October 8th, 2012

Osborne’s Speech Word Cloud

Tories were quick to spot last week that there was no mention of the “deficit” word in Ed Miliband’s conference speech. Ed Balls’ political advisor is claiming, similarly, that there is no mention of “growth” in Osborne’s speech.

Actually there was one fleeting reference, Osborne said he would go on “making the fundamental, deep-rooted changes needed so our country can grow and compete and prosper.”  Just the one mind you…


  1. 1
    Kebab Time says:

    He did quote the Communist manifesto http://kebabtime.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/bad-marx-george.html

    I find that quite worrying!


  2. 2
    ed martin says:

    whats wrong with a bit of realism?

    how is your income going to match that of your chinese equivalent?


  3. 3
    Terrible But True says:

    ‘4,000 word speech & not a single mention of ‘growth’.’

    “making the fundamental, deep-rooted changes needed so our country can grow and compete and prosper.”

    So there was one, single mention then?

    Making political advisory tweets less than worthwhile on any basis, especially accuracy.

    Unless there is now a commitment to semantics that would make Bill Clinton blush… even more.

    Be interesting to see how the tribal media PR supporters fare as they ply their impartial trade in the cause of information and education.


  4. 4
    Moussa Koussa says:

    His word cloud is Clear “Tax People”…LOL


  5. 5
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Funny how Balls, and Miliband can’t tell us how growth occurs, because they can’t connect lower taxes, and enterprise with its consequences.


  6. 7
    Moussa Koussa says:

    When is Warsi’s speech


  7. 9
    Leaving Edinburgh says:

    Deficit is an unelectable word. Further, Labour would have to take responsibility if they were to use the word deficit.
    Everyone knows the economy will take at least another year to improve. No point in being unrealistic.


  8. 10
    boB CrOW says:

    uPP de woRKerZ!


  9. 13
    stroppycow says:

    Awww poor Georgie – I think he’s kinda cute.

    WGAF what he’s saying???


    • 34
      Corrie L'Anus says:

      I think he is mooting ‘sterilization’ of the feckless fokkers – ‘pop ‘em out and you get nowt’!!


      • 42
        Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

        Yes, poor George. It amused me every time he paused after a dreadful joke for the obligatory (if somewhat unenthusiastic) applause. An audience like that would be on their way to labour camps by now if this was North Korea.


  10. 14
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Low taxes, economic enterprise = working economy.

    Which part did the Labour trolls miss?


    • 39
      John Johnson says:

      GtK Gideon did not say “Growth” unless he muttered it under his breath, “Low taxes, economic enterprise = working economy” so what has happened so far


  11. 15
    Tachybaptus says:

    Cloudy and wet.


  12. 17
    Gordon says:

    He didnt use the words poo-poo either.


    • 18
      Tony Eden from Eton says:

      I thought that was a truly excellent speech from the man of the moment .

      it is only a matter of time until the party recognises his true worth and rewards him accordingly .


    • 31
      A hard working man with family says:

      I prefer the words Shit House


  13. 19
    keredybretsa says:

    He is on a bashing for nothing. Use the ‘G’ word and there ain‘t no ‘G’ they nail him to the wall. If there is ‘G’ then it won’t be enough ‘G’ and he still gets shit! Better forget it and go for shrinkage ‘S’ word!


    • 21
      David Wisteria says:

      Take the 10 billion off the scroungers this side of Christmas and things will look a lot rosier in the New Year .


  14. 22
    god, i hate them all says:

    Keep an eye on Sinn Fein’s bluff being called at Stormont tomorrow over welfare reform.
    They are desperately trying to appear tough on the issue given the majority of their voters are sponging benefit scroungers, on the make and on the fiddle.


  15. 23
    Chimpanzee says:

    It seems that George mentions more about the Labour Party and less of the Conservative Party. Yes, we all know that Labour are feckless morons that left the economy in a dire state, but I want to hear more about how the Conservatives will fix this, otherwise all it is going to breed is more non voters.


  16. 25
    A hard working man with family says:

    When Gosbourne first opened his mouth and talked about growth, I said we are fucked, that fucking idiot could not grow weeds in his back garden. Looks like I am right and Gosbourne is going down in history with Boom Bust Brown as the worst chancellors in UK history.


  17. 30
    Jim says:

    State growth means SPEND MONEY NOW.
    All the money has GONE and there are NO GOOD RESULTS just unpaid PFI’s.


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