June 26th, 2013

GRAPH: Cuts By Department

Pickles shows himself as the “model of lean government” with a 10% cut, alongside Grayling and Maude, while the Chancellor leads by example. Hammond and May get off lightly…


  1. 1
    uKipaLotIan says:

    But we are still borrowing £11.1 billion in 2015-16 to give away in corrupt wasted foreign aid. The vanity projects of politicians trying to carve their names in history whilst sacrificing Brits through welfare/health & other cuts.

    Who says they have ‘our’ interests at heart.

  2. 2
    Ed Balls says:

    Don’t mention the Co-Op.

  3. 3
    Sir William Waad says:

    GCSE Mathematics, question 1:

    1. If Osborne keeps cutting expenditure, why is it increasing?

  4. 4
    Enemy Combatant says:

    Balls on. Radio off.

  5. 5
    Owen Jones(Leader Of The Opposition) says:

    Yes, the intelligence services gets a 3.4% budget increase, whilst we see stinging cuts hitting the vulnerable and needy.

  6. 6
    Destroy the LabLibCon nest of vipers, thieves and looters NOW! says:

    10% cut?

    25% and I would start listening, abolishing DfID and DECC and I might start paying attention.

    As that will never happen with these economic imbeciles in charge, it’s to be ignored as too little, way too late.

  7. 7
    Not Ed Balls says:

    Ed Balls with a Rainbow joke ?

    Zippee / Bungle and George ?

    Hansard are going to love that.

    But – to answer your question:

    They have been cutting the rate of growth of debt, not the debt.

    The % cut in growth still leaves +ve growth.

    And that +ve growth is magnified by compound interest.

  8. 8
    Ed Balls says:

    Proper British Investment bank, not the Co-Op.

  9. 9
    Destroy the LabLibCon nest of vipers, thieves and looters NOW! says:

    Because the debt the moron Osborne is running, keeps increasing and he has to find ( loot ) money from taxpayers, to fund it.

  10. 10
    Abu Hamhead says:

    Celebrating diversity isn’t cheap you know.

  11. 11
    An ordinary member of the public says:

    well said

  12. 12
    Not Ed Balls says:

    In actual GBP terms, has he put the highest cuts on the departments with the lowest expenditures ?

    Balls should – if he had the other brain cell – look at that. Mong.

    In their defense, if they cut the public sector aggressively, like they did in Greece, the UK would end up like… Greece.

  13. 13
    Paxman gets well paid out of other peoples tax man. says:

    Lets focus not only those that avoid tax but suck up loads of it in the form of inflated wages.

  14. 14
    Steve. says:

    In 2010 Queenie gave Royal assent to the data communications bill ( Snoopers charter) and Health service privatisation. This is happening, albeit by stealth, and will be ramped up should the Con’s win in 2015. Is this a travesty or is it, bearing in mind the NHS death camps created under New Labour, about time?

  15. 15
    Not Ed Balls says:

    Osborne told off by Squeaker for asking questions of the Shadow Chancellor.

    Breaching Protocol: Dave looks happy.

  16. 16
    LB says:

    Pensions is the biggy. The off the books debt is increasing at 734 bn a year. It’s completely fucked

    Remember these aren’t cuts. Spending is going up and its not just the debts.

    A cut in government terms is just an increase, but not as big as they planned.

    So ho hum, its your pension down the toilet.

  17. 17
    LB says:

    Yep, Invest in Union companies like the Coop, and the tax payer pays the price

  18. 18
    Stolen innocence 2012 of United Wheeldom says:

    Reblogged this on stoleninnocence2012's Blog.

  19. 19
    La Belle Francoise says:

    As I said earlier, the correct riposte to that would have been something along the lines of “Maybe, but there is only one Muppet in this room”.

  20. 20
    Curly says:

    But Ozzie had no difficulty is side-stepping the intentions of that little sh*tbag in the chair. Time he was dragged kicking and screaming out of the chamber and dumped in the river.

  21. 21
    Anonymous says:


  22. 22
    Alex says:

    You meant to say “Troops dodging bullets in Afghan and May get off lightly”

  23. 23
    Anonymous says:

    This government should be on the West End stage as a farce, tax avoiders and bankers rewarded whilst the poor and needy pay the price. Now adding a Welfare budget cap means thepeople who are sick and disabled will need to face the gas chambers as the country will not be able to pay the required benefits.

    We need an election and get rid of this ramshackle not voted for coalition, hold on, they made sure we cannot get rid of by having a fixed term. The only fixed term they should get should be in jail for genocide.

  24. 24
    Old Blind Pugh says:

    “Pickles shows himself as the “model of lean government” with a 10% cut” yes so if the department has its cut will Pickles have his expenses and salary cut by 10%, of course not, probably go by 10%

  25. 25
    Old Blind Pugh says:

    If prices remained static there would be no reason to increase pensions and wages would there?

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