December 19th, 2013

Labour MPs Smiling in the Faces of the Poor at Food Banks

Another example of disgraceful behaviour that outrages Labour MPs is smiling in the faces of the poor at food banks. Readers will remember Angela Eagle getting very angry about this until Guido found a picture of her doing the same thing:

Turns out quite a lot of Labour MPs enjoy taunting the hungry with their grinning faces:

To be fair the Prime Mentalist has never been able to control his smile:

Not content with laughing her way through yesterday’s debate, Rachel Reeves shoves her contempt for food bank users in their faces:

Et tu Sadiq?

And finally:

Guido doesn’t want to know what Jack Dromey is smiling about…


  1. 1
    Genghiz the kahn says:

    What a wunch of bankers

    • 9
      Itchy Scrote says:

      Indeed. Makes you wonder where the hands are in that last picture.

    • 96
      ancientpopeye says:

      Guido doesn’t want to know what Jack Dromey is smiling about…

      I know…I know.

      • 253
        Psyche the Dog says:

        Go on Geedes keep doing your masters will, they are posing for a photo opt. what do you want them to do cry buckets, I suppose if you went to India and asked to pose with a dalit you would stand grinning with him for a photo opt. A bit hard I know but it seems have become the silly season with no real news to offer, never mind Geedes you will have 2 weeks rest, unless her upstairs finds you lots of home jobs to do and dragging you off to the shops, Harvey Nicks for instance, sometimes it is nice to be single.

    • 272
      slump on the wanker says:

      it is the end of numbers
      0/0 = 0,1,infinte or any other number.
      so it is the end of numbers..

      in the world of relativity, oo is cheap.
      o though is priceless.

      physically the bigger the o, the greater the slump and inversely greater the loot.

      psychologically the bigger the o the bigger th lOO.

    • 290
      By the way says:

      When is this site going to show your leader at a Food Bank. Are yes, that’s right, he went to a Food Bank – but banned the use of the pictures. What a Total Banker.

  2. 2
    Jesus says:

    For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always.

  3. 3
    Ed M says:

    That Rachel reeves is a greedy cow. Look at her shopping trolley.

  4. 4
    I've got something in my pocket for you... says:

    Dromey’s smiling because he’s leaning against a shelf of bruised cucumbers.

    • 16
      hey ho hum says:

      My name is Jack Dromey
      And I’m on my tod
      Cos Harriet found out
      I’ve been seeing Black Rod.

      Even now I’m not sure
      If that was his name
      But Rod, if you’re reading,
      Sorry my excuse was so lame.

      I’ve had twittering lessons
      and sites I now block
      But. hey, here’s hoping
      I can still see black cock.

  5. 5
    Maim the Left says:

    Good work – keep it up.

    Operation: Ed Balls homeless and sleeping in a p!ss stained bed made of the Daily Mail has a big non-Huhne Green light.

  6. 6
    MIKE OXHARD says:

    Mr Eagles is a lot shorter than i thought

    • 111
      Anonymous says:

      She is a nasty piece of work, have you ever heard her whinging away on “yesterday in Parliament” ? her girlfriend must be a fecking saint.

  7. 7
    Oooh. big boy Jack says:

    Is that a box of puffs I can see in the picture?

  8. 8
    Genghiz the kahn says:

    I laughed all the way to the food bank.

  9. 10
    Well says:

    Hey MP’s
    Why not donate your 11% rise to help feed the poor?

    • 14
      Maim the Left says:

      How about the poor get off their lazy collective arses, regain the means of production and perhaps generate an income stream, and buy their own food ?

      Starters for 10: How about a spot of agriculture, rather than expecting the tossers in the pictures above to do anything meaningful about it.

      The poor perhaps should realize by now that their being poor is what keep the mongs above smiling, as their state keeps the mongs above in a job.

      • 18
        Roma looking for bennies says:

        Hey, sorry but I only turn up here yesterday. First day had to go benefits office, init?

        • 36
          One-term Dave (dragging the Tories to their grave) says:

          I give you a jolly cast-iron guarantee that you will not get jobseekers’ allowance or a council flat!

          Although I will give you lots of other benefits and, actually, yes, I will give you council flat. And I will give you jobseekers’ allowance after all.

          But don’t you bally-well expect me to be as generous with all your family!

          Although to be honest, I will be.

          Toodle pip.

    • 186
      Barnehurst Bob says:

      Because Labour need the poor ( bottom 20%) it keeps them in the manner to which they think they are entitled. That’s why after more than a decade of Labour they’re still here. Why Gwyneth Dunwoody picked on Harperson alone is a mystery. They’re all at it. They should be made to publish their wealth before they entered parliament and what they’re worth now. I bet the Tories have made a little more compared to their private sector earnings. What about Labour? Some, make that most, couldn’t turn a profit on a milk round. This was their only chance and they know they were entitled to be amongst the chosen.

      • 198
        Barnehurst Bob says:

        And I nearly forgot, Does Mrs Dromey now hate black penis’ more than white ones, if so, is this racist and against the law?

      • 378
        M­a­q­boul says:

        Precisely. And this is why they want to keep them poor. For if, God forbid, the Poor could look after themselves then these middle-class lefties would be out of a job.

        That’s the paradox for Labour: if they make peoples’ lives better by helping them to help themselves, they inadvertently create Tories.

    • 422
      World-of-Greed says:

      And what about the rich donating their 5% income tax reduction? And the bankers might chip in. Then again, back in the real world…

  10. 12
    Sunderland is a Labour ghetto thats why its shyte says:

    Dromeys smiling at the thought of meeting Chukka!

  11. 13
    I've got something in my pocket for you... says:

    Don’t let the poor starve, just keep them poor.

    • 202
      Gooey Blob says:

      Unfortunately, that has always been Labour’s philosphy – don’t give them the opportunities to drag themselves up into the middle classes, keep them poor so they keep voting Labour.

      • 423
        Anonymous says:

        That is nice. For it is heart-warning how the Tories are worried and concerned about the fate of the working-class. Not the Nasty Party after all?

  12. 19
    Sunderland is a Labour ghetto thats why its shyte says:

    When does McShame ger his comeuppence?

  13. 21
    Sigh says:

    I’m missing Schrödinger’s cat.

    • 258
      Psyche the Dog says:

      Puss cat is OK he all curled up on the bed with that tabby from down the bottom off of the street.

  14. 22
    Jack Dromey says:

    I couldn’t remember Ainsley Harriott’s name so I googled big black cook, it was just a typo.

  15. 23
    Joe Public & all Voting UKIP.ORG says:

    ZanuLieLabor always strives 24/7 to make its supporters very deprived
    & very hungry, they are then much easier to control with mendacity
    & manipulation as practised by ConsLieLaborLebDims fraternal

    George Orwell’s Animal Farm “Some are much more equal than others”
    the ruling detached political elite ensure that is the way it will remain….
    & the filthy stinking masses of down trodden plebs have to accept that
    without question and just continue to have their money purloined by
    this cartel of the political elite.

  16. 25
    CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

    FOOD BANKS = Labour affiliated contrived bollocks so that Labour’s media friends can run headlines about them and the “nasty” Conservatives who have caused them. Another example of Labour Party communication Black-Ops in action.
    But if you offer free petrol, rail cards or anything else, people will be lining up to fill their boots I suppose. Especially if you have so many eastern euro migrants with their hands out.

  17. 26
    Sunderland is a Labour ghetto thats why its shyte says:

    What these f…..s dont understand is that if you offer free food then people are going to accept it,there should be no need for food banks in the country.I wonder how many of the recipitants smoke,drink buy lottery tickets or have paid any income tax in the last 5 years?

    • 108
      Anonymous says:

      Sunderland.—You have hit the nail on the head, but the Guardianista/Labour /lentil knitters of this world never waste an opportunity to treat “civilians” as brainless morons who all need spoon feeding with freebies as they are too thick to earn for themselves !

      • 134
        Hypocrisy thy name is Socialism says:

        It’s how they gain and retain power.
        Not for them a free and vibrant society of individuals, much better multitudes of poor morons.
        Works well in socialist societies throughout the world to keep the leftie fascists in power.

      • 184
        A Lentil says:

        I resent that. I am a victim here.

    • 199
      Non taxable pikey says:

      What’s this tax thing then?

      • 234
        cynic says:

        It’s the means by which political vampires extract the lifeblood from worthwhile people in order to enrich themselves and their armies of zombies.

    • 265
      Psyche the Dog says:

      There maybe be a few Tory boys even going to shop here, in some old shirt and old clothes, don’t dismiss this as rubbish, when I used to operate on markets you used to get the regulars that came to rummage in the rubbish that the fruit and veggie men had thrown, apparently they came in suits and as soon as fruit and veggie men had packed in for the day they were rummaging. If a fruit and veggie man had thrown out was rubbish it was grot.

  18. 27
    Airey Belvoir says:

    The Trussell Trust bloke on the left of the pic with Wallace is earning more from his foodbanks racket than the Prime Minister. Nice work if you can get it.

  19. 30
    It's the way I tell em says:

    Jack’s smiling at the thought of eating some black pudding.

  20. 31
    NotTheBbc says:

    How strange the Picture has been deleted. :-(

  21. 34
    Labour says:

    A plasma TV with Blu Ray player and an XBox are human rights. This government is condemning millions to poverty without even a DLP TV or at least a Playstation 4. Shame on you, Cameron. A Sky TV movie package and iPad aren’t luxuries, they’re basic human needs.

    • 37
      Alfie Asbo, typical Labour supporter, says:

      And an iPad with 4G unlimited data.

    • 267
      Psyche the Dog says:

      Some companies are stopping making plasma TVs I haven’t got a flat screen TV but a 10 y.o.crt tv (gives a good picture) , no X BOX, a relatively old dvr (works ok), no Blue Ray player and definitely not no Sky movie package and no iPad, I can live without them as can most folks

    • 401
      M­a­q­bo­ul says:

      Millions of people are falling in Playstation Poverty while the Tory led government award themselves 111% payrises. Shame on the toffs.

  22. 35
    Shop around says:

    I feel very sorry for other charities unable to get on this bandwagon. I was accosted by a chugger from Amnesty in the street this afternoon with the line ‘What’s your favourite human right?’ There was a time when Amnesty knew what they were about, now they are floudering around for a cause they can attract money for.

    • 51
      Liebours friends at the BBC - All the staff!! says:

      Just tell the cnut to feck off and stop begging or you’ll call the law over!

      • 59
        Shop around says:

        I suggested she find out how much the senior management are paid.

        • 208
          Non taxable pikey says:

          Good move. The head of the UNHCR is taken around New York in a chauffeur driven Rolls Royce and is paid $1.6 million a year, plus expenses.

      • 402
        M­a­q­bo­ul says:

        My favourite human right is being able to go about my business without being accosted in the street by clipboard nazis.

    • 58
      Elsie Hargreaves 5 Railway Terrace Dewsbury says:

      I trust you told him to mind his own business.

    • 77
      Sir Roger de Senseless says:

      “What’s your favourite yooman rite”?

      Shagging twenty-year-old doe-eyed brunettes. I’ve paid taxes all my life, I’m eighty-three and I haven’t had one since the middle of last week. Where’s the justice in that?

      • 95
        Shop around says:

        You’ve met her then? Outside Camden Town tube station. Thick as two short planks but very enthusiastic at collecting money.

    • 140
      Sir William Wayde says:

      Greenpeace have a real shocker out at the moment. THE ARCTIC IS MELTING it shrieks, then solicits donations to stop oil exploration in the Arctic so that a nature conservation area can be set up. The fact that oil exploration in the Arctic doesn’t make ice melt is left to anybody with brains to work out.

      (For any Monbiotics, since there hasn’t been any warming since 1997, if Arctic ice has receded it cannot be because of warming, nor can warming have been caused by oil).

      • 236
        cynic says:

        The area of ice is increasing compared to previous years. Lefties get everything wrong.

        • 376
          Haribo Halfwit says:

          Greenpeace lies.

          Unless their dictionary has an unusual definition of ‘melting’.

          • Haribo Halfwit says:

            Or, just maybe, they claim ‘it’s melting…’ just the way it does EVERY SUMMER before freezing AND GROWING just the way it does IN THE WINTER.

            (Late news: polar bear population has GROWN 400% since the recent low).

  23. 39
    As it was explained to me... says:

    The issue for some people who lose good jobs is that they have to adjust thier spending very quickly and often its not possible: standing orders and direct debts for that mercedes just can’t be cancelled overnight. So all their food money disappears straight out of their bank accounts and there is not much they can do about it: hence the use of the food banks by middle class people.

    • 80
      Wanna buy a spaceship? says:

      You’re really thick arn’t you?

      • 342
        Ed Balls says:

        But what he said is right.

        So by that logic, we can all buy spaceships by direct debit, screw the consequences because we can still get free food.

        Wow – and it’ll really boost GDP figures !!!

    • 139
      A Middle Class Person says:

      Where can I sign on for this free food, it’s most inconvenient having to pay for it.

    • 403
      M­a­q­bo­ul says:

      In other words, food banks are set up to support those who can’t manage their finances by people who can.

  24. 41
    David Spencer Cameron says:

    I will not be happy until the country is rid of Food Banks.

    I want everyone to have a job.

    I want everyone to have a car.

    I want everyone to have an iPad.

    Only in this way can we be rid of the Welfare State.

    • 142
      An Any Class Person says:

      and we all want free nannies and free nappies and free bingo and free lottery tickets and free cigs and free booze and free everything cos they is our yuman rites.

  25. 42
    Flower power says:
    • 173
      Socialism ~ a debilitating disease says:

      Fortunately we have a Tesco convenience store coming to provide competition for the local coop so I need never support socialism again.

  26. 43
    Tony Eden from Eton says:

    There is no room for Food Banks in a free and democratic country.

  27. 46
    Bin Effiz Khalidmen says:


  28. 47
    MIKE OXHARD says:

    I had to laugh when i saw those two fat tarts leaving the food bank with trollies
    piled high , and trying to balance three or four of those enormous Costco fresh cream gateaux’s on top

  29. 48
    Liebours friends at the BBC - All the staff!! says:

    Why can’t these parasites get a proper job done. Instead they just solicit photo-opportunities for their own egotistical and self-promotion.

    I feckin’ hate the bastards!!

    Rant over

  30. 50
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    This is a food crisis. When will the Prime Minister reduce the price of food ?

    • 56
      Londoner says:

      When Labour pays back its debts, the Co-op will be able to pass on some discounts to their customers.

  31. 57
    C.O.Jones says:

    Seems like a photo opportunity in a food bank is the equivalent to an MP holding a baby 50 years ago.

    The public just love it!

  32. 65
    Iain Duncan Smith says:

    Tom Watson tears into Cons who found it funny desperate people fought for food

    And I reckon Tom Watson is right you know.

    • 67
      Easy peasy says:

      . . . and I want dennis skiner to be speaker.

      • 79
        (Not so)Dangerous Brian says:

        Tried to read the vomit inducing garbage but had to stop, who does this wank*r think he is, the big fat lying vote rigging expenses fiddling tub of whale j*zz should simply just f**k off.
        I dont forgive his f*cking pals for ruining the country and turning us all into apolgist rag head and woofter loving tur*s frightened to say what we really think.
        A pox on all their houses.

        • 91
          Wanna buy a spaceship? says:

          Watson should contribute the food he gets on expenses to food banks.

          The Fat f*cker is an obscene size and could probably feed twenty with the amount he must consume.

          • Watson is Jesus, and Russel Brand is a cock says:

            Yeah, or he could feed more if he fell in a sausage machine.

            Wanna buy some smack ?

          • Gooey Blob says:

            Tom Watson apparently doesn’t even know how to cast his vote properly in the HoC. Somehow he accidentally voted the wrong way on FOBTs the other week and was in the press confessing to his mistake.

          • Non taxable pikey says:

            Alternatively, he could feed Pickles for maybe 5 minutes

          • Bolshevik Broadcasting Corporation says:

            You can’t say ‘fat’ anymore. By order of the BBC. We are arranging to have a law passed censoring free speech as soon as all the ‘trouble’ has blown over.

      • 81
        PLC Capita says:

        These people have had all year to save up for Christmas and look at the mess they have made of it.

        No wonder the country is in a mess.

    • 76
      Appearances says:

      My wife loves jostling for bargains. Apparently when she does it on Boxing day it is a time honoured tradition but when she does it when she pops past the supermarket in the evening, it makes her a desperate pauper. Go figure.

    • 94
      Socialism is a severe mental illness says:

      I know how to save the poor starving mongs of Britain. I call it the “Michael Carroll Plan”.

      It’s really simple. Every Labour voter is given a one-off tax-free benefit payment of £9,736,131.

      They’ll be set for life and want for nothing.

      What could possibly go wrong?

  33. 68
    C.O.Jones says:

    Up north they even do micro chips for kids in the local food banks. Here down south we are only allowed to do this to our pets.

  34. 75
    Pizza Delivery Man says:

    Ted Heath had the plebs on a three day week.

    Now Dave Cameron has them rushing in their hordes to Food Banks.

    It is really so so funny.

    • 87
      Socialism is a severe mental illness says:

      The three day week was to conserve fuel because the coal miners were on strike.

      You remember coal miners? They supplied coal to the power stations that Ed Miliband shut down.

  35. 78
    Cressida's Dick says:

    Now if they’d have been Brazilian…………

    • 92
      Sunderland is a Labour ghetto thats why its shyte says:

      Now we will after keep adebole or whatever he calls himself now for life not to forget his 6 kids inshallah Britain!

  36. 82
    Bargain Mad says:

    Shopping is a contact sport. It always was and it always will be.

  37. 86
    John Bellingham says:

    I think that this proof that Labour MPs have to go to food banks is an argument in favour of that pay increase to £75,000 per years (£125,000 after deductions) and a damning indictment of the educational system that left them with no skills or training to get a real fucking job!

  38. 88
    Sunderland is a Labour ghetto thats why its shyte says:

    Just found out whats for dinner tonight,poached wild salmon with kale and baby new potatoes ummmm.followed by a lovely chocolate torte!

    • 101
      RomaBob...ethical immigrants. says:

      Dinner tonight?
      Hang on there….. no such thing as evening dinner in Sunderland, it is tea, just tea.
      Dinner is lunch and lunch is dinner!!

      • 114
        Sunderland is a Labour ghetto thats why its shyte says:

        F off back to Bucharest!

        • 182
          RomaBob...ethical immigrants. says:


          Typical Sunderland lad……. :)

          Must have gone to Pennywell Comp ;)

          • Sunderland is a Labour ghetto thats why its shyte says:

            Pennywell Comp is one of the most underperforming schools in Britain I went to St Aidans Grammar School

  39. 89
    Eccles says:

    Food Banks are not just for Christmas you know.

  40. 90
    Gordon Brown says:

    I told everyone in Paris how to save the world but no one listened. I told them but they didn’t care. They just wanted to see the world burn. Only I had the moral fibre and strength to save the world.

    • 239
      Directorate of Non-Compliance says:

      Self-serving humbugs like Mr Brown should be flogged from Dalmuir West to Auchenshuggle, pursued by a Number 9 Tram.

    • 240
      cynic says:

      You have charged the tax payers of Britain far too much for whatever good you did the world.
      It’s time to reverse the flow of Foreign Aid. Take a begging bowl around the United Nations and see how much the world will contribute to Britain.

  41. 93
    Nigel's Red Barrel says:

    The food banks should issue rolled oats to the poor, boiled up they make nutritious porridge.
    Oats can be bought for £160 per ton, that makes them 7p per pound. I don’t think there would be so many hungry people then.

    • 97
      A typical Labour voter says:

      The ressipee is a bit komplikaytid.

      • 98
        Georgie Osborne's Blue and White Army says:

        The future is porridge.

        The future is bright.

        • 365
          happy hubby says:

          My lady wife often uses oats to make delicious biscuits. There are other things to do with them apart from drowning them in milk and stirring in a hot saucepan for a couple of minutes. Supposed to be effective for reducing cholesterol too.

  42. 100
    shumpeter on high says:

    There is a bottle of salad cream on that shelf.

    What use is that ?

    I never eat salad.

    These people don’t have a clue.

    • 105
      RomaBob...ethical immigrants. says:

      FFS give it all to me ‘cos I can sell it on or take it back home to Romania.

    • 121
      Nigella says:

      So put it on your sandwiches, instead of mayonnaise or mustard. Be creative in the kitchen, I always say. I have a little bit of knowledge in that department, having often run out of many things because I couldn’t be arsed to leave what I was doing long enough to go around to the shops.

    • 151
      Gastronomicus says:

      Fish finger sandwiches with salad cream.

      Don’t knock it.

      • 366
        ... and nor for something different... says:

        Custard sandwiches made with fresh crusty bread. Nothing better!

  43. 106
    Dave fights to get Turkish immigrants says:

    All the free publicity about food banks is making somebody a shed-load of money.

  44. 110
    Dave fights to get Turkish immigrants says:

    Why is Dromey laughing when standing next to some puffs?

  45. 113
    Genghiz the kahn says:

    Odd how many Labour MPs visited Post Office sorting offices to have photographs taken with some staff.

    This week the theme is go to a food bank and smile with or at the volunteers.

    Is next week’s cause handing out presents to needy children?

  46. 115
    Cereal abuser says:

    I locked my wee girl up in a cupboard for two days then sent her to the foodbank.


  47. 116
    I left the lefties says:

    I cringe when I remember what a leftie I was at university. Anyone else here a former leftie? Would cheer me up to know I’m not alone in having an embarrassing leftie past.

    • 128
      Hypocrisy thy name is Socialism says:

      Yes I also admit to having been a leftie and driving around at Bristol in the Sixties with a ‘Let’s go with Labour’ sticker in the window. I didn’t start to get better until the mid 70s when I flirted with support for Liberals and Social Democrats.

      But not until 1979 did I make a full recovery when idly reading a speech in the Guardian and thinking yep that’s spot on, that’s what I believe in, that’s what we should be doing, was shocked to find it had been given by one Margaret Thatcher.
      It was a Sherborne conversion ‘cos that’s where I was at the time, and I’ve never looked back.

      Like a church convert I hate the lefties with a passion because I realise how they sold us one huge lie and as a result have condemned future generations to penury, and worse they’re still doing it and seem to have more converts and useful idiots than ever working on the big lie. The BBC is of course 100% full of them but you meet them everywhere, folk who would like to do good with your money but are too mean to leave a tip.

      They disgust me. I really do loathe them and admit my sin of being a complete fool when young.

    • 135
      Socialism is a severe mental illness says:

      I’m sure many of us supported Labour at one time or another. I even voted for them, in 1997. If I’d known then what I know now..

    • 136
      Tony Blair says:

      Yes, I remember being a real leftie tosser back in the old days when I thought it would be hip and trendy to say I was in the Labour Party and that meant I was on the side of the workers and the poor (yech – poor people! Gordon the Moron will tell you how much nicer it is giving money to greedy bankers who always say thank you properly) and all that. That was before I realized how much fun it was to be rich and have billionaires asking me to be their friend and have mega-rich Libyan tyrants persuading me to use my influence to get sanctions lifted. And how brill it was to bomb unimportant populations in their bedrooms in faraway countries and lock people up for months without trial.
      When I look back on my old leftie self, well I just cringe at how silly that old self seems now.

    • 220
      BBC Tumbleweed Watch says:

      Nope – saw through the leftie bollocks aged 13 when I started thinking about politics, participated in school debates against the CND fuckwits who wanted to ban cruise missiles, joined the Federation of Conservative Students at University.

      Though to be fair I wouldn’t vote conservative at the moment – it’s UKIP for me.

    • 329
      The Drunkeness of Youth has passed like a fever. says:

      Was an economic lefty but always socially conservative. Was cured of my school boy politics by being behind the iron curtain during the cold war. I had an epiphany while Queuing up to put my name on the waiting list for half a dozen eggs. Incidentally, gypsies over there are on their way over here the week after next. You have no idea what is going to hit you. I Am now right of Atilla the Hun with my politics being visible from outer space.

  48. 118
    It's the way I tell em says:

    I’m so bored of the coverage about Prince H*rry and his bimbo airhead girlfriend Cressida. Besides, who cares that he boned her ass?

  49. 119
    Bob Maxwell deceased says:

    So the future for our citizens involves receiving largesse from Food Banks?

    This is as pathetic as it is morally disgusting.

    If these British Mps were Japanese they would resign in shame at their abject failure and go outside and top themselves.

    • 289
      Blowing Whistles says:

      Ere Bob did you just happen to kill someone by accident or unlawfully after a certain event in history had been announced as having ended?

  50. 122
    Jingle bells says:

    Strange innit, estimated, Liebour let 4 million people into the country in their 1997 to 2010 reign of terror and food banks started soon after , we now have Liebour MPs getting their pictures taken in food banks, so do we assume the Liebour whitewash of 1997 to 2010 is now complete.

    • 130
      The Labour Party says:

      We also complain about there being too many young unemployed people, that there are too few jobs, too few houses, too few school places, not enough GPs, too few hospital beds, too few care homes and too few seats on too few trains and buses.

      This is obviously not our fault, or a consequence of letting 4 million people into the UK.

    • 132
      Dick the Butcher says:

      And while these millions were pouring in, they built about six houses.
      Expect to see loads of Labour MPs getting photographed in building sites next year, with their hard hats and hideous coloured ribbons in their lapels.

    • 160
      nell says:

      1997-2010 was the labour Reign of Terror – one should always refer to it accurately.

  51. 124
    Genghiz the kahn says:

    BBC Digital Media project failure more hidden costs.

  52. 126
    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    Why isn’t Tony Blair on trial?
    £7,000,000 Chilcot knows, but a cover up is taking place.
    The people of the UK are having the piss taken out of them.

  53. 131
    Eric Pickles says:

    I have eight food banks, one for each day of the week and a spare for emergencies.

    • 143
      Shop around says:

      Without realising it, you are, through humour, probably hitting on a very interesting point.

      As these food banks are run by disperate voluntary groups, what is preventing people from going from food bank to food bank? Maybe the half million alleged users of these food banks include people who have been counted more than once?

      • 248
        Bolshevik Broadcasting Corporation says:

        How do we know they aren’t just people who’ve run out of money after they’ve bought their weekly supply of booze, cigs, drugs and lotto tickets? When you’ve got a limited income, you’ve got to get your priorities right.

  54. 138
    NotTheBbc says:

    Chuka Umunna nips into his local food bank.

  55. 141
    Daily Mail reader says:

    All these people using foodbanks are workshy layabouts.

    Bring back the workhouse.

    • 146
      Labour Troll Watch says:

      That is a typical statist, socialist solution.

    • 194
      Casual Observer 5 says:

      Labour forced the workhouses out of business with uncontrolled immigration.

      Next solution to get the great unwashed doing something productive, other than breeding of course ?

      • 369
        Since you asked says:

        Obviously to reopen the workhouses and let the immigrants occupy and manage them. Then we can all forget about them completely!

  56. 145
    Labour MPs led by the spineless opportunist hypocritical Miliband says:

    There is a food bank crisis, where else do yo expect us to go?

  57. 154
    nell says:

    Very noticeable that chuckasyamoney has not been photographed with all these other labour folks at foodbanks. Suppose he thinks these sort of people are beneath his dignity!

    • 370
      Since you asked says:

      After ignoring the calls to go to Syria earlier this week, this is the second most useful thing he has done this year. Things are beginning to look up for him – and he may even at last be learning to use his brain cell.

  58. 155
    The Public says:

    So, are the government going to ban Islam or not?

    • 157
      nell says:

      Let’s hope not – Islam is not to blame for criminals who use it as an excuse to commit horrible crimes anymore than Christianity is to blame for criminals who use it as an excuse to commit horrible crimes.

      • 176
        A Christian Soldier says:

        Don’t make us laugh.

        ‘It’s a fair cop gov, I just dun it in the name of Christianity, innit.’

        • 255
          nell says:

          Says the IRA!!

          • Anonymous says:

            Don’t think the IRA were bombing on religious grounds. Even the loyalists would admit the IRA were not fighting them because of some sort of Catholic ‘jihad’.

            Islam unlike Christianity started out right from the word go with a conquistador mindset. And that’s the problem. There is no peaceful foundation to go back to.

            When your founder is a cross between Attila the Hun, Al Capone and Charles Manson, you’ve got a problem

        • 314
          Suicide Bomb says:

          Even Buddhists have been known to go off the rails.

  59. 158
    Podiceps says:

    What are you supposed to do in a food bank, cry loudly and wring your hands? It wouldn’t help anyone much.

    • 215
      On the other hand says:

      What are you supposed to do in Parliament? Take the liars and thieves on the Labour benches seriously when they indulge in shroud-waving over the corpse of the public finances they created? It won’t help anyone very much.

  60. 159
    Labour legacy says:

    Food banks doubled under Labour. Not that you’d know it from bbc news.

    • 168
      Cherie says:

      We haven’t a spare bean to put into these food banks, do we Tony?

    • 170
      BBC Red Bottom says:

      I think you will find that there were no foodbanks in existence before the 10 may 2010.

      By the 30th May 2010 there were 500,000. We have double checked these figures with two respected sources.
      The Labour Party and the Guardian and we are 100% sure of their accuracy.

      If you have a complaint about the BBC please use our online customer service submission to waste your time with. Or you can go direct to our “the BBC is a completely impartial broadcaster” standard letter webpage.
      This letter is available in all languages.

  61. 161
    Comrade Delta says:

    Come join the Socialist Workers Party! R*pists guaranteed protection!

  62. 162
    Labour voter says:

    Food banks are all Fachaz fault!

  63. 163
    Karma in spades says:

    Any of you see the latest photos of Blair? Dear oh dear. The war criminal is ageing badly. Either that or maybe he’s got a cancer eating away at his insides. I’m hoping for the latter.

    • 169
      May the pox infest you matey says:

      As, indeed, are very, very many people.

      • 195
        Sunderland is a Labour ghetto thats why its shyte says:

        Or maybe Wendi has binned him.

      • 200
        Shut Whipps Cross says:

        As long as he is offered the same late diagnosis and shitty treatment as people in North East London get on the NHS for most cancers, I am with you on that one.

    • 210
      Casual Observer 5 says:

      Some sort of progressive cancer or necrosis affecting the small intestine would be a most welcome development in the life story of Blair.

      • 247
        Mr Quelch says:

        And I hope that you die
        And that your death will come soon.
        I’ll follow your casket
        In the the pale afternoon.
        Then I’ll watch as you’re lowered
        Down to your death bed
        And I’ll stand over grave
        Until I’m sure that you’re dead.

    • 279
      Blowing Whistles says:

      And don’t forget that Cameron – this week announced ‘mission accomplished’ for Blair and the fucked up establishment who run the joint. Their days of ruling and oppression of the people are hopefully over – and you marxist commie fucks can get fucked too – ‘cos this this time the people will rout both the evil of the left and the evil of the right.

  64. 164
    Shallow Chancellor says:

    Where exactly is the nearest jobcentre plus?

  65. 166
    Black mamba says:

    What the picture of Dromey doesn’t show is Linford Christie standing behind the camera with his lunchbox out.

    • 171
      Jack Dromedary says:

      How many times must I explain!

      All I did was type ” I really feel like a dark brown, fudge packing , Twink tonight.”

      I meant to type ‘TWIX’..

      Ok…it was all a genuine mistake.

  66. 167
    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    The Lee Rigby trial highlights how desperately overrun the country is with Islamic vermin.

    • 174
      nell says:

      Stupid comment. Of course it doesn’t.

      One of these men has already been identified as having mental illness issues and wasn’t sure whether he wanted to be a Christian or a Muslim. Indeed over the last months he had been both! Religion for him was just an excuse for violence.

      You can’t blame either Christianity or Islam for the evil of these people. They are just evil.

      • 181
        I've got something in my pocket for you... says:

        ‘You can’t blame either Christianity or Islam for the evil of these people.’

        I can.

        • 190
          Casual Observer 5 says:

          You could probably blame MI-5 / 6 a bit more.

          These guys were meant to be working for us, but went a bit wrong eh ?

        • 192
          Sunderland is a Labour ghetto thats why its shyte says:

          Why did it take he jury 90 minutes were they blind and deaf,also Cressida Dick should initiate an enquiry as to why the armed response unit didnt tap these two in the head,it will cost a fortune to keep these evil bastards for the rest of their lives not to mention agdeblas 6 yes 6 kid Insallah Britain

          • Old Bailey Hand says:

            It takes 89 minutes to elect a foreman, make coffees, try out the free biscuits and swap phone numbers for the after-trial booze-up.

          • Blowing Whistles says:

            Cressida Dick eh – seems that the ptb are trying to big her up and get the rest of us to forget the De Menezies – fuck up. With due respect to Lee Rigby and his family – where the fuck did the cctv images of De Menezies conveniently disappear to?

          • Blowing Whistles says:

            The ‘Overriding fucking Objective’ – stick it up our Rses you wigged bastards.

          • Not Blowing Whistles says:

            Cressida Dick is Common Purpose scum.

            But the Brazilian guy was definitely up to no good and deserved most of the bullets.

            Tomlinson though is a different matter. The officer who was responsible for that is still due some proper justice.

        • 223
          nell says:

          Maybe you can but many thinking people won’t and I am one of them!

          • I've got something in my pocket for you... says:

            You are deluded and your insinuation that i am not a ‘thinking person’, but you are, is extremely amusing.

          • nell says:

            No sweetie anyone who uses any religion as an excuse for evil or violence is deluded !!!

          • nell says:

            No sweetie anyone who uses religion as an excuse for evil or violence is deluded !!!

      • 364
        Alice says:

        There’s little evidence of Adebowale having any genuine significant mental illness before the murder. If there had been, no doubt his lawyers would have used it to effect in his defence.
        If you refer to his hearing voices in his head, that seems normal and welcome for many Muslims, though easily faked.
        Appearing to switch between Christianity and Islam hardly constitutes mental illness.
        We can certainly blame Islam for facilitating the evil of these people, since Islam has no common executive or legislative authority and allows selective interpretation of the Koran, Sunna and Sharia.

    • 298
      Londoner says:

      + lots

  67. 175
    Turkey Balls & The Christmas Puddings says:

    Angela Seagull is useless. No future with Labour just going round in circles! They are all useless.

    Get orff me land or I will shoot ya! Commees arseholes!

  68. 177
    Labour voting thicko says:

    Labour are lost up their arseholes!

  69. 183

    If Britain can produce Prime Ministers like this, then one can understand why mere MPs are of dubious quality:

    • 193
      Judge Dreadful says:

      A fine figure of a man.

      I’d fine him a trillion pounds for what he did to the public finances.

    • 201
      Casual Observer 5 says:

      But Gordon was and still is mental.

    • 206
      nell says:

      I’m no good at posting links but the worst PM photo ever was of gordon in Afghanistan in that bullet proof vest and massive helmet when he said he’d saved 100,000 Afghanistan children from death. A truly stupid man!

      • 222
        Genghiz the kahn says:

        Little Britain welcomes careful Prime Ministers.


        • 225
          nell says:

          Thank you. I wish I had the technical expertise to do that!

        • 254
          MIKE OXHARD says:

          Not as good as this


          • Good evening, sir.

            I trust you have had a good day and that business has picked up for you in the same way as it has for writers of dubious reports for the BBC which leave out any dissenting opinions. :-)

          • Blowing Whistles says:

            SC you have all day to read this site – did you notice the comment earlier about somethin published in the New York Times in 1871 and have you ever read of many published articles prior to 1939 referring to the number 6mn – AND I DIDN’T EVEN POST THE LINKS UP LAST YEAR?

          • SC you have all day to read this site…

            BW. You talk as if you know everything when you know nothing. I am in Cannes trying to sell my 96yo mother’s flat. I started my day by rollering the kitchen ceiling which I had stripped and filled yesterday. Then, after a quick shower, I had meetings with three estate agents to get their ideas on valuation before the 45 minute drіve to my mother’s rest home to report my progress and to explain to her that I need to have power of attorney to sell it. Then back in rush hour traffic, pissing down with rain, to see yet another state agent (immobilier here) and then out shopping to get some food for supper and back to the painting from which I have just completed.

            Then I find you accuse me of having nothing to do. I do not understand a fucking word you are talking about but would respond if you would explain yourself better. I have not had time to read all the comments here. What sort of dream world do you inhabit?

          • My turn to talk bollocks now says:

            Like watching paint dry – makes The Archers seem interesting.

        • 274
          Blowing Whistles says:

          He is just another pygmie – who the establishment hold up as being their offering of democracy. Gawd help us all from the fucking puppets that the establishment have to offer. Pathetic offerings which make the establishment look just what they really are – ‘fucking turkeys’.

        • 335
          Mission Accomplished says:

          Drop him in the middle Helmund Province.

  70. 188
    Maim the Left says:

    Perhaps Labour are inventing some sort of new internet porn with these tawdry photo op efforts:

    Milfs with shopping could be the next big thing – spunking it’s way into a supermarket car park before Balls and Flowers could deny dogging.

    Good to see Ed Milimong continues to look uncomfortable: In the above picture he perhaps has the look just right. Whatever would his father say ?

  71. 189
    Yes we Ken says:

    The hypocrisy gets more brass neck by the day. The Labour party need to get it through their thick skulls that food banks ARE A GOOD THING. They HELP PEOPLE who are having difficulty. Beggars belief that they fail to understand this.

    • 196
      A Healthy Mind in a Healthy Tummy says:

      You are so right. They are the way forward. Give people nice fresh food to eat instead of the dole and they won’t be wasting money on other things.

  72. 204
    nell says:

    So labour are denigrating people who use foodbanks instead of advocating that they should also be helping themselves by getting allotments and using their own gardens to grow their own fruit and veg and keeping chickens for meat and eggs.

    Or is that working class ethos of looking after yourself now no longer a part of the original labour party/working class ethos that we were taught about in the fifties as children?

    Seems to me that the labour party ethos these days is all about living off the state and not taking responsibility for your own welfare.

    • 211

      You are confusing the working class with the benefits class , a class who ‘ s very existence was brought about BY the benefit system.

      • 219
        nell says:

        As a working class person I do know the difference between being working class and one of labour’s welfare benefit dependants.

        Nonetheless there is a case to be made about encouraging people to look after themselves by taking allotments or developing their gardens if they have them to grow their own fruit and veg and breed chickens for meat and eggs.

        My Mother was a widow with six children in the 1950′s and she did it and taught us how to do it whilst she also held down two jobs – one on the land from 7.30am to 3.30am and one cleaning at a factory from 5.30pm to 9.30pm .

        Despite being quite poor by most standards we were scrubbed clean , lived in a scrupulously clean house, delivered to school every day, fed wonderfully, understood gardening and chickens etc and loved much! We had a great life!!

        • 227
          Health and Safety says:

          We’ve banned chickens

        • 302
          My turn to talk bollocks now says:

          That’s fucking amazing – 20 hours on one job and 4 hours on the other.

          A remarkable woman turning out remarkable children – if only there were more like her today.

  73. 205
    Turkey Balls & The Christmas Puddings says:

    Balls Out! Balls Out! Balls Out! Balls Out! Balls Out! Balls Out! Balls Out! Balls Out! Balls Out! Balls Out! Balls Out! Balls Out! Balls Out! Balls Out! Balls Out! Balls Out! Balls Out! Balls Out!

    • 209
      nell says:

      No! We want bullyballs to stay as shallowchancellor into the 2015 election. He is a tory asset!

      • 224
        Dimmy Dave's Doubled the Debt says:

        For Ballsup to be a “tory asset”, there needs to be a “Tory party” to utilise that asset.

        With Dimmy “Double the Debt, Concrete the Countryside and Invite the Immigrants” Camoron in charge, there’s not much of a Tory Party!

        Vote UKIP

    • 213
      retribution is a dish best served glowing says:

      ireland or italy? we know how much you love the all seeing eye aka i

      seeing as though catholicism is behind the new world order then it should be a catholic country that holds the “event” that ushers in your 1000 years of satanic tetra rule!


      remember beslan?

  74. 207
    Jenny says:

    I thought Guido Fawkes was a well respected blog, haven’t read it for a while now but it seems to be a bit sub private eye these days

    • 212
      nell says:

      Guido No1 UK Blog for 2013.

      Left Foot Forward was somewhere arounbd 22 or 23. Oh dear!

      • 228
        the unvarnished truth says:

        Foodwanks are a wankest between greedy benefits claimants seeing an opportunity to get free food and to spend their remaining benefits on shit, and politicians looking for a photo opportunity. Perhaps they should start an inquiry into what is actually in this food, as obesity in British kids is increasing year on year.

        • 249
          Mr Quelch says:

          Whenever “food banks” appear on the box , why do all the recipients seem to be fat b@><%*3s ?

      • 304
        My turn to talk bollocks now says:

        Someone’s going to get his arse fucked tonight.

    • 250
      Bolshevik Broadcasting Corporation says:

      Think you will find it’s Private Eye that is a bit sub-Guido these days. Certainly as far as exposing the corruption, hypocrisy and deceit of MP’s (of all hues) on a regular basis is concerned.

  75. 216
    Little Ed says:

    Poverty and the poor are werry important to the Labour party. Wivout them, the Labour Party has no weason to exist.

    • 221
      nell says:

      Sad comment. There was a time when labour existed to encourage and help the working classes into even better education and even better lifestyle through self improvement.

      Now it seems labour party ethos is all about encouraging folks into welfare dependancy.

      I suspect the founders of the labour party who wanted to help folks make the best of their lives and now see the labour elite milking the system for themselves whilst doing nothing for ordinary folks are turning in their graves.

      The labour party no longer has a purpose . It is dead in the water.

      • 226
        The founders of the original Labour Party says:

        It is now simply a criminal conspiracy by organised psychopaths to subvert our democracy in favour of the members of the Labour Party so they can seek rent and bribes to their own and their relatives’ personal advantage.

        • 229
          T.B£iar - the People's Messiah says:

          It’s also a great vehicle for getting oneself and one’s family very rich indeed.

          • retardEd Miliband says:

            My £2million London town-houthe ith thuper! And it didn’t cotht me a penny! Which ith lucky, ath I’ve never had a real job in my life!

            Thothialithm, comradeth!

            Up the workerth!

      • 230
        The Labour Party says:

        “Now it seems labour party ethos is all about encouraging conning folks into welfare dependency slavery. ”

        There. We sorted it for you.

        Vote Labour.

  76. 232
    lefties are either thick, or pernicious, lying bastards says:

    Ms Mactaggart, a minister during Tony Blair’s tenure as prime minister, questioned if this was a “shocking sign in the 21st century”.

    The MP for Slough, intervening during a debate on food banks, told shadow environment secretary Maria Eagle: ” I wanted to inform you and the Commons that people aren’t only depending on food banks, that poor people in Slough are now fighting each other in Tesco when the discount vegetables and fruit come out…

    “My constituent texted me yesterday to say he had observed these fights on three separate occasions when the discount fruit and vegetables came out and that Tesco is now having to put security on to deal with that.

    “Isn’t that a shocking sign in the 21st century?”

    Ms Eagle replied: “That is a shocking fact.”

    • 233
      SLOTGOB says:

      That’s called shocking GREED.

    • 245
      greg says:

      “My constituent texted me yesterday to say he had observed these fights on three separate occasions when the discount fruit and vegetables came out and that Tesco is now having to put security on to deal with that.”

      In a court of law this ‘evidence’ would have been deemed merely hearsay, and yet in the HoC it’s brought forward as cast iron proof. Little wonder we’re being fucked by these numpties.

      • 410
        Another of Labours staged events says:

        I’ll wager this ‘constituent’ is a Labour party activist and the episode refered to, if indeed it happened at all, is grossly exaggerated and a one off incident. Eagles reply ‘ That is a shocking fact’ is so contrived .

    • 411

      Tesco missed a trick ,they could have sold tickets, it would have been great entertainment!

  77. 251
    Pick litter for bennies says:

    Latest news.Jack Straw gets his retaliation in first about illegal rendition.Surely nothing to hide?.

    • 312
      Jak, the last Straw says:

      I am a professional liar

      Don’t believe a word I say

      Yiu should know that by now

      After all I am a war criminal like my master

      • 324
        The Indian Ocean Water Board says:

        There is, ironically, one thing we can do to try to get to the bottom of all that.

  78. 252
    Water Ali says:

    Dear Mr Fawkes,

    Compliments of the day to you,I am Mr Water Ingle, a retired chartered accountant and broker to investors who are ready to partner in projects, business and give loans to prospective companies.Myself and my associate are financial investors we have over Three Hundred and Seventy Five Million Euro to give out for investment we want high profile company or Individuals with good financial history and no criminal record. It is 100% risk free and legitimate. Respond back if interested.
    Thank you in advance for a good working relationship.
    i wait to hear from you

    Best regards,

    Water ali

  79. 259
    • 261
      nell says:

      For me the most shocking fact about hatty harpic is that she supported PIE and lobbied for underage sex and a change to the law. Disgusting!!

    • 268
      UKIP or bust says:

      All women short lists is the answer, or has she tried that all ready?

  80. 270
    NotTheBbc says:


    • 278
      NotTheBbc says:


    • 343
      Despair says:

      The fat smiley one on the right could have left a bit more on the shelf than a few tins of spam. What is it with these lefties?

    • 355
      Huw Irranca-Davies never says:

      Ah yes. As my uncle Ifor Davies used to say when he was MP for Gower, nepotism is such an ugly word.

      I have voted strongly againt a transparent Parliament, while supporting the introduction of ID cards. I voted very strongly for the Iraq war and against an investigation into that war. ( I hate the folks at TheyWorkForYou for showing me up like this as a total tool. )

      When not waving shrouds about the plight of the poor, I am happy to say that firms like LGA Ltd of Abergarw Industrial Estate, Brynemnyn, Bridgend CF23 9LW were willing to pay for tickets for me and my wife to go to see the Wales v England rugby match. This was worth £707 apparently. I didn’t donate a similar sum to feeding poor people.

  81. 277
    albacore says:

    Of course they’re smiling – those are smiles of pride
    Mission accomplished – Britain’s on the slide
    Only by design and dedication
    Could Parliament have so trashed the nation
    Whoever it is that they’re working for
    Must be laughing their hats off even more

  82. 280
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Ken Clarke – talking through his pa3do ass on tv tonight – ffs … to have to ‘roll out’ that old rotund bastard to give his ro’bust’ Ofuckingpinions – they really must be at the bottom of the barrel.

    • 334
      A small world says:

      Ah yes, Ken Clarke. An adviser at the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, where Nick Clegg’s father, Nicholas Peter Clegg, CBE, was a former trustee. Did you know Leon Brittan was an ushers at Clarke’s wedding? As Vice-President and Trade Commissioner Leon Brittan later offered Clegg a job in his private office, as a European Union policy adviser and speech writer.

      • 408
        One child abusing teacher may be careless but 6 of them ? says:

        Is that the same Nick Clegg who attended a school which is now shown to be institutionaly p***philic, from the top down ?

  83. 282
    food banks started under labourù says:

    What I cant quite understand is given all these labour mps earn a lot of dosh why do they have to go to these foodbanks to get their tucker?

    • 288
      Liebour enemies of the people says:

      Just askin but all these food banks are in buildings somewhere, are the food bank operators paying the rents/rates if not who is, the local councils, the unions, charities .

    • 399
      Squeaker says:

      Cos its free then you can also charge it ot exes. Simples

      Also they have mistresses to feed

  84. 284
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Merry Christmas to all the pitiful bastards of the evil left and the evil right – who still attempt to maintian this illusion of there actually being any difference between them. Do please keep on attempting to ‘live the lie’ that a greater majority of the public have found you all out on – because it is providing much entertainment to watch all of the corrupted offices of the state preposterously and ludicrously attempting to maintain their daily living lies; that just get more and more absurd by the day.

  85. 285
    altruism in industry says:

    a very long time ago you could pop down the beach and gather shellfish and the like, a few bags full of nuts and berries and a nice bit of venison on the way back to the missus in the mud hut.

  86. 293
    Anonymous says:

    Hardly the same thing as Tory snobs behaviour in Parliament yesterday. Keep doing the Toffs bidding Guido

  87. 294
    Sun journalist says:

    Seems that the roof of the Apollo theatre has collapsed

    You need to wear a tinfoil hat when you go to the theatre in London it seems

    But the show must go on…

  88. 300
    Anonymous says:

    And much fun was had by all. But maybe you lot could explain why – as reported Sky News, Sunday 03 March 2013 – “volunteers at the Witney food bank were sworn to secrecy about the Prime Minister’s visit, and no cameras were present”?

  89. 305
    Anonymous says:

    Who is the Hunt in the hi-viz? Why don’t they all have to wear them? Is it to demarcate those who can stuff themselves and those who can not?

    They’re all Hunts – except the hi-viz bloke. He has no choice in the matter.

  90. 306
    Labour MP LOL says:

    FFS you’ll get your food. Just quickly sign this form here.

  91. 311

    It is our mission to open THOUSANDS of food ‘banks’ over the next twelve months, thus creating a demand which wouldn’t have been there without our cunning plan :)

  92. 315
    Incapable Vince, deputy Chief Cockroach says:


  93. 317
    Sunny Jim says:

    I bet the twats at Political Scrapbook don’t link to this :D

  94. 318
    Iain Dale, Nick Ferrari and all their arse licking mates at LBC 97.3 says:

    Next time you’re at the checkout and hear the beep, think of the fun you could be having on Supermarket Sweep

  95. 320
    Harriet PIE lover says:

    Jack Dromeys smiling because he’s beside the PIEs.

  96. 321
    The British media are cunts says:

    If things were so good when McMong was in charge why did all these food banks start up? Just like all those pay day loan companies that also started up under McMong.

  97. 322
    Suicide Bomb says:

    This whole business of food banks stinks to high heaven. And not because the food is off.

    There has always been a low level need to help homeless people, which was understandable. It isn’t hard to imagine how things could go totally wrong for some people, particularly ex-forces. Churches and local charities did (and do) a lot of good work in helping out those who really do need assistance.

    What I just don’t understand is where this massive increase in demand has come from. It can’t be housing costs, because the worst off get that paid through housing benefit. It can’t be because everything is more expensive, because even the lowest possible benefits have kept pace or beaten inflation.

    Either someone is creating this demand deliberately, for political purposes, and for their own gain, or else there has been a huge social change that I’ve just missed completely.

    Has anyone done a proper survey of people using food banks, to find out what their income and circumstances are? I’d really like to see one that isn’t totally slanted.

    • 325
      Anonymous says:

      Why don’t you put out a few tins of free food and see the “demand” pick up?

      • 404
        Suicide Bomb says:

        Well, yes, if something is free then obviously some people will take advantage.

        In the past, though, there would have been a huge shame in doing so. What happened to that?

        Any family that was just about struggling on above the waterline (and many did) would never have admitted that they couldn’t look after themselves. It just wasn’t done.

    • 328
      RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

      If you put a food ‘bank’ on the corner of every street in every High Street in the Country, giving away free food, you would suddenly find an exponential increase in demand.

      Supply food at zero cost and suddenly you’ve got a massive increase in demand.

      Supply clothes at zero cost and suddenly you’ve got a massive increase in demand.

      Supply booze at zero cost and suddenly you’ve got a massive increase in demand.
      Supply shoes at zero cost and suddenly you’ve got a massive increase in demand.

      Supply housing at zero cost and suddenly you’ve got a massive increase in demand.

      Notice a trend here ?

      • 419
        Anonymous says:

        Then again, supply booze at zero cost and suddenly you’ve got a massive increase in Tory Boy visiting the Pub?

    • 339
      Not Blowing Whistles says:

      It is similar phenomena to what would happen if charities opened up whore banks.

      Free and willing sex for the masses.

      Then you would see an exponential demand as people are given a low risk and low cost way to satisfy a basic human need without the requirement that they motivate themselves to do something other than take.

      In a way you could regard food banks as the Lefts way of feeding their pets. They do not regard people as individuals, so as you would feed a cat out of a sense of responsibility and to keep the animal from reverting to its more wild and natural state – important if you value your sofa and the birdlife in the garden.

      Labour are deliberately trying to prevent the plebs from getting motivated to do something. Throwing free poor quality food at them is an easy way to achieve that aim.

      • 345
        RED LEN says:

        Remember to tell the food bank ‘customers’ that these facilities were never necessary when we had a Labour government.

        • 351
          Not Blowing Whistles says:

          Under Labour they were letting them starve to death in hospitals.

        • 416
          Yes We Ken. says:

          They’re necessary because Brown along with the spivs and crooks in the banks CRASHED the economy. FOOD BANKS ARE A GOOD THING. THEY STOP PEOPLE GOING HUNGRY. But the reason we have so many is a conseqence of the Labour’s government’s reckless management of the economy.

    • 371
      Alice says:

      No proper survey, but several TV programmes have exposed how easy it is for people well-supported on Benefits, and even working people, to take advantage of food banks. Labour would do better to put their effort into helping genuinely needy people by teaching them how to manage their money, as 13 years of their education policies failed to do. For many others, some rebalancing of their expenditure on fags, booze, Sky subscriptions, fancy phones, gambling, etc, against food costs, is required.

  98. 331

    Surely these food banks should be shut down immediately as they do not conform to Tier 1 capital ratio requirements under Basel III.

    • 333
      Casual Observer 5 says:

      Isn’t Basel III the Basel that everyone is trying to ignore ?

      • 358

        Impossible situation – requiring banks to increase their capital ratios at a time when economy has been stunted, thus causing more misery and impeding recovery. However, the need to provide better than before is rather clearly needed. It should never have got to the point where there was no right answer.

      • 383
        Sybil Fawlty says:

        You can’t keep blaming it all on Manuel, you know.

  99. 337
    Joss Askin says:

    Why are all the fuckers smiling? Just what is so amusing about about the whole thing?

    Are they looking forward to votes, back-handers, a right royal arse-raping or all three?

  100. 340
    This week says:

    Portillo in a reindeer onesie on Brillo’s show. Christmas has truly arrived.

  101. 344
    This week says:

    Nigel on This Week now.

  102. 347
    Calamity Clegg, Chief Cockroach says:

    HHeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelllllppppp !!!

    • 354
      Incapable Vince, deputy Chief Cockroach says:


    • 405
      Lets all do the conga! says:

      Let the UKIP revolution begin!!!!!!!

  103. 348

    Within a year of a Labour government it will be not food banks, but soup kitchens!

  104. 349
    Here is one cúnt who isn't smiling at a food bank... says:

    The most utterly contemptible parasite to have perhaps smarmed his half-bastard-Canadian ass into Westminster ever.

    Hope his Christmas with his son is really shit. :-D

    • 394
      Squeaker says:

      I assume Santa wont call this year. Hes a real shit and only deserves a piece of coal and a cuddle from a lesbian

  105. 352
    • 359
      FYI says:

      That is inaccurate, as it fails to measure the foodbanks which were openned during that period but were not available to support the British public: a network of NGOs ‘secretly’ used them to keep failed asylum seekers in the UK after the Home Office had restricted theri NASS support. From the early 2000s there were already many thousands of people being supported in that way.

      • 361
        The Libor party says:

        We’re not interested in British people, we’re looking after the immigrunts now.

        • 362
          T May is still asleep at the wheel says:

          You may be right. The list of NGOs involved in undermining the NASS policy is interesting though. Medecins Sans Frontiers, the Refugee Unit of the British Red Cross and the Refugee Council were all running their own private immigration and welfare policies, while a number of other shadowier networks and groupings such as the National Coalition of Anti Deportation Campaigns, ‘No-one Is Illegal’ and their fellow travellors offered various forms of ‘support’. it was, of course, career death for anyone to question any of this in the voluntary sector.

          No-one was ever prosecuted for ‘harbouring’ offences as far as I am aware. It would be interesting to know how many people are ever charged with such opffences even now.

          Some of those involved even wheedled money out of the Home Office.

          • Fabians are Evil says:

            Food banks my arse! Only needed by people who do not manage their benefits properly. Drink, fags, drugs and dog /cat food are the problem.

            In 95+ % of the time poverty is voluntary – why squirt out kids if you can’t afford them?

          • Podiceps says:

            ‘Squirting out kids’, as you delightfully put it, is seldom the result of a decision. It happens especially to women too ignorant, or too dominated, to do anything to prevent it. Meanwhile the able and rich have fewer and fewer children. If everyone were prosperous the population would nosedive. Fortunately, regression to the norm seems to prevent the human race from getting stupider as a whole. Or at least I hope it does, or we are doomed even sooner than I expected.

          • Dave fights to get Turkish immigrants says:

            I can understand why politicians see the opening of food banks as a sign of failure. But you wouldn’t say opening up more hospitals or benefit offices homes was a sign of failure. Rather the reverse. Food banks are a sign of failure in regard to the people who use them. The lazy, the greedy and the ignorant. The solution to this is the responsibility of the people who use food banks not the state. Opening up more foodbanks just encourages more laziness and greed as every other handout system does.

          • A Philosopher says:

            Food banks are like ID cards: a solution Labour kept peddling aroound while looking for a problem for them to solve.

  106. 387
    Denis MacShameless says:

    I know you’ll all want to wish me well at my sentencing in Court today xx.

    • 389
      Get a life says:

      Just make sure that you complete it. No time off for bad behaviour.

    • 391
      Justice says:

      I’d rather wish the judge well for your sentencing.

      I hope he remembers his duty to the public and doesn’t succumb to the temptation to give you a ridiculous, over-lenient sentence

  107. 390
    The British media are cunts says:

    Tony Blair is a fucking cuunt,

    • 392
      A Philosopher says:

      It is quite reasonable to come to that conclusion, but you are not going to do your spleen any good if you simply leave it at that. What do you intend to do about it?

    • 426
      Bloody Hands says:

      More than that, he was:
      - a leading US lapdog,
      - someone who sexed up WMD reports,
      - a person that left a respected Weapons Expect out to dry
      - and someone that took us to war on a lie.
      But, with luck, The Killing of Tony Blair (film) should be out next December.

  108. 406
    Stopthewhininglefties says:

    On Dromey, we need to see the full picture. I am concerned that his hands are not in view! What is he doing?

  109. 407
  110. 409
    FFS says:

    Of course a good way to undermine this whole strategy by Millibland is to simply set up an impromptu food bank.

    Just borrow an old table and hunt around the shops looking for cheap, close to its “use by” food and put it on the table. Put some posters up with “free food! take as you wish!” then put a webcam in front of it all.

    I bet it will be all gone in 30 minutes.

  111. 412
    NotTheBbc says:


  112. 421
    By the way says:

    Just when are we going to see David Camera-shy visit a Food Bank?

Seen Elsewhere

NUT’s Loony Defence of Status Quo | Jago Pearson
A Dozen Reasons to Be Cheerful | John McTernan
Political Bloggers Are Equal Opportunities Attackers | ConHome
Michael Gove Should Resign | Conservative Women
Sarah Wollaston’s Naming and Shaming of Bloggers | LibDemVoice
Fraser Nelson: Put Your Money on Ed Miliband to Win | Guardian
Guido Fawkes is Too Aggressive | The Times
Ditch Tobacco Plain Packaging | Grassroots Conservatives
What Farage, Boris and Rob Ford Have in Common | William Walter
Labour Spell New Adviser’s Name Wrong | ITV
Dave Stung by Jellyfish | Sun

Guido-hot-button (1) Guido-hot-button (1)

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?

Tip off Guido
Web Guido's Archives

Subscribe me to:


AddThis Feed Button

Guido Reads