January 8th, 2013

Another Dud Labour Spending Call

How many arguments can Labour find themselves on the wrong side of in one day? It looks like they are gearing up to oppose the planned scrapping of the £7m spent on councillor pensions. Hilary Benn is citing European Law in an attempt to delay this blindingly obvious cut. Another one for them to explain on the doorstep: Why does the vested interest of Labour’s councillors lining their pockets come before frontline council services?


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    How many?

    All of them, of course!

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    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    This is a scandalous cut, both my wife and I will lose our councillor’s pensions and will then have to just rely on my MP’s pension and the old age pensions we are already drawing. Typical Tory, I suppose they will give the money to some of their millionaire pals. Boaz.

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    FonyBlair says:

    Do they agree to pay a percentage to Labour funds after they retire by any chance?

    Now where’s that donor register…

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    Hugh Mann-Wright says:

    Get me the European Court of Human Rights and invoice the costs to the Taxpayers.

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    MPs and Doorsteps are a Myth says:

    They won’t have to explain it on the doorstep.

    Despite what MPs say on the Telly the only time they go on the doorstep are the weeks preceding an election. Even today very few peeps behind the door will know about this and come 2015 most of them will have forgotten.

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    Jimmy says:

    Viscount Stansgate Jnr is correct – this is European Law & therefore the Tories cannot cut it.

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    PITA says:

    The MoD don’t pay pension contributions for TA (Army Reserve or whatever )soldiers. Why should councillors get them? Are they not casual labour in the same way?

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    Dumb as fuck but funny as fuck too says:

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    V1le Labour ruined my Country says:

    Typical Labour again, wasting all the money on sponging Northern councillor benefits. When will they learn not to waste money on Northern spongers?

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    Mr Huhne and Mrs Ex Huhne on trial (Press embargo) says:

    Court 6
    U20120475 PRICE Vasiliki & HUNHE Christopher T20127076 SOUTHWARK CROWN COURT CASE For Hearing – Case Started – 11:59


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    Hugh Janus says:

    Like the ‘modernisation grant’ for the bloodsucking unions – public money finds its way back to Liebour coffers. I think it’s called recycling….

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    Hugh Janus says:

    There’s nothing quite as casual as a Liebour councillor.

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    Twat Watch says:

    I wish guido would disable the embed youtube facility. What the fuck has this vid to do with the post?

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    Hugh Janus says:

    Although on reflection I can think of several of our non-Liebour county councillors who went native years ago and are only there for themselves.

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    People are strange іn theіr methods of selectіng prіorіtіes.

    For example, they wіll not want to be a passenger іn a car when the drіver has had a beer but they wіll happіly vote for polіtіcіans who wіll spend every penny there іs and, not content wіth that, borrow even more to blow on some extravagance that wіll never see any return.

    As long as they do not decіde how І have to lіve, or that І have to pay for іt, then best of luck to them because they are goіng to need іt.

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    I don't want to share the same air as the meddling Edinburgh Socialist dogshite says:

    Labour’s vested interests have always come first and always will.

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    █████ ██████ says:

    I petition the court to dismiss this case on the grounds of maladministration. The case started at 11.59 – It was due to be heard NOT BEFORE 12.00

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    VoteUkip says:

    Should they be allowed to waste it on millions of southern scroungers?

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    A W_G says:

    Thanks, we’re not all spongers.


    A Northern higher rate tax payer (yes I know, we’re as rare as a caucasian in London!)

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    Is this a Prescottian-type return to the traditions of aristocracy?

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    Applecart says:

    Quite. And if a canvasser comes across a person with political opinions other than their own on the doorstep, they are trained to wind up the conversation immediately and move on to a less opinionated voter’s house. In fact these canvassers appear to be little more than opinion pollsters. If you’re lucky enough to have one ring your doorbell (and I’ve had just one in 17 years prior to a local election) ask a question regarding their party’s stance and apart from an official PR sentence you will have read in your newspaper yourself in previous weeks, you will find their knowledge on the subject concerned ends there. In short I found I was 50 times more informed about the issue I wanted to discuss than they were. They’re simply doorstep robots programmed with minimal knowledge.

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    Crumpet says:

    Even though I hate Thatcher, I must admit she wasn’t bad looking as a young woman. I’d have given her one.


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    Dumb as fuck but funny as fuck too says:

    On topic enough?

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    Pawn Sandwich says:

    Big difference between a Gordon Brown “investment” and putting your money in a shoebox under the bed. The money in the shoebox lost 25% of its value due to the £ v other major currencies but was still worth more after his term as chancellor than any of Gordon’s so called “investments”.

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    Pawn Sandwich says:

    If that happened in an African country it would be called corruption.

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    bergen says:

    O/T did anyone else hear a brief report on Today that the Met Office had sharply decreased its forecast of global warming for the next few years. It doesn’t seem to be on the BBC website or anywhere else.

    I thought they were forbidden to make such reports since the 28gate seminar.

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    fascism lite says:

    Oh yeah, that IS right Jimmy, unelected fuckwits can now impose any law they like upon us and we can’t chuck the fuckers out. We must all be grateful for the wisdom and might of the EUSSR!!

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    melvin says:

    Canvassers are not supposed to enter political arguments – that is for the candidate to engage in.

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    It’s land and guns, I’m afraid.

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    What’s a cork Asian, innit? Is you being wacist Bruv?

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    Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

    Hasn’t Guido gone along in person to watch?

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    Plus fags, booze and pills – legal and illegal. Instant financial karma!

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    Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

    12:15 Adjourn for luncheon.

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    The Conjoined twins Dave and Nick says:

    We have a mandate!

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    Viscount Stansgate Jnr AND snr are both cu.nts, and I’m looking forward to ignoring both their obituaries.


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    The Conjoined twins Dave and Nick says:

    Ought to say we are only joined at the arsehole.

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    perv watch says:

    Looks like Schrödinger’s cat has found another moniker.

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    Up The Queen! says:

    It is not like the Old Bat’s looks would have stopped a clock in HER day, either:

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    Got a new crayon says:

    I heard that on the beeb “news”24 channel this morning about 6:30. I was kinda hoping for a refund

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    This is the scum in our midst says:

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    A Scotch MP says:

    The Porridge is expensive mind.

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    a non says:

    Scrambled threads Guido????

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    The Lost Post says:

    Where did the council pay off post go to?

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    This is the scum in our midst says:

    If he’s got 7 degrees, I’m Neil Armstrong.

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    Diane Abbott says:

    I demand to know why there is no black pudding?

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    The Lost Post says:

    Never mind. I can see that the comments on this thread started off as replies to the council post but that post has now become the breakfast post.

    Scrambled posts anyone?

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    Labour bashing has gone into top gear says:

    Sod a Cumberland sausage – I find a Lincolnshire one much more tasty, oh yes. And less trickier to gobble.

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    Ah! Monika 2013 +1 says:

    Mark Watts ‏@MarkWatts_1
    Exaro reveals how NUM’s Derbyshire branch pays £80,000 per year each of to two top officials but has only four members. http://www.exaronews.com/articles/4784/num-branch-with-4-members-pays-80k-per-year-to-top-officials

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    another says:

    No mention On Guido or Neo’s twitter account.
    Is it another ‘spotted wick’ failing

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    Labour bashing has gone into top gear says:

    WHAT??? no corn flakes?

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    rufus says:

    “What’s a cork Asian, innit?”

    A cork Asian ” is a floating voter, innit?

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    Legal Eagle says:

    Back at 3.30.

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    What AGW? says:

    Tallbloke discovered the METs downgrade of AGW 3 days ago. Needless to say the MET and the government have kept quiet about this bombshell as there is no longer any need for green taxes, windmills and a Climate change department at the MET or the IPCC.


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    Early to bed says:

    Finish at 3.45

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    Ah! Monika 2013 +1 says:

    Bet. The 4 members will be full-time Pilgrims.

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    C.W. Post says:

    Post Gr*ape-Nuts for breakfast, anyone?

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    Postal Votes are Labour Loo Paper says:

    Typical liebor scumbags propping up their shitty party at the expense of taxpayers

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    The Bishop of Arsebandits says:

    Man dates seem to be de riguer these days!

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    Labour bashing has gone into top gear says:

    Offtopic? Maybe,

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    Labour bashing has gone into top gear says:

    Postal votes? Proof lad, proof, you silly sod.

    Drama queen hysterical DM eater.

    As Gwyn Thomas said about his landlady when he was in Oxford in the early 1930’s – “She talkes to me as if her head is stuffed full of DMs”

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    Fanks Bruv! You is well wikkid!

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    Labour bashing has gone into top gear says:

    I am four degrees, I believe, west of Greenwich meridian, longutudinally. And nothing to do with Prince Charles.

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    Rats says:

    Bloody funny,but sadly true

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    Rats says:

    Another wingeing muslim on the prowling the streets for some kiddy fiddling
    7 degrees my arse,he can hardly talk

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    Applecart says:

    Just as well. They seem too thick. As for candidates, well you never ever see them round here

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    Rats says:

    missed out “make”

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    Katya says:

    Don’t forget your Russian FSB pension. Handy.

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    Bugalugs says:

    More cheap Chinese tat then?

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    Bugalugs says:

    So really they are just mobile call centres.

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    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    Jesus Christ, do councillors get pensions? In my day it was seen as voluntary work that people did out of a sense of commitment to their community and vanity. I never realised the bastards got pensions. What for?

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    18 Postal votes per bedsit says:

    I guess he got his ‘degrees’ (including his doctorate – thesis – “how to successfully parisitise a host population”) in the same place that certain Councillors purchase those lovely postal votes.

    7 degree @ 3 yrs per degree = 28 years plus 5 years for a Phd + 31/2 yrs on the dole = 34.5 years without a job. Just about time to retire and write all those academic books and take up a visiting professorship. I wonder if he has been saving for his pension or does he expect me to pay that as well?

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    18 Postal votes per bedsit says:

    Oh a rse I cannot add up….29 1/2 years. Shows I have not got 7 degrees


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    Anonymous says:

    When the old man gave up his title he forgot to give up the trappings of aristocracy i.e. the house in Holland Park and the manor house in Essex

    Stinking left wing hypocrite

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    Decomposition, by any other name, would sweeten his odo’r.
    Yet too softly doth the scythe descend, and far too slow.

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