June 15th, 2011

UK Quietly Contributes £9 Billion to IMF Euro-Bailouts
Equivalent to Adding 1½p to Basic Rate of Income Tax

Douglas Carswell has spotted a Statutory Instrument slipped in before parliament without prior debate, two pages of legislation which will cost the British taxpayer £9 billion, the equivalent of adding some 1½p to the basic rate of income tax. No debate, no big announcement, just another day of propping up the Eurozone on the backs of UK taxpayers.

The Chancellor was at the Bilderberg conference this weekend, where the global elite discuss important matters without tiresome worries like democracy or transparency, among the attendees were central bankers, financiers and investment bankers – the guilty men of the financial crisis. The Chancellor has clearly fallen in with a bad crowd…

UPDATE: Osborne’s PPS Greg Hands has been rolled out to defend the £9 billion loan. The crucial point he makes is that “Because this is a loan, it has no impact on our borrowing – it is a financial asset that will be repaid.” All being well, however all is not well. Institutions like the ECB itself are in trouble, the US Treasury is on credit watch. We may be approaching the financial equivalent of the rapture, when all the reckoning for decades of loose credit will be made. One only has to look at the price of gold to see that people are losing faith in the paper-money financial system.


  1. 1
    MrAngry61 says:

    EU Referendum.


  2. 2
    Tommy says:

    We have to contribute to the IMF though, otherwise who will we call on when Labour next get power?

  3. 3
    Eeu to me says:

    Well I never, politician’s not telling the voting public what theyr’e up to.

  4. 4
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    what happened to sound money?

    Guido, can we please debate the thumbs on a thread*, They really slow the site down when loading a thread.

    *Or vote in a poll.

  5. 5
    Lord Lucan says:

    Osbourne has sold out to the Bilderbergers. £9 Billion is a mere drop in the Ocean compared to what they are going to ask for when Ireland, Portugal and Spain default.

  6. 6
    Herman Van Rompuy says:

    It is money well spent! You selfish, complaining English! You begrudge a few billion to the starving politicians and bankers of Europe? Shame on you all.

    From the desk of the world’s second most famous Belgian, after that smug bastard Van Damme.

  7. 7
    jgm2 says:

    I see no thumbs.

  8. 8
    David Laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

    Maude wants to defend pension cuts and contribution rises without letting us know what packages MPs are in receipt of and whether their contributions have increased, whether it is index linked to CPI rather than RPI and if MPs take sabbaticals or breaks ie not there this period should not count towards their pensions. No more second jobs for MPs on the back of the taxpayer.

    EU bail outs, more contributions all on the quiet, defence gradually given to the EU, criminal justice given to the EU, mass immigration from the EU, Welfare dependents from the EU and the list goes on.

    I detest Liebour, but I hope there will be a massive summer strikes to make the Lie Cons wake up and bring in some Tory policies and uphold national interest not effing EU and stop lying to us there is no money when Wet Dave continues his multi billion pound give away scheme. Political choices Dave- country comes first before EU or overseas aid wake up!

  9. 9
    Righty Right Wing (Mrs) says:


    Is there nothing that rusty Dave will not do to alienate the core Conservative vote & ingratitate himself on the world stage?

    What next – does Bono name him the “Bob Dylan of politics”?

    This Heathite liberal has put the whole world on British taxpayer welfare.

    The British taxpayer & electorate are not even third class to that slimy duplicitous two faced arse.


    Blue Labour out.

  10. 10
    Popeye says:

    We badly need a concerted outcry for an “in or out” referendum.

  11. 11
    Bruges Group says:

    Get England out of the EU !

  12. 12
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Note to goverment:



  13. 13
    David Laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

    Maude wants to defend pension cuts and contribution rises without letting us know what packages MPs are in receipt of and whether their contributions have increased, whether it is index linked to CPI rather than RPI and if MPs take sabbaticals or breaks ie not there this period should not count towards their pensions. No more second jobs for MPs on the back of the taxpayer.

    EU bail outs, more contributions all on the quiet, defence gradually given to the EU, criminal justice given to the EU, mass immigration from the EU, Welfare dependents from the EU and the list goes on.

    I detest Liebour, but I hope there will be a massive summer strikes to make the Lie Cons wake up and bring in some Tory policies and uphold national interest not effing EU and stop lying to us there is no money when Wet Dave continues his multi billion pound give away scheme. We are broke wake up.

  14. 14
    Anonymous says:

    This is why I have been arguing that their is no need for cuts. What is the point in cutting in UK and giving to other countries.

    I would have support cuts if the money was used to reduce debt or for tax cuts.

  15. 15
    Bill Cash says:

    Now if I were to take over from “Cast Iron” Dave ???????

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  17. 17
    No balls Carswell says:

    Carswell….I actually think I am more disappointed in him than Cameron. From the moment Cameron climbed down over Lisbon, it was clear he was a grade A arsehole …. Carswell seems to be on the same page as me on so many issues, yet he stays in the Conservative Party. He should either challenge Cameron for teh leadership, or resign from it.

  18. 18
    The Labour Party says:

    Did someone say bankers?

    Bankers! Bankers! Global problem that started in America. Too fast and too deep.

    Oh, sorry, never mind.

  19. 19
    Scratchy says:

    Stop moaning about the thumbs Bowden – I like them

  20. 20
    David Laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

    We are contributing twice or even three times, one for the IMF fund the other for the European Stability Fund and in the case of Ireland we gave an individual loan as well.

  21. 21
    Anonymous says:

    You are stupid to make such a comment.

  22. 22
    Sophie Taxpayer says:

    Are there any Conservatives on this thread who can defend this latest treachery from continuity Blue Labour?

    I am so sick of Cameron.

    Election now please – I might as well vote UKIP & let Red Ed in to finish the country quicker.

    Cameron out.

  23. 23
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    I’ve heard its just like NUS conference.

    75% of them are just there to get pissed and get laid.

  24. 24
    Editor says:

    Here’s what to do, I have started the ball.

    I have copied a link to this post to 150 people from my addressbook. We need to get this out as the papers may not.


  25. 25
    yan says:

    Were all fucked!

  26. 26
    Archer Karcher says:

    This transcends party politics dipshit, the entire political class are working against the best interests of the people and the nation.

  27. 27
    Barry says:

    Well spotted, hat tip.

  28. 28
    Phil says:


    Get these Heath loving EU loving so called Conservatives out.

    I am pig sick that I voted for Cameron – NEVER AGAIN.

  29. 29
    Hercule Parrott says:

    Zis iz an outrage!

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


  31. 31
    Archer Karcher says:

    If you are waiting for Cameron’s New Tory party to change you will die a disapointed man. Dave is not part of the solution, he is part of the problem, he is an exact replica of his hero, the digusting, warmongering, treasonous and venal, Bliar.

  32. 32
    Tessa Tickles says:

    Use Firefox and noscript, you won’t get the thumbs and the pages load much more quickly. And no adverts, of course.

  33. 33
    David Laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

    Cameron guaranteed that we would not be part of the EU single currency bail outs. Mc Clegg thinks the EU is a red line for the Lie Dems, perhaps he and they ought to do us a favour and go and live and work there in the EU now rather than later.

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

    Fuckit, Prepare the lampots!!!!

  35. 35
    Gordon Brown says:

    All those disaffected Cameron voters.
    I’m ready to come back. If you all say you’re very sorry you were horrid to me, then I’ll forgive you all and end boom and bust again.

  36. 36
    Delusional Cameron Supporter says:

    No, he’s just keeping his powder dry. Any minute now he’ll reveal his true Tory colours!

    Any minute. Any minute.. Wait, here we go, in a minute.. Soon. Hold on.. any.. time..

    Oh, soddit. He’s just a liberal Eurodrone.

  37. 37
    DSK says:

    it’s not the equivalent of adding 1.5p to income tax though, is it, because it’s a loan. we’ll (probably) get the money back. i know it’s only a blog but still.

  38. 38
    That's Odd says:

    Reading this and also the list of attendees to the conference, I should think Osborne has a sore bottom in more ways that one.

  39. 39
    Tessa Tickles says:

    Didn’t Cameron recently promise (I hate to use the term “give a cast-iron guarantee”) that Britain wouldn’t contribute to any more Euro bailouts?

  40. 40
    Archer Karcher says:

    Hannon sadly is the same, no guts, no balls and no honour.

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  42. 42
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Yeah, thats what i thought after the loan to Ireland.

  43. 43
    Anonymous says:

    So let’s not forget that we are all in this together eh?

  44. 44
    Observer says:

    Not what I voted Conservative for.

  45. 45
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Guido or anyone.

    Is this a loan or a gift?

  46. 46

    MPs pensions are NOT gold plated.

    They’re more a sort of solid 24ct.

    Anyway,there is no need to investigate MPs pensions. We’ve looked into it and found they are just about adequate for the moment. Tough times and all that means we can’t put them up until 2012 at the earliest.

  47. 47
    Cameron makes Brown look sane says:

    The sad thing is, that doesn’t sound unreasonable.

  48. 48
    Archer Karcher says:

    The ‘loan’ to Ireland will never be paid back, you do realise that don’t you?

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    nell says:

    It isn’t just our best national interests either AK. They are also working against the will of the majority.

    If we had been given that EU referendum that cameron promised there would have been , and there still would be, an overwhelming majority vote against remaining in the EU.

  50. 50
    Cameron makes Brown look sane says:

    We won’t get the money back when Greece defaults.

  51. 51

    Even if we do get it back it has to be financed for the period of the loan.

  52. 52
    Cameron makes Brown look sane says:

    It’s a magic trick. “Here’s £9billion.. abracadabra, allahkazzamm! It’s gone forever!”

    Puts Gordon’s “disappearing gold trick” in the shade.

  53. 53
    Ed Balls says:

    “among the attendees were central bankers, financiers and investment bankers – the guilty men of the financial crisis. ”

    So at last you admit the truth. It was not down to Labour or our spending.

    Thankyou Guido

  54. 54
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    We are paying to prop up something that we are not a part of !

  55. 55
    A voice in the average MP's head says:

    I am a regular typical voter and I think MPs’ pensions are far too low. I think they should be ten times what they are now. MPs do such great work, I’d happily surrender all my salary, my house, car and job if it would benefit my MP. And expenses? Why do MPs claim so little? They should claim £100,000 per month, at least.

  56. 56
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    It was announced at the start
    that MP’s pensions are exempt from these cuts !

  57. 57
    David Cameron (traitor, thief and liar) says:

    We’re all in this together!

    Toodle pip.

  58. 58
    Steve Miliband says:

    I hate being in Europe.
    I hate giving them money.
    I hate being dictated to by them.

    But I don’t understand how UKIP voters are now moaning about the Coalition. You didn’t vote for them. If it was a majority Tory government they would be able flex their Eurosceptic muscles and wouldn’t have to U turn every other day

  59. 59
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    We can find nine billion to give away
    but can’t find a hundred million to empty our bins !

    and some on here still think Cameron knows what he is doing !

  60. 60
    Wibble says:

    Yeah, that £4trillion government debt was all down to the nasty bankers. They put a gun to Brown’s thick head and yelled, “Borrow money, you futhafucka!”


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

    Any proper Conservitive mPs reading this?

    I would like all proper Conservitive MPs to withdraw thier support for David Cameron and force a leadership election(followed by a genral election) and restore respect for taxpayers, this insane spending would make Baroness Thatcher turn inher grave (If she wasdead).

    NO! NO! NO!

  62. 62
    Hugh Janus says:

    From what I have seen of him he would find himself ‘under pressure’ just trying to tell the time.

  63. 63
    nell says:

    Probably a loan that’ll turn into a gift when the repayments can’t be met.

  64. 64
    David Cameron (traitor, thief and liar) says:

    “Tory government .. would be able flex their Eurosceptic muscles”

    Not with me in charge, they wouldn’t.

  65. 65
    Dickhead Dave says:

    I guarantee my cast iron guarentees are worthless.

  66. 66
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Cameron does many u-turns these days he is spinning like a top.

  67. 67
    I says:

    Which MP has the guts to raise an EDM calling on MPs to increase their pensions payments BEFORE the strikes commence.
    Surely 1 out of 640??

  68. 68
    nell says:

    I thought the problem was the bankers wouldn’t loan him the money because they knew he wasn’t a good credit risk so he printed it instead!

  69. 69
    Archer Karcher says:

    That was before last weekend where Osborne was given his new orders, destroy Briain to save the Euro.

  70. 70
    misterned says:

    We should tie copper wire round him, place him in a magnet and get free energy forever.

  71. 71
    Gordon Brown says:

    I was a great chancellor.

  72. 72
    Smig says:

    Get my hands out of my pockets you thieving, lying, duplicitous bastards!

    Welcome to the age of Common Purpose.
    Welcome to the EUSSR.
    Welcome to a lifetime of being kicked in the face as your “representatives” rape your wallet.

    I want out.

  73. 73
    Nick Clegg says:

    Especially with me

  74. 74
    Dale Jones says:

    Do you need any more reasons to vote UKIP at the next general election?
    Or do you think we should continue this Tories – Labour – Labour – Tories fiasco that got us into this mess?

  75. 75
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Compared to this fuckin idiot, you were !

  76. 76
    Spank Sinatra says:

    There is a certain irony that we will have to borrow this money to pass it on to others who are no longer able to borrow money from the markets which in turn nudges us yet one step closer to our own credit rating being reviewed downwards. Such larks!

  77. 77
    Nick Clegg says:

    It’s a coalition government where we have too much influence

  78. 78
    tris says:

    It’s the IMF. Who says that it is going to prop up the Euro? The IMF supports countries all round the world, probably including England soon.

  79. 79
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    UKIP are the same, why would they give up there 200k tax free salary (Plus expenses) for 64k (plus expenses) and lose some in tax?

  80. 80
    Anonymous says:

    I think you’ll find he knows exactly what he’s doing. It’s all about improving his CV for a post PM job in la-la Euroland where the pay and perks will be much better than what he gets now. Bigger fish to fry.

  81. 81
    nell says:

    If UKIP were going to be able to appeal to the electorate in sufficient numbers to gain enough mp’s to take control of the HoC they would have done it by now.

    Sad maybe. But it isn’t going to happen.

  82. 82
    Sybil Fawlty says:

    Perhaps he sees them as the best option to obtain his goals.Just sayin.

  83. 83
    Archer Karcher says:

    McRuin had an excuse, he was an egomaniacal sociopath, Cameron is just a treasonous fuckwit, like Bliar.

  84. 84
    President Robert Mugabe says:

    Where’s my tickets for the Olympics?

  85. 85
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    I have been UKIP for years
    but gave Cameron my vote to get rid of the insane policies of Labour
    now i really regret it because the Tories are even more insane than Labour
    they have NO policies except cut all Britains services and give all the saved money away to the rest of the world !

    O/T The Britain 2012 olympic committee has admitted they have sent 10-00 tickets to Gadaffi and his sons
    tickets have also been sent to Syria and Yemen

  86. 86
    Anonymous says:

    Oh come on Frankie that’s stretching things a little too far.

  87. 87
    plastic bertrand says:

    Ca plane pour moi.

    (all ees gliding for me)

  88. 88
    Reality Check says:

    If it was a majority Tory government they would be able flex their Eurosceptic muscles….

    Has it ever occurred to you that the Tory party might, just might, not be really ‘Eurosceptic’ at all?

    Just like immigration, there is a cosy consensus between the three main parties over the issue of the EU.

    Nothing will change until there are either new parties – uncontaminated by the British establishment – breaking through. Or there is civil unrest.

  89. 89
    Sybil Fawlty says:

    It’s a statutory payment to the IMF, not an EU payout.
    It’s like when you insurance company tells you your premium has gone up because of spotty teenagers

  90. 90
    Anonymous says:

    Yes. The Euro zone. The banking crisis. The Libyan civil war. The Indian Space Agency, The Ugandan President’s jet. The global warming scam. etc etc. Just shut the fuck up, and pay.

  91. 91
    Righty Right Wing (Mrs) says:


    Cameron is exactly as he appears. Heath without the yacht. And the young sailors.

    Rusty Dave out.

  92. 92
    Grammar School Boy says:

    Good morning Ed.

  93. 93
    John Adlington says:

    I agree but it would have made naff all difference to this contribution to the IMF.

  94. 94
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Does Gaddafi have to confirm the tickets to make them valid? Giving his current address including precise GPS coordinates.

  95. 95
    I says:

    Research unveiled yesterday found that a typical couple receives a weekly income of £207.15 – but will spend £207.24 on food, fuel, housing and transport.

    …..Fortunately for Government pensioners don’t strike

  96. 96

    Now you know we are borrowing at 1.75 and lending at 5.5% Mr F.

    We still shouldn’t get involved, but DSK is right.

  97. 97
    Hang The Bastards says:

    As a life long Tory, I am daily loosing the will to continue supporting them.

    (1) They have done fuckall about the deficit

    (2) Their stance on Europe is disgusting

    (3) Their softly softly approach on crime is disgusting

    (4) Their ability to squander billions to Europe ensures high taxes for decades

    When will a political party stop and realise that we dont have to be thie big “lottery winner” splashing cash & waging war. We can simply spend less overseas & make our homeland richer & lower taxes.

    THEY JUST DONT GET IT ! – because they are too busy feathering their own nests & working out how they are going to use our BILLIONS to make them MILLIONS.

  98. 98
    Nigel Farage says:

    I did warn you.

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  100. 100

    I like the sound of your voice almost as much as I like the sound of mine.

  101. 101
    John Adlington says:

    prepare the lampreys

  102. 102
    Rev Frank E Haddock (son of God) says:

    They both have their families and index linked pensions to consider and both know what a good scam they are on and aren’t about to get off the gravy train simply because of a few principles. Their first loyalty is to their bank accounts not the dickhead British electorate.

  103. 103
    Steve Miliband says:

    I am sure there are many MP’s that can see the writing on the wall. The EU will implode all by itself. I saw that they want Treasury Ministers to go and explain their policies to a EU panel.FFS!
    Personally I just don’t get it that people cut off their nose to spite their face and then moan about the outcome. When a Government has a majority it can do what it set out to do, when it it is a coalition you end up with messy compromises on everything.

  104. 104
    Harris Tottle says:

    The fact that there is such an organisation as Bilderberg representing the financial elite of the world is not a surprise and it would be strange if there were not such a group.

    It would be stranger still if our Chancellor of the Exchequer was not at that meeting. Even the Chinese are there.

    As for it not being democratic, I see no democracies here or anywhere else, just the usual struggle of vested interests.

  105. 105
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    agree on 3 out of 4 points.

    On war: “I never hugged him,I Bombed him”

    Baroness Thatcher on Gaddiffi

  106. 106
    Archer Karcher says:

    Once again Steve, you prefer to ignore facts.

    Pearson offered to stand down all UKIP candidates in return for a in / out referendum.
    If Cameron had accepted he would be in number 10 with a comfortable majority ( though I suspect, still not flexing those muscles you allude to and still throwing our money at the third world ).
    Instead he told Pearson ‘under no circumstances’ the rest they say, is history. Cameron made his own bed and chose his own allies, this is his government and no amount of ‘if only’ will change that.

  107. 107
    Sybil Fawlty says:

    How’s the UKIP project Nigel? Got any MP’s yet?

  108. 108
    Archer Karcher says:

    Churchill is probably at 10,000 RPM as we blog.

  109. 109
    English Viking says:

    There is nothing statutory about spending my cash on crap.

  110. 110
    Archer Karcher says:

    Really? Cameron is outspending the lunatic Brown by some margin, with no end in sight.

  111. 111
    Nick Clegg says:


  112. 112
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Dont worry little cripple your benefits wont be affected
    Eat shit and die TAT !

  113. 113
    English Viking says:

    I’ll give you 10-1 that we never see a penny of it ever again.

    (Excluding the time when the IMF has to take control of the ruined UK economy and force us to join the Euro, obviously)

  114. 114
    Archer Karcher says:

    And when the IMF come a’knocking, you will really love their austerity plans, honest.

  115. 115
    Peter Homme De Custard says:

    I was at the Bob The Builderburg meeting and I can say that my best interests have been well preserved.

  116. 116
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    4 minutes ago: “I think it very, very, very brave of @Ed_Miliband to have a twitter #AskEdM session at 5pm. Ed’s chance to meet Guido’s co-conspirators…”

  117. 117
    misterned says:

    Where on earth do you get the idea that Cameron ever offered a referendum on the EU?

    He never ever offered such a referendum. The ONLY thing the tories offered a referendum on was the Lisbon Reform Treaty (previously the constitutional treaty). They never offered a referendum on membership of the EU.

    The tories actually voted in the commons and in the Lords FOR a referendum on the treaty, (unlike the labour party and liberals who also promised such a referendum). They tried as hard as they could to get the referendum at a time when it could have made a difference. Once it was ratified across the whole of the EU, there was nothing the UK could do unilaterally to undo it. All the UK can do in EU law is accept it, or withdraw from the EU. So the tories accepted it.

    But they never ever even suggested the possibility of even thinking about considering the slightest moment of forethought of offering a referendum on membership of the EU itself. They even pissed away a certain majority in the commons because they did not want a referendum on Membership by losing close to 1 million votes to UKIP.

  118. 118
    Gordon McMental says:

    I hear voices telling me to hurt people.

  119. 119
    Ed M says:

    Sorry mate. I’m next. Join the queue.

  120. 120
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    And making up his headline grabbing u-turn-able policies as he swans from one photo opp to the next
    the guy is a fucking embarrassment !
    not only to this country but to every person that put him there !

  121. 121
    English Viking says:

    You don’t GIVE them money – that would imply consent.

    They steal from you, under threat of violence.

  122. 122
    Fruitbat says:

    Conservatives??? Oh yes, now I remember, we had those when I was a lad….

  123. 123
    Archer Karcher says:

    Who are our ‘allies’ there now Billy? Radicals tied to AQ and most likely even worse than Ghadafi himself. Makes you proud eh?

  124. 124
    University Student says:

    What about the other 43% majority?

  125. 125
    Seamus Bankster says:

    Thanks for that boys, I’ll get this all sorted out and let you know what the craic is later on when this subprime package comes through.

  126. 126
    Archer Karcher says:

    I wager by the time of the next Euro-elections UKIP will end up #1 in the polls. Then it is game on.

  127. 127
    White Rhodesian Farmer says:

    Right here, bwana.

    Why don’t you pop round and pick them up, eh?

  128. 128
    misterned says:

    No he never made such a promise. He let it be known that he thought it was distasteful and he would not want to give any more of our money away, and he would look for a way to avoid doing so, but he never promised to not give our money into this fund.

    He also stated that he would seek to have the UK withdraw from any further agreements when the current arrangements end in 2013/2014 ish.

    Currently he is dishonestly hiding behind the line that labour signed us up to this after they lost the election and so we are legally obligated to pay.

    The first part of that is true, the second is not. A government cannot bind its successor government, especially not into a wholly unlawful agreement, which is what these bail-outs are.

    We should not pay a penny into these bail-outs. The crash will be so much bigger when it inevitably happens after these bail-outs, than if we refused to bail-out and the crash happened sooner. The longer it takes, the worse it is going to get. The Maths guarantees it 100%.

  129. 129
    Bloke in a frock from Canterbury says:

    I hear voices and look like a nutter.

  130. 130
    Anonymous says:

    Time to invest in baked beans and dry goods while they’re still available. Oh, and a good pair of snips so that you can cut whatever gold and silver you have into nice convenient bits to use as currency.

  131. 131
    Seamus Bankster says:

    Guys you know it is in your best interests, imagine if you didn’t hand over the dosh and the guinness factory had to close down, Guido, devoid of his fuel would have to have Tory Bear write every post, seriously diminishing the quality of the blog.

  132. 132
    misterned says:

    Which we know is going to be pissed away on futile bail-outs. Well, futile for the people, not for the elite who will take private ownership, lock-stock and barrel of Greece’s infrastructure and economy and politics.

  133. 133
    Iloathlefties says:

    They are continuing to operate an elective dictatorship. Most of the country are either too busy or too stupid to know what our politicians are up to without our consent.
    The game is up but main stream media do NOT bring them to account. Give us our EU referendum NOW, stop foreign aid and ALL immigration, repeal the Human Rights Act NOW. Never again will I vote Tory whilst the wet Cameron is in charge. Traitors one and all.

  134. 134
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Guido gets paid for the adverts That revenue helps pay for this site. You spend a lot of time here, Tessa. Why not support the site by letting the adverts through and ignoring them as I do?

  135. 135
    Harris Tottle says:

    Why ask an idiot the way to salvation?

  136. 136
    eurocrat says:

    That’s xenophobia, you’ll find yourself in a greek jail shortly, as soon as the UK bailout contributions arrive so that it can operate.

  137. 137
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    No he has to pick them up in person
    The European court of Human Rights
    Council of Europe
    67075 Strasbourg CEDEX

    opening times
    9.00am to 5.30 mon to fri
    9.00am to 12.00pm sat
    or by personal appointment !

  138. 138
    Nodrog Nworb says:

    De most famous Belgian is TinTin

  139. 139
    grammar dropout says:

    Try “quicker” instead of “more quickly”

  140. 140
    Engineer says:

    I’d like to say that I’m shocked by this sneaky handout of the taxpayers’ hard-earned, but I’m not, really. It just seems to be yet another in a long line of handouts of UK taxpayers’ money to the corrupt, the feckless and the downright incompetent. If it’s not the EU (accounts last signed off sometime in the last century) it’s the Indian space programme or tinpot African dictators with souped-up Maybachs.

    I’m still angry and frustrated, though. Can we please have a government that deals with this nation’s problems and debts before it tries to pay off everybody else’s?

  141. 141
    Ed M. says:

    But I don’t know anyone except Eddie and Doug. Oh, and Justine.

  142. 142
    Marc Dutroux says:

    We must be related, probably intimately!

  143. 143
    Iloathlefties says:

    In/out referendum on EU NOW. We could save £14 billion net each year, £9 billion admin costs annually, retake our borders and stop the foreign hords coming here, give jobs back to our young people, reclaim our fishing industry, get out of the CAP, get rid of the Human Rights Act………what are we waiting for. Someone set a date and we could march on Downing Street. This is the only U turn we want from you Cameron!!!!

  144. 144
    Archer Karcher says:

    Are you saying the IMF can demand and get, an increase in my tax level and my childrens tax level, whenever they want for whatever they want and we the people, have no say in the matter?

  145. 145
    South of the M4 says:

    I’ d go for the civil unrest. It has got to that point.

  146. 146
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    …and be forced into the austerity measures that we should have taken in the first place…..

  147. 147
    Mike Hunt says:

    Sadly most were made worthless by the cynical signing away of our rights by, yes you guessed it – James Gordon Brown.

  148. 148
    Archer Karcher says:

    You’re welcome Nick, the sooner the electorate work out that the HOC is an anti British institution, the sooner we can rid ourselves of the parasite class.

  149. 149
    crash says:

    Most likely there is need for cuts but the cuts that will be made will be at least in part directed at people who don’t deserve it e.g. school pupils. The tories will protect the european banksters while the lib dems will protect housing benefit scroungers in the most expensive parts of the country, criminals and other lib dem voters.

    The council bosses on 200k, community outreach officers, SpAds and consultants will stay in work. Scientists, the armed forces and anyone unfortunate enough to be 16-21 without contacts and a rich mummy and daddy to support them through internships will pay the price.

  150. 150
    Nodrog Nworb says:

    Or if he’s mad enough to turn up……………………………..

  151. 151
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    You did that for 13 years. It’s someone else’s turn now.

  152. 152
    crash says:

    the country surely don’t want to be in the EU, I don’t think Cameron promised and in /out referendum (though it was lib dem policy some time ago when Ming was in charge I think), but I don’t see how the politicians think that they can keep sidestepping the issue.

    BTW anyone who voted for entry into the common market in 1975 just because all the slick newspaper men told you to but complains about it now deserves complete contempt for their lack of foresight.

  153. 153
    Iloathlefties says:

    How do we get this to the mainstrem media’s newsrooms?? People need to know.

  154. 154
    The IMF says:

    I don’t know what all the fuss is about, it’s only money.

  155. 155
    Mad Dog Colonel says:

    After I have won the war my forces will rape their way through stratford to celebrate.

  156. 156
    Ian Smith says:

    Please also bring whoever sold you your anti aircraft guns, I have something for them too.

  157. 157
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    euro-zone- Labour burnt our boats. The Banking crisis- Labour’s FSA and light touch regulation. The ISA – Labour paid for 13 years. The Global Warming scam. Labour forgot to start replacing power stations. Fuckwits have been running the country since 1997.

  158. 158
    MrAngry61 says:

    More anti-psychotic medication before you post again please.

  159. 159
    Ian Smith says:

    They are so stupid, labour would have made a fuss about paying this money out, coupled with some spin (lies) about how it would never happen again. They wouldn’t have just let it go through and hoped nobody would notice.

  160. 160
    misterned says:

    That appears to be the case, yes.

  161. 161
    English defence league says:

    i wish i shared your optimism.

  162. 162
    A Bearded Wassock in a Cassock says:

    Let’s bind his skeleton with copper wire between two magnets then and solve the energy problem. (Based on an idea of misterned’s)

  163. 163
    Jabba the Cat says:

    Well put misterned. People need reminding of these facts or ‘edukatin’ if in ignorance.

  164. 164
    Jabba the Cat says:


    I voted for the European Economic Community, as it then was, which made perfect sense from a trade point of view. However, I have never voted or been asked about partaking in the political union that is the EUSSR, which I oppose on principle as rabid socialism by the back door.

  165. 165
    Jabba the Cat says:

    I like the thumbs so leave them be.

  166. 166
    Split Infinitive says:

    OK. You can’t flip more quickly than a Kwik-Flip fibber.

  167. 167
    oddly helpful says:

    I am confused: are we better to be donors, or recipients of these bailouts? I would imagine their recipients are liable to repay rather more than the sum lent. Conceivably, as with the bailout of US banks, we might even turn in a profitb

  168. 168
    grammar dropout says:

    I like UKIP, but until they tell us what else they stand for except getting us out of the EU, they will always only get the protest votes.

  169. 169
    Common Porpoise says:

    Oi! Come and get it you feckin’ twat.

  170. 170
    You are cordially invited to come and live in the real world says:

    FFS vote UKIP. They can’t be any worse.

  171. 171
    Jabba the Cat says:

    Carswell stays in the Conservative party because he is a Conservative. As Norman Tebbit points out in his blog, “Conservatives can take over Conservative Associations and simply decline to support Central Office clone dummies as Parliamentary candidates. It can be your party.”.

  172. 172
    Jabba the Cat says:

    Have a thumbs up from me Scratchy.

  173. 173
    tell it like it really is says:

    Why are we in the EU – apart from Germany I see all the other countries we are continually bailing out are corrupt.

  174. 174
    His Excellency, President-for-Life and Father of the nation, Gladwin "Eat's his enemies" Mobongo says:

    Suped-up Maybachs are so last century. The modern African despot is now buying himself Lear jets with your tax money.

  175. 175
    Dave and George. says:

    Orders are orders though.

  176. 176
    Postlethwaite says:

    Living in rural Great (the milk cow of europe) Britain i have a connection which is most of the time about half a meg. Max download speed about 40k.

    The thumbs add a delay of several seconds to page display.
    Noscript works but i dont want it for everything.
    And i dont want or need these thumbs everywhere.

    blogspot acne

    just blogspot acne

  177. 177
    Postlethwaite says:

    Didnt we just have that referendum and you all voted against?

  178. 178
    Susie says:

    The time must be rapidly approaching (and being engineered by Cameron and Osborne) when we’ll need an IMF bailout ourselves… but Mdme Lagarde will insist it’s conditional upon us joining the Eurozone and dumping the £ — just to save the IMF the paperwork.

  179. 179
    AnyDirectDemocracyIsCommunism says:

    It should be obvious to anyone with so much as a Maths A-Level (or equivalent) that this country is catastrophically bankrupt (largely due to all the money that has already been wasted on foreign aid and wars.) There is simply no money left to spend outside Britain.

  180. 180
    Ancient marin..er.. motorist says:

    Probably before your time, but Sheila Van Damme was a damn good driver – but not Belgian I think.

  181. 181
    Tikit towt says:

    Seb Coe was on the news yesterday crowing that he had made 10,000 tickets available for members of the armed forces.

    Jolly good!

    Except by the time the Olympics come round we may not have any armed forces left.

  182. 182
    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    This is scandalous racism and will upset many of the Asians in my Constituency. Who all vote for me.

  183. 183
    Council Chief Executive says:

    Now you see why we Council Chief Executives are worth £250,000 a year.

  184. 184
    Handycock, No1 Trougher in Parliament says:

    I have been saying this for years and now us older MP’s are getting the new MP’s to articulate it, as no one will listen to us any more.

  185. 185
    purpleline says:

    Although the IMF contribution is well known what is not understood is the Bank of England has a 14.38% shareholding in the ECB.

    Currently the ECB is bankrupt, it is holding billions of toxic Greek bonds, Irish and Portuguese bonds.

    The ECB has already been recapitalised once and still tdy it only has capital of 10b Euro’s. The Bank of England has subscribed, but not fully delivered its money so far, but we are at risk of dilution or 14% loss on the bond portfolio held by the ECB estimated to be 350bn

  186. 186
    Joan says:

    It doesn’t matter one bit whether you’ll vote for the ‘not the tories’ while the boy child is PM because NONE of them, NONE, can make any decisions without first getting approval from Brussels.

    I despair to the point of wanting to pull my hair out that people still think that threatening not to vote for them will make any difference. Those in the House of Corruption are willing puppets of the EU, on some policies they are the instigators of even more draconian measures, that of ‘all things green’ for one, that’s why energy bills are so high, the energy companies are forced to include green taxes.

    The scaling down of defences, mass immigration/migration/ eugenic health policies etc., have all been DELIBERATE to undermine and keep us down, and lead us into poverty. The end game, we’ll be told we can’t manage as an independent country and have to throw our lot in and become part of the Federal State of Europe, if anyone doubts this then they’re not paying attention. The UN/WHO also set many big policies, these are passed onto the EU and via the EU to the populace. I bet very few know that the WHO has a transport policy, yes transport, and one of the stakeholders is Pfzer the pharmaceutical company, look it up and you’ll be shocked at the stakeholders, those set to earn a lot of money. Perhaps Pfzer is in the process of introducing a petrol patch.

    Mr Carswell may be one of the good guys, but he knows as well as I that the 600 odd so-called politicans in the House of Corruption are NOT really politicans, they are CARETAKERS, albeit highly paid, but caretakers nonetheless. So all the electorate are doing is voting for who they think will be the best caretaker. We’d get better represented if we installed 600 odd people pulled in off the street.

    Today was the last straw for me when that greedy, self-interesreted shrew Caroline Spelman, (perhaps she has ibterests in recycling as well as cloning) and the so-called good ole guy Pickles, annouced no weekly bin collections and pig buckets for all, and that Lib Dem expenses fiddler from the LGA Richard Kemp, laughingly said it’s what we all want.

    The people of this country have become so passive that they continue to take everything flung at them, from a nation of the brave to a nation of the futile and weak, all within the space of 70 years. A passive people led by warmonger leaders. The PTB are laughing at us knowing the vast majority will do NOTHING.

    Whether a Marie Antoinette moment will come, I know not, I just hope someone is keeping a note of all the names in case, just in case the people of this country regrow a spine.

  187. 187
    Sungei Patani says:

    It would certainly get a lot worse if the shambles – UKIP – that calls itself a political party came to power. They are populated by a set of third rate clowns who spend all their time squabbling.

    Their heart is in the right place but they are a bunch of incompetents who could not run a bunk up in the proverbial brothel.

    On reflection one or two of them may have managed to achieve that on their expenses in Brussels.

  188. 188

    The Euro is destined to crash dragging down sterling with it. The UN will turn up announcing a new one world currency and bail us all out, while at the same time removing all private property, and declaring an end to national democratic government. The debts are their route to power.

  189. 189
    Fred Swarfega says:

    Arbeit Macht Frei mean anything to you?

  190. 190
    TruthfulTom says:

    The EU Club For Traitors, is slowly collapsing. How can we speed-up the process ? The quicker we can kill it off, the quicker we can get out and stop throwing our money away.

    We want our Freedoms and Independence back – NOW !

  191. 191
    CallmeDave -please. says:

    I knew that Gordon Brown wasn’t all stupid – he kept us out of the euro.

    I’m having trouble keeping Cleggy and St.Vince. from joining though. They’re SO keen.

  192. 192
    Soconfused. says:

    Where is all this money coming from ?

    Is old Mervyn still printing it ?

    Who pays into the ECB ? I don’t.

    We need a few bankers on here !

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