June 14th, 2011

Unemployment Has Peaked

The whole Ed Balls alternative economic strategy was first predicated on a double-dip recession, we hear no more of that nowadays, then it shifted from warning of a double-dip to lamenting slow GDP growth – even though UK GDP growth is above the EU average. But most incessantly Ed Balls wants George Osborne to stop reductions in the bloated public sector headcount “to hold down unemployment”. Coincidentally Labour’s paymasters are public sector unions…

In reality small firms are hiring workers, driving job creation, and according to the authoritative Manpower survey [PDF] hiring intentions are up 8% in the coming quarter and overall nationally recruitment is 3% above trend, a level not seen since the height of the financial crisis 3 years ago. Balls’ ideological adherence to Plan B is now rendered totally unnecessary…


  1. 1
    Anonymous says:

    Health reforms, welfare benefits, student visas, bin collections, sentencing policy… On one front after another, the Government is in disorderly retreat, with a U-turn almost every day.
    Though it saddens the Mail to say so, everything we warned about the paralysis and fudge that would flow from coalition politics is coming true.
    Take the Health Service. Yes, Andrew Lansley failed miserably to sell an over-complex message. But as the recent glut of horror stories has confirmed, the NHS is in desperate need of reform.

  2. 2
    Dirk Diggler says:

    Wahey fuck you bollocks

  3. 3
    nell says:

    “Balls’ ideological adherence to Plan B is now rendered totally unnecessary…”

    I think that should read ‘bullyballs is now rendered totally unnecessary’

  4. 4
    AngryEnglishJon says:

    Balls talking out of his fat arse. Surely not.

  5. 5
    Labour Glovepuppet says:

    Ed M is looking for a job?

  6. 6
    Dirk Diggler says:

    At least the present lot are listening. Under Labour, any objection was shouted down, deemed to be racist or bigoted and their way was of course “the right thing to do”.

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    Ed Balls says:

    Ed Balls never called for Plan B.
    Ed Balls always advocated Plan C, and we’ll have the details of that as soon as I’ve drunk this bottle of Whiskey…

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

    I would like to see Balls and co unemployed!!!!

  9. 9
    Selohesra says:

    OK so Plan B was wrong – time for Balls to come up with Plan C – if he does not pop up spouting nonsense at regular intervals we might forget he is there

  10. 10
    Vicky Vaporub says:

    I did not sign that letter. Don’t ask.

  11. 11
    Ed Balls says:

    *blink blink blink blink blink blink blink blink blink blink blink blink blink blink blink blink blink blink blink blink

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    The only way goverment cant help get people into work is by teaching people to read and write and add up (Take note Gordon), Low taxes for buisness and as little regulation as possible.

    We need a goverment that understands the free market not one that tries to fiddle it.

  13. 13
    Sophie Taxpayer says:

    I dont get this support for the timid Tory “Plan A”.

    They are just driving us to ruin a little slower than Labour did.

    Cameron is completely out of touch – his grand standing over aid, his constant reversals & u-turns & his kowtowing to Clegg & Harmen is really destroying his core vote.


    Vote UKIP – real Conservative policies.

  14. 14
    Righty Right Wing (Mrs) says:


  15. 15
    Gordon Brown says:

    My thoughts exactly we was just getting on with the job

    P.s it started in America

  16. 16
    Kevin T says:

    This is a market economy where the state depends on the private sector for its capital. Every body employed in the public sector is not just money out from the treasury but one less person paying money in. This should be taken into consideration whenever the public sector is hiring. Coppers and nurses = worth it. Diversity managers and a hefty chunk of the jobs advertised in the Guardian = not worth it.

  17. 17
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    PS Guido , I see you using a picture of Balls at Lords, I dont suppose you got hold of the video footage, As Balls makes a right tit of himself.

  18. 18
    Righty Right Wing (Mrs) says:

    Are they listening about borrowing to support the aid budget? No.

    Are they listening on taxes for business & individuals? No.

    Are they listening on petrol & diesel tax? No.

    Are they listening about Libya? No.

    Are they listening about the huge holes in Britains defences? No.

    Are they listening about the democratic deficit at the heart of the EU? No.

    Are they listening about Britains increase in the EU budegt payments? No.

    So, tell me, what exactly are they listening to you about?

    Blue Labour OUT.

  19. 19
    You are cordially invited to come and live in the real world says:

    Surprise surprise, the Tories said one thing and did another.

    We’ve tried the Tories: Failed.

    We’ve tried the Lib Dumbs: Failed.

    We’ve tried Liebour: Failed.

    What the fuck – just vote UKIP – fuck it just do it, they can’t be any worse.

  20. 20
    tomdickandharry says:

    Get your stats right Guido – UK GDP growth is not above the EU average


    The only reason we’re close is cause Portugal is doing so poorly.

  21. 21
    Anonymous says:

    I like sausages.

  22. 22
    Sandra in accounts says:

    Are they listening about immigration? NO

  23. 23
    Steve Miliband says:

    But Labour don’t have a plan for anything. They are planless. Non de Plan. Not even a planette. All they do is rubbish every coalition plan, good, bad or indifferent. They have no alternative to Plan A, only that it is too deep too fast.

    It is almost as though their leader has said ‘Let’s start with a blank sheet of paper and come up with some policies once we work out what people would vote for.’

  24. 24
    Say what you see says:

    Problem is UKIP are not going to see power voting for them is a vote for Labour

  25. 25
    Gordon Brown says:

    I left the coalition a golden economic legacy. Isn’t that right, Larry the Cat? You believe me, don’t you? You’re my bestest friend, Larry.

  26. 26
    Aesop o'Sardis says:

    Perhaps Dave is, at last, beginning to cotton on to how little authority he, the UK government and Parliament have. We are, in the main, managed by unelected EU commissioners.

    The refuse collection issue is down to the inability of local ‘authorities’ to disregard EU landfill targets. Meanwhile, we have rats the size of dogs running round our neighbourhood. Goodness knows how the public health is in hotter parts of Europe – unless they just ignore the bloody EU rules.

    No doubt, nothing will be done until a child is attacked by rats. Then the government will throw billions at vermin control rather than just getting rid of the rubbish – like civilised people have done for centuries. Progress – don’t you just love it?

  27. 27
    You are cordially invited to come and live in the real world says:

    So what – it doesn’t make any difference. Conservatives are just Labour Lite.

    In fact let’s get Labour in and fuck the country up quickly instead of slowly under the Tories.

    The sooner people wake up and burn the existing system down the sooner we can stop having to put up with this shit.

  28. 28
    Sandra in accounts says:

    I would rather vote for the cure than to continue blindly voting for the same Labour / Tory / Lib Dem disease.

    Voting the same way over & over & over again & expecting a diffeent type of Government is a form of insanity.

    There is no difference between Labour & Conservatives – both are fiscally reckess with our taxes, country & future.

    And niether party has any respect for the British.

  29. 29
    Judge Judy says:

    they are – for next 4 years then sit in the commons and go “ya booo” – as little else to employ them apart for filling in expense forms, supporting strikes and winning bi-elections…….

  30. 30
    Say what you see says:

    I totally agree with you and i would love to see UKIP in power but i honestly do not see it happening

  31. 31
    David Laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

    Plan A or any other plan will be futile if immigration continues at its soaring rate or even increases. As of 1/5/2011 EU migrants are entitled to the same welfare benefits as British citizens. It is an ideal opportunity to get a free ride to boost their family’s income, the land of the free and easy.

    Wet Dave need not take any comfort from local elections, the result was about sending Lie Dems and Liebour a message not about Tories popular support. As No 1 above points out Tories have failed on every front.

    On the vague promises of doing something have resoundingly failed:
    -EU in every aspect- contribution, lost more sovereignty,criminal justice, powers, defence etc.
    -Immigration resoundingly failed over 500,000 in the last year alone,
    -student visas and providing free university education to EU students,
    -overseas aid to countries who are better off than us ie India Pakistan, corrupt leaders spending the money on Lear jets and alike,
    -welfare, families still receiving above the national wage of £25,000 in welfare benefits,
    -prisoners allowed to sleep all day in cells rather than doing something productive for them and reduce the costs.
    Human Rights still here and costing us a fortune,
    -still being the bitch to the US,
    -still getting involved in wars in the Middle East that have NOTHING to with us its their problem not ours.

  32. 32
    Ivan Agenda says:

    Counting chickens before they are hatched?
    USA is in deep trouble with a huge and growing total national debt with no measures being taken by Obama and Bernanke to resolve it.
    This debt equates to every family in the USA owing $534,000.
    Combined with the 30% job generation to expectations of the last month and the housing situation getting even worse than anyone forecast, then a double dip recession is not out of the question.
    When the USA sneezes we get a cold.

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    You are cordially invited to come and live in the real world says:

    There’s nothing left to lose. Vote UKIP.

  34. 34
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    You are not trying to say the Baroness Thatcher ruined the country?

    You have to remember we do not have a conservitive goverment , we have a coalition goverment with a left leaning party, I admit Dave is no Baroness thatcher but he is a damm sight better than what the red team are offering.

    Ukip are no angels either, and enjoy riding the EU gravy train, they are politicons.

    At the moment we have the lesser of two evils.

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    Judge Judy says:

    The Tories seem to have dreadfull media campaigns at present, and dont seem to be able to spin any lines.

    The “too fast, too deep” mantra is biting, and with NHS change – liebore will just say you tried to go “too fast, too deep”….

    Do think the strategy at present is announce BIG cuts – then ramp them back a bit after consultation – but this looks weak.

    Needs to be much spin on the “Labour False Economy” of non jobs – costing higher taxes and thus less growth …..

    We all voted and new pain was on its way – labour able to spin that this it tory pain or due to tory cuts etc etc etc

    Need to hear more about the Labour legacy (pain, pain, higher pension payments, etc lower real incomes ) and that only lesser pain once economy sorted and growth returns.

    Also fear double-dip is still posibility – and if it happens (and Ed Balls looks like he planned it to knobble next tory government….. ) then Ed Balls will look good – and guide bad.

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

    But they still collect thier salary! and expenses.

  37. 37
    Larry the Cat says:

    Go away you plonker.
    I never heard of you and surely never plotted with you to save or take over the world.

  38. 38
    MisterE says:

    As opposed to video of Balls anywhere else…?

  39. 39
    Say what you see says:

    I stand by my words that a vote for UKIP is a wasted vote and a gift to Labour. I’m just being realistic.

    As billy pointed out on a previous blog its choosing the lesser of two evils every 4/5 years

  40. 40
    EC1 PhD says:

    Ed Balls was the muscle behind the clunking fist.

  41. 41
    shhhhh................. says:

    The wealth creators of the UK

    1) Have left Britain
    2) Are leaving Britain
    3) Are planning to leave Britain

    Who want to work hard on to have to hand over more than half your earnings to the state who then in turn hand it over to a group of disorganised fuckwitts known as the public sector?

  42. 42
    Gordon Brown says:

    i have my head stuck in the shed door

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

    it is quite funny (Well for a cricket fan ) :-)

  44. 44
    what a plonker says:

    Please ,please let bollocks be the next labour leader.

  45. 45
    You are cordially invited to come and live in the real world says:

    And so you are doomed to suffer this shite forever more.

    It is your fault.

    Our future is fucked if you vote Tory.

    Our future is fucked if you vote Labour (Just a bit sooner).

    But when future generations consider why they are now living in a 3rd world hell hole at least your conscience allows you to shrug your shoulders and say ‘I voted for the lesser of 2 evils’.


  46. 46
    EC1 PhD says:

    Ed Balls’ economic policies of tax and spend now form his DNA. He spent so many years plotting hidden tax rises on the population that he cannot think or act any differently.

  47. 47
    Anonymous says:

    It’s anecdotal, but a family member was offered two jobs last week and had to choose between them. That can’t be a bad sign!

  48. 48
    Chris The Leatherman says:

    All the anecdotal evidence that I have is that the private sector and particularly manufacturing, is that it is doing OK . The one thing that is holding it back is getting the right people into the jobs which are vacant, a woeful indictment of the educational and benefits systems.

    Balls is talking Balls, always has done and always will. Is he living with Yvette now or do they have primary residences as they claimed for years on his expense forms ?

  49. 49
    Say what you see says:

    Your the fucking traitor maybe if you and your UKIP friends had voted tory we would not have a coalition with the limp dems and have to sop to them on policys. Thats the reality of the situation

    Go ahead vote UKIP and see what it does for the country…….. answer – sweet FA

  50. 50
    I says:

    Balls. If I had any sense and wanted to follow a career in politics I think I might just have changed my surname. Thatcher comes to mind. Yvette didn’t have to think twice.

  51. 51
    I says:

    Your family member is not Gordon Brown then?

  52. 52
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Ok this should the budget for the next election.

    1: Top rate of tax down to 20p

    2: everyone else pays 10p

    3:Vat down to 10%

    4 Buisness tax/corparation tax down to 10%

    5: withholding of EU funds until books signed off

    6; No forgien aid for dictaters, Only for disasters (Tunsami, Japan type )

    not costed but a start.

  53. 53
    I says:

    And the name of your party is……………..?

  54. 54
    You are cordially invited to come and live in the real world says:

    Unfortunately by the time we get to meet up and talk about it over a pint it will be illegal to order a pint, it’ll have to be a litre.

    And we won’t be discussing the future of the UK, we’ll e discussing the future of the European Protectorate Formerly Known as the UK.

    And we won’t want to sit in the beer garden because the view will be destroyed by another taxpayer subsidised wind farm.

    And the pub will probably have been closed anyway because it’s not in accordance with sharia law.

    Vote Blue Labour. Fuck the UK.

  55. 55
    Observer says:

    British jobs for British workers and let’s get the unemployed underclass re-engaged.

  56. 56
    Bloated State says:

    Arab’s can have their Spring, not in Surrey & Sussex I’m afraid. Nothing to see, move on and pay your taxes.

    Of course we can vent our spleen’s on blogs but the middle-class are just as idle as average sink estate dole wallers, at least they have don’t have the pretence to care about the state of Britain.

    Somehow I can’t ever see a peoples popular front of Middle England but I can see one being nurtured in Tower Hamlets.

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

    Dunno, Something like “Respect for taxpayers”, “Getting off the gravy train”, “Fuck the vested intrests party”

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    Crash says:

    I heard on the today programme this morning that the fortnightly delivery reduced total landfill by 1 million tonnes. If that is correct, and it’s a big if for bbc output, then that’s only about 1/60 of a tonne per person per year. Couldn’t we just have the weekly collections and put a new incinerator in some part of wales where it wont bother any tax payers to get rid of the extra million tonnes.

  59. 59
    Bloated State says:

    Oh, and fuck wind turbines too.

  60. 60
    I says:

    Do what you did to us. Burn the shed down and that will release you.

  61. 61
    Larry says:


  62. 62
    h_pont says:

    people say that voting UKIP is a vote for Labour. It’s a long way to the general election, just vote UKIP in any euro/local/opinion polls and the Conservatives might get some of the message.

  63. 63
    Anonymous says:

    ‘Let’s start with a blank sheet of paper and come up with some policies once we work out what people would vote for.’

    That’s what Cameron did, remember? It’s what oppositon parties do apparently.

  64. 64
    Four-eyed English Genius says:

    The trouble is that they are listening to the same cretins who caused all the problems in the first place!

  65. 65
    I says:

    My boss used to complain of his predecessors being on the gravy train, until I reminded him that not only was he on the train……he was driving it!

  66. 66
    h_pont says:

    If the Lib Dems are really liberal then they would allow citizens’ referendums. Then they would get a chance of PR and we can get out of the EU at the same time. Job done. We’d never have a left of centre government again especially if another referendum was on England seceding from the Union (with or without Liverpool and London).

  67. 67
    Crash says:

    It’s true, the failure of pupils by state schools is a crime, poor parents are complicit in that crime thinking that instilling no discipline and work ethic in their children is ok because the school will sort it out. Meanwhile the school is not allowed to punish and only allowed to encourage i.e. ‘Well done, Biff, hitting the teacher with a chair rather than stabbing them is a big improvement for you, your social worker will take you to centre parks as a reward for this immense improvement’.

    Almost excellent spelling there Billy, illustrates point nicely.

  68. 68
    Nify Fifty says:

    How does that song go ‘I’m a wanker……….’.

  69. 69
    Four-eyed English Genius says:

    cant = can??

  70. 70
    I says:

    @ Sandra in accounts
    I hope you work in the private sector.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    London is great and creates a lot of tax revenue.

  72. 72
    Four-eyed English Genius says:

    Not tax and spend, but tax and waste!

  73. 73
    Steve Miliband says:

    So what policies was Ed promoting during the Labour Party leadership elections?

    Vote for me! I will spend three years working out what we stand for!

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    Sandalista says:

    Over at one of the Guardian/Labour List etc there was a comment to the effect that even “benefits recipients pay tax” as if they were fully contributing to Society.

    The way I see it; the Private Sector provide the NEW money for the Government to spend. Thus my employer provides real money for the Government to pay for my wife as a genuine front line NHS worker (Staff Midwife). The tax my wife pays, apart from diminishing our potential household income, is effectively just a rebate to the Government. If you deduct the total tax receipts paid by NHS staff from the total NHS bill you end up with the real cost of the NHS to the Government. At the moment it takes around a dozen of taxpayers like me to pay for my wife. With a bloated Public sector workforce and hoards of benefits claimants, where is their money going to come from?

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    Anonymous says:

    Oh, I don’t know… I think CCHQ seem to have Guido in their pocket at the moment judging by the number of Militwat and Balls articles they’re churning out at the moment. You’d be hard pushed to guess from this blog that they’re not actually in power at the moment. I don’t disagree that they’re odious Hunts who I’d wish to see strung from lamposts but personally I’d rather see the attention turned to Dave and his Blairite, focus group, driven guff.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Opppp yeah a typo :-)

  77. 77
    Gordon Brown says:

    You sound like a bigot. I should never have been put with that cat. Whose idea was that? Sue’s I think.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    I thought Ed was a socailists therefore his polices will follow his socailist belifs?

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    Sir Everard Digby says:

    I see,so UKIP will be refreshingly different will they? Just like the LibDems were? Just like New Labour were in 1997?

    Methinks you are living in cloud cuckoo land.

    The political classes are all self serving thieves,chancers and idiots; UKIP are aprt of the problem not the solution.

  80. 80
    Ed Miliband says:

    There’th a girl that’th been on my mind
    All the time

  81. 81
    If Ed Balls was prime minister says:

    Obey or there vill be conzequences! Dissent is verboten! You will follow our orders or you vill face punishment by the state! I am your fuhrer! Resistance is futile!

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    Goverment is the problem, not the solulition!

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    sockpuppet #4 says:

    I love the underclass but I wouldnt want to marry them.

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  85. 85
    Anonymous says:

    Nice wishlist but you’re the dick who keeps voting Tory thinking, ” This time they’ll change, this time they will do what they promise.” You’re Einstein’s definition of insanity and this country’s the worse off for deluded fools like you.

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    I Remember You Hoo says:

    Tax and spend is up under the Cameron and Clegg gangs reign, so is contributions to the EU mafia and largesse to the DfID wealth redistribution network, aka international Marxism.
    Remind me once again, just which party among the main three, is not socialist?

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    I Remember You Hoo says:

    Kind of reveals a basic lack of any meaningful principles, does it not?
    We know Bliar, Mandelson and McRuin were opportunists and never had any worth speaking of and now we are finding out Cameron and Clegg are the same.

    Is Miliband confessing prior to the event, that he will say whatever it takes in an attempt to get into number 10, regardless of anything he may or may not believe in?

  88. 88
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    Or to third world tyrants so they can buy diamond encrusted Mercedes.

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    Sungei Patani says:

    The leadership of UKIP are an incompetent and third rate gaggle of losers. Whilst their heart may be in the right place, they have shown, by running their party by squabbling like rats in a sack, that they would be completely incapable of governing the country.

    The only way to obtain a government that behaves in the right way is to continue to give every support to the Conservatives, so that after the next election they can form a government in their own right without having to get support from the sandal wearing, bearded tofu munchers.

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    Anonymous says:

    Bookmarked for a return next year.

    Ball’s is clueless but anyone who thinks we out of the woods is equally clueless. There’s a whole lot of private sector deleveraging done and we still have an insolvent banking system when mark to market accounting is used.

  91. 91
    Tessa Tickles says:

    And the £17billion high speed rail link.

  92. 92
    Bill d'Sarse says:

    He doesn’t even go with the flow, he’s at least a week behind it.

  93. 93
    YorkshireLad says:

    “Balls’ ideological adherence to Plan B is now rendered totally unnecessary…”

    Rephrase this to read “Balls is now rendered totally unnecessary…” and you’ll be closer to the mark!

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    Say what you see says:

    I have to agree with everything you say the UK is on a shitty slope downwards, i do not know what the answer is though.

    I honestly do not think that Cameron is a true blue tory but what alternative do we have.

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    jgm2 says:

    I’m coming around to your thinking. Labour have managed to lose Scotland with their complacency and their arrogant idea that the Scots would never vote for the Tories so they could do what the fuck they liked.

    But in only 10 or 12 years the S&P have driven Labour out of town. Hahahahaha.

    It is time to do the same South of the Border. So what if Labour get it again because the Tory vote gets split by UKIP? Labour will only fuck it up again and get voted out. In the meantime, hopefully, the Tories will either get the message or the voters will get the message – as happened in Scotland.

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    J Alan Jones says:

    “In fact let’s get Labour in and fuck the country up quickly instead of slowly under the Tories.

    The sooner people wake up and burn the existing system down the sooner we can stop having to put up with this shit.”
    I am afraid that the above is frequently the fact of it. Once one is in a mess ( the shit ) the only way out is to be bold ( a man! ) and get on with it!

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    jgm2 says:

    Good plan. And be sure to douse your head with petrol before you start.

  98. 98
    jgm2 says:

    Yep. Which is why interest rates will remain at 0.5% indefinitely while inflation magics away all the debt.

    And all your savings.

  99. 99
    Anonymous says:

    Problem is inflation won’t magic away all that debt – this would only happen if we get wage inflation which we most certainly don’t have so in fact those debts are getting relatively bigger.

    But yest inflation is hit savings.

    It’s called financial repression..

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    Penfold says:

    Everytime that Balls makes an utterance he demonstrates that he is a total prat, an airhead and a no-nothing.
    How on earth did he survive under Brown, how does he survive now?
    The mans a bully and a barefaced liar who should be brought to task.

    Who will save us from the is economic moron………….

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    Sicko says:

    How does having bi-weekly collection REDUCE the amount going to landfill one iota?

    I’d guess the same amount is being produced and that a week won’t see much reduction in the waste’s volume. Wet material like tealeaves and nappies will dry out and compact – but a million tonnes’ worth?

  102. 102
    Anonymous says:

    it’s not rocket science. Imagine what would happen if we actually had a Conservtive government cutting taxes so that private indivuduals could invest in productive capacity instead of government officials spending it on equal opportunities outreach coordinators.

  103. 103
    Penfold says:

    Tsk tsk, our lords and masters in Brussels are not going to stand for that nonsense, all jobs must be available for any EU member to take, irrespective of their suitability.
    I’m sure that some Euro-Jobsworth is filing charges of xenophobia and europhobia against you as I comment.

  104. 104
    GordNoB Rown says:

    I’ve received bad news. Did not get the IMF job but Bercow is on the shortlist.

  105. 105
    geoff says:

    London is a shit hole. It’s not all about money. I’ll happily be ‘poorer’ if we can build a wall/trenches/mines/electric fence/dogs etc round the M25

  106. 106
    Postlethwaite says:

    This whole rubbish collection thing is just another ”Industry” for the local councils.

    There are people monitoring how many people there are in the house and the number of bins you are allowed.

    Of course another group send you letters to tell you you are in contravention of something or other or there will be no pick up this week.

    And a special patrol group to remove bins you ‘are not entitled to’ and drop off bins to immigrants with ten and more children

    Law enforcement to fine anyone with an overflowing bin or a bin with the wrong sort of waste.

    Surveillance camera operators to nail transgressors who make too much mess.

    That is the industry you are paying your council tax for.

  107. 107
    Airey Belvoir says:

    I reckon a good deal right now is the NS&I tax-free bond giving interest at RPI plus 0.5%. The un-admitted Osborne plan is obviously to inflate away the debt.

  108. 108
    Tardkilller says:

    replaced with ..?

    well go on then who!

    a reality version please not the windowlickers fantasy dream team

  109. 109
    Anonymous says:

    Yes, that’s right. What happened to all the spiel that Guido would treat a tory government just the same as a lab one? What a fucking liar.

  110. 110
    Anonymous says:

    I do. Kill the liblabcons.

  111. 111
    Anonymous says:

    The British government has been shitting over British workers (and those who want to be) for three decades. Why would they stop now when they have to provide for all the Turks coming here soon.

  112. 112
    jgm2 says:

    But you can only invest 15K per issue. Which, even with the missus onboard is only 30K. No more than a year or twos food, electric and general day-to-day expenses.

  113. 113
    happy expat says:

    Come and join us then!

  114. 114
    happy expat says:

    Nice Turkish restaurant near where I live, so the chances are you will also be able to get a decent kebab and chips.

  115. 115
    Gordon Brown says:

    Ed Balls is an even bigger twat than the Milliband brothers. I should know because it takes one to spot one. I only tolerated him in Government because I fancied his elfin wife Yvonne.

  116. 116
    Ed Balls says:

    Yvette you twat. No wonder you didn’t get anywhere.

  117. 117
    George Orwell says:

    A brave new world indeed, even though it’s run by poxy, interfering, busybody councils.

  118. 118
    Relieved to say... says:

    Thankfully not!

  119. 119
    Archie says:

    You speak much sense.

  120. 120
    Anonymous says:

    Lets face it, we all know what Balls is like.

    I’ll be conservative, with a small “c” in my comments.

    In my opinion he is a bullying nasty bastard who is totally untrustworthy and a liar. In fact an all-round total anus.

    He is only interested in Britain and the Labour party in as far as it will get him to the top job.

    People say he is intelligent and Machiavellian. On the contrary I think he is totally transparent.

    I only wish he had been born in medieval times when he would certainly have lost his head for treason.

    He is almost certainly already plotting against Miliband Junior who will get knife in the back soon

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