December 13th, 2012

Guardian Vote for Strike Ballot

The Guardian NUJ chapter have voted to ballot all staff on whether to strike over forced redundancies. That could be a £100,000 day saving for the management.

Guardian insiders say it is “odds on” that the strike ballot will pass.

All out…


  1. 1
    hohum says:

    Strike while the Eoin’s hot!

  2. 2
    Arthur Foxache says:

    First !!

  3. 3
    nemo says:

    wrong… you’re not Eoin Clarke (Dr) are you?

  4. 4
    Atilla the Hunni says:


  5. 5
    Sandra in Accounts says:

    How will the BBC News decide upon content & formulate the important stories of the day without The Guardian?

  6. 6
    Osborne is right on this and cheap energy says:

    The Chancellor said he was “glad” that Mark Carney, the next Governor of the Bank, had raised the prospect of ending central banks’ inflation targets to concentrate more on gross domestic product.

    The Daily Telegraph revealed yesterday that senior ministers are pressing Mr Osborne to make changes to the Bank’s instructions amid gloomy prospects for economic growth.

  7. 7
    Yates "ex of the yard" says:


  8. 8
    NUJ says:

    Those capitalist Guardian bastards with their tax offshoring and fancy editors wages have gone too far….ALL OUT

  9. 9
    Not your employer says:


  10. 10
    Mark Thatcher.. says:

    On the cheap gas story..gas prices are made at the Zeebrugger hub,and therefore not much to do with UK..

  11. 11
    Smell the glove says:

    They are cutting “too hard too fast” dontchno?

  12. 12
    Gordon Brown, financial genius says:

    Fifty eighth.

  13. 13
    Bob Crow says:


  14. 14
    Pieman says:


  15. 15
  16. 16

    No but I am!

    For fock sake, will someone click on my donate button?

  17. 17
    Inflation is coming says:

  18. 18
    e by gum says:


  19. 19
    I d on't nee d no doctor says:

    Sally Sue, sally sue
    Why has your face turned blue
    Oh Sally, sally sue ooh ooh
    Oh Sally, your going to stew

  20. 20
    The Third Man says:

    3.33333th recurring

  21. 21
    Gordon wat ate all de pies.. says:

    oo pie

  22. 22
    Dan Saffend says:

    Wot? No Polly Toynbee? Huzzaaah!

  23. 23
    Plato says:

    Just in time for Christmas.

    Oh Dear. How sad.

  24. 24
    Steve Miliband says:

    Are they voting for Christmas

  25. 25
    He who no longer posts says:

    Get fracking, Sal.

  26. 26
    Meaning of Life says:


  27. 27
    Cam the Sham says:

    Fourth. That is, the Conservatives under my leadership will become the fourth party of politics in this country.

  28. 28
    Hooray! says:

    Down the pan. Bring it on!

  29. 29
    V1le Labour ruined my Country says:

    It’s a real shame when a lefty organ such as the Grauniad is suffering. Not!

  30. 30
    Dolly Toynbee says:

    My sympathies. With you in spirit. Weather rather mild here. Ciao.

  31. 31
    Leroy Jenkins says:

    Well thats a massive blow for all 12 readers.

  32. 32
    Anonymous says:

    Has to support Osborne when he gets it right. Total spending should be looked at not inflation as it is measured now. If prices goes up on some thing people will cut amount they buy on that item or cut expense elsewhere.

    Inflation should only be taken into account when it comes to salary increase and household debt increase. It might be time to cut BOE base rate to zero or even -0.25%.

    AAA doesn’t matter either, as others have lost further than UK losing AAA, so the currency is safer than others. It will still lead to lower interest rate.

    Hope Osborne support cutting imports as well. Making £ fall another 25% will help to make UK produce more of what it consumes and to export. In the same time imports will become expensive, so UK can produce what it consume.

  33. 33
    I d on't nee d no doctor says:

    Polly said on the Daily Politics show the other day that there is no such thing as a free lunch. Does she belong to the same club as Hodge the Dodge.

  34. 34
    HMMM says:

    This could get nasty, rioting in the streets and poor Polly holding a placard with ‘We are the Guardians of the people’ written on it, huddled around a brazier, sorry! brassier.

  35. 35
    Imagine... says:


  36. 36
    BBC journalists all together says:

    Maggie Maggie Maggie! Out Out Out!

  37. 37
    Ich bin ein Berlingo says:

    There is a God and he votes Tory!

  38. 38
    JH284661651665 says:

    Tee hee.

    Great strategy with a company losing £100’000 a day. Tell the bosses you will strike unless they pay you more.

    Bravo. Give them an excuse to can your arse, plus force them to get by without you for a while, giving them a crash course in how to… do without you.

    I think some precious little hothouse flowers are going to discover the true market value of their labour shortly.

  39. 39
    Anonymous says:

    They use the Labour Party Press Office in a dual redundancy strategy to ensure continuity of supply. If Labour goes offline more EU news is piped in.

  40. 40
    Paddy says:

    Póg mo thóin.

  41. 41
    Lord Lupin says:

    I for one will miss the Guardian. Polly Toynbee in particularly. Nothing like a bit of humour for a break.

  42. 42
    Westminster Gossip says:

    Dum or what?

    It seems dum to strike over redundencies, surely this will just speed up the process!

  43. 43
    Anonymous says:

    You’re not your Socialist-educated ignoramus!

  44. 44
    Bill says:

    sally its gonna cost you a lot of money, even if the damages are a £1, then you will have to pay massive legal costs.

    could not happen to a nicer person *smiley Face*

  45. 45
    Hank the Cat says:

    Kiss your own ass

  46. 46
    J Notation says:

    x=: 1 2 3 4 5 th

  47. 47
    Whacked Off says:

    It’s what Millie would have wanted.

  48. 48
    Four-eyed English Genius says:

    Good idea. Reduce interest rates to below zero. That will encourage saving, won’t it!?

  49. 49
    The Internet Generation says:


  50. 50
    Anonymous says:

    Total spending should be looked at not inflation as it is measured now. If prices goes up on some thing people will cut amount they buy on that item or cut expense elsewhere.

    As long as poor can spend money on Sky, entertainment, £30 a month mobile phone contracts, foreign holidays, cigarette, few alcoholic drinks a day, expensive presents, etc. Inflation is not a problem.

  51. 51
    Bill says:

    yes she does, i bet most of her wealth is in a family trust including her houses

  52. 52
    HMMM says:

    That’s the none-job site finished then, what a shame.

  53. 53
    Casual Observer says:

    I guess maybe they are not getting what they thought for the remains of Auto Trader ?

  54. 54
    Pollytwaddle says:

    Excellent! More space for my twaddle.

    And, I think I think I can persuade the Graun to up my salary to £300Kpa!

  55. 55
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    So if the budgie cage liner saves 100K daily, a bit of elementary maths and, hey presto!, we discover that, if they stay out till the cows come home, the Guardian may once again approach solvency! The longer you stay out, kiddies, the better off your paper’s financial situation will be, going forward! Keep staying out as long as it takes, if it means everyone will be able to keep their jobs at the end of it all, right? Why let only some of the about-to-be-let-go staff suffer with no money coming in? Sacrifice is good! Let ALL Guardian workers forgo their pay cheques! We’re all in this together!

  56. 56
    Inflation is coming says:

    don’t talk stupid – a weak currency is a disaster when you import so much stuff

    even the stuff we export has been imported first

  57. 57
    The Public says:

    I get paid £600 a month interest for having a mortgage, and my saver friend pays £300 a month in interest alone.

  58. 58
    JH284661651665 says:


    How much is that per letter in that tweet?

    Silly Sally. I bet you thought you had got away with it, didn’t you?

  59. 59
    HMRC says:

    Or we may start to have a look in to their affairs.

  60. 60
    Bill says:

    well lets see who the guardian scabs are when this goes ahead.

  61. 61
    Anonymous says:

    Savings is not the issue now, jobs and cutting deficit are.

  62. 62

    Mmmm! Delicious!

    Now focking click you cont!

  63. 63
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    There’s always the Greenies, islamists and the foes of the tribe of Abraham.

  64. 64
    Paddy says:

    Its ears are too long.

  65. 65
    Huffy Auld Git says:

    The first party being Jedi Knights, of course. Has to be true the UK census data says it!

  66. 66
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Good idea. You’ll save the Guardian 3,000,000 a month and prolong it’s agony. What’s not to like?

  67. 67
    He who no longer posts says:

    Graham’s Numberth.

  68. 68
    Anonymous says:

    You shouldn’t expect to leave your money in bank and expect others to pay you. If you want to make a money invest your money.

  69. 69
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Gulp that, Sally

  70. 70
    T. P. Fuller says:

    And what do you think the bank does with the money, you cretinous fuck?

  71. 71
    Golden mean says:


  72. 72
    Rob Wilson MP says:

    I’m well chuffed that my Rob Wilson post in the previous thread has been made Comment of the Day. :-D

  73. 73
    Economist says:

    Only issue with losing AAA is that the interest sovereign debt holders demand will go up. Assuming the lion share holder of Sovereign debt is BoE (QE) then this should not be a problem, so long as the UK doesn’t want to borrow cheaply on the international markets.

    The real question is credibility of the currency, which is where the inflation issue should be considered carefully.

  74. 74
    HMMM says:

    Hint, offshore Tuscany account.

  75. 75
    Mornington Crescent says:

    I see she’s being represented by Carter-Fuck who certainly don’t come cheap. So who’s bankrolling her?

  76. 76
    Real Austerity says:

    Stop importing and start producing.

  77. 77
    Ramsey says:

    You f****g f*****r that was my f*****g theory.

    Oh I forgot I am not the chef.

  78. 78
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    I don’t buy all that shit. That’s why I’m not poor.

  79. 79
    dick dastardardly mp says:

    Very Guardian ….a ballot to hold a ballot to …………………………………

    Up the Revolution brothers

  80. 80
    dick dastardardly mp says:


  81. 81
    Anonymous says:

    No already £ has fallen around 20% to $. It would have been a disaster if it hasn’t fallen.

    Uncontrolled imports are the disaster. If $1 = £1, UK can produce more of what it consumes or export more. Germany is a success as its in Euro and its currency has been devalued. If Germany still had Deutsche mark, Deutsche mark would have gone through the roof and Germany will be in a mess.

  82. 82
    He who no longer posts says:

    Would it not taste better with Chianti Superiore?

  83. 83
    Mrs Bellend says:

    Have you seen our David about?

  84. 84
    Mrs Wilson says:

    Hey douche bag, I’m entitled to half the plaudits. It’s part of the settlememt

  85. 85
    dick dastardardly mp says:

  86. 86
    Anonymous says:

    T. P. Fuller; just look at what banks did with your money, it fucked it up and taxpayers has to give billions to save savers ass.

  87. 87
    Polly Filla says:

    May she go on strike permanently.

  88. 88
    He who no longer posts says:

    Avete un po di Parmigiano Reggiano per favore?

  89. 89
    retardEd Miliband says:

    It’th tho thad the Thoviet Union collapthed. But fear not, my friendth, I thall make thocialithm work!

    Oh yeth.

  90. 90
    Anonymous says:

    USA lost it and interest rates fell. What is China or other exporting nations going to do? If they don’t buy goods and services from its debtors it can only buy assets in that country or bonds.

    You have to realise these exporting nations hasn’t got much choice as long as they want us to buy what they sell.

  91. 91
    Anon E Mouse says:

    Will we see Polly and her new best chums from UK Uncut keeping themselves warm burning unsold copies of The Guardian in a brazier outside Kings Place ?

  92. 92
    Phillipe Flop says:

    Please could you make that statement in the public domain? Many thanks

  93. 93
    Sandalista says:

    Time to watch Mr Squeaker’s expenses like a hawk methinks.

  94. 94
    CarryHole is a complete Hunt says:


    It’s not even worth starting explaining why this would ruin the economy.

  95. 95
    Antisthenes says:

    Having seen the success of the Twinkie’s strike they have decided to follow suit.

  96. 96
    When they're not in charge, eftys make me laugh says:

    Good news. Hopefully this speed the demise of this miserable organ.

    Whenever unions go on strike to ‘save jobs’ that usually means game over. I always thought that was because they knew the decision was made and were just making a point. But now I think they actually believe their action might work… Deluded fools.

  97. 97
    Smoot says:


  98. 98
    Anonymous says:

    It would be a good idea to tax petrol and diesel even more at £2 a litre there will be less cars on the road. Most people will only use cars if they have too.

  99. 99
    I d on't nee d no doctor says:

    The government have paid over two million pounds to a Libyian that was rendered back to Lybia by MI6.
    Why hasn’t Ed Miliband called for a Judge Led Inquiry? Now who was the foreign secretary in 2004?
    Jack Straw, is all coming back to haunt you.

  100. 100
    cheshire cat says:


  101. 101
    cheshire cat says:

    and some fava beans with that liver

  102. 102
    Anonymous says:

    If might ruin your life style but it will do wonders for UK. If you don’t like it you could always move your money out of UK. But there are loads happy to bring their money here.

  103. 103
    Hank the Cat says:

    What has happened to the bbc inquiry about saville that was weeks ago, promised it would be full and frank and out within days. Are the bbc lying again?

  104. 104
    cheshire cat says:

    It’s the Grauniad, it is therefore having a ballache to have a stroke

  105. 105
    Bob Geldof says:

    Oi you, you focking focker, stop focking about and donate to me , focking now.
    And its focking sir to you as well

  106. 106
    HenryV says:

    Just switched on the telly-box and the BBC are still transmitting programmes, so yes they are lying.

  107. 107
    Smoot says:

    Yes,it’s in their blooood!

  108. 108
    Bill says:

    The NUJ at the guardian did suggest all paid over £100,000 take a pay cut but that was dismissed obviously the fat cats of the guardian are not willing to share the pain

  109. 109

    Fock off you twot!

    What have you done for the cause?

  110. 110
    Bill says:

    The BBC programme bike wars has large fabrications in parts as mentioned in the guardian (see it does do some things right). It shows how much editorial standards are slipping at the BBC. If it was ITV advertisers would have pulled the advertising with the station.

    It justs shows that having a licence fee and permanent income that it allows organisations to become sloppy editorial wise.

  111. 111
    dick dastardardly mp says:

    When ze Barn is on fire you milk ze cow and zen get out before the roof falls in

    Simples ….like our readers

  112. 112
    He who no longer posts says:

    I don’t come that cheap, I’ll have you know.

  113. 113
    HenryV says:

    On the BBC I only watch The Sky At Night, weather, and the occasional rugby match, so I am not sure what Bike Wars is about.

  114. 114
    Operation Crossbow says:

    Will this keep fat Polly off our TV screens?

  115. 115
    Turkey says:

    I vote for Christmas.

  116. 116
    JH284661651665 says:

    You’re joking. If the Naurgiad folds the BBC will go from having her on speed dial to a permanently connected hard line.

    The special people must be protected.

  117. 117
    Anonymous says:

    Political editor says:”Newsroom mourning for smart, humane, inspirational, brave, respected and loved newspaper”

  118. 118
    Leftie twat mong spotter says:

    T. P. Fuller says:
    December 13, 2012 at 4:28 pm
    And what do you think the bank does with the money, you cretinous fuck?

    You fuckwit Fuller do they let you near sharp objects? Of course the bank invests it but for their benefit not for the person whose money there using

    You just have to be a left wing swivel eyed mong who would be dangerous if left any where near a fecking piggy bank.

  119. 119
    Living in 96.98 percent white Merseyside says:

    Neither do I. As long as my benefits and pensions are as solid as the Rock of Gibraltar I don’t care.

  120. 120
    Living in 96.98 percent white Merseyside says:

    Please don’t remind me of the Dark Ages up here. Now a Dark Age has descended over Londistan. What goes around comes around or whatever.

    I wonder what northern fans are going to chant at Chelsea, Spurs and West Ham supporters now that they are a minority?

    Any suggestions?

  121. 121
    Anonymous says:

    when a govt gets sued.
    it is the ppl,s money….

    when the banks are bailed out.
    it is the ppl,s money

    when the pharmaceutical companies sell duff products..

    ……it is the ppl,s money.
    ………….well, it is only money.
    ……………………..but it never stops.

    if ppl, institutions or businesses are too big to fail, get away from them….they are getting fat.

  122. 122
    NeverRed says:

    And of course a bonus with mass suicide by Ciffers. Hooray!

  123. 123
    Elvis says:

    Will that renowned left-wing (douche bag) doyen of the grauniad- Polly put the kettle on cross the picket lines? I hope she does – and gets lynched in the process.

  124. 124
    Third Stage Guild Navigater says:


  125. 125
    Sungei Patani says:

    Usual left wing nonsense. Penalise the prudent and thrifty and reward the feckless.

  126. 126
    Grrr says:

    How will Islamo-fascists get their message to the people. They can’t rely entirely on the BBC.

  127. 127
    Mike Oxenfire says:

    All the Grauniad journalists will simply move over to the BBC. It won’t be difficult for them — most of them seem to live there already.

  128. 128
    hohum says:

    Just goes to show what we all knew already – northern fans are too bloody thick to even think up their own chants.

  129. 129
    hohum says:

    … rate…

    Yeah, we know. Don’t get sand in your knickers.

  130. 130
    Me Yow says:

    .. and disappears into the mist….

  131. 131
    Mug yb e says:

    are you using the traditional Zimbabwe calculator perhance?

  132. 132
    expat in the Styx says:

    Nowt wrong with that pal, so long as the cash was transferred legally and transparently (and that it is/was post-tax-paid before departure).

  133. 133
    expat in the Styx says:

    Would you buy a used car from any of them?

  134. 134
    'appy tight says:

    Have a kittykat mate – they’re cheaper and fill a much needed gap in society.

  135. 135
    'appy tight says:

    Your perspicacity leaves us dum(sic)bfounded with admiration.

  136. 136
    'appy tight says:

    Hallo Mrs Catford, are you still confused?

  137. 137
    hohum says:

    Surely such treachery will only add to the UK’s global warming emissions count?

  138. 138
    hohum says:

    S/he forgot hypocritical and mendacious

  139. 139
    lojolondon says:

    “Germany is a success as its in Euro and its currency has been devalued. If Germany still had Deutsche mark, Deutsche mark would have gone through the roof and Germany will be in a mess.”

    The point here is that if Germany was exporting so much in Deutschmarks, the DM would have escalated, and their products would cost so much more. Because the weak EU countries have held the Euro down, Germany has been exporting like crazy and there has been no natural balance. Now we have Japanese cars costing the same as German cars, remember they used to cost half as much. Consumers see they can buy a Ford, Toyota, or BMW for the same price so they go for the BMW. So Germany owes it’s massive financial export success to being tied to a load of failing nations. It won’t last.

  140. 140
    stoptalkingballs says:

    it’s not a strike over pay, but misnanagement and redundancies

  141. 141
    Bluto says:

    How many ratbag Brit commies were present?

  142. 142
    Anonymous says:

    Great news. Hopefully the trot rag will go bust. I wouldn’t hang this piece of rubbish on a nail in my shithouse never mind wipe my bum on it.

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