October 27th, 2011

Video: Aidan Burley’s Pilgrim Bashing

It made the Labour benches incandescent:

Although the mics don’t pick up what they said, Guido has ears everywhere…


65 Comments

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

    Well bowled!!!

    Just wait until something dona about em tho.

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    • 6
      Rage Against the Political Elite says:

      Another Story to keep the children Happy. The Punch and Judy show, While the Pickpockets empty your pockets

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      • 8
        Rage Against the Political Elite says:

        The Gravey Train Starts Here.

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        • 19
          fingers says:

          Aidan Burley – what a boy!

          Keep at ‘em Guido, this scam must be brought down.

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          • Archer Karcher says:

            Aidan Burley?
            The same Aidan Burley who voted against a referendum on the EU which costs us tens of billions, is now worried about £80 odd million?
            Shame he doesn’t have an appetite for culling the elephant in the room, instead of the mouse.

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          • Iloathlefties says:

            So he’s another gutless MP!! Give us back our democracy you f**kwits.

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        • 34
          Bisto Kid says:

          Ther’s no e in Gravy and no fin gravy either

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  2. 2
    Tuscan Tony says:

    Huh?

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  3. 3
    Penfold says:

    Jolly good show.

    Perhaps we should seek to reclaim those monies paid out over the years, fraudulently in my humble opinion.

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  4. 4
    Anonymous says:

    Wrong video

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  5. 5
    smoggie says:

    Who the fuck made Mary Quant, Madame Speaker?

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    • 58
      Hugh Janus says:

      Yes, Red Dawn as a Deputy Speaker! There’s a turn-up. Just shows that being talent-free and totally useless is no bar to promotion in the H of C.

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  6. 7
    Richard says:

    Aside from Aidan Burley, who says the Taxpayers Alliance are widely respected?

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  7. 9
    Anonymous says:

    Meh.

    They take cash from Unions. He takes test match tickets from tobacco companies.

    Name of donor: Japan Tobacco International

    Address of donor : Members Hill, Brooklands Road, Weybridge Surrey KT13 0QU

    Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Hospitality at Test Match Cricket at the Oval, value £579 plus VAT

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    • 10
      Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

      No, they take cash from the taxpayer, Pilgims are funded from government not unions.

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      • 14
        BillyBob... says:

        Exactly and as a tax payer I do not want any of my tax money funding unions or Labour, indeed I would not waste my p*ss on them if they were on fire !!

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    • 16
      misterned says:

      wrong again anonymous. Private corporations should be free to spend their cash however they please, it is up to the shareholders and customers to judge.

      Unions should be paying their full-time officials, NOT the tax payer. How would you feel if taxpayers were having to pay banker’s representatives to lobby for greater bonuses for bankers.

      (OK since the government owns a big chunk of high street banking I suppose that is happening as well).

      Both are wrong.

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  8. 11
    Drunk4ever says:

    Thanks Guido, This has made my decade!

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  9. 13
    Gonk says:

    Madam Deputy Speakers inability to get Burley’s
    fucking name right follows a fine Labour tradition
    of cocking everything up.

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  10. 15
    Chalcedon says:

    I’m furious that tax payers money is spent on salaries of individuals who are not doing their real job but full time trades union activity. This is scandalous. It must stop. they should be paid by their union. end of!

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  11. 18
    Blue rinse says:

    Am I alone in wishing that Guido had found a union rep by the name of Bishop?

    ” Guido bashes Bishhop”

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  12. 20
    I am Billy Bowden ! says:

    Can Guido publish (or does anyone know of) a reference sheet which lists the intimate personal relationships with journalists of those that lead us?

    It will help us understand what’s said, I’m sure.

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  13. 21
    A Labour supporter says:

    If there’s a trough full of other people’s money, we’ll find it!

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  14. 23
    Tony Bliar is a complete cunt says:

    If incandescent is another word for pissed off then im happy……….

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    • 30
      Deep Froat says:

      Great news. Pilgrims thwarted. Union Modernisation Taxpayer funding Labour fund swindle scrapped. Some good moves by the idiot Cameron.

      Then he has to ruin it by being the EU’s f**kbitch.

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      • 52
        Tom Baldwin's Liebour Ajax supplier says:

        Talking of f**kbitch’s…anyone seen the Middle east peace envoy recently!

        Is he back from gadaffi’s funeral!

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        • 54
          Tony Bliar is a complete cunt says:

          Just hope they get Saif Gaddafi alive………….What fun it will be seeing Bliar squirm…They could both be tried for war crimes at the same time………….

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  15. 26
    Cable, Hughes, Clegg, Limp Dims says:

    We will place obstacles in place to avoid any changes in this union gerrymandering practice to ensure that our friends in the unions get the public money they earn from ensuring that dishonest powerbroking in the public sector continues unabated.
    After all we need to show support to our future Labour partners in government.

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  16. 29
    Moddy Botty says:

    Shouldn’t that boy be in school, probably challenging little Willy in the oratory stakes.

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  17. 31
    Engineer says:

    Well done to Aidan Burley for the well-researched way in which he presented his case. I hadn’t realised the sheer scale of the problem.

    Quite reasonable for properly elected or appointed union reps to have some facility time to represent the interests of their members in their workplace. Not reasonable for them to be undertaking Union administration or political activities whilst paid by the employer, especially if said employer is public sector, and therefore taxpayer funded.

    That really got up the noses of those on the Labour benches, indicating that either they are suffering from guilty consciences, or that they regard ripping off the taxpayer as perfectly acceptable. Either way, they’re in the wrong.

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  18. 36
    Jimmy says:

    I’ve never heard of the WRTPA. Are they connected in some way to the Taxdodgers’ Alliance.

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    • 40
      Engineer says:

      Taxdodgers’ Alliance? Is that a gang house-flipping former ministers? Possibly chaired by Alistair Darling, with Geoff the Hoon as a prominent member?

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  19. 39
    Alfiebengal says:

    Looks like Guido’s pissed again……

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  20. 43
    john in cheshire says:

    And how much taxpayers money does ACPO receive; and why?

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  21. 46
    Anonymous says:

    I’ve produced too many car’s . *give us a Bung and ill get them out on strike*

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  22. 47
    Alex Salmond's fat belly says:

    It looked like the Labour benches could not actually grasp the substance of the debate. They seemed to come back time and time again to an idea that “union activity is good”.

    Being good or not was not the point and was not raised by anyone but themselves. I thought the point was that unions should meet the cost of operating from their own moneys. Seemed simple to me.

    Or is it that Labour think if you are against the state funding it you must be against the principle and idea completely?

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    • 55
      Jimmy says:

      Actually the central (let’s call it) argument is that you don’t need a union if you have an HR department. The boy’s really quite special.

      In the days of detoxification it’s always helpful to be reminded what the tory party is really about.

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      • 56
        CYNICAL OLD MAN says:

        Jimmy, what’s the Labour Party all about then? Seems to me to be about embezzling taxpayers’ money for party benefit. Union Modernisation Fund which is then passed back to Labour Party coffers as “donations”, Pilgrims being paid by the taxpayer to work solely for the Unions, whatever their public service job description may be. How about maximising office expenses claims when their local Labour councils rent them office space at peppercorn rates – sometimes two or more M.P.s sharing the same office, but each claiming maximum allowance?

        Labour is all about scamming the taxpayer, and you, Jimmy, are as morally corrupt as they are if you condone that.

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        • 59
          Jimmy says:

          If you or any of the chinless toryboys making the accusation have evidence of UMF money being passed to the Labour Party then take it the the cops, otherwise I’ll assume it’s the usual smear. I’ll hold my breath for that shall I? As for people being paid by the taxpayer to work solely for the unions that would indeed be wrong, but as this exists only in the imagination of Guido and his far right acolytes the point is academic.

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          • RedEd'smumcrustyflaps says:

            Why should the taxpayer pay for these trade union liberal twats? There is no justification for this! Now run along Millitwat 1 & Millibot 2, I need to reapply my lady cream downbelow….

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  23. 57
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Aidan Burley, fighting for the public services and the taxpayer. I salute you, sir!

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  24. 61

    Let not anyone say that this blog fails to contribute to the exposure of corruption, hypocrisy or cant.

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