January 8th, 2013

Charge of the Fright Brigade: That LibDem Rebellion in Full

Sarah Teather is leading the devastating charge for the LibDem rebels in this afternoon’s welfare debate. So far five LibDems are understood to be rebelling or abstaining in this evening’s vote:

Andrew George is also reportedly likely to abstain. Whips will be quaking…

UPDATE: David Ward has now indicated he will rebel.


  1. 1
    Half a league half a brain says:

    Lambs to the slaughter.


  2. 2
    Hugh Janus says:

    Silly people, silly games. All will be gone in 2015.


  3. 3
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    Why can’t they just play together nicely?


  4. 4
    The Last Quango in Paris says:

    Does anyone, anywhere care what Sarah Teather thinks?


  5. 5
    NBeale says:

    Surely someone with a Cambridge PhD like Huppert must realise that you can’t keep increasing benefits faster than wages. The 5.4% uprating last year was a TERRIBLE blunder – it would have been much better to spend the money on R&D.


    • 7
      Anonymous says:

      You speak like a Cambridge PhD is worth something! Other than creating a sense of entitlement it is not.


    • 22
      Roger The cabin Boy says:

      The problem is, that for many it is 5.4% of bugger all, while others may have 3% of hundreds of thousands. Talking percentages is smoke and mirrors. I don’t see the powers that be talking percentages when it comes to the increase in power and fuel that those on benefits have to fork out.


    • 50
      CarryHole is a complete Hunt says:

      “White Heat of Technology” mean anything to you?

      Spend it on lowering the punishment for employing people.


    • 84
      A normal guy says:

      A Cambridge Phd? No wonder he’s a twat. I have never in my entire career found anyone from Cambridge who was any good as a colleague. They were either bullshitters who turned out to be far thicker than you would expect given the sence of entitlement or they were cut off from reality and totally unable to get on with people.


  6. 6
    Anonymous says:

    Julian Huppert = complete idiot. Does he honestly think that people should go out to work and get a small if at all pay rise and then have to pay for lazy scroungers who can’t be bothered to work hard and get a decent job. These people are just lazy – if Poles and Czechs can travel hundreds of miles to get work some of these lazy fools can be made to get off their behinds. Particularly those who have irresponsibly decided to have children they can’t take care off. Disgraceful. Welfare is not a safety net, its a way of life.


    • 41
      The House of Commons says:

      “Does he honestly think that people should go out to work and get a small if at all pay rise and then have to pay for lazy scroungers who can’t be bothered to work hard and get a decent job.”

      Er, yes. We all do.


    • 60
      Stop complaining those on benefits are entitled to a rise each year says:

      Of course he does,….now keep working and stop complaining it is YOUR civic duty to work and pay your taxes to support “Scroungers” in the style to which they are accustomed…..Strewth you’ll be saying you expect them to actually find a job next……


  7. 9
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Aha, named and shamed!

    These MPs want to take my money and give it to people to do nothing. Enough’s enough.


  8. 10
    Culture of Entitlement says:

    Remember benefits are not just for Christmas they are for life


  9. 11
    A W_G says:

    And Camoron has the temerity to call UKIP supporters odd!


  10. 12
    JH523322345623 says:

    I’m proud we put up benefits 5.2% last year, in line w inflation

    Arsehole, prices may have gone up 5.2% but wages of people who, you know, work have not. Why should the feckless get a boost in their ‘income’?

    The sooner the Government has a catastrophic drop in expenditure forced on it, the better.


  11. 14
    sauteéd mushrooms baked beans and two slices of toast please says:

    And what did you have for breakfast this morning


  12. 15
    Liberal Democrats PR Machine says:

    The Liberal Democrats, spending your money so you don’t have to.


  13. 18
    Joe McCarthy says:

    Low-down commies, the lot of them


  14. 19

    The first one appears only to have half a neck.

    By contrast, the others have far too much.


  15. 20
    Tinpot Dictaphone says:

    They look like local government employees or polytechnic lecturers. Low grade.


  16. 21
    Anonymous says:

    I’m proud we put up benefits by 5% please vote for me.


  17. 23

    Just shows what a cess pit British politics have become. They know they are voting for the irresponsible and they are hoping that they do not win. They are simply after a sound bite for election time.


    • 66
      Coal dust says:

      Miliband is desperately, desperately hoping the bill passes by about 10 votes.
      Then he won’t have to take the decision to do it in 2015can pretend all the time he was against it.

      A bit like Blair and the mines. “it was terrible the Thatcher/Major governments closed our coal mines…If only I had found some time between 1997 and 2007 to reopen some..or at least to stop closing them..but..you know..there was a lot of other stuff to do..like war..”


  18. 24
    Sick of Scroungers says:

    Bunch of low lifes – are they planning for life on the dole from 2015 when they loose their seats ??


  19. 26
    Nom Dom Nom V2.1 says:

    I’m not sure what to think, what with working in the private sector and not having had a pay rise for the last 4 years.


  20. 29
    Jimmy says:

    Let’s face it, in work benefits are not going to be their most pressing concern come 2015.


  21. 30
    Incapable Vince says:

    LibDems. Liberal with your money.


  22. 32
    Gordon Brown says:

    I would give them +0%


  23. 34
    The Public says:

    Teather, I have heard of, but the others are complete non-entities. What a waste of a life in politics.


  24. 39
    Long balls Silver and his goat says:

    Lib Dem as a school teacher, at an “average” school,


  25. 40
    Synic says:

    Are you going to withdraw the whip and chuck these stupid fuckers out Nick? Or are you a gutless wanker like Dave?


  26. 42
    Raving Loon says:

    “I’m proud we put up benefits 5.2% last year”

    You’re proud you took more money from people who are working and gave it to people who are not?

    Utter Huhne of an idividual!


    • 62
      The Libdems says:

      Yes, especially as the people who are working are ofen left with less money to live off than many of the scroungers we bribe for their votes.


  27. 44
    Universal Hiss says:

    George Smith has become my new hate figure. Repellent man.He really should be a lib dem or perhaps a conservative,even a labourite.

    Does anyone care anymore? Is there a fag paper between any of the craven liars?

    The level of debate is pathetic.


  28. 49
    Curious Confucius says:

    What’s happened to Huhne and his Ex.? Is there a sooper dooper injunction on or what?


    • 56
      Chris Huhne says:

      I am a state secret. Can I have a pay-rise?


    • 59
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      If █████ had won an application to dismiss the case, you can bet your boots that we would have heard about it by now. The court would have risen some time ago, 4:30pm at the very latest.

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  29. 51
    A Libdem says:

    Tax the poor. Give us your fucking money.


  30. 53
    Screaming Lord Sutch says:

    What planet do these arse wipes live on?


    • 57
      The Libdems says:

      The planet “Give us your fucking money you plebs. We want to buy some votes off poor people who are better off than you”


      • 70
        Long balls Silver and his goat says:

        we come from mars, they come fon venus searching penis, but lib dems, GAWD KNOWS!


        • 79
          Long balls Silver and his goat says:

          mmm, Sarah. Shacked up with Andrew from Wham these days, just outside Wadebridge, just inside the Corwall border, in a fine farm, I have heard. She used to work in the beeb in that Shepherd’s Bush when young – and says she has some stories to tell.

          A real fine filly – always liked here, she has certainly got female balls.


  31. 61
    We Really Need To Know says:

    Are you SURE those are the photos of the LibDem “insurgents,” or is it possible that those people are the Sixties rockers Spanky & Our Gang?


  32. 63
    Sarah Treacher_Ous says:

    Cant we just all get along?


  33. 63
    O/T Freudian Photo says:

    The inconvenient truth ?


  34. 67
    Sir William says:

    Why not work out a fair and affordable method of re-rating benefits every year, so we don’t have all this angst and posturing?


    • 72
      The Rot Set in with the Corn Laws says:

      Why not remove the incentive for MPs to bribe voters by making recipients of welfare payments ineligible to vote?


    • 78
      Proper Cuts Advice for Wanker Dave says:

      We want them de-rated not re-rated every year. Minus 10% per annum would do just nicely


  35. 69
    Anonymous says:

    David Miliband having a good day in the Commons.


  36. 73
    Hanukkas Bazzokas (A Greek Gentleman) says:

    Why not just cut taxes to encourage more jobs and better paid ones, minimum wage is pointless if it has to be subsidised by tax credits – At the moment their Taxing successful companies to the hilt then use the money to subsidise the likes of Starbucks workers, which then returns pay zilch to the Chancy Liar.


  37. 74
    anon says:

    Outrageous display of bias from comrade emily mattis on the labour broadcasting company just now berating a Lib dem live for voting for a cap on benefits. Communist Hag.


  38. 75
    Liberal Dole says:

    There’s nothing liberal about making people pay more tax or burdening them with more debt in order to pay people to sit on their backsides.


  39. 85
    the rat pack says:

    We will remember them.


    • 94
      Dave the Gutless Tosser says:

      Hey SPADDY — Don’t forget to write the name of this week’s dead soldier in capitals on my P.M.Q. briefing notes — I’ve got to remember to do the thoughts and prayers friends and families never forget him insincerity bollux as usual.


  40. 90
    dick dastardardly mp says:

    So can we have boundary reform in place of the benefit cuts?

    WE know you are tarts. The only question is the price


  41. 95
    2013 is going to be bleak in sunderland as the benefit caps kick in says:

    Sara Teatger is a fat useless cnut who will lose her seat at the next election to a Labour trougher a friend of Abbots whos name I forget.


  42. 99
    Anonymous says:

    Lib Dems like Labour know how to waste your hard in cash.


  43. 103
    All MP's are scum says:

    Nest of vipers


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