October 25th, 2013

Q3 GDP +0.8%


Everything you need to know:

  • Change in gross domestic product (GDP) is the main indicator of economic growth. GDP increased by 0.8% in Q3 2013 compared with Q2 2013.
  • Output increased in all four main industrial groupings within the economy in Q3 2013 compared with Q2 2013.
  • Output increased by 1.4% in agriculture, 0.5% in production, 2.5% in construction, and 0.7% in services.
  • Output from services is now slightly above its previous peak in Q1 2008, prior to the economic downturn.
  • In Q3 2013 GDP was estimated to be 2.5% below the peak in Q1 2008. From peak to trough in 2009, the economy shrank by 7.2%.
  • GDP was 1.5% higher in Q3 2013 compared with the same quarter a year ago.

Fixing the roof while the sun is shining for hard-working people in the global race, etc, etc…


  1. 1
    6 fingers from Norfolk says:


    • 6
      Not so fast says:

      GDP can be easily fudged too.

      Like Printing Money
      Like guaranteeing Mortgages
      Like Planting Windmills everywhere
      Like selling off cheap shares

      • 40
        Toxic Labour scum trashed my Country says:

        GDP is irrelevant in a fucked Country. Brummies must be feeling exceptionally enriched in their immigrant infested shit hole of a city.

        • 58
          Butch Dave and his screaming fag sidekick Gideon says:

          Will no one think of the persecuted nonces?!

          • George Soros - SonderKommando says:

            It’s just another fucking engineered house price boom.

            The only country in Europe that is experiencing a car sales bonanza in Europe is the UK…and that is mainly thanks to PPI payments.

            It’s a false dawn. So get ready for the forthcoming bust.

          • Anonymous says:

            Productivity still 2005 level. Why?
            Still Browns shitty economic policies etc.

        • 60
          Thomas says:

          Not as bad as Londonistan

          • Django Maximus says:

            “The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed, lest Rome will become bankrupt.
            People must again learn to work instead of living on public assistance.”

            – Cicero, 55 BC

          • Thomas says:

            Django old bean, the Romans just conquered other courties then bled them dry, the largess of the emperors and waste by their administration eventually did for Rome, does that ring true today in the UK

        • 132
          Anonymous says:

          This is the real reason why the Tories WILL LOSE in 2015

        • 159
          broderick crawford says:

          Leeve us Broomies alone you s ..

          We re the Peaky Blinders

          No one disses us
          unles they want their eyes ahht .

      • 158
        broderick crawford says:


        Like tilting at said windmills

    • 11
      Liar.Polioticians says:

      If you believe in 2013 Q3 GDP rise of 0.8%, you need your head read. The UK economy is totally f’cked.

      • 55
        lola says:

        And, even if not we can see that the 0.5% increase in production is swamped by the 205% increase in consumption. So Osbrowns Help to Sell is creating more misallocation of capital.

      • 62
        FFS says:

        RT is an agency of the Russian Federation. I trust their news reports about as much as I trust David Icke’s opinions on members of the Royal Family.

        Whereas you could be right that the Tories are telling porky pies about the economy I wouldn’t trust a news agency funded by the KGB to tell the truth about that, even if they employ people with American accents to get their point across. Honestly, they make Al Jazeera look credible.

        • 82
          Putin says:

          Has that Snowden fellow been leaking my secrets too?

          • FFS says:

            It’s not a bloody secret! You can find out about it on Wikipedia! RT stands for Russia Today. It’s basically funded directly by Putin in order to spread Russian propaganda. Its part of the Russian state media that was originally set up back in the days of the USSR.

          • Wise up dude says:

            And the BBC is funded out of British Taxation (Yes the compulsory TV licence is classed in Law as a Tax)

          • Lord Stansted says:

            Putin is the only guy with any sense. Russia Today or the BBC? No contest.

          • FFS says:

            My enemy’s enemy is my friend is it? Or two wrongs make a right?

            Russia is even more fucked up than Blighty but why don’t you just invite Putin to take over and see how you like the new regime?

            Please engage your logic circuits before typing.

        • 143
          Anonymous says:

          Far better a State Broadcaster in Britain controlled by the same Royal Charter the Press is getting upset about…….but funded by taxes imposed by the Government and with non-payers punished by The Crown. It is perfect when the British State appoints one of its own to run the State Broadcaster and he selects the Chief Executive. I think Lord Patten should be Chairman of ALL the newspapers too to help reserve independence

        • 146
          Liar.Polioticians says:

          Your trusted mates at the BBC, ITN and Sky News are so trustworthy, they D-Notice most of the Snowden releases on UK Gov criminality. Funny you have to watch foreign news (not just RT as you claim), to find out what is really going on in every day UK.

        • 163
          Keitho says:

          For sure. Too many dimwits on here think that RT must be right because it plays into their own prejudices.

          RT has one goal, to undermine the self confidence of the west.

      • 153
        Ed says:

        Keiser is AMERICAN and lives in LONDON.

    • 32
      Guido's Shady Paymasters says:

      Good boy Guido, putting out the propaganda as we instructed. Of course it means fuck all but we are hoping to distract from the Snowden leaks. Amazing how close we are now to a full scale war because of these leaks, don’t worry though we will be putting out quite a few good smears on the Guardian today you will publish them Guido won@t you? Remember what we know about your past. Probably announce another royal wedding over the weekend to keep the plebs happy too.

      • 51
        Gay Fawkes, the finest cocksucker a shekel can buy says:

        oy vey! you’ve got to pick a pocket or two!

      • 80
        Thomas says:

        If there is money to be had Guido is there, left wing blogs do not make as much gelt, if Guido wants to make a living he has to bring in the gelt, and he goes where the money is, now do you understand.

        • 84
          Left wing blogger says:

          Fortunately we still have a few champagne socialist mugs and fellow travellers to pay for the web sites. Except for the BBC of course, you plebs all pay for that.

    • 57
      Anonymous says:

      24th Oct 2013
      Local Election Analysis from areas where UKIP contested

      Lough Total Votes = 903. UKIP Share = 111 = 12.29%
      Waterloo Total Votes = 1564. UKIP Share = 296 = 18.93%
      Nrth Waslh Total Votes = 2490. UKIP Share = 565 = 22.69%
      Warum Total Votes = 1490. UKIP Share = 335 = 22.48%
      Winstan Total Votes = 1774. UKIP Share = 421 = 23.73%

      Total votes cast in areas where UKIP contested = 8221

      UKIP share of the Total votes = 1728 = 21.02%

    • 66
      Fucking Hell says:
      • 89
        Vote UKIP - don't let your granny freeze says:

        Better than a disastrous 7% recession under Labour then.

        • 93
          The Ignorance of the Pundits says:

          It is quite amazing how the chattering classes when called up to give a sound bite for the TV news still talk about the country being in recession and the TV interviewer never challenges them. I put this down to ignorance all round and those concerned really do believe that the economy is in recession, just as they believe the climate is warming even though the science data says it ain’t warming.

          • My Auntie's a leftie says:

            Have you also noticed how TV interviewers never challenge anyone when they refer to the ‘bedroom tax’ even though it is NOT a tax?

        • 102
          No such thing as society says:

          Nothing to do with the financial system crashing around the worlds ears then.

          It would never of happened if the Tories sage like wisdom had been followed when they kept insisting that the paltry regulations on banks were even then too much.

          • It weren't Global though. says:

            Your Argument would sound good to a domestic Audience. But be totally wasted on the people of Australia, Canada, India, China, Japan, Brazil, Indonesia, Africa, well most of the world actually, who saw no recession. What is called Global was effectively limited to the USA and the EUSSR.

          • Maggie says:

            “They’re casting their problem on society. And, you know, there is no such thing as society. There are individual men and women, and there are families. And no government can do anything except through people, and people must look to themselves first. It’s our duty to look after ourselves and then, also to look after our neighbour. People have got the entitlements too much in mind, without the obligations, because there is no such thing as an entitlement unless someone has first met an obligation”

            Thanks for the excuse to repeat that yet again.

      • 141
        What a plonker. says:

        It must break Ed Bollox and Ed Militwats heart to see the latest GDP figures,
        They have tried to talk down the economy for the last three years,
        but have failed miserably .

    • 111
      Gloria De Pinup says:

      New Balls please!

    • 152
      Ed says:

      How’s the NATIONAL DEBT doing?

  2. 2
    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    This economic growth thing is all very well but if the NSA can’t be bothered hacking my phone, what’s the point?

    • 5
      Thomas says:

      Why what do you know that is so vital?

      • 14
        Herman van Rompuy, unelected president of Britain, says:

        He knows what it feels like to have my cock deep inside his mouth.

        Well, it’s vital to me, anyway.

      • 15
        walking into the darkness says:

        that the population at large is generally unaware that the deficit is getting bigger and bigger, and that the austerity line is a big fat lie

        • 87
          Mark Carney says:

          Don’t worry, with my endorsement of the banks desire to increase their total debt to 9 times GDP, we’ll look all right. For a bit. Well, at least until I can get out to a quiet academic post at a US Ivy League university.

  3. 3
    Geoffrey Howe says:

    Growing at the same rate as inflation – well done.

  4. 4
    Thomas says:

    It’s not the GDP that alarms me at present, it is this help to buy thing which is supposed to kick start the house building sector especially the upper limit of £600K, logic tells me if they cannot raise 10% as a deposit they will not be able to repay the mortgage especially if rates start going up, a case of here we go again.

    • 18
      UKIP, Millitwats new best friends says:

      You need a reality check Tom.

      One of my sons is paying more in rent than he would have to pay in mortgage – but raising 25%+ traps him. Note, not 10%!!

      He has never missed a rent payment, so why would he miss a mortgage payment.

      Did you buy your first house with a 5% deposit?

      I know I did.

      • 36
        Tyrone Chicane says:

        Your son sounds like a bit of a fuckwitt, a real chip off the old block then.

      • 49
        Loput says:

        5% deposit? FFS were they giving money away? It used to be standard to raise around 20% on the mortgage deposit but don’t forget mortgages were never 100% but more like 80%. With today’s interest rates and 100% mortgages borrowing to buy a house has never been so cheap…ever.

    • 42
      Liar.Polioticians says:

      How David Cameron and George Osborne are hanging Brits out to dry.

      • 56
        FFS says:

        You do know that RT is an agency of the Russian government don’t you????

        • 63
          Polly Toynbee. Doyen of the BBC says:

          It’s got better credentials than the BBC then.

        • 69
          Thomas says:

          Russia does not have a problem with fuel, we do!

        • 71
          Alan Bentnob says:

          you do know the ‘British’ Broadcasting Corp. is a mouthpiece of God’s Chosen Psychos, as is the ‘British’ Government???? Of course you did but you’d want the dumbed down swivel eyed loon Brits to believe its Russia vs Britain and not Humanity and the White race in particular vs The Psychos.

      • 134
        vlad's mouthpiece says:

        why on earth does RT have a spot on freeview ?

  5. 7
    Anonymous says:

    Is this that housing bubble in London being reported as economic recovery again?

  6. 8
    Ed Ballsup says:


  7. 9
    The Girls From Bletchly Park says:

    FFS is Merkel thick or something?

    • 22
      Ed Balls Shallow Chancer says:

      You’d think what with her being from the former East Germany sh’ed know to communicate sensitive info in secure ways only.

    • 43
      walking into the darkness says:

      I met a gay bloke once who went to great lengths to explain he could see nothing attractive in Angela Merkel, no redeeming features. I think he felt better about it all when I let him know you simply don’t have to be bent to feel the same way.I can’t be the only one who thinks she actually looks a bit like Hitler?

  8. 10
    Ed Balls Shallow Chancer says:

    Sh sh sh shittttt!

  9. 12
    Fishy says:

    Dog-in-the-manger BBC manage to report this as up a ‘smidgen’, pointing out that 0.8% is only 0.1% more than last quarter.

    • 65
      Macro-Economist says:

      Funny isn’t it? 0.8% growth per quarter = annualised rate of 3.2%. That’s pretty good. If we keep that up we’ll be completely out of the shit in just 5 years

  10. 13
    Dave "Butch" Cameron says:

    After 3yrs of flatlining, growth is welcome & long overdue. But this is no recovery for millions still seeing prices rise faster than wages.

    • 23
      Captain Spreadsheet says:

      My monthly grocery bill for September 2013 was £38 less than September 2012.

    • 37
      Fishy says:

      Straight out of the mouth of the idiot Miliband.

      The squeeze on living standards started in 2003. It might have had something to do with mass immigration.

      But of course ssssshhhhhhh, Miliband won’t want to talk about that.

    • 67
      Macro-Economist says:

      Prices will soon start falling now recovery is on the way and foreign investors start buying £ to ride the recovery. This will push the £ upwards so imports of goods priced on world markets in $ like food and energy will come down.

  11. 16
    Joe says:

    Make it stop!



  12. 17
    John Tandy says:

    Good news…..

  13. 19
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Where the figures verified by the Police Federation?

  14. 20
    And now for the BAD News :( says:

    Alex Salmond suffers crushing by-election defeat leaving SNP with a wafer-thin majority in Scottish Parliament
    Labour wins Dunfermline by-election with majority of 2,873 over SNP
    Salmond personally humiliated after making appearance on doorsteps
    Defeat comes ahead of Scottish independence referendum next year


  15. 23
    Spearchukka says:

    All Ed Balls and no Ed Balls makes Ed Balls a dull Ed Balls.

  16. 25
    Nigel says:

    I could even increase UK GDP if I got hold of BoE printing press.

    Vote UKIP

  17. 26
    expat says:

    Wish I could understand the mentality of FTSE traders?
    Would have expected with positive GDP figures some improvement yet FTSE falling at 9.45.
    Of course they may be like H@rry still asleep at the switch ;)
    Or Dave’s cocking it up somewhere again?

    • 70
      Macro-Economist says:

      They had priced in slightly higher growth, so they ended up dissapointed!

      Still, I heard on West news this morning that Cheddar cheese makers have turned the corner and are seeing a healthy recovery in global markets. So I suppose if we can even manage to recover the selling of cheeses we must in fact be on the mend despite what the doomsayers here would like to believe.

  18. 27
    MIKE OXHARD says:

    And just exactly which village in the UK did this recovery take place ?

  19. 28
    coomeroom says:

    is it my mind or has ozzy got a penis for a nose

  20. 29
    It's simple really says:

    The majority of BBC employees have a left-wing mindset. It is well nigh impossible for them to work in ‘neutral’, it just won’t happen.

    • 73
      FFS says:

      They could try being professional and just report the facts rather than lacing everything with their 6th former opinions. I suppose that would mean them having to grow up a bit, but just like Jimmy Saville they all seem to prefer to cling on to their teenage years

  21. 31
    Wikipedia says:

    Gideon means “Destroyer,” “Mighty warrior,” or “Feller (of trees)”.

  22. 33
    A sound bite on the bum says:

    Labour: The economy isn’t growing
    Tories: Look, the economy is growing
    Labour: This isn’t real growth, the numbers are fudged
    Tories: So what figures would you use
    Labour: Official figures we agree with
    Tories: And what do they say?
    Labour: The economy isn’t growing

    da capo

  23. 39
    dai sceptical says:

    so professional parasites and property speculators are doing well, agricultural subsidies are unjustified and there’s not much else

    plus ca small change!

    • 79
      FFS says:

      I work in electronics and the factory where I work is seeing reasonable growth in international markets. The EU is fucked but the Chinese and the Americans are now buying strongly.

  24. 41
    Living in 98.11% white Merseyside says:

    In other words our GDP is growing at a rate of one tenth that of China?


    • 53
      Fishy says:

      Yes but the difference is, is that we had a Marxist in charge, in the form of Gordon Brown.

      Destroyed the economy, he did.

    • 86
      FFS says:

      China = 900million people prepared to work for a bowl of rice. That’s a hell of a lot of latent capacity at low cost if you want to undercut India, South Korea and Turkey. Still, wages in China are rising by 18.5% per year so it seems we have hit a ceiling in terms of finding people willing and able to move to the cities for work and are now looking at India, South America and even North West Africa for new sources of cheap labour.

  25. 45
    Iain Duncan Smith says:

    “For millions of people across the country still seeing prices rising faster than their wages this is no recovery at all.”

    • 48
      Doc Tor says:

      It’s better not to jump out of bed the minute you start to feel a little better.

      Next patient nurse.

    • 103
      Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin ( Member in absentia ) says:

      That’s because you’re still paying for the huge damage wreaked on the Country during The Reign of Terror 1997-2010.

  26. 50
    Jack Ketch says:

    Wine merchants are doing terribly well, especially those that deliver to Islington and Notting Hill. The rent boys on The Embankment are looking smarter. Many former BBC employees have been able to invest in property in Europe. Lots of lubberly dividends on their way from energy companies–thinks are looking quite rosy.

  27. 54
    Casual Observer 4 says:

    Not so fast: let’s wait for the inevitable corrections.

    And 0.8% in terms of change is pretty much flat, maybe negative given error bar.

    • 88
      Macro Economist says:

      That was per quarter. Annualised rate would be 3.2%.

      At 0.8% growth per quarter the growth rate is pretty good for the UK.

  28. 59
    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

    The economy is flat-lining.

    JawJozbourne needs my Plan B.

  29. 72
    Beaverbrook says:

    I don’t support HS2, however, Mangledbum apparently saying that Labour only supported it to ‘trump the tories’.

    Now would anyone in their right mind take any notice of a politician who agreed with supporting HS2 and spend 30BN (then) on a project simply to grab a headline, but now has changed his mind?

    Presumably another attempt by an old hasbeen to grab a headline?

  30. 74
    Ed Balls Shallow Chancer says:

    Non of this will save the ConDems from wipeout in 18 months time. The increased cost of living, especially skyrocketing energy bills, is running way ahead of wages. Then there are the hordes of Roma heading for the UK next year, that will help drive down wages even further and cause massive strain on already overstretched services and infrastructure.

    Tick tock, tick tock.

    Vote early,vote often,vote UKIP :-)

  31. 75
    Loopy Lou says:

    I am just reading my way through that nice Mr Carney’s speech .

    There are a lot of things to be addressed on the Global Stage even after Basel.

    Yesterdays shenanighans at that Summit with Merkel and Hollande talking about spying and David Cameron sitting in a corner attacking red tape do not bode well.

    Protectionism and global decline are just around the corner.

  32. 76
    Genghiz the kahn says:

    How much would growth rise without Green taxes on gas, electricity, petrol, diesel and the other greenwash regulations?

    • 91
      Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

      Now now we wouldn’t want to see the UK grow at 6% per annum and see a huge resurgence in UK manufacturing and a huge fall in unemployment.

      • 100
        Dave the Liability says:

        Now. Now. We don’t want any dirty manufacturing. The rest of the world will keep lending us money to keep our highly developed service & consumption economy going for ever and ever.

      • 138
        FFS says:

        Jesus. I live in Swindon and there are two car factories here but everybody is dirt poor.

        We don’t want manufacturing. Nobody gets rich on manufacturing. Leave it to the Chinks.

        What we need to do is stop looking at what the dirt-poor Chinks are doing and take a look at those rich yanks and do what they are doing given that they seem very keen to ship their manufacturing to China.

  33. 77
    Ed Balls Shallow Chancer says:

    Non of this will save the ConDems from wipeout in 18 months time. The increased cost of living, especially skyrocketing energy bills, is running way ahead of wages. Then there are the hordes of Roma heading for the UK next year, that will help dr-ive down wages even further and cause massive strain on already overstretched services and infrastructure.

    Tick tock, tick tock.

    Vote early,vote often,vote UKIP :-)

  34. 83
    Speed-Dial says:

    “Agents at the United States’ NSA have been intrigued by conversations they have been monitoring when listening in on British MP Dianne Abbott’s cell phone.”

    “A NSA source claims that MP Abbott seems to talk in ‘code’. Most of her conversations are very short and only contain the names of pizzas.”

  35. 95
    uncomfortable science says:

    I’ve never understood why generally growth is regarded as a good thing. What with being an Island and everything the population must be established at a happy number. Ideally agriculture should be able to support the population but once that production is attained then there is no need for anymore growth in volume.
    If there is a fixed amount of stuff floating about, at anytime some people can have quite a bit of it and some people have less of it but I see no need for the general availability of stuff to increase.

    • 116
      Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

      If we grew more than we needed to feed ourselves then we could export the surplus to other countries who can’t feed themselves and make some foreign export earnings with which we can buy stuff we don’t/can’t produce.

      • 118
        uncomfortable science says:

        as we don’t grow nearly enough it’s a bit of a problem.

        • 122
          Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

          I said “If”, but the USA and New Zealand do export most of their produce.

        • 127
          Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

          We would have to reduce our population to say 20 million before we could export a surplus.

    • 131
      Macro-Economist says:

      Good god, this is so wrong I wouldn’t know where to start.

      GDP is effectively a measure of the broad money supply (cash + debt) and its utilisation. On its own it is meaningless. GDP growth is useful since it indicates that the economy is likely to be moving into a healthier situation.

      GDP growth does not mean we are making more stuff. It certainly doesn’t mean we now make a surplus of food. We only make about 60% of our food here in the UK.
      In general about 30% of our needs in $ terms has to be imported which is why the UK has been a free trade nation since the time of the industrial revolution.

      • 145
        uncomfortable science says:

        the money is a way of exchanging desirable things. Increasing the money without an increase in desirable things seems like a bad idea.

    • 147
      HEARDITALL says:

      They never take into consideration the QUALITY of the population when they refer to growth

  36. 96
    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:


    • 113
      The Flying Spaghetti Machine says:

      On the path to prosperity ?

      The UK was prosperous before the previous Labour retards decided to let in half the t’hird world on benefits, and screw the economy up by over taxing business unnecessarily and giving cash to the corrupt EU arse holes.

      Seriously: Fuck off with that rhetoric – it’s bull-shit in any case.

  37. 104
    Dave the Liability says:

    I’m still running a Deficit of £300 million every day after fucking day — just like every day since I contrived not to win the 2010 election.

  38. 105
    Through Gritted Teeth...Finally Bollock Ed says:
    • 110
      999 What's your emergency? says:

      fuck off Balls

    • 115
      Vote UKIP - don't let your granny freeze says:

      He can’t talk about unemployment because that is falling.
      He can’t talk about GDP because that is growing.
      So he has to whinge about cost of living.

      When Labour were in power unemployment rose in total over 13 years and we had a 7% recession. Labour’s record is worse than any of Des O’Connors.

      • 126
        Total Balls says:

        High inflation is Labour’s policy, they devalued the Pound, brought in QE and allowed the Bank of England to break the inflation target for month after month.

      • 128
        Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

        The 7% recession should be named the Brown Bust.

  39. 106
    Vince Cable says:

    GDP grows at fastest pace in three years, but still not as fast as growth in debt


  40. 109
    Dave the Arsehole says:

    The National Debt is really booming too. Higher and higher. Aren’t I doing well?

    • 119
      Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

      Yes Dave you are UKIPs best ever recruiting sergeant and with the hordes of Romas flooding the country from next year, it’ll make a mockery of your promise to reduce immigration to the tens of thousands.

      • 162
        Sid says:

        They don’t know how many people are in the country, and the official migration figures are based on surveys that make them little more than an educated guess.

  41. 121
    Crook round the neck please says:

    That Caroline Flint is one hateful hectoring old witch.

  42. 123
    Winning for Britain says:

    George Osborne is winning for Britain

  43. 124
    Let's have a party says:

    My gas is going up by 10%. My electricity by 9%. My train season ticket by 6%. Why should I give a fuck about the GDP?

    • 130
      Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

      And your wages will be going down when the hordes of Romas flood the country from next year.

      • 139
        Fill My Bag for Life with Fags & Vodka says:

        How true. It is just a headline grabber for Dave and George to twat Millibean and Balls with. It means nothing to most people who are being spit roasted by rising prices and falling wages.
        Let’s see if Dave axes the ‘green’ taxes on energy in the next 6 months as part of his run into the GE might trigger a tax cutting war!

    • 140
      FFS says:

      Because your house price is going up so you’ll soon be able to fuck off to Spain where you won’t need so much gas and leccy? Make immigration work for you.

    • 161
      Sid says:

      Royal Mail shares are up 67%.

  44. 144
    chris says:

    But…how much did the population grow?

    • 160
      Sid says:

      In 2012 UK population growth was 0.8%. Of course most of GDP is the wealthiest corporations, so it is meaningless anyway. Milliband is actually right – it is all about wages and the cost of living, not GDP.

  45. 151
    ho ho ho says:

    Economy gives slight splutter of life despite three years of Tory attacks that fucked the recovery and Tory boys get a full two and a bit inches for whole minutes.

    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

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Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:

“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”

orkneylad says:

What’s he been doing FFS, mining bitcoins?

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