February 18th, 2013

LibDems: Paying Here!

Well you cannot accuse the LibDems of failing to pull out all the stops for Eastleigh. It now seems they have even taken to paying their few remaining supporters to make the journey to the frontline. “We can provide reasonable travel expenses, accommodation and £10 for food per day” they tell keen weirdy-beardy activists. If they lose and try to spin that the seat was not winnable after Huhne, remind them of this.


  1. 1
    Anonymong says:



    • 17
      Cut-me-own-throat Dibbler says:

      How stupid is Labour and Lib Dem’s mansion tax when people like Chris Huhne with 8 homes would not pay a single penny of it.


      • 20
        Liberal Zombie says:

        Sounds quite reasonable to me.

        If Mansion tax applied to the collective values of properties held that would really collapse the housing market.

        A lot of second home owners would be hit.


        • 32
          Sarah says:

          The mansion tax is there to set the precedent.

          Once the precedent is set that assets owned by the individual & payed for with earnings that have already been taxed the political class will have a field day introducing new taxes & of course lowering the bar over time to catch more reveneue.

          This is not fair taxation – this is extortion.

          Lib / Lab / Con – no difference what-so-ever.

          Vote Ukip


          • Point of Information says:

            Mansion tax has not be imposed yet.

            It likely will not be, until it is decided that the housing bubble should be collapsed.

            That may happen naturally later in the year anyway following the gilt collapse. This is the main reason why they are already talking about lowering the threshold before the tax is even in place.


          • WVM says:

            Yep – thin end of the wedge.

            Instead of spending less the political class has found a way to keep on spending like the drunken moronic socialists they are.

            Clegg, Cameron and Miliband out.


          • your average plebby taxpayer says:

            Hear hear!!


          • Con Artists says:

            Out with the traitors, off with their gold plated pensions, hang draw and quarter their expenses.

            And breaking news, a pile of slime looking suspiciously like a Notting Hill backbone with traces of beetroot smoothy on it have been found on a riverbank. Calls to CaMoron have failed to illicit a sensible response.



        • 53
          CarryHole is a stupendous Hunt says:

          If houses were more affordable it would make the market slower?

          You are not describing a market you are describing a ponzi scheme (kept going with taxpayers money)..


          • Zeitgeist in Strawberry Hill (and 1st class passenger!) says:

            Actually we are quite in favour of such as scheme, which should also apply to portfolios, but not abroad, extracting money from tenants over there is subject to their income tax regimes anyway. We believe in assets-based taxation (that is fairer) compared to income based taxation. Don’t you love it when St Vince is listened to at last!


        • 69
          NE Frontiersman says:

          ‘A lot of second home owners would be hit.’
          ..and a lot of BTL landlords, enabling the young to reenter the housing market as landlords wound down their portfolios. By accident and ineptitude they may have stumbled on quite a good idea.


          • Con Artists says:

            Why don’t we charge rich people more for bread and milk ?

            I’ll tell you why because it wouldn’t be fcuking fair.

            So why should we charge ‘rich’ people more for council services with this bonkers mansion tax…

            Socialist politics are the politics of envy and confiscation.

            Grow some b0llocks, if you want to put taxs up, put income tax up. Don’t beat about the frickin bush.

            LibLabCon are fiddling while Rome burns…. we have a budget deficit of £120 billion per year…..
            This tax raises £2bn and then gives it away in the 10p tax rate.
            So zilch, zero, nadda help to the deficit…

            Why are the LibLabCon piss1ing in the wind with this nonsense.
            Big cuts to welfare and big increases in taxs will be necessary, don’t let the 3 idiot parties spin you otherwise.

            For starters save £10bn and leave the EU, ditto £12 bn on overseas aid.
            Make all public sector pensions contributory immediately, govt will only match employees contributions up to 7.5% of salary, like any other normal pleb employee, no exceptions for anybody.

            It’s time for change and to be rid of these useless selfish spineless troughing traitorous bast@rds.


          • Zeitgeist in Strawberry Hill (and 1st class passenger!) says:

            Con Artist has all of the politically unacceptable ideas leaving the EU, the biggest market on the planet which per se is the only way to halt the annual deficit sustainable.


          • Con Artists says:

            1) the EU is less than 50% of Uks trade
            2) much of this 50% trade is subjet to Rotterdam effect, ie sent to EU, then straight out to rest of world.
            3) more than 50% of Europes trade is with the Uk, we are their biggest market…
            4) if we leave the EU, like Norway and others who are members of the EFTA we can still trade with the EU.
            5) china is not in the EU and sells more to Europe than we do

            So, why don’t you rack those tiny liberal socialst brain cells of yours which are adicted to the politics of envy and confiscation, and think of another way to cut the deficit which doesn’t involve taxing other people’s hard earned income or assets…..

            I’ll give you a clue – c u t. s p e n d i n g y o u. F c u k I n g. M o n g


      • 22
        RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

        Stupid ? Don’t you mean shrewd ? Hahahahaha !!


      • 40
        There's nothing wring with a food chain that wastes nothing says:

        Rat on a stick anyone?


        • 67
          The savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

          No thanks. .

          I prefer a
          good smidgen of tortoise and hedgehog in my beef burger.

          Gives the. ” meat ” the impression it has been left hanging for a few weeks to get good and rotten to further salivate the taste. Buds.


        • 89
          Ponty Mython says:

          What? Have all the albatrosses been eaten already?


      • 52
        Old Blue Eyes says:

        Dear Chris will soon have a 9th home and what’s more he will be living rent free in it.


  2. 2
    Casual Observer says:

    GBP 10 is hardly enough for a horse burger with fries.


  3. 3
    Kebab Time says:

    Not Min Wage ;)


  4. 4
    Hand the Cat says:

    It must be like a day trip for those in the care in community programme


  5. 5
    tommy5dollar says:

    “Paying”? Covering somebody’s expenses isn’t really paying them…

    I guess this is much like how Guido “pays” his interns.


  6. 6
    Lol says:

    Have the jury returned their verdict yet?


  7. 7
    Hand the Cat says:

    Lib Dem Activists the “Forlorn Hope”


  8. 10
    Private Eye says:

    Exclusive: Lib Dem GBP 10 food expenses shocker Cameron ‘visits’ food bank.


  9. 13
    wiliam says:

    Hurry up,jurors,the suspense is killing me.


    • 26

      Dearly Beloved,

      What the fuck are they playing at?

      In the name of The Father, and of The Son, and of The Holy Spirit.


      The Reverend Clink tries on his black wig in front of the mirror again.


      • 43
        Legal Eagle says:

        They cannot be hurried, however no news if the judge has directed that majority is fine rather than unanimous.

        This is their first full day of deliberations. Probably only just finished reading through the bundles and discussing. 3 days of summary is a lot, so could expect them to take a few days.


  10. 14
    Joss Taskin says:

    Does this breach election expenditure rules ? I thought ‘buying’ elections was outlawed ?


    • 80
      Lefty moose says:

      No you get an expenses allowance. How you use it us up to you, manpower is best, but can’t say national Lib Dems have got the time this being a busy February for ordinary folk.


      • 91
        Protesters R Us says:

        Me and my mates get a few quid (tax free of course, doesn’t have to be declared), a free t-shirt and a good day out at at all these “protests” and other “rent-a-mob” events we attend. Better than working I can tell you!


  11. 16
    Lib / Lab Coalition says:

    Keith Vaz and Danny Alexander working on health policy:


  12. 18
    Brown out and pay me damages. I want to move on. says:

    I am not lib dem worshipper but I will go for a laugh.


  13. 19
    ████ ' changed my tune' Hoon says:

    There’s something just a wee bit anti-democratic in having to bribe people into electioneering for you. Desperate and grubby springs to mind.


    • 30
      WoRaft ChiHUAHua says:

      That’s what we do with the voters. Only, the Conservatives never actually pay the bribes they’ve promised. I don’t know if that makes them worse or better.


    • 81
      Sarah Palin says:

      In our call centers we audition. We then allow the best hockey Mums $20 per call. Or $20 per successful home visit. We call it community spirit. Don’t you love the U.S.!!!


  14. 21
    • 23
      Mike Handycock Teen Fondler says:

      Ah Cara. Just my type. |Do you want to come for a little ride in my Range Rover? Boaz


      • 92
        A song from yesteryear which David Whitfield fans over 55 will recall says:

        Cara mia why
        did you throw that pie
        and hit the vicar
        right in the eye


    • 27
      Not my cup of T says:



      • 46

        Maybe not for you. But it is her character, independence and jest for life which I admire rather than the cruder aspects of sexual attraction (from which I do not claim to be immune.)

        These qualities run in her wider family, as I can readily attest, having met several members before she was even born.


  15. 28
    Anonymous says:

    This is just the start of the price the LibD’Hunts will have to pay for propping up tory scum.

    Even before regime change, when all the liblabcons will be dealt with.

    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha


    • 31
      Manuel Barosso's Mum says:

      Manuel !?! Are you trying to force communism on the people of Europe again ?

      I thought we had spoken about this before. Bad Manny. ** slap / crying **

      Now go to your room young man and clean it. No dinner or xbox tonight.


  16. 29
    Owin Jones says:

    I’ve written a book called, “101 Ways To Revive The High Street”.

    It’s available on Kindle from next Monday.


    • 37
      Lucky Pierre says:


      • 44
        Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

        Size and Ed Balls are synonymous.

        Neither of us counts.


        • 82
          Lefty moose says:

          Pay more money, £65,000 is too low for most single mums to set up a brothel and men to run a hareem. What the hell do they think the money is going to do to stop some sort of sly non-class based but “qualifications test” persisting. It’s always going to be about some form of intelligentia, Long May it Last. Let it Be!


      • 93
        Stick it up your wall says:

        “Size” is a what results when mixing flour and slightly too much water. Also known as wallpaper paste (used for sticking useless stuff like politicians to walls).


  17. 33
    Vote UKIP - The Fresh Choice! says:

    Last Saturday UKIP had over 90 supporters turn up to help – all pro bono!


  18. 34
    Dumkopf says:

    In very generalised terms if you have loads of kids making it impossible to work you get given a house and a stash of cash each month

    If you work and have no kids you have to pay more tax the harder you work

    Why is this?


  19. 35
    Last quango says:

    What accommodation are they providing? Huhne’s old home ?


  20. 36
    Red Egg Millitit.....oh nooooo says:

    Let us hope many more make a speedy appearance in Eastleigh :)


  21. 38
    Political Parties Are Criminal Conspiracies says:

    No-one believes in the LibDems any more. They need to buy their support.

    Pathetic. Not like the Labour lot which make use of public sector pilgrim trade unionists whose commitment to the cause of social justice is so great they would be prepared to see the poor sent to prison for not paying the taxes that pay their wages.


    • 83
      hold them to ac says:

      Most poor don’t end up in the nick, and least of all of tax evasion. Most of the Labour won money was expended on pet projects such as heavily endebted sector revamps and welfare, the likes of which the country has never seen since WWII. And probably never wants to return to.


  22. 39
    albacore says:

    What if an enraged voter delivers a good thrashing?
    Are supporters medically insured against bashing?
    Or will there be posses of Liberal vigilantes
    To check the N H S feeds them and changes their panties?


    • 94
      Dem bones says:

      Better check they have “meals on wheels’ notified. People I know used to call this service ‘muck on a truck’. Must have been during the Labour cost cutting years I suppose.


  23. 45
    Praying for black caps in Southwark says:

    Any good word from the court of Mr Justice Sweeney?


  24. 59
    Slow news day? says:

    Aww Guido, that’s adorable. Liberal Youth has been paying expenses for its members to campaign for years. Slow news day in the office? Run out of dodgy gay slurs to throw against William Hague?


    • 60
      wildman says:

      As previously mentioned this is ONLY for Liberal Youth , the rest of us get there under our own steam (and cost)…in fact I was there on Saturday along with over 300 others…most days have seen these sorts of numbers turning up.


    • 73
      Con Artists says:

      Yeah, like that ridiculous story of him sharing a hotel room with his right hand man to save costs… An awful smear


  25. 62
    Jimmy says:

    Are you sayng that if your lot had any activists they wouldn’t get lunch?


  26. 63
    Anonymous says:

    £10 more than others.


  27. 64
    damned impertinent questions says:

    £10 a day …. that will feed a family of Romanians for a week


  28. 65
    damned impertinent questions says:

    But £10 a day is beyond dreams of avarice for the average Lib Dem supporter


    • 85
      Zeitgeist in Strawberry Hill (and 1st class passenger!) says:

      Clearly you don’t get out much. Lib Dems are generally awash with cash for pet projects, all they require is a little temptation. Not that we are fickle. Well maybe a little lithe and fickle in government.


      • 87
        Con Artists says:

        The Libidiots are destroyed by any reasonable measure, they are but a footnote in the history books now.

        The party of lost deposits and lost soles who alienated the country.


  29. 75
    Vote UKIP - The Fresh Choice! says:

    Last Saturday UKIP had over 90 supporters turn up to help. No payments necessary.


  30. 88
    Lev says:

    Isn’t the basis of this story an offer to help Lib-Dem youth and students meet their travel costs?


    • 96
      Curly says:

      ‘youth’ should be out looking for a job; and ‘students’ should be hard at work studying, not making up the usual unwashed rent a gob collection.


      • 97
        Lev says:

        Youth of today eh? Hanging out on streets, delivering leaflets, engaging in the democrat system of election campaigning… disgusting! Prison’s too goo for ‘em!

        PS: Most have jobs and study hard, but volunteer in their spare time.


  31. 98

    My local LibDem MPs – Hunter and Stunell – paid tens of thousands of pounds of their office expenses into LibDem coffers. Could I see what the money had been spent on I asked? Apparently not:-



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