January 15th, 2013

Double Whammy

Gordon is in town as is big oil’s Al Gore, who was sighted on Air Street earlier. Which reminded Guido of one his favourite videos…


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  1. 1
    F5 Key says:

    INCOMING ….

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    • 5
      . says:

      ALT CTL DEL

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        Anonymous says:

        Government claims to have created an additional 500,000 jobs in the past year have been called into question after it was revealed that one in five of those people are not in proper employment, including tens of thousands still claiming unemployment benefits.

        In the last few months the government has trumpeted “record high” employment and the net creation of half a million jobs over the past year.

        But figures obtained by the Guardian from the Office for National Statistics show that just over 20% of this total (105,000) concerns those on largely unpaid government back-to-work schemes, the majority of whom are still claiming jobseeker’s allowance.

        They include unpaid workers doing voluntary and mandatory work experience in supermarkets and charity shops.

        http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/jan/15/statistics-doubt-coalition-500000-jobs

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          Slave Labour says:

          Do the figures include the unpaid interns at the Guardian?

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          • Unemployed and skint in Birtley Colliery says:

            Not many people work in Wales. Of those who do only one in sixteen pay higher rate tax.

            What are you up to Mr Cameron ?

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          • Chris Bryant says:

            I easily pay 40% tax and I live in Wales

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          • Anonymous says:

            Will be all unpaid interns even once in conservative party, labour party, LD, etc.

            Soon even unemployed parents dropping their own kids to school. Cameron will say we are living in a paradise where everyone is employed, in the same time unemployment benefits will be going up and up.

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          • Mark Sirwatca says:

            and me

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          • Ex-Conservative voter says:

            Unemployment will certainly go up as from Jan 1st 2014, when Camoron lets 300,000+ Romanian/Bulgarian immigrants into the UK, because his beloved EU said so.

            When Labour did this, at least they could argue – unconvincingly – that they didn’t know what was going to happen. What pathetic mealy-mouthed excuse will Camoron make? A year before he and his pathetic Party seeks re-election.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Ex-Conservative voter, you have missed a zero. Expectation over 3,000,000 arrivals.

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          • Migration Watch says:

            Well, based on the Polish experience, then the actual will be 3 to 4 times the expected…therefore approx 9 to 12 million.

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          And labour would have done it differently how?

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          • Anonymous says:

            I don’t know how Labour counted employment and unemployment in the 13 years it was in power. But there were much more full time equalent jobs even in May 2010 than now.

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          • How about hiding them as disabled for one.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Same thing would be still going on. Between the age of 18 – 65, population is 38 million, 29 million are employed, 2 million are unemployed.

            Are we saying 7 million are students and disable?

            True fig is over 6,000,000 are unemployed in UK. On top there are another 4 million plus who wants full time jobs but cannot get one.

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          CarryHole is a Dismal Hunt says:

          Cheaper than box ticking non-jobs that Grodo and PhoneyT managed to “create” at our childrens’s expense.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Its not cheaper, as government debt is increasing at a faster rate now than it went under last labour government.

            This doesn’t mean I am supporting last labour government for wasting money.

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          Sir William says:

          Only 395,000 new jobs, then.

          Even better, there is a steady rise in the number of self-employed.

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          • Anonymous says:

            395,000 mainly part time job and low paid job. Someone I know who was a senior manager in private sector is delivering pizza for the last two years.

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          Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

          What do you expect from Dissembling Dave and his goons? Surely no one actually believed that 500,000 jobs had been created in the private sector in one year?

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      Hair Bear says:

      Brown should try wear a baboon bottom helmet to protect him from the rays coming from planet Fuctard

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    Kebab Time says:

    The Jonah curse didnt work on Gore…..

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    Anonymous says:

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    None of the above says:

    Isn’t Gore a waterproof material?

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      Teflon Tony says:

      Yes

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      south7eventh says:

      Goretex, the waterproof material, was invented by Lesley Gore’s father. If you do not remember her she was an American pop star of the early 1960’s, ‘It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to’ and so on.

      Al Gore invented the internet.

      Gordon the Moron saved the world

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        Exponential Money Scam Graph says:

        He also invented the hockey stick as well!

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        Lesley Gore says:

        Not quite, on that Lesley Gore part of the story.
        Don’t I wish my father had been that rich!
        The Gore-Tex Corp. can honestly say to this old gal, “You don’t own me.”
        Maybe I know, what you said is not true– but what can I do?
        (You made that part up, right?)
        That’s the way boys are!

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      Matador says:

      Depends

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    Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

    Two number ones eh?

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    US Watch says:

    Hmm…

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      David Letterman says:

      The last time the French asked for ‘more proof,’ it came marching into Paris under a German flag

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      • 63
        Airey Belvoir says:

        It’s considerate of the French to plant those lines of poplars along their roads so that the Germans can march in the shade.

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        • 67
          La Belle Matilda says:

          Well club-footed French farmers have to have something to dri*ve into when they drop their Gitanes in their laps and lose control of their ancient deux chevauxes!

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  8. 15
    Lord Lupin says:

    OMG! Which town?

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  9. 16
    Raving Loon says:

    Gordon Brown was bound to return to the closet at some point.

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    That is all says:

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  11. 19

    Which one oils the other one up. I don’t understand.

    In fact, forget that. I don’t want to understand.

    Sent from my iPig

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    Al Gore wants us to stop ManBearPig says:

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  13. 42
    Common Purpose for Muzzies ? says:

    This looks like a good idea, but do not see it working:

    http://www.femyso.org/events/2011/EMYC

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  14. 43
    Anonymous says:

    What’s happening with that huhne Huhne? Is he going to escape justice just like that other huhne Hoon?

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  15. 44
    Sir William says:

    Humankind has not seen a greater partnership of wisdom and judgement since Vern and Lloyd bet each other who could hold a lighted stick of dynamite the longest.

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  16. 45
    Jon Snow says:

    I just love my bus pass, in fact I can’t use it enough.

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    Tom Pride says:

    The government have released an official list of who they regard as strivers – who need to be supported with pay rises – and skivers who need to be given a good kick up the arse with a large dose of austerity.

    Here’s the official list published in full:

    SKIVERS:

    unemployed
    sick
    disabled
    police officers
    teachers
    pensioners
    homeless
    single parents
    carers
    nurses
    firefighters
    cleaners
    accountants
    self-employed
    bakers
    barbers
    cashiers
    flight attendants
    hairdressers
    miners
    office workers
    chambermaids
    doctors
    drivers
    electricians
    builders
    butchers
    carpenters
    opticians
    painters
    photographers
    plumbers
    porters
    postal workers
    tailors
    technicians
    vets
    welders
    receptionists
    reporters
    sales assistants
    sales representatives
    scientists
    secretaries
    shop assistants
    surgeons
    waiters/waitresses

    STRIVERS:

    MPs
    banking executives

    .

    The coalition government’s just announced salary cuts for new police officers after giving a tax cut for top earning bankers and calling for a 32% payrise for MPs.

    Enough said.

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      Anon says:

      Just await until most major cities are on fire after the next major riots,

      with the old bill on the frontline…………..

      wonder what the response will be then from DDD !!

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    Jim Hacker the blagger says:

    Al Gore – the Dave Ic ke of US global climate change.

    And Brown? Haggis eater and fine single malt drinker, who I think supports Cowdenbeath FC, in footie.

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    T'old Fella says:


    To be fair he weathered it well

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