October 3rd, 2011

Pickles on Pilgrims

It’s down to Pickles and Maude to announce the end of trade union funded public sector officials – or as Guido christened them – Pilgrims. As revealed yesterday, after months of campaigning on the issue, Pickles will this afternoon say:

But in the game of Town Hall Top Trumps, there’s a non-job which beats even the Civic Sex Snooper.

Taxpayer-funded, full-time, trade union officials.

They cost the public sector – that’s taxpayers to me and you – £250 million a year. This is money taken away from frontline services. Guess what… You won’t find Labour criticising them. Silence from Ed Miliband. His Labour councillors voted to close libraries, but keep bankrolling union officials on the rates. And surprise, surprise. Not even a dicky bird from Labour’s local government spokesperson, Jack Dromey, No wonder. Because he knows the unions are still bankrolling Labour. In my book, that’s not All Right Jack. If unions want to raise money for Labour – do it in your own time, not on the rates. We’re going to call time on this last closed shop.

Maude will flesh out the nitty gritty. Interesting to note Caroline Flint has become irrelevent and it’s her deputy, Mr Harman, who is taking the flack.

Having so often set the news agenda, Guido could get used to setting the policy agenda too…


128 Comments

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

    Guido

    Good Morning

    Can you take up the mantle on the EU vote coming up? Parliment is going to debate whether voters get a referendum, Pressure needs to be applied and after the pilgrims sucsess who knows?

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

      Sorry i forgot the link.

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2044316/David-Cameron-NOT-support-UK-referendum-EU-membership.html

      Parliament is due to debate this before Christmas.

      The money saved by scrapping pilgrims, while welcome is nothing compared to the cost of being a member of the EU.

      Even tho the vote is non binding i am sure enough pressure can be put on Dave to do another U-turn.

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      • 11
        "Dave" in Conference Bullshitting Mode says:

        Look I simply say this………sometimes it’s not always possible to do things or implement policies that you would really like to implement.The simple truth is that WE didn’t win the election….but the Coalition HAS done great things to safeguard the economy and I think that Nick Clegg should be applauded for THAT…..

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        • 26
          Guido's mammy says:

          Nope, not working fagboy. Even the dumbest Brit is starting to realise that it’s the oligarchs and bankers that are the actual threat to them, with their latest present of £50bn taxpayers’ money, and not some chump-change union official. Get with it fagboy, before your handlers pull the plug, and move onto someone more credible, like Pinnochio.

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          • misterned says:

            How stupid are these anti-banking protesters? Do they want to change anything? Or do they want to look like pricks?

            IF they want to affect real change, then they should educate everyone else about fractional reserve banking’s biggest weakness and then organise to get as many people as possible to take their money out of the banks all on the same day. They have the power to crash “the system”, but prefer to protest on the streets making themselves look like powerless fuckwits.

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          • The Paragnostic says:

            I don’t think an organised mass withdrawal would work, misterned – the central bank would (despite the moral hazard involved) immediately make available sufficient interim credit to allow the reserves to float (barely) above their limits.

            Widening the awareness of the fractional reserve scam would be a good idea – perhaps the Left would me more realistic about our prospects if it was explained to them how much everything they aspire to is based upon this, the Emperor’s New Clothes of plate-spinning acts, and how fragile the wilful suspension of disbelief really is.

            Maybe Gideon could use part of his Conference speech to do this?

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          • Clarke K. says:

            “…take their money out of the banks all on the same day…”
            I suspect that these people are mostly overdrawees, so that would involve them having to pay off their overdrafts on the same day!

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          • Michael Moore, Mockumentary maker says:

            IF they want to affect real change, then they should educate everyone else about fractional reserve banking’s biggest weakness and then organise to get as many people as possible to take their money out of the banks all on the same day. They have the power to crash “the system”, but prefer to protest on the streets making themselves look like powerless fuckwits.

            Methinks that is what the protest is about.

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      • 27
        klm says:

        Do your own fucking homework, tosser.

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      • 30
        Archie says:

        Agreed, Billy! Time to hold that prize knob Cameron’s feet to the fucking fire!!

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        • 62
          Public Sector Parasite with enormous gold-plated pension & 5 hour working week says:

          Well done Guido on exposing the pilgrims, let’s have further attacks on the Labour wasters.

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      • 49
        misterned says:

        This is just an excuse for most of the MPs of all main Parliamentary parties to raise two fingers and give a big FUCK YOU to the electorate.

        With a few honourable exceptions from MPs who have already signed the people’s pledge, (peoplespledge.org) most MPs look to the EU as their next, bigger and better gravy train.

        The EU is a dying market of overtaxed people facing decades of extreme austerity to pay obscene bail-outs to the irresponsible bankers who did not even bother looking at Greece’s GDP before loaning them stupid amounts of money… This is NOT where we will find the export markets to drive our economy forward. We should be looking to China, India, Brazil, Russia, Canada, the USA and elsewhere. Emerging markets of almost 4 billion consumers.

        Tying ourselves deeper and deeper to an ever more inward looking, crisis hit EU is tying a noose around our economic neck.

        At least this Commons vote will show us one thing. We will see who the traitors to the UK really are.

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  2. 3
    New Liberal says:

    OUT OUT OUT
    NOW NOW NOW

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  3. 4
    John's Bunions says:

    There’s no discouragement,
    To make them once relent,
    Layyyyy-bour’s first avowed intent,
    To fund a Pilgrim.

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  4. 5
    Jeffrey Bernard says:

    Barely 10% of the taxpayer’s money consumed by Pilgrims would pay for the 250 Cystic Fibrosis sufferers with the G551D mutation to receive a life-transforming treatment (VX-770) when it becomes available (hopefully) next year. That treatment would allow my own 5-year old daughter to live a full and active life, without the ravages of a progressive lung condition and early death. Hard choices need to be made; but getting rid of the Pilgrims is not one of them.

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    • 8
      jgm2 says:

      While I understand your desire for your daughter to receive treatment the point about Pilgrims is not that the money could be spent on such life-changing operations. It is thatanything at all it was spent on would be better than paying these fuckers to undermine the system.

      So 250m quid is (about) four quid each. Which would buy me (and everybody else) a pint and a packet of crisps.

      Money far better spent than funding that shower of bastards to demand even more of my money so they could not do their jobs in even greater comfort..

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      • 53
        Jeffrey Bernard says:

        Normally I would be the first at the bar (I might even forgo the crisps). But on this occasion an exception needs to be made.

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      • 79
        Sir William Waad says:

        It’s nice to see also that there will be no more rounds of the ‘Union Modernisation Fund’ scam.

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    • 87
      The Paragnostic says:

      Face facts, Jeffery – even after a long lunch it is impossible to hope that this will result in any measurable savings to the public purse, since all that will happen is that the obstreporous ignorant hooligans and bullies will be compelled to do the job that they are notionally employed to do, rather than spend their time agitating and shit-stirring.

      This should not stop us from hailing it as a victory for common sense, as anything that upsets the unions and stops their subsidisation by the State is, by definition, “A Good Thing™”

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      • 98
        Anonymous says:

        Since most of these lazy fuckers havent actually done a hands turn in years I suspect the cost of re training them will eat up any savings made. And if that doesnt the legal aid bill resulting from the inevitible court cases where “pilgrims rights” are debated on the head of a pin by greedy corpulent fat cat lawyers certainly will.

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  5. 6
    Swiss Toni says:

    Congrats Guido. I once worked in the NHS in my youth I have seen first hand a ‘pilgrim’ who did nothing all day except cause as much trouble to his employers as possible and organise strikes.
    I may not agree with all on this site, but this move gets my full backing.
    Well done.

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    • 15
      Andrew Efiong says:

      This could be saving the country millions, a genuine achievement.

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    • 21
      The Bottle Fed Triplet says:

      During my brief career in local government I saw some spectacular abuses of the ratepayers money. The clique of trades union and Labour organisers had the management in a constant state of fear. The taxpayers were treated with contempt and if you didn’t pay your rates you would be taken to court.

      Danegeld??

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      • 58
        Swiss Toni says:

        During my work placement in 97, I was working with a Mental Health Unit whose Management Team took a work day out and department celebration day the day of Labours Election win.
        Need I say anymore?

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    • 24
      Handycock, No1 Trougher in Parliament says:

      This is scandalous, these people are genuine Representatives of the workers and their rights in the public sector. They are needed more than ever at the moment. What is taxpayers money for anyway? To pay for us elected Representatives and the officials who cover our backs. A backward step for democracy!

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      • 110
        Bob Crowe says:

        Well said Comrade.

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        • 116
          Anonymous says:

          It’s like this Comrade, you screw your members over by taking money off them every month, and you also wind them up, misinform them and make a huge wedge in the process to fund your very unsocialist lifestyle.
          Simple maths says that as you’re getting so rich off of the backs of those you misinform, you can pay for your own representation and I’ll get my bin emptied every week, Result!

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  6. 7
    Jess The Dog says:

    Private sector companies manage well enough in terms of productivity and reduced absenteeism while obeying employment law, without these ‘pilgrims’ whose activities are party political. I worked in the public sector and most colleagues had little time for these shop stewards, who were more interested in their greasy pole agendas than employee rights … as shown by their acquiescence when Labour pushed ‘single service agreements’ in Scotland’s town halls, plus the number who wind up as MPs or MSPs.

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    • 37
      Archie says:

      Sort of o/t but did anyone hear The Nolan Show on Radio Bloke yesterday? All the “protesters” interviewed outside the Tory conference had Scottish accents! Why do we put up with this shit!

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      • 55
        jgm2 says:

        Because for Scots a day trip to Manchester is a pleasant weekend away. Whereas for English folk it is a shithole to be avoided.

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        • 64
          Public Sector Parasite with enormous gold-plated pension & 5 hour working week says:

          The Scots need to spend all that extra money they sponge from English tax payers. They are probably all Scottish pigrims!

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        • 91
          The Paragnostic says:

          May I recommend the Whitworth and the rest of the Manchester art galleries, jgm2?

          I shall be nipping up to see the Ford Madox Brown exhibition at some point soon – it’ll be nice to see the work of the man who taught the Pre-Raphaelites to paint, and the Museum of Technology is pretty good too. If you like preserved bodies, Manchester Museum has not only mummies but also the shrivelled remains of Lindow Man, ritually killed and dumped in a peat bog near Wilmslow (rumours of this being the result of a pre-Fergie Man U night out are earnestly denied…)

          It may be a bit of a shithole, but Manchester has some great aspects :-)

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        • 92
          The Paragnostic says:

          May I recommend the Whitworth and the rest of the Manchester art galleries, jgm2?

          I shall be nipping up to see the Ford Madox Brown exhibition at some point soon – it’ll be nice to see the work of the man who taught the Pre-Raphaelites to paint, and the Museum of Technology is pretty good too. If you like preserved bodies, Manchester Museum has not only mummies but also the shrivelled remains of Lindow Man, ritually killed and dumped in a pëat bog near Wilmslow (rumours of this being the result of a pre-Fergie Man U night out are earnestly denied…)

          It may be a bit of a shithole, but Manchester has some great aspects :-)

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      • 100
        Anonymous says:

        Yeah thats right Len MCCluskey is Scottsh ! Stupid ignorant bigoted bastards are the bane of this site.

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  7. 9
    johnboy says:

    Congratulations Guido, well done you.

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  8. 10
    Call me picky, but....... says:

    “Taking the flack” ? Surely that’s Flack as in Roberta not “flak” as in FLugzeug AbKanone (anti-aircraft gun). A little acronym and phrase from the unpleasantness ’39 to ’45.

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  9. 12
    Anonymous says:

    Dave loves Europe,

    getting out would save us even more than the pilgrims,

    but dave and george love it,

    they give it more money via the IMF. Even more than you are paying by increasing vat to 20%!

    Don’t you feel conned now?

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  10. 13
    The Bottle Fed Triplet says:

    ” Interesting to note Caroline Flint has become irrelevent and it’s her deputy, Mr Harman, who is taking the flack.”

    Caroline has dodged this one and given Jack a “hospital pass”

    Slippery as a greased eel.

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  11. 14
    Anonymous says:

    I wonder how Jane Pilgrim feels about the fact that she will go down in history as the person who caused the Unions to lose of tens of millions of pounds in public monies.

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  12. 15
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    ‘Having so often set the news agenda, Guido could get used to setting the policy agenda too…’

    Just as long as you’re also prepared to take the blame when the whole rotten sham collapses – as it will in a year or so.

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    • 23
      Anonymous says:

      and for which Liebour are 100% completely responsible, backed up by idiots like you.

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      • 75
        Cato Street Conspirator says:

        Oh Mr Anonymous, in your tine little world you imagine anyone who doesn’t agree with you must be a Labour supporter. Poor little cretin.

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        • 119
          Teacher says:

          And he can’t even spell Labour. Hahahaha – what an idiot!

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        • 125
          CYNICAL OLD MAN says:

          Oh, excuse me Mr. Cato Street Conspirator! Just who do the think the group were who inspired your blog name? All my history books say they were radicals (left wingers?) who wanted to commit terrorist attacks and political assassinations in order to overthrow the then Tory government (the Duke of Wellington’s and Sir Robert Peel’s party unless my memory is defective).

          Now why would you adopt your moniker from them unless you :
          a) Know exactly who they were.
          b) You condone what they aspired to do.

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  13. 17
    Seth the pig farmer says:

    Now for the Union Modernisation Fund..

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  14. 18
    it's gone dark oh it's raining again says:

    After watching tv yesterday some union guys from BAE came on and the thought struck me, did we also have to pay for Pilgrims in private business when the private business were working on public contracts, like vehicles and aircraft and arms?

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    • 95
      The Paragnostic says:

      Yes.

      Not in all industry, but private sector Pilgrims aren’t entirely unknown. They didn’t amount to much of a cost when compared to bungs to shady sheiks, but it was always a part of doing business.

      Next question?

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  15. 20
    yeah, right.. says:

    Talk is cheap Guido.

    Best not start celebrating until this actually happens. Cameron’s track record on getting reforms through past the announcement stage is not too strong.

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  16. 22
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    “Having so often set the news agenda, Guido could get used to setting the policy agenda too…”

    He’s off and running at fringe meetings this week

    Guido Fawkes calls for revolt against coalition budget cuts

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  17. 25
    The Bottle Fed Triplet says:

    It appears that your efforts have been rewarded Guido. You say that it costs the poor downtrodden taxpayer £250 million a year but how many years has this been going on? What is the total cost over that time?

    This is an issue that has been going on for years and it was an issue that no politician was prepared to tackle until pressure was applied from a blog.

    Well done!

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  18. 31
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    “Black Monday??” as Gideon Osborne gets to his feet.

    I will be there,ready with a plate of shaving foam to assist.

    FTSE 100 4991.02 – -137.46

    It’s all over for the one term Prime Minister David Cameron.

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  19. 34
    Anonymous says:

    Guido saves economy by reducing spending by £250M – oh wait – hang on tax payer funded banker’s bonus swallows up any savings.

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  20. 35
    The Colonel says:

    Once a liar always a liar! No-one in my pub trusts any MP! Jesse Norman beware – your time is numbered!

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    • 96
      The Paragnostic says:

      And there was me thinking Jesse Norman was that big black lass what sung the posh songs…

      Perhaps her time is numbered in 4/4?

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  21. 36
    Martin Day says:

    This week the Party of sleaze are having their conference !!

    Justice minister failed to declare interest in industry he regulates.

    Jonathan Djanogly did not record that his children had shares in his brother-in-law’s two accident-compensation-claim companies.

    Same old Tories

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    • 44
      I love my champagne socialist lifestyle! says:

      And Jack Dromey won the all women shortlist for his constituency, parachuted in by his wife.

      Mandelson buys £8m property in london,

      Bliar and his wife make millions. Moran etc etc

      Pillocks love their gold plated EU pensions etc etc, that could go towrds making poverty history in Africa(what a nice phrase that is, has it been used before?, I can’t remember!)

      Same old champagne socialists, just living off the taxpayer as usual

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      • 48
        I love my champagne socialist lifestyle! says:

        sorry I forgot Lord Levy too, then there’s two jags, who stated categorically that he would never go to the House of Lords, now didn’t he?

        But the money, power and wealth and prestige got the better of him and he never even went to this years party conference!

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    • 45
      P. Mandevilson, the Eminence Greasy says:

      ”The Party of sleaze’. Steady on !!

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    • 46
      Grumpy Old Man says:

      Usual barrel-scraping, Martin. Ho hum.

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    • 70
      Lefty stop cobble says:

      Ah Mr Murtin Fay I thought you had passed on! hmm I should have know the sight of the poppet 16 year old at the labour party love in would put some lead in yer pencil again!

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    • 71
      nell says:

      You’ve made a mistake martin the Party of Sleaze conference was last week in liverpool.

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    • 123
      Anonymous says:

      Guido, I think your mod-bot needs checking. Post 35 was bouncing around the system for seven days.

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    • 126
      CYNICAL OLD MAN says:

      Party of sleaze? Obviously Labour stooge Martin Day doesn’t understand irony.

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    • 127
      Anonymous says:

      I take it therefore that Labour home secretaries billing the taxpayer for grumble movies doesn’t feature on your radar, then?

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  22. 38
    Tired, tired, tired of excuses says:

    Pickles and Maude. There’s a couple of morally upright gents to be lecturing others on taking money for nothing.

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    • 61
      nell says:

      Well let’s put it this way they’re head and shoulders above such ‘upright pillars of society’ like gordon, mandy,bliar, the militwits and their £multimillionprotected from the taxpayer inheritance,lords prezzapaul,sugar,foulkes,uddin,gorbalsmick………….

      I could go on but I think you get the gist!

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    • 68
      nell says:

      Well let’s put it this way they’re head and shoulders above such ‘upright pillars of society’ like gordon, mandy,bliar, the militwits and their £multimillionprotected from the taxpayer inheritance,lords prezza,sugar,foulkes,uddin,gorbalsmick………….

      I could go on but I think you get the gist!

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      • 77
        Lefty stop cobble says:

        Nell no he won’t! remember how socialists think !=
        Tory money is evil /dirty and wrong!
        But Labour money is clean/ pure and they only steal it for the poor and staving kiddies! it just they just haven’t got round to giving any of it yet, they will one day when the houses in Margate and France are payed off and they have deducted their fair and just expenses !

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      • 78
        Cato Street Conspirator says:

        Oh Nell, don’t you understand that they are all crooks and charlatans? It’s juvenile to think you have to support one team of the bastards or another.

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  23. 39
    Anonymous says:

    Guido, I do like you very much but please watch the spelling. The word is ‘relevant’ and you hurt this old pedant when you write ‘relevent’. I promise to get out more and not even start on the “green-grocer’s apostrophe”.

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  24. 41
    Flatulent Veteran says:

    ‘It’s down to Pickles and Maude to announce the end of trade union funded public sector officials – or as Guido christened them – Pilgrims.’

    Loathe though I am to criticise – Guido, you really ought to proof read some of the stuff you put up here. The whole issue is that they are NOT funded by the Unions. They are corruptly funded by Government using money that they extort from the citizens under threat of imprisonment.

    In other words, the corrupt Labour government stole our money to give to overweight pigs in the Communist infested labour unions and Cameron’s government are trying to make themselves look like saints by stopping an evil crime against the people.

    But then, Cameron is about to reveal how much contempt he has for ordinary people by spending the next few days telling us what we think. Yes, Dave, we do give a shit about getting out of the EU because we know that that unelected communist conspiracy takes much more of our money away from us, without consent, than do the obese thugs of the union gangsters.

    But then you don’t understand working people anyway, do you, Dave? For a clue, I will reveal that for many of us, work is a life of quiet desperation, dragging ourselves out of bed before the sparrows start farting, in order to do work we fucking hate so that we can feed and clothe those we love.

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    • 47
      Grumpy Old Man says:

      Well said.

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    • 57
      misterned says:

      If you hate your job, do something about it. Retrain, find another job, stop bitching about hating your job as if it is something you cannot do anything about.

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      • 111
        Flatulent Veteran says:

        Not bitching. Retired in comfort with good savings and property through hard work over many years. During which I had to endure the personal advice of self important twats. So – fuck off!

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    • 86
      Lefty stop cobble says:

      Sorry what “quiet desperation” ? Cobblers work for many is a re-enforcing of self esteem! it brings some reward for our efforts and even though it is not the greatest job it pays for us to live for the things we do want to do and I bet many love their shelf stacker or corner shop jobs!
      so stop moaning and get another job !

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      • 112
        Flatulent Veteran says:

        Please see my response to the twit above. Thank you for your advice. I spent my working life making sufficient money to raise a large family in some comfort. At no time did I feel that my self esteem depended upon the size of my office, the price of my Blackberry or the grandness of my title.

        Patronising Hunts abound in Westminster and seek endlessly to promote themselves to positions where they can decide how others should live and what they should value.

        Thus, one finds that right wing Hunts are very much like left wing Hunts in that they assume that their rights to advise and control exceed the rights of of citizens to decline their help.

        So,all things considered, take your patronisng, small minded, arrogant and offensive advice and stick it up your fundamental orifice. Hunt!

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      • 122
        Stop Cobblers says:

        I was never a massive fan of having my self esteem enforced.

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  25. 54
    nell says:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/oct/03/nhs-nurses-england-job-fears?newsfeed=true

    I see the leftwing royalcollege of nursing is making typically wild scare claims about mass cuts to nurses and frontline services etc with the necessary budget cuts coming on stream.

    Amazing (Not!) that they don’t advocate the nhs should get rid of pilgrims first . Why is that I wonder?

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    • 81
      Cato Street Conspirator says:

      I see the rightwing Nell is now belly-aching about something else. You see, sticking ‘rightwing’ or ‘leftwing’ before something is a substitute for itnelligence.

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  26. 56
    Anonymous says:

    Interesting to see that you can’t spell ‘irrelevant’.

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  27. 65
    Raving Loon says:

    Now if we could only take on the EU…

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    • 69
      nell says:

      I’m thinking the germans might do that for us when they vote merkel out in 2012 because they’re fed up with giving all their hard earned cash to basket cases like greece.

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  28. 72
    Dudley Zoo says:

    Future generations will look at the period of time from 1939 to ???? as a time when the Nazi party governed Europe

    We are being governed by European Nazis – period

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  29. 73
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    The only good thing about Manchester is Old Trafford (Not the football ground).

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    • 102
      The Paragnostic says:

      And even that’s not strictly in Manchester, Billy.

      The best thing about Manchester is the proximity of the Pennines, where a man can find space to think among the hills (though waterproofs are highly recommended…).

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      • 104
        Anonymous says:

        Why dont you go for a walk in them then welshman and give us all peace from your inglsh arse licking

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  30. 74
    Sophie says:

    Oh, its Tory conference time.

    Best get Dave to sound something like a Conservative instead of the pro EU, pro BBC, liberal Heathite quizzling he really is.

    Vote UKIP

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  31. 76
    Mikey Smithson"The cheeky chappie" says:

    The Polish X-Factor has been cancelled due to a poor turn 0ut..

    Organisers are considering moving it to the UK later on in the year.

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  32. 105
    Jasmin Alibi Cunt says:

    Oh you fucking beauty Pickles

    That ugly cow’s cu’nt must rue the day she couldn’t keep her big gob shut

    Fuck off Ms Pickles you parasitical, union cu’nt

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  33. 108
    Martin Day says:

    Last week the Party of sleaze were having their conference.

    Neil Kinnock the thieving Welsh Champagne socialist prick failed to apologise for being a fucking disgrace to mankind
    Nor did the thieving bastard record that his thieving son and thieving wife had shares in the EU gravy train

    Same old socialists, same deluded crooks.

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You know where the animals are looking through the Farmhouse window?

My TV screen was that window at lunch-time today.

Be careful, the sudden self-congratulatory tone, the slightly pudgy outline of indulgence and you become exactly what you should despise.

The jolly face of the Quisling Cameron poses for your camera has mesmerised and deceived you, you who were once not so deceived.

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