March 21st, 2012

Delusions of Richard Murphy

Tax dodger turned tax campaigner Richard Murphy has a warped sense of perspective about a lot of things, but it’s rare that he makes it quite so obvious:

“and my commentary”…


240 Comments

  1. 1
    pseudonymous says:

    HAHAHA. What an arse.

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    • 9
      Anonymous says:

      Osborne’s triple whammy as he mugs 5m pensioners with £3bn hidden ‘granny tax’, drags 300,000 more workers into higher tax band and refuses to stop rise in fuel duty

      Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2118134/BUDGET-2012-Granny-tax-pensioners-Osborne-hits-300-000-higher-tax-refuses-stop-fuel-duty-rise.html#ixzz1pm65Y0lZ

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      • 13
        Come on? says:

        Did not the state penison rise by about £5 pound?

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      • 28

        If you are looking for robbery, you won’t find a bigger thief than the PM under whom quantitative easing started. The man who rescued banks which should have been allowed to fail. Who allowed the country to fill up with immigrants who would not assimilate just to gain votes. Who allowed the public sector to dominate our economy to make it into a semi-communist state. Who politicised the police. Who devalued our education system. Could go on all night with examples but you should get the picture by now.

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        • 58

          Champagne sociopaths don’t care about the people they just want to discredit their opposition to grab power by any means.

          Look at Miliband’s rant at the despatch box today, His speech bore no resemblance to the budget just presented and he just looked stupid.

          The grass roots of the Labour Party must eject the odious trolls infesting the party and discrediting all that Ramsay McDonald started

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          • Anonymous says:

            +100 militwit didn’t just look stupid he is stupid.

            And I think that’s the first time I’ve used that s word in 20 odd years as I consider it a word only acceptable for very exceptional circumstances.

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        • 169
          Handycock Immigrant Trafficker says:

          Gordon Brown, a great Prime Minister, who was guest of honour at the Portsmouth Businessman of the year, when he was Chancellor, along with his Oppo, Fred Goodwin. Who was the Businessman of the year? The biggest drug dealer in the south east and the biggest property developer in Portsmouth, building flats for all the asylum seekers, the Home Office paid us to take in. My cut? Big. Boaz.

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        • 224
          Glyn H says:

          Could not agree more but this government has wasted two years and scrapping existing Carrier and Harriers was ludicrous.

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      • 36
        Ivor Tapeworm says:

        Hidden granny tax?

        That’s OK, I don’t hide my granny.

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      • 109
        Fish says:

        ITV News show a 70+ yo ex policeman who will now have to pay extra tax. NO he won’t. MSM have got this wrong. Clearly they have not understood.

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        • 211
          Osama the Nazarene says:

          Of course he will because Ozzie has frozen his pensioner’s tax allowance for 2013-14 onwards.

          I’m not complaining tho if it means my kids in work get extra allowance.

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    • 43
      Que? says:

      Richard Murphy!!!!!!!????????

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      • 167
        Footballer Treated on National Health says:

        Murphy is the guy who was pushed off the top spot for three days by a footballer who was shown to be dead, as opposed to most of them who are walking around brain-dead.

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    • 46
      Anonymous says:

      Small businesses are having to resort to loans from rich individuals and “peer-to-peer” networks because some banks are refusing to lend to the sector altogether, according to the Bank of England.

      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/budget/9157676/Budget-2012-Bank-of-England-reveals-crunch-in-small-business-lending.html

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      • 57
        The Ghost of 1992 says:

        Yep! Same thing happened then as well.

        Banks would not lend to small businesses and they went bust due to cash flow problems.

        Plus ca change, plus le meme chose

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        • 68
          Anonymous says:

          1992 good old Tory years, we put lots of people on dole and got their houses on the cheap.

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          • The reason the banks aren’t lending is that they are still deleveraging the over lending they did from 2002 to 2007. Gordon Brown and Ed Balls let banks lend 30% more than normal loan provisioning allowed because they had bought credit default insurance from AIG et al.

            The banks now use synthethic securitisation to transfer the risk of their over extended loans, but the actual loans remain on their books. This enables the banks to pass “stress tests” while having an overextended balance sheetmeaning they are unable to lend to SME’s.

            So the banks take money at virtually zero percent from the Bank of England and use it to speculate on the bond, equity and stock markets. This BoE leveraged free punting money does the governments bidding by supporting the markets giving the impression of growth and stability. The side effect is that these bank proprietary traders need to be paid bonuses for supporting the economy with the governments printed money. There are now US$700 trillion of outstanding derivative obligations propping up the systemically bust global banks and insurance companies.

            All this would not have happened if Blair, Brown and Balls had not directed the BoE and FSA to leverage bank loans to fund their middle class “no more boom and bust” gerrymandering.

            Every socialist administration in history in any country has always ended badly with huge debt and default

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          • AC1 says:

            > There are now US$700 trillion of outstanding derivative obligations propping up the systemically bust global banks and insurance companies.

            It should net to ~zero, as long as no-one goes bu5t…. hehe.

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          • That is what happened to AIG

            They couldn’t meet their obligations after Lehman failed and the house of cards fell apart.

            It was only when the Chinese suggested taking over AIG (as it was originally established in Shanghai in 1919) that the US government stepped in as they did not want the entire western banking system beholden to Beijing.

            Too Big To Fail is more about countries and governments more than banks.

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          • I also studied economic on the Daily Telegraph website says:

            Chuckus, you huhne. Don’t say anymore – you merely expose your idiocy

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      • 108
        AC1 says:

        Bank Loans are NEVER a good idea for small business.

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    • 128
      AC1 says:

      http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2012/03/21/french-spree-shooter-is-a-muslim-named-mohammed-who-fought-with-the-taliban-in-afghanistan-other-than-that-he-fits-the-media%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98far-right%E2%80%99-profile-perfectly/

      French Spree Shooter is a Muslim Named Mohammed Who Fought With the Taliban in Afghanistan. Other Than That He Fits The Media’s ‘Far-Right’ Profile Perfectly

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  2. 2
    Sod em all says:

    Notice the big theft in the budget. It’s the theft of the state second pension.

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    • 14
      Another Engineer says:

      I take it you didn’t opt out?

      Anyway, it looks like those that have made existing contributions will keep the existing benefits.

      Its just that they will stop pretending that you will get any more by paying NI.

      This makes sense if they are then going to merge NI and tax into a single system.

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    • 17
      Anonymous says:

      Brown’s hair is Osborne.

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  3. 3
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Someone should slap a tax on pomposity. Murphy would go bankrupt!

    The budget is just a silly day when the Chancellor plays Father Christmas.

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    • 22

      Richard Murphy as the most influential left wing thinker of 2010-11

      Richard Murphy has written more than 350 articles in the last year. He has given speeches at parliament and private advice to countless numbers of Labour MPs. He has worked on various projects with Demos and PCS Union. His latest book “The Courageous State” is near completion and will be ready for September. Thus, Richard has clearly been dedicated throughout the year and has shown an ethic unmatched.

      {almighty yawn just posting this. Sorry if you read it.}

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      • 26
        annette curton says:

        Just downgraded your comment, but let me know when your latest book is due for publication. :)

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      • 32
        The confused community says:

        Your research is better than mine. I just googled him and got “Richard Murphy Architects, Edinburgh, founded 1991 for Arts, Education, Housing, Health, Public and Community Use and Masterplanning.”

        Sorry, equally boring.

        (What is the difference between ‘public’ and ‘community’ use, btw?)

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        • 52
          annette curton says:

          And who is that pompous git that has the effrontery to call himself Master Planning.

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          • Your lucky, on Google I got “Did you mean Eddy Murphy, American comedic actor, arrested by police for picking up transexual prostitute”

            And I knew that couldn’t be right, because Richard Murphy is not a Lib Dem, is he?

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  4. 4
    Nutter watch says:

    Looney leftie Klaxon!!!!

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  5. 5
    mitch says:

    What an utter throbber

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    • 55
      Vercingetorix says:

      The guy is a grade A pillock of the highest order.

      His self-importance and pomposity know no bounds.

      And he is wrong on 80%+ of the points he makes.

      Why is he on the BBC at all is the question we should be asking?

      He is just a trade union shill.

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      • 74
        Cell time says:

        The BBC Budget team think they’re X -factor judges, suprised they didn’t show their journey to the studios. Fucking wankers (oxymoron) the lot of them.

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        • 134
          Boudicca says:

          Thought Danny Alexander coped very well with hostile questioning from Huw Edwards, Robert Peston, Nick Robinson AND Stephanie Flanders.
          No cosy chat with Andrew Marr like Balls and Livingstone recently enjoyed.

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          • Gonk says:

            So ‘on side’ are BBC with Labour front bench and so aware are they of their complicity that I swear I heard a giggle from Marr when he interviewed Balls recently.

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          • Cell time says:

            Gonk, have you got all those words in the right order? Missing the word ‘Fondled’.

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          • Osama the Nazarene says:

            I see they sidelined Brillo to give Liebor spokespeople an easy run.

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  6. 6
    MrAngry61 says:

    Murphy should know that Bad News Sells Papers, and the same applies to online coverage.

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    • 38
      Ivor Tapeworm says:

      A customer walks into Mr. Patel’s newsagents and asks

      “Do you have the Star on Sunday with Guido Fawkes’s column in it?”

      Mr. Patel replies “Don’t be a prat, it’s Wednesday”.

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  7. 7
    Not what you said earlier.... says:

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    • 21
      Mornington Crescent says:

      Well you’re certainly not.

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      • 66
        Gooey Blob says:

        Not while Ed Balls and many of the same old faces are sitting on Labour’s front bench. Labour are unelectable, and rapidly becoming as irrelevant as they were in the early eighties under Foot.

        Labour have lost the argument on the economy as badly as they lost the argument on unilateral nuclear disarmament back then, but they still keep banging the same old drum.

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    • 23
      Baron Hogwash says:

      This chipmunk was in parliament grinning like a strangled cheshire cat.

      Where was that other great load of balls – Gordon? Still looking down someone’s blouse probably.

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    • 25
      Anonymous says:

      Steady as we sink.

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    • 30
      Cynical-old-bag says:

      We weren’t going anywhere for 13 years, David.

      Where were you?

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    • 37
      annette curton says:

      Can we get at least get one thing straight, are you really Dave or Ed?.

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      • 62
        Your Friendly Neighbourhood Disambiguation Service says:

        David is the one who says things which make people laugh at him.

        Ed is the one who could read the bloody telephone directory, and people would laugh at him.

        Unfortunately, when dealing with a tweet, impossible to tell which twat.

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    • 41
      EdButLookBalls says:

      Where were you you and your tweets/comments you feckin’ twat Milliband when your leader Brown was ruining the country !! Feck off for good.

      PS! Glad Rover beat Sunderland last night!!

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  8. 8
    Hannibal from Carthage says:

    Just wait until Marie Le Pen is on a state visit to Downing Street.

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    • 39
      David Camoron says:

      People who don’t love the religion of pe*ace and tolerance are loonies, fruitcakes and loons. And closet r*acists.

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      • 67
        A Pension Pilfering Prick Posing as PM says:

        We’re really short of wind farms – any of you like to turn your grouse moor into a nice little earner?

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        • 78
          nellnewman says:

          “A Pension Pilfering P Posing as PM”

          I’m really sorry to have to tell you this but gordon already holds the record for that title.

          He cold bloodedly robbed pensioners of £5billion a year. Nobody has managed to better his record and nobody is ever likely to.

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  9. 10
    the beast of nairobi says:

    ho gives a toss about 6 dead frogs
    I dont

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    • 12
      duboulay says:

      The parents of the children might……

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    • 216
      Osama the Nazarene says:

      You’re a naffing sicko, I hope the Frenchie boys do to that Al Quada fascist what the US Seals did to the porno lover Bin Laden. Summary justice that’s what he deserves.

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  10. 11
    Tony Bliar didnt fool me says:

    Hark at her….

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  11. 15

    BBC researcher –
    Thank you for calling. Yes we do need ordinary, TV licence fee sort of people for Newsnight, tonight. let me take some details.

    Did the child benefit cut affect you?
    – Naw, i still get it.
    Ok – Do you gain from the 50p-45p tax cut?
    – Naw, I’m on a lot less than that.
    So, you are very upset that the rich got a tax cut?
    -Suppose i is, yeah.
    And you’d like to complain?
    -Yeah!
    And you drive?
    – No
    But you do smoke?
    No
    – Are you about to buy a £2 million house?
    Eh?

    look mate, i think you’re wasting our time.

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  12. 16
    Uranus says:

    Anyone who understands the whole history of the persecution of the jews understands the purpose of anti semitism. It was not just Hitler who hated the jews. Just about everyone did! It is a sad stain on humanity!

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    • 42
      Well blow me down says:

      “It was not just Hitler who hated the jews.”

      No shit? Really? You know what, I always thought those death-camp guards were against it. “Got in Himmel! Ve hav to gaz ze juden again! What is mit der Hitler? Na ja, I suppose ve vill have to kill der juden. Dammit. Ich hate doing zis.”

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    • 47
      You were educated under Labour, weren't you? says:

      “It was not just Hitler who hated the j*ews.”

      Ah, I always wondered how he got away with killing 6.5million of them, all by himself.

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  13. 20
    Baron Hogwash says:

    What a twerp!

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  14. 27
    MandyPickleSniffer says:

    This Murphy twit needs to get a grip…talk about inflated sense of self-worth. He seriously thinks any of us give a flying rat’s monkey about his budget commentary?

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  15. 29
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    That would be the white Christian right wing gunman the BBC kept telling us about the other day?

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    • 48
      God's Holy Trousers says:

      They were keen to big up the Sarkozy playing the race card qngle before it was revealed a mad mullah was behind it. I’m surprised they are still carrying the story now it no longer fits their preconceptions.

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      • 53
        impartial news says:

        The story’s on their home page, but doesn’t mention the words “muslim” or “islam”.

        So it wasn’t a muslim killing children in the name of islam..

        http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17462604

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          sockpuppet #4 says:

          with a name like that and training from al-Q there isnt much doubt about that though.

          Tell you what though, this is a fair load of mathematically close to impossible bollocks:
          “Afghan officials told the BBC he had been jailed in Kandahar for planting bombs in 2007, but escaped in a Taliban-led break-out in 2008.”

          So he was doing that 5 years ago when he was 17. But he was in prison in France for robbery or somesuch crime when he was 18/19

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    • 51
      Terrible But True says:

      Mr. Murphy I was unaware of until now, but I can see he would be well up on many a BBC Producer’s iPhone list for impartial commentary, so his dropping must have been cause for much soul-searching.

      However, getting this other sweetheart’s justifications out (it was for… the children… well, not all of them, obviously, but the ones some value more than others, and deliberate targetting is much nobler than unavoidable collateral when Daddy is using junior as a human shield) seems pretty much essential news for the nation’s treasure.

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    • 54
      I Remember You Hoo says:

      Don’t worry, the BBC will work a right wing racist gunman who kills an innocent family of immigrants into Holby City next week. Just to reinforce the phoney, lying narrative, you understand.

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    • 73
      Drop TWO Daisy cutters on the BBC says:

      That’s it – TWO – every day until success.

      BTW – what will the Mussos do to the BBC dept for poo and p00fter related issues when they take over?

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      • 102
        Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

        Probably chuck the beeboids off the top diving board at the Olympic stadium, with no water in the pool of course.

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  16. 31
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    The BBC keep bigging up the evil Tory tax cuts for the rich…except I haven’t heard Balls or Red Ed say they’d reverse it.

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  17. 33
    Jimmy says:

    “Tax dodger turned tax campaigner”

    You left out the word “fellow”.

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  18. 34
    John says:

    eh? We’re 20+ minutes into the 6 O’Clock News and no child-murdering muslims spotted yet…

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    • 49
      BBC news says:

      We’re still trying to work-out how far-right white extremists forced the pe*ace-loving tolerant Muslim to do it.

      We’ll broadcast when we have the details.

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      • 56
        I Remember You Hoo says:

        Best look towards French television BBC, they have interviewed an Imam, who explained for the gullible viewers, that the gunman like his fellow believers, felt excluded from racist and unhospitable, French society and thus turned to extremism as a “cry for help and understanding”. Poor lamb.

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        • 64
          nellnewman says:

          I don’t know about anybody else. I don’t give a toss about his colour or his beliefs. He killed innocent people and especially children.

          Sad that Fr ance no longer uses her guillotine.

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          • Jimmy says:

            Rightwingers are constantly demanding that Muslims start acting more like them but when they do they complain. There’s no pleasing some people.

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          • nellnewman says:

            Jimmy you get more ridiculous by the day.

            People who kill children and innocent people are just that killers.

            Right or left is irrelevant.

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          • sockpuppet #4 says:

            “give a toss … about his beliefs”
            Well its useful to know and work out what we’re up against.

            Not quite a useless idiot like Richard Reid, but a late convert to radical islam. On the whole he’s been too busy getting pissed, clubbing and shagging until the age of about 18, when he got locked up for 18 months. Complete psycho.

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          • Sandra from Accounts says:

            Fuck off Jimmy you brainwashed apologist.

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          • Jimmy says:

            Apparently one of those antiwar types like jgm2

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          • jgm2 says:

            Awwwww, Jimmy’s upset because he was wrong on Iraq.

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        • 99
          sockpuppet #4 says:

          Which channel were you watching then?

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          • Boudicca says:

            Right-wingers don’t make their women cover up, refuse them education; permission to work, drive, choose their own partner or speak to any males.
            Women in fundamentalist Islamic countries are treated worse than dogs and yet the usual left wing equality protagonists remain silent.

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    • 119
      AC1 says:

      Mo’hamed, mo’ problems.

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  19. 35
    Anonymous says:

    “Did not the state penison rise by about £5 pound?”

    Indeed it did. My friend was overjoyed to get the rise. Unfortunately the rise amounted to the princelly sum of 2p after the thieving gits deducted most of his rise from the element of Pension Credit he was entitled to.

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    • 50
      David Camoron says:

      tsch! The money for India’s space programme has to come from somewhere!

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      • 72
        'Dave' also says:

        - and Wind Farms – don’t forget Wind Farms!

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        • 91
          David Camoron says:

          And the £32billion countryside-wrecking HS2 rail link, that no-one wants. No one except my developer chums, and me, because I’ll get a big fat backhander and a non-exec job with the developers when I’m kicked-out of No.10 in 2015.

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          • Boudicca says:

            The HS2 rail link has all the makings of a Millennium Dome white elephant.
            It’s a ridiculous sum of money for shaving a few minutes off a journey. Why not just invest the money in the current rail-line infrastructure and make sure there are enough trains running that are frequent, reliable and affordable.
            The Government should just admit they were wrong, cancel the link and avoid months of endless arguments. E

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          • AC1 says:

            The main beneficiary of rail upgrades and ticket subsidies are to the price of houses of people living within commuting distance of rail stations.

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          • AC1 says:

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          • jgm2 says:

            They don’t even have to admit they were wrong. Just cancel it on the grounds of cost. ‘We can’t afford it’.

            Nobody could argue with that while we’re running 125bn quid deficits.

            And cancel those fucking aircraft carriers too. And if the contractor insists on being paid the full whack in compensation then remove them from the preferred bidder list and bar them from future government work.

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    • 84
      Well it's a thought says:

      How will all those those taxis in different Indian cities get around without those GPS units that our money for charitable purposes bought.

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  20. 45
    Gaston Glock says:

    Today’s Lesson: Dumbarse pollies would do well to stay off the social media.

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  21. 60
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    I notice that Channel 4 news also seemed to have forgotten that it’s a Mohammaden who murdered those poor Jewish kids in Toulouse. seems to be something affecting the lefty news networks.

    Here’s a bit from C4’s news website yesterday

    “…Inevitable comparisons are also being drawn with Norwegian gunman, Anders Behring Breivik, a far-right extremist who shot 69 people at a Labour camp on the island of Utoya after killing eight in a bomb attack in Oslo last August. While some theories have suggested the French killer may be led by a terrorist gang, the bulk of investigators’ enquiries are said to be operating on the basis that he is also a lone wolf….”

    Who is drawing comparisons? C U nt z like the BBC and Channel 4 who were having wet dreams is what a nasty white boy who liked Nazi’s

    Soon as it turns out to be a Mohammaden mong, they seem to forget all that hatred stuff.

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  22. 61
    nellnewman says:

    militwit has abandoned his failed ‘nhs has ceased to exist’ bandwagon in favour of today’s ‘pensioners are going to be bled dry by the budget’ bandwagon.

    He only needed to go and ask his mother whether that was true to have discovered it wasn’t and that he is on another hiding to nothing.

    He really is a greater idiot than gordon. And I never thought to see the like!

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    • 65
      Cynical-old-bag says:

      Militwit abandoned his “failed NHS” when he turned up at a football match instead.

      Just shows us where his priorities lie.

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      • 83
        nellnewman says:

        He was expressing his wholesome support for skivers who pull sickies.

        This is obviously an important voting group that labour need to court now that they no longer represent the Real Working Classes.

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  23. 69
    Orla Foreskin says:

    Not a ‘French gunman’, a Muslim gunman

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  24. 71
    The BBC says:

    Like Guido’s blog, we have a hangup by which we are unable to say certain words, – they turn into something else.

    So – for instance musso turns into Right wing extremist n4zi loving z1onist th4t goes around sho0ting people.

    And pay your telly tax – no excuses!

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  25. 76
    A Skiver says:

    The bloke is a complete pseud.

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  26. 79
    nellnewman says:

    By the by. was gordon in the HoC for the Budget today?

    I felt sure he’d want to know that pensioners and businesses were finally being treated fairly after the way he robbed them blind.

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    • 88
      Gordon Brown says:

      No. No, I stayed away. It just brought back all the memories. Fond memories of my last ever budget, in 2007, when I doubled income tax for the lowest paid.

      Och, such hap*py days. Oh, how I miss them. We’ll nay see their likes again, och the noo.

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      • 90
        nellnewman says:

        Yes indeed I’d forgotten about the 10p tax debacle. Labour just never really loved the lower paid did they?

        As gordon showed with his pyjama parties for murdoch at Chequers; his natural home was with celebrities and the like.

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        • 92
          annette curton says:

          Didn’t he always end up in the kitchen at parties, with a carrier bag and a house brick.

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        • 93
          Gordon Brown says:

          As Ken Livingston pointed out, poor people vote Labour. Therefore, we in the Labour Party try to make as many people poor as we possibly can, and once they’re poor we strive to KEEP them poor.

          That’s why we let in millions of Poles. To keep wages low and unemployment high.

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  27. 80
    Al Fakhem says:

    Richard Murphy was spot on. Why waste air time on yet another mad follower of the “religion of tolerance”?

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  28. 82
    taC eht abbaJ says:

    Wtf is Richard Murphy ????

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    • 86
      nellnewman says:

      http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2012/01/491672.html

      I suspect he’s this specimen.

      He talks on UK tax at the Occupy Conference at the Citadel of Hope.

      Ego bigger than gordon’s!

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      • 97
        You have to laugh says:

        Ha ha ha ha!

        “A network of individuals, independent and alternative media activists and organisations, offering grassroots, non-corporate, non-commercial coverage..”

        Non-corporate. Non-Commercial. VIA SKYPE.

        Ha ha ha ha haa! The socialist mongs are out of ideas.

        “Socialism is the future! Down with capitalism and big business! It offers us nothing!

        Posted from my iPad”.

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    • 95
      A Skiver says:

      It’s a retired accountant pretending to be an economist by all credible accounts.

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    • 116
      Fish says:

      According to Wiki he makes kettles and toasters and steam irons

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    • 121
      AC1 says:

      He’s a property owning rent-seeker. i.e. typical marxist leech.

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  29. 85
    Anonymous says:

    The budget is an important issue, but compared to the murder of three soldiers and a number of Jews, including children, shows what a fucked up sense of priorities lefties have. If the culprit had turned out to be White, far right, Christian fundamentalist, the BBC and other far left outfits would have forgotten all about the budget and concentrated their attention solely on the gunman. Unfortunately for them, it seems the guilty party is actually a follower of Mohammed. I wouldn’t be surprised if they did a piece about him that claimed he committed these murders because he’d been abused as a child, and make a less than subtle suggestion that we should feel sorry for him.

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    • 114
      nellnewman says:

      Doesn’t really matter what he claims he is. He is first and foremost a killer of innocent people and of children.

      All people who kill try to justify themselves by claiming a religion or deprived childhood or something.

      The stark truth is some people are just missing basic decencies like a conscience and hence become killers. They can be any colour any creed any gender.

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    • 235
      jgm2 says:

      Unfortunately for them, it seems the guilty party is actually a follower of Mohammed.

      There’s your answer right there. It’s no longer news because nobody is surprised.

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  30. 98
    Moral compost says:

    Gordon Brown. I unhumbly apply for the position of Archbishop of Kirkcaldy.
    Gimme it! Gimme!

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  31. 100
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Within a couple of weeks the opinion polls will still show Labour unable to get a significant lead in the polls, DESPITE the budget.

    Osborne could have put taxes UP by 20% and Labour would still not be trusted with the economy.

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  32. 103
    grobdj says:

    The most curious thing about the budget was Osborne’s explanation for dropping the 50p tax rate; apparently this tax band raises virtually nothing for HMRC (£100m), then the claim that the rich will pay 5 times this amount in stamp duty (still virtually nothing?).

    And having said that the introduction of this band caused people to move income into the previous tax year, surely revenue would be maximised by raising the rate a little further, to cause taxpayers to move income into the current year. By his own logic this would raise several hundred million in the current year, rather than encouraging the deferral of income to 2012-13.

    Given that this band of taxpayers has the freedom to move income between tax years suggests they have their roots in the UK, and will be here next year too, awaiting the pre-election giveaway.

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    • 106
      grobdj says:

      I meant to say deferral to 2013-14, when the 45p band comes in

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    • 107
      nellnewman says:

      I think the most curious thing about this budget was the rather incoherent rant militwit launched against it without being able to make one single salient economic point in his own party’s favour.

      It was the worst opposition statement in response to a budget that I have ever heard.

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      • 122
        grobdj says:

        Worst – agreed. Curious – no. Ed was entirely predictable.

        I just begin to lose faith when such an important matter is backed by flimsy argument. The increased VAT we are already paying negates much if not all of the £170 tax break for basic rate tax payers. The budget documents show VAT receipts are now £18bn a year above the peak of £80bn under Gordon Brown.

        We need to pay down the deficit, but let’s be honest about who is paying what

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      • 136
        I don't need no doctor says:

        Just like Andy Vermin during the so called emergency healthcare debate. Labour have absolutely nothing to offer.

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        • 140
          nellnewman says:

          Yes exactly.

          But it’s a sad day for democracy and the real working classes when labour proves themselves to be so lacking and insupportive of the very people they were originally founded to protect.

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          • Harriet Harman says:

            Poor people, working class people.. grotty little shits, all of them. Racist, mainly, and horribly white.

            Dismal, shitty, horrible people.

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          • Grotty little shit says:

            Hey, – Hatty, – remember me? the bloke you pandered to to get my vote, – you shiftless, shameless, lying, two-faced bitch, – the mirror image of your bullying leader, – the Sanctimonious Son of The Manse.

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      • 156
        Here is a soundbite for ya says:

        Miliband: Same old Soundbites

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    • 125
      AC1 says:

      The 50p tax rate probably raises more than 100 million in accountants fees, and thus they are it’s major beneficiary.

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      • 170
        Tax The Weapon of Choice says:

        50 percent is an incentive tax

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      • 174
        I also studied economics on the Daily Telegraph website says:

        you have no idea do you – what a huhne

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        • 188
          Tax Avoidance 101 says:

          What you fail to understand is that anyone earning £150K+ (and who is therefore subject to the 50% tax), hires a fucking accountant. The accountant will – as part of the job – advise on tax avoidance. It’s what an accountant does. It’s their job.

          Put taxes up, more people use accountants, more people get advice on tax avoidance, less money goes to HMRC.

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  33. 105
    Elgin's lost his Marbles says:

    Just remember that the Banks don’t need to lend to businesses, since they can lend to Osbone-head and fund the deficit, and earn money for (not even) old rope!

    Abolish the PSBR, prohibit fractional-reserve banking, the banks will be redundant, no bonuses, no bail-outs and proper money.

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  34. 110
    nellnewman says:

    I see cameron is planning a cabinet reshuffle very shortly.

    I wonder if labour is going to follow suit. They desperately need a new shadow chancellor . He could appoint theshrillyvette but that would create some inhouse domestic hostility. Perhaps he should offer the job to vince if he would agree to jump ship.

    It’s a bit difficult nowadays to find real working class mp’s to fill the shadow cabinet jobs when nearly every labour mp nowadays is at least a £millionaire.

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  35. 139
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Labour are utterly despicable.

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  36. 143

    Labour seem to have forgotten their own Granny Tax from 2010: http://bit.ly/GK5uCs

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  37. 151
    grobdj says:

    Modded for drawing attention to VAT receipts?

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    • 160
      annette curton says:

      Think yourself lucky to get off so lightly, people have been knee capped for drawing attention to Vat receipts (EEC none-payment of).

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      • 212
        Sunday Shite correspondent says:

        You’re very lucky to have been moderated on a blog that extols the virtue of free speech!

        It should never happen!

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  38. 159
    LOL..... Even the B&P have Red Ken on the run says:

    Watch it all, he hides in a fish & chip shop

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  39. 162
    nellnewman says:

    Night Sweeties.God Bless.

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  40. 168
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    The bird booted off the Apprentice is rather tasty, shame the show is shit and Alan Sugar is a twat.

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  41. 173
    David Cameron Is A Cunt says:

    What a total tosser!

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    • 180
      Never Ever Trust a Tory says:

      - ever again!

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      • 183
        Never Ever Trust a Tory says:

        LieBore was bad – but we (at least I) did expect better – and what we have is ?

        Total fuct up twattage – talking tripe, STILL wasting money, – high fuel tax, ridiculous ‘green’ taxes, nestling into the warm cosy tits of the EUSSR, – and risible Broad Band.

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      • 185
        Labour: The trustworthy party says:

        “It [the Lisbon Treat] strengthens the voice of national parliaments
        and governments in EU affairs. It is a good treaty for Britain
        and for the new Europe. We will put it to the British people in a referendum” – Labour election manifesto, 2005.

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      • 186
        Labour Always Wreck the Economy says:

        You’ve lost the argument, and now the plot.

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      • 203
        Never ever trust a Tory says:

        LieBore is Rotten
        Lib – useless

        Tories – shit on you (unless you’re ‘one of us’ – and that means, buddy, – landed or influential gentry.)

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    • 193
      AC1 says:

      Cut the amount the state loots for you from other peoples wallets has he?

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  42. 181
    Jimmy says:

    In case you missed it the Kony bloke became the second internet entrepreneur this week to go postal on youtube. The condition apparently is called brief reactive psychosis. No word on why it seems to afflict people who make amateurish web videos.

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  43. 187
    Anonymous says:

    Rachel Reeves making a Hunt of herself again on newsnight.

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  44. 189
    abu dhabu du says:

    French Gunman or Mozzed-up Gunman?

    There’s as big a difference between those as between an Englishman and the “british” mozzy terrorists who planted the 7th of July bombs in London.

    There’s more to nationality than a piece of paper in the sweaty palm of some stone-age paedophile fresh off the transportation de jour from arsewipeistan.

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  45. 191
    sadbutmadlad says:

    Whats the difference between Richard Murphy (inconsequential accountant from Norfolk) and Baroness Ashton (EU Foreign Minister). Not much. They both spout totally inappropriate garbage which denigrates the sitaution in Toulouse. They should both be put out of work.

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  46. 195
    Cell time says:

    Iain Dale just earned his first credibility, in my eyes, by confronting some hideous labour bint with some much needed honesty on sky news!

    Ann Botting is a bit of a purr.

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    • 206
      ffs! says:

      “Ann Botting” is a media whore, as is the host of this place.

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    • 225
      sell time says:

      excellent contribution in the light of a national emergency

      it seems the rich can call others as benefit cheats beause of their dependency on the state whilst the rich’s dependency on the state is far greater – without the population the rich would have nothing – no exploitation, no wars, no one to do their dirty work for them

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  47. 205
    not a machine says:

    I would think Paxman with Danny and Rachel will be a future classic , “you dont know do you ” ….. “whats your view on corporation tax , you must have a view” . I know some have a go for being harsh , but in fairness hes only getting an answer that is of suitable quality , perhaps lesson is dont go on major news show with cockwaffly answer .

    News papers seem not to have liked it . That in part though is the problem , we are enduring steady as she goes , thinking it would be light at end of tunnel stage by now , i mean I can partially cheer my self thinking bloody hell if we had labours plan where would that £36bn in interest be comming from ? , but then knowing theres few years of sorting yet to do , you have to comprehend just how bad labour left things .
    Just read feb borrowing double expectations , that doesnt sound good .

    when does EU figs come in ?

    Ben Bernanke wants EU banks to clean up and toughen balance sheets , dont stop there Ben tell em to cut our £50mn a day subsidiy and start making some cuts , womb chamber must be nearly ready (sobs) , I dont think I can ever be happy so long as high quality expensive spin is comming from that place .
    let me tot up
    sold 400 tonnes half of gold reserves at $1400 oz less than todays spot price
    set national debt to over £1trn
    lost EU rebate
    Voted for increase EU subs to £50mn a day from £36mn day
    managed to hide 5mn unemployed on benefits
    sold rover for £1

    Ended boom and bust …. and we have watch ed and ed show with poverty laden line of “too far too fast” … i think I need a lie down

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  48. 207
    Anonymous says:

    I became an avid reader of order-order, especially during the MP’s expenses scandal.

    In the last few months I stopped checking the site as frequently.

    There has been a definite shift in the articles posted – and the link to the Daily Star is not a good move.

    For me, the main appeal of the site was that it was NOT mainstream media.

    But thanks anyway GF, I did enjoy it while it lasted. ;)

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  49. 219
    albacore says:

    Tax the old folks and reap a few hundred millions
    (A drop in the bucket while Dave borrows billions?)
    But, whatever you do, just don’t cut foreign aid
    That’s cast-iron, it’s ring-fenced, a promise Dave made
    And, Hush! Don’t dare whisper that word “immigration”
    It’s a nice little earner, is courts translation

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-17463036

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  50. 223
    tired of them says:

    now that osborne has re-affirmed that the population are here to keep the rich happy I can’t wait for the day when the population stands up against them, these arrogant, delusional tyrants in government and their public sector footsoldiers

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  51. 226
    Displaced Brummie says:

    I was going to fire up my Twitter account and comment on Murphy’s vile, evil and self-centred comment. But then I thought: “Why sully my account with his particular brand of evil?”

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  52. 227
    Well it's a thought says:

    Turned on the telly and Osborne is on, why did I get that sinking feeling thinking oh hell Gordy is back, between him and Camoron , it looks as if Bliar and Gordy have returned, were really screwed.

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  53. 228
    Doiinnnngggg says:

    Osborne getting a right kicking from the press for his rich friendly budget

    Its amazing how pensioners and the disabled caused the financial and banking crisis in this country even though most of them live in poverty. There’s no wonder Osborne gave something back to the wealthy, they must be having a very hard ttime.

    How exactly are MPs coping with austerity?

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    • 231
      Well it's a thought says:

      MP’s and austerity two words that can never be used together, time to stop paying MP’s, helping the public is supposed to be a calling not a profession.

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    • 232
      Hard Of Hearing says:

      Speak up George we cant quite hear you.

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      • 238
        Time to Get revenge on the Hippy Generation says:

        Its quite a good idea. Why should the pensioners live high on the hog while sending the bill to their grandchildren?

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  54. 230
    Well it's a thought says:

    They put an equivalent of 7s or 34p rise on tobacco and now suddenly they have found that booze is bad for you, who’s making money out of this scam and how!.

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