March 17th, 2013

Happy St Patrick’s Day Prime Minister

You knew he was Irish…


67 Comments

  1. 1
    windmills and shit says:

    Is he after the green vote?

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    • 3
      V1le, vicious Labour ruined my Country says:

      When the eu raids the Irish bank accounts there won’t be a green vote?

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    • 28
      The Old Fella says:

      Don’t forget dear Gideon he is Iorish and will have an Iorish estate and the heir heir apparant to the Osborne baronetcy (of Ballentaylor, in County Tipperary, and Ballylemon, in County Waterford). I wonder why he pledged support to Eire when their economy hit the buffers, guaranteeing loans made to Eire.

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      • 56
        The Big Feartie of Fife saved the World(alledgedly)in 2008 so why are we still f*ck*d ? says:

        The Scots should take note

        We wish them “Good luck” on joining the euro after independence

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    • 31
      Old Boggy says:

      What a f_cking wanker he sounds! And he likes that studio make up a bit too much for my liking! That this is the leader of the Conservative Party really tells you the game is up.

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    • 32
      Fact says:

      No. It’s the pink vote he is cultivating, and losing many long term supporters as a result by destroying traditional marriage. The man is a PC bastard.

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  2. 2
    Old Blue Eyes says:

    What a load of crap.

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  3. 4
    Gordon Brown says:

    Cameron isn’t as Irish as me. I sold the pot ‘o gold and bought euros.

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  4. 5
    damned impertinent questions says:

    Signs of desperation I fear

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  5. 6
    Kebab Time says:

    Happy St Paddy`s day Guido :) , I now present you with one of Ireland’s great exports

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  6. 7
    St Patrick says:

    Where’s my staff? I need to banish all the bankers from Ireland.

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    • 38
      The Old Fella says:

      St Padraig well algedgly rid Ireland of snakes, go for it

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      • 62
        Austin Barry says:

        Wither St Patrick?

        From the Irish Independent:

        “Mosque for 3,000 gets go-ahead in capital

        The development, to be built in Clongriffin, north Dublin, will become Ireland’s largest Muslim Cultural Centre catering to the 40,000-strong community living in the capital.

        The application to Dublin City Council was submitted by an organisation called the Dublin Welfare Society.

        It was approved by planners and will cost a staggering €40m, which is believed to be coming from a backer in the United Arab Emirates”

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  7. 8
    Yvonne from the Colliers Arms Clydach says:

    So, if I have got this right , Mr Cameron , through his Chancellor Mr Osborne, has given a public commitment to give my money to people with Cypriot Bank accounts whilst having no idea whatsoever as to costings .

    I find that amazing .

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    • 13
      Wotak Hunt says:

      These are mainly British people serving our Country. Lefties wouldn’t stand up for them. At least Osborne has immediately sprang to their defence.

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      • 17
        Old Boggy says:

        Lets hope so, but there are over 25000 expats over there who will want the same deal so lets see what the cost is before we pat the twat on the back. Pound to a penny it won’t stop with the members of the British Forces.

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        • 27
          Wotak Hunt says:

          Pound to a penny it does.

          The Chancellor described the Cypriot bail-out as an “extraordinary” situation, but he pledged that British armed forces personnel and Government staff serving on the island will be protected from the bank levy.

          http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financialcrisis/9935596/UK-troops-hit-by-Cyprus-bailout-will-be-compensated.html

          If you become an expatriate, it’s a totally different scenario.
          Certainly if you’ve elected to pay your taxes in Cyprus and ‘disconnect’ from Blighty, YOYO applies.

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          • Old Boggy says:

            It’s an evoling situation we’ll have to see I know of two expats who regularly give a very large donation to the local Tory party branch round here (both have had the Dave for tea treatment) so lets see how they bend George’s ear on this one.

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          • Knobby says:

            Osborne ought to have been telling the Cypriots not to touch a fucking penny in the accounts of British citizens

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          • Joss Ayinglike says:

            Lord Palmerston is no longer with us.

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          • Let Cyprus default and exit the Euro followed by Greece says:

            I bet Putin has already told the Cypriots to lay off Russian Bank Accounts…say what you will about the guy…at least he has the “balls” to protect his nation and citizen’s savings from this German inspired tax grab

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    • 43
      Long John Silver's parrot says:

      If you hold money in a Bank Account they will be taxing that next .

      I will be in cash by noon tomorrow.

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    • 47
      General Grivas says:

      easy compensate all Brits and take the money out the billions we give to the EU every month. Even if we limit it to the squaddies and their families, we are supporting the bail with our taxpayer’s money

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  8. 9
    And we were singing says:

    Where is his Welsh blood this lovely day?

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  9. 10
    EU Watch says:

    !reland could well be next for the Cyprus treatment, with 40% recap cost for banks still resting on the sovereign.

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  10. 12
    Incapable Vince, deputy Chief Cockroach says:

    If I can get rid of Osborne, I can bring in my Homes Mansion Tax and also give savers a 10% haircut, as in Cyprus :)

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    • 15
      UK Watch says:

      I think there may be some preemptive withdrawals already starting.

      And, no wonder people are not making full use of their cash ISAs:

      http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/384644/Isa-savers-not-using-allowance

      This has already happened once in the UK with pensions raid: The big one Brown advertised, and his quieter changing of tax relief rules from ages back.

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      • 22
        Old Boggy says:

        As it’s going to get a lot worse before it gets better all the EU states will be looking at this raid on savers as part of their way to impose further austerity measures on the sector of society that is least responsible for the clusterf_ck i.e. savers. Time to take you’re cash out and put it into assets they can’t get at. Amazing if we’d pumped half of the ‘cash’ we pumped into the banking sector into science and manufacturing we’d be well on the way to really building a future for the country but of course being in the EU we can’t do that! Clowns and crooks the lot of them.

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      • 49
        The UK had the best private pension scheme in the World until Brown got involved says:

        AND of course who was his adviser at the time ???

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  11. 14
    Gordon Brown says:

    I wish you all a happy St Patrick’s Day.

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  12. 16
    Taxpayer says:

    The UK will compensate any British troops in Cyprus hit by plans to introduce a bank levy as part of a £9bn EU bailout, the chancellor has said.

    British government workers would also be protected, George Osborne said.

    It’s MY money. Not ypurs

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    • 39
      Old Boggy says:

      I thought the bases where ‘Sovereign Bases’ so why no UK banking on the base for service personnel? If there and you’re daft enough to put any large amount with a Cypriot bank then tough luck.

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      • 48
        A matter of confidence... says:

        The Cypriot PM has already had to delay the convening of Parliament which was arranged to-day to agree the “haircut” for savers etc and has had to put it back until 4pm Monday and has said that he may have to ask the President to declare Tuesday a bank holiday. He was taken aback apparently by the reaction of MPs to the plan(no doubt reflecting the response of their constituents)Either way he is FUCKED….

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        • 63
          A TSB Savings Account is for Life! says:

          Hopefully the implications of touching the accounts of certain Russian Oligarchs in Cyprus has been pointed out to him by some shit scared MPs? These boys will just come and kill you if you touch their money, they have the cash and connections to make it happen and no f_cking court will touch them.

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  13. 18
    Vince Cable says:

    I don’t remember St Patrick’s Day.

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  14. 19
    Eric Joyce says:

    I wanna fight someone!

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    • 44
      The Old Fella says:

      Tell you what Eric, what a bare knuckle fight with Fawkesy, an international bout of three rounds, with the provisor that both contestant have 8 pints of guiness and 8 scotch chasers, good look lads, Oh, and 8illy can be the referee after drinking a party 7.

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  15. 20
    Andy Burnham says:

    Stafford was Thatcher’s fault. Now I must go and fix my eyeliner.

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  16. 21
    Gordon Brown says:

    Cos every girl crazy ’bout a sharp dressed man.

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  17. 23
    Polly Toynbee says:

    You’re my hero, Owen.

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  18. 24
    Rose of Mooncoin says:

    What a load of crap.

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  19. 25
    Fuck it says:

    Fuck the Irish.

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  20. 26
    Diane O'Abbott says:

    Bijaybers! Chicken me Mickey!

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  21. 29
    Paty O'Doors says:

    Céad míle fáilte. Sláinte!

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  22. 34
    The Old Fella says:

    Dave’s paying lads

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  23. 40
    Vince the doddery says:

    Cockroaches go back to our continuances and prepare to get behind the cooker.

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  24. 41
    Jimmy says:

    George Galloway has a band?

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  25. 42
    EU Watch says:

    Some further background on Cyprus, which having read makes Blowing Whistles rants here seem somewhat urbane.

    This is from a couple of years ago when the problems on Cyprus became apparent:

    http://www.news.cyprus-property-buyers.com/2011/10/30/another-eurozone-country-bites-the-dust/id=009490

    Many layers of corruption on the Island. Default in this case may be the best medicine for addressing the real issues. They seriously need some land law reform down there.

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    • 50
      Long John Silver's parrot says:

      If this was going on pre 2008 then why were they then allowed to join the club ?

      Who authorized it and can I see the paperwork please ?

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      • 54
        Herman van Rumpboy says:

        Fuck off.

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      • 58
        Onwards to a federal europe says:

        The ultimate aim of the EU elite is political union….when you realise that all becomes clear. to allow the break up of the eurozone will stop that forwever that’s why no member will be allowed to default even if every euro of their savings has to be taken to keep driving “The Project” forward.

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  26. 55
    Owin Jokes says:

    Isn’t this an infwingement of her Human Wights ?

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  27. 57
    Phil from Pentonville says:

    Get your family to say you are suicidal and getting a few friends to publish stories about you in the Press and what happens ?

    Within the few days you find yourself transferred to a cosy billet where a nice man or woman starts measuring you for a tag .

    British Justice just has to be the best in the world .

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  28. 59
    Mark Oaten says:

    I wish posters here would stop smearing me.

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  29. 60
    Aydodge E. Scheisster QC says:

    And the ruse the US government could always have used was that, even if someone challenged it on Fifth Amendment grounds:

    “…[N]or shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation[,]”

    …all they had to do was to say, “OK, whaddaya got there, a 20-dollar gold piece? OK, here’s a 20-dollar Federal Reserve Note, we’re square…” because, technically, a 20-buck coin is worth, surprise surprise, 20 bucks. It’s only the willingness of a person who is looking to sell it forward or melt it down for a profit, to offer a premium over the twenty, that makes it any more valuable than that. The US government didn’t need to offer a premium, did they? Their offer was, “Hand it over, or potentially go to prison,” a variation on the Corleone Strategy, or the one sought to be employed in Cyprus.

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    • 67
      Aydodge E. Scheisster QC says:

      [Originally a reply to a post, since removed, about the US Government "confiscation" of gold in 1933.]

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  30. 64
    Archbishop Cromwell says:

    Can we stop abusing the poor word “Liberal”?

    “Liberals threaten free speech” is just pushing the English language past breaking point.

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  31. 66
    Ali Akbar says:

    On everything FFS you basturds

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