March 16th, 2012

Harman Bashed on Bankers Tax

Ed had his own muddles at his speech today, but this from his deputy is quite something:

Guido could watch this one again and again.


120 Comments

  1. 1
    Mine says:

    Not the first time she has had a car crash, and wont be the last.

    • 6
      Hugh G Reckshun says:

      Stupid baggage, like most of her party, she would not recognize the truth if she fell arse-over-head over it.

      • 45

        Even Labour Party Staffers know that Harman can make all the over committed, under funded, headline grabbing initiatives she likes because even her own party won’t vote for her and her tainted shadow cabinet.

        Gordon Brown is Jim Callaghan.

        That means Ed Miliband is Michael Foot with Ed Balls playing the equally flawed posh, rich public school boy Tony Benn role, but who will be the Gang of Four

        Michael Dugher will emasculate Chuka Umunna for the Neil Kinnock role

        And finally in 2028, Will Straw will assume the Tony Blair role and lead the party to a landslide victory.

        • 67
          jgm2 says:

          And finally in 2028, Will Straw will assume the Tony Blair role and lead the party to a landslide victory.

          Hopefully he’ll have grown up by then. But will the yanks let him in on a state visit considering his drug-dealing conviction?

          • AC1 says:

            I can’t see a problem, Zero was elected and a drug dealer.

          • Handycock No1 Trougher in Parliament says:

            Someone mention drug dealers? Not my ‘boys’ here in Portsmouth; more asylum seekers please, more planning permissions more flats and more money for us. Boaz.

    • 13
      The Central Scrutinizer says:

      She clearly has no grasp on the numbers…

      Might this be because Labour politicians never have a grasp on the real numbers…? They are more concerned with spouting on about a policy which they think will win them votes from the credulous, and easily fooled.

      Banks + Tax + jobs for youngsters + 25,000 affordable houses = VOTES from mugs

      Never mind that the numbers don’t stack up. It’ll be too late for people to complian about it when it is eventually rumbled.

      Company Directors with the same intent of conning people would be barred from office. I think that MP’s (especially ministers) should be held to the same standard….

  2. 2
    Batty hattie says:

    What a wreck!
    You know where to find me!

  3. 3
    Mooooneo says:

    One of the most thoroughly repugnant politicians of modern times. The fact that she is so high up in the Labour Party tells you all you’d ever need to know about them.

  4. 4
    Steve Miliband says:

    • 46
      jgm2 says:

      I still think the T*ries should just buy some 200 quid ca*rs at auction and then every time Labour go for a policy announcement just dr*ive one into a lamp-post or a bus-shelter or some other piece of street furniture.

      Establish the ‘Labour policy car-wreck’ in the voters minds.

      Another Labour policy announcement – another c*a*r wreck.

    • 114
  5. 5
    Harriet says:

    I supported the Iraq war but applauded when Ed said we were wrong to go to war, and I believe in all-women shortlists except when my husband stood for a seat. I have principles and I stand by them!

  6. 7
    Gordon Brown says:

    I like strawberries.

  7. 8
    Q says:

    Rule 1 – Select brain before engaging mouth

  8. 9

    That is almost too painful to watch……..

  9. 10
    Intellectual giant says:

    • 83
      legal crook says:

      User name – Harriet : Password – Harman

      This is the deputy leader of labour, yeh just about right I suppose.

  10. 12
    les says:

    Apparently she was interviewed on the News Channel later and did have the figures to hand, she told them the bankers tax would raise £1billion – but she then got back to them to say actually that is wrong it should be £2billion!

  11. 14
    Jagman 84 says:

    Sorry, I thought the bank bonus tax was being allocated to cancel third world debt? Or was that last week?

  12. 15
    Goldman Sachs advisor says:

    Sack her

  13. 16
    Mine says:
    • 26
      Labour's Spin Doctor says:

      We are androgynous and interchangeable in the Labour Party

      It’s called post modernism or post q u e e r theory to the specialists

      To those at Cheltenham Races, this means that we not discriminate between orifices in New Labour – they are all the same…

    • 28
      jgm2 says:

      At least Vacant Ned made a joke of it. Brown would have insisted that the chap was a woman and that it was an understandable mistake or, better still, that he’d never said any such thing.

    • 76
      Hampstead impressario says:

      Ed has missed his real calling…

      Evacuate the vacuous

  14. 18
    Q says:

    Now if they introduced a W*ankers tax they might be onto something. They could raise the money just from within the shadow cabinet

    • 35
      jgm2 says:

      They could introduce a stupidity tax. That way the socialists would pay all the tax and the T*ries would get all the free stuff.

  15. 19
    jgm2 says:

    She’s utterly fucking pitiful. What is it that gets into such incompetent jackasses heads when they’re young?

    When I was young I would never have presumed to tell millions of people how to live their lives and, in return, I don’t want these fuckers telling me how to live mine. But these thick c*unts seem to decide from an early age that they’re uniquely qualified to organise 60 million people’s lives. And yet Harman is so fucking stupid that any minute she might forget to breathe and pass out.

    • 24
      SpAd says:

      these thick c*unts seem to decide from an early age that they’re uniquely qualified to organise 60 million people’s lives

      It’s called “being a socialist”.

  16. 21
    Steve Miliband says:

    carefully costed policy. we will raise err to fund err

  17. 22
    Hekwality says:

    Why are the media obsessed with the amount of women displacing men in the boardroom as a measurement of how well they are doing on equality???

    The never agonise over the amount of women car mechanics and refuse collectors there are??

    They only want the good jobs it seems!!

    • 44
      The Left Wing says:

      The NHS has thousands of women at executive level – and it isn’t at all wasteful, inefficient, overmanned, expensive, bullying or incompetent. Every organisation should be run like it.

      • 52
        jgm2 says:

        Indeed. And it’s why the bedwetters are swooning because many of the deadweight non-jobs being purged from the public sector are/were occupied by women. Specifically women who graduated in 2001/2002 when the Maximum Imbecile began his hiring binge.

      • 54

        If you have ever had the pleasure of dealing with the, mainly “wimin” managed, Human Resource departments in any large company, you will understand the meaning of the words “jumped up, ill informed, irrelevant, box ticking jobsworths – by and large.

        The only difference between most of them and a notorious Cherman Chancellor, is that he took better care of his ugly moustache.

        Still, no harm done really – we’ll just march at the pace of the least qualified.

        Everyone for a prize?

        • 70
          jgm2 says:

          I don’t think you can entirely blame women for HR departments. In my experience the men are no better.

      • 115
        Elton Ben says:

        That is so mean you will cause Ben Elton to wet her knickers!

  18. 23
    les says:

    Funny!

    @SimonRants
    Labour have announced that bankers will be taxed so much they will qualify for benefits.

  19. 25
    Take Heed says:

  20. 27
    An idiot abroad says:

    ‘Scusings me please sir This bankers’ bonus tax is also called the income tax in your country, no.

  21. 29
    nellnewman says:

    Give her a Star!

    That’s was an even better comic performance than any of gordy’s.

  22. 31
    Dr Freud said all women suffered from penis envy says:

    I have serious advice for the Labour Party

    They really must reduce their consumption of the white stuff

    This is all getting sewiously embarrassing

  23. 32
    Timmy Tour says:

    Is creating jobs out of a bankers bonus tax one way to get us all cheering for big bonuses for bankers?

    If bank executives don’t take up their bonuses in future, do they get condemned for costing young people jobs?

  24. 33
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Uncosted incoherent bollocks.

    I don’t see what you’re all complaining about.

  25. 36
    Mine says:
  26. 38
    Alky Campbell says:

    Bring back Lord Mandelbling I say

    He can talk for hours without saying anything of interest

    Or ending up contradicting himself

    At least that foxed everyone

    Bling bling Tony sends you all his love from a six start hotel somewhere…getting filthy rich like all of us…

    He feels the young Labour crew has no idea how to run a con job like he did

  27. 40
    nellnewman says:

    All in all I’ve had a Great Morning watching the Labour Comedy Show.

  28. 42
    Ash Ken the Question says:

    Can anyone tell me where the line will be drawn in relation to the “bankers bonuses” that would be used to support these new – *cough* – ‘jobs’?

    It makes you wonder if all bonuses will be stripped away from those who may actually deserve them. This would include staff who are on low pay whose bonus is, in all likelihood, the only type of increase/recognition they will get for actually working hard. Not everyone earns huge amounts of dosh working for a bank.

    Shame on Ms Harperson for being caught out in outright lies though: she needs to perfect her b*llsh*tting skills for the next interview.

  29. 47
    Some Geezer wot's heard that old one about figures and lies says:

    See, if Harriet Harmful just came out and said what was REALLY on her mind, “I just want to stick it to the bankers, on general principle, and I don’t care tuppence how much such a tax raises, we’ll all just do bookkeeping magic anyway, to justify the spending allegedly attributable to that rise in taxes,” I’d respect her a whole lot more.

  30. 50
    Hugh G Reckshun says:

    This week, we have had both Miliband and Livingstone falsely accuse Boris of fiddling his tax, now this bilge. Labour seem to spew the first lies that enter their head, with total disregard to facts. You would think they have learned the lesson of supporting a dead-duck leader, but apparently not.

    • 59
      jgm2 says:

      Labour seem to spew the first lies that enter their head, with total disregard to facts.

      Brown was the master of that. If you asked him the same question five minutes later he’d come up with a diametrically opposite opinion/policy. One minute it would be tax-cuts taking money out of the economy. The next it would be tax-cuts putting money into the economy.

      They’re utterly incompetent.

  31. 51
    The Empty Ed and Harriet Hairbrained Shows says:

    We are much better, you must admit, than Euro a Kinnocchio and Woy Spluttersley though

    And they both got lifee peeeerages and huge public pensions for services to the country

    • 53
      The Lord 3 Jags and 3 Shags Show says:

      Your show is not a spot on mine

      The cruise boats pay me a fortune to make a fool of myself

    • 62

      And no one respects them but you muppets at Westminster and in the left wing press- it doesn’t matter what title you give them, you CANNOT polish a turd.

      • 119
        Chris the Hunhe says:

        You can polish a turd. I have a cophrolite in my pocket, it polishes up nice.

  32. 56
    Teamster Unite Union spokesman says:

    Cut of their funding I say

    They are a disgrace to my hard working members

  33. 57
    Check Facts first says:

    Harriet bombed at this weeks PMQs as well. I don`t have much time for her but she is much better than this. She doesn`t seem to have her heart in the job anymore and one really does wonder if Labour is imploding. Miliband`s rambling “big idea,” today probably didn`t help. What a muppet he really is.

    • 60
      Bent Banker says:

      Muppet did you say ?

      We have the copyright on that expression…

    • 63
      jgm2 says:

      ‘Big idea’? Is that like the ‘Big society’?

      Fucking hell. After Cameron’s ‘Big Society’ bombed you’d think Labour would steer clear of vacuous policies like that.

      ‘No Idea’ more like.

      • 69
        R Reagan says:

        Cameron’s Big Society has just disappeared along with Blue Skies Hilton Hotel its sponsor

        But who is putting these ideas into Ed’s head anyway ?

        He was a public danger before someone started “influencing” him

        Now he is just pure looney tune

      • 71
        Businessman says:

        “Vacuous policies”

        Dont’ be rude.

        These policies come from the Kennedy School at Harvard

        Pure geniuses who think that everything can be solved by printing money

    • 78
      Gonk says:

      I think she’s a semi-criminal ruinous tart who contributed to a near destruction of this country.

  34. 61
    jgm2 says:

    OT

    Red Ken true to form…

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-17389650

    Mr Livingstone,…. ….. He said there was a surplus of money underspent by current mayor Mr Johnson, adding: “I say it is completely unacceptable for any layer of government to be sitting on money they are not using.”

    Spend, spend, spend. No concept of a rainy day fund at all. Just like the Maximum Imbecile. Hence the shit in which the UK finds itself.

  35. 65
    Swing Voter says:

    How much will Ed and Harriet get as severance pay when Labour’s consumption of the white stuff declines and they realise what jackasses this couple are ?

    • 68
      jgm2 says:

      But who, amongst a veritable galaxy of Labour jackasses, is qualified to point the finger?

  36. 66
    over promoted twat says:

    Hasnt Mrs Dromey got the nerve to tell his wife that she is too stupid to speak in public on any subject?

  37. 74
    legal crook says:

    Harman and Ken – both hypocrites – both dodgy on taxes.

  38. 75
    Kevin T says:

    That beggars belief. It gets funnier with repeated viewings. She looks like a schoolkid who hasn’t done his homework but is pretending he has.

  39. 77
    eileen1958 says:

    Japanese Patent Office says :

    May we suggest Ms Harman considers the recently approved invention of the laser activated speech preventer .

    This gadget when activated and aimed at a speaker’s mouth effectively re -routes the emitted speech back to the sender causing the sender firstly to stutter and eventually to stop talking altogether .

    Perhaps we could send the lady a complimentary sample which , subject to satisfactory performance , could well lead to a bulk order for the whole Shadow Cabinet .

  40. 80
    Eric Joyce says:

    Hic!

  41. 84
    Jack says:

    Harriet’s finest hour

    Defending MPs expenses

    Her husband knows all about expenses as well…especially undeclared

  42. 85
    Perse O'Nally says:

    Harriet Harman…the thinking man’s idiot!

  43. 87
    Sir Pimple Timpleton says:

    Harperson in ‘gives awful interview’ shocker.

  44. 91
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Sums up labour.

  45. 92
    Ken Dodd's dad's dead dog says:

    She should be kept on a lead, like all bitches.

  46. 94
    Rh- says:

    it must be difficult for that sadly out of her depth in a paddling pool, “poor little rich girl” woman trying to keep all the hypocrisies, lies, misrepresentations, evasions and fallacies straight in her head all the time.

  47. 95
    angles says:

    when sat with the shadow cabinet at pms questions she reminds me of a victim of the body snatchers [original film version]

  48. 96
    John says:

    Quick reminder; it was labour that nationalised the banks without any sanctions on bonuses.
    I expect HH doesn’t have that to hand either, the daft old tart.

  49. 97
    robbie says:

    Taxi for Harperson

  50. 98
    I don't need no doctor says:

    It made the BBC 5 o’clock news but only a verbal comment from one of the Beebites. It didn’t make ITV OR Channel 4 news.
    Now if that had been a coalition MP it would be 24/7 coverage.
    Is the media so biased or do they expect so little from labour.

  51. 99
    Hang The Bastards says:

    What a stupid fucking lying cow.

    If labour introduced a LYING tax and a BULLSHITTING tax they would wipe the deficit out just from contributions from themselves.

  52. 101
    Yes we Ken says:

    The champagne socialist who sent her kids to private school ! Notice she didn’t look at the camera. That’s called shifty or being caught red handed ! Pardon the pun ‘Red’ handed. I’ve just laughed so much I’ve given myself a hernia.

  53. 103
    Stu says:

    Last time I visited Chester Zoo I saw a more intelligent baboon than Harman and that spent most of its time scratching its arse.

  54. 104
    Stu says:

    Very assured performance by Harriet, spot on, bankers and Tory coalition on the ropes with this one, just waiting for the knock out punch.

    Anyone remember spitting image, the presidents brain is missing? Well they will never find hers because it doesn’t exist.

  55. 105
    Alistair Campbell says:

    Brilliant I thiink she should be interviewed like this every evening on TV until the next election

  56. 106
    women are only good for cooking, cleaning and ****ing says:

    This is what happens when you allow natural inferiors to claim equality with their superiors.

    • 108
      Richard Desmond says:

      I doubt Harriet Harman is good for any of the above. Jacqui Smith definetly was not worth ****ing as TelevisionX viewer Richard Timney confirmed.

  57. 107
    Mary Jackson says:

    You beastly sexists!

    She is only an ickle gurly wurly what went to a top school how is she expected to understand manmade sumsy wumsies?

    • 111
      Drome the Drone says:

      She can’t even work the “Jam jars on the mantlepiece system” for household budgetting.

  58. 113
    genghiz the kahn says:

    This content isn’t working – sums up Harman and Deadwood Miliband perfectly.

  59. 120
    ChrisTavareIsMyIdol says:

    “How much is it going to cost?”

    “Well…that’s er…well it doesn’t really matter because we can always borrow more money can’t we?”


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