May 9th, 2012

Labour Go Favourite to Be Largest Party
First Time Since May 2010

Since the the 2010 general election the bookies and punters have consistently made the Tories favourites to be the largest party in parliament after the next election. Until now.

Since the budget fiasco punters have been pushing the odds closer. This week punters have shifted their bets and are now making Labour odds on favourites to be the biggest party in parliament after the general election. Punters have given up on the Tory prospects…


219 Comments

  1. 1
    yeah, right.... says:

    Then the electorate deserve everything they get.

  2. 2
    Fact says:

    Maybe if Cameron stopped being a socialist and tried being right wing then it wouldnt happen!

  3. 3
    EdMiliband says:

    Vote for me!

  4. 4
    Ed Miliband says:

    YIPPEEE

  5. 5
    Stephanie Flanders says:

    Just tried to get in to the Olympics Opening Ceremony and found my entrance blocked. Has anyone else had the same problem?

  6. 6
    misterned says:

    And if the rumours of Cameron offering up delaying reform of the commons to saciate the Lib Dems, are true, then this will show for certain that Cameron really does want a labour win.

    With the current constituency boundaries guarantee a labour win next time. There is no way that Cameron will be able to get the 10 point lead over labour he would need to win a majority.

  7. 7
    Guardian reading bedwetter says:

    The two Eds will save us.

  8. 8
    Grrr says:

    Its not a budget disaster- who gives a flying frick about the stupid budget.

    Its a disaster of wet, wimply, metrosexual, foppish, Oxbridge twits pretending to be Tories while acting like Tony Blair impersonators.

    At least Tony Blair had a backbone and was ready to make a stand on some things.

  9. 9
    Sophie says:

    We may as well have Ed Miliband & Ed Balls rather than the pale Blue version offerd by Dave “cast iron” Cameron & George Osbrown.

    The time for strategic voting is over – its time to vote for your values.

    My values are small state & low tax values – that is why I am voting UKIP.

    The Conservatives are finished for the next 20 years – one term Dave saw to that.

    How is that vitally important gay marriage thing working out for you Tories?

  10. 10
    The deficit needs sorting out but don't ask ME to pay for it ...let the other guy pay for it says:

    Never underestimate the short term memory of the electorate or their fickleness…..

  11. 11
    Tower Hamlets voter says:

    Perhaps this will convince the 1922 committee to get rid of Dave and find a Conservative leader for the Tory Party?

  12. 12
    I don't need no doctor says:

    If like me you find Dennis Skinner to be an utter disgrace then send him a email to skinnerd@parliament.uk.

  13. 13
    UKIP follow polices from men in frocks that believe in sky faries. says:

    LOL

    You say that, yet UKIP claim they are libertearian. Oh the irony.

  14. 14
    Homnee Chamboules says:

    If he couldn’t manage it in 2010 against Brown he’s got fuck all chance in 2015

  15. 15
    David Cameron says:

    What-o chaps! I failed to get a majority against the worst prime minister in living memory, and now I’m heading the Tories towards opposition again. Tally ho, what!

  16. 16
    YorkshireLad says:

    What’s the odds on a Lab-Lib Dem coalition?
    Now that would be interesting, except the Lib Dems will be anihilated at the next election.
    I’ll have more seats in my lounge than they will have in the Commons.

  17. 17
    Typo alert says:

    Shifter or shifted

  18. 18

    Cameron is digging his own grave as well as falling for trap after trap that Labour left behind.

    He has betrayed his party just like he has betrayed his country.

    If only Boris was an MP.

  19. 19
    Anonymous says:

    Not particularly revealing at this stage. Betting is pretty thin this far out.

  20. 20
    Tobias Flangelflapper says:

    Like the Greens, the Tories are now a single-issue party. Their sole interest is making poor people poorer so rich people can be richer.

    As such they represent an ever decreasing number of voters and unless they have a genuine Clause 4 ‘New Conservatives’ moment to represent the 99%, they are doomed to be opposition for a generation.

  21. 21
    Anonymous says:

    So, basically, once it looks like Cameron is going to be forced to hare off to the right, punters think his chances of winning will drop.

    Seems right to me.

  22. 22
    Ah! Monika says:

    Try a Laxitive

  23. 23
    Davey Cameron's bumsex army says:

    He certainly made a stand when Carole came to call.

    And then spunked all over her.

  24. 24
    Anonymous says:

    Thats why we needed a new PM. Sadly Boris is unavailable for the rest of the parliament.

    Cameron and Osborne are electoral …. whats the polar opposite of gold?

  25. 25
    Davey Cameron's bumsex army says:

    Worse than that – the useless cun*t is digging our graves.

    If it was only his own, I couldn’t wait to dance on it.

  26. 26
    Sophie says:

    Very poor spelling, grammar & grasp on reality.

    OED: Cameroon: Deluded fantasist with short career span.

    Vote UKIP

  27. 27

    Take it that YIPEEE sound from Red Ed means he’s got his jacket back from the dry cleaners.

    Good shot wasn’t it :-)

  28. 28
    Ah! Monika says:

    First Time Since May 2010……………..I wish!

  29. 29
    yeah, right.... says:

    Why is this gay marriage thing vexing so many people?

    If two people, gay or otherwise, choose to get married, what business is it of government?

  30. 30
    Anonymous says:

    I would rather have the pale blue imitation which still keeps us in the game for real conservatism. There’s no short cut. UKIP couldn’t even beat Bercow.

  31. 31
    Skinner probably thinks London numbers still begin with 071 says:

    You actually think a thick neanderthal like Skinner knows how to operate a computer, let alone personally reads emails sent to him? He probably has a volunteer from the Socialist Workers Party read all emails and print off only the ones that tell him what a great socialist hero he is.

  32. 32
    Davey Cameron's bumsex army says:

    Or a two Ed spitroast.

  33. 33
    I didn't create the deficit and certainly didn't get the money - why should I pay for it? says:

    Very true…

  34. 34
    UKIP follow polices from men in frocks that believe in sky faries. says:

    +1

  35. 35
    Skinner probably thinks London numbers still begin with 071 says:

    That was in reply to I don’t need a doctor

  36. 36
    Ah! Monika says:

    And………………….as the don’t post on here they are obviously unintelligent.

  37. 37
    Boudicca says:

    As there won’t be an election for another three years, so fucking what?

  38. 38
    Latest from Liverpool says:

    Alias Yousaf, a publicly funded defence lawyer at the Liverpool grooming gang trial says he will be appealing Judge Clifton’s decision and wants the whole jury investigated for links to far-right groups.

    Meanwhile Nick Griffin calls for a public enquiry into racist muslim paedo gangs.

  39. 39
    Kev says:

    Shit?

  40. 40
    jgm2 says:

    Morning Jimmy.

  41. 41
    Dipstick Dave says:

    I’ve only been care taker ’til Tone gets back – I look up to him

  42. 42
    lolathebeautiful says:

    Yep. They get blue liebour or red tories.

  43. 43
    Ah! Monika says:

    SKY NEWS

    ‘Snooper’s Charter’ Proposals Are Unveiled

  44. 44
    Group Captain Sir Hugh Massingberd says:

    What this country needs is a couple of old Etonians. They teach them the right values their, I can tell you.

  45. 45
    MrAngry61 says:

    I’ll vote UKIP – but probably at the cost of letting Labour win. Still, there’s always the possibility of a Con/UKIP coalition…

  46. 46
    Steve Miliband says:

    2014 the coalition will go their seperate ways – then they can reveal their real policies and not these wishy washy compromises

  47. 47
    Group Captain Sir Hugh Massingberd says:

    Well said that man. Only old Etonians should be allowed to run this country.

  48. 48
    Anonymous says:

    Great stuff

  49. 49
    Gordon Brown says:

    Euros?

  50. 50
    Disgruntled Sheffielder says:

    STUFF BLOODY UKIP!!

  51. 51
    Mildred Fish says:

    It’s 2012 and people are still arguing about Tory, Labour, Liberal et al. What Britain needs is something completely different from these useless clowns.

  52. 52
    A very good listen, well worth an hour of your time. says:

  53. 53
    Raving Loon says:

    Cameron should be embarrassed. He couldn’t get a majority against Gordo. Gordon Brown FFS! A mad scot with no grasp on reality who “saved the world” and Dave still couldn’t get the job done properly. And now it looks like Ed Millitwat might actually beat him. What a nob.

  54. 54

    Is it possible some bets have been laid by the millionaire Labour front bench (Miliband, CooperBalls, Harman, Umunna and Benn) to swerve the odds in their favour so they can tip off Guido and claim victory.

  55. 55
    Anonymous says:

    You are actually a Dee-Dah. Get it right.

  56. 56
    Nom Dom Nom says:

    Well for me what’s vexing is not so much the policy, it’s just that it’s fiddling while Rome burns. Politicians thinking time should be addressed 100% to what will drive the economy forward.
    Increased sales of Trojan condoms and KY Jelly will not drive the economy.

  57. 57
    yeah, right.... says:

    Now there’s an idea. A coming together of politicians who believe in free-trade without the socialist EU wrapper, sound money, small-government and control of our own borders and laws.

    What could we call such a thing? How about The Conservative Party?

  58. 58
    A Stupid woman and a pointless cyberspace quilt says:

  59. 59
    Sir Aston Martin says:

    Depends what you mean by “married”.

  60. 60
    Steve Miliband says:

    They need to change the boundaries. In 2010 they needed a 10% lead to get a majority

  61. 61
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    tut. Because if gay men get married more straight couples will get divorced.

  62. 62
    Nom Dom Nom says:

    Well for me what’s vexing is not so much the policy, it’s just that it’s fiddling while Rome burns. Politicians thinking time should be addressed 100% to what will drive the economy forward.
    Increased sales of Trojan french letters and KY Jelly will not drive the economy.

  63. 63
    jgm2 says:

    Hardly surprising.

    The T*ries greatest electoral asset still remains Ned Miliband.

    Remember the great (though not from me) national hope that arose when Blair was ousted and the Maximum Imbecile elevated to PM? Then the awful national realisation that the man was utterly fucking insane? A fact that had been hidden by the simple expedient of him only coming out in public once a year to tell everybody how clever he was and how much extra money he’d be borrowing this year?

    So it is with Vacant Ned. He has no policies to defend. He’s invisible in the media. He’s peripheral to the voters at the moment because there is no election in sight. As soon as there’s an election though he’ll be up there giving speeches in that irritating fingernails-down-the-blackboard voice of his and the electorate will recoil in horror. He is Kinnock on Helium. Annoying, preachy, squeaky voice. Not quite as bad as Robert Peston. But close.

    Cameron must pray to God every night and thank him for Ned Miliband.

  64. 64
    Sir Aston Martin says:

    He is a relic and should therefore be preserved in a reliquary … much like the House of Commons!

  65. 65
    Sir Reginald Adrian Berkeley Sheffield (8th Baronet) says:

    I say. Leave the man alone for God’s sake. He’s a thoroughly decent chappie who is doing his best for all of us. Show some respect for your betters.

  66. 66
    Raving Loon says:

    Don’t care, I vote UKIP.

  67. 67
    nellnewman says:

    *there

    At least they teach them to spell. More than can be said for some state schools!

  68. 68
    Mustaffa Councilhouse says:

    We’ve had a LibLabCon coalition running this country for decades.
    The only thing they disagree on is how fast they should spunk taxpayers money.

  69. 69
    I'm in a monogomous relationship.... says:

    …so how the f’uck do I stop AIDS ??

  70. 70
    Disgruntled Sheffielder says:

    And you sir must be a Dingle

  71. 71
    Gordon says:

    I am resigning as an MP – I am off to be John Travolta’s new masseur.

  72. 72
    Nom Dom Nom says:

    Mod w@nker

    Well for me what’s vexing is n0t s0 much the policy, it’s just that it’s fiddling while R0me burnz. Any p0liticians time should be addressed 100% to what will dr1ve the ec0n0my f0rward.
    Incre@sed sales 0f Tr0jan c0nd0ms and KY Jelly will n0t drive the ec0n0my.

  73. 73
    Duty Pedant says:

    Afternoon

  74. 74
    nellnewman says:

    Labour the largest party in 2015?

    Not unless they get rid of militwit first. And everyone knows that labour are no good at getting rid of failed leaders.

    The tories on the other hand are well known for ditching leaders they’ve lost faith in – so my bet is on cameron being ousted first and then the tories winning a majority.

  75. 75
    Eco Bank says:

    So what is this Green Bank that the Queen said her government would set up?

  76. 76
    Group Captain Sir Hugh Massingberd says:

    Very sorry about that old chap. You are quite right. I don’t know what came over me. (Please add obscene and unamusing drivel below).

  77. 77
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    How unfair, Dave is making a stand.

    He is a passionate advocate for gay marriage, DfID spending, EU bailouts, fuel poverty, expensive and unreliable green energy, high taxes, big government and spying on everyone to “keep them safe”.
    You should withdraw your accusation immediately, his socialist agenda is perfectly in tune with our modern welfarist age.

  78. 78
    Sir Aston Martin says:

    >Their sole interest is making poor people poorer so rich people can be richer.

    Oh, what utter shite you lefties spout. You do not understand: there is no fucking “cake” to be divided up. The cake, or cakes, can get bigger and proliferate, for example:

    Sun > Wheat > Flour > Baking > Bakery business > Cakes

    If someone stops being a lefty whining turd for 5 minutes and sets up a new bakery business, that means more cake for all! It also provides the taxes that pay for all the other lefty whining turds in their non-jobs in the public sector and the BBC.

  79. 79
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    The very idea of Cameron attempting to “hare off to the right” makes me genuinely laugh out loud. Its perhaps because I imagine he’d be running like iggle piggle does, which is difficult and clumsy when you’ve got flared legs.

    Note to those who never understand: it is the way in which cameron would attempt to do it, not the actual policies that cause this reaction.

  80. 80
    May Day says:

    Quite. Dump Dave and win the election.

  81. 81
    tit says:

    maybe cameron could go on a week’s induction course at ukip – if they have an office, or maybe someone’s lounge ……

  82. 82
    W.W. says:

    Boris struggled to win against Ken, hardly saviour material.

    W.W.

  83. 83
    Sir Aston Martin says:

    .

  84. 84
    tit says:

    ukip are a load of old right wing tossers who have failed at evrything they’ve ever done plus they in-bre-ed

  85. 85
    jgm2 says:

    Depressing beyond words isn’t it?

  86. 86
    Sir Aston Martin says:

    Do not diss the Neanderthals. They ruled Europe for 800,000 years and had everything sussed until UKIP (Cro Magnon section) came along and split the vote.

  87. 87
    jgm2 says:

    By knitting a quilt.

    Pointless sponsored things. Don’t you just hate them?

  88. 88
    Joe says:

    AIDS has nothing to do with me or anyone else you silly bitch never mind joining in on your stupid cyberspace quilt bollocks which will achieve fuck all. If you want to court the pink vote then just say so, you don’t have to pretend to care for your own political parties advantage.

  89. 89
    tit says:

    what like ‘deserving’ marriage and ‘undeserving’ marriage?

  90. 90
    Mustaffa Councilhouse says:

    It’s a bit like a sperm bank..full of wankers.

  91. 91
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    That’s the spirit, thank the lord that people are still prepared to give the LabLibCon just one more chance, after chance, after chance, after chance. You will get to socialist nirvana soon comrade, one new law at a time.

  92. 92
    Rt Hon MandelBrot says:

    The answer is staring you all in the face. You moan about not having any choice as ‘they are all socialist’

    If that is the case then don’t worry anymore.

    Join Europe

  93. 93
    tit says:

    ‘keeps us in the game ‘??? FFS we’re talking the well being of the nation not the self-selecting few

  94. 94
  95. 95
    Chutney says:

    Tom Watson’s blog is a bit lame

    His blog is mess of faux outrage

  96. 96
    tit says:

    HAHAHahahahahahahahahahahahahahah
    1% for the 1%

  97. 97
    Baron Hogwash says:

    Don’t really see why the tories are having a go at Cameron – parties in power always do worse in local elections.

    The turnout is crap – and what all parties need to do is get their voters out voting.

    I don’t like this 5 year fixed term, frightening thought if Labour were in power and you could not get rid of the clowns for 5 years. Oh hang on – Gordy did that and took the country down with him.

    Cameron needs to remind people across the UK of that.

    Don’t forget the Scottish referendum, which party started the breakup of the UK.

  98. 98
    tit says:

    just how are the rich coping with austerity?

  99. 99
    Mr Kipling says:

    Oi !

  100. 100
    John Travolta says:

    Let’s give the man a hand!

  101. 101
    tit says:

    agh, so the electorate don’t have any say just this boys own club 1922

    true democracy at its finest

  102. 102
    Certainty can be misplaced says:

    But is your other half monogamous?

  103. 103
    jgm2 says:

    You’re one of those one’s that goes on about ‘a cabinet of millionaires’ aren’t you. And ‘too deep, too fast’. I bet you think you came up with that all by yourself.

  104. 104
    Google says:

    Solyndra

  105. 105
    Duty Pedant says:

    The . was used by jgm2, I saw no need to confuse matters by adding a . to my correction.

    That is all, I have spoken.

  106. 106
    Sizzla says:

    Don’t worry, once the voters learn about Lords reform they’ll express endless gratitude and return David Cameron with a giant majority.

  107. 107
    Strangeways Halal Butcher says:

    Wo isit yous say? Every Cloud Has a silva lining

  108. 108
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    Google “Odious Debt” and it’s legal implications.

  109. 109
    yeah, right.... says:

    What does it matter?

    It can mean whatever those doing it choose it to mean.

    What beggars belief is that the political class which has made such a horlicks of running our economy, debased our education, made porous our borders and signed over so much of our legislative structure to an unelected clique in Brussels still consider themselves suitable arbiters of who can/can’t get married, who owns TV channels, what we eat, drink and smoke etc etc.

    You wouldn’t trust most of them to sit the right way on a toilet.

  110. 110
    tit says:

    is this applicable to all MPs or are you just being biased?

  111. 111
    jgm2 says:

    ‘.’

  112. 112
    Ah! Monika says:

    Stop repe ating yourself.

  113. 113
    Lord Standsted says:

    Unfortunately Cameron deserves all he’ll get. The Government’s concern about the green deal, f@@kin wind farms, “renewables”, “gay” marraige, and Lords “reform” while everybody else becomes destitute shows how out of touch they are. At least Lim-Dems are finished for good, but when oh when will the Tories get a real Tory leader. There’s still time but it has to be soon – very soon!

  114. 114
    yeah, right.... says:

    What percentage of the 1% sit on the front bench of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition?

  115. 115
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    You imagine this country is a democracy? Jesus, where do the twits come from?

  116. 116
    tit says:

    Actually, in true tory style, he’s forcing us to dig our own graves at our own expense including land rent whilst he basks in the wealth he has and laughs at us.
    cameron is a true tory c’unt

  117. 117
    Ed Balls says:

    Not if I have anything to with it. Mate.

  118. 118
    Lord Standsted says:

    +1

  119. 119
    Coutts says:

    After all these years, she might have told us first.

  120. 120
    yeah, right.... says:

    Tit, remind us as to how many Labour party members voted for Ed?

  121. 121
    Anonymous says:

    what a knob

  122. 122
    jgm2 says:

    This Lords reform is fucking nonsense. We’re teeing ourselves up for a constitutional crisis by having a directly elected second chamber.

    What we need are randomly selected Juror-Lords. Picked from the electoral role to vote on Commons-generated legislation. Representative of the general public but with no illusion of a personal mandate.

  123. 123
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    Most MP’s are indeed utterly crap. However Skinner like Livingstone, takes lying hypocrisy, to another level altogether.

  124. 124
    David Miliband says:

    What it.

  125. 125
  126. 126
    jamie oliver says:

    you are of course assuming that yet another cake would be gratefully received and not ignored because people prefer a different cake. And of course ignoring the increase in cake duty for workers in poorer areas as outlined in the tory manifesto of 1873

    so your analagy doesn’t quite fit the cake tin it’s aimed at

  127. 127
    tinker says:

    If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.

  128. 128
    jgm2 says:

    I’m rich and I’m coping with austerity by buying less stuff and reining back on foreign holidays because it costs more. How are you coping?

  129. 129
    Nick says:

    I’m in all the way.

  130. 130
    yeah, right.... says:

    It’s a fair comment; the tragedy about Solyndra is that their technology is probably make someone a huge amount of money.

    And probably in China.

  131. 131
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    You live up to your moniker tit.

    Cameron you will find, is, like those who went before him, merely a messenger, an errand boy, who has temporary hold of the head prefects badge, as long as he does as he is told. One day you may understand this, though I do not suspect, it will be any time soon.

  132. 132
    MD says:

    35 Skinner probably thinks London numbers still begin with 071 says:
    May 9, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    That was in reply to I don’t need a doctor

    Let me tell you bluntly – you do need a doctor and they’ll be with you shortly

  133. 133
    lolathebeautiful says:

    Nope. The Party of Liberty.

  134. 134
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    If its useless, get rid of it.

  135. 135
    Sack Vichy Dave - Elect a Tory says:

    “the electorate deserve everything they get”

    Quite! Cameron, Clegg, Miliband: three cheeks of the same arse

  136. 136
    Ah! Monika says:

    Dave,
    Like a circle in a spiral
    Like a wheel within a wheel
    Never ending or beginning
    On an ever-spinning dream

    When you knew that it was over
    Were you suddenly aware
    That the autumn leaves were turning
    To the colour of her hair?

  137. 137
  138. 138
    jgm2 says:

    Indeed. They were left a number of landmines by the outgoing Labour Party but they didn’t have to jump on them. The 50% tax rate for one. Sure, it’s unfair, sure it does more harm than good but it was an obvious political landmine and they jumped on it with both feet.

    Likewise health reform I have no idea what they were trying to do or indeed if it will work but it remains another untouchable subject for the T*ries. So don’t fucking touch it. Leave it. You’ll get fuck-all thanks.

    All the T*ries needed to do for five years was bang on about the horrendous economic legacy left by Labour and fix it. Cut costs. Cut headcount. Cut out-goings.

    Live within our means.

    The voters ‘get’ that.

    So talk about that. Not some esoteric NHS change or the relative merits of 45% or 50% tax. That just switches voters off and leaves ‘em susceptible to Labour’s lies.

  139. 139
    misterned says:

    On the contrary, they believe in allowing our traditional religion have the freedom to practice without interference or domination or oppression from the state. That is perfectly aligned with libertarianism.

  140. 140
    The Tory Party at Prayer says:

    Quite right, but to get the Bakers going we need some fundamentals in place one issue this government has not tackled is the lack of credit for existing and new small business start ups. Cameron and his strange Chancellor have not delivered on this at all, it really is one of the key issues holding back growth, that and totally bonkers ideas like putting vat up! They are not business men and we need a government for business without it there is no wealth for anyone!

  141. 141
    jgm2 says:

    That’s my default position. And it would apply in this case. But if reform is needed then the reform they have planned is just teeing up another fucking problem. And quite obviously so.

  142. 142
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    It’s called free market competition jamie.

    Your cake survives or falls on how good it is in relation to competitors products, how it’s production, distribution and quality is consistent, how well it is marketed and how it stacks up at it’s intended price niche.

    The market takes care of the rest.

  143. 143
    dr. sipp says:

    coalition governments forever—a bit hearing you will live to 110 but as a teetoter vegetarian

  144. 144
    jgm2 says:

    They didn’t though. They got worse.

    Is there anybody who would prefer the economic situation delivered in 2010 by the Maximum Imbecile to the economic situation he inherited in 1997?

  145. 145
    W.W. says:

    You are wrong again Dave.

    He wasn’t the ‘worst Prime Minister in living memory’

    He was just the worst Prime Minister, the worst Chancellor, the worst Gold Bullion dealer, just the worst, the very worst, of everything, ever.

    And you dear boy, just about scraped home.

    A bit like me running a mile against a man with no legs, and no arms, and boasting because I beat him by 2 seconds.

    W.W.

  146. 146
    Gonk says:

    You cannot possibly believe that. Therefore you are either a fraud, overwhelmingly juvenile or a paid lackey. Sod off.

  147. 147
    Dr Doolittle says:

    Don’t shag monkeys!

  148. 148
    Some Geezer wot'll bet a lot will happen between now and 2015 says:

    If, closer to the election, polling bears out such a move, it will be interesting to see how voters who might have voted Toe-rag will vote UKIP instead, on the theory that the scare tactic of Vote-UKIP-Elect-Labour will be seen not to apply. But as we all know, punters’ money at the bookies is just a function of what some allegedly-knowledgeable people think influencing a bunch of degenerate gamblers to lay their money down on a “can’t-miss proposition,” or else the odds have become so long on a proposition that some people come in on it just as a punter’s chance– if the latter happens and way too many come in, obviously the balance will tip. My suspicion is that the latter happened, and then the former gained momentum.

  149. 149
    Be careful what you wish for says:

    The only reform required is that there are too many of them. But if they were elected then they would without doubt claim that they have a mandate from the people to govern. I personally would ban all ex MPs from being Lords

  150. 150
    Someone with only 2 years left. says:

    Me

  151. 151
    Gonk says:

    Forget about Dave.
    Now Faye Dunaway, that’s a different matter. From an optimistic stylish time.

  152. 152
    David Cameron says:

    My policies in full, or why you should vote Conservative and not Labour, who are very, very different than us.

    1: Do as I’m told at all times.

    2: Ignore the electorate, they are just fools.

    3: Make side issues and unimportant nonsense, central planks of policy.

    4: Throw as much money at worthless crap like windfarms as is humanly possible.

    5: Make DfID funding of third world dictators, our enemies around the world and foreign space progams, something to “feel proud” about. While pensioners in this country freeze to de@th, because cold we@ther and snow, thanks to global warming, is a thing of the past.

    6: Welcome Turkey into the EU in the name of stability.

    7: Spy on everyone to “keep them safe”.

    8: Bail out any feckless, corrupt, socialist regime with taxpayers money.

    9: Tax everyone but the rich until the pips squeak.

    I put this before the British people, vote conservative for change you can trust.

  153. 153
    Frank's son says:

    Cameron will still lose though! Why? Because he is a prat. He let his party and his supporters down. Deserves all he he gets.

  154. 154
    William Hague - the only way is anal says:

    three cheeks? I think I’ve died and gone to heaven.

  155. 155
    William Hague - the only way is anal says:

    I love you Dave – will you marry me?

  156. 156
    peech imspediment says:

    Did anyone notice that G Osborne was pronouncing his t’s on the Marr show?
    W-I-L-L-E……. Is that one glottal stop or two Mr. Willetts?

  157. 157
    Mrs Kindleysides, Penrith says:

    Why should I listen to a tit?

  158. 158
    Benny the Ball says:

    Did

  159. 159
    Mike Hunt says:

    Me too.
    expenditure < income = happiness
    income < expenditure = misery.

    The government should try that sometime.

  160. 160
    Mrs Kindleysides, Penrith says:

    You’re just a bitter and twisted tit.

    Full of envy and anger.

    Stop moaning and get on with your life, without passing judgement on the lives of others.

    Loser. Typical leftie.

  161. 161
    Mike Hunt says:

    Sadly because of the demise of Grammar Schools, the chance of that is very small.

  162. 162
    Benny the Ball says:

    Of course you are disgruntled, you live in or come from the ‘rshole of the Universe.Diddums then.

  163. 163
    tit-too says:

    wht? like a postman?

  164. 164

    Bollocks – missed out on Euros AGAIN! (Sound of Nokia “didle dum dum diddle CRASH, TINKLE!!!”

  165. 165
    Syntax says:

    I don’t like you !

  166. 166

    UKIP used to have a departure lounge, but…..

  167. 167
    Cameron's a socialist says:

    If only Cameron and the Tories had American advisors like Sowell, instead of the rancid collection of Marxist’s, Maoist and statist loons like Thaler, Sunstein or Dunn. FFS, Cameron even thinks that the deeply sinister and repulsive Sunstein’s ideas, should be adopted by the modern Conservative movement.

  168. 168
    Benny the Ball says:

    Had one before. I just can’t remember how that worked out. Any ideas ?

  169. 169
    Weygand says:

    If punters are ‘shifting’ their bets then either they were wrong before or are wrong now so what does it matter.

  170. 170

    Listen children…. you can just hear a bee in the distance…. NO… FUCK IT, RUN!!! IT”S FARAGE”S FLIGHT AND ALL THE HOPE HE”LL EVER HAVE COMING IN TO CRASH LAND FROM LA LA LAND!!!!.

    How’s that whole dodgy education trust, sorry off shore education trust going for y’all?

    Is it ‘cos you’re right wing and a woman – nope, it’s because you are deluded and haven’t a hope.

  171. 171
    By Passer says:

    +1000

  172. 172
    Contradiction in terms says:

    dear boy – do keep up

  173. 173
  174. 174
    Dump Dave! - just DO IT FFS! says:

    Don’t fuck about any longer!

  175. 175
    maggie the dog says:

    Don’t we know it

  176. 176
    Mrs Havisham says:

    Cameroon is being a Cleggite Liberal. The Tories should have honoured the votes of the electorate and governed as a minority party.

  177. 177
    maggie the dog says:

    tit = leftie arsehole

  178. 178

    Yeth and I’ll be really thuper ath PM. I’ll have a thauffeur and a big car, and Mr. Balth thays I can play with my Rubikth Cube as much ath I like!!

    In fact he thays if I don’t keep out of the way, he’ll do a Brututh on me… I wonder what that meanth? And why hath he given me a Mod parka with a target on the back?

  179. 179

    Exthactly! When I’m a big boy and get to be PM, I’m going to be Postman Prat!

    You can be Foreign Thecretary Mr. Tit. The only dethent one LieBore had between 1997 and 2010, rethined over Iraq and died.

    We need thomeone of your intellectual calibre.

  180. 180
    maggie the dog says:

    Cameron is’nt a tory he’s some liberal bum sucker

  181. 181
    Nom Dom Nom says:

    Its rather amusing all this. By tit(s) reasoning …..

    1. You are rich ergo you are a Tory not a nice person

    2. That couple that won £15m on the lottery, bloody good on them. Now if only my numbers would come up

    F’ing hypocrite

  182. 182

    Ahh – Nonny you have had your Damascene conversion – you understand what all of your posts illicit in their readers – well I say readers, mainly we see “Anonymous” and think EXACTLY what you put in post 120.

    Power to the people comrade – but not too much, hey?!

  183. 183
    The Golem says:

    +2. While I’m no fan of any branch of liblabcon, it baffles me that the bulk of the Conservative Party membership in Westminster is allowing itself to be so right royally screwed into electoral oblivion by the cuckoos smirking on the front bench.

  184. 184
    Gooey Blob says:

    “Fiasco”? Nonsense!

    I never had any problem with the budget, it was very good for business. While certain sections of the media foam at the mouth about pasties, GO and co have been quietly turning Britain into a world-class place to do business. This will take time to become evident though, and I do worry that Labour might get back in before that happens, and destroy the progress that has been made.

    Meanwhile, politicians on the continent are increasing taxes on companies. Of course, French companies are always welcome to transfer over here to escape Hollande’s planned tax hikes.

    Bienvenue a Grande Bretagne!

  185. 185
    Gooey Blob says:

    Don’t forget Ed Balls. He’s the most toxic politician in the country by a country mile and his economic policies lost Labour the last election. He’s still clinging to them though.

    The Tories are crap, but Labour are utterly unelectable. Just look at their front bench and thank God they aren’t in power.

  186. 186
    Red Ed Miliband says:

    go back to your constituencies and PREPARE FOR GOVERNMENT

  187. 187
    Blair Rich Project says:

    Dave is mini-me.

  188. 188
    The Only Way is Earex says:

    Did the two numbskulls manage to meet Samantha Fa- Ears on their Harlow walkabout yesterday — if so did either of them have the cojones to even try to smash it ?

    Bring back the Chingford Skinhead ( and I DON’T mean Drunken – Smith !!)

  189. 189
    Monsieur Le President Mitterllande says:

    I do not agree you snaffle all our billionaires to Rosbif land !! If you do I will revive Jacques Delors from cryogenic hibernation with a mandate to tax all French citoyens no matter where in the world they reside .

    ( After all my friend Osama is doing it with FATCA so why can’t I ?? — we are both Presidents of our countries non ??)

  190. 190
    Forkbender says:

    And the LibDems should have told Liebore and Con parties,” we will not ally with either of you, whoever takes power if we agree withyour policy we will vote with you, if not we will vote against you” If they had stuck to that plan they would have retained their integrity.

  191. 191
    Anonymous says:

    There is no liquidity in that market ergo that is a silly headline. The spreads have them about level pegging.

  192. 192
    Forkbender says:

    It’s better than London though, they have rats but London has the biggest rats in the UK

  193. 193
    Forkbender says:

    That is true but Farage was held up in promoting himself because of the aircraft crash better the the devil they know than the devil they don’t know

  194. 194
    Iloathlefties says:

    You’re a few days early again love. Try again in a few weeks and get some rest!!

  195. 195
    ho hum says:

    Those of us fortunate enough to have attended a grammar school know that “grammar schools” require no capital letters

  196. 196
    Forkbender says:

    I haven’t had a holiday for 30+ years, worked for my self for 15 years and for the last 51/2 years of my working life I had 15 days hols of which I was called back for 4 hours because there was no cover was I on a massive salary, no I was on basic minimum

  197. 197
    Iloathlefties says:

    Definition of marriage for millenia………..between a “man” and a “woman”. Twits.

  198. 198
    ho hum says:

    It’s not illicit; it’s elicit.

  199. 199
    ho hum; if only... says:

    I do wish those responding to a previous posting would please indicate to/at whom their remarks are aimed. To avoid confusion with numbers, which seem to change as the day progresses, the time stamp should be quoted.

  200. 200
    Phil from the Wrekenton Seven Stars says:

    So Miiliband is now saying Cameron’s agenda offers the people no hope and British business agrees with him.

    The Greeks are trying to organise a n international day of protest and the French fascist woman wants to join in.

    This is all going to end badly.

  201. 201
    Rinka Scott says:

    Our Dave says he does not want people mistaking him for an accountant.

    I have taken the trouble to try to understand his expense claims for the last Parliament and his sudden repayment.

    Trust me Dave is no accountant.

    I think that at least one Labour MP served time for less.

  202. 202
    Truthteller says:

    Ah yes the benefits of multicultarlism.

  203. 203
    domino316 says:

    The Gomorrahisation of Britain is almost complete, domestic and imported child abusers, EU protected crims from across the world, jayhadists, lazy home grown scroungers, junkees, chavsters and a large percentage of the populace suckling from the increasingly malnourished taxpayer teet, let the terminally stupid vote for Labour again (Camesham brought it on himself), the smart ones will be the ones who get out and watch “Lord of the Flies Part Two” in real-time from afar.

  204. 204
    Handycock No1 Trougher in Parliament says:

    I tell you what Ed. If Labour get in at the next election, I am switching back to you.

  205. 205
    The Grim Reaper says:

    Unfortunately Cameron made a Devils Bargain with Clegg and his minority party. The LibDems are the natural party of opposition as Simon Hughes or Featherstone illustrate everytime they opens their mouths.

    Cameron has many weaknesses but he is not Blair or even John Major. He lacks credible leadership qualities, has zilch charisma or guts to act out strong leadership. As a result the country is rudderless, with policy on the hoof and the lamentable Big Society hymnal revised when all else fails – more reminiscent of Archbishop Beardie than tough love at a time when we need real direction & focus.

    Tories should represent individualism, liberty and personal achievement, small government & enterprise. It should protect the vulnerable but encourage ambition, it should invest in our future and not live on borrowed money, particularly as the Chinese economy is about to go into meltdown when they will call in the chips (please note Greece, France et al).

    Tories speak for most British people who do not like Big Government with it’s interfering agencies and busy bodies. It echoes their hopes and wish for fairness and prosperity and the sense of local pride and community – all repeatedly undermined by the command and control sovietisation of the Blair-Brown years.

    We urgently need a review of every aspect of this sovietisation – from Pilgrims to quangoes, from the civil service to legislation. The infected centre of Labour influence is stalling our economy and the future of this nation. Labour acolytes at the Treasury were clearly responsible for Osbourne’s ill thought out Budget which alienated Tory core voters with little benefit. They need to get back to basics or they are doomed.

    Where are the reforms that were promised? From the Human Rights Act to a Constitution, from localism to the end of welfarism?

    The government did indeed make a Devils Bargain.

  206. 206
    VOTE CLARKSON says:

    VOTE CLARKSON

  207. 207
    Ed Millimong says:

    What’s wrong with inbreeding?

  208. 208
    Honest View says:

    It was obvious from May 2010 that the winners of the Election would be a one term government. The Tories, shackled to their loony LD partners, have no chance, especially when the economy, also dependent on loonies, this time the Euro-loonies, is bound to limp along at best.
    In a way, democracy is dragging down the Western democracies. People only want to hear optimistic polticians who will promise joy and handouts. They will not vote for realists. And the more who suck the teats of the State, the more will vote for the State to feed them- always a good sign for the Left.

  209. 209
    MandyPickleSniffer says:

    Voters get what they deserve.

    If Americans are stupid enough to vote for Dubya, and then to vote him in for another 4 years (!!!), and then if they’re stupid enough to jump out of the frying pan and into the fire by voting in a complete fucking Socialist, then they’re clearly too stupid to know what’s good for them.
    Same applies here.
    Thankfully, Londoners (the 35% who could get off their arses to vote, at least) were clever enough to not be fooled by Red Ken’s blatant lies and deceit. But, seriously…are people in the rest of the country really that thick that they would actually allow Labour back in again?

    Talk about going for the blue pill instead of the red pill!

  210. 210
    Honest View says:

    Thank you, Sheffielder, for that reasoned and thoughtful analysis. It’s a joy to study such awe-inspiring debating skills. Are you one of Clegg’s constituents?

  211. 211
    Honest View says:

    We should have had a Lib-Lab government now, since the 2 parties have much more in common than the Conservatives and the Libs; and it would be nice to watch them struggling as Britain sinks further and further.
    I suppose what stopped it was that everyone knew that Brown had to go. Clegg I suppose could have agreed to a pact with condition that Labour choose another leader- but then the Prime Minister would have not been one of the 3 candidates that presented themselves in the Debates, perhaps D. Milliband or the Postie. Would people have been happy to see another unelected PM?

  212. 212
    Honest View says:

    It’s just so childishly naive to suppose that a political party sets out, rubbing its hands and cackling, to make people poorer.
    Economic circumstances make people poorer, and governments might make poor decisions that lead to these circumstances, but to suppose that their object is to increase poverty is ludicrous.

  213. 213
    Honest View says:

    Bob- you mean unelectable by you.
    But look at the voters of this once great nation. Could they vote for Milliband? Of course, they could! Never, ever, underestimate people’s stupidity.

  214. 214
    Honest View says:

    The start of most Tory polticians’ apologia is now “We inherited a dire financial situation….” etc. etc.
    How is this now greeted by the audience at “Question Time” or “Any Questions”? By jeers and catcalls.
    The sheeple are already relegating it to a myth. By 2015 it will be ancient history, and they’ll be all ready to vote for a change (that’s always the cry) and off we’ll go again to another Socialist catastrophe.
    Dave may be a pink Socialist, but the real ones are due on stage next.

  215. 215
    Marion the cat says:

    Billy Alert ?

  216. 216
    Marion the cat says:

    Well, that has certainly taught me a lesson, comment of two words and the Modbot stamps his foot, I guess I won’t say B1IIy again.

  217. 217
    Davos says:

    tick that box

  218. 218
    marcmarc says:

    As opposed to a bunch of labour leftwing tossers who completely and utterly fucked up my country

  219. 219
    Rhonddagreen says:

    They’re going to combine it with the money printing and coining office and call it the Royal Mint Green Bank.


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