February 9th, 2012

Propaganda Priorities


  1. 1
    Waste says:

    Waste alert.

    how many pilgrims do they employ?

  2. 2
    Kered Ybretsae says:

    Oh to be a Pilgrim in their Ad/PR department.

  3. 3
    Ken kiss a gay today says:

    They should all be dong the walk to the dole office

  4. 4
    Gordon Brown says:

    We need more investment

  5. 5

    You’d think a Tweet would be cheaper.

  6. 6
    Rainbow Ken says:

  7. 7
    Bongler says:

    We can provide support to Lambeth schools in the following languages:
    Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, British Sign Language, Cantonese, Dari, Ewe, Farsi, French, Greek, Gujarati, Hakka, Hindi, Italian, Kikongo, Kurdish-Kirmanji, Lingala, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Sylheti, Tigrinya, Turkish, Urdu and Wolof.


  8. 8
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Your taxes are up to feed out pensions.

    Something you never see on a Council Information sheet.

  9. 9
    Waste says:

    Good point.

    How many Lambeth residents will be able to understand the poster?

  10. 10
    All the bloody money's gone ...Labour spent it all says:

    Perhaps it reveals how much they’ve been wasting on totally unnecessary services and highly paid managers !!

  11. 11
    Sophie says:

    If only we had a Tory Prime Minister to tackle the lefts waste of our money.

    If only we had a Conservative Government that was not carrying on with the fiscal lunacy of Gordon McMental.

    Heath out.

    Vote UKIP.

  12. 12
    Loungelizard says:

    Wonder how much the posters cost the taxpayers?

  13. 13
    Peter Grimes says:

    Perhaps they have their priorities right like Brent, who claim that they are closing libraris because of a cut in their funding. They didn’t complain too much or shut libraries when ZaNooLieBor cut their funding by a third a few years back. (Hat tip Biased BBC).
    Here we have the budget requirements for the years 2004-2011:


    2004/05 £347,415,000
    2005/06 £367,234,000
    2006/07 £235,513,000
    2007/08 £255,972,000
    2009/10 £261,836,000
    2010/11 £265,469,000

  14. 14
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Steve Reed, another labour tosser that’s good at spending other peoples money.
    Labour the party of lies, denial and hypocrisy.

  15. 15
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Everything is wrong according to labour. What is most wrong is labour.

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    A pretty penny says:

    I just did a quick search on the cost of bus stop adverts. They cost around £120 per panel per week for a minimum of 2 weeks. If Lambeth have put up even just 3 panels for the minimum 2 weeks, that’ll be £720. How many school and library books or rubbish collections would that pay for?

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    JH says:

    ‘The Government has cut OUR money by nearly a third’

    It’s not ‘your’ money Steve. It’s private sector taxpayer’s money, extorted with menaces of prison.

    They will be delighted to hear this news. Try cutting wasteful spending first, rather than the few things people willingly pay for, eh?

    Stopping free translation for people with no inclination to learn the lanquage of the land would be a start.

  18. 18

    Ah, you see those in the council do such a difficult job, they need to make sure people know about it, while making sure they can avoid tax themselves.
    I know a few accounts who do councillors taxes, it is amazing what they are hiding. A little off the top and know one knows any different.

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    Anonymouse says:

    How about an FOI on government support in Lambeth, I’m willing to bet it hasn’t been cut by 30%

    Report them to the Advertising Standards Authority.

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    JH says:

    “The Interpreting and Translation Service (ITS) is part of the Ethnic Minority Achievement Team.”

    Do they have any idea how pissboilingly annoying this shit is to ordinary working people? Then they whinge the working class is not engaged in politics.

  21. 21
    A man says:

    They have a large staff of ‘climate change advisers’. However, they manage to save a bit of money by employing mainly illegal immigrants as traffic wardens (or ‘civil enforcement officers’ as they are savagely called now to make them seem even nastier).

  22. 22
    Steve Miliband says:

    Over paid
    Massive bonuses
    Anyone could do the job
    Expert tax avoidance

    Footballers are the new Bankers

  23. 23
    The Duke says:

    WTF is ‘Wolof’ when it’s at home?

  24. 24
    wonkotsane says:

    Telford & Wrekin Council have a similar poster – must be a Labour thing.

  25. 25
    Penfold says:

    nothing like getting your agit-prop across to the proles

  26. 26
    Ed Dibleybandwagon says:

    Yeth, vote UKRAP

  27. 27
    Anonymouse says:

    Interestingly the last Annual Report published is for 2008/9 hardly an efficient council.


    They are also claiming that the government has cut their expenditure by 28% over 4 years. That’s 2 years of labour.

  28. 28
    Piers M says:

    Heather Mills can’t even get her DVD to work at the Leveson inquiry.

    Ha ha fucking ha.

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    smoggie says:

    They’ll cut the essential services first, keeping the higher and upper middle management placemen in situ. They’ll have departments of one or two to manage but they’ll still have their well paid jobs. And when the bins overflow and you can’t find a policeman well it’s ….we did warn you!

  30. 30
    Spartacus says:

    Gweedo – this certainly seems to have struck a nerve. Best posting for a while.
    Loved the comment about advertising.

    Comments 7 and 13 go to the heart of the matter.

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    Tuscan Tony says:


  32. 32
    Tuscan Tony says:

    As the sign’s in English it’ll be wasted on their clients.

  33. 33
    say what you see says:


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    Another man says:

    Agree. And given that the ‘Services’ are probably in pseudy name only, cut the lot. – Good riddance!

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    anonymous says:

    Arry says if you vote for me I will bring the world cup back to lambeth

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    Sarah Twat the Twitty Tweeter says:

    Oooohhhh! – my Hero!

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    Trying hard to be helpful says:

    A kind of waloon perhaps? … Brussels small talk? Dunno …

  38. 38
    nellnewman says:

    That’s it Lambeth you’ve got the right idea. Cut frontline services and make sure that your councillors, top managers and non-job officers keep getting their £1000s in salaries and expenses.

    militwit will be so proud of you!!

  39. 39
    Emma West says:

    Everything free and easy
    Do as ya damn well pleasey
    Why don’tcha make yer way there
    Go there, stay there?

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    Bystander says:

    there you are you see! … proof that the translation and something or other service IS required!

    You have completed their test to prove that Lambeth Socialist Carnsill is RIGHT!

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    Terrible But True says:

    Why.. on earth.. are they forking out on paid ads?

    When there’s ‘free’ message services via PR.

    And a uniquely funded £4Bpa version that stands ready, 24/7 to answer the call.

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    Anonymous says:

    it’s all propaganda, except for an elite few …..


    company head gets 87% dividends – welfare to work should be renamed welfare from work

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    Someone (on £150k + full bennys) in a Town Hall near you says:

    Look, – can’t stop – just off to my lunch appointment, – then I’ve got meetings all afternoon – but you’ll miss us when we’re gone.

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    Boring facts says:

    Unless, as seems rather likely, the council get a proportion of the advertising space for free as part of the contract with the companies who provide the advertising hoardings.

    But then how could we feign outrage for pageviews :(

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    Maximus says:

    Barring that, A Git Prop.

  46. 46
    Bongler says:

    African language. Wolof or Spanish, I don’t see the difference, it’s pissing money up the wall on silly services.

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    jgm2 says:

    The ‘cuts’ probably reflect the actual number of residents as opposed to those fictitious residents registered for voting purposes.

  48. 48
    Penfold says:

    The Wolof are an ethnic group found in Senegal, The Gambia, and Mauritania. In Senegal, the Wolof form an ethnic plurality with about 43.3% of the population are Wolofs

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    Lydiamight says:

    I see that the Chief Executive—Derrick Anderson is making a few cuts of his own (not)
    Mr Anderson, who lives in Brixton, earned nearly £216,000 in 2010/11 and including pension contributions cost the council just under £247,000.”

  51. 51
    Bongler says:

    Doh! She owns 87% of the business, that’s why she gets 87% of the dividends.

  52. 52
    jgm2 says:

    Is Lambeth a regular feature in Private Eye’s ‘Rotten Boroughs’? There’s some chap Mohammed Rahman or somesuch who keeps popping up awarding all his cousins, fresh off the flight from Dakar, jobs paying 150K each.

    It might not be Lambeth. All those shitty Labour-run London Boroughs look the same to me.

  53. 53
    I'm All Right Jack Dromey says:

    He’s doing a great job, deserves every penny. There are no efficiency savings possible.

  54. 54
    The Duke says:

    Well that’s enriching to know…but thanks anyway.

  55. 55
    Sophie says:

    Anyone know what the secret trial of 47 men in Liverpool is about?

    Seems to be a British press blackout.

  56. 56
    Anonymous says:

    All so true.

    That money spent on advertising could have been used to make the rich richer.

  57. 57
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    Ah, Lambeth. I remember when their housing benefit service was so bad they decided to outsource it to Capita. Who were so bad even Lambeth seemed efficient by comparison so they took it back in-house.

    I also remember the Lambeth NALGO (a long while ago) branch secretary who was full-time and paid by the council and had been doing it so long he said he had forgotten how to do his real job. Needless to say, he received annual increments and was regularly upgraded in his real job.

  58. 58
    jgm2 says:

    Ahhh. Government contracts. That’s where the real money is. Which is why there is so much competition to become MPs and councillors. With great patronage comes great kickbacks.

  59. 59
    Sophie says:

    The only Conservative Party on the ticket. No brainer.

    What do you want us to do – vote for son of Heath?

    Vote UKIP – Cameron out.

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    nellnewman says:

    As a matter of interest how much does Steve Reed the Leader of Lambeth Council cost the taxpayer in salaries and expenses etc each year?

  61. 61
    Waste & Recycling Dept. says:

    Lambeth has TWO newsletters that offer literary to delight to its inhabitants.

  62. 62
    Nodrog Nworb says:

    My Anti-hero

  63. 63
    Sophie says:

    The Islamic Republic of Tower Hamlets, JGM2.

    Anyone know what the secret trial of 47 men in Liverpool is about?

    Total UK press ban on reporting.

  64. 64
    jgm2 says:

    I bet he’s not taking a 30% pay cut. Or passing up his bonus.

  65. 65
    Sophie says:


  66. 66
    Boo Boo says:

    It’s wolf seen by Yogi Bear

  67. 67
    jgm2 says:

    I had no idea there was such a trial ongoing. Are you sure? There’s no mention on the BBC.

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    Maker of the Mayan calender says:

    stupid waste of money really after all Lambeth will vote Tory / lib dem when the next ice age comes

  70. 70
    BBC Complaints Dept says:

    So they had a look at the idea of sharing chief officers or reducing their obscene fat cat salaries, and then thought, “nope, it’s definitely going to have to be care for the elderly”

  71. 71
    ffs says:

    Unbelievable – I now know I am not living in a free country. Why are we protecting those scumbags?

  72. 72
    CaptBlack says:


    Page 12 – Government central grant:

    2010/11 – £213.9m
    2011/12 – £220.8m +3.2%

    However Lambeth, through some fiscal magic, makes this into a 2011/12 grant of £193.8m (a reduction of £20.1m); plus because they couldn’t understand a “new concept” of ‘revenue spending power’ they missed out on ADDITIONAL government grants.

    Can anyone explain how they go from an increase of 3.2% to a cut of 28%?

    Seems this should go to the Advertising Standards Authority!

  73. 73
    smoggie says:

    Don’t forget the smart council flats (Parker-Morris standards) they get as well.

  74. 74
    Ed Dibleybandwagon says:

    Yeth Thophie, UKWAP, a bigger blank pieth of bog paper than even my muthings!

  75. 75
    Peter Grimes says:

    The budget book 2011/12shows net expenditure is projected to be £9 million, or 3%, up. Is this cuts a la BonkersBrown?

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    Lambeth Council says:

    No problem we have ordered up multiple versions of these posters in each of the languages you list. Money well spent Im sure you will agree.

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    PDH says:

    Shit a brick! How many more of these trials are happening? When will the elite get the message that Mohammeds followers all wish us harm?

    Our children are being raped you liberal bastards!

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    Selohesra says:

    bet she’s hopping mad

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    smoggie says:

    Rotten Boroughs doesn’t focus on any particular coouncil. Reason is they are all rotten.

    Hamlets gets its own column in Private Eye being particularly rotten and corrupt. Makes depressing reading.

  80. 80
    Sophie says:

    Swooning Cameronn trolls – you know that Dave is not a Tory yet persist in this blind tribalism.

    Your tribe will not bring that Heathite liar a majority at the next GE – just as he could not deliver a majority against Gordon Brown.

    Vote UKIP – destroy Camerons Tories.

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    albacore says:

    If? Lord, what are you on, a rose-tinted spliff?
    If the Tories were huddled atop of a cliff
    Chairman Dave would give them a helpful push
    He’s as much use as a bird in a bush
    Now he’s threatening women boardroom quotas
    Well, won’t that inspire those wet Tory voters


  82. 82
    Raving Loon says:

    Vote UHunt

  83. 83
    Danny Boy says:

    Deport the lot of them back to any 7th century paradise sandpit that will have them – minus their dicks.
    When are we going to get some protection for our kids from these Mus_lim rape gangs?

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    Raving Loon says:

    That’s not what I typed! I see what you did there Guido!

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    To Far To Fast says:

    “that offer literary to delight to its inhabitants.” ?????

    Looks like youve suffered a 30% reduction in your word allocation shall we just fill in the missing words?

  86. 86
    Raving Loon says:

    No welfare for immigrants until they’ve been here LEGALLY for at least 7 years and are naturalised citizens.

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    annette curton says:

    Sunni Delight.

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    Devil's Dumplings says:

    They can gripe only when they’ve cut their allowances and pensions by1/3rd too; until then shut the **** up.

  89. 89
    Ed Dibleybandwagon says:

    And you, ‘Thophie’, are a paper thin skin twibal twoll for UKWAP, or are you on our books..


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    The latest from Leveson says:

    Looks like Morgan is back in the firing line ( thank you Tom Watson)

  91. 91
    Tony Blair says:

    These posters cost £60 according to Councillor Stephen Morgan

  92. 92
    Dessert rat says:

    Simple, they just tell fucking lies, most labour voters are too thick to understand finance

  93. 93
    annette curton says:

    Each? per week.

  94. 94
    Hugh Janus says:

    Someone put up the same poster, but reading thus:

    “Lambeth pisses your money up the wall….so we are forced to cut services.”

    I’m sure someone can think of a snappier wording, but you get my drift.

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    Fish says:

    Needs a complaint to the ASA if this is true

  96. 96
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    It was.

  97. 97
    Hugh knows says:

    .htebmaL no thgiR
    .sdrawkcab m’I taht sseug I ,tol uoy ekiL

  98. 98
    Tough Choices says:

  99. 99
    ThatMadeleineMoment says:

    Whatever it is, it’s 100% too much.

  100. 100

    That advert has been running since 2010.
    That part of London is like its own little Glasgow. – No matter what a shithole it is the citizens vote in Labour.

    They only have to take the tube two stops to another borough to realise what a crappy dump their own is.

    Maybe they like it with all the fridges and sofas piled up on street corners and on the lawns? Maybe abandoned, smashed up cars enhance the image of the place? Perhaps its diversity personified to have parking at £2 / 15 minutes to park on a broken glass strewn highway?

  101. 101
    albacore says:

    The mirage of government cutting money
    If it weren’t so daft, it would be funny
    And now the Bank’s printing squillions more quids
    We ain’t sliding quick enough down those skids


  102. 102
    Rachel Foghorn says:

    Bonuses for doin’ nuffin’ are obscene!
    String him up! The Capitalist pig!

  103. 103
    Anonymous says:

    You’ve got the other kind of liberal here. Easy mistake. No harm done.

    Labourlost is thattway —>

  104. 104
    Fish says:

    Vote UKIP? Vote for that bug eye’d looney Farridge? What a loser. Fuck me Sophie, you need help.

  105. 105
    Free Marketeer says:

    Lambeth has just wasted thousands on olive trees in Clapham.

    They have many pilgrims – see Guido passim.

    Lambeth Labour say that Lambeth’s budget has been cut by 30% – but in fact when expressed as a percentage of “total” Lambeth spending, the grant cut is only 3%.

    (Only one decimal point amiss – so that’s alright then!!!)

  106. 106
    Bugler Bert says:

    The Peoples Republic of Lambeth should be reported to the Race Relations Commission because there is no provision for the Welsh fleeing from Plaid, or the Gaelic-speaking Scots fleeing from the Republic of Caledonia (Prop, El Presidente Fatso Salmond)

  107. 107
    Sick of the greed and lies says:

    Literally laugh out loud! not a good thing when you work in an open plan office.

  108. 108
    Hugh cares says:

    Will Bill Posters be prosecuted?

  109. 109
    Analysis this says:

    Errr Glasgow voted SNP at the last election

  110. 110
    Rachel Foghorn says:

    Labour-run Lambeth Council in south London even splashed out on bus stop posters blaming ministers for damaging services, telling locals: “The Government has cut our money so we are forced to cut services.”

    The council – which created a logo of a pound sign being cut in half by a pair of scissors – also spent £15,000 on surveys, hiring rooms for public meetings and arranging focus groups asking what residents think of the cutbacks.

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    ToonBob... says:

    Bless ‘em ..

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    annette curton says:

    It’s prothetic.

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    The Impartial observer says:

    “Unless, as seems rather likely, the council get a proportion of the advertising space for free as part of the contract with the companies who provide the advertising hoardings.”

    Which would imply the council are receiving a part of the advertising space revenue as free advertising. If they took the revenue as straight cash there’d be more money in the coffers to avoid cuts.
    Why do councils have to advertise? It’s not as if they face competition for customers, is it?

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    Hugh Janus says:

    PS From Steve Reed’s blog:

    “Last week I was very proud to officially open Lambeth’s first new leisure centre for 30 years.

    The fact that we’ve been able to build a brand new community leisure centre at the height of the country’s economic problems is a huge achievement and I hope local residents make full use of all the excellent facilities on offer.”

    Not down to their last crust then? Or has Lambeth, like all good socialists authorities, run out of other people’s money?


    “Since May 2006 Lambeth has seen its performance improve from a 1 to a 3 star authority and we have just elected our second Youth Mayor giving young people a strong voice and a better say on how services are developed. We’ve also seen the opening of award-winning new schools, including the first parent promoted school in the UK. This year council tax has been frozen to help local people through the economic downturn.”

    All sounds pretty hunky-dorey to me…and no suggestion of any cash shortage either. Let us hope that the memory of Clay Cross isn’t yet dead, and that Reed and his cronies are surcharged for squandering taxpayers’ money in this way – and for political ends.

  115. 115
    Juggler says:

    More Labour waste.

  116. 116
    Jim Devine says:

    No doubt theve also got a “friendly printer”

  117. 117
    Celebrate Diversity and Cultural "Enrichment" says:

    The open door to the third world, imports third world practices and customs with it.

  118. 118
    lolololololol says:

    This made me smile.
    From Wilki, entry for Dulwich

    ‘Harriet Harman MP lives (as Mrs Jack Dromey) in Winterbrook Road’

    Harriet as a MRS!

  119. 119
    Captain Black says:

    Wot, no Klingon?

  120. 120
    Lambsy says:

    “Is it my Cousin Chester from Leicester? Nah…is it my Aunt Petunia from Catalunya? Umm-no-o-o…Aahhh– I know who it is…”

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    Civil Servant says:

    If you genuinely believe this is misleading, report it to the ASA. A church got taken to task for advertising their miraculous healing powers.

  123. 123

    i think you need to try google.

    Leader Gordon Brown Alex Salmond Nick Clegg
    Party Labour SNP Liberal Democrat
    Leader since 24 June 2007 2004 18 December 2007
    Last election 7 Seats 0 Seats 0 Seats
    Seats before 7 0 0
    Seats won 7 0 0
    Seat change ±0 ±0 ±0
    Popular vote 128,818 39,702 31,403
    Percentage 55.98% 17.25% 13.65%
    Swing increase11.71% increase2.47% decrease1.84%

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    Fish says:

    So there we have it, evidence about the failings of the previous Government’s pathways / future jobs fund arrangements.

    The Work programme will sort this out.

    Margaret Hodge should know this she was Employment Minister in the DWP responsible for setting up some of these failing schemes.

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    The Impartial observer says:

    “Oh dahling, I always insist on having my car clamped by a marvellous little man from Lambeth Parking Services. Kensington & Chelsea? Oh no,dahling! Soh last century!”

  126. 126
    firefoxx says:

    That’s brilliant :-)

  127. 127

    That didn’t come out well.

    try this from the BBc election coverage 2010.

    “These are the results of the United Kingdom general election, 2010 in the city of Glasgow in Scotland. The 2010 General Election was held on May 6, 2010 and all seven constituencies returned Labour Party MP’s”

  128. 128
    Rootar says:

    We should all celebrate diversity – it’s so culturally enriching, don’t you think?
    And as for those 47 men oop north on trial, I think it is to do with you know what, by you know who with young White non- Muslim girls, but I could be wrong and in any case we are not supposed to know about it let alone talk about it hence the press black-out, all in the cause of social cohesion.

  129. 129
    luvvly jubbly says:

    .Public money, the propaganda wing of the Labour Party

  130. 130
    The Impartial observer says:

    “people with no inclination to learn the lanquage….”

    Screwed a Senagalese whore couple weeks ago. Quite adequate English & she’d never been within a thousand miles of the UK.

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    Anonymous says:

    now, it seems that the City of London police where after £189,000 of tax that Arry had evaded – but as we all know he was found not guilty. The bill to the tax payer is £8million – so it was worth it then – Arry for england manager – hoofuckingray!!!

  132. 132

    Bit old this story Fawkes:

    From: Andrew Armstrong

    17 January 2011

    Dear Lambeth Borough Council,

    Please can you tell me the total cost of the advertising campaign
    currently in place around the borough, trying to sell the idea to
    local residents that the forthcoming cuts to services in Lambeth is
    the fault of the coalition government [image link below]


    Please provide the answer in terms of the cost for designing and
    producing the posters, and also the cost for taking out the
    advertising space.

    Please also confirm where this money has come from to fund this

    Yours faithfully,

    Andrew Armstrong

    And on it goes with plenty of stalling from lambeth.

    And their lambeth Life mag.

    Because South London Press readers choose to buy it, they read it. We were all forced to pay almost 20p a copy for Lambeth Life, and I wonder how much more it cost in stifling proper scrutiny of council spending?
    I don’t agree on the value of £500,000 in Lambeth today. It’s enough, for example, to continue free bulky and garden waste collections (£300,000), save school crossing patrols (£150,000) and scrap the new charges for disabled parking bays (£40,000). Or there are many other cuts to social services such as care and sheltered housing, or public services such as street sweeping and public loos, which could be avoided.
    And think how much we’ll save on recycling now we don’t have to pulp more than 3 million copies of Lambeth Life a year.

  133. 133
    The Impartial observer says:

    That stumped her!*

    Come on! Someone had to do the gag.

  134. 134
    Selohesra says:

    Thought 8illy might have come up with that

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    The Nawab of Bermondsey says:

    What action have Lambeth taken to try to provide
    their services within a reduced budget?

    how have the Government tried to help?

    What practical help has been received from the staff?

    Have any administrative tasks been taken off the remit of Lambeth Council?

    have Lambeth any deposits with Banks either uk or non uk registered?

    has any appraisal or sale of the Borough’s capital assets been carried out and if so with what results?

  136. 136
    Hevva Darlin' says:

    I need a man…..

  137. 137
    Gonk says:

    They missed English

  138. 138
    annette curton says:

    But never has any religious sect been taken to ‘task’ over outrageous claims that the Planet is overseen by a great ruler in the sky that can’t make his mind up whether he is C of E, Catholic, Muslim or a Scientologist.

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    Anonymous says:

    Don’t know and don’t care . There’re are more important things to worrry about like one footballer calling another footballer a name (allegedly).


    Santimonious, priggish, hypocritical, MSM.

  140. 140
    Biggus Dickus says:

    ukip are all nazis and inbreeds

  141. 141
    Gonk says:

    Book your clinic appointment asap.

  142. 142
    Anonymous says:

    Shocking use of taxpayer’s money.
    Can CLG act against this sort of appaling waste?

  143. 143
    will says:

    Back in the 80’s when i worked for the social Lambeth rent dept were so piss poor that you could have claimants on the social for 6 months and no rent paid because lambeth council had not paid the benefit. tenents would regularly get harrassed for non payment when thier own council had buggered it up.

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    Lambeth says:

    We had 13 wonderful years under Labour in which we gave ourselves well paid non-jobs and spent millions on focus groups, relaxation lounges and staff awaydays. Now that’s all had to end. So it’s only right we spend tens of thousands to tell residents that the government has cut our funding.

  145. 145
    Gonk says:

    Because we went down a foul smelling cul de sac about 30 years ago.
    Dave’s tried to engage reverse but the synchromesh has gone.

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    Anonymous says:

    She hasn’t got a leg to stand on.

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    Anonymous says:

    Probably 95% to meet diversity quaota requirements. They should have all returned from Mecca by now though. Don’t forget it’s Burka Friday. tomorrow

  148. 148
    Anonymous says:

    It’s a great big dog that looks like a husky.

  149. 149
    Anonymous says:

    Sounds like a reference to the 47 Liverpool Labour councillors who were barred from office by the District Auditor in the 1980s for profligacy beyond the call of duty with other people’s money. In the Labour party they must be heroes.

  150. 150
    Anonymous says:

    Bill Posters must be released and can’t be deported even though he is a danger to everyone except judges in ivory towers.

  151. 151
    annette curton says:

    A leg over?.

  152. 152
    It doesn't add up... says:

    That’s just the printing cost…

  153. 153
    Bogeyman says:

    Stupid fukin rapper. Watch again – they should be prosecuted for throwing litter.

  154. 154
    Ballymoney Boy says:

    People’s Republic. Try to master the apostrophe, Guido.

  155. 155
    Handycock No1 Trougher in Parliament says:

    You want to follow our example in Portsmouth, Lambeth, then you wouldn’t have to make any cuts. Mass immigration into the city, triggering big grants from central government, huge housing development by my boys to house them. As a consequence lots of moolah to go around, including political donations and backhanders. Everyone is a winner, council officers, LibDems, my boys and most importantly, me. Boaz.

  156. 156
    Am I wrong? says:

    Wolof = effnick code for: Whole of Lambeth on freebies

  157. 157
    who says:

    Quite right. She wooden stand for it mate.

  158. 158
    who says:

    She’s a magnetic resonance scanner.?Blimey, they get everywhere don’t they! Does she come on the NHS?

  159. 159
    Am I wrong? says:

    NALGO = Not a lot going on.

  160. 160
    Am I wrong? says:

    Turn out de light.

    [a result of the cuts meaning no electric for the OAPs]

  161. 161
    Am I wrong? says:

    Looking out of the window it looks like it’s already arrived.

  162. 162
    Am I wrong? says:

    Did they manage to lose their registers too?

  163. 163
    Am I wrong? says:

    You forgot the other lot that live just south of the Lebanon.

  164. 164
    Anybody know says:

    Did the Judge make any ruling as to costs?

  165. 165
    Am I wrong? says:

    Actually, in this case I think our host is correct. The Borough of Lambeth is host to people from many different countries, Somalis, Jamaicans, Arabs, Banglas, etc. So lots of different peoples are represented, all of whom live in their own little entrenched ghettos – hence the use of the plural form.

  166. 166
    Gertrude says:

    Guido, your campaigning is needed – can you not contact the Audit Commission [waste of public money] and/or the Advertising Standards Authority [false figures]?

  167. 167
    Mme Business Cat (specializing in yarns, Cdn owned & op.) says:

    Let me get this straight. One branch of your government has taken out an ad to complaing that another branch is not giving them enough….

    It is pretty bad here in Canada, but I have not seen it sink the that level (yet).

    btw, what do the references to “pilgrims” mean?

  168. 168
    Frau Business Cat (specializing in yarns, Cdn owned & op.) says:

    What! Not German?

  169. 169
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    You’re right will. Things were so bad that whenever a tenant appeared before a court for rent arrears all they had to say was ‘housing benefit delay’ and the judge refused to have them evicted, whether it was true or not.

  170. 170
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    It’s not true Bill. Lambeth has been Labour, Tory, LibDem, coalition. All equally useless.

  171. 171
    Frau Business Cat (specializing in yarns, Cdn owned & op.) says:

    Good one. I’ll remember that for use on Cdn sites.

  172. 172
    Spartacus says:

    postal voting strikes again!

  173. 173
    Mrs Business Cat (specializing in yarns, Cdn owned & op.) says:

    Just how bad is it in Scotland these days? My 3 Scottish grandparents left for Canada around the turn of the twentieth century (one English grandmother left after WW I). I wonder if Scotland is suffering because all the intelligent people left. Certainly, they are thick on the ground here, although what with intermarriage we are just known as “of European descent”.

  174. 174
    It doesn't add up... says:

    Glad to hear you’re the sort of sheep that understands Ewe.

  175. 175
    On Harman Pride's Dossier says:

    Nearly a Third = 28%. So by Lambeth’s reckoning, the weekend is nearly a third of the week…

    Reading through their proposals, it looks like the cuts have forced them to concentrate hard on delivering what their residents want, rather than political pet projects. Sounds great

  176. 176
    c.eng says:

    Pilgrims are employees, generally of government funded organisations (of course including the UK National Health Service) who although paid by the taxpayers to do a job of work, actually spend pretty much all their ‘work time’ on Trade Union business. This is of course ridiculous and could only happen in the UK.

    Named ‘pilgrims’ by Guido I believe because one of these worthies (seem to remember came to light due to some legal action to get her to do some work) had ‘Pilgirm’ as her last name.

  177. 177
    Hugh Janus says:

    “…good at spending other peoples money.”

    Outstanding in fact, and in the true Liebour tradition of frugality.

  178. 178
    Smokey Joe says:

    Have you been to Lambeth? It’s basically one big housing estate crammed full of Thirdies.

  179. 179
    They make the definition of racism up as they go along says:

    It has been decided that any public body who does not provide information in every language under the sun is institutionally racist.

  180. 180
    Suitably named says:

    As in wrekin the economy ?

  181. 181
    Fabio says:

    A noa needa yora money no moro. Letta Lambeth av eet.

  182. 182
    They still got off lightly says:

    They were criminals and should have been imprisoned for fraud and misconduct in public office. Only Banning them was a cop out and negligence on the part of the Police and Prosecutors.

  183. 183
    What Climate Change fundamentalsts were saying in 2000 says:

    In ten years time children will ask you what snow is

  184. 184
    Analysis this says:

    Im talking about the Scottish elections which were the most recent.

  185. 185
    Whoops Apocalypse says:

    May they never meet.

  186. 186
    Phil the Greek says:

    Wing One, Let One Fly

  187. 187
    Another tired our old bastard sleepwalking to death says:

    Bill Stickers is black though, so he’s immune from prosecution.

  188. 188
    Another tired out old bastard sleepwalking to death says:


  189. 189
    The Bottle Fed Triplet says:

    Why no Welsh or Scots/Gallic? They are official British languages aren’t they?

  190. 190
    Anonandon says:

    Yeah! Check for illegals in those ‘civil enforcement officers’. They’re ALL over London not just Lambeth.

  191. 191

    where is ted knight when he’s needed? … still working in a graesy spoon ??

    as mamma would say ” each aa to eez own aa “

  192. 192

    ehi silvio don’t diss ted knight …. after all it was stalinists like him who eventually paved the way for fascists like you to get into power …. now idiots like me are left to clean up the mess!! Porca miseria.

  193. 193

    Het Hey Hey !! Come on boys Mutti Deutschland doesn’t like arguments in class . Either you shake hand s now or or I envelop you both within the folds opf my abundant cleavage for the next five years ..Tonner und Blitzen !!

  194. 194
    haven't been to lambeth for ages says:

    In other news, Lambeth Council looks for ways to ensure residents notice a drop in services.

  195. 195
    Archie says:

    Does she come at all?

  196. 196
    Archie says:

    Watch out for the CHR police, gnadige Frau!

  197. 197
    Bloke says:

    One thing’s for sure – ‘Steve’ Reed’s money hasn’t been cut.

    Fucking socialist wanking Hunts.

  198. 198
    Gnasher49 says:

    Vote for an Independant that supports Direct Democracy, same as the swiss have.

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