June 29th, 2011

What Will Be Ed’s Cancer Card This Week?

Having covered cancer and rape to get the PM on the back-foot, Guido is wondering what Ed will scrape from the bottom of the moral barrel this week. As Athens burns thanks to their unions, and the Labour leader suddenly wakes up to the fact that he is on the wrong side of public opinion regarding the strikes here, he’s going to have to pull something pretty special at noon. Famine? Floods? Sick puppies? If he has any sense he will go on the crime revelations in today’s Times. Burglary is up 18%.

Ed may have lost out on the sentencing debacle, failing to land a single blow and remarkably ending up as muddled as Ken Clarke, but all is not lost on the planned outflanking of the Tories on crime. As police budgets are slashed, crime is on the up. Look out for the third-party hitting the airwaves as soon as the PM sits down. If a plan works, stick to it…

UPDATE: Talking of Ed and strikes, Total Politics’ Amber Elliot reports that Grahame Morris, PPS to shadow climage change secretary Meg Hillier is “very close” to quitting over Ed’s stance on the strikes an “pandering to the right of the party.” Apparently they are trying to talk him out of going before midday. Is this what the brothers were expecting when they anointed Ed?


150 Comments

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

    Pensions

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

    Sorry , Just to expand my point, But last night Ed miliband came out with a sort of policy advising goverment and unions to “Think again” over pensions, Does Labour not want equality now? How regressive for a “Progressive” party.

  3. 3
    Billy Blofeld says:

    It’s been predicted that Ed Miliband is running with an “Anal Herpes” attack line this week:

  4. 4
    Tax Payer says:

    He’s a pain in the arse.

  5. 5
    what a plonker says:

    I bet millitwat has been practising in front of a mirror
    all week . What a loser.

  6. 6
    Lord Mangledbum says:

    I have detailed answers.

  7. 7
    Tax Payer says:

    Cue references to Brown’s pension stealing and general financial mis-management.

    Ed can’t ever go on pensions.

  8. 8
    Buffy says:

    Are you sure he reflects?

  9. 9
    genghiz the khan says:

    Red Ed. “I’ve been a member of uniformdating for years, fancy a threesome?”

  10. 10
    Labour;'s Lord Hutton says:

    Not least because I came up with the current plan.

  11. 11
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    It looks as if, being unable to understand any of the big questions of state, RedEd has decided to stone the PM to death with confetti. I wonder how long it’ll take the MSM to catch on? Dave should start referring him to a written reply by the appropriate junior minister.

  12. 12
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    That’s vampires, not zombies

  13. 13
    SS Obersturmbannführer Ed Balls says:

    Jawohl, mein Führer!

  14. 14
    Sue Doughty says:

    Labour are not really in a position to go on about criminals – people in glass houses, and all that.

  15. 15
    Righty Right Wing (Mrs) says:

    Red Ed should just ask Yellow Dave why he is following the failed policies of the last Labour Government, albeit on a slower timeframe to national oblivion.

  16. 16
    Buffy says:

    My mistake.

  17. 17
    smoggie says:

    Thcabth and flying picketh!

    Just like the bad old days.

  18. 18
    Righty Right Wing (Mrs) says:

    Or it could be a question about Rusty Daves plans to cut the RAF down to 79 fast jets.

    Not even Labour would reduce the number to sub 200 – & quite sensible too given Obama’s support for Argentina over the British Falkland Islands, China’s ramped up military spending, the EU becoming increasingly desperate & volatile to preserve itself.

    Only a yellow Liberal like Dave would cut the RAF as the world becomes more dangerous.

    Blue Labour out.

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

    Am i only the one who misses Gordon and Dave doing PMQS? Ok i am pleased Brown is no longer in charge nor near levers of power, But for pure comedy value it was ace.

    Ed just doesnt cut it, Even when DC was in oppo he was never that bad on his worst weeks.

    Oh how the Labour party must cringe as midday on a wednesday draws closer…….

  20. 20
    David Davies says:

    Jail crooked LibDems and kick them out of the coalition because they are all a bunch of Crooks.

    http://eotp.org/category/liberal-democrats/

  21. 21
    Tom says:

    MPs’ pensions;

    As Cameron has been saying the tax payers can’t afford Public Sector pensions does the Government have any plans to reform MPs’ Gold Plated 20 year only final salary pensions so that they are on a par with the pensions of other Public Sector workers?

  22. 22
    Mark Serwotka says:

    When the British public have their travel plans thrown into turmoil by the strikes, when they have to take unpaid leave to look after their children, when they see the Left-wing heroes smashing up London and attacking the police during tomorrow’s march for public sector workers, the British public will see the evil Tory-led government for what it is, and they will love the unions.

    Wibble.

  23. 23
  24. 24
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    But can Ed mention strikes? after all one of his MPs has been on strike since the election.

  25. 25
    Ed says:

    Look, I’m in a difficult pothition. I have to do what Charlie Whelan tellth me to do.

  26. 26
    Eamonn U Ensis says:

    Ed has just cottoned on to the fact that the majority of the public don’t support public sector strikes and especially the teachers who they think have a pretty good deal anyway on salaries.pensions and hours of work…it’s a vote loser to support them….to add to which when talks with the government are still going on it’s total lunacy to call a strike to make the government do what exactly ? hold talks….they’re still holding them stupid……….no wonder our education system is in such a mess and we have the highest rate of child illiteracy in Europe…..not surprising with blockheads like this teaching ‘em…….for once “Dave” should hold the line and tell ‘em to take 100 lines and a dtention immediately…………….

  27. 27
    David Camoron says:

    But but but.. think of the starving Indian astronauts and Pah kiss tani nuclear weapons technicians!

    I can’t feed them and defend Britain! Something has to give!

  28. 28
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    @Tom

    Not really because it is a house matter not the goverments( Turkeys voting for christmas etc)

  29. 29
    EdM says:

    I’m thinking fast.

  30. 30
    Sophie says:

    Ed should do something radical.

    He should ask the “almost Prime Minister in his own right” Cameron if he will join him in confessing that the political class in their quest to meddle in everything have made a monumental mess of the future for us all.

    He could follow it by really blowing Cameron out of the water by asking the PM if he will join him in announcing an in or out referendum on the EU.

  31. 31
    Anon says:

    The worst thing for them, really, is the knowledge that Ed, the man who is doing such an appalling job, was central to getting rid of Labour’s most successful PM and replacing him with Brown, costing Labour the last election.

    If it wasn’t for Ed, the man who wants to be a Labour PM, we would have a Labour PM today.

  32. 32
    Penfold says:

    Problem is having played the ole three card shuffle trick, it becomes predictable and a bit obvious, especially when it get shot down in flames after being uncovered.
    Perhaps Ed needs to be himself.

    Yes, I know, lefties being themselves, not resorting to trickery, thievery, chicanery, being straight and honest is not something you see often.

    Hmmmmm, perhaps a question on the inability of the ConDemns to deport ne’erdowells and other riff-raff from abroad? and allowing scum bag radical preachers into the UK to give speeches? and the lack of brotherly solidarity to the poor people of Greece who are being bled dry by the evil bankers who want their loans repaid?

  33. 33
    Mike Hunt says:

    there’s no money left, and this is still the case.

  34. 34

    “Mister Speaker..Mister Speaker ..I ask the prime minister …I ask him…{turns over trivial pursuit card} .. ‘ Who invented the bubble wand?’

    “Well..I don’t know for sure.. but i think..it waaaasss….”

    “Mister Speaker! Mister Speaker! he’s asking his backbenchers..he doesn’t Know Mr Speaker..He’s a liability to the nation…I’ll ask him another. ‘ What was the name of the snail in the magic roundabout..?…. He doesn’t know! ..Resign! Resign!”

  35. 35
    Steve T says:

    Interesting. I have often thought that Red Ed should find ways of turning the Tory right wing backbenchers against Dave.

    It wont be too hard for him if he applies himself – Dave is despised by most of the party now.

  36. 36
    Steve Miliband says:

    This line of questioning will only work for a few weeks.

  37. 37
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Keep a eye on “Media Matters” , they have declared war on Rupert Murdoch in the USA and are branching out to these shores.

    If you think what Mcbride and Draper done was bad then you aint seen nothing yet.

  38. 38
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Easy to make, there are vampires on the opposition front bench as well.

  39. 39
    Mike Hunt says:

    Can’t do that, ‘uman rights act and all that.
    Which party signed up to this and created the problem?
    you guessed it – Liebour.

  40. 40
    Steve T says:

    Errr, thee seems to be plenty of OUR MONEY for Dave to funnel to the IMF to bail out Greece & the Euro, to India & Pakistan, to the EUSSR socialist republic, & to African despots so they can buy £35 million quid luxury jets with British taxpayers money, right Mike?

  41. 41

    I think we have the highest rate of illiteracy in Europe, after Greece.
    Greece has more teachers/pupil on higher salaries, who retire earlier, on better pensions.

    An idea might be to send out teachers to Greece. That helps Greece cut their costs, and improve their education system a notch, and makes our teachers very happy.

    Then , once they’ve gone,we can start again over here.

  42. 42
    Steve Miliband says:

    Imagine if, god forbid, ED was PM and being asked the questions. He would be anhilated

  43. 43
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Written answers is against the spirit of things: PMQs is fun for the debating society wankers.
    Ed should perhaps taking in some juggling equipment, or a diabolo or a unicycle, and see whether Dave can do better than him.

  44. 44
    Steve T says:

    And which party in opposition said they would repeal it?

    Thats right, Dave Camerons lying two faced Conservative Party.

  45. 45
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Although it breaks my heart to say so, you’re probably right.

  46. 46
    Classics Teacher says:

    It’s all fucking Greek to me.

  47. 47
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    More of a go-slow, I would suggest.

  48. 48
    Wazza says:

    You sir are sadly misguided and speak from total ignorance of the actual work load of teachers. Teaching is fine but all the RED TAPE and irrelevant documentation is the cause of major concern to all professionals within the services! Cast iron Dave would reduce irrelevant bureaucracy, you have to laugh. The man is totally ignorant of the workings of the real world!! Most of his and his little mates assets in off shore bank accounts eh?

  49. 49
    David Camoron says:

    But by throwing £21billion (plus the bailout money) down the toilet every year, I make you all feel proud, don’t I?

  50. 50
    HandsomeDavid says:

    Media Matters are amateurs, we have the BBC.

  51. 51
    Wazza says:

    Brian?

  52. 52
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    What is getting removed? Labour did have the relative luxury of being able to keep the almost past their sell by date Tornados.

  53. 53
    Steve Miliband says:

    So how is someone, who is beholden to the Unions for his position as leader and whose Party relies almost exclusively for funding from the Unions, able to condemn Union action?

    He must have his fingers crossed behind his back.

  54. 54
    Anonymous says:

    Probably be plagiasism.

  55. 55
    retardEd Miliband says:

    No I wouldn’t! I would conthider my anthwerth carefully. I would have to thtop and think.

  56. 56
    Bazz says:

    He could always bury his head in the sand & talk about Penguins

  57. 57
    annette curton says:

    That would go some way to restore faith in the political classes, but such an admission of collective guilt would have to be followed by bottles of whisky and revolvers all round, so none of that is ever gonna happen.

  58. 58
    EdMiliband says:

    ”Never mind Mr Thpeaker, he’th jutht lotht the chance to win one my Blankety Blank chequebook and pens”

  59. 59
    Harridan Harmanhater says:

    Men will never be equal to women. Not when I become leader of the party if I have my way.

  60. 60
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    “Burglary is up 18%”

    Thanks IPSA.

  61. 61
    Joseph McCarthy says:

    *sigh* there was a time the Americans shot subhuman commie scum.

  62. 62
    Unfortunate name dahn sarf says:

    Cant

  63. 63
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    Anal hairpiece ?? Well, I normally talk out of my arse.

  64. 64
    Sybil Fawlty says:

    That twat Moussa must still be on the old post, arguing against himself. Cretin. 60 comments in and he still hasn’t noticed he’s alone.

  65. 65
    MAREK SERWOTKA says:

    BRITISH JOBS FOR BRITISH WORKERS !!!

  66. 66

    … bury it even further and not talk about Pilgrims.

  67. 67
    Anonymous says:

    Nothing Labour about that cυnt Blair.

  68. 68
    Chris Huhne says:

    Huhne

  69. 69
    Phil says:

    After reading the following open letter today I believe Dave can win a landslide;
    “Dear Mr. Cameron,
    Please find below our suggestion for fixing England ‘s economy.
    Instead of giving billions of pounds to banks that will squander the money on lavish parties and unearned bonuses, use the following plan.
    You can call it the Patriotic Retirement Plan:
    There are about 10 million people over 50 in the work force.
    Pay them £1 million each severance for early retirement with the following stipulations:
    1) They MUST retire.
    Ten million job openings – unemployment fixed
    2) They MUST buy a new British car.
    Ten million cars ordered – Car Industry fixed
    3) They MUST either buy a house or pay off their mortgage –
    Housing Crisis fixed
    4) They MUST send their kids toschool/college/university –
    Crime rate fixed
    5) They MUST buy £100 WORTH of alcohol/tobacco a week …..
    and there’s your money back in duty/tax etc
    6) Instead of stuffing around with the carbon emissions trading scheme that makes us pay for the major polluters, tell the greedy bastards to reduce their pollution emissions by 75% within 5 years or we shut them down.
    It can’t get any easier than that!
    P.S. If more money is needed, have all members of parliament pay back their falsely claimed expenses and second home allowances
    Also………..
    Let’s put the pensioners in jail and the criminals in a nursing home.
    This way the pensioners would have access to showers, hobbies and walks.
    They’d receive unlimited free prescriptions, dental and medical treatment, wheel chairs etc and they’d receive money instead of paying it out.
    They would have constant video monitoring, so they could be helped instantly, if they fell, or needed assistance.
    Bedding would be washed twice a week, and all clothing would be ironed and returned to them.
    A guard would check on them every 20 minutes and bring their meals and snacks to their cell.
    They would have family visits in a suite built for that purpose.
    They would have access to a library, weight room, spiritual counselling, pool and education.
    Simple clothing, shoes, slippers, PJ’s and legal aid would be free, on request.
    Private, secure rooms for all, with an exercise outdoor yard, with gardens.
    Each senior could have a PC a TV radio and daily phone calls.
    There would be a board of directors to hear complaints, and the guards would have a code of conduct that would be strictly adhered to.
    The criminals would get cold food, be left all alone and unsupervised. Lights off at 8pm, and showers once a week. Live in a tiny room and pay £600.00 per week and have no hope of ever getting out.
    Think about this (more points of contention):
    ————————————————————————
    COWS
    Is it just me, or does anyone else find it amazing that during the mad cow epidemic our government could track a single cow, born in Appleby almost three years ago, right to the stall where she slept in the county of Cumbria?
    And, they even tracked her calves to their stalls. But they are unable to locate 125,000 illegal immigrants wandering around our country. Maybe we should give each of them a cow.
    ————————————————————————
    THE BRITISH CONSTITUTION
    They keep talking about drafting a Constitution for Iraq … Why don’t we just give them ours?
    It was drawn up by a lot of really smart guys, it has worked for centuries and we’re not using it anymore.
    ————————————————————————
    THE 10 COMMANDMENTS
    The real reason that we can’t have the Ten Commandments posted in a courthouse or Parliament, is this –
    You cannot post ‘Thou Shalt Not Steal’, ‘Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery’ and ‘Thou Shall Not Lie’ in a building full of lawyers, judges and politicians….. It creates a hostile work environment. ”
    ————————————————————————

  70. 70
    EdMiliband says:

    Or Kit Kath?

  71. 71
    Red Ed's Union bosses says:

    We’re watching you !

  72. 72
    Reginald Molehusband says:

    All the useless overpriced BritishWateofSpace Typoons. Obsolete overpriced junk.

  73. 73
    A visiting Meerkat says:

    Mmmm. Bubbles!

  74. 74
    Smig says:

    Rhinoplasty.

  75. 75
    edwardmillipede says:

    “Having covered cancer and rape to get the PM on the back-foot, Guido is wondering ”

    That’s an awful admission to make, Guy.

    Oh! I just realised! You are grammatically challenged!

    Deepest apologies.

  76. 76
    Penfold says:

    And were able to employ closet gays, Roy Cohn, without arousing suspicion.

  77. 77
    Eileen Critchley says:

    Welcome to British society 2011 courtesy of BBC Labour and their Union mates.

    The top

    A small number of people with big bank balances. Political allegiance: Lip service / none.

    The middle (private sector)

    Salaries down, costs up. Political allegiance: Centre right but currently unrepresented.

    The middle (public sector)

    The free lunch brigade. Turkeys don’t vote for Christmas. Political allegiance: Left.

    The bottom

    6 million economically inactive individuals. Political allegiance: Stella Artois.

  78. 78
    Smig says:

    Stop and think on a level crossing.

  79. 79
    Tax Payer says:

    Jon Cruddas is a complete tw’at.

    What the F’uck is he on about? ==>

  80. 80
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    How to dress up socailisim so the voters wont notice next time.

  81. 81
    Twat Watch says:

    Hillary Benn on Brillo. Benn has a very punchable face.

  82. 82
    annette curton says:

    Could make it a two pronged attack with a planted question, the right Hon Labour M.P for Dumbworthy asks: What have I got in my pocket?, Uproar! and tub thumping, Squeaker has to stand on orange box to regain order.

  83. 83
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Dishonest, grasping, amoral, untruthful, trougher, perfect Labour material.

  84. 84
    Burger says:

    I’m intruiged to know if Luciana Berger will be present at PMQ’s this week. She’s been in Jerusalem for the past week at the World Jewish Congress Governing Board meeting and the International Council of Jewish Parliamentarians, even missing a key energy debate yesterday…..

    She told the Jerusalem Post that she’d been to Israsel 20 times in the past few years. That coupled with going to Chuka’s place in Ibiza pretty much puts her carbon footprint at 100 times the average for a UK citizen..

    http://www.jpost.com/JewishWorld/JewishNews/Article.aspx?id=227006

  85. 85
    Dirk Diggler says:

    I was always too deep but never too fast.

  86. 86
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    He’ll probably play this card. http://bit.ly/aeWJw

  87. 87
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Dishonest, grasping, troughing,amoral, lieing and a hide like a rhino. Perfect Labour material.

  88. 88
    RT says:

    What is this “Shadow Climate Change Secretary” you speak of? How is it possible to have a Secretary for Climate Change? We know floods and other disasters are caused by homosexuality, so shouldn’t this be the work of the Minister for Equalities?

  89. 89
    Tom Baldwin says:

    About time too !

    Justice Secretary Ken Clarke has said a householder who knifes a right wing political blogger will not have committed a criminal offence under plans to clarify the law on self-defence in England.

  90. 90
    Wazza says:

    Moderation! MODERATION! MODERATION!!NO ONE IS ALLOWED TO QUESTION THE TOP TORY MIND SET ON THIS BLOG WITHOUT BEING MODERATED FFS!!
    By the way the top Tory mind set is a Phenomenon to behold, it’s almost akin to the thoughts of Chairman Brown (but with a posher voice!!)

  91. 91
    Lobster Throttler says:

    Ed looks like Wallace of Wallace and Grommit fame! more cheese anybody?

  92. 92
    Archer Karcher says:

    Under labour 9 out of 10 jobs created did not go to British workers.

  93. 93
    smoggie says:

    Aren’t MPs part of the public sector?

  94. 94
    how ironic says:

    “Is this what the brothers were expecting when they anointed Ed?”

    Haha, with brothers like these cuпts, who needs enemies?

  95. 95
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    A remark verging on brilliance – well done.

  96. 96
    Lobster Throttler says:

    I’M off to buy a fucking big poker and a large knife.

  97. 97
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Gordon Brown touched my special place.

  98. 98
    smoggie says:

    They went to potential Labour voters. Brought in by the boatload.

  99. 99
    Blair MK II says:

    Blair has already tried that one Billy and wrecked the fucking country.

  100. 100
    Gonk says:

    Just guessing. Don’t go there.

  101. 101
    the last quango in paris says:

    well its miserable wednesday again – i make my lunch, open the doors to let the sun in and watch pmq’s – watch bercow pretend to speak on my behalf heavily biased towards those on his (and my) left! Then Ed – solelmn and sticcato offering no policy news but cancer, rape etc….. I suppose he will maybe mention incest, child abuse, the needless death of old yeller today but I would prefer a policy – an alternative, just a glimpse of useful opposition but sadly I think we will have to make do with his fake and patronising tone, shaking the head and rudeness towards the PM.

    I would like to know if he supports the strikes, and does Dromey etc and also WHERE IS BROWN – i want a refund for his continuous no show – he hsan’t got the IMF job so he may as well get back to work.

  102. 102
    White Van Man says:

    Having covered cancer and rape to get the PM on the back-foot, Guido is wondering what Ed will scrape from the bottom of the moral barrel this week??……………

    The economy and the shite “growth” figures issued this week/high street stores going pear shaped,proof that the conservative led coalition hasn’t a clue about the economy.

    And.oh yes,David Cameron will continue to blame”The Party Opposite”

    Never mind the back foot,David Cameron needs to humanely destroyed.

  103. 103
    Time 2 CTRL, ALT & DEL says:

    The question he will ask is what non job does Billy Bowden not do that he can spend all day commenting on this blog.

  104. 104
    Michael Spinner says:

    Calm down, dear. It’s only a blog.

  105. 105
    Ed Miliband says:

    Hi, I’m Ed Win-chester.

  106. 106
    Falklands 2: Electric Boogaloo says:

    Argentinean president been talking about wanting the Falklands back. What would Thatch say?

  107. 107
    Tom Baldwin says:

    Should be a knockabout session at PMQ’s particularly as Martin Day has assisted in drafting Ed Miliband’s supplementary questions and gags

    Popcorn at the ready.

  108. 108
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Order-Order doesnot like small green vegtables.

  109. 109
    Postal Vote says:

    Please, can a proper journalist stand up to Miliband and ask him what pension arrangement for public sector can be justified rather than let Miliband get away with saying that govenrment and unions should negotiate?

  110. 110
    Sir William Waad says:

    I like the way the two officers are glancing at each other as if to say “Is this bloke for real?”

  111. 111
    Herpes Simplex says:

    It’s not all fun and games from my point of view, either.

  112. 112
    Spank Sinatra says:

    Given his pisspoor performances to date, I think the smart money has to be on making something with balloons or doing a Rolf Harris (can you tell what it is yet?) which more or less sums up his still blank sheet of paper as regards policies. I shall be tuning in with interest – I need some quality comedy.

  113. 113
    Moussa Koussa says:

    “”cancer and rape””

    So you think cancer patients not being treated; and rapists not being convicted as subjects not for discussion. Wow… your apologizing is getting worse.

    Only prediction for today’s PMQ’s. Hyena Boy will try to laugh everything off. Coming across as an arrogant twat every time he speaks

  114. 114
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    I like drippy dicks.

  115. 115
    once bitten says:

    Good call.

  116. 116
    Government Actuary says:

    An MP serving an average 15 years in Parliament will make £100,000 pensions contributions. In return he will receive £25,000 pension per year, for the rest of his life. Actuarially this amounts to a public contribution to his pension of £1,750,000 given the average period the pension will be drawn for, and average life expectancy. In summary he gets his personal contributions back within four years of drawing his pension he then continues to draw an actuarially valued pension paid for out of the public purse at a cost of £1.75M and this is not taking into account index linking, which over 20 years could double the public cost to £3M!

  117. 117
    Sir William Waad says:

    1. Increasing demand for houses would push prices up and make the crisis worse; the crisis is that houses are unaffordable.

    2. Retiring people who have, at last, worked out how to do their jobs is destructive.

    3. If you are over 50 your children are probably at university or college already.

    4. £100-worth of booze and fags will make people extremely ill and dependent on the NHS.

    5. Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant, but is essential for life. If we shut down every activity that created CO2, we would starve.

  118. 118
    Desperate Dan says:

    Ed: Can the PM tell me what will be the price of half a pound of mince in August 2014?

    Ed: Can the PM tell me how many bottles of Windolene have been used by Burnley Football Club since he came to office?

    Ed: Can the PM tell me what is the price of a return bus ticket from Perranporth to Truro?

  119. 119
    Nemo says:

    Yes that would be a good idea, say 35 years (if they last long) not on final salary but on contributions, not adjusted for inflation, well we could let them off there to be fair, a member of parliament should do not do more than 35 years (that stops all that jobbies for ever in nice safe seats) be free to add to the list.

  120. 120
    Ed Milimong's parasite party says:

    We like men who like drippy dicks. Here, have some benefit money. Have a get-out-of-jail-free card. Have a special Quango to look after your dick-dripping interests.

    You can work at the Quango, if you like. How does £130K p/a (plus pension) sound?

  121. 121
    David Smith says:

    Wonder what Fleet Street Fox, aka the SUNDAY Mirror’s Suzy Boniface, makes of Johan Hari farrago?

  122. 122
    once bitten says:

    Does her first and last name begin with an H?

  123. 123
    Nemo says:

    If the pension is payed out of the public exchequer YES , go on Billy say it, take it out of the house and relate it to a level of the civil service as ministers are, say executive officer level in a benefits office.

  124. 124
    Anonymous says:

    Greasy, over promoted, cock suckers like Hari are always found out in the end

  125. 125
    Osborne says:

    I love Osborne’s facial expressions during every PMQs, especially when he cracks up at a joke.

  126. 126
    Nemo says:

    Could be that Cammers has underestimated the coppers, they are being subject to cuts, Maggie kept them sweet by pay rises still he could get the army in, oooops they are subject to cuts.

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    I fucking hate the Squeaker says:

    Bercvnt is an utter c unt. His comment “PMQs is primarily for backbenchers” was a clear dig at Cameron’s long answer on police. The stupid fuck didn’t like the fact that Cameron’s answer was one Labour didn’t want to hear. This partisan biased little shit should be removed now.

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    I fucking hate the Squeaker says:

    It’s now long overdue. The coalition has a majority, they can easily oust BerHunt. He’s a disgrace.

  129. 129
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Thanks for Livechat Guido and co .

  130. 130
    Gordon Brown says:

    Didn’t I do splendidly at PMQs? I was able to answer questions from the comfort of my cot.

  131. 131
    Nice pins says:

    Yvette Testicles is a moose but she does have nice legs as she amply showed during pmqs.

  132. 132
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    What was with Bercow, He said about PMQS being for backbenchers after Ed had used all his question by about 15 mins?

  133. 133
    Politicians are CUNTS says:

    MPs are part of the public sector and also part of the problem

  134. 134
    Politicians are CUNTS says:

    ……. meanwhile the country is going down the shitter

  135. 135
    Jack Dromey (Mrs) says:

    What is cleavage change?

  136. 136
    Pissed off and Ripped off Taxpayer. says:

    I have worked in the public sector all my life, my salary is just over £14K a year. I expect a pension, under the current scheme, of about £7K a year when I retire. There are two groups in the public sector, the Fat Cats and the workers who actually do the work. When I read about MP’s pensions above, it makes my blood boil. Like the following article in the Taxpayer’s Alliance. A Local Government Officer from Portsmouth City Council retiring on an index linked pension of £75K a year, index linked, at the age of 60.

    http://www.taxpayersalliance.com/bettergovernment/2011/06/directors-councils.html#more-38554

    These are the people who should be targeted, who have been engaging in Institutionalised theft from the taxpayer for years and have got away with it, and that includes MP’s. And no, I am not going on strike.

  137. 137
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Yet again at PMQs Miliband proved how inept he is. Little Ed the leader of little labour, the party of little issues. How long will labour continue with this lightweight? Dumbed down labour!

  138. 138
    I don't need no doctor says:

    And what about your union leaders, what about their salaries and pensions. Why didn’t you mention them.

  139. 139
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Nice analogy of the pathetic Ed Miliband.

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    john P reid says:

    Ed Miliband pointing out that the tories are always destroying the NHS isn;t cashing on those who suffer from cancer, and Is the best the Tories can do to dis the fact that due to their police cuts that crime has risen, Is to say “ah labour’s cashing on on those who suffer from crime” as away from deflecting the fact that the tories are so useless on this.

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    Mouser self abuser ! says:

    What and all the labour millionaires are what? out feeding soup to the poor ? saving puppies?
    Hypocrites don’t you love them
    Oh and teachers get very well rewarded for their work it’s hardly a bad job it’s not night work or cleaning hospitals is it so stick it and stop whining !!

  142. 142
    Tax Payer says:

    Making a connection between Police numbers and crime levels assumes that the Police do a lot of active crime prevention, whereas in reality Police are only goaled on crime detection after the event

  143. 143
    Desperate Dan says:

    And the next journalist who interviews him should ask: Tell me, how many nappies have been used by the maternity ward in your constituency since you’ve been elected to represent the people of Doncaster North? If he doesn’t know The Guardian can denounce him as someone who doesn’t pay attention to detail.

  144. 144
    Desperate Dan says:

    Have you learnt to park yet?

  145. 145
    Hadaway and Shite says:

    It was a joke FFS!

  146. 146
    The Golem says:

    Perhaps an 18% increase in burglary should be considered commendably low in a society where officialdom works hard to render the law-abiding totally defenceless.

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    Pissed off and Ripped off Taxpayer says:

    I agree with you they have their snouts in the trough just as deeply, look at this:

    http://www.mailingm.co.uk/15/display.php?List=6&N=632

    What the Government Actuary did not say is that MP’s get a gratuity of 4 times pension when they retire, which covers all their pension payments in one go mentioned above. The cost to the taxpayer is therefore much higher than stated. Additionally, when they die, their wives get 5/8ths of their pension and another gratuity of 4 times the 5/8ths pension. The whole thing is scandalous and the cost to the public purse is actually much more than £3M per MP. I realise that public sector pensions are unsustainable and need to be reformed, but not as unsustaianable and in need of reform as MP’s and public sector Fat Cat’s pensions.

  148. 148
    g1lgam3sh says:

    You’re new here aren’t you?

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    John reid says:

    and a visual presence on the street also effects crime,if hooligans see police, they’re less likely to commit it.

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    £140 167 a year Union official says:

    NUT general secretary Christine Blower, a former Socialist Party candidate, once kept her daughter off school in protest at national curriculum tests.

    Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3668289/The-Scargirls-Lefties-lead-strikes.html#ixzz1QkIFdwx2

    Seeing as you mentioned strikes.


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