September 11th, 2013

What Housing is Like in Loony UN Investigator’s Home Country

The UN is hamstrung when it comes to children being gassed in Syria, but at least they are tackling the far more important issue of Britain’s own bedroom ‘tax’. Loony Lefty former Brazil Workers Party housing minister turned UN investigator Raquel Rolnik has press released her report months before it is due, claiming that the idea of not wasting taxpayers’ money on empty bedrooms is “shocking” and “my immediate recommendation is that the bedroom tax is abolished”. Maybe she should take a look at what the housing is like in the favelas back in her home country:


Apparently the UN think having a spare bedroom paid for by the taxpayer is a human right. Guido understands no effort was made by Rolnik to meet with IDS or any of his ministers and no information was requested from DWP…

UPDATE: This quite bonkers video betrays her left-wing agenda:


  1. 1
    Sandra in Accounts says:

    What an absolute loon – how do these utter cretins get to work for the UN / EU / Civil Service / BBC?

    It really is time the UN was sent the way of the League of Nations.

    A good start would be to implement John Bolton’s plan – chop off the top ten floors.

    • 8
      dairyflat says:

      why not just make the UN work?

      • 14
        Carry Hole is a porcine homunculus says:

        Because the whole idea is flawed.

      • 17
        Sandra in Accounts says:

        Why not accept that it is not fit for purpose, stop paying its bills & tell it to go fuck itself.

        • 33
          Favelas Fella says:

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

            A picture of Londinistan in 30 years time?

          • Anonymous says:

            Planning laws have their uses!

          • Carry Hole is a porcine homunculus says:

            Er not having a shit unreciprocal thieving culture has it’s uses.

          • Favelas Fella says:

            Population of London 8.3 million.
            Population of people living in favellas (slums) in Brazil
            estimated at 12 million.

          • Casual Observer says:

            But like the ghetto’s in the UK, what you do not see are the plasma TV’s hanging on the walls inside, and the cell phones etc. on the people.

            Braz!l is not as poor as it used to be.

            The reason for the odd construction of the favella’s was mainly due to the absence of functional conveyancing law. Illegal construction took place as a result of population growth trumping government control.

            One reason Braz!l looks like a poor country on paper is mainly because this property is not officially accounted for as it is not legal. Studies have shown that despite appearances, these developments are in fact very valuable.

            That they are now being accounted for is contributing to Braz!ls GDP growth, absent pure growth of Braz!ls industrial base.

        • 34
          Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

          Does she do a turn? Boaz.

        • 61
          Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

          I’ve already done that with the BBC telly tax ;-)

        • 174
          Mr Rotivator says:

          Of course the UN’s only purpose is to create the illusion that there is world order and to uphold international law. Which is complete bllx in reality.

      • 75
        Casual Observer says:

        The UN can only serve as a forum for debate, and a platform for agreed international action where political neutrality is required.

        As an institution which can manage the domestic affairs of sovereign states it is unsuitable.

        The UN itself should cease trying to get involved in the domestic affairs of countries as this is not in its mandate.

        The UN in this regard has as much legitimacy as the EU: There is no demos, ergo no real political authority. Like the EU it was explicitly designed not to have political authority.

        Raquel Rolnik, with respect, is trying to act beyond her pay grade.

        As bedroom tax does not exist, she is saying nothing.

        UN projects such as Gordon Brown’s desire to screw up education globally and the attempts at banning small caliber weapons ownership in the US (contravening their Constitutional rights) are undermining the thin credibility of the organization.

        A legitimate raising housing item which is within UN mandate is the protection of the rights of those in occupied Palest!ne whose land is being built on illegally by !srael.

        E1 is a UN agenda item, EC10 is not.

        E1 is a different issue as the land is occupied territory. Geneva protocols apply, and the occupying force has obligations under Geneva articles to observe.

        Even so, the UN has no authority to dictate to either side what it can and cannot do about the matter. It can only act as a forum where those whose rights are being infringed can raise their case, and those who can enforce international law can decide how that should be done.

    • 21
      Chickenhawks aplenty says:

      This John Bolton, who dodged the draft but was happy to see other young men go to their deaths?

      “I confess I had no desire to die in a Southeast Asian rice paddy”

    • 26
      UN if you want to says:

      Every country has a place where sh1t floats to the surface, here it’s Londonistan, the main toilet is situated in New York I think it’s called the UN building, it has hot air heating and does nothing to help but does plenty to hinder, seems the people of this country has done more to force a sortout in Syria than the UN, but what do we know, after all it’s a long time since half the world was painted red on the maps.

      • 64
        I thought this site was about free speech says:

        What an awful woman, she could help fund the poor by not spending a few hundred quid on designer specs and God knows how much on a designer jacket and giving them the money.

    • 27
      your mum says:

      good to see she is winding up the libertardians if nothing else.

      also if i wanted to review the impact of a govt policy, the last people i’d ask would be the dept. they’d just lie, tory labour or lib dem

      • 123
        Anonymous says:


        Lol, the fact you think valuing individual freedoms is retarded tells us all we need to know about you.

        Do you have any ancestors that fought and died for your freedoms? If you do, I suspect they’d be turning in their graves knowing their children or grandchildren had bred such a nasty piece of work – what an embarrassment you are, not only to your family, but to the human race as a whole.

        • 131
          your mum says:

          both my grandfathers fought in the war and both lost siblings as well – one in both world wars, but they fought for freedom from oppression and freedom from right wing tyranny, something many who post on here would like to see more, not less of.

          they also believed in society and the concept of helping those less fortunate than themselves, they would not have had any truck with the selfish ‘me me me’ism that many (not all) r/w libertarians espouse.

          • East India Company Wallah says:

            If they fought against right wing tyranny who were they fighting for

          • your mum says:

            the British Army.

            this country is undoubtedly right wing but we’ve laid low on the tyranny front for quite a while now.

          • Keep Calm, Vote UKIP says:

            Your grandparents were probably fighting against the grandparents of some of those who have been let in via Labour’s insane immigration policy.

            Think about that, and what your grandparents were really fighting for.

          • Rhonddapurple says:

            You mean they wouldn’t have done the same if the aggressor had been, say, the USSR?

          • Will Straw says:

            Mine didn’t.

          • Right Full Rudder says:

            Do all you left wing morons seriously think World War II was just a bigger version of the Spanish Civil War? Newsflash: It wasn’t about “Nazism” or “fascism”. It was about Germany invading its neighbours. If you’d asked your grandfathers on the day they shipped out (probably as conscripts) what they were fighting, they’d have most likely said “the Krauts”.

          • Bluto says:

            The only tyranny was left wing, before the war, during the war, for 44 years afterwards and aspirationally in Britain, now.

          • your mum says:

            yes, rhonda they would.

            like most sane people in this country, they didn’t define themselves by the extremes of politics. many on here do, its just this is the home of r/w nutters, as opposed to stalinists or trots or whatever.

    • 31
      T May says:

      Who gave this dipstick a visa?

      • 183
        Dave should resign now says:


      • 192
        John Bellingham says:

        I can think of a couple of senior Labour party folk who organise Visas for Brazilian oddballs, but they specialise in Deputy Speaker’s Delights, not worn out jockey ladies.

    • 39
      Grrr says:

      My taxes at work.

      Why fill in pot holes or secure our borders when we can pay for a Marxist thug from a 3rd world country to explain to us why we should hate Tories.

      I have a friend who lives in a 3 bed house, all paid for by us – she doesn’t do any work and is faking disability.

      My taxes at work hooray!

      • 73
        dairyflat says:

        If that is the case about your friend what action have you taken?

        • 78
          hang on says:

          Why is she still a friend?

          • Donna Ricketts says:

            What qualifications do you have to determine she is faking? Just a hunch? Because you think all benefits claimants are faking? Because she doesn’t exist and you are just making up “evidence”? If you have proof – report her. Also your own personal taxes probably don’t even cover what you personally get out of the system. I would be all for the “bedroom tax” if there were enough smaller properties for people to move into – but there aren’t and many of the ones that exist are reserved for the elderly. It is wrong to charge people for under-occupying yet be unable to provide them with a smaller property. Maybe one day you will be disabled (it only takes one accident) and then you will see the reality of the situation.

      • 108
        British Citizen says:

        As a citizen you should be reporting her. If you feel unable to, print her name and address here.

        • 181
          Fishy says:

          Here you go…all calls to the National Fraud Hotline will be treated in the strictest confidence

          0800 854 440

    • 50
      Anonymous says:

      How, why?: It is called an interview.

      A “loon” of a manager will only hire those that act in the manner compatible to their own beliefs. The same loon of a manager will side line all those that are “different”. This weeds out those that do not conform as they have no future.

      Any borderline cases are soon immersed in the culture to the point that normality for them is distorted.

      After a few turnover of managers, promoted out of the favourite workers, the organization is set on a road to extremism.

      Why does this not happen with other businesses? It does. Any closed off inward looking company goes the same way. The only difference is that they eventually go bust. Others are taken over by strong individuals and they reinvent themselves to fit with the times. Neither of these routes are possible with the BBC due to the management/Trust structure and the telly tax.

    • 87
      Gandher says:

      If a democratically elected government can’t even change the benefit system slightly due to the UN then do we really live in a democracy ?

    • 104
      The BBC says:

      We like the UN. The science is settled.

    • 107
      Tony E says:

      The UN cannot be made to work, becaue it has become the vehicle for the ambitions of the ‘Consciousness Elite’. They truly believe that the only way to peace and harmony is a single government, no nationalities, no borders.

      Of course, this government would not be democratic, it would be a government of the elites with us as serfs in a socialist paradise.

      While they might be right eventually in terms of the final ends, (i.e. that we will end up with single world governance and little democracy), it would have to be brought about by an evolution of views over centuries of slow change. They don’t have the patience for that, and are trying to find causes to push the timetable.

      So the UN has become the new front for international socialism, and has now outlived its usefulness to anyone who doesn’t believe in their New World Order.

      • 114
        Casual Observer says:

        The problem that the NWO loons face is that once they have achieved their aims, what they will have built will collapse.

        Unipolar governance models are unstable. If one is implemented at a global level it will not last very long. How many they will kill in order to try and make it work is the question that history indicates we should avoid finding ourselves in a position of having to ask.

        • 145
          C.O.Jones says:

          20 years ago the infrastructure in Russia was totally collapsed. Every road was potholed and public services were non existent.
          Now their infrastructure has been massively improved.

          We on the other hand have embraced their old ideas and our infrastructure is falling apart. Potholes everywhere. PSBR is MASSIVE.

          Take for example our Borders Agency – why does it exist? An agency that does not do its job.

          • Casual Observer says:

            The Borders Agency needs a shake up, and the EU interference which partly prevents it from doing its work removed.

            UK infrastructure is now showing the signs of lack of inward investment.

            Part of the pot hole problem is caused by Labour’s lack of investment post 2007/08. One should not forget that Osborn cut public investment in order to reduce the deficit figures.

            This is the realization of that economic decision.

            This is what capital mis-allocation looks like.

    • 118
      Anonymous says:

      Down in the jungle
      Living in a tent
      Better than a tower block
      No rent!

    • 119
      • 124
        T May says:

        Yankee Go Home

      • 148
        Casual Observer says:

        That is big news. First time recall has been used in a while, and in deep Democrat territory.

        The US ‘left’ are splitting and it is looking like the progressive liberals are on the losing side.

        How many other states are now going to follow suit ?

    • 178
      WTF? says:

      The mad old dog is on the BBC news now!?

    • 216
      your mum says:

      and she met with DWP, wrong on that Guido

    • 218
      Anonymous says:

      This is a highly educated and intelligent person, wish could say that about you.

  2. 2
    Glyn H says:

    Perhaps she should join forces with Vince and his Mansion Tax. A pincer movement indeed. More like a scatological movement!

    • 18
      Carry Hole is a porcine homunculus says:

      Well Land based Taxation does have a Capitalist background. See Adam Smith or David Ricardo (hated by well known lefties Marx and Malthus respectively) for details.

    • 23
      Morgan's Organ says:

      Brazil nut crackers!

  3. 3
    Crispin Blunt, Mary Cheney, Ted Heath, Michael Portillo, Peter Lilley, Leon Brittan, Harvey Proctor says:

    No woofters in conservative ranks!! Gays and lezzers are all lefties!!

  4. 4
    Dr Evil says:

    Sending a rep from a third world developing country is simply stupid. It’s also quite insulting. more so when they are politically motivated and not impartial. Sounds like it was written up before she visited. The UN is a waste of money. the West’s money of course. Paying massive salaries to bureaucrats from shithole countries.

    • 196
      Long memories are made of this says:

      We should refuse to pay our subs – as we did when some funny business was going on at either UNESCO or ECOSOC in the 1980s

  5. 5
    Pollytwaddle says:

    Ah, but it’s got the loons talking twaddle on the Communist Broadcasting Corporation…..

  6. 6
    who are these people? says:

    She works for the UN and yet she doesn’t even
    know the difference between a tax and a benefit.

    • 16
      Anonymous says:

      You can also guarantee she spends half her life in the kind of five star hotels that those she claims to speak for will never see.

      • 69
        The UN is corrupt says:

        UN staff usually demand discounts when they stay in hotels. Even when taking personal holidays.

        • 161
          East India Company Wallah says:

          In the UK police and NHS staff are offered discounts in many high street restaurants-the rest of us pay their wages but qualify for nought
          Interestingly nought for the defence forces either

      • 71

        I wouldn’t say that. Someone’s got to clean up after her when she jet-sets off.

        • 82
          just asking says:

          How much does she get paid?
          And how does it compare with the
          average income of a Brazilian favela dweller?

  7. 7
    dairyflat says:

    Go on, shoot the messenger!

  8. 10
    Brazilian favela kid says:

    What’s a bedroom?

  9. 11
    Osama Bin Laden says:

    “chop off the top ten floors”

    No, that was my idea, Allah be praised.

  10. 12
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

    Why don’t the UN investigate the telly tax, a tax which hits the poorest the hardest and violates human rights.

  11. 13
    Wanda Ringhands says:

    Looney left-wing nutjobs working at the UN? Who’d have thunk it?

  12. 19
    Steve Miliband says:

    The left were hoping it would turn into a ‘Poll tax’ revolution

  13. 20

    Maybe we can remove all the surplus bedrooms and ship them over to Brazil
    A country that would rather waste billions on World cup stadiums than build houses for its people

    Hypocrites !

    • 62
      Anonymous says:

      But they do understand supply and demand. Stop building affordable houses for the lowest, and no pay people, and you will get less of them. Cater for them, and they will multiply in number, and arrive in bus loads.

      • 74
        MIKE OXHARD says:

        That giggling Twat Chris Akabusi was on sky news yesterday telling us all that it’s a human right to have children and we should not be condeming people for having them , but giving more money to assist them
        Has he ever had a proper job or just one funded by donations ?

        • 91
          mine's a pint says:

          Jonathon Maitland did the paper review
          on Sky last night and made some excellent
          points about Syria.

  14. 24

    Is she a Brazilian pilgrim ?

  15. 25
    Nigel says:

    WTF does she know about us? Her English is atrocious. She should stuck to the sign language.

  16. 30
    Fact Hunt says:

    Feck me. First Kirschner and now this fruitloop. South American women eh?

    • 41
      Freud says:

      There is a reason why there are more Psychs per head of population in Buenos Aires than anywhere else in the world, including even Hollywood

  17. 35
    sick of them says:

    so with this government of toryboys we have to believe all they say – but they present no evidence themselves, no facts – all is tory ideology – so there are no poor people being evicted because they don’t keep record – there are no disabled people dying because they don’t keep records

    this toryboy administration is an anecdote itself – indeed it is a very good rendition of the nazi party in 1939 – foul aand murderous it llooks after its own to the deathly cost of everybody else

  18. 36
    himindoors says:

    Her interview on Toady was a classic this morning, with the usual path of presenting her as a definitive and unquestionably accurate source on “these matters” from an organisation that is beyond reproach (in this case the UN, but could be any number of unions,”professional groups” or the like) taking everything said verbatim, then screaming it a minister. Even half way through the intro, you groan knowing the outcome. You have to laugh at the predictability of it all, really….

  19. 37
    T May says:

    One of the reason there is pressure on housing in London, driving up rents and the need to reform housing benefits, is that there are too many illegal immigrants, many of them from Brazil.

    To relive the pressure and make sure everyone can have a spare bedroom, I think the obvious solution is to expel all the illegal Brazilians.

    • 53
      nellnewman says:

      Ah but you see the brazilians have friends in high places = mandy

    • 56
      Living in 97.222% white Merseyside says:

      Aren’t there also legal ones buying properties in Chelsea and South Ken?

      Remember, they are one of the BRIC countries.

      • 63
        Help the Homeless. The Legal Homeless, Not the Invaders says:

        They are not generally hogging illegally sub-let council flats or living in garden sheds.

  20. 45
    Harrumph says:

    Who would speak to IDS if they wanted an honest answer about the bedroom tax, he lies about statistics, he lies on his CV and he lied about his current IT disaster.

    • 57
      Help the Homeless says:

      But the truth of the matter is that we can’t, as a nation, afford to subsidized housing for people who don’t need it, especially while we still have several homeless men (rarely ever women) sleeping in the streets in London.

      We really ought, though to spend less money on foreign aid. How much does Brasil still receive?

      • 70
        dairyflat says:

        DFID provides no bilateral aid to Brazil.

        • 98
          The 'Third' Sector is mainly the State says:

          Very little aid is bilateral these days.

          How many millions do they and other government agencies give to tame ‘charities’ running projects there which only do so because of the ‘grants’ they receive?

      • 110
        bergen says:

        At least around here, the Council (Labour) has always dealt with underoccupancy of its Council housing stock by rehousing people into smaller units even though the local evening paper would have “heart rendering tales” of “I was born in this house” by elderly unmarried children.

        Should I report them to the UN ?

  21. 46
    Chris P Baycone says:

    Social housing is for the needy and if you don’t need a house or a large flat, time to move out and let a family in real need move in.

    Note her voice has resonated more than the entire Labour Party.

  22. 47
    Old Blue Eyes says:

    What the hell has this matter got to do with the UN anyway?

  23. 49
    nellnewman says:

    +++sigh+++ I presume we’re paying this idiot out of our taxes!

  24. 51
    BBC Motto says:

    Facimus locus.

  25. 52
    The Last Quango in Paris says:

    Oh no – who gave her a platform?

  26. 55
    Public Sectar says:

    She’s right.

    I think it’s normal that Labour Party supports and those with leftist ideas should be rewarded with large houses and apartments which are paid for by the taxes of those who work.

  27. 58
    Winning for Britain says:

    Meanwhile today’s good news is that unemployment is down again.

    George Osborne is winning for Britain.

    • 80
      Incapable Vince, deputy Chief Cockroach says:


      • 85
        The Public says:

        Vince pretending there is a need for him after the next election. There isn’t.

      • 106
        Fishy says:

        The left’s trick is to tell the world that the Tories say ‘the economy is fixed’…so when things don’t go as well – there will inevitably be set backs – they can be ridiculed.

        Cameron and Osborne have been really careful to say there is still danger ahead, but Milband and the BBC ignore this and continually, deliberately misrepresent what the government are saying.

    • 94
      Owin Jones says:

      Unemployment would drop even further if we cut immigration.

  28. 60
    Long John Silver's parrot says:

    All social housing should be for a maximum five year lease.

    That would stop all this utter crap overnight.

    • 68
      dairyflat says:

      and at the end of the fifth year?

      • 79
        A taxpayer says:

        People will have had 5 years in which to make alternative arrangements.

      • 146
        Ma­qb­oul says:

        At the end of the 5th year it becomes their own responsibility instead of someone else’s. You can always help out from your own pocket if you have a problem with that.

    • 72
      Short John Silver's parrot says:

      Why stop there? People should have a 6 month review to see if the housing suits their needs.

      Remember this is housing provided by the taxpayer, a most generous donation. This cannot be abused by house-hoggers.

    • 93
      Nuke the UN, the EU, the BBC and the NHS. says:

      It should also be restricted to people who were born in Britain, and whose parents, parents’ parents and parents’ parents’ parents were born in Britain.

  29. 77
    Incapable Vince, deputy Chief Cockroach says:


  30. 90
    I d on't n eed no d octor says:

    UN Utter Nobheads

  31. 115

    It is time to withdraw from this ludicrous organisation,it is difficult to think of
    anything that it has accomplished in the last thirty years.

    • 122
      The BBC are cunts says:

      Us or the UN ??

    • 127
      Casual Observer says:

      You are aware that the UK is a permanent member of the security council ?

      • 143
        The Coalition of the Willing says:

        But we think it is OK to ignore security council members’ vetoes.

        • 156
          Casual Observer says:

          No. Tony Bla!r, the Labour government of the day, and the governments of the other members of the coalition who were involved in the attack of !raq considered it fine to ignore the veto’s.

          This is why Tony Bla!r needs to be prosecuted for his part in the illegal war which was prosecuted.

          Labour themselves cannot be trusted to ensure that they will govern in compliance with international law.

      • 147
        The Word on the Street says:

        A grand is a fraction of what IIs are willing to pay snakeheads

      • 150
        REALWORLDER says:


        • 152
          Casual Observer says:

          Because the UK was heavily involved in setting up the UN at the end of WWII, and the UK is a nuclear power.

  32. 116
    Institutionalised socialism must be destroyed says:

    What about my human rights to enjoy my property? Will the UN issue a report calling for the scraping of all increases in government confiscation of my property through taxation?

    • 128
      Incapable Vince, deputy Chief Cockroach says:

      NO !!!!

      Not as long as my fellow FibDems and I are seated at the Cabinet table, undermining the nascent economic recovery.

  33. 125
    Nendi Kagasko says:

    What is the verdict when everyone is a “Loony” except…YOU?
    ‘Everyone’s a Loony except Neocon Guido’

    • 134
      Incapable Vince, deputy Chief Cockroach says:

      The verdict of the Court of Public Opinion is that you’re living in denial.

      The FibDems will therefore be proposing a Denial Tax.

      • 165
        Nendi Kagasko says:

        Yeah, I see you purchased your very own “Loony’ Franchise, did you remember and claim your free tunes?

  34. 126
    Anonymous says:

    What is so very very wrong asking people to pay the full whack for their bedrooms?

  35. 129
    Firm but Fair says:

    She’s a nutter with a loaded agenda and so if she’s upset then we’re probably doing the right thing.

    Househogging should be a social shame.

    • 135
      Labour are Splitting says:

      Would the problems in housing exist if Labour had not let in so many immigrants ?

      The problem with UK housing is not spare room subsidy, but shortage caused by the unnecessary opening of the borders to people who really cannot afford to live here.

      Charity starts at home, with your own.

    • 171
      Cedric says:

      She’s the Brazilian equivalent of Evan Harris. Whatever he says, invariably we are better off aiming for the polar opposite.

  36. 132
    Rob says:

    The far left infiltrating an unelected supra-national body? Whatever next?!

    How about HM Govt declines to pay the £100m contribution to the UN budget next year?

    • 158
      Keep Calm, Vote UKIP says:

      More to the point, what about the over £20 billion per year which is wasted on the EU membership ?

  37. 137
    Bill Quango MP -x says:

    Maybe worry about events closer to home? Just a few weeks back..

    The World Cup riots: One million Brazilians protest at government spending £18billion on tournament

    Protest began against rising bus fares to pay for World Cup stadiums
    Now protests target all government corruption
    Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at crowds in a bid to control them

    • 170
      Raquel Rolnik says:

      I’ll just stay away from the genuine problems my
      poor countrymen face, by jetting around the world
      staying in fancy hotels, and sticking my nose in
      where it’s not wanted.

  38. 138
    Ma­qb­oul says:

    I hope the police follow this Brazilian into the London Underground.

  39. 139
    nightwatch says:

    Either piss poor researching or blind bias got this on Today.

  40. 140
    Joss Taskin says:


  41. 144
    Living in 97.222% white Merseyside says:

    She got a much better reception than Ed did at the TUC yesterday.

    • 193
      Raquel Wrongnik says:

      The reception at my hotel is marvellous. I also recommend the bathroom; it has wonderfully folded towels.

  42. 149
    Red "Yellow" Ed says:

    “The bedroom tax is morally wrong and if I am elected Prime minister I might possibly scrap it.”

  43. 154
    Screwed Taxpayer in LibLabConner Land says:

    Has any taxpayers’ money at all gone towards paying for this idiot and her report? If so, who was responsible for authorising such waste?

  44. 160
    Purpleline says:

    She is no Pele is she?

  45. 163
    Time 2 CTRL, ALT & DEL says:

    Where will the vultures feed when the productive animals have been stripped bare?

  46. 169
    Chuka ( you can call me Harrison ) Urmunneyaround says:


  47. 176
    Disappointed says:

    I thought they all looked like the beach volleyball team.

  48. 177
    BBC QT says:

    Let’s invite her onto the panel.

  49. 179
    person likely to profit from HS2 says:

    We’ve had another look at the figures and we have just noticed that the 42billion investment will be recouped in loads of extra stuff in, oh, 3 months.

  50. 184
    Fishy says:

    Where’s Cressida Dick when you need her?

  51. 185
    i just don't get it says:

    So presumably she thinks it’s acceptable for one person
    to live alone in,say, a three bedroom council house.
    While a poor family with three kids has nowhere to live?

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    Reblogged this on Semi-Partisan Sam and commented:
    Guido Fawkes takes UN investigator Raquel Rolnik to task for writing a report condemning the UK’s “bedroom tax” (not really a tax at all) on the grounds that it represents a retrogression of the human right to adequate accommodation, and then leaking her report to the media months before it is due to be published. As Guido correctly notes, the report is quite rich considering that it was written by a national of a country where more than 50 million people live in inadequate housing, and also because Rolnik somehow failed to meet with the government ministers in charge of any of the relevant departments before arriving at her totally unbiased, 100% legitimate and not at all pre-ordained conclusions.

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      Fishy says:

      And she obtained much of her ‘testimony’ from organised leftist groups like this one, who’s ‘Stop the Cuts’ banner was visible on the video GF obtained.

      She how the activists call for opponents to write to her at the UN Refugee Office in the Strand.

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    Right Full Rudder says:

    Vile Common Purpose scum.

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    Adolf says:

    She talks like Borat.

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    Penfold says:

    Another lefty type inhabiting a parallel universe.

    You would think that the UN would be slightly concerned at events in Syria, but no, they send some lefty apparatchik, from a second world nation state, with some of the worst slums in the world, to the UK to interfere and meddle in our internal affairs.
    And then, to add insult, they refer to a policy decision, as a Tax, when it patently and clearly is no such thing.

    Can we also leave the UN as well as the EU.

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    John says:

    More nuts than a bowl of Alpen.

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    Jimmy says:

    So he thinks Gideon spending billions on a new housing bubble is a bad idea and has no desire to meet Iain Dunning Kruger. With craziness like that it’s amazing she hasn’t been sectioned. Incredulous, as Nigel Evans would say.

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    Nice story. Pity it isn’t true. She was invited by Govt. She did meet Ministers and officials. She is a global expert appointed to be independent of any country so comments about Brazil are irrelevant. Shapps criticisms just aren’t true and show total disrespect for the UN. He should be sacked.

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      Displaced Brummie says:

      Yes. She is an expert in bad housing. Seeing as she was a housing minister with 11.5 million slums. So comments about Brazil are relevant.

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    Displaced Brummie says:

    So, let’s see, shall we? Raquel Rolnik was the housing minister for a country where 11.5 million people live in cardboard and packing case hovels?

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    Jim Bridger says:

    The task is to compile a report for release next year yet it is evident that conclusions are flawed by a socialist ideology bias.
    Amazed and appalled to see a UN rep using the tabloid term of ‘Bedroom Tax’.

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    Blog-me-not says:

    I am not re-blogging this on some saddo shite blog that nobody reads.

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    Two up two down made of cardboard boxes. Shoe-box Tax innit.

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    Anonymous says:

    To those of you it may concern:

    You people criticizing this woman are quite disgusting. Sure Brazil has a lot of poor and homeless but there are many different reasons for that and its a totally different country to the UK quite obviously – which makes those of you saying these things clear idiots.

    So because she has’nt solved Brazils poverty issues (a momentous task that one person cannot hope to achieve as is that of ANY country affected by poverty) shes not qualified to be an expert on human rights? (which she is) and offer her recommendations to other nations? And because her English isnt great she should also go home and be quiet? Thats an 8 year olds comment. I could go on with denouncing your bullshitt but I wont waste my breath on idiots who will die idiots.

    The problem with the UK is that its run by idiot MP’s who have the same intelligence and personality as you idiotic close minded fools.

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    jamie says:

    is grant shapps a labour plant?

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    SusieP says:

    Me thinks Shapps protesteth too much.
    Its ok to damn other countries human rights, but here?
    Now Now can’t have people actually knowing the truth about what goes on in real Britain can we. The suicides, the starving, the homeless. Those being driven to despair by the dreaded Bedroom Tax and ATOS.
    No it just won’t do. How dare this UN Investigator actually speak to the real people, in real Britain, who are really hurting and saying so loudly.

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