July 5th, 2011

Cross-Party Rejection of IMF Increase

As Guido mentioned yesterday, the Statutory Instruments Committee meets today to debate the £9.5 billion the government proposes to export to the IMF en route to Greece and probably the ECB. He hears it is a lively debate and that Labour are set possibly to vote against or abstain from supporting the transfer, potentially forcing a full Commons vote tomorrow…

The day Christine Legarde moves in to the IMF.


  1. 1
    Gordon Green says:

    the europeans can fuck off

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

    Good, tho done for the wrong reasons.

  3. 3
    Furious says:

    Good God! Did I hear that right? Labour want to reduce spending. Have they had a collective fall and landed on their heads and gained some sense.
    When do I get to vote to pull out of the EU?

  4. 4
    Anonymous says:

    And the German contribution is also being challenged.

  5. 5
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:


    any chance you could ask your sources in No 10 if they will allow a full vote (unwhipped) and the mps can explain why they voted (for/against) to thier voters.

    Also lets not fuck about, Labour are not doing this out of respect for taxpayers they are doing it for pure politcal advantge.

    So, Come on Dave, Man up and start respecting the taxpayers.

  6. 6
    Moussa Koussa says:

    7 Down

    The Stories Guido chooses to ignore

    1. Moussa Koussa…still enjoying the pool and the cocktails
    2. British jobs for German people
    3. Tory Shropshire council sack all its staff. You must all be soooo proud
    4. Sunshades Cambo Death Curse Strikes again ( does he thinks this is the Sopranos )

    5. Tory Lacky Frank Field. “I am a mole and I live in a Tory hole”
    6. Billy Vagues Libya silence. Doest use the word “legal” very much these days
    7. UK overseas aid budget exploding

  7. 7
    MrAngry61 says:

    Good – I think that all public expenditure/’investment’/’subscriptions’ over a £billion should be debated on the main floor of the House as a matter of course.

    It wouldn’t hurt to demonstrate what opposition there is for the UK having to bail out Eurozone countries, either.

  8. 8
    Scottspeig says:

    If Labour get on board anti-EU, they’ll dominate parliament in 4 years time

  9. 9
    Moussa Koussa says:

    LOL Billy…….So, Come on Dave, Man up and start respecting the taxpayers.

    You are so funny Billy

  10. 10
    Tommy says:

    In reference to number 2, good point; we should never buy anything from foreigners, even if they build them well and for less money. Instead we should buy them from a Canadian company…..

  11. 11
    Dave the Traitor says:

    Tell you what. This Tory would vote Labour if they turn anti EU.

  12. 12
    AC1 says:

    Are you here to discredit the left?

  13. 13
    Gordon Brown says:

    I look forward to starting in my new role as head of the THX.

  14. 14
    Sybil Fawlty says:

    Opposition treating you well?
    Do we need to repeat things 6 times to you?

  15. 15
    Penfold says:

    Any increase in the IMF subs that is going to be used to bail out Greece is nothing more than a Ponzi Scheme invitation.

    Any MP supporting it needs to be impeached for risking taxpayers monies.

  16. 16
    Must get a pseudonym one day says:

    The reason Labour votes against it is that this money does not go to bribing immigrants or the workshy to vote for them in the next election.

  17. 17
    Self serving Bastards. The lot of them. says:

    Seems to be the way of British politics. The Party in power is Pro EUSSR and the party in opposition is anti EUSSR.

  18. 18
    Mornington Crescent says:

    As if Lagarde, Trichet, Van Rompuy, Barroso et al give a flying fuck about what national parliaments think…

  19. 19
    Goodbyeee! says:

    They’ll vote against the increase shortly before paying up.

  20. 20
    Mange Tout says:

    I’ve been studying Labour Blogs for several weeks now and do you know what??? – Not a single article on how to get Britain moving again from LabourLost – LeftFootForward – LabourUncut or any other.

    All they discuss is how bad Red Ed is, How cruel the Government cuts are, how wimmins rights have been affected, How to get back into power, Why the government should not reform schools, the NHS, or any other public service. How Labour are doing in the poles, Who should be their new fundraiser, How their membership is falling, Blah blah blah.

    No a single fucking idea or positive word to say about anything or policies designed to create jobs.

    What a pile of utter shyte they are, every man jack of em!!

  21. 21
    Ed Milimong's Parasite Party says:

    When we ruled Britain, people said taxes were too high. We said, “so what?”. People said they wanted tax cuts, we said, “tax cuts take money out of the economy.” Our last act of government was to increase the sums of money Britain p!sses away to the EU.

    Now we’re in opposition, we say taxes are too high. We say there should be tax cuts to help the economy. We say Britain p!sses-away too much to the EU.

    Vacuous opportunists without any real policies? Us?

  22. 22
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    I have almost finished reading “Beyond The Crash” by Gordon Brown.
    Has all the answers,come back Gordon Brown,we all miss you.

  23. 23
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Derby-based train maker Bombardier dumps 1400 workers. Majority of those workers were all union members……You all must be delighted.

  24. 24
    The BBC says:

    German court challenge over EU bail-outs


  25. 25
    top boy returns says:

    Compared to you, terminal cancer is funny.

    On second thoughts, if you had terminal cancer, it would be funny. Very funny indeed.

  26. 26
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Labourlist was great when Dolly was running it, tho not for the reasons they think.

  27. 27
    Mike Hunt says:

    just a blank sheet of paper.

  28. 28
    L is for Labour, L is for Lies says:

    If Labour promise us a referendum on EU membership, would it be a real promise, or a crappy worthless lie like their 2005 manifesto promise to hold a referendum on the EU Constitution?

  29. 29
    Alphabet Soup says:

    “What if a powerful media conglomerate, such as modern day William Randolph Hearst, controlled the media around a major University to influence students and professors to directly advance his financial interests? I have found that person, HM Lord Lieutenant Richard Jewson, who 1) has a direct connection to the British monarchy, 2) is on the board of many multi-national “green” corporations, 3) directly controls a major media market servicing EA University and other British Universities, and 4) as a member of the board of EAU (sic), has significant control over their environmental studies department.”

    Google “Technocratic kleptocracy at the University of East Anglia”

  30. 30
    Smig says:

    Cast iron promises can be broken on either side of the debating chamber.

    Could Liebour swing vehemently Nationalist and become the NaLie Party? I doubt it.

    They’ll say anything in order to regain a majority of troughers but would ultimately grab their ankles for the EU.

  31. 31
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Not reliable to do buisness with those union people, always striking.

  32. 32
    Four-eyed English Genius says:

    Actually, it does, but Greek ones, not “British” ones!

  33. 33
    top boy returns says:


    The alternative’s what? Use taxpayers’ money to subsidise a crappy train-maker that can’t make trains that are as good as its competitors? To actually use taxpayers’ money to buy substandard kit?

    You want your money wasted? What other crappy companies would you like saving with your money? Debenhams?

  34. 34
    Brillo says:

    Andrew Neil really giving the PCC woman a tough time on the Daily Politics

  35. 35

    BBC – Shropshire Council to dismiss all staff in pay dispute

    The letter states that all council staff will be dismissed on 30 September and immediately rehired, but only if they agree to a 5.4% pay cut

    My Telford street is full of public sector mongs who need livening up

  36. 36
    Brillo grills says:

    Storming interview on Daily Politics with the odious Peta Buscombe. Brillo has torn her to shreds.

  37. 37
    Mange Tout says:

    Union layabouts. They’ve gone and priced themselves out of a job again. How sweet!!!!

  38. 38
    Brillo grills says:

    Daily Politics just said Miliband is more unpopular than when IDS was leader of the Tories! One of Ed’s spin doctors is now being interviewed. John Rentoul also on.

  39. 39
    Brillo grills says:

    Rentoul says time ran out for Miliband as soon as he became leader. :-D

  40. 40
    top boy returns says:

    I’d go further than that, and sack all civil servants and immediately re-hire them, but only if their jobs aren’t non-jobs, only if they’ve never taken more than 3 days’ sick leave in a year and only if they’ve never gone on strike.

    And only if they’ll accept a 50percent pay cut and no pension – if they want a pension that’s better than the state one, they’ll have to take out a personal pension like everyone else.

  41. 41
    Martyr Hari says:

    As Plato once said to me

    ” Johann my boy , all things will be produced in superior quantity and quality, and with greater ease, when each man works at a single occupation, in accordance with his natural gifts, and at the right moment, without meddling with anything else ”
    I took this as the advice of an older man to his eager pupil

    He then gave me his full permission to quote him verbatim before suggesting that I look out of his window at the finely muscled youth lounging in the garden of his villa clad only in a loin cloth and sandals, the three of us then retired for a nice soapy bath

  42. 42
    Bird with small brain says:

    Andrew Neal on the Daily Politics has just let the side down badly. I used to respect his interviewing skills but no more. He was blatantly pursuing his own pre-scripted conclusions about press regulation. I don’t watch that programme to find out HIS opinions. I want tp hear what the interviewee says. Poor show Andrew.

  43. 43
    3rd rate says:

    I thought it was a disappointingly weak interview from Brillo. You dont win the argument by talking the woman down.

  44. 44
    Observer says:

    Which is one reason by the bunch in government get kicked out, whereas if they stood up for Britain they would have a better chance of remaining in government at the next general election.

  45. 45
    The Piss Soaked Tramp Formally Known As TAT! says:

    Yes how dware that nwasty man criticise our beloved labour in any way shape or form.

    Bad show BBC. Bad show!

  46. 46
    Moussa Koussa says:

    errrrrrrr dont quite get the concept do you Top Boy

    Use taxpayers’ money to subsidise a crappy train-maker

    your alternative

    Use taxpayers’ money to subsidise a crappy German train-maker

  47. 47
    with Salsa Sauce. says:

    I did not hear that Labour are doing well in Poland?
    Or maybe they have taken up pole dancing – that’s it!

    Red Ed believes time is on his side. It may be so against the government, but not his own backstabbing party not used to opposition and lacking in power.

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