November 3rd, 2011

Osborne Backtracks

With the Greek government splitting on the referendum promise last night, today’s G20 summit is going to be even messier with the prospect of a snap Greek election now not out of the question. Papandreou says the referendum is about how the bailout, and the conditions that come with it, could be fed to the Greeks.

What is clear is the European political elite wants more bailout cash…

Two weeks ago Osborne told the Commons:

“Britain chose not to join the euro and the British Prime Minister has fought hard to get Britain out of the bail-out fund to which the previous Government signed us up. I want to make it clear that whatever the Commission President says, British taxpayers will not be contributing to the eurozone’s bail-out of Greece—full stop.”

Yet overnight we learn that Britain is gearing up to give more money to the IMF in a futile effort to try to keep Greece in the Euro. Surely this is a change of tune from just last week when Osborne said:

“Britain will not be putting money into the bail out fund either directly or through the IMF… the IMF exists to support countries, it does not exist to support currencies. The IMF contributing money to the eurozone bail out fund, no; Britain contributing money to the eurozone bail out fund, no. That is Britain’s clear position.”

We’ll be sure to believe you next time you make Britain’s position clear, George.


  1. 1
    Must get a pseudonym one day says:

    White (powder) man speak with forked tongue.

  2. 2
    Ivor Tapeworm says:

    Osborne – what a malaka.

  3. 3
    nell says:

    dear old gordon, that voice in the wilderness, couldn’t bear for the G20 to happen without him having his 2 pennorth of say. So here he this morning writing in the NYT saying that they need to borrow Euro2 trillion , it will take 100million out of poverty, create 50million jobs………..more tractor stats ………

    The man’s demented – but I doubt anyone is listening.

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    Well it's a thought says:

    So the Greek guy didn’t get as much Euro pension as he needs and has had to knuckle under, oy vey.

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    Golur says:

    I heard the BBC crowing on the Toady programme earlier – the Greek Cabinet is now split, with some having obviously been pressured/bribed/forced into coming out against a referendum.

    Are there no depths to which the EU wouldn’t sink? Nope? Didn’t think so.

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    Brent Fraser says:

    Oct 27th:

    In a statement later to the House of Commons, Mr Osborne said there may be a case for further increasing the budget of the IMF to keep pace with the size of the global economy.

    But he said: “Let me be very clear, we are only prepared to see an increase in the resources the IMF makes available to all countries of the world.

    “We would not be prepared to see IMF resources reserved only for the eurozone.”

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    Well it's a thought says:

    Apart from the UK taxpayers someone else must be subsidising him.

  8. 8
    Ivor Tapeworm says:

    Gordon – what a malaka.

  9. 9
    Toryboy says:

    What a lying Hunt.

  10. 10
    Steve Miliband says:

    I thought he had been out frightening the residents of Dunfermline on Halloween.

    Or canvassing as it normally called

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    The Grim Reaper says:

    Thanks for the link Nell

    And of course…..Greece, the cradle of modern civilisation….now the precursor to the end of it….

  12. 12
    Sir William Waad says:

    It’s just Other People’s Money, you know. OPM is limitless and can be spent for any purpose whatever, or for none at all.

  13. 13
    The Rooftops says:

    There is a guy up here shouting about how he has just had an amazing revelation. Apparently, politicians tell lies.

  14. 14
    Gordon Brown Stuff says:

    Hey…..sonny….mind your manners….I was the former Prime Minister of the country once known as Great Britain….but in truth, I was always really best at being a Number Two

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    Sophie says:

    Duplicitous Europhiles.

    Fanatics & Euro extremists like Cameron, Miliband, Clegg & Osbourne will not stop until we stop them.

    I despise Osbourne – does he really expect us to believe that his IMF-Euro slush fund stance is fooling anyone?

    Be honest you clown – just stand up & tell the truth.

    Vote UKIP

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    Ivor Tapeworm says:

    There is a delicious symmetry about corrupt institutions like the EU and Eurozone being brought down by corrupt little people.

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    Well it's a thought says:

    They all appear to be crapping their collective knickers at the thought of the EU project strangling it’self on the greed of the Euro politicians, they seem to be more interested in saving themselves instead of looking after theirr own people who voted them in, public service = public sh&tes.

  18. 18
    Ivor Tapeworm says:

    Including backing a military coup perhaps….

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    Sitting Bull says:

    It has taken a remarkably short time for him to turn native.

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    Steve Miliband says:


    Won’t contribute to ‘Euro’ fund, but to ‘Global’ fund. IMF will just shuffle the cash to the Euro

  21. 21
    Tooth fairy says:

    Vote UKIP

    yes that’s for me and quite a few I know too.

  22. 22
    Pissed off voter says:

    He can’t. He’s a politician.

  23. 23
    Steve Miliband says:

    Lets face it, the Euro is a failure. Let it crash, move on.

  24. 24
    Gordon Brown says:

    In my experience IMF make some great furniture, which is why I was so keen to get a job in their Kirkcaldy branch

  25. 25
    Real Estate Cult says:

    You are Gordon Brown and I claim my £5.

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    6EQUJ5 says:

    There is not going to be a referendum in Greece. Papandreou will lose power tomorrow in a vote of no confidence and there will be new elections.

    The new government will conform to the Sarky/Merky demands, but as the Grim Reaper says above…”now the precursor to the end of it.”

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    nell says:

    Yes I thought that.

    merkel was saying the other day , if she didn’t get her way over the eu there would be war.

    well now we know what she meant, she doesn’t have an army of her own but she’s happy to persuade the armies of countries not towing her line to turn against their own people!

    time for the eu to collapse – please let it be sooner rather than later.

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    Stavros, subsidy king says:

    Time for Osborne to wave the flag and chant “We’ve got our own currency, we’ve got our own currency” to my Greek friends.

    Still, if he can subsidy, I will take it. I am the subsidy king.

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    Rage Against the Political Elite says:

    The massive PONSI scheme is over and the gravey train is hitting the buffers. Ha Ha Did no one realize that this level of fraud would eventually collapse in on itself.
    Any one who has an allotment. Start planting Potato’s and turnip, you will need them. The Political Class have broken market capitalism with the vested interest projects. Windmills any one ha ha.

  30. 30
    Dick the Prick says:

    His will was forged in cast iron, oh, er….hmm.

  31. 31
    Gordon Brown says:

    Have £500 if you’ll vote for me. Or £5,000.

  32. 32
    Rage Against the Political Elite says:

    Hunhe is the thickest fu-ker on the planet. He wants the UK to lead the world in a technology that needs an ongoing 80% subsidy, any ones energy bill gone up lately ??? By 20% to pay the FIT’s for dated technology that these fu-cwits have forced on us.

  33. 33
    Dick the Prick says:

    No comment facility enabled – one wonders why? Tosser.

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    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    He is very careful to keep his delusional ideas away from the British press. I despise Cameron but at least he isn’t Brown.

  35. 35
    Rage Against the Political Elite says:

    Lets have another War and Borrow the money from some one. Does any one think that the Iranians might lend us some money so we can do a joint operation with the rest of the bankrupted West in bombing them? Or who thinks that the Chinese will, They might however they will want guarantee’s maybe the rights to produce all future munitions, you know the technical jobs that we have in the west.

  36. 36
    Anonymous says:

    So for Osborne’s supporters, why is Osborne cutting in UK and giving the money to other countries?

    This money could have saved hundreds of thousands of jobs in UK. Even take £10 bn foreign aid, India is building two new aircraft carriers and they will have planes as well, UK hasn’t got even one at the moment, India has one. New aircraft carriers UK building, one will never be used and the other will not have plans for years.

  37. 37
    Dick the Prick says:

    Oh no, they’ve got an army, in fact I think they still have a form of national service; it’s that they can’t deploy anywhere, use those nasty shooty things in anger and are generally fit for fuck all.

  38. 38
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Is that a scheme of fraudulent investment done in frilly pink shirts?

    Oh and I don’t like turnips.

  39. 39
    Dick the Prick says:

    Certainly starting to smell like that.

  40. 40
    I Got Bored Of Having A Hundred Monikers.... says:

    It will go past voting UKIP or having a vote on a referendum if the Euro fanatics don’t do the right thing and realise the game is up, it will end up people getting killed especially in Greece.

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    nell says:

    Very interesting piece by peteroborne on ukip and the possibility that the libdems will collapse and be overtaken by ukip over the next few years.

    It would be good to see them get one or two mp’s into parliament at the next election.

  42. 42
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    I note they’ve got over 100 F-16s.
    Perhaps they should sell them all. Libya needs a few.

    They’ve got a few mirages too, but the mad colnel wasn’t mad enough to keep them, sold them for spare parts.

  43. 43
    boring troll alert! says:

    Voting UKIP shows you are a sad old Cvnt and will ultimately help Labour and Liberals win marginal seats.

    It get very boring to see the same cut ‘n paste bullshit form Labour trolls. trying to pursuade us righties to throw our votes away.

  44. 44
    Anonymous says:

    Cameron = Blair

    Osborne = Brown

  45. 45
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Vote Hamilton.

  46. 46
    Our Denry says:

    Gideon was just blowing the dust off, you do understand, blow not suck

  47. 47
    any politician says:

    Our position is clear, we will prevaricate, bluster and lie.

  48. 48
    nell says:

    Thanks. I didn’t know that.

    I thought after the last war they were banned from having any armed forces and that’s why we kept our armed forces there.

  49. 49
    Barnehurst Bob says:

    I agree my Lady, Cameron isn’t Brown. But he isn’t blue either.

  50. 50
    Sir William Waad says:

    The productive people of the world have always known that a substantial percentage of their income would be confiscated so that a small group of obnoxious but powerful men and women could live it up at their expense. These lords and ladies would promise law and order, but would frequently drag the productive people into wars and other crises for their own amusement and profit, demanding the loyalty of the aforesaid productive people. And. yes, the Waads were prominent among this class.

    The productive people fought back a bit in the twentieth century, as the lords and ladies lost their glamour, but the process is now fully in reverse as a new ruling class have learnt how to profit from levels of taxation that would have made the greediest mediaeval baron blush with shame. The first step in combatting this is for everybody to identify the new baronial, rentier class for what it is, i.e. a conspiracy to live well at others’ expense.

  51. 51
    Our Denry says:

    Oh deary me, who would have thought it

  52. 52
    Rage Against the Political Elite says:

    I dont know why every one is picking on Gordoom. When their anger should be pointed at the real Bliar in the affair. If it hadn’t been for the knacker being a poodle to the USA. We most probably could have saved the world economy, due to the fact that the World economy is on its Arse as the Yanks have borrowed every last Penny or should I say Cent to FIGHT WAR. The War monger Yanks have bankrupt themselves.

  53. 53
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Quite possibly in Italy as well.

  54. 54
    Spank Sinatra says:

    Whether or not a new government is formed and indeed conforms to the bailout plan is neither here nor there. Greece is becoming ungovernable due to growing civil unrest. The political elite are living in a parallel world where they actually believe the bollocks they spout. There comes a tipping point within any society whereupon the ‘ordinary’ man/woman says enough is enough. There will be chaos across and within Europe. It will be financial, social and political. A ‘little England’ attitude will not protects us. Like it nor our, our economies are too interdependent. The UK’s borrowing requirements will continue to spiral ever upwards and the markets will ultimately turn their attention to our inability to grow our way back to prosperity. Yes, much of our debt is long-term but new chapters are being opened as to who/what constitutes a ‘safe investment in the eyes of investors. There is a limit to the extent we can deflate away our debt. Outlook is bleak.

  55. 55
    Raving Loon says:

    UKIP are the actual conservative party, the Tories are just social democrats but won’t admit it.

  56. 56
    Anonymous Misogynist says:

    They do have armed forces nell, they are not allowed to aggressively use them…

  57. 57
    Sheumais says:

    I suppose it depends upon what he’s referring to, the bail-out, bailout or bail out. The best thing that could happen to Greece is that they bale out.

  58. 58
    Uncivil Servant says:

    he had an offer he couldn’t refuse

  59. 59
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Whilst flling our pockets as quickly as possible.

  60. 60
    Our Denry says:

    Well it looks as if UK is being dragged into a posible war with Iran, the US & Isreal are saying that there is evidence that Iran is carrying on with its nuclear enrichment program, I thought that we had enough wars in the middle east and the cost, we are going to want more ships but with what shall we buy them dear Guido, what. It all seems like a re-run of B’Liar and his 45 mins.

  61. 61
    Anonymous Misogynist says:

    I agree Spank.

    Papandreou tried to diffuse the situation by allowing the Greek people to decide their destiny and also remain in power, a win – win position for him.

    He didn’t realise that there are bigger players in this catastrophe with much more to lose.

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  63. 63
    Our Denry says:

    Gideon is a politico isn’t he

  64. 64
    Take Note Dave says:

    What difference does it make if Labour win when the Tories behave like a Labour govt?

  65. 65
    Anonymous says:

    Gordon’s son Osborne will be their to give more of UK money away.

  66. 66
    6EQUJ5 says:

    War is good for the economy……stupid!

  67. 67
    himindoors says:

    Is this the start of WW3 already? Forget the bombs and guns and stuff, surely these days it’s much easier to corrupt a civilisation back to the stone ages by flooding them with free and easy credit then switching the taps off?

  68. 68
    Anonymous says:

    When Iran gets its Nukes up and running you wont have to worry about being dragged into a war with Muslims, those nice chaps in Terhan will come over here and impose Sharia.

    Just like that fellow Socialist Mr Hitler.

  69. 69
    Sybil Fawlty says:

    It’s a fecking coalition government not a Tory government. Capice. The Liberals skew every policy

  70. 70
    £5 says:

    There will be no Greek referendum

  71. 71
    Anonymous says:

    It might not be as easy as Iraq, US and UK government was sure Iraq didn’t have any thing its not the case with Iran no one knows what it has.

  72. 72
    Anonymous says:

    Cameron is a liar and a traitor, he will destroy the conservative party.
    Support the 81 Group, Cleanse the conservatives of Camorrhoids.

  73. 73
    Anon says:

    “Well it looks as if UK is being dragged into a posible war with Iran”

    Absolutely not.

    When Cameron announced his defence cuts last year, he made it absolutely clear that Britain faced no wars for at least 10 years. And so far, if you ignore the one he started with Libya, he’s been right.

  74. 74
    Anonymous says:

    Surely he deserves a second chance.

  75. 75
    The only good MP is a dead MP says:

    The LibDems will be gone after the next election. No support, no MPs, no money. With Labour set for an overall majority, there’ll be no requirement for a LibLab pact – not that Labour would enter into one, having seen that the LibDems use every god-given opportunity to stab their coalition partners in the back

  76. 76
    David Laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

    Osborne shows contempt for the public like Cameron and Clegg. The Uk gave £9 billion extra to the IMF in July, that is not that long ago. When the money was given there was n’t much chance of it being repaid. I might add, borrowed money that we the British taxpayer will pay interest on and have to pay back. Ironic isn’t it, we borrow money with interest payments to lend to Greece, Ireland and other Eu countries in the knowledge it will not be repaid. Now, if Clegg said this was economic suicide I could understand him.

    I suggest PPE courses at Oxbridge are increased because students are clearly taught bllocks, the answer given on the test papers will always be right.

  77. 77
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Cameron looks to be yellow to me – both in his unwillingness to stand up for Britain and her citizens and the fct he behaves like a Lib Dem with his obsession with windmills and supine behaviour in the EU.

  78. 78
    Anonymous says:

    Boy george telling porkies again.

  79. 79
    £10 says:

    Because they’ll all move over here.

  80. 80
    Lard Presc'unt says:

    I think not.

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    Shangri la says:

    It is interesting how the threats of the Taliban to send a couple of hundred people to attack us over Christmas have not made many headlines in the mainstreat media. I found out from the Chinese papers.

  82. 82
    The Truth says:

    Osborne is a TWAT.

  83. 83
    Reality says:

    Would you swap a Greek island for Tower Hamlets?

  84. 84
    Bisto Kid says:

    There’s no effin gravy and no e either

  85. 85
    Billy Bowden is the world's greatest umpire! says:

    Why don’t you just take the refund and fuck off guido ?

    In defence of the union rep:

    …..Speaking of Chris Huhne !!!!!!!

  86. 86
    Gonk says:

    His previous statement could not have been clearer.
    As was the commitment on the Lisbon Treaty by his pal next door.

  87. 87
    Ah! Monika says:

    I used to hope to live long enough to discover whether there was life on other planets, now I just want to live long enough to see the EU fail.

  88. 88
    Tax Payer says:

    No, the restriction on deployment was lifted a few years ago.

    I would say it was quite a powerful force, actually.

  89. 89
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    You are the best at doing a no.2. You did No.2s all over the UK economy for 13 years.

  90. 90
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Have you got one? would you accept half of Burnley and a small piece of moor?

  91. 91
    Tax Payer says:

    But, why would the Greeks then elect a more compliant government?

    Surely, the prospects are that it would be even MORE anti-EU?

  92. 92
    annette curton says:

    The EU has now arrived at a socio-economic equivalent of the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, what a dismal and inept load of tossers they are, they have managed to turn stability in Europe into complete chaos,
    Battle of the Allia (387 BC) – Rome is sacked by the Gauls after the Battle of the Allia
    Sack of Rome (410) – Rome is sacked by Alaric, King of the Visigoths
    Sack of Rome (455) – Rome is sacked by Geiseric, King of the Vandals
    Sack of Rome (546) – Rome is sacked and depopulated by Totila, King of the Ostrogoths
    Sack of Rome (846) – The Arabs attack Rome and loot old St. Peter’s Basilica
    Sack of Rome (1084) – Rome is sacked by the Normans of Robert Guiscard
    Sack of Rome (1527) – Rome is sacked by the mutinous troops of Emperor Charles V…
    Just substitute ‘European Union’ for Rome and change the dates.

  93. 93
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    The EU is a failure. I want to live long enough to see the EU fall.

  94. 94
    Anonymous says:

    That is normal

  95. 95
    annette curton says:

    November 3, 2011 at 10:01 am

    The EU has now arrived at a socio-economic equivalent of the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, what a dismal and inept load of tossers they are, they have managed to turn stability in Europe into complete chaos,
    Battle of the Allia (387 BC) – Rome is sacked by the Gauls after the Battle of the Allia
    Sack of Rome (410) – Rome is sacked by Alaric, King of the Visigoths
    Sack of Rome (455) – Rome is sacked by Geiseric, King of the Vandals
    Sack of Rome (546) – Rome is sacked and depopulated by Totila, King of the Ostrogoths
    Sack of Rome (846) – The Arabs attack Rome and loot old St. Peter’s Basilica
    Sack of Rome (1084) – Rome is sacked by the Normans of Robert Guiscard
    Sack of Rome (1527) – Rome is sacked by the mutinous troops of Emperor Charles V…
    Just substitute ‘Europ*an Union’ for Rome and change the dates.

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    Billy Bowden is the world's greatest umpire! says:

    You just can’t trust the conservatives on housing

    Westminster Council has missed out on more than £100,000 in rent and council tax after allowing four homes in the same street to lie empty for six years, a Labour MP has claimed.

    Westminster North MP Karen Buck explained that two council properties, comprising three council flats and a private leasehold flat in Warlock Road, Paddington, W9 have stood empty waiting for major works to be carried out.

    She said that over six years, Westminster Council has foregone rents of:

    59A Warlock Road – £24,266.16

    61b Warlock Road – £39,922.76

    61a Warlock Road – £24,266.16

    After adding the council tax for the properties, Ms Buck claimed that Westminster Council has missed out on just over £100,000. In addition, major works costs will have escalated over the same period, adding to the overall losses incurred by the council, she claimed.

    She said: “At a time of housing crisis, with homelessness and over-crowding rising, it is simply staggering that Westminster Council could choose to leave three flats empty for six years.

    “What is worse still is that this neglect has cost tax-payers at least £100,000. What a terrible waste. How has this been allowed to happen?”

    Guido Fawkes has contacted Westminster Council and is still waiting for a comment

  97. 97
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Chinese papers? you trust them?

    The best way to tell how seriously the government takes terrorist threats is how long the security queues are to get into Britain. About a year ago they were cacking themselves, but not so much now.

  98. 98
    Selohesra says:

    There was a young Chancellor called Osborne
    Who found that amphibians gave him the horn
    Down by the lake
    He pulled out his snake
    And fertilised all of the frogspawn

  99. 99
    tube_thumper says:

    Traffic is dwindling at a rate of knots on this site isnt it?

  100. 100
    Colin the Meek says:

    That’s something to do with Hells Angels, innit?

  101. 101
    Tax Payer says:

    The election will be their referendum. And they won’t say ‘yes’.

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    Grumpy Old Man says:


  103. 103
    Loungelizard says:

    If it carries on like this even the social climbers will start to desert the party.

  104. 104
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Dave Cast Iron Cameron and Fools Gold Osborne.

    What a pair of Hunts.

  105. 105
    Rage Against the Political Elite says:

    Has no one worked out that foreign aid especially corrupt accounting countries allows the swift repatriation of said monies into Swiss Bank accounts. Wake up

  106. 106
    annette curton says:

    Porkies is are the new truth.

  107. 107
    Rage Against the Political Elite says:

    Thanks for that, just goes to show that we are sitting on our backsides being financially raped by these fraudsters.

  108. 108
    Sir Aston Martin says:

    Those Ostrogoths had a lot to answer for.

  109. 109
    Morass says:

    When Miliband says “The Conservative lead coalition”, he is taking the piss isn’t he?

    As far as I can tell with the departure of Fox the last Conservative left the room and there was no light to turn off.

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    Well it's a thought says:

    Allowing Hamilton anywhere near a political party is the kiss of death for it, all it has done is to show that the latest bandwagon is ready to roll and there’s a lot of breadcrumbs to be picked up, no vote for UKIP for me while he’s about.

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    Shangri la says:

    See Chinese Business Gazette European Edition, 28th Oct 2011, pageA5. (Published in London)

    Also on Chinese TV news in China last week. No more unreliable than our own media (see The Sun on 25th Oct). SINA.Com.CN reported it on 26th Oct. . They say they are simply reporting what the Taliban have been saying.

  112. 112
    Call me Infidel says:

    Nell sockpuppet is referring to the Greek Airforce. The Bosch dont have any F16’s

  113. 113
    Rage Against the Political Elite says:


    Must be the Shit Comprehensive education that I recieved while working out that the well educated fraudster Political elite. Do so without spelling mistakes

  114. 114
    Anonymous says:

    is are you sure?

  115. 115
    nell says:

    well the small piece of moor might be nice.

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    annette curton says:

    I is.

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    New Yellow Shoes says:

    Merkel’s favourtie read is probably Der Besuch Der Alten Dame by Friedrich Duerrenmatt

  118. 118
    Rage Against the Political Elite says:

    Yeah looks like that will be another depression we are heading into. No commercial upside in War, so we will be on rations shortly?

  119. 119
    Tooth fairy says:

    sorry to disappoint you. I have never voted labour in my life. Just mega disappointed in Cameron and Osborne especially over Europe.

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    Gonk says:

    If you can last a couple of weeks, you will.

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    BillyBob... says:

    greece is a sh*t holdiday destination these days… let the f*ckers sink !! Greedy c*nts.

  122. 122
    BillyBob... says:

    hmmmm holiday destination… sorry typo. :)

  123. 123
    Sophie says:

    Please fuck off to ConFoam with the rest of Camerons left wingers.

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    Taxfodder says:

    You have to laugh, the Idea that George Osbourn let alone the fragile coalition actually has a choice is a novel idea.

    George will ultimately do as he is told by his masters in order to protect their interests and no amount of huffing and puffing to the contrary will convince otherwise.

    In the real world money talks and money in danger shouts!

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    Well it's a thought says:

    LOL , +1

    Conservatives in Rustys political party are thin on the ground, opportunists who claim they are Conservatives, the party has an abundance of.

  126. 126
    Well it's a thought says:

    Is it? , do tell.

  127. 127
    Anonymous says:

    This is a BULLINGDON truth!

  128. 128
    6EQUJ5 says:

    Coalition government!

  129. 129
    New Yellow Shoes says:

    There is too much posting going on which is only of interest to the miniscule Westminster in-crowd of SPADs and their drinking buddies wanting to know who is going to be sitting on whose lap when the music stops. Maybe Guido thinks that these ego-stroking puffs are a price worth paying for the leaks he gets from these nonentities, but they really are a bore when he does it too much.

  130. 130
    jm says:

    I wonder how they manage in real life?

    This compulsive lying must be a bit of a handicap.

  131. 131
    passer-by says:


  132. 132
    BillyBob... says:

    I suspect that The Party is haemorrhaging members…..

  133. 133
    Taxfodder says:

    There are many ways to describe politicians so the often used term “leaders” always amuses me, they are at best administrators and poor ones at that most of them can’t add up!

    To lead a clear realistic strategy based on need would be helpful……not self interest and greed!

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    Billy Bowden is the world's greatest umpire! says:

    I bought some bangers for my firework display last night, but for some reason I couldn’t seem to light them.

    Probably because they were the cheap Tesco Value brand, not Wall’s.

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    annette curton says:

    A lie told often enough becomes the truth – Joseph Stalin.

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    an english cunt - and proud of it says:

    you noticed?

  137. 137
    inside-out says:

    Is the global economy growing then? Boy george is eyeing the job next door at No 10,I think i feel a bail out coming on,me I’m off anywhere.

  138. 138
    i like gold says:

    As of today I withdraw my support for the Conservative Party

  139. 139
    an english cunt - and proud of it says:

    once you’ve tried black, you never go back

  140. 140
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Not really, its full of bloody kids.

  141. 141
    I blame you snd youblame me but the problem still exists says:

    So as usual Liebour were sitting on their arses, while the eyesore developed in front of their eyes

  142. 142
    passer-by says:

    it’s ‘toeing’, you gimp

  143. 143
    Boy Mulcaster says:

    Come, come how could it be otherwise, untill the fire storm of EU melt down clears the current generation of the political elite from the stage. Then politics will return.

    All we’ve got now is two groups of chums who think they and their friends are entitled to tax payers money and the rest of you can fuck off and stop asking akward questions.

  144. 144
    Tax Payer says:

    Well, yes, a coalition of small anti-EU parties is distinctly likely.

    The Greeks have had ‘leadership’ from their main parties, and they don’t like it. An election will not produce a good result for the europhiles.

  145. 145
    albacore says:

    Ho hum.
    Will no-one remind the Big O that we don’t have any money to lend?
    He and Dave and all their Lib/Lab/Con mates, on the other hand, are rolling in it.
    Maybe they’ll drop a bob or two in the IMF begging bowl.

  146. 146
    annette curton says:

    Sounds more like Riley’s Thick Irish.

  147. 147
    Stinkfinger says:

    Westminster City council missed out on having to pay over £100,000 in housing benefit to 4 Somali families by leaving these properties empty you mean.

  148. 148
    Well it's a thought says:

    If you think about it, we are really in deep doo doo, plenty of votes around but people have no idea who to vote for as corruption and lies and ineptness amongst the politician’s is endemic.

    We are really ripe for a new messiah as they had in Germany in the 1930’s , now that’s scary.

    Most people are saying they will never vote again, which is just as scary.

  149. 149
    6EQUJ5 says:

    So you think that the majority of the voters are going to vote against the main party Pasok (Labour) ?

    There are 6 other parties but the main players are Lib/Lab/Con so go figure!!

  150. 150
    The lights are going out all over Europe.... and nobody has a "bob" for the meter... says:

    So now we know when “Dave” & “Georgie” tell us that they will stand up for the British interest in any negotiations about the transaction tax being imposed on the City of London exactly what the outcome will be….abject surrender dressed up as a victory…give us our referendum now Mr Cameron

  151. 151
    I hate Blue Labour says:


    Osborne is a boy to do a man’s job. No experience of life: an isolated, privileged existence. There to do what his masters tell him and nothing more.

    Same for Cameron.

  152. 152
    I hate Blue Labour says:


    Remember, it was Goldsmith’s small Referendum party that basically saved us from charging head-first into the Euro.

    UKIP is the only thing that will save us from decades of pain, caused by the vanity project of a few elites. It’s going to be painful anyway, but being part of the bloated Brussels monster will make it that much worse.

  153. 153
    frogs legs says:

    France would be better

  154. 154
    inside-out says:

    Huhne will be doing porridge soon hopefully, if the CPS gets its act together.

  155. 155
    tube_thumper says:

    Is anyone up for joining my protest.

    Its called Occupy tent city.

    We turn up and walk into tent city, trample of over their tents and shit in the name of freedome of protest and the fact they have no legal right more than anyone else.

    Open bottles of champagne
    get members of the public to donate to the champagne fund
    then do relays as most of us have to work

    I was on their website on chat earlier and got banned 4 times under different nicknames when i began to debate with them

  156. 156
    sos says:

    If John Redwood was Chancellor, the best man for the job within the Conservative Party, I have no doubt he’d buckle and hand over billions of our borrowed money too.

  157. 157
    PK says:

    as it was said in the house, has he not “misled the house” and in deep shit ?

  158. 158
    annette curton says:

    So they evicted you from their site, what hypocrisy!.

  159. 159
    Spend! spend! spend! says:

    We’re definitely not going to bail Greece out – we’re just going to buy rather a lot of Feta Cheese.

  160. 160
    English speaker (possibly the only one left) says:

    In all my years of reading shite spewed out on the internet by illiterates I’ve never seen “it’self”. Thank you. You have made my day.

  161. 161
    Calm down Dave you're only a blackmailed bender war criminal in thrall to Izzy cock says:

    And the bedwetters swooned and orgasmed their 2″ shmekels at the thought of another dead human being. Yah!

  162. 162
    The Paragnostic says:

    Once you’ve tried Blackburn, you’ll never go back – unless you are the Dhimmi Jack Straw, that is…

  163. 163
    Fiscal Gerrymandering says:

    Keep your promise George

    The Greek debt to GDP is currently 180% which they can never, ever pay back.

    They will “press reset” and default to end up with a debt to GDP of 10% before Christmas.

    All of us see Merkozy stepping out to speak for all Europeans and we see the future of an unelected, unaccountable cabal at the heart of Europe telling us what to do and pay.

    The Greeks should say no and we should let them.

    The recovery for Europe will be much quicker if a few countries default rather than a generation of debt penury as witnessed in Japan over the past 22 years that only benefits politicians, civil servants, bankers and corporate executives at our expense.

    Dave and George had better get this right, because the potential for civil unrest if they waste our money bailing out irresponsible Eurozone governments who have borrowed and spent with impunity for decades to buy votes.

    My advice – sit on the sidelines, keep your mouths shut and let the the 17 Eurozone countries sort their own mess. When it falls apart, Merkozy will not be able to divert attention from their own failures by blaming Britain.

    Dave and George – Do NOT put up and DO shut up.

  164. 164
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    I would look a little further than American politicians, if you want to understand who is calling the shots regarding pretty much everything ailing western society today. American politicians, like ours, are merely errand and messenger boys for others.

  165. 165
    Pissed off voter says:

    Seems like the EU really don’t like referendums. I wonder why that could be.

    Were Cameron , Clegg and Milliband just obeying orders when using a three line whip to stop us having the referendum that they had all promised ?

  166. 166
    Aunt Mat says:

    Oi, that’s MY money he’s giving away.

  167. 167
    annette curton says:

    They have moved on from that to misplacing a house, or three.

  168. 168
  169. 169
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    Yeah right, Clegg has a gun at Osborne’s head while Cable has overpowered Cameron and locked him inside number 10’s wine cellar. FFS, you have to be terminally tribal not to realise all three of them are one and the same thing.

  170. 170
    Peter expat says:

    Presumably because the UK banks hold vast amounts of Euro debt in bonds etc., as well as Greek debt and export orders in Euros and has no interest in seeing the Euro collapse as a result of Greece going down.

  171. 171
    tube_thumper says:

    too many african babies

  172. 172
    Some Geezer wot remebered that obscure ditty says:

    The 81, a northern soul classic by Candy and the Kisses, should be their theme song.

  173. 173
    Some Geezer wot didn't spell check says:

    Screwed up me own moniker. I’ll be alright.

  174. 174
    Joseph Goebbels says:

    Oi! Get yer source right; don’t nick my famous quote ya daft cow.

  175. 175
    Anonymous says:

    Joe Stalin-so that’s where balls got it from.

  176. 176
    Ivar the Boneless says:

    You’re bang on the money Sir W, we are being herded into poverty not with guns but with arcane financial instruments. We are witnessing the obliteration of the middle classes and a return to a neo-feudal system. Stop paying tax, if you can.

  177. 177
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    Voting for any of the LabLibCon socialist triumvirate, is a vote for more of the same. Try and get it into your head.
    The Conservative party now, is no different from the other two in any meaningful way, other than it has ostensibly, 81 dissenters.
    It’s sole purpose is to pretend it’s somehow different when in opposition and then morph into those it replaces when in office.
    The political elite are a controlled cabal, who do as they are told, no matter what the electorate desire.

  178. 178
    Peter expat says:

    Foreign aid is often in the form of goods and services, rather than cash.
    Some of it seems misplaced. One example is sending motor vehicles made by British companies,eg. ambulances, when there are no service agents for the particular chassis manufacturer and any that break down cannot be easily fixed, as there are no spares held locally and the country has no funds to import any.
    When I was in Sri Lanka they got a fleet of second hand London RM double deckers as part of an aid package. The state of Sri Lankan roads, with deep holes, makes double deckers highly unsuitable, especially when there is normally a No Standing Upstairs rule in the UK because it raises the centre of gravity. The Sri Lankans of course ignore this and even hang off the sides and get on the roof, as services are usually inadequate for demand, making the things highly unstable and liable to turning over.
    Baghdad had received a fleet of second hand Atlanteans, whose rear engines were inadequately cooled in a much hotter climate than that they were designed for and which were mostly to be seen broken down with their rear bonnets up.

  179. 179
    Anonymous says:

    Here’s a scary idea: you’re right – and the folk standing in the shadows of power are the descendants of the Philosopher Priests whom Plato decreed would be a wiser and more stable form of governance than the ‘democracies’ – he called those nothing other than an enslavement of the State by one or another of its factions, be they aristocracy, wealthy or majority).

    With all that said, I’d say the shapeshifting lizard hypothesis better fits the facts.

  180. 180
    Greek referendum joy says:

    how about a referendum on whether we should donate via the IMF to this farce.

  181. 181
    Greek referendum joy says:

    Bah Humbug!!

    doh meant Humus

  182. 182
    genghiz the kahn says:

    1146: UK Prime Minister David Cameron has just told the BBC’s Nick Robinson in Cannes: “I’m here to support the British economy. When the world is in crisis it is right to consider boosting the IMF.”

    Call Me Dave pisses more of your money up against the wall to support French Banks -epic fail.

  183. 183
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    The Irish voted out one lot of crooks and traitors and immediately replaced them with indentical clones.
    The problem is EU wide, all the main political parties offer nothing of substance and are all prepared to carry out the same policies as each other. So, when the largely symbolic election victory / defeat takes place, there is effectively, no change.
    The ‘post-democratic’ era is already here, yet voters have yet to realise it.

  184. 184
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    Quite so, I have yet to meet a disagreable Italian, the French and Germans on the other hand…….

  185. 185
    Iloathlefties says:

    Absolutely useless, treacherous politicians. Cameron and Osborn are as bad if not worse than Bliar and McBroon. They don’t even spin properly before u turning to help foreign nations at our expense. Lets have an election to get rid of Cameron and have a Tory take over!! Come on 81, sort him out!!!

  186. 186
    Greek referendum joy says:

    not if you have zero prospect of being paid back you moron Dave.

    I seem to remember a speech about fixing the roof before it rains, well there’s a f@@@ing monsoon on the way. How about battening down the hatches and pumping all the money into sorting out manufacturing in this country. It is obvious that if we don’t produce anything except 000’s on a computer screen in Canary Wharf or fill shelves of New Zealand Lamb/ArgentInian “Herefordshire” beef then we are screwed.

    The markets have decided the Euro is dead and is circling like a shark, people are making millions out of this in the city (buy Euro, sell Euro dependant on the speech of the day. Why are we in total denial on this, the Euro is a dead parrot!!

    As per comment 44 reply above, shut up do nothing

  187. 187
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    Cameron’s tories, 81 excepted, are a bit to the left of the old SDP, if you ask me.

  188. 188
    I Remember You Hoo says:


  189. 189
    Rage Against the Political Elite says:

    Yes and the fu-king politicians are sitting as Non Executives taking thousands in bonuses when they couldn’t run a corner shop and can only offer on kick backs on usually military Kit that is forced on the recipients of the money dummy. Its called Fraud, ask John Major or any other twonk sitting in the Defence industry making hundreds of thousands a year on the kick backs.

  190. 190
    annette curton says:

    Sorry, that remark was attributed to Lenin not Stalin (and not Goebbels).

  191. 191
    The Golem says:

    O/T but concerning Booker. His writings in the Telegraph (I think mostly the Sunday edition) about the sinister goings on in the family courts system are also well worth a read.

  192. 192
    I Got Bored Of Having A Hundred Monikers.... says:

    lol well played.

  193. 193
    I Got Bored Of Having A Hundred Monikers.... says:

    There is about 30 of them camped in the middle of my town centre, they shit themselves at night when everyone is out boozing in town and walks past jeering at them.

  194. 194
    Pedant patrol says:

    Nell, that should be ‘toeing the line, dear girl.

  195. 195
    perdix says:

    The govt has said no IMF money to The Bail-out Fund. That remains the same policy today. Money to the IMF for individual nations is a different thing. Guido is either ignorant or just trying to whip up his readers. I suspect the latter – I see the foam on my screen.

  196. 196
    Handycock No1 Trougher in Parliament says:

    We Liberal Democrats have brought stability to the country and our policies of unrestricted immigration and abolition of tuition fees will bring us much support at the next election.

  197. 197
    Well it's a thought says:

    Thank you kindly sir/madam/whatever, I always try to leave mistakes for the pedants.

  198. 198
    Our Denry says:

    If you would say that history has a habit of repeating itself, remember what happened with Germany after the WW1, the victorious powers insisted on war reparation and Germany was saddled with an payable debt, a form of quantitive easing and the fall of the of the government and the rise of one Adolph Hitler. The Greeks should be allowed to pull out of the euro, effectively devaluing, if that is what the people want, it does not involve Greece leaving the EU .

  199. 199
    Our Denry says:


  200. 200
    PC clitoris says:

    If cameron is at the g20 to save us we are Fu-ked.

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