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 ?? :)

  2. 2
  3. 3
    Mark Skid says:

    How it bitter it must be to have the fruit of victory snatched from your lips so cruelly . . .

  4. 4
    Red Egg Millitit.....oh nooooo says:

    Hmmmmm……. not so !!

  5. 5
    fruitcake says:

    sticky keys

  6. 6
    Ah! Monika 2013 +1 says:

    Shouldn’t that be ‘ benefits ‘ ?

  7. 7
    Paniagua says:

    In the programming world this is called a circular reference

  8. 8
    Red Egg Millitit.....oh nooooo says:

    Are you Mark Oaten ? Another Good LibDem :)

  9. 9
    Ah! Monika 2013 +1 says:

    or more likely ‘ benefit’s ‘

  10. 10
  11. 11
    Paniagua says:

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

  12. 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

  13. 13
    Anonymous says:

    fuck off tory scum

  14. 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.

  15. 15
    Basic says:

    go benefits
    return

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

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

  17. 17
    LAB GAIN says:

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

  18. 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.

  19. 19
    Jerzy Boy says:

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

  20. 20
    Dave Camera on says:

    Plenty of time to play

    Very Angry Bird

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

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

  22. 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 !!!!!!!

  23. 23
    Carlos the Jackal says:

    I will get it back for nada.

  24. 24
    LAB GAIN says:

    For you definitely Penfold it can be arranged. Bet you prefer Iceland, with expensive everything and no NHS. Tory snobs.

  25. 25
    fruitcake says:

    Whoaah right there me old chocolate finger

  26. 26
    Red Egg Millitit.....oh nooooo says:

    Surely Shirley, you mean ‘right of centre’ ….. :)

  27. 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?

  28. 28
    STuN says:

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

  29. 29
    LAB GAIN says:

    Kocham to! Vote Labour.

  30. 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?

  31. 31
    Red Egg Millitit.....oh nooooo says:

    Whoooooooah let us keep race out of it……….. or I shall tell Old Bill !!

  32. 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.

  33. 33
    Paniagua says:

    if bedroomtax != TRUE;

    then {
    Benefits = benefits – sparebedroom.number;
    }

    Dispense.benefits;

    Purchase(Cigs, Booze, Micro Chips for bairns);

    reinit;

  34. 34
    Paniagua says:

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

  35. 35
    LAB GAIN says:

    No he’s referring to greedy, tory elitist snobs like you.

  36. 36
    A Grocer says:

    You missed the chance to put an apostrophe on cigarette’s.

  37. 37
    Paniagua says:

    Your moniker would be more apro pro if it started with LABIA rather than LAB

  38. 38
    Taxpayer says:

    Bash ‘em bishop……wankers

  39. 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.

  40. 40
    Red Egg Millitit.....oh nooooo says:

    hahahahahahahahahahaha

    Suffer little children :)

  41. 41
    Ah! Monika 2013 +1 says:

    And Jone’s

  42. 42
    LAB GAIN says:

    Y, at least I’m getting some. Unlike most of the tory front bench except from the Lib Dems.

  43. 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 ..

  44. 44
    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.

  45. 45
    Paniagua says:

    What is greedy about not wanting to give your money away to strangers?

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

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

  47. 47
    Dave Camera on says:

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

  48. 48
    @ohthisbloodypc says:

    Are you vulnerable?

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

  49. 49

    You are quite a shocking, evil-minded individual!

    Just my type.

  50. 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.

  51. 51
    Geordieboy says:

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

  52. 52
    LAB GAIN says:

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

  53. 53
    fruitcake says:

    That’s Labour for you, instant stereotyping

  54. 54
  55. 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.

  56. 56
    Ah! Monika 2013 +1 says:

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

  57. 57
    PFI (Outsourced Reserves) (Bahamas) Ltd says:

    That information is commercially confidential

  58. 58
    Red Egg Millitit.....oh nooooo says:

    They had 13 years to offer a lifeline, so what were they doing all that time?

  59. 59
    Everyone in Westminster says:

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

  60. 60
    Andy Burnhams Twitter Account says:

  61. 61
    Jimmy says:

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

  62. 62
    Ah! Monika 2013 +1 says:

    Pet projects….that’ll be Battersea.

  63. 63
    The Sofa says:

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

  64. 64
    Ah! Monika 2013 +1 says:

    I’m just whinging about your spelling.

  65. 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?

  66. 66
    Polski Sklep says:

    Chłodnik litewski

  67. 67
    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

  68. 68
    Ah! Monika 2013 +1 says:

    #fernbridge

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

  69. 69
  70. 70
    Paniagua says:

    Chapeau Jimmy for not using the leftie term bedroom tax.

    Speak more of that truth thing and you will be out of politics before you know it, maybe leading a normal life who knows.

  71. 71
    LAB GAIN says:

    You’re a geordie, my mum’s the queen! The main campaign is:

    If you claim benefits, it is likely it is likely you will receive less and may have to find work or move to a different property.
    We can help.

    The council (Mar 2012) had £1.152BN in reserve mostly to cover housing depreciation etc. The council spends most on education and children services to help people get into work, get off drugs etc. They do a great job with local people by local people.

  72. 72
    Padre Pederastia says:

    I’m Off

  73. 73
  74. 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!

  75. 75
  76. 76
    LAB GAIN says:

    In the London Borough of Wandsworth. No wrong.

  77. 77
    Ah! Monika 2013 +1 says:

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

  78. 78
    Deep Freeze says:

    Iceland frozen peas are pretty good.

  79. 79
    The Black One Legged Lesbian Puppet Theatre Of Prague Ensemble says:

    +1

  80. 80
    Ah! Monika 2013 +1 says:

    Another G & T.

  81. 81
    Jimmy says:

    Well it’s a good news/bad news presentation really isn’t it? The bad news is you have 25 quid a week less to live on. The good news is technically it’s not a tax. It’s this sort of semantic pettifogging which made the poll t…sorry community charge such a roaring success.

  82. 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

  83. 83
    Ah! Monika 2013 +1 says:

    Score draw.

  84. 84
    old SHEP says:

    Shss!, don’t conjure up the genie, as long as he is somewhere else.

  85. 85

    I had thought you were wingeing it a bit there…

  86. 86
    Paniagua says:

    And I was being complimentary. Looks like I was wrong.

  87. 87
    Dont invoke 81lly says:

    shhh

  88. 88
    JH2982304872038 says:

    The bad news is you have been given 25 quid from someone else’s pocket a week less to live on.

    Corrected.

  89. 89

    It is the reverse of the giving millionaires cheques argument recently deployed so effectively by that strange looking fellow – you know the one – whatsisname.

  90. 90
    old SHEP says:

    Got any Garlic?.

  91. 91

    Surely a matter for the police?

  92. 92
    out of touch... says:

    Bank of England Gov who has earned recognition by the Financial Times and TIME magazine as a top figure in the financial world. Carney is just one of the financial establishment, get back to everyday jobs issues.

  93. 93
  94. 94
    The Police says:

    Mr Blodwen is clearly racist in trying to prevent postal voting fraud; he is helping us with our inquiries.

  95. 95
    Deep Freeze says:

    Almost the entire social services/children’s services budget is spent on desk-wallahs failing to sort out about 200 families.

  96. 96

    The FT!

    What a wonderful arbiter of… what exactly?

  97. 97
    The Public says:

    People who don’t deserve the money have less money taken on pain of imprisonment from people who do. As long as this also leads to cuts in the salaries of the pen-pushers who organise this unfairness, what’s not to like?

  98. 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.

  99. 99
    Captain Mainwaring says:

    Well spotted, I was wondering which pedantic twat would see it first!

  100. 100

    …and then they got Ian Blair.

  101. 101
    LAB GAIN says:

    I totally agree. Just because someone happens to have a spare bedroom. It isn’t easy to find a new place.

  102. 102
    Kommisar says:

    What lifeline is that then komrade?

  103. 103
    Genuine scrounger says:

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

  104. 104
    Fat cat union boss on £150k p.a. says:

    Sir, you argue as cunningly as a fox turd studying for a degree in neo-endogenous turdology at the metropolitan university of turdistan.

  105. 105
    PC pleb says:

    Not only did Labour4 fubar the NHS up, they also spent an extra £2 bn a year doing it. The entire Labour ex-cabinet should be on manslaughter charges.

  106. 106
    Trotsky says:

    Now there’s an un-biased document comrade. To the barricades!

  107. 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.

  108. 108
    The Public says:

    Not if you don’t get off your arse and work. There seemed to be no problem for the millions of immigrants who have arrived in the last decade finding a gaff.

  109. 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?

  110. 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…

  111. 111
    Curly says:

    In Lambeth it is known as the South Circular..

  112. 112
    Curly says:

    He got an iPadded cell!

  113. 113
    Curly says:

    I think Clapham Common might still be available. Lots of MPs also know where it is, so that’s a plus as well.

  114. 114
    T. Cher says:

    … and service’s, council’s, scruff’s, and worker’s.

    Not a very good effort that. Need’s more practice’s and lesson’s. See me after school.

  115. 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?

  116. 116
    Curly says:

    But should not the mainly darker hued citizenry of Lambeth not be on drugs in the first place?

  117. 117
    Am I correct says:

    Birdbrain, leader of HM’s opposition.

  118. 118
    Am I correct says:

    You are a graduate from Harrow School, aren’t you?

  119. 119
    Matilda says:

    He is a Goldbergsocks stooge. Nothing good will come of his appointment. Just you watch!

  120. 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.

  121. 121
    Pallas Athene says:

    In what parallel universe does anything done by Lambeth Council not turn to shit in nanoseconds?

  122. 122
    Anonymous says:

    I think you will find that was when it was run by the LibDems.

  123. 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.

  124. 124
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    Of course they do.

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

  125. 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?

  126. 126
    Anonymous says:

    correcting their spelling mistakes.


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