December 14th, 2011

Chancellor’s Christmas Card


  1. 1
    robvsnature says:

    ‘Leave the Gold but take that other shit with you!’

  2. 2

    It’s as meaningless as Osborne is.

  3. 3
    Another Engineer says:

    That looks like a Matt (Pritchett) – similar style, anyway. No caption?

  4. 4
    Jimmy says:

    Magi Magi Magi Out Out Out

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  6. 6
    ChrisB says:

    Maybe the third king is a LibDem and just wants to play!

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    Timmy Tin Foil says:

    Look at what one of ‘em is making– is this some sort of veiled message about something that’s about to happen?

  8. 8
    Rt. Hon. Gideon Wallpaper MP says:

    It’s salt I tell you, just salt.

  9. 9
    Tachybaptus says:

    The wise men are carrying gold, frankincense and myrrh, in that order. The bearers of precious gold and fragrant incense have gone past the door, leaving the one with the myrrh, which is used for embalming corpses. He has put down his myrrh for a moment while he conceals a half brick in a snowball, to make sure he can produce a corpse to embalm.

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    The Paragnostic says:

    They’re probably Gordon Brown’s “wise men”, two years late and using Gordon’s moral compass.

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    Ian says:

    Fancy having to pay all that myrrh on Cameron’s bung for saying no.

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    not a machine says:

    acoording to my nick robinsons global psositioning , drinky drinky shot moment, if sketching from press position , then they have alreay perambulated past no10 as well .

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    not a machine says:


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    Tachybaptus says:

    Yes, and they are headed straight for the island in St James’s Park lake, to give their presents to the pelicans.

  15. 15
    not a machine says:

    They could be carrying EU Bail out bonds

  16. 16
    AC1 says:

    Brown one’s dropped the gold..

  17. 17
    AC1 says:

    Looks like he’s cutting the snow with a credit card.

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    WVM says:

    Did the BBC film that, is it frozen planet?

  20. 20
    Ivor Tapeworm says:

    Didn’t they find a skeleton there recently?

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    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    The first wise man is carrying all that’s left of our gold reserves.

  22. 22
    Tachybaptus says:

    One of the pelicans died recently, anyway.

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    Lord Mandelbum of Fondleboys says:

    Two illegal immigrants make off with their ill-begotten hand-outs from the British taxpayer, whilst a third makes sure his freezing hands sob story is a good one, even though they don’t look as if they need any help, and shouldn’t be here anyway.

    Meanwhile the lack of police officers in Downing Street shows that we really are all in this together, with Downing Street receiving the same non-existent service as ordinary Londoners!

  24. 24
    albacore says:

    We three khans of orient are
    Fingerprint checks for us? Har! Har!
    A few little bribes
    And then our whole tribes
    Are as British as you lot are

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    Jabba the Cat says:

    From the 12/12/2011 edition of NN, Gillian Tett, Richard Koo and Francis Fukuyama discuss Balance Sheet Recession and its implications for western economies in the current economic crisis. Osborne pay attention.

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    Jabba the Cat says:

    From the 13/12/2011 edition of NN, Gillian Tett, Ann Pettifor and Louise Cooper discuss a number of economic charts and their function in relation to understanding the underlying causes of the current economic crisis. Osborne pay attention.

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    Jabba the Cat says:

    Why did this posting end up tagged to no 23 instead of tagged onto no 1 above? Dodgy blog software?

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    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Very Good Jimmie

  29. 29
    Moderised agin says:

    The last one has myrrhkel’s xmas prezzie.

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    Rog says:

    We three kings in Downing Street are,
    Weirdo gits encountered so far:
    Cam and Osborne, Clegg (the forlorn),
    Straight off the Euro star.


    Sark and Merkle want a fight!
    Cam pissed them off – for once did right,
    UK leaving? EU disbelieving,
    Our future might be looking bright.

  31. 31
    Gordon Brown says:

    It is the middle of the night and I need to poo

    I wish the turtle would leave my botty

  32. 32
    C Moore (nurse) says:

    Funny, the turtle says the same about you.

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    it's gordons fault says:

    civil servants sneaking off to fund the IMF bailout of europe, at least one is a loyalist

  35. 35
    Gordon Brown says:

    I dropped by guts

  36. 36
    Archie says:

    “No.11 said they’ll pass on the gold and frankincense, but they’ll take the myrrh!”

  37. 37
    Archie says:

    Now THAT’S funny, Jimmy!

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    Really? says:


  39. 39
    nellnewman says:

    Its those eu wallahs disguised as the three wise men sneaking away with all our taxes.

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    The lights are going out all over Europe....LibDems facing wipe-out in a General Election says:

    Despite yesterdays mass abstention of LibDems from DUP Motion commending Cameron’s Actions on Europe…Clegg has told those LibDems trying to break up Coalition that they would be finished as a party if there was an election tomorrow…”I don’t intend to be the last leader of the Liberal Democrat Party he tells his MPs”

  41. 41

    Aye lad. You knocked that one in, for sure!

  42. 42
    Wilky says:

    It means the King lives next door!!

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    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Nice one.

  44. 44
    Issy Troughing MP says:

    And of course with frankencence and myrrh only, Para. I wonder what happened to the gold?

  45. 45

    Higgs boson discovery prompts drastic rethink over present approach.

  46. 46
    Corporal Clegg says:

    We’re shit and we know it, but don’t derail the gravy train.

  47. 47
    Xenophon says:

    A group of over-excited women getting hysterical and pretending to know what they were talking about: rightly sent down the pecking order.

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    Anonymous says:

    Now really is the time to understand, believe and confirm that we really never had any influence in Europe any way. They wanted our money of course, when the city was awash with funds, but now there are difficulties there, they lay their faults at the door of the City of London.

    How all the politicians and prime ministers of this nation over these last 60 years,have squandered our finances, world influences and productivity to the Euro dream and well and truly fucked the man in the street; but you know, they really couldn’t careless, you only have to look at the LibDems now, to confirm this, they do after all know best!

    The cat is finally out of the bag, the Germans and the French only want a United Sates of Europe, they don’t even want to pay off their debts either!

  49. 49
    Jimmy Fox says:

    The three wise men discovered that even a Myrrh cozy could not stop the thing freezing up and ending up ruined

  50. 50
    Julian the wonderhorse says:

    They are trying to buy some gold at rock bottom prices like they did a few years ago from McPrick

  51. 51
    smoggie says:

    You get the impression that there’s a bit of good cop, bad cop going on in the Coalition.

  52. 52
    Brunel the Visionary says:

    That fxxcking idiot Gordon Brown sold it near the bottom of the market. All part of the Labour National Bankruptcy Plan

  53. 53
    Alf Garnett says:

    Thinks…”I’ll just roll some snow around this house brick…”

  54. 54
    No Wonder Men Go Gay says:

    Who the fuck is the deluded cow in the orange shirt, someone take her out and shoot her for the benefit of mankind.

  55. 55
    cynic says:

    1 They are in drag so must be Lib Dems

    The one at the back is Simon Hughes about to attack Clegg and Cable (again)

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    Citi Boi! says:

    They are thick as shit, copying America will do no good, the dumb Americans think the Fed will save them and they are too big to fail but it can only stop a USA default at best, it doesn’t stop them from being murdered on the markets and creditors. It’s like dying with your best suit on, you may look good but your still dead no matter what way you want to cut it.

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    Montgomery Cheddar says:

    Whatever’s going on it makes more sense than Rich and Mark anyway.

  58. 58
    Anonymous says:

    I see that Thomas Cooke are seriously in debt and closing stores. How many more jobs will be lost before the government realises that the air passenger duty hikes are costing jobs in this country?

    I know of many friends and family now who are flying long haul from Amsterdam now because it’s cheaper. This tax is costing people their jobs, as does any tax, only low taxation can create jobs.

    When will they ever learn?

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    Fees Office Clerk says:

    This wanker suggests that companies should be borrowing money when interest rates are low and not using the opportunity to pay off debt. Sounds like Gordon Brown economics to me.

  60. 60
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    How come other travel agents are doing just fine. Thomas Cooke have a bad business model. They should move more of their business online. The Customer is king, forget that and you go out of business.

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    beardie says:

    What a c’unt, last year they got seats in the house of lords.

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    Fitbad the Tailor says:

    The last one’s sweeping up the mess left by Labour.

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    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Fifty quid for this lot !
    That Brown must be fuckin mad !

  65. 65
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Feckin Germans again init !

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    I don't need no doctor says:

    It’s Sarkozy, Merkel and Barossa having to go around the back to the tradesmans entrance. They are bringing grovelling gifts to Osbourne having already been to No.10.

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    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    I see the new Egyptian government are planning on banning booze and bikinis at holiday resorts like Sharm El Sheik.

    Don’t forget to take your Burkah with you girls :-)

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    Away in a minger says:

    Beards are so 2009. Don’t they know that Gordon and Sarah have moved out?

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    3 brass monkeys says:

    The last one is Billy Bowden following up behind.

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    Nemo says:

    Looks as if the “kings ” are heading towards no 12 the last king has put his load down to make a snowball, presumably to to wang through the window on no 11, before heading towards towards no 12. I wonder who has his official residence at the 12, is it the foreign secretary oer Willy

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    Well it's a thought says:

    The bit I liked was , well that’s what we were taught in universtity ,no fkin wonder we are in deep crap, they can’t think it out for themselves, experts pah!.

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    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    We three illegals from Afghanistan are
    So much better off than you are
    Free houses and money
    So we can breed like a bunny
    And a mobility car

  73. 73
    wrong again says:

    So are the BBC now gonna apologise for blindly supporting everything European? Are they fuck.

  74. 74
    David Cameron's right of return says:

    Emma West today, tomorrow you.

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    mongoose says:

    wee freak things of orient

  76. 76
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    I have already posted this further up but i like it so i’ll post it again

    We three illegal from Afghanistan are
    So much better off than you are
    Free houses and money
    So we can breed like a bunny
    And a mobility car

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    The Mighty Fallen says:

    Why do people think that a shop front is a suitable way to sell holidays in the age of the internet? Getting rid of the stores will reduce costs and make the firm more competative.

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    wrong again says:

    So are the BBC now gonna apologise for blindly supporting everything Eurobollocks? Are they fuck.

  79. 79
    What A Shock says:

    Coming to a town near you soon.

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    you're not a poet and you didn't know it says:

    Doesn’t quite scan Frankie, does it?

  81. 81
    Herman van Rumboy says:

    The Fiscal Union of Common Currency Users.

  82. 82
    David laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

    We are grateful for anything Europe gives us.

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    Rage Against the Political Elite says:

    Yes the whole smashing up of Social structures and cultures, so that the Political Elite can control the masses. What a Great piece of Propaganda that whole racism thing or feminism thing so the state can control the people.
    Well done the Political elite for a great sham that has been sucked up by the Brain washed masses. Shame you ran out of money to support it, and now the real shit is going to hit the fan

  84. 84
    Josiah Bartlett says:

    Men in orange, with beards and sandals? Didn’t know the three wise men were Lib Dems.

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    David laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

    So why has n’t former Mrs Huhne told her husband what a crock of shite his views are on economics and his fanatical dream of a European dream. Huhne wanted us in the single Euro currency!! DId his wife tell him what a twat he was?

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    smoggie says:

    He’s come to get money back off the empties.

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    tardkiller says:

    well I found it funny

  88. 88
    Gordon Brown says:

    This is my christmas card. I find it reflects my personality.

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    Fuck the cavalry says:

    Off topic but am I alone in finding Stop the Cavalry the most fucking depressing christmas song ever? It’s not even the lyrics but Jona Lewie’s morose voice and the gloomy chords.

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    Calamity Clegg says:

    There aren’t Three Wise Men in the FibDem cabal.

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    Disliker of Bankers says:

    I have to agree.

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    Well it's a thought says:

    Shh , I wish Cern would keep quiet, it’ll give Euro politician’s ideas on how to steal more money by taking away the money it pays in.

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    Durr says:

    The saddest thing is, they will get in again due to this latest massive cock up.

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    pissed off voter says:

    It’s a reminder of Brown’s time as chancellor when the country’s gold, common sense and self-respect were given away.

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    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    And your contribution will be ?

    Thought not !

  96. 96
    Ed Miliband says:

    Today ith the latht Prime Minithter’th Quethtionth of the year. I will be thtupendouth! I will dethtroy Cameron!

  97. 97
    Durr says:

    …or in the tory party..or labour or anywhere it seems.

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    Is this still the UK? says:

    Unfuckingbelievable. Some politically correct moron in human resources at Cambridge University has written to all the dons to advise them not to shake hands with students in case they offend muslims. When will this insanity stop?

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    Gonk says:

    Gloves off, knuckle dusters on.
    At least no ambiguity any more. Good.

  100. 100
    Dave says:

    Everything is the fault of the Euro.

    Everything will be solved by bombing Iran.

    Then Syria. Then Pakistan. Then China. Then Moscow.

    And my favourite of all, Berlin, just because we can.

    Shalom, and Happy Holidays!

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    Disliker of Bankers says:

    Giles Brandreth (of all people) came up with a good truism recently.

    As much as you despise your MP, remember your hatred and loathing is as nothing compared with their hatred and loathing of you.

    Good to remember between elections.

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    Ed Balls, Shallow Chancer says:

    Calm down dear. You’re only the Union’s puppet.

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    Loungelizard says:

    Dirty things students. This will be a health & safety issue given some religious spin.

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    Time 2 CTRL, ALT & DEL says:

    No its the taking of our daily sacrifice of £60m to Brussels, they are leaving nort coming!!

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    M says:

    In brief , too much debt ran up through out the world on the belief that boom & BUST was a thing of the past
    Now let’s all think where that delusion was vomited into the conciseness

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    Major Eyeswater says:

    Gillian Tett saying (from memory) “how could anyone look at the Euro and ever think that it could work” had me snorting my horlicks down my shirt.

    This was the very same lithpy drip who cheered the Euro to the rafters for a decade until it popped, who did the same for equities until they popped, who had to have the credit markets explained to her in mid 2007 just so she’d stop writing utter drivel, and who now is cheering on the printing press.

    Of course the BBC just love her. She is being elevated to the status of that other plebian’s guru, St Vince. The idea that this dozy bint understands global fixed income and should therefore be listened to is alarming.

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    Anonymous says:

    King Myrrh(vyn) is taking potshots at No 11.

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    robbie says:

    He’s already got all the gifts he needs. Lets head for the 99%.

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    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    I assume it is still alright to exchange bodily fluids with your students though ?

  110. 110
    Fisth says:

    No – I haven’t finithed with him yeth!

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    The History Man says:

    Damn right it is.

  112. 112
    M says:

    If you’er going to borrow you wanna know when & how much the return is gonna be and at what risk .
    So that said , show me .

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    Anonymous says:

    Of course it does ! i think its funny and earns him brownie points at the same time .

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    Lord Mandelbum of Fondleboys says:

    Bravo Mad Frankie!

  115. 115
    Lomax says:

    “See, I don’t know why it didn’t work when Gordon Broon lived here, but you CAN roll a turd in snow AND it will glister”

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    A. Pierrepoint says:

    Not much of a design, in my view. It should have Sarkozy and Merkel hanging one apiece from the lamp posts.

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    Anonymous says:

    Star ..Planet .. Moon” DRONE ..Roll another

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    Owlett says:

    ‘The world renowned institution has sent out a directive to its admission tutors explaining that some people are culturally sensitive to the traditional style of greeting. They advise that “suitable body language conveys welcome just as well”.

    The missal sent out by the university’s Cambridge University Admissions Office has caused anger and consternation among the dons who say it is treating them like “social misfits”.”It seems to be totally bonkers,” said a don who wished to remain anonymous.”

    To dons, lecturers, et al. Welcome to the loony world of professional grievance-mongering and offence-taking (backed up by euro-loon HR lawfare) which, after all, you yourselves had a role in creating through your irresponsible lefty inculcation. Did you think it’d end up any other way?

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    Special Ed says:

    You really need to try it karaoke!
    It’s excellent. Especially that ‘bu bu bu bu bu’ bit.
    Always cheers me up.

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    Special Ed says:

    I was just in the middle of lecturing one of my more attractive female students one on one. But I had to pull out…

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    Really? says:

    They are being celebrated for their gender, not their wit. Their very presence as four woman experts challenges the patriarchal consensus of yore. I am womben, hear me roar!

    Somehow, the doubling of public sector debt on an unlabelled graph is ‘insignificant’ and the attention drawn to it ‘unfair'; nonsense.

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    Really? says:

    An economist with a catchphrase. Awight?!?

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    Really? says:

    Stupidity. Bill Gates saw it in a second.

    Nostalgia. It was ever thus, thus shall it always be.

    Timidity. Curse of everyone frightened of losing their job.

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    Really? says:

    Curiously, a tradition has developed amongst those seeking the favour of the EU of giving them presents during the period of the Trois Mages/Three Kings; it’s a Goldilocks kind of affair; anything deemed too luxurious is refused, anything deemed too modest is raffled for charity to staff.

    And then there’s the gifts that are deemed ‘just right’.

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    Really? says:

    Fairytale of New York, anybody?

  126. 126
    Ex Libris says:

    Camel Nav on the blink again………

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