July 17th, 2013

Tories Launch End of Term American Style Attack Ad on Ed

The Tories will go away from the last PMQs of term happier than the reds. The Labour frontbench looked like they had all shared a delicious cup-a-sick for elevenses by the end of the bout. For good measure the Tories have launched an American style attack on Ed over the job figures. Loving the bold, impact “Wrong, Ed” headlines…

UPDATE: Labour hit back with… a giant piece of cardboard.

Pic via ITV.

139 Comments

  1. 1
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    ‘… the reds’. Oh, this is pathetic. It’s like calling the Tories ‘the fascists’. Do you feel so afraid for capitalism that you think the Labour party represents some Marxist threat to its future?

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    • 5
      Lord Stansted says:

      NO and YES in that order.

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      • 12
        Len McCluskey says:

        That’s outrageous!

        The son of Adolf (later Ralph) Milliband could not be a red.

        I was once a card carrying communist – but I was on the blue wing.

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        • 15
          Smig says:

          Len, the only time you are allowed near to any wings is during your flight to the Costa Del Spaz.

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    • 8
      Bill Quango MP x says:

      Cato – You have been reading and writing and cheer-leading for Labour on this blog for many many years. Is this the first time you’ve read the very common expression ‘the reds?’

      Or is this really the best defence you can muster for little Ed today?
      If so, he must be in even deeper trouble than we thought.

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    • 10
      Smig says:

      What colour represents newLabour?

      Bellend.

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    • 13
      Smig says:

      Fascism isn’t a colour.

      Bellend.

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    • 43
      A Right Fucking Bastard says:

      Yeah, right- the Cato Street conspiracy was about committing murder, wasn’t it?

      How very “progressive” of you, dickcheese.

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    • 53
      Ippikin says:

      Lighten up Sir!
      Its summer now and no time for being mean spirited. We should all be on Brighton beach in our reasonably priced deck chair; salmonella infested ice cream in hand with a frizbee skimming our balding pates as we eye up the totty.

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    • 75
      Bluto says:

      Please remind me which party uses the song “The Red Flag” and remind me what colour Labour campaigns with.

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      • 135
        Cato Street Conspirator says:

        And East Germany used to call itself the German ‘Democratic’ Republic – did you believe that as well?

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  2. 2
    Emporer Palindrome says:

    Now Finish Him!

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  3. 2
    Down with Brown! says:

    Mostly effective. But if the Conservatives are for hard-working people why are they raising taxes on incomes of those earning £40,000 – £70,000? Britain’s hard-workers deserve much flater taxes.

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    • 17
      Simon B says:

      This obsession with “hard workers” is laughable. I try to avoid as much hard work as possible, which is why I’m posting on this website when I should be working on spreadsheets.

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      • 20
        Simons Manager says:

        +1

        Me to

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        • 61
          Magic 8 Ball says:

          ‘Hard work’ won’t make Britain more competitive or help it win the ‘global race’.

          Work smarter, not harder. That’s what I’ve always been told.

          PS If you’re THAT good with spread-sheets once you’ve built them they’ll do all the rest ;-)

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      UKIP voter says:

      What would the Conservativer Outer or Inner Cabinet know about hard work? Those who may have held a job were wankabankas and the others are unemployable professional poiliticians.

      Just proves how out of touch they really are.

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      • 86
        Anonymous says:

        Yet ukip are scrambling along trying to claw their way into that very company ! an improvement from them all working on the door at various pubs, which is where it looks like Nigel found them !

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        • 114
          The LabLibCon axis of frightened liars says:

          Working the door implies that UKIPers are hard nosed tough guys. Unfortunately your other line of smearing contradicts the first by saying, all UKIP members are in their dotage or retired golf club bores.

          You really are desperate and frightened aren’t you?

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    • 85
      L'uomo qualunque says:

      Don’t confuse hard working with higher earning mate. his is not to go against the idea of flatter taxes, just an appeal to common sense.

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  4. 6
    ensign says:

    Parties are the Reds , Blues Greens etc etc. To each his colours.

    Fortunately you’re waving the white flag at the moment

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  5. 11
    Purpleline says:

    Miliband gave great free advert for B&H idiot forgets FI. Donation to Labour of £1m to delay/reverse Tobacco advertisement on F1 cars & at Grand Prix in UK changing EU policy

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  6. 14
    It is about time, but still vote UKIP says:

    The summer recess is going to be interesting.

    Labour are now in a spin vacuum of sorts and Dave’s mob can quietly regroup to discuss strategy for 2015 without any distractions.

    The one elephant which remains and no one want to speak about right now is the question of EU membership and the general cluster fuck that is costing us dear across the channel.

    The lesser being what the lunatic muzzie mob may do to dismember what should be a reasonably calm summer break.

    Time for UKIP to enter stage right.

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    • 22
      Simon B says:

      Indeed. And hopefully UKIP will finally privatise the NHS. The scandal isn’t that people died at hospitals, it’s that we all paid for it. Let’s be honest with ourselves. I don’t give two hoots if people died in hospital, but I do resent having to pay for it. If you can’t afford health care – tough. It’s not my job to pay for the sick and infirm of this nation. People die all the time, it doesn’t matter if they die due to the NHS not caring or if they die due to being unable to afford care like in the US. The point is if you can’t pay for your own care you don’t deserve it. Collectivism/communism has led to the NHS – time to destroy it and let every man look out for himself.

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      • 42
        It is about time, but still vote UKIP says:

        The arguments against collectivized public health care are strong. One aspect overlooked is the reduction of opportunity that positions created by the state in the field of nursing for women who mainly fill those positions.

        Privatization will likely not happen, but getting the service back into a stable and reliable state would be a good start. The massive capital mis-allocations introduced since the new managerial layers were introduced, divorcing the service from its medical roots, need to be stopped and those layers removed.

        Looking at what happened under Labour, the case for privatization strengthens. The one down side is – who in their right mind would want to buy such a tainted brand, and in any case such a move would like the railways end up costing the UK public more than not. I refer to the continued direct public subsidy, not just the increase in the cost of tickets.

        Public mood on nationalized health care will likely swing to demanding services in place which can do the A&E type stuff which the NHS provides well, but in a frame that prevents the excesses such as Burnham episode from being repeated.

        The NHS cannot continue as it is.

        The fundamental problem it faces now is competition for talent and basic resources from the new ‘Obama Care’ system in the US.

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      • 88
        Anonymous says:

        Ukip are never going to be in a position to be in Government, have you seen the state of their candidates and supporters !

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        • 116
          The LabLibCon axis of frightened liars says:

          Really?

          You parade around here on every thread like a frightened schoolgirl as soon as UKIP is mentioned.

          If they were insignificant, no sane or normal person would even bother.

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    • 87
      Anonymous says:

      Exit stage right more like !

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    • 123
      Holly says:

      I have just watched a news conference on the telly featuring Cameron & an Italian bloke.
      BBC’s Nick Robinson asked a question about conversations(if any) Cameron & Crosby had re cig packs…Cameron disappointed the BBC fell for Labour’s shit.

      The point of this news conference was to inform us, via the infantile news bods in this country, that while they concentrate on who had imaginary conversations with who, many EU countries are sick of being held back, kneecapped, and their economies being stagnated to a fraction of the size they could be, by EU fruit loops.

      What do the news bods follow with???
      Imaginary conversations about what type of packs cigs should be in!
      At which point I turned the telly off.
      I heard every word, the two leaders said and can now hold both leaders accountable for their success or failure in changing the way the EU works.
      NOTHING Sky, or the BBC decide to cover can make me un-hear it.
      I have passed this onto you.

      It turns out that the Italian bloke, along with a few other EU countries are actually agreeing that the EU, as it is now, is a crock of s**t, and they also want to re negotiate some of the s**t laid down by EU fruit loops.
      He spoke of stuff being done by December(granted he never mentioned a year), he even mentioned treaty changes….Remember the imaginary veto Cameron used?
      Well, the treaty change that little ‘imaginary veto’ event triggered has to be ratified next year.

      Let us hope that the Joey Jones/Nick Robinson’s of this world are going to grow up (A LOT!) and give us a clearer picture of what will be VITAL and CORRECT information leading up to the EU referendum.
      It may well be before 2017.

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  7. 18
    Chris Bwyant - I know all about Fags says:

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  8. 21
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    They’re no better than school children. They’ll also have a nice long holiday to get over the trauma of all that name-calling.

    Poor dears. I don’t know how they manage.

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  9. 23
    From Joe the Plumber to fireman Sam says:

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    • 25
      Plain Jane says:

      No doubt if they had used plain fags the sheds would not have caught fire.

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    • 35

      If he were a real man, he would have put it out with his hose.

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    • 60
      Fishy says:

      Fuckin’ hell Chucky. Got nothing better to do?

      If you want a job as a news reader go and work for the BBC (if you’ve not already).

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      • 64
        Fishy says:

        Actually…come to think of it…remember the burst water main that you reported earlier…

        Is that near the fire? If so you could kill two birds with one stone. Which reminds me, how is Miss Burger? Bit Trashy was she?

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    • 62
      Mahatma Coat says:

      The ‘Huge concern’ points to ‘Beds in sheds’ – Let is spread along the street.

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    • 70
      Idon'tneednodoctor says:

      Is Ummuna now a BBC newsreader?

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    • 80
      Bluto says:

      Your “performance” on Daily Politics was pants even for you. Your sanctimonious denouncement of smear tactics in politics was especially rich given that most of your front bench served in the regimes of Blair and Campbell and Brown and McBride.

      Does the blatant hypocrisy ever occur to you lot?

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  10. 28
    Its All Thatcher's fault says:

    greetings comrades

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  11. 31
    Down with Brown! says:

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  12. 33
    M102 says:

    Fu’cking hell did Gordon ever visit Streatham?

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  13. 36
    The Nasty Bitter Left says:

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  14. 37
    Down with Brown! says:

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  15. 45
    Dweeb says:

    I’ve just been up the garden putting branches through the shredder. The pulverised scraps of wood reminded me of Milliboid, Balls & co after Dave had finished flailing them alive at PMQ.

    Whatever you think of him, you gotta admit it was a blockbuster performance.

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  16. 47
    Down with Brown! says:

    The Tories can afford an American style attack ad, Labour can afford an empty fag packet.

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  17. 49
    Down with Brown! says:

    The Tories can afford an American style attack ad, Labour can afford an empty fag packet.

    http://www.itv.com/news/update/2013-07-17/cameron-crosby-tory-policy-is-seriously-damaging-to-health/

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  18. 51
    Anonymous says:

    What would a “British-style attack on Ed M” look like?

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    • 63
      Ippikin says:

      Hood over head, standing for long periods of time whilst suffering verbal abuse probably sufficient to bring on an attack of the vapours.
      Don’t suppose it would take long for him to be calling DC ‘auntie’.

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  19. 54
    Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

    As reported by others yesterday, the Biased Broadcasting Corporation’s News Website is now displaying a piece which reports accusations by Labour politicians and Nick Robinson (the BBC Political Editor) that the Conservatives are maliciously and erroneously trying to put all the blame for the state of the NHS onto Labour. So, according to the BBC: there was never any question of 13,000 unnecessary deaths, any unnecessary deaths which did occur were do to lack of staff (i.e. funding), and not because of hospital mismanagement, or uncaring doctors and nurses, and none of these things happened under Labour – it all started in 2010.

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  20. 57
    Magic 8 Ball says:

    The behaviour of the Tory party over the last few months has been very, very, VERY damaging for democracy in this country.

    ‘Winning’ farcical PMQ’s. ‘Winning’ over a deluded and mislead electorate. ‘Winning’ a general election for 5 more years of failing policies.

    Is it really winning at all?

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  21. 59
    Ippikin says:

    I thought that nice young man sitting next to Ed Balls looked a little uncomfortable.
    I hope he was wearing suitable protection for unwanted leakages.

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    • 65
      Beautician says:

      Yes. That mascara is thick enough to quell an ocean of tears

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      • 77
        Idon'tneednodoctor says:

        Oh Maybelline why can’t you be true.

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      • 79
        Ippikin says:

        And I thought he was naturally dark-skinned. I had him down as some sort of dago who’d strayed in the house by mistake on a day ticket to the British Museum.

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  22. 68
    No such thing as society says:

    Wonder which of the tobacco or drinks companies are paying for this ad?

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  23. 69
    'Enry 'Iggins says:

    “an American style attack on Ed over the job figures. Loving the bold, impact “Wrong, Ed” headlines…”

    Hating the fvckwitted progressive tense.
    Gheedough’s been spending too much time at McDonalds

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    • 99
      Mr Picky-Picky says:

      “Gheedough’s been spending too much time at McDonalds” says the man who used the perfect tense progressive when he could have said “Guido has spent etc.”

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  24. 72
    Down with Brown! says:

    At least the giant piece of cardboard had more charisma than Andy Burnham.

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  25. 73
    Weird Ed says:

    Lynton Crothby….Lynton Crothby….extherminate….piethes of eight….who’th a pretty boy?….Lynton Crothby….Lynton Crothby….gottle of gear….gottle of oooh. That’s nice Len, keep moving your fingers.

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  26. 82
    nellnewman says:

    So is that the best militwit can do then? whinge over government’s failure to make cigarettes be sold in plain packets? It was a silly idea to start with.

    Weren’t there more serious issues on the agenda this week that needed his attention?

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    • 97
      Anonymous says:

      Surely if you are addicted to nicotine you dont care what the packet is made of ?

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      • 105
        nellnewman says:

        Well exactly. It’s not going to stop anyone buying them is it?!! Talk about a load of codswallop!

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        • 119
          The Average Counterfeiter says:

          Oh I wouldn’t call it codswallop. I see plain packs as more of a business opportunity.

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    • 113
      Dweeb says:

      Does anyone care a toss about plain packaging other than dodgy charities like ASH, the professionally “concerned”, and vendors of designer cigarette cases, which are apparently selling like ice lollies in Oz since the packets were dumbed down?

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    • 130
      Holly says:

      That’s why the PM was holding a news conference on our future in/out of Europe, while idiot boy stood in front of a highly decorated(more than one colour) bogus Marlborough/B&H fag packet.

      We do at least know two more of Labour’s policies..
      1. Welfare to be a human right
      2. Workers will be able to stay at home during the hot summer months..Too hot, and also stay at home during the winter months..Too cold..Who would fund the public sector workers/welfare claimants during their time at home due to heat/cold?
      The private sector DO NOT get paid if not at work, because it’s too hot.

      The tax take, living standards and growth will sky rocket under Ed.

      I could be wrong though.

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    the pointing finger of fate says:

    do not underestimate the power of cardboard

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    • 98
      the pointing finger of fate says:

      I’m trying to think but cannot come up with one of them that I would piss on if they were on fire.

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    Brenda says:

    Filip. I’ve just had to give one’s Royal Assent to the Same Sex Marriage Law.

    That Cameron man really is the worst Prime Minister one’s ever had.

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    • 125
      Hallo poppetchops says:

      You should have shown it to Phil first – he’d have torn it into 1000 little pieces. Then nicked your majesty’s pen to stop this nonsense in its tracks.

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  29. 102
    Winning for Britain says:

    Osborne is winning for Britain.

    Miliband is a laughing stock.

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  30. 103
    jesus is real says:

    it is beceeeeuse something like plutonium has what’s called a critical mass http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_mass which is something like 260 pounds so if you have 2 lumps of plutonium each weighing 130 pounds and fire at high velocity one to the other then atomic shit happens.

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  31. 104
    Ninananaa says:

    The problem for labour is that private sector employees couldn’t give a shit about expressing their views on benefit claimants, public sector waste, an lazy bastard public sector employees

    My sister in law is a school teacher, she is thick, lazy and is always on fucking holiday just like all her “colleagues”

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    • 128
      Hallo poppetchops says:

      One of the reasons Gove is introducing tests at age 5 is to discover if any of those teaching that age group actually understand the question.

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      • 131
        Holly says:

        You absolutely ‘get it’.
        The unions are screaming for the simple fact that many of their members wouldn’t have a clue how to teach fractions to anyone, let alone school children.

        Said that yonks ago, I’m so glad I’m not the only swivel eyed loon, who is constantly told to ‘calm down’.
        Once they say that I KNOW I’ve won.
        Tee hee

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  32. 107
    Ruprecht says:

    Those of us who know it’s all theatre don’t give a toss who you elect, you always elect us. Get used to it.

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  33. 108
    The NHS is Unsafe in Labour's hands says:

    More importantly Labour have to take responsibility for the manslaughter of 13000 nhs patients.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2366315/The-day-Labour-lost-moral-high-ground-NHS.html

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  34. 109
    Mornington Crescent says:

    “Wrong, Ed”?

    “Wrong, Miliband” would have been better…

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  35. 111
    UKIP or bust says:

    First it was sardines, now it’s cardboard, what is this labour party now a protest party over meaningless issues?

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      Long John Silver's parrot says:

      That sounds very interesting but sadly I cannot get behind the paywall.

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  37. 121
    Anonymous says:

    All politicians are equally despicable.

    I hope they all get melanoma’s on their excessive, and taxpayer funded, holidays to far-flung foreign climes.

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    • 133
      Holly says:

      ALL public sector workers (and there are quite a few) have taxpayer funded lifestyles,
      holidays, cars, clothes, BBQ’s on their off because it’s ‘hot’days & heating during their off because of ‘cold’ days etc.

      ENTIRE Public sector 100% funded by private sector taxes.

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  38. 137
    John Galley missing in action says:

    I see that with the Canadian in charge Sterling has started to fall almost unnoticed on the Foreign Exchange.

    Cigarette packets are very interesting you know.

    Perhaps Tobacco Companies should reintroduce cards of leading footballers and cricketers.

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  39. 139
    NHS death camp says:

    Ed Millibean is a gift even for a Euro loving fuckwit like “cast iron” Dave.

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