July 4th, 2011

IMF Bailout Billions to be Debated

Tomorrow morning the Statutory Instruments Committee in Committee Room 14 of the Commons will consider for 90 minutes the extra £9.5 billion the government proposes to export to the IMF en route to Greece and probably the ECB. That is some £105 million per minute of debate. £9.5 billion is a lot of care for the aged.

Hat-tip: John Redwood


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

    And they will vote it through without a care about the taxpayer!

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

    Sorry, just seen it is to be debated (so not voted on) , if MPs gave a fuck about taxpayers they would force the goverment to bring a motion to the floor of the house and remove the 3 line whip (on all sides) and let MPs put the intrest of the taxpayer above the intrest of riding on the EU gravy train.


    If a vote is taken on the floor of the house then we can each hold our members of parliament to account for the way they voted!

  3. 3
    The political class are a luxury we can not afford says:

    There will be only one answer anyway. It is already a done deal.

  4. 4
    Stuffed Taxpayer says:

    “£105 million per minute of debate”.

    Excellent value if they order them to give it back……………….please.

  5. 5
    Steve Miliband says:

    Is this the money Darling committed when we were ‘between Governments’?

  6. 6
    MrAngry61 says:

    I do hope that HMG doesn’t pay the contribution/subscription by electronic funds transfer or gold ingots – send a couple of 40 feet containers full of £20s, as a gentle hint that the latest cash call is made under protest.

  7. 7
    Liam Bryne says:

    Or just foward a copy of the letter i left.

  8. 8
    thedukeofhunslet says:

    I’m moving to Greece.

    At least I might get some money spent on me that way!!!

  9. 9
    Anonymous says:

    Call me Dave, thought that the British voters would be too thick to work out his subterfuge with Murky Merkel. As if the EU would have acquiesced quite so quickly if he had really refused to contribute to the Greek bail out.

    The prick is happy to turn a blind eye to the appalling care that our elderly receive in hospital and via social services and while pleading poverty will give funnel £105 million to the EU.

    Similarly, he ring fences hundreds of millions for International Development because countries that can afford their own space programmes like India, and ones that have their own nuclear programme such as Pakistan still have vast pockets of poverty!

    What the fuck does he think is being perpetrated on the pensioners in this country?

    Man is a Hunt.

  10. 10
    Withdraw your tweet says:

    1 minute ago: “Hari’s “Scoops”: The sun certainly isn’t going down on the Johann Hari scandal. His careless whisper that he was… http://bit.ly/m3hTe1

  11. 11
    Ed Miliband says:

    The strikes are wrong at a time when negotiations are still underway. The government has acted in a reckless and provocative manner, but it is time for both sides to set aside the rhetoric and get around the negotiating table and stop this from happening again.

  12. 12
    Anonymous says:

    They are also paying dole for idiots who come from other countries and comment on what ever they see. So I will not be surprised as well.

  13. 13
    Sandra says:

    Duplicitous rusty Dave strikes again.

    He said he would not bail out Greece or the Euro – yet that is exactly what will happen to the £9 billion in extra payments to the IMF from British taxpayers.

    The IMF is now just a Euro slush fund – billions are going to be wasted propping up the federalist dream of a unified Europe even though it has already failed.

    Lets remind ourselves of the other ballot box shy European movements that sought a unified Europe:

    * Fascism

    * Socialism

    * National Socialism

    * Communism.

    Why rusty Dave is propping up the EU is beyond most Tory voters – thats why we are voting UKIP next time.

  14. 14
    Sir William Waad says:

    (1) There’s always enough money for the Boss’s Pet Project.

    (2) There’s always money for Abroad.

  15. 15
    Withdraw your tweet says:

    Oh you have.


  16. 16
    Widescreen2010 says:

    John Redwood: what a Huhne.
    I had the misfortune to work for a company of which he was a director.
    He was the embodyment of reward for failure.
    If he wasn’t so fucking hopeless he wouldn’t be in parliament.

  17. 17
    I, Robot says:

    Time to go into the workshop Ed your main circuit is obviously damaged…..a new chipset should sort it out and you’ll be as good as new…….

  18. 18
    Chris Huhne says:

    The server is experiencing extreme load. Please try again later.
    Complain at me: @blindbeggarpub

  19. 19
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    We will tighten our belts even further
    While the Greeks and the EU have to buy longer belts
    Fuck Greece
    Fuck Spain
    Fuck Portugal
    And most of all Fuck Ireland
    The Huntry that Condemed us to the Lisbon treaty !
    You lot all voted to go into a single EU currency so fuck off and enjoy what you voted for and don’t come “Cap in hand” to us because you wer to thick to see how it would all end up
    now fuck off !

  20. 20
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Under the Freedom of Information act who are the members of this committee ?

    Tomorrow morning the Statutory Instruments Committee …………

  21. 21
    WVM says:

    Yes, we certainly are.

  22. 22
    Simon says:

    Take it out of the foreign aid budget, that’s what it is afterall. Simples.

  23. 23
    spock says:

    If he had any balls, he’d stand up in the Commons and resign from the Conservative Party.

  24. 24
    Sir William Waad O.B.E. says:

    Bloody good question Billy

  25. 25
    spock says:

    Republic of Ireland….

  26. 26
    WVM says:



  27. 27
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Billy please get the name right !
    It’s the” Strap On Instruments Committee” it’s probably the same useless fuckers who voted to give more overseas aid when the public were showing outrage at the amount we were already giving

  28. 28
    Filthy Rich Capitalist says:

    I told you the Stock Market would be going up. This decision will push it up even further. Sometime either later this year or 2012 we will have the greatest shorting opportunity of a lifetime. The collapse will take the market down to unprecedented levels. Leveraged short ETF’s (offshore) will be the order of the day. This will be the last push up, before the inevitable collapse in all asset values. You have been warned!

  29. 29
    Smig says:

    Ed. Shut the fuck up. Spouting meaningless nonsense just shows you up for the total bellend that you are.

    Do unionistas always nominate and support gormless fucking twats?

  30. 30
    Alistair Darling says:

    My ploy worked

  31. 31
    Wheel tappers and Shunters says:

    Mr George Mudie MP (Chair) Labour

    Mr Robert Buckland MP Conservative

    Michael Ellis MP Conservative

    John Hemming MP Liberal Democrat

    Mr Liddell-Grainger MP Conservative

    Toby Perkins MP Labour

    Rt Hon. the Baroness Butler-Sloss GBE (Cross)
    The Lord Eames OM (Cross)
    Rt Hon. the Lord Goodlad (Chairman) (Con)
    The Baroness Hamwee (Lib Dem)
    The Lord Hart of Chilton (Lab)
    The Lord Lucas (Con)
    The Lord Methuen (Lib Dem)
    Rt Hon. the Baroness Morris of Yardley (Lab)
    The Lord Norton of Louth (Con)
    The Lord Plant of Highfield (Lab)
    Rt Hon. the Lord Scott of Foscote (Cross)

  32. 32
    EU turn if you want to, but we're staying in says Dave says:

    Dave loves pissing all our hard earned tax monies up the wall.
    So can we all start retiring at 50 now?

  33. 33
    Mornington Crescent says:

    That Committee report in full:
    MP: This bailout is disgraceful, we can’t afford it.
    Minister: K or a P? With enormous pension, naturally.
    MP: A P will do nicely, thank you. Bailout approved.

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

    Sir william and Mad

    I did not post the question, was a monkier thief.

  35. 35
    Anonymous says:

  36. 36
    Gordon Rae says:

    Barclays have published a ‘Top Forty’ chart of Greece’s biggest creditors: http://www.zerohedge.com/article/barclays-releases-updated-report-top-40-greek-debt-holders

    Of course, what the Committee needs to know, is who is standing behind if the front row of dominoes falls over.

  37. 37
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    That would be TaT Or “Can’t remember I’m a Piss Soaked Tramp ” To the hostel staff !

  38. 38
    Observer says:

    Irish Republic.

  39. 39
    Ronald Reagan says:

    All pain – no gain:

  40. 40
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Breaking News Another british service officer has gone missing
    The outlaw Baldy Wales has failed to report for duty ever since he started dipping his end in miss Middleton recent sightings were in Jordan (That’s the country not the Slap”
    Scotland Canada and other locations around the globe
    The MoD says they are somewhat mystified as to how he is financing these trips as his bank account has not been used !
    His Grandma (cost to the public 32.5 Million per Anus horribllis )said she had not given him any extra pocket money
    and his Father “A rather large Tampon ” (cost to the taxpayer 22 Million) Said something about how beautifull his petals were and something about having a stalk on !

  41. 41
    Tat the Piss Soaked Tramp says:

    My shit stained Y-fronts smell of mongy blamange.

  42. 42
    Mike Hunt says:

    Even better, fivers or perhaps pennies.

  43. 43
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Dave Call me Mother Teresa Cameron appears to want to save the world more so that the “Mental One McBust ”
    what he hasn’t taken into account is that the Four million children he saves today will be Fifty million in twenty years time All of which will carry on breeding and still need feeding !
    Nature has a way of ensuring only the strong survive
    and that populations can only exist to the amount of food available
    spend the money on contraception and you won’t be paying out for ever for these people !

  44. 44
    Anonymous says:

    Government has given more money to other countries than cuts in UK in one year. These idiots are worse than the last once.

  45. 45
    MrAngry61 says:

    He could probably do with a replacement CPU cooler – based on the thermal noise he makes during PMQs…

  46. 46
    Labour Dogshit says:

    That is disgraceful.

  47. 47
    Fluffy Thoughts says:

    I think you’ll find that the Taffs and Ulster-Scotch consume that with ease. Every six-months! :shock:

  48. 48
    MrAngry61 says:

    Phil the Greek’s the only lizard who tells it like it is…

  49. 49
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    and these are the people who Dave and Barry thinks will keep the Taliban out of power
    they have taken you for a ride you have armed them ,fed them and payed them
    you will be lucky if the Taliban don’t have the country back within a week of withdrawal !

    another waste of billions of pounds and more important
    hundreds of lives !
    and all for nothing !

  50. 50
  51. 51
    Rufus T. Firefly says:

    Pennies definitely.

  52. 52
    lola says:

    No, I do not agree with fucking Ireland (if you see what I mean). Better to offer Eire the use of the £ whilst they sort themselves out, and that would really fuck up the EU.

    I’d rather deal with an Irishman than a Frenchman!

  53. 53
    lola says:

    I’d like to make it clear that, as a UK taxpaying private wealth creating business person, I am now very annoyed indeed….

    Fuck Cameron and Osborne if they pay over any more wealth to these EU shites.

  54. 54
    David Laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

    This is the government’s indirect way to help the bail out of the Eu countries like Greece without saying it was direct from us the taxpayer. Specious bastards. CaMoron appears to have so much money to throw away it appears difficult to understand why there are cuts.

  55. 55
    Ed Butt says:

    Bailing out Greece. Fundinmg care for a population in which 90% are over 90 and totally fucked. If there no end to the bond market’s hunger for worthless IOUs

  56. 56
    Lou Scannon says:

    Nine bob notes seem appropriate.

  57. 57
    PhilW says:

    Because he has to – Those two fxxking traitors Brown and Darling signed us up to it as a final scorched earth prezzy, albeit illegally, after they lost the election but before Clogg could make his mind up whose side he was on.

  58. 58
    Anonymous says:

    I wouldnt sing that gibberish either.

    Well played John.

  59. 59
    Gordon Brown says:

    How do I make money out of this collapse? Although I was Chancellor of the Exchequer, and have lots of money offshore, I don’t understand what you are talking about.

  60. 60
    Oliver Cromwell says:

    I move that any MP voting for this bailout is guilty of treason against the British People. Furthermore, I move for an immediate reinstatement of capital punishment for the crime of treason.

    All those backing the motion, say ‘Aye’.

  61. 61
    Crispin Blunt says:


  62. 62
    Chris Huhne's car says:


  63. 63
    OwlHoot says:

    Use a permalink to the actual article, or your link will point to something else by tomorrow!


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