July 4th, 2012

Osborne Fingers Brown

In an interview with the Speccie, Osborne has gone for the jugular:

“As for the role of the Labour government and the people around Gordon Brown, well I think there are questions to be asked of them. They were clearly involved and we just haven’t heard the full facts, I don’t think, of who knew what when. …my opposite number, who was the City Minister for part of this period and Gordon Brown’s right hand man for all of it so he has questions to answer as well.”

That should do wonders for the cross-party inquiry consensus… 


  1. 1
    No shit sherlock says:

    it was Gordons fault, he set up FSA

  2. 2
    Anonymous says:

    Now there’s a thought I want to get out of my head….

  3. 3
    Sarah says:

    Is Osborne a perv?

  4. 4
    Anonymous says:

    Now there’s a thought I want to get out of my head…

  5. 5
    MPs not getting very far at the moment says:

    MPs are finding it heavy going pinning anything on Bob up to now who it appears is an expert at bullshit and waffle and mis-hearing questioning and answering on a totally different topic…..Andrew Tyrie gave up after about 10 minutes and passed the baton to his colleagues who are equally struggling……

  6. 6
    Tony Bliar didnt fool me says:

    Now there’s a thought I want to get out of my head…

  7. 7
    ken from glos says:

    Very unfortunate headline !!!!

  8. 8
    Tony Bliar didnt fool me says:

    Is there a echo in here….

  9. 9
    Anonymous says:

    Interesting Bob said Barclays were almost always in the top 4 rates and automatically excluded, so their rate didnt have any impact, anyway.

  10. 10
    just stating the bleeding obvious says:

    Labour have no intention of any consensus.
    Millibland’s strategy appears to be ‘Attack is the best form of Defence’.
    Create an artificial row about what type of enquiry and hope the public forget that Labour and Libor-fixing are mutually exclusive.

  11. 11
    What ?? says:

    Conservative minister criticies Labout PM shocker…

  12. 12
    spud says:

    Go George!!

  13. 13
    Raving Loon says:

    I’m suprised these Labour figures even know what LIBOR is.

  14. 14
    The Libor Party says:

    Miliband is hoping for the cheap old whitewash will brighten his party up a bit.

  15. 15
    Diamond Shines says:

    Well watching these MPs asking the most probing questions they are capable of. All I can say is bring on Mr Jay and woman on the left.

  16. 16
    Loungelizard says:

    You’ve got to hand it to Miliband he’s some operator, all this just to shaft Balls. Bet the cueball headed druggie can’t wait to jump into Ed’s shoes.

  17. 17
    oh dear strike brothers says:

    You mean Liebour were in charge of the country from 1997-2010, were they?, I didn’t notice, I thought it was mrs Thatcher?,.

  18. 18
    Richypoo says:

    So when is someone going to come out and point to the elephant in the room then
    and suggest that Gordon himself may have been behind all of this? I’d really enjoy seeing him handcuffed and carted away

  19. 19
    An ordinary member of the public says:

    I have listened closely to Diamond so far and I hear him saying that the banks the Labour Govt had bailed out were all fiddling their Libor submissions, ie., they were following the instructions of the Labour Govt. Simple enough, they can’t all be thickies on that panel.

    It therefore followed that they (Brown et al) didn’t want Barclays with no government funding submitting much higher rates so…………..Brown et al said “Get ‘em down.”

  20. 20
    East India Company Wallah says:

    + 1
    Failing that blame Thatcher!

  21. 21
    M says:

    Conservative minister criticises shocking PM

  22. 22
    Dont panic! says:

  23. 23
    Anonymous says:

    A CEO can understand ‘instructions’ without needing them spelled out?

  24. 24
    The Beak says:

    They are making the very basic mistake of voicing their own opinions and hardly giving Diamond chance to answer the question they initially asked. Pure show boating, typical politicians more concerned about getting a sound bite on the evening news than getting to the truth. I’m with Ed on this, call in the Judge.

  25. 25
    ALAN BENTNOB says:

    It’s laughable ! A person who cooked the books and defrauded people of their money
    Being interrogated by a gang of crooks who cooked the books and defrauded people of their money

  26. 26
    Cressida's Dick says:

    Del Messier? Wasn’t he in Dad’s Army? And worked at a bank?

    Wouldn’t have happened in Mainwaring’s day.

  27. 27
    ALAN BENTNOB says:

    Man in shit at Westminster , still to be rescued !

  28. 28
    Well it's a thought says:

    So the politicians are trying to be harder than a diamond.

  29. 29
    Cressida's Dick says:


  30. 30
    Anonymous says:

    these thick MPs are managing to make Diamond look good.
    Particularly the idiot Mudie – he seems to have no grasp of any kind of reality.

  31. 31
    Well it's a thought says:

    the interesting bit that makes me wonder is he is calling them by their first name, so this is just a bit of street theatre for us braindead.

  32. 32
    Cressida's Dick says:

    Will someone please nail this slippery septic tank to the floor. Just corporate bullshit so far. Where’s Enoch when you need him?

  33. 33
    no tool like an old tool says:

    The sooner the better – the farther away the better.

  34. 34
    M says:

    Labour ate currently working in the year of our lord * 2 .

    ( * lord being when Gordon left office )

  35. 35
    Anonymous says:

    Conservative minister criticises that total fucking wanker, Gordon Brown.

  36. 36
    Tony M says:

    Will the Conservatives get their act together and put the knife in deep to the lieing socialist scum who left this country in a mess.

  37. 37
    Dobbie says:

    Its the Australian left wing party innit?

  38. 38
    Curse of Brown says:

    Isn’t this the team Gordon cursed?

    SPL ‘overwhelmingly’ rejects Rangers
    The Scottish Premier League has voted ‘overwhelmingly’ to reject Rangers’ application to join the top flight as a newco

  39. 39
    Anonymous says:

    You couldn’t believe that the angels questioning Bob Diamond, are the same ones that tried to prevent the Telegraph from printing the MP’s expenses scandal, and so on.

    Let he who have no sin…………………

  40. 40
    Dobbie says:

    Balls has it all coming to him IMO.

  41. 41
    Piss Artist says:

    I believe this matter can be resolved by a public execution.

  42. 42
    National Socialist says:

    And just what is an ow.ly/c0PT6 man?

  43. 43
    National Socialist says:

    Ask Louise

  44. 44
    Mike says:

    Who loses and gains money if the banks actual LIBOR rates are lower than submitted? If Barclay’s actual interests rates are reality and other banks interest rates are actually higher than that they report, who benefits?

  45. 45
    Well it's a thought says:

    Diamond is doing a Gordy blaming his staff, hope his secretary isn’t called Sue..

  46. 46
    Its such bad behaviour says:

    best comment of the day

  47. 47
    Cressida's Dick says:

    FFS Diamond. All we want to hear is B.A.L.L.S. Then although you might be an utter cnut, you can get on with your life.

  48. 48
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    That doesn’t make him a bad person, though. You could probably think of plenty of other reasons why he is one, I am sure.

  49. 49
    Rodney Trotter. says:

    You’re thinking of Del boy.

  50. 50
    Mike Hunt says:

    Click it and see.

  51. 51
    Snitch and Snatch says:

    Sounds like a Judge led enquiry is a requirement.

    Politicians are already implicating each other.

    How can they possibly give an impartial investigation.

    It looks like other rates have been manipulated too.

  52. 52
    The song Diamond is singing (to the tune of any old iron) of course says:

    Any old tosh any old tosh
    Any any any old to……sh.
    Quick on my feet
    These dopes are sheep
    They don’t have a clue
    What points to pursue.

    I’ve got the dosh
    and also the cosh
    In the form of my little black book.
    Shirti, Blinky Balls and Brown
    Bye Bye you bastards.

    Di diddly I di di di.

  53. 53
    Botney Bay says:

    Botney, surely.

  54. 54
    Cressida's Dick says:

    No matter where you stand these Corporate twonks are either lawyers themselves or are so well briefed that the only way to get the answers is to stick a luger to their heads.

  55. 55
    Well it's a thought says:

    The problem is they are just as deeply involved, so if the garbage flies around they will be just as dirty.

  56. 56
    The Sleeper says:

    Who’s this twat Andrew Love?

  57. 57
    Incapable Vince says:

    Andy Love Libor MP reading his questions: makes pig shit seem paper thin.

  58. 58
    Fawkbender says:

    Who has been in power for over 2 years in the role of PM & Chancellor it would not be Dave & Gideon would it, after 2 years they just find out what has been going on

  59. 59
    MacGuffin says:

    Who is the cueball headed druggie?

  60. 60
    Baron Hogwash says:

    Bollocks Brown says ‘I still got me job, aye! Bob ain’t – HA HA’

  61. 61
    Micky Mouse says:


  62. 62
    Fawkbender says:

    Wasn’t daddy an MP many years ago, one Angus Maude

  63. 63
    Tony M says:

    Prescott is a fat twat

  64. 64
    Francis Urquhart, affectionately called "F.U.", says:

    You well might think so. I couldn’t possibly comment.

  65. 65
    George Gideon Oliver Osborne says:

    It’s pointless to deny it.

    Yes,the Tory party is bankrolled by the Bankers.

  66. 66
    Fawkbender says:

    You mean that peculiar smirk he adopts, that might just a line of something

  67. 67
    The Sleeper says:

    Poxy BBC is shreiking about Lardarse Prescott and Toilets McGuire demanding judge led inquiry as now being necessary because of partisan questioning by Tyrie…

    …..Does my head in.

  68. 68
    Fawkbender says:

    Libor, Liebore, Labour, what’s in a name?

  69. 69
    Baron Hogwash says:

    Impartial BBC – the bullshit talking is all over the place, every channcel (radio or tv).

  70. 70
    Fawkbender says:

    Balls wasn’t at Gideon’s party was he, you know the one which Guido posted showing sitting next to a prossy smirking with some snow we are told on the table

  71. 71
    Carlos says:

    It’s good that the upright & honourable MPs employing their relatives are challenging a CEO of 140k over a few dodgy employees.

    George Mudie claimed £62,000 over four years on a £26,000 mortgage: http://t.co/187STJyS

  72. 72
    Red Ed's non-predator union bosses says:

    We do NOT give millions and millions to the libor party.

  73. 73
    Fawkbender says:

    Dream on shine it ain’t going to happen, his defence will be the same as the Murdochs “I can’t remember”

  74. 74
    Jackass Straw says:

    ‘Sorry for that … accountancy does not appear to be my strongest suit,’

  75. 75
    T.B£iar - the People's Messiah says:

    Bob makes me look mediocre !

  76. 76
    Carlos says:

    You must be joking! He’s an amateur compared to B.Lair. He only ran a bank, B.Lair sent innocent men to their deaths.

  77. 77
    GlobalGaz says:

    Fawk..I guess because there has been so much shit going on in the previous 13 years that there are a large number of bases to cover.

    But then I also guess you will blame Fatcha.

  78. 78
    Loungelizard says:


  79. 79
    Paul M@son - archetype of BBC impartiality says:

    It would require a non-partisan judge first.

  80. 80
    Rat's arse says:

    Very true Carlos AND he’s made millions out of those d..e..a..t..h..s. The Bast8rd.

  81. 81
    GlobalGaz says:

    Hmm, yes indeed..in a manner of interquartile speaking..(sic)

    All asks the question why Barclay’s are being outed in this way. Didn’t take any ‘publicly owned money’ in ’08? Refused to be bitches? Or just that as ‘Diamond in the Rough’ says – he wanted this to dealt with quickly and openly?

    Just the beginning…

    PS: can we have a run-down on who the ‘Treasury Select Committee’ are? ie; expenses claimed etc…

  82. 82
    Tax is theft says:

    …. and the answer will be.. “It was Sue, wasn’t it…”

  83. 83

    Fawkbender, it took THIRTEEN years for your precious Labour Party to completely F**K the country’s economy and social fabric. They were also involved with labrynthine Enron style accounting techniques in order to hide the out of control spending of Brown and his cronies. It’s going to take a lot longer than two years to put things right.

    Such was the gross incompetence and corruption of institutions under Labour that one wonders if there are enough hours in the day to try to sort it out.

  84. 84
    Quixote says:

    It would seem that Gordon and co were aware of it many years earlier but were keeping quiet about it because they were mplicated. Now they have been found out you and they are trying to obfuscate

  85. 85
    post hoc says:

    Its all down to Nu Libor.

  86. 86
    Ernestine Tentions says:

    The people who benefit are those who wish to give the impression that they are managing the economy well. Their evidence would be the (falsely reported) low interest levels. This would be particularly valuable at a time when their ‘clients’ have the power to decide whether to take their business elsewhere.

    As an example, the deranged and sociopathic PM and his similarly unpleasant henchmen. This example is, of course, hypothetical because The Maximum Imbecile never considered calling an election at the time. After all, he never told a lie in his life did he.

    Let hem play their arrogant and childish games. They merely illustrate further that the political class is held in no esteem by anybody but themselves.

  87. 87
    Baron Hogwash says:

    No its down to Shit Old New Liebour

  88. 88
    Cath says:

    like x 100!

  89. 89
    Anon. says:

    No dont be silly the Tories were in Government during 1997-2010 or else they wouldnt be getting the blame for the phone hacking and Libor scandals all of which occured during his period.

  90. 90
    BaronPhaedrus says:

    A wibble. Baldrick! The Cocker Spaniel please……

  91. 91
    keredybretsa says:

    Get them before they get you, Georgie m’lad.

  92. 92
    Jethro says:

    41 Just the one? Come on: be generous! And what about some variety? A few hangings, drawings, and quarterings, some burnings at the stake (after all, some of them just love to be surrounded by hot faggots), some hanging in chains…

  93. 93
    Jethro says:

    72 … no, of course not ‘give’! The ££millions, are advance payment for future services.

  94. 94
    Screwtape says:

    Just look at his countenance now, though – the haggard look, the treadmill look, the ‘when can this all be over?’ look. You see, despite his and his wife’s undoubtedly, touchingly, sincere Faith, he’s mine, all mine! We’re still working on her – not just through Crystals and Pyramids – but through good old Mammon. I reckon she too will be mine in the end: you could say the Cherry (wouldn’t she hate that!) on the Cake…

  95. 95
    Pickled Wizard says:


  96. 96
    Pickled Wizard says:

    Painting it with raw effluent would do that

  97. 97
    Pickled Wizard says:

    Stupid Boy!

  98. 98
    Pickled Wizard says:

    Bring back public boiling!

  99. 99
    TomCatesby says:

    ‘Osborne fingers Brown’ Ooh Er!

  100. 100
    st fm says:

    LOl all the rightwing bilge spouted here..
    Guido and his vile blog spews fourth all kinds of unsubstantiated crap to suit his bloated maggot ridden agenda.
    Hmm In reality you lot would be laughed off your soap boxes if you tried this public.

  101. 101
    Fay Koffences says:

    Och aye, but that’s because they keep beating everybody else.

  102. 102
    ... and finally... says:

    …..let get the cold shoulder?

  103. 103
    ... and finally... says:

    and the ducking stools.

  104. 104
    ... and finally... says:

    ..I wouold prefer a heavily laden lugger actually.

  105. 105
    ... and finally... says:

    … love is a many splendoured thing…

  106. 106
    Judge Jeffries says:

    I’m free!

  107. 107
    Judge Jeffries says:

    PS: I do hope those ejerkatid unda layba no hoo I woz.

Seen Elsewhere

Ministry of Justice Loses Death Inquiry Data “In the Post” | TechnoGuido
Europe’s Crisis is Cameron’s Opportunity | Speccie
Sajid Javid is the Ultimate Thatcherite | Buzzfeed
Ed Argar Selected in Dorrell Seat | Leicester Mercury
88% of New Labour MPs Are Union Bods | Mark Wallace
World’s Second Most Popular Porn Site is Infecting You | Techno Guido
Newspapers No Longer Willing to Toe Party Line | Roy Greenslade
Introducing the New CapX | CapX
Burnham’s Newsnight Debacle Dissected | Dan Hodges
How I Survived Dry January | Nigel Farage
Greens are Commies in Disguise | Andrei Rogobete

Rising Stars
Find out more about PLMR AD-MS

Dan Hodges on Labour unity

“We’ve heard a lot over the past few years about how Miliband has united Labour. But he has not united Labour. He has pacified Labour. He has placed it into a medically induced coma following the trauma of the party’s 2010 defeat.”

Tip off Guido
Web Guido's Archives

Subscribe me to:


AddThis Feed Button

Guido Reads

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,716 other followers