September 20th, 2011

Huhne’s Brass Neck

Chris Huhne is about to lecture you about the economy, suggesting that it’s evil “Tea Party” Tories who are threatening the economic recovery by calling for less tax and a look at our position in Europe. Of course his own raiding of the already stretched bank accounts of hard working families in order to fund his green vanity projects is perfectly legit.

It always worries Guido at how Huhne goes off on these tangents with a straight face. Whether it’s lying to the police or cameras, Huhne coolly sticks to his line with an almost psychotic calm. Not content with comparing the Tories to Nazis, Huhne is clutching at straws for a figure the LibDems hate even more – Palin. It’s all in the national interest of course… 

Before you take a lecture from him on the economy though, have a look at what Huhne said to the Guardian in 2002:

“The ‘no’ campaigners said the euro was doomed to failure, but all their predictions have been proved wrong”, and “The euro is living up to the highest expectations of the economists who advocated it, and Britain is missing out.”

Oh dear, a one off perhaps? Nope = have a look at the Indy in 2003:

“The freedom to set interest rates merely according to domestic needs is a cruel mirage. Monetary union protects economies from the vagaries of speculative capital flows, enabling more stable growth and investment.”

The rest they say is history…

UPDATE: Paul Waugh has a couple of intriguing snippets – not only was he singing their praises on the fringe, but Huhne will be attending next week’s Labour Party conference in Manchester.


209 Comments

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

    Is he on self destruct mode?

  2. 2
    Mike Litorus says:

    As an ex-Conservative party member, I say the quicker UKIP are in charge, the better.

    They couldn’t be any worse.

  3. 3
    tube_thumper says:

    he is a k unting twot

  4. 4
  5. 5
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    “Chris Huhne is about to lecture you about the economy, suggesting that it’s evil “Tea Party” Tories who are threatening the economic recovery by calling for less tax and a look at our position in Europe.”

    WTF is wrong with that? Lower taxes help the poor, The EU adds cost to buisness and is therefore threating the recovery.

    WAKE UP AND SMELL THE FUCKIN COFFEE CHRIS Hunt!

  6. 6
    I Hate Blue Labour says:

    Frankly, the Village People would probably do a better job than the current incumbents.

  7. 7
    Tax Payer says:

    Modern politicians do not even pretend to be on our side, now.

  8. 8
    Polly t says:

    I like him, he’s got his head screwed on the right way.

  9. 9
    Iloathlefties says:

    This excuse for a human being is a total twat. A absolute no nothing who puts the idiot into village!!

  10. 10
    Sophie says:

    How weak & feeble rusty Heathite Cameron is to have to suffer this lying, duplicitous coward, fraud & fool.

    This Coalition is not worth the price we are all paying.

    The Lib Dems control:

    * Tax policy

    * EU Policy

    * Immigration policy.

    There is nothing even remotely Conservative about Great Britains current Government.

    Blue Labour out.

  11. 11
    Sophie says:

    Modded again. Ffs.

    This is becoming tedious.

    If R-usty D_a_v_e Cameron is too weak & liberal to sack this Huhne I think it is fair to say so.

  12. 12
    Phil and Kirsty says:

    Huhne’s green taxes are causing pensioners to die of hypothermia thus freeing up much needed sea front property on the south coast.

  13. 13
    stark says:

    If we allow ourselves to be governed by morons, we’re in the shit and we have no-one to blame but ourselves.

  14. 14
    Dazza says:

    What a Huhne…

  15. 15
    Senator Bloodn' Gore, says:

    Could we have a campaign to get rid of St. Vince of Cable too please?….Poisonous left wing s**t.

  16. 16
    Sir William Waad says:

    Unfortunately, nobody ever lost their job through underestimating the intelligence of LibDem conference delegates. He’s giving his public what they want.

  17. 17
    Barry says:

    What sort of contact lenses does he view the world through?

  18. 18
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Does this mean no PMQS wednesday?

  19. 19
    Dave Cam – (Upper Class Twit of the Year) – and his Simply Spiffing Wind Farm Scam says:

    I say!! There’s no rust on me Old Chap! Watt!!?

    Like I said before, – no-one is going to get me by the balls – I haven’t got any!!! HaHaHa! Watt!

    And all my mills keep turnin’ and a whirrin’ and a bringin’ the dashed lolly in!

    And dashed good lolly it is too! Watt!?

  20. 20
    Windmills of Huhne's mind says:

    I have nothing left to say about this pathetic man.

  21. 21
    Displaced Brummie says:

    Brings a new meaning to the term Brass Neck, doesn’t it? His is a specially gold plated one.

  22. 22
    Bled White Taxpayer says:

    I can’t decide if I dislike him or Cable most. Probably a tie. Both are below Oaten and Hughes in my estimation, and that’s not saying much.

    I did quite enjoy Sarah Teather’s puppies bouncing around on Sky News a couple of days ago. I don’t know what she was saying and it was probably bollocks, but those puppies were quite distracting. So by default, she’s my favourite Lib Dem. Still not going to vote for them however.

  23. 23
    Ichabod says:

    Not with spineless Dave in ‘charge’ he isn’t .

  24. 24
    Steve Miliband says:

    Plus, he’s in a different party

  25. 25
    Penfold says:

    The man is an egotistical pillock.

    He’s got an autarchik make up, like all on the left, this delousional self belief that he is right, everybody else is wrong, that onlt he can do the right thing.

    Prat.

  26. 26
    labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    From the Standard article.

    “been released after serving time behind bars”

    Bars !!! The fat theiving scumbag was in Ford OPEN ‘prision’.

    Shame, all those who said he was going to get made someones bitch and get well and truly butt pluged, couldn’t have been more wrong.

  27. 27
    Balloon says:

    What a Huhne. He is the Liberal party’s equivalent of Ed Balls.

  28. 28
    Sam Cam - windfarm eco-loony and trougher says:

    I’m a ‘fashion ambassador’ this week dear! Keep installing those windmills on our land while I attend drug-fueled fashion parties and whore myself around.

  29. 29
    IED Dector man says:

    Is that a wig he is wearing?
    Is the millionaire smug faced Huhne the pontificator the one time ex Marxist, one time ex Labour supporter, one time ex Tory supporters and now Lim Dem disaster for the Coalition who simply has no idea about ordinary people and their lives so just vomits utter bilge all the time?

  30. 30
    Slightly Mutt and Jeff says:

    Sorry Polly, I miss heard you, did you say you would like him to screw you because he gives head in the right way?

  31. 31
    Tony Bliar is a complete cunt says:

    I genuinely laughed out loud then………….

  32. 32
    Archie says:

    I swear Huhne was parachuted in by the enemy to fuck-up the government!

  33. 33
    Archie says:

    Me too! Shame the thumbs have gorn!

  34. 34
    Fruitbat says:

    The Labour Party, over the last 50 years, has been a disaster for this country every time they have got into power, but the Tories have managed to sort out the worst of the damage when they get their turn (kind of).

    The Lib Dumps have traditionally been considered a national joke by right thinking folk, who never had a hope of getting their weird little hands on power.

    Well, now we have a Tory Party which is as useless as the Labour lot, even to the point of letting the Limp Dems get at the county’s controlls!

    Unless enough people come to their senses and start voting U.K.I.P. or some other major shift in the status quo, I fear for future generations…

  35. 35
    Tony Bliar is a complete cunt says:

    What you mean just like the last PMs wife……….

  36. 36
    The Stilton Eater says:

    Yesterday’s man with yesterday’s ideas.

    Sadly we risk paying the price with our energy bills for his woeful job at the moment, he is almost as weak an Energy Secretary as Ed “dither” Miliband.

  37. 37
    Grrrrr! says:

    Watched prog on C4 last night about travellers. Question – are pikeys congenitally incapable of speaking the truth?

    Suit from ACPO might have been a Grauniad leader writer protesting that there was no evidence that these people are more criminally inclined than the rest of us. These lefties seem determined to fuck up this country. Do whatever you like and the taxpayer will pick up the tab.

  38. 38
    Vimeiro says:

    Which, judging by Hastings and Eastbourne currently will be taken up by people whose first language is not English.

  39. 39
    Fuck the BBC says:

    But notice how Sky, the BBC and ITV never challenge him on his double standards.

  40. 40
    V says:

    This jibe towards unthinking, stupid tea party members is often made by bigots and racists from the left of politics who are appalled by slating any other country, or peoples. It seems that anti-Americanism is deemed *the* acceptable form of racism by the left. -They make me sick.

    Also, is it right for a front line government Minister to be saying this kind of thing?

    I expect him to be held responsible for these remarks, especially when previous indiscretions are taken into effect.

  41. 41
    pp says:

    We haven’t missed anything by not joining the Euro – Blair, Brown, Cameron and Osborne have made sure we are as badly off as if we were members!

    So not missed a thing.

  42. 42
    john in cheshire says:

    Perhaps Mr Huhne and Mr Hari could start up their own party; based on truthfulness and transparency. It’s what the nation is waiting for.

  43. 43
    Fuck the BBC says:

    UKIP are just as bonkers. The solution is a military takeover.

    Day 1 Drive tanks into BBC TV centre and arrest the lot of them.

    Day 2 Close down the Guardian

    Day 3. Nuke the EU.

  44. 44
    Anonymous says:

    Anyone who supported the Euro should now withdraw from public life. It is not a question of apology. The error of judgement is too grave.

    Of course this should also apply to the entire political class of the eurozone.

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

    What was it that Polly said other week

    “The left are more intelligent and nicer people”

    well somethink like that.

  46. 46
    Engineer says:

    I’m getting sick to the back teeth of hearing “what economists think”. From where I’m sitting, I see a national economy paralysed by debt, an American economy about to paralyse itself even more with debt, and a European economy playing ‘pass the parcel’ with each other’s debts. Meanwhile, the Chinese are wondering if any twat is ever going to pay up.

    Strikes me that it’s entirely down to economists and their smart-arse theories that we’re all in this mess at all. Why the hell should we take any bloody notice of a word they say? Can’t we just sling the whole fucking lot of them off a cliff and start applying some straightforward common sense?

    Is that too much to ask?

  47. 47
    smoggie says:

    Will he be driving to Manchester or taking the train?

  48. 48
    Wait for it says:

    Errm, no one has proved he lied to the police, or anyone else, yet.

    Perhaps if he does get taken to court he will cry and you will get a little stiffy like you did over Moran yesterday.

  49. 49
    Chris1966 says:

    I am so angry about these price hikes and the way Huhne (whom I and most of population didn’t vote for)! Talks as if it is OUR fault for the high costs of fuel bills.

    We are what you would call a ‘typical family’, we both have jobs and have 2 children and have a typical income. It seems that we have no voice or anyone at all speaking for us! I have emailed my MP twice, expressing my concerns about the Climate Change Act, the indoctrination of man made global warming (whilst my parents freeze) in school and the ever increasing cost of fuel. Twice I have received a standard letter back, along the lines of ‘Thank you for your concern – we are doing all we can to help combat climate change….’ That is NOT what I asked! They don’t even read my concerns.

    Is there nothing I can do? I would like to do more, but to be honest, with two kids and me and my wife both working long hours, it isn’t easy to dedicate a lot of time to chase for answers.

    I get the feeling that MP’s are only interested in what’s good for them, financially, and not what’s good for the country – it stinks, and there is nothing I can do about it except swallow the crap from the likes of Huhne et al.

    My parents are already suffering because of the fuel increases, and I am told the winters aren’t going to get any better (no matter what the MSM say). I express my worry about this to my supposed representative, but they neither care, read or listen. Perhaps if I were rich enough, or had a son in law as prime minister, I too could join the green free money bandwagon, funded by tax payers.
    In a nutshell, we feel totally disenfranchised.

  50. 50
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    you are Mark Pack and i claim my free pair of sandals and stick on beard.

  51. 51
    Hugh Jundys says:

    One can always spot a socialist troll by their deranged perception of the way the well-off speak

  52. 52
    WVM says:

    Just seen John Redwood on Sky news talk some sense about Britain’s energy sector, and he seemed to be catching his breath a lot like he couldn’t get enough oxygen.
    Is he ill?

  53. 53
    misterned says:

    I get the feeling that he is preparing to cross the floor to labour in the event that he is kicked out of the cabinet and obviously hoping for a cabinet seat in what he hopes will be the next labour government.

    He is another rich toff who will suck labour’s cock for a cabinet post, just like Shaun Woodward.

  54. 54
    What a plonker. says:

    Who has he paid off?

  55. 55
    Call me Infidel says:

    Well said and well observed. He is clearly testing out the waters ahead of his move to the sewer party.

  56. 56
    Anony Mong says:

    A pleasure to see Tim Farron being handed his butt on a plate by Andrew Neil!

  57. 57
    David Laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

    Will he tell the public why he hides 20% of the cost to their energy bills on obligation to the environment and adds VAT on top?

    Will he apologise and say he is guilty for perverting the course of justice? he should not have been speeding as it increase fuel consumption and this goes against the green policies he is advocating?

    Will he tell the public that his green aims are a direct result of an EU directive to reduce carbon emissions that have not been clearly proven to be a problem? Or that it costs 22 times more to build a fart machine and it is 35% less efficient than ordinary energy plants? Will he tell the public that fart machines only have a 25yr life span and it was not included in planning permissions to take them down after they are redundant? Perhaps he will tell us how we will have sustainable energy to cope with the increase in demand through immigration by 2020? Will he tell the public that fart machines efficiency depends on the weather and are 35% less efficient than the maximum capacity that he and the BBC blurt out?

    Huhne go for God’s sake, GO. Clegg, man up and put him out of his misery.

  58. 58
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    If he was it’s a classic case of overkill. The Cameroons need no assistance.

  59. 59
    Dai Castin says:

    He wasn’t trying to mime something, was he?

  60. 60
    bergen says:

    He’s probably thinking that if it’s another indecisive result in 2015, he can be Deputy to Milipede as Clegg couldn’t/wouldn’t keep that post under a Lib/Lab coalition as he’s not from the sandal-wearing guardianista wing of the party.

    Not a man to trust.

  61. 61
    Engineer says:

    Opaque ones. Rose-tinted on the inside.

  62. 62
    Anonymous says:

    Only problem with voting UKIP is that most of their candidates are nuttier the a nut falling from a nut tree on a nut farm in Knutsford.

  63. 63
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    The limp dims are in symbiosis with the Cameroons and together are a cancer in the Body Politic. You don’t beat cancer by running away from it, you beat cancer by fighting it. The UKIP have their own problems, better rather to cleanse the Conservatives of the Cameroons and get our Party back.

  64. 64
    nell says:

    You know we should have more sympathy with poor huhne. Here he is attending the libdem conference at which his mistress and ex wife are also present.

    Apparently it’s causing him immense embarrassment.

    So I’m not surprised he’s off to the labour conference (perhaps with a view to jumping ship?) – his mistress will be quite at home there and his ex wife will be happy to stay with the libdems.

    Just think what a fantastic shadow minister for the environment he will make – a great addition to the failed labour front bench team.

  65. 65
    nell says:

    Whi is this Watt chap you keep talking about?

  66. 66
    V says:

    She is a perfect example of a self-righteous, yet self-loathing liberal who believe that us, the people are at a level of understanding somewhat below hers. Her sociopathic reasoning is because we simply disagree with her and her muddled historic and world view.

    This is akin to those in the USSR and the Nazi’s, who also thought themselves both socialist and superior.

  67. 67
    nell says:

    He will take the minister’s chauffeur driven option and claim for the rail fares on his expenses.

  68. 68
    Carina Rimming'em says:

    He certainly gives me head whenever I give the order.

  69. 69
    Wouldn't it be nice ... says:

    Huhne could … verbalise the noun that he is .. and defect to Labour – hopefully taking the wise man of the not – Cable – with him.

  70. 70
    Sir Dando Tweakeshafte says:

    I think you’ll find that Mr Huhne was not actually at the wheel of the Department when those green taxes were imposed.

  71. 71
    nell says:

    Gosh Eng, you’re not talking about a ‘don’t spend more than you earn’ policy are you?

    the milibands, balls and huhne’s of this world will go into shock if they have to toe that sort of line

  72. 72
    Traditionalist says:

    Unlike the LoopyDums.

  73. 73
    BillyBob... says:

    Chop off ‘is knob, the knob !!

  74. 74
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Chris many faces Huhne.

  75. 75
    Traditionalist says:

    +1

  76. 76
    Backwoodsman says:

    ACPO = labour supporter playing Dixon of Dock Green , but with repressive tendancies and too much kit paid for by the tax payer.

  77. 77
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    For several decades now almost all homeowners have indeed “spent more than they’ve earned”. Indeed, businesses do the same.

  78. 78
    Hugh Jundys says:

    ***applause***

  79. 79
    WVM says:

    What an utter ℃UNT!

  80. 80
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    common sense is often bollocks too.

    I’m not bothered about the theories, I’m bothered that they think they can make precise mathematical predictions. Their most famous graph has no numbers on the axes

  81. 81
    Jimmy says:

    “Not content with comparing the Tories to Nazis,”

    Well they did once discuss joint activities.

  82. 82
    stark says:

    You have to be left wing to be against the windmill scam ? Fuck – that makes me Leon Trotsky.

  83. 83
    WVM says:

    No, for once I was being serious Dai, the man had problems breathing.

  84. 84
    Stinkfinger says:

    I really hope(but doubt) that with another tough winter people take to the streets over this eco bullshit tax and subsidy bollocks.
    Last winter was fucking miserable for me and the missus and I know in advance, this year will be worse.
    And at the end of freezing my balls off trying to save on heating,I will still get a cracking gas bill.
    Huhne is a complete C*nt.

  85. 85
    Archer Karcher says:

    +1

    Absolutely Billy, Huhne is a tax and spend nutter, who thinks everything you have should be his to fritter around on posturing vanity shite, like useless windfarms. Trouble is, his boss Cameron’s family are in on the scam and doing very nicely out of it too, so Dave will say and do absolutely nothing about the quasi socialist / looting huhne.

  86. 86
    stark says:

    So he’s reversing them, then ?

  87. 87
    Johann Hari says:

    British voters want action on serious matters that affect the country, not po-faced nonsense. Maybe if Evan Harris realised this he wouldn’t have lost his seat.

  88. 88
    trois points says:

    was his wife?

  89. 89
    WVM says:

    You mean the National SOCIALIST German Workers’ Party?

  90. 90
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    I see a flaw. people don’t take to the streets when its cold.

  91. 91
    Anonymous says:

    Hm is it just me or does it seem that ppliticians are not allowed to change their mind? Those comments are 8 years old, if I look back at what positions I held 8 years ago I’m often quite glad I changed my mind. I mean there are plenty of other faults to be found on Huhne but going back 8 years seems a bit desperate. And no I’m not a libdem supporter

  92. 92
    Engineer says:

    I’m judging by results. On recent experience, even dodgy common sense would have us all better off.

  93. 93
    Sir Dando Tweakeshafte says:

    No. Just letting someone else take the blame.

  94. 94
    Ah! Monika says:

    That’s the problem. Sensible folk like you can’t afford to take time off to enter politics, and if you did the system would soon by-line you, vis Douglass Carswell / David Davis to name the only two.

    I, like you, feel totally disenfranchised. Write to your MP or the PM to get fed the same drivel they spout on TV.

  95. 95
    trois points says:

    what a rancid little turd he was. Too smart by half…..hateful

  96. 96
    EdButLookBalls says:

    The atmospheric pressure is greater on Planet Vulcan!

  97. 97
    Stinkfinger says:

    Shame those discussions never came to anything.
    As a working class honky I couldn’t be less well thought of than I am now by the likes of Huhne.

  98. 98

    Huhne the Eco-Loon: tough on energy prices, not so tough on the causes of energy prices. And did anyone else notice the Sun Tel reference to one of the companies bunged a large one for turning its turbines off at the tail end of the hurricane was called Dong Energy? A Dong subsidised by a pr*ck.

    http://cazzyjones.blogspot.com/2011/09/chris-huhne-tough-on-energy-prices-but.html

  99. 99
    EdButLookBalls says:

    I heard on R4 a trailer for an Evan Davies broadcast called ‘The Bottom Line’.

    How apt!

  100. 100
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    I dunno.
    “Common sense” might have protected jobs in the mines or at longbridge. Or force procurement to only buy british products. (from westland to a good old leyland bus – I must say i rather liked the intercity 125 though).

  101. 101
    WVM says:

    Apparently (from what I’ve read) we’d still of had our Empire too.

  102. 102
    ffs says:

    Why don’t you do some research and find out?

  103. 103
    Archer Karcher says:

    Yeah they are nuts alright!!!

    The freaks want out of the corrupt EU dictatorship, end mass immigration, a strong military, shut down DfID, cut taxes and slash government spending, bloody maniacs!!!!

    No wonder the Conservatives do everything they can to keep us from the harm such nutty policies would bring.

  104. 104
  105. 105
    Stinkfinger says:

    They will if it is colder indoors than it is out.

  106. 106
    Shadow Chancellor helps to destroy burger flipping jobs says:

  107. 107
    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.

  108. 108
    Lord Stansted says:

    Is he on self destruct mode?

    I certainly hope so.

  109. 109
    Lord Stansted says:

    I’d prefer Pam’s People.

  110. 110
    Sir William Waad says:

    Maybe, Ed, but at least you can wear that cardboard crown. Last time you refused to take it off even when it began to rain!

  111. 111
    Voice of Reason says:

    I know it’s irrational, but every time I see that smug looking Huhne I could cheerfully give him a big slap – or even a fucking big punch on the nose.

  112. 112
    Sir William Waad says:

    Yes, and the overspending by consumers is part of the problem. Sensible people also borrow money, but they have a plan for repaying it. Our governments don’t.

  113. 113
    Lord Stansted says:

    I like it! Let’s do it!!!!!!!!!!

  114. 114
    Stinkfinger says:

    That will be because someone gobbed in it I hope.

  115. 115
    Scotch Shit Stirrer says:

    I see Andy Murray has appointed himself as the Tennis players’ shop steward.

    The poor little mite is moaning that they play too much tennis and it is tiring him out.

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

    Bet he wouldnt moan if he was winning.

  117. 117
    Archer Karcher says:

    You will find Folkestone, Dover and all of Thanet similarly afflicted.

  118. 118
    Gobby Balls says:

    One can but hope. If they haven’t this time then you can be certain when his tweet becomes the gossip of the burger flipping world, they will next time he turns up.

  119. 119
    Sir William Waad says:

    Engineer, I assume that you actually are an engineer. As such, you have to make predictions that can be tested. The bridge stands up, or it collapses. The electronic device works, or it doesn’t. As you know, economics is not a science because it makes no predictions that can be tested. You use computer models that are continually tied back to observations. They construct models that are, essentially, computer games, vivid and internally consistent but removed from reality. They know a lot of maths but they use it to move in a rigorous way from unwarranted assumptions to unverifiable conclusions.

    That, perhaps, is why economists are treated with so much awe. Like astrologers, they can never be proved wrong.

  120. 120
    Lord Stansted says:

    I have to admit, I am dreading this winter.

  121. 121
    Politicians are CUNTS says:

    You’re foolish if you think the MP has even read the reply. Just rubber stamped it with a squiggle. No, constituency office morons make choices, on MPs behalf, about what gets replied to, how reply is written and just how long it will take to ‘research it’ before posting. Many a letter has never had a reply because the morons in constituency offices make all the choices and think mst constituent’s letters are rubbish and don’t deserve replies – the phrase they use is ‘filed it’!!!

    There is no democcracy in the UK, merely wannabees fucking everything up at our expense

  122. 122
    Fred Perry says:

    Quite

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  124. 124
    Joss Taskin says:

    You’ll be claiming that back on expenses, I guess ?

  125. 125
    tory boys never grow up says:

    Far better to leave lectures on the economy to former bankrupts, eh Guido. To say nothing of leaving lectures on driving convictions to someone convicted of such offences. I suppose it takes a brass neck to recognise one.

  126. 126
    Silver Service says:

    First rule in eating out. Never ever upset the person who is serving you.

  127. 127
    Italy says:

    When reality hits you eye like a big pizza pie
    That’s S&P’s rating… S&P’s rating…
    When the world seems to shine like you’ve had too much wine
    That’s too much spending… too much spending…

    Bells will ring ting-a-ling-a-ling, ting-a-ling-a-ling
    And you’ll sing Default… you’ll sing Default…
    Hearts will play tippy-tippy-tay, tippy-tippy-tay
    Like a gay Billy Bowden… a gay Billy Bowden…

    La la la, la la la, la la la…

  128. 128
    lola says:

    No, he’s just c*nt.

  129. 129
    Sam Cam - windfarm eco-loony and trougher says:

    Two wrongs don’t make a right.

  130. 130
    lola says:

    Especially Beautiful Babs.

  131. 131
    Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin ( member in absentia ) says:

    Not ANOTHER loser of a Scottish prima donna throwing a sulk??!!

  132. 132
    Stinkfinger says:

    I don’t know whether the programme was meant to be biased in favour of or neutral towards the pikeys but they came across as the fucking leaching scum they are.

  133. 133
    albacore says:

    Once upon a time it was fabled that, come what might, at least the professional Civil Service would lay firm foundations on which to raise the pipe-dreams of the imbeciles in Parliament.
    Now even the MPs have twigged that the desks might be occupied – but only by sleeping beauties.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14974552

  134. 134
    Archer Karcher says:

    It’s called tribalism, too many imbeciles who can think in only red, yellow or blue and not realise they are all shitting downwards.

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  136. 136
    Engineer says:

    Common sense would have shut the mines and Longbridge, or at any rate insisted that they produced stuff that people wanted to buy at a price they were prepared to pay, and kept the cost of production less than, or at worst equal to, total receipts.

    We’ve rather neglected to nurture some of our assets. We used to have world class education and training. Some still is, but the rest is patchy at best. We failed to invest in more modern designs and production techniques, allowing others to gain competitive advantage. We allowed the service industries to believe that they ruled the roost instead of being services. With sustained hard work, we can reverse the decline, but it would help if the political class would start regarding businessmen and entrepreneurs as part of the solution, and not as a convenient source of ever-increasing tax revenues.

  137. 137
    Voice of Reason says:

    If he had to do a proper job (such as twelve hour stint down a mine or in a stinking factory etc he might have cause to complain. But he’s just a loser looking to divert attention that he is simply a flop – even worse he’s a fucking Scottish flop.

  138. 138
    Professor Henry Brubaker, Institute for Studies. says:

    The sooner this wanker has his political career destroyed, the better for us all.

    Carry on Guido, carry on.

  139. 139
    lola says:

    Look, not all Ukippers are nutters. I can name hundreds….erm, tens, well all right one or two then. Farage and a blogger. I am sure that there must be others…..please..

  140. 140
    Anne_Nile says:

    Why doesn’t this Dastardly Hoon do exactly what his leaked brave words are threatening?

    1) Rip up the present agreement with the Cons
    2) Hold a fresh General Election
    3) Get annihilated
    4) Go back to being a policy-free pressure group

    Is not all this talk just a load of silly posturing to appeal to one or two lost voters?

  141. 141
    David Laws says:

    +1

  142. 142
    lola says:

    Go read some Mises. All he did was write down common sense observations on ‘human action’. Which is why ‘economists’ (like Balls) hate him.

  143. 143
    Engineer says:

    I wonder if the economists have forgotten to have a clear aim in mind? Like aiming to balance budgets over a medium to long timescale, consistent with what markets will allow?

    (There again, they do seem to constantly over-estimate what markets will allow.)

  144. 144
    Archer Karcher says:

    Indeed, the Cameroons probably look on the likes of Huhne and Cable as ideological soulmates, in their war on traditional conservatism and real conservatives.

  145. 145
    Chris1966 says:

    I fear you are absolutely correct. I had never written to my MP before, but in this instance I felt compelled to – after all, what is the point of me moaning if I can’t even be bothered asking for answers from the elected representatives (which, unfortunately, were never forthcoming anyway…)? My parent’s house was freezing last winter, so when I asked why they didn’t put the heating on, they told us that they were too worried about paying the bill. (I told them to put it on and I would pay the next bill for them)

    What angers me most is the fact that the rich are getting richer out of this (Cameron’s FIL receives £1000 PER DAY subsidy for allowing windmills on his land), yet the rest of us who work and have average incomes are paying for this folly – disproportionally, I’d wager.

  146. 146
    Norman Scotts dog says:

    I’m going to dig up that fucker Keynes, rogger the bag of bones senseless, and stick my cock in his eye socket!

  147. 147
    Tony Bliar is a complete cunt says:

    Oh no doubt, the C U N T never even paid for it out of his own Fuckin pocket…………..Never thought I would say it but I do ever so slightly feel sorry for his wife…………Oh fuck it no i dont……..

  148. 148
    here we go around the mullbery bush says:

    The sad part is your discussing our beloved so called right wing leader on a right wing blog and instead of getting a hammering, nobody gives a toss as they know this one is a one timer.

  149. 149
    MrAngry61 says:

    The House of Commons adjourned on Thursday 15 September for the Conference recess. The Commons will return on Monday 10 October.

  150. 150
    @EdBalls says:

    Burger King-Terrible Coffee-Can’t wait to get home to my Venezualen Gold Blend

  151. 151
    Archer Karcher says:

    Travellers?

    For travellers they spend an inordinate amount of time absolutely refusing to travel. Still it’s heartening to know that Basildon benefits office know where to send the Dale Farm squatters collective Giro to

  152. 152
    Anonymous says:

    Well said. That’s SP#4 fkd.

  153. 153
    AC1 says:

    Labour is the main party for Crooks.

  154. 154
    MrAngry61 says:

    The ‘Conservatives’ look upon the Lib Dim voters as possible converts to Blu Labour. Hulne wants to keep them.

    Unfortunately there’s no blue water between either party.

  155. 155
    Mornington Crescent says:

    *Liked* the Intercity 125, Sockpuppet? They’re still going strong, mainly on the East and West Coast Main Lines. Simple design, built like brick cowsheds and they still push out a nice plume of exhaust smoke – which has the added bonus of sending a green beardie-weirdie into a fit.

  156. 156
    stark says:

    Part of the EU regionalisation agenda. CS will have been on side.

  157. 157
    Engineer says:

    The problem is that Huhne hasn’t changed his mind since then. He’s still delusional.

  158. 158
    AC1 says:

    Self destruct by proxy. He wan’s us dead too.

  159. 159
    smoggie says:

    Aye, needs must.

    Champagne socialist must slum it with the oiks and drink their filthy brew now and then.

    Then throws a bit of libel into the airwaves while doing so.

    Greasy twat.

  160. 160
    AC1 says:

    It’s more like the conservative party is reverting to its real Blue Labour Heathite tradition.

  161. 161

    Lola,

    To be honest after watching the so-called professionals in action I’m inclined to believe the nuts and loons couldn’t be any worse.

  162. 162
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Last time I saw the west coast line it was all Virgin pendulinos.

  163. 163
    MrAngry61 says:

    But apparently British milgear is shit, fantastically over budget and late.

    If we became a client for US hardware the prices they’d quote would rise (in the absence of BAE competition), but at least it’d be on time and actually worked.

  164. 164
    smoggie says:

    Of course, is there any other way to arrive at Labour “Conference”?

  165. 165
    MrAngry61 says:

    Why did so many NuLab projects flounder on lousy IT?

  166. 166
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    fkd? Can’t even spell a four letter word you Loopy twat.

    Clearly theres sod all point in me pointing out what extras I would have added, but missed out to be brief. but why not eh.

    Governments of all shades. (in fact I’d bet “all governments”), do spend more than they’ve earned.

  167. 167
    Mornington Crescent says:

    Sorry, I meant Great Western.

  168. 168

    They [economists] construct models that are, essentially, computer games, vivid and internally consistent but removed from reality. They know a lot of maths but they use it to move in a rigorous way from unwarranted assumptions to unverifiable conclusions.

    You mean like climate change “scientists”?

  169. 169
    I fucked Sally Bercow in the ass. Hard. says:

    I thought something similar.

    Perhaps he knows the CPS are going to charge him and is setting out his political stall as a possible comeback kid in a couple of years time. In time for the election.

    Who knows.

    one thing’s for sure. He is a shameless psychopath just like TBliar..

  170. 170
    smoggie says:

    It’s not just the fucking hideous windmills that blight the land, but in order to get the measly dribblings of green power to the consumer they have to march mile upon mile of pylons usually through the loveliest parts of Britain. One such hare-brained scheme is through the upper reaches of the Severn valley. Bastards.

  171. 171
    smoggie says:

    Where’s Bevanite Ellie when one needs a lift and a stir?

  172. 172
    bring me the waterzooi says:

    If you go back only 6 years you’ll find he was an MEP then. Now looking forward to a hefty pension in Euros, he’ll always be a voice for Brussels.

  173. 173
    nonomad says:

    This man is bloody dangerous ,why he should be allowed to pursue policies that eminate from theEU ,are lacking all credibility in the face of ever increasing facts that totaly contradict the science he supports and at costs to us that beggar belief,is beyond any one with any brain at all.How can an energy policy that supports windmills that only on last years figures produced 2.5% of the energy required and only when the wind blows ever be any more than a sop to the deluded green lobby,not only dont they work ,but they are subsidised at every stage including when they dont produce anything ,plus they need backup running parallel all the time that also has to paid for ,its total lunacy.
    Oh by the way a report from NASA this morning states the ice shelf said to have shrunk by 16% by our green friends has actually only shrunk ,if at all ,by 0.6% someone please shoot the bloody lot of them before our preffered method of keeping warm is reduced to rubbing sticks together.

  174. 174
    ex-Tory says:

    Yes, and voted in by total pr*cks, which is why the Country is f**ked.

  175. 175
    AC1 says:

    Labour the party of Public Taxation for Private Gain.
    Dave Heathite the Party of Private Taxation for Private Gain.

    Whoever wins, we lose.

  176. 176
    oddly helpful says:

    If you’re wondering what distinguishes a psychopath from a sociopath, Jon Ronson’s excellent ‘The Psychopath Test’ reassures amateur students of the human mind that “[p]sychologists and psychiatrists around the world tend to use the terms interchangeably.”

    Less reassuringly, in the very next paragraph, he instructs us that: “They are everywhere.”

    Thanks for that.

  177. 177
    Torontory says:

    Yet another topic on which Mrs Huhne (Vicky Pryce) was right and her husband wron – she being vehemently opposed to the euro and anticipated its demise.

  178. 178
    AC1 says:

    Those labour, conservative and Lib-dums are just SOO grounded in reality…

    I’ll bet Churchill was called a nutter for advocating the hard but correct path.

  179. 179
    AC1 says:

    Cameron and the Heathites are the Core of the party.

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    AC1 says:

    The “narrative” is more important than the truth, but the truth is hard to hard.

    http://dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2011%5C09%5C20%5Cstory_20-9-2011_pg11_1

    Bet they’ll try and claim the same for the P4k immigrants for whose benefit we are extorted from.

  181. 181
    AC1 says:

    It’s not akin, it’s the very same explosive mix of narcissism, projection and dunning kruger that killed so many last century.

  182. 182
    AC1 says:

    MSM Economist is code for neo-Marxist.

  183. 183
    AC1 says:

    Government current tax policies are totally disconnected from the amount they should “earn”.

    If governments taxed what they created i.e. land monopolies, patent and copyright monopolies and stopped taxing transactions between people (employment, investment, purchasing), then the economy would be in a lot better state.

  184. 184
    AC1 says:

    They not only have a plan for repaying it, they repay it out of the increased wealth borrowing created (not a fall in the affordability of land).

  185. 185
    AC1 says:

    Don’t fool yourself with false “common sense”. All businesses are a service to the consumer. Putting Products in boxes is just a service.

    All that matters is the fulfillment of demand.

    Another one that gets me is the fallacy exports = good! Exports are the PRICE we pay to enable imports. It’s trade that’s good.

    The other one is “everyone’s house is less affordable, the country is getting richer…” er… no. That’s a sign you’re in a debt bubble and your economy is taxing the wrong things.

  186. 186
    oddly helpful says:

    Does he hate von Mises to pieces?

  187. 187
    AC1 says:

    I think economists over-estimate the abilities of the state (and thus money volume) and under-estimate the abilities of the real generators of wealth (and thus money velocity).

    They thus also under-estimate the economic-harm caused by taxation. The term for this is “neo-classical endogenous depression”.

  188. 188
    AC1 says:

    Apart from the bit about Gold-mines replacing the treasury…

  189. 189
    AC1 says:

    Say “I will be campaigning against you because of your support for the AGM scam”, and then DO IT.

  190. 190
    AC1 says:

    Rent-Seeking is the term you need to google.

  191. 191
    Anonymous says:

    So fucked is 4 letters, is it ? Just the numeracy I would expect, based on your economic views.

  192. 192
    Iloathlefties says:

    Its the measure of the 6 candle power that one windmill gives out when its blowing a gail. Oh no, can’t be used then as its dangerous or when theres……..no wind. Still, Lord Sheffield, Cams dad in law gets £1000 a week regardless.

  193. 193
    Maximus says:

    Why would anyone want to take a tw@t like Ronson’s word for anything?

  194. 194
    Anonymous says:

    Tony Blair is NOT a Hunt. A Hunt is useful. He is a TURD.

  195. 195
    Cole Porter (you hum it) says:

    Huhne is another one just like old Tango Hain, whenever they are around there is always a whiff of something unwholesome wafting around, somthing of the blight!

  196. 196
    My Friend Next Door says:

    says ” who votes for these arseholes.”

  197. 197
    Fuck the aged. I want my rights & my privacy back. says:

    Huhne is a boring Hoon!

  198. 198
    Nina says:

    He’s on every news broadcast/analysis on Radio 4. Not only are they running clips from his conference speech but repeating bits of an interview with him regularly.

    Who did he sleep with to get the coverage?

    Is one of the news producers trying to get him to oust Clegg?

    What’s going on?

  199. 199
    Pseudonymous says:

    Oddly reminiscent of John Prescott for some reason (Northern, slippery, glib, and nonsensical). Onset of preening self-importance will come with ermine plumage.

  200. 200
    Pseudonymous says:

    Less good than it might sound: a puppet King reigning over a subset of the Third Reich.

  201. 201
    Pseudonymous says:

    Hasn’t it been odd how often libdem speeches have snuck in reference to ‘our common purpose’ and suchlike? Has anyone been keeping note – I seem to recall both Huhne and Cable using a similar form of words.

  202. 202
    Traditionalist says:

    Recklessly and provocatively? Reckless and provocative would be failing to deal with a severely unbalanced and grossly unfair public sector pension system that is heavily subsidised by private sector taxpayers, the majority of whom will have far less generous pensions.

  203. 203
    V Agina says:

    I bow to no one in my admiration of St Chris of Hoon.

    His wife may think he’s a Hunt, but not me.

    I understand many of the Old Bill think he’s a Hunt, but I don’t think he’s a Hunt.

    Some of his local party have been heard to say, “That Chris Hoon is a right Hunt”, but it’s never crossed my mind.

    Some activists at the conference have been heard to say; “Hey there’s some Hunt speaking right now” to which the reply has been; “That’ll be Chris Hoon then”. Shame on them I say.

    Many people say that Chris Hoon is a Hunt because he’s profited from backhanders from the Green energy lobby, but I think he’s above all that and all these allegations are false, because only a Hunt would do that.

    Blinkered observers say Chris Hoon is a Hunt because he tried to set his wife up to take the speeding rap, but I say only a right Hunt would do that and whatever you say about Chris he is not the Hunting sort of Hunt that would do this Hunting sort of dodge.

    So, best wishes Chris and if there’s anything I can do, anytime, anyplace anywhere, to stop you being called a Hunt, just let me know.

  204. 204
    V Agina says:

    Wow, Guido sold out!

    Makes me want to puke really

  205. 205
    Jack Frost says:

    Does the C world still come up as Hoon on these pages? Surely, it is time to change this to Huhne!

  206. 206
    The Other Bloke says:

    Babs, Barbabra Lord, received her free bus pass six years ago.

  207. 207
    Slobodan bin Askari says:

    Que?

  208. 208
    Willikins Micawber says:

    “Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen pounds nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.”
    Can I have my Phd now please?

  209. 209
    Anonymous says:

    SOOO boring all this stuff about Huhne. Can’t you find something more interesting to write about? Yawn.


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