September 13th, 2012

Speaker Keeping Platinum Mega-Pension

With the Treasury taking an axe to pensions today, the archaic “Great Offices of State pension” is for the chop. This throwback sees the Prime Minister, the Lord Chancellor and the Speaker receive half of their salary for life immediately after leaving said post. This is on top of their MPs pension and are eligible for the extra even if they have only served for one day. It’s going thankfully, but those already in place will qualify.

Cameron, Ken Clarke and Chris Grayling have all said they will not be drawing the money. Gordon Brown is, unsurprisingly. Pressure has been growing over the last few days for Bercow to make a similar pledge. Sensing negativity, the Speaker’s Office released a statement today – he won’t be taking his £39,000 per annum on top of his MPs’ pension until he’s 65. Which is nice of him. Thanks John. 


84 Comments

  1. 1
    NOT Kebab Time says:

    First

  2. 2
    Sensible says:

    Flat tax. 100%.

  3. 3
    jgm2 says:

    It’s the right thing to do.

  4. 4
    Will White says:

    How dare someone with out considerably inherited wealth take a pension! He should take a leaf out of that Cameron’s book.

  5. 5
    Sick of ℬilly ℬumshire says:

    Good for you!

  6. 6
    annette curton says:

    Pledge, latest OED definition: A furniture polish.

  7. 7
    jgm2 says:

    Then he could take a leaf out of Ken Clarke’s book.

  8. 8
    Sandra in Accounts says:

    That smug troughing dwarf and his trollop are laughing at the taxpayer.

  9. 9
    Steve Miliband says:

    Static Caravans ain’t cheap

  10. 10
    Stan says:

    I hope I live to see the day when the English finally snap & lynch every last parasite in Westminster.

  11. 11
    jgm2 says:

    To be fair – we’re laughing right back at ‘em.

  12. 12
    SP4BS says:

    Now now, thats very naughty. And anyway its anti-scottish.

  13. 13
    Gordon Brown says:

    I inherited my Fathers business

    He was engaged in the business of telling stories then forcing people to hand over their hard earned cash

  14. 14
    Moussa Koussa says:

    errrr Graham Brady MP wanting to sack Dave.

    Isnt Graham the headmong of the 1922 Loony Bin Committee, and pays his wife £45K pa to open his post, all from tax payers expenses.

  15. 15
    Geo says:

    am scottish and I’m fine with it, we’ll cheer you on while you do it … bring the two nations closer together

  16. 16
    Mark (Snapped a long time ago) says:

    If Cameron has now accepted (at last) that multiculturalism is finished then why is he still importing all these foreigners and why haven’t we had free speech returned to us yet?

    AND WHERE’S MY FUCKING REFERENDUM!

  17. 17
    Geo says:

    safer than opening your own post with all these militant practitioners of the religion of peace about

  18. 18
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Back to Bercow bashing…Yawn

    No thread about Bozzers apology. Wonder why.

  19. 19
    jgm2 says:

    Good one.

  20. 20
    I can't wait till November the 5th says:

    Where’s Guido and his gunpowder when we need him?

  21. 21

    He needs it though – it’s not cheap to have your driveway re-Tarmacced every fuc.king week!

    (That could be a euphemism…)

  22. 22
    jgm2 says:

    Did the scousers accept it with their famous, self-proclaimed, cheery good grace?

  23. 23
    Lord Pension of Abolish after I've left says:

    Still a short book. More of a flyer, really. I will continue to take the attendance money along with the sinecures.

  24. 24
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Lurch to the right, go for it, Dave only made it to No 10 by moving away from it. The further you lean, the worse the defeat.

  25. 25
    jgm2 says:

    Didn’t the Maximum Imbecile cut the Prime Ministerial salary? Effective after June 2010.

  26. 26
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    Would have been even nicer of YOU to tell us how many years from now that will be–2028, according to Wikipedia. (He’s almost 50 now.)

  27. 27
    jgm2 says:

    Or he could stay where he is while Nasal Ned and the unions sail off to the left trailing mass public sector strikes in their wake.

    Cameron must have hand-picked his enemies. First the Maximum Imbecile and now Nasal Ned.

  28. 28
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Careful now jgm2……Your IP may appear in the Liverpool Echo….LOL

    I note that jgm2 and his/hers/its neo friends, are less forthcoming on main stream media, to dish out their bile. Worried are you…You should be. Soon The Witch will be hauled in for questioning

  29. 29
    Comment is NOT Free says:

    Because it’s not a self rigorous left-wing blog you fucking moron, I’m sure you can tell the difference as you haven’t been censored or banned here.

  30. 30
    Moussa Koussa says:

    errrrr does this mean that neo nuts have lost thier olympic spirit already !!!!!!

  31. 31
    jgm2 says:

    Ah yes. Threats. That’s more like the ‘caring’ left.

  32. 32
    SP4BS says:

    That depends on who writes the story, and which scousers they choose to quote.

  33. 33
    jgm2 says:

    Hmm. I wonder how the BBC is reporting it….

  34. 34
    Rat's arse says:

    Couldn’t have put it better myself Sandra.
    Hope he never reaches retirement age [nasty, but I don’t care anymore!]. As for the trollop, she’ll have to start flogging her parts again. Old habits die hard.

  35. 35
    SP4BS says:

    Perhaps they’ll send the team who did that blackburn documentary.

  36. 36
    beast says:

    You forgot to mention gay sex and hypocrisy

  37. 37
    jgm2 says:

    That was a bit of an own-goal alright. For the bedwetters.

  38. 38
    Gorbals Kant says:

    A speakers career is often shorter than a footballers so let em make hay while the sun shines I say!

  39. 39
    beast says:

    My bins are emptied by a private company and my streets are swept by the same
    My shit gets washed away by a private company
    I get electricity and gas from a private company
    Just why do I need a bunch of Co%%( chugging parasites taxing me ?#
    Fuck the police I have guns(legally) and I have a hose pipe if chez beast should catch fire
    I have no desire to “educate” Somalians
    Stick your pensions up your arse Im not paying for them

  40. 40
    SP4BS says:

    “own goal”. Come on. With a fine sense of well honed, and boosted levels of cynicism: do you really think that the makers of that didn’t know what they were up to?

  41. 41
    fruitcake says:

    shorter? Are you being ironic?

  42. 42
    jgm2 says:

    @SP4BS

    The more I think of it, the more I suspect that the Blackburn stitch-up was actually a typical BBC job. Ie an attack from the left. Too many of the voters getting all hot and bothered about ‘immigrants coming over here taking our jobs’. Society getting a bit testy with their immigrant neighbours. Time to remind ‘em of the white trash on our own doorstep.

    Not that I mind. It’s a point I’ve long been making. The white trash bit.

    Just the BBC doing their bit for community relations. From the left.

  43. 43
    beast says:

    His lanky wife could offer to suck me off (I think she probably has ) and I would turn her down and even do that thing that we all do in lap dancing clubs when some dog that you dont fancy #
    seats herself next to you

    Heres a tenner now fuck off!!!!

  44. 44
    White Van Man says:

    Obviously a product of a New Labour education.

  45. 45
    W.W. says:

    Indeed, but he still could someone up an outright victory against someone who instead on ‘running the country’ should have been in a straight jacket.

    Cameron is utterly shite as a conservaitve PM, or even a PM, but I don’t see anyone around who is less shite.

    W.W.

  46. 46
    Gorbals Kant says:

    Listen shorter or longer its the years spent relentlessly backstabbing others coupled with the stress of betraying the principles one publicly stood for before even getting the office that really takes it out of you. It’s only right that the rewards should be high to offset all of this!

  47. 47
    The Last Quango in Paris says:

    You couldn’t make it up could you? a pension on top of a pension – rather like the rumoured 5 or so pensions Mr Prescott receives and he won’t say whether he’ll draw a police commision one if he is successful!
    I thought the housw was being cleaned up? They need to lead from the top.

  48. 48
    beast says:

    When he and his trollop have congress it probably looks like mickey mouse screwing Pluto
    He probaly also falls of due to lack of traction, waving a McDonalds frie in a cathedral

    I am however in the market for a (non k%$her) garden gnome

  49. 49
    Seamus Hall says:

    But he needs that money for a caravan with bunks for his missus. I hear she taken to bunking up in caravans with various travellers, and found it most agreeable.

  50. 50
    Seamus Hall says:

    NO pensions for MP’s except the state one. If they can’t pay for one out of the £65k per yr plus expenses then serve them right for being useless with money.

  51. 51
    Censor You Ma says:

    ROFL’ing hard over your choice of handle!!

  52. 52
    Sally Bercow says:

    What sort of people have leaves instead of pages in their books?

  53. 53
    V. Oyeur says:

    The gypsies are laughing at him while he hides in the wardrobe, peering through the keyhole as they take turns

  54. 54
    Hy Pocrite says:

    Says king of the Thatcher Dunnits

  55. 55
    Mars Attacks says:

    Oh dear – here we go with the “For you ze var iss over!” threats from the (national) socialists.

    Moussa – you ara a cun.t – you are an embarrassment to yourself, your family and whatever political affiliations you dream about aspiring to.

    The people you purport to speak for are cun.ts – but they are at least politically savvy cun.ts – they asked “Fatcher” to Downing Street – go on check it – both war criminal Bliar, AND Gordmong the incompetent!

    And here’s why – come close and I’ll whisper it too you…. they are so glad that she crushed the Trotsky unions, fucked Scargill till his arse bled and put power back in their hands.

    You, you stupid little tosser couldn’t put the fear of god up RetardEd Militwat, and that wank.er’s afeared of his own shadow.

    So, in summary – fuck off, there’s a silly little Troll, and read something other than Milwank Tower’s instruction manual.

  56. 56
    the savant says:

    The Mayan Nostradamus says :

    Ber Cow won’t survive till 65 .

    Does he not realise the world will officially end on Dec 12 2012

    i e on 12 12 12

    or should that be 12 12 12

    confusing …initt

  57. 57
    beast says:

    Lady T didnt collect her salary
    She didnt (just like Botox Cameron( need it

  58. 58

    Ask Paddy – if he can’t find books with nice soft pages, he uses leaves!

  59. 59
    Boris says:

    Hillsborough was a bit of an own goal
    I would just like to apologise and point out thatit was all the fa ult of that Cameron chappy
    96 dead Scousers sounds like a good start to me

    OH CRIPES
    Ive done it again

    One way ticket to Hysell please

  60. 60
    Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

    How many people on this blog would give up part of their pensions?

  61. 61
    JH says:

    Have you noticed how he doesn’t post at all if he is definitely not going to be 1st.

    Fucking loonball. He is probably hiding outside Guido’s now with a hammer and a dildo.

  62. 62
    Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

    You mean the Oldham Echo (that’s where it’s printed these days). No I’m sure your IP will only be noted if you say anything uncomplimentary about the Religion of Pe*ce.

  63. 63
    Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

    Boris, The Rt. Hon. Lord with something of the night about him will be after you again.

  64. 64
    Baron Kinnock of Multipensions says:

    That boyo’s got style!

  65. 65
    Jimmy says:

    Well obviously the half final salary rule is going to go. It was only brought in in 1991 and soon she won’t need it anymore.

    The dig at Gordon is bizarre. He is the only ex PM to waive this.

  66. 66
    Sally BurkCow says:

    And my darling BigJohn will need the money to keep buying me new Rabbits when he is 65.

  67. 67
    Kebab Time says:

    I will not be posting unless I think I am first

  68. 68
    Oiveigh says:

    Indeed! But how many people on this block benefit from six-figure pensions without really having done very much to deserve them?

  69. 69
    Oiveigh says:

    *blog*

  70. 70
    Oiveigh says:

    Somebody more efficient is required. Enough with the damp squibs.

  71. 71
    Oiveigh says:

    Gibberish WW. Calm down and say again in English.

  72. 72
    Oiveigh says:

    Judging from the beeb’s telly pics of their employees, many of their relations are indeed from the effnik community.

  73. 73
    Soapsuds says:

    You are clearly new here. We regulars hope that you will have something either humorous or of value to contribute to our daily dribblings.

  74. 74
    Soapsuds says:

    +651

  75. 75
    Soapsuds says:

    In days of yore the beeb used to readout “police messages” and invite anyone with any info to ring Scotland Yard on Whitehall 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 (as their record got stuck)

  76. 76
    Mars Attacks says:

    So, not Bliar then, James?
    How bizarre.

  77. 77
    TootingBec will just upset Vicky says:

    or old Labour ejaculation

  78. 78
    TomCatesby says:

    I told him not to stash it in the cellar!

  79. 79
    TomCatesby says:

    I’ll open his post for ?35K p.a.! Only if I’m guaranteed protection from the professionally offended (a.k.a. members of the’religion of peace).

  80. 80
    TomCatesby says:

    *£35K*

  81. 81
    TomCatesby says:

    He’s not chairing Congress as well his he? No wonder he wants the money!

  82. 82
    TomCatesby says:

    At my time of life you stop being all that fussy!

  83. 83

    Can you get diesel powered Rampant Rabbits?

  84. 84
    Jimmy says:

    Sadly Blessed Tony rather lets the side down, but both Brown and Straw have done the decent thing. No tory has oddly enough, a fact which Guido surely neglected to mention only for reasons of space.


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