May 17th, 2010

Rich & Mark’s Monday Morning View


145 Comments

  1. 1
    50 Calibre says:

    Thank you Gordon…

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      boring says:

      yawnfest around here

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        Can't remember my moniker says:

        I watched when Germany was reunited and Kohl gave one good DM for one worthless OM. I could not understand how the DM remained strong. But I forgot that sentiment drives m’arkets. But eventually the fundamentals told.

        I watched whilst property prices doubled and the pound was worth over $2. I could not understand why this situation could last so long in view of all the hideous borrowing taking place. But this time I remembered the role that sentiment plays. I sold my house. I sold my pounds. I left the country. Then suddenly the fundamentals told. Sterling down 30%. Property down and then miraculously back up again. I remembered the role that sentiment plays.

        From afar I watched whilst the government printed money as required. So simple. Problem solved.

        I still remember the role that sentiment plays. But now the fundamentals are about to toll.

        Dong, dong, dong ……….

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      • 22
        Yorkie says:

        If there was real justice in this life (there isn’t!!) once the true nature of the defecit is known, inspector Knacker should be called in. The idiots who have poisoned the well should face investigation and be charged or face civil proceedings.

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      Come on Dave. Do what is right and fair says:

      Dave has to rethink this capital gains tax bomb. OK so the richest are taking advantage and this needs to be put right but why punish the rest who have invested their money (taxed money) wisely?

      People have invested (at risk) over many years for their retirement are now going to have to give 40% of their profits back to the government. This is NOT correct.

      Surely Osborne can fine tune this so that it only hits the tax evaders who have shifted income tax to capital gains tax?

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      • 26
        Hang The Bastards says:

        It needs to be delayed at least until the next tax year.

        THEY ARE FUCKING HuntS !

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      • 31
        Wavey Davey says:

        “Dave has to rethink this capital gains tax bomb.”

        I don’t have to, and I won’t.

        I’m a socialist and as such and I would much rather tax British workers than stop giving £45,000,000 every day to the EU.

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        • 59
          Max the Impaler says:

          Come October, the electorate are going to make you pay bigtime for this.

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          • Hang The Bastards says:

            Having voted for Conservative all my life…. the TWATS wont get my vote if they fuck about with CGT !

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        • 71
          Backwoodsman says:

          Another ukip troll suffers a reality bypass – just remind us again how many mp’s you managed to get ?

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          • LibLabCon = scum says:

            Just remind us again how much your taxes are going to go up, whilst Dave splashes your money all over the EU?

            Tick, tock, tick, tock. You’re slow to wake up, aren’t you, traitor?

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      • 48

        Blame your city / rich friends for this. Pirate equity, gambling, and property speculation. As for more ordinary folk its as a result of ludicrous house price increases that have resulted in a zombie housing market where only existing property owners can buy/sell their own over priced sh*tholes in monopoly money. Seem to recall previous Labour governments were tough on what was called “unearned income” and the malinvestment into bricks and mortar. Shame they can’t distinguish between honest toil (creating an honest productive enterprise) rather than a variety of ponzi schemes. We won’t weep for the BTL investors who thought people should rent for ever, to pay their pension.

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      • 114
        Dave copies Gordon. says:

        So, when Gordon came to power he raided the pension schemes.

        When Dave comes to power he raids the pensions of those who left those schemes and invested privately.

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      • 125
        Ash Mole Ian says:

        Would it help to call it Appreciation Added Tax?

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    • 53
      PM says:

      Yeah, thanks a lot Labour.

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  2. 2
    Minekiller says:

    and Alistair….thank you too, for the recent promise to help out Greece. You idiot.

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      Smig says:

      Time to put our own house in order before bailing out everyone else.

      Will be interesting to see if Cameroon and Osborne have the minerals to cut as deep and harsh as I think they need to.

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  3. 3
    mac the spoon says:

    NC/DC better get to work pronto.

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    • 50
      Gobshite says:

      Well, we are on the Highway to Hell.

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      • 78
        Minekiller says:

        Is his name really nick, why couldn’t it be Alan – then we could tes to destruction, the whole AC/DC thing….The Deficit and Debt “If you want blood, you’ve got it”, Transport problems “Highway to Hell”, the destruction of Mandelson and the gay mafia in British life “Sink the Pink”, leadership of the Labour party “Who made Who?” (The video game said play me)…..New equalities minister (“Whole Lotta Rosie”)…

        Go on Nick, in the National Interest, please change your name by deed poll to Alan!

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  4. 4
    John Cipher says:

    Let’s hope Cameron gets the 20/20 boys to No10 – a World Cup in your first week, good stroke of luck!

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      Minekiller says:

      It is truly amazing. MacDoom cursed every sports team, DC turns in a World Cup in week one!! Phenomenal.

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    Terrible But True says:

    If the recent Gordon & his GOAT ‘team’ (including all the current crop of ‘young’, ‘new’ but same old losers currently vying for Labour’s ‘leadership’) are shown to have been responsible for any sharp practice in this regard, they need to be held to account.

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    View from Essex says:

    If the pound is going down the tubes lets have it soon so Gord can be rightly blamed. I,m waiting for the independant review of the Public Finances to come out to expose all the bad debts they will have covered up.

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    Tim Weston says:

    Oh fuck… how very sensible of the Tories not to promise too much until they’d seen the books, they guessed right !

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      Grumpy Old Man says:

      That wasn’t a guess. After the Tories had pre-election briefs from the Mandarins it would have been a racing certainty.

      Rich and Mark. A meaningful and understandable political cartoon! That’s two in a month! It’s about time you repaid Guido’s belief in you. Well done!!

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      Wavey Davey says:

      Well, I did promise to keep paying £45M every single day to the EU. Isn’t that “too much”? No? Good.

      Our Emperor Herman van Rumpypumy’s palace needs redecorating again, and who’d deny him the luxury he so clearly deserves? If British workers and pensioners have to suffer, so what? I’m sure they’ll understand that it’s the right thing to do. And, of course, it boosts my career prospects no-end.

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      • 43
        Smig says:

        Vote Blue get EU.

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        • 62
          Max the Impaler says:

          Oh..and the Spanish haven’t finished blockpaving the north coast or adding the nice stainless steel handrail.

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          • An EU Spokesperson says:

            Mr. Sorry, El Presidente von Rumpoy’s new palace is very nice indeed and a snip at a mere £240,000,000.
            Keep sending us money serfs, we need to be kept in the best possible luxury.

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    Goodbye Gordon and thanks for all the debt says:

    The new governnment can at last drill down into the public accounts and find exactly what Labour has been up to…my guess is when PFI goes into the equation we’re looking at a national debt of at least twice the officia Labourl figure…once everything has been investigated and if it’s found that the accounting is decidedly suspect there should be serious questions regarding charging all ex Labour Minsters responsible starting with Brown for false accounting and that old Labour favourite “Misconduct in Public Office”.

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    • 18
      Backwoodsman says:

      Dawn raids, TV showing brown / balls / various miscreants , cuffed & stuffed. A full ‘blues and two’s trip back to London from jockland and remanded without bail.
      A sombre PM and deputy MP go on the bbc and explain the charges are economic sabotage and all labour / union assets are now confiscated under the procedes of crime legislation that labour introduced.
      Its nice to dream !

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    • 34
      Hugh Janus says:

      Why not? If we can surcharge councillors then why not ministers? What’s the difference?

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    • 37
      TH Robin Cock says:

      Please don’t forget that the man in charge was one Tony Bliar, who gave Gordoom free rein to get on with it while he and his lovely wife preened themselves on the world stage.
      Any fool could look good with the crock of gold left by Ken Clarke – until it ran out. Gorgon *managed* to let it all slip through his fingers, and like the serial gambler at Las Vegas, borrowed more and more in the delusion he would win it all back.

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    • 74

      Is there such a crime? I know if you run a local council badly you can be personally bankrupted. More likely they will be kicked upstairs the Lords and be counting their non exec directorships in the City

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    • 103
      Sir William Waad says:

      No, they won’t want to set a precedent. It could be them next.

      They’re all crooks, ladies and gentlemen. The question is whether they are OUR crooks.

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    • 138
      Henry's Afterthought says:

      Absolutely, it needs to be done Goodbye, but I’m not convinced this crew would have the bottle for it. A dangerous precedent from their point of view.

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    • 139
      You blocks, you stones, you worse and senseless things... says:

      Don’t forget that PFI was all Kenny’s invention. What makes you think this lot are going to be any better. Read your Shakespeare, Orwell, etc.

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    Nick2 says:

    Did anyone really expect Labour NOT to poison the well?

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  10. 13
    TERRY FUCKWITT says:

    A one pound bomb ?
    very droll !

    dont give up the day jod boys

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    • 102
      Dick Tator says:

      Ever seen what a pound of well-placed Semtex will do? More damage than even Labour dreamed of.

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  11. 14
    City of Vice says:

    This was so predictable…none of Gordon’s figures ever added up – the guy was an economic fantasist and Labour have always suffered from financial incontinence.

    Osborne and Laws need to establish the ball park figures for the size of the black hole as quickly as possible then publicise these to the max, to leave the country in no doubt that the blame for the pain to come lies with Labour. A few arrests and high profile sackings of senior civil servants wouldn’t go amiss either. The trouble with these Oxbridge mandarin types is that are a self-reinforcing clique of gilded generalists who know all about Virgil (Thunderbirds and all that, innit) but lack the technical or professional competence to manage properly the resources at their disposal. Hence the taxpayer gets creamed time after time on ‘visionary’ computer projects, PFI and all manner of crap.

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    • 19
      Unsworth says:

      You’re assuming it’s incompetent management rather than incompetent political direction (or deliberate NuLab policy)? The question is, who made the decisions to spend? After all, Civil Servants – in theory – do not decide Government policy.

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        SarahN says:

        In theory only, in reality we have a very politicized civil service – another of Labour’s poisonous legacies to the country. Their style of government undermined the traditional neutrality of the CS – they even get civil servants to write speeches for them, which doesn’t sound like much, but it’s pretty unethical. They’re supposed to work for the country, not churn out endless speeches for minister too stupid to understand briefings.

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    • 52
      Throbber says:

      Dunno about fantasist….. more like he knew he was spewing all the money and more on his corrupt plans and simply and knowingly LIED about it all.
      Brown and his cabal should be strung up. No trial, no mercy, no nothing, just strung up.

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  12. 16
    Hang The Bastards says:

    YOU CAN FUCKOFF WITH YOUR HIKE IN CGT !

    ex Conservative voter !

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  13. 17
    Unsworth says:

    Redwood reckons it’ll be about £3.5 to £4 trillion of debt! Fucking stroll on!

    Best get all the cards on the table, I think. If he’s right we’ve a very long and painful haul. Even so, we should be told.

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      TERRY FUCKWITT says:

      So how many places above Greece does that put us in the Bankrupt table ?
      should make it a cheap take over for the EU

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    • 36
      Mr Ned says:

      Osbourne should invite the IMF in!

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      • 49
        Bob says:

        Of course he should

        Otherwise BBC and Labout etc will spin that it is not independent

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      • 66
        Mike Hunt says:

        Been saying that for weeks, get the books audited and publish the results. Should be a best-seller and a lesson on how NOT to run a country.

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        • 81
          Bob says:

          And name names !

          Of Zanu politicians and bent civil servants who signed all this sh^t off…

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        • 88
          Rip Van Winkle says:

          Ermmm…if it’s £3.5 to £4 trillion, it ain’t how NOT to run a country, it’s how to DESTROY a country. But it ain’t just us – it’s everywhere, including the US.

          And just wait until the derivative nuclear explosion hits – you ain’t seen nothin’ yet!

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      specul8tr says:

      I agree but though the pound will tank big time if give too much brutal truth to fx markets.

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    Koba says:

    It’s definitely best to come clean about the accounts and come to terms with our creditors. The people who have received the most from the 13 year tea party should pay the most too.

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  15. 23
    simon says:

    This is going to backfire on LyingLabour: i see that arse John Mann was ‘protesting’ about the forthcoming public spending cuts at the LDem orgy yesterday. methinks the twat will regret doing that when the government opens up ALL of the fiddles that Labour were getting up to before the election…

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  16. 24
    Hugh Janus says:

    Steady on R&M, another good cartoon. Something to cheer us on a Monday morning.

    Something else to cheer us up – how I have longed to hear this:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/david-cameron/7731211/David-Cameron-declares-war-on-public-sector-pay.html

    Let’s hope it is indeed a war and not just a minor skirmish or two.

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      TERRY FUCKWITT says:

      If an incoming government cant stop the bonuses
      sack the civil servants change the job title and re-employ them on new contracts
      take it or leave it !
      and Cameron should publish a list of who/ how much and for what they are being paid

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      • 46
        Bob says:

        The medium term goal should be to reduce the number of civil servants by 50%

        Quite possiblle without any loss of “service”

        And make the remaining WORK…

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      • 98

        Why should public sector staff be paid bonuses? Out of the extra “profit” they generated from our taxes (from our profits we made from our wealth creating businesses)?

        No. Stop all public sector bonuses immediately – it’s obscene.

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  17. 27
    Timmy says:

    I dont think they will be able to tell the true figure. If they did they would cause panic in the markets compounding the issue further.

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  18. 29
    lolol says:

    Rightly blaming Brown and co we should also be surcharging them and the Liebour party and backers and spads etc,also we should be putting tons of blame on the uncivil service shitirati for allowing Brown to do so much damage without doing or saying anything to slow them down, as usual the uncivil service walk away untouched,using the words being under orders are not acceptable when the country is at stake.

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    Lord M. says:

    OK, in hind sight we may have a made an error or two. Really sorry. LM.

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  20. 35
    Dribbler says:

    IF there is found to be miss-management of the country’s finances why oh why should WE, the public of this country be held accountable and have to fund any recovery without the perpetrators being held to account and face retribution from the tax payers. Miss-management is NOT my responsibility therefore I’m fucked if I should be expected to pay even more tax to resolve this issue, I’ve paid all my taxes all my life, WITHOUT the benefit of expenses or offshore accounting fiddles and to potentially to be expected to pay even more to this governmental miss-managed slush fund really pisses me off to some order!!

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    • 61
      Throbber says:

      Those that have voted Labour since pre 1997 should be taxed and taxed very heavily to fill the hole that they have caused in our national finances.
      The tax should be called the idiocy tax.

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  21. 38
    keepitreal says:

    I seem to remember Dave saying that he would go back to Northern Ireland, within a week of becoming Prime Minister – anyone know if he’s been yet? Running out of time…

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    • 55
      LibLabCon = scum says:

      I seem to remember Dave giving a cast-iron guarantee he’d hold a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty, too. And didn’t Nick promise a referendum on the EU, “in or out”?

      Come on, boys! Where are our referendums? You aren’t worthless liars, like the last lot, are you?

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      • 80
        MI5 says:

        You are behind ther curve chum

        The Lisbon Treaty indeed the very EUSSR is falling apart at the seams at this very moment…

        So need for a referendum

        The EU is self-destructing like every socialist edifice in history over time…

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        • 104
          LibLabCon = scum says:

          Well, chum, you’d better tell Dave, because he’s still handing £45,000,000 of your money to the EU, every single day.

          Whilst increasing your tax.

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          Rip Van Winkle says:

          Agreed. But what these communists will do who run the EUSSR is make a power grab. They’ll make it an excuse for even closer integration, this time both monetary and fiscal. This is what the plan is all about – blow up the system and create the New World Order Gordon was so happy to speak about.

          It’s coming along nicely – the US will be next. Our Lords and Masters have their man in place – Barack Gordon Obama.

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  22. 39
    TERRY FUCKWITT says:

    Better check under the stairs at no10 Dave
    make sure the twat hasn’t by-passed the electric meter as well !

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  23. 42
    MI5 says:

    Guido

    If it is a baronetcy it should be

    Sir Guido Fawkes of Smeargate …..

    Just for the record…

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    • 45
      MI5 says:

      On second thoughts given the pressing need for new life peers

      It should be Lord Guido

      Then you could rub shoulders with Uddin, Prezza and all the rest of the ermine vermin…Purgatory for you Sir….

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      • 69
        lolol says:

        Look MI5 feed Guido lots of love and kisses etc but I think your going too far heaping that sort of praise on him,we need to keep him lean and hungry to carry on policing the politicians of every colour rosette.

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  24. 47
    HERMANS REMPLOY VAN says:

    It’s no wonder they were so desperate to stay in power

    It’s like a naughty child trying to keep mummy out of the bedroom so she can’t see what a mess they have made !

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  25. 54
    The "Angry Aberdonian" says:

    Waaay to small a bomb! The cartoon should show a bomb the size of Wembley, with Downing street painted along the side of it!

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  26. 58
    lolol says:

    Thinking about it,the voter has done a favour for Cameron and the NuCons by making them join forces with part of the left wing Clegg and co’s LibDums and by letting them loose in the treasury with slaphead Cable the blame can only point to Brown and his inept lieing thieving country destroying toetrags.

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  27. 60
    Martin Day says:

    Launching Labour Values — how Labour can reconnect in communities and become a mass participation movement http://bit.ly/aDCRIF

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    • 65
      lolol says:

      Reconnect Martin, big word for the plebs to think about,especially while they are now wondering how much tax they will be paying for your tribal friends inept/corrupt control of the Britains bank accounts,seeing you seem to want to connect to the communities and want to participate then I suggest you dig deep into yours and your left wing friends pockets and pay YOUR debts,cheques,debit cards,money stashed in a foreign countrys,all your houses here and abroad,cars all gratefully accepted,please send to HM treasury all moneys.

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  28. 70
    I`m now David, Dave has served its purpose says:

    Nick calls me David, so please do not call me Dave anymore. I will ruthlessly pursue and strengthen the social fabric developed by my predecessors in government. On the steps of No.10 I said that Britain was a much better place now than it was ten years ago, and I MEAN IT. There will be no return to the nasty policies of the Thatcher era And as my wonderfuk appointee Thertesa May has saud, the Tory Party is a nasty party. I will phase it out of existence, and there will be no place in it for the likes of second home owners, foxhunters, and grammar school boys. We have a new politics now and I will forge it around my own image. It is not Gordon`s fault that the deficit is so large, it is the fault of nasty grasping investors and capitalist scroungers. We will maintain fairness and justice in a new progressive alliance by creating a new consensus Big Society. Call Me Dave has served its purpose – you suckers!

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    • 72
      Anonymous says:

      But it was nasty of you to get your sister to say that she always called you Dave.

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  29. 73
    Benefits Kulture UK says:

    Great cartoon.

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  30. 76
    Cost cutting dept. says:

    Why has Osborne got to pay for independent finnacial forecasts? Surely the old-style de-politicised Treasury should provide these? Another Brown mess.

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  31. 83
    Lord Fondlebum of Boy says:

    Where’s the cartoon? It looks like the graphic was lopped off somehow and the content and punchline got missed off.

    Another hilarious keeper from the chucklesome twosome.

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  32. 85
    Anonymous says:

    Dear lord, amusing satire in an R & M cartoon! What’s next, a Con/Lib Dem coalition!!!!

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  33. 86
    MI5 says:

    Liam Byrne’s note yo Laws

    “There is no money left”

    The most disgraceful statement of any British politician in living memory

    Or did the muthefocker think it was funny ?

    Either way he should be charged…

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  34. 87
    Post-Election Frolics says:

    Brown and the rest of the former cabinet should all be imprisoned for what they’ve done to this country. Maybe karma will give Brown a long and painful cancer.

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  35. 89
    Gordon Brown says:

    I saved the world.

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  36. 91
    Caligula says:

    I could not have done better than Nu Labour

    But that midget Byrne is one sick man….

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  37. 92
    Thick As Thieves says:

    New Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne will this morning begin the lengthy process of blaming the previous Labour government for everything that goes wrong before the next election.

    Osborne, who has been given the key job of pinning as much blame as is humanly possible to Alistair Darling and Gordon Brown – for as long as is possible – will begin today by accusing the previous government of lying about the national debt figures.

    Political analyst Humphrey Walton told us, “Thanks to new legislation the government are bringing in that will make it practically impossible to remove them, the Con-Dems are pretty much guaranteed a five year term.”

    “That’s five years in which to blame Labour for everything that goes wrong, whilst taking credit for anything that goes right.”

    “Essentially we will get to a point whereby budget cuts at you local school, which were opposed by Labour, are actually Labour’s fault. It will be made to look like Labour made the Conservatives do it.”

    History

    The process of blaming a previous government is a well-established political tactic, with the outgoing Labour government employing the same methods as recently as April 2010.

    Walton continued, “Thirteen years after taking power Labour were still blaming the Tory government they beat in the 1997 general election. It’s to be expected.”

    “Right now the focus should be on blaming Labour for the terrible state of the nation’s finances. It is George Osborne’s job to feign shock and horror at discovering just how bad everything is.”

    “However, come the budget on 22nd June, his focus will shift to blaming Labour for the terrible decisions the Con-Dems have been forced into making.”

    “Of course, should those decisions turn out badly – with a double dip recession, for example – then Osborne’s focus will shift towards blaming Labour for leaving the national finances in such a bad state that even the unpopular decisions Labour forced the government into making couldn’t make any difference.”

    “I think you probably see how this is going to work now, yes?”

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      Mr Plum says:

      Don’t worry the nation will never forget what this last truly evil government has done.

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    • 107
      Rip Van Winkle says:

      It’s called ‘politics’.

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    • 111
      .243 Win says:

      Be a decent lad and at least credit your cut ‘n’ paste sources.

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      • 124
        Moley says:

        The source says;

        “We’re constantly looking to bring you the news as you want it, and we’re not afraid to skip a few steps like checking facts or corroborating sources.

        In fact, it is highly likely that what you just read on here was completely made up.”

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      • 141
        BLUURGH! says:

        Arf…

        RUMBLED.

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    • 115
      Professor Henry Brubaker, Institute for Studies says:

      Hmm, a good point. Perhaps you can turn your vast intelect to explaining how the sun will rise tomorrow morning and why the sky is, indeed, blue.

      Well done, you have explained to us all the bleedy obvious.

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    • 116
      Moley says:

      Wonderful spin.

      Why were Labour having to plan savage and severe cuts of their own?

      Was it so that the new leaders of the Labour party could blame it on the incompetence of the previous leadership?

      What about collective Cabinet responsibility?

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  38. 93
    Where do we go from here? says:

    Quote of the Day

    David Laws says his predecessor Liam Byrne left a simple note on his desk saying…

    “There’s no money left”.

    First honest thing he’s said.

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    • 123
      CuttingEdge says:

      And proving beyond reasonable doubt (not that it was required) what a malicious spiteful little c.unt Liam Byrne is.

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      • 137
        stilyagi_air_corps says:

        Funny that, Brown was left a bottle of Champaign, a good-luck note, and the healthiest books in Europe.

        Labour truly are scum. We should be allowed to hunt their activists with dogs. Starting with Bragg and his left-fascist cohorts.

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    Sir William Waad says:

    What point is the cartoon trying to make? A fall in the value of the pound only hurts a Government if they try and fail to prop it up artificially. The only useful response to a fall in the value of the pound is to address the problems that caused the lack of confidence.

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  40. 101
    Sir William Waad says:

    Or is it about adopting the euro?

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  41. 108
    Selohesra says:

    Anyone know how much we are subsidising Scotland by? That would seem easy way to save money and SNP would also get their beloved independence – win/win all round

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    • 117
      Bob says:

      Good thinking

      And do we know what Dave told Salmond this last weekend ?

      Any news on that ???

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      • 143
        Dribbler says:

        Scottish independence would mean the death of the labour party! Bring it on!
        It would be nice to observe these Scottish MPs dealing with just Scottish matters without the English funding support. Also we could remove all the false jobs created by Mr Brown and bring English focused work back South of the Boarder. Has a lot going for it!!

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  42. 109
    reginald iolanthe perrin says:

    surely bankrupting a country is treason?

    no wonder labour changed the penalty for that.

    certainly one law that should be repealed.

    then a gang of polish workers can refurbish traitors gate.

    probably not allowed by health and safety though.

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  43. 110
    Moley says:

    Good cartoon.

    If the Conservatives still have money they would be wise to spend a little bit on a drip drip basis to ensure that the blame for Labour’s financial vandalism is correctly allocated.

    We know that sections of the media, (BBC), are dedicated to destroying the coalition and will no doubt give credence to the proposition that “The nasty Tories and Liberals are deliberately making un-necessary cuts”.

    It will be far cheaper and more successful to prevent the lie being lodged in the public psyche than it will be to undo it once it has been formed.

    If the BBC cannot support a coalition Government it MUST be stripped of all the rights and privileges of a State Broadcaster.

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    • 140
      Here comes the chopper to chop off your head says:

      Line 1 of the Budget: The BBC licence fee is abolished with immediate effect. With effect from 1 April 2011, the BBC will be in competition with commercial providers for the right to use their broadcasting bandwidths.

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  44. 113
    IOU from Labour says:

    Call off the leadership contest. Labour has an account to settle first.

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  45. 119
    Grinning Ape Blair says:

    Hello people

    As the other guy said, I’m very, very, very rich.

    And getting richer

    Here at Morgan Stanley, who I advise, we are shorting sterling at the moment and making millions again.

    Nice place to be when my old chum Liam Byrne just told you “There is not money left” in the British Treasury.

    With the idiot Brown, I destroyed Britain

    But I am very, very very rich

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    • 122
      MI5 says:

      NEW LABOUR IS OBSCENE

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      The last quango in Paris says:

      did you see the report from Kirkcaldy the other day? state of the art school playground etc… it is a bloody disgrace – all the labour areas received billions – tory areas nothing and the money went to the north / scotland.

      ed miliband wants to know why people didn’t vote labour well i’ll tell him:

      party is nasty, bullying, pathetic, vindictive, jealous, class ridden, immature, pathetic, self serving, incompetent, corrupt, dangerous, embarrassing, stupid, shouty, patronising, morally bankrupt and corrosive.

      sort that out and you will have a chance in about 30 years.

      And to all the dimwits who prattle on about how they can never vote tory because of thatcher can now listen to us all say how we could never vote labour because of brown – my son (5) thinks the red team are rubbish.

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    • 129
      bergen says:

      They couldn’t indict Brown & co for breathtaking economic incompetence,sadly.But Blair could be sent before the ICJ at the Hague one day to face charges for warcrimes and that will be a trial for all of us impoverished by Nulab to relish.

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  46. 127
    angelnstar says:

    http://cyberboris.wordpress.com/2010/05/17/mutt-and-jeff-an-example-to-us-all/

    Boris finally comes clean on what he thinks about Nick and Dave. And how they can be a shining example in our society.

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  47. 130
    Don The Designer says:

    Guido,

    I hope you’re not paying this pair to illustrate your blog. If you are save your money and get your kids to do it instead.

    Don

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  48. 132
    Dunlaggin says:

    Is this really true -Liam Byrne’s note? (link anywhere?)

    If so, it should be on every front page tomorrow, and used as a reminder of the incompetence of these socialists.

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  49. 134
    Rock Solid says:

    The mystical union of souls that binds us ever closer to the European Union is far more important than the avalanche of money we pay to French farmers, Romanian gypsies, Greek wastrels and the like.

    You’re just being rotten Little Englanders in pointing out the peculiarity of a simple Trade Group making an ever-growing number of our laws, a cess pit of corruption failing to have its accounts approved for years on end, a stream of immigrants we are simply not allowed to stop and a group of unelected, minor politicians in Belgium setting up embassies around the world in our name.

    Oh yes.

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    • 136
      That's News says:

      Sadly this is true.

      However, if it can be proved a minister or civil servant deliberately signed a contract in order to enact a scorched earth policy, could they not be surcharged for this, like Mrs Tesco was?

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  50. 142
    Reallyreally pissed off voter says:

    The BBC at the press with Osbourne announcing planned cuts “the Government, as to be expected, began by blaming those who came before”

    You couldn’t make it up who the hell do they think IS responsible the fairies

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  51. 145
    Anonymous says:

    Can we expect passports from ministers and complicit civil servants to be seized pending the outcome of an independent enquiry into the national finances?

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The lefties are attacking because the panellist is a millionaire and lives in a London home worth upwards of two million. Someone had best tell them he’s called Ed Miliband.


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