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…


  1. 1
    Kebab Time says:

    That picture is bang on!

  2. 2
    Durr... says:

    all too clever for me.

  3. 3
    Beast of Bolsover says:

    APPen there’ll be plenty of APPlause.

  4. 4
    bi-curious says:

    err …. whcih is Vince the Cable here ?

  5. 5
    jgm2 says:

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

  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 . . . . !

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 9
    Gordon Brown says:

    Can I be President of the CoE…..please?

  10. 10
    IQ 105.1 says:


  11. 11
    L.V. Bell Wire says:

    He’s gone for a shit

  12. 12
    jgm2 says:

    Boris Island, surely.

  13. 13
    Dibble says:

    All very relevant – as all god botherers always are.

  14. 14
    Tch! says:

    The Indian Lunar Cosmodrome (*paid for with UK dosh of course)

  15. 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.

  16. 16
    Pundit too too says:

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

  17. 17
    Tch! says:

    Or W & G with hope?

  18. 18
    SP4BS says:

    John Gummer knows a bloke who can put stones in the sea for you.

  19. 19
    IQ 105.1 says:

    EastEnders Death: Severed Head Found In Canal

    Coronation Street: Will respond tonight at 7.30pm

  20. 20
    IQ 105.1 says:

    That’s rather irreverent.

  21. 21
    jgm2 says:

    Looking at the cost of putting stones in the sea they must be planning to put solid gold in the fucking sea.

  22. 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.

  23. 23
    big willy says:

    I don’t fancy yours much.

  24. 24
    Um. says:

    Does he need to? Don’t they all look the same?

  25. 25
    no such client says:

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

  26. 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.

  27. 27
    YorkshireLad says:

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

  28. 28
    White Guilt © 2012 says:

    But it makes us feel better and you can’t put a price on that.

  29. 29
    JH says:

    The immediate area outside their armed-guarded, walled, gated communities, once the area has been swept for IEDs and Jihadists.

  30. 30
    Spartacus says:

    to clear his head?

    then think up more taxes

  31. 31
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    More like which one was MARTIN and which one was Lewis:

  32. 32
    Crap in the name of art says:

    It was absolute shite. Not even remotely funny. I sensed the so called actors were enjoying it as would any comprehensive school drama club. But for the audience it was bad, a very bad experience.

  33. 33
    alexsandr says:

    Its all the same with the lights out isn’t it?

  34. 34
    Mike Yarwood says:

    What’s the Ed Miliband look-alike got to do with it?

  35. 35
    the savant says:

    bethnal green!!

  36. 36
    Ho hum says:

    Better the Scrubs methinks.

  37. 37
    Ho hum says:

    Pinky and Perky?

  38. 38
    Hitler's Yoof says:

    It should be better next week. Tucker is back.

  39. 39
    G.O. says:

    Priceless. Put it on the national credit card. (Or “debt”, as Blinky insists on calling it.)

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