August 15th, 2012

Chuka’s Mandy Mistake

Chuka Umunna has been upping the pressure on Dave over Sunday trading laws, accusing ministers of misleading Parliament and writing to the holidaying PM to demand clarification. Last night he snorted:

Clearly Chuka has forgotten all about Labour’s attempts to deregulate Sunday trading restrictions, when old boss Gordon Brown tried to force the then Trade and Industry secretary Alan Johnson into adopting the policy. The FT reported at the time:

“Tony Blair and Gordon Brown are tacitly supporting deregulation of Sunday shopping to allow 24-hour trading for large shops, according to a leading industry lobbyist. The lobbyist insisted there were differences between Mr Brown and Mr Johnson. “Gordon Brown wanted to include deregulation in the Budget, but Alan Johnson put the brakes on,” he said.”

And they weren’t even in Coalition…


  1. 1
    Nan Taylor says:

    Labour. Hypocritical c*nts. As always. About everything.


  2. 2
    Hang on says:

    Why should the state tell me when shops cannot open due to some crazy belief in sky fairies


    • 4
      Eric Pickles says:

      I might want something to eat on Sundays


    • 6
      M#db#o#t go*i*ng m#a#d a#gai#n says:

      Sky fairy or no sky fairy, Sunday is the one day small businesses have an advantage over the destructive might of low-pay McJob Tescbury’s.

      The Internet is ki*lling the high street, Dave’s plan is to finish it off.

      (2nd attempt to post this highly controversial comment.)


      • 10
        Stephen Paddy Morrisonsy says:

        Every day is like Sunday.


        • 13
          Like says:

          And yet, six out of seven days are more unlike Sunday that like Sunday.


          • pew says:

            85% catholic ” sky fairies” here too that do not restrict their belief to just attending church on Sunday. Hence, all shops may open 9.00am to 9.00pm every day if they wish to..


          • SP4BS says:

            My guess. Portugal. In France its 85% of the population who worship the god of sitting round on your arse drinking wine. So the shops are nearly all shut.


        • 83
          Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin ( Member in absentia ) says:

          Yup. Same here.


      • 17
        AC1 says:

        destructive ???

        You mean efficient. I’m sure you normally chose to maximise the amount you get charged for commodities because you’re an idiot.


        • 35
          M#db#o#t go*i*ng m#a#d a#gai#n says:

          No, I shop at small independent stores, which often sell the same items as supermarkets, but at less than half the pr*ice.



          • AC1 says:

            So… Are you saying Tesco stores are popular because everyone in the country is an idiot?

            Or are you saying they are herding people in at gunpoint?

            Because they don’t prefer to shop in the stores you want to force them into shopping in.


          • M#db###t go*i*ng m###d a#gai#n says:

            For one day each week – ONE DAY – the small (and often cheaper) guy has an advantage over the giants with their giant advertising budgets.

            Is it really so much to ask that the small (and often better value) player is given a bit of a break? (Let us not forget that this was – after all – government policy until, apparently, this week.)

            What you’re saying, AC1, is these small – cheaper – players, that lack the marketing might of Tescbury’s, should be crushed, so I, like all the brainless drones in this country, will have less choice and have to pay more.

            (2nd attempt to post – this is insane).


          • Technomist says:


            You make some good points. Tesco is often more expensive


          • AC1 says:

            He’s not given a “break” he’s taking a CHOICE from potential customers.

            If you cannot understand that then I think there’s not much chance of any agreement.

            Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.
            C. S. Lewis


          • AC1 says:

            This “advertising” drivel sounds akin to the left’s “false conciousness” sillyness.


      • 19
        Nullbymouth says:

        Not really true, and precisely why their are Tesco Express and the like, as below a certain Sq. footage even the big guys can stay open.


        • 23
          AC1 says:

          Think our Sky Fairy Luddite is annoyed that he can’t force people to not shop when the sky fairy representative claims they’re not allowed to. They should go to the sky fairy representative’s building instead.


      • 20
        AC1 says:

        Customers not being attracted to the high street is killing off the high street.

        Maybe you’re one of those people who rails against all those put out of work tilling the land by the Ox and Plough….


      • 97
        Jackthesmilingblack says:

        Right on.


    • 9
      The Sky Fairy Liquid says:

      Because there are so many people who believe in Sunday being a different sort of day from Monday or Saturday. In a democracy, that is how things are supposed to be if there is a large group of people who comprise a significant lobby for something. Of course, they should be ignored if they want to get out of the EU.


    • 30
      Sir William Waad says:

      There must be more to life than getting and spending money. Then, if you’re an atheist, perhaps not.


      • 37
        An idler says:

        Even athiests need to give it a rest sometimes


      • 42
        SP4BS says:

        Uh oh.
        I guess you’d go out and kill people if God didn’t tell you not to?


        • 47
          The Guestivator says:

          I guess you would go on making guesses whatever anyone said


          • SP4BS says:

            No. Its a rather silly and extreme example. Go on, give us your shittest assumption then, see if you do any better than Waad.


          • The mother of all American cliches says:

            I assume you are trying to be funny?


          • SP4BS says:

            I don’t think killing people is funny.

            I don’t think that a christian believing that non-christians are mindless cattle is funny either.


        • 68
          Sir William Waad says:

          Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot were all staunch atheists; probably also Hitler.


          • smoggie says:

            Stalin trained as an orthodox priest in Tbilisi. He believed in God. But he believed himself to be God, with the power of life and death over millions.


          • SP4BS says:

            Oh no, I really don’t want to into this line but:

            Hitler seems to have believed in a god that said everything was all right. As religion of some sort was the default position of everyone else in history, they killed loads of people too. There always seems to be some excuse for killing when leaders want to do so.

            But back to you. If somehow you lost faith, do you think you’d suddenly want to rush round making money on a Sunday instead of taking it easy?


          • reverend fiddler says:

            wasn’t Hitler advised by Indian astrologers ?


      • 59
        AC1 says:

        There is, unfortunately it seems for some people the “more to life” is the need to make decisions for other people, they often attempt to mask their bad intentions by claiming to be helping people! or it’s for the Sky Fairy.


        • 70
          Talibanned says:

          We will close all shops, especially ones run by intelligent looking people for seven days a week. Music shops we will simply destroy.


  3. 7
    Chuka Brick says:

    So I am a hypocrite! So what’s new?


  4. 8
    Occupy the high street says:

    Sundays are a social construct


  5. 14
    East India Company Wallah says:

    another straw man argument
    Do I give a flying F**k?
    Chukka is simply using the traditional quiet period to be heard as he is simply a gobshite


  6. 16
    Labour Websters Dictionary says:

    Labour MP

    See – Hypocrite


  7. 21
    Anonymous says:

    It seems to be ages since I’ve heard any good music from a charming young french exponent of the art. Can you supply any Guido?


  8. 22
    reverend fiddler says:

    and on the 7th day Gordon rested
    and on the 6th, the 5th, the 4…..


  9. 24
    Chukka Up says:

    Vazeline is my hero.


  10. 25
    Sir William Waad says:

    Just for once, could the Big Money, political donor interests not get their way on this?


  11. 31
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’m a chariot of fire.


  12. 34
    ed martin says:

    the poli’s were so naive that they didn’t realise that the small business lobby (seedy corner shops & property speculators) just wanted the Sunday restriction so that they could sell out to the bigger supermarkets at a higher price?

    the decline of the small shop has continued, their service to consumers is dismal,
    may they get what they deserve


    • 49
      Nullbymouth says:

      My corner shop sells dodgy booze and fags under the counter from the EU and elsewhere just like many other corner shops. That really helps doesn’t it?

      Most are run by ‘enrichers’ who don’t give a fuck.


  13. 41
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Chukka, yet another dumbed down labour MP.


  14. 55
    trud says:

    TV man just came to my door. I told him to fuck off. I am rather pleased with myself.


  15. 61
    Hang The Bastards says:

    Usual unresearched hypocritical shite we hear time and time again from slack gob Chukka

    Why don’t you just fuck off Chucka, we don’t need a second rate baby Obama Wannabe, that bandwagon left the station yonks ago


  16. 77

    This Chucky ephemeron is not worth getting out of bed to comment on.


    • 92
      fluffy says:

      how long before he’s the new labia leader

      how long before he’s the new pwime minifter

      staying in bed or not staying in bed will not delay his rise to power catguvnah


  17. 88
    A Prick Posing as PM, (via-email) says:

    I say you jolly chaps! Can’t a chap have a moment to chillax in the Sun? What?

    Anyway, tell Mr Chuckyermoney, that speaking as a jolly democratically elected Top Dog of the Tory Party – freedom, free enterprise and all that, – I do so agree with him and would he please ask Nick for a ruling.

    On another note, Sam wants to go topless but I’ve said it’s against the religion here.

    Still no sign of Hose.

    LOL Dave


  18. 106
    I know it's not funny says:

    “Crosbie, 25, hid in a cubicle and when asked questions replied in a high-pitched voice, pretending to be a woman.”


  19. 96
    smoggie says:

    I hope you’re not suggesting that the ambitious Chuka is grandstanding rather than trying to protect the working hours of the downtrodden.


  20. Chukka Up says:

    Look man, I need de crisp suitz and that means the lads in the tailoring shop have to do a bit o’ sweating an’ overtime. The workers shouldn’t be exploited , but well my suitz is needed big time an’ I don’t wann spend too many spondulicks, so theyze gonna have to do the time an’ it ain’t no crime.


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