October 19th, 2012

Do You Have a First Class Ticket Mr Osborne?

When the train with Osborne arrived the rest of us plebs were kept away by police and iron gates.

Guido managed to snap Osborne and his entourage being smuggled out of a side entrance.


  1. 1
    Kebab Time says:

    He needs to get back on track after this.

  2. 2
    Liarpoliticians says:

  3. 3
    Expletive Deleted says:

    So what piece of really bad news is being buried by this stunt?

  4. 4
    Tron says:

    The Great Train Snobbery.

  5. 6



  6. 9
    Scamp The Excitable Dog says:


  7. 10
    Sir William Waad says:

    You can’t have ‘Euston’ and ‘first class’ in the same sentence without the word ‘not’. Ye gods, what a monument to 1960s modern-movement crud.

  8. 14
    Fish says:

    I always use that exit…and I’m pleb

  9. 16
    keredybretsa says:

    As long as he upgraded and paid for it OUT OF HIS OWN POCKET. Then thats it he obviously didn’t ‘pleb’ any one so hefty farts all round!

  10. 17
    Some Twat up North says:

    I’d have thrown the Hunt off the train, who does he think he is?

    All those boys hanging around waiting to carry his bath chair all the way to Londinium, has he no respect?

  11. 19

    Good byeee , good byeee wipe a tear Andrew dear from your eyeee
    though it’s hard to part i know
    i’ll be tickled to death when you go
    good byeee , don’t cryee there’s another pleb standing byeee
    so on your bike and use the side gate
    au revoir toodle pip good byeee

  12. 20
    M. T. Eater says:

    “He’s paid quite a substantial sum; £160, I believe..”

    No. He going to submit a claim to be reimbursed his costs of travel. This will be processed by clerks who enter it on databases, and whose conduct is managed down an elusive chain of command and management, all in accordance with a set of rules invented for and approved by MPs themselves.

    He will pay nothing in the end. We, on the other hand, will pay a sum well in excess of his £160 ‘excess fare’.

  13. 23
    Check facts first says:

    I think Mitchell ought to sue the Police Federation, BBC inparticular and Ed Miilband for constructive dismissal.

  14. 26
    Pater Feltching, Choochoo fan says:

    This only happened because MPs are denied Zil lanes on railway lines. When the wonderful HS2 is built he will have a whole train to himself. Everything was better when British Rail had steam locomotives and state religion was compulsory.

  15. 28
    Moby dick says:

    Rees mog having a PR disaster on newsnight

    said chancellor mixed up 1st with 2nd class

    Mitchell—prob police leak

    • 29
      Fish says:

      BBC only invite Rees-Mogg on because it reinforces their ‘Tories are not like us’ narrative

      • 32
        Thomas from Tonna says:

        If I was Chief Whip I would assign a permanent Minder for Rees-Mogg because he could lose a General Election in the blink of an eye .

  16. 31
    Hannibal from Carthage says:

    When we had that Consultant in from Monaco I thought he said to save the tax payer money the Government should bulk buy goods and services .

    The real point about what happened on the Wilmslow to London train is that this Government does not have any coherent policy regarding train travel .

  17. 33
    Tom Catesby says:

    We had ‘gategate’ now ‘ticketgate’. This sort are often destroyed by their own greed and/or hubis

  18. 34
    Tom Catesby says:

    On the subject of expenses. If Osborne had got away with tavelling 1st class on a 2nd class ticket. What ticket price would have appeared on his expenses? Come on! we’re talking about dodgy, slithery customers here.

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Cathy Jamieson MP, Labour’s Shadow Treasury minister, commenting on Treasury analysis of the economic impact of tax changes…

“If the Treasury is looking at the economic impact of tax changes, then surely it should examine the impact of the rise in VAT and cuts to tax credits? George Osborne’s £12 billion VAT rise knocked confidence, helped to choke off the recovery and has cost families £1,350 over the last three years.”

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What’s he been doing FFS, mining bitcoins?

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