ and ‘things that are out of our control’ – yes, Vince, that ‘out of control’ thing is the real world.

  79. 79
    On Tat the Twat's back says:

    Find summat else would ya tat. There’s a good little troll.

  80. 80
    DNTT says:

    Stagflation is already hitting the employees of lots of private sector businesses.

    No payrises for almost 3 years while the cost of living has increased by at least 12%.

    Idle wastrels in the public sector don’t realise how fucking cushy they’ve got it. And I for one am sick to death of paying more and more in taxes to pay for that shower of bastards.

  81. 81
    Sky says:

    David Cameron has cracked a joke after being hit by an egg while campaigning in Cornwall.
    The egg, thrown by a protester, hit the Conservative leader on the back. It happened during a visit to a college in Saltash.

    Sky’s Joey Jones, who is with the Conservatives on the campaign trail, said Mr Cameron was not injured in the incident.

    “He was supremely relaxed about it,” Jones said.

    In a separate incident, the Tory leader was confronted by a person in a giant chicken suit on Tuesday.

    Mr Cameron joked: “Now I know which came first – the chicken not the egg.”

    More follows…

  82. 82
    The LibDems caught out bullshitting the electorate again says:

    Like his boss Clegg…St Vince is a false prophet. Like most soothsayers he issues generalities and picks up on a small thing that the person he’s talking to has said but not noticed and said…”I can see from your aura that you’re visiting your mother in hospital !” and when the gullible “mark” says “Why yes Mr Cable that’s right ! You must be a genious However did you know ?” not noticing that they are speaking in a hospital corridor and that they are carrying a bunch of flowers and a “Get Well Soon…Mum” Card. Cable will do untold damage to the economy if God forbid he’s let anywhere near the Treasury as part of the deal that Brown has to agree to to get Clegg to join the coalition. Bloody disaster waiting to happen

  83. 83
    Canary Wharf Rat says:

    The next question should be: How would you vote on May 6th if a coalition between the Libs and New Lab resulted in Gordon Brown remaining Prime minister.

  84. 84
    Margaret says:

    ….you print more money and give it a posh name, like Quantitative Easing, and hope people won’t notice.

  85. 85
    Blue Rosette says:

    The folk who make up the Court of Public Opinion, bless them, are not well educated, have sh*t jobs, are in debt up to their eyeballs, are clients of the State and breed like rabbits.

    Don’t pay too much attention, pray it rains on election day and praise the fact that even they are not quite stupid enough to vote for a party which will tax them more

  86. 86
  87. 87
    DNTT says:

    Saint Jude by any chance?

  88. 88

    Prices are high because oil is purchased in USA $.
    Uk to US today on tourist rate = £1.469

    Someone has devalued the currency at a greater rate then the ‘pound in your pocket’ Wilson government.

    Who did that? who pushed up the price of all imports and added 25% to the price of pretty much everything. Which nonce reduced VAT, partly to disguise the QE inflation surge, but as that cost 1 billion a month it couldn’t be sustained? Now Vat has gone up, Inflation has gone up.

    Between 970 and 1979 inflation was NEVER lower than 10%. Mostly it was 17%.

    Fire up the Vauxhall Avenger its time to throw away your change.

  89. 89
  90. 90
    Painter says:

    Mix yellow and blue and get green!

  91. 91
    Brown's a Tosser says:

    jgm2: Agree with most of that and if people think inflation is high now god help them after this election if Brown or a dull kind of Orange get elected cos it is going to get far worse. Don’t get me wrong it will go up if the Tories get in there is no escaping that and remember who made it happen = Brown/NuLabour. You cannot pump £200 Billion into the economy together with other factors and expect that interests rates will stay low. Interest rates will have to increase and that means increased mortgage costs. We are in for a very rude awakening nobody is being told the true extent of this economic crises and its going to come down to who can best chart their way through it Labour/Libs/Tories. History tells us the Tories are best placed to get us through this mess. Definitely NOT Brown the total imbecile or a mix of Brown held together by a lib/lab pact.

  92. 92
    Tweedle Dee says:

    Spectrum?

  93. 93
    Margaret says:

    Iceland?!

    Don’t even get me started on that one.

    First they go bust; then they set the island on fire. It’s got to be an insurance job.

  94. 94

    I like the BBc. But they shouldn’t be allowed to do news. They can’t do it well. Leave the news to C4 and Sky.
    BBc stick to making houses out of lego, inviting people to cook things, looking in attics, celebrities doing the foxtrot, Daleks and telling you that you haven’t won the lottery.

  95. 95
    Vince Cable says:

    I can assure you all that economic plans will be made on a toss of coins. Heads or Tales?

  96. 96
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    They are ALL reading pre-agreed scripts, supplied by their masters.
    I suspect most Tories do not believe a word of the tosh that they are forced to mouth.
    The most frightening part of this monumental fraud is, the Lib Dim’s and Labour, probably believe every word of their green script’s, without question.
    The whole phoney procedure is risible and yet another reason to vote for some real honesty and real change.

  97. 97
    Exchange Rate says:

    The pound has hardly moved against the dollar over the last 12 months. About the same price today as it was 365 days ago.

    http://www.exchange-rates.org/history/USD/GBP/G/M

  98. 98
    PM says:

    This election is getting eggciting.

  99. 99
    Sir William Waad says:

    All the parties will tax us more. It’s what they do.

  100. 100
    Yank says:

    harvard yarders.or shit head economists as they are known as.

  101. 101
    Brown's a Tosser says:

    No your quite right they do apply but NOT if you are a Labour supporter and follow like sheep this total clusterfuck of a government. Christ most 16 year old could do a better job and I feel sure could certainly run a bus company which clearly this government cannot. Brown has a great deal to answer for and nobody in the MSM is holding him to account.

  102. 102

    That yoke isn’t runny anymore..
    The ‘Jacqui’ Smiths

  103. 103
    Seventies Survivor says:

    Hillman Avenger.

  104. 104
    the gang of five says:

    Sheesh, not this fucking vid again FFS!!!

  105. 105
    Lizzie says:

    Brown would probably do a “Prezzie”, and wrestle the chicken to the ground.

  106. 106
    South of the M4 says:

    First rule of prudent financial management. Anticipate all losses, expect no gains. Go from there. Least that is what this household has done.

  107. 107
    Sir William Waad says:

    Cable wanted to be a footballer but he telegraphed every pass.

  108. 108
    thickarse and his farty thieves says:

    senile old codger alert!

  109. 109

    Ooh! look, a video of dave making a dick out of himself. Now where have i seen this before, mmm……………………………………..Oh yeah, now i remember, i’ve seen it here about 50 FUCKING TIMES, every time a new thread is created we get the same fucking videos over and over and fucking over again.

    You must be the most boring, lonely and witless fucker ever to crawl upon this earth.

    Get some individuality and originality. In fact, don’t bother.

    Just fuck off.

  110. 110
    The Third World says:

    we are laughing at you too

  111. 111
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    PR is a con trick on the electorate, designed by the ruling elite to ensure eternal power to the selected few, no matter how dismal or corrupt they are in office.

  112. 112

    Speaking of which, where are the top troughers?
    McNulty? or he is he a stand downer? Beckett? Another stand down.. Tell us which top fiddlers are still coming back for more guido.
    But Smith..she’s hanging on. Has she been seen out and about in her constituency? Or is she too worried about people throwing used tissues..?

  113. 113
    Electorate warned..... says:

    At least the electorate cannot say that they haven’t been warned of the dangers awaiting the UK in the event of a “Hung Parliament”…Ken Clarke has iissued a “clear and present danger warning” and that the IMF could just be weeks away from putting the UK into administration in the event that there is no clear winner

  114. 114
    thickarse and his farty thieves says:

    senile old codger who is clearly about to burst into tears alert!!

  115. 115
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Thats more or less true, same for € The big movements were well over a year ago now. But crude oil has been going up recently.

    And I’ve been wondering how the retailers managed to keep prices lowish for so long, when a lot of what they sell is imported. Perhaps a miracle, probably just “loss leading” of some sort – and that aspect of things is catching up with them/us/the economy.

  116. 116
    Margaret says:

    Eggsactly

  117. 117
    The Third Way says:

    B*NP

  118. 118

    Ooh! look, a video of Clegg making a dick out of himself. Now where have i seen this before, mmm……………………………………..Oh yeah, now i remember, i’ve seen it here about 50 FUCKING TIMES, every time a new thread is created we get the same fucking videos over and over and fucking over again.

    You must be the most boring, lonely and witless fucker ever to crawl upon this earth.

    Get some individuality and originality. In fact, don’t bother.

    Just fuck off.

  119. 119
    greg says:

    It’s all they’ve got left in the bunker.

  120. 120
    jgm2 says:

    ***LAUGH***

  121. 121
    The Third Way says:

    same as what you get keeping it under the mattress

  122. 122
    John Prescott Esq BSc (Xiamen) says:

    I’ll ave the all-day breakfast. You chuck it, I’ll eat it. Better still, make that two!

  123. 123
    jgm2 says:

    And if not power then at least pay.

  124. 124
    the gang of five says:

    Is this all you’ve got you sad old twat?

  125. 125
    no chance fuckwit says:

    go take a running fuck to yourself you petulant twat

  126. 126
    DNTT says:

    We really need Hardwigge and his amazing “Graphics Fidelity” to sort this out.
    ;)

  127. 127
    Fingerpie says:

    I don’t know the bluest sky gets a golden tint at dawn

  128. 128
    Disaffected says:

    Old man Cable also wanted to join the Euro, best he disappears into the background if Lib dems want to keep the mania rolling. I still don’t believe the polls, especially Yougov Liebour poll and the BBC Liebour broadcasting company, I genuinely think Dave will romp home. The real loser will be Brown. The Lib Dems will become the opposition with Brown nervously twitching from the backbenches as they discover and recall how Britain got in this mess. Darling will be back in Scotland trying to write and sell a book how he was beaten mercilessly by Brown’s henchmen-Balls, McBride and co. Balls, McBride continue with subversive ideas scheming with Unite and Whelan how to undermine the state and its leaders by smear campaigns. While Brown in his quiet moments jealously wondering if he could ever be as rich as Blair, but knowingly resigns that he was equally to blame for thousands of people unnecessarily dying in Iraq, is not a good a liar nor public speaker, economic half-wit and accepts he wrecked the wealth and immediate fortune of the UK. Finally, a soldier suffering PTS puts Brown out of his misery while the Lib Dems crow that the soldier would not have gone to prison under their leadership. On reflection of this unlikely hypothesis, perhaps I ought to consider voting Lib Dem!

  129. 129
    John Major's Face Full of Curry says:

    oh yes!

    where was Edwina at the time ?

  130. 130
    What? says:

    UKIP will not, they will cut taxes and spending.

  131. 131
    St Tony Blair says:

    The thing about a halo is…..it can quickly become a noose around ones neck.

  132. 132
    Brown's a Tosser says:

    Brown is certainly getting an easy ride other than from the general public and Radio one listeners!! He usually attends staged sessions with Labour supporters, really hard hitting that – not. Clegg/Cable will come under more scrutiny due to their rise in the polls but given the time left in the campaign this might prove difficult to convey to a very dissatisfied electoate who seem to be in a “plague on all your houses” mood. The liberals seem to have tapped into this mood understandably being the party with much fewer MP’s. This is going to be fascinating election roll on the evening of May 6th.

  133. 133
    Crazy Pony says:

    true,massive cuts to the employees would make heap good savings

  134. 134
    On Tat the Twat's back says:

    I’d like to suck your knob young fella

  135. 135
    John Major says:

    Not here anymore.

  136. 136
    DNTT says:

    Give or take a few bob.

    What’s the difference of a few billions between friends, eh Mr Bruin and Sir Fred?

    Buy beans and gold now. If Liebour win, get the hell out and head for sunnier climes.

  137. 137
    PM says:

    You need more eggsercise, fatty.

  138. 138
    Seventies Survivor says:

    …proving that the chicken (yesterday) comes before the egg.

  139. 139
    Engineer says:

    ***Laugh x 2***

  140. 140
    DNTT says:

    They’ll soon notice when their wages don’t increase in line with the rising cost of fuel and food. By then it will be too late for us “little people”.

  141. 141
    Time traveller says:

    I went to sleep in 2010 and woke up in 1970 what the fucks going on

  142. 142
    watch out, watch out, there's a labour fuckwit about says:

    Labour’s machine now in first gear. Yesterday we had the miraculous conversion of a pissed off publican back into the fold after a chat with Brown. Then Dave gets accosted by the Mirror’s clucking chicken and today Dave gets egged. The most despised politician however has been confronted by no such obstacles.

  143. 143
    Blue Rosette says:

    You’re the Third World.

    Who gives a sh*t unless you have oil

  144. 144
    A. Doctor says:

    I see your battle with Bulimia was a great success.

  145. 145
    Yeah Whatever says:

    And how dipstick? when people start rioting what will UKIP do?

    Shit their pants and do a runner.

  146. 146
    On Tat the Twat's back says:

    tat’s run out of puff hehehe

  147. 147

    Is that all you’ve got, fucking feeble. ‘Take a running fuck to yourself’, did you make that up all on your own?

    Owned again you c*nt.

  148. 148
    PM says:

    Eggucation, eggucation, eggucation.

  149. 149
    Old Moores says:

    is he the one who predicts the tides in almanacs

  150. 150
    Lord Manhandlemybum says:

    I think we all know the answer to that one.

  151. 151
    St Jude says:

    Sorry luvvie, even I can’t help this lost cause

  152. 152
    Duh! says:

    LOL Tat’s got a gentleman caller. PMSL!!!!!!!!!!!!

  153. 153

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  154. 154
    Cast Iron Cameron says:

    Not like Dave’s real chancellor the Europhile Ken Clarke.

    Ken Clarke says he could support a yes campaign if there was Lisbon treaty referendum. He also hinted that he would be opposed to any proposal for a separate referendum on Britain’s relationship with the EU.

  155. 155
    Brown's a Tosser says:

    Labour twats throw Eggs careful Mr. Brown there are a few million out there willing to shoot rather than throw. The question is: is it vomit? or projectiles?

  156. 156
    Capital Punishment says:

    The prat who threw the egg is identifiable so I wonder what a suitable punishment would be?

  157. 157
    City Barrowboy says:

    Get your gold-painted tungsten bars here!

  158. 158
    Cast Iron Cameron says:

    Not like Dave’s real chancellor the Eurofanatic Ken Clarke.

    Ken Clarke says he could support a yes campaign if there was Lisbon treaty referendum. He also hinted that he would be opposed to any proposal for a separate referendum on Britain’s relationship with the EU.

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    jgm2 says:

    Inflation at 4.4% on one measure and Bob Crow just itching for a Cameron government.

    How are we going to keep public wage sector demands down when Brown has fucked the currency, printed 200bn quid, borrowed another 200bn quid and set loose the dogs of inflation to try and cover up his scorched earth economy?

    The vile CU*NT.

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    Yeah Whatever says:

    I’m eggsapareted

  162. 162
    Eugenic Brainwasher says:

    Vince can we have stagflation instead of hyper? Ta

  163. 163
    Ken Clarke says:

    Yoo Hoo!

  164. 164

    “correcting factual inaccuracies”

    Sounds like a full time job with Gordon.

  165. 165
    Duh! says:

    tat this is pathetic. bugger off to some gay chat room where this type of stuff is appreciated.

  166. 166

    Stand corrected.
    It was the Vauxhall Viva I was remembering.

    Ahh, nostalgia for the days when everything was expensive and didn’t work properly.

  167. 167
    jgm2 says:

    Being outed as a Daily Mirror employee.

  168. 168
    fuckwit detector says:

    Lately I’ve been getting the smell of spedo shortarse doing a very bad tat impression.

  169. 169
    mongbleat chump says:

    how about, take your pathetic pissing and whining and shove it back down spineless shill toryboy throat when you remove Dave’s cock from there

    you monkeypumping pussy

    epic fail from the mongbleating chump yet again

  170. 170

    Alternative vote is not Hunting PR – it isn’t proportional.

    If every one of us simply punches anyone who says AV is a type of PR, then perhaps the message will filter.

    Anyway, the GlibDems are no longer talking about PR – now it’s all “fair votes” bullshit. “Fair! Fair! Let’s all say “fair” together as it it means anything!” twats

  171. 171
    Disaffected says:

    No, the BBC will spin it and not cover any opposite view. When people complain about their impartial broadcasting policy, they will claim their journalists/presenters are too professional to stoop to this. Then they will put their customer service personnel to other duties when they find out they were really bias and bored with complaints of political bias. Meanwhile, Bad Al is laughing from behind the scenes at what he has orchestrated with the admirable help of McBride, Whelan and Unite.

    Blair gently distances himself while continuing to soak up the sun earning millions from his public speaking about the illegal Iraq war where he caused thousands to die and watching his property port folio grow- given to hm by UK tax payer- and now benefitting his children’s life styles. He is a capatalist while extolling the virtues socialism. I say he should be properly investigated, charged and prosecuted for war crimes and his assets seized for the widows and wounded military personnel.

  172. 172
    Dipshit Dave says:

    I am the Heir to Blair

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    The only realistic way out of this government’s mess seems to involve a flux capacitor and a DeLorean.

  174. 174
    DNTT says:

    “the days when everything was expensive and didn’t work properly”.

    Just like every government since 1945?

  175. 175
    fuckwit detector says:

    Fuck off s’pedo shortarse, we know it’s you.

  176. 176
    Giraldus Cambrensis says:

    Fuck off you illiterate jock mong.

    It’s “Iechyd da” and it means “Good health”.

  177. 177
    On Tat the Twats back says:

    I’m taking to myself again
    I must be getting senile

    nurse! nurse! the pills
    shit! now I’ve pissed myself
    nurse! nurse! new trousers

  178. 178
    On Tat the Twat's back says:

    I still want to suck your knob tat dear. How big is it? I do student discount if you’re short.

  179. 179
    On Tat the Twats back says:

    have you seen my marbles young man ?
    I remember when all this was fields

  180. 180
    Blonde Girl says:

    It seems this “tat” character is getting his come uppance….. I bet he deserves it, meanie!!

    Blonde Girl
    X

  181. 181
    Leaky Pipes says:

    Probably not as he is a college student. Too high an IQ to work for the Mirror. Maybe the nice young chap should be offered an internship with the Dark Lord.

  182. 182
    ROFL!!! says:

    it’s
    not
    thick as thieves
    you
    shit
    for
    brains
    morons

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    Lead times for clothing is 12 months. This years Summer fashions were bought last June on the price of the $ then. They are only appearing in the shops now..since about end of February.
    That’s the inflationary increase now as this stock hits the shelves. f you did into those inflation numbers you’ll see clothing and footwear are leading the increases.
    Some products are different. Cards and stationary are mainly purchased in January. The increase there is around 25% on the previous January, which in itself was a 15% ish increase on 2008.

    Expect all goods to be increasing in price from about now. Can’t see those retail driven inflation increases coming down much.

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    I’m not going to get involved in a running bitch fight up and down this thread, Fawkes’s thread on Prescott’s shennanigans a week or so ago was ruined by just this sort of shit.

    I have work to do Thieves/mongbleat/anon.

    I suggest you do the same, or at least go and look for a fucking job.

  185. 185
    Anonymous says:

    Yes, but reducing VAT was providing a stimulus and not, most definitely not, taking money out of the economy which of course the Tories propose to do by not increasing NI.

  186. 186
    Blonde Girl says:

    I’ll chnage your strides for ya young fella

  187. 187
    Doh! says:

    Go fuck yourself you pompous wanker
    since when were you the owner of this site you puffed up little twat

  188. 188
    What? says:

    Read their manifesto, you stupid prick. Oh what, you can’t read and understand at the same time, just look at the pictures then.

  189. 189
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    ‘registered your complaint on our audience log’ means ‘filed in the bin’

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    Jacobi says:

    Remember Callaghan’s last Labour Government when inflation was running at 27%? Remember how they hid the true figure from the public, claiming it was much less?

    How come the costs of material from my suppliers has risen by over 15% year on year for the last three years yet this lot claim inflation is still under 4%?

    How come my import costs for the past 2 years have risen by over 25% yet this lot claim inflation is still under 4%?

    I’m not the only business in the country to be affected by price rises in the cost of materials or massive hikes in the cost of imports, all which can not be absorbed by the business but have to be passed on to the consumer.

    Who’s kidding who – Gordon – Alistair – Vince?

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    Local yokel says:

    Plod have let him go. Probably the best outcome really, move along now nothing to see. No doubt Gordon would have had the lad banged up under some terroism law, His DNA taken and detained without charge.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/election_2010/8634952.stm

  192. 192

    Sorry Sock..modded for no reason.
    The lead times are your answer.
    Clothes in the shops today were purchased in summer 2009 at the higher for UK dollar rate.. The clothes in the shops last year were purchased at the $ rate summer 2008.

  193. 193
    Doh! says:

    thick as thieves is hiding behind girls monikers as befits his tranny status

  194. 194
    rickilake (labour supporter) says:

    RT @indiaknight: Would have been more pleasingly alliterative if Clegg got egged.
    by SallyBercow via twitter at 4/21/2010 12:26:50 PM1:26 PM

    No egg throwing at anyone is the proper way to do politics

  195. 195
    Ta ta Jacqui says:

    Smith is toast. We all know it and so does she.
    She’ll be spending more time with her bath plug.

  196. 196
    rapidlyrunningoutofideas says:

    barrel scraper

    the old tat was bettr than this FFS, I likes my bitches to put up a fight

  197. 197
    Sick of Labour says:

    This may sound childish but I will never vote Labour for as long as live. Totally sick of them!

  198. 198
    Rothschild must be laughing says:

    Why have all the three main parties got a bunch of INCOMPETENT TOSSERS in one of the most important roles in Government arguably more important than the Prime Minister i.e. the Chancellor?

  199. 199
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    A lot of people, under the age of about 40, have never experienced the fallout following a Labour government. They are in for one hell of a shock.

  200. 200
    Hang The Bastards says:

    FUNNY THAT RESPONSE! Here is what I recieved today at 12:59:07

    Thanks for your e-mail.

    We note that you believe BBC News employee Chris Summers is biased in favour of the Labour Party.

    Chris Summers, who normally works on the UK news desk for the BBC News website, was given alternative duties whilst being a candidate in the election, in keeping with BBC guidelines. His brief has been to keep the database of constituency profile pages up to date by processing newly published stories and correcting factual inaccuracies. He is not responsible for dealing with complaints or other editorial issues. These are dealt with by senior editorial staff.

    However, we would like to assure you that we’ve registered your complaint on our audience log. This is a daily report of audience feedback that’s circulated to many BBC staff, including members of the BBC Executive Board, channel controllers and other senior managers.

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    Regards

    BBC Complaints

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    David Cameron says:

  202. 202
    du says:

    tat thinks he is the owner not me.

    Still say bugger off like

  203. 203
    Hang The Bastards says:

    Looks like payback time for Brown… The eggs are out now.

  204. 204
    The Sleeper says:

    Bet the thrower was poached by Labour

  205. 205
    thick as pigshit says:

    thick as thieves is a cowardly shitbag

  206. 206
    Confused and sore says:

    I was told ‘vote Labour once and you won’t vote Labour again’. Or have I got that mixed up with ‘once you’ve tried black you won’t go back’?

  207. 207
    jgm2 says:

    My wife got a job years ago [in the US] with one of those hated investment banks that caused the global crisis that started in America and has fuck all to do with Gordon Brown. Fuck no.

    So she thought she’d better read up a bit about current business thinking blah blah. Anyway we got a subscription to the Harvard Business Review.

    What a load of facile bollocks. There was, I think, a single article in a 12 month subscription period that wasn’t utterly self-evident. Only one where I thought – Aaaaah, now that’s interesting. I can’t remember what it was about – I only remember the fact that in 12 months it was the only piece of new information they’d supplied. To a layman.

    And I do mean that. These were (presumably) faculty members and PhD types writing these articles. Utterly trivial. No business nor indeed any insight beyond that of a twelve year old. And not self evident in a ‘I’ve already done a business degree kind of way’ (I haven’t).

    Then you had the managers of this fucking investment bank sending e-mails to each other attaching ‘I thought you might be interested in this…’ and referencing some of this trite, self-evident shite. It seemed to be more a badge of membership that you’d bothered to order up a (company-expensed) HBR than anything else.

    If these cu*nts were truly deriving any new business insight from this self-evident crap then it explains how they thought lending hundreds of billions to muppets who had no hope of paying it back made good financial sense.

    Doesn’t excuse ‘em though.

  208. 208
    Blonde Girl says:

    i wish they’d ban this guy, tat. Nobody likes him

  209. 209
    DNTT says:

    jgm: Let them strike. Starve the bastards back to the bargaining table.

  210. 210
    Frampler says:

    For a former chief economist at Shell, he seems to be overlooking the fact that the rise in inflation is caused by the sharp increase in fuel costs. This is largely due to the weakness of the pound, which in turn is down the BOE’s QE programme lessening the value of sterling in the eyes of currency traders.

    A £200 Billion con trick ALWAYS has consequences, though I suspect the alternatives would have been similarly unpallatable, so cocked up were public finances thanks to the Scots Cyclops’ 10 years of bullshit.

    Still, Vince does strike me as smarter and more capable than that chump Osbourne, and he also has the advantage of not being Peter Mandleson or Ed Balls.

  211. 211
    Billy No M8s says:

    thick as thieves needs a good hiding

  212. 212
    jgm2 says:

    How can Cameron have so incensed anybody they’d want to chuck eggs at him? What has he done to piss them off? He hasn’t destroyed the UK economy. He isn’t locking ‘em up for 42 days without charge.

    What, the fuck, is the twat playing at?

    Seriously. Who poisoned his young mind to the point where he’s chucking eggs at a chap who has had nothing to do with the Brownian clusterfuck?

  213. 213
    Labour twats throw Eggs says:

    If only Wavy Davy had twatted the fucker he might be a bit more popular

  214. 214
    Billy No M8s says:

    tat alert *groans*

  215. 215
    Genetically Modified Pensioner says:

    Brown is a scumbag. Jog on Cock Rot

  216. 216
    Running out of your money says:

    The inevitability of a crash has been fairly obvious sine 1997, when less than 1:7 on publi payroll, been going up ever since, now 1:3.5

    That’s socialism

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    Anonymous says:

    spot on

  218. 218
    Anonymous says:

    Sky news should get hold of him and ask him why he did it. It was not political, more like a student prank. However Labour will get hold of him and brief him.

  219. 219
    rickilake (labour supporter) says:

    RT @indiaknight: Would have been more pleasingly alliterative if Clegg got egged.
    by SallyBercow via twitter at 4/21/2010 12:26:50 PM1:26 PM

    Unacceptable

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    English Viking says:

    Once it gets past 15% the consequences will be utterly devastating. It doesn’t need to reach mega levels, just to keep increasing the way it has done recently for a couple of years or so. Couple it with colossal debt interest payments, a colossal deficit, high gilt yields, mass unemployment, mass house repossessions, loss of AAA status (the markets are basically trading as if that has already gone) and a couple of insane, unwinable, extremely expensive wars and a continually devaluing Pound, you end up with unbearable conditions which could lead to civil unrest.

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    Twat a Fuckwit when you see one. says:

    A Von Rumpoy fuckwit, twat him.

  222. 222
    jgm2 says:

    I HEAR A PLANE!!!!

  223. 223
    DNTT says:

    Probably studying Meeja Studies. No need for a high IQ, just a subscription to Sky and Socialist Tosspot Monthly.

  224. 224
    Kenneth Clarke says:

    Don’t forget I would be running the show at the Treasury not boy George

  225. 225
    Anonymous says:

    TwaT has a smaller penis than his sister.

  226. 226
    thick as thieves is a tranny says:

    blondes always were more dumb weren’t they thick as thieves ?

  227. 227
    woodenspoon says:

    Any news on mandlebum and balls up ruck

  228. 228
    Lynch Mob says:

    He needs hanging like a black rapist in Alabama

  229. 229
    James says:

    Relly disgusted at the dedate in Scotland last night when the main culprits of the expenses scandal all sat as though butter wouldn’t melt, saying it had all been sorted, but not taking any blame for perpetuating the situation by voting down past attempts to change the rules.

    The LibDem man was the worst example of hypocrisy as he tried to come over as whiter than white when his party has taken thousands of pounds in donations from a man who was embezzling money and what is worse is they have kept the money after knowing about the crime, even although some, if not all of it, is likely to have been stolen.

  230. 230
    English Viking says:

    Baa!

  231. 231
    thick as thieves says:

    I bum poodles

  232. 232
    Thats News says:

    Vince reminds me of a lecturer many years ago. He would always twist things round so that he could pretend he’d been right all along.

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    thick as thieves actually did this when he had a 'funny' turn says:

    I’m going to shut down Guido’s site because that’s threatening

  234. 234
    English Viking says:

    They can do what they like, just don’t ask me to pay for it.

  235. 235
    left always beats right says:

    haha tories getting egged, jog on losers you have lost the election.

  236. 236
    jgm2 says:

    This kid will have been poisoned from birth, just like a bigotted little-fucking-Scotlander, about the evil Thatcher and how she fucked the mines and closed the steel works or some-such shit. Vote Labour – they’ll look after you.

    The same way the soon-to-be-ex-Labour-government will be poisoning the minds of anybody still stupid enough to believe their version of events as to how the economy got to be so completely fucked and how Cameron just made all those cuts for a laugh. Just like last time. Because that’s what Tories do.

    I want out. What an awful fucking devisive shower of cu*nts. What a vile party Labour is.

    What pure, unmitigated scum. Poisoning their children’s minds like that.

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    Captain Black says:

    Why are you quoting Zimbabwe’s 2008/09 inflation?

    For March 2010 it was running at an annual rate of just 3.5%. Just 0.1% higher than in the UK under NuLieBourPF.

    http://www.kbc.co.ke/story.asp?ID=63403

  238. 238
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    Iceland? I thought McDoom visited Morrisons.

  239. 239
    English Viking says:

    And a referendum.

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    Johnny says says:

    Apply this to the Treasury and the BoE and you’ll see economists generally talk a load of pish. From 2001 onwards Gordon spent 5 or 6 years as Chancellor claiming we would quickly be back in the black and we have never even got close. Fancy graphs. Silly assumptions. And we have a Government using those predictions to decide future budgets. With the Treasury being wrong year after year it is no wonder we are in deep shit.

    They should stop trying to run the markets and engineer constant growth and get back to merely regulating them. They turned a blind eye to an obvious asset bubble by exacerbating the exclusion of housing costs from the measure of inflation they chose to target.

  241. 241
    Fell off the chair says:

    Someone’s been winding Georgie Boy up, hes the most aggressive I’ve seen him and landing punches. Go on my son.

  242. 242
    Spot the nob says:

    Debate, nah just carry on the feckless youth approach that Labour has given birth to. What a tosser.

  243. 243
    English Viking says:

    Egg and Clegg is not alliterative, it is rhyme (but don’t expect any reason from that silly bint).

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    the plane! says:

  245. 245
    Jonathan Woss says:

    Twy hedgehogs. Tightly wolled hedgehogs. More of a challenge.

  246. 246
    Nozik says:

    I hope the members of the Nazi Labour Party all die of kidney cancer.

  247. 247
    Jed says:

    George Osborne is coming across very badly in the debate. Weak on policy and he sounds utterly devoid of enthusiasm. How is it posisble that after so long in opposition they are having to rely on the nebulous idea of a ‘Big Society’ and a promise to bring in a proposed hike in NI?

  248. 248
    10K_Cleggie says:

    It’s not a 3-horse race – it’s a three-legged race!!

    I’m Jake the Clegg, diddle-iddle-iddle-um
    With my extra leg, diddle-iddle-iddle-um
    Whenever I diddle, on the radio
    My ratings in the polls – just grow and GROW!!

    (and then they shrink)

  249. 249
    jgm2 says:

    Wasn’t a history lecturer at some Scottish technical college was it? A sinecure position while his KGB handlers decided where best to insert him into the system to cause maximum damage?

  250. 250
    Johny Bigtits Kit-Kat Club says:

    because that’s not the Zimbabwe hyperinflation that some here predicted is it stoopid ?

  251. 251
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    Lieing fat fuckin’ cow.

  252. 252
    Danny says:

    Out of the 3 Cable is the preferred choice of the majority.

    Osbourne has a paper mache head and his mouth looks deformed by cocks (probably Mandelson’s and Alan Duncan’s in many a double suck). The most sickening thing is, he seems to have adopted the slimy insincere style of that diabolical piece of shit, Tony Blair. He just waves his arms about and make a pleading whining noise when he tries to speak.

    Darling is a bad joke. He was a member of the left-Nazi Marxist and Trotskyist gangs, set up to thieve off the poor, and man has he thieved. He is one of the worst criminals in parliament. The dirty evil little thief has quite a property empire (along with the pig-faced slag c’unt, Margaret Vaughan) all paid for out of taxes via fraudulant expenses claims. He is truly evil and in politics only to thieve as much as he possibly can, and grind his boot into the faces of the poor.

  253. 253
    boy george says:

    He looks like Little Lord Fauntleroy

  254. 254
    Bless him says:

    Give the hoodie a vigorous hug.

  255. 255
    Doctor Mick says:

    tat has problems shutting down a bog seat

  256. 256
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    Is that Bercow or Sarkozy.

  257. 257
    English Viking says:

    He does get very aggressive when his mood crashes from a coke high.

  258. 258
    The Court of Public Opinion says:

    We may well not have moats or duck houses to service, nor the perverted urge to torture foxes, but we do have the power to banish cast iron to another 4 years in the wilderness. Bless us.

  259. 259
    Old Moores says:

    Song for Vince

  260. 260
    Sunset Times says:

    Brillo stuck the boot in again today but like the hardtalk it was watched by dozens and based on Brillos one trick of caling Cable honest before every question then complaining that he was the same as the other two

  261. 261
    Animal says:

    Today’s debate put the spotlight on Cable – and he failed, big time. That inept performance under some decent questions will be shown time and time again. Cable will be YouTube’d into oblivion.

    Cowley Street will be a sombre place this afternoon. Cable is a walking pox for the LibDems.

  262. 262

    Old Holborn to run Cambridge’s Uglist Baby contest this weekend, subject to Cambridge Council Health & Safety audit.

    No, I’m not joking either

    http://www.oldholborn.net/2010/04/cambridge-council-elf-safety.html

  263. 263
    Sir Willaim Waad says:

    The CAA
    Kept flights grounded for many a day
    Hoping that Eyjafjallajokull
    Would shortly run out of fuel
    Until Lord Adonis
    Said “I wonder what that load groan is?”
    And sent out the call
    That it was safe after all.

    Motto:
    Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

    Other motto:
    Computer models are no substitute for experimental science.

  264. 264
    The Court of Public Opinion says:

    Fivebellies and her porn vids is destined for the house of lards – there’s a preview here: http://tinyurl.com/y6sdjsx

  265. 265
    Penfold says:

    Well Kaletsky slagged him orff well and good. The man is an economic pygmy. And rather more ominously for the taxpayer an unreconstituted leftie who only joined the Lib-Dems when the merger happened, so we can expect nothing less than old fashioned tax and spend dressed up in a tarts/whores short skirt.

  266. 266
    Goldman Ballsacks says:

    One for all of them as they take turns to hammer the Bankers this Election

  267. 267
    Avuncular Vince says:

    I am now debunked.

  268. 268
    Flanders says:

    It was no different than the hardtalk interview.

  269. 269
    Anonymous says:

    Brillo & Flanders gave Darling a real roasting at the start of the show.See also Darling’s evasion of Brillo’s question on “boom & bust”

  270. 270
    iain says:

    Well Vince, it was fun while it lasted.
    Now, kindly leave the stage…

    Good stuff from Osbourne today, and I never thought I’d say that. Darling was all blahblahblah, and to finally see a Tory sticking the boot into the woeful Labour chancellor, and making it personal, was long overdue.

  271. 271
    Flanders says:

    then his poll rating wil drop liek a stone now
    won’t it ?

  272. 272
    Spot the nob says:

    A promise to bring in? a proposed hike in NI? You dimwit its the opposite and even the great Vince had to agree that their manefesto leans towards getting rid of LABOUR’s proposed hike in NI. Grow some fucking brain cells.

  273. 273
    Anonymous says:

    when “”people”” start rioting what will UKIP do ?

    – reduce the public sector headcount ;-)

  274. 274
    Double Pie & Chips says:

    Why would someone egg him? Was it a Tory? Oh, it’s in effin’ Cornwall, the Land That Time Forgot. Been a Lib Dem stronghold for six thousand years. Says it all really.

  275. 275
    Danny says:

    As Osbourne says (usually on he knees), “one swallow does not make a summer”.

    Cable has a lot of goodwill and forgiveness in the bank. This weak performance will make him stronger next time.

    Brillo knows and employs all the dirty tricks barrister filth use to discredit honest witnesses. Naturally he’s loyal to that Nu Liebore black pig and the Tory arse bandit he has on his main show.

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    South of the M4 says:

    The CAA’s strings were being pulled would be my guess. Gordo had a surge in popularity with terrorist bombs and floods 3 years ago, and he gambled on another surge from another crisis. Except that if the CAA and airlines were allowed to manage this situation then there would have been disruption but it would have been minimal. And it would not have been a crisis. So one was made. For him to manage.
    Except, he didn’t.

    Waste your money for no gain. It is what Brown does.

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    so bored of tat talk says:

    i just wish everyone would shut the fuck up about tat; people pretending to be him, people going ‘… said tat the cowardly ‘, ‘hi tat how’s the blog’ etc etc ad nauseum ON EVERY FUCKING POST EVER MADE ON THIS BLOG

    it’s just a *little* bit old now, and diverts the attention from all the Mandy jokes and stuff about poo and giraffes

  278. 278
    Double Pie & Chips says:

    How do you service a duck house?

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    Manufacturer says:

    I have to agree here. We’re a manufacturing company and our material prices have doubled in many areas, nevermind the little increases.
    Then we get onto the issue of supply where it is now weeks and months rather than days, plus you have to pay more and higher volumes

  280. 280
    South of the M4 says:

    Why restrict it. There are hundreds of other form of cancer than can also prove fatal.

  281. 281
    Lord Fondlebum says:

    hello !

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    Duckfucked says:

    you fat Hunt i was almost over my duck watching me phobia and now its back

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    And when the public were actually watching says:

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    Mr Paul Mike Clegg says:

    Did you notice that the more those three argued the more they sounded like just the same old three tired old parties that got us into this mess in the first place.

  285. 285
    giant bee says:

    now that’s a tricky one

  286. 286
    Hugh Paul Lyn Mike Clegg says:

    The other ones got bells on

  287. 287
    Economic genius says:

    Don’t you mean Ed’s and/or tales

  288. 288
    Tresgothick says:

    Brown and Mandelscum are laughing as the press and conservative machine judders to a halt to swing around and target the Lib-Dums. Even Darling got an easy ride today. That’s what happens when you are forced to fight a war on two fronts.

  289. 289
    Brown's a Tosser says:

    Cable was bitch slapped full stop. You can say what you like and the MSM probably will, but it was a no contest Osborne clearly won this debate it was not even close.

  290. 290
    Animal says:

    Danny, you had your day in the sunshine and it melted your wax God Vince Cable.

    Don’t expect the public to be so forgiving now that Cable’s deceipt has been aired in public.

    You can expect the polls to start slipping back a little now Danny. Cable is not the expert you were duped into believing in, just an opportunist politician who got shown up and shut up.

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    God Forbid says:

    all he needs now is an air crash caused by ash

  292. 292
    jgm2 says:

    I think, if you’re being honest and review the last 13 years you’ll find it was really only one of those parties that got us into this mess.

  293. 293
    OINK! OINK! says:

  294. 294
    Anonymous says:

    Are we – like the mainstream press – waking up to the Liberal Democrats at long last, and need to do the nasty party’s dirty work for them?

    It was Labour’s deregulation of the banks, egged on by the Tories, and exploited by bankers, which created this mess. And so far these parties have done sod all about it. Laughable to see the Tories campaigning for MORE regulation:D

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    Brown's a Tosser says:

    Your right. He needs to get as very upset and as angry as we the public are. NuLabour have wrecked the economy and they need to have that rammed down their throat and every possible opportunity.

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    Brown's a Tosser says:

    Darling got an easy time! Sorry you are very deluded comes with being a Labour Troll I suppose. I just love objectivity.

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    Labour Scum says:

    Darling was barely touched and got away with murder.
    It’s still the Economy stupid and Darling needs to be destroyed not tickled.

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    Busted Vince says:

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    Brown Hater says:

    It would appear that he was well and truly bitchslapped by Brillo and Steff Eff. St Vince is a silly old duffer who believes that people are laughing with him and not at him.

    Will the BBC allow it to be shown on BBC1 or,2 ?

    Brillo is having a terrific GE campaign!

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    Computer says don't know says:

    Especially when same computer predicted BBQ summer and Mild winter

  302. 302
    Tresgothick says:

    I’m sorry but are you normally this cretinous? Nu-Liebore have left the economy for dead in the longest recession for decades. They can go hang. You appear to be one of these feckless indigent partisan trolls that infest these political sites. You attack everything and everyone that does not accord with you viewpoint as a Labour troll as you are devoid of all insight and intellect. That’s your error and misjudgement not mine. Darling should have been roasted over hot coals for what he’s done to the economy. If today was your idea of that then you really are as pitiable and partisan as your post suggests.

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    Blatant Bull says:

    take some of this and leave some, but make your mind up.

  304. 304
    The Vince wince says:

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah. Dickhead

  305. 305

    Which hand are you using at the moment my I ask?

  306. 306
    Gideon's widdle bumchum says:

    shame he couldn’t have won it when it mattered
    it was Neil who did the talking not the twatty kid with the greasy hair

  307. 307
    Ikes Way says:

    isn’t this the cow that demanded a private jet.

  308. 308

    No, that was the woman that caused the volcano to go off Baroness ASHton, the wife of yougov pollster with the cushy job in europelandshire

  309. 309
    Ikes Way says:

    look back 100 years and it was all of them

  310. 310
    The Daily Whowatchesit? says:

    sorry old fruit but the public still like Cable and they still liked him after Brillo Pad did the exact same thing on his hardtalk show ages ago

    keep on dreaming little buddy
    the big debate the public actually watched was two weeks ago

  311. 311
    Busted Vince says:

    What they need to see…

  312. 312
    Wavy Davy man of substance! and that substance is jelly says:

    All Wavy Davy ever did was show up for photoshoots with huskies bicycle around the place and squeak Blairite tosh like
    “We’re all in this together!”
    “Change!”
    “Big Society!”
    Bit fucking rich to start crying if someone else does it better than him.

  313. 313

    Did Brillo let anyone else get a word in edgeways?

  314. 314
    Auguste Fallus says:

    Ah..the old cablestich ploy.

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    yawn says:

    same as the hardtalk, seen it all before
    Brillo hates vince and the libs and always has
    the one which mattered for the chancellors was two weeks ago
    and the only one we’ll be talking about for the next week is tomorrows

  316. 316
    LOL! says:

    Brillo has a rant.

  317. 317
    If only George could land punches like this says:

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    Hooray for the Bankers! says:

    The public thinks all Bankers are pure scum.

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

    Fuckwit

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    Hugh Paul Lyn Mike Clegg says:

    Sitting on a sofa on a Wednesday afternoon
    Going to the chancellors debate
    Laugh about it, shout about it
    When you’ve got to choose
    Ev’ry way you look at it, you lose

  320. 320
    Anonymous says:

    Cable learns that economies are hard to predict accurately. News at 10.

  321. 321
    Andy says:

    “When did you stop beating your wife?”

    “fallacious fucking c’unt”

  322. 322
    CuttingEdge says:

    Full debate being rescreened at 8pm tonite on BBC Parliament channel for those who like to watch saints getting a public flogging.


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