June 21st, 2013

WATCH: Treasury Playdays


  1. 1
    plantagenet says:

    Wonder if the animator meant to draw a downward arrow below the debt, suggesting it’s Osborne’s job to make it larger.

  2. 2
    A Member of the Public says:

    Politicians don’t help people.

    They tax us and then waste the money they have extorted.

    That is all I want to say on that.

  3. 3
    Ed Balls says:

    I can only count up to eleventy on my fingers

  4. 4
    Gideon, towel folder extraordinaire says:

    It’s quite simple, when we’re ejected by the voters in 2015, I plan to bequeath Labour such a disastrous economic position that South Sudan will be giving Britain international aid.

  5. 5
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

    Are there enough digits on that calculator to represent the scale of the national debt.

  6. 6
    Bert says:

    Well said. That is the beginning and end of the matter. They can only get away with it because voters are motivated by self-interest — hence the inviolability of the welfare state, NHS, etc., etc.

  7. 7
    Ed Bollocks says:

    Where’s the little cartoon man with “Post-neoclassical endogenous growth theory …” written on his hat?

  8. 8

    It should not be What is the spending round? but Why is the spending round?

  9. 9
    LB says:

    But spending is 722 bn, and taxes only 600 bn.

    The deficit is 122 bn.

    Why would they push 90 bn as the deficit?

  10. 10
    We are fucked. says:

    Let’s put it this way,if there were 2000 hardworking immigrants picking fruit on min wage,their tax contributions for the year would pay the legal bill thus far to kick Abu Qatada out the country.
    See it all balances out.

  11. 11
    The Boy Plunger says:

    Looks like McDonalds have got the Government bang to rights now.

    Only a matter of time I fear before our hard earned cash ends up in McDonalds Bank account.

  12. 12
    big fat politicians tax says:

    How about a big fat tax on MPs and ex MPs (10 years) being paid for speeches given. They demand students pay back investment in them (tuition fees) for example so why not hand over the loot for creating their status, skills and knowledge.

    Include all political appointments like spad ads, spin doctors….anyone who is paid a salary direct or indirect from HMG.

  13. 13
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

    Play the video and it is what they expect the figures to be in 2015/16.

  14. 14
    Gordon Brown says:

    Please don’t. We’re quite capable of do this on our own thanks.

  15. 15
    kay burleyhuman says:

    Sky news interupts service to go to a press conference for a dead actor FFS
    tens of thousands on the streets in Rio protesting about corrupt government. Never happen here because the people are too pacive.We don’t do revolution – we just do revolting – with the tories

  16. 16
    keep the doctor.uut says:

    ……100,s of permutations.
    “always say “”everything ok”””

  17. 17
    keep the doctor.uut says:

    a buffer.
    a buffer has a purpose.
    in the physical.
    in the psychological.
    psy’s sidekick is the key.
    psychic is endless.
    no beginning no end.

  18. 18
    Chris The Leatherman says:

    I noticed the arrow pointing downwards. I see Defence is being lined up for cuts again, don’t they realise that if you do have defence you don’t have anything in this world, such as NHS, benefits, schools and all the other garbage the Government has taken on, because someone can put a bullet in your guts and take it away from you. That generation that fought so hard in WW2 has now almost disappeared and political life is very much poorer without them. The prime duty of governmant is defence of the realm.

  19. 19
    keep the doctor.uut says:

    the judge labels.

  20. 20
    The Democratic Deficit says:

    This is not a government. It is a regime.

  21. 21
    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:


    How stupid !!! Osborne still doesn’t have a clue where we planted the Money Trees !

  22. 22
    We are fucked. says:

    Now the front line is just as likely to be on a London street as Afghanistan having an army to defend this shithole is a waste of money.

  23. 23
    keep the idop. says:

    bill thrice.
    twinkle are the peaks.
    ……in the world of hacking, hacks and what matters.
    are eve’s dropping.
    what we get when we evesdrop.

  24. 24
    Titus Aduxarse says:


  25. 25
    CarryHole is a porcine homunculus says:

    Might be more descriptive as “Sphincter shaped”?

  26. 26
    image.on says:

    adam knows not when to stop.
    ………..the lady on his side…but.
    the word is stopgo.
    so stopgo.

  27. 27
    albacore says:

    Does anybody believe this crap any more?
    How long before the bucket’s bottom hits the floor?
    Parliament pretending everything is okay
    The proles know better but hope it’ll go away

  28. 28
    Deborah says:

    When the picture shows spending much higher than income, most people’s gut reaction will be “that needs fixing quick”…but he just meanders along fiddling at the edges.
    Weak, incompetent and patronising.

  29. 29
    Bread Buttered Side Up says:

    You have to admit it would be hard to protest about a nice new shiny three bedroom house, 60 inch telly, latest smartphone and all the booze and fags needed all without having to get off the couch.

  30. 30
    image.on says:

    we are xyz.
    we are veer……
    the winner is.
    hick…..when he becomes a rocket man.

  31. 31
    image.on says:

    all the money is in the backside.
    does your bum look.

  32. 32
    Mayor 'Diamond Bo' Johnson says:

    The spending round or Osborne?

  33. 33
    Eton Trough says:

    Poor old George having never been to Eton he simply does not understand that the ony thing that counts if you ‘want to get on’ is to have been in ‘pop’. Keep on slaving tax cows.

  34. 34
    CarryHole is a porcine homunculus says:

    Spending 20% more than you earn means that after 5 years(one parliamentary term) you have roughly a years income worth of debt!

    Any return to rational gilt yields destroys the state.

  35. 35
    Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

    It’s nice to know that Osborne has loadsamoney up his sleeve to fund a housing bubble, Gove has billions to fund Free Schools and Academies, Ofsted and League Tables, and Cameron has billions to spend on weapons to donate to unknown groups of murderers in Syria. Then of course we have billions to donate to ensure rail companies make a whacking off-shored profit, huge subsidies to energy companies, can guarantee (foreign) water companies eye-watering increases in takings, and we are so knee deep in cash that we can contemplate selling off bank shares at 50% of cost, just to aid the Tory election plans.

    No, there’s LOADS of money about. It’s just how Thick George, decides to spend it on his mates, whilst CallMe avidly fiddles and farts about with his kiddie computer games.

  36. 36
    Moussa Koussa Mark 13 says:

    If you think Gidders is an asset…then you are deluded

  37. 37
    Moussa Koussa Mark 13 says:

    Very patronising…typical blue nose over confident public school nutcase

  38. 38
    Moussa Koussa Mark 13 says:

    and 10 BILLION to Eire

  39. 39
    Ed Balls (Labour AKA the nice party) says:

    Seeing as the housing bubble was mostly our responsibility I think I should be the prick to burst it.

  40. 40
    Wonga.Com says:

    If you think he’s a bad asset try using Ed Balls to secure a loan.

  41. 41
    Hang The Bostards says:

    Fucking Idiot …. missed out the £350 million per week waste to the EU Propaganda machine.

  42. 42

    Nothing new. Been going on ‘n‘ on for years. Perhaps George will actually DO something. Axing here, chopping there, stopping this, halting that and generally kicking arses all over the place.

  43. 43
    lojolondon says:

    Bloody annoying how he slipped in HS2 there – wonderful spending on infrastructure – £70 Billion on HS2 will mean employing one Austrian bloke with a big machine – hardly spreading the money / love, is it?

  44. 44
    lola says:

    Please explain why, contrary to all the evidence available anywhere and anywhen, that politicians taking money off people in taxes and then spending it themselves has ever or will ever ‘help the economy to grow’? The man is as delusional and witless as Darling Brown Balls.

  45. 45
    Anonymous says:

    650 billion collected in taxes says it all really and its still not enough.FFS

  46. 46
    CarryHole is a porcine homunculus says:

    20 minutes less time to get from london to brum will easily boost the economy…

  47. 47
    CarryHole is a porcine homunculus says:


  48. 48
    The Great Kahn says:

    Even more to India for their Space Program

  49. 49
    Ed Balls says:

    I get it now… what we need is a payday loan for another five years of hard partying then let the Tories worry about how to pay it back.

    Trouble is, I need to find a way to get rid of Ed Miliband before he costs Labour the election…

  50. 50
    Anonymous says:

    It’s so refreshing to hear the Monster Raving Loony Party speak out on the issues of the day.

  51. 51
    Eire says:

    Hang on, it was only seven billion.
    And anyway, wasn’t that a war reparation for Cromwell?

  52. 52
    Gaelic Pedant says:

    There’s an acute accent on that ‘E':


  53. 53
    Éire says:

    Go raibh maith agaibh! Táimid fíor-bhuíoch daoibh!

  54. 54
    Non-Gaelic-Speaking Peasant says:

    Will that work in Google Translate?

  55. 55
    Schrödinger's Dog says:

    Strangely enough, yes.

  56. 56
    Anonymous says:

    Tories pilfer state funds to fund their political propaganda shock.

  57. 57
    Vacant Possession says:

    Really Osborne?

    Then why have you targeted small businesses for annihilation and asset stripping? If I was Vodafone you’d make a generous settlement in my favour over corporation tax. Small business? Hand it over. Now.

    Over the years politicians have turned HMR&C from being an organisation that wanted to see small business succeed and would (given good reason) come to agreement with small businesses should temporary hiccoughs occur into solely a enforcement agency with RTI heading up the new sooper snooper get-it-now with a gun to the head hold up.

    Politicians have enabled HMR&C with fantastic payment terms and punishments simply not available to small businesses with their own customers. I still don’t get paid for collecting VAT on Osborne’s behalf and I don’t receive thanks for employing people, accountants and paying a sackload of tax.

    Add to that insane Clegg & Cable’s insistence on offering eyebrow raising parental care benefits to what might be key staff to a small business and you can see the government’s Jihad on small businesses is well advanced.

    And let’s not get started on EU regulatory burden.

    So sod off Osborne, if you can do; If you can’t, be a politician and a crap one at that.

    You wouldn’t have the balls to put your own house up as collateral to support the investment required to start a small business based on your own ideas and skills, probably because you don’t have either the ideas, cohones, management skills or commitment. Just think, you might lose it all.

    And how do you reward small businesses? Just think about it and fess up to yourself how difficult, constrained, overtaxed you as politicians have all made it to succeed in business. And you wonder why we are in a mess and the private sector ‘is taking a while to recover’. With the current level of burden you will never see the desert spring after the rains on your watch.

  58. 58
    DWP Decision Makers says:

    Oh good, more young people who have worked hard and been made redundant by millionaire bosses for us to sanction

  59. 59
    English Heretic says:

    Heartfelt, so how do we get rid of them? Simple – don’t vote for any of the LibLabCon crew.Vote something else a bit more fruity (take your pick, there will a leftie, rightie, kipper or green loony on the ballot.

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