December 7th, 2011

Rachel Reeves Deceives

Guido can’t think why the Tories decided to pull IDS from the Daily Politics today. He’s said to be fuming, particularly at Ken Clarke, and made said fury perfectly clear over the phone to him this morning. Owen Paterson has been stirring things up too. Either way it was the Pilgrims™ section of the show that Guido particularly enjoyed:

Leaving aside her terrible attempt at justifying the practice of full-time taxpayer-funded trade union officials, Reeves had the cheek to try and claim that she was not funded by Unite the Union. She acknowledged that they gave her Leeds West Constituency money (£1,500 in May 2009 and another £1,500 in the April before the election), but she categorically denied she had received money directly from Unite:

“I don’t get any money from a trade union…”

In November 2007, two months after being selected as Labour’s candidate for Leeds West, Rachel Reeves declared a donation from Unite of £1,979.50 to the Electoral Commission. Donation Ref. No. C0002459 was paid directly to one Ms Rachel Reeves.


165 Comments

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

    She told a porkie?

    I am shocked!

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    • 4
      Broadsword calling Danny Boy says:

      Who would have thought it – a politician with a short memory!

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      • 9
        To Be Fair says:

        To be fair I think she has the perfectly legitimate defence of being a bit thick.

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        • 33
          Major Eyeswater says:

          I recall her not knowing the difference between debt and deficit when asked by Durkin for his sound money polemic. Her promotion to the shadow treasury team was only a matter of time.

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          • David laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

            COrruption is pervasive at Westminster. There is no one with the moral fortitude to sort it out. We need an e petition.

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          • I Remember You Hoo says:

            Not heard or seen Reeve speak before today.
            I have to say she is every bit as dreadful as I imagined. Unbelievably she makes Flint look classy and educated.
            ZaNu fast tracked this laughable dolt into shad cab too, shows how low the comrades have sunk under fellow thicko Ed.

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          • I thank you says:

            The politician named Rachel Reeves
            Opens her gob and immediately deceives.
            Unite pays handsome lolly
            To this OK looking dolly
            But in admitting it she ducks and she weaves.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Yes I know she tells porkies and she’s an idiot, but the question is….would you……..?

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      • 14
        Anonymous says:

        It is chicken feed compared to how much Conservatives get.

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        • 27
          Grumpy Old Man says:

          Ashcroft! Ashcroft!! Ashcroft!!!

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          • Anonymous says:

            It is not just Lord Ashcroft.

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          • What a Silly Cow says:

            FFS!!! – Does this dopey b*tch actually BELIEVE this sh*t she is spouting?…

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          • What a silly question says:

            Of course she does. On the left, there is no choice — everything is (pre)-determined — including the claptrap you spout. They throw public money about like there’s no tomorrow, yet it’s all done without the slightest conviction that it can make a difference, so it makes no difference. But they feel good, and of course, consolidate their client votes.

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        • 84
          Ed Miliband says:

          Not as much as i have in my tax haven

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        • 152
          Stu says:

          You stupid brainless labour troll Ashcroft’s money is his to give. This is money some of pay from our taxes that funds left wing trade union activity and the Labour party. Get the difference?

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          • Peter says:

            What was that thing about Ashcroft and taxes again?

            Yes, the difference between hundreds of thousands of workers paying the Labour party and a few wealthy tax avoiders paying the Tory party is pretty clear.

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    • 10
      Major Eyeswater says:

      Keep going Mr Fawkes – I think this line of attack will chime with the public mood. We are all getting heartily sick of politics and politicians in thrall to self-interested minorities waving a chequebook. Stag on – you’ll draw blood.

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      • 159
        Marcus Edwardius says:

        I agree. They havent got a leg to stand on here. Her arguments (which must have been thought through in advance) were very weak. From where she stands, Unions sort out disputes, improve efficiency etc etc.

        Perhaps its also the case that part of the rise in actions being brought against employers are because of Unions? I personally know one person who was clearly a pretty useless employess (out clubbing and popping pills all the time) who hid behind the Unions when her employers tried (unsuccessfully) to get rid.

        Union reps are paid agitators. How much time did they spend sorting out disuptes, imporving efficiencies versus organising strikes, buses for marches, poster, placards and T-shirts.

        It’s a joke. The Unions are a Fifth Column in this country (something of which their leaders would be proud to be known as). They have assissted the Eurocrats in introducing useless and harmful workers charters and rights that stifle companies. Companies now have a siginificant percentage of employees on their payroll that are not up to the job – and they cant (or are often too fearful to) get rid of them. These third rate employees pollute the workforce, usher in mediocrity, poison morale, cause all sorts of problems and cause more work for their colleagues. These laws weaken organisations.

        Imagine a football team that had to hang onto players past their sell-by date, or players with really bad attitudes. What would happen to that team?

        Down the tables it would go…

        This is what is happening to many of our once great companies.

        Please wake up UK.

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    • 20
      Anonymous says:

      Mr Paterson said that the creation of a more integrated eurozone “will create a brand new relationship” between Britain and the EU.
      That change, he suggested, must eventually trigger a referendum in Britain on the new arrangements to be discussed at a Brussels summit tomorrow.

      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/8940353/Owen-Paterson-tells-David-Cameron-EU-referendum-is-inevitable.html

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      • 47
        Anonymous says:

        Don’t worry, Dave said he’ll show some “bulldog spirit”. By that I think he means he’ll be going out of his way to be Merkosy’s bitch.

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    • 35
      Up sh1t creek says:

      She don’t get no money from a trade union!

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    • 52
      Grumpy Old Man says:

      I am quite certain that Ms Reeves can produce the Constituency accounts showing that the cheque was made over to her constituency office and duly booked as a political donation in the correct manner. Why doesn’t Guido contact the Leeds West constituency office ? I’m sure they will be able to help Ms. Reeves out of her temporary embarrassment.

      I’ve got fairies at the bottom of my garden.

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      • 60
        Dave - silly as a bag of bollocks - Cameron says:

        Really? I’ve got them in my Cabinet too – jolly difficult to dislodge when established.

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      • 71
        NeverRed says:

        Labour MP’s never get embarassed, especially when they are stealing or have stolen taxpayers money.
        This thicko was defending ‘Pilgrims@ FFS.

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        • 125
          Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

          She seems to be approved of by the BBC, because she she is popping up all over it. Perhaps they think she is a fresh face to deliver the Left’s message. I have to admit, she is very good at not giving a straight answer to a straight question, and she is also very good at gabbling out what she has memorised to say about the economy, whether it answers the question she has been asked or not.

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          • Nemo says:

            That’s what all politicians of all parties do, they do not listen to each other (sometimes they would be hardup to hear anything in the HoC) they might as well be doing an actors crowd sceen, “Rubarb, rubarb, rubarb…………”

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          • Prescott's chipolata says:

            ‘…and the rest of it.’ …..’…and the rest of it.’. She’s only a bit more erudite than my man.

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    • 101
      Broadsword calling Danny Boy says:

      Brillo’s totty is getting rougher. Have to get Private Eye to remind us of his previous totty.

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    • 160
      Hans Christian Andersen says:

      This is imbelcilic!

      She is an imbecile and cannot be expected to remember things.

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  2. 2
    Dave - silly as a bag of bollocks - Cameron says:

    I say, what a jolly pretty girl.

    Do you think that I might be in with a chance?

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  3. 3
    snevil says:

    In like Flynn

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  4. 5
    Marlene says:

    Boycie!!!

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  5. 7
    Max says:

    I believe this to be the first recorded instance of a Labour MP lying on TV. Or am I mistaken ?

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  6. 8
    taxandspendisnotmyfriend says:

    it’s a shame she didnt spend the money on elocution lessons

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  7. 11
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

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  8. 12
    Anonymous says:

    What a pathetic load of bullshit! Labour funded by unions whose officials are elected by their members who also have the option of not funding the party when they join – shock/horror. As opposed to the Tories who are funded mainly by the City – unelected bankers who screwed the whold country & are continuing with the help of their Tory pals.

    Guido – you are really disapponting me – arse licking of the Murcdoch press & now running with Tory Central Office anti-union breiefings. You after the win double – a job with News International & a peerage! Outsider my fat hairy backside!

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    • 16
      Tessa Tickles says:

      “screwed the whold country”

      Is that anywhere near the Cotswholds ?

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    • 17
      Neo-Guido says:

      Please accept a full refund and fuck off back to the shop floor.

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    • 28
      Gordon Brown says:

      I think you’ll find it was me that screwed the whole country

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    • 37
      Grumpy Old Man says:

      Anymouse normally maintains a cooly contemptuous persona towards the conservatives. He must be really rattled to abandon this pose for a 3 star rant. BTW, ever tried to opt out of the political fund? That must be sick joke of the day.

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      • 97
        Gleek Plick says:

        I opted out quite successfully by simply cutting my union card into 8 pieces and sending it back to HQ with my letter of resignation. (2 days later they sent it back with a note asking if I was sure I wanted to leave. I cut the card into a further 8 pieces, wrote YES in big red letters on their letter and returned it). That tiny action also gave me a tax free rise of 150 quid a year. Not difficult at all if you put your mind to it.

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      • 146
        Nemo says:

        When I was in a union I don’t think anyone payed the political levy in our lot that was over 30 years ago

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    • 62
      Perplexed of Nun Eaton says:

      What are ‘breiefings’ are they a kind of French cheese type fing?

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    • 85
      Truth will out says:

      Your that guy who killed his landlady with an axe

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      • 127
        Broadsword calling Danny Boy says:

        Bloody axe murderers. It’s “you’re” which is short for “you are”. Your refers to something you own. There’s no need to murder the bloody language. (That is “there is” not theirs).

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    • 135
      Anonymous says:

      I think you’ll find the Tory Party are running with Guido’s anti-union briefings. ‘Pilgrims’ started here.

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  9. 15
    Capt Black says:

    the odd number is a little strange – no? Why not £2000? I wonder what the source of this money?

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    • 23
      Tessa Tickles says:

      £2,000 would look like a wodge of cash that’s just been bunged in her general direction, whereas £1,979.50 looks like payment for services rendered. You know, it would look “above board” and “official”. Rather than just a bribe.

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  10. 17
    Jimmy says:

    “I don’t..”

    “November 2007″

    Come on, it’ll come to you.

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    • 40
      Jeri boam says:

      She’s thick then, she living and working in a glass house ,where enemies exsist in and out of work, if she doesn’t dot the I’s and cross the T’s then she deserves everything that will come to her, if she can’t look after herself then how she can’t look after her constituants.

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  11. 19
    Selohesra says:

    How can you expect the thick tart to remember something that happened 4 years ago – if Unite forgot to include details on her script she had no chance

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  12. 21
    nellnewman says:

    Another lying politician.

    The shock is going to come when we find a decent, honest, hardworking one.

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    • 34
      Tessa Tickles says:

      pol·i·ti·cian
        politician pronunciation [pol-i-tish-uhn]
      noun
      1. a person who is not decent, honest or hardworking.
      2. a seeker or holder of public office, who is more concerned about lining their own pockets and retaining power than about maintaining principles.

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      • 67
        CYNICAL OLD MAN says:

        La-bour Po-lit-ician – pronouced LIAR

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        • 80
          Jock Strapped says:

          The trouble is they can lie a away to their heart’s content in the full knowledge that, by the time the lie is discovered, the damage has already been done.

          It’s Millipede’s chosen tactic with PMQ facts too.

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      • 88
        Thortung says:

        Politics – derived from the Greek “Poly”, meaning many, and “Ticks” – blood sucking parasites.

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    • 38
      pissed off voter says:

      try the cemeteries.

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  13. 26
    Rip van Wrinkle says:

    Guido, you can wake me up when a politician tells the truth.

    Until then, I’ll assume everything that comes out of a politician’s arse has more truth than what comes out of their mouths

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  14. 31
    Blackbeard Jr says:

    The pretty lady’s last comment says it all Arrr…
    It’s all about ransom, and I know’s a bunch of pirates when I see one.

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  15. 32
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Not a hanging offence, maybe 20 mins on the naughty step?

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  16. 36
    Anonymous says:

    Why does she drone on about the practices in the private sector? It is of little concern to the taxpayer if a private company is prepared to pay an employee to work on union activities, or anything else.

    What is she getting at?

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    • 42
      pissed off voter says:

      following a political maxim. If there isn’t a defence, invent one.

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    • 44
      Grumpy Old Man says:

      First Defence of Labour Sleaze – “Everyone Does It” is the magic spell that turns evil into good.

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    • 49
      Loungelizard. says:

      I’ll bet whoever gave her a job in the private sector will regret it to their dying day. That dough face would disrupt any production line.

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      • 102
        Jan says:

        ‘Twas HBOS, you know the bank which went down the pan. Whilst she was there they got into serious financial difficulties.So not a very successful banking career then.

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    • 136
      Anonymous says:

      Exactly, thats what the stupid cow doesnt understand.

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  17. 48
    sloanedog says:

    I would like to know if Mike Hancock declared the amount of rent paid by his spy lady,afterall she did claim to live with him. Seems to me that politicians of all ilks are still a tad deceptive regarding monies they recieve, especially this insipid little man.

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    • 116
      Handycock No1 Trougher in Parliament says:

      Riding around in my new Range Rover Evoque
      Looking for young girls to pick up and poke
      Bag full of teddy bears in the back
      Life’s a joy and I love the crack
      Grand Master looking after me and my ilk
      Just picked up a teenager with skin like silk
      Boaz

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  18. 53
    labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    Has Rachel Reeves had the eyes of a dead fish transplanted into her own homely face.

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  19. 54
    Anonymous says:

    I reckon Rachel Reeves has one of those hairy pussies! Bet her boyfriend pulls his nob out and spunks on it all the time!

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  20. 55
    Rachel (no relation to Vic, although I am a comedian) Reeves says:

    I am not NOW getting a cheque from UNITE “pay to the order of Rachel Reeves”. It all depends on what your definition of getting money from UNITE “is.”

    (Did I get that part right about what “is” is? I’ve been reading up on William Jefferson Clinton.)

    Anyway, that’s my story, and I’m going to stick to it, see?

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  21. 56
    Selohesra says:

    The fragrant amnesiac Reeves
    Goes on telly & aims to deceive
    But shes better than Vaz
    Whose appearances have
    Been known to make my stomach heave

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    • 58
      Selohesra says:

      The fragrant amnesiac Reeves
      Goes on telly & aims to deceive
      But shes better than Vaz
      Whose app3arances have
      Been known to make my stomach heave

      grrr – bloody modding

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  22. 59
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    any Lawyers want to start reading up on the referendum bill for when Dave sells us out?

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  23. 66
    Apathy Rising says:

    They said that out brightest talent would find jobs abroad.

    Doesn’t the current state of Parliament and Industry prove that it happened a long time ago ? With two knackered major banks and financial services that can’t spot a dud security with a ‘fake’ sticker on it, I judge that Europe would be better served being protected from the city, than vice versa.

    For an appropriate bung I’m willing to change my view. Does that make me a politician ?

    Whoever we vote for we appear to get the same party in power so perhaps when Europe appoints one for us it will do us all a favour. Germany heading Europe consisting of countries governed by unelected governments ? Who’d have thunk it ?

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  24. 68
    BrianSJ says:

    She said that in the 13 golden years of new labour we had had the lowest level of industrial disputes ever. I seem to remember posts here that said otherwise. Anyone got any data?

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  25. 69
    I do not want to share the same air with stalking, scrounging, Edinburgh dogshite. says:

    So she is paid to talk up the unions. Is possible to pay the corrupt cow to shut up?

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  26. 70
    Moussa Koussa says:

    I know it just isn’t me…. But Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander, is without doubt the biggest twat in the UK Gov today. He is nauseating, very much an EX Lib Dem is our Danny

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  27. 72
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    http://www.thecommentator.com/article/711/pmqs_weak_outing_for_cameron_as_europe_promises_haunt

    Dont miss this excellent review of PMQs :-)

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    • 78
      I don't need no doctor says:

      Not the PMQs I watched. Miliband is totally useless, and the best thing for the coalition.

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      • 113
        Dave - silly as a bag of bollocks - Cameron says:

        I find Miliband delicious.

        He’s such an inoffensive little fellow, but with a rather ghastly whining voice. My favourite moment of the week is when I get to use my shoutiest voice to him and talk unadulterated bollocks for 30 minutes.

        My wife says that she thinks that I look terribly masterful and it reminds her why she adored me when we first met. Such a sweetie.

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    • 99
      Gonk says:

      Accurate summary. Dave was inept and shouty. The bloke over the road
      was his usual retarded self. But my award for turd of the day goes to Bercow.
      About as much style, wit and eloquence as a bag of sperm.

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  28. 73
    Bugler Bert says:

    Ed Balls – what a complete load of bollocks that man talks; 13 years in power, and could not do a decent job in that time. If there is one thing he and his useless gang can do is explain the REAL reason for the hellish amount of youth unemployment? I know, and so do many others – it is the minimum wage rules……. what employer will willingly pay those rates when they can , and do, employ the hundreds of thousands of East Europeans [non-EU] for less! So there it is; the three guilty men are Blair, Brown, and Balls.

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  29. 74
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Why do labour MPs try to cover up donations from their masters the unions. We all know what the score is, so stop lying.

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    • 95
      Tessa Tickles says:

      I wouldn’t mind, if the unions got value for money.

      After 13 years of Labour government, the working class are still shat left right and centre, banks still fleece people (HSBC fined £10million yesterday for selling long-term investments to people in their 90s), unashamedly antisocialist elements such as pie keys are protected in law (any criticism is deemed ‘racist’, as if living in a caravan is a ‘race’), mobile phone networks are cowboy outfits allowed to lock people into 24 month contracts, finance companies are allowed to give loans to the desperately poor at APRs of 2000+%, the list goes on. 13 years and it’s still a dog-eat-dog world.

      I don’t know how much the unions gave Labour over those 13 years, but they may as well have put the cash in a big pile and set it all on fire.

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      • 148
        Anon says:

        “mobile phone networks are cowboy outfits allowed to lock people into 24 month contracts, ”

        You don’t *have* to have a 24 month contract – but you probably *want* one so you don’t have to stump up £500 for that iPhone or top end Android phone. Don’t see what the issue is here because there is an alternative.

        The mobile phone companies quite happily sell 30 day contracts for those who want lower prices and no subsidised handset. Nothing to stop you buying a phone for full price and doing it that way (or even PAYG).

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  30. 79
    Another Engineer says:

    A pretty young lady called Reeves
    – once lived in a house full of thieves.
    When asked on TV
    “were you a payee”?
    She told lies that no-one believes.

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  31. 83
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

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    • 96
      Tessa Tickles says:

      euro-wide, not Europe-wide.

      Cameron’s not politically dead yet, unfortunately.

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    • 106
      The lights are going out all over Europe....."Mutter" calls Herr Cameron's attempts as futile says:

      Equivalent of German Financial Times quotes “Senior Government source close to The Chancellor”(mmm Frau Merkel ?)as stating categorically that David Cameron’s attempts to stop Transactional Tax being levied on City of London will be “unaccomplished”(wierd translation of the german ?)and that he will fail in Friday if he thinks he can hold France/Germany to ransom in an attempt to gain advantage for United Kingdom…mm there may be trouble ahead as “Dave” ‘s bullshitting bravura starts to hit the fan…….meanwhile the eurosceptics are sharpening that dagger !!

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      • 110
        Dave - silly as a bag of bollocks - Cameron says:

        Let sunshine rule the day.

        I’m absolutely certain that Angela will agree to my suggestion that, if she keeps her hands off the City, I’ll let her use my Big Society idea.

        What could possibly go wrong?

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  33. 94
    Tobacco Control Insider says:

    Sorry this is off topic, BUT IT IS DECEPTION ON A GLOBAL SCALE:

    TOBACCO CONTROL EXPOSED:

    Way back in time, 1st February 2011 to be precise, an interview took place between Prof. Stan Glantz and Wiel Maessen of the Dutch Bar Owners Association at the specific request of Dr Glantz.

    The interview was clearly a “fishing trip” by Glantz and has resulted in this article being published

    http://eurpub.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2011/12/04/eurpub.ckr173.full?keytype=ref&ijkey=7EQZeH2HBY0PpQN

    Knowing full well that Glantz does not know how to differentiate fact from fiction and as a precautionary measure to protect the Dutch Bar Owners Association the whole interview was recorded and has been incorporated into this summary by historian Chris Snowdon

    http://velvetgloveironfist.blogspot.com/

    or go straight to the recording

    [audio src="http://kleinehoreca.info/downloads/InterviewGlantz.mp3" /]

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    • 137
      Mummy why has that man got yellow fingers says:

      Would you mind standing outside if you insist on smoking that horrible smelly shit. I dont want my clothes to smell like yours. Thank you.

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  34. 98
    Steve Miliband says:

    Tories ditch Cam
    Tories lose election
    Ed M PM, Ed B Chancellor
    Signed up to the EU
    Transaction Tax introduced

    Mandelson EU president

    That went well

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  35. 104
    bye bye majority says:

    Owen, johnson and smith on maneuvers. Its happening again, haha :)

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  36. 107
    Hang The Bastards says:

    What a lying fucking disgraceful cow.

    What is even worse is the fact that in the UK today our politicians can make such are faced lies and get away with it.

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  37. 108
    Jasmin Alibi Cunt says:

    So a Labour MP is a bare faced, dirty, deceiving, lyin cu’nt?

    In other news, a pope confirmed he likes to shit in the woods

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  38. 111
    Ivor Biggun says:

    Owen Paterson is, of course, the current holder of John Biffen’s old seat. It’s good to know that Oswestry still picks semi-detached members of the Cabinet. Long may they continue to do so.

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  39. 114
    Anonymous says:

    JUST GIVe US YU- FU’IN MONEY… Thanks Bob

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  40. 115
    I don't need no doctor says:

    The BBC are having orgasms by the bucket load. Cameron this and Cameron that, for fucks sake.

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  41. 118
    Hang The Bastards says:

    Just rang her at Westminster. Her “aide” said that she doesn’t recieve money from a union , as in she doesnt get regular reciepts of money today.

    Whereas the money she recieved in 2007 is all legitimate and above board and recorded.

    THESE FUCKWITS HAVE NO SHAME OR ANY CONCEPT OF TRUTH AND HONESTY.

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  42. 120
    Errr.... says:

    Another pompous, smug, know-all politician who’s needs a humour & personality implant. I’m sure she’s an android.

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  43. 122
    Hang The Bastards says:

    What a lying fucking disgraceful cow.

    What is even worse is the fact that in the UK today our politicians can make such are faced lies and get away with it. .

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  44. 124
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Labour receives union donations too far and too fast. Labour should put the rhetoric to one side and get round the donation table.

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  45. 128
    Doddering Old Fart says:

    I met this lady at the labour party publicity day in Nottingham and we spoke for a few minutes. ( More than enough. ) She is a total Twat. ( In my opinion, based on that conversation. ) And now its seems, a lying Twat to boot.

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    • 154
      Rhonddapurple says:

      Labour Party publicity day in Nottingham? Damn, missed it.

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      • 161
        Doddering Old Fart says:

        Everyboby should be forced to go to a ” Labour Party – We want to know what you think day,” like the one in Nottingham that I was invited to. We had free food and drinks and Big Ed Millipede told jokes. Well he made me laugh anyway, and you can meet with people like the Labour parties stunning lady personalities. The Eagle sisters, Diane Abbott and Rachael Reeves. I was just thinking about them. Oh dear,I think I’m going to be sick.

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  46. 129
    Doddering Old Fart says:

    I believe she said her parents were school teachers. I rest my case.

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  47. 130
    Tron says:

    I thought there was something strange about her voice and then Quentin Letts said she sounded like Bernard Breslaw from the Carry On films.
    Brilliant.

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  48. 132
    Apathy Rising says:

    Why does Europe even bother to receive Cameron ? I can only imagine that he was serving drinks because his opinion on anything will be ignored unless he opens the B of E bank vaults.

    The more he speaks the greater his impotence becomes visible. Cracking on about the need to protect his City backers isn’t clever considering his plans to give away one of his banks collapsed. Whatever benefit is received from the City is greatly offset by propping up failing banks. If the City were so wonderful we wouldn’t be supporting banks and distorting the whole economy to keep them paying their executives eye watering salaries.

    Who says the City is so wonderful – and doesn’t Cameron represent more than just the City ? In the interests of balance I appreciate that Gordon imported City representatives into the Civil Service to run PFI’s, so it is understandable that the government and the City have become one.

    If the City lose confidence in Cameron – he will be replaced.

    Meanwhile Cameron’s discomfort at trying to look significant as Merkel and Sarkhozy swat him away like an irritating gnat is delicious. If we can’t treat our politicians with the contempt they deserve it’s nice to see Johnny foreigner doing the job for us.

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      errr...... says:

      Not a massive fan of the financial industry (infact I think it stinks) but apparently it equates to 10% of GDP and so is pretty important.

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      • 157
        Apathy Rising says:

        I’ve heard those claims too and find them less and less credible when we are sinking vast sums of money in to banks to keep them afloat. Were the junk bonds they poisoned the world financial system counted in GDP figures at that time ?

        That being the case why are we seeking to protect those who appear to lack simple competence ?

        If all we have is financial services then I am not reassured. If the EU does a deal with the 17 Euro nations then they will protect themselves at our expense – fact.

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  49. 139
    no more bullshit says:

    I think John Baron MP should step up and challenge Cameron for the leadership of the Conservative Party.

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  50. 140
    Fake Blood says:

    All Labour MPs, journalists, party workers, researchers and the rest are rotten through and through. Lying is second nature, deceiving their pleasure.

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  51. 149
    HappyUK says:

    “…That’s what happens in the private sector as well”

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!

    Thanks for luminous f***ing shaft of dazzling insight! Face it Reeves, the only reason the residents of Leeds West vote for you is because they’re subconsciously dedicated to the idea of f***ing failure! F*** you sideways!

    I think this scam has been going on just a little too long by now.

    Pull your bastarding finger out Cameron, and put a stop to these parasitic pots of f***ing pig piss. And sort out an EU referendum while you’re at it, you big-talking, contribute-nothing, sycophantic arsewart!

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      Apathy Rising says:

      There is no public and private sector – we own banks and private companies provide public services.

      It’s amusing that the proposed solution to a debt crisis should be the leveraging of a massive rescue fund that then itself gets downgraded by the very system that created the original catastrophe.

      The system was originally referred to as ‘paying Danegeld’ and frightened citizens would pay anything to their rulers to make the horror go away. It never did and it never will. Frightened voters will agree to anything under duress.

      The electorate are becoming obsolete and merely a nuisance, but not something to worry about. It makes you yearn for the days when politicians cared enough to pay for votes.

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  52. 155
    JTB says:

    What an awful ghastly woman

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  53. 156
    Gordon the Mong says:

    While in the chamber she should be asked, which one is true, her TV interview or the receipt. Both can’t be true, her answer will be fascinating. Not that my alto ego ‘gordon the liar’ ever told the truth.

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  54. 158
    God says:

    Listening to the unlovely Reeves spouting party-line nonsense is depressing in the extreme. Just how do idiots like her even come to be MPs in the first place? Her dishonesty is as breathtaking as the ugliness of her face and accent!

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  55. 164
    John says:

    Wow. Some pretty intemperate comments there. Some of your correspondents would be better off seeking treatment. In fact it was a typical politicians answer. “I don’t receive any money” means now. “I have never…” is a different thing. If you want to save money, you can start by tightening up on the culture of sickness and malingering which is costing billions, that pervades the public sector.
    By the way I think she’s quite fit.

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Can anyone help me? I went on holiday a week ago and returned to find someone has pulled out the stake and Gordon Brown is back and acting as Prime Minister. What did I miss? Has there been a snap election?


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