July 19th, 2013

Misery Index: Summer Sunshine

With temperatures hitting the thirties, the Aussies capitulating at Lords and borrowing down last year, it’s smiles all round this summer. Unemployment fell again this month and, crucially, Public Sector Net Cash Requirement is down at 3.1 from last month’s high. Which all gives us a summer Misery Index of just 12.03. Pimms o’clock…

N.B. stats bods can check Guido’s adding up here.

222 Comments

  1. 1

    Your calculation misses a *100 but never mind, eh?

  2. 2
    Django anti socialim says:

    Maybe just maybe the economy is turning the corner….I know the socialists on this site wish failure on anything that doesn’t have a red flag stuck on it but dare we believe that “things can only get better”?

  3. 3
    Dweeb says:

    Just looked at your spreadheet, Guido. It’s all about money. Since you mention them, shouldn’t you factor in the weather and cricket results (and football if you must)?

    You might also include how many times Miranda Kerr has appeared in the Mail.

  4. 4
    Harry Balls. says:

    Has Ed Balls disappeared of the face of the planet? Maybe his popularity is flatlining.

  5. 5
    Bill Quango MP-X says:

    Ed Balls has been absent from the papers and telly since the union funding/NHS deaths stories began.

    That’s worth 6pts on the smiley side of the index by itself. Would have been 10 points but Owen Jones worked overtime.

  6. 6
    Harry Balls. says:

    Has Ed Balls disappeared of
    the face of the planet? Maybe
    his popularity is flatlining.

  7. 7
    Winning for Britain says:

    Osborne is winning for Britain

  8. 8
    Harry Balls. says:

    Everything time I google Ed Balls he has hit on Stiffany Flanders about 45300 times. Chancer.

  9. 9
    Labour = misery in the NHS. says:

    On the downside.13000 deaths caused by Labour mismanagement of the nhs. Not one apology & not one resignation. Disgraceful!

  10. 10
    Living in 97.333% white Merseyside says:

    No matter what my benefits and pensions remain as solid as the Rock of Gibraltar.

  11. 11
    H@rry Balls says:

    Mod?

  12. 12

    I think you raise a very interesting point about the misuse of the song Things Can Only Get Better which developed into a meme.

    The following should be remembered for posterity: The socialists sang it at the beginning of their period in office whereas they ought to have reserved it for the Grand Finale.

  13. 13
    meteo says:

    I put it down to the weather.
    But then if the good weather keeps on it will be difficult to seperate the guest workers, [I use the term loosely] from the locals.

  14. 14
    H@rry Balls n Dick 'Ed says:

    Labour are not even credible opposition. :)

  15. 15
    Officer Dibble says:

    I’ve always imagined of a Tory Party Political Broadcast highlighting all of Labour’s failures and broken promises in office, with a soundtrack of a piano playing “Things Can Only Get Better” in a mournful minor key…

  16. 16
    Officer Dibble says:

    They should get Owen on Top Gear and let Clarkson loose on him. Is he old enough to drive?

  17. 17
    Corrupt Plod says:

    Not one prosecution either.

  18. 18
    fractions says:

    Your Percentage is diminishing. Now 97.333.
    What do you consider a minimum percentage number that would not rub you up the wrong way should the London and country UK weighting of spare room subsidy result in an influx of foreigners [ Manchester United supporters the exception]?

  19. 19
    Bill Quango MP x says:

    Free with tomorrow’s Independent. An Owen Jones CD. No, not the little choir boy..the other one, but we can see how the confusion could arise.
    .This is a CD of his ideas. Please play it this summer as you sit by the pool to keep your privileged checked.

    Evil Tories..baby hating…capitalist ..bankers..payday loans..Ashcroft…food banks..progressive…unions…hardworkingfamilies…millionaires….99%…Occupy…
    The illegal occupation of the Golan heights … NHS is the envy of the world…oppression…offshore…shareholders…poorest and most vulnerable…uncaring…TUC…American involvement in…..Eton… students…Murdoch…immigration is a positive thing because….gender awareness…boo hoo..boo hoo….society…Privately educated…miners…Fox news…health insurance…….etc etc

    And don’t forget..Coming free with Monday’s Independent – Tuesday’s Independent

  20. 20
    Dark cloud on the horizon says:

    Why doesn’t the murdering fuck Tony B.liar fuck the fuck off. Preferably to the Hague. War Criminal!

  21. 21
    A teechur says:

    Goodie, another 6 weeks off. I will be telling everyone that at least 5 of these are spent preparing for next year. In fact, I will be lolling about on a beach, and getting ratarsed in Benidorm for most of the time. Hoping for even more hols and strikes next year. Toodle pip!

  22. 22
    Dark cloud on the horizon says:

    Disgraceful.

  23. 23
    Bill Quango MP x says:

    I like it.
    Maybe on a very old village hall style piano. Like at the end of black adder IV.

  24. 24
    nellnewman says:

    Maybe after chilcot is published next year . Just maybe!!

  25. 25
    Bum a Fag says:

    You forgot to add the fracking Ozzy Crosby.

  26. 26
    David Cameron says:

    Unite

  27. 27
    David Cameron says:

    I am the crisis that will leave you homeless,
    The heart attack you have through stress,
    The reason the hospital you need is closed,
    The prescription you cannot afford,
    The food shopping you cannot buy,
    The reason you feel ashamed to be disabled,
    The reason you no longer have a job,
    I am the reason you are called a scrounger,
    I am David Cameron,
    This is the Tory Party,
    We are your crisis,
    And we don’t care who or what you are

  28. 28
    Dark cloud on the horizon. says:

    P!gs will fly. The murderer is lobbying the Labour so that he & Mandy can line their pockets. Shameless!

  29. 29
    Dark cloud on the horizon. says:

    Fuck off Owen. Bullshit!

  30. 30
    Sit Petra says:

    More like:

  31. 31
    D.N.R a Labour Government. says:

    McCluski would have us Spend! Spend! Spend! Like a manic depressive on a high!

  32. 32
    Pippa, a socialite says:

    Just wait until I become an auntie and can be seen at society weddings across England. Misery? No, the people will be enjoying street parties!

  33. 33
    Anti-Rentier Alliance says:

    Ford shuts down its UK plants and moves them to Turkey.

    http://www.worldbulletin.net/?aType=haber&ArticleID=113410

    Oh well, there is always Buy To let and property flipping.

  34. 34
    Sue Neil says:

    Why do we still think Ed is crap? Ed is most definitely not crap! He is merely misunderstood, and I put it to you that is the chief reason why he is so maligned and ridiculed by the evil right-wing media.

    I am certain you will agree with me that Ed is magnificently charismatic and eloquent. He is an inspiring and refreshing standard bearer for the social democratic tradition in our great nation. Yes, indeed: One Nation. Nay, his performance at PMQs yesterday must surely have been amongst the greatest (if not the greatest) ever given by a leader of the Labour Party, or indeed of any party leader! Such magnificence, such poise, such alacrity. Wow! He absolutely wiped the floor with his Tory opponents!

    He is articulate, passionate, an accomplished orator, and I think a real progressive alternative to the smarmy posh boy Cameron.

  35. 35
    Harry Hewitt says:

    Thought you and your immortal arse were already seen at society weddings across England. Pimms all round!

  36. 36
    Chillaxing Dave says:

    C’mon everyone, celebrate with me!

  37. 37
    TV viewer says:

    Ah, party political broadcasts. I remember them from the 1960s, but surely they don’t still do them. I’ve never seen any for at least 20 years.

  38. 38
    Howard Beale says:

    ‘Government Borrowing is down’ – Bullingdon Broadcasting Corp, 5 minutes ago.

    Pick a figure, any figure, and spin until you are dizzy.

    ‘We will eliminate the deficit within 5 years’ going well, is it?

  39. 39
    In my day a pint cost less in the pub but twice as much from the off licence says:

    The food you can’t buy?
    Even the notoriously expensive co-op have J2O on buy one – get two free.
    That’s 50p a bottle for J2O.

    Imagine what the deals are on the crappy drinks at crappier supermarkets.
    The truth is there are pound shops everywhere. And value supermarkets too.
    It’s never been cheaper to be poor.
    Even booze is cheap.

    Think how cheap it is to get booze from the shops nowadays. Only fags are expensive. And petrol.
    So ditch them and you could have plenty of full size 28p tins of beans for the family.

  40. 40
    Trim says:

    No one listens to you red ed. no one.

  41. 41
    one flew over the cuckoos nest says:

    Its all going wrong fir the two eds and Labour
    All their prophesies of doom have failed to materialise
    They tried to con the public in finances, the health service and employment and found to either be lying, utterly wrong from the start or probably both
    Keep the labour scumbags out

  42. 42
    Bill Quango MP x says:

    Are there perhaps two Eds? The one we were watching was like a wonk from the Thick of It.

  43. 43
    Ed Moribund says:

    I know. I was lying. And you know I was lying.
    But what’s great is I’m still going to be Prime Minister because not enough of you like Cameron and everyone hates the liberals.

    So I will get in with a workable majority.
    Sweet!

  44. 44
    Ed Moribund says:

    Thatcher dun it!

  45. 45
    Sit Petra says:

  46. 46
    A GP on £150,000 + private work says:

    My NHS patients are still seeking health advice in this hot weather.

    The body loses salt through perspiration and it’s important this is replaced. I recommend you follow my example and increase consumption of Iranian Karaburun Ossetra Caviar, served on blinis with lemon wedges and ice-cold Stolichnaya Elit vodka.

  47. 47
    Blimp says:

    Why is ok for men to have all-male marriages but not all-male clubs?

  48. 48
    Fishy says:

    Economy on the up, unemployment down, borrowing down, jobs up, deficit down, exports up, Abu Qatada up and away, crime down, the sun’s shining, the birds are singing. Girls are getting their kit off, cricketers winning, Lions roaring, Labour’s getting found out on the NHS and selection fraud !!! It just gets better and better.

    Clearly the misery index sample consisted only of lefty BBC and Channel 5 biased, carping ‘news’ gatherers. Economy? Yes but…Qatada, No but…crime down, Yes but….etc etc,. ad bloody nauseum.

    As the news gets better and the election approaches, the noise of the left’s misery will get louder, amplified by Labour’s BBC.

  49. 49
    PDubya says:

    Well done Sunil, your phraseology and eulogising of virtually every trait that Ed does not nor ever shall possess tickles my funny bone.
    Are you slumming or has Smithson booted you off PB for taking the piss out of one of the greatest political snots ever to crawl out of Gordon’s hooter?

  50. 50

    A standard bearer?

    No! A gold standard bearer. A beacon of light in the political and moral firmament. A veritable Milky Way of spiral galaxy (no, not the chocolate type). The surface brightness may not be there but the globular clusters more than make up for this.

    Provided he had no more wind-up problem with his spiral arms, then his peculiar velocity will move him in the direction of being the Great Attractor and we should all get pleasantly red-shifted towards a more acceptable galactic habitable zone.

    His presence is truly cosmic.

  51. 51
    Long John Silver's parrot says:

    So unemployment is falling is it ?

    Fatboy and his mates must think we are a load of twats.

  52. 52
    Scunthorpe Cat says:

    we can but hope

  53. 53
    'Biggles' Farage says:

    Oh well, I enjoyed my 15 minutes of fame.

  54. 54
    Scunthorpe Cat says:

    SHunthorpe rocks

  55. 55
    Scunthorpe Cat says:

    Yay!!
    Modbot’s broken:-)

  56. 56
    The BBC are cunts says:

    EVERY SILVER LINING HAS A CLOUD IF YOU’RE REPORTING FOR THE BBC…..( That’s what you wanted us to tweet, wasn’t it, Eds ? )

  57. 57
    Sue Neil says:

    The point is, ladies and gentlemen, that Ed, for lack of a better word, is good. Ed is right, Ed works. Ed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Ed, in all of his forms; Ed for life, for money, for love, knowledge has marked the upward surge of mankind. And Ed, you mark my words, will not only save the Labour Party, but that other malfunctioning corporation called the UK. Thank you very much.

  58. 58

    Thank you. I’ve even emailed him about it but…

    You can lead a horse etc..

  59. 59

    Fairs fair in love and war but I will never be beaten at this game – I am as close to a professional at the top of my game as one can get. Love or or hate it but don’t pretend it is not the case.

  60. 60

    Don’t take the сunt out of Sсunthorpe, even though he lives across the bridge in Grimsby.

  61. 61

    @8:35 pm

    …except you are a fake.

    Do you have such a low opinion of yourself that you want to be me, ffs!

  62. 62
    The Two Eds says:

    Twos up?

  63. 63
    Aids Riddled cunt in Edinburgh says:

    How many Labour MPs does it take to change a light bulb? None! They are so fucking useless.

  64. 64
    Sue Neil says:

    Appreciate you mixing me up with Smithson’s trainspotting side-kick, but Sue Neil’s my name, thank you very much!
    :)

  65. 65
    Sue Neil says:

    You can have an all-lady marriage too, if you’re so pre-disposed :)

  66. 66
    Fishy says:

    + 1000 (feet, heading 270 – cleared for landing – ooops)

  67. 67
    M102 says:

    ….and the c’unt David Nicholson will step down next year and collect a full pension.

  68. 68
    Sue Neil says:

    Although Steph will deny it, I once had a girl-on-girl with her, a long, long time before she was seduced by sexy Ed and the not-so-sexy Ed :)

  69. 69
    M102 says:

    I would rather go to work and earn enough not to live in the toilet that is Merseyside.

  70. 70
    Helpful suggestion says:

    It should be re-named a Happiness Index.

  71. 71
    M102 says:

    Who wore the strap on?

  72. 72
    Sadowitz says:

    I wouldn’t believe Flanders if she told me the time.

  73. 73
    Sue Neil says:

    I will leave that to your disgustingly pervy imagination :)

  74. 74
    Allan, you at t'bar says:

    BWAAAAHHHHAAAAAHHHAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAA !

  75. 75
    BANANA REPUBLIC BRITAIN says:

    Government offers Millions in tax breaks for any company taking up fracking
    i wonder how many of our vile corrupt political types have been lobbying for this with promises of huge cash handouts and seats on boards ?

    If this business is so fucking lucrative , then why do they need handouts ?
    A chance for yet more American companies exploiting Britain and paying No tax

  76. 76
    Great British Public says:

    Misery index improves immediately.

  77. 77
    Bilda Berger says:

    Extraneous “s” in the last word, Mog.

  78. 78
    Liam Byrne ( aka Baldemort ) says:

    Evening, Ed.

  79. 79
    M102 says:

    I was just curious as to who was more blokey – you or her :)

  80. 80
    BANANA REPUBLIC BRITAIN says:

    What a pity they treated him so gentley, he should have been picking his own endtrails up in a bucket

  81. 81

    I did wonder about that but felt I should be polite to our visitor from another galaxy. Manners cost nothing.

  82. 82
    Well says:

    If scroungers are so hard up, how come so many of them are morbidly obese?

  83. 83

    sexy Ed and the not-so-sexy Ed

    That is an impossible fork, a Penrose triangle, or a blivet.

  84. 84
    Sir William Waad says:

    Better still, our Clydesdale mare is in foal at last.

  85. 85
    Corporal "Owen" Jones says:

    You forgot “Fatcher”

  86. 86
    Everybody aout!! says:

    Another win for the unions

  87. 87
    Left wing mong spotter says:

    ‘We will eliminate the deficit within 5 years’ going well, is it?

    Actually no because it was found just recently Labour spent more than was admitted and they fucked us up more than was originally known

  88. 88

    Maybe.

    But you cannot have five men, four women, a goat and a tuna sandwich.

    Do you really believe in rights? If so, what do you have against tuna?

  89. 89

    Did she have her socks on?

  90. 90
    Sir William Waad says:

    Ah yes, the Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Stephanie Flanders.

  91. 91
    Sir William Waad says:

    Diane Abbott did a great job as the teaser.

  92. 92

    Trayvon Martin could have been me – Barack Obama

    He really knows how to rub it in, doesn’t he?

  93. 93
    Ippikin says:

    Please dear G*D, don’t remind me of 1997.

  94. 94
    Sir William Waad says:

    Only joking, it was Pickles.

  95. 95

    Bit over the top? A pony would have done the trick, surely?

  96. 96
    Sir William Waad says:

    How could that be? Surely Trayvon Martin was black?

  97. 97

    Ah! I had already replied but fully understand now.

  98. 98
    Ippikin says:

    LPG only 65 cents in Flanders. Pack of Players Richmond £3.80 and as many moules frites as you can get down your neck.
    Note I said Flanders, not Belgium.

  99. 99
    Ippikin says:

    You suffering from altitude sickness tonight?

  100. 100
    A non miserable person says:

    I am so happy, after 28 years overseas and 2 years on that stinking Island Mallorca, I have waited 3 years here on this Island to be comfortable and warm, yes, warm, the sun is shining, I have just moved into my new house, a garden at last. All my nice sun dresses out of the wardrobe, nice glowing feeling on my skin, the lid down on my Mazzie 5, pure bloody bliss. Officially my feet are now, after three years here, warm.

    Screw the lot of them, my index is sated. It feels good to be alive just now. Sod the moaners.

  101. 101

    Ah! But Obama has the noble Kenyan tradition of being able to buy his way out of trouble.

  102. 102
    Alias says:

    Who ? Does he have the same silly haircut ?

  103. 103
    Saffron says:

    I see a lot of liebour assholes on this blog lately trying to convince people that the liebour party will be the salvation of this land.
    Have the liebour party whenever they have been in power which in terms of years is minute ever left this land in a better condition,no they have not,if you don’t beleive me have a lookback at their history.
    You will find that past liebour government had their problems but the absolute worst liebour governments were in the Bliar/McDoom period,who by their actions changed this land from being community orientated to a hellhole of lets say peoples who want to destroy our culture aided by our so called guardians of this land.
    The politico’s of this land need to understand that we as a country are fecked off big time as to how we are being given away to the highest bidder.
    To summerise politics today is a pile of shite which we should not stand for.

  104. 104
    Gertrude Stein says:

    Now, we will not be able to watch another broadcast without imagining her bean being flicked by you.

    Do you manage to make Glenda Jackson look hot?

  105. 105
    Woodward says:

    I don’t give a shit about Flanders’ private preferences.
    I do care about her ability to report the news in an unbiased way.
    She regularly fails on that basis.

  106. 106

    Not high, if that is what you mean. ;-)

  107. 107
    Ippikin says:

    Oh happy days and woe the emergence of those politically correct, new wave excuses for comedians whose only route a laugh was ridicule.

  108. 108
    Ippikin says:

    It might be what I mean or it might not. Therefore the existence of what I might mean, might exist or it might not.
    Good evening Sir.

  109. 109
    No to human negatives says:

    The best thing about this wonderful weather?
    Julian Assange is stuck indoors in central London.

  110. 110
    The Belmarsh Tooth Fairy says:

    In the future I will now be in great demand as a pacifier for my fellow inmates.

  111. 111
    Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau says:

    A penis index?

  112. 112
    Liam Byrne in 2010 says:

    There’s no money left.

  113. 113
    Daniel Pipes says:

    Conspiracy theory at 10:01 pm above.

  114. 114
    Class Interests says:

    Since then did Socialism and Tony Blair have ANYTHING in common?

  115. 115
    Dave Cam The Scrounger In Chief says:

    Yes the economy will get better since the benefit cap still pays more than the vast majority of employers

    Still I’m an MP so I’m alright Jack

  116. 116
  117. 117
    The cat in the hat says:

    I am the crisis that will leave you homeless through uncontrolled immigration.
    The reason the hospital you need is under special control
    The prescription you cannot afford because there’s no money left
    I am New Labour,
    And we never cared about you. We didn’t give a toss.
    But we all got very rich.
    Suckers

  118. 118
    Anonymous says:

    It is also a disgrace that the Tories did pick up on it until recently. Now they are using it for all their worth to undermine and sell off the NHS.

  119. 119
    Dave Cam The Scrounger In Chief says:

    I spend lots of money on things like aid to India and lucrative contracts with failed companies like A4E and Seetec

    But I earn silly money and get lots of time off for little work. I truly am a scrounger

  120. 120
    IDS says:

    The UK workers were greedy

    How dare they ask for a proper wage

    They don’t know well off they are

    Sanction the whole lot my Jobcentre Gestapo

  121. 121
    Anonymous says:

    By the way, how did the Tories vote when it came to the the IRAQ WAR?

  122. 122
    Ed Moribund says:

    Fuck off you green mong.
    Listen..When I was energy and climate wassit..Well..I was so busy plotting for Gordon that i completely forgot to build any power stations.
    Just acres and acres of useless wind farms that haven’t produced a kw as there hasn’t been any wind for weeks. Luckily the solar panels manage to power the socket they are plugged into or the lights would be off now.

    So fuck off! ‘coz When I’m PM in 2015 this fracking is going to save my little arse.

  123. 123
    The cat in the hat says:

    Quite so. Me, I’d rather freeze my bollocks off than see someone else make a few bob doing something useful.

  124. 124
    Ed Moribund says:

    That’s very kind of you to say so immigrant person.
    Have another house.

  125. 125
    Ippikin says:

    Freedom of speech.
    And we have the freedom to consider it bullshit!

  126. 126
    Dave Cam - The Scrounger in Chief says:

    It’s nice to see that so many have fallen into our trap of setting the benefits cap higher than the wage paid by the vast majority of employers

    That way the blame will be directed at scroungers instead of greedy Scrooge employers

    It feels great to be paid a large wage plus expenses plus lobbying plus so much time off

    And yet those who have been made redundant and end up on the dole are the problem

    Hahahahahahaha

  127. 127
    Howard Wolowitz says:

    Is that my friend Lucinda The Troll you are referring to?

  128. 128
    Blast From The Past says:

    They Don’t Like It Up Em! Don’t Panic!

  129. 129
    UKIP or bust says:

    Oh, so Detroit has gone bankrupt because of racism, as implied by NN.

  130. 130
    Lexicographer says:

    ‘for lack of a better word’

    It is an ‘Ed word or lemma.

  131. 131
    UKIP or bust says:

    UKIP or bust says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Why? wadi say? mama mia.

  132. 132
    Anonymous says:

    Nothing to do with all the fat and sugar the industry add their (junk) food?

  133. 133
    The cat in the hat says:

    You really haven’t got the hang of this language thing, have you.

  134. 134
    U.R Nuts :- Get a life says:

    The PSNCR is financed by borrowing – principally by means of the sale of government gilt edged stocks, usually known as gilts.[1] Since 2009 large quantities of gilts have been created and repurchased by the Bank of England under its policy of quantitative easing, with a view to stimulating economic growth.

    A zero-hour contract is an employment arrangement where an employee has agreed to be available for work as and when required, so that no particular number of hours of times of work are specified.[1] The employee is expected to be on-call and receive compensation only for hours worked.

  135. 135
    Bernstein says:

    And her cuпt smells

  136. 136
    a.k.a. says:

    Or a Lady Godiva, even.

    
    

    Sorry about conjuring up that image.

  137. 137
    Ed Dafty, LimpDim MP, Climate Change Chieftain says:

    Lack of transparency, zero accountability, utterly shameless. It’s LibDem ideology in action.

  138. 138
    The BBC are cunts says:

    Emily Chumless was showing rather a lot of cellulite on NN there a moment ago.

  139. 139
    BANANA REPUBLIC BRITAIN says:

    I’m about as green as your teeth pal
    i just don’t like governments giving my money to people in return for bungs
    i would re open the coalmines tomorrow and fuck all these fuckin hairdryers on sticks

  140. 140
    Rab G. McTotton says:

    Your havin a laff – and u don’t give a bugr anyway cos u r a tax exile livin in the emerald isle.

  141. 141
    R. Burns says:

    Is there for honesty poverty
    That hings his head, an’ a’ that;
    The coward slave – we pass him by,
    We dare be poor for a’ that!
    For a’ that, an’ a’ that,
    Our toils obscure an’ a’ that,
    The rank is but the guinea’s stamp,
    The man’s the gowd for a’ that.

    What though on hamely fare we dine,
    Wear hoddin grey, an’ a’ that?
    Gie fools their silks, and knaves their wine,
    A man’s a man for a’ that.
    For a’ that, an’ a’ that,
    Their tinsel show, an’ a’ that,
    The honest man, tho’ e’er sae poor,
    Is king o’ men for a’ that.

  142. 142
    Rab G. McTotton says:

    Aye, and are ye, Fawkes an honest man? Frankly I doot it

  143. 143
    jesus is real says:

    I love political propaganda, I did 4 TV ads for the CDU, I don’t care who it is I just love the statements.

  144. 144
    I Hate Tesco AND The Pope says:

    It’s a disgrace that you can’t even write a sentence that makes sense, you Anonymous fuckwit.

  145. 145
    Rab G. McTotton says:

    And u r really Guido Fawkes?

  146. 146
    BBC - Bring Back Communism says:

    We do not believe that the government is doing a good job, and do not believe their figures.
    As normal we support our Labour Party comrades and keep rubbishing the government.
    Today we took aim at Fracking and totally rubished it as a future energy, even though we had no facts to the contrary at all. Its all about spin, spin, cuts, cuts, Labour says, Labour says.

  147. 147
    Genealogist says:

    His Mammy was a red-haired coleen from County Offaly.

  148. 148
    Rab G. McTotton says:

    I understand if u don’t want to admit it.

    BTW ……..”If you have a £250,000 portfolio” hahaha. Either u have won the lottery or u must either b a crook or a a greedy and exploitative bstard!!!!!!

  149. 149
    Stating the Obvious says:

    Isabel Oakenshot on SKy news , what a stupid cow, but then again we knew that, just ask Vcky Price( another thick bastard) . Bottom line, who is her father cause thats the only way a dim Hunt like this would have such a high profile.

  150. 150
    Jerome "Curly" Howard says:

    “Truth is stranger than fiction, Judgie-Wudgie!”
    I figured you’d appreciate this one, BW– it seems to confirm everything you think about the courts:

  151. 151
    The State We're In says:

    Chief economist at Williams & Glyn’s Bank (now part of the Royal Bank of Scotland) from 1973 to 1983;

    chief economist at Peat Marwick McLintock and KPMG from 1986 to 2001;

    corporate economist for Exxon Europe from 1983 to 1986

    joined the Department for Trade and Industry in August 2002 as Chief Economic Adviser.

    visiting professor at City University’s Cass Business School from 2002 to 2006 and from 2008 to 2011,

    visiting professor at Imperial College Business School since 2010;

    visiting Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford since 2008;

    Fellow of the Society of Business Economists since 2005,

    sat on the Council of the University of Kent since 2005

    sat on the council of the Royal Society for the Arts from 2008 to 2009.

    Member of the Council of the Royal Economic Society (REconS) from 2002 to 2007.

    In 2010 became the Master of the Worshipful Company of Management Consultants.

  152. 152
    Labour sycophants HQ alias the BBC says:

    We are not now making any effort to be anything but totally pro Labour in output on all channels. We will still put out our usual “we are impartial” bullshit every time anyone tries to corner us on our ultra left wing bias. F##k the viewers/listeners, they have to pay us or we jail them……………losers.

    Directive from Biased HQ.

  153. 153
    Stating the Obvious says:

    That explains it cause his daughter is as stupid as they come.

  154. 154
    Stating the Obvious says:

    That explains it cause his daughter is as stupid as they come.

  155. 155
    Magic 8 Ball says:

    Did Cameron ever talk to Lynton Crosby about cigarette packaging?

    I’m not quite sure.

  156. 156
    Hallo there says:

    …. after they had been misled and lied to in the Commons? Good question.

  157. 157
  158. 158
    I am a true capitalist and I hate the Highgate socialists children getting all the ice cream says:

    Could we please stop having the elites children getting the nod on everything ?

  159. 159
    The State We're In says:

    No my friend, that is the CV of Vicky Pryce. Of cours it misses out the bits where she was imprisoned.

  160. 160
    Headmistress (just dropping by to make sure you are all behaving properly) says:

    Stupid prick. You have a big mouth. Why can’t you just shut up about all this?

  161. 161
    If he's a PR man then Ive got a massive cock says:

    Cameron is fucking useless of that we are agreed.

  162. 162
    Err! says:

    139: http://tinyurl.com/ox2mmkm

    liar liar pants on fire

  163. 163
    If he's a PR man then Ive got a massive cock says:

    Hah but of course the wiki entry doesnt really go into her parents background. No doubt rich as fuck which would explain their influence. She is beyond stupid but with loads of initials after her name. A sure sign signature of the ‘elite’.

  164. 164
    jesus is real says:

    I think you misunderstood what I meant by “statements”
    by attaining a certain level of understanding it is possible to view statements people might make as a whole thing. for example my experiences in creating political propaganda for germans has helped me to understand somebody like Mandelson.

  165. 165
    If he's a PR man then Ive got a massive cock says:

    Talking of Oakeshott read this to see how to try and blame someone else for your ambitious idiocy http://www.newstatesman.com/staggers/2013/03/isabel-oakeshott-vicky-pryce-double-crossed-me

  166. 166
    Burgers are bad for you says:

    No doubt Albacore will be along later to explain.

  167. 167
    Burgers are bad for you says:

    Beeb going on ad nause AAAAAAA m

  168. 168
    EU Funded Pro-EU Troll says:

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  169. 169
    Puple says:

    What about all the sickies you throw as well.

  170. 170
    Rab G. McTotton says:

    amen.

    Over and out

  171. 171
    The BBC Causes Serious Mental Illness says:

    Is it true that Stephanie Flanders is going to be hosting a new show on BBC soon entitled Bike Tart ?

    Apparently a cross between Kick Start and Top Gear with a soft porn edge.

    That should help boost the ratings.

  172. 172
    jesus is real says:

    FFS you cannot say over and out
    “over” means I have finished sending I am waiting for your response.
    “out” means I am gone.
    who the fuck was your radio instructor ?
    :-)

  173. 173
    Cheer up, vote UKIP says:

  174. 174
    Boney 'Call me Gay Marriage Dave' M: Putin says:

    Ra Ra Vlad Putin
    Hater of the Russian queens
    There is a cat that really was gone
    Ra Ra Vlad Putin
    Russia’s greatest love machine
    It was a shame how he carried on… ;-)

    Toodle Pip, duckies.

  175. 175
    jesus is real says:

    I cannot wait for Tuesday, are you sure he is away for the week ?
    should I bring the toy ?
    Oh shit wrong window

  176. 176
    West Country Man says:

    They were both the future, once.

  177. 177
    Maqboul says:

    Nothing to do with the unions. Wage rates get significantly lower as you move East. Turkey is significantly cheaper to manufacture goods in. The West cannot compete on this level so it must keep ahead in its technology.

  178. 178

    Jesus may be real but just WTF do you mean by real?

    Just asking of course. :-D

  179. 179
    make way there says:

    Riding around on peedolos?

  180. 180
    Labour gerrymandering with benefit bribes says:

    Least he put one in place

  181. 181
    A dodgy dossiers and a Internet thesis says:

    Given the Labour spin machine along with their BBC comrades they would have been accused o talking Britain down. That’s normally what Labour did when shutting down dissent

  182. 182
    Unions screwed my country says:

    Everything to do with unions but you are so fick you still can’t see why

  183. 183
    Better for someone to think you are stupid rather than pixel and prove it says:

    Obviously you are a twat because it actually is.

  184. 184

    Sound waves can be used to levitate and move objects

    http://wapo.st/13mnJbx

    What sounds can we use to move the Labour party, Unite, David Cameron and Owen Jones as far as possible?

    Things can only get better! :-)

  185. 185
    Labour bungs for votes says:

    So one presumes you don’t vote labour then

  186. 186
    Pip pas dog and pony show says:

    Woof why leave me out? That’s dog ism that is

  187. 187
    Labour still isn't working says:

    Labour always leave office with unemployment higher than when they started

  188. 188
    Ed millitwatband says:

    Vote UKIP get ed balls as chancellor

  189. 189
    Actually says:

    Didn’t St. Tone always refer to himself as a ‘progressive communitarian’ code for the new globalist left?

    He was also a devout follower of the ‘third way’ also known as corporatist fascism.

    So what is fascism? It’s an offshoot of collectivist socialism, it’s only difference with socialism is that instead of nationalising the means of production, government merges with it.

    The end result of both are indistinguishable, misery for the many, privilige and wealth for the few.

    Your whine that Bliar was not a true follower of collectivist leftism is entirely hollow.

  190. 190
    Chukar Obama in waiting Wikipedia version says:

    Fewer than one in four voters believes Ed Miliband will become Britain’s next Prime Minister
    Just 22 per cent of people expect him to win the next election
    Rising star Chuka Umunna, Miliband’s business spokesman, appears a more popular choice
    42 per cent think that Labour would have a better chance without him as leader

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2370891/Fewer-voters-believes-Ed-Miliband-Britains-Prime-Minister.html#ixzz2ZYnDgzAN
    Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

  191. 191
    Schrodringers Dog says says:

    Oh well thats life how about tossing me a bone

  192. 192
    Pavlov says:

    Let the gas go

  193. 193
    Abu Qutada says:

    If it was muzzis it would be aceptable.

  194. 194
    D cameron says:

    FFS you are a twat

  195. 195
    Message in a bottle says:

    Ah 1997, I was a young man and things really could only get better after the grey years of Major.
    Like millions I fell for it and lived to bitterly regret it.

    The Labour party relentlessly went about ruthlessly politicising every aspect of life and transforming a country, largely at ease with itself into a modern hellhole.

    The motive for their poisonous behaviour was not even based in ideology, but spite.
    A desire to ‘rub peoples noses in it’ after being rejected three times previously.

    So what kind of country did Labour’s spite build?

    Well, if you live in a city or large town, just look around. If you have a job, lucky you, but why are the wages such that you have to scrape by, month to month?
    Why are your energy bills sky high and rising? What kind of country are your children going to grow up in, a free one, or a virtual police state, where everything is monitored, watched and recorded?
    A country where free speech is allowed, but only if it is the ‘correct’ kind of free speech? A country where democracy is decided by a narrow tri-partate socialist alliance, who demonise and ridicule any who dissent?

    Things can only get better, was just a cynical exercise in deciet, a self enrichers charter and a poisonous dogma, designed to install socialist government for all eternity.

    Thankfully it’s dying already, I won’t miss it when it’s gone either.

  196. 196
    Gideon Osborne says:

    Vote UKIP

  197. 197
    M Gove says:

    Stick it to him

  198. 198
    Big Len says:

    Yet again

  199. 199
    GOD says:

    Yes how true it always amazes me that people want a reasonable life

  200. 200
    D Millitwat says:

    You are a retarded wanker.

  201. 201
    Lord Fondlebum says:

    Because they have two dicks you dick

  202. 202
    M Thatcher says:

    Dont worry Nigel, has Arnie said I,ll be back.

  203. 203
    Cuba Libre says:

    Of course they think you are a twat, armed response is the only solution, you know it makes sense.

  204. 204
    A Non Green Fucker says:

    Right on.

  205. 205
    Mitt Romney says:

    Pity it wasnt

  206. 206
    Lord Mosley says:

    Well Said

  207. 207
    Abu Hanza says:

    Wouldnt be nice to remove them all, and just get on with our lives.

  208. 208
    Job Seeker says:

    Aint that the truth

  209. 209
    Winston Lawrence says:

    The ismalists and the muzzies

  210. 210
    Vlad the Loudhailer says:

    Wasn’t Keir Starmer head of the CPS appointed by Blair?

  211. 211
    Haribo Halfwit says:

    Agreed. Very bizarre coverage, which used the government announcement of a tax cut for exploration (much as Labour did with North Sea oil) as an excuse to show a hundred protestors with an enormous NO TO FRACKING banner framed against the backdrop of Pugin’s neo-gothic palace.

    Rent-a-mob must have a props department hidden somewhere backstage.

  212. 212
    John Inver....analmouse says:

    Bartoli will be a looker after her Harley Street appointment paid for by her massive winnings beating a wimpy german. They just get too much these women don`t they? Have I done it again?

  213. 213
    Ippikin says:

    Gosh, that’s very perceptive for a hot day! Your are absolutely correct of course.
    Whilst no longer in the first flush of youth like yourself I was just starting a new business venture and oh my, did they make it difficult for me.
    Amongst other things I came up against a manifestly corrupt ‘prospective member of parliament’ as he, a Lib Dem of course described himself; who along with his best mate did everything they could to thwart my plans because they wanted my land at a knock-down price for their own nefarious project.
    It took £30k in legal costs etc to see them off, but I’m delighted to say they have both since reaped the reward for their activities. I went on to complete the project successfully but with a bitter taste in my mouth.

  214. 214
    gp says:

    yawn, they deserve every penny having to deal with pricks like you every day

  215. 215
    Anonymous says:

    After “Tories did”, should have added “not”. OK, some of us are need to put more effort into proof reading our own stuff. Thank for your hard word and kind works.

  216. 216
    Anonymous says:

    BBC, ITV, SKY – does not matter. Reports show that the more you watch, the lower the IQ. So the Tories should not watch at all.

  217. 217
    Anonymous says:

    Will the Misery Index be adjusted to take account of: Food Banks, the Bedroom Tax, pot holes, private train companies. . . ?

  218. 218
    Legally Entitled says:

    No. I’m only here for the Bennies, isn’t it.

  219. 219
    Paddy O'Genealogy says:

    A Kearney from Moneygall, no less.

    Moneygall.
    Now isn’t that a shite name for a village?
    No wonder Kearney emigrated.

  220. 220
    praed street perambulator says says:

    PUSH AND POP YOU LAZY GIRL

    I’M GETTING SUNSTROKE OUT HERE WAITING ON YOUR EASE !!

  221. 221
    praed street perambulator says says:

    …..AND MY EXPENSIVE PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT IS MELTING JUST AS IS THE GERRY BUILT ASPHALT TARMAC UNDER MY FEET ?

    I ‘ LL SOON BE UP TO MY NECK IN THE
    RESULTING QUICKSAND !!!!

    ANOTHER GOOD JOB WELL DONE BY OUR FENIAN ROADBUILDER FRIENDS — ALLEGEDLY …..)

  222. 222
    broderick crawford says:

    testing is any one awake yet


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