March 26th, 2013

Owen Jones and the People’s Front Against t’Cuts

Rejoice, comrades! This lunchtime Guido infiltrated the Unite headquarters to run the rule over the People’s Assembly, Owen Jones’ new sinister sounding union-funded anti-cuts campaign. Under the watchful eye of Keir Hardie in a rather austere room, a panel of NUT “Enemies of Promise”, PCS strike-mongers, loony left MPs and a bad comedian bleated about “the cuts”. Former SWP luvvie Mark Steel’s awkward jokes fell flat and Labour foghorn Katy Clark did her best to contain herself over Liam Byrne consorting with the enemy. Ironic that as the panel discussed the need for a united left to stand together, Blairite refusenik Dan Hodges pointed out two different hard left factions have launched on the same day. The workers, united, will never be defeated…

Faced with Guido’s austerity facts at today’s presser, Owen refreshingly slammed the government for borrowing too much:

“To quote that bastion of socialism, the Standard and Poor credit agency… fiscal ‘austerity’ risks being self-defeating. You’re quite correct. This government risks borrowing over £200 billion more than projected, the underlying deficit is 11% higher than a year ago.”

When even Owen Jones thinks you’re borrowing too much, you know you have a problem…


143 Comments

  1. 1
    A Humbug Millionaire says:

    How was the finger buffet?

    • 14
      What's in a name? says:

      It looks like Ed Miliband will have his very own far left (UKIP equivalent) stalking horse(s).

      Maybe he will find out soon what it’s like to be stabbed in the back?

      “The Peoples Assembly” doesn’t sound anything like as catchy as UKIP though!

      Can anyone else think of a better moniker for them?

      • 78
        Lib-Lab Pact says:

        They are a bunch of fruitcakes. Luckily they are unlikely to field candidates at elections

        • 88
          The Old Fella says:

          Geedo, “When even Owen Jones thinks you’re borrowing too much, you know you have a problem…” yes all well and good, but does Gideon know?

          • misterned says:

            The problem for the left now is that they think Osborne is borrowing too much, yet they want to borrow even more themselves. So Borrowing an extra 200 billion is too much, but an extra 500 billion is about right?

            They think that they can overborrow their way out of debt.

            They are insane. They only thing saving them is the fact that there are currently about 40% of voters who do not care how insane, delusional and dangerous labour are, as they are genetically incapable of not voting labour. They could be run by Jimmy Savile in a nazi uniform and they would STILL vote labour.

            The only people more insane than the labour party are the fuckmuppet moronic idiotic braindead shitheads who keep voting for them.

          • Jimmy Savile in a Nazi uniform says:

            Now then now then! Straight in at number 13 – me! ACHTUNG!

      • 95
        Jimmy says:

        Ark B?

        • 102
          JH3824092384023 says:

          It’s ‘B’ Ark actually.

          “Oh yes,” said the Captain, “Millions of them. Hairdressers, tired TV producers, insurance salesmen, smug lefty arseholes who are paid to post on blogs, personnel officers, security guards, public relations executives, management consultants, you name them. We’re going to colonize another planet.”

          Ford wobbled very slightly.

          “Exciting isn’t it?” said the Captain.

          “What, with that lot?” said Arthur.

          “Ah, now don’t misunderstand me,” said the Captain, “we’re just one of the ships in the Ark Fleet. We’re the ‘B’ Ark you see. Sorry, could I just ask you to run a bit more hot water for me?”

    • 15
      Obamamessiah, trendy lefty twat in chief says:

      You Owen, despite his bad eth nic origins speaks good sense. To borrow less we need to drastically increase borrowing now to fuel a new boom.

      The thing to remember is everybody in England is an immigrant. Everyone is an immigrant, even if you think you come from England and are English, really you’re not because sometime maybe thousands of years ago your ancestor was brought to England. So you’re no different from someone who arrived from Bulgaria this morning. If you disagree you’re racist and I’ll set the wookie on you.

      Now we know in both the UK and the USA mass i m m i g rat i o n has been a disaster for the poor. But we’re continuing because it makes us more vibrant and dynamic. You bitter folks best just accept the new reality.

      • 29
        Me says:

        Before 1850, America had no poverty or slums…folk were not rich nor abjectly poor.

        1860 Mass Immigration began.

        1870….poverty and slums and unheard of levels of crime…gangs of New York, anyone?

        That’s the way the textbooks describe(d) it! BPC of course.

        BPC = Before Political Correctness

        • 32
          new yoof of england, both parents im mig rants, know nothing of our history says:

          errr no, i watched the glorious and universally loved olympic ceremony – england was a perfect multicultural utopia before the industrial revolution and capitalism destroyed things but we were saved by feminism, diversity, lesbian kisses and m4ss im mig ration.

          This is my country now and I love it, i have as much right to it as you people who fought for it because without me it would be boring and non-vibrant.

        • 90
          The Old Fella says:

          Each wave of immigrants in the states in the 1800′s from Europe bought their version of gang warfare, robbery, murder etc Jews, Poles, Irish, Italian and of course the American addiction to guns didn’t help. The same I guess is the same in this country over the years, from the Romans, Saxons, Danes, Normans and various other immigrants.

          • Anonymous says:

            Why is Old (Nazi) Fella putting around the kind of hateful BS that was found in 1930′s Germany?

        • 105
          More Correctly says:

          To help build the nation, did not America need/welcomed Mass Immigration?

          • mi brane hurtz says:

            No, but it did need the slave trade. Ask George “Traitor” Washington – he owned slaves despite all that republican equality bullshit.

    • 18

      None of the above.

    • 22
      Lynne Featherbrain says:

      How terrible that Julie Burchill is allowed to continue writing non-equality commission approved articles.

      I am right now stamping both feet very very angrily, I should be allowed to command the hiring and firing of all writers. We need to start firing w h i t e men to create a more diverse and vibrant press.

      And just because when my boiler broke I called the firebrigade doesn’t mean I am stupid, it just means YOU ARE SEXIST.

    • 36
      Owen Jones says:

      I like a finger of fudge, funny feet and zoom

  2. 2
    Anonymous says:

    … the Hunts against cuts?

    • 21
      Swampy off his head on white lightning says:

      The C.unts against hunts?

      • 68
        fire's too good for them says:

        I wonder how many sitting on that table have got a real job paying tax rather than being paid by the taxpayer, not many I bet given it was a Tuesday lunchtime this meeting, unless and I’ll take it back if this is true they all popped out on their lunch hour.
        Owen Jones is ‘kin millionaire anyway isn’t he?

      • 80
        the savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

        Jabba the Hutt sorry I mean Jeremy the HUNT is as we speak on Radio Four being crucified by none other than Unstaedy Eddie Mair .

        Wonder if he ll be calle a NURSEY piece of work ??

      • 101
        Big Ears says:

        I said that

    • 85
      Millipeed Stamper says:

      Hunts Against Cuts (CAC for short) has a certain ring to it. Nice.

      After all they are all cack.

    • 103
      Ken Lorp says:

      You’re confusing them with the Front for People Against cuts.

  3. 3
    Let's enjoy this moment again says:

    • 6
      Enriched Eric of Enfield says:

      IDS was most cross, airtime paid for by the good citizens and licencepayers should not be usurped by O. Winnie Jones

    • 98
      Fishy says:

      Perhaps Mrs Balls might have corrected the idiot Jones and explained that it was SHE that introduced ATOS work capability assessments

  4. 4
    Enriched Eric of Enfield says:

    FIRST: bunch of tw@ts

  5. 5
    tommy5dollar says:

    I assume he said billion, not million?

  6. 7
    Assembly of People's says:

    The Assembly of People’s say “splitters

  7. 8
    Kim Jong Un says:

    You can spend more on helping your glorious uneducated proletariat breed if you buy our great range of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea weapons of glorious workers’ technology and range that makes the US imperialists shiver in their boots like the decadent filth they are.

    Comrade Jones is invited to Pyongyang to play basketball with me.

    If he can’t shoot a hoop, he will be disowned as a revisionist imperialist scumbag like that sell out Ken Livingstone.

  8. 9
    Jagbulon says:

    When Owen becomes old enough to shave will his politics mature out of schoolyard levels of understanding?

    • 24
      American Sockpuppet Watch says:

      I’d have gone for ‘school playground’. ‘Schoolyard’ does not seem to have the same ‘British fell to it.

    • 93
      The Old Fella says:

      No. he is still smoking behind the bike sheds

  9. 10
    The Doors says:

    That Door behind them, where does it lead to?

  10. 10
    Gordon Brown says:

    Good lads, sell more gold, confiscate it off the buggers. Make it one party, for the people, all property is theft, except mine.

    There is no deficit, blame the bankers for it all.

  11. 12
    Last Madhouse on the left says:

    OJ Simpleton at his level best with all the debating skills and statesmanship of a talking turd, the Lentil is strong with this one!

  12. 13
    Ewon Jones says:

    Owen Jones confuses deficit with debt……again. Is he really stupid?

    • 26
      An 11 y/o girl studying GCSE maths says:

      Er, but I thought the debt was around just under a £1 Trillion (£980 Billion) though!

      So if he said the deficit (i.e. the overspend this year) is likely to increase 11% to £200 Billion then this would sound plausible (and to be fair he was quoting one of the credit agencies).

      Refutations welcome of course!

  13. 16
    Geedo's VID says:

    • 28
      Gok Wan says:

      Three buttons on the shoulder. Practical for shouldering the white man’s buirden, but a tad too retro for my tastes

    • 45
      Casual Observer says:

      Is Owen aware that S+P is owned by the same chap who owns the Sun ?

      Perhaps that Guido-Jones alliance is more credible than it first appears.

      • 81
        the savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

        Are you really saying Rupey Baby really owns Standard and Poors ??

        I suppose it s possible if he s now bought the New York Times or is it the Wall St Journal or Barrons or the Harvard Business Review or all of them (?)

        • 120
          Curly says:

          1. Standard
          2. Poor

          …. the two levels of an agency’s rating assessments?

          Has their case for fraudulent practices come to court yet?

    • 132
      Eddie Mair's pube brush says:

      Jones really doesn’t have the first clue concerning what he’s waffling about does he?

      • 134
        JH3824092384023 says:

        It all boils down to – more public spending, more government, more loot and attention for me and my fellow travellers.

  14. 17
    OJ Simpson says:

    I have just wee’d my pants

    DOH!

  15. 20
    John Ward (Medway) says:

    Owen Jones will use that “too much borrowing” line only so long as it suits his overriding desire for a line of attack against his political opponents.

    Save this somewhere, and resurrect it when the tune is changed. I do it all the time; and although the Lefties always have plenty of excuses about why with them it is somehow ‘different’, one doesn’t need to be a political genius to see that it is all posturing and manipulation of the truth.

    I have had great (and never challenged!) success in de-bunking such manoeuvres over the years, primarily on my own ‘blog, and that in itself speaks volumes.

    Meanwhile, any move to split the Lefty vote by means of new parties is very welcome…

    • 37
      Casual Observer says:

      It does seem a bit like a lefty approach to prevent loss of Labour vote to UKIP.

      Logic one guesses is: Attack on a fronts which polls indicate UKIP is ‘weak’ on, managing the economy is one of those, provide a front which is center / far left and attempt to talk in the same down to earth language, however with usual spin.

      When it comes closer to GE, this will save Labour, or in a fractured parliament, whichever mongs are in this new party who get seats either switch back or align with Labour.

      The borrowing side of things is not the problem. Inflating the debt away is the sovereign solution, triggering a war between your creditors or b@nkrupt!ng them are more subtle ways of dealing with the problem.

      Globally, the latter of these scenarios are now shaping up. One has happened a few times already, papered over by the Troika (but less convincingly so in Cyprus). Now that capital controls and overt economic conflicts (in particular J@pan, but again to a degree Cyprus) are evident, the hot war is only a few mis-steps away.

      DPRK did threaten to strike US assets again earlier today, and were aligning forces in a credible way to back that threat up.

      • 73
        Anonymous says:

        I used to visit S. Korea many times and have been advised that this “sabre rattling” has been going on for decades.

        With regard this People’s Assembly (against cuts)…or whatever they are called is just another cynical attempt to split the electorate’s vote into different factions and head-off UKIP at the pass.

  16. 23
    yeah, right... says:

    These ‘workers’ of whom you speak.

    Have any of them ever worked?

  17. 27
    Brown out and pay me damages says:

    Owen Jones the BBC’s pluke. Does anyone actually give 2 hoots what Jones thinks?

    • 31
      The CIA says:

      We have spent quite a lot of money promoting him into lefty circles. Leave him alone. We’ve only got another 4000 assets like him in the UK.

      • 40
        GoBalls says:

        Is he quare? I’ve heard Eddie Mair might be slightly quare.

        • 119
          Jack Ketch says:

          Yes he has boasted about it on camera and how do you think he gets on to the BBC so often anyway?

      • 83
        a.r.m.a.g.e.d.d.o.n says:

        how is that high resolution 4shit thread going? you see this is not just abnout me getting revenge for what you did to my childhood and are doing to me on an ongoing basis but far more importantly it is the fact i figure you plan to i.m.plant every one with your vile t-e-t-r-a contraptions. you the brit version of you and m.0-ssad are satan. there is no other way to put it. you are absolute fucking scum and if it means a world of cellular robots versus no world at all i shall be gunning for the latter. to invade the sanctity that is the space between a living sentient being and their creator breaks every rule in the universe and you using the multitude as your shield does not cut it, because the universe will happily wipe them out if that is what it takes to get at you c-u.n=ts.

        but hey! keep up the electronic harassment (which basically proves the i-m.p/lant exists (quite apart from the fact i can feel it under my skin- b’tween ear left and sp^ine). i have numerous incidents of my coomputer scre-en making crackling noises which coincide with thoughts i am having. and yep they made sure i got the nhs deemed mentally unwell ticket many years ago when their attempt to stit-ch me to stit-ch someone politically importnant across the water fucked up. why? cos you can not t,e.m-pes-t a bra-inwav-e.

        brit sec9urity intellige0nce had me ritualistically ra–ped as a kid and stuck without my consent or kn0wledge a im\p\lant into me when i was a child all with the express intention of throwing me to the wolves once they had finished using me.

        you are fucking verm1n and the un1verse is almost ready to destroy everything.

      • 113
        Anonymous says:

        That must that include Tony and his mates? Careful, you could be getting a little close to the truth.

    • 34
      Dr Oein Klerque says:

      People’s Dissembly more like.

      Still, fair play to them for trying, it’s most entertaining watching them.

    • 108
      Anonymous says:

      Interesting. If no one cares about Owen Jones, or his ideas of, why are you lot putting out all these cheap and nasty insults?

  18. 30
    Bless their pointy little heads says:

    Oh, Ay!, me hearties, the cuts!, the cuts! are + £200 billion, well shiver me timbers with a rubber dildo.

  19. 33
    Bless their pointy little heads says:

    Hello. Hello. tet’ sing . testing again.

  20. 35
    Guido Fawkes & Owen Jones Coalition says:

    The Conservative led coalition ?

    Mass bowel movement more like. This is just another get together of the usual suspects, the one’s with political agendas that haven’t ever got the faintest hope of public support

  21. 39
    The love that dare not speak its name says:

    Fukin, wankers!.

  22. 41
    Whingeing winnie says:

    So let me get this straight

    THat Juvenile Oxygen Thief Owen Jones is chairing a meting to complain about the Cuts ?

    Then issues a staement complaining that the Government are not cutting deep and fast enough ?

    Does anyone take that cnut seriously

  23. 42
    Chris Morris couldn't do better says:

    This is brilliant, like Dave Spart of Neasden but with more people involved.

    Superb. Keep us updated on their comic capers!

  24. 46
    Tesco's sperm bank. Only socialists have are allowed to breed. says:

    What a mess the Tories inherited from the previous government. Disgraceful that none of these lefty twats take responsibility and hang their heads in shame. Labour think that the Tories will take the blame for their mess and when the Tories have exhausted themselves with cleaning up the worse of the previous governments mess then Labour will be re-elected again. We must never forgive Labour for the hell it has put us through with its economic mismanagement.

    • 122
      Curly says:

      As you are clearly not a thick, uneducated, sponging, idle, useless, layabout, you will never understand how the ‘system’ works.

  25. 47
    Owen Jones' Mum says:

    Owen, have you been playing with triangular flapjacks again ?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-21923218

  26. 49
    On message. says:

    ‘Anyone in this party who’s in any doubt who we should be fighting, what we should be debating, where our energies should be focused, I tell you: our battle is with Labour;

    ‘Let’s not mince our words: this is a bunch of self satisfied, (money grubbing) Labour socialists who think they can spend your money better than you can, make decisions better than you can and tell you what to do and we should never, ever let that lot near government again.’

     

  27. 50
    Judean Frunte says:

    I’m going to launch a better group called Popular Assembly

  28. 51
    The New BBC DG says:

    Who is this Owen Jones person?

    He speaks so much sense. We need to get him on our screens morning noon and night.

  29. 54
    Richard Petitjean says:

    I love it, the first meeting of the People’s Assembly… was an invitation-only press conference.

    You could not make it up!

    • 124
      Curly says:

      People’s Assembly? Isn’t that what they do first thing in the morning at school? Was that meeting in the gym authorised?

  30. 55
    the poor bloody tax-payer says:

    being disunited is the quality that unites them

  31. 57
    Owingbeast says:

    Like most children Owen needs a fucking good slap

    This reminds me of an IDS anecdote

    IDS was sat at breakfast mess with his hat on (Brigade of Gaurds thing, it means you are still pissed and want to be left alone)
    A Marine asked him for the sugar
    No response so he he got a size 10 in his Cornflakes after said Marine leapt upon the table

    A total Chris
    Bring back the Chingford Skinhead

  32. 59
    Eunuchonomics says:

    So Owen Jones is an expert on economics?

    The Tories have been dealt a crappy hand of cards. Dealt by the previous Labour government and its economic mismanagement.

    So how is Labour going to tackle the economy? So far we have ‘Predistribution’ whatever that is? ;mansion tax nicked from the Lib dumbs; a bit of banker bashing; some guff on predators paying more taxes. What a shower of sh….

    • 133
      F Urquhart says:

      Bender Jones vs Folder Osborne. Hmm …..

    • 142
      Wait and see says:

      Owing Jones has risen rapidly in the brief time Liebore were out of office. Let’s see how he does with his cutting remarks when his favourite gang are in power.

  33. 61
    WVM says:

    It’s an echo chamber of condescending cυηts congratulating each other on their astounding brilliance and moral superiority.

  34. 63
    Owenbeastbag says:

    I am the next Ed Balls or will be when I have reached puberty and had sex

  35. 64
    Tossahs says:

    …and there was me thinking Red Wedge were the biggest bunch of wankers ever……

  36. 65
    V confusing says:

    Is that Owen Jones or Michael Owen?

  37. 66
    Joe says:

    You can’t fix stupid.

    • 110
      Blast From The Past says:

      But you can stand up against Nazi scum – just like this country did in 1940.

  38. 69
    Anonymous says:
    • 71
      Owen Jones says:

      That’s simply not true. Key backers include Unite and Unison. And would you honestly describe that as my aim?

    • 127
      Curly says:

      So kindly tell us exactly how you define ‘radical’ then we can discuss the issue properly.

  39. 72
    Cut-me-own-throat Dibbler says:

    How is the search for Labour’s magic money trees going?

  40. 74
    The Giant's Causeway says:

    Every so often we need to remind ourselves that it is not just the UK which is run by blithering idiots

    http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/council-staff-who-tried-to-fix-pothole-suspended-without-pay-29153330.html

  41. 75
    Tosspot says:

    Thats not ” The Peoples front of Diarrhea ” Or is it ” Diarrhea Peoples Front ” or even ” The Front of Peoples Diarrhea ” Nope it’s Old Laborious.

  42. 77
    Communism says:

  43. 79
    EU Watch says:

    Good write up on what is happening on the ground in Cyprus:

    http://greece.greekreporter.com/2013/03/26/cyprus-new-reality-cash-society-without-cash/

    The issue of workers pay is of note, that businesses have not and will not be able to pay staff because they will not be able to transfer or withdraw the amounts they need in order to make payroll. As is the fact that credit cards and cheques are currently worthless on the island.

    Plenty of warning for when this happens in the UK, or elsewhere in Eurozone.

  44. 82
    Andrew Efiong says:

    They’re split and fighting over ideology.

    Ferrets in a sack!

    I’m lovin it!

    • 86
      nellnewman says:

      Because they , quite rightly , see cameron and his tories as wet behind the ears, the labour left think this is the time to move the party even further to the left .

      They believe that however extreme they are , the electorate will vote for them in 2015 because cameron is unpopular.

      They may be right – but their gamble is based on us the electorate having forgotten what an economic, educational and social catastrophe they were during their last 13 years in power?

      Anybody here forgotten yet?

  45. 84
    nellnewman says:

    So the EUSSR is now grabbing people’s savings from Cy prus Banks for which they have worked and paid tax in order to keep their Brussels elite in champagne ,caviar, first class travel , gold plated pensions (a la kinnochio), insupportably high salaries and unjustified expenses.

    How long one wonders before this new socialist ideal , from the eu self serving elite, is fanned out to other failing euro nations like greece, italy, france, portugal and ireland?

    Coming to somewhere near you soon!

    And if bullyballs ever gets to be chancellor – God Forbid!, it’ll come here too!!

  46. 89
    Golly says:

    What cuts are these then ?

    People are producing less in UK PLC and debt levels are rising.

    You cannot cut less than you had last year if it does not exist now.

  47. 96
    Yvette Ballsucker says:

    I’m going to expand Tony Blair’s immigration policy’ when I become Home Secretary
    I’m going to direct all Romanian and Bulgarian immigrants to live in Luton.
    There they can meet all the Polish, Latvian, Somalian, Nigerian, Bangladeshi, Afghans, Indians, Pakistani and Kashmirs that Tony directed there in the late 1990s.
    That way he turned what was once a frequent Conservative seat into a town which most of the population regards as a joke and that is the arsehole of the Empire, into a perpetual Labour seat.
    And then I’m going to do the same to St Albans

    • 97
      Anonymous says:

      Why not Morley and Outwood.

    • 104
      Nogbad the Bad says:

      Vauxhall made cars there from 1902 until 2002 when the factory was closed under the Labour government.

      • 130
        Curly says:

        Shurley that decision was made by general Motors and not General E Useless of Whitehall?

        • 135
          Antonio Gramsci says:

          The great thing about being a socialist is that you can claim that bad things which happened on your watch are never ever your fault, and then blame the Tories for the very same things when they get in power.

          NHS deaths, heavy industry, whatever. It works every time.

  48. 114
    Anonymous says:

  49. 116
    Anonymous says:

    All the cheap little insults against Owen Jones – he must be doing something to upset you lot.

    • 131
      Curly says:

      In these days of truly putrid BBC ‘comedy’, we have to get our laughs where we find them.

    • 136
      JH4943250934509234 says:

      Breathing, you mean.

    • 143
      Owen Goal says:

      Would that be a jumped up little man with no experience of life, a loud mouth and utterly beloved by the state broadcaster? What’s to like?

  50. 117
    Border Terrier says:

    Owen Jones, Tim Farron? Are they related, in a relationship, there’s something going on.

  51. 137
    mi brane hurtz says:

    So wee Owen – if you think we are borrowing too much, what cuts in spending do you advocate?


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