October 11th, 2010

Maggie’s Children

A Comres poll for Newsround has shown just how sound the latest generation of 18-24 year olds are. They overwhelmingly accept the need for spending cuts and would much rather slash the state than have their already burdened wallets hit by more taxation. Like a graduate tax.

Come on Balls, if the kids can get it, so can you.


121 Comments

  1. 1
    sandra in accounts says:

    Those kids have been through the Neo Labour education camps – sorry “system”.

    They know full well how they have been disenfranchised by career champagne socialists.

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    • 13
      BBC excuse-maker-in-chief says:

      Actually, this isn’t the result we wanted so this poll will be conveniently shelved.

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    • 28
      Ken Lorp says:

      I guess the dumbing down of the educational system didn’t work?

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      • 45
        AC1 says:

        Rather than “dumbed down” It “indoctrinated up”, below a certain point most decide to learn something, rather than be taught lies.
        But the State crèche is merely so both parents work and raise the amount of rent-seeking available in the economy, rather than for the benefit of the pupils.

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        • 62
          AC1 says:

          Perhaps you are too stupid to comprehend what was written?

          I would suggest a remedial course at comprehension.

          It’s doubtful but you may be able to salvage some intelligence from your under-performing brain.

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          • Silvya Tally says:

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          • GNOME says:

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    • 53
      White Van Man says:

      Don’t forget the Shampoo Socialists too!

      http://tinyurl.com/35ws58o

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    • 70
      Sir Barrington Minge says:

      That’ just it…Balls doesn’t get it and never will – wanker!!

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    • 94
      not Fucking likely Mr Balls says:

      The have cottoned on to Labours plan to burden them and their children with the debt accrued by their elders .

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  2. 2
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    So the t*ories are in tune with the public ………………… WOW !!!!!

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    • 3
      Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

      Shit 24% say no ??????????? maths has dropped its standards

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      • 6
        rustygecko says:

        How many people are on benefits or work for the government? That would at least give you some of the 24%.

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  3. 4
    Fairy elephant says:

    There is already a system of graduate tax. It’s called the 40% tax band. I have paid for my university education several times over throught this mechanism.

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    • 12
      Senator Bloodn' Gore, says:

      Never went to University and I’m paying 50% this year – wot’s that all about then?

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      • 95
        Anonymous says:

        no but you have benifited from all the Doctors, engineers, scientists etc etc that you have helped through University you shortsighted arse.

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    • 24
      AC1 says:

      There’s a much fairer system called actually paying for the lectures, and not punishing people for using their knowledge.

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      • 71
        British University Life says:

        Don’t be daft nobody goes to lectures anymore.In most universities the lecture notes are released onto the University Intranet after they’ve been delivered to a near empty lecture theatre. I suppose however you could get a pay per view but obviously only once as the notes would be passed around.

        As for seminars even the lecturers don’t turn up for them.If you’re lucky you may get a PhD student overseeing whoever bothers to turn up

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  4. 5
    rustygecko says:

    Balls gets it – but his voters are state workers, and the vast numbers who are get state benefits – hence Labours efforts to pump up the numbers who get help.

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    • 18
      Must get a pseudonym one day says:

      But Balls gets most of his votes by post, conveniently filled in by his army of muzzie helpers.

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  5. 7

    Cuts while QE-ing: does that make sense?

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    • 26
      Engineer says:

      Does spending £160 billion more than the country is earning in tax revenues make sense?

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      • 37

        No, not at all, but are the 160bn what is cut? Are there not two different beneficiaries?

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        • 43
          Sir William Waad says:

          QE is not really a way of injecting liquidity ito the economy, as the Bank claims. It is mainly a way of funding the deficit while giving the banks an appearance of solvency.

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        • 55
          Engineer says:

          QE is just the tool to avoid a double-dip. (Well, the method of massaging the figures to give the impression of growth, anyway.) The cutting of public expenditure is the more palatable way than increased taxation of bringing the nation’s public accounts into balance, so QE and cuts are tackling different problems.

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          • AC1 says:

            QE is just a way to pretend to pay back creditors in full when in reality there isn’t the money to pay them back.

            Psychologically it’s more acceptable.

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    • 29
      AC1 says:

      Yes.

      Does the QE make sense?
      Not totally. It should be used to reimburse those with accounts at bankrupt banks. Not allow politically connected bond-holders to exit their underwater positions onto the taxpayer.

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  6. 8
    Baroness Thatcher says:

    Its obvious really; these ‘kids’ live in the real world, where money has to be earned before it can be spent and money borrowed has to be paid back.

    Balls is ignorant of such such a world hence his misguided belief that economic problems can be solved by taxing and spending more.

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    • 20
      Cato Street Conspirator says:

      Nurse, nurse, the batty old lady is shouting again.

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      • 61
        Archer Karcher says:

        The “batty old lady” makes perfect sense, unfortunately your inability to understand the logic behind the statement, is rather more your problem, than hers.

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        • 81
          Cato Street Conspirator says:

          Making sense to someone with a mental age of 4 does not constitute what adults normally understand by ‘making sense’,

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    • 21
      Midget Joo says:

      Balls is creaming the taxpayer for vast sums, you think he gives a shit about how his state handouts are earned?

      Dumb blue collar trash, HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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    • 39
      Sir William Waad says:

      Interestingly, the Noddy books are very firm on the ideas that money has to be earned and that things have to be paid for. It may be the real reason why the leftie educationists hated the books so badly. Perhaps today’s kids still had Noddy read to them? This ‘feel’ for a real economy – Gollytown is a depicted as a powerful, smoky industrial metropolis – helps to give Toytown its feel of gritty realism, along with Mr Plod banging up Noddy for a crime he didn’t commit,

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  7. 9
    Top education for normal people says:

    I have to say that the education has not failed under labour – for so many to realise that shite that they got us into gives us all hope for the future.

    Those that said no were probably at independent schools and had their heads up their arses – trainer labour MP’s

    While i’m on the subject never has the working class been so betrayed by this bunch of oxbridge champagne socialists – we need to have them humiliated.

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  8. 10
    GrimeLord says:

    Even my 4 year old, GrimeLord Minor, understands the need to cut the deficit.

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    • 14
      Anonymous says:

      You’re just a tight bastard who used it as an excuse to cut the pocket money.

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      • 32
        Engineer says:

        Pocket money? Just an unearned handout. GrimeLord should issue GrimeLord Minor with a set of chimney brushes and send himout to make his contribution to the household budget. Needs must – times are hard.

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      • 51
        GrimeLord says:

        You are indeed correct, Sir.

        However, Grimelord Minor knows that if he asks Mrs GrimeLord then he can get sweets and money!

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  9. 11
    EU, muzzies & me? - fuck off! says:

    I’m surprised the BBC bastards covered it as it hardly supports their lefty twat leanings of spunking money over everything continuously.

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  10. 15
    Jimmy says:

    If it’s on Newsround won’t your readers have already seen it?

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  11. 17
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    So, the worst-educated generation we’ve seen (thank you Labour) comes to just the conclusions the right wants. Well, there’s a surprise. Anyone would think that’s why they’ve been under-educated – just enough to enable them to keep playing with their iPhones.

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    • 25
      So much for Socialism says:

      Exacatly why they are capitalist……..they know that things such as Iphones cost money and too have the latest things they need to make money to buy them.

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    • 33
      AC1 says:

      Nope. They’ve self-educated (also called learning) as the state indoctrination is far too obvious.

      Learning (self-orientated) is always much more powerful than teaching (prone to indoctrination, convoy speed problems and collectivist inefficiency).

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      • 75
        Cato Street Conspirator says:

        Reading the Sun is not self-education.

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      • 97
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        • 99
          TEATCHAS* PET says:

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  12. 19
    The shadow Minister for Justice at Guantanamo says:

    Any Cross worshipper who calls for spending cuts in Londonistan is against Islam, and will be judged accordingly

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    • 36
      Engineer says:

      What about Mildly Irritated worshippers or Incandescently Angry worshippers? Will they be judged too?

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    • 57
      George of the Akash, Handycock's No1 fan says:

      Our relatives back in Bangladesh and elsewhere in the Islamic nations depend on their benefits being sent out to them by their relatives over here. There will be a ferocious backlash if this does not continue.

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    • 84
      Sir Barrington Minge says:

      Sod off moose-lim!!

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  13. 27
    Sir William Waad says:

    I’d be interested to know what the ‘other’ way of cutting Labour’s deficit was, that 8% chose, and I’m sure Gideon and Beaker would be, too.

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  14. 31
    They got any shemales in Barlinnie?, Tommy Sheridan says:

    Stupid English shyte, they run thaaat fooken poll in Scotland and they’d get a 100% no to Tory cuts you coonts

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  15. 34
    On Harman Pride's Dossier says:

    The “voice of yoof” on Radio 1 this morning were all in favour of cutting JSA as well. Let’s kick out all the bed-blocking baby boomers and get some young-uns in charge.

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  16. 38
    gildedtumbril says:

    It is the ‘government’ that needs to be cut. There are 500 too many of the bastard troughsnouts. Did no one notice that the number of arsewipes increased to 650 at the last fiasco, and, the previous lot cost £1million each to ‘service’?. All who vote for these self-serving bastards are bloody stupid.
    We desperately need the services of Madame la Guillotine and or lamp posts and pianowire.
    Nothing personal, simply business, the business of justice.

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    • 110
      laughing hangman says:

      I’m good with a rope

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    • 115

      Er, no, Tumbril. “Government” is the executive bit.

      The 500 plus you describe is “parliament” which is a completely different thing, at least theoretically. Of course under the rather cocked up British system t’s an easy msitake to make and one not helped by organisations like the BBC.

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  17. 40
    Tick Tock Time Is Running Out For Aunty Beeb says:

    The BBC will also get a shock when the younger generations tell it to fuck off when it’s tv license rewenal time.

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    • 44
      Engineer says:

      Most of the Younger Generation are still living at home because they can’t afford the deposit for a one-bed flat or the oxorbitant rent for same. Consequently, they won’t be the ones responsible for telly-tax payment.

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      • 46
        Thanks for proving my point says:

        And you think they will happily pay it when they finally scrape enough together to move out and survive paying bills in the real world to keep a roof over their heads?

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      • 58
        AC1 says:

        It amuses me to see morons equate unaffordable housing as a sign of wealth/ economic growth.

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        • 64
          Engineer says:

          Quite. The price of a three-bed semi should be about three times the average wage of the area in which it is located. The current ratio seems to be about six times, so house prices are about double what they should be. No wonder nobody’s buying.

          Don’t think that will last – if nobody can afford them, the price will drop until they do start to sell. Halving house prices might take a while, though.

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          • Tell it like it really is says:

            Houses still selling well here – to buyers who have enough to escape the ethnic enrichment areas – if they can’t afford the move they come for weekends or days just “to get away from them” as they keep telling me.

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        • 109
          city shitters says:

          it amuses me to see morons getting bailed out because they made billlions in bonuses from it while managing to fuck their own companies up the arse with toxic securities

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      • 59
        AC1 says:

        Not calling you a morn BTW. Just Thirsty Kirsty and her acolytes.

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  18. 48
    Anonymous says:

    …but Balls is a Cnut.

    (there must be a word for that…..oxymoron or something – feel free to let us all know)

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    • 85
      Sir Barrington Minge says:

      Balls couldn’t find his own dick if it was pointed out to him.

      At least he ISN’T shadow chancellor…but there again, it might have been quite fun if he had been. Useless tosser

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    • 120
      wordsmith says:

      “moron” by itself will do splendidly I think.

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  19. 50
    I hate New Labour says:

    I suspect most of those youngsters are all in favour of cuts as long as they don’t personally affect them, i.e. just like everybody else…

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    • 72
      albacore says:

      When the new winter of discontent gets under way, with the usual agitators stirring up the spoons and the BBC aerating like nobody’s business, we’ll see how constant this enthusiasm for cuts is – not least in the Ironsides coalition itself.

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  20. 52
    Guido says:

    Well known Political blogger,Guido Fawkes has slammed the previous Government’s approach to political blogging saying that the country’s soaring £20bn political blogging bill was ‘absurd’.

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  21. 54
    Jamesie Cotter says:

    Ah sometimes nutella when she willnae gie’s a tenner fer a swally.

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  22. 56
    Newsround Kid - 19 and three quarters says:

    We accepts the need for cutting and slashing, grandad, and you is first on our list, Forks.
    ‘Spect, bro.

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  24. 78
    Anonymous says:

    Aren’t those the answers suggested by every media outlet in this country?

    So like how come like this sort of thing is like surprising?

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  25. 79
    Sir Clive Sinclair says:

    R TAPE LOADING ERROR 0:1

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  26. 82
    Phantom says:

    This generation are the first real internet generation. They don’t have only 4 TV channels to watch and I imagine they would rather gnaw their arm off than watch BBC1 news. They get their news from everywhere.

    I also imagine they are almightly pissed off with the last shower of shit fraudulently operating under the guise of a ‘government’.

    Put yourself in their place, they might be very lucky and pulling in £25,000 tops in a good graduate job (if they have found one) and looking at the student debt they have, then the price of a flat and then the cost of living.

    I think they are not so stupid that when it transpires that you can get £25,000 on the dole they would be pissed off.

    I think what finally tops it is the fact they can apply their recent education to realise that the old squares have spunked all the money they have and spunked all OF THEIR GENERATION’S money too.

    By the time the deficit is repaid, they are going to be around 29-35, which to someone that age, is ancient.

    There’s nothing for their future because not only are they going to have to pay off their and the government’s massive debts, they have to fund the fuckers that fucked the golden goose right up the arse in their old age too.

    No wonder they think what they so, I imagine they are more right wing than in the BBC’s worst nightmares. I bet they think BBC3 is shit too.

    Which bodes well for the future….

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    • 91
      Handycock says:

      They can always follow my example. I haven’t had a job since I was 21 and the young girls still love me.

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    • 102
      generation betrayed says:

      Let’s not forget that nulabour fucked their company, private and state pensions too.

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    • 116
      Postlethwaite says:

      Dont forget wanting to get married too.
      Oh, forgot no tax relief for that anymore . . .
      I wonder why so many graduates leave the country?

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  27. 83
    Anonymous says:

    Didn’t see the grad tax mentioned in the poll. Actually the NUS are in favour of it so it would seem young people are for it.

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  28. 87
    Em says:

    I wouldn’t put too much faith in my generation. We might poll intelligently but have you been to a provincial city centre on a saturday night?

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  29. 88
    Poor Bill says:

    Andrew Marr…hates us. Oh god, what have we done to up set the master of Maxist revisionism.

    £ 2,000,000,000 for that shit….

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  30. 89
    bdbcks says:

    together in the national interest (repayments).

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  31. 98
    Invisible Hand says:

    These youngsters want the state to be slashed. They like the idea of spending cuts.

    That means their university and college courses won’t be subsidised by the state, and so they will have to pay the whole sum themselves. The cost of tuition fees alone could come to £15,000 or more easily.

    They don’t want to pay it back in tax, because they don’t agree with tax, so I suppose they’ll just have to get the money off Mummy and Daddy? Or get a part-time job as a drug dealer or exotic dancer in order to finance themselves through their courses? Or take out a loan at normal rates and pay it back out of their future earnings.

    Isn’t the free market wonderful.

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    • 117
      Postlethwaite says:

      Get the Banks to fund University education . . . we own the banks, so Cameron, tell them to do it

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  32. 105
    Ear to the Ground says:

    Hey Guido, nothing about the slug Ashcroft and his very very close friend William Hague!! after Panorama tonight….

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  33. 111
    Graham Swift says:

    Surely most people regard Ed Balls as fucking thick ? And like the rest of Miliband’s chosen few he’s never had a real job in his life , Alan Johnson being the exception .

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  34. 118
    BBC INSIDER says:

    This ComRes poll was commissioned and conducted with NEWSBEAT, the Radio 1 programme -NOT BBC1 Newsround, as you incorrectly say. They have extremely different audiences. Please get your facts right Guido.

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