November 12th, 2013

That Permanent Austerity in Full

The usual bedwetters are lining up this morning to proclaim that Cameron signalled never-ending austerity last night. They’re moaning about ideology etcetera.

Have a look at what Dave actually said:

“We have a plan – and we are carefully implementing that plan. Already we have cut the deficit by a third. And we are sticking to the task. But that doesn’t just mean making difficult decisions on public spending. It also means something more profound.

It means building a leaner, more efficient state. We need to do more with less. Not just now, but permanently.

It can be done. Consider these facts. There are 40 per cent fewer people working in the Department for Education – but over 3,000 more free schools and academies, with more children doing tougher subjects than ever before. There are 23,000 fewer administrative roles in the NHS – but 5,000 more doctors, with shorter waiting times. So you can have a leaner, more efficient, more affordable state that actually delivers better results for the taxpayer.”

Guido will believe the “leaner, more efficient, more affordable state” when he sees it, but it is hardly an unreasonable aim? What do the left have against being careful with taxpayers’ money? If you are opposed to efficiency, then you are the ideological one…


  1. 1
    Genghiz the kahn says:

    Cameron drives on the left…on the road to nowhere.

  2. 2
    Django Wayne says:

    He talks the talk but can he walk the walk?

  3. 3
    The senior EU Commissar distorts Churhill's European Message says:

  4. 4
    The BBC says:

    That’s our boy.

  5. 5
    Dave Likes a Big One Up His Arse says:

    He was gay as well you know, like all great ‘Conservatives’.

  6. 6
    It's all a Plot says:

    Is this a remake of The Shining? “Heeeeeeere’s Georgie!”

  7. 7
    UKIP or bust says:

    Forget the pinhead pimp rompey, the devious and evil barroso is the stalin of the EUSSR.

  8. 8
    Buju Banton says:

    There are fewer police and crime is down.

  9. 9
    WelshRacer says:

    not exactly the image you want to project though is it?

  10. 10
    The Battle is not yet won says:

    Never thought I would see the day when a communist official’s name is displayed beneath an image of Churchill.

  11. 11
    retrdEd Militwat says:

    Mithsther Sthpeaker, Mithsther Sthpeaker!!

    Thith ith outwageouth. I demand a judge led enquiewrerery. My Al-level politics teacher said that public sthpending ith a good thing alwayth so we need more of ith.

  12. 12
    Ed Moribund and his infeasibly large balls. says:

    BBC wake up smell the stench of tear gas in France.

    All not well in Hollande’s socialist paradise.

  13. 13
    Final Comment says:

    Ed promises to reduce shoplifting of food from supermarkets.

    He is closing them all down and fixing the price of bread.

  14. 14
    I love gay marriage says:

    Dave “Whats this wheel thingy in front of me” ?
    George ” No it’s really a paddle”

  15. 15
    Cynic2 says:

    Cause you can never get through to report crime

  16. 16
    Red Ed says:

    I’m thuffering a crithith crithith. I don’t have anything to thay ith another crithith yet for tomorrowth PMQth.

  17. 17
    Cynic2 says:

    Dave ” I always wondered what that chap in the front of Daddy’s Roller did when he wasn’t opening the door for one”

  18. 18
    and says:

    The only thing lefties excel at is spending other people’s money.

  19. 19
    BBC says:

    Can all presenters please return their poppies to stores, they are required for next year as usual.

  20. 20
    Polly Toynwasp says:

    Outrageous! Efficiency and value for money are evil words that don’t belong in the public sector.

  21. 21
    Red Ed says:

    Thut up. Thith ith not a crithith.

  22. 22
    Pop Larkin says:

    Inflation down, growth up and now we have proof of easy efficiency gains in the public sector.


  23. 23
    FFS says:

    Child tax credit: £2750p.a. for each child

    Working tax credit: £2000 for each person in work on a low wage

    Personal allowance £9500

    Lowest rate of tax: 20% up to £35,000

    All changes brought in by the Labour government and all of them unfunded.

    This is the reason for the deficit. We cannot now afford teachers and nurses becauses 90% of the population have now been moved from net controbutors to the tax system to net beneficiaries of it, funded by increasing debt. Cameron and Osborne don’t have the balls to put this right.

  24. 24
    Anonymous says:

    PR 101 : do not talk of austerity whilst sitting on a golden throne

  25. 25
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    The wheels on the bus about to come off ?

  26. 26
    French Revolution says:

  27. 27
    Joyeux Noel et Bonne Année says:

    Well if you want to tax people at the rate of 53% of GDP at the same time threatening to imprison and fine them if they dare to work more than 35 hours a week or work on Sundays you have only yourself to blame.

  28. 28
    Prophet of doom says:

    It’s no good cutting the deficit if the astronomical debt isn’t sorted out. Weimar Republic, here we come. Stock up on wheelbarrows, you’ll need one to carry your change when you buy a loaf. If loaves are available.

  29. 29
    walking into the darkness says:

    why is John Major suddenly doing reappearing in the public eye?, always gets me suspicious when ex politicos come back to play and surely believing Edwina Currie to be a good score should relieve you of any public role for life. Why do all these ‘has beens’ yearn to bask in the lack of glory of their former years?

  30. 30
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    If they try to prosecute the 12 year old girl then the guillotine may be brought back into service…

  31. 31
    We're fucked says:


  32. 32
    Ianto Evans says:

    You have forgotten about the £700 per child child birth insurance premium the taxpayer pays for every child.

  33. 33
    average joanna says:

    I agree with the sentiments, but don’t think a Remembrance Service
    is the place to protest.

  34. 34
    Maggie the dog says:

    Shhh saying that may not get you re-elected just do what you do best and lie.

  35. 35
    Camoron's imminent P45 (delivered by Roma) says:

    And Dimmy Dave certainly excels at that!

    Since becoming the weakest and most pathetic and despised PM in history, he’s pissed away more than £35 billion on foreign aid (much of it to countries with space programmes). He’s pissed away more than £70 billion on our EU membership. He’s going to piss away £70 billion (and rising) on the HS2 railway we don’t want or need (and certainly can’t afford).

    Pissing-away taxpayers’ money. It’s the only thing Dimmy Dave’s good at.

  36. 36
    Yvonne from the Colliers Arms Clydach says:

    Have you tried getting a bus out of Clydach recently?

  37. 37
    The Fascist Left rears its ugly head says:

    The Totalitarian Fascist left have gone Bananas both sides of the channel.

    They want to lock up a 12 year old girl for carrying a banana in France and no clemency to be shown to a soldier under massive stress serving his country.

  38. 38
    Red Ed says:

    Inflation down meanth that cotht of living crithith ith getting better. Thit.

  39. 39
    Jane Birkin from Paris says:

    That Harlem Desire character was the one who said he was going to speak to Hollande about allowing that gypsy girl back into the country with her entire family so that she could finish her education here despite her truly dreadful school attendance record.

  40. 40
    Red Ed says:

    And the Labour lot dare to say this is a cost of living crisis. They should look at the plight of those suffering in the Philippines. That is what is called a crisis.

  41. 41
    One-term Dave says:

    By jove! I only stopped the bus for a moment and some blighter’s stolen the wheels! Oh look! What good fortune! Those lovely Roma people over there have some wheels that should do! You-hooo! I say! Hello! I say! Oh, it’s no good, they didn’t hear me.

  42. 42
    Cliff Richard says:

    I like buses too, and I’m not gay!

  43. 43
    Vote Tory get heir to Blair says:

    Oh dear. You can’t reduce the debt unless you bring down the deficit.

  44. 44
    FFS says:

    Their first instinct when confronted by the increasing antipathy of the people to mass immigration is to supress, control and crush opposition to it by all means available.

    I can’t see it working for long. Racism, it seems, is becoming trendy again as the Marxist elites that have been ruling Europe for so long find themselves on the wrong side of every argument.

  45. 45
    Joyeux Noel et Bonne Année says:

    That is nothing.

    Local Socialists built a brand spanking new school near me.

    A local charity decided to help some Gypsies to fill in the forms enroll their kids in this school.

    The applications were rejected because the Socialists said the forms had been filled in incorrectly !

  46. 46
    Ianto Evans says:

    Always good box office to turn on a group such as the gypsies when finances are tight.

  47. 47
    socialists says:

    Why do you think we want to censor the press?

  48. 48
    Shhh, never let on says:

    Seems the Republic of Ireland is still chopping up its horses for the UK consumer to enjoy in burgers

  49. 49
    helpful suggestion says:

    Make your own bread.

  50. 50
    Trigger says:

    As a law abiding citizen I would like to see David Cameron’s PSV licence and insurance for driving that bus.

  51. 51
    Spin Doctor says:

    SpAd numbers are still rising though, aren’t they Dave

  52. 52
    FFS says:

    conclusion: police commit a lot of crime

    supporting evidence: plebgate

  53. 53
    John Bellingham says:

    I have been using the term “bedwetters” to describe socialists and “thumbsuckers” (a euphemism) for Lib-Dems and their fellow travelers (another euphemism) for some years. I don’t know if I invented it, but I am glad to see that at least the former is now adopted as a general description.

  54. 54
    Marine Le Pen says:

    When the Romas arrive a visit to Tescos will never be the same again .

  55. 55
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    The EU is what is causing these problems.

    A twelve year old girl is not going to really understand what she is shouting or what the banana means. What the left have done to the education system means she will not have been taught much if anything at all about what real rac!sm is.

    That the state want to prosecute a twelve year old demonstrates concisely the idiocy of the state and by extension the left in general.

    Could be some good riots coming up this winter.

    Didn’t Nigel Farage say something along the lines of: ‘You ain’t seen nothing yet’ when talking about what was happening in G’reece a few years back ?

  56. 56
    Allô Allô says:

    oh la la!

  57. 57
    FFS says:

    Which I would translate to mean:

    We can afford to be liberal when the left haven’t spent all our money on immigrants

    We cannot afford liberal sentiments when the left have already spent all our money on immigrants.

    In other words, antipathy towards immigrants is caused by left wing idealists using up everyone’s generosity of spirit until people find that their racism is actually justifiable. When this happens, all hell can be unleashed.

  58. 58
    MARK OATEN it's the way i Smell e'm says:

    At last they have found something the useless twat can do
    before you know it , he will be tying his own shoelaces

  59. 59
    Ajem Choudry says:

    I disagree, and the Met Police even gave me an escort when I did it.

  60. 60
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    Rac!sm, the real reaction which people have, is not trendy but a very real irrational instinct which should not be encouraged.

    Once the genie is out of the bottle and people start to associate economic and cultural survival, protection of their own, as requiring those of other obvious tribes being legitimate targets then it will be very difficult to stop.

    The French state in this case is making a mistake. They are trying to quash dissent by authoritarian means, but as they themselves are perceived to be part of the problem their actions will only exacerbate the issue.

    Probably best to fall back, get rid of some of the visible minorities who have been appointed in government, cut the taxes and allow the situation to calm down.

    The black and the arab in France will be similarly starting to stir, however the white is the majority and would ultimately win in any conflict.

    Precisely the same problem is playing out in the UK, albeit slightly less visibly at this time.

  61. 61
    alex weir says:

    guido, we all know you are an unmitigated rightwing ideologue. but i thought you had a modicum of common sense also. do not believe what @david_cameron says. he will screw up either deliberately or accidentally.

  62. 62
    Jack Ketch says:

    If there was no crime, there would be no need for anything other than a tiny police force for traffic direction. It is in the interests of the Police Federation and the ACPO that there is a lot of crime, this is why they colluded with the Politburo of 1997-2010 to criminalise pensioners and others by creating thousands of new laws. Himmler and Yezhov recognised this and acted accordingly.

  63. 63
    FFS says:

    “Rac!sm, the real reaction which people have, is not trendy but a very real irrational instinct which should not be encouraged.”

    The best way to discourage racism is to avoid mixing races. This is what we should have learned from WWII.

    The left chose to learn the opposite. But the left are always to be found on the wrong side of every argument.

  64. 64
    Marine Le Pen says:

    White majority ?

    Non, non ,non, ça n’existe pas ces jours

  65. 65
    Rob says:

    The French want the ‘French’ way of life but don’t want to pay for it. They have voted for this mess in election after election.

    One day the numpties will twig that if they don’t want the government to steal from them, they should stop voting for thieves.

  66. 66
    danny nolan says:

    So it’s alright for Wunashan to have a bigger state through *ideology* but it’s not alright for the Tories to have a smaller state through *ideology*.

    I do despise the left.

    Well I say ‘the left’ but ‘the left’ barely exists these days; just lots of chatterers pretending that they are of ‘the left’.

    Witness the 150,000 posties who took the RM shares (stockmarket – the cutting edge of greedy money-for-nothing capitalism) versus the 300-odd who didn’t.

  67. 67
    Ian Hislop says:

    It’s a term you and Gheedough pinched from Private Eye (Dear Bill letters)

  68. 68
    Jimmy says:

    Trouble is the lean tory state seems to be more expensive to run than the extravagant labour one.

  69. 69
    Pleb says:

    No, they’d still be needed to demand that legal magazines be removed from Newsagent shelves, to harrass legal protesters against China, to fit up Paddies in trains and Tory ministers, and to set their alsations on football fans legally singing ribald songs.

  70. 70
    I 'ate you. says:

    ‘Ere, Where’s Blakey?

  71. 71
    Owen's Remedial Maths teacher says:

    “You can’t reduce the debt unless you bring down the deficit”

    That merely reduces the rate at which the debt is rising.
    You can’t reduce the debt unless you create a surplus.

  72. 72
    In your dreams!. says:

    ‘I say Dave old boy, this is a jolly super idea or driving the cabinet around, save a bally fortune on cars and drivers’.

  73. 73
    Thrifty shopper says:

    Who cares. Just make sure it is labelled.

  74. 74
    Generous taxpayer says:

    Therefore “cuts” don’t exist?
    So why do you lefties complain about them?

  75. 75
    Dikhed Dave the Downing Street Dunce says:

    You should know well by now:

    What I say, what I mean and what I do, are usually three completely separate things.

  76. 76
    Reds wet their beds says:

    It is a term that is applied liberally to all sorts of people and has been for hundreds of years.

  77. 77
    Anonymous says:

    Window lickers

  78. 78
    Jimmy says:

    False economies exist. Gideon’s terribly good at those.

  79. 79
    Nworb Nodrog says:

    Why TF don’t you read what is writ – Six adult cattle carcasses were found near the Ravensdale Forest in County Louth on Monday. how do you interpret that as “chopping up its horses”?

  80. 80
    Airey Belvoir says:

    Last night the BBC broadcast a one-hour propaganda film for Labour, thinly diguised as ‘The Choir’. A tear-jerking series of moans about the awful cuts and austerity blighting the lives of Birmingham City Council workers, laid on with a trowel. Not subtle at all..

  81. 81
    FFS says:

    Edwina is an alpha female, he was an omega male masquerading as an alpha.

    She just took what she wanted and he just caved in.

  82. 82
    kitler says:

    ‘The best way to discourage racism is to avoid mixing races. This is what we should have learned from WWII.’

    Really? Thats what you learned from WWII? Do tell how you think this policy worked out for Germany and Japan.

  83. 83
    kitler says:

    At least Gideon hides away in the shadows doing what he does quietly unlike the self obsessed Labour mongs who have to be on TV 24hrs a day. OK, so its the only good thing about him but still, its a start.

  84. 84
    FFS says:

    Ah but the people protesting are not the people that have voted for this mess. The people protesting are the 10% of the people that have been paying for this mess. Many of them have simply decided they aren’t going to pay for it anymore.

    It is the same as in the UK. 10% of the population are paying for a system that is to the benefit of the remaining 90%. That’s the impact of democracy. Socialists simply use the money from 10% of the population to buy the affection of 90% of the voters in the hope that 40% of them will vote Labour.

    The only solution is more votes based on how much tax you pay, and no votes at all for those that pay no tax. Coming to France soon.

  85. 85
    FFS says:

    Exactly. Tax credit system still in place. Unemployment didn’t shoot up. Deficit the same as ever.

    The cuts never happened. Cameron and Osborne are simply hoping that if they hold tight the economy will turn the corner and eventually GDP will grow enough to absorb the deficit.

    Talk of a lean state is nothing but empty progaganda.

  86. 86
    Little Bo Peep says:

    Read no further folks – this posting and what the PM said is complete bollox.

    For evidence, just look at the ever increasing Spad count.

  87. 87
    jipsy jo says:

    Just wait until Jan 2014 when the Romanies flood in.

  88. 88
    Little Bo Peep says:

    All these give-aways mean that large businesses can pay minimal wages as the state makes up the difference to what the actual going rate for the job is.

    Economics 101?

  89. 89
    It's a tricky one says:

    Who could possibly have predicted a socialist government running out of someone else’s money?

  90. 90
    Anonymous says:

    Usual rubbish. Dave has just admitted he’ll keep cutting expenditure so he can reduce taxes on his City friends.

  91. 91
    Vin says:

    Have you all forgotten that the 40% tax band now starts at £32k?

  92. 92
    Anonymous says:


  93. 93
    Anonymous says:

    Have you forgotten the Tories reduced taxes in millionaires to 45% while bleating on about austerity.

  94. 94
    Anonymous says:

    Bollocks. Didn’t you notice there was a world wide recession. Probably not as you’re too thick.

  95. 95
    Jack the Ripper says:

    Seems that Dave isn’t getting his message across even in the Mail. Look at the headline :

  96. 96
    Abu dhhabi doo says:

    Racism has been portrayed as irrational, but take a good look around you and ask yourself, how irrational is it *actually*?

  97. 97
    Anonymous says:

    Original. Never heard that one before. Twat.

  98. 98
    Abu dhhabi doo says:


    +1 and many, many more

  99. 99
    Anonymous says:

    Wankers is the term I use for right-wingers.

  100. 100
    Anonymous says:

    Of course, Churchill was strongly in favour of European union.

  101. 101
    E101 says:

    It is the level of debt that allows a deficit to be retained. When the debt gets too high, the borrowing costs become too large and sooner or later the faeces interface with the rotor.

    Cutting the debt is crucial, the deficit is merely a snapshot in time.

  102. 102
    tb sure, tb sure says:

    Illegal abbatoirs won’t confine themselves to cattle.

    Would you like your badger burger with or without TB?

  103. 103
    Vin says:

    The lean-ness is in the interest rates for savers and the annuity rates for pensioners.

    This does not show up in cuts though, as you say.

  104. 104
    over 'ere says:

    I ‘ate you Butler!

  105. 105
    kitler says:

    The most racist countries are generally muzzie countries. Hows that working out for them?

  106. 106

    There could be no better place to protest !!!

  107. 107
    MARK OATEN it's the way i Smell e'm says:

    Yes i heard a rumour you frequently ride a large red one

  108. 108
    Jack Ketch says:

    Meaning those who take their destiny into their own hands?

  109. 109
    Anonymous says:

    It’s all well and good dissecting his speeches, but if you actually believe a word Cameron says, you are a grade 1 moron.

  110. 110
    Raptor says:

    The only way to reduce public spending is to link the right to vote to the level of tax paid, as suggested above. The Poll Tax was a good step in that direction, since it spread the cost of local government across all local residents, many of whom, under the old rating system, had contributed nothing.

    Naturally, the latter were outraged in the short term, since they expected to vote themselves all kinds of benefits, which someone else would pay for. But in the longer term, those people would have to vote for a more efficient public sector, in their own interests. And the public finances would be in much better shape today, as result.

    The abandonment of the Poll Tax by those craven Tories who knifed Mrs Thatcher was not the least of their crimes.

  111. 111
    Anonymous says:

    For the answer to your question Django just look and see how many quangos he actually put on the promised bonfire.

  112. 112

    Socialist logic
    Turn country into multi cult hell hole.
    Deliberatly put ethnics in positions of authority.
    Clear the indigenous people out of their homes by filling municipal housing with immigrants.
    Destroy the educational prospects of thousands of working peoples’ children.
    Massively increase taxes to pay for all this .
    Debase the currency by printing soon to be worthless banknotes
    Express surprise when it all goes tits up, and condemn those who bear the brunt of their destructive actions as racist , fascists and bigots for having the effrontery to object

  113. 113
    M says:

    Could try “grow up for fuck sake”

    Just a suggestion

  114. 114
    13 years in power, 40% tax rate says:

    Are you referring to the 50% tax rate introduced by Labour 2 weeks before they lost the election?


    The rate is now higher than it was during the 13 years that Labour were in power.


  115. 115
    Apologies in advance says:

    I just can’t stop wanking: thanks to wankyousite my aunt won ££££ at the races and paid off her mortgage. Who says there’s no Britain anymore.

  116. 116
    JonDanzig says:

    EU Commission President, José Barroso, has called for a revival of Winston Churchill’s vision for a kind of ‘United States of Europe’. Nonsense, responded the eurosceptics. Churchill was ‘one of us’ and he would’ve voted UKIP!

    Who’s right? See my latest ‘EU ROPE’ blog: ‘Winston Churchill – a founder of the European Union’

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