September 10th, 2012

Cable and Fallon Visit Start App Britain

Coalition rivals escaping the confines of the department together, heading to trendy “Start App Britain” to launch new funky initiatives for growth. Yes we all saw the Thick of It on Saturday night, but it seems the BIS team were paying extra attention…

Sadly, though probably wisely, Michael Fallon and Vince Cable’s visit to White Bear Yard – Clerkenwell’s trendy privately funded start-up office share – was closed off to pesky press questioners and only a pool camera seemed to be doing the rounds as the politicians chatted awkwardly with the “silicon chaps. And of course chapesses.” Sadly there was not the chance to ask Fallon how Vince’s much loved hike in Capital Gains tax from 18% to 28% helped entrepreneurs. And, of course, which one of them was Morse and which one Lewis…


39 Comments

  1. 1
    Kebab Time says:

    That picture is bang on!

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  2. 2
    Durr... says:

    all too clever for me.

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  3. 3
    Beast of Bolsover says:

    APPen there’ll be plenty of APPlause.

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    • 7
      A simple woodman, in his hut, with a rough litter of straw, - but comfy enough for 'er Ladyship says:

      Ay lad! ‘appen enough fer me!

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  4. 4
    bi-curious says:

    err …. whcih is Vince the Cable here ?

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  5. 5
    jgm2 says:

    He looks like a Brazilian with a backpack. I don’t fancy his chances making it home.

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  6. 6
    Newsfalsh! Archy Bishop of Canterbury in a strongly worded riposte to his critics says:

    . . Speaking as . . . um . . . er . . . the . .. um . . Head . . of .. um . . the established faith in . . um . . England . . . well that’s um . . . not quite . . accurate . . as um . . there are . . many . . er . . other . . equally relevant . . faiths and . . um . . er . . understandings . . of um . . the . . um . . ultimate . . . source of . . um . . even though that . . be the fundament of . . other men . . I . . um . . mean . . inspiration can . . come . . from the fundament of another . . man . . without being . . abhorrent . . if that’s your . . um . . um . .

    Ah . . coffee . . .! . . and biscuits . . . . !

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  7. 8
    Lord Stansted says:

    40 years ago they’d be visiting a Concorde factory.
    20 years ago they’d be visiting the Stock Exchange.
    Today they visit Clerkenwell.
    Tomorrow?

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  8. 15
    SP4BS says:

    I’m feeling like a bit of an old fart now. I don’t see the point in apps.

    OK, you can do great stuff on phones, that other people have to sit down and do on the internet, for free. OK, you personally can sell your wonderful app and make a big pile of dosh, good for you. But rather like selling ringtones to each other, it doesn’t “feel” like something to place the foundations of your economy on.

    I suppose I was wrong when I thought “how do all these websites make money, surely not all from adverts”. Although as I thought that in 1999, i did have a point for quite a few years.

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  9. 16
    Pundit too too says:

    They will be more like Wallace and Grommit with aggro. Hope Fallon has the better teeth.

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  10. 19
    IQ 105.1 says:

    EastEnders Death: Severed Head Found In Canal

    Coronation Street: Will respond tonight at 7.30pm

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  11. 22
    IQ 105.1 says:

    The 2am Andrew Marr show: Beeb’s political supremo fondles mystery woman on street corner on boozy night out.

    He didn’t even know who she was? Disgusting.

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  12. 25
    no such client says:

    how about a voice interpreting “sincerity” app you could call it iBollocks

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  13. 26
    someone in the north of the UK says:

    I’d like to sit here and read more of the blog, but I have to make my way to central London to watch the parade. Apparently its a great big party, everyone’s having a brilliant time…again.

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  14. 27
    YorkshireLad says:

    “And, of course, which one of them was Morse and which one Lewis…”
    More like Gert and Daisy

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Have you read the last bit of Animal Farm?

You know where the animals are looking through the Farmhouse window?

My TV screen was that window at lunch-time today.

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The jolly face of the Quisling Cameron poses for your camera has mesmerised and deceived you, you who were once not so deceived.

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