January 12th, 2012

Osborne Doesn’t Want to See Guido Naked

Last month Guido declared that if Osborne doesn’t risk any more British taxes to the IMF, then he would run naked from the EU HQ around Smith Square on St Patrick’s Day. The Chancellor promised back in October: “Britain will not be putting money into the bail-out fund either directly or through the IMF”. Well it looks like Guido’s dignity has been saved:

“My attitude is first of all I’m very happy at any point to explain this to parliament, if I needed to seek and felt it was right to offer something more than the current parliamentary limit allows… Of course, that wouldn’t be my decision it would be parliament’s decision. But let’s hear what the IMF proposal is first, let’s hear what the G20 responses are. If we need specific parliamentary approval for it, then we will seek it.”

This isn’t the first time a convenient short-term promise from Osborne has been quietly forgotten…


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

    If they say one thing, that means they are doing the opposite.

  2. 2
    misterned says:

    Osborne is a traitorous little runt!

    Vote UKIP.

  3. 3
    Peter Grimes says:

    Well it wasn’t exactly a cast-iron guarantee like Dave’s, was it?

  4. 4
    Evil Landlord says:

    You can’t believe a word any of them say nowadays. They promise 1 thing to get elected then renege as soon as they are in power to protect their own position .

  5. 5
    Perse O'Nally says:

    Osborne…Cameron…two turds in the same pan.

  6. 6
    Osbourne's a cunt says:

    Is the reason no one has seen Gordon is that he is Osborne in disguise?

  7. 7
    The Paragnostic says:

    I’ve got a Gideon Bible in my bedside table.

    Every word of it is Gospel, for as long as is expedient.

  8. 8
    Steve Miliband says:

    How much will Scotland have to stump up in 2014? Or will it be on a direct debit from her masters in Brussels?

  9. 9
    Downward pointing HOC Stick says:

    Guido, looks like we need to increase the subsidy!


    69. What does concern us is that staff appear in some cases no longer to be using facilities whose explicit purpose is to feed Members and those who support them. The following four bar charts represent the number of transactions made in the four cafeterias most used by staff in the three-month period from October to December in 2009 and in 2010.

  10. 10
    Downward pointing HOC Stick says:

    Downward pointing HOC Stick says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    January 12, 2012 at 5:24 pm
    Guido, looks like we need to incre@se the subsidy!


    69. What does concern us is that staff appear in some cases no longer to be using facilities whose explicit purpose is to feed Members and those who support them. The following four bar charts represent the number of transactions made in the four cafeterias most used by staff in the three-month period from October to December in 2009 and in 2010.

  11. 11
    Fiscal Gerrymandering says:

    When is the coalition going to come clean and tell us just how bad it really is.

    George and Danny keep throwing good money after bad to protect the banks and big business at our expense, just like Japan has done over the past 22 years of deflationary recession.

    Someone should explain “Rehypothecation” to George and how that will be the final straw

  12. 12
    Ah! Monika says:

    The show’s not over till the fat man runs

  13. 13
    The Golem says:

    Like the rest of the motley crew on the front benches, George isn’t his own man.
    Any additional payment to the IMF now that France has the key to the money box will go straight into the black hole across the Channel, whether our parliament approves or not.

  14. 14
    Fiscal Gerrymandering says:

    No need to vote UKIP

    Merkozy will deliver all Farages demands before the next parliament

    see http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-01-12/greece-will-have-to-quit-euro-german-lawmaker-says-in-challenge-to-merkel.html

  15. 15
    annette curton says:

    The EU, Euro is illegal as set down by their own standards (bailouts), referendums?, the buzz phrase now is ‘folding in’ to an existing treaty, well fuck me if I’d have known you were coming I’d have baked a cake.

  16. 16
    misterned says:

    It will be interesting and terrifying to see how long and how much money we can print to keep bailing out the EU via the IMF, in lieu of the ECB being blocked from ‘money printing’

  17. 17
    pissed off voter says:

    Very true, particularly on referenda. Interesting to note lib/lab/con unanimity on referenda.

    In chorus, they want an immediate referendum on Scottish independence whereas, a few months back, they were adamantly united against such a referendum.

    Currently, they are unanimous that there will not be an EU referendum but it’s not so long ago that each of them were promising, hand on heart, that they would hold just such a referendum.

    At least they’ve learned something in the meantime – no cast-iron guarantee from DC, no pledge from NC and, up till now, no sign of EM sneaking in the back door to do a deal a la Brown.

  18. 18
    pissed off voter says:

    Would they be Brown turds, perchance?

  19. 19
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

  20. 20
    Fake Blood says:

    He fucking is a Hunt the weasely little bastard and a clueless Hunt at that. Let’s attaint him and give his money to the IMF.

  21. 21
    Fake Blood says:

    Fuck it, let’s get pissed while we still can. More ale!


  22. 22
    Mark Oaten says:


  23. 23
    So few comments; so little interest says:

    Grown men have become addicted to Twitter. How utterly depressing.

  24. 24
    Universal Hiss says:

    I read somewhere today little George will be running the Scottish independence referendum.

    That should make it a dead cert for independence.

  25. 25
    The Paragnostic says:

    Whereas the UK government will just fold out – and deny us the referendum on entirely specious grounds.

    Time for a real Tory leader – Rusty and Gideon are too slow, too shallow.

  26. 26
    David laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

    I hope the Tory Eurosceptic MPs give Osborne the kicking he deserves and the vote goes against him, Clegg and Cameron.

    I think Clegg, Cameron and Osborne make Brown look good. He was less of a Europhile than these three.

  27. 27
    David laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

    Vote UKIP in 2014.

  28. 28
    Fiscal Gerrymandering says:

    Bernanke has indicated he is not going for QE3 at the moment as the last two bouts of dollar printing have brought inflation without jobs and growth.

    Of course we don’t have inflation in this country (unless you live in the real world and pay real heating bills and pay for your own car) so George says we can print lots of £’s because we have to pay for HS2 and we don’t want to be expensive against the Euro now do we.

    We need a Ron Paul in this country – unfortunately my only two leading realist candidates, Chris Patten and David Owen are both in the Lords and have long forsworn the bollocks of the top job

  29. 29
    Spartacus says:

    less of a europhile
    is that like being a little less pregnant?

  30. 30
    An Olympic torch says:

    This being an Olympic year …must mean that we will show the world what it means to be grounded. The world so needs it.

    Let’s see….

  31. 31
    Perse O'Nally says:

    SODOF..Sell one, Dump one free.

  32. 32
    Fiscal Gerrymandering says:

    The Scottish electorate have worked that in a recession it is better to have hand outs from South East England, so they will not vote for independence, which is why Cameron, Clegg and Miliband want to rush Salmond into a referendum now.

    Cameron, Clegg, Miliband and Salmond also know that if the English were asked about Scottish independence they would cut them loose in jiffy and that is exactly what they want to avoid.

    The Scots don’t want independence, but the English do want Scottish independence.

    Salmond and Sturgeon need to be careful what they ask for

  33. 33
    TheRealJoePublic says:

    So what will the fresh round of stolen taxes be going to fund ??, this for starters.


    These politicians certainly look after their own.

  34. 34
    Jim says:

    Their Finance man says it will be the Bank of England who will be their Bankers.
    Nothing but the Best in the World for Scotland.

  35. 35
    Jim says:

    Have you not heard the News on the BBC.

    Money – English
    Bankers – English
    Interest Rate setters – English
    Amount allowed to Borrow – English

    This is going to be a Funny Independance.

    I thinking it is more about breaking up the UK and setting one race against another.
    GB has many enemies who wish us All ill within the EU and UN.

    That’s GB the nation not the person.

  36. 36
    Salmond heading for a fall says:

    Having met Sturgeon I can tell you she has Zero personality, absolutely none whatsoever.

  37. 37
    Inglsh fuckwittery watch says:

    As in when Scottish tax payers paid for the building of Wembley you mean ?

  38. 38
    Inglsh fuckwittery watch says:

    The Bank of England that was founded by …er….A Scotsman you mean ?

  39. 39
    Splooge says:



  40. 40
    Sophie says:

    Pro EU to the core – the Conservative Party front bench.

    There can be no justification to waste yet more of British taxpayers money propping up the Euro ponzi scheme – except of course unless you are buying a future seat on the EU gravy train.

    This is a fantastic gift to UKIP – thanks again George.

    Blue Labour out – vote UKIP.

  41. 41
    Jethro says:

    Salmond is supposed to be a superb political operator but has been exposed as a complete fraud by Cameron this week.
    Conveniently blaming the City for the financial crisis, when it was him that personally endorsed Goodwins disasterous BoS takeover of debt-ridden ABN Amro.
    He’s allegedly fought for Scottish Independence his whole life, and now makes pathetic excuses for delaying a referendum and conjures up the get-out clause of Devo Max.
    If I was a Scottish voter I would seriously question WTF exactly is the point of Alex Salmond any more?

  42. 42
    Anonymous says:

    Let the English take part in a referendum on Scottish Independence.
    It affects us too – we should all be able to take pleasure in kicking the whining bastards out.

  43. 43
    who why what where when says:

    Laura K. conducted a dreadful interview with Osbourne on News at Ten. She couldn’t decide whether she was questioning him about Scots independence, the economy, banks, business or finance. It totally lacked focus and was badly edited.

  44. 44
    Mike Oxonfire says:

    I’m a Scottish voter and I have *always* seriously questioned WTF exactly is the point of Alex Salmond.

    The man’s a dangerous megalomaniac menace.

  45. 45
    NBeale says:

    If there is a proper agreed increase in IMF quotas backed by all the world’s major economies it would be LUNATIC for the UK not to participate.

    No-one has ever lost money lending to the IMF. And if we refused there would be serious implications for our credit rating, and we’d end up paying billions a year in additional interest on our gilts.

    Non-participation in a Euro-scam makes perfect sense, but a proper increase in IMF resources is another matter altogether, and should be supported.

  46. 46
    Rog says:

    Certainly will be.

  47. 47
    Nemo says:

    I am I correct in my assumption, at least judging by the above and succeeding comments, that Gideon is now losing his shine after he was buffed up to shine in The Glorious Revival of the UK economy

  48. 48
    Nemo says:

    Well cast iron is good for load bearing stress but useless under tensile stress, and impact stress

  49. 49
    Nemo says:

    Jethro – not to pedantic but it was RBS and that awful Badwind that took over ABN Amro

  50. 50
    Nemo says:

    Hasn’t Gideon got enough on trying to run the economy?

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