June 26th, 2013

Order of the OTT: LabourList’s Tiny Violin

Mark Ferguson of LabourList well and truly earned his union keep with his response to today’s Spending Round. Choking back the tears as he whined about Osborne’s “nasty, vicious, small politics”, Ferguson launched into a tour de force of hyperbolic, hand-wringing rhetoric well worthy of the Order of the OTT:

“But it’s fine, because we can all marvel at hilarious jokes about how fatty Eric Pickles is an example of lean government, as people starve and are driven to charity by this heartless, vindictive and mean little man. Ed Balls, in response,was excellent – far better than last autumn – lambasting and lampooning the Chancellor. And I’d love to write about how good that felt, watching him whomp this ignorant fool about the chamber.

But if I did I’d be lying. Because I couldn’t stop thinking about those people. And that hunger. And those lost jobs. And those presentless Christmases. And those queues growing outside payday lenders and food banks. And I just felt f***ing sick.”

Imagine what he’d be like if spending was actually going down…


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    One poster here ‘might well’ call him a [(“Wanchor”)}

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    Dweeb says:

    Ed Balls was excellent? Bollocks, he was appalling. He just waffled – not a single good point made, not a single punch landed. The man’s an arse.

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    ZomBalls says:

    Mark Ferguson started off quite good but he’s gone slowly insane. That’s what Labour does to you – it takes good people and fucks their heads up with vitriol and hypocritical blinkered bile, until finally they become utterly mental.

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    tangentreality says:

    Balls is an economic imbecile. By far the most prescient moment was when Osborne asked the entire Parliamentary Labour Party if they would match his spending pledge, or do anything different. Anything at all.

    The silence was so deafening, it had to be quickly interrupted by that contemptible idiot Bercow leaping to Labour’s defence, in a desperate attempt to hide the vacuum that is Labour’s economic policy.

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    Disgusted says:

    Shame on Theresa May. The government is supposed to be on OUR side. We let in loony muzee hate preachers but not two people who are campaigning against these loons. Who’s making the policy now, the UAF?

    Two prominent US bloggers have been banned from entering the UK, the Home Office has said. Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer co-founded the group Stop Islamization of America. They were due to speak at an English Defence League march in Woolwich, where Drummer Lee Rigby was killed.

    A government spokesman said individuals whose presence “is not conducive to the public good” could be excluded by the home secretary. He added: “We condemn all those whose behaviours and views run counter to our shared values and will not stand for extremism in any form.”

    Ms Geller, of the Atlas Shrugs blog, and Mr Spencer, of Jihad Watch, are also co-founders of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, best known for a pro-I*rael “Defeat Jihad” poster campaign on the New York subway.

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    Andrew Efiong says:

    The Conservatives need to sick the chainsaw on public sector waste. Fire the most useless 10% in the Civil Service and Local Government and as we’ve seen with the police force, performance would go up.

    I suspect the Lefties would howl if waste was reduced because their core support is derived from idle clock watchers, whingers and benefit scroungers.

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    Stolen innocence 2012 of United Wheeldom says:

    Reblogged this on stoleninnocence2012's Blog.

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    The Hugly Sisters says:

    spending is like shake and vac.
    it cleans the dirt.
    it is said that heating system embedded in the ceiling keeps the dust low…
    so spend or no spend.
    what matters is the Hugly.
    only the hugly are left alone to do what they want.

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    Brigadier Pomparse says:

    Pah! I remember when two thirds of the world was run by meself, Miss Burnip and a kettle.

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    Cúntry Bumpkin says:

    What a cúnt!

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    Weight Watchers Episode VII says:

    Disney execs have told Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill to slim down in preparation for their return to the ‘Star Wars’ saga.

    It’s been no secret that the stars, as well as Harrison Ford, would return to their iconic roles for J.J. Abrams ‘Episode VII’, which starts shooting early next year in the UK.

    The film’s producers are keen for 56 and 61-year-olds to look as close as possible to the characters of Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, who they last played 30 years ago.

    Film executives at Disney and LucasFilm have used the considerable funds set aside for the enormous blockbuster to send the pair nutritionists and trainers.

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    Mick Philpott says:

    Ferguson wants to steal money out of our pockets to mend his poor widdle wounded heart.

    If he’s that depressed, why doesn’t he hang himself?

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    Doctor Alban says:

    Proof of the entrenched “entitlement culture” where some think even when the government is borrowing billions it should not seek to make economies.

    Labour’s mask is slipping, we can see they and their cronies remain the party of waste.

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    from earlier SC.

    The Battle of Unison
    May 2015.

    Field Marshall Cameron 1st Duke of Eton:
    ” It has been a damned near thing, Clegg — The nearest run thing you ever saw in your life.”

    Emperor Milébeand: “There is nothing so melancholy as an election won. Except an election lost. Bugger!”

    Duke of Clegg: “By God Sir! I believe Ive just lost my deposit.”
    Field Marshall Cameron 1st Duke of Eton: ” By God Sir..I believe you have.”

    Field Marshall Ney to cuts!: “He’s defending on the welfare front. We should flank him on the old pensioners heating allowance”
    Emperor Milébeand: “Nonsense, Ney to Cuts. Never interrupt your enemy while he’s making a mistake. That’s bad manners.”

    Emperor Milébeand: When I am dead and gone what will the world say of me?
    La Balls-Couper: They’ll say that you discovered the limits of socialism, sire.
    Emperor Milébeand: The ‘limits of socialism'; is that all I have to leave to the UK? The ‘limits of socialism’?

    Crown Prince Farage [referring to his candidates] “I don’t know what they’ll do to the electorate; but, by God, they frighten me.”

    Emperor Milébeand: “Not tonight, Justine.”

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    Django says:

    When a leftie squeals you just know your on the right track!

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    Hackney Abbess says:


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    Tachybaptus says:

    This comparison demeans arses. Where would you be without yours?

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    You’re letting him off a tad light, ZB.

    Ferguson is another example of a breed of self-appointed class warriors who know little or nothing about working class people they claim to speak for. He is a cultural carpet-bagger who speaks for nobody outside the cosy socialist confines of a tiny, vocal North London clique.

    No-one is going hungry. No-one, save for the totally feckless, who are beyond help anyway, is forced to borrow a payday loan. The working class are getting on with it, like we’ve always got on with it, and we’re paying to support a £200 billion benefit bill as we go.

    If he ever wants to see a labour government Mark and his labour colleagues should try speaking for the working class, not the feckless class. We invented the labour party and, when it was taken over by toffs and intellectuals, none of whom have ever had a proper job, we abandoned it in our millions.

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    nmj says:

    And the point of your post is ……………….?

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    Battle of liblabcon says:

    Duke of Cameron: “They’re promising and spending in the same old style.”

    Chancellor Sir George Osborne: “Well, then we shall have to match their spending plans in the same old style.”

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    Nostradamus says:

    “Because I couldn’t stop thinking about those people. And that hunger. And those lost jobs. And those presentless Christmases.”

    Sounds like the logical conclusion of socialism.

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    Weight Watchers Episode VII says:

    May the force be with you.

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    The Hugly Sisters says:

    it is not possible to control y.our environment in the longterm. What matters is what we can do. We could adjust. We could be imaginative about what is possible. need to dare a bit.
    Perhaps the world of heightened awareness is when do not need external stimulus. try a bandage across the eyes.

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    Sit Petra says:

    Cause and effect.

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    Anonymo says:

    It’s when he said he’d be upping his contribution to the Labour Party on Twitter that some of us went “OMG, he’s flipped….” silly bloke

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    Ed Balls says:

    I think he’s having a pop at me.

    But that might just be my suspicious nature.

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    lola says:

    He’s just a another lefty twerp.

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    Tay King-dePisse says:

    The asses that the lions, if indeed there are any still around, will be led by.

    You wonder when the lions will realise that the asses are, in fact, asses, and no different to the zebras (except for the duller paint job) that their instincts would be telling them to attack (or ought to be, in any event).

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    How socialism works. says:

    “We put out twelve baskets of bread overnight and in the morning they were all gone.
    Taken by the starving!”

    “Then we put out 12 pairs of shoes and in the morning gone.
    Taken by the poorest.”

    “We put out 12 bags of cash and again they were gone.
    Taken by those most in need.”

    “We left 12 Range Rover’s with the keys in the ignition and ‘for you- if you’re poor and hungry’ written on the windshield and ..yes..in the morning, they were gone. Just a note left behind saying ” oi mate..get some better colours next time, if you would!”

    Helping people to help themselves.

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    lola says:

    A philosophy of moral and economic bankruptcy. End of.

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    Sit Petra says:

    It think it was the recumbent members of the HoC that bagged all the Range Rovers.

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    Most grateful to you Bill for noticing my lonely post.

    On the subject of no disasters, only opportunities one should not forget that wonderful Aryan blonde, Alexander Gebhard Leberecht de Pfeffel von Blücher, Fürst von Wahlstatt aka Marschall Vorwärts (ably supported by Friedrich Karl Ferdinand Freiherr von Müffling, aka Weiss) at the battles of Petron Ella Fitzgerald Wyatt, Champoor Bert (where he commandeered an Allegra), Helene de Macintyre, Olive Oyl (where some say he was reincarnated), Vaux Breweischamps, Annafazackerley, Montmicrossrail, Laon-Several-Times (where he used Clausewitz’s congestion charge to great effect) onto the victory of Montmartre whereupon he entered Paris Hilton. Never once, in this brilliant sequence of conquests, did he curtail his Müffling.

    The quotations are rather too numerous to list here but he did uplift the nations breasts and increased our chances of owning a BMW M3.

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    meanwhile says:

    Sounds like we’ve got a right steaming wanker in this one.

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    Pollytwaddle says:

    Every word true.

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    BBC red bottom says:

    Superb sc, superb

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    Osborne says:

    Thanks Guido for diverting attention away from aid to India and bankers, and sanctioning the working class for being made redundant

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    Django says:

    What a load of unfunny bollocks you write!

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    Not to everyone's taste says:

    I don’t think you got most of it.

    Read ‘years of the sword’ or just watch the 1970’s Waterloo movie.

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    Displaced Brummie says:

    How many of the people who resort to food banks smoke 60 a day?

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    Alan Cholmondely Partridge says:

    Borrowing Up
    Taxes Up
    Spending Up

    and still these lefty retards are whining!


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    Spank, The Bishop says:


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    Django says:

    Do me a favour will you….. Yawn!

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    DEBT BOMB says:

    Tick Tock Tick Tock

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    Wilkins Micawber, Esq. says:

    Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty nought and sixpence, result misery.

    Simples, you stupid fucking LibLabConners.

    Vote UKIP

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    fed- up in britain says:

    what a bloody shambles.TORY SCUM PLEASE PISS OFF. vote u-kip.

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    Vote L/L/C for (as yet undeclared) expenses says:

    No no, let’s keep their hands and feet firmly in the bloated till, isn’t it nice to see them earn so much and do so little.

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    Vote UKIP says:

    Snouts. Dear Boy. It’s their snouts that are slurping up the swill.

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    Vote L/L/C for (as yet undeclared) expenses says:

    People are waking up, they want more doom and gloom stories from the BBC and are considering marrying into (or their sons/daughters) one of the public sector non-jobs for life that exist up and down the country, one of them is being an MP. Think of it a bit like the downtrodden Yorkist Queen trying to shimmy up to the Lancastrians, these people are all brainwashed. What’s worse, most live in the marginal seats!!!

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    Vote L/L/C for (as yet undeclared) expenses says:

    Or worse still are able to afford a Cheeky Chuka holiday to Ibiza, by such pleading poverty.

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    Dave the Eaten Faggot says:

    These will be all same sex public sector marriages in my politically correct paradise.

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