July 16th, 2012

Kill George

It’s Kill Osborne season. Trevor Kavanagh in the Sun keeps up the pressure after another terrible round of Sunday’s for the Chancellor:

“It is Mr Osborne, not Nick Clegg’s Lib Dem rabble, who is to blame for the Government’s collapse in public esteem… In a few short weeks, Mr Osborne has shredded his reputation and turned the Coalition into a lame duck administration. It takes a special talent to cast Mr Balls on the right side of an economic argument but Mr Osborne somehow managed to do so. If the Prime Minister cannot grasp this nettle, he is finished.”

It’s amazing who you bump into on trains. Guido was chatting with this morning a loyal Cameroon source, familiar with Andrew Cooper’s polling numbers, who confirmed the speculation that Osborne is the biggest drag on the ticket in Downing Street’s private polling. Since the budget, George’s already shaky polling figures have apparently dropped through the floor and are showing no sign of recovery.

Guido understands that the reshuffle was planned for the week after the senior government appearances at Leveson. It would have been a nice distraction if things had gone disastrously. However given that the outcome of Cameron evidence was seen as an embarrassment rather than full on danger, with his tactician’s hat on, Osborne convinced Dave to delay. A month ago he would have been safe in his job, but 5 September is a very long way away…


  1. 1

    This is quite the best Rich and Mark cartoon that I have ever seen.

    In fact it is the best cartoon that I have ever seen.

    In fact it is the best piece of fine art that I have ever seen.

    It is quite simply, the dog’s bollocks.

    Fnarr! Fnarr!


  2. 2
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Osborne has become Gordon Brown. Bungled economics and he spends half his time trying to engineer tomorrow’s headlines instead of our national prosperity. Meanwhile Cameron’s as weak as Blair.

    Osborne needs to get a grip or get the sack.


    • 10
      erm... says:

      didn’t osborne say that he admires Gordon.
      you do become what you admire.


    • 21
      Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

      It’s an omni-shambles.

      Bring back a Libor government and see what happens !


      • 60
        I Remember You Hoo says:

        ZaNu Lab or the Coalition of clowns? Not much between them, in fact, probably just a couple of pennies in the pound either way.


        • 68
          Osama the Nazarene says:

          You are joking? Zanu Liebor the most disastrous government ever, ar at least this century.


    • 76
      Forkbender says:

      “If the Prime Minister cannot grasp this nettle, he is finished.” Has anyone told him that Dave is not very good at grasping nettles, he leaves it to lesser beings besides Gideon is his university friend and fellow Bullingdon Club member, members do not go down on their fellow members, all chaps together, what,what.


  3. 3
    concrete pump says:

    That ‘shopped’ image of Kavanagh in Uma’s one piece is disturbing…


    • 49
      gramma says:

      Pity somebody didn’t give him a dromedary bump and left him with a ladies minor camel toe.


      • 73
        Lord Flashcunt says:

        A dromedary bump – is that what Jack Dromey has instead of genitals, which Harriet would have insisted were removed when he became Mr Harman?


  4. 4
    mv says:

    He’s toast


    • 77
      Forkbender says:

      Poor old Gideon, his cheerleaders all abandoning him, and he was doing so well, or so I have read on this blog, it must be rotten to have all your friends and follwers desert in your in greatest need of support


  5. 5
    Tracey Emin says:

    WTF is that piece of shit? Did it take all of 10 seconds to montage together? Is their a recession on?


  6. 6
    UKIP.i.am says:

    The coalition has been a lame duck administration since the day it began. People just did not realise it.


    • 20
      Anonymous says:

      Agreed, it’s not fair to single out an individual when they are all, by any objective measure, tribal incompetents with scant regard for public opinion. Same is found on the opposition benches.


      • 52
        jgm2 says:

        Fuck public opinion. Half the voters are of lower than average intelligence which is why Labour were able to get away with destroying the UK economy. ‘Public opinion’ is dr*iv*en by what the majority of folk watch on the ‘independent’ BBC.

        During the Blair years they watched a constant parade of Labour MPs and ministers being bowled under-arm questions on the Andrew Marr show which were dispatched to the boundary and then reported as ‘news’ on the .. err ..news. Since 2010 the only change is that that we now watch a constant stream of Labour MPs and shadow-ministers being bowled underarm questions to be reported later as ‘news’.

        But even that aside, even with the BBC working 24/7 to undermine you the government should be doing what is necessary not what is ‘popular’. The economy was arse-r*ped by Labour. We need to get spending down. We need to fire another few hundred thousand bedwetters and we need to slash their salaries.

        Just fucking do it.

        If they’d done it on Day One the dust would be settling by now and they hgad some hope of reaping the benefits come 2015. As it is they’ve left it all too late and we’re still stuck paying for the excesses of the Imbecility with the prospect of Labour getting back in to heap another 5 or 10 years of reckless squandering and incompetence on top of their last lot.

        Fuck public opinion. Just do the fucking job.


        • 65
          I Remember You Hoo says:

          Trouble is, with that approach you need leadership.

          Thatcher had it, Bliar bullshitted that he had it, Brown imagined his psychiatrist said he had it, the rest of them, Cameron, Clegg, Milibandwagon etc, are incoherent followers and can’t see the wood for the trees.


  7. 7
    Alyingstare Campcunt says:

    Did someone say kill? That’s one of my favourite hobbies. Who needs to be sent to Harrowden Hills?


  8. 8
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Ah, poor old osborne. This is grossly unfair. He’s just as good as everyone else in the cabinet.


    • 17

      We have a problem. Osbourne is better than most.


    • 25
      Bluebird says:

      I’m afraid not. I don’t think that Osborne has the sort of strength needed for the job of Chancellor. He appears from outside viewing at least to have been captured or at least relies too much on his civil servants. This is dangerous especially when there has been different party in power for an awfully long time before yours. That coupled with the fact that Labour did politicise the CS means that Osborne should really have been a lot more suspicious of the advice given him by CS’s. Osborne should have had a bit more political savvy and realise just how badly some of the things included in the budget would have played both in the press and elsewhere.

      If Cameron can’t dump the almost treasonous Lib Dems then he can make a start by getting rid of Osborne. I don’t want Cameron to make Gove Chancellor as he still has valuable work to do in education.


    • 79
      Forkbender says:

      I think you are right there, from the one who chose him as chancellor all the way down


  9. 9
    Gordon Brown says:

    That reminds me. All the best to Bradley Manning in the Tour De France


    • 38

      I was watching TV whilst having my afternoon chocolate biscuit and glass of fizzy orange
      when the man on TV kept saying “A Pelican” was winning the Tour de France


    • 44
      UKIP.i.am says:

      Now then we can’t go around praising white Engerlish people who are actually any good at what they do. The media is only interested in knocking everything to do with Britain.


  10. 12
    Sky's Peter Poofter says:

    Trev looks sooooo horny on that suit, I might call him up for a spot of lunch!


    • 80
      Forkbender says:

      Who is that “peter Poofter” on Sky, does Murdoch employ gay presenters on his favourite TV company, I wouldn’t becausse I do not subscribe to Sky.


  11. 13
    concrete pump says:

    Couldn’t find anything about this in ‘The Daily Star’.

    Do they only do politics on Sundays…?


  12. 15

    “….after another terrible round of Sunday’s for the Chancellor:”

    FFS, Neo! Why the grocer’s apostrophe? Plurals don’t need, ” ‘ “.


  13. 16

    But the weakest link is:

    D A V E . . . .


  14. 18
    Alistair Campcunt says:

    I’ve had a call from Labour HQ asking if I can “sort out” some 14 year old boy who upset Ed. I told them my asking price for that kind of job has risen to £16,000 plus expenses.


  15. 22
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    Osborne as Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government is an amusing prospect.


  16. 24

    I would like to wish George a very pleasant summer break and a successful return as Chancellor in September


  17. 28
    Yoda says:

    “It’s amazing who you bump into on trains. Guido was chatting with this morning a loyal Cameroon source”

    Extension of the Daily Telegraph’s website this blog is?


    • 34
      Call me Dave says:

      I will call Gweeedo out on this one as he is patently not telling the truth. Even I am not loyal to myself.


  18. 29

    George looks like he would be more suited to being
    Minister for Gay marriage and International anal affairs


  19. 31
    G4S employed Commentator says:



  20. 36
    MrAngry61 says:

    Move Osborne to full time Tory strategist.

    Move Ken Clarke from Justice back to Chancellor – he did quite well last time

    Merge Justice with Home Office & replace May with someone competent who can kick arse.


    • 57
      Chancellor Ken Clarke says:

      Today I am happy to announce that we are joining the Euro. In fact, we joined it this morning, while you were all still asleep.

      Chortle Chortle.


    • 64
      albacore says:

      Sling all Parliament into the recycling bin
      All they do is take out. They put nowt at all in
      Who knows, they might break down into decent compost
      And repay a few pence of the trillions they’ve cost


    • 74
      Lord Flashcunt says:

      Osborne as full-time Tory strategist? Look at the successes he’s had doing it part-time – Labour would be delighted.
      No, Osborne loses thousands of votes every time he opens his mouth. Giving him the Foreign Office would be the best way to keep him out of harm’s way.
      Theresa May will have to go at some point because (a) she’s shit and (b) the Home Secretary always has to quit eventually after some departmental fuck up.
      Hague could go to the Home Office and Ken Clarke could be a caretaker Chancellor until the next election, when he’d be long past retirement age. He did a decent job clearing up the mess last time, after all, and isn’t completely hated by the public.


    • 82
      Forkbender says:

      ‘Move Osborne to full time Tory strategist.’
      can Gideon think that far ahead


  21. 41
    Ray Cyst says:

    “terrible round of Sunday’s”
    Bloody ignorant twat.


  22. 42
    Four-eyed English Genius says:

    “replace May with someone competent who can kick arse.”

    Therein lies the problem!


  23. 45
    Ms Tessa Maybe says:

    Someone’s got to go and it wont be me I’m too busy checking my G4s**t shares and buying some stunning shoes for the Terror Olympics.


    • 50
      UKIP.i.am says:

      Down 8% today. That’s capitalism working. When the state cocks up things just carry on as usual. The best you can hope for is that some minister will be replaced by some equally incompetent politician and the roundabout revolves 360 degrees.


  24. 47
    Disgruntled Sheffielder says:

    Never mind all that. Population up 3.7 million according to 2011 Census lynch the entire Labour Party


    • 54
      UKIP.i.am says:

      How much has population growth affected GDP which is a gross figure? What would GDP have been annually had it been worked out per capita over the last 15 years?


      • 58
        David Camoron's Thought Police says:

        Careful – any criticism of our beloved and highly beneficial immigrant community and you’ll be in jail for 56 days, your name will be all over the papers and your life will be ruined.


  25. 48
    Gordon Brown says:

    By 2016 every child in the world will get 5 GCSE’s and will qualify for a degree in Scottish Political History, 1875 – 1953 from The Gordon Brown Auchtermuchty College of Aircraft Carriers


  26. 51
    Call me DAVE a great big STEAMER says:

    The Labour government electrified just 10 miles of rail track in 13 years
    we will electrify 850 miles by 2015
    and to run on this new track we will purchase the most up to date German trains

    Toodle Pip


    • 56
      Huntwatch says:

      With borrowed money?


      • 61
        Mossad says:

        Borrowed German money.


      • 63
        UKIP.i.am says:

        You have to ask what Labour actually spent all that money on when in office. It was not on railway infrastructure or defence or our future energy requirements. Seems to me it all went on higher salaries and more management in the NHS and schools, ridiculous wind subsidies, flawed IT and PFI schemes and of course your racial and gay rights issues.


      • 84
        Forkbender says:

        It seems to me to be another PFI coming on “not on the governments books”


  27. 71
    Jimmy says:

    Who would have imagined one of Selfridge’s top towel folders would turn out to be such a crap Chancellor?


  28. 72
    Scary Biscuits says:

    Two years ago Osborne made cuts because of the financial emergency. Now that emergency has got worse, he has reversed those cuts.

    With all the recent announcements on rail and other infrastructure spending Osborne has reversed the cuts he himself made two years ago. He made the cuts because of the financial crisis. Now that crisis has got worse, he’s saying he must spend more money. Presumably, if the crisis went away, it would also be good to spend this money. So, is his position is that in a bad crisis spending must go up, as in good times, but not if it’s something in between?


    • 85
      Bluewood says:

      Let’s have David Davis as Home Secretary and John Redwood as Chancellor ASAP please Dave.


  29. 86
    G4 Operations Security Coordinating Officer says:

    Meanwhile at Coalition HQ.


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