April 2nd, 2013

That Osborne General Election Message in Full

Click to enlarge. You can read his speech in full here.

UPDATE: Buried in his HMT promoted speech is Osborne’s general election campaign message:

With all our welfare changes, we’re simply asking people on benefits to make some of the same choices working families have to make every day.

To live in a less expensive house.

To live in a house without a spare bedroom unless they can afford it.

To get by on the average family income.

These are the realities of life for working people.

They should be the reality for everyone else too.

No wonder the Tories were PRing the speech too. Whose side are Labour on? Simples…


  1. 1
    Jimmy says:

    If your going to compete with Private Eye then it’s traditional to end space fillers like this with the phrase “Will this do Ed?”


    • 16
      Anonymous says:

      Absolutely, when was the last time they broke anything of significance or importance


    • 21
      IDS says:

      200,000 have signed a petition asking me to live on £53 per week like the people I demonise.

      That’s 8x more than Guidos capital punishment failure.



      • 27
        Andrew Efiong says:

        You get £53, free housing, council tax paid, healthcare, insurance and a big range of other public services.

        We can see the entitlement culture at work here. People should be expressing gratitude that people like me pay whopping taxes to fund all these services.

        If you don’t like £53 a week, try getting a job.


        • 30
          Laughing at Tory/ukip scum says:

          What if there is no job, or you’re underemployed enough to spend all day on Guido’s blog?

          Sack all leeches!


        • 51
          ReefKnot says:

          And as I understand it, this £53 was after paying bills. What’s more, it is Labour’s benefit scheme because until now the Government haven’t introduced any cuts. Rather the reverse, benefits were uprated last year by about 5%.


          • Anonymous says:

            Cuts have been happening for awhile now….people being made fit for work by ATOSS,then losing the entire or part of there benefit…..only to then appeal (which takes ages) then have it reinstated….oh and by the time all thats done go through the whole garbage process again.

            THis government and the previous ones are a disgrace.

            If your ill or disabled…you have been cut


    • 46
      Anonymous says:

      Why should people on benefits expect to have an average family income? Where’s the incentive to work if you can comfortably get by sitting on your arse?

      Starve them back to work – remove all benefits.


      • 54
        Vulnerable says:

        If people can survive on benefits, then some will do just that. Better than having to get up at 7.00 am and travel to work in the cold dark mornings,and then work when you get there, and then travel back. Some people will prefer to stay at home, getting up when they like and having others pay for everything. And if you’ve got £53 left after bills for a bit of scran and a few bevvies then what’s not to like ? Especially when you don’t have to do anything for it.


  2. 2
    The Cypriots are revolting says:

    If people have accounts with Laiki Bank UK then they should be left to shit themselves just like us .


  3. 3
    kebabmon says:

    Did he announce a 50% cut in rental charges paid through welfare? Thought not!


  4. 4
    Reality speaks says:

    Everybody in this country, if they are honest, which is not a word Labour seem familiar with, know people who are scamming the benefit/welfare system. Janesh did nail it by the way.


  5. 5
    q says:

    talk about rewriting history – osbourne has the afrontery to stand in front of the nation and blame the poor, the disabled, the unemployed for the economic crisis we are in because of previous governments and bankers corruption – what a foul, evil c’unt he is – and one who has never done as proper job in his life – fucking tory c’unts – tories put the N IN CUTS


    • 9
      One of the Eds, I forget which says:

      Typical of nasty out-of-touch Labour, demonising George Osborne


    • 13
      Steve Miliband says:

      I must have missed that bit


    • 14
      CarryHole is a silly Hunt says:

      So you won’t be complaining about cutting the amount taken from taxpayers to support the shirking classes?


    • 15
      No Future in Edinburgh says:

      Yes. Labour created a benefit culture by giving no one any aspirations. I thoroughly resent these backward socialists that is Labour. I don’t want these Labour cnuts in my life. I despise them.


    • 22
      Labour Hypocrisy is endless says:

      You obviously didn’t listen….nowhere in his speech did he blame the poor .What he said was that he thought that the unemployed should be getting no more that the average wage that someone in work would get i.e. £26,000 pa or £500 pw

      The people who are “evil” are the bloody labour politicians who are trying to con the public into thinking that there is a money tree and that if they were in government they wouldn’t be doing the same……as for re-writing history the Labour Party are past masters at THAT


      • 29
        kebabmon says:

        26k a year is fair bit more than a person on minimum wage would earn in a year.


        • 43
          Gawd Help Us says:

          Plus the fact somebody on minimum wage would probably work hard for it, sitting on your arse all day waiting for the 26k to roll in is slightly easier.


        • 50
          Catty Comment (Ms) says:

          A person earning 26k annually would actually have a take home pay considerably less than that after all the usual deductions. The scroungers get their 26k tax free, so that’s equivalent to an income well over 30k – a level most ‘average’ workers can only dream about.


      • 31
        No Future in Edinburgh says:

        Rewriting history to their own advantage. I agree.


    • 41
      Sungei Patani says:

      I must have listened to a quite different speech. At no time did George Osborne blame the poor, the disabled, the unemployed for the economic crisis.

      I think you heard what you hoped to hear, so you could come out with your irrational rant.


      • 52
        Catty Comment (Ms) says:

        The audience of ‘average’ hard workers at Morrisons applauded at the end so they must have been relatively happy at what they had heard. Had it been otherwise there would have been booing and heckling (unless, as per the BBC, they were all hand picked by the management so as not to give the company a bad name!).


    • 49
      ReefKnot says:

      You’ve stopped taking your medication again haven’t you Mr q ?
      I suggest you take your tablets and go and lie down in a darkened room and when you feel better perhaps you could listen to Osborne’s speech again. Nowhere does he Blame the poor, the disabled or the unemployed. As for putting the N in Cuts, you’re copying someone else’s little saying, aren’t you.
      Not very clever Mr q, not very clever at all.


      • 53
        Matilda says:

        The rapid rebuttal first XI are all in the canteen watching a replay of the Chelski/ManU game, so it’s only the reserves on for the time being.


  6. 6
    Robin Friday says:

    To be honest I’m completely lost interest now.


  7. 8
    Iain Duncan Smith says:

    It’s funny you know – I can’t live on £370 a day without claiming expenses.


  8. 10
    Anonymous says:

    Oh fuck off you CCHQ mouthpiece


    • 58
      JH32904823094801 says:

      You fuck off, back to your favourite ‘independent’ left wing blog.

      You know, the one that isn’t just a load of faithfully regurgitated Labour lines-to-take.

      What? There isn’t one?

      Fuck off anyway. By the way, I doubt Guido would gun for the likes of Yeo if he is a sock puppet.


  9. 11
    Eton ain't wot it used to be says:

    Jus watchin’ ‘im talk to Morrisons workers in Kent. Did’t know ‘e ‘ad a Norf Kent accent.


  10. 25
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Excellent speech.

    I see the new IDS tests flushed out 900,000 scroungers who won’t be claiming sickness benefits any more. Result!


    • 44
      Peter's Second Cousin says:

      Where did these 900,000 scroungers go then? Not onto JSA otherwise that figure would number more than 3 million. Don’t tell me they all found jobs. On average there are around half million vacancies in the UK. The figures spouted by IDS don’t add up. Unlike his expences claims.


      • 56
        ReefKnot says:

        Some of these 900,000 are probably more than one person. You know, Mohammed Ali, Ali Mohammed, Mohammed bin Ali, Mohammed Abu Ali, curiously all of identical appearance.


  11. 26
    Moussa Koussa Mark 8 says:

    Errrrrr “Translation of piece”

    * Know your place
    * Don’t aspire
    * Who do you think you are
    * Don’t you know who I am
    * You little oiks

    Yeah Guido – real election winning platform that one


  12. 28
    Dave Miliband says:

    So either I was such an unimportant Director that I was not consulted about appointing a new manager or I did not know or care about his politics until someone told me. Or maybe it was a good excuse to leave


  13. 32
    Halitosis says:

    Of course when Osborne says ‘everyone else’ he doesn’t mean everyone else.

    I’d like to read about the sacrifices made by him and his friends, like not sending little Timmy to private school, renting out their country cottage every day of the year, going second class on trains, not dining out so much, cutting down on his tie budget, tuna instead of monkfish etc etc


    • 33
      Shirkers Clown says:

      Go back to school. Get some qualifications. Go to Uni, Oxbridge perhaps. Get a job.Work hard. Set up a businees. Work hard. Employ people. Earn money as a reward for your hard work/risks. Spend some of your hard earned money.


      • 63
        Halitosis says:

        You seem to be forgetting that not everybody is born into a stuck up, privileged, middle class or higher household like you.


    • 36
      Andrew Efiong says:

      You seem obsessed with Osborne.

      Why not look at the economy and the millions of benefit recipients, from the misery of the unemployed to the posh pensioners spending winter fuel allowances on claret?


  14. 34
    Anonymous says:

    Why do the British have to suffer such cut backs when this government is happy to keep paying foreign aid to enhance the Indian space race and help other despots lead very comfortable lives while our own children and pensioners are suffering. What has been the benefits of the illegal wars of Mr Blair and co to the population of the UK? Unless,of course you happen to be an arms manufacturer or supplier? School budgets have be significantly cut so reducing the chances of orderary kids to progress regardless of ability, unless one is fortunate enough to be able to pay for private and fast track education to the best and most influential universities, only then to be prevented to join the elite by the establishment regardless of ability. Why are life long taxpayers having to subsidise the immigrants who arrive here, contributed nothing yet can claim more enhanced benefits than indigenous Brits? WHy are some of these indigenous hard working Brits then chastised by politicians when through no fault of their own they lose their jobs or become unwell and cannot work. May I humbly suggest to make as many of these political TWATS (of all political parties) as possible unemployed after the next election so they can see what it’s like to become unemployed and to try and live of state hand outs.


  15. 39
    Anonymous says:

    Guy Fawkes? This place is merely a right wing mouthpiece in rebel’s clothing.



  16. 42
    Bob Diamond Standard says:

    OK but whilst your average working person is pretty keen not to subsidise his neighbour doing nowt he will also be wondering when he (or she) will be reaping the benefit of lower benefits in the form of lowerr taxes? Your average working person will aslo be wondering when any govt is going to stop utility companies from ripping us off or subsdiding foreign rail companies?


  17. 47
    Ed Miliband's gimp says:

    I live in Ed’s spare bedroom. It would greatly affect the quality of my life if Ed was forced to pay tax on his spare room.


  18. 48
    Charlie says says:

    #nolimit Classic 1993 hit neatly sum’s up Labour’s attitude to welfare reform:

    Surely worthy of a spoof.

    “No no limits, we’ll subscribe to sky!
    No pocket too deep, no rent that’s too high
    No no limits, won’t give up the fight
    We do what we want and we do it with pride”


  19. 55

    f you put in or contribute to benefits, then there is an entitlement when you fall on ‘harder’ times. Nothing paid in then nothing paid out. The safety net should only be there for those who help put it together, unless of course a referendum of contributors decide to be generous and give hand outs to non-contributors. Which of course means the contributors would have to contribute more.


    • 60
      Reality speaks says:

      But we already give too many handouts by funding all the unemployable third world rubbish that Labour has flooded the country with. Remember, the ones who have never and will never put a penny in the pot.


  20. 61
    simmo70 says:

    Does Osborne live on another Planet where on earth does he get the figures £26000 and £18000 from – more Osborne Rhetoric .A single Unemployed Man in NE Lincolnshire over the age of 25 will receive Unemployment Benefit ,Housing Benefit and Council Tax .The maximum Unemployment Benefit is £71 per week .The maximum Housing Benefit is £75 per week .The average yearly Council Tax is approximately £1000 .The sum Total is £3692 + £3900 + £1000 =£8592 .Not taking into consideration the Bedroom Tax which is a minus figure and Council Tax introduced today .


  21. 62
    BSq says:

    He missed off:

    Don’t have children you can’t afford, because the state won’t pay for them

    (I wish)


  22. 64
    simmo70 says:

    They have consistently Lied about Welfare Reform firstly it was an Austerity Measure to help the Economy then it was to sort the Strivers from the Skivers now it is because it won’t be sustainable because people are living longer( a new influx of immigrants ) .If you tell a lie long enough you will come to believe it They must know by now whatever they say will fall on deaf ears as we the Public have had enough .The figures Osborne used yesterday to try to get workers on board against the Unemployed were the capped figures and not actual Benefit someone receives .Don’t they realize not all Tories are Liars and some even have sympathy with Genuine Welfare Recipients the Lying Trio are that confused they are even alienating their own .Are they thick or devious Liars ,does it matter they have proved what they are . http://www.brokenbritainundertories.com


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