May 12th, 2011

Pilgrim’s Progress to Parliament

Regular readers will remember the fun that Guido had with Nurse Pilgrim, the Unison rep posing as a nurse to smear Lansley, who was making money on the side with her sly consultancy firm and lives in a hippy commune. Yeah, that one.

Well to cut a long story short, Jane Pilgrim’s poison has come to the attention of Parliament, and an EDM has been tabled to fight against the thousands of union officials, just like Jane Pilgrim, depriving the public sector of a front line salary:

Trades Union Officials Funded from the Public Purse. EDM 1799

That this house notes the existence of full time Trades Union officials whose salaries are paid by the taxpayer; further notes that these have been nicknamed “Pilgrims” by the media as a reference to Jane Pilgrim from UNISON who attacked the government whilst claiming to be a nurse, it was subsequently shown that she didn’t practise but instead claimed an NHS salary to work for the union; believes that this practise is deplorable; further believes that we do not know how many Pilgrims there are in Britain but each one deprives the taxpayer of valuable frontline services; resolves to continue to work towards a ban on Trades Union Pilgrims.

Guido knows there are MPs reading this, and he might put you on the nice, rather than the naughty list if you sign it.


436 Comments

  1. 1
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Has she been sacked yet? and if not why not?

    • 4
      Anonymous says:

      Looks like she is like you, some one pays but does not spend time doing the job she is paid to do.

      • 84
        Pilgrim is a Parasite says:

        So long as it’s not the taxpayer, I don’t mind.

        • 113
          ampersfa says:

          Agreed, stealing money from the taxpayer should be a hanging offence, or at least 100 lashes at Speakers Corner in Hyde Park so we could all watch.

          and shouldn’t we say

          WELL DONE GUIDO!!!

          • Anonymous says:

            What about stealing from consumers?

          • Sally Bercow is an Internet Troll says:

            She looks like Kathy Bates from the film Misery!! Evil Cow!!

          • Bowden is a tosser says:

            Doubt Bowden is paid by anybody – he is the greatest tosser ever.

          • Archer Karcher says:

            Consumers have a choice in a free market ( as opposed to a rigged market ) taxpayers do not have any choice. Like the Mafia, government say, pay up or get punished, regardless of what they are wasting YOUR money on and regardless of whether it is to your benefit or not.

        • 245
          Iloathlefties says:

          She’s a typical hypocritical socialist who just agitates left wing crap for the Union at taxpayers expense. Sack them all and get rid of that training allowance scam that Labour gave taxpayers money to the unions as well. They in turn gave it back to Labour.

        • 433
          Pearly Wilmot says:

          I can understand how this kind of thing looks as if its costing tax payers, to have ugly women sponging off the NHS.
          however:-
          I am led to beleave that Pilgrim’s (Union reps) save the NHS millions in legal fees, they prevent employment tribunerals by ensuring fairness in dealing with work related issues, negosiating policy and working in partnership with management.
          Apparently,They are volunteers who often use thier own time to help employees.
          Employers that value this cost saving and understand that productivity is increased by job satisfaction often alllow the release of reps from thier jobs to carry out this voluntary role.
          But then again, she is ugly, I suppose.

          • Bald Old Git says:

            no-one in real life uses the words ‘ensuring’ or ‘in partnership’: it’s a giveaway; phrases like this have been lifted from briefing documents written by policy wonks ….

          • Vicky Pryce says:

            This is so written by a Labour stooge who used to word’s “she’s ugly” in order to try and fit in with the really really nasty people (huff) who post on this board.

            Piss off.

      • 161
        Anonymous says:

        What about those full time political activists who pose as students yet have no intention of sitting their exams and graduating. Are they receiving student grants whilst engaged in this deception ?

    • 9
      Anonymous says:

      “full time Trades Union officials whose salaries are paid by the taxpayer”;it is not true, it happens in the private sector as well. Its also legal.

      • 24
        Logan says:

        Nobody is arguing that it is illegal. It is Immoral and deplorable. Unions should foot the bill to pay for their own employees, NOT the tax payer.

        And I do not give a flying fuck if employers in the private sector choose to employ a person as a full time union rep. That is between the employer and the employee and I am not paying for it through my taxes.

        The Taxpayer should NOT be paying for union reps at all!

        • 43
          Anonymous says:

          If you have pension, insurance, share ISA, own share, etc you are. Also if private sector doesn’t pay the extra cost it will pay more tax.

          There is a good reason why this happens in the democratic countries, it is to stop exploitation.

          • nobby nob hunter says:

            It’s exploitation of the tax-payer, you nob

          • The Paragnostic says:

            It replaces on form of possible exploitation (that of some of the workforce by some of the employers) with a universal exploitation of the taxpayers by the unions.

            That may be ‘democratic’ in your twisted lexicon, but is it fair? Is it fuck.

          • HandsomeDavid says:

            On millions of paypackets throughout the country you will see a regular deduction for trade union subs.

            These subs pay for full time trade union officials amongst other things.

            Every trade union official paid for out of public money removes a skilled person from front line services.

          • Anonymous says:

            Every one is a tax payer in this country, even a person on dole as he/she pays VAT. If you people don’t understand even people who work for the government are tax payers.

          • Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

            Anon

            Public sector workers are paid for by private sector workers, Their whole salary comes from the private sector.

          • Anonymous says:

            What about railways, number of firms that have contract from government, etc. Even take BT how much tax payer money government use to pay to use phones. Even NHS use a lot of services from private sector.

            People in public sector use they salaries in private sector shops, mortgage, etc.

            So what is the difference?

          • The Ed Balls school of economics says:

            “People in public sector use they salaries in private sector shops, mortgage, etc. “

            So money’s taken from the private sector, given to the public sector, which returns it to the private sector (sans an admin fee), and this makes the private sector better off?

            Yeah, that’ll work.

          • Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

            Anon

            All thier salary and benifits are paid by the private sector, without that you would have no public sector.

          • The Paragnostic says:

            “People in public sector use they salaries in private sector shops, mortgage, etc.

            So what is the difference?”

            There’s a simple difference in the Pilgrim case – she is employed in the public sector at taxpayers’ expense, with a pension paid by the taxpayer and whatever other benefits she may get. She does not, however, work in any sense for the benefit of the public – she works for UNISON.

            Any non-essential public sector jobs need to go now, and if that means a million or so unemployed – well, it’s cheaper than paying the buggers pension funds for doing sod all.

            If there are 25,000 Pilgrims sitting, cuckoo-like, in the public sector nest, that’s 25,000 salaries and pension contributions we could save at a stroke.

            Let’s get to it!

          • Anonymous says:

            My bin man used to work for the council (public sector) now his job is contracted out, he works for a company doing the same thing. Is he working for the public sector or private sector?

          • The Paragnostic says:

            Your bin man is working for the private sector.

            His company, though, relies on taxpayers’ money to survive, and must therefore become more efficient or suffer (unless, as is often the case, it is run by ex council bin-managers who have extracted a nice rolling contract with annual increases from their mates in the council).

            Result – you’ll get a worse bin collection service, but he’ll be on the dole while his boss carries on entertaining council staff at his Spanish villa.

            13 years of socialism was great, wasn’t it?

            (and yes, I am saying that most council services should be provided in-house – by consortia of councils if each is too small to manage a service effectively on its own, but we’re way past that after the Blair/Brown disaster).

          • Anonymous says:

            The Paragnostic says:

            So what is the difference?

            What about the NHS IT contract? Or the navy’s new carrier fleet? All these are done by the efficient private sector!

          • The Paragnostic says:

            Having worked on IT projects for the public sector in the past, I can honestly say that neither the IT companies nor the idiot public sector managers running them have a clue.

            The only NHS stuff I did was on an email bridge, and the problem there came down to a lack of standardisation – one server set up to use the US character mapping wouldn’t talk properly to a server using the UK equivalent. Crap like that should always be sorted out in the planning stage, but the usual manner of handling public sector IT projects is to allow specifications and requirements to be changed willy-nilly throughout implementation, resulting in what might be politely termed a “bugger’s muddle”.

            And don’t even mention the carriers – a total folly, with extremely poor contracts agreed by Labour which will cost us billions, just to appease the Jock parasites.

          • The Paragnostic says:

            NHS IT contract?

            Badly implemented, but more down to the NHS continually changing the goalposts than the parlous state of our subcontinental-infested IT sector.

            Carriers?

            Best ask Gordon about them – he’s the one that committed us to spending billions to benefit his parasitic countrymen.

          • Anonymous says:

            So you agree, public sector is as good as private sector. What about MPs getting public sector pay and expense and moon lighting in the private sector?

          • The Paragnostic says:

            Public sector is most emphatically not as good as private sector.

            It is a matter of political choice whether services common to all are provided by the public or the private sector, but for goods and services that the consumer can choose to buy or not, the private sector is best, as it generates wealth rather than consuming taxation and returning only a fraction of that back to the economy.

            Public sector provision is inherently inefficient, but may in some circumstances be better than having private companies set up by ex-public sector employees running inefficient contracts awarded to their friends.

            That, I think, is my point…

          • Anonymous says:

            The Paragnostic says:

            I have worked in private sector as well as voluntarily (not for profit) sector but not in public sector. I cannot rate one about the other, the larger the organisation becomes more inefficient it becomes.

            I was involved in bidding contracts from government, the problem as far as I understand is red tape and lack of motivation due to lack of pay. As some one put it “in public sector you have to written a report if someone farts”.

            Just another thing, after a point by cutting the back room staff you make any organisation inefficient as their will not be enough man power to monitor and control what the front line staff are doing. Due to the size of public sector these cuts will make the services provided useless, it might be better to close some services than cutting it.

          • The Paragnostic says:

            “lack of motivation due to lack of pay”

            Now I know you’re taking the piss.

            Lack of motivation for the lack of anything useful to do always seemed to me to be the problem, but then again I only used to get involved once they’d screwed things up.

          • AC1 says:

            Someone cannot tell the moral difference between extortion (government raises funds) and reciprocation (business raises funds).

        • 46
          Hugh Janus says:

          Well said! What the private sector does is up to them. It’s the squandering of public money on such immoral practices that really hacks me off. I do hope that this EDM is successful in its aim.

        • 156
          50 Calibre says:

          Right on…

      • 39
        Old dog no tricks says:

        Problem with Unison is it is a public sector union – thus everybody pays their membership dues with taxpayers money ! Thus the taxpayer is totally funding their union ! Seem fair to private sector taxpayers – especially those who will suffer if they call a strike ?

        Effectively we have here a taxpayer funded union ! The only answer is for any ‘member’ is to be compelled to do private sector tasks for at least 4 hours per week to pay for their union subscriptions. (Watch the membership fall if they have to do real work in a business enviroment !)

        • 59
          Anonymous says:

          There is no difference employees are paid to do a job and they are allowed to have collective bargaining. Railways was public sector moved to private sector, still it is subsidised by taxpayers while few people make a lot of money out of it. There are lot of examples.

      • 105
        kraut says:

        which is it: not true, or also happening in the private sector?

        • 146
          smoggie says:

          They’re not necessarily full time but in most cases union reps are allowed to perform union duties during working hours. Like coming round the workplace to threaten the workers their jobs if they don’t pay up their subscriptions.

          • Southern Softy says:

            And sitting in on disciplinary meetings to make sure the useless employees say the right things, and to prevent the sacking of said useless employees whatever the circumstances.

          • Anonymous says:

            Do you really believe this happens “Like coming round the workplace to threaten the workers their jobs if they don’t pay up their subscriptions”?

        • 253
          Jethro says:

          Anonymous at 7:06 pm I notice that your posts are full of mis-spellings, breaches of syntax and grammar, and non-sequiturs. While acknowledging that it is easy to press the ‘submit’ button before having carefully checked what one has typed – and allowing for this, I come to the conclusion, Sir, that you are not only an idiot, but a singularly ill-educated idiot.

    • 10
      Black Crime says:

      ‘I done him’: Killer’s ‘sick boast after stabbing schoolboy, 15, to death in street’

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1386209/Schoolboy-15-stabbed-death-attacked-London-street.html

    • 18
      Logan says:

      The left have made it almost impossible to sack anyone these days. Especially in the public sector.

      So in answer to your question, of course not. She would be able to sue the NHS for a fortune if she was sacked.

      • 48
        Backwoodsman says:

        Not entirely so , you simply have to follow procedures.
        1st offense : Bringing her hospital into disrepute by knowingly setting out to deceive people by false pretence.
        2nd offense : running a consultancy business on the quiet and trading on her NHS status.
        3rd offense : Using immages of a senior NHS employee, without their or the NHS’s prior approval , in running the consultancy.
        An initial letter ref her conduct, followed up by two further meetings and letters , then straight termination.
        Interesting to see how far the procedure they are – care to enlighten us, Fawkes ?

      • 88
        Anonymous says:

        Are you sure, people are sacked from the public sector? Only reason she can sue and win is because what she is doing is legal.

        • 198
          Southern Softy says:

          Not true.
          The process of sacking has to be followed to the letter, according to HR rules (many, many pages and full of pitfalls for the unwary.) One fullstop or comma in the wrong place could render the process invalid.

          Then the errant employee has to be given every chance to improve, being monitored by a manager who usually has more than enough to do without nannying some useless lazy huhne.

      • 122
        Sir William Waad says:

        She could easily be made redundant, if they decided that they would no longer offer paid posts to union officials. Abolish the job. They would of course have to offer her redeployment elsewhere, with retraining if neceesary. She could work as a nurse!

        • 159
          The Paragnostic says:

          She’d struggle to work as a nurse unless she lost about 10 stones – so she’d be on the long term sick waiting for a gastric bypass and wasting another bed.

          • Comparethemeerkatsarse says:

            But which technique of Gastric Bypass?:

            Roux en-Y (proximal)?
            Roux en-Y (distal)?
            Billroth II gastrojejunostomy?

            I think we should be told!

          • The Paragnostic says:

            Whichever one, better get a surgeon with long arms and a strong stomach – he’ll need it to operate on that bloater.

          • Jethro says:

            Given the choice, I think I’d prefer to be nursed by ‘The Blonde Beast of Belsen’ than the Grim Pill.

        • 196
          man perch on a barstool says:

          are you mad? she did not get to where she is today by working as a nurse!

    • 143
      The scoundrel Laws must go says:

      Has whoever spelled ‘practice’ in the EDM with an s as in the verb been sacked yet?

      • 189
        The Paragnostic says:

        They were probably taking advise from someone without an English license.

        • 406
          er..um says:

          Probably using MS Word which has a US spelling default. Pity the drafters are too lazy to either change the format or learn how to spell in English properly rather than American.

    • 200
      Anonymous says:

      Today’s two-hour debate will be led by the millionaire Tory MP Adam Afriyie, who wants to replace the expenses regime with a flat-rate system of allowances, which would see MPs paid thousands of pounds a year without having to produce receipts.
      He is backed by Graham Brady, chairman of the Conservative backbench 1922 Committee, and by Tony Lloyd, chairman of the Parliamentary Labour Party.

    • 372
      Rog says:

      Lots of Pilgrims Guido, have a look at Unison holiday camps/conference centres.

      I know for a fact that taxpayers pay the salary of supposedly NHS employees who are actually full-time Labour councillor wannabees and NHS agitators (sorry, union reps). They certainly do NOT work for the NHS. Full benefits and pensions though. Funny that.

    • 403

      Actually, a criminal ban on “trade unions” would be a good start.

      • 411
        Alan says:

        Your just a bad loser because you lost the Tory leadership and your super injunction is going to be revoked.

  2. 2
    Anonymous says:

    Billy Who works in the private sector, please comment.

    • 5
      Engineer says:

      See above.

    • 93
      Anonymous says:

      Billy would probably say “hang her”

      • 99
        Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

        Has she done any worse than David Laws?

      • 133

        Why are you so worried about what Billy does?
        He might be the boss of a multi national. Or a house husband.

        I realise you’d like him to say he’s a cleaner at a hospital so you could point out a massive hypocrisy, but that’s not very likely now, is it?

  3. 3

    Was the EDM written by your young Padawan, Guido?

    FFS.

    • 41
      BillyBob... No 'free' NHS treatment for immigrants, reform reform!! says:

      Sack the minger…… !!

  4. 6
    John lied on says:

    That frigging face is offensive,like a bull dog chewing a wasp,and that ALONE is good enough reason to sack her in my opinion !

    • 17
      Ken Lorp says:

      Somebody pissed in her gene pool!

      • 27
        Logan says:

        She came out of the shallow end.

        • 42
          BillyBob... No 'free' NHS treatment for immigrants, reform reform!! says:

          Sack the minger !

          • Lexington Steele says:

            She’s so gross that even I wouldn’t go there – Jacqui and Harriet, yes (preferably at the same time with the cameras rolling) but this tug boat? No way, not even for a public sector pension……

  5. 7
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    When will Parliament spend taxpayers money wisely?

    • 8
      AC1 says:

      When everyone equally shares in the cost of Government.

    • 15
      Anonymous says:

      When they stop paying people on dole to sit on their back side and make comments.

      • 23
        Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

        Am not on the dole so wont affect me,No tell me, what makes you want to follow up my every comment with the same lines? You dont fancey me do you?

        • 35
          Anonymous says:

          I don’t fancy you. You make all these comments (some times reasonable and fair) for e.g. about this lady. You say you work in the private sector and go on about the public sector, still you spend all most all your time in this web site. So, what is the difference between you and her?

          • Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

            I dont get paid from taxpayers money!

          • Anonymous says:

            Does it matter Billy. Consumers of what ever service your boss provide will be paying more to keep you or your co-workers could be paid more, if they are covering your work.

          • Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

            But they are not.

          • Anonymous says:

            They are you are always on this site. Only other possibly is that you directly or indirectly work for the conservative party; they pay you to do this.

          • Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

            Nope.

          • Anonymous says:

            So what type of job you do? I am sure every one will love to have a job like yours.

          • Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

            1: Its none off your buisness

            2: If you must know then i work for friend running a small buisness

          • Anonymous says:

            1) When you make all these comments about others you need to be open and whiter than white. Otherwise its not your business to comment on what other do.

            2) Do you work for Guido then? You are always here and its a small business.

          • Postlethwaite says:

            Billy, I think the anon fellow is a relation of that Aberdeen Scotch chap who was banned a few weeks ago.

            At least the Scotch chap identified himself with a name rather than anon’s posting equivalent of telephone heavy breathing..

        • 197
          man perch on a barstool says:

          I thought that everyone agreed Billy is on benefits.

  6. 11
    Hopeful but not expectant says:

    Sign you bounders.

  7. 12
    Yah, totes Rah! says:

    Who tabled this EDM?

  8. 13
    Anonymous says:

    We had one of these vipers at my workplace. She spent all day making trouble yet HR did nothing in spite of the fact that UNISON was not the largest union and that compared to many places working in a University was a joy compared with many palces. My Department effectively lost her “services”. Why UNISON weren’t told to go to hell I just don’t know and why the state should fund union officials who do nothing but stir things I just do not understand. If unions want full time officials they should bear the whole cost.

  9. 14
    Pilgrim Hater says:

    How much money is being spent on these people??? We should sack them ALL now.

  10. 16
    Brown is a Clown says the mysterious Mrs E Adams says:

    Guido is in battle with the trade unions and Ms Pilgrim is getting a taste of her own medicine. The whole episode tastes of bitterness.

  11. 19
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    O/T A bit, But am suprised that Edward Milibands slapdown of Ed Balls seems to have gone un-noticed, At PMQS Edward Miliband told David Cameron to “Calm down dear”, This was 7 days after Ed Balls had called David Camerons use of the phrase “Patronising and Sexist”, This led to a few pieces in the Guardian and the looney left ( Yes Labourlist as well, but you knew that anyway)claiming the PM was sexist and therefore not fit to run the country, I have yet to find any pieces calling Edward Miliband Sexist.

    Is this double standards?

    • 30
      Logan says:

      It’s labour. Of course it is fucking double standards!

      The bastards doubled the income tax on the poorest workers, whilst handing billion and billions of pounds to the fucking banks!

      Then they have the gall to claim that the coalition is the banker’s poodle!

      FFS!

      • 36
        Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

        Actully , Labour doubled the tax on the lowest paid workers to give people on the 22% rate a 2% cut (Up the workers!) , As for the banks the Tories supported the bail out (Wrongly in my view) , The current Tories are only slightly better than Gordon and co…. at the moment.

        • 108
          Ex-Labour voter says:

          Labour also flooded the country with cheap immigrunt workers (and benefit-parasites), suppressing wages, job opportunities, job-security, affordable housing and other infrastructure opportunities (places in good schools, for example) for the lowest-paid.

          Labour despise their core voters. And they want to get back in, so they can carry on as before.

          Labour really are scum. Utter utter filth.

      • 37
        Sean O'Hare says:

        Ed Miliband telling Davy to “Calm down dear” was done to diffuse the storm in tea cup stirred up by the original episode. They’re all in in together! Didn’t you realise?

      • 184
        The institute of future studies says:

        In the future long after English has died out as a language , scholars studying ancient texts will conclude with justification that the word “Labour” must have meant “hypocritical fucking double standard bastards.”

  12. 21
    Eat all you can says:

    Nurse Pilgrim can eat one more potato than a pig

  13. 22
    Sir William Waad says:

    As ny grandfather used to point out, an old draught mare that won’t pull its weight is useful only as dog food.

  14. 25
    Gordon Brown is a clown says Mrs E Adams says:

    This woman should not be a frontline worker, she is likely to harm patients especially ones who have turned blue.

  15. 26
    He's Spartacus says:

    Not an EDM?????!!!!!!

    Oh my God!

  16. 28
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    I wonder if the owner(*) of the stethoscope got it back?

    [(*) or the staff member who used it]

  17. 29
    Small society in the Big House says:

    Will this be the same nice MPS that condone Brown milking the system and Laws getting away with fraud?

    • 188
      Brushed under the carpet , pun intended says:

      Can someone please run past me the justification for Gordon paying his brothers cleaning bill from the public purse. I maybe missed something but it does seem odd.

  18. 31
    Anonymous says:

    Everyone should stop by and look at the new gleaming new Unison palace just down from St. Pancreas. Just adding the final touches to the marble foyer.

  19. 32
    annette curton says:

    ♫ My first avowed intent to be a Pilgrim ♫, (sing in Unison).

  20. 33
    Anonymous says:

    While I support the cause, might your kind words of encouragement actually make it a little harder for MPs to sign?

  21. 34
    Errr..... says:

    Which MPs read this? Is Bowden a Milliband?

  22. 40
    Anonymous MP says:

    I’m sure I’m already on your nice list, but you only ever public stories about people on the bad list. You need better incentives. Keep up the good work.

    • 407
      er..um says:

      Just to clarify your spelling error, is that meant to be pubic or publish? This blog has certain standards to which ee all try to keep.

  23. 44
    BillyBob... No 'free' NHS treatment for immigrants, reform reform!! says:

    I am not one to say anything, but, she does look like a pig in knickers !

  24. 45
    The Paragnostic says:

    With apologies (OK, maybe not) to John Bunyan –

    He who would reliant be upon the union,
    Let him in mendacity spread all confusion.
    There’s no impediment to the rest of us paying his rent
    He’s socialist and bent – he is a Pilgrim.

    Who so beset him round with work and all that
    Won’t last past the first round – he is a fat cat.
    No jobs disturb his night, he is a lazy shite
    He knows he is in tight – he is a Pilgrim.

    • 50
      Rat's arse says:

      Like it Paragnostic – like it very much!

    • 166

      Sexist – you can’t do that nowadays! Make all the “hims” into “hers” and then it is OK… Otherwise excellent.

    • 394
      Raquel's_Treasure_Chest says:

      Good anti-Leibor vitriol
      Here’s my added 3rd verse:

      Since Lord Sugar dost defend, creeps with no merit,
      Knowing such runts in the end, Lordships inherit
      Two hundred quid a day, not a toss for Joe Bloggs’ pay
      With Leibor night and day, our future was Grim!

  25. 51
    Selohesra says:

    I googled EDM 1799 and it was some toss about ’2 skint 4 school’ – do EDM’s not have unique ref no?

    • 70
      Scully says:

      Selohesra, EDMs start from 1 in each parliamentary session. I suspect you were looking at an EDM from a previous year.

    • 78
      Pilgrim Hater says:

      They start from 1 at the beginning of the new parliament. This probably hasn’t been found by google yet so its come up with one from a previous session.

  26. 53
    Popeye says:

    I was forced to join a Union way back in 1974 and this practice was rife then, so nothing changes.
    It wasn’t right then and still not right. Obtaining money by fraudulent means!
    A bit like brother Laws shall we say?

    • 72
      Old dog no tricks says:

      The people running the NHS do not mind that they are paying for a union rep – it isn’t their money !

      In th eprivate sector unions I have been members of – company usually agreed to give part time reps some time for meetings or to deal with incidents which referred to bargaining agreements (because it saved the companies from having to deal with loads of individual cases) but full time reps (when required) were fully funed by the Union from members subscriptions !

      I am not totally anti union – just anti paying for someone elses union through my tax contributions.

  27. 54
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    What has Edward Miliband had to say over this?

    • 130
      Ed Miliband says:

      Thqueak!

      Thye thells thyea thyells on the thea thyore
      The thyells that thye thyells are thyea thyells I’m thyure!

  28. 55
    Ms Pilgrim with a bedpan and sponge says:

    Oh dear. Here we again. I am busy helping John, he needs a dressing on his bunion. You are interfering with the Lord’s work. Miliband is not making progress with this Pilgrim. Shoo. Go away.

    • 60
      The Paragnostic says:

      Shut up or we’ll send you to Slough (the despondency is natural, and even infected Betjeman).

  29. 63
    Rufus T. Firefly says:

    This is nothing new. In 1969 I started work for Newcastle City Council and in my office we had a NALGO rep. Every morning at 8.55 off he would go to do his union duties and at 5.25 he would return to get his coat ready to go home. This happened every day for the 6 years I was there

    • 82
      Cato Street Conspirator says:

      It’s well known. There was one SWP member who was Lambeth NALGO branch secretary for many years – full-time, paid by the council. When his proper job received increments and upgradings, he got them. Then one day he was voted out and had to go back to his real job – which he had forgotten how to do.

      • 114
        The Paragnostic says:

        Most council staff need retraining if they have a long lunch break, so that’s no surprise…

    • 191
      Our friends in the North says:

      Was that not around the time that major Council corruption was exposed in the North east In the Polson Scandal?

      • 222
        Grammar School Boy says:

        T Dan Smith, John Poulson and a full cast of NE Labour heroes.

        Money makes their world go around!

      • 401
        Geordie Scoot says:

        Newcastle still bears the scars of that episode, but they just voted the crooks back in on the toon council.

    • 209
      Southern Softy says:

      I once had a manager who had been promoted within the civil service three times. Throughout that time he had been a full-time union rep.
      When he had to take the managerial position, he was utterly useless as he had no relevant experience for the job.
      Everyone took the piss mercilessly.

  30. 68
    Eeu to me says:

    Just thinking, If I claim tax payers money on expenses which Iam not entitled to say £40,000 can I claim the reason I did it was to protect my privacy, I won’t be doing it line my own pockets, I think if an mp can get away with it why can’t I, interesting defence for people fiddling benefits.

    • 73
      Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

      Just have to say ” I didnt pay tax ( as laid down by law) because i wanted to protect my private life” , I am sure every jury will clear you.

    • 76
      Old dog no tricks says:

      So long as you don’t mind taking a weeks holiday if you get caught !

  31. 69
    Selohesra says:

    Is she related to Jo Brand?

  32. 71
    Rob.C says:

    My god she is one ugly mother fucker……….

  33. 74
    Ed P says:

    Fantastic news!

    After sorting out the Union parasites in the NHS, have a look at the same disgraceful arangements in local government.

    • 96
      Eeu to me says:

      We will be commenting on the same thing in 3 years time, our beloved PM Rusty Cameron the warmonger will still be dithering about what to do, as the uconned us are swept down the drain with a load of forgotten priorities.

  34. 79
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    ‘That this house notes the existence of full time Trades Union officials whose salaries are paid by the taxpayer…’

    And while we’re at it, we musn’t forget the MPs who we pay to do a full-time job but who manage also to make a living as lawyers, journalists, directors, consultants. Put all your energy into your day job lads and lasses. That’s what we pay you for.

    • 85
      Gordon Brown says:

      I agree!

    • 385
      spending other people's money says:

      If they’re out doing other work they’ve got less time to think up crappy new laws. Sounds like a win/win to me

  35. 81
    David Laws says:

    Can the nurse advice me on my piles. Hemorrhoid cream is not working.

  36. 86
    Anonymous says:

    EDM 1799? I think not.

    If you’re not accurate in getting a 4 digit number accurate how accurate are the rest of your postings?

    • 126
      Reality approaches says:

      If you were to look at the EDM databse on the Parliament web site, you would find EDM 1798, tabled yesterday, on “Future of the Side Gallery in Newcastle”.

      Tomorrow, in all probability, it will show EDM 1799 just as Guido has listed above.

      Check your facts.

  37. 87
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    Readers may recall that the pre-war Spanish anarcho-syndicalist union, the Confederación Nacional del Trabajo, had a million members and just one paid official, all the rest working voluntarily in their own time. Agree with them or disagree, but you have to respect them. If unions over here want to earn some respect they could take that as an example.

    • 208
      stilyagi_air_corps says:

      To compare the CNT with the Marxist infested rabble over here is a salutary history lesson. No wonder the Communists had them liquidated.

  38. 91
    Eat all you can says:

    i would rather eat a dog turd than be a public sector person

    i would draw the line at great dane though

  39. 95
    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    Does she like a wet one? If so send me her telephone number.

  40. 98
    the last quango in paris says:

    Hope my MP Mr Raab signs this but I suspect he will, the fact that she is still employed to be a full time trouble maker makes me sick though.

    • 110
      Mr Nice says:

      This is where democracy falls flat. In a dictatorship, ‘Nurse’ Pilgrim would be pushed out the back of a plane at 30,000ft, mid-Atlantic, no parachute.

      You could probably fit quite a few union officials in a Hercules.

  41. 102
    Jumbo says:

    she has the face of a labour minister’s wife

  42. 104
    Anon E Mouse says:

    I’d be careful with calling them “Pilgrims”. Fans of Noel Edmonds’ Deal Or No Deal are also known by that name and may get upset be associated with the dirty business of work/unions/politics.

    • 117
      Eeu to me says:

      So the pilgrims who go to pray etc in the cathedrals better watch out then.

    • 118
      The Paragnostic says:

      If they’re fans of Noel Edmonds. then they probably wouldn’t notice unless Nurse was late with the tea trolley, or the Custard Creams were missing…

  43. 109
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Why is Laws saying sorry to the House of Commons? It’s not their fucking money he stole, it’s ours

  44. 115
    Lexington Steele says:

    Have a look at this link featuring the appalling Ms. Pilgrim – no mention anywhere that she’s actually a fully paid-up commie agitator. Fatah Nugli might be her muslim name too

    http://www.nhsemployers.org/EmploymentPolicyAndPractice/staff-engagement/Staffengagementwebinars/Pages/Maintainingstaffengagementduringfinancialchallengeandorganisationalupheaval.aspx

    • 121
      The Paragnostic says:

      Ugh!

      Paged down to the next pair of failed nurseshighly trained NHS manager types, and there’s one called Brendan Behan or something who’s just as fugly as Pilgrim…

    • 151
      Colonel Blimp says:

      Are they actually using English to describe this stuff?
      It seems to be incoherent, disjointed, random words loosely joined together.

      • 173
        The Paragnostic says:

        That’s what they go on all those training courses for – as 1984 showed and the public sector parasites have continued to emphasise, debasing language leads inevitably to a debasement of thought.

        Love the innovation of making managers sit at the same table as workers- that’s really going to encourage a free and open exchange of ideas…

  45. 116
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    What the FUCK is going on with Libya? Why are we getting involved in this shit? I saw Newsnight last night and Paxman was going on about the “west’s lack of action over Syria”

    So fucking what? Why don’t mongs like Paxman ask why China, Russia, Brazil, Iran, India and North Korea ever get involved in these things? No wonder the get richer as we get poorer

    • 141
      Backwoodsman says:

      Talking to the converted here, old son. There’s a dozen open goals for Cameron and co, sorting out union abuse like this, stopping the unions getting taxpayers money to give to the labour party, cutting local goverment… But what do they do , go and get involved in a fight where both sides are a no no.

  46. 119
    Sean O'Hare says:

    @Guido

    Do you have a link to that EDM ‘cos I can’t find the relevent one.

  47. 120
    Jonah in Vegas says:

    What does Gordon plan to tell his audience in Vegas? The economic collapse started in America? I don’t think that will go down well with an American audience.

    • 128
      RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

      It was Thatcher’s fault. We spent thirteen years from 1997 till 2010 clearing up all the Tory mess and we left behind a er, er, um a Socialist Utopia.

  48. 125
    Nurse GrimPills says:

    You fucker Fawkes

  49. 127
    Sir William Waad says:

    Her naughty son Scott is no better.

  50. 129
    Gordon Brown says:

    I will bring my brand of luck to Las Vegas.

    • 154

      CNN

      “And that top story again.
      A simultaneous earthquake and tornado ripped apart The Strip, demolishing hotels and causing mayhem and death on a biblical scale.
      Experts are unable to explain…”

  51. 131
    Doc Trough says:

    See she’s a fat bloater then.

  52. 132
    SIMON WIESENTHAL says:

    Nice to see that the Nazi’s are alive and well in the German judicial system as the Nazi murderer John Demjanjuk is found guilty and sentenced to 5 years then released because he is an old man of 91
    well at least we can all take comfort ,that he has lived a long active life which he can now live out with the other Nazi’s that Gremany protect
    instead of ending up on the end of a rope with his colleagues back in 1945

    • 145
      The Paragnostic says:

      Fuck off you vindictive little shit – it’s 60 years ago, and most of the world didn’t give a shit then either.

      • 152
        Colonel Blimp says:

        I don’t give a shit now, either.

      • 192
        Anonymous says:

        I give a shit you odious fucker. Totally in character though you really are an obnoxious wanker.

        • 204
          The Paragnostic says:

          Oh look – it’s the anonymous wanker.

          Wondered how long it would take you to add your groat’s worth – maybe if you looked into the facts you might think Demjanjuks treatment over the last couple of decades has been one of vindictiveness on the part of those who live off the suffering of the past, such as Wiesenthal’s successors. 8 years in jail after being misidentified, followed by this latest piece of showtrial – fuck you if you think that’s justice.

          • SIMON WIESENTHAL says:

            Fuck you and your ilk you nazi sympathizer
            you deserve the same treatment your peers got at Nuremberg

          • The Paragnostic says:

            Nazi sympathiser?

            Far from it – bunch of bloody socialists.

            I’m just sick of c’unts whingeing about something that happened before I was born and having it rammed down my throat at every opportunity. Especially when they make a living out of it.

            So some people died – get over it, it was a long time ago.

          • Go fuck yourself hook nose says:

            Fuck the 4X2′s. They bring it on themselves.

            They are just crying because the easy cash cow and easy get out of jail card for them known as the ”Holo you know what” is coming to an end and the next generations of us GOY are starting to call them out on their bullshit in the ”Chosen Land” they went and stole.

          • SIMON WIESENTHAL says:

            they went and stole ! are you an immigrant ?

      • 241
        SIMON WIESENTHAL says:

        Little shit? i’m a nineteen stone ex rugby player who would quite easily “tear you a new one” little guy !

        • 244
          Go fuck yourself hook nose says:

          19 stone? you’ll take a long time to cook in the oven.

        • 257
          The Paragnostic says:

          Oooh! Fancy a dance, big boy?

          Seriously, though, why post that shit here? You know youll only get wound up by me and abused by various others…

      • 252
        Anonymous says:

        Even for the children?

  53. 135
    albacore says:

    Ho hum.
    Is anybody here pixillated enough to believe that the politicians with whom we are blessed will do anything at all about this except huff and puff (if they can be arsed)?
    Anyway, any saving thus made would only burn a hole in Dave’s pocket until he’d given it away some foreigner. Any foreigner.

  54. 137
    Bob Crow says:

    Workaz ov da wurld unight! Powa 2 da unyonz!

    • 148
      The Paragnostic says:

      You defected to Solidarity, Bob?

      Or too much Zobrowa on your cornflakes again?

  55. 138
    Queenie says:

    Crap crap crap. Sack them all- I’m self-employed, and don’t want to be paying for her bloody perks, thanks very much. If you want to be in a union, you should pay to do it. Full stop.

    • 182
      Engineer says:

      NUR – National Union of Royals. Not known for striking, except several centuries ago against the Welsh and the Scots.

  56. 139
    Helen Hunt says:

    “That is to give the Rally Against the Debt an hour of your time on Saturday morning in Westminster. Guido will be taking to the soapbox and wants to see as many co-conspirators there as possible…”

    I will be there Guido, and please can you be discrete and return my dildo before you take to the soapbox,and do the decent thing and replace the batteries.

    Thank you darling

    • 262
      Jethro says:

      discrete: of several, or in more than one, parts.
      discreet: confidential, not advertised, subtle.

  57. 144
    I don't need no doctor says:

    All of the taxpayers money should be paid back, and for as long as it has been going on. Unions listen and pay up, your robbing the tax payer.

    • 419
      er..um fed up trying to teach posters their own language says:

      While indeed you may “not need no doctor” (questionable that), it is clear you are in desperate need of an English lesson. “You’re” not “your”.

  58. 149
    EX TORY says:

    I will never vote for any of the big three again they are all vermin ,
    scum who steal off the very people they claim to represent
    i wish each and every one of them a long slow painfull death

  59. 150

    TONIGHT at the Flamingo
    For one night only!

    The world’s greatest Elvis Impersonator.
    GORDON BROWN
    sings his greatest hits in his white Elvis jumpsuit.

    1. Malicious minds
    2. Heartbreak ment-al
    3. Blue loon
    4. Love my PFI tender
    5. Are your loans due tonight?
    6. Return to spender
    7. {Tony Blair} Always on my mind.
    8. Coup suede shoes
    9. Jailhouse Jock
    10. {I’m} tutti frutti

    Strictly ticket only from the office of SarahandGordon Brown.
    $10 admin fee / ticket

    No refunds.

    • 169
      The Paragnostic says:

      And for an encore – “Can’t Help Failing in Life”, perhaps?

    • 231
      MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

      Or “I just can’t help being heathen “

      • 420
        er..um says:

        …and finally, No I don’t want you to be my teddy bear as I now have two new ones on the Liebore front bench.

  60. 153
    Headsonpoles says:

    Might I suggest that everybody write to their MP asking them to support this EDM and if they are unwilling to do so, to explain why not?

    Would make interesting reading.

  61. 155
    John Bunyan says:

    Who would true valour see,
    Let him come hither;
    One here will constant be,
    Come wind, come weather.
    There’s no discouragement
    Shall make her once relent
    Her first avowed intent,
    To be a Pilgrim.

    Whoso beset her round
    With dismal stories
    Do but themselves confound;
    Her strength the more is.
    No blogger can her fright,
    She’ll with an employer fight,
    But she will have a right
    To be a Pilgrim

    Guido Fawkes, nor EDM,
    Can daunt her spirit:
    She knows, she at the end
    Shall cash inherit.
    Then fancies fly away,
    She’ll fear not what men say,
    She’ll (New) Labour night and day
    To be a Pilgrim.

    • 172
      The Paragnostic says:

      I think mine was funnier, but then again I only spent 5 minutes on it.

      See above for how to butcher a hymn properly.

      • 194
        Anonymous says:

        Being someone who is totally up themselves you would though. Wanker!

        • 202
          The Paragnostic says:

          Oooh! Get her!

        • 211
          Mr Slater's Parrot says:

          (scruffle) (ting) KRRAAWWKK!!! (squeetle) GETAROOM! (monkeynut)

          • The Paragnostic says:

            A man buys a parrot from a South London pet shop.

            When he gets it home, all it will say is “Oi – Im from Milwall and hard as fuck!”

            After a few weeks of this, he decides to put a kestrel in the cage too. The next morning, the parrot is on his perch, merrily chewing on bits of kestrel.

            The next day, he tries a sparrowhawk, with similar results.

            Finally, he puts a golden eagle in with the parrot, and comes down the next morning to find the eagle dead, but with the parrot sitting featherless on the perch.

            “What happened?” he asks the parrot.

            “Had to take my coat off for that big c’unt!” says the parrot.

  62. 157
    Universal Hiss says:

    O/T but it made me snigger.

    http://news.scotsman.com/aberdeen/Disgraced-councillor-fined-for-39cruising39.6765505.jp

    Makes a change from all the gayers I suppose.

    • 258
      The Paragnostic says:

      Didn’t he read the news? The correct defence is “I was going to my favourite chippy/pizza joint/kebab shop, and happened to accidentally drive through the area”.

      Think it was Sheffield that a councillor used that one…

    • 264
      Jethro says:

      Well, he was Vice Convenor… just doing some homework, preparing his briefs… looking into the boxes…

  63. 168
    Andy Burnham eating an air biscuit says:

    I will spit in her face next time i see her.

  64. 171
    Randy git says:

    Don’t fancy yours much!

  65. 174
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    The one eyed mong at his best.

  66. 175
    Tooth fairy says:

    It will take a lot more redemption acts to make some of the MP’s nice rather than naughty Guido by merely signing 1 EDM.

  67. 201
    MadNumismatist says:

    One thing I do not get is why we need unions AND health and safety AND an employment tribunals AND a commission on human rights. Do they not do the same thing, i.e. protect us against exploitation?

    And, if the government is so benevolent, why does the public sector need union representation to protect them?

  68. 207
    Alyingstare Campbell says:

    I would simply say to you that, just like Tony B£iar, Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin, Harridan Harmanhater, Red Ed and Ed Balls, Shallow Chancer, I am a regular kind of guy and am a regular kinda guy.

  69. 210
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    A- Liar-ster Campbell you must be so proud.

    http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2007/01/16/world/16bagh2.600.jpg

  70. 213
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Yay Sky News’ Jeff Randall is doing a bit on the Rally against the debt, unlike the BBC of course zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  71. 220
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Well played H*rry , Mark Pack is a prick and lives on another planet.

    • 228
      Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

      Get the VT , Make the Libs look as bent as they are!

  72. 221
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Jeff Randall to Martin Durkin (first words)

    “So what would you get rid of”

    Durkin “The BBC”

    Fucking right on.

    • 224
      Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

      You missed Neo-Guido on the BBC, looks a bit fat tho, must follow in Guidos shoes….

  73. 223
  74. 226
    marcus Aurelius says:

    I asked my mincing MP, “Andy” Slaughter, how many “Pilgrims” there are in his consituency (Hammersmith).

    Of course he couldn’t be arsed to answer.

    I wonder how he will vote on this EDM?

    Where’s my right to recall my MP?

  75. 230

    I shall personally take full responsibility for this and then sack the person responsible for this!

  76. 235
    Indiana Jonah and the Temple of McDoom says:

    Inviting Brown to speak on the eve of Friday the 13th is just asking for trouble.

  77. 238
    Question Crime says:

    Question Time will be a hoot tonight. Vince Fable, David “Fast track my nanny’s passport” Blunkett and Max “Nazi Dominatrixes” Mosely are on the panel.

  78. 242
    David Laws Landlord says:

    I have just finished giving David
    Every pennyies worth
    of his £40,000 Fuck Fund !

    Don’t look unless you have a strong stomach !

    http://graphics2.snopes.com/photos/risque/graphics/prolapse_small.jpg

  79. 246
    nell says:

    Which MP’s are likely to sign this motion.

    There won’t be many labour one’s they are nearly all generously bankrolled by the unions.

    • 271
      Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

      The only motion Prescott can do is his one first thing in the morning on the crapper.

  80. 249
    David Laws Landlord says:

    My flat only has one bedroom David !
    But you can rent my box !

  81. 250
    Stan Stedd says:

    All this scrolling down – all I wanted to do was call her an ugly, lumbering, porcine troll

  82. 251

    Tsk.
    The text confuses ‘practice’ (n) with ‘practise’ (v).
    The EDM deserves to crash on that alone.

    • 421
      er..um says:

      Quite so Charles, but had you bothered to read through comments you might have noticed that that point was suitably covered quite some time ago. So please stop wasting our time.

  83. 254
    Question Crime says:

    Fatty Charles Clarke and Charles “Make mine a triple” Kennedy are on Brillo’s show tonight.

    • 360
      Southern Softy says:

      Clearly, Charlie not in any position to make it to The Brillow Show, so Little David Steal (sic) a late substitute was wheeled out in a very fetching (I fetched up straight away) brown chalkstripe, circa 1975 and a tie to die for from The Multicoloured Swap Shop!!!!
      Just for balance, Michael in a green sateen shirt and shiny black trews with a telltale even shinier spot (down a bit, yes! there!) and Charles Clarke in fawn, with designer (even more sic) stubble.
      Had to switch off.

  84. 263
    QT says:

    Question Time’s from Sheffield. That guarantees a balanced studio audience!

    • 265
      nell says:

      There never was, and there never will be, anything balanced about the biased beeb.

      Like militwit they’re a dying breed who still believe in that mythical beast ‘the miniscule progressive minority’.

      Unfortunately even the present coalition government is still allowing taxpayers money to be funnelled to the failed beeb for the beeb to keep trying to perpetuate this fairytale.

  85. 266
    Engineer says:

    A memo written by a senior intelligence officer to the Chilcott enquiry states that the famous Dodgy Dossier was put together specifically to make the case for war. In his evidence to Chilcott, Alistair Campbell specifically stated that it wasn’t.

    Seems that Campbell was telling porky-pies. Is anybody remotely surprised?

  86. 272
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Is it a year since this fucking mong was in power? For all Cameon’s faults (he has many) no one can be upset that this fuckwit Brown was removed from power.

  87. 274
    Question Crime says:

    Typical Labour audience on Question Time. And the way Dimbleby just interrupted Anna Soubry to say “I’ve heard that a hundred times” was disgracefully partisan.

  88. 281
    David Spunkit says:

    Anyone out there fancy a bunk up, doggy fashion ??

  89. 289
    A Modern Major General says:

    The dossier WAS sexed up and A Campbell (ex exotic p0rn FICTION writer extraordinaire) was telling porkies.

    In the interests of fairness the British Broadcasting Corporation (failed) says that A C is denying it on Twatter. Well he would wouldn’t he?

    Does the British Broadcasting Corporation (failed) have even the slightest connection with reality?

    • 307
      Dead McDonald says:

      What ? ‘Twisted-mouth’ lied to you ? About a war ? Ended up killing women and children ?

      Well, I never,,,,, seems nothing has changed

  90. 292
    The QT Biased Bastards at it again says:

    Well, the BBC really have pushed the boat on Question Time this week.
    The audience seems to be dotted with rowdy lefties shouting out over Anna Soubry and Vince Cable, they just can’t finish a point.
    And the other 75% seem to be the usual lefty/pinko rent’a’mob bussed in from the local universities and unions.

    • 305
      Lol! says:

      And you watched it?

    • 369
      Southern Softy says:

      Dimbers seems to have a new brief since he was passed over for the Royal Wedding comentary.
      He has, at the age of 72 (he says) come out – as a complete leftie tosser.
      The days of free speech are clearly over when a chair(wo)man can let rip on the guests. Shameful.

  91. 295
    Question Crime says:

    Anna Soubry is quite MILFy.

  92. 301
    There must be a Tory selecting the texts for Question Time says:

    Absolutely golden text just shown on Ceefax 155: “I assume the programme will end tonight with singing The Red Flag”.

  93. 304
    There must be a Tory selecting the texts for Question Time says:

    Another golden text: “The audience reflect the reason the country went bust. Too many looking for a handout.”

  94. 306
    The Paragnostic says:

    Dimblebollocks really is being a useless lefty c’unt tonight.

    Can noone see his bias?

    • 309
      Pay up, and play the game says:

      I blame the cretins that fund it.

    • 314
      Tron says:

      This QT is like the Labour Sheffield Rally.
      How do the BBC get away with it ?

      • 318
        Duh!!! says:

        ‘Cos all those mongs shell out £142.50 every year with nowt much more than a grumble.

        • 335
          TV Licensing says:

          Try £145.50, now pay up or we’ll send the fucking goons round!

          • Duh!!! says:

            I’m sh*tting myself.

          • TV Licensing says:

            Good!
            An make sure you tell us your name, date of birth, where you live, how long you’ve lived there and if you have any electronic appliances in your home.
            And we want a full list!

            If however you choose to ignore us and supply us with no information because we’re just a private company and have no powers at all.
            We can do fuck all to you, so make sure you stay in touch Mr Duh.

      • 323
        Toto says:

        Just requires Kinnochio to appear from behind the curtain like Oz!

  95. 308
    Question Crime says:

    That little prick in the audience screeching about health learnt his Labour briefing paper well. Might be worth digging to find out if he really was in hospital recently.

    • 312
      That little prick in the audience screeching about health says:

      Look Ma! I’m on top of the world!

    • 315
      Eeu to me says:

      He looked a lot older to be in a childrens part of a hospital, another point 350 nurses and 10% will get jobs, remember 3 years ago all those trainee doctors with know where to go, sometimes I wonder.

  96. 311
    Enjoying the texts on 155 says:

    My text about Labour’s PFI contracts was shown. :-D

    • 329
      Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

      Must have been an error on the part of the BBC, they like Liebore are deficit deniers. WE have hundreds of billions of off book debts thanks to the one eyed mong.

  97. 316
    James O’Brien says:

    Hello I’m a sanctimonious c’unt and all I do is review video games and films for a living. Why the BBC think I’m qualified to be on question time is beyond me!

    I was originally kicked off “The Wright Stuff” after two years for being a c’unt. Frank Lampard said I was a c’unt for calling him “weak” and “scum” on a live radio show. And Kay Burley said I was a c’unt too after a heated exchange with her on SKY news. Many people from Ampleforth College in North Yorkshire where I was educated have come forth to say I was a fucking sanctimonious c’unt there too.

    So there you go, my career in a nut shell.

  98. 320
    The BBC are cunts says:

    Once again, thank you for watching the well-balanced, unbiased and fairly Chaired QT programme tonight. It was out pleasure to do Liebour’s work for them.

    • 324
      Alistair Campbell says:

      A job well done.

    • 325
      Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

      A c u n t is a nice thing and has a use, you can’t say that of the BBC.

    • 328
      The Liebour Party says:

      Thank you very much, tell Dimblebollocks the checks in the post.

    • 330
      The panellists says:

      But the money’s good, we get to spout hot air and a ride in limo home.

      • 336
        Eeu to me says:

        Not watched QT for 6months, I see it’s so biased they are not bothered anymore about being biased, get a backbone rusty cameron the warmonger and sell off the BBC.

        • 338
          Continuity Dave says:

          Ditch the EU, bring the troops home and secure the borders.

          Yeah right! Just as soon as i’ve sorted out IPSA.

  99. 327
    Question Crime says:

    Next week’s from Wormwood Scrubs. So another Labour audience then.

  100. 332
    Brillo says:

    Charles Fatty Clarke on Brillo’s show. And the leggy Cheryl Gascoigne.

    • 361
      Lonely Realist says:

      With a pathetic contribution from that horrible small-minded opportunist Rhona Cameron. Eugh!

    • 373
      Southern Softy says:

      Cheryl Gascoigne, right.
      She wants the press to only tell the truth. OK.

      You’re an ugly bitch, Cheryl.
      You are only in the public eye BECAUSE you married that idiot Gazza.
      You are an ugly bitch.
      You only nearly lost your house (paid for BECAUSE you were married to Gazza) because you CHOSE to go to court.
      And, you are an ugly bitch, with stretch marks on your lips.

  101. 342
    Balls anyone? says:

    Own up. How many of the whining winnies here bleating endessly on about the BBC pay their licence fee?

    • 348
      The Paragnostic says:

      Not me, for a start – never have and never will.

      I thus have the satisfaction of knowing that it’s not my money they’re wasting.

      But it is supposed by law not to be biased – and it clearly isn’t. We cannot have an entity funded by extortion acting consistently on the side of the Left without it annoying some of us…

    • 363
      Thor says:

      Not me either, not paid them a penny in two years now and continue to do so forever!

      • 422
        er..um says:

        Me too. Last time I paid was in 1982 – and that was by accident as somebody else picked up the form and went (unasked) to the GPO on my behalf.

  102. 344
    Brillo says:

    Gazza was rather foolish to let Sheryl go. She’s deliciously milfy.

  103. 346
    Fast and Furious 5 says:

    Hi Thor. Stop beating me at the box office.

    • 350
      Thor says:

      Sorry about that FF5 it’s my hammer you see, it’s power is just unstoppable and my Nordic golden locks will finish the job off and top any other film out there.

  104. 347
    THE BIG ISSUE says:

    David Steel on this week looks like a 70′s throwback

    “Go back to your constituency and prepare,
    to have a wash ” you feckin tramp !

  105. 358
    Brillo must be a regular reader of this site says:

    Brillo finished his programme with a reference to the Danny Alexander farting story. :-D

  106. 366
    not a machine says:

    Ohhh the fickle hand of fate and how it unjustly passes over one whilst a known fraudster gets 7 days suspension .I think I know what a superinjunction feels like :). What an odd experience that was , I dont why but blogging is so much easier , apperently I upset the boom limits (or was it my critique of said organisation) .I will say this it is mentally more challenging than this hobby .
    there were more plants red herrings and bawlers than you could shake a stick at . miracle election wasnt won by monster raving loon party .

    In total disbelief what i witnessed , would have had right old go at Labours virgin polyclinics .

    fell off chair when Caroline Spelman annouced new white paper on ecosystem protections and fisheries debate got some proper knowledge ,Take back that i thought it green polices were mirage (I was seriously impressed ,if its true will be be a step in right direction ), well done Ms Spelman and Farmer Paice (making sign of cross ).

    Dont know what to make of it , panzers being replaced with smiley coop symbol just hope happy land doesnt become zombie drone fest , if that is what is on .I contemplated alternative ,perhaps it is like gardening after all . We shall see .
    its like being happy as you cant remeber being angry , which somehow must be flawed .

    Anyhow no point in moaning deal appears to be done , fraudsters ,millionaires on cocktails and busted ordinary tax payer in decade long sorrow story, funny old world .
    I think Ill have one last pop on cranners and then leave it to new generation to make it up with free extra strength horlicks ,until it kicks off in EU or minarete opression turns horrid .Other than that its kick the telly till next general election.

    perhaps free fins bloke was better looking (its almost too shakesperian to comment on the pen being mighter than the sword ) .

    Time I did some other things i think .(slightly sad tiddles)

  107. 367
    The People's Phoney Blair says:

    In an anteroom at the Hague waiting for his trial to begin.

    http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01893/tony-blair_1609386_1893595c.jpg

  108. 374
    The Paragnostic says:

    What’s the betting that Kazakhstan’s opposition leaders will find themselves in prison or worse ere long?

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/commodities/8510797/Glencores-7.6bn-Kazakh-business-under-threat.html

    The current president is obviously not Glencore’s partner in this typically jolly post-Soviet tale of freedom and the growth of international Judacapitalism.

  109. 376
    Master Bates says:

    Get a grip.

  110. 380
    Jimmy says:

    An EDM!

    It’s just one scoop after another here.

    • 397
      A word in your lughole says:

      If the tension of these scoops is getting to you why not bog off to the sheer boredom of the manyLiebore blogs, your not forced to visit here and comment.

  111. 382
    not a machine says:

    Cranners appears to be unavailable !
    Let me say this on Mr Laws and vinces sounding , whilst others have perhaps done worse and still occupy there seat untroubled or collar unfelt , this one even if managed with best PR will be symbolic ,in that it signals special benefit and simoultainious public disregard ,for the sake of bending coalition politics. Cameron will catch Cleggitis .Mr Laws I am sure up until the wide hitting expenses scandle , was decent and capable MP.
    The disregard, is that most of the public are expecting a line to be drawn in the sand ,that not only is scottish football violence unacceptable , but that holding high public office carrys a degree of respect that is enforceable .

    This action cannot be read in enough ways as to make it plausible ,given what has happened . I wont list the detail possibilities ,even if new lagging homes idea has some flaws , but you tell me , a man resigns , is found guilty , admits it and then gets similar job . Cillitbang and the credibility is gone , goodwill consumed in one early internal gesture ,it will be like a vicky pollard running sore hoping to better in the fixed 4 yrs.

    I bet if you do any poll on it will be as good as NO to AV ,God knows what party members will make of it .

  112. 395
    That's News says:

    Do keep us updated on Pilgrim’s Progress, please, Guido!

  113. 396
  114. 399
    Busta Blood Vessel says:

    Has Nurse Pilgrim got a brown nose and how far up St George’s Hospital management arses has she crawled, because she is still there?

    Is she the reason that their Chief Executive resigned and left on the same day last Friday?

    We need to know if St George’s are doing a cover up. Find out Guido please!!!!!

  115. 400

    As of this morning, Friday 13 May 2011, we hereby declare the Labour Party to be officially dead. Deceased. No more. It has ceased to be. A non-party. It’s kicked the bucket, it’s shuffled off its mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin’ choir invisible!!

    It is an ex-party.

  116. 404
    McDoomed says:

    Any word on whether any disaster has struck Las Vegas since Gordon’s visit?

  117. 405
    FLORA and FAUNA says:

    O/T the McCann’s have asked Call me Dave to get Scotland yard
    the day after when all the papers carry the story
    Mrs McCann launches a book
    i mean how does that look ?

    • 409
      McDoomed says:

      I hate the McCanns with a passion. They’re a truly loathsome couple. And I can’t believe that twat Clarence Mitchell is still their spokesprick.

    • 410
      sockpuppet #4 says:

      Bad. And then theres the media blitz thats been going on all week- DailyMail, radio4.
      But I’m starting to think it is actually that she wants the publicity to find her daughter.

      Who apparently Mrs McCann “can feel” is still alive. Which sounds way beyond any logic I can fathom. is there anyone religious round here who would think its not bordering on a delusion?

      • 413
        Cynic says:

        If she doesnt get publicity noone will do anything. The Portugese are covering up

        • 431
          Tucker the F*cker says:

          The McCann’s abandon their kids then blame everyone else! Where’s the f*cking responsibility? Theirs and theirs alone. They were guests in a Country where children are revered not regarded as occasionally inconvenient trophies. They’ve since forged a career at the expense of any half-wit donor and have come to enjoy a lifestyle in the spotlight. Spongeing f*cking media junkies. Of course they have to “feel” that poor Maddie’s alive – if she’s dead the money dries up! Maddie’s long gone and judging the conduct of her parents, she’s better off out of there. What a bunch of c*nts. Wake-the-f*ck-up-and-smell-the f*cking-coffee!

      • 414
        McDoomed says:

        I remember her visit to the pope and asking him to bless a photo of her daughter, which he did by waving his hand over it and thus bestowing his holy powers on it. And of course that’s worked miracles. Oh, wait…

        • 425
          MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

          Call me Dave Wrote them a letter yesterday
          So today they gave it to the Sun and published it for the world to see
          letters are private !

  118. 417
    McDoomed says:

    Question Time outdid itself last night for bias. When the Tory on the panel tried to make the point that Labour’s cuts would only be £1 less for every £8 of cuts, Dimbleby interrupted to say “I’ve heard that 100 times” which was met with applause and whooping by the audience.

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    Albert Hall says:

    Jane’s made it to Wikepedia!


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