June 12th, 2013

Stranger Things Have Happened…

… Though not many. The baronetcy heir apparent tests the effects on the working man of his 1p cut to the price of beer, pulling a pint for Tom Watson in parliament’s Strangers bar last night. Sampling the latest from his local brewery, called Pennies from Eleven apparently. Must not make eye contact…

Via @michaeldughermp

82 Comments

  1. 1
    LibLabCon says:

    Just proves the fag paper thing is true.

  2. 2
    Cuntry Matters says:

    Will that be Friday’s caption comp?

  3. 3
    Cuntry Matters says:

    Osborne: “Louise says hi”.

  4. 4
    Delicious says:

  5. 5
    ArryWirry says:

    Wages fall in real terms for the masses, while remuneration for those at the top increases exponentially. All the while, the majority of people are expected to pay more in tax, while wealthy individuals and corporations are avoiding/evading it en masse.

    Before long, there is going to be nothing left worth fighting for. The looting will be complete and the die will be cast permanently

  6. 6
    BREAKING NEWS says:

    LATEST:

    PR consultant Max Clifford will stand trial on charges of indecent assault on 4 March next year, a judge has ruled

  7. 7
    Drop it, paranoid Tories, it's getting old says:

    All you conspiroloons who keep saying BBC News never report positive news relating to the government, this is the current headline on their news homepage:

    UK unemployment falls by 5,000

  8. 8
    Five attempts to get this comment past the modbot says:

    “Dr!nking with the enemy…”

    …. with our money.

  9. 9
    Boring. Put on a new record. says:

  10. 10
    Professor Popkiss says:

    The biggest threat to civil life is Tory neo-liberal economic thought that concentrates all the wealth into the hands of the few and asset strips the majority of our wealth.

    The problem of frozen wages and reduced wages is nothing to do with anything but “minority greed paid for by majority austerity” hypocritical policies by the Coalition.

    The banks got £400 billion in QE, the majority have seen our wages cut or frozen. The rich has tax cuts – the majority have seen our wages cut or frozen. HS2 will cost £30 billion, the majority have seen our wages cut or frozen.

  11. 11
    The BBC News says:

    And in other unrelated news, Sheffield NHS trust have killed another 5,000 victims patients.

  12. 12
    Fire up the Quattro says:

    Name the beer. What is it and where has it come from. Some fantastic beers from thenTatton area.

  13. 13

    Hope Osborne gave him little.

  14. 14
    WelshRacer says:

    GO “This credit card has Ed Balls name on it!”

  15. 15
    Pass the sickbag says:

    After just three years of Toryism, I would invite voters to look at their pay packets, families, communities, and our country, and see the ruin inflicted. Not out of economic necessity, but hardcore ideology. Look at the rise of the far-right, as a signal that something has become putrid.

    Those of us who remember the last time, under Thatcher, know what Toryism is – that’s why they haven’t won a general election for the last 21 years. By shuffling the numbers in 2010, a bunch of shysters, crooks and sharks slipped into office, with the help of LibDem Quislings.

    Voting Tory is not a sign you have moved up the social scale, it is an indication you have failed to understand that if you do not have a private education, or a quarter of a million pounds to bribe with, you don’t exist. The Tories were always the party of the rich and privileged

  16. 16
    Durrrrrr says:

    “The rich has tax cuts”

    The top rate of tax is currently higher than it was under most of Labour’s 13 years in power.

    Low taxes for rich people? Vote Labour.
    High taxes for rich people? Vote Conservative.

  17. 17
    C.O.Jones says:

    But it is subsidized so they do not pay as much. Good value for taxpayers.

    Who pays the subsidy?

  18. 18
    mad, swivel-eyed loon says:

    Absolutely. It’s been happening to the working class for the last 10 years, but it is now starting to attack the middle classes and it is going to be a shock to them. We will end up with a two class structure, the elites and the serfs and the world will just be a global plantation.

    I did mention this in the previous article but Guido is churning out the articles today so fast, that comments aren’t getting a chance to be read. A good book, but the three comments/reviews are worth a read, especially the last one.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/0973714700/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

  19. 19
    M102 says:

    They are all one and the same.

  20. 20
    Nick says:

    They are not enemies. They are comrades in the political class. The differences between Lib, Lab and Con are merely cosmetic.

  21. 21
    Mindbleach says:

    “And guess what else I use this hand for, Tom.”

  22. 22
    Hic! says:

    That’s because Geedo’s had a few run-ins with the law for derinking!

  23. 23
    mad, swivel-eyed loon says:

    Tories? I don’t think you’ll find many of them. I don’t think there are many left, certainly not in the Conservative Party.

  24. 24
    C.O.Jones says:

    I am sure you will get over it. Given time.

  25. 25
    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    Do hope Osbourne gobbed in Watson’s beer.

  26. 26
    mad, swivel-eyed loon says:

    You will, the ‘D’ word for consuming alcohol and the ‘D’ word for operating a motor vehicle both get censored, because when you put them together, you get a motoring offence and the site owner is a bit touchy about the mention of the phrase.

  27. 27
    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    What do you want more government borrowing to create public sector non jobs?

  28. 28
    Strangers' Barman says:

    Is that man feeling up Gideon’s arse like they do mine?

  29. 29
    mad, swivel-eyed loon says:

    And you think it was any different under NuLabour?

  30. 30
    huw says:

    Not much of a test of the “1p cut to the price of beer” when it’s in a tax-payer subsidised bar.

  31. 31
    Strangers' Barman says:

    With the Deputy Squeaker I hope….

  32. 32
    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    change? time? chance?

  33. 33
    Alan, you at t'bar? says:

    That will annoy the moslem immigrants.

  34. 34
    mad, swivel-eyed loon says:

    Yeah, and 13 years of NuLabour, lovely. ID cards to be introduced, RIPA act so councils could spy on us, microchips in our bins and fines if the lid was ajar by half an inch and the country bankrupted.

  35. 35
    Just saying says:

    I’m always amused that people say that the unemployed should be more “enterprising” and then seem surprised when they turn to racketeering, selling stolen or pirated goods, drug dealing, prostitution, or just straight thieving, to survive.

  36. 36
    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    Check the expiry date, it’s probably twelvety / 13

  37. 37
    Steve Miliband says:

    ‘Vignette’ ? Looks like a salad dodger to me

  38. 38
    @bbeth says:

    Still…at least the austerity measures are working eh George?!!!

  39. 39
    Alan, you at t'bar? says:

    The 50% tax rate was brought in 2 weeks before Labour were kicked out.

    The 40% tax rate was in place during 13 years of Labour (- 2 weeks).

    The tax rate has been 45% under this Tory government.

    If you want higher taxes on the rich, then vote Torym not Labour.

    Best of all, vote UKIP.

  40. 40
    Phil the geek says:

    Austerity was never designed to fix the economy or even reduce the deficit/borrowing. It is all part of Tory ideology to starve public services of funding so that they can claim the NHS, education etc are failing so that they can begin the sell off to private companies in which they have financial interests.

    So, you see, austerity is going according to the Tory plan and the Lib Dem lapdogs are shamefully allowing it to happen

  41. 41
    nout.....yin says:

    the mouth of the snake when open is ugly.
    behind the burkha is sweetness.
    move away.
    stay virgin.
    .
    .
    when the head gets chopped off.
    say thankyou.
    stay in the head.
    stay ahead.
    the change is in the head.
    …….go on be a gem…say silently to your head…….”keep the change”……bobbing along…..bob is your uncle……leave bob behind.

  42. 42
    C.O.Jones says:

    Required, after Labour’s profligacy.

  43. 43
    C.O.Jones says:

    Privatizing the civil service would be a good place to start.

  44. 44
    Owen Jones, Eleanor Jackson, Tony Benn, Ken Livingstone, UAF, SWP, George Galloway, Yvonne Ridley says:

    Free bennies for all! Bennies for everyone! All welcome, including muslim hate preachers!!!

  45. 45
    Tom's a twat, son says:

    Too soft.

    I’d have pissed in it, THEN gobbed.

  46. 46
    Big Bad Boris says:

    Taxes are for the little people.

  47. 47
    M102 says:

    If he had been serving Joycie then that would have been proper news.

  48. 48
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Teach yourself Labour double-think.

  49. 49
    Professor of English says:

    The rich *have* tax cuts.
    My mother and grandmother were born in Derby.
    My father and grandfather was born in Nottingham.

  50. 50
    Time For Real Change says:

    Vote for small government and low taxes.

    All this dick measuring, swaggering ‘we tax more than you tax’ tosh, is what is destroying the economy.

    Marxist redistributionism NEVER works, all it does is make EVERYONE, except the ruling elite and their cronies, poor.

  51. 51
    C.O.Jones says:

    There is hope for the BBC yet. I do not see any reason why a state broadcaster should host dozens of tv and radio channels.

    http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/06/12/uk-greece-tv-idUKBRE95B07G20130612

  52. 52
    Owen Jones says:

    1) Vodka is made from potatoes.

    (2) Potatoes are vegetables.

    (3) Vegetables are good for you.

    You’re welcome.

  53. 53
    Socialism Ate My Future says:

    And what do you propose as an alternative?

    Given labours reign of terror over 13 years there’s “No money left”

    As for the NHS, I wonder what the deficit would look like without the socialist health care draining billions of pounds from not only tax payers but the treasury.

  54. 54
    Time For Real Change says:

    Far right?

    Keep taking the medication, you utter loon.

  55. 55
    Grammatical says:

    Even allowing for ‘looting’ to be understood in the pejorative sense with reference to the wealthy the phrase, ‘the die is cast’ means ‘there is no going back’, which is already permanent.

  56. 56
    nout.....yin says:

    the freedom is in the caged bird who can fly.
    the weight is in the body, lose it.
    never ever make a trunk call.
    lose the trunk thou royal beast.
    although every little t matters big T houses all.
    even the virgin.
    .
    .stay virgin.
    inside the virgin.
    hence superdry.

  57. 57
    Time For Real Change says:

    Abolishing 80% of it would be an even better start.

  58. 58
    Mitch says:

    You could hear the panic in the BBC reports this morning!! Don’t go giving people ideas like that..

  59. 59
    nout.....yin says:

    retract thy head.
    suck it in and see.

  60. 60
    C.O.Jones says:

    Not at all. I am a true socialist like all the landlords in the Labour party.

  61. 61
    Anonymous says:

    The problem is that the vast majority that vote, do not read. They can, but choose not to. They only watch.

    So the system is safe.

    Like the latest Prism issue. From personal experience I know that government organizations are wholly corrupt. Also, we all have seen publicly how the closed off worlds of the BBC and NHS have facilitated the moral corruption of an organization.

    Yet our government states that the security services work within the law.

    Then the EU casts doubt and concern on what is going on.

    I think the credibility of this government is in tatters.

  62. 62
    Will someone, anyone, care to look at the facts? says:

    What austerity would that be?

    Government spending is up. Above even lunatic McRuin’s madness.

    The public debt will have doubled from what the government inherited in 2010, by 2015.

  63. 63
    Anonymous says:

    Can I point out that ‘the die is cast’ is as permanent as the ‘referendum has occurred’.

    Both are repeated until a favourable result occurs.

  64. 64
    C.O.Jones says:

    Very important that the govt reduces costs for the working man/woman. By reducing council tax, telly tax, income tax, any tax you want to name.

    Will place more money in the pockets of ordinary people who can then fuel the recovery by consumption of local products and services.

  65. 65
    Angry frog says:

    … as he is if you type the surname of that dusky Nat King fellow who used to croon a bit in the 1960s.

  66. 66
    nout.....yin says:

    suck the kiss in.
    and then keep your distance.
    the mind should be on the gap.
    mind thy gap.
    keep it dry.
    super dry.
    empty the brain.
    p it dry.
    stay young in thy pit.
    the guests are here to stay.
    stay young.
    it is time for the young to serve.
    the pleasure is all yours.
    the duty is all mine.
    as i become smaller the gap begins.
    mind that gap.
    i am a mere dust.
    glass
    leageeagle.
    the invisible man goes thru the glass.
    the eagle is the chariot
    i am a man.
    do not squabble.
    become dust.
    as the world shakes.
    have a milk shake.
    as thevword shakes.
    be nowt.
    time for the virginal snow.
    hover above.
    or land like a dust.

  67. 67
    Wooden it B luvverly says:

    Oh, was they now?

  68. 68
    calling all dusters. the game is to eave the dust alone. it belongs to the house. the powerful dust. says:

    it is all about the dust.
    even sweets have it.
    .
    go on have my dust.
    .
    or join the dust club.
    dust is in the bag.
    dump,
    dye mp dye
    d can never be seen
    d can aways be seen.

  69. 69
    Psst... says:

    You describe our wonderful multicultural and extremely diversified black mar*et perfectly.

  70. 70
    thy virgin dust. says:

    the dust must stay virgin.
    .
    no dynasty.
    no kids.
    lose the lot.
    kids have the power.
    lose the cutties.
    .
    .the show began.

  71. 71
    Sir Mary Flappes says:

    We must hope, for the sake of the milk, that Ms(?) McCarthy does not have a dairy in her constituency. Should that unfortunately be the case, the owners are advised to arrange adequate insurance cover for finished product & raw materials.

  72. 72
    Psst... says:

    Do keep up! Austerity only applies to the plebs – or proles if you prefer. Government financial profligacy has nothing to do with it.

  73. 73
    Psst... says:

    That’s them local products from China is it?

  74. 74
    Got a new Crayon says:

    +1

  75. 75
    C.O.Jones says:

    Of course. We exported the pollution.
    Clever.
    Shopkeeper is a true Brit though. But not sure which country he is from.

  76. 76
    smaller smaller....thy vrgin dust says:

    the virgin dust must stay virgin inside the virgin dust.
    to escape fly.
    only the air cannot be possessed
    storms ahead.
    surf thy air.
    stay clean.
    no more moistness.
    always wear a clean underwear.
    the issue does not arise when the helmet is off.
    and the ball retracts.
    the bee is nder the rug
    and the dust is.
    .
    leave the mother alone.
    all she did was V.
    the dot is on the side of the V

    .
    the dot must get.

  77. 77
    the virgin dust must get smaller. says:

    .

  78. 78
    Professor of English says:

    Yes, he was.

  79. 79
    genghiz the kahn says:

    end product = concentrated, organic, free range, pedigree, GM free, bovine waste.

  80. 80
    Fire up the Quattro says:

    Go and lie down in a darkened room.

  81. 81
    Tom Catesby says:

    Good career practice for after the next general election.

  82. 82
    Not Me says:

    After talking about immigration, discussing reducing benefits to people arriving in the UK it’s now time to be seen with a pint in his hands, next mission will be to be seen outside a pub having a fag


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