August 9th, 2012

Greens Still Back Lottery Ban Despite Gold

Given that their candidates seem to spend half the time waving Nazi flags and doubling as escorts, nowadays the Green Party have to do something special for Guido to raise an eyebrow. Nonetheless, this is loony even by their standards: they want to scrap the National Lottery. Apparently the Lottery is part of a great conspiracy to make big business even richer and it should be replaced by a disturbingly Soviet-sounding “wealth distribution system“.

Clearly the Greens believe that National Lottery schemes such as helping war heroes and backing Team GB are not worthy causes. Even in the face of Olympic glory. On the right side of public opinion once again…


  1. 1
    Kebab Time says:

    The comrades stick together!


    • 39
      Stobrith says:

      Every week the lotteries ensure that several million pounds of “loose change” type money is taken out of circulation and stashed away in winner’s bank accounts.
      Some of it is spent on large capital items but most of it just sits there reducing the old fashioned flow of “spending” money. No wonder pubs are closing and no one buys anything locally any longer.


      • 41
        Ivor Tapeworm says:

        I love the National Lottery. I’ve never played it myself, as it is a voluntary tax on greed and stupidity.


        • 42
          Anonymous says:

          Funding charity management teams.


          • Anonymous says:

            Let’s face it, the whole gambling industry is funded by the taxpayer via the dole.
            Banning gambling would hopefully redirect the lucre to more useful things. Fine with me.


  2. 2
    Erm what? says:

    When you said one of their candidates was doubling as an escort… I certainly wasn’t expecting THAT.

    I feel tad sick now…


    • 10
      Ford Madox Ford says:

      I was expecting an American car. Needless to say I was disappointed!


    • 27
      Liarpoliticians says:

      Escorting? No wonder the greens are great fans of “wind power”…. £20 extra on top of normal bill, not part of “emissions trading scheme.”


  3. 3
    tangentreality says:

    Typical authoritarians. ‘We don’t like this, so we’re going to ban EVERYONE ELSE from doing it’.



    • 5
      The Sheikh Of Arabeeee says:

      Leftard fuckwits.

      Fuck off and die, fucking green fucking self-righteous fucking prodnose fucking sanctimonious fucking twats.


    • 29
      Yeah, right... says:

      There is never a shortage of patronising leftish types who will go onto the BBC and opine that the lottery is a tax on the poor.

      None of the half witted BBC presenters ever have the spark to ask them when was the last time they saw people queuing twenty deep in a HMRC office on a Saturday night to pay their self assessment bills.


  4. 4
    spud says:

    bun h of loonies – the sooner that caroline lucas gets booted out of parliament the better


    • 28
      Pollytwaddle says:

      “the sooner that caroline lucas gets booted out of parliament the better”

      Can’t say fairer than that.


  5. 6
    Blusea socialist says:

    Wealth distribution system.

    These thick f*ckers have yet to find out this dam country has no wealth.

    We are living on credit until the current excuse of a gov start cutting taxes and employers begin employing again so the economy will eventually growafter paying of the credit


    • 9
      Nicola Clubb says:

      It does, just not in the governments hands, which is what i think they are talking about in wealth distribution system eg. make the rich poor and us, the green party rich, and everyone else can stay poor (see the communist eastern block countries for who had the wealth, the party leaders)


  6. 8
    Ancient Hippy says:

    Hey we need the bread given to everyone man, like, you know, for chillums an weed an dope an – hey look at that branch, isn’t it weird man…..


  7. 11

    and they have obviously given up on Watford.


  8. 12
    Charles De Gaul says:

    at least the greens provide an important service in that they allow all the truly airheaded f wits can be safely gathered together in one place for easy disposal.


    • 32
      Trahison des Clercs says:

      Watermelons ripening in the Greenhouse. Don’t you just love the portrayal of watermelons when experts on T.V. use them as substitutes for human heads
      being targets for High Velocity bullets.


  9. 13
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    Not to mention it is a “regressive tax,” representing proportionately more of the income of the class of people who play it most. Of course, the Greenies know better than you do what you should do with your dosh. Hold on a sec, ALL Parties do, don’t they? Sorry to pick on you specifically, Greenies, it’s just that you’re so easy to do it to!


  10. 15
    Anonymous says:

    So he’s an escort for men?

    Should appeal to Tory bum boys looking for a new home.


  11. 16
    Qt. Hon. Dave Lightweight MP says:

    Has any of these so-called “Greens” ever been photographed with huskies?

    I rest my case.


  12. 17
    fifer says:

    Greens just ban everything. Light bulbs, plastic, cars, meat, easy jet, cosmetics, leather, non recycled paper, dairy products, detergent, pine xmas trees, to name but a few of the endless products that the greens want to ban. They would ban Xmas if they could get away with it. I think the Green Party is totally irrational and immature.


    • 21
      Blusea socialist says:

      As an employer, if I followed the greenery, I would have to sack all my work force as were involved in some of the above. There goes a lot of unhappy people!!


      • 31
        fifer says:

        Exactly, no business or economic sense whatsoever. They promote environmental scams that will do more harm than good to both the environment and the economy.


    • 34
      Lou Scannon says:

      As you say, immature, hence green.


  13. 18
    Cameron Is A Cunt says:

    The British Green are in fact Watermelons: Green on the outside only but with a large centre that is pure hard socialist red.

    They are plainly a bunch of nutcases and you only have to look at the complete and utter mess that they have managed to make of Brighton, where they control the Council, to see that they are unfit for power of any kind whatsoever.

    What a bunch of Hunts!


    • 20
      G#ui#d#o so#rt ou#t the f#cking m**db#t FFS says:

      +1 (third attempt to post this)

      Brighton – where the Greens slapped a tax on allotments.

      Can’t have pensioners growing their own vegetables.


    • 22
      Tax is theft says:



  14. 23
    Whippersnapper2 says:

    Well, what can one say ? If you must be involved with the Green Party you are by definition a cnut.


  15. 24
    Cicero says:

    They seem to have got to the Royal Society as well – Google ‘Royal Society’ and ‘wealth redistribution’ to see the RS calling for just that, last April. What happened to all that science-y stuff??


  16. 25
    Kermit the Muppet says:

    Short- and medium-term policies

    UK Defence Policy

    PD301 We would promote town twinning, exchange visits, pen friend schemes and Internet-based methods for learning about other countries and cultures by direct contact.


  17. 26
    Call Me Dave Cameron says:

    vote blue, go GREEN!


  18. 33
    Anonymous says:

    The Greens are arseholes and bears shit in the wo odds . . .


  19. 36
    chipsprice says:

    Wow — they’ll be wanting to scrap Foxy Bingo and other gambling fiddles if we won’t watch out. Cheeky bum-bum.


  20. 38
    Nonjob says:

    The Green party, man.

    If they all died, they would make much less impact on the environment.


  21. 40
    Timothy Lloyd-Davies says:

    Vote Green – Go Blue


  22. 44
    Mark Wouters says:

    Cameron and Clegg resemble FALSIES !Go Vote – get nowt.


  23. 45
    Lucius Calidius Eroticus says:

    I wish there were more taxes that weren’t compulsory, only cost a quid and might net you a cool million one day. Sure fcuking beats paying green taxes.


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