May 21st, 2013

Google Have More Access to Dave Than Ministers, Says Minister

Scathing insight from BIS minister Viscount Younger on Google’s access to Number 10. As Dave was ushering Eric Schmidt out of the Downing Street back door yesterday, Younger was revealing all about how Google has better access to the PM than even some ministers:

“I’m very aware of [Google’s] power, put it that way. I’ve also very aware that they have got access, for whatever reason, at higher levels than me at No. 10. They are a vociferous action group and a big company to put it bluntly, and are quite powerful.”

A relationship that isn’t going down too well with the Tory troops:

Unheard of for a non-Etonian to have such access.


  1. 1
    Lucy In The Sky Tv says:

    Lord Healey says:

    “I think they are concerned about Scotland taking the oil.

    “I think they are worried stiff about it.

    “I think we (England) would suffer enormously if the income from Scottish oil stopped but if the Scots want it, they should have it and we would just need to adjust.

    “But I would think Scotland could survive perfectly well, economically, if it was independent.”

  2. 2
    Lost in Clacton says:

    I have more access to Google than I do to the Prime Minister;

  3. 3
    What a gay day says:

    YAHOO! gotcha.

  4. 4
    Anonymous says:

    Could it have anything to do with Mrs Steven Hilton being head of communications for google?

    It’s not like Dave to favour his mates.

  5. 5
    What a gay day says:

    ..or Ask Jeeves.

  6. 6
    Ah! Monika says:


  7. 7
    Fishy says:

    Not amazing at all Connor Burns. There’s the right time and the right place…and a time and a place for stupid tweets

  8. 8
    Ah! Monika says:

    And guess who’s lip reading in the background?

  9. 9
    What a gay day says:

    Lucy, is this true what Denis H said, or did you make it up? A link would be nice, hang on, will look meeself…

    FUCK ME SIDEWAYS, so he did,

  10. 10
    Ah! Monika says:

    Chuka has lent Dave the purple tie.

  11. 11
    Ed Miliband says:

    I use BIng

  12. 12
    Mrs Duffy from Rochdale says:

    Is that a gin and tonic in the Prime Minister’s right hand?

    I have written to him on numerous occasions now indicating that under no circumstances should he drink alcohol whilst I am busy paying taxes for him to spend.

    He never ever listens or smells the coffee.

    It will be the ruin of him.

  13. 13
    Lord Felchman, Co-Chairman of The Gay Windmill Party says:

    I’ve had plenty of access to Dave.

  14. 14
    Rob Roy says:

    WE WANT OUR FREEDOM NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. 15
    BP says:

    After we charge them for the exploration costs

  16. 16
    Read All About It says:

    Global technology leader more important than expense-fiddling lobby fodder MPs. Just fancy that!

  17. 17
    Call me Dave says:

    I drink to make YOU more interesting.

  18. 18
    Wyle Cop says:

    What a silly b1lly.

  19. 19
    The English Public says:

    So do we

  20. 20
    Ah! Monika says:

    It’s not G&T , the lemon is on the outside of the glass :)

  21. 21
    The Prime Mincer. says:

    Downing Street back door access is not a problem.

  22. 22
    Wyle Cop says:

    Yeah, I saw that. Which country is he basing his outfit in this week?

  23. 23
    Gordon "f***ing" Ramsay says:

    If you can’t stand the heat, get into the garden

  24. 24
    David Camerband says:

  25. 25
    Lucy In The Sky Tv says:

    In 1974, Professor Gavin McCrone was asked by Edward Heath’s Conservative government to work out the value of Scotland’s oil.

    The report concluded that an independent Scotland “would tend to be in chronic surplus to a quite embarrassing degree.”

    The government kept the report secret.

    It was only released in 2005 under freedom of information legislation.

  26. 26
    The English Public says:

    He thinks he needs google to find out where his enemies are. Silly man. They are everywhere. Cameron is now about as popular as Ceaucescu.

  27. 27
    SP4 BS says:

    I guess that means high speed broadband for everyone then, subsidised.

    I couldn’t work out why we need it. Perhaps video conferencing, but thats not very convincing.

    Oh no, its so google can sell us movies.

  28. 28
    Anonymous says:

    Do any of daves friends work for google by any chance?

  29. 29
    MAHMOOD says:

    Anyone need an energetic stalking-horse?

  30. 30
    Eric Blair says:

    Google is BIG BROTHER.

  31. 31
    Medic says:

    These designer drugs can have side effects you know, you’re looking a bit swivel-eyed. Well, even more swivel-eyed than usual. Gordon always recommended cheese and chianti to wash his down with. I think he got them from Polly.

  32. 32
    M102 says:


  33. 33
    SP4 BS says:

    Just think how bad it would be if they moved their operations elsewhere and paid no tax.

  34. 34
    Margaret Hodge nee Oppenheimer says:

    Google…do as I say, not as I do!

  35. 35
    Gonk III says:

    Well if Denis Healey says so I’d just go for it. After all, his economic and financial calls were always spot on.

  36. 36
    Anonymous says:

  37. 37
    Gordon Brown says:

    It was Favor beans and Chianti

  38. 38
    Wyle Cop says:

    Dear Romanians and Bulgarians,
    Fresh from my triumphs over marrying pooves, please accept my invitation to walk right in to the UK on 1st Jan next year. All are welcome!
    We’re recruiting translators now so you won’t even have to spe@k English!

  39. 39
    Curious says:

    I find it strange that Cameron thinks that arming rebels is a good idea. What if the idea caught on in this country?

  40. 40
    Oy Vey says:

    All those who hold gold are doomed I tell you.

    GOLD 1,368.70 -15.40 -1.11%

  41. 41
    HMG says:

    PS we even provide them to accompany you in a taxi to prison if your relatives get caught on their first day here.

  42. 42
    CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

    your press chums are dying Guido. You should know that sucking up to the biggest influencer in the New Media, is a very sensible move.

    Sucking off Murd0ch, doesn’t get you much these days, except fleas perhaps.
    His papers are not taken seriously anymore for political commentary. Backing Liebour for ten years, showed the readers that they backed who was going to win, so that NI’s business interests were looked after. That coupled with plummeting circulations, means that old media isn’t becoming more marginalised and will only continue to get worse.

  43. 43
    Down Shep says:

    :-) , the potential consequences are lost on the brainless.

  44. 44
    Anonymous says:

    People need to remember or at the very least be made aware just how Google make so much money: they steal or use copyrighted material and sell advertising off the back of it.

  45. 45
    Gordon says:

    I knew it wouldn’t last.

  46. 46
    Gordon says:


  47. 47
    Wondrin says:

    Where’s Clegg?

    Pulling up the weeds or hiding in the long grass?

  48. 48
    CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:


    B&P membership falls by 1,000 this month and SAGA says that it’s membership has dropped by 1,000 as well.

    What could it all mean?

  49. 49
    Ah! Monika says:

    Wearing a name tag. How humiliating.

    Hard hats and high-viz vests next.

  50. 50
    lojolondon says:

    Funny, Lucy thinks the Scots will be ok, living within their means, etc. But everybody else – including most Scots – think they take a massive amount off the English taxpayers and will be far worse off. Let’s see….

  51. 51
    Lucy In The Sky Tv says:

    Scotland has 8.4% of the UK population, but in 2009-2010 paid 9.4% of the UK tax revenue.

    The Scottish government has had budget surpluses, while the London government has been getting ever deeper into debt.

    The London government deregulated the banks, including the big Scottish banks, and allowed them to be run by ‘spivs’.

  52. 52
    SP4 BS says:

    The London Government. With a scottish prime minister.

  53. 53
    Anonymong says:

    Denis Bilderberg sticks oar in to create divisive atmosphere.

    Laughs with his Davos mates while we fall for “divide and rule” yet again.

  54. 54
    Hadrian says:

    Chronic surplus ? The Jockanese would get through all the oil in no time deep-frying Mars Bars.

  55. 55
    Gonk III says:

    Polishing up his cv and checking vacancies in EU gazette.

  56. 56
    Anonymong says:

    Representative of Kirkcaldy wallows in Deep fried Mars Bar and Buckfast denial.

  57. 57
    Cameron, yesterday's man says:

    If you want to learn something about Google and why you might find it rather worrying that they are talking to politicians, watch the following.

    It is only a minute of your time. Forward the video 4.25 and listen to what he says about Google. As I said, the bit about Google is only a minute long.

  58. 58
    pissed off voter says:

    So, Cameron has learned nothing from his dalliance with Murdoch. Why do tories put up with him, he’s a total liability.

  59. 59
    Anonymous says:

    ok you have Cameron , we’ll stick with Salmond :)

  60. 60
    Universal Hiss says:

    It begs the question why would anyone want to meet this abject failure?

  61. 61
    Anonymous says:

    A Scottish prime minister of a government elected by England :)

  62. 62
    Anonymous says:

    That DC is pissing off the whole country?

  63. 63
    No such thing as society says:

    So why weren’t these same Tories concerned when Dave stopped the planned assault on the tax havens when he came into power? The same ones lord Ashcroft likes to give the Tories big stashes of cash from for no personal benefit.

  64. 64
    The wrong Miliband says:

    I’ve got a vacancy.

  65. 65
    Hertford and Stortford says:

    Dave cannot help himself. Look at the picture. His silly hands balancing a glass. Why does he need to use his hands to speak English?

    Is he concerned his patronising Slough Grammar patois isn’t understood?

    Is he trying to deflect his overbearing arrogance from being noted by the pleb being talked at/to (rather than with)?

    Eton has much to answer for.

    Dave (how ordinary is that?) ought to listen more to Mummy, a clever and shrewd lady.

  66. 66
    UKIP says:

    The first thing that you’ve got to do in order to make tax much simpler is you’ve got to WANT to make it simpler.

  67. 67
    Matilda says:

    With the help of a multitude of the tiniest constituencies on the island, all of which voted for Liebore candidates (many of extremely dubious capacity).

  68. 68
    Hertford and Stortford says:

    UKIP ain’t no flash in the pan

    I think the old guard better wake up fairly soon

    Everybody is getting mighty fed up with the troughers, liars, self serving, arrogant, pig ignorant, deceitful politicians who currently enjoy office today.

  69. 69
    Matilda says:

    I don’t think I have ever heard any surplus being described as ‘chronic’. Whatever does it mean?

  70. 70
    Living in 97.1% white Merseyside says:

    Our Dave is a PM and Mr Schmidt is presumably an extremely wealthy man. These bloated ministers and back-bench MP’s should realise there is a pecking order and they’re way down it. Jumped up lot.

  71. 71
    Matilda says:

    But nobody is forced to buy them – unlike the BBC output.

  72. 72
    Matilda says:

    Well if everybody used a different search engine (like wot I do), then Google won’t get so much loot with which to not pay tax.

  73. 73
    Matilda says:

    It actually looks like his bitter lemon is about to slip from his grasp.

  74. 74
    Jimmy says:

    “I’ve also very aware that they have got access, for whatever reason, at higher levels than me at No. 10.”

    Aren’t Google, competent and successful?

  75. 75
    Boris Mk2, in a dress says:

    Scotland will be psychologically NUTS if they don’t chose independence. It will be a sort of self-proclamation that they want to be beaten and whipped like some strange Tory from their strange privately educated schools, in a back room of some house in some street of Soho, paying about thousand quid an hour or something.

    Go independent Scots for fuck sakes, to kick Westminster right up their arses at least.

    Song for you all, to help you think proper,

  76. 76
    Graham says:

    Having been a teacher for over 30 years I’m insulted by an Etonian wanker who calls me a fruitcake and his Etonian pal who calls me swivel eyed loon. Pretty rich from an arsehole Prime Minister who has never had a real job in his life. Farage described them perfectly : all three parties run by a bunch of two-bit students , most with limited ability.

  77. 77
    Bob R says:

    And it’s soon gong to get a whole lot worse.

    So Dave is going to ‘steal’ the copyright from UK citizens & companies, and give it to (primarily) a U.S. company which pays minimal U.K. tax.
    Makes Gordon Brown look like a pillar of probity.

  78. 78
    everyone in England says:

    ———–and we are very happy to get rid of ~ 15% of British national debt–
    so run along

  79. 79
    John Tandy says:

    Seems to me that Dace is desperately trying to lose the next GE in 2015 for the Tory’s….

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