May 26th, 2011

Talking Balls

Dastardly Balls and his Muttley-like SpAd Alex Bernardelli have been cock-a-hoop all day proclaiming that the experts at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development were backing his calls for a slower pace to the cuts:

Blinky Balls“This is a very significant intervention. Even the OECD, which has traditionally supported government economic policy and George Osborne’s deficit reduction plan, is now saying the Chancellor should consider changing course.”

But as ever it, turned out to be balls.

The Secretary General of the OECD just went on Sky News to say he hasn’t changed his mind at all. Quite the opposite in fact, and he went on to accuse the Shadow Chancellor of misinterpreting what he’d said:

 “No way was there any signal of a change in course. We are continuing to be supportive. We can now say it with an even greater conviction because we just put out our economic outlook yesterday…”

Balls says we should always “listen to the economists”. Did he hear the CBI say that under Labour that “the economy would be weaker because of the impact of a loss of confidence in the markets”? Or how about when the IMF said Osborne’s plan “greatly reduces the risk of a costly loss of confidence in public finances and supports a balanced recovery…” Or what about when Mervyn King, he’s surely an expert, said that the government’s policy “has to be something where a really significant reduction in the deficit, the elimination of a large part of the structural deficit, takes place over the lifetime of a parliament.” Did he miss the British Chambers of Commerce Chief Economist David Kern say he “supports the need for credible deficit cutting measures over the next few years and supports the government’s emphasis on spending cuts rather than tax increases”?

Sounds like someone’s got a bad case of selective hearing.


452 Comments

  1. 1
    East of Munich says:

    Billy , where are you?

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

    Balls talks Balls shocker volume 300000.

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

    See this is what pisses me right fuckin off about the low grade of politicons that we have, Debate the fuckin facts, act like grown ups, YOU ARE PAID BY THE TAXPAYER TO REPRESENT THEM!!!!

  4. 4

    We should NEVER listen to the economists, unless they are our economists, which undermines the principle of listening to economists, and enshrines the benefits of listening to ourselves, which we also should never do.

  5. 5
    Ed Miliband says:

    Tonight I will be thpending my thtag night with Juthtine. There’th nothing thtrange about that.

  6. 6
    David Laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

    I agree Billy. When are the supposed leaders going to show some leadership qualities?

  7. 7
    SocialGhism says:

    Balls is like a school boy plotting behind a tree for the right moment to grab some limelight.

    He F***ed it up again… little bebe!

  8. 8
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Sorry Guido, But! Does Balls know something we dont, Is it possible that Gordon might get the job at the IMF and he is setting out Gordons “Vison” ?

    O/T Can i just confirm Guido, I did post those Hauge videos this morning that you took off and that is a monkier thief.

  9. 9
    Billy Bonds says:

    lol

  10. 10
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Damm, Did not post those videos.

  11. 11
    retardEd Miliband says:

    Thilenthe! If you thpeak again and interrupt my friend Mr Ballth, I thall hit you with my blank theet of paper, tho help me.

  12. 12
    Dazza says:

    Just has I have always suspected… full of fucking shit. The Huntilever.

  13. 13
    Dazza says:

    as even!

  14. 14
    labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    He didn’t fcuk up altogether, as his nasty lies were broadcast loud and clear by the sllme-bags on the today program this morning, so that many, who will not hear about this reaction from OECD, will still belive it to be true.

  15. 15
    Hugh Janus says:

    “Dastardly Balls and his Muttley-like SpAd Alex Bernardelli…”

    Some similarities with Wallace and Grommit, only in their case they are clever, industrious and inventive. Mr Balls and his yappy spad are anything but.

  16. 16
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Unit 4, Ward 7.

  17. 17
    Common sense voter says:

    You can argue about who’s right on the pace of cuts ’til you’re blue in the face.

    Time will tell us who was right.

  18. 18
    Gordon Brown says:

    I should be head of the IMF. I can make money out of nothing. When I add my left and right hands together I get ten, but when I put my hands in my pocket I get eleven!!

  19. 19
    lola says:

    Juvenile little twerp

  20. 20
    I get the feeling they make it up as they go along says:

    I was working alongside a senior economist (ironically, at a Scottish financial services company – Scottish Equitable) in 2008. He was in awe of America’s economy. Although it “no longer makes or exports stuff like white goods” it was roaring away (and “would always roar away”) because “of the innovative financial services America sells”.

    Not a trained economist, I kept quiet, but even I’d heard about all the IOUs from China.

  21. 21
    Anonymous says:

    The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Pier Carlo Padoan said there would be “merit” in the Treasury adjusting its plans if the economic outlook worsened.

    Labour seized on the comments, accusing the chancellor of a “rigid” approach and urging him to “change course”.

    But the Treasury said the OECD had actually endorsed its approach.

    Arguments over how far and fast the government is planning to cut the deficit continue to dominate the economic debate.

    Labour says excessive budget cuts risk further undermining an already weak economy, could push up borrowing and make it harder to reduce the deficit.

  22. 22
    I get the feeling they make it up as they go along says:

    or to China.

  23. 23
    The soaking wet ghost of Osama Bin Laden says:

    Ed Testicles really is a knob end

  24. 24
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    The goverment is not the econemy.

  25. 25
    SKY News says:

    Balls crushed

  26. 26
    The literal, English meaning of Celt is scrounger says:

    Utter cu’nt

  27. 27
    Peter Grimes says:

    Balls is just being Balls and talking bollox as usual.

    He is so used to speaking out of both sides of his mouth and his fat arse at the same time that he interprets what others say in the good ol’ ZaNuLieBor fashion of anything he wants it to mean.

    It’s great to see Little Georgie Osbourne making mincemeat of the fat bastard Balls. Balls and his mates tried to slag him off but he keeps sticking it to ‘em!

  28. 28
    The Speaker says:

    This applies to Chris Huhne when he next enters the House of Commons

    Anyone wearing a tutu will be required to wear either shorts, leggings or opaque / coloured tights underneath and to keep (shorts, leggings or tights) them on during the entire proceedings.

  29. 29
    Anonymous says:

    It would have been useful if the whole answer was shown. It was cut off to protect the whole truth being shown.

  30. 30
    South of the M4 says:

    And indeed that is his deliberate MO. Brown was the same. Make the headline and only 20% will later understand it to be incorrect. That leaves the 80% who will continue to believe it to be true. They have operated like that for the last 10 years
    with their partner, the BBC.

  31. 31
    Fitbad the Tailor says:

    No it won’t. It will only tell us whether this lot got it right or wrong. The other lot’s policy might have been better or it might have been worse. We’ll never know.

  32. 32
    Sherlock Holmes says:

    He can see your IP address Billy, don’t worry. He knows it’s not you.

    Don’t tell me it was the same f@cking Hague video again? With the warbly song? I wonder which spaz would have posted that..

  33. 33
    Balls is poison says:

    Actually we laugh at this but this is the very reason Balls, Milliband and Labour are so dangerous to this country. They desperately want this government to fail and country with it just so they can told you so and then go back on a spender bender

    FFS people wake up and don’t ever put these twats back in power ever again. Remember if they do get back the first thing they will says is
    “Our mission is to repair the damage caused by the colaition all was well up until then and now we have to make cuts and raise taxes”

    YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED

  34. 34
    Up sh1t creek says:

    That’s what I said

  35. 35
    Ed Balls (Prime Minister in waiting) says:

    Never let the truth get in the way of good anti-Tory propaganda.

  36. 36
  37. 37
    Anonymous says:

    Say some thing meaningful.

  38. 38
    Engineer says:

    We know that the last lot’s policy was worse. They pledged to halve the deficit over four years (thus allowing a continuing increase in National Debt, and consequently in interest payments on that debt). The current government aim to eliminate the structural deficit in the life of this parliament. Some think that doesn’t go far enough, but at least it goes in the right general direction.

  39. 39
    Rod Hull tv aeriel instalations Ltd says:

    I like him !

  40. 40
    Rat's arse says:

    Another lickspittle Tory mong, fuck off!

  41. 41
    Ex-Conservative voter says:

    Borrowing, up under Dave.
    Spending, up under Dave.
    Foreign aid payments, up under Dave.
    Payments to the EU, up (massively) under Dave.
    Taxation, up under Dave.
    Immigration, up under Dave.
    Cuts to our defences, up under Dave.
    Laws handing more control to the EU, up under Dave.
    Mad Hattie Harman’s rabid equality laws, introduced by Dave.

    And, for good measure, they’ve gone super-soft on law and order.

    What, exactly, was the fucking point of voting CONservative?

  42. 42
    AC1 says:

    Quite right. The government exists at the expense of the economy. Larger government = Smaller economy.

  43. 43
    AC1 says:

    So Chinas got all these IOUs which the Americans can photocopy to pay off the Chinese and the Americans have got all these finished goods…

    I wonder when Chinas gonna realise how silly it’s been?

  44. 44
    Anonymous says:

    The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has revised its growth estimate for the UK economy downwards to 1.4 per cent for this year and 1.8 per cent next year.

    Following a pause in the nation’s economic recovery towards the end of 2010, the OECD is now warning that the coming two years could see little real-terms growth, but relatively high inflation.

    Coupled with increases in certain key taxes, these – and not monetary policy as laid out by the Bank of England – are the effects the organisation expects to see pull inflation back down towards its long-term target.

  45. 45
    lola says:

    “Believe nothing of what you hear and only half of what you say”

  46. 46
    Peter Grimes says:

    But the coalition are still increasing debt, but not by as much as the last lot would have.

  47. 47
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    I never watch the videos, But they were Hauge uns.

  48. 48
    crash says:

    i was with guido until he claimed that merve the swerve was an expert.

  49. 49
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Lesser of two evils….

  50. 50
    Labour voters are thick and ugly says:

    Aw, bless! Is the truth denting the image of your beloved Balls?

    Awww.

  51. 51
    It'sAlreadyTooLate says:

    £110m of UK aid to support ‘Arab Spring’ nations

    So they can kick us in the bollocks at a later date

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-13565532

  52. 52
    warwick hunt says:

    funny how such a big knob should have the name balls…

  53. 53
    NeverRed says:

    I know what should have been cut off

  54. 54
    Someone Call Tats GP says:

    and get them to increase Tat dosage of Medicine.

  55. 55
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Balls is a liar, plain and simple. What was his former boss Brown, also a proven liar.
    Labour the party of liars.
    Labour the pary of spin and spite. Labour the party of no policies.
    Labour the party supported by union scum and benefit scroungers.

  56. 56
    Engineer says:

    Rather harsh.

  57. 57
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Have we stopped printing money yet?

  58. 58
    lola says:

    Now now, you know it has nothing to do with doing any good for anyone else, being in power that is. It’s all about keeping us proles in check long enough to line ones own pockets and gather up plenty of entitlements while having lots of jollies and meeting lots similar people. Why the fuck would any of them screw that up?

  59. 59
    lola says:

    Are you? Then fuck off.

  60. 60
    Lesser of two terminal illnesses says:

    That’s like saying terminal lung c’ancer is better than terminal testicular c’ancer.

  61. 61
    Stan Stedd says:

    A right Balls cock-up in fact

  62. 62
    Ed Balls (Prime Minister in waiting) says:

    When your lies have been exposed, just raise your voice and scream insults.

  63. 63
    Peter Grimes says:

    I can’t work out whether Ed Bollox is retarded or retracted.

    On second thoughts, probably both!

  64. 64
    Ex-Conservative says:

    Typical, if you don’t agree with the Tories on everything then your a socialist!

  65. 65
    South of the M4 says:

    Agree. Anyone who prints £200b and then is surprised that inflation follows is either an idiot, or a liar.

  66. 66

    They take it in turns, coming from the world of non-reality as they do.

    If they are reading this: FUCK YOU! What’s it like to be irrelevant?

  67. 67
    Engineer says:

    No it isn’t.

    The current government plan to eliminate deficit sonner than the last lot proposed. Debt will therefore peak sooner, and at a lower level, than under the stated Labour policy. The current government’s policy is therefore clearly better than Labour’s, unless you like unsustainable debts.

  68. 68
    Andrew Marr says:

    Just received a new email piece from Al Jazeera and guess what?
    Guido (masked) picture on the front page as a cyber activist.
    FAME at last.

  69. 69
    retardEd Miliband says:

    Not jutht benefit thcroungerth. Ex-benefit thcounger J K Rowling quite liketh uth, and that leftwing comedian who liketh paying money to whip ladieth.

  70. 70
    Engineer says:

    No it isn’t.

    The current government plan to eliminate deficit sonner than the last lot proposed. Debt will therefore pe ak sooner, and at a lower level, than under the stated Labour policy. The current government’s policy is therefore clearly better than Labour’s, unless you like unsustainable debts.

  71. 71
    Raving Loon says:

    I think economic illiteracy is a pre-requisite of being a socialist.

  72. 72
    me says:

    Balls makes Hoon look like an amateur in the c*nt stakes

  73. 73
    Peter Grimes says:

    38

    That’s just why the Coalition are trying to cut back on spending. Just remind us who set the spending pattern for 13 years (and ongoing) and who thought that things would always be on the up because he had abolished boom and bust!

  74. 74
    Engineer says:

    ^ sockpuppet.

  75. 75
    Tat's shit stained Y-fronts says:

    I’m tat I’m a mong look at me yap, yap yap yap yap wheeeeeeeeeeeeee!

  76. 76
    Phantom says:

    God he is a weapons-grade bell-end isn’t he?

    Labour paid not one scrap of attention to the OECD throughout 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007.

    They just let the bubble inflate further such was their vanity.

    Sadly there is a Damocene conversion to actually listening to the OECD doesn’t actually stretch to apologising to the 1.5m that lost their jobs and to the rest of the country for utterly destroying their savings, pensions and living standards and future in their orgy of money printing.

  77. 77
    Peter Carter-Fuck says:

    Well if it changed anything they’d ban it.

  78. 78
    Malcolm Tucker says:

    I want this fat fuckers head on the plate, fucking cum sack shit muncher

  79. 79

    No post, or pre, neo-classical endogenous growth there, whether theoretical, practical, productive or empirical.

  80. 80
    Peter Grimes says:

    10 and a half, actually, unless one of your hands is in Lady Mandlebum’s pocket, which would not surprise me at all!

  81. 81
    Peter Carter-Fuck says:

    Just a bit to the right Rod. Bit more. Almost there, another inch or two…

  82. 82
    David Camoron (traitor, thief and liar) says:

    Oh, don’t worry about it. I found the money by cutting the Paratroop Regiment’s pay by 10 percent with immediate effect.

    The ones who don’t resign will no doubt deal with any future problems.

    Toodle pip!

  83. 83
    Iloathlefties says:

    They can’t because they don’t have any and are just clueless politicians in the Westminster bubble. When are they going to DO something about mass migration other than talk? About the useless EU, creap of sovereignty and costs of the EU? …………………….silence………..all talk. Only judge them on actions and outcomes not words.

  84. 84
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Balls makes Gordon Brown look sane!

  85. 85
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Bring back Alan Johnson. I know he was useless but at least he wasn’t a total cu*t like Balls.

  86. 86
    Peter Carter-Fuck says:

    He really is a chump.

  87. 87
    Peter Grimes says:

    You’re not really trying to tell us that debt is NOT still increasing, are you, Engineer, and that the Coalition is planning to REDUCE debt in the foreseeable future?

    Shame on your ignorance!

  88. 88
    Rat's arse says:

    Some mongs come here thinking this is a government funded pro Tory blog, well it’s NOT and never will be so if you don’t like it then fuck off!

  89. 89
    Common sense voter says:

    Time will give us a pretty good idea. If the economy starts booming then ‘this lot’ were right. If the tax revenues dip because of the cuts and the economy stagnates or goes into recession then it’s a fair guess that ‘the other lot’s’ policies might have been more suited.

    Whatever, I have a simple grasp of economics so won’t be getting into an argument with you about it as you’ll probably run rings round me.

    Your point is fair.

  90. 90
    Iloathlefties says:

    Still waiting for the cuts of 80% and tax rises of 20%. We’ve had the tax, where’s the cuts?

  91. 91

    These videos of him get put up by everyone, Guido included, but I simply cannot bear to listen to his smarmy, insincere, self-centred wafflings without wanting to puke up so I will pass.

  92. 92
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Guido, Baroness Thatcher ignored the econimists?

    Just sayin?

  93. 93
    Iloathlefties says:

    None. Lots of waffle and people are starting to see the shallow rubbish from cast iron Dave’s promises of “change. My ass!

  94. 94
    Polly Toynbee's dried-up vag says:

    Awwww. Bless you, tat! Your little crippled brain’s really hurting, ain’t it?

    Poor little cripple brained tat. Don’t cwy! Don’t let mummy in Heaven see you cwy! You pwomised her!

    Cripple.

  95. 95
    Sadly, says:

    Cameron’s starting to make Brown look sane, too.

  96. 96
    Archer Karcher says:

    It’s very simple really.
    If you want a socialist government, vote CMD Conservative.
    If you want a left wing socialist Government, vote Lib-Dim.
    If you want a hard left socialist government, vote ZaNu Labour.

  97. 97
    Engineer says:

    Very poor Mr Tat very poor indeed, just typing “^ sockpuppet” doesn’t work anymore, we know all your IP address’s.

  98. 98
    David Camoron says:

    Thatcher!? She’s the rabid loon who cut taxes, isn’t she? And won 3 general elections.

    Disgusting. Best forget about her.

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

    Not yet, I give it 6 years*.

    * this postion may change :-)

  100. 100
    Engineer says:

    Peter, read my posts again.

    I am well aware that National Debt is still increasing. It is, however, increasing at a lower rate than it would have done had a Labour government been elected in 2010, and will therefore peak sooner, and at a lower value, than it would have done under Labour.

    The deficit could be eliminated today by simply saying that public spending will not exceed tax receipts. I suspect that the political price of that action would be high; the current strategy is wilier, and will probably turn out to be wiser in the end. Whatever happens, we will be saddled with a National Debt that exceeds 100% of GDP for some years, possibly decades.

  101. 101
    not a machine says:

    ping ponged and out , I seem to recall Ed was about producing his own version of the fluffy cuts or has that one took 2yrs too long , he didnt say what would cut during the crisis , before the gen election ,at the emergency budget and now 12 months after , still a blank sheet , no proposal , no detail, no basis for for saying current budget has to be done any other way.

    Oi ed watch for the credibility gap …………. too late.

  102. 102
    Engineer says:

    Peter – reply awaiting the moderator’s pleasure.

  103. 103
    Engineer says:

    The real Engineer knows how to spell ‘addresses’.

    Fuck off, sockpuppet.

  104. 104
    Moley says:

    How many times does it have to be repeated?

    Government spending is well up on last year; there HAVE BEEN NO CUTS!

  105. 105
    Engineer says:

    Oh dear the sockpuppetering is gathering a pace again, for the record the comment at 6:28pm was my stalker.

  106. 106
    Engineer says:

    She did indeed ignore most of them (including, interestingly, Mervyn King); the country ended up in a far stronger financial position as a result.

  107. 107
    Engineer says:

    The real Engineer can spell ‘sockpuppeting’ as well…

    Do fuck off.

  108. 108
    I says:

    Balls is giving balls a bad name.

  109. 109
    Hugh Janus says:

    O/T, but which bozo decided to fly our national flag upside down at the G5 ‘summit’? I know we are in deep distress but do we have to make it so obvious??

  110. 110
    Bolt of Lightening says:

    The real problem is the BBC agenda of rubbishing the Tories at every opportunity. They know Balls was Brown’s bit of bendover and love him for it. When a so news organisation is run by a left wing tax payer funded cabal instead of an independent organisation it is inevitable.

    Take the news and documentaries away from the chattering left wing fairies and we might stand a chance of getting fairer and more informative news. For example; is it really for the BBC news to keep repeating the tittle tattle about Cheryl Cole being dumped from the USA X Factor? They are pathologically & pathetically piss poor.

  111. 111
    Engineer says:

    FAKE!!!!

  112. 112
    Garden Brown says:

    I came First at Chelsea

  113. 113
    The Paragnostic says:

    That is meaningful – the government is not the economy.

    It is, at best, an inefficient way of recycling extorted monies, and should be removed from the statistics.

    Some government is necessary, but it needs to be kept as small as possible to stop it dragging the productive economy down.

    The current situation is unsustainable, even in the medium term – public sector pay and pension liabilities are the biggest drag on the economy apart from employment taxes and unnecessary legislation.

    Of course, there are some mental defectives that insist that a traffic warden or elf’n’safety officer are as useful as a factory worker or an engineer, but this is a complete fallacy – everything the government does is an overhead with the costs borne by those who produce the wealth from which the parasites are paid.

    Abandon Keynes, all you entertain hope!

  114. 114
    Engineer says:

    Sock + puppeteering = sockpuppetering, NOT sockpuppeting you illiterate mong Mr Tat, now do run along dear your mummy has some tablets for you to take.

  115. 115
    Anonymous says:

    I notice the BBC have ignored this latest development, shock, surprise.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-13558997

  116. 116
    Hugh Janus says:

    £200bn when I last looked, and they wonder why inflation has achieved lift-off!

  117. 117
    Dancing on Thatchers Grave says:

    What a bunch of pathetic morons you are.

    I would attempt to encourage you to engage in proper debate as opposed to mindless abuse.
    But I doubt your ring wing minds could even comprehend how.

    So instead I will laugh at your (soon to be) dead messiah.

  118. 118

    Looks like post-schizophrenic depression to me, but there again I’m no expert.

  119. 119
    Moley says:

    Some diseases are incurable.

    It is perfectly possible that nothing will be effective and that deep bust will follow high boom, just as night follows day.

    If Policy A proves wrong; it does not by any means follow that Policy B must have been right.

  120. 120
    Browns balls says:

    No one can make the balloon look or act sane – I am still shuddering from seeing the brown gnarl (engage smile mode please) when obama met him in the line of has been PM’s.

  121. 121

    Not quite, Billy. She was an admirer of Friedrich Hayek, an Austrian economist and philosopher who was championed by one of her most intelligent ministers, Sir Keith Joseph.

    The problem is that economics is neither science nor art. It does not resolve nicely like pure maths or logic (at the elementary levels).

    Her illustration of practical economics, illustrated by using her shopping basket, was immediately understood by millions and demonstrated her clear sense of identifying with the public by using common sense, rather than the empty tokenistic approach, loved by most politicians nowadays.

  122. 122
    Lady Hamilton's Pussy says:

    Fat headed slimes like Balls are perfectly cut out for opposition: he can just snipe and whine and lie as much as he likes, even when he knows he is being dishonest or wrong. The truth and the details don’t matter- as long as he can cover the issues in his slime and filth, then he has done his job: created confusion and fear.

    Can you imagine if this little shit was chancellor?

  123. 123
    PD77 says:

    He looks more like a ‘Richard’ to me!

  124. 124
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Labourlist is that way, as you like graveyards>>>>>>>

  125. 125
    The Paragnostic says:

    It has always amazed me that anyone with a brain can believe in endogenous growth of any variety – organisms simply do not grow unless they either consume external resources, or self-inflate due to the production of noxious gases.

    Why should an economy be any different? Sure, during the days of Empire, we managed to grow amazingly fast, with the industrial revolution firmly set to exploit the new resources made available. But since we lost our colonies and their cheap raw materials, then exported the tools of production to said colonies, we have effectively been producing nothing but gas, whether by overexpansion of credit, excessive borrowing or rampant inflation.

    It makes my blood boil when mountebanks like Balls claim that their perpetual motion machine can succeed where all others have failed.

  126. 126
    Defacto says:

    Economists are of the same ilk as fortune tellers, weather forecasters and racing tipsters.

    In a nutshell they can NOT predict the future. If they could they would NOT be economists but the richest people on the planet.

    FACT

  127. 127
    Rat's arse says:

    I think “sock + puppeteering = sockpuppetering” is correct in this instance. Furthermore I believe ‘sockpuppetering’ would be the plural of ‘sockpuppeting’ although you wont any find them in any dictionary I know of in that form.
    It’s usage here is really internet jargon.

    Now do stop it Tat, it’s boring tedious and way past it’s sell by date.

  128. 128
    Bob Flowerdew says:

    No you didn’t

  129. 129
    Hugh Janus says:

    Talking out of your arse of course. You’ve obviously never served overseas in the Services, but if you had you would realise that allowances paid for being in theatre are , by definition, not payable when you are back in Blighty.

  130. 130
    The soaking wet ghost of Osama Bin Laden says:

    Anyone else watching C4 news? John Snow just made an utter utter c u n t of himself over the photographs of Miladic, which turned out to be faked, yet Snow was showing them on air.

    I laugh when this camp c lef ie c u n t is sneering at others who “don’t check their facts”

  131. 131
    BillyBob... No 'free' NHS treatment for immigrants, reform reform!! says:

    What a f8ckin’ dick the knob is !!

  132. 132
    Lord Mandelbum of Fondleboys says:

    Billy’s under me, fucking up, as usual.

  133. 133
    Anonymous says:

    Funny how all the comments on this site are completely retarded.

  134. 134
    BillyBob... No 'free' NHS treatment for immigrants, reform reform!! says:

    I prefer the Serbs to to Kosovan Albanians any day……. !!

  135. 135
    The soaking wet ghost of Osama Bin Laden says:

    Where did the BBC get that story from? They don’t quote a source, but I though the source was Ed Testicles?

    Typical and misleading of the BBC as usual. 4 billion a year to report this shit.

  136. 136
    The Paragnostic says:

    It’s like a debate on treating sepsis using leeches or blood letting – i.e. totally bogus and a waste of breath.

    The sepsis in this case is the level of public spending – and this can only be addressed with an antibiotic which removes the parasitic bacteria from the system. Trouble is, the parasites are unionised and the unions own the Labour party – not only that, but we are paying the buggers enhanced pensions.

  137. 137
    Rat's arse says:

    Oh dear you’ve don’t it again Tat, Engineer said “YOUR IP address’s” as in belonging to someone.

    Now piss off you plagiarizing mong.

  138. 138
    The soaking wet ghost of Osama Bin Laden says:

    Gordon Brown, hurry the fuck up an die, we want to PARTY!

  139. 139
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    “The problem with socailisim that you always run out of other peoples monkiers”

  140. 140
    South of the M4 says:

    Actually I seem to remember that his hands were in my pocket most of the time.

  141. 141
    Saviour Ed says:

    Your dads cock so you wouldnt be bothering people?

  142. 142
    BillyBob... No 'free' NHS treatment for immigrants, reform reform!! says:

    Surely you mean Champagne Socialists !

  143. 143
    Interesting Obama fact #53 says:

    Did you know that one of Obama’s bollocks is black and the other is white.

  144. 144
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Nah , all the hate filled leftie c-unts.

  145. 145
    Hugh Janus says:

    Is there, anywhere in the world, any politician who isn’t on the fiddle?:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1391073/Christine-Lagarde-tipped-succeed-Dominique-Strauss-Kahn-head-IMF.html

  146. 146
    South of the M4 says:

    Al Jazeera today labelled Ashton as the ‘ EU Foreign Police Chief ‘. I guess they mistook policy for police – or do they know something we don’t?

  147. 147

    Agree completely with your analogy, Paragnostic. But you missed the biggest source of gas which is Balls’ rhetoric…

  148. 148
    jgm2 says:

    He’s both.

    If he’d had an ounce of integrity he’d have spent about two or three months in the job under Brown while he confirmed, to his own satisfaction, that the fucking lunatic really had squandered absolutely everything gambling on perpetual economic motion being provided by eternally rising house prices.

    And then quit. And blown the whistle.

    All he’s after now is his Knighthood or Lordship or some bauble of that ilk.

    Or, and this is being generous, he knew full well what was going on but was powerless to stop it and figured he’d best stay on otherwise Brown would appoint a complete ‘Yes-man’ like Blanchflower to endorse his lunatic economics. Perhaps, unlike the Maximum Imbecile, King is trying to fix Brown’s economic clusterfuck. Unlike Brown and Balls who are still engaged 24/7 in trying to cover it up with lies, misinformation and misdirection.

  149. 149
    Pay your tax says:

    Id rather be a member of a party funded hard working union members than thieving tax dodgers.

    The reasons why should be apparent based on the comment from the fuckwit above.

  150. 150
    The Paragnostic says:

    Or under pressure from the outgoing government, and able to make the calculation that going along with QE and staying in place until the fifth-columnists were thrown out at the election was preferable to having, say, Blanchflower or some other deluded incompetent implementing an even more disastrous policy.

    Merv actually pointed out the ‘moral jeopardy’ involved in trying to rescue failed banks in the first place, but was quickly slapped down by Brown and Balls.

    Some might say he should have kicked back harder, but the inevitable result of that would have been the full force of the Labour/BBC propaganda machine weighing down on him until he was forced out – he kept the damage to a minimum knowing that he’d have a more sympathetic audience once Labour were out of power.

    The coalition still haven’t got the balls to tackle the problem properly, but that’s just a result of electoral mathematics.

  151. 151
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    FAKE!

  152. 152
    marcus Aurelius says:

    What an utter fucking tosser Ed Balls is! Where is my fucking pension that you and your master McRuin stole?

    Who votes for these effete know nothing know it alls like Mllband and Balls with their lithpth and funny “r”s who claim to represent the working man?

    Why don’t they all just fuck off back to University where they can expound Marxism to each other without jeopardising the real world?

  153. 153
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Cheeky boy!

  154. 154
    Hoist on your own petard says:

    Yours more than most.

  155. 155
    jgm2 says:

    Labour (and the unions) are funded by stealing people’s taxes and then paying their ‘Pilgrim’ members, their fifth column, to undermine the efficient running of public services. Then, with the money the union saves by not having to pay its own members it bankrolls the Labour party to continue robbing taxpayer. To fund union members. To fund Labour. And so on. And so on.

  156. 156
    Chris Bryant says:

    I see nothing wrong in a strapping young gay man expressing his ponshon for south eastern Europeans Billy, nothing at all!

  157. 157
    The Paragnostic says:

    ‘Hard working union members’ – that’s a good one!

    What was that slush-fund set up to divert public money to Labour via the Unions called again? The ‘Union Learning Fund’ or some such, wasn’t it? £10 million or more, quietly diverted to Labour coffers.

    And how much public money goes to council Pilgrims? £37 million?

    So really, you’d rather be a member of a parasitic party funded through the back door by public subsidy to the unions.

    Doesn’t sound quite as pure and moral when you look at the real sources, does it?

  158. 158
    I says:

    Democracy a la Libdum reaches Stockport.
    With no overall control, New Leader Of Council Cllr. Dave Goddard declares he would ” Not speak to the Tories whilst I have a breath left in my body”
    Any volunteers? What about you Nick?

  159. 159

    You are no Schrödinger’s cat either, Sockpuppet.

    If you can only exist in other peoples’ personas, you are devoid of not only identity but ideas and interest as well.

  160. 160
    jgm2 says:

    In Labour-land those 1.5 million ‘deserved’ to lose their jobs. Only the public sector was worth borrowing 500bn quid and printing 200bn quid to pay.

    The public sector, you see, are the special ones. Economic reality doesn’t apply to them under Labour.

    We’re all just here to provide the public sector with cushy jobs, holidays (lots and lots of holidays), pay (lots and lots of pay) and pension (lots and lots of pension). Because they’re ‘key workers’ and so much more important than everybody else.

  161. 161
    The Paragnostic says:

    From memory, the OECD was already warning about consumer d*bt and the property bubble in 2002, and was brushed off by the arrogant Brown and Balls even then.

  162. 162
    jgm2 says:

    He’s not totally useless. His every appearance on TV, just like lisping Ned Miliband and the Maximum Imbecile loses Labour thousands of votes.

    It’s the Kinnock effect.

    Their C*untitude is what will keep them out of power.

  163. 163
    Ed the Bollock Head says:

    We spent it all on mass immigration interpreters, now please shut up whingeing you’ll need some of them to mop up your piss and wipe your arse soon enough.

  164. 164
    The Paragnostic says:

    Best not tell Bill or Hillary then Gordon…

  165. 165
    jgm2 says:

    I think it’s emerging that the lying fucker actually was effectively chancellor during the Brown Terror.

  166. 166
    God says:

    No fucking way. Thatan! Take thith little cweep away and pwn it. That ith my command.

  167. 167
    Daedor says:

    Goverment spending is up, Defecit has increased, Economic forcast downgraded(not for the firsrt time), some confidence by the oecd, Claimaint(jsa) count up, consumer confidence low (2/3 of uk econ). The plan is not going great maybe having a plan b might not be a bad idea. A wise man rarely changes his mind, a fool never does.

  168. 168
    The Paragnostic says:

    Apart from the more or less correct grammar, that report could almost be a regurgitation of Balls’ vomit, with a couple of very short rebuttals from the Treasury added in.

    Some coke sniffing rent-boy bothering fellow traveller probably gets handsomely paid from the TV tax to produce this turgid drivel – good job I never pay, or I’d be really annoyed.

  169. 169
    The Paragnostic says:

    Apart from the more or less correct grammar, that report could almost be a regurgitation of Balls’ vomit, with a couple of very short rebuttals from the Treasury added in.

    Some coke sniffing rent-boy bothering fellow traveller probably gets handsomely paid from the TV tax to produce this turgid drïvel – good job I never pay, or I’d be really annoyed.

  170. 170
    The Paragnostic says:

    I once went out with a lass who was half Austrian, half Serb.

    The politics in her parents’ house were very un-Labour, to put it mildly!

  171. 171
    Spot the Dog says:

    yop

  172. 172
    The Paragnostic says:

    Plan B should be to cut more, to repeal any Labour legislation that has added to the public sector wage bill, and to refuse child benefit to any new additions to our multicultural paradise.

    Getting out of the EU would be a good idea too.

  173. 173
    The Paragnostic says:

    Plan B should be to cut more, to repëal any Labour legislation that has added to the public sector wage bill, and to refuse child benefit to any new additions to our multicultural paradise.

    Getting out of the EU would be a good idea too.

  174. 174
    Michelle Obama says:

    True story. I call them Yin and Yang.

  175. 175
    Engineer says:

    Government spending rising in cash terms on current expenditure, falling on capital expenditure. Deficit is reducing (albeit reduction might be faster) – it certainly isn’t rising. It seems that the OECD is content with current government’s strategy. Consumer spending is hardly likely to rise much until taxes fall and personal debt levels are reduced.

    You say we need a Plan ‘B’. What is it? Borrow and spend more?

  176. 176
    Steve Miliband says:

    In the C*nt list Balls is second C*nt

  177. 177
    Hugh Janus says:

    “Getting out of the EU would be a good idea too.”

    May I be permitted to nominate this comment as the greatest understatement since Peter Vain described the introduction of the EU constitution as “a little tidying up exercise”!

  178. 178
    EdMiliband says:

    At leatht you have a plan. I’m thtill at the drawing board thtage.

    Looking forward to my half thhandy at our progrethive ‘thag night’

  179. 179
    Goebbels says:

    I like their style!

  180. 180
    The Paragnostic says:

    I don’t always do hyperbole – sometimes I’m subtle :-)

  181. 181
    Fa kin su pah says:

    To lie, for that’s what it is, in such a brazen,
    bare faced manner is extraordinary.
    You can normally spot a liar from body language and
    facial characteristics. Huhne the other day was
    simply appalling at it. But Balls can do
    a number on himself. Quite easily, so it seems.
    I don’t see how anybody, even his nearest
    and dearest could ever trust him. I think
    he could betray anyone.

  182. 182
    So what am de troof? says:

    What Guido Fawkes didn’t tell you about the Eastleigh meeting last night
    By Mark Pack | Published 26th May 2011 – 6:04 pm

    Yesterday Guido Fawkes excitedly blogged that “Eastleigh LibDems Holding Emergency Meeting … Guido has just heard they are holding an unscheduled meeting” and went on to claim in a subsequent post that Chris Huhne’s election expenses were “top of the agenda”.

    Alas, Guido’s source is not exactly up to top-notch standards on this one.

    Let’s take it one by one.

    Was it an emergency meeting? No, it was a previously scheduled one.

    Was it a Liberal Democrat meeting? No, it was a meeting of the Eastleigh and the Bishopstoke, Fair Oak and Horton Heath Local Area Committees to which council officers and non-Liberal Democrat councillors were invited.

    At this point you might wonder if Chris Huhne’s election expenses were really top of the agenda for a meeting to which not only outsiders but rival politicians were invited.

    And you’d be right to wonder.

    Because why had these two Local Area Committees, who usually meet separately, scheduled a meeting together?

    It was because along with their normal business there was one special, joint item of business to talk about…

    (Drum roll please.)

    (Wait for it.)

    … a cycle path.

    Yes indeed the emergency Lib Dem meeting with election expenses top of the agenda was actually a scheduled council meeting to talk about local issues with a local cycle path top of the agenda.

    Time for you to get a new source Guido, I think if s/he can’t tell the difference between an expense return and a bicycle.

  183. 183
    Harold says:

    Labour allowed the mass uncontrolled immigration of unskilled people from cultures which are totally alien to the British people in order to fill low-paid jobs and to ship in new Labour voters. While allowing the British people to bear the social costs associated with importing such low skilled workers, am I the only one who finds this criminal and immoral?

    Our country is now awash with unskilled immigrants, and their often unskilled and unemployable offspring who pay no heed to our culture or laws. I think it’s time the British people reclaimed their homeland from those who have taken it as their own. But to do so, we must start electing politicians who are proud of our British culture and traditions and who will defend our way of life instead of those who will sell it down the river.

  184. 184
    Ruth Kelly's plaything says:

    “Sounds like someone’s got a bad case of selective hearing.”

    Nope.

    Balls is simply an opportunistic liar and proof, were any needed, of the fundamental stupidity/cupidity of NuLab. Here we have one of the chief architects of the bust, not banished to the outer darkness for ruining the country, but singled-out for the second-most important post in the shadow cabinet.

    It tells you all you need to know about them.

  185. 185
    Daedor says:

    “Britain borrowed more last month than in any other April on record: £10 billion. Taxes, too, are up: VAT, National Insurance, fuel duty and top rate income tax have all risen. Despite what you hear on the BBC, total net public sector spending is five per cent higher now than it was in Gordon Brown’s final month in office.

    Where’s it all going? Debt interest, the NHS, the Libyan war, overseas aid, social security and, not least, a 74 hike in our EU budget contribution. And that’s not even counting the £12.5 billion on the bailouts which Parliament might have repudiated this afternoon, but chose not to (that additional sum is euphemistically classed as a “loan”, though no one expects to get it back in full).”

    No not more taxes for individuals we are already paying to help investors in banks that should have been allowed to fail. Isnt that capitialism? Cut spending on paying investors and subsidy manfacturing indusrty the only way to grow any econonmy and devaluing of the pound might not be a bad idea either we need to increase exports and production.

  186. 186

    Fuck. FUCK!

    Now I’m going to look like a right fucking Hunt aren’t I? Right…

    Hold it together Mark, you can do this. He can’t have just lied completely, can he? Balls I mean, he’s surely not that much of a lying shitbag…where’s….that….fucking….transcript……AHA!

    CUUUUUUUUUNT!!!!!!

    Right, alls not lost………….I mean it’s basically what he said when you ignore that “if”. Maybe…..if……I…

    Hmmm.

    Could work. Fuck it, lets give it a tweet.

  187. 187
    Anonymous says:

    Talking bo**ox is ok since it displays the very obvious uselessness of him to the LieBour cause,but deliberately twisting & contorting the pronouncements of the top economic bodies is tantamount to lieing.
    Cameron & Osbourne should use every opportunity to rebut his falsehoods in no uncertain terms & in arenas that reach a much wider audience than Guido’s blog.

  188. 188
    Ed Balls, Shallow Chancer says:

    I am a complete fucking twat.

  189. 189
    13eastie says:

    And yet the hapless Left Foot Forward merrily paid its subscription to Murdoch’s pay-wall this morning, digested what Mr Padoan had said to the Times, and then shrieked:

    OECD chief economist tells Osborne: “Slow down the pace of spending cuts”

  190. 190
    Anonymous says:

    Talking balls as usual. What a useless c**t.

  191. 191
    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    That is economics I can understand, Gordon.

  192. 192
    nell says:

    “Why had these two Local Area Committees, who usually meet separately, scheduled a meeting together? To talk about a new cycle path.”

    That’ll be why the national press was outside as they left and why members were trying to scuttle out of back doors unnoticed into their cars then!!!

    ++++Laugh++++ That’s the funniest, most amusing piece of lying I’ve read in years!!!!

  193. 193
    Mr & Mrs Ball-Scooper says:

    OUR TIME VILL COME…..http://bit.ly/18UbMS

  194. 194
    Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin says:

    BRITISH JOBS FOR BRITISH WORKERS !!!

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    So what am de troof? says:

    Which bits ob de national press? Where am de reports?

  196. 196
    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    Agree Ed balls is a knob but I don’t half fancy his wife Yvonne. We LibDems believe in unrestricted immigration which obviously means immigrants are entitled to free healthcare. Why do you think the immigrants come over here in the first place and vote for labour and the libDems?

  197. 197
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    It’s not only the deficit i want to see cut
    but also the air supply of this total waster and his manfriend wife !

  198. 198
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Mrs Ball’s on the left ?

  199. 199
    South of the M4 says:

    There you are, an admission. They are psycho paths.

  200. 200
    Question Time says:

    This week David Dimbleby is joined in Exeter by the usual lefty rent’a’mob which will also comprise of no one from Exeter being in the audience at all.

    This panellists are as follows.

    Jeremy Browne MP
    Louise Bagshawe MP
    Hilary Benn MP
    Sir Christopher Meyer
    And Charlotte Harris, she is one of the leading lawyers in the phone-hacking scandal.

  201. 201
    MENAGE DE TWATS blair, brown, straw says:

    british jobs for eastern european, african, asian, chinese,indian and american workers !
    Welcome everybody ! this is england go to the last window on the left for large amounts of free money !

  202. 202
    Tory Scum says:

    Diverting funds?

    Tory campaigns in key marginals were funded by a tax dodger who was crowbard into the Lords.

    Labour are far from perfect, but how can you make such pious statements when CaMORON failure to win an election was funded by a crook.

  203. 203
    Fa kin su pah says:

    If the measure of Britain’s economic
    dilemma was a 9 on the Beaufort scale.
    Or even 10. Would you not include withdrawing
    aid to overseas Countries as part of plan B.

  204. 204
    PD77 says:

    Her secret role as head of the Secret Police is out, guess she’ll have to go with Plan B and change it to head of the EUKGB.

  205. 205
    Anonymous says:

    The Paragnostic says: May 26, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    You have to study economics to understand how economy work, money circulates, the more you let it circulates more growth can be achieved. What government is cutting is circulation of money. Even for private sector to invest and grow there need to be stability as well, this government is not providing it either.

    I do understand these are too much for most of you to understand and I am wasting my time trying.

  206. 206
    Tory Scum says:

    Are we having a game of “who can make the most asinine statement”?

    Heres my input.

    Your a stupid Hunt.

    Beautiful.

  207. 207
    Dalai Llama Ding Dong says:

    some thing meaningful

  208. 208
    Engineer says:

    Agree that banks should have been allowed to fail when they went bust, but they weren’t. Not sure what you mean by ‘cut spending on paying investors’, but subsidising manufacturing isn’t a good idea. We did a lot of that in the 1960’s and 1970’s, and we just ended up hosing public money at uncompetitive businesses. Much better to allow them to sink or swim on their own merits. Government could be doing more to encourage enterprise and reduce the tax and regulation burden on business – to be fair to it, it’s trying, but not yet really succeeding. The pound is already devalued, which helps exporters, but is a two-edged sword because it pushes up the cost of imports. As we currently import more than we export, that’s not altogether a blessing.

  209. 209
    PD77 says:

    There’ll be a token Conservative audience member, you’ll recognise them as a swivelled eyed loony, flecked with dandruff and they’ll be so old they’ll make Methuselah look like a teenager (coincidently they’ll probably be a failed actor brought in to play the part of a Conservative audience member).

  210. 210
    Anonymous says:

    If small government = large economy, why isn’t Afghanistan successful?

    Just look at some of the most successful economies, China and India both have large government and large economy.

  211. 211
    The Paragnostic says:

    That should be in any plan – A, B or Z.

  212. 212
    Dalai Llama Ding Dong says:

    Fresh blow for Gary McKinnon as President Obama refuses to halt extradition

    By James Slack and Michael Seamark

    Last updated at 8:07 AM on 26th May 2011

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    Gary McKinnon’s hopes of avoiding extradition to the U.S. suffered a severe setback yesterday when Barack Obama declined to allow him to be tried in Britain.

  213. 213
    Attila the Hun says:

    Nobody listens to Balls; he’s all balls!

  214. 214
    Tory Scum says:

    So this site replaces the word C-u-n-t with Huhne.

    Well played guido, well played.

  215. 215
    The Paragnostic says:

    I’m not a Conservative, though – I voted ED at the last election.

    Just pointing out that Labour funding is every bit as seedy as any Ash cash.

  216. 216
    AnotherAnon. says:

    Not covered by bbc,sky et al.

    “Lord” Ahmed and friends give Obama a warm welcome to westminister.

    Within the video,some woman has to switch to English for certain words and phrases because her own language lacks.One of the phrases is “innocent civilians” What a shower of s hit.

  217. 217
    Dalai Llama Ding Dong says:

    The time has arrived when we see what a wonderful relationship exists between our two Countries. The American attitude is, do as you are told and we will be good mates, but don’t start asking favours. If I were Gary McKinnon I would hop it and make sure no one finds me. That’s his one and only chance of telling the USA to take a running jump.

  218. 218
    ichabod says:

    Well i’m looking forward to ogling Ms. Harris for an hour or so tonight, though i’m not too sure that i’ll agree with anything she says. In contemporary parlance she is ‘hot’. But why is this hitherto unknown lawyer thought worthy of an airing on the programme, all she is known by the public for is appearing on a couple of news programmes talking about celebrities and the law; is she a celeb. guest herself, a more personable, and funnier, Marcus Brigstock ?

  219. 219
    So what am de troof? says:

    All gone very quiet. Which bits of the press?

  220. 220
    Avian Poet says:

    crowbard?

  221. 221
    Interesting Obama fact #54 says:

    Did you know Obama’s real birth certificate doesn’t exist not because he was born in Kenya, but because he’s the result of a immaculate conception.

  222. 222
    Engineer says:

    When studying economics, did you learn that too much debt causes problems?

    It would seem that some missed that lecture – most of them ended up running the economies of Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Spain and the ECB.

  223. 223
    misterned says:

    How the left make money by counting fingers.

    They start with an assumption that we each have 10 digits on our hands. Then starting from that assumption they count their fingers backwards…

    10, 9, 8, 7, 6 ……. and add the five from the other hand… WOOHOO we have eleven fingers! Let’s do that again…

    Starting from the eleven fingers we just counted, we count back using our fingers…

    11, 10, 9, 8, 7…… plus the five from the other hand makes 12…

    Let’s spend all 12….

  224. 224
    0/10 says:

    conception happens in the womb so he’d still have to be born, wouldn’t he?

  225. 225
    Harold Camping Head of the Met Office. says:

    Thats where they fucked up as they thought it was IOUs FROM China as well

  226. 226
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    The ecomomomie if fcucked and we have a bunch of incomputants in charge. This is proberly my last comment tonite due to me having the squits.

  227. 227
    Anonymous says:

    The Paragnostic says:

    “Of course, there are some mental defectives that insist that a traffic warden or elf’n’safety officer are as useful as a factory worker or an engineer, but this is a complete fallacy – everything the government does is an overhead with the costs borne by those who produce the wealth from which the parasites are paid.”

    Do you seriously mean are army, police, prison service, NHS staff, care staff, pensioners, staff in our education system, etc are parasites?

  228. 228
    AC1 says:

    Now you’re thinking…

    There is a (Laffer style) Extortion minima, where the government should sit.

    Below the state extortion minima (too small government), “banditry” emerges. Above it state rent-seeking harms the economy.

    We are way above it.

    http://www.jobsgopublic.com/jobs/change-communications-manager-1179821-2/

  229. 229
    labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    look forward to a day of bbc wedding bollocks tomorrow children the little snotty one is getting married (for political reasons), yuck.

  230. 230
    WVM says:

    Too much information Billy.

  231. 231
    nell says:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/bbc/8536181/BBC-accused-of-ageism-for-shunning-pensioners-from-Question-Time.html

    Nope! The beeb doesn’t let pensioners anywhere near QT – they say the heat of the studio would be too much for them. LOL.

    Truth is too many of them vote tory. The beeb doesn’t like that.

  232. 232
    Anonymous says:

    Engineer says: May 26, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    These countries have problem collecting tax and / or building houses and selling to each other. These houses were all built by private sector and the private sector banks gave them loans. Governments got into trouble when they tried to clear the mess private sector made.

  233. 233
    AC1 says:

    It does depend how you measure economic growth….

    If you can fiddle inflation and call exploding bank-balance-sheets economic growth then anything is possible…

  234. 234
    Daedor says:

    What i meant by cutting spending on investors is that is exactly what the imf do protect foreign investors, when we bailed out the banks we where bailing out investors and investor confidence but what is the signal we have given, that is no risk to speculative investments. This error undermines everything they do. Subsiding local manufacturing is a good idea and is done in every succesfull economy. America-pharamacuticals and weapons manufacturing. China and India nearly subsidise everything. I agree with your point on currency though this would not be a big problem if we manufactured more internally.

  235. 235
    Black Jack says:

    You can’t handle da troof! The Huhnedog is gone, honkie.

  236. 236
    AC1 says:

    It IS very similar to how creationists view evolution (Something complex and efficient can’t emerge it needs a Guiding hand).

  237. 237
    AC1 says:

    Good. Enjoy your jail time script kiddy.

  238. 238
    nell says:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/ed-miliband/8537188/Alastair-Campbell-is-Labours-largest-private-donor.html

    Interesting aside on the eve of militwit’s marriage of convenience – alastairc (he of wmd lies and helicopters on the day of drkelly’s death) has emerged as the largest private donor to labour under militwit.

    And he only gave £10k!

    Most of the remaining £thousands now comes from the Unions!!.

  239. 239
    labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    I think they are literate enough when it comes to their own monies, and the monies they filch off of the public for themselevs.

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    Something good must be on telly – no one is commenting.

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    Engineer says:

    Anonymous – your comment may partly explain the Irish problems, but not the others.

    Debt, whether public or private, is something that governments should monitor, and take measures to encourage correction if it starts to run out of control. In Britain, we had a run-away property boom between about 2000 and 2008, but interest rates remained low. Consequently, housing is now overpriced, and we have the spectre of negative equity if interest rates rise much – a problem caused by allowing too much debt.

    We also have too much public sector debt, causing vastly increased spending on debt interest, and consequently less to spend on anything else.

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    Grammar School Boy says:

    Steady on, please.

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    AC1 says:

    Key Workers are Labours equivalent to the more equal Soviet Party members in the old EUSSR, better houses, shops and Lifestyle, funded by holding the others back.

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    tell it like it really is says:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1391108/Mugabe-torturer-pulled-mans-teeth-pliers-granted-asylum-Britain-faces-death-home.html – some more who have never put a penny in the pot and we pay for them whilst OAPs are starved in our hospitals.

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    Moley says:

    The over 21s have been banned from Question Time because BBC elf n safety were afraid they might have heart attacks due to the excitement.

    (OAPs have actually been banned for that reason.)

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    Hi Mr Ned! Quite right. But they are not satisfied with spending £12 out of every £10. So they do it again. And again. And again. And so on until the money runs out – which it did some time ago. Wish we could say the coalition was spending less – but they are not – as you will well know.

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    AC1 says:

    Dave Heath does seem more Hamburg School (marxist claptrap) than Austrian and Chicago School.

    Not that I totally agree with all the Austrian and Chicago School say either.

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    The Paragnostic says:

    “you have to study economics… etc.”

    No you don’t – you just have to realise that recirculating money in that fashion is far less efficient than allowing the money to circulate on its own – if there is need for service X, then service X will be provided at a cost that reflects its worth to a free agent. That’s how things work – indeed it’s the only way things can work. Trying to mandate the provision of services only leads to the inefficiency and dead weight of the welfare state, or worse – to the excesses of totalitarianism.

    “do you seriously believe that are …” I presume you meant either ‘our’ or ‘all’.
    Yes, I do believe that these people are parasites on the wealth producers – some are necessary (an army and a police force), some are to be wished for (a minimal health service provision, basic education) but most are superfluous. The pension provision for public sector workers is wasteful and divisive – while workers in the productive economy saw their pensions massacred by Labour policies, the parasitic class saw theirs protected at the expense of the host organism.

    You, young anonymous troll, seem to subscribe to the idea that the State is good – those of us with more experience and fewer preconceptions see that it is at best a necessary evil, and at worst a dangerous luxury that will destroy our futures and those of our descendants if we allow it to grow without limit.

    It’s a waste of time arguing with socialist morons like you – to have a decent and fruitful discussion, some common ground is required, and I think that you and I will never have that.

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    AC1 says:

    I wish he was more than 1/2 dead, and so does he too.

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    Moley says:

    They have all clicked on the ad for Knickerbox and found it more fun than Billy.

  251. 251
    Gene Poole says:

    Dont forget the UMF = Union Modernisation Fund as well, another money laundering scheme

  252. 252
    The Paragnostic says:

    £54K for a glorified PR bullshitter?

    Just down the road from me, AC1 – pity I have ethics or I might apply :-)

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    Engineer says:

    I think that if we are to subsidise manufacturing at all, it should be in such areas as tax-breaks for running apprenticeship schemes, for replacement of capital plant and for R&D projects.

    We should also structure tax regimes such that long-term capital investment by the city became more attractive, to avoid the current problemwe have in the city wanting a return on investment in unrealistically short times. Manufacturing is capital-intensive, but tends to have low margins, so pay-back times on capital are long. The Germans are much better at this.

    Finally, we must look at ways of reducing the cost of employing people – both employment taxes like employers’ NI, and the regulatory burden. Currently, we just can’t compete on labour costs.

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    The Paragnostic says:

    Crow Bard – must be Edgar Allen Poe?

    He did write “The Masque of the Red Death” as well, after all…

  255. 255
    Mike Handycock CBE MP says:

    I did not have sexual relations with that schoolgirl.

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    The Paragnostic says:

    That was the one I was trying to remember – these Labour buggers have more fiddles going on than a folk singer’s wake, so the names tend to merge into one…

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    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Damascene. Be thankful – somebody read your post carefully.

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    The Paragnostic says:

    Not often I disagree with you AC1 – but it’s the responsibility of those who set up and administer systems to guard against protection, and it should never be the case that we extradite any of our citizens to another country just because they have highlighted the incompetence of some sysadmin in that country.

    If there is a charge to face in the UK, then I’m all for charging McKinnon here, but in no circumstance should we extradite him.

  259. 259
    The Paragnostic says:

    Bollocks.

    Scrap ‘protection’ and replace with ‘penetration’.

    Must remember to preview before posting.

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    Major Paddy says:

    I think they meant slow down the spending on c untz

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    nell says:

    I thinks that being a little too flattering.

    What he is is all wet and manky flannel.

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    NotaSheep says:

    Ed Balls has not Tweeted for 13 hours, since that fateful Tweet in fact. Cat got your tongue Ed? Can’t work out how to get out of this one Ed? Can’t manage to work up the balls to apologise Ed?

  263. 263
    The Paragnostic says:

    The first person to have a Damascene conversion turned out to be a proper authoritarian tosser.

    Surely Labour couldn’t be characterised so?

  264. 264
    YokshireLad says:

    Why do we ever listen to what Balls says?
    I was, is and always will be an odious opportunistic twat.

  265. 265
    Colonel Bogey says:

    He only had one ball.

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    They are getting ready for Question Time. Usually this means hiding up very heavy objects, and swapping the Plasma for a cheap portable, in case tempers get frayed.

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    Small society in the Big House says:

    300k ayear in exes plus salary?
    Not bad for a twat.

  268. 268
    The Paragnostic says:

    Unfortunately, Eng, the Germans also tend to have competent people on the boards of companies – engineers, chemists, people who know what the business is supposed to do.

    They also have unions who are prepared to advise their members that not taking their expected pay rise this year will lead to the company being able to afford to keep them in work, and a workforce that understands that immediate gratification leads to long term loss.

    Our country has companies run by accountants and unions who won’t accept that sometimes it’s better to forgo jam today for the chance of honey tomorrow.

  269. 269
    BBC continuity announcer says:

    And coming up shortly for all those sad mongs who like to work themselves into a lather before bedtime, Question time from Exeter.

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    I'll have a P please Bob says:

    Front page tomorrow’s Torygraph

    “HUHNE’S EX-WIFE REFUSES TO CONFIRM POINTS CLAIM”

    Strike me pink.

    Stone the crows.

    Gorblimey.

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    The Paragnostic says:

    Is that why Ed’s name isn’t on Justine’s kids’ birth certificates?

  273. 273
    Eddie "Big" Balls says:

    Keep ‘em hungry!
    Works for Yvette.

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    Major Paddy says:

    No there is nothing strange about that considering the Q to spend to spend any time with either of you could be contained on one floor tile-did it never occur to either of you two committed socialists that when your children are in their teens they might appreciate you having married?
    And how come dad could not be arsed to put his name to his own child!
    Ideology before your own family=fashionista tosser

  275. 275
    The Paragnostic says:

    Extreme Fishing, Cat.

    It might have Robson Knobson as presenter, but the fish are good…

  276. 276
    Anonymous says:

    Big Bang Theory and the IT Crowd.

  277. 277
    The Paragnostic says:

    Not on their website, but I’m sure some credulous soul will take the bait…

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    I have not watched live television in four years since emigrating. It releases a huge amount of available time to do other things which is very liberating. If I really want to watch something, I download it.

  279. 279
    I'll have a P please Bob says:

    On http://www.politicalbetting.com

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    The fickle finger of political stardom says:

    Huhne must resign now, and make way for some other twat.

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    Hope that works cumulatively, AC1.

  282. 282
    nell says:

    I wonder how much chrishuhne’s spin doctor’s are being paid for their less than believeable posts !

    I trust we, the taxpayer, are Not footing the bill!!

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    Agree, but 7 out of ten is better than 1 out of ten.

  284. 284
    I'll have a P please Bob says:

    Are you saying this isn’t true? You back Guido against Smithson? Brave man.

    While you are there, you have left a question unanswered at 184/206 above.

  285. 285
    Money for nothing, chicks for free says:

    Well, as a licence fee payer paying well remunerated MPs to pitch up for an hours knockabout TV, what do you reckon?

  286. 286
    I says:

    Democracy a la Libdum reaches Stockport.
    With no overall control, New Leader Of Council Cllr. Dave Goddard declares he would Not speak to the Tories whilst I have a breath left in my body

  287. 287
    Major Paddy says:

    There simply are too many unproductive “careers” in the UK,everyone knows that,whether it is made up public sector non-jobs , 16 hour a week tax credit jockeys or vast swathes of muslim dominated labour heartlands with 50% unemployment (due to racism natch).It cannot continue,too few are going out to work too hard to support too many.more and more honest people are throwing in the towel and saying fu*k it,it aint worth the hassle

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    So the Americans can’t understand Cheryl Cole. How awfully politically incorrect of them…

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    Sir Everard Digby says:

    I believe she is being buried at sea. You’ll be first on the invite list.

    Now kindly take your patronising nastiness elsewhere. I believe the Labour party would be a good fit for you.

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    Major Paddy says:

    At least She gave some hope to this country instead of leeching off it,as an Irisher it is ordained that I must hate her-but I dont-your call tosspot

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    The Paragnostic says:

    is it true some paddy blogger was ‘plating’ a female tory mp known by her nickname as ‘mad’ to ensure his continued servile cooperation in certain legal matters?

    i’m told this rumour was triple sourced

  292. 292
    Gordon Brown says:

    Eat shit ingrates.
    I’m still being paid.

  293. 293
    I'll have a P please Bob says:

    All gone quiet again.

    Uncanny.

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    Mega Babe Watch says:

    I just got in and started watching QT. All I can say is Phwooar about Charlotte Harris! Fucking wow! I’d hire her as MY lawyer! For once I don’t give a stuff about audience bias. I’ll just be watching it for Harris.

  295. 295
    Gordon Brown says:

    Who needs the IMF?
    An employer that requires attendance at the office.
    Fuck that for a game of soldiers.
    British Parliamentary democracy.
    Don’tcha just love it?

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    Schrödinger's cat says:

    Sill sniffing in the bins of other people’s marriages and licking their used tampons and condoms to see if they pass the nell sanctimony back to basics test ?
    I pity your miserable bitter life you senile old fishwife

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    Major Paddy says:

    The only thing a mong like would ever have been conservative about would be your employment (spanish practises) conditions and your pension like all left left trade unionist trolls

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    nell says:

    God bless the dead troops!!!

    Only joking! Fuck them now it’s my hero Dave’s problem.

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    The Paragnostic says:

    It’s very blurred, and has Mark Hughes’ byline – looking at the Telegraph’s website under “Mark Hughes latest” there’s nothing from him on Huhne today.

    PB being sold a pup, or just fastening on the headline without reading the text?

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    TV times says:

    Wanking themselves into a frenzy over two bimbos and a cast of arseholes.

  301. 301
    The Paragnostic says:

    Looks like she’s chewing a wasp to me – and she’s lawyer scum anyway, so you’re welcome to her.

  302. 302
    Dazza says:

    Fuck off Dazza

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    I'll have a P please Bob says:

    http://twitpic.com/52weul

    Telegraph front page in full

    A Waterloo moment.

  304. 304
    ST says:

    You’d have to say Friedman as well given that they embraced monatrism of which Hayek would not have approved.

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    Mega Babe Watch says:

    I like how you say that as though you’d even be in with a chance with her to begin with.

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    The House is united says:

    If they’re mug enough to put their arses on the line for Hamid Karzi and Parliamentary troughers, who are we to take out metaphorical onions?
    We leave that to the first two minutes of PMQs.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    If Huhne stays Guido will look like the biggest TWAT in the world and will be mocked mercilessly for months.

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    crash says:

    get back to your potty, brown.

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    straw man dum dum says:

    coz dey iz all dem soshaliztcommees innits ?! ? fuud goes in mowth ? !?

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    Hank Kingsley says:

    She doesn’t say that she slept with the Blairs.
    Sex is not a dirty thing, but a loving act between two or more consenting adults.

  311. 311
    Jethro says:

    The QT audience appears to include a few who talk sense for a change.

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    crash says:

    here’s a tip, no woman can resist those wearing a ‘co-conspirator’ t-shirt. especially if you’re an overweight dole monkey who spends all of their time commenting on blog posts mostly nowadays written by a failed blogger.

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    jgm2 says:

    credulous retard

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    Gordon Brown says:

    That’ll be with full Parliamentary pay and expenses of course.
    Eat shit.

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    I'll have a P please Bob says:

    Eauld King Keaul was a merry old Seaul
    But not the best choice of news editor and
    If he knew the meaning of the word HONOUR he would ALREADY HAVE RESIGNED
    What a HUHNE!

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    The Paragnostic says:

    You’d be surprised, sunshine ;-)

    Had much prettier and fitter (and more intelligent) than that when I were a young ‘un…

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    Oh Hi TAT! says:

    “I pity your miserable bitter life”

    Oh dear me. The irony.

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    crash says:

    p.s. she is babe, lawyer or not, it just changes the pleasure/pain ratio you have to apply.

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    I'm still here paddy says:

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    crash says:

    Billy, you got a spellchecker all of a sudden?

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    Joss Ayinglike says:

    If Huhne stays, his credibility will be lower than John Prescott’s.

  322. 322
    Blossom says:

    Yes Dearie.
    Now finish up your Horlicks and we’ll tuck you in for the night.

  323. 323
    crash says:

    incompetent scumbag.

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    The Paragnostic says:

    Still can’t read the body text – to whom will she not confirm? That’s the pertinent question…

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    Up sh1t creek says:

    FAKE!!!

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    On the bog says:

    Karzi? :-D It’s Karzai. Or was that intentional? :-D

  327. 327
    crash says:

    don’t forget your ‘leccy’ blanket.

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    Small society in the Big House says:

    So its the upper house for him then.

  329. 329
    Major Paddy says:

    Also David Cameron is not one of the 17,000 civil servants attached to the M.O.D. who puked this up

  330. 330
    crash says:

    why is it so small? i wouldn’t call that high res, though the front pages must be out by now.

  331. 331
    crash says:

    how do you tell when it’s him? why doesn’t he go by his real name?

  332. 332
    Oh Hi TAT! says:

    At least Billy isn’t some arsewipe who posts drivel under other people’s nicks.

  333. 333
    Major Paddy says:

    Welcome back stranger

  334. 334
    Mega Babe Watch says:

    Charlotte Harris is fitness. She needs to do a lingerie photoshoot for Nuts.

  335. 335
    Oh Hi TAT! says:

    You’re him I reckon so please enlighten the congregation.

    You sad, sad man.

  336. 336
    Oh Hi TAT! says:

    Prescott give me tthe horn. I want to cover him with my sex piss.

  337. 337
    Pinnochio says:

    Yes. If Huhne stays that in my view will be an enormous moral victory for Guido. Even more so than if he had gone.

  338. 338
    crash says:

    subtitles could help, if only they could read.

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    Hand wringer says:

    If only we had a government that would hold him to account.

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    Major Paddy says:

    Was that the same patriotic tax dodger who gathers heroes medals cast from a cannon from a distant war and also started crimestoppers-an early form of surestart ya socialist tit

  341. 341
    crash says:

    no. i’ve lost faith in you.

  342. 342
    crash says:

    sadly all photos of her are injuncted.

  343. 343
    Hand wringer says:

    From mug troops dying for a lost cause to pretentious prats pontificating on QT, the country is populated by c’unts.

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    Anonymous says:

    This ‘warning’ from the OECD was all over the BBC this morning – together with Balls sounding off.

    Strange the story has disappeared from our national broadcaster without trace.

    Don’t know about selective hearing, clearly a case of Balls suffering a dose of premature congratulation.

  345. 345
    Oh Hi TAT! says:

    God you are pathetic !!

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    You poor sad bastard. Having to grab someone else’s moniker to raise the prospect of your being heard by anyone at all. Even then, they all see through you! Have a nice wank as you fool yourself into thinking how clever you have been.

  347. 347
    Major Paddy says:

    Front Line Troughers

  348. 348

    Agree, ST. The 7 out of 10 still holds, I would suggest.

  349. 349
    crash says:

    You wank dogs TAT you spastic.

  350. 350
    Billy Vague says:

    We’re not prepared to put troops on the ground in Libya.
    Above ground in choppers is however another matter.

  351. 351
    crash says:

    i clicked the schrodinger cat link yesterday, it actually seems to be about the schrodinger thought experiment. Assumed like most people on here that it would be something much more nuts.

  352. 352
    Angry Beasts says:

    You included?

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    The Paragnostic says:

    That’s shit sockpuppetry, even by your standards TaT.

    If you can’t manage a convincing pastiche of my (admittedly clumsy) prose, please don’t bother.

  354. 354
    Oh Hi TAT! says:

    Oh Hi TAT!

    You pathetic worm.

  355. 355
    Major Paddy says:

    Yes the ability to protest is a human right accorded to everyone,but do the BBC have to give them ALL publicity-only askin

  356. 356
    crash says:

    crash is my name you sod, QT is boring but amusing yourself this way ruins the freedom to put your name in and not have to sign up.

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    Shh! We agreed not to mention that says:

    QT audience member: Why do we believe that we have the right to interfere in another nation’s internal affairs?

    The bleedin obvious: Oil.

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    nell says:

    http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/miliband_warns_children_will_be_jilted_generation_1_3411111

    Oh Bless.

    militwit, on the even of his wedding says his children are ‘going to be part of the jilted generation’

    He’s really keen on this marriage business isn’t he?

    If I was justine I’d dump him and go and find myself someone who is at least lukewarm about marrying and staying together for life.

  359. 359
    Hand wringer says:

    Yes. But like the great and the good, i’m bleeding my share out as quick as possible.
    What about you? Still working and paying taxes?

  360. 360
    Thick as Thieves says:

    Evening mongs!

    How are boring c’unts doing tonight?

  361. 361
    crash says:

    oh i see.

  362. 362
    Moley says:

    There is always a lot of negotiation involved in reaching a financial settlement after a divorce.

  363. 363
    Angry Beasts says:

    She’s “not a big drinker”, she says.

    I bet she does a few lines though. Smug bitch.

  364. 364
    The Paragnostic says:

    He is, isn’t he?

    A bloody great sky fairy with retards for adherents.

    I’ve decided that from now on I’m going to be an askylist – I don’t believe in Dog.

    Mind you, if you were referring to me – then you’re wasting your time.

  365. 365
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    nell says:

    That’s presumably what gordon said to omaha when omaha told him, yesterday, that he wouldn’t be proposing him for the head of imf post.

  367. 367
    Angry Beasts says:

    Benn is a tee-totaler. Whoda thunk it?

    Yes. He’s a tedious, joyless, hypocritical, socialist arsehole.

    His dad would be proud.

  368. 368
    The Paragnostic says:

    Does that mean she’s going to be inflicted on us again?

    I can’t understand the painted Geordie bint either – and I certainly can’t see the attraction of her…

  369. 369
    Gordon Brown says:

    Looks like i’ll have to fall back on living off your taxes.
    Eat shit.

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    Moley says:

    Miliband should perhaps explain to his children that they will spend their lifetime paying off Labour’s debts, and that if he and Balls had their way, those debts would be much bigger.

    His children haven’t been jilted, they’ve been swindled into paying for someone else’s stupidity and extravagance.

  371. 371
    crash says:

    She was made for the era of silent movies.

  372. 372
    nell says:

    What are you doing tat pretending to be me?

    Are you so insecure that you’re afraid to express views under your own moniker?

    You poor dear!

  373. 373
    QT says:

    Christopher Meyer talks sense.

  374. 374
    crash says:

    Why don’t you ask Legarde if you can be her maid when she’s head of the IMF?

  375. 375
    nell says:

    Only until the people of kirkcoddy realise that they’ve voted for a donkey wearing a red rosette.

  376. 376
    Grand Inspector General 33 degree Royal Arch Masons says:

    Jahbulon Mike.

  377. 377
    Angry Beasts says:

    He seems to be doing the round tonight Nell.

    About time they upped his medication and locked the computer away at night.

  378. 378
    Danny (frantically calling Broadsword) says:

    What this jilted one…Dad of retardED!

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    Thick as Thieves says:

    You don’t I guess.
    What I’d like to know is why does GF’s blog now cut words out of posts instead of the usual censorship, mmm… Guido?
    Anyway the real reason for me dropping in is to laugh at the huge day-glow bollock he’s now dropped on the Hunt scandal, what a nob he is! The whole fucking thing was based on a tiff with his ex-wife, I told him if they make up your fucked!
    Would he listen…

  380. 380
    Brillo'd says:

    Brillo’s show is always a laugh. Much better than QT. Just a pity Fatbutt’s back.

  381. 381
    Tat says:

    I’m just an idiot educated to Vocational Level by the last labour government. You’ll have to forgive me.

  382. 382
    Thick as Thieves says:

    What would you know lightweight.

  383. 383
    G Brown lover of prudence says:

    Hey Dum Dum, learn to spell.

  384. 384
    crash says:

    they wont. ever.

  385. 385
    crash says:

    it was better when they had caroline flint.

  386. 386
    crash says:

    i didn’t say no to you, it did this weird thing with the order yesterday as well.

  387. 387

    Іt аppеаlеd tο mе bеcаυsе іt οffеrеd а mеtаphοr fοr pοlіtіcs. Thе υsе οf rеdυctіο аd аbsυrdυm hаs lοng bееn а wοndеrfυl tοοl fοr dеbυnkіng υnsουnd аrgυmеnts. І hаvе bееn fοrtυnаtе еnουgh tο mееt аnd spеаk wіth Nіchοlаs Rеschеr whο wrοtе thе fοllοwіng аrtіclе fοr ІJP/ІЕP:

    http://tіnyυrl.cοm/lwk2m2

    І lοvе mееtіng pеοplе (аnd thеrе аrе mаny) whο аrе mοrе іntеllіgеnt thаn І аm. І stеаl thеіr іdеаs wіthουt mеrcy. Thеy dο nοt sееm tο mіnd.

  388. 388
    Tomdickandharry says:

    TALK ABOUT SELECTIVE HEARING GUIDO!!

    http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/a0cce196-86ed-11e0-92df-00144feabdc0.html

    IT WAS THE OECD’s CHIEF ECONOMIST

  389. 389

    Totally agree though I have never heard her speak.

  390. 390
    crash says:

    abbott, grr.

  391. 391
    Brillo'd says:

    Brillo’s show just showed clip of Brown at Westminster Hall the other day. He was pursing his lips in the campest manner imaginable. And the next shot showed Ed Milibland eyes wide open in an empty glazed stare and grinning like a chimp.

  392. 392
    MrAngry61 says:

    @SouthoftheM4

    +1

  393. 393
    Captain 404 says:

    Link’s fucked.

  394. 394
    Tom the dickhead says:

    What a brain dead arrogant ivory towered mong!
    We don’t all pay for the fucking FT you banker wanker twat, try breaking out of that bubble you live in for once and get a real life like the rest of us.

  395. 395
    Dalai Llama Ding Dong says:

    Try extraditing a US citizen to blighty, it ain’t gonna happen.

    Both call me dave and the libs went back on their pre-election word to Mr McKinnon’s mother.

    Huhnes, all of them.

  396. 396
    joescotus says:

    that abbot is as thick as shit in the neck of a bottle .. .no dispute .what about the thousands of morons who voted for her!

  397. 397
    Quote of the Month says:

    Brillo said on his show: “Tomorrow, Ed’s adenoids will finally make an honest woman of Justine”. :-D

  398. 398
    Race Hustler says:

    She is of da black persuasion mon, pin a red rosette on a monkey and we’ll be voting for it yer know.

  399. 399
    Dalai Llama Ding Dong says:

    Methinks the spawn had a lucky fucking escape!!!

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    Dalai Llama Ding Dong says:

    There’s no fucking point voting at all, eton dave is just the same as bliar pushing through the globalist agenda, lock stock and oil barrel

    no fucking difference at all, and i’m surprised how so few of you can see it

  401. 401
    Dalai Llama Ding Dong says:

    What are you talking about? King is the problem, in league with the fed and all the toxix baksters and globalists wishing to bring the usa and uk and europe down to 3rd world levels

    i am amazed how few get anything at all on this blog

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  403. 403
    Grímsvötn says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen a lawyer with less coherent arguments. Sorry. Maybe with the sound off.

  404. 404
    Sicko says:

    A truly elegant analogy, which I have tweeted – having credited its source.

  405. 405
    Sicko says:

    The 8.04 update of the story to which your post links has corrected the misrepresentation which you point out. The should never have got the story so totally wrong, suggesting that standards of journalism at the BBC appear not to be as they should.

  406. 406
    not a machine says:

    As Prez Sarkozy intends to clamp down on the internet anarchists ,the one question on QT that made the case on junctions/superinjuctions was when said other party of liason with (wearing red shirt and making symbolic air penalty shoot movement ) , about her rights and the superinjunctions effect mmmmm .
    So law amendment is to be considered ?, acceptence of 2 tier media, offcial and proper reporting (with full legal complience) and useless tittle tattle , i still dont think there is anything wrong with the word alledged , to explain any pre trial condition , also disagree with analysis on parlimentary priveledge I dont think Hemming did do anything wrong as it is a privelidge ,certainly not illegal. 2nd half of NN was er a bit interesting , well done Blair , missed a few issues ,but as i found on my travels some people are begining to understand the devisive politics used under labour .

    TW was excellence , as Diane slugged it out over Obamas presidency ,portillos rare flash of political analysis on usa/uk relations was fascinating , and birthday bit had me in stitches , wagner LOL , as eds adenoids finally get to……

    The ongoing NHS discussion is getting some red line mumurings , I dont know if Mr Clegg has taken the right approach , i appreciate the complexities and he did have point on patient perspective , but havent outcomes been at the forfront of the policy . I dont like the EU competition bit , but as I see it a different ecnomic era is upon us , you do get some bad standards of care in the NHS there are very expensive inefficencies and there has been fraud , so Mr Cleggs perhaps is what he thinks we would like rather than what it is . The most obvious model is one of low managerial/buildings overheads , but you clearly need to manage resources.
    A thourough reform may help , but so much money has gone on low efficency yield stuff . I wouldnt get tense about it , but i would be thourough and consider the future medicene and patient care, if a private company runs a 2mn profit having stpped a 5mn loss then clearly there would be more money for care . equally if a trust is buying clapped out equipment to make a profit then that isnt on , cherry picking can be sorted by ensuring a large enough outcome group umbrella again though we could end up back with the beaurocracy of invoiceing and internal audit . If Mr Clegg has no solutions for controlling the NHS budget ,making a stance is abit uncoperative to the problem.
    Busy 2 weeks all round , next sitting should be most interesting . I think ill go for a lie down and some r@r.

  407. 407
    Dalai Llama Ding Dong says:

    Precisely – they are copying the soviet model, down to calling cabinet wankers this tsar or that tsar…

  408. 408
    Dalai Llama Ding Dong says:

    He slithered out of an egg.

  409. 409
    Dalai Llama Ding Dong says:

    I was under the impression you always suffered from the squits!

  410. 410
    Dalai Llama Ding Dong says:

    notice how the prat on the far left, rent a gob, our ex pinnocchio ambassador to everyfuckingwhere

    flat out denied it????

    and dimblebore and all the others let him get away with it???

    lmao

  411. 411
    Dalai Llama Ding Dong says:

    you’ve got to be fucking JOKING

    we’re not in libya for the OIL!!!!!!!!!!!!

  412. 412
    Dalai Llama Ding Dong says:

    .50 caliber can i borrow your desert eagle please?

  413. 413
    not a machine says:

    very unfair ! is all i can say , dont shoot the messenger . you have no idea how much potential you seek to silence , the firm blows can all too easly become somthing cruel being metred out in an unjust court held in darkness with lying but privilidged accusers .

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    Togetherness in exile says:

    Where I live, Brown was fibbing away merrily saving the world again on the Piers Morgan chat show on CNN this morning. Los dos wankers?

  415. 415
    Togetherness in exile says:

    Of course you get eleven! Hold both hands up and you see all those fingers. Now start at 10 and deduct the number on your tight hand, thus: 10, 9, 8 , 7, 6. OK. Now add the ones on your left hand so 6 and 5 make 11. I just love sums!

  416. 416
    Togetherness in exile says:

    oops, sorry Ned. I posted mine before I saw yours. Great minds etc… :-)

  417. 417
    exile at coffee time says:

    its – why is there always something wrong with pedanty corrections?

    it’s means “it is”.

  418. 418
    KL is lovely in summer says:

    “ponshon” ?? Never heard that one before.

    Anyhow, just for the purposes of your education, a “pon” in the Malay language is a colloquial short form for a shirtlifter. Just so you know, like..

  419. 419
    Sing something simple.. says:

    Minstrels, are they?

  420. 420
    smoggie says:

    China and India have almost limitless cheap labour supply because of the abject poverty to be found in both countries. They may have growing economies but most people live in squalor, and the corrupt functionaries in their governments do more to line their own pockets than help the ordinary folk. In fact they have a vested interest in keeping them poor. Sounds familiar?

  421. 421
    smoggie says:

    pssst do y’wanna buy a tin foil hat?

  422. 422
    Bloop says:

    Maybe he was an immaculate misconception then?

  423. 423
    DisgustedOfTunbridgeWells says:

    Libya Apache deployment approved by David Cameron

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13558056

    CallMeDave spending our taxes to ensure his place in history

  424. 424
    The Birth of Globalism, Lima 1975 says:

    Psst, here’s a clue smoggie, The Lima Declaration 1975, Google it numbnuts.
    Everything within it has come to pass and what is more, still ongoing. Perhaps you might tell the former steel workers at Redcar to get themselves some tinfoil hats too. Their jobs were transferred to India with massive EU subsidies thrown in, as per the Declaration’s Globalist instructions.

  425. 425
    Sopie Titwank says:

    I did not sleep with Blair.

  426. 426
    smoggie says:

    Bullshit x2.

    This blog does not words out of . If it then would notice.

    What about your – is it yet?

  427. 427
    Arsed says:

    so now we are giving taxpayers money to egypt and tunisia to help them become democratic FFS

    what about the people o f the UK???

    what about our debt????

    what about our appalling infrastructure????

    fucking bastard government c*u*n*t*s

  428. 428
    Pigtastic says:

    Meanwhile, over on “Labour List”, they appear to have started moderating-out comments asking them to justify their mendacious write-up:

    http://www.labourlist.org/oecd-deserts-osborne-and-begins-to-echo-labour-lines-on-cuts

    Labour continue refusing to hear why people are angry with them. Good news, for those of us that want to keep them out.

  429. 429

    Νίck Ṙеschеr lίnk аgаίn:

    http://tinyurl.com/lwk2m2

    jυst ίn cаsе, lоng lίnk:

    http://www.iep.utm.edu/reductio/

  430. 430
    Gordon Brown says:

    today is crumbly cheese Friday

  431. 431
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Perhaps in return they will give us cheap holidays.

    Having said that I hear theres some brilliant deals right now, especially on the eastern side of tunisia.

  432. 432
    is it says:

    its finally Wed Red day. Lets see if she can make an honest man out of him.

    I have the flags out.

    I hear that Ed B is making a speech on Managing the family budget. – something like spend everything you can lay your hands on and give your mortgage to your children and grandchildren.

  433. 433
    Hugh Janus says:

    Yes, they do seem to be unusually obsessed with this silly, talentless bint. I keep asking myself why this rubbish is being included in a news programme, but I never seem to get an answer – apart from some irritable abuse from Mrs J who, understandably perhaps, tires of my outbursts on the rare occasion I force myself to watch any BBC ‘News’ broadcast.

    Pointless, mind-numbing trivia on the BBC – it’s what we do.

  434. 434
    Nemo says:

    Funny I thought Bouncing Eddy Balls played the part of Muttley

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    sockpuppet #4 says:

    I bet that house isn’t really worth £400,000.

  437. 437
    DAVE Call Me Fuckin Useless Cameron ! says:

    Tighten your belts everybody
    the Cuckoo’s of the world need more money

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1391334/Britain-doles-aid-country-despite-savage-cutbacks-home.html

    well done Dave you useless clueless twat !

  438. 438
    Captain Black says:

    Maybe the child’s not his…

  439. 439
    DAVE the Ostrich CAMERON says:

    Government admits “Immigration out of control ”

    Nothing gets done as Dave swans about from one slap up meal to another !

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1391199/Immigration-control-numbers-coming-UK-booms-pre-recession-levels.html

  440. 440
    DAVE the Ostrich CAMERON says:

    can they not seize it ?

  441. 441
    PD77 says:

    Ed Balls, the Harold Camping of Economic Predictions.

  442. 442
    Nemo says:

    Once they have been elected to the HoP the little darlings start off with good intentions then most of them revert to the standard, stick arm in air as requested by party leadership, do not stir things up, promises of promotion, slimey pole know what I mean, there are very few maverics in any party they do as they are told, to think for themselves is not a prerequisite for being an MP. An MP in law represents ALL his constituents not just those of his party, maybe if proportional or AV system had come into being they could be said to represent their party which of course Guido did not want.

  443. 443
    Smig says:

    He’s been promoted. In light of the desertion of his once glorious master Gordon Dastardley.

    The Gruesome Twosome of the Brothers Milliband are still knocking about in the creepy coupe.

    Peter “Perfect” Hain is still thundering around in his Neath-built Turbo Terrific.

    The Anthill Mob of the Liebour backbenches continue to crash without style.

  444. 444
    Anonymous says:

    Ha! You should really think before posting. I’m not a banker. I don’t live in any bubble, I probably earn less than most posters here. And the FT is free – you just have to register.

    You have no excuse (as it’s free), but here’s another source…

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-13558997

  445. 445
    tomdickandharry says:

    Ha! You should really think before posting. I’m not a banker. I don’t live in any bubble, I probably earn less than most posters here. And the FT is free – you just have to register.

    You have no excuse (as it’s free), but here’s another source…

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-13558997

  446. 446
    House of Thieves says:

    I know a house in Westminster where over 600 people are on the fiddle.

  447. 447
    Smig says:

    Whenever I see yappy dogs I want to practice penalty kicks and drop goals.

    Something like this…

  448. 448
    Smig says:

    The 50 percent unemployment has nothing to do with racism. It has everything to do with feckless, idle gobshites expecting and getting handouts as a result of soft-touch immigration policies.
    Come to England, be healthy, be wealthy, just place the “X” next to the box that says Labour.

  449. 449
    Anonymous says:

    sounds like Mr balls may have even more questions to answer when the Sharon Shoesmith thingy from Haringey re-emerges

  450. 450
    Ivan Agenda says:

    Interestingly I was into the Huffington Post yesterday on the Ratko Mladic story.
    When I scrolled down their photo history of Mladic I found a portrait of him, and next to it a photo of bulging eyes Ed Balls.
    Could they both be considered serial killers in different genres, one of people and one of economies? and does the Huff Post know something we do not?

  451. 451
    steve lloyd says:

    You lot should count your blessings, the reds still have overall control down here in Wales, and their agenda is as was. Ruthless cutting of essential services to raise money for assinine projects, and personal gain. Relentless immigration, more and more by the day, more and more votes garnered by the day. Snooping, spying and all other big brother practises as prevelant as ever. At least you guys still have a modicum of hope, here in Wales we are f*cked.

  452. 452
    steve lloyd says:

    The IPPC woman on newsnight the other day, alluded to the fact that John ( i know i’m a fat bastard, but that doesn’t disqualify me from being bulleimic ) Prescott, had personally aquired not one but two super injunctions. Typically this was met with the usual red faced, shouty, spittle chinned finger pointing, and veiled threats. I am suprised that this hasn’t generated far more interest, especially when it involves a Nu Liebour, nothing to hide, nothing to fear, stalinist..


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