July 25th, 2013

Q2 GDP Up 0.6%

As widely predicted, GDP increased by 0.6% in the second quarter. Good news all round as all four main industrial groupings within the economy (agriculture, production, construction and services) increased in Q2 compared with Q1. Services were up by 0.6%, production by 0.6%, manufacturing by 0.4% and construction by 0.9%. That’s almost healthy…


  1. 1
    Bazinga! says:

    If the Tories had actually cut public spending when they first came into power, we’d have even more growth by now.

    I can tell you the BBC is well pissed off though.

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  3. 3
    Fabians are Evil says:

    Now sack all the Pilgrims – that’ll give a 1% boost

  4. 4
    Clown (Ex Swivel-Eyed Loon) says:

    Ed Balls

  5. 5
    Claire Perry says:

    I’ve just found a lovely website that sorts words you enter into alphabetical order.

    We need a version of this for Scottish and Welsh words.

  6. 6
    Liar.Politicians says:

    Repeat a lie of growth often enough people will think it’s the truth.

    The UK economy is f’cked, growth paid for with financial frauds like £375bn quantitative easing, and “Help to buy”… the UK is going to have a spectacular crash like 2008.

  7. 7
    Winning For Britain says:

    George Osborne is winning for Britain

  8. 8
    Fabians are Evil says:

    Hey two ‘3’s is that a first?

  9. 9
    Ed Bollocks says:

    Too far, too fast!!
    Too Far, too fast!!
    Too far, too fast!!

    La,la,la,la,la ………….. nurse!!

  10. 10
    Ah! Monika says:

    “I want to export gay marriage around the world, says David Cameron

    Well that explains the increase in GDP very nicely.

  11. 11
    nellnewman says:

    But what’s happened to bullyballs’ double dip??!!

    Surely he can’t have been wrong about the economy again?!!!

  12. 12
    Claire Perry-Brown says:

    No more boobs and busts.

  13. 13
    nellnewman says:

    Not far enough or fast enough but at least it’s progress.

  14. 14
    bergen says:

    Out of intensive care at best. But still an achievement after Labour’s disasters in charge.

  15. 15
    The Right Honourable George Osborne MP says:

    Britain’s holding its nerve, we’re sticking to our plan, the economy’s on the mend.But still a long way to go.

  16. 16
    Willy & Kat says:

    Let’s name our son after him

  17. 17
    BBC says:


    *quiet sobbing*

  18. 18
    Pleb says:

    Does it not occur to you that this has happened despite the politicians, not because of them?

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    Michael Francis says:

    I agree, Stephany Flanders et al were busy with their knocking copy on the Today program this morning; I wish to God I didn’t have to rely on the BBC for my wireless news.

  20. 20
    Ah! Monika says:

    Err NO x 1000

  21. 21
    Ed Balls says:


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    Bread & Circuseseseses'es says:

    Wonderfull !!!

    What with the Royal Baby and now this, the populace must be very happy.

  23. 23
    Phoney Tony's understudy says:

    I read that too. One wonders what actually motivates Cameron, as it sure as hell is not, conservatism.

  24. 24
    Osborner: Robbing pensioners and savers of interest and using it for cheap homes loans says:

    Concrete all over the countryside to give Cameron’s property developer donors a feeding frenzy on our English green fields. And all for what? Another Freddie Mac/ Fanny May housing boom and bust.

    The economics of the madhouse!

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    The New Mandelson says:

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    Pleb says:

    Isn’t this what QE was supposed to do?

  27. 27
    jax says:

    Is this post a joke? The economy is still in abysmal shape. Wages arent up at all. I for one will not celebrate the gradual degredation of britain into third world shithole by fake conservative neoliberals. Where is the real right wing?

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    Paniagua v5 says:

    It must be the thought of those photographs being made public that motivates him.

  29. 29
    Burn it. says:

    Seems to me that the no losers,prizes for all mentality now extends to the property market.
    This stale field of over ripe corn is helping to stifle growth.

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    Living in 97.223% white Merseyside says:

    Nonsense, we were all quite well off when that nice Mr Blair was in charge.

    Gosh, the money I spent on Amazon in those days. Almost as much as I do today.

  31. 31
    Paniagua v5 says:

    Never mind that Chuka, give us the traffic report.

  32. 32
    jax says:

    Let them eat mr kipling – on offer at your local supermarket for the price you were paying 6 months ago

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    Actually says:

    There are politicians in this country? There was me thinking they were all puppets, liars and clowns.

  34. 34
    Never Ever Happy says:

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    Osborne: Freddie Mac & Fanny May, here we come! says:

    Too right, growth is a con, driven by selling off the English countryside and by robbing savers of interest for cheap home loans.

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    Living in 97.223% white Merseyside says:

    Cheer yourself up matey. Take a stroll along the Whitechapel Road – or Oxford Street.

  37. 37
    Richard Head says:

    Yes, but with a trade deficit (goods and services overall) still running at over £500 per capita per year. This would be OK if anyone could remember when we last had a surplus or could give us a rough date when we will have one again. This still looks like borrowed growth.
    Better economic results than Gordon the Moron managed I suppose but that’s not saying much.

  38. 38
    A tweet for tweets sake says:

    And,what do you think Chucka?

  39. 39
    Firm But Fair says:

    How can Labour have an obese health shadow?

    If she can’t control what goes into her mouth why should we listen to what comes out of it?

  40. 40
    Not suprised with Abbott as self appointed shit stirrer says:

    Your community is always cross Diana.

  41. 41
    get out of London and smell the fresh air you div says:

    I think you will find Diane the community is already cross, with the politicians faffing about with lesbian and homosexual marriages and making the countries finances secondary, either sort the finances out or fck off and find a job you can do and let someone else try.

  42. 42
    Ed Balls says:

    Yes so much better off in Blair’s day from the profits of all those banks that were soon to go tits up.

  43. 43
    Centre Parting says:

    Cross dressing too?

  44. 44
    Your BBC correspondent says:

    We are hard at work trying to find some bad news.

  45. 45
    Dreaming just dreaming says:

    Just dreams Georgy just dreams.

  46. 46
    Pearl Neclesse says:

    Yep. But only when labia get I to “powerrrrrr”.
    Thus proving again what a set of dickwashes they are.

  47. 47
    Fake Britian says:

    Along with the rest of them.

  48. 48
    John Poulson says:


    Us property developers are all socialists – it’s much easier just to bribe a couple of guys in the local Kremlin.

    More crap flats for the workers!

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    It is deliberate sabotage says:

    Designed to fail and destroy the economy, yet again.

    Attempting to destroy the country is still an offence, when will we see arrests, starting with Bliar / Brown and then Gideon and Cast Iron?

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    Fake Britian says:


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    Fake Britian says:


  52. 52
    It is deliberate sabotage says:

    Our biggest trading deficit is with Dave’s beloved EU. So expect total inertia from him and the clowns lined up to defend him.

  53. 53
    Mornington Crescent says:

    If he was pleased, he would have said so.

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    RED LEN says:

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

    GDP=Gay Domestic Product

  56. 56
    Meeja Cop says:

  57. 57
    Allegro Strapon says:

    Is shagging the two Ed’s a double dip?

  58. 58
    Liam Byrne ( aka Baldemort ) says:

  59. 59
    Long John Silver's parrot says:

    It was nice to see George Osborne out and about last night talking to people actually working.

    I liked the smile on his face when he said he has removed millions of people out of tax.

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    what a twat says:

    Is that tweet to prove to his Streatham constituents that although he’s half way across the world yet again, he’s still in touch with them all?
    I’m sure it’ll be a huge comfort.

  61. 61
    Chris says:

    Gay marriage was not in the Tory manifesto or the coalition agreement of 2010.

    Three days before the 2010 General Election, David Cameron was interviewed on SkyNews by Adam Boulton. Mr Cameron was asked a direct question about whether he would legalise same-sex marriage, and he said he had “no plans” to change the law of marriage.

    Do you trust this man on an EU referendum in 2017?

    Is he serious, in thinking that he can export his experience in “same sex marriage” abroad like it’s a commodity?

    In the real world, there’s a backlog in the immigration department of 500,000 which will take 40 years to clear.

    Next year, 29 million Romanians and Bulgarians will have the right to work and live in the UK.

    Glad that Dave has got his priorities sorted out.

  62. 62
    don't believe a word says:

    What about the BBC’s claims of a TRIPLE dip?

  63. 63
    Liam Byrne in 2010 says:

    There’s no money left.

  64. 64
    Swervyn King says:

    QE was instigated to save the banks and prop up the housing market.

  65. 65
    Bluebottle says:

    Can I have a pay rise now please?

  66. 66
    Lang may yer lum reek says:

    What’s a Scottish word?

  67. 67
    cotedebeaune says:

    “Where is the real right wing?”

    Busy running down the NHS in preparation for its privatisation.

  68. 68
    Bazinga! says:


  69. 69
    Pass the sick bucket says:

    Not at once I hope.

  70. 70
    G Brown says:

    I saved the world

  71. 71
    Fishy says:

    He’s got to get away from the trash somehow, WAT

  72. 72
    Thames Dover Wight says:

    The labour party was doing that a good few years ago, look at all the ex ministers on the payroll of healthcare companies today. The NHS was shafted under lab.

  73. 73
    Joyous News from Central Office (sponsered by housing developers) says:

    Tories wrecked the recovery and now stoke up house inflation bubble.

  74. 74
    Chucky O'bama's News Service says:

    As you can see I’m still in Peking and can’t bring you Chucky news today.

    My role representing Britain means I’m a really too busy to report burst water mains and fires. I’m busy selling the Chinese black cabs and today on behalf of the people of Longbridge, I’m close to getting a deal for them to import MG cars. I might even stay on a few extra days to help them sort out the Korean and Taiwan issues.

    I know the Chinese have been really impressed with my looks and intelligence… with the special tuition they have given me I have picked up the language really quickly. Here’s something that I learned from my tutors:


  75. 75
    Common Sense says:

    Dave is no more a conservative than the Pope is Muslim.

    Dave is a liar, plain and simple.

    He cannot be trusted.

  76. 76

    It normally means that Hаrry is on duty. Bit early in the day, mind. :-)

  77. 77
    Common Sense says:

    She could work in KFC ?

  78. 78
    BBC / Labour Newsnight Producer says:


  79. 79
    Papa Al - Francis Mohammed Iman says:

    Sorry too busy to comment – waiting for sunset before holding mass in this holy month

  80. 80
    The BBC talking down the UK economy and recovery(again) says:

    The BBC has spent most of the morning since these results were published putting a negative spin on them…but nobody should be surprised at that it doesn’t chime with the message from Labour Central

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    Oops. says:


  82. 82
    Sir Barrinton Minge Bt says:

    Interesting to note that Ed Balls has been mysteriously quiet of late.

    What’s up Ed, can’t cope with good news eh?

  83. 83
    WOW ++++ BREAKING NEWS +++ says:

    The BBC World tv prog presenter today actually admitted that that double-dip thingy they have been going on about incessantly for the past few months NEVER ACTUALLY HAPPENED!

  84. 84
    Burgers are bad for you says:

    Not until it is proven beyond any reasonable doubt that the moon is indeed made of best Stilton.

  85. 85
    Burgers are bad for you says:

    He’s asking Dave Milibot to see if he can find him a job – out of the reach of the long arm of the UK cops.

  86. 86
    BBC - Bring Back Communism says:

    This economic result is TERRIBLE NEWS and we will have to come up with loads of “Buts” from Stephanie, Peston, Smith and our “economist fellow travellers” to show the normal doom and gloom agenda.
    We will also constantly quote and have Ed Balls Up on radio and TV to further show how our comrades in Labour will do much better.

  87. 87
    Confused of Cambridge says:

    But but but…. (is this a case of left hand /right hand?)

    WOW ++++ BREAKING NEWS +++ says:
    July 25, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    The BBC World tv prog presenter today actually admitted that that double-dip thingy they have been going on about incessantly for the past few months NEVER ACTUALLY HAPPENED!

  88. 88
    The New Chinese Government. says:

    Yes we are very impressed with Mr UK Chuka Obama.
    All the black colored people that come to China are American, so this is a first for Great Britain.
    We will be asking him to lobby for China to your government. He tells us he will be either Business or Foreign Secretary in a few years time, and can help us immensely with our exports.
    At the very least he tells us he will be Minister of Culture – a most impressive title. We have presented him with a medal and Mao’s little red book to help advance his knowledge.

  89. 89
    Just Saying. says:

    Did he mean he wants to export the gays and lesbians?
    If not he is on a road to nowhere.

  90. 90
    Left Wing Economist. says:

    “Lost Decade for economy”? Surely he means 10 of the 13 years under Labour with him and Gordon Broon in charge of the economy.

  91. 91
    Rush the Bridge at the Guardian says:

    Labour Central get their orders and ideas from us. Please keep up.

  92. 92
    Jimmy says:

    More than halfway to matching the second quarter figure for 2010. You righties must be so proud.

  93. 93
    Fishy says:

    Business or Foreign Secretary?

    Prime Minister at the very least….better still, he might even make it to be the BBC’s DG

  94. 94
    The BBC says:

    That’s ok, that’s BBC world TV. No-one watches it so not much damage done

  95. 95
    jax says:

    Shut the fuck up

  96. 96
    Mental as anything says:

    Switch to LBC. I did and I have never been anywhere al-Beeb since!

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