February 15th, 2012

The EU is getting Value for Money From IPPR

Leaving aside IPPR’s massive shift to the left, that has culminated in quotes for Seamus Milne’s knocking copy, Guido had to chuckle at their latest email:

IPPR event series:
Where next for Europe?

The ‘democratic deficit’ and reform of the EU’s machinery

Tuesday 21st February 2012
12:30 – 14:00
IPPR Offices, 14 Buckingham Street, London WC2N 6DF

Nothing to do with the fact that IPPR stays afloat thanks to an €800,000 bung from the EU…


  1. 1
    dev says:

    And what about the money that goes to the BBC

  2. 2

    What on earth entitles them to an 800k subsidy?!!

  3. 3
    Divine Sarah says:

    All quiet on the NI front, then?
    Poor show when even their best friends are ignoring them.

  4. 4
    Gordon Brown says:

    my belly is triangular

  5. 5
    Liam Byrne ( aka Baldemort ) says:

    Democratic deficit ? Well there was obviously no money left but we can’t be blamed for using any democracy.

  6. 6
    Gulag says:

    I am quite OK with the concept of Socialism, but in reality you get a fucking arsehole like Gordon Brown organising the work rotas

    It is fortunate that Brown does not live in a truely socialist state as i doubt he would progress beyond breaking up stiff turds in the public toilets

  7. 7
    Bollock Ed says:

    These bungs go too far and to fast.

  8. 8
    Gonk says:

    With current “Chair” being James Purnell at least 800k will look after
    his entitlement.

  9. 9

    Left wing political organisations should be finded by the state.

    It is only right.

    They can’t sell their policies otherwise.


  10. 10

    fanded, fended, finded, fonded, ….

    Ah! Yes. Funded – That’s the one.

    *Goes off for a snifter*

  11. 11
    Gonk says:

    How about fined

  12. 12
    WVM says:

    How about fucked?

  13. 13
    WVM says:

    The hypocrisy of the left knows no bounds.

  14. 14
    Loungelizard says:

    Little Ed likes the word Founded.

  15. 15
    Toxic says:

    You’re on to something WVM, let’s develop your suggestion from there

  16. 16
    Anonymous says:

    Bring them all to court!

  17. 17
    AC1 says:

    >I am quite OK with the concept of Socialism

    You’re obviously a bit thick then. Try thinking a bit more.

  18. 18
    AC1 says:

    A humble suggestion…

    Left wing political organisations should be bombed by taxpayers.


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  21. 21
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Crap. I agree and he was quite sensible.

    I blame the aldi special brew. 37.5p/unit.

  22. 22
    Ex-Tory says:

    A project run by Alex Glennie, who does research with ex-drug dealer, Labour List’s Will Straw. Guest speaker? Jack Straw. Great life doing research for a socialist, State funded think-tank. She’s attended events all over the World. All in the name of research. You’d have thought an organisation that bangs on about man-made climate change would be concerned about their carbon footprint. Or is it just the prols that should cut their global travelling.


  23. 23
    What's Left says:

    The EU will support any group that furthers the Fourth Reich – that shameless alliance of unelected Euro spongers

  24. 24
    Gordon Brown-Stuff says:

    How dare you criticise me. Go polish another t*rd

  25. 25
    Gonk says:


  26. 26
    Cleaner who scrapes bogies from off the benches says:

    The ‘democratic deficit’ and reform of the EU’s machinery ??

    It Pays to Print Rubbish

  27. 27
    Eu urgh! says:

    Democratic deficit? Getting other countries to pay off a country’s debt.

  28. 28
    Gob Smacked Kipper says:

    Is that money taxable?

  29. 29
    Mr Papaplonkerdoplophus says:

    Get ready EU-troika. The revolution is coming.
    The Eu is preparing for a Greek default with the shrugging of shoulders and blah! blah! ‘who cares if Greeks default, the EU will survive’ blah! blah!
    Time for the Greeks to call the EU’s bluff. The end of the Euro is nigh! Long live the revolution and bring democracy back to the birthplace Greece.

  30. 30
    All Fatcher's fault... says:

    Then when Greece escapes the clutches of the Eurozone, watch the Republic of Ireland suddenly grow a set of bollocks……….and refuse to repay the UK loans

  31. 31
    Rosie Norman says:

    Won a small victory against Al JaBeeBa a few weeks back. I complained that the odious IPPR was always described on the Today programme (where they release their propaganda with Al JaBeeBa’s connivance!) as a ‘leading’ think tank, whilst others, particularly those of sound footing on the cente/right were always described as ‘right wing’ or ‘established by former Tory ministers’. Pure bias! The IPPR is stuffed full of ex No10 of 1997-2010 vintage twonks, not least Purnell who lied on tv that Abrahams’ illicit donation had been repaid, And that’s without their propaganda for Blair/Brown about immigration and the 1.5 million Poles out of the 15,000 expected here who had gone home.
    Whilst in their mealy-mouthed response they said that I had not given examples of where ‘right wing’ was used by them, and that anyone could look at the various think tanks’ websites to assess their political leanings, they said that they would pass a directive to editors to ensure objectivity. Some chance, but they do appear to be observing it!

  32. 32
    Peter Grimes says:

    I think you will find that we owe their banks more than they owe us, but don’t let that spoil your attempt at provocation.

    They say that ignorance is bliss, and for Leftist fuckwits that seems to be the case!

  33. 33
    Francesco Schettino says:

    How about foundered ?

  34. 34
    thespecialone says:

    Go to their website and see who else provides funding for them. Lots of surprising names on the list.

  35. 35
    Saffron says:

    Socialism an absolute cancer in our society which needs cutting out.
    History shows that this system is crap and has been shown to be so.
    Political pundits like the Beeboids have not yet cottoned to the everyday events as regards most people in this land.
    We are heading to problems in this land which will lead to a change in our everyday lives,hopefully we will see change for the better.

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