April 15th, 2011

Osborne Would Block Brown

Despite assuring us that he intended to disappear into the obscurity of the lefty charity world, the horror of Gordon becoming the head of the IMF somehow seems possible. On manoeuvres in Bretton Woods, Brown has been lobbying, without a trace of irony, to take the leadership of the body which is charged with managing deficits in cash strapped countries. Another week where the people of Kirkcaldy have been well represented in Parliament. 

Guido isn’t so sure he’s quite the shoe in that he is briefing he is, though perhaps they were impressed with his prudent management style and understanding of how governments can rack up such huge debts. Osborne’s people have made it clear that they would block the £270,000 pa appointment: “It would be an insult to the British public if Gordon Brown were to be put forward for this job. This is the man who wrecked the British economy and has never apologised. It is not going to happen on our watch.”

Guido won’t be buying back those Nokia shares just yet.


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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Can he do two jobs at once?

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    I mean if he cant turn up to the job he already has then what makes him think he will get another?

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    Dick the Prick says:

    What the hell is he doing in Bretton Woods anyway? He’s a chump, a failure, a hypocrite, a fool, an outrage, a disgrace and a thoroughly reprehensible disgusting creature who should do the decent and STFU for ever.

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    Rob.C says:

    This complete and utter useless C U NT is unemployable………..Who in their fuckin right mind would want to touch this fuckin twat………….No not even his moose of a wife…………….A COMPLETE AND UTTER WANKER…..

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    AC1 says:

    Apart from testing Hardened Nokias I cannot think of any Role suitable for Gordo.

    Maybe fellow commentors can envisage a job for Gordo?

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    Yes to AV says:

    Pop you down as a maybe then?

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    Up sh1t creek says:

    I think Robert Oppenheimer said it best of Gordon Brown….

    “Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    He should have a job as a museam relic, as a reminder to the grandchildren that socailists always run out of other peoples money.

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    Thank fuck for George promising to block this says:

    Maybe Osborne should be party leader.

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    My Vote Never Counts says:

    I’m sure there is some way that the ‘Curse of Jonah’ could be harnessed to good/useful effect.

    Ideas anyone?

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    Gordon Brown says:

    I can do two jobbies at once.

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    Stepney says:

    Can you imagine this fucking fruitcake turning up at the airport when your economy is up the spout?

    What’s he going to recommend?

    A trillion dollar investment in your public services? Sell off your assets at a record low? Borrow trillions at exorbitant rates?

    It’s like putting the iceberg in charge of the Titanic, the weasel in charge of the henhouse or the shit in charge of the sewage works.

    You seriously couldn’t make it up…

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    Penfold says:

    The man’s not fit to run a whelk stall or a freebie giveaway outlet.

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    Seymour says:

    I think that Jonah has a chance, remember that what he did helped the bankers and is in line with EU and US treasury ideas.

    Yes, he is mad however bankrupting the UK isn’t upopular with the present US (Obama seems to actually hate the UK) or EU apparachicks. They really don’t want reduced government spending. All money, in their view, should be controlled by themselves and the bankers.

    Can the UK block his appointment? We’ve only one vote.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Get him to wish North Koreas leader well?

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    I don't need no doctor says:

    No! This cannot be allowed to happen. How can failures get high paid jobs?
    Think of Mandleson, Prescott etc. It really is sickening.

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    Sir William Waad says:

    ‘Shoo-in’, not ‘shoe in’. It has nothing to do with footwear but everything to do with turkeys and geese.

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    Fa Kin Su Pah says:

    The Yanks and seemingly the Scots
    don’t do irony. But they do dangerous loonies alright.

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    Conservatives says:

    Every word and policy I have is up for sale. Up to 75% off every thing, not much time left.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    So after denyiny the many reports from the IMF for many years he now thinks he has the right to run the IMF, Guido , you are right, He is bonkers.

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    Sir William Waad says:

    On the other hand, we’d be rid of him.

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    revolutionary says:

    gordon brown and the rest of the british establishment are all c*u*n*t*s

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    damien hirst at tate moden says:

    how about stuffing him like jeremy bentham and placing him inside an empty treasure chest with his face formed into the youtube rictus grin and perhaps a cheeky thumbs up gesture?

    it could be entitled “there’s no money left good luck1″.

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    Anonymous says:

    Who will employ Osborne when he leaves his job? I am sure what ever he gets will not be for his talents.

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    Anonymous says:

    If he goes we might get another by-election for the BBC to spin as a major victory for Labour when they win by the amount of unemployed in the town.

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    sockpuppet #4 says:

    backbench MP.

    Loads of them are useless gits who could be replaced by a cardboard cut out.

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    Spin again says:

    Pure spin to try and rewrite his reputation by getting people to believe that he must have been good to even be considered for the role.
    This is predictable Liebour spin in the vein of Blair becoming EU president. A complete load of bollox to create the right headlines. I mean c’mon think about it, as well as not being technically comptent for the job, he also has well known mental frailties that would make him a non-starter for this. Brown knows he won’t get this job, and doesn’t actually want it, this is for the BBC to rewrite his appalling reputatation and then blaming the nasty Osbourne for blocking him.

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    Headline says:

    Brown blocks toilet pan with huge link of poo

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    Anonymous says:

    The economy was growing when he left office.

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    IMF appointments board.
    Can we put you down as undecided then?

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Only cause he was printing money.

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    Tax Payer says:

    No, he’s demented enough to believe he can do it.

    I wouldn’t trust him to wash my windows tbh.

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    NuAttack Dog says:

    A Dr Who baddie – sinister, creepy, alien life form, making families insolvent with his Death Nokia – guaranteed to have the kiddies watching from behind the sofa.

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    Anonymous says:

    What do you do Billy? Do you live off inherited wealth, on dole, work for the conservatives?

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    Bugsy says:

    He could get a job as a Cooler in a Vegas casino. Be just about the best ever I should think.

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    Doc Trough says:

    “His ego tweeters on the pin head of his ability
    ” Who said that again?

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    What a brilliant idea! Brother Leader as Head of the International Monetary Fund and Gordon Brown gets the tent in Libya, he’d get at leats 20 camels for Mrs Brown…….. but there again he probably smokes Silk Cut…

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    Doc Trough says:

    Tweeters ffs!

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    No, 1 : i work in the private sector

    2: its none of your buisness what i do.

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    Maddamar Qaddaffi says:

    I let him polish my missiles, zenga zenga !

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    Raving Loon says:

    A bit OT, but I think the UK should leave the IMF. Why should be help fund the bailouts of countries who piss their money up the wall and rack up huge debts? Why should we be part of a global scam which sees well connected companies and financial institutions shaft broke nations when they’re on their knees?

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    SocialGhism says:

    You can have Brown as head of your household – I don’t want him hectoring about how he saved us from melt down whilst sanctioning the next great slide into the abyss.

    No doubt he suggest some sort of massive loan scheme orchestrated by banks and underwritten by governments to make everyone on the planet “equal”. Thus we all die in socialist heaven of self-righteous dilapidation.

    Can’t stop loathing Brown.

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    Mike Hunt says:

    Hence the pound against the euro and inflation.

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    Why does Gordon lie? says:

    Brown and his business partner Ms Macauley appeared on GMTV the day before the election and said if he lost they’d do charity work. Why did he lie? He said he loves his beard. Why does Gordon always lie?

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    Lord G says:

    Perhaps he could test radiation levels in the Fukushima power station?

    [Too harsh??]

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    Tax Payer says:

    Because we have delusions of grandeur.

    Plus we occasionally need their help (typically after a Labour government).

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    Loungelizard says:

    Bretton Woods you say. Plenty of cover, one round, head shot, job done!

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    Mine d'Boggles says:

    My guess is that he owns a Kiwi Fruit farm in Te Kuiti and uses his Taiwanese migrant workers to man/woman the PC whilst he sits on the verandah with a Scotch and soda admiring the view over.

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    Gordon Brown says:

    I ended poo and flush.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    For the people of Fukushima it would be too harsh.

    Havent they suffered enough?

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    Guido knows my ISP says:

    Has he got 666 tattoed on his head somewhere?

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    AC1 says:

    The zimbabwe economy was growing when you measured in in Zimbob dollars…

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    Osborne would block it the Way Osborne blocked the bilaoutsdo of Ireland and Portugal ? says:

    George’s cast iron guarantee is worth about as much as Ireland’s economy.

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    Osborne would block Brown the way Osborne blocked the UK bailing out of Ireland and Portugal ? says:


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    If you go down to the Bretton Woods today,
    You’d better not go alone.
    It’s lovely out in the woods today,
    But safer to stay at home.

    Piggie time for little ‘Unsteady’ Blair,
    The little ‘Unready’ Blair is having a lovely time today.
    Watch them, catch them unawares,
    And see them pig out on their holiday.
    See them gaily dance about.
    They love to ponce and shout.
    And never have any cares.
    At six o’clock their mommies and carers
    Will take them home to bed
    Because they’re tired little Unstable Blairs.

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    Nick Clegg says:

    Stupid c-unt, you can’t even post properly

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    But didnt labour sign us up to those agreements?

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    socialist, socialist says:

    socialist, socialist, socialist.

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    Accidential Rapist says:

    I’ll stick my fucking shoe in the fucker’s throat

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    On the one hand, it gets him out of the country for a good while.
    On the other, it will precipitate the end of the entire world.

    What to do…what to do?

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    Accidential Rapist says:

    I think he’s the perfect man for the job. Economically illiterate retard who will bullshit, bluster and bully his was through. Seems over-qualified.

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    Afghanistan Banana Stand says:

    Dear God, no!
    I wouldn’t that man anywhere near a leaking nuclear power station.
    Who knows the damage the One-eyed porridge wog could do

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    Nemo says:

    Gideon has been chancellor for 11 months

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    Tax Payer says:

    My son has a 100 Trillion Zimbabwe dollar note. They haven’t put the zero’s on because there isn’t room.

    Probably worth around 20p.

    Brown is quite happy for us to get into a similar state.

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    Righty Right Wing (Mrs) says:

    It leaves you cold, with a comical look of complete disbelief chiselled into your face, that this fiscal lunatic could even get onto the same continent as the IMF offices.

    Its almost as gut wrenchingly loathsome as Blair becoming the Middle East Peace Envoy.

    As for Blue Labour, they cannot even sack the crypto socialist & Browns personal friend Cable – I doubt they have the political strength or support in the Coalition to block Brown – the back bench Lib Dems are much closer to Brown on the political spectrum than Osbourne.

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    pragmatist says:

    nor should we

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    Nemo says:

    Fire sale say 95% off but you still wouldn’t sell it

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    M@rk 0@ten says:


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    Anonymous says:

    Alex Brummer in the Mail yesterday said: –

    “So Brown’s strategy may be to appeal over Osborne’s head to his old friends in the US Democratic party with whom he spent many a holiday on Cape Cod before Number 10.”

    Are there Mandleson-style operators in the U.S. who might fix this for him?

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    If only they could say no, but they have to do what the EU tells them says:

    Sorry, I forgot George and Dave can’t ever just say no to the EU.
    Thanks for reminding us all Billy.

    You can fuck right off Clegg you pathetic pedantic wanker.
    You’ll be lucky if you’re still leader after you get reamed in May.

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    Irony says:

    Italian activist found dead in Gaza after abduction

    An Italian pro-Palestinian activist has been found dead in the Hamas-governed Gaza Strip hours after being abducted.


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    Tax Payer says:

    Shouldn’t it be a birth mark to be genuine?

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    Nemo says:

    Well Sarah has been in USA (house hunting, would be too obvious if Gordy went)

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    Anonymous says:

    Who says he’s going to be head of the IMF?

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    Tom Baldwin says:

    A right wing political blogger won £200,000 in compensation last year after slipping on a grape, according to new figures.

    Another, who fell on spilt food on the guy news canteen floor was awarded £100,000.

    The cases are examples of compensation claims which saw right wing political bloggers win millions of pounds in compensation in 2010 for accidents, injuries, assaults or unfair dismissal at guy news.

    The right wing political blogger who slipped on a grape left on a stairwell received the six-figure sum because the injury aggravated an existing hernia problem.

    He was eventually unable to blog because of chronic pain.

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    Del Boy and Rodney says:

    How did I end up PM? Even I cannot belive plonker Rodney ended up as chancellor.

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    Nemo says:

    Wel,l he was supposed to be a politican, do you trust everything a politico says, take it with a pinch of salt, only a pinch mind you got to keep your salt level down remember your blood pressure.

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    Guido knows my ISP says:

    Yup, strike tattoo, his father must be rollling in his grave

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    Nemo says:

    Party nominated lobby fodder

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    Anonymous says:

    Billy; security guard in private sector looking after a locked up government property? You seems to free the whole time.

    You want to know what others do? So why don’t you tell?

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    Engineer says:

    Not completely – the UK contributes to the IMF, I think.

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    Engineer says:

    You did, just then.

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    Anonymous says:

    Taiwanese expensive, Thai cheap and you get other services as well. Know how to look after the master.

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    Engineer says:

    Fourteen years too late, I fear.

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    Anonymous says:

    Do you think I am Osborne?

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    Mark T says:

    That salary would of course be entirely free of the taxes he imposed on the rest of us…..

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    South of the M4 says:

    Brown considered the public sector as the economy. And public sector expenditure was included in the figures that showed growth.

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    Jimmy says:

    This is what happens when Gideon reads the finance pages. His head hurts and he gets cranky.

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    canterbury lady says:

    i hope he does get the job, will free darling sarah up more – whilst the cat’s away….

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    Nemo says:

    I am afraid not Bill, he would listen to the bankers say to him and they will tell him that they want NO regulation, no enquiries into their activities, and that should everthing go belly up they should be feather bedded and no enquiries into what went wrong, incidentally there might be a directorship in it if we do what we tell you.

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    marcus Aurelius says:

    as Tom Lehrer said when Kissinger got the Nobel Peace Proze “What’s the point of irony when the “International Community” is sending itself up by giving war mongers peace prizes and spendthrift bozzos top positions at the IMF.

    Mind you Dominique Straus sKaqhn was another Marxist world governtment clown who had never earnt a penny from a customer in his life when he became Managing Director of hte IMF so McDoom is in great company.

    How about getting some experience in the private sector wherr eparties have to consent to contracts instead of always being able to bully us to do your know-it-all will with the whip and the gun?

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    Nemo says:

    Gordos been out of it for 11 months so just leaves the British Establishment, Buy the way who on earth pays £4+ for a cup of coffee

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    Anonymous says:

    This is an opportune moment to assess the former Prime Minister’s economic legacy. I think this has been substantial. In 1997, the incoming Labour government was anxious to appear credible and competent on the economy. Brown’s decision as chancellor to create an independent Bank of England was inspired. He then helped to deliver a decade of strong economic growth. It was not his fault that there was a global financial crisis.
    I think Brown’s principal legacy will be his successful and speedy handling of the financial crisis that engulfed the UK economy in the autumn of 2008. The Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman went so far as to argue that Brown, together with the Chancellor, Alistair Darling, “defined the character of the worldwide rescue effort, with other wealthy nations playing catch-up”. That is exactly right.
    The Federal Reserve emerged from the crisis with much more credit than the Bank of England, which failed to cut interest rates early enough and equivocated over rescuing Northern Rock. But Brown acted swiftly to save our banks and he showed the way forward to other, more recalcitrant western governments. Unemployment rose much less than was feared, in large part because of decisive action by the government.
    The former Prime Minister understood how important it was to keep the stimulus in place to avoid a double-dip recession. Brown saved the country from falling into a second Great Depression. And that is a big deal.”

    If it’s good enough for the Bruce V Rauner Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, and professor at the University of Stirling it’s good enough for me. But for none of you “Special Ones” I expect……

    Any way Jelly-Face and Gideon are flushing it all down the pan now.

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    A nurse writes says:


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    misterned says:

    Yes. labour signed the UK government up to that obligation in the week following their election defeat.

    However, since that obligation was in breach of the Maastricht Treaty, Gideon has got a lawful excuse to reject that obligation.

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    socialism is a mental illness says:

    Do you know what, i think the reason we get such third-rate people in charge of the country is that these chancers can wreak havoc on us and walk away, all because of ‘parliamentary privilege’. They cannot be held accountable for their actions other than by voting by their peers. Only thanks to guido and others were a number [not enough] prosecuted and jailed for expenses fraud. Remove that privilege and watch these bastards make sure they do the right thing in fear of prosecution, no more playing politics and forcing their personal prejudices on the hapless electorate. People are in jail in the States for doing to their companies less than Brown has inflicted on our population. Brown is set to collect £70k in pension, while he destroyed our pension system, think about that.

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    Fuzzy Dunlop says:

    If a hear one more fuckin story about how that fuckwit “saved the world” I swear I’ll fuckin kill someone. Notwithstanding that the useless c*nt caused the complete fuckin’ melt down of the British economy in the first place, when Alistair Darling and his merry men were trying to find a way out of the fuckin shit storm McDoom had set off he called in BANKERS, of all fuckin people, from Standard Chartered, I think it was. They told Darling the only solution to the crumbling pile of shit McDoom had left the country in was to refinance the banks. They said there was no alternative! McDoom wasn’t even in the fuckin’ meeting he was in bed fuckin sleeping and Darling called him the next morning to tell him what had to be done. Jesus fuckin Christ listening so some fuckwit on Sky News you’d think McDoom had been sitting studiously in his study until he had some fuckin epiphany of enlightenment and came up with the solution himself. The fucker was lying in bed wetting himself at what a fuckin mess he had made of the country after 12 years of his clusterfuckin policies.

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    If Gordon Brown becomes head of the IMF, that really will be the end of the world.

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    Jabba the Cat says:

    Excellent news.

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    I hate Blue Labour says:

    Let’s hope Blair f*cks him over the way the one-eyed fat scottish retard did when he was angling for the Presidency of the EU.

    Would be a nice symmetry, reflecting the incompetence, greed and aspirations above ability mantra that defined New Labour.

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    Engineer says:

    Jimmy, after 13 years of Brown’s economic management, all our heads hurt, we’re all cranky, and we’re all a LOT poorer.

    If the IMF give Brown so much as a tea-boy’s job, never mind higher responsibility, their credibility will for evermore be shot to little pieces.

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    Allan@Aberdeen says:

    Gordon Brown got this nation into massive, runaway debt. To the banksters who own the IMF, that is worthy of leadership.

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    Fuzzy Dunlop says:

    Once again The Daily Mail, Gordon Brown’s bum boy, is talking up his chances. Are you kidding me? If we have to have a European head of the IMF why not Jedward? At least they know how to make money out of nothing. Gordon Brown only knows how to piss away everyone else’s.

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    no majority says:

    Whether gideon would block brown or not is irrelevant. when he does apply for the job camerHunt and his shower will probably already have been utterly rejected by the electorate.

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    oddly helpful says:

    Never in my life have I come across such a wrongheaded failure to properly distinguish assets and liabilities. Thick twat must have seen all that gold sitting idly in its vault and thought it wise to put it to work in the public sphere.

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    PD77 says:

    Shhhh! You’ll give them Ideas!

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    Non believer says:

    Is Gideon even in a position to ‘block’ anything?

    Talks a good game but imo his ‘not on my watch’ assurance is about as iron clad as his call me daves.

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    Save the world from Monging Brown! says:

    IMF? The fucker can’t add!

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    PD77 says:

    You may want to use another word that rhymes with Cat!

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    London Shi-ite says:

    You’d need a heart of stone not to laugh

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    PD77 says:

    Maybe they mean he has a role in the next Mission: Impossible film, he was told he’d be the head of the IMF, but as we all know Brits in American films are always the bad guy!

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    sporran bollocks says:

    I think you’ll find the noun is ‘scotch’

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    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Look on the bright side, the people of Fukushima don’t live in Fukushima.

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    sockpuppet #4 says:

    With a moving jaw.

    Gottle of Gear.

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    SwotI think anyway says:

    I don’t know why you lot are so concerned. Someone with a degree in the history of the Labour Party 1910 -1912 seems an ideal choice to run the Intentional Monetary Fuckups secion of the NWO.

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    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    I wonder what job Osborne will be after when his time comes.


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    Dougal says:

    “Boing” said Zebedee. “Time for bed”.

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    PD77 says:

    LOL ;)

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    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    If Brown becomes head of IMF I’m leaving the country. Er….

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    Hang The Bastards says:

    Just hang the BONG-EYED-K UNT … Then we wont have to worry about where the derranged bastard will surface next .

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    No 2 Eu says:

    Get us out of the EU!

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    The Thane of Fife says:

    The only job suited for Mr & Mrs Brown is working behind the till in the Save The Children charity shop in Kirkcaldy.

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    BBC probably says:

    Unquestionably the work of Mossad!

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    I hate Blue Labour says:

    Data entry or towel folder, based on his previous experience of work outside politics.

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    Sir William Waad says:

    Just think of the sheer embarrassment of it! The chief of the IMF speaking at an important do, hobnobbing with finance ministers, presidents and academic economist, giving a speech at Harvard, say, and it’s Gordon! “Former British Prem-eer J. Gordon Brown” doing his Carry-On act of turning left into the bog by mistake, chasing Obama round the kitchen and pulling faces. The shame!

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    Loungelizard says:

    Sadly this may well be a done deal. Lot of weight behind Brown for this one. Plenty of nations out there would like to see the UK humiliated, the Yanks under Obama in particular, can’t think of a better way myself.

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    Crazy Diamond says:

    But he knows how to take away!

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    G Eagle Esq says:

    Excusez moi, Monsieur Guido

    Dies muß ein obscenisches Spaß sein
    [Zees must ein Bad Joke be]

    This is a serious, educational Blogge, much visited by Children, Ladies and other erudite Animals in Search of enLightenment and Truth

    Such sensitive and impressionable Minds should not be imposed on with the horrible suggestion that there could be any possibility that the Destroyer of Nokias and of the British Economy should become the Fűhrer [Leader]

    Sciocchinghissimo [Italian scpelling of Shocking] ….. even on 1st April

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    AndyN says:

    Where would the Left be without Paul Krugman – as no leftie knows one end of a balance sheet from the other, whenever talk turns to finances it’s “well, Nobel-prizewinning Paul Krugman thought Brown was right” as if that seals the argument.

    Doubly funny that there isn’t actually a Nobel prize for economics – what Krugman won is a prize sponsored by a Swedish bank that’s announced at the same ceremony (“The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel”).

    It’s a bit like winning the “Fair Play” award at the end of a football season. It’s also an attempt by the banking industry to portray economics as some sort of rigorous academic discipline, rather than the toxic mix of guesswork, gambling and complete bullshit that it actually is.

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    Sir William Waad says:

    He’ll join the Gideons, I expect.

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    Sir William Waad says:

    Could this be the same Bruce V. Rauner who is the Chairman of GTCR Golder Rauner, LLC, a $8 billion private equity firm based in Chicago? If so he’s hardly going to criticise somebody who donated £100 billion of our hard-earned cash to fund the losses of the banking casinos.

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    Let him become boss of the International Mongs Federation, it might be the straw that breaks the back of the fecking closet gay, financially illiterate, Fifeshire Feartie.
    Imagine the joy at seeing the headlines – Broon’s body found after walk in woods.”

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    AndyN says:

    And while we’re on the subject, no-one has ever said that the global financial crisis was Brown’s fault.

    What WAS his fault was creating a smoke-and-mirrors economy which gave the impression of growth but was in fact built solely on unsustainable levels of government, corporate and personal debt. The buffoon made no provision for a financial crisis because – at least for a while – he genuinely believed that he had personally nullified economic cycles.

    Only for a while though. Before long, the game was up and he knew it. Look back and see when he stopped using the word “prudent” in all of his speeches.

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    Engineer says:

    It’s not in the Yanks’ interest to humiliate the UK.

    If you wanted major house repairs, you’d appoint a builder, not a demolition contractor.

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    Queensferry One Eye says:

    Also we must not forget all his bounced cheques (personal ones). If he cant look after his own financial affairs or the country’s WTF is he going to do to the world’s?!?!

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    The Paragnostic says:

    If I remember correctly, Lehrer actually said “Satire is dead” and retired as a performer after Kissinger was awarded the Nobel…

  138. 138
    Maximus says:

    That’s the easy bit, and McGonzo has amply demonstrated his qualifications there. But going forward there is the prospect of a delicate situation with the IMF.

    The Bedwetting Bolshevist Claptrap is mentioning that even as McBottler ponces around the IMF, there is a BRICS meeting going on, ie BRIC + South Africa, and is rolling on ‘experts’ in SA to explain why Poland, or Korea, or any bigger economy isn’t part of the new acronym.

    But any fule know that SA is where the gold comes from, that which doesn’t come out of Russia — but on this the Blagueurs Blaggers Claque is mute. In addition, any fule can recall the calls from time to time from China of bigging up IMF SDRs instead of dollars. It is probably beyond McFuckwit to see where this might be leading to.

  139. 139

    That pretty much nails it.
    See if Fawkes can put you thoughts up as “comment of the decade”

  140. 140
    Jupiter says:

    It’s not possible to run the IMF from a padded cell

  141. 141
    the old Dufflebag says:

    chingrinner as head of the IMF …beyond satire and way into the wilder side of warped reality houston…sniff us up snotty the worlds gone bonkers…

  142. 142
    Aunt Hilda says:

    Sir William the whole spectacle of gordon is an embarrassment…in both personal and intellectual terms he lacks a single endearing feature and is bereft of regret for the shambles he presided over creating for 13 years.

  143. 143
    Jimmy says:

    Besides, humiliating Britain is Gideon’s job.

  144. 144
    JohnBellingham says:

    Messers Brown, Ball, Milliband et al could be gainfully employed shovelling up all that stuff that will be left in the mall by the horses later this month. At least they have an aptitude for that.

  145. 145
    JohnBellingham says:

    Sorry pal, SA Gold production has been shrinking for years down to 10-12% of World production due to high costs. Expansion will have to wait for robotic deep-mine equipment (big investment) and a compliant Union. What IS tasty is the platinum, palladium and the chrome, most of the world’s readily accessible supplies. Plus unlimited coal and iron ore with forward orders from India and China for ever.

  146. 146
    Nemo says:

    Why would he want a job, he’s the heir to fortune in Ireland, loads a money, I did say Ireland though.

  147. 147
    Engineer says:

    Brown and Balls have already done that for him. His job is to pick up the pieces.

  148. 148
    Anonymous says:


    The fuckwit is

    Absolutely NO sense of humour/irony
    NO common sense whatsoever
    Got to (wherever) through his cosying up to similar scotch nonentities

    Need I go on??

  149. 149
    Anon says:

    It would be bankrupt within a week

  150. 150
    Jimmy says:

    Personally I’m happy to be reminded of a happier time when the Chancellor could count past ten without removing his socks.

  151. 151
    Anonymous says:

    Of course, no credentials whatsoever.
    Where do you buy those binoculars with lenses made from the outer membrane of hyena’s bile duct and cleaned only with Call me Dave’s anus saliva?

    Club 1830 ads on here, are they mad? Who sold them the space? Absolute genius bloody whoever they are.

  152. 152
    Anonymous says:

    bloody genius

  153. 153
    Dereksimpsonsgraceandfavourmansion says:

    she might just want to get a whole ocean away from him?

  154. 154
    Dereksimpsonsgraceandfavourmansion says:

    he has a face to sour milk, so how about a yoghurt factory?

  155. 155
    Dereksimpsonsgraceandfavourmansion says:

    sell all the gold rock bottom prices
    end to boom and bust…. unsustainable housing bubble, interest rates too low, borrowing out of control and huge deficit despite rest of world doing ok…..yes let him be chairman of the MFI, oh dear they went bankrupt

  156. 156
    Anonymous says:

    The best thing that Gordon Brown could do would be to stick his head down an unflushed toilet after someone with the squits had spent half an hour in there, then jump off a cliff onto a mountain of rusty razor blades, then roll around in a pit of salt, then pour a can of petrol over himself, then set light to himself, and then run through the streets whilst on fire screaming “I fucked it all up for everyone, I’m an evil lying fuckwitted waste of skin that never should have been born”, and then fall down dead.
    Once he’s done that, I’ll piss on what’s left of his pitiful body, then I’ll rip off his head with my bare hands and put it on a spike on the downing street gates.

    He’s an evil bastard; a destroyer of worlds; he should just fuck off and die.

  157. 157
    Lonely Realist says:

    You almost had me going there.

  158. 158

    Get your puntuation corrected, Guido:

    “… how government’s can …”

    There is NEVER an apostrophe for any non-possessive plural form.

  159. 159
    Obvious innit says:

    Over the years I’ve hated many politicians, Con, Lab & Lib, with a passion but this cnut wins the star prize.

  160. 160
    Taxfodder says:

    Browns disaster is a mirror of mediocre British Government performance on all sides over many many years.

    The Chancer Coalition is not an elected body, its weakness means it has to avoid real reform because it would and could not survive real tooth and claw opposition, selling off the Forestry Commission what happened there then? a few tree huggers saw them off.

    Waste, stupidity, lies and deceit are at the heart of the Coalition…Where are Cameron’s reforms to parliament less M P’s, tough expenses regimes?

    The Coalition despite all its huffing and puffing is far too weak to openly and honestly address the important issues that need reparation.

  161. 161
    Fake Blood says:

    Best news all week. Peace activist my arse. He was a knowing fig leaf for terrorist, anti-semitic, backward dogs.

  162. 162
    Archie says:

    Wrong! This so-called “President” would like nothing better!

  163. 163
    Aunt Hilda says:

    hes off your christmas list then Anon

  164. 164
    Aunt Hilda says:

    oh dear you should have gone to asda with the missus and helped do the shopping it would have been a more useful contribution to the debate

  165. 165
    Miss Havissham says:

    Portillo too. No sooner had his constituents in North London or wherever given him the boot, than he acquires new job as BBC commentator – also see Jackie Smith now on Andrew Neil politics show. Verily I say unto you it is a different world for politicos.

  166. 166
    Taxfodder says:

    Debate now theres a novel idea, missing the committees and WI meetings are we?

  167. 167
    Baroness Warsi says:

    You can claim for that helping at the supermarket!

  168. 168
    nothing to declare australian version customs show says:

    the only type of money Gordon Brown should be allowed to play with is “Monolopy money” or money that is no longer in use example pesetas or the old irish punt before the euro came to ireland and ship Gordon Brown to iceland where he gave them millions which iceland refuse to pay back. Gordon Brown was economic disaster the madness of giving him a post in the imf is like having a thief employed as a security guard. to say gordon brown was an economic genius is like ricky gervais is funny comedian (ricky gervais stinks i wonder if he s slimeball creep in real life also he probably is as he mistreats karl pilkington who only takes insults in return for a wage) at least the horrible people in public sector will get the chop as a result of gordons mismanagement! good call

  169. 169
    Engineer says:

    When was that, Jimmy? Before 1997, I presume; and after May 2010 (though given the number of house-flips Alistair Darling managed, it’s safe to assume that he could count when it suited him).

    I suspect that Brown and Balls could count, but the evidence suggests only in negative numbers.

  170. 170
    Engineer says:

    Archie – the President is in a minority, and wiser heads will be so counselling.

  171. 171
    Andrew says:

    If it gets him away from here then the IMF’s loss is our gain. Unfortunately he’ll be back. Probably as Lord Gordon-Brown of Kirkcaldy.

  172. 172
    Andrew says:

    I see you’ve read the plans for next year’s “I’m a nonentity, get me out of here” then!

  173. 173
    jrand says:

    The pile of scotch shite told the IMF he has a good record for finding new bailout customers, they bought it.

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