August 2nd, 2012

Dave Confirms Osborne Will Not Be Moved

In an interview with Kay Burley the PM has just confirmed that Osborne is not going to be reshuffled. Apparently he’s “not going anywhere”. Shocker…

As for Hunt, it was more measured. His lack of clear answer would point to a move for Hunt. Dave was very evasive and pointedly refused to back the Culture Secretary. His whole department could be scrapped…


Turns out George isn’t heading for a fall, yet…


  1. 1
    John says:

    Osbrown can fuck off with his hooker and lines.

  2. 2
    The Tit in No 10 says:

    Like me, Gorgeous is staying where he is!

    I’m implacable, immovable, immaculate and just too dashed smart!

    I’ve outwitted them all!

  3. 3
    Four-eyed English Genius says:

    What happens to him when Wavy Davy is removed?

  4. 4
    Jimmy says:

    It’s this masterly approach which makes him the greatest conservative PM of the 21st century.

  5. 5
    Ed Balls says:

    Dave is cutting too far and too fast!

  6. 6
    Only 10 days 05 hours 12 minutes until the Olympics are over! Yay! says:

    “Apparently he’s “not going anywhere”. Shocker…”

    Hey, just like the economy!

    (apart from backwards, a bit)

  7. 7
    Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

    Osborne is safest where he is – with Nanny Cable to send him to bed whenever he pretends he is in charge.

  8. 8
    Jimmy says:

    Come to think of it, he must be the first pol ever to get duffed up in an interview by Kay Burley.

  9. 9
    Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

    He goes back to his old job of fixing up Dave’s replacement, Bonkers, with his entertainment. Party organiser Osborne – King of the bonka bonka party.

  10. 10
    Kay Burley says:

    I’m a twat of the highest order.

  11. 11
    Anonymous says:


    is nt that a take on a mahalia jackson spiritual ??

    perhaps wavy has found god like tonibell before him

  12. 12
    Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

    She can be frightening, that Burley. Lardy Holmes still has the scars from the day she found he had a bigger contract.

  13. 13
    Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

    Not really. It’s the total lack of any credible opposition which makes him look better than he is.

  14. 14
    taC eht abbaJ says:

    Given the current offerings of the opposition, Milimong in particular, even Camoron is a giant amongst men…

  15. 15
    Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

    If so perhaps he will bring back Widdi as a replacement for the Jeremy.

  16. 16
    Jess The Dog says:

    The reason is this…once Osborne goes, Dave is next.

  17. 17
    erm... says:

    cameron does not look like “i will sacrifice my nearest and dearest…” unlike on the liebor sides. ….how times change.

  18. 18
    Me! says:

    No…. can you do any “better?” What do to earn your “crust of bread?” FFS he’s on benifits, or ponses of His/hers parents. What a waste of……..

  19. 19
    keredybretsa says:

    A bit like a Football Club Chairman saying ‘our manager will not be moved, 100% confidence, we are solid behind him’ we all know what that means don’t we?
    And what about Boris? Will he move to Number 10 on his bike or zip wire?

  20. 20
    Jimmy says:

    Oh goody! The debating society’s here.

  21. 21
    SP4BS says:

    It all started in Cornwall.

  22. 22

    Since Saint Tony couldn’t face the death threats if he kicked out the medicated monster, it has been deemed politically impossible to dump a chancellor.

    Gordy tried, of course. He wanted that evil Alistair Darling out and Ed Balls in.
    But his power base was so eroded at the end of the bunker days that he was unable to do it.

    Dave has bound himself to Osborne. if George goes so does Dave.
    We all knew he would never ditch him.

    Hunt however, as long been on borrowed time. After th’a’lympics there is no department. We bid for footy and were so humiliated we won’t bid again.
    No major sporting events. Cuts to arts and movies.

    Department waiting to be closed.

  23. 23
    not a machine says:

    The PM in jubilent form , put his troubles away , although it was very nice of him to go and visit so many differing sports , and spread a little happiness .

    Mario Draghis briefing (que Benny Hill tune now replacing beethoven as EU anthem) , Of course perhaps its no fun , with some countries experiencing what they are 25% unemployment and uncertain growth and I find the situation of the big annoucement being empty, funny rather than the circumstances . It is worth noting no minutes are taken at ECB meetings. My take on briefing was like watching last squeeze of a depleted lemon in a situation clearly requiring more zest “we are going to do whatever it takes ” well possibly do somthing ……. was nearer , the bazooka turned into a kazoo , the bond buying turned out to be unresolved on senior rights and bailout funds stayed in the glass cabinet . By the time it was over all gains had been wiped off and spain was left out in the questions he created . He didnt elude as to if the 7 countries that he noted were in difficulty , were having to borrow more , nor went into any detail about how deficet reductions were working , very unusual stuff for the banker in charge if his words earlier in week were to be believed . Quite what building the mechanisms in the next few weeks meant I dont know , City of london must be happy as were begining to look like one of few countries , where we seem to know how to speak finance at global trust level .
    One interview now described it as a grind rather than a decision , but grinds can be brutal things if no smooth abrasive . Adam boulton had a German journo who declared “if Germans had known they wouldnt have voted for euro” , so quite how they feel about “irreversable” .
    Hope Tom Keene is well , but Bloomberg Uk had the upright Mannus Cranny on interview with Blancheflower , who started with his fortune restorative stance of outling some implausable disgusts , at the “what was that ” review of Mr Draghi , but then gave as near as possible Labour party view of Uk situation “of course you can make growth by borrowing , if you borrow at 4% on infrastructure projects that grow” mmm if only it was that easy . Surpised at him not being bothered at triple A , as that would make returns on borrowing less able to work …. opppps Linda Yeuh had some interesting moments.

    So who in the EU does answer the policy questions ?? about how after 24 months this is going to be soluable ??? If the euro is irreversable then , so must fiscal union , so must be working prcatices and pay , somthing you would have thought has the utmost urgency to sort deficets …. very odd . But then it seems this about avoiding paying out as it lets lower teir of national borrowing wonk get off scot free , yet these people were the ones around when it was fill yer boots from 2000 when euro was created , now they want world to either take hit or contribute . but then who is to blame for complete lack of policy …… were nearly at Soros 3 months marker . Looks like tin foil hats and food aid ….. 2.5% inflation erodes falling production for franco greman core in the end , creating bigger gap ?.

  24. 24
    not a machine says:

    Ah but is Tony new envoy …..?

  25. 25
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    OK, so it’s actually Kurt Busch, a race car dr!ver– but see if the photo doesn’t sum up what you think Dave’s opinion of Guido and the whole shuffle story is:

  26. 26
    not a machine says:

    Debating doesnt seem to get any traction on here , during elction there were lots of young socialists on here , trying to convince us we were all uneducated nutters , it ended it tears for them .

  27. 27
    Superman says:

    Worst chancellor since Winston Churchill and Cameron doesn’t have bottle to fire him!

  28. 28
    not a machine says:

    whilst i struggle for some faith in the situation , we musnt forget he hasnt legged us fully into EU search for hades . Quite if he has gone off on certain path on wonk land is another matter , as the bottom has not been touched. But that doesnt give much relief to some of the chancellors efforts . We are on a trajectory out of some of the disaster , the others are not , which makes some binary positions difficult tools to assess as if they are needed .
    But then other things seem like slow progress into a place that suites other purposes which I do not like , and there is my difficulty and the huge ammount of trust he is asking .

  29. 29
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    So Cameron thinks he’s going to be around to make the choice?

  30. 30
    Anonymous says:

    They look as if they about embark on a snogging session

  31. 31
    Phil says:

    The Country has already sacked the worst chancellor in our history and I suspect Ed Balls is likely to join him in the not too distant future.

  32. 32
    Anonymous says:

    What was that Spike Milligan song,
    “I’m walking backwards for Christmas,
    Across the Irish Sea,
    I’m walking backwards for Christmas

    I think it is a bit apt, especially for Gideon and like Guido he has Irish connections

  33. 33
    G Osborne says:

    How can I be heading for a fall when I’m already at rock bottom ?

  34. 34
    Bullington Big Girls Blouse says:

    Its what we do !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  35. 35
    Jimmy says:

    It ended in tears for Britain.

  36. 36
    Anonymous says:

    The present government has barely begun to reduce the unnecessary end of the public sector. Perhaps they are waiting until the Olympics are over.

    It is no use expecting “cuts” or “savings” to have any effect. Only outright abolition will make a real difference — starting with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and also the Department for International Development.

    The London Assembly should be closed down, and the London Mayoralty to follow. (One suspects that Cameron might enjoy that.) Also most of the remaining quangos.

    Any local or national government facility with the words “diversity” or “climate change” in the title would be immediately terminated.

    Privatise the BBC and regionalise the NHS, and the real economy can begin to recover.

    The alternative is the ECB and the IMF, and whatever follows …

  37. 37
    1922 Committee Insider says:

    No sorry you are wrong, CMD, the smokes & mirrors duplicitous (mis)leader

    is going to be first………….he has nearly out of runway & cannot now take off !!

    The change will be made to happen sooner rather than later & certainly before

    next years local elections, remember we were not afraid to take action by

    removing the parties most successful leader.

  38. 38
    Mine d'Boggles says:

    ….. I’ve tried walking backwards and walking to the front,
    People just look at me and say …..
    It’s a publicity stunt.

    (or something like that)

  39. 39
    The Golem says:

    Rumour has it Mrs T was chopped on orders from across the Channel.

  40. 40
    I remember when there were public toilets in the Rhondda says:

    Cameron should have seen that coming and side stepped it prompt.

    No wonder they are all laughing at him in Europe.

  41. 41
    Abdel from Tooting says:

    I don’t know why we bother with a Ministry of Sport.

    Sport is something you do in your spare time.

  42. 42
    A hard PressedTax Payer says:

    Depends what comes first, the long overdue but real drastic bloody surgery that is

    needed or the money finally runs out….

    Neither option is palatable in any form…….but our hands are becoming increasingly

    tied, with less & less movement to try & containing these events

  43. 43
    erm... says:

    death threats…..erm…..incompetent tone is protected.
    He was the weak one in the relationship….putting up with all that nonsense….or rather doing his duty to the gods,
    it is claimed that 100,000 civilians died in Iraq…in return for 1 life. so tone was ultimately weak, incompetent, divisive as a leader.

  44. 44
    Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

    Slightly OT, but I thought the Rhondda was a public toilet?

  45. 45
    Hugh Janus says:

    So both the Captain and the First Officer are determined to go down with the ship, having driven it onto the rocks? It’s not all bad news, then.

  46. 46
    Anonymous says:

    Pissed again??

  47. 47
    Former Conservative voting fodder says:

    Dave isn’t cutting anything. He thinks you can remove the deficit by increasing spending every year. Epic fail!

  48. 48
    Anonymous says:

    What utter crap.

  49. 49
    turdly bumskin says:

    Whats that spud-faced fuckwit doing at every Olympic event?
    You’ve a country to run.

  50. 50
    David Laws Lib Dem Fiddler says:

    Come the 2015 General Election he is. Hopefully the European elections will give the three main parties a kicking as well.

  51. 51
    Dalek alert! says:

    Daleks don’t usually indulge you know!

  52. 52
    Attention please - or else.. says:

    …but not (yet) up the duff…

  53. 53
    Attention please says:

    He’s a Dalek. Has nobody pointed this out to you hitherto?

  54. 54
    Archer Karcher says:

    Dave’s a Conservative?

    You had better tell Cameron that, he rather positions himself as a left of centre fabian progressive and not Conservative at all. Ask Helen Bonham-Carter for confirmation Jimmy.

  55. 55
    Archer Karcher says:

    It hasn’t ended yet Jimmy, fifteen years and counting of leftist “progressivism” has almost, but not quite, killed this country and turned it into an authoritarian, politically correct zombieland. As always with socialism, the bitter tears of wholesale poverty, are yet to come.

  56. 56
    Archer Karcher says:

    +1 Spot on, Dave the Fabian leftist is pissing more taxpayers money away on even more useless shite than McMental, at the height of is delusional ravings.

  57. 57
    Archer Karcher says:


    The comrades have rather a long record of removing democratically elected politicians who will not play ball and replacing them with stooges who will.

  58. 58
    Trevor from Treherbert says:

    I bet you wouldn’t say that if you were stood on Ferndale High Street.

    Mochyn fawr.

  59. 59
    Anonymous from Muswell Hill says:

    And I bet the big fat count hasn’t paid for his tickets

  60. 60
    Hannibal from Carthage says:

    Never say never.

    Kate Burley love her or hate her has exposed Cameron’s fundamental weakness: he has neither the vision nor the guile to be an effective leader.

  61. 61

    It is Kay Burley that should be moved

    hopefully to the States to help Piers Morgan

  62. 62
    Anonymous says:

    Good. While Cameron retains his government of chums, it ensures he’ll get kicked out at the next election and the Tories can find a real Conservative to lead them.

  63. 63
    Jimmy says:

    I never got the impression he was particularly interested in politics.

  64. 64
    Jimmy says:

    I’ll put you down as undecided then.

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