March 20th, 2013

FLASHBACK: The Ghost of Osborne Past

As the Chancellor joined the digital age he was left with @George_Osborne; it seems the naughty holders of the preferable @GeorgeOsborne handle have woken up and are sharing what might have been:

Not sure how things are looking “simpler” or “flatter” today… 


69 Comments

  1. 1
    SP4BS says:

    No shit.

  2. 2
    Pasty Tax MKII says:

  3. 3
  4. 4
    Mark Oaten says:

    Oh.

  5. 5
    We're doooomed! says:

    “Not sure how things are looking “simpler” or “flatter” today…”

    They’re certainly simpler. Three years ago, the question “are Britain’s finances screwed beyond any possibility of repair?” would have provoked much heated debate. Today, the same question can be answered very simply:

    “Yes.”

  6. 6
    Russian Oligarch (and his bent City solicitors) says:

    We believe in a simple fair flat rate of tax of 0%

    It is a fair way t treat oyr pillaged billions

    Thank you Britain for all your offshore banking and tax facilities

    And thank you forthe British passports for me, my whole family and all my friends and relations (not to mention my 10 boyguards)

  7. 7
    Groogle, Stardust and all multinationals says:

    Yuri

    You are quite right

    No taxation on our heard earned income

    And long live all the British offshore washing machines as well

    They are mighty useful

  8. 8
    Peter Mándelson (Lord to you, oik) says:

    Boyguards? Hmmm. I love the sound of that. They sound butch.

  9. 9
    Tinkle says:

    The fiscal turd that Gordon Brown left lodged in the toilet pan is proving a bit harder to flush away than previoulsy thought

    The Tories need to get up to the elbow with a steel impliment and break that turd

    On no account should Balls be allowed in control of the toilet

  10. 10
    Old Etonian archbish says:

    The real question is

    Can we have “flat debt” as well

    Or “flat deficits”

    Can we just be “simple” and just forgive eachothers debts as someone suggested in the Bible?

    A,d are all these people high on the white stuff, by the way

  11. 11
    Anonymous says:

    Osborne is a first class idiot. Hasn’t got a clue about economy.

  12. 12
  13. 13
    Bubba says:

    I prefer twinks, myself.

  14. 14
    George Bullingdon of that Ilk says:

    Hello Sophie

    You were looking so innocent today in the Lobby

    Stop throwing fast Balls at me like this

    Especially since Dave, Nick and I all have family chateaux in France like all normal people (including Gweedo)

    Must not upset Brother Francois (who is publicly sinking in a large wine lake like us, God bless him)

  15. 15
    Anonymous says:

    Just look at the tax cuts he gave

    1) 5% tax cut for people earning over £150,000. Osborne will benefit from it.

    2) Corporation tax cuts. Osborne and Little will benefit from it, Osborne owns 15% of the company. So more money for him.

  16. 16
    Casual Observer says:

    To raise more tax is simple.

    Reduce the cost of calculating the tax and paying the tax so as it is competitive with avoidance and evasion.

    Simples.

  17. 17
    MI5 says:

    I saw Empty Ed of the TV today by accident

    Did Baldwin give him an overdose of the white stuff?

    He is getting embarassingly weird and childish I thought…

  18. 18
    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    Where is labours detailed alternative budget.

    Here it is in full :-

    Bullingdon boys.
    Tax break for millionaires.
    Loud shouting.

    Well that should do the trick.

  19. 19
    MI5 says:

    Terrible tihngs happen to young ladies like you Sophie

    When you cross the French wine growers…

  20. 20
    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    Comprehensive playground effect that Miliband has not moved on from.

  21. 21
    CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

    Quotes Osbourne made before 2008, were made irrelevant by complete financial collapse after that.
    Tax cutting will never happen during economic strife, especially when there is no boom around the corner to pay for it.

    Yes, yes I know real tax cuts would help economic recovery, but politicians are very fond of your money and it’s ability to buy votes.

  22. 22
    sick of em says:

    osbourne is undoubtedly a c’unt but what i want to say really is what the fuck are people paying council tax for??? someone i know has just got their bill and the only thing tangible they get is a roll of plastic bin bags for £2000 a year!!!

  23. 23
    EU Watch says:

    With Hollande in power there could be some noise from Europe.

    This would help in getting the referendum and Article 50 effort moving.

    What Osborne was saying about bringing down social security costs today is yet to be realized to be false. Even if the government reduces entitlements and gets people off of benefits, those gains will be cancelled by the influx of claimants we are guaranteed next year when Roman!ans and Bulgar!ans start arriving in the UK with the begging bowls out.

    Exit is the only way to really start reducing deficit and debt.

  24. 24
    Casual Observer says:

    Excited because of budget day.

  25. 25
    Non Dom Labour Lordy Lordy says:

    The rate I pay is so competitive it cannot be beaten

    Zero (0ù) cappiche?

    But yosu argument seems to be rather disingenuous to say the least

    Do you mean ordinary people should pay no tax at all?

    How will we keep my masters in the styile yo which they are accustomed? (starting with Eddy Milliband the great intellectual light of the Labour Partie) Or pay for sily things like the military, schools roads and hospitals?

  26. 26
    Putin's Polonium says:

    I’m on my way.

  27. 27
    the savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

    Twix bars , deodorant , cosmetics ?

    In return for what ?

    There s nothing free in chokey . Like the Mafia sooner or later you will be asked to repay the favour tenfold !!

    And this reference to his being moved to a less secure area sound ominous !!

  28. 28
    Duty sub-editor says:

    Osborne. Its.

  29. 29
    Mark Oaten says:

    Thankyou, I feel much better now

  30. 30
    Non Dom Labour Lordy Lordy says:

    Hey George

    I have a problem

    My house in London is now worth £25 million

    How the hell can I pa

  31. 31
    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    They are lucky, we pay 1500 quid for the wheelie bins to be emptied.

  32. 32
    Anonymous says:

    Osborne’s genius idea to solve a supply problem in housing, is to increase demand. George, you retard, you will only increase the price, transferring wealth to landowners and banks. How about taxing land or changing planning laws?

  33. 33
    Barclay Bruvvers says:

    We’re with him

  34. 34
    Non Dom Labour Lordy Lordy says:

    Hey George

    I have a problem

    My house in London is now worth £25 million

    How the hell can I pass it on to my children tax free?

    It would be grossly unfair to charge them inheritance tax on their family home

    And you should remember that when I bought my British passport, I was told I would not pay any tax at all

  35. 35
    Blowing Whistles says:

    umm … have to question any Government Minister who starts out with the ‘I Believe’ mantra …

    Boy George – “I believe, in a simpler, fairer and flatter tax system. – speech to IoD, June 1 2006″.

    It always says it on the outside of the tin but the actual contents always tend to be “Not fit for purpose”.

  36. 36
    fruitcake says:

    I like largely imported wine, best way to import the stuff.

  37. 37
    Hang the bankers says:

    Oh shit

    The banks in for the high jump again

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-19/freddie-mac-sues-multiple-banks-over-libor-manipulation.html

    How many more billions will the Brirtish taxpayers have to pay for these g a n g s t e r s?

  38. 38
    Boomtown Rat says:

    Cancel the Debt,cancel third world debt,cancel the fe.kin debt now!!!!!!!!!!

  39. 39
    the savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

    Now that we have a new Pope it would indeed be a good idea if he proclaimed a World Jubilee Year which in biblical times occurred roughly once every hundred years and presaged the cancelling of all debts .

    That would suit Gideon n’est pas ?

    oh hold on …. additionally to the UK’s debts being expunged it would in turn have to forgive all the billions we have given to third worlders and eurozone peripherals over many years and which they have not a plugged damn s chance in hell of repaying to us !! Wonder who the UK international balance sheet would favour when the ddust has setled on that one !!

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  41. 41
    Goo says:

    The HMRC debt collection team are holding industrial action today

    Having difficultly actually paying tax I am late with

  42. 42
    sick of em says:

    nice work if you can get it – all in it together – pounland for you but millionaire laqnd for these fuckers:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2013/mar/20/barclays-bonuses-budget-day

  43. 43
    the savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

    Did any body notice Gid’s “deliberate” mistake when he said that the new single pension would be increased to £144 per YEAR .

    Was it a deliberate mistake or just a cunning stunt from a stunning c …

  44. 44
    All tax is theft. says:

    Well, it is his money. How scandalous that he wants to keep it!

  45. 45
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Does he have a probation officer like brian Ferry’s son and is Huhne showing any further remorse?

    Many Probation Officers – are Common Purpose indoctrinates btw.

  46. 46
    Dave the Rave has lost the plot says:

    Guido

    I went back to Downing Street after George’s gig this afternoon

    And my Chief Honcho, (the third Ed) said to me

    Your majesty

    Our Press Regulation omnishambles collapsed in your absence

    I suggest you hurry off to Chipping Norton and stay there…

  47. 47
    the savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

    Hello Lord Bouncing Czech . I thought you drowned back in the early Nineties when you fell of your yacht off the Azores or similar .

    Still we do hear your cri de coeur and we’ll see if we can decree a special dispensation for Kevin and Ian. Worry not.

  48. 48
    Eric the Terrible Scot says:

    Hezza on the beeb b`tard channel at the mo, disgusting tan not from windchill. Nice we are all in this together.

  49. 49
    Toilets (you know the rest) says:

    BTW Guido

    When will you be taking over as Editor of the Sun?

    At this rate, there will be soon be no employable staff left…

    Has my old friend Uncle Rupie of blessed memory had a word with you?

  50. 50
    I believe = here comes the BS. says:

    “I believe in Heaven.”

    Says Pope who travels in a car fitted with 6″ bullet-proof windows.

  51. 51
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Reading up in the mail of your trysts oops trips with roth.schild and deripaska – ‘No Conflicts of interest’ whatsoever then while you were the big cheese at the EU eh Mr Bandit numero uno!

  52. 52
    Anonymous says:

    Has anyone noticed how much George looks like one of the Money Lenders in the History Channels mini series The Bible?

  53. 53
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Blair – “I believe I will be proved to be right over !raq in time”

    Time’s up for the International Criminal.

  54. 54
    Bourough mafia says:

    We get a free newspaper every week from the liebore council, stuffed with diversity pictures and rants about cuts, and there is the big screen in the town centre with more enrichment pictures and guff, all courtesy of the council. Oh, and they empty our bins.

  55. 55
    the savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

    I assume we all know that a certain Ms Sheilagh Fogarty of Radio Five Dead has confessed to having a “thing ” about Giddy. Allegedly she finds him attractive ( !! ??? ) — among other things .

    Good to know you ve got at least one secret admirer — apart from ‘er indoors.-

  56. 56
    The Devil says:

    No. But I am not at all happy with the casting of me.

  57. 57
    Casual Observer says:

    Just wait until the EU get their teeth in.

    Article 81 should be invoked sooner or later, particularly over the manipulation of EURIBOR.

    RBS could potentially fold on this. Not sure if they have hacked all the profitable bits of that back out yet, the insurance part was being spun off some time back.

    Anyone who still holds shares will get whacked.

    Barclays may get special treatment for ‘grassing’ but Deutsche and U.B.S. are going to get spanked hard.

    Good to see R.B.C. get dragged in to this. They may get extra treatment after their refusal to pay up over their involvement with Enron.

    The Canadian competition bureau should be extracting blood as well, in particular R.B.S. who were foolishly refusing to cooperate.

    Surprised no RICO action just yet. Last I read that is in play.

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  59. 59
    John Wellington Wells says:

    The person with the non-underscore Twitter account isn’t being very naughty with it yet. Give them time, I suppose.

  60. 60
    Citizen Smith says:

    Same here the city centre is like East Berlin, with poster and flags everywhere spouting Leninist shit like ‘Be Proud of Your City’, ‘Have a Meat Free Day’, ‘Why Not Visit a Gym’, ‘Making Dreams Happen’ Be Ambitious for Stalingrad’ etc.. must cost a fortune I presume the city council have shares in signage company?
    All wasted of course as most the population of my town can’t read English (though I think there are versions on the councils web site, FaceBook and Twitter in all languages on Earth.

  61. 61
    Citizen Smith says:

    Some one needs to shoot a few of the f_ckers only way to get the message across now

  62. 62
    Anonymous says:

    Suggest you adjust the colour on your tv set.

  63. 63
    Jim says:

    Again just playing with figures.
    What is the point of letting people know you know nothing about economics?
    You are just following the stupid act of Ed and Ed.

  64. 64
    Jim says:

    Debt is like a Drug.
    Only those not taking it want to stop it, because they have to pay for the results.

  65. 65
    Jim says:

    We get a really good service with no increase for five years now.
    Please do not ask where as our housing stock is very limited and inheritance tax is very high.

  66. 66
    Irrelevant Quote Retriever says:

    “Ireland stands as a shining example of the art of the possible in economic policy-making… With its vision of a highly-educated, innovative, open, dynamic, low-tax economy and relentless focus on the long-term drivers of prosperity, Ireland’s economic miracle has shown that it has the answers to the challenges of the new global economy.”

    George Osborne, 2006

  67. 67
    Eric the Terrible Scot says:

    sophie`s ridge…..hhhmmmm…..yes please!!

  68. 68
    Jimmy says:

    It’s vital that we don’t remove the incentive to inherit large sums of money.

  69. 69
    - says:

    Quotes from a previous world before the shit hit the fan and assuming an actual Conservative (not coalition) government.
    You can’t judge anyone on that sort of thing.
    Judge him on the more recent bullshit!

    That’s just lazy.


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