April 20th, 2012

Osborne’s “Clear Position” on the IMF

This £10 billion bailout for the IMF brings the total Osborne has pledged to £40 billion, or some £666 for each and every man, woman and child in the Britain. In October last year after British taxpayers sent £9 billion to the IMF – £9 billion that Osborne had to borrow, Osborne told the House of Commons categorically:

“Britain will not be putting money into the bail-out fund either directly or through the IMF…. The IMF exists to support countries, it does not exist to support currencies… The IMF contributing money to the eurozone bail-out fund, no; Britain contributing money to the eurozone bail-out fund, no. That is Britain’s clear position.” 

The Chancellor could not be any more clear, he gave his word, it was an unqualified promise. Which Osborne has now broken.


303 Comments

  1. 1
    A pragmatist says:

    Labour, Lib Dem and Tories. The Three Stooges of the European Empire.

    • 96
      Sophie says:

      Vote UKIP.

      Real Tories.

      • 100
        Ex Conservative Voter says:

        UKIP: the only Tories.

        • 157
          Fuck the MSM says:

          Tories, Libs and Lab can fuck off.

          They have sullied their copybook.

          • David laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

            People need to vote UKIP for the London Mayor election. These twats have got to learn we have had enough of tax and wasteful spending. Instead of throwing money away cut my taxes, cut my energy bill, cut my car fuel bill, cut the cost of food, improve schools, stop immigration not reduce it, get rid of HRA and out of the EU we should not have to ask the EU if a terrorist can stay here and sponge of the taxpayer. Enough is enough. Vote UKIP.

        • 159
          Hang The Bastards says:

          Got my vote. Cameron and joker by out… UKIP in.

          I didn’t work hard so that lying twat could piss away my hard earned tax on propping up a Euro failure which I have no desire to belong to.

          • Anonymous says:

            Nigel Farage – The Euro is doomed so why keep bailing it out?

          • A pragmatist says:

            That £10Billion ‘loan’ is going to look like chicKEN feed when the Socialist Hollande gets in in France and increases corporation tax, taxes on the wealthy, public spending, debt and budget deficits and so turn the French economy into one akin to Greece.

          • Enough is enough says:

            I do not see why my taxes should be wasted on feeding a French cockerel

          • The problem is, there are ten’s of thousands of Tories who approve of UKIP, want to vote UKIP but will vote in the party that is ruining the UK to stop another party which also ruins the UK from getting in.

            Anyone got a name for these people?

          • Anonymous says:

            So Farage is fear fearing for his Euro MP staus, and wants a nice UK MP seat, so far he has not been really tested apart from him doing his Denis Skinner act in the European parliament. What are his other policies apart from exiting Europe and all things european.

          • Hang The Bastards says:

            Yeah – spineless, clueless twats

          • Cameron's Vichy Conservatives says:

            I was one of said spineless clueless twats

            No more! I’m sick of being shafted by my party. It’s UKIP for me and screw the consequences.

      • 259
        Anonymous says:

        Yes-absolutely. This is the final straw. UKIP it is. I have had enough.

        If he was smart he would have made the figure £10billion and 1 pounds, forcing parliament to decide. The arguments would have been publicly aired.

        Osborn is a boy in a man’s job. A prize prat.

        We are badly led by all parties. Blair & Cameron are double glazing salesmen. Brown was incompetent on financial matters-beyond belief. Osborne is a part timer with inadeqate intellect.

        We are doomed.

      • 283
        Archie says:

        Gideon’s getting a right kicking from what should be the Tories natural constituency here: http://www.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/7796643/britain-will-contributeagainto-the-imf.thtml#comments

    • 229
      Anonymous says:

      Guido old cock do you remember the last time the devild red eyes appeared on an advert, it lost the Tories an election and we the population of the UK got 12 years of B’liar and Par Broone, careful where you place those red eyes.

    • 260
      old git says:

      Jolly voting weather
      We are all europhiles
      We’re very clever
      And lie to you all the while
      You fell for our promise especially the CAST IRON trick
      We’re all from Eton, and you lot are all too thick.

      If you think I’ll claim back powers,
      You haven’t got a clue
      We’ll hand the UK to Merkle,
      There is nothing that you can do
      No referendums Changes through on the nod
      I am the PM and I’m a duplicitous sod

      As for immigration
      I know it gets on your tits
      I will flood the nation
      And pay their benefits
      I am from Eton; I am one of the ruling class
      If you don’t like it, you can just kiss my ****

      If I agreed the Treaty
      Things that it would amend
      Required referendums
      And that would be the end
      We’d be out of Europe and that’s what the public crave
      But I’m undemocratic, just call me dictator Dave

      Clegg is making noises
      Pretending he did not know
      If he really meant it
      Lib-Dems would pack up and go
      There all in it together, and David is now all smiles
      He has silenced the sceptics, with the aid of the Europhiles

      This has been a carve up
      Helped by Merkosy
      They need our money
      That is quite plane to see
      They played out the charade so it looks as if Dave’s alone
      But were still in the EU and we’ll pay for the Euro zone

      Jolly voting weather
      We are all Europhiles
      We’ve silenced the sceptics
      Look at their beaming smiles
      There’s no referendum, the sceptics are really thick.
      I am from Eton and those idiots missed the trick

      • 273
        Aaron D Highside says:

        Poetry has to scan, birdbrain.

        • 276
          old git says:

          Aaron D Highside
          I suppose you have never heard the Eton Boating Song you dipstick

        • 303
          Chris says:

          Hi Aaron, It is very apparent your are jealous of old git which is rather immature. If you disagree, why don’t you try some poetry.
          Show some intellect, instead of being a malcontent.

    • 261
    • 262
      old git says:

      The Times they are a changing

      Come all the electorate throughout the UK
      It’s time to ignore what the LIBLABCON say
      Lets face it these parties have all had their day
      Our politics need rearranging
      So go out and vote UKIP lets sweep them away
      For the times they are a changing

      Not one of them listens to our point of view
      They’d sooner give our cash to the EU
      So lets kick them out and try something new
      We can’t afford this lot remaining
      Political rethink is long overdue
      For the times they are a changing

      They lied about Lisbon and promised a vote
      There all Europhiles and in the same boat
      Their treachery just bring a lump to my throat
      As each other they just keep blaming
      So send them a message and let them take note
      That the times they are a changing

      We will no longer tolerate lies being told
      Tax breaks for the rich but more tax for the old
      Ruled from the EU and our birthrights sold
      They ignore us when we are complaining
      If we all vote UKIP there out in the cold
      For the times they all need changing

    • 266
    • 271
      old git says:

      Cameron and Osbourn bought up at Eton, more like EATEN and bought up
      fucking liars

  2. 2
    Anonymous says:

    Fucking dick

    • 103
      Ex Conservative Voter says:

      Maybe not. Perhaps Osborne did it to divert attention away from Camoron’s complete inability to get an Alky-ada terrorist out of Britain.

      Camoron’s one and only job is to keep us safe, and the well-educated cretin can’t even manage that. Camoron’s solution? Create a diversion.

      Camoron and his coterie of clowns will be on the dole in 2015.

    • 244
      Steve Lloyd. says:

      Voters like me tstuck between a rock and a hard place. But with a heavy heart will vote UKIP in may. There will be no statue for Dave when he leaves office, just a crappy old bust placed between Bliar and Broon. What a legacy, twat.

  3. 3
    King Karlos says:

    Guido, file under “Liar Politicians”

    • 11
      gangsta rap says:

      That is one fucking big 10 billion’s worth of a lie though, innit? Did someone leave a severed horses head in his fucking bed?

      • 13
        King Karlos says:

        Quite. Probably warrants a category of its own.

      • 22
        misterned says:

        The only party who would refuse to pay up is UKIP.

        Get us the fuck out of the EU and stop us being the banker’s cash cow slaves.

        • 37
          Anonymous says:

          Voting conservative, labour or lib dem should now be considered an act of treason.

          • Ivor Tapeworm says:

            Hmmm… that is a bit OTT.

            How about saying a vote for LabLibCon is an act of mind-bogglingly myopic and suicidal stupidity regarding democracy in this country and renders the voter worthy of being certified under Section 28 of the Mental Health Act.

            Unless things change dramatically I shall be voting UKIP, not in the expectation of them being able to form a government, but to add my vote to those who wish to scare the LabLibDons out their slavish dedication to what has become institutionalised gangsterism – the EU.

          • Ostracise Osborne says:

            Spot on.

          • Raving Loon says:

            I’m gong to vote for the party that’s going to cost me the least amount of money to leave me alone.

          • The Last Four Generations of My Family Have Fought for This Country says:

            Voting UKIP now makes perfect sense to anyone who wants to send a clear message to the EU Banker Party (LabDemCon). The so called Tory Euro Sceptics are a waste of time, they are too spinless to act as they fear splitting the Tory Party which in truth is what needs to happen to create a Real Conservative Party. So vote UKIP and watch the fun you really have got nothing to lose but it might just kick off the real battle to win back the Tory Party from the That Clueless Toff Cameron and his Chums. I’ve voted Tory for 30 years but not this time

        • 41
          A pragmatist says:

          It’s bad enough having to pay through the nose for the over-spending public sector in this country without having to do the same in other irresponsibly run countries.

      • 197
        Sack these treasonous cretins says:

        Money stolen from me, the taxpayer, under false pretenses. I consider it theft.

    • 30
      GodIHateTheBuggers says:

      Are you surprised?? You cannot trust any assurance they give.

    • 48
      rocknrolla says:

      As some American once said:

      If you don’t want politicians to waste lots of money, don’t give politicians lots of money.

      • 139
        Alf says:

        No need to give them money, they just get their mates in the Bank of England to print it.

        We’re screwed boys, screwed. The immigrants must be furious :-)

  4. 4
    the chronicles of huhnacy says:

    Nuts!

  5. 5
    Handycock No1 Trougher in Parliament says:

    The financial system of the world is sitting on the edge of a precipice and on the verge of collapse. If this money is not put in to the IMF and things turn tits up, we Troughers are going to suffer more than most. That is why Gideon is putting the £10BN into the IMF, self preservation of the Troughers, after all we are all in it together, that is why you mug taxpayer’s are paying for it.

    • 126
      Milton Friedman's Ghost says:

      A clear case of a sinking ship looking after the Captain and Officers (Troughers) first. It was, it is, and ever will be, the system looking after itself, unfortunately. Remember, I said , many years ago ‘any Government put in charge of the Sahara Desert, would run out of sand in five years’ and my good friend who sits on the same cloud as me, Descartes said ‘any person putting themselves forward for service in public life (politics) should be banned from it, on the basis they have put themselves forward.’ Government puts itself first, always has and always will. Unfortunatedly they have f*c ked up so much this time that they are desperately trying to preserve their own status quo. Unfortunately, it is not going to work and the poor taxpayer is going to be fleeced of £trillions, as the ship sinks. Remember politicians are by definition incompetent and are generally drawn for one of two backgrounds – those who have failed at their chosen career and those who have never had a career in the first place.

  6. 6
    a non says:

    Thought it was a loan- with strings attached

  7. 7
    Anonymous says:

    Still,the polar bears dont mind!

  8. 8
    Anthony Rogers says:

    We must leave this EU hellhole

  9. 9
    Stan Butler says:

    Osborne, you have no right to put me further into debt. Whilst I am a naturally right of centre voter, your pandering to unelected bodies and your doling out of our cash to support lame duck political currencies means that you can no longer count on my support at the next election. You preach austerity yet are profligate in flashing the UK PLC credit card at all and sundry. The Conservative Party are clearly demonstrating that they are not the answer to the disasterous Labour years. Either buck up and stop supporting the Euro and it’s political agenda or expect a large swing to a real centre right party come GE time. Many regards, Stan.

    • 23
      misterned says:

      +1 vote UKIP!

      • 52
        rocknrolla says:

        +1

        I did for the first time in the last European elections. I’m a natural Tory and it felt bad at first to not vote Conservative but in the end I had to just remind myself that Cast-Iron and his chums want to keep us in the EU. I want my children to grow up in a free England. I’ll support UKIP every election now until the Conservatives stand for a referendum at the least.

      • 171
        Madison Bumgarner says:

        I’m a natural conservative, more libertarian the older I get, who last voted for the Conservative party in 1992. Since then it has been Referendum party or UKIP if available, otherwise anyone but the triumvirate of traitors (Con, Lab, Lib).
        Being an old fuddy duddy, I still feel it is a duty to vote, so I have often had to vote for ‘None of the above’, i.e spoilt the ballot paper.

    • 46
      anonymous says:

      agree with the sentiment but not the solution

      • 82
        Stan Butler says:

        Who do you vote for then? Tories are just wet Euro supporting filth. Labour are scum. Lib Dems are a joke. BNP are dangerous. Greens are lunatics. that level extreme Left, UKIP or the Monster Ravers. I’vd nothing against the MRLP but they are a bit fringe?

      • 140
        Handypara says:

        I too vote UKIP and agree with the sentiment but not with the recurrent little ENGELANDer arrogance so frequently displayed here.
        UKIP! The clue is in the name!

  10. 10
    Mrs. Harriet Dromey says:

    He’s a fucking lying politician….you sound surprised Guido.

  11. 12
    Cal says:

    When did he say that?

  12. 14
    tottenham chutzpah says:

    its not a loan – its a gift

  13. 16
    Gordon Brown says:

    I did not have sexual relations with that woman.

  14. 19
    MrAngry61 says:

    The loan is just under ten billion, so that it is not, apparently subject to a Parliamentary vote. Duplicity by the IMF for asking for $15Billion from the UK, and for Osborne to agree without a vote.

    • 31
      ed martin says:

      sounds like a way to ensure downgrading – lend money we ain’t got – for it to be lent on to even lower grade borrowers

      poor money following bad money?

      a peculiar application of Gresham’s law?

      • 81
        AC1 says:

        No. Here’s the politically connected’s “game”.

        Bail out the politically connected. thus making every country borrow lots. Then jack up interest rates. Then become staggeringly wealthy.

        • 89
          Anonymous says:

          Kinda makes you believe in the conspiracy theorists idea of a central, controlling elite, doesn’t it?

  15. 20
    The great unwashed says:

    Guido – sorry for once don’t agree. We have to do stuff like this to make sure our credit rating isn’t downgraded. I agree with what Osborne has done.

    • 27
      al capone says:

      Danegeld by any other name?

      • 68
        Ivor Tapeworm says:

        I don’t follow the logic TGU, and an explanation would be welcome.

        If the UK genuinely ‘has to do stuff like this’ as a matter of course, then Osbourne should not have promised not to in the first place.

        Osbourne is not off the hook.

    • 38

      The USA don’t see that in the same way.

      *Info: They have not joined in this round*

    • 94
      tonto says:

      Agreed. Why the objections to George playing the Loan Arranger? Despite the demon horror picture supplied by Guido, Osborne does not deserve the garlic and silver bullet. Even if the monies should be used to support an Europe@n economy, the UK economy cannot survive alone if many valuable foreign markets go to the wall.
      People seem to have forgotten Brown p*ssed more than 12 billion extra profit down the drain selling gold at a pittance, to use what remained, to generate non jobs for the boys. This might shore up what remains for actual workers.
      Bite the bullet.

      • 114
        Ex Conservative Voter says:

        “Brown p*ssed more than 12 billion extra profit down the drain selling gold at a pittance”

        That’s £1billion less than Camoron pisses down the drain every year on our EU membership.

        And then you have to add the £11billion to that Camoron pisses away every year on foreign aid. To countries with space-programmes.

        And then you have to add to that the billions that Camoron pisses away on Euro bailouts. After he promised he wouldn’t.

        And then you have to stomach Camoron’s cuts to our defence spending/hospitals/education/police/care for the elderly “because we’ve got no money”.

        Camoron’s head should be staved in with a brick.

      • 133
        Oliver Cromwell says:

        Look the Euro is screwed – this additional debt isn’t going to change that – it might buy another 3 months at best – but ultimately it leaves us even more fucked.

      • 205
        Taxpayer says:

        No, he is a liar stealing from me. I won’t have it.

    • 204
      Betrayed says:

      You are a fool then sir.

  16. 21

    I mean.

    Really.

    He is a heterosexual man, by all accounts.

    But would you want to fuck Christine Lagarde?

  17. 25
    Mccll11 says:

    Just $15Bn? Pfft- I could piss that away in a lunchtime.

  18. 26
    LibLabCon = all the fucking same! says:

    I’m not surprised and it won’t be the last.

  19. 29
    For those who missed the entertainingly fierce clash between Galloway and Aaronovitch says:

  20. 34
    Rh- says:

    STOP FRACKING TAXING ME AND THEN PISSING THE MONEY AWAY YOU B’STARD!

  21. 36
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    I notice the lying little shit kept it just under the 10 billion mark that he knew he had no chance of getting past parliament
    sooner we are rid of this shitty little oik and his chum “Dead beat Dave” the better

  22. 39
    Cameron is a Cunt says:

    And here’s me thinking this fucking government was the bees knees????

    I am so disappointed

    • 118
      Ex Conservative Voter says:

      Most people aren’t.

      That’s why Camoron’s approval rating went 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2- before the last general election. When Camoron was up against Brown, and failed to win.

      Camoron is fucked next time. Camoron the spiv. Camoron the europhile liar. Camoron the spendaholic dunce. Camoron who can’t get rid of Qatada (yet he can get rid of retired gents who (don’t) arrange battery sales to Iran).

      Camoron the failure. The whole C’untservative Party is toast because of Camoron.

      Good. Fuck them.

  23. 40
    Gordon Brown says:

    I only got one thing wrong during my time as Chancellor of the Exchequer, and that was to keep Britain out of the Euro.

  24. 42
    Raving Loon says:

    We need to leave the following:

    EU
    IMF
    BIS
    WTF
    World Bank
    UN

  25. 49
    Guido = corporatist sell-out shill says:

    And you believed him and his bum chum Cameron the first time?

    FFS, you’re a bigger twat than I took you for.

  26. 50
    Jane Birkin from Paris says:

    There is an Election here in France on Sunday so no one can speak about anything which is all a little too convenient.

    1. The favourite the Socialist Hollande wants to spend his way out of recession and renegotiate the Eu fiscal pact as well as scraping the pension age increases. Top rate tax to be 75% and he is promising to cap the price of petrol!

    2. Sarkozy is talking about pushing the ECB and EU for more growth strategies whilst at the same time warning that Bond rates will increase if he is not reelected saying the socialist guy is a complete twat.

    3. The fascist LePen wants to go back to the franc and pursue protectionist policies whilst singing the national anthem

    4 . The far left candidate Melanchon wants to increase the minimum wage by 25% and have a maximum wage of 200,000€

    5. The anticapitalists want the workers to take over all the factories.

    The only thing which is for definite is that Hollande is a twat who makes that last Spanish guy look like the brain of Catalan.

    After 6 May whoever wins I expect economic fireworks.

    Thank God there is plenty of money with the IMF!

    • 85
      AC1 says:

      Jane, If you’re in Paris and Hollande wins, buy a flack jacket and a lot of beans and water purifier kits.

    • 91
      WVM says:

      Indeed, France is in for a rough riddle from the markets after these elections.

    • 107

      Its worse than you think . In the Economist they said Melanchon campaigns on

      -withdraw from NATO
      - 20% rise i the minimum wage
      -100% top rate of tax
      - retirement for all at 60.

      Hollande is going to Melenchon’s votes to win. Expect some batshit socialist utopian deal to be made and France to drop even further behind Germany.

      BTW – 1938 France voted in a far left socialist government. Workers occupied arms factories and demanded to be given them as their own. Or they would burn them down. Blum persuaded them to take a 20% pay rise , the 40-hour week, extra paid holidays for the workers, collective bargaining on wage claims and the nationalisation of the arms industry.

      All very noble stuff.

      Except, of course, two years later, the Wehrmacht turned up, over ran the unfinished defences, and inadequate armaments and beat the crap out them.

      • 214
        Jane Birkin from Paris says:

        Exactly!

        There are going to be more than baked beans hitting the white cliffs of Dover and beyond within the next month. Perhaps Osborns should have waited a little before giving away your money.

        Remember too that in 1938 Algeria was a relatively nice overseas colony.

        Soc Gen are also in trouble again because Kerviel is definitely not going gentle into the good night.

        National borders are no safeguard.

  27. 53
    Well it's a thought says:

    We can’t even say the lunatic was taking the country into going for broke, we are already broke and borrowing like mad, jeez h into oblivion.

  28. 55
    Cunt Watch says:

    Well done for keeping this quiet until Friday p.m.

    You c’unt.

    You and the rest will pay for this madness. You are prostituting my kids for your own vainglorious ends.

    You fucking c’unt.

  29. 59
    Pissed Off. says:

    Fuck Dave, Fuck Ed, Fuck Nick. They are all traitors, this is money destined to prop up the Euro . Hunts the lot of them.

    • 70
      Anonymous says:

      If they had come and asked me if it was a good idea to launch the Euro, I would have said no, but did they do that? Did they fuck.

    • 146
      Hang em High, - REALLY high! (own piano wire supplied) says:

      I’m feeling restless!

  30. 61
    Baron Hogwash says:

    Legarde must be happy $430 dollars to squander on trying to save Spain and then Italy and then ….

    Can’t really see what option there is then to pay into this never ending pot trying to prop up the euro – Legarde really cannot be impartial on IMF spending given she was French finance minister.

    Not sure about her charms as the telegraph describes them http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/finance/jeremywarner/100016478/britain-falls-for-lagardes-charms-and-coughs-up-another-10bn/

    Her predecessor seemed more into charming women….

    • 239
      WizovOz says:

      So you have just proven the point that only witches know how to do charms properly.

  31. 64
    WVM says:

    Look at ‘em all running around busily building firewalls because they know full well what’s coming down the road.

    • 66
      Baron Hogwash says:

      Don’t think they do know what’s coming down the road – they are blinkered to the mere suggestion that the shit has hit the fan and its time to face the music, the fat lady is singing loud …….

      • 67
        Baron Hogwash says:

        Correction – the fat lady is wailing now….

      • 74
        Anonymous says:

        Insufferable, arrogant bastards who don’t even have the decency to apologise for getting us into this mess.

      • 84
        WVM says:

        They’re not stupid, I believe they know, it’s just that these sanctimonious arrogant bastards really do think they can take control of it and stop it taking place. But what no one knows included the sanctimonious arrogant bastards is when.

        • 105
          Anonymous says:

          If they’re not stupid, why did they take us into the Euro and fudge the rules so the likes of the PIGS could join? That was asking for trouble with a capital T.

          • Anonymous says:

            These people believed that by getting governments to sign up for ‘convergence criteria’ their ingrained traditions of overborrowing and overspending (and of frequent runaway inflation) would be conjured out of existence at the stroke of a pen.

            If you can be hypnotised by the politician’s rhetoric of an ever-closer union, you have cast loose from planet earth as you ascend towards Cloud-Cuckoo-Land.

    • 71
      screw the lot of them says:

      Exactly. Hopefully not before the shit hits the fan and ‘they’ get their just desserts.

      I’m looking at you Blair, Brown, Straw, D Miliband, Cameron and Osborne.

      • 288
        inside- out says:

        When the shit hits the fan,any bets Cameron,Clegg and Milibrain propose a Government of National Unity.Backed up by Martial Law,but such Government would allow all 658 MP’s to remain with snouts in the trough.

  32. 77
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Not too long ago, Camoron and Osbrown were telling us there was no money left…for Harriers, and other military equipment. Now the spiv and his side kick have found or printed more electronic money to bail out Spain, Italy and Greece and French banks.

    It would serve them right if that berk of a Speaker decided to allow an emergency debate on this latest financial wheeze.

  33. 78
    Steve Miliband says:

    What would Gordon do?

    If anyone does the opposite to him, they must be right. So would Gordon have done this?

    • 79
      Baron Hogwash says:

      Gordon would have been flying around the world saving the world with promises of pots of gold at the end of the rainbow, tax credits for all, love a union do, jobs for anyone who wants to come to the UK….O sorry he done all that already.

    • 80
      Sarah. says:

      Yes Gordon would have given. He is very generous with other people’s money.

    • 90

      What would Gordon do is a range of T/shirts.

      See for yourself.

      • 93

        And as we said back in January, following the example of Sir Hugh Dowding in 1940

        To
        David Cameron
        Prime Minister
        10 Downing Street
        London W1.

        Sir,
        I have the honour to refer to the very serious calls
        which have recently been made upon the currency Reserves
        in an attempt to stem the German invasion on the Continent.

        2. I hope and believe that that the Euro may yet be
        victorious in France and Belgium, but we have to face the
        possibility that it may be defeated.

        3. In this case I presume that there is no-one who will
        deny that England should carry on, even though the remainder of
        the Continent of Europe is dominated by the Germans.

        4. For this purpose it is necessary to retain some
        minimum financial strength in this country and I must request that
        the Monetary Policy Committee inform me what they consider this minimum
        strength to be, in order that I may make my dispositions
        accordingly.

        5. I must point out that within the last few years the
        equivalent of £20 billion have been sent to France, that the
        reserves remaining in this country are seriously
        depleted, and that the more pound sterling which is sent to France
        the higher will be the wastage and the more insistent the
        demands for mores.

        6.Once a decision has been reached as to the limit on
        which the Bank of England and the Cabinet are prepared to stake the
        existence of the country, it should be made clear to the Europ/ean Leaders on the Continent that not one more pound from this nation will be sent across the Channel, no matter how desperate the situation may become.

        I have the honour to be,
        Sir,
        Your obedient Servant,
        William Quango MP
        Select Committee Officer Commanding-in-Chief,
        Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs

    • 115
      tottenham chutzpah says:

      he would still be digging Gordon’s Brown Hole – therefore much the same

  34. 83
    Balls Eyed dick wad says:

    So what part of the dosh will go to support Europe

  35. 88
    AC1 says:

    Hope you all have a fixed rate mortgage.

    • 92
      Anonymous says:

      Of course, all my fucking savings have gone now, so I can’t make up on the swings what I lost on the roundabouts.

      • 110
        ed martin says:

        we must heed (Groucho) Marx – when you can’t make both ends meet, make one end meat and the other end vegetable

    • 121
      Ex Conservative Voter says:

      No mortgage; long since paid off.

      Just savings, which Osborne is trying to inflate away.

      Fuck me, watching these c’unts get kicked out of Downing St is going to be (how do the children say?) ‘sweet’.

      • 177
        Just Watching and Waiting says:

        Watching Brown f*ck off was good!

        Watching this jerk depart is gonna be twice the pleasure!

        Why?

        Cos he’s a toff, a tosspot, and a traitor – more so even than Brown and Bliar – they were driven by bullshit! This one is driven by self-interest!

  36. 117
    Anon says:

    If your young enough to do it then get out of the country, sell up and do one, if your too bogged down and trapped here to ever escape but have kids or younger relatives or people you care about then tell them to pack up and get out and never look back.

    Seriously it’s the best advice you can give them, this talking shop has had it’s day. Look around you, it will only get worse, cheap parlour shows and bread and circuses like the Olympics may distract you for a while but the country as a whole will get worse and worse.

    • 123
      Ex Conservative Voter says:

      One doesn’t need to be young to get out of the country. One just needs to get out.

      Britain is fucked. The last government was shit. This government is shittier. The next? Also a collection of high-tax/high-spending Europhile retards.

      Hone your skills, prepare, sell-up and skid-addle.

    • 124
      Mr C says:

      It is children not kids, goats do that.

      It is you are or you’re and not your, comprehensive schools do that.

      • 137
        Ethel, Purley says:

        Mr C, aren’t you a pedantic little shit, you check for commas and ignore the message, you need to grow up.

        • 144
          Mr C says:

          Apostophes are not commas.

        • 150
          Leszczynski Stanislaus says:

          “A well-read fool is the most pestilent of blockheads; his learning is a flail which he knows not how to handle, and with which he breaks his neighbor’s shins as well as his own. Keep a fellow of this description at arm’s length, as you value the integrity of your bones.”

      • 151
        Trenton Lock says:

        No point in delivering your message if you are unable to get your message across.

  37. 120
    Anonymous says:

    Your Guido comment about the IMF is just so stupid.

  38. 122
    Mrs T says:

    Osborne is a sewer rat. Why should we pay for his seat at the top table? If he was any good he would have been paid to lecture before ALL the tables.

    Metropolitan Scum

  39. 125
    Jack Boot Greens says:

    Watched Country File the other day. Could have cried, in fact I did. We are ruining our countryside to comply with EUSSR Windmill targets. Is any other EUSSR state complying with this draconian diktat?

  40. 127
    Oliver Cromwell says:

    The main stream media is trying to get away with hardly mentioning this – so make sure you all tell everyone you know about it. Enough is enough – no more LibLabCon.

    Anyone that has anything to do with the LibLabCon party is now guilty of treason against the people of this country.

    • 147
      Carolyn Quinn says:

      I beg to differ. PM discussed this at length this evening.

      • 234
        Oliver Cromwell says:

        And who listens to PM – only a select few. There’s bugger all coverage in the Mass Media and it wasn’t even in the BBC 10pm news headlines last night.

        • 242
          Squarehead says:

          Olly, old pet, can’t you see your way clear to raising another wee new model army that we might borrow for a month or two? there’s a spot of work needs doing.

  41. 128
    scum says:

    Fuck me, Oborne and Montgomerie are both EU approving arseholes.

  42. 135
    Rick Nobinson says:

    Nick Robinson chaired “Any Questions” this evening and he was quite good too except one gaff about donkey charities . Are the BBC trying him out for the prestigious Question Time job?

    • 223
      Hugh Janus says:

      Don’t worry, Sgt Bilko will soon fall back into his socialist-loving ways.

  43. 138
    Spotty Lizard says:

    Oi! Guido! Didn’t you bet that Osborne would have contributed to the bailout fund again before St Patrick’s Day 2012, or you would run naked around Westminster? Time to break out that fat white arse of yours.

  44. 145
    The Tossers in Nos 10 & 11 says:

    You common people won’t even notice it! – and it keeps our job prospects safe in Brussels – don’tcha know!

    Cheers!!! Hah hah hhhaaaa!

  45. 152
    Anonymous says:

    Cameron and Osborne are the pits. They believe in nothing, they are out of touch with everybody outside Notting Hill, they are shallow glib emptyheads who throw the most nauseating dinner parties imaginable, they cannot eat pasties properly, they would not know whether Tetleys was a beer or a Saville Row tailor, they are not Conservatives, they are ruining Britain, they are having unhealthy relationships with LibDems, they are socially and politically dysfunctional. They are wrecking the Tory Party. What a relief it will be when they are swept from power in 2015!

    • 153
      Anonymous says:

      ps. and I AM a Conservative!

    • 158
      Frank says:

      Well to be frank, I’m Cornish and I can’t stand pasties either.

      • 164
        Anonymous says:

        Nor can I but hopefully you would know HOW to eat one. This pair are clueless, they don`t need to pretend to prefer them to caviar. They fool no-one and there is no great public resentment against caviar. Idiots!

    • 162
      Julie Kirkbright says:

      Dave and George are simply simply marvellous, and their dinner parties are so so entertaining. They are simply simply so absolutely super that even I, a working class comprehensive girl from a northern losers town, can fit in perfectly and shine brilliantly to be admired as a Tory star of the future. Well done George, keep it up you little darling.

      • 178
        The little thing that is kept up says:

        I’m doing my best to keep up – am I up enough madam?

    • 166
      Anonymous says:

      Cameron and Osborne are doing a fine job, it’s just that your small mind doesn’t get it.

    • 296
      Lord preserve us from the Camergons says:

      Why do we have to wait ’til 2015.

  46. 154
    Mod err Ator says:

    Osborne is a “liberal socialist” and is shit scared about what will happen to his personal finances when the Euro fails.

    I note his Wiki page has been slashed to remove all trace of his Oirish Baronnetcy.

  47. 155
    Take a deep breath... and relax says:

  48. 156
    Capt says:

    Cameron’sfather is instrumental in setting up an off shore fund called Blaimore. Hey you couldnt make that up. Keep ahead of the sheeples. One stop Dave and take Georgie with you when you put out the lights of the Tory party

    • 168
      Reality Check says:

      Think you will find that Dave’s dad is recently dead and not only that he bravely put up with a life of pain as a cripple and inspired his son to achieve the very best for his country and family.

      • 175
        screw the lot of them - Lib/Lab/Con go to hell says:

        So fucking what.

        In this “climate” everything is fair game.

        They fuck with me and my children’s future, I fuck with them even harder.

        • 245
          Squarehead says:

          “The very best for his country” – well he wasted his money then didn’t he.

      • 257
        Steve Lloyd. says:

        And thats working out perfectly, not.

    • 216
      Cashier Cameron says:

      Blairmore, in fact.
      Yet another example of the clue being in the name.
      Fuck off Dave, this country doesn’t want a traitor like you.

  49. 161
    Diane Abbott gets her just deserts says:

  50. 165
    HMRC says:

    Don’t forget that we’re relying on Osbrown still holding down his part time job as our glorious chancellor when we implement RTI – if you think that the budget was a disaster wait till this train crash hits in 2014!

  51. 167
    Socialists = Sociopaths says:

    HYPOCRISY & MENDACITY – IT’S IS LIEBOUR’S D-N-A.

  52. 170
    Even Bollock Ed gets it says:
    • 173
      MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

      Why the fuck are we bankrolling a currency that we knew would fail ?
      The IMF said that all the money that these countries have thrown at it
      They have little or no chance of ever getting it back !

    • 247
      Raving Loon says:

      Why are we a member of the IMF? What do we get out of it, except picking up the tab for bailing out basket case countries?

  53. 172
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Cameron ! More fuckin “U” Turns than PacMan

  54. 176
    PC clitoris says:

    what a little shit he realy is.another product of private education one law for the
    freeloaders another for us stupid/thick cnuts.

  55. 181
    not a machine says:

    I wasnt sure if someone had spoofed Ed Balls account “should have seen the colour of their money before committing” oh yes such wise words from the great sage of ecnomics ……………………. just for a reality check I suppose we could ask Ed if the bail out fund will end boom and bust ……..:). I had forgot about the previous 30bn , how much debt did ed leave every man woman and child was it £76bn . Its an interesting concept , let every eu state run up huge debts , then borrow some more money to pay for it .

    Cant make up my mind yet about France although it does have all the appeaerences of a classic EU election , very strange ecnomics from Mr Mellenchon cant see how his big beaurocrcay will work , its marxism pay appeal without mentioning the taxes or police state .

    EDF upset about the price for new nuclear , me too only I think we can make energy cheaper without it .

  56. 182
    TRT says:

    Im 60 and always voted Tory but that’s the last time. I waited years and listened tk Cameron’s lies and broken promises only to find he’s the same as the rest of them, Lib,Lab crooks. What have we got to loose so it’s UKIP from now on. Mr Cameron you are a dreadful disappointment just like the rest.

    • 185
      Busted Nokia says:

      bring on the election, UKIP for me.

      So I guess at best it will be paid back in the far future with inflated money +1% interest.
      Why didn’t Gideon replace Brown’s gold instead?

  57. 186
    grrrrrrrrrrr rub hands no teeth says:

    can we hang him now?

  58. 187
    Cameron is a Cunt says:

    oh look what have we got here then

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/apr/20/cameron-family-tax-havens

    nice little earner hey?

    • 188
      Cameron is a Cunt says:

      ……. and what about this too

      http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/apr/20/david-cameron-real-discipline

      cameron really is a little fuck faced shit

      • 299
        MandyPickleSniffer says:

        Typical Guardian crap, and a typical response from a Guardian reading c’unt. Who cares what Cameron’s dead father made or how rich he was? What exactly is your fucking point? Do you really want the PM to be an average Joe Blogs who got 4 O-levels and makes £18k per year?? I want the leader of the country to be the absolute best that the country can produce. That doesn’t mean that he has to be aristocracy or even the richest guy in the country, but it pretty much DOES mean that he’s risen to some level of success & has made a reasonable amount of money in some line of work or another. And if his father and his grandfather were succesful then what’s the problem with that? What is this fucking obsession with rich-bashing? What kind of country do you want to live in….one where there’s no aspiration to be successful and where people get savaged for rising to the top? Should I deliberately put my kids in shite schools instead of trying to give them the best possible opportunities, just for fear of them getting ripped to shreds by some socialist c’unt later on when they’re older? All you c’unts ever seem to want is some uneducated moron like Prescott who would embarrass the hell out of the country when representing us. And it’s all just so hypocritical anyway…you Labour wankers want to be rich just as badly as anyone else, yet you lie about it & hide behind your “in touch with the poor people” facade. Meanwhile, like Ken Livingstone, you take every single opportunity you can to avoid taxes and game the system.

    • 219
      Hugh Janus says:

      I dislike Call Me Dave as much as the rest of them, but I dislike the Grauniad even more. Since when has £2.7m been “a fortune” in the accepted sense of the word? You could own one or two houses in London or its surrounds and easily be worth that much. I wonder how they would describe the very many millions hidden away offshore by the owners of the Grauniad (as Eye readers will be aware)? And since when has a son been responsible for the financial decisions of his father??

      As usual, the Grauniad misses the target completely and shoots itself in the foot.

  59. 189
    albacore says:

    In the end, though, what really is funny
    Is that we haven’t got any money
    Every day George bums off moneylenders
    So we can keep on being big spenders
    Shirley somebody told him “deficit”
    Is another word for deep in the pit
    Now, I don’t want to be picky or snide
    But isn’t it time he was certified?

    • 248
      Wry Ming Cup Let says:

      You talk in couplets, talk in verse
      And every time it just gets worse.

      ..the next couplet will be along when we leave the EU.

  60. 191
    polythesis says:

    This Vichy regime of Quislings has done nothing but lie from the election on, its what they do and its in their DNA. If you believe a word this regime utters then you are either stupid to the point of comatose or one of them.

    The regime would borrow one hundred billion to prop up their masters in Brussels, they would place all the money in the UK on a train and send it through the tunnel if their masters in Brussels so demanded.

    There is nothing the Vichy regime will not do for Brussels, NOTHING.
    They are Brussels and Brussels is them, they are one and the same and they will happily and eagerly sell us out for their mess of pottage.

    It is almost inconceivable to any normal person the extent of the treason, it is a cancer that now rules from the level of local council to Westminster and almost every national institution in between.

    The liblabcon, they are one and the same and we ordinary people mean nothing to them, we are the smelly goo they scrape off their shoes, its as though we simply exist to serve them by paying their ever increasing tribute, the cash cow.

    This Vichy regime doesnt mind lying to us because they believe themselves to be invincible and untouchable, that we will forget their promises and their lies when the news cycle moves on, that their stooges in the MSM can divert our attention.

    • 295
      Lord preserve us from the Camergons says:

      Worrying they are so confident they can not be ejected from office.
      What do they know, that we do not ?
      No wonder they want secret courts.
      Still, most of the chums directly descended from King John I

  61. 195
    The great unwashed says:

    michelle gayle just on sky news demonstrating that it is possible for someone other than Ken to deliver his lines……er, badly. She should stick to muzak.

  62. 206
    Taxfodder says:

    Highly amusing, all the vitriol the frustration and anger in the world won’t make a scrap of difference, he can give to whoever and whatever he wants…why?

    Even though people know Politicians break promises they still rush off to the polls to vote them into a job, a job I might add that allows them to do pretty much what they want for 4 to 5 years.

    Go tell your boss you are going to do your job the way you see fit….

    I doubt you will last 4-5 mins let alone years…hahahaha

    Suck it up you are paying for it!

    • 211
      Enough is enough says:

      I will not. I have just decided there is nothing at all wrong with maximising my company;s tax avoidance processes. It will all be entirely legal, but my company will no longer be making a taxable profit in the UK. Fuck this government.

    • 232
      Granny is revolting says:

      Osbourn says the payout is to protect jobs…hummm

      Funny how that also protects business interests too (his mates), the same business interests that are more than happy to dispose of peoples jobs when it suits their profit line.

      George Osbourne could not lie straight in bed, in fact he is so gormless he can’t even lie effectively…what a moron!

  63. 210
    Hugh Janus says:

    Never, ever trust anything uttered by a politician. Yesterday’s promise is today’s sell-out.

  64. 215
    albacore says:

    Stone the crows but the cupboard is bare
    And money for warplanes just ain’t there
    All given away by George and Dave
    It’s Europe, not us, they want to save

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-17795126

  65. 217
    Cameron is a Cunt says:

    youcan just hear him;

    “No I’m against this measure”
    “Won’t affect me personally…”
    “Other people’s money anyway”
    “What do I gain from this?”
    “Oh, alright then”

    It would be great to see all their houses fall down instead of everybody elses.

    The Tories are despicable, incompetent bastards just like Labour.

    • 222
      Frustrating to have to vote these clown out of office so many years from now says:

      I was thinking of having a shave and thought to myself what a pity I can’t rub a plate of shaving foam into Osborne’s treasonously smirking chops.

    • 294
      In Gold We Trust says:

      It may well be that we all have to join the summer riots to get rid of these arseholes.

  66. 220
    Common Sense says:

    Delighted to claim I smelt Camoron was bad news back in 2005 and told everyone I knew and have done so ever since.

    Ashamed it took me until April 2011 to leave the Conservative Party

    Disappointed in myself it took until this week to join UKIP

    The poor have nothing and never will. The middle classes are being wiped out financially. The rich have lost some of their wealth but have had since 2007 to ring fence what they have. More fool them if they failed to do so. Capitalism is over.

    Save yourselves. Everyman for himself. Pay off debt. Ring fence what is yours and use every legal opportunity to mitigate current tax liabilities and any wealth you hope to hand to the next generation. Don’t buy property – it is an illiquid “asset” and will be the next BIG tax take from local and central Government.

    The EU is going Socialist. Our own Vichy Govt is selling us out to save the EUSSR.

    Good luck

  67. 221
    Common Sense says:

    Vote UKIP

  68. 224
    Alf Garnett says:

    Nothing very unusual about this, is there?

    Put a callow English public schoolboy, who has a lot of “side” and certainly enough “bottom” to match, in front of a leathery-faced French madame, and he’s sure to want to show off his assets and his sophistication.

    Over centuries the English aristocracy and gentry have wasted and lost fortunes in such liaisons; the difference ‘twixt them and Gideon is that they used their money whilst he misuses ours.

  69. 225
    albacore says:

    You’re a betting man, Fawkes.
    What do you reckon the odds are on Dave’s being chucked out as leader of these plastic Tories while he’s still Prime Minister?
    And, bearing in mind their choice of chairman, on Abu Qatada’s replacing Dave rather than being deported?

  70. 228
    Sir Mervyn -- Head of Forgery says:

    Calm down Dears. With one finger twitch on my keyboard I will electronically forge yet another £50 billion. With one bound Gideon will be free. No problem.

    • 293
      In Gold We Trust says:

      £50 Billion is good, so next we shall try £500 billion and then £5000 Billion.

      Truly we are masters of the universe, reimbursed for our cleverness, and especially for having our pensions invested in inflation protected bonds.

      Now piss off you little oiks, we are busy with matters you can not understand.

  71. 231
    Jim says:

    In my opinion you are writting this article like the BBC would, twisting the facts to suit your own agenda.

    • 233
      Taxfodder says:

      Jimmy my friend the media sets its agenda much in the same way a cafe sets its daily menu.

      Only when you connect (or order from the menu) do you play into their hands.

  72. 236
    Penfold says:

    It’s not a bailout, its contingency funding.

    In any event it’s done and it will be wasted.
    Why we are supporting a bloody Frenchwoman and her underhand plans to support the Euro come hell and high water are a mystery.
    The IMF requires additional funding support to deal with bail-outs, BUT, the only major financial crisis on the horizon is the Euro, so this support beggars belief.

    In any event, when has anyone believed and trusted, and relied upon the words of a polly in recent years?

    And as for the canard that no-one has ever lost money with the IMF, there’s always a first time…………………..!

  73. 237
    Oliver Cromwell says:

    Not sure who this guy is never see him on the BBC (heavy irony) – but he seems to have things sussed.

    Just a sham that wet prick Osbourne doesn’t take his advice.

  74. 238
    Anonymous says:

    So this now means a definite vote from me for UKIP in the London elections. If it means Ken gets in by the cap flap, so be it!

    This is down to Osbourne,Cameron and Clegg!

  75. 240
    Oliver Cromwell says:

    This is the root cause of many of our problems – the corrupt ponzi scheme that is the Fiat monetary system.

  76. 241
    Anonymous says:

    Don’t vote for any of the 3 major parties!

    If you do, you have no right to moan when they fuck you again and again at every turn!

    It is you that is endorsing their failed policies every time you vote for them. You are giving credibility to them each time you vote for them. You are keeping them alive with your votes. This is down to you. Wipe them out like the Canadians did just a few years ago. They will never give you a vote on Europe , never, remember that, when they sign up to the next treaty!

    Haven’t you been fooled enough?

  77. 243
    Anonymous says:

    VOTE UKIP NOW!

  78. 251
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    Couldn’t help noticing on ‘Today’ this morning that Osborne had lost a lot of his cockiness – and as cockiness rather than ability was all he had…

  79. 258
    I hate Blue Labour says:

    He is plain fucking evil.

  80. 265
    Anonymous says:

    Revealed:

    David Cameron’s father built up legal offshore funds in Panama and Geneva.

    “…how the super-rich and the elite have been able to do what us mere mortals have not: grow massive, tax-free fortunes via overseas hedge funds”

    http://the2012scenario.com/2012/04/british-prime-ministers-family-fortune-made-in-tax-havens/

    • 270
      medi hasan the thinking man's retard says:

      Why are you supprised, call me dave and osbourne are are pro eu libdems, before the election is was bloody clear as a bell, the problem is you all believed the bluster about the eu.

  81. 277
    Webwrights says:

    Sorry, Guido, but I firmly believe that you are wrong. Osborne has not broken any promise. The promise that you cite was when he declined to participate in a bail-out fund for the €uro. That promise (presumably!) still stands.

    The £10 billion that ‘we’ are lending to the IMF is to prop up ‘the global economy’, which is vastly different; it’s merely increasing the fighting fund. It will have a coupon on it, but I’m sorry that I really can’t be arsed to check it on a fine Saturday afternoon. In much the same way, I can’t be arsed to see if anyone else has made this point!

    The £10 billion is not being handed over as part of the doomed task of saving the €uro from the excesses of the profligate economies. That’s a job for the Germans and not us, thank all the gods. Osborne has had a very weak hand to play for the last two years, and he’s playing in rather well.

  82. 285
    Pablo says:

    Today I will be reading – Confessions of an Economic Hit Man – John Perkins….

  83. 286
    Cressida's Dick says:

    15-20 years ago, if a politician was caught out lying it was game over. Then we moved to the ‘go on gardening leave for a few months and we’ll squeeze you back in’. Now it’s just ‘yes, I lied but I couldn’t give a flying fuck’.

    How did it go so wrong?

  84. 289
    J A Jones says:

    No doubt, he is a fully qualified arsehole, diseased!

  85. 291
    Relieve us of the Camergoons says:

    Lord mercifully hear us !

  86. 298
    Osborne futures says:

    Offer me Osborne futures–a chance to bet ten years on that Osborne gets to be an European Commissioner or some other EU funded flunky.

    Osborne like any politician has a life-after-office and it is stupid to think that does not colour his every thought and decision.

    Political “corruption” now is not money put in back pockets but companies and international organizations gaming politicians by making them dream about getting Blair-type over-paid jobs, consultancies and conference appearances.

    That ten billion–its the best investment Osborne every made in the future earning Osborne. Get real about it.


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