January 14th, 2013

Balls’ Financial Slip

Showing a characteristic display of financial carelessness, the Shadow Chancellor is literally throwing his money about. A co-conspirator passed Guido a paying-in slip for £6,500 that was dropped on the ground by Ed Balls last week, it got the Guy News team digging. Especially as Balls had been spotted before paying in similar amounts that do not match anything in the Register of Members Interests. Team Balls argue he was simply transferring his money between his building society savings account and his current account to deal with his personal deficit. With cheques. Guido would recommend online banking, safer and secure. Balls has always been so reckless when it comes to banks and money…


331 Comments

  1. 1
    Prescott's chipolata says:

    Fool

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  2. 2
    Raving Loon says:

    Who uses cheques anyway?

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  3. 3
    London Cabbie says:

    Balls runs deficit shock horror. Well he has had enough fucking practice.

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  4. 4
    Expenses Fraud says:

    How come a Yorkshire MP with a Taxpayer funded Yorkshire house is banking in London?

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  5. 5
    Anonymous says:

    Who was the cheque issued by?

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  6. 6
    Four-eyed English Genius says:

    “Balls has always been so reckless when it comes to money…”

    But, normally, other peoples’ money!

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  7. 8
    Suzanne Moore says:

    It’s for his gender re-assignment

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  8. 10
    Doctor Frasier Crane here, you are all just brit perverts says:

    And George O stands up in Parliament and says he doesn’t understand where all the money has gone, under his watch.

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  9. 11
    Spineless Dave Worst PM in history says:

    Fuckin back hander if you ask me !

    “They are all in it together ” does this have to be reported to the authorities
    as it’s over £5000 ?

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  10. 12
    Balls is a SKIVER not a Striver says:

    How come a Yorkshire MP with a Taxpayer funded Yorkshire house is banking in London?

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  11. 13

    Who did Hohwn get on today?

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  12. 14
    Tachybaptus says:

    Why should he worry? It’s only our money, and he can get more.

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  13. 15
    Nurse says:

    The cheque that Ed Balls has been so careless with would pay the salary for a junior nurse for almost half a year before tax.

    http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/working-in-the-nhs/pay-and-benefits/agenda-for-change-pay-rates/

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    • 57
      jingle jangle says:

      now then now then now then!!!???!!!

      uggggeeeeyaaaaaa!

      uggggeeeeeyaaaaaaa!

      wots been appenin’ now then now then now then, come sit on me lap.

      now then now them now then, as it appen’s, nursey nurse

      now then now then now then now then now then!!!???!!!

      uggggeeeeyaaaaaa!

      uggggeeeeeyaaaaaaa!

      uggggeeeeyaaaaaa!

      uggggeeeeeyaaaaaaa!

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    • 250
      CarryHole is a Dismal Hunt says:

      OR Buy 6500 copies of Hello magazine which boils down to roughly the same thing…

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  14. 17
    Desperate Dan says:

    But when he was spotted before paying in £6,000 it was cash that time.

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  15. 19
    Dogs breath says:

    I’m sure they are all at it.

    George Osborne promoted dodging anything that moved in his previous life.

    I’m sure he has bank accounts under all the women’s names he’s took drugs with.

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    • 74
      School Master says:

      “he’s took drugs with”? Dear me, Mr Grammar seems to have deserted us today doesn’t he! Try again nicely please.

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  16. 20
    The savant10.4 highway patrol says:

    When his aides say. Switching from one account to another are they talking labuan to london perchance ??

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  17. 21
    Ed Moribund says:

    I promise an in – in referendum when I’m PM in 2015.

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    • 32
      Losers lost, Leaders we don't have says:

      I believe we had one of those referendums in 1974, when they were calling the EU the EEC, same lies by same liars, same threats by same media.

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  18. 22
    Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin ( Member in absentia ) says:

    Now you know why we had to nationalise RBS – to save the Balls’ £ millions.

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  19. 23
    Mrs. Ball-Scooper, TRIPLE FLIPPER says:

    £ 6,500.00 Is that all you claimed this month ?

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  20. 27
    Spineless Dave Worst PM in history says:

    So all these Muslim terrorists in Mali are the remnants of the Libyan army !
    so let me get this straight now
    Who was it that removed the Libyan regime from power
    Ah yes i remember now It was Dave and the EU Dwarf Shortarsey
    so i would imagine their EU masters have told them in no uncertain terms that this is their mess and they must sort it out
    So how long before we do have British “Boots on the ground”
    Easy as soon as the first French body bags start arriving in Gay Paree
    You have my “Cast iron guarantee”
    that British troops will not be used , until the French say they have had enough

    About a month then !

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    • 31
      R.U.Shaw says:

      A month ? That long ?!

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    • 33
      Spineless Dave Worst PM in history says:

      As we speak an extraordinary meeting of EU foreign ministers has been called for next week to discuss this urgent matter
      And to work out plans to train Mali troops
      Now Who do you think will get that role ?
      yes us

      Get the body bags ordered !

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    • 46
      EU Watch says:

      Some are Libyan army, and some of their equipment is from Libya as well.

      However, a lot of the Libya connection is just propaganda.

      This mob have been building for a while. A lot are from Iraq, Egypt, Pakistan, Afghanistan etc. etc. etc.

      This will be primarily a French f*** up to fix though as one would suspect that some are very pi$$ed off about their funding of the loonies in Syria not keeping the loonies in Syria. And others have an issue with their approach to assistance in CAR.

      UK’s hands are relatively clean here. Assisting Mali government with training would be the right thing to do, but one does not see how we can profit from that unless something is done to get the arms industry running properly again.

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    • 62
      Sir William says:

      They are supposedly foreign mercenaries recruited by Gaddafi when he found that his countrymen wouldn’t give him the time of day. In fact, Gaddafi had already armed them, as he was planning to make trouble in Mali, as he did in Chad in the 1980s before the Chadians handed him his ass on a plate (with some help from the French).

      Now we have a large number of well-armed desert-dwellers at a loose end. Add some hate-filled mullahs and simmer……

      What would you do? Let them take over and then try to sort it out?

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      • 128
        green ink says:

        quite right Sir Will…its not as if they’re just sitting around having a beer and a bbq and they need sorting out sooner rather than later.

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      • 310
        Cantankerous old git says:

        As with all the other conflicts like this, we should let the thing go on as long as possible and only intervene to make sure neither side gets the upper hand. It’s an unfortunate fact that when the followers of a certain evil, anti-democratic religion are busy killing each other they pay less attention to trying to kill non-followers of their pervy prophet.

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  21. 29
    RED ED MILLIONAIREBAND says:

    If this had been a Tory, I would have demanded a full, over-arching, independent, judge-led inquiry.

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  22. 34
    Joss Taskin says:

    Why has he gone to Nat West/RBS in Highbury & Islington ?

    His Constituency is in West Yorks. and his place of ‘work’ is in Westminster ?????

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  23. 36
    Dick Scratcher says:

    Anyone know which senior Tory Carol Vorderman is dating? Lucky bastard.

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  24. 37
    the poor bloody tax-payer says:

    it was a gift – yer honour

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  25. 38
    wink wink says:

    keep digging

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  26. 39
    Dick Scratcha says:

    Anyone know which senior Tory Carol Vorderman is dating? Lucky bastard.

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  27. 40
    Fistal Cliff says:

    Have I been arrested yet?

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  28. 41

    Karima el-Mahroug.

    Don’t know why I said that really…

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    • 156
      Mornington Crescent says:

      I do, Cat. :-)

      Oooh, she reminds me of a former colleague – ma p’tite Beurette, Nadia.

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      • 175

        Yes. I do as well. I had one of those once. A bit slimmer but freaking gorgeous. One of three sisters. I wanted to have them all but never quite succeeded in that ambition. But she tried to help me get there! Married a dentist eventually. He was used to pulling I suppose… :-)

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  29. 42
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    Dunno ’bout this one; I’m guessing that Mr Balls may have been told to make deposits in person in order to ascertain that, in fact, he is the one doing the depositing lest there be any confusion down the line. Why he’d be carrying around a cheque for that amount is another story. How many cheques does he write that he needs to cover that sort of amount? Jeez Louise, unless he’s maxed out all his and Yvette’s credit cards, you’d think he’d pay with plastic, as it’s all going on expenses anyway– wait, what am I saying? This is Ed Balls– maxing out credit cards and bouncing cheques, why would something like that not surprise me?

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  30. 43
    Spineless Dave Worst PM in history says:

    I would just like to say to all the people displaced by the Mali conflict !

    “You are ALL Welcome to settle in Britain ”
    bring your friends , bring your family Hell you can even bring your goats just
    just hop on one of our planes to France (when we get them to work ),mosey on down to Calais ,and hop on a ferry You will be welcomed with open arms by our friendly customs staff who will point you in the direction of the nearest benefit agency , they in turn will find you a vacant mansion with more than enough rooms for your many children and animals , we will then give you wads of money and food vouchers because once you are here you must not work
    you must stay at home and breed so as to keep the EU Britain erosion programme on target

    Toodle pip , must fly , (but not on one of those rickety old Hercules transporters) FUCK THAT !

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    • 80
      V1le Labour ruined my Country says:

      Yes every Country in the world, if you want to get rid of your criminals and other assorted scum send them to the UK. They’ll get free housing loads of welfare and be welcomed with open arms by our political class scum.

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    • 100
      All Pine Cus In says:

      Yes and we will concrete over our green and pleasant land to build new houses and mosques for you, all paid for by extra taxes on those working scum English men and women, and by reductions in pensions for brave pensioners who fought to keep this country free and sovereign. You are welcome, pls also bring as many dependants as you can, as our health service and schools are crying out for more immigrants. But only if you vote for Conlablib… Wink wink … Were all the same with the same EU pay master… Wink wink…

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  31. 44
    Doctor Frasier Crane here, you are all just brit perverts says:

    Got to post this sometime, and is as good as anytime, my nates son attempt to be a pop star about ten years ago.

    What a complete and utter mess, no records were forthwith, as you can see here in one of their live gigs – christ what a disaster on a dancefloor.

    fuck, they’ve gone. arsebreath google youtubby bought.

    Here he is anyway,

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  32. 47
    rebekah aka nellnewman says:

    That’ll be a cheque for his weekly food and travel expenses no doubt! Paid for courtesy of us the taxpayer!

    I do hope labour keep this twerp with his, off with the fairies, neo-classic endogenous theory of economics as chancellor. His presence proves beyond doubt that labour have no serious policies for dealing with the deficit or UK finances.

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  33. 49
    rebekah aka nellnewman says:

    Note from kinnochio to edballs – ‘come and see me urgently – your weekly expense claims are pitiful – I’ll show you how to do better’!

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  34. 54
    Gaston says:

    My Dear Balls,

    What the pluperfect hell are you doing by claiming to be transferring funds between your accounts by means of a personal cheque? I have never heard of such nonsense.

    Yours
    Gordon Brown MP

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    • 56
      rebekah aka nellnewman says:

      I think it’s highly unusual – he goes to a buildiing society nowhere near where he lives or works obtains a cheque for £6500 and then travels across London to pay it personally into a bank.

      Cheques are long since a thing of the past – this man who would be chancellor has not heard of internet banking – unless of course the cheque was not from his own building society account but from someone else!!

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      • 70
        Gordon Brown's Greatest Fan says:

        The picture of the cheques is indistinct but it looks more like a building society equivalent of bank draft rather than a personal cheque which would be an odd way of transferring funds between Balls’ accounts, not least because it would cost him to do it.

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  35. 58
    Co-op Bank says:

    Lefties should bank with us. We only invest in workers’ co-operatives, solar windmills, cruelty-free tofu farms and vegan sandal factories.

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  36. 60
    Doctor Frasier Crane here, you are all just brit perverts says:

    .
    .
    .
    Money is water – sometimes it flows, but often not.
    One#s to have it often drown, in the whirlpool caven.
    When it is removed, they panic, as an arm cut off.
    Sell their souls say look at me, then work for the beeb.

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  37. 67
    Theresa May says:

    What’s all this trouble in Bali?

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  38. 72
    Jimmy says:

    Righties are so classy.

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    • 75

      It is a class struggle.

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      • 82
        rebekah aka nellnewman says:

        Well not for labour SC they gave up supporting the real working classes when bliar got himself elected in ’98 or was it ’97.

        labour only now support the welfare benefit class.

        At the moment the tories aren’t sure who they support but it isn’t we pensioners, taxpayers or folks who are fed up with the EU.

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    • 77
      rebekah aka nellnewman says:

      Let’s try these phrases ‘ ball is so classy’ – ‘balls is economically savvy’ – ‘balls is an economic genius equal to his old mentor brown’ – ‘balls is a vote winner as the next Chancellor of the UK’

      Do you think any of those phrases have resonance with the majority of the UK electorate?

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      • 84
        Jimmy says:

        Only one way to find out.

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        • 93
          Tachybaptus says:

          Dear deluded Jimmy, I know several faithful Labour voters who say that Balls makes their flesh creep whenever they see him on television.

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        • 96

          Already been done, old bean…

          Not many people know this but McBroon had a hole in his back, about halfway up, and Balls used to pull his levers with his hand suitably embedded.

          Let’s face it, someone who had studied the Labour party would not know what endogenous meant, would they? Lefties don’t make anything tangible.

          *So it was not Brown, it was Balls*

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          • Jimmy says:

            Neo-endogenous as I recall.

            Obviously there will always be those who prefer their economics in the form of Home Ec analogies.

            And yes, his surname is indeed amusing, and yet the last bearer of the surname to attain high office found that ditching it did not in fact stop people laughing at him.

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          • rebekah aka nellnewman says:

            Err Jimmy – there is nothing about ed balls that is amusing. His take on economics is scary – his grasp of finance is negligible and his ability to budget is non-existent.

            This man should not be allowed anywhere near money!!

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          • You are talking of George Brown no doubt, Jimmy.

            Lord George Brown in fact.

            Did you really rate Brown and Wilson? (Harold had the fleetest brain of any Labour prime minister that I can remember – still no good though – inflation – and, no, I did not throw a street party when he died.)

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          • the old dufflebag says:

            politics was too cliched in what was actually said and achieved by the great socialist leaders of the past…great central equality clauses lost in imlementation from Callaghan onwards and dissolved completely by Gordon Brown.

            of all socialist leaders in memory Blair was the only real gamechanger but
            that was seen to be in window dressing the new labour brand in ’97.

            The underlying flaws remain.

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          • Jimmy says:

            SC,

            Wilson before my time really. As for Brown yes but less so as PM which was a promotion too far, although his successor makes him look far better.

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          • @Jimmy

            Then you are rather younger than I took you for. But your analysis of Brown and Mili seems fair and consistent with my views… but possibly for different reasons. Interesting, isn’t it? Life.

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          • rebekah aka nellnewman says:

            Hardly Jimmy. Nothing could make brown look good even sooty as PM would have been an improvement on gordon!! Most incompetent, corrupt, backstabbing PM ever!!

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    • 78
      Red Egg Millitit... says:

      Yer and lefties are such self abusers!!

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  39. 76
    Red Egg Millitit... says:

    Balls…Balls… Balls….. a finger of fudge up yer bum and give yourself a treat….. hunt !!

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  40. 83
    Spineless Dave Worst PM in history says:

    Trouble a’th Mill
    Cameron loses vote on boundary changes by 300 to 231 in the lords
    due to the Glib Dumbs all voting against the gov Ha Ha Ha

    Bring on the Leadership challenge

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    • 89
      rebekah aka nellnewman says:

      I do agree with some of what you’re saying but I must take you to task over this ‘spineless dave worst pm in history’ moniker.

      I have no problem with the ‘spineless dave’ bit. He’s been massively disappointing as a leader of the tory party.

      But the ‘worst pm in history’ bit is just plain wrong. Beyond doubt the worst PM in history is gordon. He was just plain awful and no-one before him , including chamberlain, and cameron after him, could ever match his awful record!!!

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      • 91
        Tachybaptus says:

        Though Lord North is a strong runner.

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      • 122
        Neville Chamberlain says:

        I was actually a half-decent Chancellor of the Exchequer, you know. Britain was recovering much better from the Depression than was the US under FDR’s New Deal. I was able to renegotiate the war debt, and I was able to get rearmament into the Budget (although that would come to bite me when it ended up being insufficient to the task at hand in trying to go up against Germany, thanks in no small part to my trying to make nicey-nicey with Labour, who said I was a warmonger– ME!).
        The difference between me and Gordon Brown is that it was only as PM that I really sucked.

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      • 151
        Pierce Organ says:

        Not so much spineless but why is he so exercised about gay marriage which most of us don’t give a toss about, HS2 which is of doubtful benefit and clamping down on the dead tree press. There are other issues and I’m not thinking of the EU because if anybody thinks all our troubles will be over by getting out they will be sadly disappointed. What is going on in the middle east is much more to worry about in the longer term.

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    • 90
      Tachybaptus says:

      Bring on Prime Minister Ed Minibat, more likely.

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  41. 86
    Doctor Frasier Crane here, you are all just brit perverts says:

    I can’t get enough of English cock up my botty.

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  42. 95
    Spineless Dave Worst PM in history says:

    Breaking news The World Police at the Pentagon have voted to give Military support to the French in Mali

    Here We Go Again for the next 10 years !

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  43. 98
    EU Watch says:

    Interesting developments involving Gazprom / Europe…

    http://bigstory.ap.org/article/gazproms-eu-partners-anxious-price-cuts

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  44. 102
    Owen Jones says:

    Mervyn King had doubts over Cameron and Osborne Totally out of their Depth http://gu.com/p/2ya2k/tw Moody’s, Fitch, S&P,and Guido Fawkes share the same doubts

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    • 107
      rebekah aka nellnewman says:

      the superior mervyn king? gordon’s stooge? disses cameron and osborne?

      ++++laugh++++

      That’s like the superior bliar claiming to know best in the middle east isn’t it?

      Where do these lefties get their misplaced arrogance from?

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      • 161
        Keb@b says:

        F’uck me nell there’s no stopping you is there??!!

        On and on and on and on and so self assured!!

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        • 169
          rebekah aka nellnewman says:

          The self assured sweetie are mervyn king, ed balls, prezza, bliar, the militwits, the kinnochios , mandy , gordon the moron, not to mention alycampbell et al.

          Do tell – how much money have these worthless people leached out of us taxpayers?

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          • Vote UKIP says:

            Just to remind the left wing nut jobs that it was the incompetent Labour party who created the economic mess this country is in today. True the Tories haven’t done a whole lot better but you can’t argue with the facts and denying facts makes these loony Labour apologists just seem totally stupid.

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      • 267
        A Leftie says:

        > Where do these lefties get their misplaced arrogance from?

        Because we think we know best.

        Oh, we’ll peddle the smear that “Tories think they are born to rule” but actually it’s the left who want to regulate everything because only we know best.

        And anything we don’t agree with, we’ll jeer and smear and shut down the debate.

        Don’t like the governments policy on welfare? Just keep shouting “they are demonising the unemployed” rather than engage in any intelligent debate. Our brethern will parrot it to their mates and they’ll all go out and vote Labour wihout a second thought.

        Just listen to our wonderful supporters in the audience on Question Time howling down anything we don’t want others to hear!

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  45. 103
    Officer Dibble says:

    Why would a busy MP and Shadow Chancellor pay it in himself ?

    Surely a man in his position would have advisers, party staff and interns to take care of that sort of mundane office admin.

    Unless maybe he didn’t want anyone else to know about the £6,500…

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    • 108
      rebekah aka nellnewman says:

      Hmmm – it probably means he’s not very busy – maybe militwit doesn’t allow him to get too involved in finance policy in case his extreme and unworkable views end up in print damaging the labour opposition.

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    • 129
      (I don't need no doctor) says:

      Maybe it’s his millionaires payment from the government.

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    • 131
      Tay King-dePisse says:

      N-a-a-h-h. Yvette couldn’t be arsed to do it. She told him, do it, or no “lasagna” tonight. Ed B’s probably too “whipped” to disagree with her.

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  46. 112
    Spineless Dave Worst PM in history says:

    Breaking news Banks will deffer payment of bonuses till after April to take full advantage of George Osbornes lower top rate of tax !

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  47. 123
    Parallel Universes are here and now says:

    bluddy boring fucks psating in my old name.

    What is wrong with these tories?

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  48. 127
    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    If Balls and Cooper are on say 65k each and get child credits etc., and earning that amounts still does not make them rich (Marr’s + other medias words), then how can he possibly afford to keep saving 6,500 and similar amounts.
    Doesn’t it just show up labours hypocrisy.

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    • 140
      rebekah aka nellnewman says:

      I doubt ed and yvette save anything. They strike me as one of those couples who, however much they earn, they are always in debt!!

      It’s a labour thing – complete inability to live within one’s means!!

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    • 142
      old SHEP says:

      Suspicious amount, £6,500 as it’s neatly rounded up, ongoing standing order for services rendered? (and I don’t mean re-pointing the chimney stack).

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  49. 153
    rebekah aka nellnewman says:

    It’s quite telling that most of us transfer modest amounts of money ie £10’s or a couple of hundred between accounts to keep things properly balanced over a month or two but mp’s like bullyballs move cheque’s of £6500 at a time!!

    And folks like prezza and the kinnochios , not to mention mandy and bliar, no doubt move even larger sums of unexplained money on a regular basis, despising the likes of the balls’ for their lack of ambition.

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    • 162
      rebekah aka nellnewman says:

      Financial ambition of course!

      I’m thinking that cleggie and his ambitious wife are currenty planning their move to the EU when cleggie becomes an EU commissioner , always supposing we don’t leave the eu.

      OMG how rich they are going to become!! This of course is what the kinnochios found!!

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    • 165
      old SHEP says:

      I think the telling fact nell is that they are walking around with their pockets stuffed with bank account paying in slips for £££’s that drift unnoticed (by them) down to the pavement like Autumn leaves.

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  50. 158
    Parallel Universes are here and now says:

    20p for a moob wank, 50p for a blow job minus false teeth.

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  51. 168
    Parallel Universes are here and now says:

    I had this bint in the back of my Mini Traveller once, she called herself sally the sheep back then though. Tidy!

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    • 185
      Willy warmers about says:

      oh sod orf

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    • 194
      Willy warmers about says:

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      • 225
        Spineless Dave Worst PM in history says:

        No that really was a sheep called Sally you Welsh tit What the fuck has this or indeed any other of your inane clips got to do with politics ?

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        • 328
          Last time Oliver tried horse, he was shagging 'is misses says:

          point I was making you spare part prick, that are tory people stealing my free name and using it.

          I could complain, and say cross check across ips, but I couldn’t give a fuck, it’s a free world.

          And by the way, the second Alizee is my one posted, much better I think, with her la francais butt going back and fore, when she was 19 in annes 2001.

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      • 253
        Frustrated Lesbian says:

        Thank you…I needed that!

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  53. 176
    Muzzie Watch says:

    Radical UK Uni’s ?

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/9796681/Extremists-attend-more-than-200-university-events.html

    If they could pry the students out of the bars and get them studying something they would actually be doing us a favour…

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  54. 181
    Steve Webb (who?) says:

    Dave asked me if I could help him lose the next election so I introduced an absolute bollocks of pension reform. It’s a guaranteed vote-loser.

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    Propaganda Gyroscope says:

    Interesting article:

    http://english.pravda.ru/society/anomal/14-01-2013/123470-third_reich_witches-0/

    Not what this is hinting at….

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    rebekah aka nellnewman says:

    So what was bullyballs doing with that £6500 – is he gambling online? is he spending willnilly on the nothings of life like he did with our money when he was in government ? is he buying luxuries, 5 star travel, fancy cars which was what davemiliband was doing in the foreign office?

    What is bullyballs doing with his money? Would be useful to know how good , or not, he is at managing his own before we decide in 2015 whether he’s capable of managing ours for us!

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      Balls Bank says:

      GBP 6.5k is not a lot of cash – perhaps enough to pay for a solicitor retainer, post bail, could go on several different types of nice cruise for that as well, pay some builders to finish some concreting in the basement, who knows ?

      Really it is no ones business – he was just transferring money between accounts.

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        Gordon the Medicated says:

        GBP £6.5bn is not a lot of cash – perhaps enough to pay for a small constituency to build an aircraft carrier, or maybe the cost of a PFI Hospital.
        I bought Northern Rock with your money for only a quarter of £6bn. Could start several small wars as well. Maybe bribe those Irish MPs with an airport to vote yes to my defeated 42 days detention bill. Or buy half an NHS computer system that doesn’t work. Or..anyone remember that gold I was having a big SALE on?

        Really it is no ones business. Especially not yours. Its just money that I pissed away for no good reason..but it grows on trees so who gives a toss. – It was just sitting in the surplus account doing nothing. So I spent it.

        And I’d do it again.

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      Casual Observer says:

      Really it is no ones business – he was just transferring money between accounts.

      This probably is crossing the privacy line a little :-)

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      Concerned Voter says:

      Can we have someone ask in the house if Peter Mandelbum has a dungeon for the purposes of torturing small animals and children ?

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        rebekah aka nellnewman says:

        I’d rather a question be asked in the HoC or HoL – how mandy came by his £millions and his milion pund houses!!

        I sort of know of course – it’s exactly the same way that the kinnochios came by their £millions – all to do with the EU – how to leach £100k’s in eu pensions and who you know and who can ‘help’ etc!!

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      Arse fuck for freedom says:

      He’s taken a leaf out of George’s book – a couple of lines and a faceful of black minge

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    Care in the Community says:

    We seem to have lost contact with several of our patients recently.

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    David Minibanana says:

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    David Minibanana says:

    Googling ‘ YouTube Do you really know Ed Balls’ tells you all you need to know.

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    Willy warmers about says:

    Mummy says I must take her clothes off now and put them back in her wardrobe, it’s night night time. Hopefully she’ll give me a good spanking before I go sleep sleeps.

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    Labour Clwyd Councillor says:

    Labour’s economic successes

    [img]http://25.media.tumblr.com/fa2f4510770f0b80244c763f1a49c153/tumblr_mgf4tq3mxd1qc3z40o1_1280.png[/img]

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      rebekah aka nellnewman says:

      ‘Labour’s economic successes’

      ++++++Laugh++++++

      I’m sorry but that has to be the biggest nonsense statement of all time!

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

        You’re all still paying for Libor’s ‘economic successes’. So will your children and their children and their….

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    old SHEP says:

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    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

    STICKS FINGERS IN EARS, LOUDLY SINGING LA-LA-LA-LA-LA

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      not a machine says:

      Says somthing about the OECD calculator and paying the bill, when your debt equals your GDP , still in relative terms as mexican standoffs go , I suppose its good news .

      got to admitt that a woman did a better job , than any man since Maggie left office !

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    EU Watch says:

    Ok – Mali intervention.

    ECOWAS were meant to be handling this with the UN:

    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2013/01/2013112105642780974.html

    It was capturing Konna which tipped the balance for intervention. Bamako (the capital) would likely have been next. Still not outside bounds of possibility though if AQIM have the numbers and can go around the French…

    Resolution 2085 (2012) is the authorization:

    http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs//2012/sc10870.doc.htm

    Action is meant to be in coordination with the EU (not just France…), and no where does it really authorize bombing and ground forces campaign except in coordination with AU forces.

    France lost at least one plane already, so I think their forces may be done by about April if they continue engaging like this.

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    not a machine says:

    I am trying not to get into too much of a flap of if or not the PMs EU speech is just an advancement of the unequivacle maybe line , he as adopted and those in the cabinet have not dare veer from . You may disagree and see it as a bit of smack in the face after all the election campaign , my view is it is his choice on the back of his own actions and beliefs , If his giblets of destiny and those that advise him , are blind (let alone unable to quantify) what he believes is the EU , he will have made such a terrible decision that he will have to see the consequences of , as good as his intellect of his career is.

    Would he have been better leading a much stiffer EU campiagn early on (rather than this drain away of both members and opinion) ? is an interesting question , one that hopefully has an answer of Friday.

    It is logical to me that he has to say what he has to say , wether it be the final ostricisation of the eurosceptics , or the realisation that the EU is stuffed and run by idiots , who have got ecnomics totally wrong . After that sinks in we should think then about what we should do , I dont think you can attack a pre speech , I am sure he knows the gravity of what he wants to say , he has played it along with certain skill , he has hopefully the proper facts at his finger tips , the job he holds is that one which he has to do these things.

    I am not pannicked by any pro EU ecnomic rubbish argument , by the time the socialist debt crisis has finsihed its work , that will be in tatters in my view
    they lose evidentially and by long betrayal .
    if its not to my eurosceptic liking then , I think on from that moment , my analysis of why he chose that path is done , and I reach for the sheet of blank paper and start thinking about the interim to elections and then working on what comes to pass , and future elections .

    I had noticed that Ed isnt saying much , so we have a bit of ghosting on about Labour winning if eurosceptics kick off permanently , which is all part of the game . I am not bothered by the ganging up of the soft line , it wont matter , as it wont be a cure to the EUs problems and that is by no means a done deal , on where it will fail .

    We may be abit tired , a bit hoarse , abit perplexed but I dont believe we are wrong to want , our sovereignty and with it an end to the determinations of EU socialism .

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      EU Watch says:

      Review:

      Resolution 2085 (2012) is the authorization:

      http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs//2012/sc10870.doc.htm

      Do you think the EU is capable of doing any of that ?

      If yes, it’s viable. If no, it’s an out vote.

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        not a machine says:

        looking at what is fermenting in the UK let alone on that resolution , it isnt the sole reason I want out , but good enough for me , it will only continue , they dont even make an effort to stop it .

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          EU Watch says:

          We are agreed I think on out: The EU could not itself meet any of those simple requirements on the resolution, hence to all intents and purposes is useless.

          Working together, but not under the auspices of the EU, France, Germany, Britain and the US can though and could produce a very well trained AU force easily and maintain good relations abroad.

          I think that essentially defines what should be happening next.

          The Syria situation is another example where the EU fails, but independent states working together should be fine.

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          • not a machine says:

            By the looks of it , arms left libya for another gold braid military eutopia attempt , I dont quite buy into the alki aida line just yet as they dont seem to able to name the leader …..ghaddafi by any chance

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          • EU Watch says:

            Be careful with the ‘all the arms are from Libya’ line – that is a little bit of dis-information only partly true.

            A lot of the arms down there were left behind from WWII (mainly Italian stuff dumped as they retreated).

            The more modern stuff has come in from all over. A lot of it from Egypt, Pakistan, Afghanistan etc. !ran has been trading in bullets down there to get around sanctions, hence a lot of the ammo is !ranian.

            Also, a lot of Malian government soldiers have been aligning with AQIM.

            Quite a lot of the Libyan arms ended up in Syria, and some of this has flowed back. The supply lines into Mali are very well established, diverse and wide. One suspects that western intelligence probably only knows about 30% of those currently operating.

            AQIM are fully versed in how to avoid satellite detection FYI.

            All of this can be checked out from public domain information.

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    Twat Watch says:

    So HMV the next to fold.
    This is getting rather serious.

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      not a machine says:

      I wonder how many fabians work for HMV , and how they feel it has all worked out .

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      Anonymous says:

      There is a good example of the cost of the EU. It was the tax loopholes that give the advantage to the faceless suppliers.

      What is wrong with local family businesses?

      The EU is a closed shop, in many ways.

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      Agreed says:

      HMV is seriously pointless.

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      Its not the economy stupid, its progress. says:

      You realise of course that the demise of outlets such as HMV, Jessops, Comet etc have nothing to do with a failing economy but rather people are simply buying what they sold by different means ie Amazon etc or what they previously sold is now obsolete ie cameras replaced by mobile phones. In fact people are probably buying this stuff in greater quantities than ever before.

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        Anonymous says:

        So why do some electronic gadget companies open shops?

        Change in products always happens. Even sweets have changed.

        The problem is that competition can not exist if the basic tax is skewed to only those companies big enough to negotiate with the tax man of a random country.

        When I tried to OK a deal with the UK tax man I was told to go away. If they thought it was wrong (years later) they would just get the money back when they decided. I refuse to take a risk because the tax law was so vague. Work went overseas.

        Look at supermarkets. Did you know that they do not pay rates on certain floor areas. There is no concept of a free, or single market left, it is all down to hidden deals. The EU and this country is corrupt from the point of view of a small business. That is why we have “survival” small businesses as opposed to “growth” small businesses.

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      Raving Loon says:

      To be expected really. You don’t see many shops selling typewriters nowadays.

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    I am not Fred Goodwin says:

    This stinks – noone uses cheques any more, and especially not to transfer money between accounts in their own name even if with different institutions. Faster Payments or Direct Debit are the usual methods, or CHAPS for larger amounts.

    Balls is up to something.

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    Saffron says:

    Bollocks and who cares what his banking arrangements are.
    I would think that the gen public would have long ago been aware of him and his troughing wifey where up to.
    A yorkshire home and a london home,take a look at the DT expose and make your minds up.
    This kind of man and his wifey should not be in british politics at all.
    We have glaring examples as to what Liebour is all about in recent years and yet the brittish sheeple continue to vote this bunch of commie assholes in.
    Now to the EUSSR assholes,when oh when will we realise what this bunch of traitors is all about.
    Cammoron is a prick in a suit,this guy does not have a clue as to what the british people want.
    CAN I SPELL IT OUT TO THIS PLONKER,THIS COUNTRY WANTS ITS COUNTRY BACK AND YOU NEED TO SPELL THIS OUT TO THIS EUSSR ASSHOLES IN NO UNCERTAIN TERMS.
    Cammoron will you do this,absolutely not because you are spineless as we shall see.

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      albacore says:

      Since Cameron’s been Tory leader for years
      By definition, he has no Tory peers
      The best of the bunch, the very Toriest
      So what does that tell you about all the rest?

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    T Blair Watch says:

    Am about to suggest something controversial:

    Blair I think may be a good genius.

    Explanation:

    The Kurds are the largest ‘stateless’ group of people on the planet – about 30m of them. If Blair’s actions in Iraq and Syria had actually been to craft a new state – Kurdistan – extending from Northern !raq to North East Syria along south of Turkey, he may have just pulled off one of the single most important pieces of foreign policy ever.

    The Kurds recently started exporting oil through Turkey independently of Baghdad. Their oil fields, and the flow to Europe would make any new state which formed there economically viable, and likely somewhat prosperous.

    Once they have their more radical elements under control, notably the PKK, which will happen once a regular cash flow and instruments of state are formed, they would be a very politically stable group, and geo-politically stable for the region.

    Certainly would solve a big supply problem for Europe: If Oil and Gas can be brought over from Turkey, or even transported on the old Orient Express, this would certainly save a lot of money and risk involved in shipping through the Gulf / Suez.

    Just some food for thought…

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      International Criminal Court says:

      Cherie…is that you?

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        T Blair Watch says:

        Seriously – no.

        Check it out the idea though. Everything to support is in the public domain.

        Will be interesting to see what happens next.

        As a secondary working theory, before getting all down on Blair: Consider the idea that he may have been sabotaged by Gordon and various other dark forces.

        Not trying to defend, or suggest putting any of them anywhere near power again – but it is worth considering.

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      albacore says:

      Yup. It takes genius to do what he did with Brown
      Time to sanctify and rehabilitate the clown
      It’s only a shame that, while raising Kurdistan
      He was busy flushing the U K down the pan

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        T Blair Watch says:

        Brown was broadly responsible for the flushing.

        The Kurdistan stuff was much longer term than his time in office. Given that he went almost immediately to be special mid east peace envoy, it makes one wonder if this was his job rather than running the country. That may explain how things got so screwed up here.

        Not looking to excuse the guy by the way, but am just genuinely interested in the real record.

        Perhaps his reluctance over Chilcot is partly connected with what is going on in the Mid East at present. Even if he does have a case to answer there, acknowledging that now may upset the delicate diplomatic balancing act which is going on over there at present.

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          albacore says:

          So why didn’t he sod off and found Kurdistan
          If that was his main job and his ultimate plan?
          Of course, it’s ridiculous when simplified thus
          But no dafter than leaving Brown in charge of us

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          • T Blair Watch (Poet - 'ish) says:

            Brown finished him off,
            Blair could not govern us,
            So off east he departed,
            To sew new seeds of lust.

            Desire for peace,
            For freedoms and such,
            Flourished in his wake,
            People embraced his trust,

            The back story though was of money and greed,
            Peace for the people, but oil was our need.

            Building a nation doesn’t happen overnight,
            Many things can go wrong, !raq prove that alright,
            A revolution here, the right decision made there,
            Coincidence beyond reason, without historic compare.

            Oil to the Med, not a nation was wanted,
            But founding a nation is a bonus indeed,
            Kurdistan will deal with ghosts that have haunted,
            And allow oil to flow to the source of the seed.

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          • T Blair Watch says:

            In short: Takes time, nothing was guaranteed.

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    The Downing St Cuckoo says:

    Hands up any Conservative voters who I’ve omitted to alienate.

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    Bozzer says:

    Balls is a Hunt and everyone knows it. £6,500 cheque paid to yourself? You would ask Nationwide to Bacs it – the Flexaccount has online banking. If he runs a personal deficit how did he build up this sinking fund of cash at Nationwide? Payee is Mr & Mrs – a joint savings account? If this is fishy then they are both in the frame. Keep pushing Guido.

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    • 272
      old SHEP says:

      Balls accounts are looking fishy
      cast a rod for a red herring
      (doesn’t rhyme, but I guess you get the… drift).

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    Bloke down the pub says:

    Yeah, looks about as straight as a dog’s back leg. Pint’a bitter darlin’…

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    GiveAPoleJob says:

    What could I do with £6500? Pay the power company the £750 I owe them. Buy decent food for a year or so. All that money.

    I wish I was Labour politician. I am qualified as I am not a socialist.

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  76. 279
    Marcel Marceau says:

    Balls must have looked fairly normal and presentable up to the point in time when he started professionally Gurning.

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    Dave's High Five NI contributions says:

    The problem with Dave’s pension plan is that Gordon reduced the number of years of NI contributions to get a full pension from 44 years to 30 years and as a result many people stopped paying voluntary contributions as they were at or over the 30 year target. I do hope Dave introduces measures to allow this group of people to top up the difference between Gordon’s 30 years and Dave’s 35 years of NI contributions for a full pension.

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    Greek Watch says:

    Naughty Greeks keeping folk in Islington up at night:

    http://eu.greekreporter.com/2013/01/14/londoners-lose-sleep-over-greek-bouzouki/

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    not a machine says:

    And up pops will straw …. I think we can beat Douglas Alexander and his fan dance , an tactical EU vote game . The reality is Ed is unable to lead on europe and his leader signed us up and lost the rebate .

    I can see how you might want to pitch it as 5yrs hence and the case for special considerations of our historic and overcrowded islands that continenatal EU doesnt understand , but even when UK politcs has played out (Eu does also have an oppertunity to settle things for there own quiet life !) it still remains the economic dysfunction and those who should or will be asked to pay for it , if the flaws of the eurozone cannot be resolved (I dont think they will ) then we are part of somthing that is a common market , but will need to be bailed out . You tell me ? how do you ensure all the costs of eurozone failure are kept within those that signed up for the euro , and all those that took a different choice not get roped in ?
    The other option is to say to EU look we cannot agree , get some legislation through quickly in EU , make us non binding , new lose arrangement catagory , scrap all our MEPs and just offer £1mn a day for satelite document processing of trade , finish off what grants they owe , fish our own waters , work through NATO on defence , make south georgia our new immigrant processing centre .

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    Herman says you do not have to be in the EU to trade with the EU says:

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      The Pro EUers are full of BULLSHIT says:

      “Egypt’s MAIN TRADING PARTNERS: Its main trading partners are the USA, Germany, the UK, France, Italy and Japan”

      http://www.atlapedia.com/online/countries/egypt.htm

      Well fancy that. A none EU country trades with the USA and EU member states.

      So all this Bullshit that we have to be in the EU to trade with the USA and EU states is a LOAD OF BULLSHIT. Notice it has not put Japan off either.

      And where is the World’s fastest growing automotive manufacturer moving its production to in order to increase its sales into the EU? Yes Hyundai is investing in none EU Turkey.

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      Raving Loon says:

      Woop de f**king doo!

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      still voting UKIP though says:

      The point here is that it is EU money flowing from the EU to Egypt.

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    David, call me Prime Minister if you like says:

    For all Eds, whatever colour they may be.

    I know when when I’m licked, don’t I George?

    LOL and laughing like a ferret. Dave.

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      George says:

      Typing “when” twice is a sign that dementia is approaching, Dave.

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      • 289
        David, call me Prime Minister if you like says:

        Any stammer that Balls can do verbally, I can outdo in type.

        Now, have we got any money in the kitty? Dave.

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    • 291
      anon says:

      44 yrs an a week ago. That make me feel quite horny, I thinks.

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    • 292
      Derek Smalls says:

      On a practical note, guys: He’s, totally, wankered my “Jazz Odyssey” and I doubt I’ll be seeing any royalties.

      Thanks for that bummer, Jimmy, man.

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    EU Watch says:

    Not to laugh, but the French are useless:

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324235104578241293424381974.html?mod=wsj_share_tweet

    And they lost Diabala, Alatona and legged it in Bamanko. AQIM may be able to capture the capital by the end of the week at this rate…

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      Shame. Bamako is a lovely place. I have been there. AQIM will ruin it.

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        EU Watch says:

        Have not visited there, and agree with you this is a shame.

        Word is that AQIM upped their efforts to warp factor 9 after they got wind of the UN resolution going through last December.

        Problem is, how do you fight an enemy which is light, deadly, perfectly adapted for the terrain and can decamp within 5 mins.

        It’s like the worst case mix of Afghanistan / !raq.

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          Money is the key. It takes some considerable brass to mount this. Algerian elements have been a problem for some time. The north is mostly Saharan and crossing by land takes weeks rather than hours by plane. Looks as if dirty Qatari money is in there. They did lend to and rescue Barclays after all…

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          • EU Watch says:

            Am not sure it will help stop the AQIM mob. That lot are from the school of get high, praise A11ah and kill infidels, more as a raison d’etre than anything else.

            Sounds odd, but they are not a mercenary force. They believe and enjoy what they do and if necessary can survive on less than a handful of rice a day and still remain lethal.

            The only thing which will work is winning their respect on the battlefield by fighting close eye to eye. They do consider air strikes a sign of cowardice. Unfortunately, to get respect you have to survive long enough to kill them.

            What is needed is an effective AU and local army to stand up to them. But, the African’s are a little smarter than that.

            Containment is the best option, but unless a large contingent of ground troops can be got in with reasonable support it will be difficult.

            AQIM will not wreck the cities. They will simply capture them, impose law and take supplies. The cities are traps to lure the enemy in. As should have been learned in !raq, when fighting these wars, capturing the city makes you an easier target and traps your forces.

            Controlling territory available to the enemy is only strategy which will work, and that is impossible with limited ground presence. If this can be done, denying females to the enemy and just waiting it out may be the best option.

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    UK Watch says:

    Hammond the plonker has been told now by Panetta that UK needs to up it’s defense spending:

    http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/01/14/283577/us-to-warn-britain-over-defence-cuts/

    Hopefully this will be done the right way.

    UK should stop wasting money on EU and channel to arms.

    The C17 and the rest certainly highlights that there is a problem. If this problem is due to lack of spending, and that in turn is caused by EU expenditure, then this proves that the EU presents a significant risk to UK national security.

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    garden shed Ewa-spotter says:

    Do you think you’ll get the urge to commentate in a political manner ever again, E?
    Not that I give a toss, you understand.

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      E says:

      OMFG !!!!

      Seriously good clippage @ 1:42 am !!!

      Noel Reddin SOOO understated in the vibe department , ain’t he ??
      Shame nobody come here to see this stuff , I spose :((

      Yeah , election in May 2015ish so I can chillax for a coupla years an then spring into action wiv my verbals , I guess , honey .

      Anythin prior to that be waste of my time , an that .

      Ppl DOES spout stuff between elections but it jus waffle-wiffle , I thinks .

      Sees u in 2015 , babe ???

      E x x .

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    Gordon Brown... says:

    The mentalist wrote an article:

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2013/01/13/youth-in-revolt.html

    Worth a read… same tosh transferred… milking Malala, and somewhat mental. How you get Malala, Africa, Burma and Andrew Forrest into two paragraphs ? You read it here first.

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    David Cameron is a worthless fucking mong says:

    Hmm… This on EU referendum:

    http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/not-referendum-but-eu-revision-says-uk.aspx?pageID=238&nID=39052&NewsCatID=351

    Back to changing the ‘relationship': Going back to free trade area and reclaiming sovereignty would be good, and perhaps bombing the shit out of France for screwing up in Syria and Mali for good measure may help get the relationship back to where it should be.

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    Fistal Cliff says:

    Box Set Dave is a lazy, useless, wet fart.

    Time for the men in grey suits. Do they still exist? Who are they?

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    'Arry Rednapper says:

    Does his dog have an account?

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    Owen Jones says:

    Given Woolworths, Borders, Virgin, Comet, Jessops, HMV, etc … how long Waterstones? WHSmith? CCHQ?which others?

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    Ma­qboul says:

    Must have been to cover the kids’ school fees.

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      Fabians are Evil says:

      Balls is a 100% fully paid up member of the crazy gang. Surely this Oaf cannot believe the crap that he spouts?

      No he wants to follow Bliar and make millions off the back of the tribal voting labor idiots.

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    Owen Jones says:

    Quote of the year,so far,from Prime Minister David Cameron.

    “I’m about as useful as a HMV gift card.”

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    David Rose says:

    The Gruinard reporting on plagiarism – whatever next ?

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/jan/14/poetry-competition-winner-plagiarist

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    Anonymous says:

    The EU itself has had a devestating effect on jobs and economies.
    Proven by the dreadful scenes in Greece and Spain.

    The only reason Clegg doesn’t want an in/out referendum is because he knows damn well what the British public would vote.

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    Mark Wouters says:

    The British and american economies will stay continue to suffer and decline,until the British Monarchy and the house of Lorde is abolished along with their titles(and their heads).
    Britain Should be Devolved and norther Ireland should be rid of.
    As perusual were all going to be screwed yet agin By these tory monarchy loving fascists,theyl tell us anything ,threres goldiin them teere hills(2017 Nwe Pension that screws the Young and aids the rich ,same old story).
    Lets have real Change put in a socilist Republic as Oliver Cromwell Did.
    we need to stop helping the Yanks and say farewell to them(our friends Oh are they really).the yanks call countries friends when theyve screwed countries of all their asetts,and tortured their people ino becoming neo-cons.
    lets see the yanks have a war all of thier own in their OWN country .not
    other innocent countries.
    the rich in this counryt should be made to Live hand to Mouth and Be Means tested as should the Cameron and begg asses.
    As for europe they Have saved us and we should not forget where most of our trade goes,The sun newspaper wants us to side with the yanks(always knew the Sun was a set of sick Monarchists neocon Losers).
    The Waste is at the top not the poor but the Rich ,so the cuts should be at the top only,they Live off the poor and Laugh, well its time to laugh and put in Place a REPUBLIC and kill off the Monarchy for good(Theyre german you Know they changed their name During ww10

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