September 10th, 2012

Free Thinking Lobby

First there was the man from the Sun:

Then the chairman of the Lobby:

And then the man from the Mirror:

Is there an echo in here?


  1. 1
    Kebab Time says:

    He is dammed if he does and dammed if he doesnt.

  2. 2
    nellnewman says:

    It couldn’t be that the leftwing booing got such bad press and poor reception from the general public that they realised they were doing their own cause more harm than good & desisted?

  3. 4
    The only person on the blog who still likes Cameron says:

    Yeah bring back the murdering,self-serving c-nt Bliar.

  4. 6
    The International Institute for Labour Studies says:

    “Social and cash transfers [following the credit crunch] not only assisted those in need, but by putting cash in the hands of those most likely to spend it, helped to shore up household consumption. For this reason, countries that strengthened the policies towards income transfers managed to recover faster than others.”

    1. Cutting welfare can damage growth

    When deep cuts to welfare dramatically reduce the incomes of families who are already on low incomes, the opposite of fiscal stimulus happens: fiscal hindrance. Billions of pounds are removed from the active economy, so struggling businesses lose customers and lay off more staff. A vicious cycle is created.

    2. Welfare cuts are shrinking the UK economy

    Economists say that in a recession, increased welfare spending has a strong multiplier effect of around 1.6. This means every £1 is worth £1.60 to national income once it has worked its way around the economy through shop tills and pay cheques. When welfare is cut, the multiplier works in reverse. So £20bn of welfare cuts could depress the economy by as much as £32bn – more than 2% of GDP.

    3. The chancellor wants even deeper cuts

    Despite the damage the cuts are causing, George Osborne wants to cut another £10bn from welfare. This will not just be a social disaster, it could cut a further 1% off the economy, meaning a longer depression, a larger deficit and more debt for Britain.

    £20bn of welfare cuts could depress the economy by as much as £32bn – more than 2% of GDP – with Osborne’s plans to slash another billion potentially shaving another 1% off the economy.

    Yet more evidence of the damage being done, yet more reason for a Plan B – but is anyone in government listening?

    • 8
      Labour left wing twat spotter says:

      Fuck off you had your chance and put us where we are now

      • 13
        Labour and proud says:

        Ah yes, this lot are doing a great job of managing the economy aren’t they?

        • 17
          Left wing socialist waynetta says:

          what economy . Labour trashed it if you remember

          • Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

            I think you’ll find that the banks did a lot of the damage. You know, those private companies who needed massive state bailouts. Capitalism at its most hideous.

            And the twats that ran them escaped prison too.

          • says:

            You mean those banks like Lehman Brothers that were actively encouraged to take risks by Gordon Brown?

            “I would like to pay tribute to the contribution you and your company make to the prosperity of Britain,” Mr Brown told Lehman bankers in London’s Canary Wharf . “During its 150 year history, Lehman Brothers has always been an innovator, financing new ideas and inventions before many others even began to realize their potential.”

            How quickly they forget. The Amnesiac Olympics started in May 2010 and shows no sign of ending.

          • SP4BS says:

            Banks and bankers are supposed to be able to judge risks, and make decisions.

            I’m sure that in reality they didn’t give a shit whether Brown praised them or not.

          • says:

            PMs like Gordon Brown are supposed to be able to judge risks. Encouraging banks by loosening banking regulations to lend to all and sundry. I am sure in reality he just didn’t give a shit.

          • says:

            PMs like Gordon Brown are supposed to be able to judge risks. Encouraging banks by loosening banking regulations to lend to all and sundry was his decision. I am sure in reality he just didn’t give a shit.

          • maybe. says:

            banks like blessed blair cannot be rejected..i.e they are too important to come to any harm…..and what about countries?
            .is at any wonder that ppl apear to be less than bothered about national debt……………….when nudge does not work, there is always snub.

        • 19
          nellnewman says:

          This lot may be rubbish but they’re a thousand times better than the last lot we had.

        • 20
          Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

          This country will never recover from the damage this government is doing.

      • 18
        Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

        A fantastic contribution to the debate, may I say?

        • 28
          Lefties are delusional says:

          It’s true though, isn’t it.

          Also, please explain what the banks had to do with Brown and Blair’s enormous borrowing years before the financial crash happened.

        • 31
          Cameron's mop & bucket says:

          Who were the engineers in creating modern banking in UK. Yup, Brown and Balls. The Glass Steagall act was put in place by the US to prevent bankers getting too big for their books. Now Ballsup is learning that if you don’t learn from history, you make the same mistakes.

          • Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

            And has this government, in 2½ years, put anything on the statute book to regulate the banks further?


          • Cameron's mop & bucket says:

            I am sure Vince would like to throttle the bankers.

          • says:

            Did Labour put anything on the statute books to regulate banks after the credit crisis? Oh no they did what they always do. Left it up to another government to sort out their mess. Same as with the energy situation, Same as with public sector reform. Same as with welfare reform. Same as with health reform. Same as with education qualification reform.

          • Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

            600,000 public sector job cuts is the equivalent of £14.5 BILLION of salaries taken out of the economy every year, no wonder Osborne’s economics have led to another recession.

    • 15
      Got-um=himmel !! says:

      No and no one else is either! lol that must hurt !!

    • 22
      Ex-Tory says:

      I’m not sure if that was joke post. If not, the idea that the way to solve economic problems is to give more handouts to the benefit class is f**king hilarious!

      • 26
        Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

        Think about it. Most people in receipt of benefits spend the lot, and in this country too. Unlike the Hunts who earn a fortune and ship it out to their tax havens.

        • 32
          Cameron's mop & bucket says:

          It is not newly created wealth thicko.

        • 42
          Lefties are delusional says:

          Is that really the sum total of leftie economics? “Give people handouts because they spend them all, and the money goes back into the economy which, er, helps.” The money goes to Tesco, or Asda, or wherever they buy their booze and fags; that money then goes to shareholders, which nowadays probably means to the Middle East. At least the rich employ people, or put their money into new start-ups, or buy houses. That is how money gets put back into the economy; not by getting the state to bankroll Waynetta’s 100-a-day habit.

          • Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

            What did YOU think of Gidiot raising of VAT to a massive 20%? Did he not think that this would suppress the economy, stifle growth and kill demand? Do YOU believe VAT is a regressive or progressive tax? Poorer people support their local economies more than those with more money and cars etc, poorer people spend all their disposable income, usually in their local economies, so raising VAT would straight away reduce their spending power and reducing their spending power will have a direct effect on their local economies – wouldn’t it?

        • 47

          Here’s a good. Get someone to go around breaking windows and then employ people in the public sector to repair them. That should work according to fuckwit left-wing thinking.

          • Crapita says:

            Bastard we were hoping to get a PFI deal on that!

          • Ho hum says:

            Sorry, but all the glaziers are currently employed as hole diggers and hole filler-inners. We’ll stick a few ads in the Grunaid to see what turns up.

      • 44
        SP4BS says:

        I’m sure such things do “boost the economy” in some way or other.
        However, to me it just looks like a “perpetual motion machine”, that you know can’t really work.
        Perhaps they think that the tax will come back from the poundshops and happy shoppers, or that they will be able to borrow more and more forever.

        There is a bit of a truth in this though – its a bugger to get out of the hole. its far from clear what sort of digging they’re supposed to do to get out.

        • 51
          Crapita says:

          We’re fucked old boy and the c_unts most responsible know it. They spin every lie they can to get you to think they have the answer. In reality they’re scared shitless the someone spots that the Emperor has no clothes, and the spirit of the Levelers (the 16th C ones) might stalk the land again, unlikely I know the reality is decades of no growth, high unemployment and diminshing civic society. Not a pretty picture.

  5. 10
    Baron Von Blooperbumstadt says:

    I suppose there was always going to be a chance of this….

    I do hope the guy will remain alert and safe not get caught with his trousers down….


  6. 14
    Baron Von Blooperbumstadt says:

    Taliban threatening Harry. I suppose there was always going to be a chance of this.
    I do hope the guy will remain alert and safe not get caught with his trousers down.


  7. 23
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    It couldn’t possibly be that the same thought occurred to all three separately, as it must have done to, oh, I don’t know, MULTITUDES of other people, owing to the fact that it IS what that idiot was doing, FFS?

    • 27
      Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

      Maybe sCameron thought it through for himself. Or did he ask one of his special advisors?

  8. 29
    BORIS says:

    ‘The geiger counter of Olympomania is going to go Zoink on the scale…’

  9. 30
    Aunty Matter says:

    Boris was a hoot, especially the bit about the next generation being ‘created’ on the sofas of Britain. That gag cracked everyone up!!

  10. 35
    Dave the Spendthrift says:

    We’re a bit short again this month — print some more Merv, there’s a good chap.

    • 49
      McMervin McKing says:

      The warp drive circuitry in the printing presses is Mcruined, Cap’n. It’s the dilithium crystals. She cannae take much more o’this.

  11. 39
    Shocked of Sheen says:

  12. 50
    Anonymous says:

    When I see Maguire I always hear Haw-Haw, “Germany calling! Germany calling!”
    Don’t know why jut do.

    Smug twot.

  13. 62
    MB. says:

    Sounds as if the Labour Party spin team have been busy whilst the rest of us have been celebrating the Olympics and Paralympics.

  14. 72
    Fish says:

    Why is Will Self an arrogant, thick cun.t?

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