February 8th, 2013

And Now Over to Labour’s Emma Reynolds…

As Dave announces the details of this afternoon’s deal it it worth looking back at what some of his opponents have said in the past. Here is what Emma Reynolds, Labour’s Shadow Europe Minister, told SkyNews in November: “If he does get a good deal for British taxpayers then we will commend him for that but we wait to see the outcome of the negotiations”. The PM will no doubt be looking forward to her congratulations…


127 Comments

  1. 1
    Twoz Guido wot won it says:

    IRRELEVANT VIDEO REMOVED

    • 9
      Anonymous says:

      UK will be paying more cash under the deal Cameron has done. When is paying more became a cut?

      • 18
        Anonymous says:

        Looks like Del boy deal making.

        • 49
          Marmite says:

          No, it was Bliar & McMental that is responsible. Get your feckin facts right.

          • Anonymous says:

            For you May 2010, past or future?

          • Spartacus says:

            UK formally Great Britain will be paying yet more into the common market, er . . uropeean economic community, . . . er united states of urope. So a prize but no fishing quota.

            one term cameron.

      • 23
        Gordon Brown says:

        Sounds very prudent to me.

      • 56
        Anonymous says:

        The EU Budget Prognosis

        Said Dave “I’m off to Europe to ensure they cut the budget
        If me and Merkle both collude I know that we can fudge it
        I’ll come home draped in glory, we’ll gain lots more vote for sure
        The voters just wont realise that we’ll be paying more”

        Alas poor Dave don’t realise that voters aren’t that dim
        Unlike the Tory faithful there not taken in by him
        The UKIP vote will turf him out we know they marked his card
        This Cameron and Merkle scam is simply a charade

        And once mass immigration comes here early on next year
        The cut backs and the bedroom tax will stoke the Tory fear
        They’ll see just what a large amount of votes that UKIP stole
        And be haunted by the prospect of a future on the dole

        Magic

      • 94

        Look at your electricity bill for the answer. Mine’s going up, but the DECC assure us all that it’s not nearly as expensive as it would have been without windmills.

        • 101
          Economist says:

          Quite conceivable given the balance of trade deficit in importing more LPG. Mind you most people don’t understand the above sentence do they? Don’t you love the BBC TV and ITV TV. When will they stop speaking down to us and start using language and terms that challenge and inform.

          • Curly says:

            When they stop employing politically correct airhead fuckwits and get some decent presenters in.

      • 118
        Chris Huhne says:

        When a politician says so. Voters of Eastleigh write UKIP on your voting slips

    • 27
      Anonymous says:

      That chav made it up. No evidence. Even if there were it proves nothing.

    • 48
      Andy Burnham says:

      Mate go straight to Stafford hospital.

      • 67
        Gordon Brown says:

        I am thinking of taking my bed off road

        • 71
          V1le Labour ruined my Country says:

          Everything connected with the eu is a lie, time for armed resistance soon, the european Spring!

          • Yuro paean says:

            Already started. Look at Greece, Italy and lately the Frogs too. The EU bulldozer is about to get tipped over.

    • 86
      Blowing Whistles says:

      The Labour Government – ‘outsourced’ all ‘responsibility’ [including blame] to the third party French company ATOS from the DWP. IDS is just carrying on what the government of the day instigated back then.

      ‘Outsourcing’ of all responsibility (come backs / litigation and blame) – is what The Labour & Coalition Governments do.

      This country’s people need to look just below the surface of all that happens – and there you ought to see the legal fraternity in all of its ugly guises.

      Who actually knows what a Judicial Tyranny is … not many of you bloggers it seems.

      • 102
        legal beagle (not really) says:

        Surely by using a privatised company that reduces liability by devaluing all claims based on indirect breach of a duty to promote the right to education, health, a family and any indirectly discriminatory policy that would otherwise also be illegal. In effect is saves a lot of court cases and a lot of taxpayer money. I may have taken my favorite law module on International human rights some years ago.

        • 103
          Nigel Farage says:

          But why French?

          • M. Hollande's aide de camp says:

            Chers Anglais! Salut, bonjour, bonsoir. We ‘ave all the expertise in zese matters and we now love to catch ze other countries in the act. We recently sued Madame Merkel wiv ze old german immigration bureau prodding ze immigre workers and ze jugement dommages was enormous. Enorme. Au revoir! And you will recall our government administration forces zat allow ze prod prod, poush, poush, for more contracts, no?

        • 119
          Chris Huhne says:

          Yes, but I think all Government ministers are a bunch of tossers.

    • 127
      Anonymous says:

      The EU Budget Prognosis

      Said Dave “I’m off to Europe to ensure they cut the budget
      If me and Merkle both collude I know that we can fudge it
      I’ll come home draped in glory, we’ll gain lots more vote for sure
      The voters just wont realise that we’ll be paying more”

      Alas poor Dave don’t realise that voters aren’t that dim
      Unlike the Tory faithful there not taken in by him
      The UKIP vote will turf him out we know they marked his card
      This Cameron and Merkle scam is simply a charade

      And once mass immigration comes here early on next year
      The cut backs and the bedroom tax will stoke the Tory fear
      They’ll see just what a large amount of votes that UKIP stole
      And be haunted by the prospect of a future on the dole

      Magic

      Cameron and the EU must think we are stupid to fall for this bit of play acting.
      A) we won’t get an in/out referendum from Cameron
      B) we finnish up paying More to the EU

      Remember this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1JReyGsdOA

  2. 2
    Oy Vey says:

    Talk me through this being good for us then

    • 93

      Well, Dave and George (conservative) and Emma Reynolds (labour) say it’s a good deal – and they all did PPE at Oxbridge Polytechnic – so it must be good.

      Either that or the PPE course at Oxbridge Poly is shite…

  3. 3
    Misternedderry says:

    Well if increasing our contribution to a shrinking budget is a success, I would hate to see what failure is.

    I think this deal is full of FAIL!

  4. 4
    hank the cat says:

    God she is really weird looking, relative of Milliband per chance

  5. 5
    Anonymous says:

    Except the euro parliament will block this deal.. and how is paying more a good deal for the UK?

    • 46
      A British Citizen says:

      Don’t be silly. All we need do it tell them we have paid in full. Meanshile we can send what we think they should for the projects we like and nothing else.

      Anyone questioning the figures should be refered to the signature on the EU’s full audited accounts. Not been signed off for 18 years? Oh dear. We’ll pay when they have been auditted and signed off. All 18 years worth.

  6. 6
    yeah, right... says:

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but if the UK contibution into a shrinking budget pot go up, British taxpayers are now paying an even larger proportion of subsidies to French peasant farmers and the Kinnock family’s pensions.

    Not exactly Mrs Thatcher, is he?

    • 45
      Labour...filth...just filth says:

      thank blair for giving the rebate concession … and given that is reality the spend will rise less as a proportion of gdp… no not thatcher but its a starting point.

      the eu has finally got the message … bought about by being right in the middle of the debate and maintaining the focus on getting a pragmatic result.

    • 122
      John Prescott says:

      Not fit to wipe her arse.

  7. 7
    Iain says:

    She’s the Shadow Europe Minister not a “shadow health minister”

    • 14
      SamCam says:

      Just a thought I think that everey man and his dog has had a turn to be shadow health minister in the Liebour party.

      • 15
        Skorpian De Rooftrouser says:

        Hang on my phucking dog hasn’t been shadow health minister and he is a labour councillor

        • 105
          My teather can be pulled says:

          I’m always being pulled by my owner the pope, why do people think I’m some sort of Lib Dem freak?

  8. 8
    SamCam says:

    My Dave (the Loon) told me he would get our contribution down to 75 million a day, hang on thats right I think.

    • 16
      Anonymous says:

      Why did you marry this plunker, Sam?

      • 44
        The savant10.4 highway patrol says:

        A. Plunker is somewhere in betwen a plumber and a plunger.

        So — an expert in despatching everything down the toilet then…

  9. 10
    Hornpipe says:

    Its going to be wasted on CAP and 20% on climate action.

  10. 12
    Andy Burnham says:

    The NHS is safe with Labour.

  11. 13
    Sparky the Dog says:

    What is it with Labour wimmins hair??? – Do they all use the same “Self-Harm salon”?

  12. 17
    Paniagua says:

    Maybe the shadow education minister can explain how paying more money is a good thing?

  13. 19
    NHS: National Homicide Service says:

    Anyone have an email address for Patricia Hewitt? She was Health Secretary 2005-07. She has blood on her hands, as do her successors Alan Johnson and Andy Burnham.

    In the ideal world, she’d be arrested and charged with negligent homicide.

  14. 24
    AToff says:
  15. 25
    Jimmy says:

    As Butch has done what we told him to then I for one am happy to congratulate him.

  16. 30
    H11HNE says:
  17. 32
    Skorpian De Rooftrouser says:

    Plod on the radio saying that because of the cuts and how overworked they are your average plod “wont go the extra mile”hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
    hahahahahgasphahahahahaha The only way the plod will “go an extra mile” is for a pie or a bung.

    • 55
      Old Tory Bigot says:

      Most of them in my manor couldn’t walk 200 yds never mind an extra mile.

      • 97

        You’ve got Coppers in your manor?

        • 108
          Hon. Lady Cordelia Fortescue-Smythe in Chipping Norton says:

          Perhaps O.T. bigot is that “man on the Clapham omnibus”. Survey London, one generally lacks towns, suburbs or distinct districts and rather has ‘Manors’, man say. Real south/north london brov innit.

    • 84

      Careful. They’re not very humorous.

      Any more of that talk and you’ll find a few constables on your doorstep accusing you of calling their horse-burgers “gay.”

  18. 34
    Where are Andy Burnham's handcuffs says:

    Any reaction yet from Ann Clwyd ? She is a victim here.

    • 88
      Blowing Whistles says:

      She is no victim – she was informed by many of her constituents while she was in power – she did nothing to help them. Oh and the local Tory’s knew all about it too; yet they did nothing while all they coveted was to regain the nod of murdoch and power.

  19. 36
    The Devil says:

    Just look in the detail and you will find me.

    EU deals are NEVER what they first appear.

    • 109
      Sir Humphrey says:

      Nor are any government deals, take the Mililennium Dome, Olympics, roads, rail networks, they all go over budget generally to companies with ones’ friends on the boards. Life goes on, people get gradual major public improvements in this company and we can worship as we see fit in the Temple or Grand Inner Sanctum. Obviously you’re not a top mason or you’d understand that about all government. It’s people who disilike government and my preferred appointees in particular I have issues with. (ROOM 101 for them generally)

      • 110
        Sir Humphrey says:

        Plus we have an edict on the BBC about reporting too seriously or long about Mr Farage.

  20. 37
    Labour=Waste says:

    Winning for Britain.

    Marks a change from years of Labour waste.

    • 75
      There is a long way to go says:

      But did he manage to shut down the stupid Parliament buildings in Strasbourg?

      • 87
        the good burghers of strasbourg love the trough says:

        pas chance … a ridiculous carrousel of ‘change desk’ to pay homage to the origins of the union.. complete waste of money

      • 126
        Dave 'flasher' Milliband says:

        All Together – CAM MORON. Louder, louder.

  21. 38
    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    It’s amazing how people know so much about the EU deal. I didn’t realise so many comments were from people who were actually there. Well done you lot, now what are the winning lottery numbers for tonight?

  22. 39
    Propaganda by obsfucation: Spin says:

    Get your 5 a day: Healthy foods.

    Ignore our 5 recognized death trusts, and the fact the food will kill you.

    Ban Frosties: Vote Labour.

  23. 40
    Dave EU Hero says:

    Deficet or debt, increase or decrease what the difference

  24. 51
    Out of context but appropriate, and maybe reflective of reaction to Francis report says:
  25. 53
    Owin Jones says:

    “I am not a rich Tory toff.” Prime Minister David Cameron said to Guido Fawkes for Guido’s column for Sun On Sunday.

    Believe that and you’ll believe anything !

    • 65
      Newsagent says:

      Owen Jones, you didn’t turn up to do your paper round this morning. You are just an ungrateful little shit. Other people wanted that job, and I really thought I could trust you.
      I bet you were sniffing Diane Abbott’s underwear again. Next time let her take them off first. Come on lad sort yourself out.

      • 79
        Owen Jones's Agent says:

        Owen sends his appologies but he can’t resist the smell of rice and pee.

        He will attend your shop at 06:00 tomorrow morning to deliver all three copies of the Observer.

  26. 54
    Herman Achille Van Rompuy says:

    Cameron just send me the fucking money, and don’t forget the Vig this time. Kapish

  27. 58
    Andy Burnham says:

    What are morals. Can I get them on expenses?

  28. 66
    EU Funded Pro EU Troll says:

    Vote UKIP.

  29. 73
    Owin Jones says:

    Probably more excited to be invited to address this year’s Durham Miners’ Gala than anything else that has ever happened

  30. 78
    Juan Sheet says:

    We need an EU Guido Fawkes

  31. 81

    Is this girl not at school?

    If not, why not.

  32. 82
    Mr Madoff says:

    Did that economic mastermind George Osborne do the calculations for DC on what would constitute a good deal in the EU negotiations?

    • 89
      Blowing Whistles says:

      How many millions did you steal from J**s and Christians across the world?

    • 90
      Blowing Whistles says:

      Sir you are in fact a J****h criminal – and using the A/S card to ward off true accusations against you has proved very profitable for you and many of your friends around the globe innit so?

    • 100
      madoff mandelsonking of ethics fame says:

      Being a former eu commissar, I will have you know that th eu commission which calculates these figures is as transparent and honest as the city of london of which I am now an eminent member

      • 111
        Sir Humphrey says:

        Given your recent appointment to the freedom of Hull your greasy eminence, you are more suited to be in a factory or call centre there than in the City and are no longer a Grand Master since I supplanted you. Good bye.

  33. 83
    David Ward says:

    I have been asked by the whips not to say “the Je/ws” in future.

    I have decided to replace my apparently ‘offensive’ word with “Dachau fuel.”
    I hope this is less discourteous.

  34. 112
    Sir Humphrey says:

    I think in the light of the last comment, the audience is a bit unimpressed with Cameron’s adherence to Blair’s treaty deal and digressing to casual sexual comments and racism. I think he should renegotiate the whole treaty pronto.

    Fortunately however, my secondees in Brussels have no intention to go down in such a compromising way and are at this very moment making it even more of a gentleman’s club for the way big business is placed only within the EU and not for example in exotic places like Norway (who are like and independent Scotland with more deadly pscyhopaths that Salmond). They are assisting in a long bribing and subsidy-laden cosying up with car manufacturers and electronics manufacturers across the globe. Leave at your peril and if you try to bash us any further they say they will stitch up a photo involving you DC, Rebecca Brooks and the Horse in the most compromising position imaginable!!!


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Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:

“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”



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What’s he been doing FFS, mining bitcoins?


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