March 26th, 2011

Saturday Seven Up

7upThe budget and Libya dominated the week’s newsflow. Ken Clarke almost upstaged George Osborne just by going to sleep – or did he? Guido was pleased to see that an idea pushed on this blog two years ago – to give MPs charge cards for expenses – has finally been accepted by IPSA. Riddle of the week – was why did Ed Balls deposit £7,000 in NatWest in Victoria? Second question: Is Gaddafi a More Savvy Economist than Ed Balls?

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86 Comments

  1. 1
    Fat Ken says:

    I’m dreaming of a white Christmas,
    Just like the ones George used to know,
    Where the treetops glisten. And children listen.
    To hear George blame it on the snow.

  2. 2
    Dodgy geezer! says:

    The Parmjit Gill story was hilarious. Surely his talent for renewing the subscriptions of dead people will see him headhunted by Labour.

  3. 3
    billy's on the bog says:

    plop!

  4. 4
    Fabians are Evil says:

    OK a 100 pounds prize for the best defense of Socialism – ‘er one catch though; it has to be logical

  5. 5
    P. Doff says:

    That’s another tough one for Billy to take… he just failed to make the “Saturday Seven Up” again. What a bummer!

  6. 6

    Ken is normally asleep at this time.

  7. 7
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Breaking: CBeebies, CBC have gone off the air, riots have been reported as children take to the streets and march on White City with pitchforks looking to restore power.

  8. 8
    No Pasaran says:

    Not a defense, but it is logical

    Healthy economy NOT socialist is TRUE
    Healthy economy EXCLUSIVE OR socialist is TRUE
    Healthy economy OR socialist is INDETERMINATE
    Healthy economy AND socialist is FALSE

  9. 9

    David Deutsch is one of us.

  10. 10
  11. 11
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Why is blaming it on the snow a Bad Thing for George when it was a Good Thing for Labour only a year earlier? More proof, if any was needed, that Hypocrisy and Selective Amnesia are Core Labour Values.

  12. 12
    Maximus Edwardus Milibandus says:

    “On My Command, Unleash Hell.”

  13. 13
    The Great Lie that dare not speak its name says:

    This article by Stephen Glover in the Mail should be printed out and handed to all those going on the march to-day……..

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-1370064/STEPHEN-GLOVER-Todays-march-state-sector-workers-fuel-hysteria-theres-public-spending-massacre.html

  14. 14
    BBC shut it down says:

    can someone explain to me why the fuck this goverment allow the BBC to
    promote anti goverment propaganda 24/7 and give non stop air time to these Communists bastards in the Labour party whats wrong with Cameron FFS

  15. 15
    Blue Labour out says:

    Plenty is wrong with Cameron.

  16. 16
    Fabians are Evil says:

    You, Sir, are on to it – WHY????

  17. 17
    Eeu to me says:

    The BBC is owned by the EU and rusty the warmonger would have to get permission from that ugly cow they have in charge of lightbulbs, ashton or whatever her name is.

  18. 18
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Why is blaming it on the snow a Good Thing for George when it was a Bad Thing for Labour only a year earlier? More proof, if any was needed, that Hypocrisy and Selective Amnesia are Core Labour Values.

    Nurse!I’ve shit myself again. I WANT MY PUDDING!!!

  19. 19
    Onward to victory comrades !!!! says:

    You have clearly failed to understand that the BBC has a public duty to expose the evils of this TORY led Government and the draconian programme of cuts being imposed on the poor,vulnerable and poorly paid public sector workers of this country. They are squandering the “golden legacy” bequeathed to them by Mr Brown who is acknowledged to be an economic genius and world statesman who single-handedly in 2008 saved the World and gave clear and strong leadership to other World leaders to act……………….

    The only hope of salvation is the election of a Labour Government and the defeat of these evil Tory Millionaires and their rich banker friends !!!!

  20. 20
    fuckwitted windowlicker says:

    look at my straw man. he’s smarter than me.

  21. 21
    Dave's Beeboid Spindoctor says:

    The BBC made Dave hire me and he looks a bigger cun’t than ever.

    What more proof do you need ?

  22. 22
    South East Voter says:

    I see the BBC are promoting a mass begging event in London today. I hope the beggers remember that Begging is still illegal under the Vagrancy Act 1824 section 3

    every person wandering abroad, or placing himself or herself in any public place, street, highway, court, or passage, to beg or gather alms, or causing or procuring or encouraging any child or children so to do; shall be deemed an idle and disorderly person within the true intent and meaning of this Act; and , subject to section 70 of the Criminal Justice Act 1982, it shall be lawful for any justice of the peace to commit such offender (being thereof convicted before him by his own view, or by the confession of such offender, or by the evidence on oath of one or more credible witness or witnesses,) to the house of correction

  23. 23
    Dave's Beeboid Spindoctor says:

    Hear! Hear!

  24. 24
    labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    It didn’t snow, that was a torie lie.

  25. 25
    Billy Bowden's Real Life Lover between Overs says:

    spoilt for choice today

    the cricket world cup match, the boat race (same teams again), england v wales, total wipeout australia but no9 peppa pig – shucks

  26. 26
    a retard says:

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  27. 27
    Billy Bowden's Real Life Lover between Overs says:

    why does david gower call michael holding mikee?

    if I was holding i’d stand up next to him and grind gower into the floor boards by twisting his head very quickly

  28. 28
    Anonymous says:

    What has Topshop done to unleash the fury of the mob? will this be Eds crystal nacht of the high street retailer.

  29. 29
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    He’s right. I was in New Zee land the whole time and it didn’t snow once.

  30. 30
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Mr Cameron stressed that he supported the BBC

    He said: “The BBC is an important national institution. I want to see it prosper and succeed and be a fantastic cultural asset.”

    He added that he was a “supporter of the licence fee”

    “I’m probably the most pro-BBC Conservative leader there’s ever been!”

    “I would never do anything to put the BBC at risk”.

  31. 31
    sewa mobil says:

    Nice article, thanks for the information.

  32. 32
    Anonymous says:

    History shows that a policy of appeasement never works.

  33. 33
    David Cameron says:

    I shall be marching today in Central London together with Nick Clegg and Edward Miliband.
    We know it makes sense !!!

  34. 34
    Northern Voter says:

    Get back to Tripoli you twerp

  35. 35

    Eat you Peppa Pigs up and go and do your homework!

  36. 36
    former Tory now ukip says:

    BBC headline……world ends tomorrow. Woman, children and the poor to be hardest hit

  37. 37
    Anthony Eden says:

    History shows a policy of appeasement never works.

  38. 38
    Freddie Flintoff says:

    Michael Fallon,Tory twerp,said”There are lessons to be learned from this poll where we received 18 votes”

    Labour gained in the latest council by-elections, taking the Pontypool seat in an eight-cornered contest at Torfaen County Borough, South Wales.

    Party candidate John Killick triumphed by 17 votes in a contest that attracted five independent runners as well as Plaid Cymru and a Tory.

    Conservatives finished seventh, polling just 18

  39. 39
    The Met says:

    Polly put the Kettle on.

  40. 40
    The headline you won't hear broadcast on the BBC says:

    Coalition Government’s savings in public spending to reduce country’s living standards back to 2008 levels as savings made to to public spending of 3% ….Robert Peston says …”These savings are sensible and targetted,protecting the poorer and more vulnerable in society as far as is possible and need to be made if the country is to avoid an economic crisis.If in power Labour would have course have to make the same level of savings to public spending and possibly even greater savings to restore market confidence.Howeve it’s worth pointing out that the private sector have already made savings in excess of 20% during the past 3 years.Unfortunately the Labour Party still does not appear to have grasped the reality of the situation or come up with a credible alternative plan as far as I can discover “

  41. 41
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Well Intresting week , non-plussed by the budget (Just glad it wasnt ED Balls presenting it) , Some cracking Cricket in the Cricket world cup and finding out Guido youngsters like peppa the pig , Keep up the good work Guido and well done TB for your Guardian report.

  42. 42
    Chloe Sal Gerbeeba says:

    Demanding money with menaces is illegal too.

  43. 43
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Lets hope Miliband wont have blood on his hands like his brother.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1370053/As-Miliband-prepares-address-massive-anti-cuts-protest-anarchists-vow–unleash-hell.html

  44. 44
    Collective of Windowlickers says:

    Piss off.

  45. 45
    Ed Balls says:

    No piss poor article on me today yet gweedo? I know I bother you. The number of articles about me is testament to this. It makes me feel great!

    I feel a little deflated!

  46. 46
    Ed Balls says:

    No piss poor article on me today yet Guido? I know I bother you. The number of articles about me is testament to this. It makes me feel great!

    I feel a little deflated!

    p.s. I see you don’t like word play on your name. Bless, you insecure little shit!

  47. 47
    Claire soloman says:

    I see BBC TV News regards the Union Demo and Red Ed’s speech as the most important news of the day. What s more they are sympathetic to the protests.

    Meanwhile Sky is leading with the ongoing war in Libya, then the radioctive sea off Japan, and finally they say they will be following a union Demo being held in London today.

  48. 48
    South East Voter says:

    Would that be the Tripoi of al-Gaddafi who wrote the Green Book supporting Socialism? No thanks I think its more your type of thing.

  49. 49
    Lady MacMilipede says:

    Out damned spot !

  50. 50
    Archer Karcher says:

    Lol, 3:27 am on a friday night, you sad pathetic drip.

  51. 51
    Eeu to me says:

    He can slash the uncivil service and their subsiduries as much as they want, if rusty the warmonger really wanted honest cuts, his first should be the EU a referendum is the least requirement and then Afghanistan and now Libya and any other places that are no concern or worth to the nation ,Commonwealth countries excluded as they offer us a future especially the Asian countries.

  52. 52
    Wankers Inc. says:

    You’re in front of Guido, sitting on his cock…

    There, fixed it for you!

  53. 53
    Be scared be very scared says:

    The fact is whether we like it or not the Arab Region is undergoing a great sea-change(whether its the so-called “Arab Spring” is debateable)the results of which will cause our country great problems as it will to the rest of Europe and the USA,The fact is that it’s far from certain that any resultant governments that replace the existing ones will be any better or friendlier to the West or indeed whether or not we are seeing the birth of the Arab dream of centuries…”The Caliphate “….the region as a whole is strategically important to the West straddling as it does the sea routes from the far east and controlling large amounts of oil both crucial to the west’s survival……for better or worse. Our future security is tied in to the region much more than to the “old” Commonwealth or even Europe….there is a powder-keg on the southern borders of Europe and a few sparks are all that is needed to ignite a conflagration that will be hard to put out once ignited

  54. 54
    Anonymous says:

    Watched an hour long special about Libya on France 24 (english). Totally different to the BBC’s coverage and a lot more factual as they concentrated on Pro Gaddafi and anti Gaddafi Civillians. The rebels are totally disorganised and their reports from the front line are often at complete odds to the truth, the biggest danger or the reporters came from the rebels themselves as they do not know how to use the captured weapons and keep blowing themselves up. They went into a captured amo dump and the weapons came from Russia, Iran, France and the USA.

    Manwhile in Tripoli Gaddafi is using Gordon Brown/ Ed Balls tactics and has trippled the wages of ALL public sector workers and reduced their taxes and the banks are giving free money away to all equivallent to one month’s wages. Needless to say these people love their Muammar.

  55. 55
    QWERTY says:

    I see London will be full of perverts and nonces today with yet another Socialist rally. Well lock up your 10 year old sons as that lot will be bumming anything they can get their hands on, before heading off with their BBC mates for some high quality Islington Cocaine.

  56. 56
    Anonymous says:

    Hi Claire, any thoughts yet on when you actually intend to graduate?

  57. 57
    QWERTY says:

    The BBC not telling the truth? Ye gods what next? The Queen is a lesbian?

  58. 58
    Sky News First for Breaking Wind says:

    We can’t get our cameras and reporters at the demo, the BBC has filled the fucking place with Labour shrills

  59. 59
    Till The Day I Die. says:

    Think you will find that Claire will have “Occupation: Student” written on her death Certificate

  60. 60

    Your Peppa Pigs are in the bin.

  61. 61
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    O/t Score update from The Cricket world cup England 67-2 after 20.1 overs

  62. 62
    So fucking what! says:

    Fuck off to the Torygraph Sports pages you complete bore.

  63. 63
    Sky spokesman says:

    Adam Boulton is too fat and heavy to be moved through the narrow crowded streets and will need his very large lunch at 1pm sharp otherwise he gets very aggresive and punchy.

  64. 64
    Eeu to me says:

    Buying the peoples loyalty, so no change , as old as the oldest business known to man.

  65. 65
    Socialist Worker As it happens says:

    Jennifer Akrill, medical science student told Socialist Worker, “I’m angry about EMA cuts, I would’ve got it but there is no point applying now. I want to be a nurse but the government is cutting the health service”.

    PaulineJenifer’s mother an RMT union member said, “I was on the Poll Tax demo. Protest can make a difference.”

    http://www.socialistworker.org.uk/art.php?id=24338

  66. 66
    Anonymous says:

    Come on Wales!

  67. 67
    Met Plod says:

    Thanks for the overtime Claire.

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  69. 69
    The TUC says:

    Come and join us on our march of the fuck wits .

  70. 70
    Anonymous says:

    Show us yer Arse Sally

  71. 71
    Worming Pills says:

    Whose Kitchen Window Sally, have you already forgotten that it is the taxpayer’s kitchen?

  72. 72
    Big John says:

    It wasn’t my bloody kitchen if anybody see’s her can you send her back home she’s been missing since she went out on the razz last night.

  73. 73
    A good day to bury the truth says:

    Remember Bradley Manning.

  74. 74
    Joss Ayinglike says:

    I still remember his late, great Dad, Bernard.

  75. 75
    BOB coCROWch says:

    I’ve had to stop, brother. My knuckles keep scraping the road.

  76. 76
    Oliver Reed says:

    You’re quite sad posting at 9:54 on a Saturday morning.

    Swap Shop closed about 30 years ago you mong.

  77. 77
    Voice of Reason says:

    This site is pathetic as regarding posting timings/priorities. Sheer bloody useless!

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    MarkGerrardMusic says:

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    PAYNTBOQKXSZOEUR says:

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