November 15th, 2012

Twitter Bitch Fight of the Week: Blanchflower v the Treasury

You know you’ve lost an argument when you threaten to consult your learned friends over a minor twitter spat.

Last night David Blanchflower, Gordon Brown’s favourite former appointee to the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee, had a meltdown his old friend would have been proud of:

Guido reminded Danny that, actually, he had made the unfortunate prediction:

If only…


68 Comments

  1. 1
    Kebab Time says:

    Funny how he went straight to threatening use of lawyers….

    • 10
      fruitbat says:

      It appears that it’s the only argument he’s got.

      • 29
        A bit fed up says:

        why is that funny?

        Nor is it funny that you seem to spend inordinate amounts of time sitting at your device waiting to get the first post up to any new thread.

        I seem to remember that you have talked about working in a security booth – don’t you ever have to concentrate on your work?

    • 11
      blackmailed c'unt Dave, working for a foreign entity says:

      Look, like my hero and fellow blackmailed puppet, and probable cottager, Lord Anthony Blair, and also great hero of notorious blogger and arse bandit, Guido Fawkes, the greatest threat facing Britain is a Middle East dictator, able to deliver WMD against Britain in 45 minutes. The whole country, well the blackmailed nonce establishment actually, will be behind me when I commit the UK’s plebs and their taxes to genociding and destroying another country.

    • 14
      Arthur Foxache says:

      SGT NIGHTINGALE STILL IN PRISON>>>SIGN THE PETITION..Google..release sgt nightingale petition

    • 22
      The Public says:

      Its the socialist instinct: shut the people up.

    • 39
      Peter Grimes says:

      All of these so-called ‘economists’ talk out of their arses, all piss, wind and shit, and the left cheek does it to a different pattern from the right.
      Perhaps DannyBoy Blanchflower would care to favour us with his latest set of fuckwit predictions.
      Sheesh – do people actually pay him for the bullshit he produces?

      • 64
        Pundit too too says:

        Danny Blanchflower the Wolves footballer made better economic predictions than Danny Blanchflower the Brownsian “economist”
        Also the footballer had no massive cross on his shoulder.

  2. 2
    Anonymous says:

    A poster child for the problems facing the nation.

  3. 3
    Blackmailed bumboy operating as UK's Foreign Sec. says:

    Will no one think of the poor inbred psychos occupying the Holy Land?!

  4. 4
    Sometime Spurs fan says:

    Danny or is it David wtf.

  5. 5
    jeremyp99 says:

    He was much better when he played for Spurs. And I say that as a Man City supporter

  6. 6
    Jokeline says:

    Q: Why does Karl Marx’s toilet play
    music when it flushes?
    A: Because of the violins inherent
    in the cistern.

  7. 8
    fruitbat says:

    Blanchflower always seems to be on the verge of a massive temper tantrum. These leftie tax/borrow/and spend zealots just don’t seem to be able to cope with even the tiniest contradiction to all the bullshit they spout.

    • 25
      The Public says:

      In the socialist view of the world, contradictions of any kind are not allowed.

      • 35
        JH3 says:

        Lefties have enough contradictions to deal with already. Look at their beliefs:

        1. We hate millionaires, but love Labour, whose front bench is made up of… millionaires.
        2. We love pooves, and mussies, who would hang said pooves given half a chance.
        3. We like wimmins rights, and mussies, you know the rest.

        That’s for starters. Imagine having to carry that lot round in your noggin, as well as be ready to spontaneously summon superhuman levels of righteous indignance the second anyone points them out to you.

        No wonder they all have cross, wonky looking faces.

        • 42
          Gonk III says:

          Yes, although it’s a cultivated and synthetic look they all do seem a bit cross and bad tempered. Yvette Cooper-Balls up etc a good example.
          A pinch nosed, offended, abused and disgusted millionairess.

  8. 9
    JH3 says:

    Archetypal political appointee, there to resist the sensible interest rates that would have capped and sapped the property bubble that much sooner.

    I would not trust a Brown appointee to tie his own laces, never mind artificially set a key metric that should be left to the market.

  9. 12
    UKIP.i.am.still says:

    More recent predictions:

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-blanchflower/david-blanchflower-lets-call-up-vince-to-get-us-out-of-this-mess-7986192.html

    “I question whether we are actually going to observe a boost of 0.2 per cent from the Olympics as the Monetary Policy Committee has claimed – given that many people, especially in London, appear to have reduced the amount of work they do – so at best I am expecting the third quarter to be zero”.

    “Once the temporary jobs cease, output will fall again, suggesting that the fourth quarter may well be negative also. I have now downgraded my forecast for 2012 from -0.5 per cent to -1.5 per cent.”

    “Interestingly, neither the IMF nor the Chancellor questioned the validity of the data. My suspicion is that the Treasury has seen some pretty bad pre-publication tax revenue data and perhaps a spike upwards in the number of jobless claims.”

    • 20
      Quiet Bat Person says:

      The ‘boost’ will be from the economy bouncing back to SNAFU after the drop due to the Limpics.

  10. 13
    Jeremy Clarkson says:

    This c’unt should be taken outside and shot in front of his family.

    • 26
      Twitter is for Tw@ts says:

      Everyone who uses Twitter should be taken out and shot, along with their families.

      Or we could just tattoo the word “MONG” on their foreheads.

      I’m happy, either way.

  11. 15
    rothbardist says:

    Blanchflower seems to think he’s a celebrity economist when, in fact, he’s just another celebrity fuckwit.

  12. 16
    Sandra in Accounts says:

    I would not trust Danny Blanchflower to undertake a stocktake at a poundshop.

    Economist my arse – he is part of McMentals cabal of fiscal lunatics that got us & our grandchildren into this mess.

  13. 17
    Gordon Brown says:

    He said “I guess you are right”!!! I would never say that!! He has betrayed meeeeee!!!!!!!

  14. 18
    bergen says:

    I’d be more impressed if he’d at least spent some time in business.He’s had a 40 year career in academia and “in committee”. He knows as much about economics in the real world as the Pope knows about contraception.

    • 31
      The Vatican says:

      Probably less

    • 32
      Incapable Vince Cable says:

      Hah! I spent less than two years of my 47 year working life actually working in the real world, and now – thanks to Camoron – I’m Business Secretary, lecturing businessmen who run businesses that they’ve founded how they should be running those businesses profitably.

      Even though I’ve never actually run a business myself. Or really worked for one.

      Cracking good fun, being a politician.

    • 40
      Captn P says:

      Its like asking a bald man about shampoo

  15. 19
    XXX says:

    A lot depends on how you count the unemployed, those that sign on, those that sign on and receive benefits but NOT those who don’t, those that receive sickness benefit but have a job, those received sickness benefit but do not have a job, those that are so disabled that they are incapable of work due to illness or disability.

  16. 21
    Justin Poofy Boots says:

    I hope Blanchflower gets the kicking he deserves.

  17. 27
    Old Blue Eyes says:

    “Maybe I will cease my bad predictions” – The only way he will cease his bad predictions is if he ceases making any predictions.

    • 41
      Captn P says:

      He should go do a 20 year study on low paid wages at Tesco.

      • 43
        Captn P says:

        Would you like Fries with that Economic prediction?

        Of course I know I’m being absurd as this wanker will trade on the fact that he was a member of the interest rate setting committee for the rest of his wasteful and useless life.

        And you and I are going to keep on paying for him to steal our Oxygen till the day he dies.

  18. 28
    Wot a waste of money, time and space. says:

    The polling station was a tad quiet. I think me turning up to vote doubled the day’s turn out.

    You get two choices but each one has to be different so I couldn’t see the point in that, probably some PR thing to keep Clegg on side.

    Glad to see there was someone from UKIP standing so he got my X and it would have been silly giving my second X to the Tory as they would cancel each other out.

    Problem is I did not have a clue who would make the Top Cop Boss as I’m sure the other person who voted earlier didn’t. So Dave has effectively politicised the Plod.

    Will we get to vote for our Generals and Admirals next?

    • 33
      albacore says:

      Coo! It ain’t arf lonely, casting votes
      For these ‘ere motley PCC scrotes
      Went to the Centre to join in the fun
      Outnumbered by council oiks, nine to one

      • 50
        harm rattie says:

        Think that all Elections for Public Office should be Void if a certain percent of the electorate fail to vote. I leave it to others to decide what that Percent should be.

    • 34
      The public says:

      I tihnk we should vote for roadsweepers. Anyone can be nominated and no-one can turn the job down if elected

    • 37
      I think someone needs to give Camoron a push says:

      You actually got a polling card? Ooooh, aren’t you Dave’s favourite! Who’d you have to hump for that? We’re still waiting for ours here in Suffolk. My brother in Hertfordshire hasn’t had his, either.

      Seriously, though; if Dave ever gives us, his bosses, an IN/OUT vote on the EU, is this how it’s going to be? People all over the country wondering on polling day when their polling cards are going to arrive?

  19. 38
    Brown apologist says:

    Danny Blanchflower is the most annoying pseudo economist ever!

    Great to see him trip up like this!

    Blanchflower expounds the Ballsean rubbish that you can spend and borrow your way out of debt!

    • 44
      P*a*u*l Krugman says:

      So do I, and I won the f*ckin’ Nobel Prize– so THERE! (*RAZZ*)

    • 67
      Gordon Broon, Saving the World, and now trying to find a safe place on it. says:

      Errr I invented Brownsian Economics.
      When revenues and sales fall then simply increase your prices. Simples.

  20. 45
    CRMM says:

    І hаvе just hаd а lооk аt hіs Twіttеr аccоunt fоr thе fіrst tіmе. My judgеmеnt іs thаt hе tаlks tоо much.

  21. 47
    I don't nee d no doctor says:

    Saw that twat Blanchflower on QT the other week. I think the word arsehole springs to mind. Blanchflower is another labourite full of shite.
    If he is such a financial genius, why isn’t he a multi-millionaire, like Ed Millionaireband.

  22. 48
    Hank the Cat says:

    Mr Blanchflower is always right he got all his predications directly from the maximun imbecile and blinky balls

  23. 52
    Hank the Cat says:

    Peston on world service, now that is twat of all twats

  24. 54
    Jimmy says:

    “You know you’ve lost an argument when you threaten to consult your learned friends over a minor twitter spat.”

    By Jove I think he’s got it.

  25. 58
    Anonymous says:

    Danny Blanchflower is like a broken record, apart from callow students, Gordon Brown & Ed Balls who would ever take any notice of his predictions? I’d love to see him trying to run a company…it wouldn’t last long! What a twat!

  26. 59
    MickC says:

    If Danny had said “economically inactive” he’d have been bang on the money!

  27. 61
    Baron Hogwash says:

    Tell me the lottery numbers for next draw instead Danny.

  28. 62
    Rob says:

    Odd how he stopped squealing about libel once people reminded him of what he actually said, and which he really ought to have remembered saying.

    As I said, odd.

  29. 63
    Max By Graves says:

    Are you eating your Shreddies Danny?

  30. 68
    dutchy says:

    Why doesn’t this idiot stay in New Hampshire along with the rest of the wooden planks ?


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