October 25th, 2012

Misery Index: Happy Days

We are officially the happiest we have ever been since the Coalition came to power. Unemployment has fallen below the crucial 8% mark, inflation has dipped to 2.6% and the Public Sector Net Cash Requirement has plummeted. Best of all today’s better than expected 1% GDP growth sees this month’s misery index fall to an all-time low of 10.68. The Treasury insists complacency will not set in.

Enjoy it while it lasts…

N.B. stats bods can check Guido’s adding up here.

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    Aunty Matter says:

    Seeing blinky make a mong of himself makes me happy.

    By the way has anyone else noticed Steph Flanders forehead looks like Worf’s out of Star Trek? Even Neil Armstrong would have had a job landing on that wrinkled face.

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  3. 3
    V1le Labour ruined my Country says:

    Lying Balls is at it again.

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    Time 2 CTRL, ALT & DEL says:

    rED is happy – cause Balls is taking the flack.

    Gordon is happy because he is still PM, and thetablets still work.

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  5. 5
    Ex Justice Secretary says:

    I’m cock a hoop

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  6. 6
    This Fat'un says:

    “The BBC is not an agency of the Government.”
    True – it is an agency of the Labour Party.

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    marvin TPA says:

    happiness? don’t talk to me about happiness!

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    UKIP.i.am says:

    I am not going to wear a Kick-it-out anti-racism T-shirt today.

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      Garth Crooks is retarded says:

      If we kick blacks out of football there won’t be any need for anti-racist nonsense.

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    An anonymous poster said on the previous page Debt isn’t the biggest problem.

    It will be when the rates start to rise and the cost of servicing the debt soars.

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    • 10
      marvin TPA says:

      then i’ll reconsider my current position – but not much

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      • 24

        You are Ed Balls and I claim all your property to offset your malfeasance.

        Total UK public debt stands at over £1tn and possibly much more if PFI and other smoke and mirror accounting swindles are taken into account.

        Can you tell me where the bank account is where we can just write a cheque to pay it down? Likewise for Corporate debt? Likewise for private debt?

        What is in the vaults? Can you tell me where all that gold went?

        BTW Don’t forget the government still has to pay half the country’s wages, a running cost. Where is that going to come from? Don’t say taxation when more than 100% of receipts will have to pay off interest.

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          I hate Parliament so much it hurts says:

          I don’t know what the situation is now, but under Labour – towards the end, under the genius of Brown – every penny raised in income tax was paid out in benefits. And it still wasn’t enough. And on top of that, there was the bill for the public sector (salary, pensions, offices, expenses), the military (ditto), debt-interest payments etc etc. The total debt is rumoured to be around £4trillion, and I can well believe it.

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          • Engineer says:

            You think the UK has problems (well, it does, I agree) but at least we admit we have problems. The EU is blindly carrying on as if nothing is wrong, and even the ruination of countries like Spain and Greece is not waking them up. America is still running a trillion dollar deficit, and the current administration of that country doesn’t seem bothered.

            Therein lies a bigger problem, methinks.

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          • It depends how they treat unfunded items like pensions. Where the higher figures capitalise more of the future revenue charges, one needs to also capitalise more of the tax revenues on the other side.

            Not entirely satisfactory in my view as spent money is exactly that: spent. Future earnings are merely prediction.

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          • I hate Parliament so much it hurts says:

            Is the best advice still “buy baked beans and shotguns”/

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          • Anonymous says:

            But still Milliband and Balls think all they have to do is hang on until 2015, and we will beg them to form a Government again, you can see it in their faces.

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      UKIP.i.am says:

      The truth is Labour screwed up big time. They allowed debt (personal, bank and government) to soar much higher than in other major countries. And they did this to keep the illusion of growth going in the minds of the gullible electorate.

      How could they give banks the green light to offer 110% mortgages? How could they not see this was unsustainable other than the fact they were grossly incompetent?

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    • 18
      My Piggy Bank is empty says:

      And my piggy bank is filled up.

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    • 65
      Anonymous says:

      the biggest problem is anxiety, leading to withdrawl as we fear a punitive God.
      we can change our Gods.
      God can be loving.
      You can feel at one with your fellow man and feel joy.
      your choice.

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    The Jimmys of Westminster. says:

    Two men caught on video wandering ouround schools completely Unchallenged.

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    Gordon Brown says:

    It’s because of me the happiness index is up! I saved the world, cured cancer and increased growth! Wibble!

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    Planet EU says:

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      FEDDED UP says:

      More to the point who have they agreed it with?, not with us, Ireland, Spain, Portugal or Greece.

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      • 42
        Why is a North Atlantic Island in The European continent Union? says:

        If the EU is so good why are Ford shutting up shop in the UK and Belgium and relocating to Turkey?

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        • 47
          I hate Parliament so much it hurts says:

          Because the Turkish workforce won’t show up in the morning half-cut and nursing hangovers?

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          • Pongo Pete says:

            True, but they might have to increase security if the fire fight across the border really hots up and they find Iranian funded ‘freedom fighters’ poping across for a bit of bomb planting. Could go very wrong very quick and then NATO might find its got another security and stability mission. Still Ford will have cut it’s wages bill and that’s the main thing.

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        • 48
          My Piggy Bank is empty says:

          Turkey & Russia according to Sky at 2pm

          I agree what the F’uck is going on…

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    Sir WW says:

    Why is 8% ‘crucial’ compared, say, with 8.1% or 7.9%?

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    The PRick Posing as PM says:

    Say what you like, – the sheeple like to feel the Power is with them – that’s why I plunge neck deep into the all embracing shit that is the €USSR and the ‘Green’ Agenda – it makes the sheeple feel secure and cared for – ‘happy’ if you like – especially as there’s a long cold wet winter ahead – together with all the financial uncertainties.

    It’s better that the sheeple look on me as their Leader.

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    DANGER says:

    Hello Dumbo!

    Just wanted to remind you that this is a stupid index and you are a moron!

    According to your index methodology, the government could move immediately to a huge surplus by slashing spending or vastly increasing taxes, and everyone would be happier!

    Have a nice day! Dumbo!

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    The Loony Left says:

    Brighton Council plans to remove Mr and Mrs titles from all documents to protect city’s transgender community from offence

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2222991/Brighton-Council-plans-remove-Mr-Mrs-titles-documents-protect-citys-transgender-community-offence.html

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      I hate Parliament so much it hurts says:

      “LGBT activist Steph Scott said: ‘Being called Mr or Mrs forces me to choose between genders.

      ‘It’s assuming people live in a binary world where you’re either one thing or another and it pigeonholes people.”

      I’d pigeonhole “LGBT activist” Steph Scott as a fuckwit.

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    • 52
      Engineer says:

      They just need to be more specific. For example.

      Mr
      Mrs
      Miss
      Ms
      Mr formerly Mrs
      Mrs formerly Mr
      Miss formerly Mr
      Mr formerly Ms
      Mr though nearly Miss

      etc etc

      That should save confusion….

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      • 55
        I hate Parliament so much it hurts says:

        How about “M*” ?

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      • 58

        There are estimated to be 7,500 transgendered people in the UK out of the most recent estimate of 62.262m total population.

        That works out at 0.012% of people. On this basis they are changing things for 99.988% who are not affected.

        What about people with big noses or bald heads? Far higher statistically.

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      Worlds Gone Mad says:

      Mr & Mr, Miss & Miss, Mrs & Mrs or even Miss & Mrs.

      Fu’cking PC nuts. I will stick to Poofter’s Fag’s and Dyke, the big Dykes

      are Diesel Dykes.

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    • 71
      Nik says:

      Rather than Mr, Mrs or Ms, for the appeasment of the LGBT community, there will be one new title that will be used for all: WKWTFYA (who knows what the f*ck you are).

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    Dagenham Dustbin Worker says:

    47 You F’ucking Tosser

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    My Piggy Bank is empty says:

    My wife just reminded me when I am at my happiest is when a MP or other sleeze-bag drops dead or has a nasty. I never used to be like that, must be modern times.

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    • 67
      The savant says:

      Oh…. So you’re not at your happiest when you’re shafting her then ??

      Wonder if she’s traumatised about that —– Or possibly euphoric .??

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    The savant says:

    Newsflash

    Drunken smith says no more benefits after second child .

    Pram faces duly shafted

    Personally I would have limited it pro rata. to the first Half. of the first sprog Which exits the vulva. .

    And anyway what happens if pramface has triplets. ??

    Work that one out. Dunky !!!

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    ozzy half brain. says:

    FCUK the double dip,i,m going for a hat trick .If your,e gonna do it ,do it right

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    Sian of the living says:

    Excellent result! Just think how much happier we would be if we left the EU and exported the muhammedans.

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