February 22nd, 2012

Alison the Bank of England Pilgrim

Citing the Data Protection Act, the Bank of England have refused to tell Guido how much they pay Alison, their full-time trade union official. She’s seconded to Unite the Union, though seems to do nothing that an HR title couldn’t cover.

Why they feel the need for a union recruiter in the central bank beggars belief. 

The bank’s website seems very proud of this arrangement. Many would argue she’s a strange choice for their profile of typical employees. Before she became a Pilgrim, Alison tried her hand at being a bank regulator. That went well…

UPDATE: Guido forgot to add that the Bank pay for her to have an assistant as well.


  1. 1
    J. Pig Grim says:

    Aren’t there any attractive Pilgrims ?


  2. 2
    Mike says:

    Those fuckers get everywhere.


    • 37
      Don't be so pedantic says:


      Off topic I know, but looks like revelations on Guido have blown the whistle on me and even the local Newspaper, which is in my pocket has had to print the information, albeit in a very watered down format, look at the comments below. well done Guido the truth will out in the end.


      • 41
        Handycock (Immigration Trafficker) says:

        I will; get you, you B*st*rd.


      • 82
        AC1 says:

        I’m guessing the local MP etc all have a lot of rental properties….


        • 91
          AC1 says:

          Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 12:41 PM
          What is really going on? The clue is in the statement by Councillor Wylie ‘they are given private accommodation by the Home Office.’ Well here it is. The huge amount of recent local development (last ten years) by a few very rich local developers, provides them with this housing and they are paid directly from government via the council. This is nothing more or less than a huge property scam that has made a few local developers very rich and no doubt a few politicians and council officers as well. This immigration has been engineered for this purpose purely as a property scam. Looking at a recent Freedom of Information request 26% of all asylum seekers in the southeast go to Portsmouth, only 11% to Southampton, the next highest, 5% to Brighton and 1% to Bournemouth; 0% go to Winchester. If you want any proof of what is really going on just look at those figures above. Perhaps this explains why a certain LibDem MP was the third highest donor to the Party last year or 2010, depending how they date their financial year.


          • Handycock (Immigration Trafficker) says:


            Even more dire revelations in the comments. I will get this B*st*rd for exposing me and my drug dealing, property development buddies.


          • haggar says:

            ‘I am the one who made the FOI request for this story and have been investigating PCC for some time, more to come. The facts are:
            1. This is about Asylum seekers and not Migrant Workers.
            2. It is not about the benefit or welfare of Asylum Seekers. It is about making huge amounts of money out of them and former Labour Government policies.
            3. It was orchestrated and remains facilitated by a prominent LibDem politician who has been in politics in this city for over forty years.
            4. The Asylum Seekers are not allocated but contracted for by PCC (i.e. you don’t have to have them if you don’t want them), it is a property scam that has made millions for a few people in this city, political donations for the LibDems and backhanders for a few politicians and senior council officers.
            5. Few people in the council, politicians and officers, know that it is going on.
            6. Many of the property developers making money out of this originally made their money from drug dealing, some still do. It is a money laundering operation.
            7. It has never been a stated policy by the ruling Party and therefore is entirely undemocratic.
            8. In summary it is a business relationship between a few politicians and council officers and very dubious property developers in this city, for nothing more than profit, and millions of pounds are involved.’


          • Robert Mugabe and Goodluck Johnathan. says:

            Hey Handy. Portsmouth City Council is still the most admired corrupt council with us African Dictators. You have surpassed yourself again. I hear that you had the No1 drug dealer (property developer) and his partner as Portsmouth businessmen of the year at a civic dinner, with Gordon Brown (then Chancellor) and Fred Goodwin (then CEO of RBOS) as guests of honour sitting on the same table as them and all this tied together with the glue of Freemasonry. You are truly our Hero and Portsmouth City Council a beacon of corruption to us all.


        • 156
          Archie says:

          And the residents of Pompey will have a hosepipe ban imposed on them just like the rest of us! Overpopulation, anyone?


  3. 3
    JD says:

    Is that a photo of a real person? Not CGI or a cartoon? Do you think she works hard at being so round?


  4. 6
    Displaced Brummie. says:

    We could call the campaign to oust these Pilgrims Pilgrim’s Progress.


  5. 7
    Loungelizard says:

    Why are all these female Pilgrims so huge?


  6. 9
    Max Biaggi says:

    Bit harsh that Miss Piggy photoshopping, Fawkes. No need.


  7. 10
    Glyn H says:

    Her whole career is proof positive that the public sector is hugely overstaffed. What a complete waste of public money her salary has been. No private sector employer would put up with these passengers.

    She should be out on her ear pronto.

    Well, found Guido, keep up the good work!


  8. 11
    witbooi says:

    jeezuz H tap dancing Christ but thats an ugly fukker!


  9. 12
    Zinger! says:

    It was a great moment at pmqs when Cameron held up the Labour briefing paper and revealed Burnham blocked a risk register in government.


    • 54
      EdButLookBalls says:

      Al-Beeb’s O’Donohue will twist it so that BurnemUp/retarED are whiter than white not shiter than shite!


  10. 13
    James says:

    Employing a Lego man as a pilgrim? LULZ.


  11. 14
    PERP says:

    That’s nice of them to employ a down syndrome.


  12. 15
    les says:

    We need an “Alison’s story” surely?


  13. 16
    mark says:

    for a bank that has the most incompetent governor ever, who seems to lack any economic ability (and thats against george osborne!) this hardly comes as a surprise. wasting our money and protecting vested interests is all king is capable of doing


    • 117
      Buggerlugs says:

      B… b… b… but we are being constantly told that the BoE is independent, a private company. So can’t they employ whomsoever they want to?


  14. 17
    J R Hartley Esq says:

    Who ate all the pies?


  15. 18
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Daily Politics.
    Caroline Flint – Has no labour policy on NHS reform.
    All labour are doing over the NHS is objecting, but with no raeson other than political point scoring.
    Just how far up Ed Miliband’s arse is BBC’s Nick Robinson?


    • 32
      Baron Hogwash says:

      Nick Robinson – effing gossip merchant, so up his own arse ….. – ain’t the BBC meant to be impartial? And the presenters – fook sake – “Don’t do jokes, you are not funny regardless of what party you are having a go at, its not funny!”.


    • 75
      Marmite says:

      +100000000000 “Doctor”.


  16. 19
    Sam says:

    Ugly bint


    • 62
      Ellie Fantine says:

      I just hope that the fragrantly desirable Alison is not aware of the comments being made on here or she will be seeking redress for being off work with stress.

      Besides seeking redress, may I suggest some sort of surgery too?


  17. 20
    Anonymous says:

    She reminds me of another money lender


  18. 21
    I don't need no doctor says:

    I bet Pilgrim Alison can eat more buns than Eric Pickles and Lardbar Prescott combined.


  19. 22
    Steve Miliband says:

    The real world:
    ”Can I have a pay rise?”
    ”No. Fuck off till next year”

    Public sector world:
    ”Five of our pay and renumeration board have been in consultation with ten Union representatives for five months to conclude we can’t afford an above inflation pay rise this year”


  20. 23
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    When are Eric Pickles and Francis Maude going to put an end to these fuckin’ scrounging parasites.

    Pull your finger out Eric!


  21. 25
    tube_thumper says:

    HR or Union they are ugly bastards.

    Look at that fat cow what a disgrace!

    Did anyone see that fat ugly twat with a speech defect that speak for Occupy london. No wonder she has been living there!!!


  22. 29
    tube_thumper says:

    You must have to get to the staff canteen in the Bank early before that gets there


  23. 30
    JH says:

    For fucks sake, do they grow these lefties in special cloning tanks or something? Good for nothing but grasping at the productivity of her betters, while scolding them.

    Ann Coulter is correct; if she sees an attractive woman walking towards her she can safely assume she is a right winger.


  24. 31
    Crescent Road Community says:

    Pilgrims are all fat because of the “staff safaris” to restaurants, like Jane Pilgrim’s staff visits to Wagamama. She’s also part of a commune who are looking for new members. http://www.diggersanddreamers.org.uk/index.php?one=pnm&two=det&sel=crescent


  25. 34

    This is what happens when you let kids draw faces on balloons. Just what are union contributions for if we are paying for these parasitic monsters? AND now that we have a Conservative government (ish) are we still giving money to the Unions? – you know, the money that the Labour Government gave to the Unions, that the Unions gave back to Labour Party coffers via donations?


  26. 35
    Welfare Reform Sucks says:

    will Cameron express his condolences to all the disabled people when they die because of his policies – fucking media image hypocrit


    • 52
      Anonymous says:

      Oh do fuck off, any genuine claimants will be untouched as you well know, douche bag.


      • 127
        Welfare Reform Sucks says:

        why should all claimants be put under the government microscope when they can more easily find those acting fraudulently?

        this is not about finding fraud this is a hate crime against disabled people

        it is nazism

        and you sir believe the propaganda

        so fuck off yourself


  27. 40
    Tuscan Tony says:

    Anyone care to bet me a tenner that following Guido’s expose the bloater will be signed off with stress by the end of the week?


  28. 47
    Gordon F Brown says:

    A national fucking disgrace.

    It would never have happened in my time.

    Anyone seen my Nokia?


  29. 50
    P ease Pudding says:

    Black her up and she would be a dead ringer for Diane Abbott.


  30. 51
    Screwed taxpayer. says:

    Sir Mervyn is printing Q.E. money like there’s no tomorrow, and paying this cow. What a wxnker.


  31. 55
    sucker says:

    If she were to get too close to a window I reckon she would be stuck to it for weeks.


  32. 59
    Money well spent says:

    I ended up then moving on to an eight-week Economics course at Birkbeck, which helped me decide that I and Economics weren’t really suited for each other long term.”


    Could it be that you are in the wrong job then Alison?


    • 69
      tube_thumper says:

      But she found that becoming a fat spongeing piece of dreck suited her fine


    • 70
      Mrs blobby says:

      ‘There are two of us in the Unite office – myself and my assistant – and we sort of react to what’s thrown at us’

      Getting a load of ordure on this site sweetie pie, and imho, totally justified.

      No mention of Mervyn in your resume. I take it that he avoids you? Or at least treats you like a roundabout should he meets you in a corridor.


    • 80
      Stinkfinger says:

      Public servants not suited to the jobs they were employed to do should just fuck off and try something else.
      Instead they like to build a new career without any risk by becoming a Union Rep.
      Lefties are full of shit.


  33. 64
    Justice required says:

    Why can’t we just have a quick air strike on a Syrian govt compound? A brave reporter has been killed by Syrian govt forces. That shouldn’t go unanswered. We don’t need a full scale intervention. Just bomb Assad’s residence.


    • 104
      The Morality of Today says:

      No because Assasination is morally wrong. It is morally better to engage in a full scale war with these states which inevitably result in thousands of innocent civillian deaths. Thats much better is it not.


    • 111
      008 Thompson of the BBC says:

      Marie Helvin will be sorely missed as we, the BBC, were relying on her and other brave media reporters on their front line information from Homs and Hama etc.
      Our own journalists are not allowed to risk their lives as it would cost us real money, so they live in luxury in Lebanon and Jordan watching utube and mobile phone footage from the brave people of Syria, which we can then constantly state to the British public “cannot be verified”.
      Also over the last 40 years we at the BBC have engendered a left wing PC culture that ensures that any brave or foolish BBC reporter that goes to very dangerous places will be ostracized and not be accepted within our fold; not like in the old days of the Spanish and Biafran Civil War. Heroes are not accepted in the BBC.


  34. 65
    tube_thumper says:

    she the sort tha should be using vaginal deodorant as toothpaste


  35. 68
    WerdnaRetral says:

    Has she got Downs Syndrome?


  36. 72
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    I didn’t know Billy Bunter had a sister.


  37. 74
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    I didn’t know Bi-lly B-unter had a sister.


    • 116
      • 136
        pigs in space says:

        Bessie Bunter was essentially a female counterpart to her brother Billy, sharing many characteristics with her brother, including her large size and large appetite. She was as unappealing as her brother Billy, being conceited, untruthful, gluttonous and obese, but she was rather more domineering than he was and would usually impose her will by nagging, or, in the case of her brothers, by administering hefty slaps to the head.

        Sounds like an ideal Labour MP.


  38. 77
    MajorFrustration says:

    She has an assitant? So now we know what Charlie Bean does.


  39. 78
    Andrew says:

    Why are these people always, always such bloody lard arses?


  40. 79
    Vince Cable's rucksack says:

    Too fugly, even for Vince.


  41. 81
    Working to a deadline says:

    Methinks the BoE is not very well managed

    ” The deadline for applications for PhD Internships is 5pm on Monday 6th February 2012.

    The deadline for applications for Initial Entry and Gap Year positions is 5pm on Monday 20th February 2012.”



  42. 85
    Office of Fair Trading says:

    We don’t even know and are not allowed to know who owns and controls the B O E.


  43. 86
    Fats Domino Pizza says:

    Economics may not be her strong point but I hear she’s at least been trying to help the British economy by taking her bonus in cream cakes.


  44. 87

    I am disgusted by the standard of comment here.

    We are supposed to be a scabrous site here.

    Yet everyone is being so nice.

    This excuse for a female is a loathsome, overblown, do-nothing, grossly-overpaid, ignorant, sponging, parasitical, repulsive, vomit inducing, obese gargoyle of indeterminate sexuality that one would wish to meet in broad daylight, let alone down a dark alley at night.


  45. 89
    Vince Cable's rucksack says:

    She says: “One of the unusual things about the Bank is its history, and particularly during the Second World War, a lot of people don’t know that we continued to operate pretty much as normal. The only concession being that where possible, we tried to move staff below ground, because we have a lot of vault-level offices. They weren’t offices at the time, but they became offices. And one of the vaults was actually turned into a staff restaurant, and there’s still evidence of that by the posters on the wall” and my fat arse.


  46. 94
    Stinkfinger says:

    Alison stepped out into the road in front of me when I was riding my moped down Threadneedle St.
    I tried to avoid her but my fucking bike ran out of petrol and it took the firebrigade 2 hours to get me and the Ped out the wreckage.


  47. 96
    Angry Tax payer says:

    Is it a pre requisite that all pilgrims are frumpy, unattractive, unhealthy looking women?


  48. 98
    weybridgeman says:

    She’d give Mick McManus a run for his money!


  49. 100
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Looks like she needs an assistant !
    to get her fuckin fat arse out of the chair !


  50. 109
    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder says:

    It appears to me that this example of Pilgrimi took a fall out of the Ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down.


  51. 113
    Pundit Too says:

    Perhaps a website could be drawn up to have a photograph as well as name and shame these union pilgrims living on the taxpayer?


  52. 115
    Anonymong OE says:

    Just hoping that it isn’t news to anyone that Brendan Barber is on the Court of Directors of the Bank of England. There’s been Union reps in the bank for about 50 years. Not exactly news.


  53. 119
    Anonymous says:

    I’m sure I’ve seen her commuting to work…on the Sunshine bus.


  54. 120
    filipinomonkey says:

    Reminds me of pulling a limpet off the rocks, though it looks like limpets might generate less suction…


  55. 123
    M says:

    Will she be getting a bonus this year


  56. 124
    cynic2 says:

    “the Bank pay for her to have an assistant as well”

    she looks like she would need one


  57. 129
    Rupert my hero says:

    The Communists would give their back teeth to have a spy in every department of British Government….. oops,,, sorry they already have


  58. 130
    Rupert my hero says:

    Like Greece, we have to cut away the unproductive element in British Industry, so why are we paying people who do not work. Namely Pilgrims.
    We are shouting about Bankers who earn this county millions, whilst industry has the burden of paying people who earn nothing for Britain and would like to destroy what we have and rebuild…. Brussia ?


  59. 133
    Spend it wisely says:

    Welsh Government employ 9.5 pilgrims at a cost of £1.7m over the past four years. They must be the union drones that weren’t good enough for cush charity numbers ripping of the taxpayer to the tune of £8m (see Naz Malik and AWEMA)



  60. 134
    Thick as shit Alison says:

    What a scrounging piece of timewasting shit! These idiots should be sued or jailed!


  61. 135
    Anonymous says:

    Jesus. What a munter. A ten pinter double bagger if I ever saw one. My eyes my eyes!


  62. 137
    Jog On -Mong says:

    She looks like she has learning disabilities.


  63. 138
    Ron Manager says:

    Wouldn’t make my first eleven . Not enough “purchase ” about her.


  64. 142
    Legal: Sue Brown says:

    These spineless idiots think they can get away with anything. Time to apply laws to these scrounging, time wasting, idiots! :)


  65. 145
    Peter Carter-Fuck says:

    Fucking hell, Justin Bieber’s let himself go hasn’t he?


  66. 146
    I can't be arsed to think up a new pseudonym says:

    It’s Prescott in drag!


  67. 150
    Huhne 26251C c/o HMP Wandsworth says:

    Ding … Dong!


  68. 152
    selfimportant says:

    Good work, Guido!


  69. 155
    david says:

    Does not this case and several other ‘Pilgrim’ stories underscore how weak the management of our Public Sector has become ? I cannot think of one instance where this would be tolerated in the private sector-and I have worked there for more than 45 years- in small , medium and large companies. When a certain lady prime minister was in power she gave the management of Britain’s companies the confidence to manage and eradicate such ‘Pilgrim’ practices. It seems the previous government has allowed lazy practices to become the norm again. Remove them or make their sponsors pay.


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