December 31st, 2012

World Exclusive: Jean Michel Jarre Says Au Revoir Socialism
Rock Star’s Secret Downing Street Talks About London Move

JARRE

Jean Michel Jarre, the only French global rock star, has been into Downing Street to discuss moving to London to escape Francois Hollande’s tax hikes. The French President wants confiscatory 75% tax rates for high earners.

In secrecy Jarre recently visited Number 10 to discuss his “defection”. The news that Downing Street is involved in discussions with another high profile tax exile from France will cause outrage in the Elysee Palace. Gerard Depardieu’s planned flight from Paris to a small village less than half a mile across the Belgian border caused an uproar and French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault  went so far as to call him “pathetic.”

gerarDepardieu countered that “I am leaving because you believe that success, creation, talent, anything different must be sanctioned”. Cinema legends such as Brigitte Bardot and Catherine Denueve quickly jumped in with statements of support for Depardieu. The rock star’s move comes shortly after Bernard Arnault, CEO of luxury giant LVMH and France’s richest man, national hero Johnny Hallyday and actor Alain Delon have also left France for tax reasons. London estate agents report French investment bankers, private equity financiers and high paid entrepreneurs making inquiries.

hollande-no-10When Hollande announced his 75% tax rate plan Cameron joked that he would “roll out the red carpet” for French tax exiles to the expressed annoyance of the Elysee Palace. French ministers widely criticised Cameron. The news that it was not mere rhetoric and Downing Street would literally welcome French rock star tax exiles onto the red carpet at No. 10 will infuriate President Hollande…

UPDATE: Downing Street were at lunchtime knocking down this story, by late afternoon they changed their synthesiser tune and said Jarre was indeed in talks to move his technology company to the government sponsored Tech City in London. Where the taxes are lower…

Guido’s Downing Street source says “He’s been into No. 10 to talk to us about defection – it’s like a crappy old spy movie…” The channel replacing the Berlin Wall, with French capitalists fleeing socialist France for freedom…


423 Comments

  1. 1
    Mo says:

    Jean Michel Jarre ?

    He’s been dead for years surely ?

  2. 2
    bergen says:

    That’ll get him off the BBC’s playlist.

  3. 3
    Anonymous says:

    Why would he need to ”discuss” a move to the UK with Downing steet?

  4. 4
    Can't use me old moniker says:

    Can’t really criticise cast iron dave for his roll out the ‘red’ carpet (a nice irony) quote.

    Looks like it will pay off, and piss off the ‘reds’ in the EUSSR.

    Double claret’s all round.

  5. 5
    symphonicvapour says:

    I don´t think he has been on it for ages, sadly!

  6. 6

    I don’t quite understand why he should need to go to Downing Street to effect a very straightforward move that any person living within the Treaty of Rome area has been able to make for years as a matter of right.

    Could it possibly be to do with posturing by one side, the other or both?

  7. 7
    Sponge says:

    But I thought the 75% tax law has been stuck down?

  8. 8
    Tom says:

    Perhaps he’s planning on throwing another spectacular outdoor concert, as he did in Docklands in 1988.

  9. 9
    toad says:

    Ribbit!

  10. 10
    Phil Collins says:

    Is he mad? He’ll be giving 45% of his wonga away if he comes to London. He should join me and Lewis Hamilton in Switzerland and keep the lot.

  11. 11

    He’s not a “rock” star.

  12. 12
    Sponge says:

    Or he was there for anything to do with taxes?

  13. 13
    infidelnewsdesk says:

    Reblogged this on British News Central and commented:
    World Exclusive: Jean Michel Jarre Says Au Revoir Socialism Rock Star’s Secret Downing Street Talks About London Move

  14. 14
    Gerard Doubledick says:

    But I thought there was a story in yesterdays DT saying that the 75% tax won’t be implemented?

    France’s highest court rules proposed 75pc supertax rate unconstitutional

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/9771035/Frances-highest-court-rules-proposed-75pc-supertax-rate-unconstitutional.html

  15. 15
    Arse Bandits R Us says:

    He must be an arse bandit then!

  16. 16
  17. 17

    Even if that were the case, does every tax deal need to be cut at Downing Street level?

    IMHO the only thing that still occurs within politics nowadays is posturing.

  18. 18
    Owen Jones says:

    It’s good to see Hollande’s quote from the Olympics coming back to haunt him.

    Today it’s exodus for tax, tomorrow it will be when the UK leaves the EU and becomes an overnight success again while the EU wallows in the pit of social engineering they created for themselves.

  19. 19
    Sir Phillip Green. says:

    Bonkers stark raving bonkers. Monaco is the place to be and commute to London on a private jet. Jensen Button agrees.

  20. 20
    Jean Michel Jarre says:

    Au contraire, je suis un rock star.

  21. 21
    jmf says:

    Good article from “Seen Elsewhere”, the left seem to hate all things that does not match their idea of Utopia.

    Why Do Leftists Loathe the Shire Hobbits? | David Platt

  22. 22

    Kim Kardashian’s expected baby will be sucking on tits which some here would no doubt give their eye teeth for…

  23. 23
    Outside looking in says:

    Pleased to read in the Times we are about to downgrade our EU membership to associate status. I trust the annual fees will be more reasonable.

  24. 24
    Taxfodder says:

    I suspect France are saying a very good riddance to them, let them go to the UK, HMG are always looking for more people to rob and fleece…

  25. 25
    Wake up and smell the coffee says:

    Absolutely, this looks, feels and smells like a Number 10 planted ‘story’ rather like the ‘I need 17 inches’ Spelman dross, during the wettest ‘drought’ in human history.

    Dave’s minders are getting desperate and trying to pretend he’s not a tax and spend socialist pick pocket, like dozy Hollande, when we can all see he is.

  26. 26
    Freddie Flintoff says:

    No, it’s Dubai, Jim Davidson agrees with me!

  27. 27
    Fishy says:

    Une ou deux technicalities were the problem. These will be ‘tweaked’ so that the 75% confiscation of earnings can go ahead.

    I think that in fairness, in return, Cameron should let Hollande have some of the benefit tourists that have arrived here. They can take advantage of the huge increases that the cheese eating benefits monkeys are enjoying under Hollande’s utopie socialiste

  28. 28
    Wake up and smell the coffee says:

    He doesn’t, that’s why this ‘story’ is utter horse shite.

  29. 29
    Roscoe Rules says:

    Kim Kardashian is that bird who features in the Daily Mail sometimes,by which I mean every fucking day.
    I wish the DM would cut loose it’s ‘Femail’ section load of old shit that it is.

  30. 30
    Fishy says:

    I keep reading about these Kardashians. Weren’t they something to do with Star Trek?

  31. 31
    Napoleon says:

    You forget le status non-domicile, mes amis.

  32. 32
    Roland Juno says:

    Don’t give him the Oxygene of publicity

  33. 33
    Roscoe Rules says:

    The Kardashians are a parasitic race from the planet Sponge.

  34. 34
    Buy! Sell! Buy! Sell! says:

    Perhaps Afghanistan should set itself up as a tax haven. Imagine the smug looks as they wheel their crocodile-skin luggage out of Kabul airport.

  35. 35
    a non says:

    Dave kissing frogs must surely be an alltime low.

  36. 36
    tancred1351 says:

    Shit, when I moved to France it didn’t occur to me to tell Sarkozy.

    I missed out on a trip to the Elysee Palace.

  37. 37
    Owen Jones says:

    What about the £25 billion annually lost from tax avoidance, eh Iain Duncan Smith? http://www.tuc.org.uk/touchstone/Missingbillions/1missingbillions.pdf

  38. 38
    Sotsicle says:

    Oi, Napoleon! Did you pay non-dom tax from St. Helena?

  39. 39

    Most successful on-line paper in the world and makes a profit.

    Can’t knock it (and I am talking of the MailOnline, not Ms Kardashian…)

  40. 40
    Roscoe Rules says:

    Is it because we is 99% white?

  41. 41
    A celebrity frog says:

    I’m an over taxed froggie…ribbet…GET ME OUT OF HERE!

  42. 42
    nellnewman says:

    +100

  43. 43
    nellnewman says:

    monsieurhollande reminds me of our very own gordon albeit without the social ineptitude.

    His socialist policies are leading france into a nasty black hole similar to the one gordon left us in.

  44. 44
    Roscoe Rules says:

    Well they can at least rename the ‘female’ section to ‘I’m fat and proud….ooh have you seen the size of her arse?section.

  45. 45
    George Osborne says:

    Happy 1933, everybody!

  46. 46
    jacques Un says:

    chaque un a Sangatte!

  47. 47
    Jagbulon says:

    Socialists don’t like the reality of socialism. High tax and profligate spending.
    Rich socialists are the ultimate in hypocrisy. Do as I say, not as I do.
    Brown and Bliar top of the list.

  48. 48
    Alf Garnett says:

    He should have gone for a nice meal with HMRC who, I am sure, would be happy to oblige with a Vodafone-style arrangement for reduced taxes.

    This may seem simple, but is actually complicated. The amount of tax payable is haggled down over the meal and depends on a complex formula which includes the stars/rating of the restaurant, the number of courses, the wines on offer and so forth, various bunts and inducements and, of course, the length of the meal.

  49. 49
    Gay Fawkes says:

    Say Non! to JJM. Tony Blair rocks! I want to suck his cock.

  50. 50
    Sir William says:

    The French have never learnt to do proper pop music, have they?

  51. 51
    Frankie Says Re-Tax says:

    I hate the rich. That’s why I want to soak ‘em. And Barack Obama does too, I’m not the only one around here. But I’m the only one with balls enough to want to gouge out three-quarters, whilst “BO” is willing to settle for about 40%. And seeing as how we mentioned Balls, if he ever got in as Chancellor he’d want to do just like me if he thought he could ever get away with it. You know he would. Maybe not quite 75%, maybe at a higher threshhold, but a shedload more than that lightweight in America wants!

  52. 52
    Kate Bush, CBE says:

    Were you starved of Oxygene?

  53. 53
    Jagbulon says:

    We (and companies) should not be taxed at all when we earn.
    Government spend should be reduced to 20% of GDP, then it could be paid for with VAT and excise duties.

  54. 54
    Owen Jones says:

    BBC News – The right wing political blogger,Guido Fawkes, condemns David Cameron as “not fit for purpose”.

  55. 55
    Tony Benn says:

    75% isn’t enough. Tax high earners at 99%.

  56. 56
    Napoleon says:

    Zis English laissez faire – Degolas!
    Mais moi, je suis evidence,
    Le cent pour cent tax fait le “hair loss”.

  57. 57
    Lenny Henry says:

    Premier Inn!

  58. 58
    Dave"The One Term Prime Minister" Cameron says:

    Samantha has gone shopping and gave me vague instruction – “please do something useful while I’m out” So far I’ve had a shit and made a coffee.

  59. 59
    nellnewman says:

    Guido Fawkes is right!

  60. 60
    Anonymous says:

    but they will be paying that over here after the 2015 election any way!

    1. labour will introduce that rate.
    2. Even if they don’t they will sign up to a federal Europe any way and so it will happen that way.

  61. 61
    Jean-Baptiste Colbert says:

    The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest possible amount of feathers with the smallest possible amount of hissing.

  62. 62
    80s classic says:

  63. 63
    Steve Coogan says:

    Surely J M Jarre would best be talking with Ed Millionaireband as to what the tax rate for the rich will be in around 30 months time?

  64. 64
    Anonymous says:

    Britain will never leave the EU and you will never ever get a referendum.

    The rich political elite of this country, along with big business, will never allow it, no matter what!

    This is a fact, it just won’t happen!

  65. 65
    Geedo's a bit thick, and I don't just mean his expanding gut says:

    Tory HQ whip out their cock and Guido opens his mouth. It’s utterly nonsensical for anyone, let alone a celeb hasbeen, to hold talks with a prime minister about moving to his country. But it lets Guido put World Exclusive on it, while the rest of the world just shrugs its shoulders.

  66. 66
    Mad Frankie Maude says:

    On average, undergraduate students who major in economics have more sex partners than those studying any other subject.

  67. 67
    non chese muncher says:

    no, just decent music

  68. 68
    The Bottle Fed Triplet says:

    Owen, sit up and pay attention. Tax avoidance is not illegal. Money is not “lost” to the economy if it isn’t given to the government. The local Cat’s Home has not “lost” money just because I haven’t made a donation.

    Perhaps the TUC should tell us what they think about Arthur Scargill demanding his union pay £34,000 rent a year for his “London pied a terre”.

    There are lots of working class people in this country who would like to be paid £34k a year let alone have it paid for as rent.

  69. 69
    Anonymous says:

    we have been saying this for the last 2 years. He is a media man that’s all, just like Blair, and he blows in the wind. He actually hates the conservative associations and activists. He just wanted to be prime minister, because he thought he would be good at it and be able to get on the telly every day!. He certainly does that but not much else really.

    He will never win in 2015, never! But the tories can always change leader, they are good at that!

  70. 70
    RK says:

    I’ve been paying tax in the UK since 1978 but have yet to have an invitation to Downing Street. Isn’t there something a bit seedy about rich foreigners going to Downing Street to say how they want their tax affairs to be dealt with?

    This is rather unseemly poaching of taxpayers from France. I’m sure that Hollande can mess up his country perfectly well on his own,

  71. 71
    Anonymous says:

    Cameron is not fit for purpose, just like the rest of our bunch of rich political elite tossers!

    Never had to earn revenue in their lives, they just take it off the taxpayers, like benefit scroungers do!

  72. 72
    Sean Connery says:

    I’m a Scottish Nationalist but I live in the Bahamas for tax reasons.

    I’m a bit of a twunt aren’t I

    ?

  73. 73
    Rufus Stone says:

    No, but at least they don’t have to put up with the drivel we have to sustain from X-factor, Britain’s Got Talent, & similar factory-fodder ‘music’.

  74. 74
    Top Man says:

  75. 75
    Bollocks to getting a pseudonym says:

    Et je avais un residence dans le south of Angleterre.

  76. 76
    Gawd Help US says:

    Maybe his definition of socialism is not “running out of other peoples money” but “they’re running out with their money”.

  77. 77
    Francoise Hardy says:

    If I had any money I would do the tax run myself

  78. 78
    Bollocks to getting a pseudonym says:

    Zero, for example.

  79. 79
    Lizzie says:

    The Prime Minister holding ‘secret talks’ with a French entertainer who wants to pay less tax? Is this really what the Prime Minister gets paid to do nowadays?

  80. 80
    Anonymous says:

    Just why should any of the medal winners at the olympics get on the honours list any way? Subsidised by the national lottery any way, all on their way to being rich and the medals they won should be enough, it s a fuckin disgrace! Half of them don’t even live in our country anyway!

  81. 81
    Rufus Stone says:

    Why don’t we donate Gordon as his Chancellor. He could then sell their gold back to us at a knock down price.

  82. 82
    Moussa Koussa Mark 3 says:

    You want to encourage 1000’s of Frenchies to migrate to the UK.

    So while IDS cuts tax credits, he will be helping millionare Foreigners to come to UK

    GO FOR IT !!!!!!!

  83. 83
    The Bottle Fed Triplet says:

    The Beatles wrote a song about the taxman. What was the rate then, 19/6d in the pound?* Was it not called “Super Tax”? Was it not one of Harold Wilson’s ideas?

    * For those of you who have been state educated in the last fifteen years, a tax of 19/6d (nineteen shillings and sixpence) is the equivalent of 97.5 pence in the pound. For those state educated in the last ten years, it’s a lot of money.

  84. 84
    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

    Just vote me in and it’s a done deal.

  85. 85
    Rufus Stone says:

    Sadly I think it’s true too.

  86. 86
    Owned Jones says:

  87. 87
    MB. says:

    Never mind, I can imagine Wee Eck giving reduced tax rates to “encourage the arts in Scotland” i.e. to get tax exiles to return so he can claim they are doing it purely because of their support for the SNP – didn’t Ireland do something like that for a time?

  88. 88
    Groundskeeper Willie says:

  89. 89
    Taxed Enough Already says:

    My thoughts exactly.

  90. 90
    MB. says:

    The report that I read said that it was only a temporary delay and the 75% tax would be implemented during 2013.

  91. 91
    Moussa Koussa Mark 3 says:

    “”””London estate agents report French investment bankers, private equity financiers and high paid entrepreneurs making inquiries.”””

    errrrrrr….and that is a good thing !!!!!

    I think not

  92. 92
    a member of the public says:

    Money, money, money he’s got some money, to bribe a PM he don’t care, what next did he buy a British passport as well, I thought they were giving them away with houses and money as they went through “customs” as usual us ethnics get stitched up.

  93. 93
    Jack O'Nory says:

    I want to pave the streets with gold and hand everyone a £ million every week.

  94. 94
    Red Egg Millitit... says:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympics/9770216/New-Year-Honours-2013-we-have-to-work-harder-for-recognition-says-Paralympian-David-Weir.html

    Whinging, moaning and complaining, the very reason why some people do not get Knighthoods !!
    :)

  95. 95
    Moussa Koussa Mark 3 says:

    +1,000,000

    ..He’s not very good is he.

  96. 96
    Lord Snooty says:

    Are these the new Huguenots?

    Why are we so happy to accommodate these people.

    They are competing for our scarce resources.

    My maid had to queue for an extra 20 minutes at Selfridges food hall last week.

    Do you think voting UKIP might help?

  97. 97
    albacore says:

    Nice to see Dave with so much time to spare
    No affairs of state getting in his hair
    Still, after such debilitating talks as that
    He’d best rest and hand things back to Larry the cat

  98. 98
    Wotta Tossa Skid Mark 3 says:

    Unlike you, they’ll be net contributors.

  99. 99
    Bros says:

    Neither did we.

  100. 100
    Five Star says:

    Nor us.

  101. 101
    MB. says:

    Because it gives Cameron a chance to show what happens when Socialist governments bring in high tax rates and it gives Jarre a chance to put up two fingers to the French government.

  102. 102
    The Loony Left says:

    Racist !

  103. 103
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    Depardieu countered that “I am leaving because you believe that success, creation, talent, anything different must be sanctioned”. Cinema legends such as Brigitte Bardot and Catherine Denueve quickly jumped in with statements of support for Depardieu… London estate agents report French investment bankers, private equity financiers and high paid entrepreneurs making inquiries.

    The thing is, though, that investment bankers and rivate equity financiers can hardly be described as talented and creative people. Lucky chancers usually. And, as 2008 showed, not particularly bright as well.

  104. 104
    Vote4Ukip says:

    And it will also be all the top football players who will treat France as a plague.

  105. 105
    Red Egg Millitit... says:

    Perhaps some politicians say anything and promise everything until they get into power :)

    We seem to have given away £10bn to fraudsters under the Labour flagship policies …..

  106. 106
    Vote4Ukip says:

    Air, air.

  107. 107
    B!lbo Baggins says:

    It’s probably because we don’t complain about having to walk around barefoot. Stockings and shoes just make all the fur sweaty and rank-smelling, and we can’t be arsed to shave our feet all the time just to keep the shaving foam, razor blade, and footwear industries in business. Plus, they’d itch like a sonofabitch if we did.

  108. 108
    A dustman says:

    When labour get in I’m moving to France.

  109. 109
    BBW Lover says:

    Yes, I have.
    Isn’t it fantastic?

  110. 110
    Sarko says:

    Anywhere, but the remains of the UK, would be an improvement on Hollande’s New France. The man’s an idiot.

  111. 111
  112. 112
    DO NOWT DAVE TOTAL TRAIN WRECK AND ONE TERM DISASTER says:

    Some French Twat gets a Casio keyboard and a torch for Christmas and suddenly he’s a rock star ?

  113. 113
    Sarko says:

    So do I…

  114. 114
    Vote4Ukip says:

    It will only happen if UKIP get in power. Too many idiots voting for the Liblabconners is the only thing that is keeping us in the EU.

  115. 115
    Moussa Koussa Mark 3 says:

    errrrr most Tax Credit receivers are ALSO contributors. You can receive TC if family income is up to £50K.

    So a man on £25K, and his wife on £25K, one child. Receive some TC . They will now soon lose thi, while french millionares will be helped to settle in London

    Keep up the good work neo nuts

  116. 116
    Bob Double Diamond Standard says:

    Still at least Jarre won’t be a strain on our NHS as he has his own Oxygene

  117. 117
    Baroness Thatch of Chester Square says:

    Hear, hear!

    I could always be the stalking horse come the autumn!

    I’ll sort the buggers out – just give me another term.

    We’ve become a nation of wimps – including the PM!

  118. 118

    Fucking Plonka. Why is he moving to a country that will tax him at 45% ?

    Give uz ur monie

  119. 119
    50 Calibre says:

    When you look at the Westminster bunch, it’s difficult not to feel very sad about the ongoing car crash that is the UK. You’ll know the game’s up when the Ulster Loyalists stop painting the kerb stones red, white and blue…

  120. 120
    Vote4Ukip says:

    Lower taxes (and lower government spending) help create growth and prosperity. The dire results of Labour’s raising the upper rate tax band to 50% are now being seen.

  121. 121
    Living in 96.98 percent white Merseyside says:

    Let’s encourage them all we can just so long as they are “white other”.

  122. 122
    The ghost of Jacques Tati says:

    Moussa – Pourquoi mon ami?

  123. 123
    50 Calibre says:

    L’histoire se répète

  124. 124
    Vote4Ukip says:

    The idea of taxing everybody, including the low paid, and then creating thousands of pointless jobs to people to give them some of it back by apathetic, lazy state workers is not just nuts. It is moronic.

  125. 125

    Good heavens! Are you attempting to suggest that the tax payable is in inverse proportion to the Brätwurst proffered?

    Mein Gott in Himmel!

  126. 126
    Living in 96.98 percent white Merseyside says:

    And what will happen if UKIP are in power and we leave the EU? No, keep voting Liblabcon and keep all that money rolling into our part of the world from The Exchequer and Brussels!

    We are not contributors but recipients.

  127. 127
    Vote4Ukip says:

    He has obviously forgotten the days when Brown was boasting about how much these bankers, entrepreneurs and financiers, etc were contributing to the British treasury in taxes.

  128. 128
    Moussa Koussa Mark 3 says:

    Just another disaster in the making for Dave. Go on admit it the man is fu*cking hopeless.

    He will use this story to justify tax cuts for the wealthy… another nail in his electoral coffin.

    He will use this story to justify bankers and city types getting tax free bonuses…another nail in his electoral coffin .

    An influx of French nationals will see his migration targets rise…another nail in his electoral coffin

    Pandering to wealthy foreigners…again !!!!!

    GO FOR IT

  129. 129
    Red Egg Millitit... says:

    Another reason why so many are p*ssed off with the Gov’t.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/david-cameron/9770644/One-in-four-support-Britains-foreign-aid-policies.html

    add to this the £10bn lost through Labour flagship tax credit fraud and little wonder we taxpayers are turning to UKIP .

  130. 130
    Vote4Ukip says:

    You are obviously not bright enough to remember the days when Brown was boasting about how much these bankers, entrepreneurs and financiers, etc were contributing to growth and the British treasury in taxes.

  131. 131
    BBC Bring Back Communism says:

    Can’t be true as we have said nothing about it.

  132. 132
    Lazy slob says:

    So am I.

  133. 133
    Red Egg Millitit... says:

    Not forgetting your mates in Labour who opened the doors to economic migrants :)

  134. 134
    Ivan Agenda says:

    President Barack Obamarama is earning $76,000 per month on a independent government paid investment vehicle that is not even mentioned by our left wing financial pundits, as they, and you, are defending him without knowing or wanting to reveal the facts.

  135. 135
    Lazy slob says:

    But he is not pandering as much as Labour did for 13 years when the top tax rate was 40%. Why do you think Labour allowed the rich to get so much tax free for so long? Was it incompetence or the obvious fact that it would damage the country’s finances?

  136. 136
    Jean Michel Bore says:

    ‘Ow dare you? Ze creative energy involved in getting my synthesiseur to make a sound like ze “psssssssssst” was incalculable.

  137. 137
    Hollande tax the rich and give to the unworthy says:

    Quite right sir. We have our best left wing economists on it and even consulting with your genius Gordon Brown as to how to implement it.

  138. 138
    Sir William W says:

    That’s because nobody will shag them a second time.

  139. 139
    Moussa Koussa Mark 3 says:

    LOL

    ….and of course Dave closed the door…nope, pushed it further open, and is now beginning to take the door off its hinges.

    Must try harder neo nuts

  140. 140
    Gangnam style Korea says:

    We got it right this time.

  141. 141
    Londoner says:

    He’s dull.

  142. 142
    lojolondon says:

    Yes, he is the most annoying of the lot! Lewis lives abroad, keeps his head down and saves a load on tax. But Connery is such a ‘Nationalist’ that he keeps piping up whenever the question arises, yet has never contributed to Scotland, even as Alex Salmond runs the country. He is anti-English too, which makes his hypocrisy far worse!

  143. 143
    Roscoe Rules says:

    Paralympian:
    ‘I just want to be treated like everyone else’
    DWP:
    ‘Fair enough we’ve cut your benefits by £250 a week’

  144. 144
    Moussa Koussa Mark 3 says:

    Predictions anyone

    Another 10,000 French nationals in London by end of 2013…Wives, children etc. Further strain on housing, schools, NHS etc

    This is of course amusing that they have jobs to go to. Oh yes – they will be taking British jobs too…LOL

    GO FOR IT

  145. 145
    Red Egg Millitit... says:

    Typical…. admit nothing, deny everything and blame someone else !!

  146. 146
    Tom says:

    Me too, aged 16 :)

  147. 147
    Red Egg Millitit... says:

    Hmmmmmmm?

    Labour will support and represent the Working Class ?

  148. 148
    Patriot says:

    The time has long passed for politicians to stop being ‘generous’ with other people’s money. This is treason.

  149. 149
    Moussa Koussa Mark 3 says:

    Boris went off to India to encourage more Indian nationals to come to London.

    Can we now expect him in Paris doing likewise.

  150. 150
    The Loony Left says:

    I paid to have them inserted but I want the Taxpayers to pay to have them removed. It’s my Human Right.

  151. 151
    Wotta Tossa Skid Mark 3 says:

    Yes. Are you a racist ?

  152. 152
    Benny Fitz-Clements says:

    Stop whingeing and get to work

  153. 153
    Anonymous says:

    didnt mick jagger move to france in the sixties to avoid uk tax HMMMMMM

  154. 154

    Take away the fake parts and there is nothing left.

  155. 155
    Bono says:

    Mick Jagger is a gobby twat. Most ‘rock stars’ are.

  156. 156

    Sensible man! At that time, the marginal rate of tax was 98p in the pound. I would have done exactly the same in his circumstances.

  157. 157
    The Guv'nor says:

    First time everyone on the wing banged cups against their door together (David Cameron resigned as Prime Minister) the noise was unbelievable.

  158. 158
    Colonel Blimp says:

    Where did you cut and past that from?

  159. 159
    I hate loony left just as much as I hate the rabid right says:

    Fuck all you racist, homophobic, right wing, greedy Tory bastards.

  160. 160
    British Citizen says:

    I agree. Why isn’t Cameron inviting normal British people round for discussions on the tax system? Oh, I forgot, you have to pay him £250,000 for that privilege.

  161. 161
    Dave"The One Term Prime Minister" Cameron says:

    “Fuck it” – my final thought before making most decisions.

  162. 162
    George Gideon Oliver Osborne says:

    Ok let’s play a game… What’s first UK news that will hit our screens on January 1st 2013 ?
    1: Cilla Black involved in Jimmy Saville p*do ring.
    2: Jedward ousted as Lesbians
    3: David Cameron backs British people for British jobs
    Latest betting odds are
    Number 1- 5/2
    Number 2- 3/1
    Number 3 – 1000000/1

  163. 163
    For those who loathe the Kardashians says:

  164. 164
    JabbaTheCat says:

  165. 165
    Moussa Koussa Mark 3 says:

    all over the place neo nut.

  166. 166
    Johnny Halliday says:

    Tres Vrai.

  167. 167
    British Citizen says:

    French farmers will have a lot to worry about when we stop subsidizing them.

  168. 168
    Has been but newly appointed Australian PR man says:

    Watch it mate or I’ll set my kangaroo on you. This is one of my first wonder moves in restoring Mr Cameron to popularity.

  169. 169
    Veet says:

    We have a solution.

  170. 170
    Clot says:

    Because they’ll be talking about a swop for Piers Morgan.

  171. 171
    Not so pedantic says:

    Since when does synth pop have anything to do with rock?

  172. 172
    Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin ( Member in absentia ) says:

    British jobs for British workers !!!

  173. 173
    Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin ( Member in absentia ) says:

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    Kevin T says:

    Rich people can afford to hire clever accountants and if that doesn’t work, they can afford to move abroad. Meanwhile foreign businesses thinking of investing in your country are going to look elsewhere if there are draconian tax rates.

    It’s shit politics. It guarantees less money for the treasury and consequent tax hikes for the poor because the State won’t spend less merely because less money is coming in. Along with all-powerful unions, it nearly crippled us in the 60’s and 70’s. Hollande must be insane to be copying Wilson.

  175. 175
    Normal people says:

    Rich c”nts always look out for each other

  176. 176
    Kevin T says:

    He misread his notes. They actually read British jobs for Polish, Latvian, Nigerian, Ghanaian, Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi workers.

    Anyone else noticed how all the Australians have fucked off?

  177. 177
    192.168.0.1 says:

    Yep. All PR and no substance.

  178. 178
    Lord Flashman says:

    France’s only Rock Star? That is one more than I’ve heard of.

  179. 179
    Lynton Crisp says:

    We’ve got some great ideas for sorting out David Cameron’s popularity in 2013. Looking forward to the New Year.

  180. 180
    Kevin T says:

    Entire population of UK to be sent on Common Purpose training courses.

  181. 181
    Harold MacMillan says:

    All decisions are best made by tossing a coin in the air.

  182. 182
    Sir William W says:

    Leather trousers are a fasion crime.

  183. 183
    Dave says:

    British jobs for British workers

  184. 184
    From where I sit says:

    If you tax people more, this stops them from spending on loads of foreign goods usually made in China. Therefore the money stays in the UK.

  185. 185
    dick dastardardly mp says:

    les vôtres Hollande!!!!!!

  186. 186
    dick dastardardly mp says:

    To pay Gordon for doing nothing?

  187. 187
    dick dastardardly mp says:

    If you look carefully you can see his leash

  188. 188
    Four-eyed English Genius says:

    Rather have them there on the list than Cherie Blair!

  189. 189
    A patriot says:

    Support British thieves.

  190. 190
    Red Egg Millitit... says:

    The poor do not pay taxes, they have lots of benefits…… it is the workers and squeezed Middle Classes that are hit the hardest….. :)

  191. 191
    Wormtongue says:

    Fous-moi le flan!

  192. 192
    Four-eyed English Genius says:

    You don’t think, you mean!

  193. 193
    National Socialist says:

    Politicians? Bankers? Tax avoiders?

  194. 194
    Red Egg Millitit... says:

    That would be scary …

  195. 195
    Alizée says:

    But you inglish keep looking at my videos.

  196. 196
    Freya says:

    I agree. On the other hand, it also shows how close to the bottom of the barrel Dave has got. The man is desperate to try a stunt like this.

  197. 197
    A tax avoider says:

    Lefties.

  198. 198
    statist says:

    JM Jarre is from cosmopolitan stock and they have always migrated to lesser regulated, laissez-faire regimes.

    They left Eastern Europe for those reasons (nat’l socialism = regulation) because they felt they were being persecuted when in fact they were merely being regulated. What if the cosmopolitans were mistaken in their belief that they were being persecuted and were in fact only being censured for their predatory behaviours?

    Alas, we now all know the outcome of their migration westwards to London and NYC the citadels of western free-market anarchy. Look what’s happened to the countries of those capital cities…now just hollowed out shells.

  199. 199
    james blond says:

    yes and no loss

  200. 200
    Operation Crossbow says:

    It would be interesting to bring in that sort of tax level in the UK and see how many rich lefty comedians and BBC types suddenly decide to fuck off.

  201. 201
    Freya says:

    If Dave was persuading a few people who actually make their money in the UK to come back and pay full taxes, like Richard Branson….or Google and Starbucks, to move their HQs here and pay full tax, I’d be more impressed.

  202. 202
    Four-eyed English Genius says:

    To pay work dodgers more benefit to buy things made in China!

  203. 203
    Freya says:

    Its a piffling achievement. When he repatriates our contributions to the EU I will be applauding.

  204. 204
    basics help says:

    j’avais ….

  205. 205
    Camp David says:

    Not in my household darling, remember No. 10 is the “Dirty Den”.

  206. 206
    Anonymous says:

    that must have taxed your creative juices

  207. 207
    Moussa Koussa Mark 3 says:

    10,000 Frenchies to move to UK…none with the ability to vote…LOL

    well done dave…what a plonker

  208. 208
    Gilbert Becaud et Charles Aznavour says:

    Non! Nous ne sommes pas d’accord.

    PS: Anybody seen Maurice Chevalier around lately? Has he gone of with ze leetle gerls who get beegair every day? Qu’est-ce qu’il veut dire?

  209. 209
    Camp David says:

    Willy and I would rather toss each other off!

  210. 210
    Gilbert et Charles says:

    Perhaps Dave thinks that Jean and Michel(le) are 2 little maids from school…

  211. 211
    Wotta Tossa Skid Mark 3 says:

    Your anti-French rants verge on racism.

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    Sensible Economist, if there is such a thing says:

    And why? Because that’s where the numbers are. Rich people aer very few in number compared to the bulk of the tax contributing population, not because of tax avoidance, but because there really aren’t that many of them. They do not matter in the overall tax take.

  213. 213
    Bruce 'n' Sheila says:

    Making didgeridoos?

  214. 214
    Mick "slotgob" Jagger says:

    I used to eat Mars bars sideways.

  215. 215
    Bruce 'n' Sheila says:

    Nope, looks like it become unstuck again.

  216. 216
    Mick says:

    Yes I did, but I still come back to England to buy my cough drops because they are cheaper here.

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    I see your Mylene and raise you Kylie says:

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    Marcel says:

    le sud d’

  219. 219
    Right wing media presstitute says:

    It will cost you a few bob!

  220. 220
    RED ED MILLIONAIREBAND says:

    I’ve still got a Blank Sheet of Paper.

  221. 221
    Jimmy says:

    Looks like the whole of the 1970s is leaving.

  222. 222
    Marcel le fermier says:

    Hey you Ingleesh, ‘ow you make worry rhyme with curry?

  223. 223
    Anonymous says:

    You do realise of course that this country is ungovernable and is fucked?

    Our politicians are all quite delusional.

    No one, but no one, has ever said how we can pay our debts back, we are even now, still borrowing more and more, and it rises even more with the more immigration we take. After all, the extra houses, schools, hospitals that have to be built and the benefits we have to pay to them, have to be paid for some how!

  224. 224
    Marcel le fermier says:

    Nah, you didn’t miss much. It’s all boring chandeliers, red carpets and Napoleonic crap furniture. Better off visiting the Folies…

  225. 225
    Owen Jones says:

    Come the revolution all these tax dodgers will be shot.

  226. 226
    Red Egg Millitit... says:

    They do vote….. in French elections !! Wottta silly b*lly !

  227. 227
    stuff me, I'm thick says:

    They were more intelligent then, obviously.

  228. 228
    I don't need no doctor says:

    but it’s alright now, in fact it’s a gas

  229. 229
    Joss Ayinglike says:

    First they came for the tax dodgers…

  230. 230
    I'll be damned if I'm gonna get up for 8am! says:

    Note the irony in Labour calling the comments a “cheap” political attack. Nowt cheap about it!

    The work and pensions secretary has attacked the tax credit system put in place by Labour, saying it had resulted in “a sorry story of dependency, wasted taxpayers’ money and fraud”. He said fraud and error in the system under Labour had cost £10bn. Labour described the comments as a “cheap political attack”.

    “In the years between 2003 and 2010, Labour spent a staggering £171bn on tax credits, contributing to a 60% rise in the welfare bill,” Mr Duncan Smith said.

  231. 231
    Procrustes says:

    So do I. And the beauty of it is, you only have to do it the one time.

  232. 232
    I hate loony left just as much as I hate the rabid right says:

    For 2013, I would like Tony Blair, Margaret Thatcher, Gordon Brown, George Bush Sr, Greekboy Phil and Robert Mugabe to all kick the bucket.

  233. 233
    Tax-dodger Chuka Umunna says:

    Er, not all of them, I hope..

  234. 234
    Owen Jones says:

    After the revolution I will be chairman of the people’s republic of Britain.

  235. 235
    statist says:

    Gay marriage: Catholics urged to write to MPs

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9771682/Gay-marriage-Catholics-urged-to-write-to-MPs.html

    There are an estimated 0.5 million Catholics in the UK…well done Dave, what a plonker.

    Catholicism (and Islam) is the embodiment of the family and family values. These are anathema to libertarian principles and laissez-faire deregulated free-market anarchism (anarchy = no rules or regulation). Catholicism is therefore akin to regulation or national socialism. The anti-statists will attack this instituion in every way they can and the introduction of gay marriage is just one weapon.

    Other weapons of late have been the reporting of child abuse in the Catholic Church when ignoring that this must also occur in other faiths (the attacking of the treatment of women in Islamic countries is another instance). You will note that one faith is completely ignored in this propagandising.

    Which might that be?

  236. 236
    Bill says:

    He would be a non Dom not a British tax payer

  237. 237
    Ed Miliband's Parasite Party (for shirkers, not workers) says:

    That £171billion was wealth redistribution, comrades! Our Dear Leader knows that workers’ wages doesn’t belong to them, it belongs in the pockets of parasites!

    How foolish you workers are for not knowing this! You deserve to have those wages taken from you! All wages belong to parasites, skivers, spongers and shirkers!

    (This message is available in 98 different languages. Please consult your local £150K p/a Parasite Experience Translation Facilitator for more information.)

  238. 238
    Owen Jones says:

    But Tax dodgers are enemies of the workers.

  239. 239
    Anonymous says:

    Wipe yer bum, it won’t be blank then.

  240. 240
    Cut the debt says:

    I’m not a political scientist or economist but it appears to me that the solution to the country’s financial mess is very easy to solve.

    1. Tempoary halt to all immigration, only to be lifted once the nation’s finances are settled.

    2. Anyone found guilty of benefit fraud will automatically get a lifetime ban from receiving benefits.

    3. No benefits to be given to newly arrived immigrants who’ve never worked a day in this country. That should keep out those who come here knowing the UK is a soft touch and will give them free money.

    4. No benefits to be given to nationals and non-nationals convicted of a crime. It’s obscene that Abu Qatada lives off the state when he’s plotted to murder us.

    5. New banking regulations that state no bank will ever be bailed out by the taxpayer again.

    6. Households with long-term multi-generational unemployment to be given final ultimatum: accept the first job that pays at least more than you get on benefits, or have your benefits stopped altogether.

    All in all, that should save the country about a 100 billion or so.

  241. 241
    The Guardian Trust says:

    Er, right on Owen. Yay.

    Another banana dauquiri please Winston, then get the yacht ready, I hear the marlin are biting today.

  242. 242
    Owen Jones's Mum says:

    Did I say you could use my laptop?

  243. 243
    Darth Vader says:

    Jedi-ism?

  244. 244
    Julia Middleton says:

    Of course there must be more tax. The State must employ more Common Purpose graduates. Our graduates do not work cheap. You will employ our graduates.

  245. 245
    Gordon's Client State says:

    Yes, but by giving them safe jobs in the public sector and gold plated pensions (paid for by everyone else) they will be greatful and vote Labour because of the risk the Tories will suss them out and get rid of them.

  246. 246
    Marcel le fermier says:

    Well, at least she would be able to stand up straight again!

  247. 247
    Genuine letter to Socialist Worker says:

    Lots of hilarity on that site. This thicko seems to see no contradiction in supporting a religion that preaches hatred and violence against women, gays, non-muslims and pretty much anyone who doesn’t worship the psycho child noncing prophet.

    I joined up to 1,000 Muslims lobbying Newham council in east London for planning permission to build a mosque. Disgracefully the Labour council turned down the request again last Wednesday. The campaign has been on for 15 years.

    Protesters included a big group of young women, many from local schools. I got a great welcome as one of the few white people there to support them.

    At the root of the hostility to the building of mosques is Islamophobia. It is time we united to get the Riverine Centre built—sign the online petition.

    Sheila McGregor, east London

    http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/art.php?id=30185

  248. 248
    Socialism is a severe mental illness says:

    Good, but may I suggest amendment to #6: “accept the first job that pays at least more than you get on benefits, or have your benefits stopped altogether.” ?

    And add:

    7. Benefits will last only 6 months in total. Once those 6 months are up, that’s your lot, for life. You want more unemployment insurance, you take it up with a private insurer. Or save/invest.

  249. 249
    Marcel le fermier says:

    You should have refused the move to Salford then.

  250. 250
    Tony Blair must be executed for treason says:

  251. 251
    The Post Office says:

    Damn good idea: please use a first class stamp.

  252. 252
    Harry Entwistle says:

    Loadsamoney !

  253. 253
    Socialism is a severe mental illness says:

    “I got a great welcome as one of the few white people there to support them.”

    Yup. You’d think it would be at that point the idea would start to form in her otherwise empty head, “maybe everyone else knows something I don’t?”

    I wonder if Sheila had herself genitally mutilated in solidarity with her newfound muzzie friends, a now wears a burka and walks 10 steps behind her husband/partner (when he allows her to leave the house).

  254. 254
    Tony Blair must be executed for treason says:

    The term Useful Idiot was invented for people like this.

  255. 255
    They'll be blaming Thatcher next says:

    Don’t worry, most of us will remember it was Labour who created the “unfit for purpose” UK Border Agency in 2008, just after signing away our rights to control our own borders to an unelected and unaccountable EEC

  256. 256
    Owen Jones says:

    Can I be your boyfriend?

  257. 257
    Coq O Van says:

    Gorblyme guuv, Yi d never Tel Aviv it, woodya?

  258. 258
    Anonymous says:

    The City has spoken on this…

    Banks fear ‘risk to City’ of EU exit

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/9771147/Banks-fear-risk-to-City-of-EU-exit.html#

    And the libertarian LibLabConners will do what their paymasters tell them.

    The only problem is that the City masters of the universe don’t like much the noises about EU financial regulation either…

    “Asked about reports that the UK could eventually leave the European Union, this is how the Chancellor responded: “I certainly hope not. It’s my intention to make sure it does not. I absolutely believe Britain’s future lies in its membership of the European Union.”

    They may not have heard them (I’m not sure how many City grandees have PBS on their favourites) but Mr Osborne’s comments will be welcomed by many in the Square Mile.”

    The City, the EU and a very inconvenient truth

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/kamal-ahmed/9770994/The-City-the-EU-and-a-very-inconvenient-truth.html

  259. 259
    Coq O Van says:

    Ooh! Are you still here? We thought you’d gone to the Strine with Brine.

  260. 260
    Craig Oliver says:

    Only the little (rather than tiny tiny) millionaire’s pay 45% tax.

    Well Done Mr Cameron:
    Smiths poster on uni wall.
    Support The Villa (don’t make Blair A C L’s mistake and assume everyone supports Man U, then have to change to Newcastle).
    Get The People’s Installation Concept Artist to do a signature art thing for downing street.
    Let Obama put his arm around your shoulder.
    Popular pop person on bleeding edge of the nation’s zeitgeist comes for tea.

    To Do:
    Kinnochian pop video with Bananarama
    Dismal unfunny guest appearance on the Simpsons and get clamped by Parking Pataweo on Harry n Paul.
    Send email to tubby so he has another world exclusive

  261. 261
    Chuka Urmunneyaround says:

    I still shudder when I recall the sound of Gordon’s mock stentorian yet hubristic voice as he dished out more Taxpayers’ money on working tax credits, child tax credits and childcare from the Dispatch Box. Each and every Budget would see him chuck loads of money in order to secure Libor’s Client State.

    But now, as Liam Byrne warned in the aftermath of Libor’s feeding frenzy, there’s no money left Perhaps that should read, ‘There’s no money, Lefties’

  262. 262
    Anonymous says:

    Low fruit really, I read somewhere that Jarre’s wife is English so they have already semi-defected once. Must be in the Oxy-genes.

  263. 263
    Le chat qui s'appelle Laurence says:

    Ça sent le roussi.

  264. 264
    Coq O Van says:

    Judging from her name she’s Scotch – so no surprise then.

  265. 265
    Gawd Help US says:

    Save? I think you’ll find George and Merv have completely decimated the savings market with their Funding For Lending scheme.

  266. 266
    Anonymous says:

    Not thieving something is not “a loss”, it just means the troughers can’t get their hands on it.

  267. 267
    Anonymong says:

    The previous nobber was a lot worse.

    And as for that treacherous bastard, Heath….

  268. 268
    Anonymous says:

    tax man is immortal for he never dies.
    tax man is sovereign for he does what he wants.
    tax man is divine for those whose purpose he serves.
    .
    the tax man is in the right place at the right time…for he can do no wrong…for himself. but is it enough…..immortality, sovereignity and divinity….

  269. 269
    Dunlaggin says:

    Whatever happened to ‘Green Banking’?

  270. 270
    Mo Hammed-o'Marr says:

    It doesn’t really matter when you’re stoned.

  271. 271
    Mo Pigged-o'Marr says:

    It doesn’t really matter when you’re under a boulder.

  272. 272
    Yeo Ho Ho says:

    My new year’s resolution is to scam as much in 2013 as I did in 2012. I need to do it while I can. That twat Guido Fawkes is giving me such bad publicity that even a retard like Cameron will eventually take notice.

  273. 273
    Col. Custer says:

    Injuns? I see no Injuns

  274. 274
    A pikey says:

    fucck off!

  275. 275
    I only hate the loony left says:

    You missed out Chavez.

  276. 276
    White South African says:

    And the terrorist Mandela.

  277. 277
    Anonymous says:

    What do you mean ….’to be sent’? We’ve had eighty years of the BBC training broadcast through every house in the country.

    But, for £145 a year, it really is very good value.

  278. 278
    David Peckham says:

    Just spoke to me tax advisah.

    Not going to play footy in Paris, not now. ’cause I’d have to play 70 minutes for the taxman and 20 minutes for me self.

    Just spoken to Dave in number 10 and ‘Arry and it’s sorted….I’m coming home, I’m coming home, Peckham’s coming home.

  279. 279
    National Socialist says:

    At the last General Election Mr Cameron stated ‘we’re all in this together’. He was appealing to people’s patriotic duty to do their bit.
    People on PAYE have no option but to pay their taxes. Everyone else should do the same.

    Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button have been mentioned in regard to their living abroad, allegedly to avoid paying tax. If they don’t want to use the NHS, or for the state to educate their children, then presumably they should escape approbrium. There is a separate debate to be had as to whether they should be allowed to vote here.

    If the government took action against benefit and health tourism, and refused benefits to anyone who enters the country but has not contributed then they would be seen to be doing the right thing.

    Alas! Politicians being fundamentally stupid, target the very people who HAVe paid into the system, and them wonder why this loses them votes.

  280. 280
    Kanta says:

    It would be a great honor to have Jean Michel Jarre live in England or even if he has a holiday home here… ;)
    A devoted loyal Jean Michel Jarre fan forever.

  281. 281
    Weak Dave C. says:

    er…sorry, that question isn’t on my idiot cards… er, minimum alcohol pricing and hug a hoodie. Will that do it?

  282. 282
    Marlin says:

    Too late, big boy!

  283. 283
    Bank Watch says:

    What do you think happened to Green banking ?

  284. 284
    a member of the public says:

    Liebour only support Liebour, the rest the lie, spin and whitewash.

  285. 285
    CCHQ Press Officer says:

    The taxpayers’ subsidy for the bars and restaurants in the Houses of Commons has risen to £5.8m a year

  286. 286
    Le Taxe says:

    There was just a little bit of wording missing, which can be fixed shortly.

    Also – the 75% is most emphatically not the upper limit.

  287. 287
    Lord Mooncrater says:

    Sean, you would be a twunt if you lived in Scotland.

    Shite climate, shite government and most of the denizens live on benefits.

    Head Office to most Scottish folk is where they pick up their benefit cheques.

  288. 288
    Father O'Stereotype says:

    Sure, I’ve been trying to write a letter for the last half hour but hasn’t someone slipped a condom over the end of me pencil…oh sorry, my mistake, I forgot to take the lid off me biro.

  289. 289
    Le public français says:

    Non.

  290. 290
    Scumbag expense-fiddling MPs says:

    Cheers!

  291. 291
    Sir Cum Spect says:

    une

  292. 292
    a member of the public says:

    I thought that was part of the bracket that the unions used to pull his strings

  293. 293
    RomaRomanyRomanians says:

    See you in 2013! Make sure you have enough benefit claim forms printed.

  294. 294
    Tony Blair must be executed for treason says:

  295. 295
    Kardashian Watch says:

    I think they were something to do with lawyers at OJ’s murder trial…

    (Irony not lost though…)

  296. 296
    Shrek says:

    Not completely true if you kiss the right frog.

  297. 297
    a member of the public says:

    Local elections mousey, all will be right wing otherwise the would have stayed in France and when they come they will buy houses in London, guess Boris will be in for ever, oh dear.

  298. 298
    Lord Mooncrater says:

    I read a few years ago that the Labour government considered altering the new Tax Credits introduced by McMental to deduct all income from employees and return a payment that they decided was adequate.

    Apparently McMental rejected the propsal – presumably because he realised that he would never be PM after being hung by piano wire from a lampost.

    Scary stuff that it was even discussed.

  299. 299
    Red Egg Millitit... says:

    Thank f*ck he did not die on or before Christmas….. I could not stand the orgasmic frenzy of weeping and wailing that would follow :)

  300. 300
    a member of the public says:

    Wouldn’t worry in 2015 Ed will pick up where he and his loonies left off, should be an interesting time, no money to pay for benefits, Liverpool mayor who didn’t allow people to vote for a Liverpool mayor is already worried about cuts, whitewash won’t work anymore.

  301. 301
    Anonymous says:

    thank heaven

  302. 302
    Woman in Pet Shop says:

    Excuse me, young man, do you have fat balls?

  303. 303
    Anonymous says:

    Shintoists. Nasty folk who control world banking and turn into lizards or something.

  304. 304
    Anonymous says:

    Was it a rock concert?

  305. 305
    Alkie Allie says:

    Aye, we’re a’ on the brew.

  306. 306
    Lord Mooncrater says:

    Chuka, how does a chimpanzee like you, brought up in a jungle swinging from trees and shoving bananas up its arse get to be in the HoC?

    Fucking unbelievable. I’m not racially prejudiced but the only words it knows are, “Ooh ooh ooh, aah aah ah”.

  307. 307
    Libertarian says:

    Shrinking government will the trigger growth in the real economy.

    The ability to reduce certain aspects of taxation as Farage suggests will play a large part in this.

  308. 308
    Lord Mooncrater says:

    You set an example and lead the way. Then we won’t have to read the shite you post.

  309. 309
    Conspiracy Watch says:

    This could be to do with balkanizing SE England to be a region which overlaps northern France:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18234930

  310. 310
    Bill Wyman says:

    Oi J-M, that’s my song….you ask Mandy, hey am I going to be in Yewtree?

  311. 311
    Jowett & O'Donnell says:

    Avoid abstract ideas – appeal to the emotions.

    Constantly repeat just a few ideas. Use stereotyped phrases.

  312. 312
    Napoléon Bonaparte says:

    Je pars à Sainte-Hélène !

  313. 313
    George Osborne & David Cameron says:

    We’re reducing pubic spending

  314. 314
    Jowett & O'Donnell says:

    Constantly repeat just a few ideas. Use stereotyped phrases.

    Give only one side of the argument.

    Pick out one special “enemy” for special vilification.

  315. 315
    P l e b says:

    Tough times always bring an increase in alcoholism and then suicides.

  316. 316
    Socialism for Dummies says:

    And it upsets you so, twat.

  317. 317
    Benny Fitz-Clements says:

  318. 318
    alexsandr says:

    no they get eurostar to paris each day…

  319. 319
    Policy Watch says:

    I would suggest amending #2 as well.

    Total withdrawal of benefits for Fraud will just stimulate a further criminal problem.

    Better to mark the fraudster such that they pay a higher rate of tax when in employment, and reduce the benefits for a period of time as punishment.

    The hard core problem will not go away, but a disincentives for gaming the system combined with punitive measures which will not affect employment chances or adversely impact family too much is required.

    – Am not a socialist :-)

  320. 320
    The French Protestant Church says:

    Yeah Moussa, what did we fucking immigrants ever do for you.
    History not your strongest subject is it.

  321. 321
    UK Economist says:

    The debts will be piled into the bank of England, and burned on a pyre of forgiveness and currency devaluation.

  322. 322
    Joseph Goebbels, Reichsminister for Public Enlightenment says:

    Works for me…

  323. 323
    Rage says:

    That is not true because it has not been authorised by the BBC

  324. 324
    P l e b says:

    I had hoped that you and your vacuous wife were heading towards China, and that we’d never hear about you again.

    I do live in hope.

  325. 325
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Did someone mention blowing in the wind – like a syrup!
    Get this for a quote from The Sunday Post of 2nd September 2012- The SP inevstigates the truth behind Windfarms / Turbines:-

    Quote of the last few months IMHO
    Sub heading ‘Scotland is being destroyed’
    “Tycoon Donald Trump warns windfarms will destroy Scottish tourism and bankrupt the country. Speaking exclusively to The Sunday Post, the American entrepreneur said “It’s very sad Scotland is being destroyed by windfarms. The magnificant countryside is going to be ruined. It’s the biggest asset you have and they’re going to destroy it.”

    Mr Trump got involved with the battle against windfarms after plans to erect turbines in the sea near his luxury golf course resort in Aberdeenshire were announced. He added “The only thing renewable is that you’re going to have to renew the turbines every five years because they’ll disintegrate and fall apart. By that time Scotland will be broke”

  326. 326
    Dessert rat says:

    Why the fuck do the French let this Dutch geezer bollocks up their economy?

  327. 327
    Romanian Pikeys says:

    We can pick pockets in more ways than you think!

  328. 328
    Rage says:

    Foremost for politicians, repeat the phrase: Useless wankers

  329. 329
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Bono seems you’ve got your head out from up Blairs Rse then.

  330. 330
    O bugger it's next year tomorrow. says:

    La petite mademoiselle – is she up the duff, then?
    Pedo!

  331. 331
    O bugger it's next year tomorrow. says:

    Merde.

  332. 332
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Could he stick one nation up there as well?

  333. 333
    Jaunty Cyclist says:

    They let some scotch geezer do the same a few years back…

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Law_(economist)

    Plus ca change!

  334. 334
    O bugger it's next year tomorrow. says:

    Yes and it stings like fuck, ‘specially on the scrotum.

  335. 335
    O bugger it's next year tomorrow. says:

    Her brat will be sucking on silicone, not tits.

  336. 336
    Eric Joyce MP says:

    Listen pal, when your born with no shame, suicide’s the last thing on our minds!

    C u in the bar Jimmy!

  337. 337
    Wot Tayler says:

    @9,@41 why are you pretending to be Californian Tree Frogs? Only they go ‘ribbit’. Hollywood dupes to you both.

  338. 338
    Pot Watch says:

    An even bigger danger lurketh in the clouds of forgotten policy:

  339. 339
    Herge's misadventures of Dave the Clown says:

    It’s a french invasion by stealth. Last french invasion was in Fishguard in 1797, don’t you know – was a disaster. Lost to a bunch of women in welsh costumes – very embarrassing for the french.

  340. 340
    I don't need no doctor says:

    We at labour headquarters practice the art of deception.
    Ed Miliband, the master of two faced millionaire hypocrisy.
    Andy Burnham, the master of NHS lies and deceit.
    Ed Balls, the financial magician, has made your money disappear before your very eyes.
    Yvette Cooper, has no equal in feigning sincerity.
    Harriet Harman, another of our two faced hypocrites.
    Dianne Abbott, our racist, who loves to divide and rule.
    Emily Thornberry, our pompous egotistical member.
    We have many, many others, ready at the drop of a hat, to climb aboard our bandwagon.

  341. 341
    O bugger it's next year tomorrow. says:

    Should read “treacherous, bastard, fudgepacker, Heath…”

  342. 342
    Wot Tayler says:

    Tax avoidance, good; Tax avoidance bad.

  343. 343
    Herge's misadventures of Dave the Clown says:

    Pie and chips with mushy peas for Jarre. But I think not.

    The french are crazy about their sauces, they even have it on their corn flakes, I’ve heard.

  344. 344
    BBC rearranged and manipulated figures based on Guardian instruction says:

    The red figures show how much the poor have lost, and the black figures how much the rich have gained.

  345. 345
    Abstract Thought says:

    What would a Fabian pissing competition look like in practice ?

  346. 346
    Maybe that's why so many still don't trust the Tories says:

    The real, ugly, nasty, racist face of the right.

  347. 347
    Moussa Koussa Mark 3 says:

    If you believe that the least well off are 26% better off, and the most wealthy 27% worse of since 2010 …. you are a F*uckin Looney

    Did this come from the W*nk Stain Alliance by any chance

  348. 348
    Herge's misadventures of Dave the Clown says:

    We’ve got our own dutch geezer helping to fuck things up – leader of the Lib Dems he is. And a ight flakey tulip he is.

  349. 349
    Have you renewed your membership to the bee en pea? says:

    And yet you responded to it. Funny, that.

  350. 350
    Counter Propaganda says:

  351. 351
    Wot Tayler says:

    That’s when the peasants revolt

  352. 352
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Bouef en croute avec frite et petit pois.

  353. 353
    Cameron is a Cunt says:

    surely this is cameron’s third way out of the economic crisis – he is an idiot so what would you expect – – land of make ebelieve for the rich and celbrities only – c’unt

  354. 354
    P l e b says:

    Moussa they’re all loonies on here. They actually believe that the Tory party will make them richer.

  355. 355
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Caroline Flint’s face?

  356. 356
    Controversial viewpoint says:

  357. 357
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Do the rich, in your argument, include Ed Miliband?

  358. 358
    Herge's misadventures of Dave the Clown says:

    £212bill Osboune is borrowing more than he intended by 2015 they say, isn’t it? Crazy madman that needs sectioning. Can you see it now?…

  359. 359
    Wot Tayler says:

    Cammo’s giving the ‘rich’ cheques for £40 k each, so he’s made a start Jackyboy innit?

  360. 360
    Peter Mandleson says:

    Too right.

  361. 361
    Milton Friedman is scum says:

  362. 362
    Wot Tayler says:

    Testicular nonsense Mk

  363. 363
    Herge's misadventures of Dave the Clown says:

    Ppetit pois smashed”? Non?

  364. 364
    Rage says:

    As posted 3;55pm

    We at labour headquarters practice the art of deception.
    Ed Miliband, the master of two faced millionaire hypocrisy.
    Andy Burnham, the master of NHS lies and deceit.
    Ed Balls, the financial magician, has made your money disappear before your very eyes.
    Yvette Cooper, has no equal in feigning sincerity.
    Harriet Harman, another of our two faced hypocrites.
    Dianne Abbott, our racist, who loves to divide and rule.
    Emily Thornberry, our pompous egotistical member.
    We have many, many others, ready at the drop of a hat, to climb aboard our bandwagon.

  365. 365
    Tony Bliar says:

    That’s my third way, as I am Lord of the Communitarian Elite. Says so on my business card * giggles / wiggle ears *

  366. 366
    Maths O-level holder says:

    Not necessarily. You’d just need to be an innumerate idiot to think that’s what the figures are showing. As you appear to be.

  367. 367
    Save the Badgers, Vote UKIP says:

    Keeping the borders open is detrimental to the health of the UK nation in a very real way:

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324660404578201593636497964.html?mod=wsj_share_tweet

  368. 368
    Herge's misadventures of Dave the Clown says:

    OOPLA! “Petit pois smashed”, mon ami, even. Je keyboard voici est knackered.

  369. 369
    Wot Tayler says:

    Predictable MK and quite boring

  370. 370
    Wot Tayler says:

    Predictable MK and quite boring

  371. 371
    I don't need no doctor says:

    You are Ed Balls. The stammer gave it away. pppppppppp

  372. 372
    alizee, I'm coming too says:

  373. 373
    Wot Tayler says:

    Predictable MK and quite boring

  374. 374
    Bald Dave says:

    Died through lack of oxygene.

  375. 375
    Michael Moore was in Star Wars says:

  376. 376
    Coward and Piven says:

    Avoid abstract ideas – appeal to the emotions.

    Constantly repeat just a few ideas. Use stereotyped phrases.

  377. 377
    Living in 96.98 percent white Merseyside says:

    Won’t affect me. My benefits are as solid as the Rock of Gibraltar.

  378. 378
    Coward and Piven says:

    Predictable MK and quite boring

  379. 379
    Living in 96.98 percent white Merseyside says:

    Yes, I’ve lost out. I didn’t pay tax for some years but once I starting receiving the State Pension I now have to pay a couple of quid a week.

    Disgraceful.

  380. 380
    The Oncoming Storm says:

    Seems like Downing Street has given Oxygene to the story,

    I’ll get my coat!

  381. 381
    poxygene says:

    looking back, it was rather naff, wasnt it?

  382. 382
    dirty filth says:

    My prediction is that the IRA scum will herald the UK City of Culture 2013 in Londonderry with a bomb

  383. 383
    Nonce Watch says:

    Further investigation cometh: This cause problems for Tories:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/dec/31/kesgrave-hall-school-abuse-police?CMP=twt_gu

    – Even though serious, the storm clouds of Hamilton appear to be gathering. One of the problems with Kesgrave is that records which should not have been destroyed relating to previous investigation were: Both police and social services…

  384. 384
    Silent but Deadly says:

    I for one welcome this addition to our cultural diversity

  385. 385
    2013 is going to be bleak in sunderland as the benefit caps kick in says:

    Two out of 6 wouldnt be bad Blair and Brown

  386. 386
    2013 is going to be bleak in sunderland as the benefit caps kick in says:

    Why dont you spend some of them in Binns or maybe Joplings

  387. 387
    2013 is going to be bleak in sunderland as the benefit caps kick in says:

    You still have plenty to spend in Binns

  388. 388
    DO NOWT DAVE TOTAL TRAIN WRECK AND ONE TERM DISASTER says:

    Oh i think i will have my van serviced this year !
    I know i’ll just pop into Downing street and have a quick word with Dave see if i can claim it back against my tax , I’m sure if he can make time for some Frog twat with a Rolf Harris Stylophone he won’t have a problem finding time for an English person who doesn’t want to avoid paying tax

    “Jean Michel Jarre, the only French global rock star,” Like fuck he is ! What about
    Vanessa Paradis ? Joe le taxi se savi la la la

  389. 389
    JabbaTheCat says:

  390. 390
    anaaaaaaarkyst says:

    do us a favour mate, tell me how you define ritch, I’d hate to be hated by you by accident

    is earning £35k alright with you?

    cheers!

  391. 391
    Blowing Whistles says:

    I attempted to post up a published quote of Ed M.ilpede from the latest issue of the J. chroncle earlier today – It “disappeared” into the ether – and I really don’t need to wonder why.

    His word mangling of said quote is quite stunning.

  392. 392
    disinterested observer says:

    PR + substance actually

  393. 393
    anaaaaaaarkyst says:

    The only way for Cameron to become popular now is to give an EU referendum in this parliament, or to undergo Sepukku.

  394. 394
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Biggest non-story of the day.

  395. 395
    Nosher says:

    Ribbet is more easily recognised – call it poetic licence if you will
    anyway, no one likes a pedant

  396. 396
    Nosher says:

    Great idea – unless you’re female – no woman likes getting acid chucked in her face by a 3rd wolrd barbarian rag-head just for reading a book

  397. 397
    Nosher says:

    La Belle France may lose a few multi millionaires but at least they will gain a whole bunch of 3rd world immies that with a bit of luck they can re-direct to the UK.

    Funny old world.

  398. 398
    Oscar Wilde says:

    Take a wild fucking guess

  399. 399
    Living in 96.98 percent white Merseyside says:

    No, I prefer Lewis’s, Blacklers, Owen Owen, George Henry Lee or Hendersons.

  400. 400
    Winston says:

    You speak as a slave – shame on you if you call yourself English

  401. 401
    Vive La France says:

    Labour and Tories have been happy to flood the UK with poor immigrants from alien cultures, it makes a nice change to see a few rich ones from the same European culture. Enjoy!

  402. 402
    Labour's Director of Astrotrufers says:

    Excellent propaganda, your pay will be doubled komrade!

  403. 403
    Nosher says:

    Better than talking to those Mancunian fuckwits from Oasis

  404. 404
    William the Bastard says:

    The French are not exactly unknown in England mon ami.

  405. 405
    William the Bastard says:

    WTF are you on about?

  406. 406
    anaaaaaaarkyst says:

    How many fucking times do you thick cants need to be told that this is not a fucking tory site, this is a libertarian site. You ignorant prix have just changed one form of bigotry for another and you’re too fucking thick to realise it.

  407. 407
    Chief arse-bandit at the BBC says:

    We are not sure yet but we will probably mention Thatcher

  408. 408
    Antoine de Caunes says:

    eet iz ‘ow you zay, ze Uro-rock

  409. 409
    Nosher says:

    No such thing as a clever accountant, they’re just bean counters

  410. 410
    Komrade Kameron says:

    You’re fucking joking right?

    Have you not heard of the £800 million we give to India each year?

    The Billions we give to the EU?

    £2 billion to fund 3rd world wind farms?

    We are pissing tax-payers’ money away all across the world.

  411. 411
    Abu abis abit says:

    That’s what you think infidel scum

  412. 412
    let's not jump to hasty konclusions komrade says:

    He is probably a working class union member

  413. 413
    The Kazi of Kazistan says:

    Maybe having acid chucked in her face for having attend school would give the stupid bitch a fucking clue

  414. 414
    gary son of gary says:

    22% tax at £50k? More like 49%.

  415. 415
    me again says:

    WSA – I posted something similar but it seems to have disappeared. Perhaps I should desist from using invisible ink henceforth??

  416. 416
    Charon says:

    Can you bring Sylvie Vartan with you too please?!

  417. 417
    OH A POLITICAL STORY SO I POST A CLIP OF A GUY CHANGING A LIGHT BULB IN A FRIDGE CAUSE I'M A WELSH T says:

    He uses pictures lasers and fireworks to mask the fuckin noise going on in the background

    Note to Osborne : Must pay J M J ‘s tax bill , on condition the twat stays in France

  418. 418
    Scrooges says:

    Sir Phillip, french citizens don’t have any tax advantages by going to Monaco because of a fiscal agreement with France dating back to 1962.

  419. 419
    Aunt Mat says:

    Geedy Git.

    He is coming here to take advantage of start up grants in the East End.

    We paid for that.

  420. 420
    David Cameron's A Fackin Feminist says:

    VERY stupid of the French government to shoot itself in the foot like that! By default this makes Cameron look smarter than he is:
    A fiscal hero is something to be
    but he’s still a fackin feminist as far as I can see!

  421. 421
    Anonymous says:

    so……immigration is OK as long as it is to shoot a few presupposed socialist ideals…hmmmmmm! lets see, what if this bloke was not rich and was going to take handouts from the state?

    then again, i couldn’t care less as long as he leaves his shit musak behind

  422. 422
    Anonymous says:

    or the negresse vertes? the frog answer to the pogues?

  423. 423
    Socialism = Starvation says:

    French citizens pay French income tax if living in Monaco, unlike any others. Guernsey would be a better bet.


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