February 7th, 2013

Lambeth Council Stir Up Scroungers

When it comes to councils using taxpayers’ money to fund party political interests, you would be hard pressed to find a worse culprit than the rotten Labour borough of Lambeth. If you thought the public dime PR stunts would end with the welcome departure of leader Steve Reed, then you will be disappointed. First they tried in vain to stop Guido’s campaign against Pilgrims, they then ironically wasted their budget putting up adverts declaring that they needed more money. Now today another poster campaign has been launched to helpfully remind people that the cuts are coming.

Careful now, if you stir up the scrounging core vote too much they might actually go get jobs…


126 Comments

  1. 1
    Red Egg Millitit.....oh nooooo says:

    Why do people hate Labour ?? :)

    • 6
      Ah! Monika 2013 +1 says:

      Shouldn’t that be ‘ benefits ‘ ?

      • 9
        Ah! Monika 2013 +1 says:

        or more likely ‘ benefit’s ‘

      • 16
        Red Egg Millitit.....oh nooooo says:

        Silly me, I thought they supported the Working Class not the UnderClass….

      • 32
        Anonymous says:

        This is a information campaign. Councils have the obligation to inform service users of changes.

        I also think expensive parts of London should be cleared of social housing and all these properties should be sold off in the open market. Parts of Lambeth are expensive, so sell these properties.

        • 34
          Paniagua says:

          OK if it is an information campaign – in Lambeth, then why is it only in English?

          • Anonymous says:

            In my view could be wrong, the language of this country is English. So people living here should learn it otherwise they should get their own translators.

    • 17
      LAB GAIN says:

      Could it be that there are loads of snobs online. I think Lambeth are doing the right thing.

      • 21
        Red Egg Millitit.....oh nooooo says:

        I hope you kept a straight face whilst typing that leftish thing :)

        • 110
          Curly says:

          I lived in Lambeth for the early part of my life. It was great. Nice houses, good transport links, nice well-kept commons, nice people. What more could one ask for?

          Then the Empire Windrush docked…

      • 51
        LAB GAIN says:

        They are offering people a lifeline which is more than smug tories are doing.

    • 63
      The Sofa says:

      Why not? There’s nothing worth watching on telly.

  2. 2
  3. 7
    Paniagua says:

    In the programming world this is called a circular reference

  4. 10
    • 20
      Dave Camera on says:

      Plenty of time to play

      Very Angry Bird

      • 50
        SP4BS says:

        Angry birds are very stupid. in order to destroy the piggies they ultimately do more harm to themselves than the piggies.

        How apt.

    • 22
      IPSA - All in it together says:

      “he will not be chased to return the iPad because the cost of hiring bailiffs is “disproportionate to the benefit”

      WTF !!!!!!!

    • 56
      Ah! Monika 2013 +1 says:

      How is it that I can afford an iPad for Huhne but not for myself?

      • 59
        Everyone in Westminster says:

        You are a taxpayer? How very interesting. (Yawn)

      • 123
        Cynical-old-bag says:

        He bought the item knowing full well that he could be out of a job.

        Any other company would ask for their property to be returned. He should give it back. It doesn’t belong to him any more.

    • 98
      The public purse says:

      The article is wrong. That was not the final insult to the tax payer.

      The final insult is that for his wrong doing, the tax payer is going to be providing him shelter, food and warmth for a period of time yet to be determined.

      And later, the tax payer will be paying his pension.

      iPad is a mere bagatelle.

  5. 11
    Paniagua says:

    LOL the fucktards have to ring a normal number. Lambeth could have made money by making it a premium rate one.

    • 49

      You are quite a shocking, evil-minded individual!

      Just my type.

    • 120
      Pallas Athene says:

      I live in Lambeth so I can safely say that though this looks like a ‘normal’ number, you will be put on hold for 2 hours, just like when you ring the council to get housing repairs done. Amazingly – any Lambeth services that take money off you are paragons of phone-answering efficiency.
      They could of course pay the difference by not using 26% of our council tax on their fat gold-plated pensions.
      It will be the happiest day of my life when I finally get to move out of Lambeth. The only disappointing thing is that as long as the present regime continues in Tower Hamlets, I only live in the second-worst borough in the galaxy.

  6. 12
    Anonymous says:

    If you to learn about taxpayer’s money being spunked up against a great big wall read about the latest green subsidy -:

    http://bishophill.squarespace.com/blog/2013/2/6/more-revolving-door.html#comments

  7. 13
    Anonymous says:

    fuck off tory scum

  8. 14
    Penfold says:

    Lambeth are so overtly biased and agit-prop in everything they do.

    Perhaps a Stalinlite figure might arise and give the brothers a dose of reality along with a re-education camp, somewhere in the North Sea.

  9. 18
    Viv Dean says:

    .I’m 65. I have MS, arthritis and a dodgy back. I’m still working.
    Benefit scroungers infuriate me – those are my taxes paying for their laziness.

    • 28
      STuN says:

      So you don’t mind your elected representatives stealing from you then?

      • 107
        Viv Dean says:

        Obviously; we all mind – I’ve no political axe to grind; politicians in all parties seem to be ‘in it for what they can get, and what they can ‘get away with’ – which is exactly the same mind-set as the scroungers aforesaid.

    • 103
      Genuine scrounger says:

      Failed the A.T.O.S. test did you????

      • 109
        Viv Dean says:

        Didn’t take it.

        I can work; I need to work; I do work. I support myself and help my adult children, also struggling to make an honest living, where I can. I also look after my 96-year-old father, who lives with me.

        Why should I be subsidising those who could work but choose not to?

  10. 19
    Jerzy Boy says:

    You’ll find us all doing the Lambeth Walk– HOY!

  11. 27
    Owen Jones says:

    Who, apart from the public services and the councils, would employ bone idle scrounging useless scruffs who rely on the workers for their every need, including booze, cigarettes, food, housing, taxi’s and bingo money?

  12. 30
    albacore says:

    Nah, it’s only that old Lambeth talk
    Wonder if they always walk the walk
    And advise on hazards to your health
    Like the N H S’s death by stealth?

    • 39
      LAB GAIN says:

      What you mean like the tories with people waiting in corridors to be treated. Let’s not go back to that.

      • 46
        Red Egg Millitit.....oh nooooo says:

        Not quite true, it was labour that f*cked it up ………

      • 47
        Dave Camera on says:

        In fairness it wasn’t just the tories in corridors with people.

        • 55
          Red Egg Millitit.....oh nooooo says:

          Labour, as I recall, had 24 hours to save the NHS.

          Extend that to 13 years and they still f*cked it up for generations to come.

      • 66
        albacore says:

        I’m sure no LibLabCon would want to go back to that
        The hospital killings are just too hard to look at
        They might well find that prosecutions are what they need
        But gay wedding and such are their absolute top speed

  13. 43
    quelle surprise says:

    Oh look, council has to save money, so instead of cutting salaries and scrapping expenses for councillors/officials, they cut front-line services whilst lining own pockets and wasting money on bs like this ..

    • 115
      Curly says:

      It was a way back when, but wasn’t Lambeth the real dimbo council that was taken for a few millions by dodgy contractors fulfilling non-existent central heating contracts?

    • 124
      Cynical-old-bag says:

      Of course they do.

      The couldn’t possibly lose their affluent lifestyles, now, could they.

  14. 48
    @ohthisbloodypc says:

    Are you vulnerable?

    We’d help you, but we spent our budget on this poster.

  15. 51
    Geordieboy says:

    How much does Lambeth council have in its reserves for Capital aka Pet projects?

  16. 61
    Jimmy says:

    So what exactly are you people whingeing about here? The government’s cutting benefits but the Council’s spoiling the surprise?

  17. 65
    london man uk says:

    What about harrow counci? They are .cutting 50 joba and increasing taxes. They are also cutting fcront line services. 2 councilors from labour have resigned after couurt cases. No proper consultaton on their ldp plan. What next?

  18. 66
    Polski Sklep says:

    Chłodnik litewski

  19. 68
    Ah! Monika 2013 +1 says:

    #fernbridge

    If they arrest more priests…will we see a Mass exodus?

  20. 74

    Andrew Tyrie had his legs taken off by Mark Carney at the Select Committee this morning. When questioned about his £800,000 remuneration, Carney pointed out that he was moving from one of the cheapest capitals in the world to one of the most expensive – which is true. He then went on to say that, if one looked at the overall package, it was broadly equivalent to that of the outgoing CEO of the FSA.

    Ouch!

  21. 77
    Ah! Monika 2013 +1 says:

    Never mind ‘On Benefit’ where’s ‘On Tablets’ ?

  22. 82
    Blodwen says:

    A truly corrupt borough. I lived there until 6 months ago. At 2010 election, her indoors, myself and many of our neighbours could not vote. “You’ve moved to Westminster sir. Look here in our records. You requested it 3 months ago. Apparently I’d moved to Westminster and a one bedroomed flat with a few dozen others. To add insult to injury, the constituency boundaries had been moved so white man hating harperson could give some of her benefit scrounging constituents to her fellow scrounger loving friend and olimpics minister jowell chops. Liebour corruption at its best

  23. 125

    Reblogged this on ThePoliticalIdealist.com and commented:
    I reblog this rancid piece of Tory propaganda to highlight how the rabid right feel that informing “scroungers” (the disabled, young and those down on their luck) that the Government is cutting their benefits is somehow a political campaign. Spot the inaccurate biassed propaganda: is it from Lambeth Council or Guido Fakes?


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