August 14th, 2013

Tories: Jean Edwards’ Cash Will Go to Debt Reduction

The Tories have announced that the £520,000 donation from Jean Edwards “will be used to reduce the national debt.”

Given that we owe more than £1,390,000,000,000 and rising, Tory MP Douglas Carswell points out:

“We’d need over 200,000 bequests like Ms Edwards’ this year just to stop national debt from continuing to rise.”

What a mess.


  1. 1
    Polly Toynbee says:

    Yes the Tory debt run up since Labour stopped spending.

  2. 2
    IDIOTS says:

    “What a mess”

    What a waste more like.

  3. 3
    Paxmong's Beard (no relation to Mary) says:

    It should have gone to promote gay marriage or buy a pile of cocaine for the BBC.

  4. 4
    C.O.Jones says:

    Yes, due to the dysfunctional economy Labour left behind.

  5. 5
    Snot Fair says:

    Why should dead Jean have to pay off the debts that Gordon and Balls ran up?

  6. 6
    Nigel Farage doppelganger says:

  7. 7
    Have you ever noticed that the Islamic for Allah looks like the Loch Ness monster ? says:

    Jean will be turning in her urn

  8. 8
    Egg Chuka Umunna says:


  9. 9
    Actually says:

    They’re just as bad as each other. Stop pretending otherwise.

  10. 10
    Silver Cloud says:

    Could have been worse if Jean had died early 2010 or late 2015.

  11. 11
    Will Executor says:

    So in effect it’s gone towards the 11 billion of aid we don’t have and has purchased a new, bullet-proof Mercedes for some fat African dictator.

  12. 12
    Would anyone but a crook give a Politician money? says:

    Was Jean of sound mind?

  13. 13
    IDS says:

    How many bedrooms did this lady have?

  14. 14
    Penfold says:

    What a waste…………..enough to pay about 13 mins of the interest ratcheting up on The National Debt.

    Let this be a lesson for those that have wealth, don’t waste it, set up a trust and do something good……

  15. 15
    Paxmong's Beard (no relation to Mary) says:

    No doubt fat useless corrupt idle mong like plod will be searching out Twitter to arrest anyone who thinks egging Milimong is a good idea.

    you think I make that up…I don’t. This is how fucking useless fat cuunt plod is these days.

    Police spent four weeks tracking mother down over Facebook joke about egging PM

  16. 16
    Andy Burnham says:

    “We’d need over 200,000 bequests like Ms Edwards’ this year just to stop national debt from continuing to rise.”

    Can I help?

  17. 17
    Nigel Farage doppelganger says:

    They should have built some wind turbines with it.Then it would have been a constant reminder of what a f*****g useless jester her will was.

  18. 18
    C.O.Jones says:

    No they are not, Labour have left government three times and each time there has been an economic shambles for the incoming government.

  19. 19
    More Olive Groves in Italy than there is Land in Europe says:

    Or disappeared into today’s subs to the EUSSR club and lined the pockets of an Olive farmer in Tuscany who does not have an Olive grove.

  20. 20
    Anonymous says:


  21. 21
    Jim says:

    Fat chance of getting your lost wallet back if an MP has found it.

  22. 22
    Owen Jones says:

    Rareness of egging incidents put down to people not being able to afford eggs.

  23. 23
    David Cameron says:

    We’ll actually use it to pay for my personal photographer and other spiffing things, what what.

  24. 24
    illogical says:

    For a nurse to be leaving behind that amount of readies she was obviously earning in her turn.

  25. 25
    Fishy says:

    It now emerges that Jean Edwards wanted her money to go to the political parties after all. So her will is denied by the massed stirring forces of the Labour party, the BBC and the Labour supporting Daily Mail (do not be fooled).

    Labour, who have just dogged a £560,000 Corporation Tax bill (which could have gone towards the debts they amassed) and who regularly raided the National Lottery to fund their pet projects

  26. 26
    A Moose says:

    You sir are Waynetta Slob and I claim my five pounds!

  27. 27
    South Yorkshire Calling says:

    There is nothing to suggest that the egg taken and smashed by Ed Miliband was for him.

    He should have investigated the throwers intentions first and only once these were clear should he have stood in the way.

  28. 28
    Have you ever noticed that the Islamic for Allah looks like the Loch Ness monster ? says:

    That is quite sneeky, now they can grab some treasury money for some jolly as the bequest money has vanished rather been spent on something tangible like a traveling science exhibit to excite kids about engineering.

  29. 29
    James Smithson, "Institutional" investor, says:

    At least, if you’re going to leave it to the State, pick some foreign country that can use it properly and will appreciate it gratefully, like I did.

    Under NO circumstances EVER leave anything to HM’s Government.

  30. 30
    Grant Crapps says:

    Anyone suggesting we’ve only paid it back because we got our fingers caught in the till is a Huhne and a Hain.

  31. 31
    This Century says:

    In this century, which is what bothers most people, they are both wasting vast amounts of money we do not have.

  32. 32
    Len McCluskey says:

    Who says that Ed Mili doesn’t have a sense of humour ?

    Ed Miliband ‏@Ed_Miliband
    Thanks to all at East St Market for the warm welcome today. Can recommend it for easy availability of eggs.

  33. 33
    A. Lawyer says:

    A will is only valid if the legator is of sound mind when the will is drafted – leaving money to the government shows that she wasn’t – if I were her next of kin I would challenge the will.

  34. 34
    C.O.Jones says:

    That has always been the case. Just Labour are specialists at it.

  35. 35
    Mehdi Hasan says:

    Here is a look at how the Muslim Brotherhood has used violence in its attempts to overthrow the Egyptian government over the past century:


    Violence in Egypt is unending.

  36. 36
    obvious innit n'stuff says:

    So indirectly labour get the cash which goes a tiny tiny way towards paying for their spendfest

  37. 37
    Raving Loon says:

    Most politicians can’t tell the difference between the deficit and the national debt, or the difference between a cut in spending, and a slowing of the rate of increases in government spending.

  38. 38
    Fed Up says:

    Thats what you get when you allow outside interest to run the UK government. The “Puppet Masters” who pull their strings always keep the money but shush we must not, allowed not mention who the Puppet Masters really are for being in danger of being arrested under the terrorist act or called a racist. No one is fooled !

  39. 39
    Tories are easily bought says:

    Well she was a lonely elderly spinster and they do odd things. As for giving it to the government I would think that to be a very odd thing but hey why not spend it on fat lazy woman to reproduce themselves and Bn.go land dictators so they can have a nice apartment in Paris if that is what she wanted.

  40. 40
    Morrison says:

    More likely it is due to lack of shops selling eggs in the nation’s High Streets.

    I blame Tesco.

  41. 41
    Giro Bob says:

    True, but Dave is getting the hang of it now so plenty of time for him to really f_ck it up. His mini housing boom plan based on public funds should be about right to go pear shaped some where around 2018 so we’ll see how he does then.

  42. 42
    Tory MP says:

    For goodness sake at least get your facts right. Labour have left office 4 times (you have obviously forgotten Atlee). At least you got it right with the leaving an economic mess 3 times (Atlee was the only exception).

  43. 43
    Gordon Brown says:

    British Eggs for British Shirkers

  44. 44
    Tory MP says:

    Silly boy. It was just enough money for a splendid new duck house.

  45. 45
    Muzzie Botherood HQ, Tel Aviv says:

    oy vey, when will the swivel eyed loon goy humanitarianly carpet bomb Egypt to make it safe for the inbred psychos’ Eretz Israel?

  46. 46
    Anonymous says:

    So now we know. Despite all Ed Miliband’s promises of change, Labour is still run by the unions. They choose the candidates, pick the leader and remain Labour’s biggest donors – providing 77% of their funding in the last quarter.

    What do they spend it all on ??

  47. 47
    Lord Stansted says:

    If she died intestate it would go to the Crown. Loony boy Charlie would then use it to buy more organic carrots.

  48. 48
    Tory MP says:

    What is especially worrying is that it took them 4 weeks. I would back a semi-literate teenager to find address and phone no in 10 minutes given a facebook page.

  49. 49
    Lord Stansted says:

    Spend it!!!

  50. 50
    Tory MP says:

    Of course, if it had been left to UKIP, Parker could have bought a new pink roller.

  51. 51
    Anonymous says:

    The aim of the police is never to meet a criminal.

    This requires them to turn up after the criminals have gone. Sirens are so good now they can be heard at night from the next village.

    Always arrest the innocent. That certainly helps because the indignant innocent are much more likely to argue back as they are not prepared. The crime can be constructively created. Criminal however know how to act.

    Make sure that they are bright yellow and stand out so that crimes never happen while they are around.

    Carry so much rubbish equipment that they can not catch a criminal. Further have the shortest legs possible so that they are full disadvantaged.

    Ignore all crime that they can. The selective central system delays immediate situations, and removes the rest due to priorities.

    Never be seen in public. On a difficult day, like a local fair, always go around in groups so that the public contact is minimized.

    Internet crime is excellent as they do not need to see anybody at all. Not even the innocent. Staying off the internet is the best way to stay out of their spotlight. The criminals know this.

  52. 52
    Sir William Waad says:

    Five times, in fact; 1924, 1931, 1951, 1970 and 2010. Things weren’t too bad in 1924 but they’d only been in office for a few months. Things were very bad inded in 1931.

  53. 53
    Anon says:

    I can’t see that the lawyers are correct. As the will was made in 2001, and she could have died anytime since then, do you really think she would want to leave the money to either Labour OR the coalition parties?

  54. 54
    Anti-Rentier Alliance says:

    “The egg thrower dean porter says labour same as Tories and on side of rich” DAMN HUMANS, are waking from their pods again. Time to reset The Matrix

  55. 55
    Tory MP says:

    Varies by area. The problem in Surrey is that the Chobham Waitrose only seems to stock quail eggs – and they really are too small for throwing.

  56. 56
    Chancery Court says:

    Expensive and in this case most unlikely to win. Her intention to bequest her estate is clear and the will is correctly drafted and proved by Probate Registry. It would need significant medical evidence that she was of unsound mind to such an extent that no solicitor would have drafted and sworn the will in the first place. Alas people can and do odd things with their money. But it is there money. My issue would was the will was not drafted specifically enough to reflect her wishes.

  57. 57
    Anti-Rentier Alliance says:

    confused, does it reduce the debt or the deficit? The Debt that Cameron claimed to be paying down, but has increased beyond McBust proportions

  58. 58
    Lord Stansted says:

    It might help if there was something at the end of that URL.

  59. 59
    RK says:

    Guido and posters, she was Joan, and not Jean. How quickly they forget.

    If the solicitors understood that she did want a political party to benefit, rather than that the Government should benefit, why was the will not worded thus?

  60. 60
    Tory MP says:

    Spoken like a true lawyer. I presume you will be taking the case pro bono?

  61. 61
    Chris Bryfronts says:

    So do I.

  62. 62
    Ed Miliband says:

    Now I literally am an œuf

  63. 63
    David Cameron says:

    We’re all in it together, what what. I’m a spiffing PM. Tally-ho!

  64. 64
    Tory MP says:

    Preferably a promise to self immolate.

  65. 65
    Anonymous says:

    As a way to leave your mark on Politics, she did wonderfully.

    Politicians are dirty money grabbing honourless clan. Even when caught they could not think of anything other than to highlight the fruitlessness of a single individual.

    We will remember you for your contribution.

  66. 66
    Tom Watson says:

    I like bacon and eggs.

  67. 67
    Herman Achille Van Rompuy says:

    Hey even though you have given your share back don’t forget my usual cut. I’m not giving any back.

  68. 68
    Tory MP says:

    Oh dear. Look embarrassed everyone. Groper Nuttall has looked up from his jigsaw.

  69. 69
    Tory MP says:

    You really do not understand the British legal profession. The first rule of drafting anything (will, contract, agreement….) is that it should be of sufficient ambiguity to generate fees in perpetuity.

  70. 70
    Elf n Safety says:

    We do not condone catching criminals it can hurt you.

    Likewise do not visit the homes of victims you may trip and fall.

  71. 71
    Polly says:

    I *do* have olive groves. I’m just not sure where they are on my land, but my estate manager tells me they’re very profitable.

  72. 72
    Dorset Horn says:

    Nah, it’d go to the Slone Ruritania that is Poundbury

  73. 73
    RK says:

    The surrender of the money by the Cons and the Libs means that the wording of the will has been respected in a round-about way and so the will has not been denied. Whether the will that she signed and thus adopted really reflected her wishes is another matter.

  74. 74
    Ed Balls says:

    Goose him!

  75. 75
    Ben Elton says:

    I have lots more like that for him.

  76. 76
    Mr Ballz says:

  77. 77
    Tory MP says:

    I was not counting 1924 and 1931 as they were minority governments with no mandate or power to act. The other one was the biggest disaster of all – the Farmer Jim government of 1979.

  78. 78
    Bewildered says:

    Surely, even these days, lawyers know the difference between ‘there’ and ‘their’?

  79. 79
    Lard Prescott says:


  80. 80
    Fishy says:

    Don’t know. But the Solicitors say that they clarified it with her and that’s what she wanted.

  81. 81
    Fishy says:

    Better go and check my will now, just in case…’cause the bastards aren’t getting their hands on any more of my money

  82. 82
    Freddy The Frog says:

    Do you mean arabic? if you are going to try to be a clever wanker get your fucking facts right first you retarded mong. The regheads will do us a favour if they stop your type from fucking breeding.

  83. 83
    Airplane the sequel says:

  84. 84
    Freddy The Frog says:

    Then he shoves them up the arses of his servants while camilla pegs him from behind with a strap on. If the servants complain mummy has them sectioned and then they “suicide”.

  85. 85
    Anonymous says:

    How can they pay down the debt when they’re still running a deficit!! More financially illiterate nonsense from Dave and his team .

  86. 86
    Point of Information 4 says:

    This sorry Saga is a very good allegory for the state of modern Britain:

    i) Honorable person works hard and amasses a modest fortune.
    ii) Honorable person attempts to do the right thing in death with that wealth
    iii) Political parties deceitfully attempt to steal the honorable persons money
    iv) The deceit is exposed, and the same parties condemn the action whilst distancing and are forced to begrudgingly do the right thing.
    v) Government takes the money – in this case the rightful heir
    vi) Government immediately wastes the money on paying off huge debt worked up by Labour.

    Enough is enough ?

  87. 87
    Lord Duckhouse of Pondlife says:

    Only just.

  88. 88
    Margaret Hodge says:

    Half a million is only a tiny, tiny, tiny, tiny amount!

  89. 89
    No such thing as society says:

    Just when you think Cameron can’t go any apart from crawling over the corpses of children to get on the news (inter bullying/McCann) hel will clamour over cadaver of a old woman to get its cash.

  90. 90
    David Cameron says:

    I was born to rule over pleabs like you.

  91. 91
    The wopnderfully fat and smug Emily T says:


  92. 92
    Vaz and crew says:

    Do you include us?

  93. 93
    Long John Silver's parrot says:

    So that thieving bastard Cameron and his hoppo Clegg think that by giving back the money that is the end of this matter.

    Well I have asked to see Grieve’s correspondence and attendance notes because I do not believe a word of what we are being told.

    Also a good time to look at that load of old balloney Cameron came out with when he handed back his mortgage expenses overpayment.

    If Cameron is innocent then Rolf Harris is a Saint.

  94. 94
    LB says:

    Or the difference between debt and borrowing.

    Ever wonder why the pensions aren’t on the book 6.5 trillion explanations there.

  95. 95
    Rump-hole says:

    If that were true (and it needed clarification) then why didn’t the solicitors put the clarification into the will?
    Lawyers spin — in this case for themselves.

  96. 96
    Prescott's chipolata says:

    More to the point. Why is a woman with this much dough living in social housing. Of course she should have given her fortune back. Let’s just hope other council house scroungers like Frank Dobson MP do the same.

  97. 97
    Have you ever noticed that the Islamic for Allah looks like the Loch Ness monster ? says:

    and if there isn’t a traveling science exhibit to excite kids about science, why the fuck not ?

  98. 98
    Have you ever noticed that the Islamic for Allah looks like the Loch Ness monster ? says:

    when you think of the money that has ” poooft” gone on the bloody olympics when it could have gone on real science, engineering school projects it seems like some 5th column has entered government intent on destroying the society.

  99. 99
    Egward Millionaireband says:

    Sorry, Ben, but we lefties have hated you ever since you started writing stuff that the proles like.

  100. 100
    Bloke says:

    “But it is there money”

    Do learn about the difference between ‘there’, ‘their’ and ‘they’re’. Ignoramus.

  101. 101
    Anonymous says:

    Better than leaving it to the RSPCA or the local bird slaughterers sanctuary. And perhaps as a former nurse she had qualms about leaving it to a local hospital to be spent on outsourcing fees, legal costs or PFI profits.

  102. 102
    Jim says:

    Not content with stealing from us when we’re alive now they want to steal off us when we’re dead,MP scum.

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