February 2nd, 2012

Ed, Peston and the Iranians

As he calls the nations’ media to Reuters, Canary Wharf for a briefing tomorrow morning about his future business plans, Ed’s attacks on capitalism are gaining traction around the world. He’s becoming a serious player:

The head of Iran’s judiciary announced on Wednesday that the courts will readily “issue death penalties” to the “disruptors” of the country’s foreign currency market. ISNA reports that Ayatollah Sadegh Amoli Larijani emphasized that the judiciary will deal with those who have been “identified as economic disruptors” just as it would with “smugglers, bandits and drug traffickers.”

While we are on the subject of banker bashing, some strong words from Peston in an interview with Standard:

“He ums and ahs for a moment and then, with a rare edge of crossness, eschewing his usual idiosyncratic syntax, gives a startlingly clear reply: “Look, I do think it’s completely inappropriate for bankers to be earning these colossal sums. Completely inappropriate.

There are certain people who I regard as being just evil but I don’t regard people who make a lot of money and don’t do anything useful with it as evil.” He stops and thinks for a second. “Just misguided and bonkers.””

Are these comments really appropriate from the neutral Business Editor of our state broadcaster?


  1. 1
    twat watch says:

    Ed is just a loser, has no life experience and leads a bunch of parasites.


    • 44
      Ed says:

      Iranth courth will ithoo death penorlteeth to the dithrupthath, and tho will I!


      • 49
        Anarchy = Libertarianism for Big Boys says:

        Much better than Cameron. Will be voting for Ed. Keep up the good work son!



        • 55
          Guido's gout says:

          Banker cock! Tasty and oh so lucrative!


        • 85
          Lord Carrington's Binoculars says:

          That’ll be the Hon Robert Peston, son of Labour peer Lord Peston?



          • Anonymous says:

            Are his words appropriate? Yes because he’s correct.


          • jgm2 says:

            I’ve yet to hear him correctly say that Gordon Brown fucked up the UK economy. Peston is merely a mouthpiece for Labour. Continuing the ‘it’s all the banker’s fault’ distraction service the BBC has been running since 2008.

            ‘Good morning Britain, and the big news is that over the weekend the UK banks ran out of money but as soon as Gordon Brown was informed he immediately saved them all. This situation arose because of Margaret Thatcher – there follows a 30 minute news item with helpful archive video footage explaining why it’s all the banks and the Tories fault and nothing at all to do with the Labour government that has been in power for the last decade. In fact we’re lucky to have Gordon Brown He saved us all. he really did. [Will that do Mr Campbell….]’

            ‘Now, over to Robert Peston to explain why it’s all the banks and the Tories fault some more…’


          • Anonymous says:

            Why am i not surprised !


    • 100
      Diverbeachbum says:

      Is this the same Iran we are going to bomb out of existence, because they don’t agree with our Western Democracy thinking? Sounds to me slightly hypocritical! But What do you expect from Labour!


    • 147
      Not so Mad Nad says:


      • 169
        Ivor Tapeworm says:

        Change the beer’s name to Top Trotty and even the Socialist Worker’s Party would be happy.


        • 185
          Anonymous says:

          What about a beer called Top Fawkes with a picture of Fawkes and his oppo in their leather thongs, my would that get the birds drinking beer, Nadine, Hattie and the others


        • 189
          JH says:

          Now that would be a superb fuck-you. ‘Top Trotty’ with an unflattering likeness of Kate Green carrying a Fabian society membership card and a ‘bash the banks’ placard. Fully clothed – in dungarees and effnic prints – of course.

          If the cartoonist could depict her pockets swelling with taxpayer’s cash, so much the better.


      • 193
        Doley Doley says:

        ‘pro-women advocates’. Are there any ‘anti-women advocates’??? Could be a niche market.


  2. 2
    Jon Shaw says:

    Ed a serious Player ?

    In Iran maybe, shall we send him there ?


  3. 3
    AC1 says:

    Anyone who’d let him near the economy must be bonkers.


  4. 4
    Red Lorry says:

    Err…bearing in mind that Peston is paid a LOT of money and doesn’t do anything useful with it.

    A nurse/cop/squaddie gets what? £25K Peston must get at least £150-200K + expenses.

    Is he eight times more useful than a nurse?


  5. 5

    Timing, Timing – who’ll watch or listen: they’ll all be at the Huhne circus.


  6. 6
    genghiz the kahn says:

    What a wunch of bankers. Misprint.

    How much income tax does Peston pay? Just wondering if he was another Beeboid who was involved in tax minimisation schemes.


  7. 7
    Jack says:

    The thing I find the most astonshing (or ? perhaps isd the reason for for Ed’s outbursts) is the fact that most of the “predators” who have made millions or billions are of his Ilk


    • 9
      Chief Rabbi says:

      I have already told Ed not to shit in his own nest


      • 75
        I Remember You Hoo says:

        Should have told his grandad that when he decided to kill fellow Poles for the Russian red army. Treachery runs deep in the Miliband gene pool.


  8. 8
    gaydar alert says:

    Peston sounds to me like someone has got him by the balls.


    • 15
      Sandy Shore says:

      HaHa, that’s it exactly!


    • 31
      Maximus says:

      The Man with the Diction of a Donkey. Did he ever have a job interview, I wonder, or did the BBC elocution coaches just give up on him? FoIA request time, I think.


    • 53
      john in cheshire says:

      Peston. yeah,right. Peston, let me think, um. Yeah, Peston, that’s the man. That’s him, right there.
      Are you sure?
      Yeah, that’s him.


      • 58
        AC1 says:

        Robert “No nepotism, Lord Pestons’s me dad” Peston?


      • 87
        EdButLookBalls says:

        Tom Finney told me that Peston Bell End play at Deepdale don’t they?!!


      • 179
        Glyn H says:

        son of the discredited economist, one of the 364 handwringing sods who criticised the 1981 Walters (known as Howe’s but he initially opposed it) budget which led to 15 years economic growth only spoilt by the looney chasing the Dm ERM fiasco (Major/Lawson etc) until finally ruined by Brown with his deliberate debauching of our economy in a socialist wet dream of reelection.


  9. 10
    JenTheBlue says:

    Surely that’s what we expect from the BBC. They are just state funded lefty parasites.


  10. 12
    jgm2 says:

    “issue death penalties” to the “disruptors” of the country’s foreign currency market. ISNA reports that Ayatollah Sadegh Amoli Larijani emphasized that the judiciary will deal with those who have been “identified as economic disruptors”

    Sounds like Gordon Brown had better hope he’s no diverted via Tehran on one of his money-laundering sp*eaking engagements. He might find himself hanging from a crane.

    Which, I’m sure we all agree, would be a great loss.


    • 28
      South of the M4 says:

      I think the Iranians will reward those who destroy western economies…..


    • 129
      smoggie says:

      Waste of crane time. Do you know the day rate of a 25 tonner? That and mob/demob charges.

      They Iranians will be regretting cutting all those trees down for firewood.


  11. 13
    Bongler says:

    I’ve got more respect for the Iranians. They are serious and implementing nutty policies.

    Ed Miliband was Gordon Brown’s right hand man whilst all the money was being wasted and only yesterday he was voting to give families uncapped benefits at our expense.


    • 48
      My Lard Prizeclot, LieBore apologist, casting his eagle eye on current affairs says:

      Didya see that totty on the beer pump?

      Didya??? didya??? phwoooaaarrrrrrr!

      I’matitman meself!


      anyonegota sandwich? . . . . pie . . . ? patsy . . . ?


  12. 14
    Anonymous says:

    And Cammers was given the bum rush into de sir-ing Freddie Boy


  13. 16
    Fair and balanced says:


    I write as an honest and convinced capitalist

    But whether you like it or not the massive dishonesty of the banking industry in flogging hundreds of billions of $ of toxic securities was at the root of our current problems…not just the over borrowing…the US government has cases against the biggest banks, including UK banks for billions on the grounds of f r a u d

    and that is not the end of the story


    • 17
      Lord Chief Justice says:

      These bankers should be answerable before the Courts in the UK as well


      • 18
        Alan Greenspan says:

        Capitalism is totally discredited if massive dishonesty causes systemic crash or near crash and is not prosecuted…

        Otherwise business/capitalism, like in Russia, is just a question of who has the best sub machine guns and hired murderers


        • 23
          labourunionsbbc we are one says:

          Ah, Greenspan. Who can forget the one eyed coward of Kilcardy, in his early days as bogus chancellor, genuflecting and grovelling with an eye on Greenspan’s flies in the hope that he might be able to suck him off.


          • jgm2 says:

            Greenspan was the man Brown used to point to during the Imbecility whenever anybody would question what the fuck he was playing at running 3% deficits during a ‘boom’. ‘Look at America,’ he would say – they’re doing it too. In fact I’m borrowing just slightly less than they are so I’m being prudent’.

            Then, when the balloon went up, the c*unt has the sheer gall to say ‘It started in America’. Would this be the same America that you were copying Brown? The same America whose economic policies you aped for a decade? That America?


          • Gordon Brown says:

            I sold the gold, – nobody minded – at least, I don’t think they said anything that I heard.

            I got Euros you know. Good rate too! Well, adequate.


          • The Historian says:

            Making Brown Chancellor then Prime Minister is right up there with making a horse a senator.


          • filipinomonkey says:

            no chance historian, the horse would at least do nothing…


          • smoggie says:

            With horse shit you can grow roses. Fuck knows what you can do with Brown’s stuff if you can get it off him.


    • 20
      Deflecting the blame. says:

      Ssshhh. Don’t mention Bernie Madoff or Lehman Brothers.


      • 43
        Universal Hiss says:

        That idiot Clinton got off lightly too.He directly caused the downfall of Mae & Mac.(Well they helped themselves along as well).


    • 33

      Can’t argue with that.
      The only caveat being that in order to get our money back we have to get it from taxes…levied on the profits of banks.

      Hear the banker right now talking about about how banks don’t think that lending to business should be anything to do with them. More the job of charities, philanthropists, credit unions or showbiz folk with lots of dosh.

      He says they would like to lend. In fact are happy to lend. if only the small business would ask, they would lend.

      He omits the onerous terms that the banks offer prevent businesses taking advantage of the bank’s ‘generosity.’

      The lying toad is being nicely speared by Declan Curry of R5.
      good for him


      • 61
        AC1 says:

        Er, why should Banks subsidise small business?

        I run one, and I certainly wouldn’t risk my saved money on them.

        So good for prudent banks.

        If you want banks to start lending to business you’d better cut taxes.


        • 119
          AC/DC says:

          Yes I can see you running a small business, its you running a large business which I would have a problem with.


        • 180
          Bitter and Twisted says:

          Quite agree – the last people I wwould want anywhere near my business are bankers. They are like politicians – they only want to help you when you do not need it;they sell you down the river as soon as you do need help.


    • 181
      Glyn H says:

      it was caused by Clintons ‘no discrimination’ legislation, even if you had no money or track record of servicing debt coupled with no Sale Of Goods Act type legislation which here says you have to tell the punter all the terms. Thus trailer trash and other low life types were bombarded with loans they found themselves unable to repay. The clever bit was to bundle that up and sell it to demutualised (ie knew not what they were about) buildings societies and slick willies like Applegaryh and Godwin. As Brown Balls had robbed the BoE of bank oversight – GB plc in the dodo!


  14. 19
    Universal Hiss says:

    That’s rich coming from Peston who mangles the English language like no one else.


  15. 21
    The last Quango in Paris says:

    Ed thought that giving Fred Goodwin an honour was the right thing to do and has not back tracked at the embarrassment of the Queen – Ed thought that giving Mr Hester a contract which states he gets a bonus was a good thing to do and then panicked and changed his mind. Ed heled take us to Iraq but now thinks that’s the wrong thing to do. Basically every big decision he has come to regreat. Not someone I would trust.

    And for the love of God will someone dress him warmly tomorrow?


  16. 22
    labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    On a scale of one to ten I dislike peston about thousand.

    I think it’s his affectations I dislike the most, closely followed by his privileged and therefore hypocritical position and utterances’.


  17. 24
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Rubbish interview, where is the questions about his close links to Gordon Brown, Peston even wrote a glowing book about Brown’s supposed economic genius.

    Remember when Peston was cheerleading for Gordon Brown when Brown wanted a good bank (Lloyds) to take over another failing Scottish bank? Peston was all over the BBC telling us how clever Brown was, until it all went wrong and we ended up with a massive toxic bank, thanks to Gordon Brown. Then Peston just stopped mentioning Brown’s name in the same breath as Lloyds HBOS.

    Note that Brown’s role in our economic failure has been wiped from the BBC, they now claim that the banking collapse was down to Thatcher (Rachel Burden stated this as a fact on Radio 5 yesterday), yet somehow when the economy was booming that was all down to Brown’s genius.

    The BBC make me sick, time to scrap he TV tax and let them raise their own money.


    • 27
      The BBC are cunts says:

      Selective memory – it’s programmed into all of our 90,000 Marxist reporters.


      • 93
        Confused Canadian dropping by says:

        Sad to say they have a baby brother, the CBC. Love that daisy cutter moniker.


    • 37
      Maximus says:

      Peston licks Toenails’ toenails? Sounds about right.


    • 38
      Universal Hiss says:

      They are both sociopaths so are good company for one another.

      I think I hate Peston more than Brown. No,that’s no possible.As Brown is always walkabout I don’t hear him anymore but Peston is on the radio a lot.A dash for mute is always necessary.

      How come speech based radio lets someone who can’t speak properly on it?Fucking total arseholes.


      • 41
        Universal Hiss says:

        Bollocks. Modded again as I didn’t spot speek fast enough.

        Pee off modbot.


      • 65
        jgm2 says:

        Indeed. Unless his speech impediment counts as a disability. Which, to be fair, it probably is.

        I certainly wouldn’t employ the c*unt do do anything that involved liaising with customers. He’d be out the back office stacking shelves or filing or writing reports in any other business but for some reason he’s employed by the BBC like some latter day, Helium gargling Max Headroom.


  18. 25
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    There was never a bonus culture during The Reign of Terror 1997-2010.


    • 30
      nellnewman says:

      ‘Reign of Terror’ That phrase so reminds me of the Scarlet Pimpernel and the bumbling fool chauvelin. Where is gordy now by the way?


      • 57
        jgm2 says:

        Moscow apparently.

        Receiving further orders and getting paid for his efforts in destroying the UK economy. He did have to give a ‘speech’ to launder the cash though.


        • 110
          nellnewman says:

          Moscow? Interesting! That’s apparently where ‘dear old’ michaelfoot used to repair to when he needed extra cash from his masters to fund his lifestyle.


    • 36

      BBC timeline –

      The Reign of Terror 1979-2010 -Thatcher the wicked creates super banks and destroys world finance.
      2011 – Ed ‘the Red’ ends power of the bankers. Becomes king on death of Elizabeth II..


  19. 26
    Willsteed says:

    Peston is a paid up member of Common Purpose, nay one of their banner boys.

    EU, Marxism, Milliband…. sure… ‘brother’.


  20. 29
    nellnewman says:


    Peston / Beeb Neutral??

    That’s like saying militwit is a credible politician!


  21. 32
    South of the M4 says:

    Milliband’s advisors are following a clear strategy. Over a period of time 80% of the public will believe that the entire root cause of our *ucked economy is the bankers. Not Brown, not Balls, not socialism – just the nasty bankers. New Labour exonerated. Job done in time for 2015.


    • 34
      nellnewman says:

      Er nobody is ever going to believe militwit ever! Would you?!


      • 77
        South of the M4 says:

        Nothing to do with Milli Nell. ~40% already support Labour and are blind to reality. Household incomes dive further under the weight of Brown induced inflation (aided by Cameron’s inaction), and the country faces the two-party swing again. The strategy is not about Milli.


    • 86
      Fish says:

      It started with Gordon Brown and his little helper Ed Balls


      • 88
        Fish says:

        BTW it occurs to me that if, when confronted by charges of destroying the economy, Cameron sat there smirking and laughing as Miliband did yesterday, the BBC would be playing the tape over and over again.

        Take a look at PMQs and watch the marxist bastard in action, but be careful not to damage your tele.


  22. 35
    Forced to pay TV Poll Tax says:

    Peston is a joke. Why is it that in this country we have to have our ‘experts’ (if Peston can be classified as such) with speech defects, weird hand gestures, swivel eyes and air of barminess? (think Magnus Pike, David Bellamy).


    • 64
      Universal Hiss says:

      Well he has a degree in PPE from Oxford.

      About time that degree was treated with the same derision as meeja studies.

      Oxbridge manages to produce some well strange people.


  23. 39
    Ed Cable says:

    There will be no British Banks in Britain. Everyone will be working for a foreign bank for better pay and bonuses.


  24. 42
    Andrew Carnegie says:

    Whoever dies rich, dies disgraced. Nothing says, however, that you can’t take a handsome income from your charitable trusts for managing them while you’re still around, and buy yourself a castle in Scotland to show up all your childhood neighbors who thought your family were failures. Living well was pretty good revenge for me.


  25. 46
    annette curton says:

    “The head of Iran’s judiciary announced on Wednesday that the courts will readily “issue death penalties” to the “disruptors” of the country’s foreign currency market. ISNA reports that Ayatollah Sadegh Amoli Larijani emphasized that the judiciary will deal with those who have been “identified as economic disruptors” just as it would with “smugglers, bandits and drug traffickers.”
    Lol, no wonder Gordons been hiding in his Kirkcaldy bunker for the last two years


    • 132
      smoggie says:

      And they wonder why the US and Isr­ael don’t want these raving priests to get their hands on nuclear weapons.


  26. 47
    Raving Loon says:

    Not much central banker bashing, just investment banker bashing it seems. We’re not allowed to criticise central banks or the monetary system.


  27. 50
  28. 51
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Come on someone must know if Huhne is getting done or not, I can’t believe someone hasn’t leaked it yet.

    By the way Guido needs to do some digging, there must be lots of people who were employed on the same terms as Ed Lester under the last government or by the BBC


  29. 56
    Anonymous says:

    The phrase “BBC Business Editor” is a contradiction in terms. The BBC are merely parasites on the TV-taxpayer. They have no idea what business involves, or what the real economy means.

    The TV tax should be abolished, and the BBC required to earn its own living, or else disappear.


  30. 63
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Ayatollah No Nod Ed has fucked up labour, the country under Blair and Brown, and no he wants to fuck up capitalism through the banks. How did your family make it’s money, and what pays your wages Miliband you dum fucker.


  31. 67
    Hang The Bastards says:


    Ed’s father was called ADOLF ?

    Says it all really.


    • 107
      Tachybaptus says:

      His father is called Michael Balls, and is a respected zoologist at Nottingham University, with a professorship and a CBE to his name.

      His grandfather, E.K. Balls, was the leader of the British Empire Potato Collecting Expedition which travelled to South America in 1939 in search of blight-resistant varieties, and came home with useful cultivars of Solanum andigenum. He also had a sisyrinchium called after him, whose violet flowers make it popular to this day.

      Pity the way little Ed turned out.


    • 133
      smoggie says:

      Their dad was Adolf the Communist.

      No wonder the Millibands are hopelessly confused.


  32. 73
    Poor effort quite frankly says:

    Peston’s words are completely uncontroversial.

    Accumulating more cash than you’ll ever need simply to accumulate more cash IS bonkers.

    You don’t need to be mad to be a psychiatrist or to write about psychology.


    • 78
      AC1 says:

      Tell you what’s really bonkers…

      Not earning enough cash to meet your needs then screaming that other people should subsidise you.

      You don’t need to be a psychiatrist to know that marxism is a mental illness.


    • 80
      jgm2 says:

      Accumulating more cash than you’ll ever need simply to accumulate more cash IS bonkers.

      Peston’s using the female definition of ‘need’ when he means ‘want’. I don’t need a Learjet or a 300 foot yacht or an Aston Martin but I might want them. Same with these rich folk. They want all this shit and so they go out of their way to accumulate enough money to buy it all.

      I’ll tell you what’s bonkers. Robert Peston being allowed anywhere near a TV with a voice like his. It’s like listening to somebody dragging their nails down a bl*ackboard. ‘Aaaaaaaagh!!! My earrrrsssss!’


  33. 76
    CT says:

    The day that any guardianista is gifted a BBC sinecure is the day that its neutrality walks out the door.

    Doesn’t everyone know this by now?


  34. 79
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    ‘Are these comments really appropriate from the neutral Business Editor of our state broadcaster?’

    Yes, because he’s expressing what 99% of people think. It isn’t ‘neutral’ to say what 1% think.


    • 82
      AC1 says:

      I look forward to the BBC’s new Eurosceptic and “AGW as fraud” coverage with interest.


      • 121
        Speaking for the majority says:

        And I look forward to Newsnight including an item calling for the immediate restoration of the Death Penalty which can be implimented retrospectivley.


    • 83
      jgm2 says:

      I reckon 99% of people can’t bear listening to Robert Peston’s fucking awful voice. How about he shuts his gob and the BBC give his job to somebody, equally as biased as Peston, who can at least spe*ak properly.

      It’s ‘nation shall sp*eak pe*ace onto nation’ not ‘Peston shall squeak, asphyxiate and gurn onto nation’


      • 101
        Universal Hiss says:

        As though the twats at the BBC care what their customers want unless it’s dancing on soap or something equally mind numbing.


    • 134
      smoggie says:

      99% of people cannot think for themselves.


  35. 81
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Milibad knows he is a loser, so he is trying to take a few down with him. He is completely insane, just like his master Brown.


  36. 84
    Do Not forget, All welcome :) says:


  37. 89
    Ray Winstone says:

    Facking cant


  38. 102
    Time for a bit of Farage says:


  39. 108
    Question Time says:

    Gruesome line-up on tonight’s Question Time: Alan Duncan, Sadiq Khan, Digby Jones, Emma Boon and Phil Redmond.


  40. 117
    I don't need no doctor says:

    I really thought Gordon Brown was bonkers, but I think Ed Miliband, given another six months, will leave him standing. Miliband is taking labour to a very frightening place.


  41. 122
    Breaking News says:

    Ed has been asked asked to do a stint at Edinburgh zoo whilst the pandas are not well. The black rings around his eyes make him ideal as a stand-in.


  42. 126
    Calamity Clegg says:

    Could we all please keep Chris Hoon in our prayers tonight ? A towering figure in modern day politics, a Statesman in the making, a FibDem renowned for his close attachment to his tranny family, a FibDem party leader in waiting, environmentalist, proud Property Baron and all-round popular political figure, he is the innocent victim of trumped-up allegations.

    We all earnestly hope he will make it through this ill-deserved phase of innuendo and ridiculous allegation.


    • 151

      Hi Chris the lads on “H” wing look forward to you joining us for a while
      as ex minister for the environment we can’t wait to take turns to shove it up your “wind farm”


  43. 131
    Robert Peston's peyote supplier says:

    He’s eschewing his usual idiosyncratic syntax, is he? Good. That’s a sign that he’s ready to settle up for the month.


  44. 135
    Laura Tobin says:

    It’s going to snow on Saturday so remember to rap up warm my dears. :)


  45. 136
    Ellen Degeneres says:

    I’ve just had Obama’s bitch the first lady pumping up and down with me on live TV, I’m fucking irresistible to the same sex! Any young slim sexy girls fancy a bean flicking contest tonight?


  46. 138

    David Dimbleby is joined in Southport by,
    Alan Duncan
    Sadiq Khan
    Digby Jones
    Emma Boon
    Phil Redmond

    Join in the fun @



  47. 139
    daggy dave says:

    We know Labour are tossers, we know Peston and his bbc bum chums are tossers. We also know that bankers are tossers. Fuck’em all.


  48. 140
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    I don’t think Huhne is going down you know, he’d have resigned by now, he must know, someone would have tipped him off.

    What a fucking stitch up after all this time.


  49. 143
    It's Bloody freezing. says:

    Tell you something. I’ts Harry Potatoes outside, even the anti freezed screen wash turns to instant slush as it hits the screen.

    And as there is no wind the windmills ain’t going round and as it is dark the photo voltaic panels are asleep. Thank heaven for good old logs and an open fire…the ultimate solar fuel.


    • 144
      It's Bloody freezing. says:

      Modded for what?


    • 146
      It's Bloody freezing. says:

      I was just pointing out that it is exceptionally cold and a Log fire is a lot more effective than a windmill or a solar panel. And that Logs are made from solar power.


      • 172
        Another Engineer says:

        You can get new log burning stoves that meet DEFRA requirements for smokeless zones, too. No doubt they’ll have to bring in another law to stop it, as they are far too cheap to run (though not to buy, I have to say).


  50. 148
    Kate Green says:

    Tomorrow I shall call for a ban on Black Bush Whisky sales in House of Commons Bars.



  51. 149
    I Sadiq ill? says:

    What’s happened to Sadiq Khan? He looks as rough as fuck. And that is after a BBC make up job.


  52. 150
    Sadsick says:

    Sadsick Khunt on Question Time. He has a smug smirk permanently etched on his punchable face.


  53. 153
    Fred the Shred ( knighted by Gordon Brown for services to banking ) says:

    I will come back and haunt the Liebour party.


  54. 156
    Question Time babe says:

    Emma Boon of the Taxpayers Alliance is a cutie.


  55. 157

    That Tory Bloke is a Prick !


  56. 159

    Alan Duncan , Total Tory wanker i don’t know who’s worse him or SadGit Can
    I know one thing !
    I’ll Never Vote Tory Again !


  57. 162
    Labour wasters says:

    Has any Labour MP ever worked in the real world? I doubt any of them would last a day in a job at Poundland. Too complicated a pricing structure for them.


  58. 168
    Ed Miliband says:

    A strong and assured performance by Sadiq Khan today.


  59. 182
    Jo Moore's Almanac for 4 Feb 2012...good day to bury bad news says:

    Pity the media will all be camped outside Keir Starmer’s Pad to hear him telling the huddled masses why there is insufficient evidence to bring charges against one of Her Majesty’s Ministers.


  60. 184
    Scrap NICs says:

    So how much EmployERs’ National Insurance Contributions did the Student Loans Company avoid?

    The meeja seem to think it’s just about Lester avoiding his own personal tax contributions – IT IS NOT. It should be mainly about the government’s *own* organisations avoiding paying employer contributions.

    It does show how ridiculous NICs are in this day and age – the government deliberately setting out to avoid paying its own taxes!


  61. 191
    Peston is Gordon Brown's pillow-biter says:

    Robert Peston is merely echoing the views of the bien-pensant left, no surprises there. Of course he shouldn’t do it, the BBC is supposed to be impartial, according to its charter. But, as I say, no surprises there. More seriously this is a case where, as is usual on matters of economics and business that affect the success and prosperity of this country, the bien-pensant left is in the process of getting it nastily, horribly wrong. Yet again.
    RBS share price dropped 3.5% when Hester renounced his bonus, as the market fears he may be de-motivated or even tempted to leave as a result of this treatment. that wiped £900m from the value of the company. Therefore, using political pressure to deny Stephen Hester his bonus is a gesture that has cost RBS – and us, for we own RBS – some 600 times the amount of that bonus. Stupid, utterly stupid.
    It is a fact that people who are very good at what they do and who are capable of making a game-changing contribution, can command a lot of money for their efforts. There is nothing new there. After a quick look on the internet I found a Daily Mirror article from 2010: “50 top Footballer’s Salaries”. Near the bottom of the list no 49: Ryan Giggs, £4.1 million. That is nearly twice the size of Stephen Hester’s pay, including the bonus, yet he is only 49th. No-one doubts Ryan Giggs’ abilities; but when it comes to the success and prosperity of Great Britain – no contest: Stephen Hester is far, far more important and valuable to all us. And it IS a fair comparison: it can certainly be argued that Stephen Hester is as good at his job as Ryan Giggs is at his.
    Why can’t a Conservative government simply make this obvious point and put an end to all this damaging nonsense.


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