April 26th, 2013

Local Government’s £217,130 on Foreign Travel

Of all the departments that make up Her Majesty’s government, Guido would have thought the one that doesn’t need to blow huge sums of taxpayer cash on foreign junkets would be the Department for Communities and Local Government. Somehow the department have spent £217,130 on visits abroad since 2010, no signs of a trip to a Sydney casino though. When Guido put it to them, DCLG sources pointed to the fact that the department has made savings of over half a billion pounds over the current spending review period and most of the travel was for mandatory trips to the EU. A useful figure to keep handy…


  1. 1
    Big Eric says:

    Watch it chum!

  2. 2
    Knob says:

    These days Local Government officials have to travel abroad to see how English speaking people run things.

  3. 3
    Samoan Air says:

    We charge by weight now so maybe its just one flight

  4. 4
    Panem.et.circenses says:


  5. 5
    Tony 'Lionel' Blair, Peacemaker says:

    I have to say, David is definitely the smarter of the two Milibands. When I first clapped eyes on Ed, I thought: “Special Needs”.

    That aside, there’s nothing wrong with ever-larger expenditure on foreign travel. We were allowing foreigners into the country years ago and they’re multiplying like rats. Sex and travel, it’s the way to go – it’s what I did to the country, anyway.

  6. 6
    Lionel Blair says:

    Tony, I really wish you would stop insinuating that we are related. I do not wish to be associated with an international war criminal. It’s bad enough that you’ve been aping my fake tan all these years. As I’m now old, I would like some dignity in retirement, even if you don’t!

  7. 7
    Michael Parkinson says:

    Lionel, are you over-50? Can I interest you in life insurance?

  8. 8
    Michael Parkinson says:

    And a free pen just for enquiring

  9. 9
    So what says:

    And if they didn’t make the mandatory trips to the EU?

  10. 10
    SLOTGOB says:

    Free ? Where ???

  11. 11
    George "Gorgeous" Galloway says:


    I don’t like your attitude to foreign policy, but sex and travel should certainly be on the agenda. Even in local government, there’s nearly-always an excuse to go travelling. But stop for your toothbrush!

  12. 12
    V1le, vicious Labour ruined my Country says:

    Yes I agree with this. Just look at all the major court cases lately and you will see that virtually all the defendants are immigrant filth.

  13. 13
    Lord Stansted says:


  14. 14
    Michael Parkinson says:

    The person who just offered the free pen is an imposter.

    We certainly do not offer free pens just for enquiring, but if you contact us today you will be entered in a free prize draw with a chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to Paris, courtesy of the Local Government Association (sponsored by Blair Sex and Travel Inc.).

  15. 15
    The last Bastion says:

    EU funding could be cut, such as from the regional development fund or the 4.5 billion from the social fund.

  16. 16
    Michael Parkinson says:

    No. You are the imposter

  17. 17
    Panem.et.circenses says:

    Yeah, like Huhnes ex wife :)

  18. 18
    Lord Stansted says:

    Migrants who believe they are not getting access to work or the same social benefits as Britons will be give “an appropriate means of redress at national level” under the new EU legisaltion.


  19. 19
    nellnewman says:


    Off topic sorry but read this and laughed.

    galloway’s love affair with militwit is over – he’s now saying militwit has the backbone of an amoeba!! Just for once I may agree with the awful galloway.

  20. 20
    Gonk III says:

    Is that Alfred Hitchcock, Eric Pickles or the Hindenburg ?

  21. 21
    Cunt Struck says:

    Just deducted it from our EU contributions and tell them to f_ck off.

  22. 22
    Cunt Struck says:

    Just a fat c_nt

  23. 23
    Yeah, right... says:

    True story heard about Tony Blair:

    Whilst on his daily jog around Hyde Park , Tony was regularly accosted by a lady of the night who would wink at him and shout “…fifty pounds darling!..”

    Tony would nervously shout back (in what was presumably an attempt at humour) “Ten Pounds!”

    This exchange between the First Lord of the Treasury and a common prostitute happened almost daily for over a year.

    One morning, Cherie Blair, fresh from a completed case where she had won ten squillion pounds in damages for an Albanian rapist/murderer on the grounds that the Met had breached his human rights by finding about his person 2kgs of pure heroin they had stuffed up his arse barely an hour earlier, said to Tony, “ You know what Tony, as its such a beautiful morning, I think I’ll join you on your run this morning”

    Once in Hyde Park, Tony spied his daily assailant and nervously awaited the usual offer of sexual services.

    Instead, what he heard was

    “see what you get for ten pounds!”

  24. 24
    Lard Pressclott of Beams, Bellies, Banjos, Bulimia, two bog seats, two Jags & Shags. says:

    It’s me after anorexia and alopecia.

  25. 25
    Fat Tony says:

    Sta zitto– you ask too many questions. Capisce?

  26. 26
    Panem.et.circenses says:

    I somehow doubt this ‘new law’ will trigger a ‘call me dave – cast iron promise’ automatic plebiscite though as we are not to take laws about referendums as being subject to legitimate expectations.

    fucking clunts

  27. 27
    Anonymous says:

  28. 28
    Money go round says:

    Except there’s no such thing as EU funding. It’s just a return of our contribution minus 80% handling charge.

  29. 29
    Anonymous says:

    Shut the feck up Parky – get back to your cricket – season has started you know, so get your arse up to Headingley,

  30. 30
    Old Blind Pugh says:

    So exactly what was the £217,130 spent on?

  31. 31
    the savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

    New Five Pound Note to feature picture of Winnie Churchill .

    That should make Millibland and Balls have premature ischaemic attacks .

  32. 32
    Old Blind Pugh says:

    Must be Eric Pickles then

  33. 33
    To put it in perspective says:

    About 6% of Thatcher’s funeral – which cost “just” £3.6m according to this blog.

  34. 34
    Call me Dave says:

    Look here, mind your comments or I will unleash the Pickles! I promise two centuries of famine, as he’ll eat all your food.

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