December 30th, 2013

Cost of Pilgrims Up 29%
£23.6 Million Spent on Taxpayer Funded Union Officials Last Year

Guido was cautious when Francis Maude announced his reforms of trade union facility time, emphasising that they “need to be enforced across the public sector” if the cost to the taxpayer is to come down. New figures reveal the amount spent on Pilgrims – taxpayer funded trade union officials – has in fact increased from £18.3million in 2010/11 to £23.6million in 2012/13. That’s a rise of 29 per cent.


The Pilgrim reforms required government departments to guarantee just 0.1 per cent of wages would be spent on union time. 15 government departments have failed to meet the cap. Despite the crackdown, taxpayer-funded public officials are still spending their time on partisan trade union activity, wasting tens of millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money each year. And the cost is going up, not down. A good New Year’s resolution for the Cabinet Office would be to actually enforce the pledges that it made…


431 Comments

  1. 1
    Ivor Banana says:

    ay get yur finger out NOW

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    • 26
      Faceless Bureaucrat says:

      WTF? – how f***ing difficult can it be to turn the tap off?…

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      • 34
        rick says:

        When it’s not your own money that’s being wasted its easier to keep the tap on.

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      • 35
        Liar watch says:

        Can somebody turn off the SC comments.

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        • 49
          Anonymous says:

          Can you get a fucking life please Liar watch.

          A girlfriend or boyfriend might do you some good as well.

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        • 384
          vice is on ice says:

          me i am i
          during the reak, and it will be bad…..happiness is all there on offer.
          after that joy will resume more wise more wide. see the gross expansion of what is produced Dom. Est. iC. just ask the alley.

          vo is ill.

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      • 44
        John Bunyan says:

        “He who would Valiant be”

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        • 207
          broderick crawford says:

          YES INDEED ……

          WHY THE HELL ARE THRY CALLED PILGRIMS ANYWAY

          A PILGRIM IS TRADITIONALLY ONE WHO FOLLOWS HIS RELIGIOUS CONVICTIONS BY LIVING HIS LIFE MEEKLY , PIOUSLY AND ATTUNED ALWAYS TO THE RESPECT AND INTEGRITY OF HIS /HER BELIEFS WHICH IN THE MAIN ENTAIL LEADING AN HONEST LIFE AND DOING A FAIR DAYS UNINTERRUPTED TOIL FOR FAIR RECOMPENSE ON ORDER NOT TO BE A BURDEN ON THE GENEROSITY OF OTHERS .

          THESE ARE THEREFORE MOT PILGRIMS … THEY ARE PARASITIC PORCINE LEECHES BEFORE WHOM NOT EVEN STALE GRUEL LET ALONE PEARLS SHOULD BE SET .

          ADOPT THE HERODIAN CHILDCARE PROGRAMME SUCH THAT THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED TO FESTER INTO PERMA -DEPENDENT ADULTHOOD .!!

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          • Barnehurst Bob says:

            Mr. Maude,

            As a taxpayer in this country who does not wish to make donations to any political party and is not a union member. Could you please explain to me why I have to make back handed donations to the Labour party via facility time subsidies to Labours biggest donors. This is all taken from me, via tax, on pain of imprisonment.

            You can reply here, on this site. I visit every day and look forward to hearing why I’m forced to support Labour. You’re just talking a good game, DO SOMETHING MAN!

            Barnehurst Bob

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    • 58
      poo vee see says:

      i want,
      ielee,

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      • 64
        altruism in industry says:

        I think in Germany Unions are more part of the government which may account for the lack of “us & them” mentality. Perhaps if Capital was considered more of a social asset rather than something to be plundered the whole industrial base might be a more cheerful and creative place and we could get on and do important stuff. . Employing Union representatives directly, as MPs are funded might be a good thing.

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        • 74
          Rob says:

          Yes, terrific – Bob Crow and the rest of them in Government. Brilliant.

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          • altruism in industry says:

            when all necessary production is done by sentient automata from mining minerals and metals on asteroids to making artificial bodies for humans. What will be the attitude to the billions upon billions of humans who are not required in the future tech ?

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          • BBC says:

            Leave that to us.

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          • Rickytshirt says:

            Yes, altruism, because tractors and computers have been such a disaster for humanity. The luddites fears were groundless and quality of life improved for rich and poor alike. Using the same argument in this day and age to support this horrendous waste of public money is pure ignorance.

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          • I hate socialists. says:

            People like McClusky and Crow are traitors to this country and God forbid they ever get their puppet Red Ed Miliband into power .

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          • broderick crawford says:

            YES I AGREE WITH I HATE SOCIALISTS ESQ ON THIS THREAD .

            INDEED AS WE SPEAK CROW , MCCLUSKEY ET AL ARE PROBABLY PENCILLING IN A CLINIC ADMISSION DATE FOR MILLIBAND’S
            ” PROCEDURE” TO IMPLANT STRINGS TO HIS ARMS , LEGS, MOUTH AND BRAIN SO THAT HE CAN MORE EASILY BE MANIPULATED FROM THE PUBLIC GALLERY AT ALL TIMES .

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        • 123
          phi says:

          quid factum est, que omnium.

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        • 161
          Cinna says:

          They’d just become bigger troughers than they are at present.

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          • pat on the back. says:

            say “ah”
            say “nah”
            say the end.
            ..
            …say a na n nd
            .
            .yes, no, no, noend,
            …….when the dun is endless.
            .
            .
            .now say ha,
            ihappy first, disxover,
            ………….”a” follows “h”
            ,
            ,
            now boys, go to top of the page. joy.

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        • 389
          HEARDITALLSEENITALLBEFORE says:

          The german unions are not hell bent on destroying the livelihood of their members, can you imagine any boardroom trying to reason with the likes of Scargill , Red Robbo and their ilk , and more recently that mindless communist bonehead Crowe

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    • 88
      Only chavs shop at Tesco says:

      This is off-topic. I only discovered it yesterday. It’s about Lib-Dem shenanigans in Stockport and is genuinely shocking. I’ve tried to post a “live” html link but it’s not working properly. If necessary, please take time to type the address.

      Guido – apologies if you’ve covered this atrocity elsewhere. I’ve not seen in on your august blog. It might be worth doing some digging if you’re up for it.

      http://www.sheilaoliver.org/town-hall-protester.html

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      • 106
        Have Pitchfork says:

        Sadly, there are tales of such abuses and arrogance at nearly every council in the country. Local government in the UK has really plumbed the depths in the last twenty yeasr or so and would shame many banana republics.

        Pickles has proved utterly inadequate to the task of reforming the rotten edifice of our local ‘democracy’.

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        • 307
          Derek Hatton says:

          Well the Tories created the rotting edifice of Local Government as is. Some digging might actually show how many Local Authorities of the non-Pickle Persuasion have had their elected leaders undermined by Council Officers who seem to get themselves in a lather of Pickles.

          York, anybody?

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      • 167
        HiraFF says:

        Few go to fesco.
        it’s the rage of the age. the cage is in ali’s alfrsco.

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      • 331
        pilgimshere2stay says:

        This is off topic but has anyone ever noticed how crap the prizes are in a Christmas cracker?

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    • 134
      Anjem supports Red Ed says:

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      • 157
        Dave and George That's another fine mess you got me into says:

        Do fuck off
        i’ll be in the pub next door to a brothel opposite the bookies !

        This is Britain , if you want to live your thoroughly miserable existence here , then please do it quietly !

        or you can always go back to a country where women are oppressed , people are stoned , beheaded , flogged , have their limbs hacked of for minor crimes etc
        which will be much more accommodating of your pleasures

        .
        Thank You !

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      • 164
        Fishy says:

        I bet he doesn’t get many there.

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    • 153
      ancientpopeye says:

      Maude has always been full of it, I see he hasn’t improved.

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    • 212
      UK Kleptocracy says:

      Do you mean that Cameron’s faux Tories have failed to keep a promise?

      Vote UKIP.

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  2. 2
    Genghiz the kahn says:

    Write your comments on David Cameron’s achievements in this box [].

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    • 4
      RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

      Use my blank sheet of paper – no-one else has written on it.

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    • 19
      Britannia says:

      David Cameron should sack every minister whose department still has any of these pilgims in it. There are plenty of other MPs eager to replace these dolts and show they can look after the public interest properly.

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      • 234
        broderick crawford says:

        POLITICIANS –AND INDEED THE CIVIL SERVICE CADRE –LOOKING AFTER THE PUBLIC INTEREST ??

        AN OXYMORON SURELY ….. DID YOU MEAN THE pubic INTEREST ?

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    • 36
      David Cameron says:

      I’ve achieved the worthwhile objective of taking more of your hard earned money. That’s because I’m a low tax Conservative…honest I am, really. Now give me more more more!!!

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    • 48
      Father Jack says:

      ……. in this box [feck all]

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  3. 3
    ████ 'changed my tune ' Hoon says:

    #Talk is cheap. Unless you are conversing with a lawyer.

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  4. 5
    Dean Garthwaite says:

    Bizarre. Just stop this now.

    If ministers can’t control this obvious waste, what hope of delivering benefits reform or negotiating big contracts for jet fighters or aircraft carriers.

    Civil servants stalling these changes should be sacked for incompetence.

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    • 13
      RedYellowBlue Con says:

      You imagine this is about civil servants?

      It’s their bosses, the politicians, who are pulling the strings here. They really are, all in it together and have no intention of changing a single thing.

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    • 239
      broderick crawford says:

      CIVIL SERVANTS SACKED ??

      CAN ‘ T HAPPEN OLE BOY .

      SECURITY OF TENURE GUARANTEED ON APPOINTMENT TO POSITIONS ABOVE SEO GRADE.

      THUS THE NAME OF THEIR UNION … THE FIRST DIVISION ASSOCIATION …. EXCEPT THAT RELEGATION IS ILLEGAL .

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  6. 7
    The Perry Barr says:

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    M103 says:

    Working people are under continuous threat from unscrupulous employers, and Union presence in the workplace has never been more important.
    This is another Tory attack on ordinary working people.

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    • 9
      The BBC are cunts says:

      Time to blame Thatcher.

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        M103 says:

        Indeed. It was her government that introduced anti-union legislation.

        Remember her crusade against the miners?

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        • 31
          Kinnochio says:

          Yes. From then on we ceased to be known as ‘The Sick Man of Europe’.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Crusade against the miners of do fuck off. They held the country to ransom too many times and then one to often. M103 doesn’t even realise Wilson Labour closed down twice as many mines in half the time.
            M103 is just a typical labour left wing twat who ignores the facts so long as he can blame anyone absolutely anyone but themselves.
            The miners brought themselves down just like the dockers and the car workers before them both industries of which have secure jobs, high wages and no fucking unions
            So just fuck off with your crusade bollocks

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          • Remember Scargill refused the miners a ballot on the strike says:

            To be fair to M103 I don’t thick he ignores the facts, more likely he just didn’t know them in the first place.

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          • RUINED BRITANNIA says:

            You have to understand the plight of mine workers over the years to see just why they were so anti upper class
            They were treated as slaves by the rich in an industry where human life was worth nothing to the mine owners
            the average fine in Victorian Britain for a miners death in your pit , was one shilling Hundreds of thousands died underground in vile conditions all to fuel the industrial revolution , which without coal would not have happened for at least another century possibly two
            I was of the same opinion as most on here until i read about the appalling
            treatment and conditions imposed on these people by the wealthy

            As a country we are now almost totally reliant on foreign imported fuel
            which in this present climate is a very dangerous position to be in
            rightly or wrongly we have lost our right to self determination as a nation , becoming ever more reliant on outside help our country as a result of “the anti union legislation”now produces very little , ie ships , trains , power , engineering , cars,steel all things which we were once world leaders in

            also the fact that Thatcher and Dave and all the lefty PM’s s in between
            sold off all the state assets (family silver) we as a country can no longer pay off our debts because any money from the tax take , doesn’t cover the running of the country and all the money our governments choose to give away

            And before you start bleating i vote Tory

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        • 38
          Scottish Chav says:

          that would be the miners who were attempting (for the second time in a decade) a little regime change? Probably been perfectly legal to take arfur (I get my orders and money from moscow) scargill out and shoot him for treason.

          But the left deified him because he was a good socialist …. with his snout stuck well into others pockets. In December 2012, Scargill lost a case concerning rent on his flat in the Barbican, London. For years the NUM had been paying £34,000 annual rent for the flat on Scargill’s instructions, without the knowledge of NUM members or many senior officials; Scargill claimed the NUM should continue funding his flat for the rest of his life, and thereafter for any widow who survived him. NUM general secretary Chris Kitchen said: “I would say it’s time to walk away, Mr Scargill. You’ve been found out. The NUM is not your personal bank account and never will be again.”

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          • Let's have a strike when coal supplies at power stations will last over 2 years......... says:

            An apt description of the 1983 Miner’s Strike would be “Lions led by Donkeys”..and Scargill walked right into the “trap” laid for him by Thatcher who had long memories of the earlier dispute and was determined to make sure she didn’t go the way of Heath in 1974

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          • altruism in industry says:

            yes but, I think it is always advisable to try to look at things from another’s viewpoint. Considering the class ridden atmosphere at the time (aspiring upper-middle classes, so described, being the worst offenders) you can see what it was about.

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        • 41
          Move on you dinosaur says:

          For ‘Crusade against the miners’ read ‘not allowing the miners to dictate Government policy and hold the UK to ransom’.
          Also ‘anti-union legislation’ should read ‘stopping unions bullying those that want to work and attempting to make the unions behave in a manner that could at the very loosest, be termed democratic’.

          There, fixed it for you.

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        • 43
          Old Codger says:

          The Labour government of Wilson and Callaghan closed more mines and put more miners out of work than Maggie ever did. Funny that’s never mentioned by the left.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Exactly my point above sorry before I saw your very tue statement
            Come on them M103 answer this why no complaints about that crusade

            Alternatively you can just fuck off

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          • Chaucer's Tale says:

            What we are seeing is the classic Essex Man at his thickest.

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          • Norman Tebbitt says:

            Anyone with a couple of functioning brain cells could see that Thatcher was cruel and vindictive. Mind you, she ensured that the south east of England prospered and, as the country is a city state, that’s all that matters.

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        • 115
          bergen says:

          I remember her “crusade” against the miners because I worked for the NCB at the time. A mine is not a factory. Once the coal reserve can no longer be worked economically then it’s time to move on-the seams do not regenerate by magic.

          Every miner’s leader before Scargill understood and campaigned to encourage the Board to search for new reserves. Scargill destroyed the industry far more effectively than anyone else in their wildest dreams could imagine. I still wonder if he was an MI5 plant as one colleague often alleged.

          I doubt if M103 would know a coal mine if he saw one.

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        • 119
          #hatetories says:

          Be like that then…

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        • 294
          John Bellingham says:

          M103 is probably living in Leftie Mythland (you know, the one next to Lib-Dem Fairyland). One has to be over 60 to remember first hand the godawful destruction of industry, jobs, the value of the pound and living standards caused by the Unions in general and government weakness against them ( and I mean Wilson’s and Heath’s governments as well as Callaghan’s).

          Nostalgia:–http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amZsdpLXcIo

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    • 53
      Father Jack says:

      Arse, Feck, Drink !

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      • 127
        Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

        You missed the most important ‘Girls!’ :-)

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        • 282
          inwardsroach says:

          tini to

          ant’s cock plus cock’s pea becomes peakingduck.
          ant may be a lady but he no ga. he gaga.

          so ga has a pea.
          so ga has a pea.
          she size pea.
          she no duck ie she no dodo. it is her left that swings as she has an emergency tit.

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  8. 10
    RedYellowBlue Con says:

    Quelle surprise!

    Despite the frantic posturing, isn’t Maude infamously, on first name terms with Common Purpose leader Middleton?

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  9. 12
    The British media are cunts says:

    Once again the media especially the BBC, Guardian and Daily Mirror have been bombarding us with the crap about how wonderful immigration is, especially uncontrolled immigration and that there are thousands of highly skilled foreigners who own donkey’s who come here to work.

    funny thing is the BBC, the Guardian and Daily Mirror don’t employ a single one of these foreigners themselves.

    Imagine the outcry is some left wing bummer at the BBC on 250K a year was replaced by some Romanian on £6.50 and hour.

    Why is it that the left wing organisations that like to promote this mass uncontrolled immigration don’t employ a single journalist themselves?

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    • 37
      walking into darkness says:

      Have you noticed how the BBC has brought into advertising on to their website?, I suppose it’s only consistent with their longstanding policy of lies and far worse

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      • 66
        Anonymous says:

        The BBC is a vile disgusting organisation populated by queens and kiddie fiddlers,

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        • 114
          Chaucer's Tale says:

          … which should be abolished as a new year prezzie to the good folk of the realm (preferably before 1 January).

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      • 372
        JH32489234-230 says:

        All their output is stuffed with advertising, usually for themselves but also by taking part in the latest orchestrated meeja bullshit ‘controversy’ cynically designed to sell crap to dim people.

        Lily Allen’s latest hackneyed effort was a good example. Oh, it’s raising awareness of sexism and racism in pop videos by being… sexist and racist.

        How arch.

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    • 147
      I hate socialists. says:

      A Romanian journalist would be too over qualified to work at the Daily Mirror ,
      think Toilets McGuire .

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      • 173
        The British media are cunts says:

        They would probably speak better English than toilets as well, the big nosed geordie wanker.

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        • 328
          Blowing Whistles says:

          And the Bar Steward is again being allowed to air his lefty views of Sky’s paper review tonight.

          Still … the left and right have to keep up the charade so one or the other of them can continue the big living lie upon the Britsh Public.

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  10. 15

    £0.00 would be too much.

    It would not take into account the cheating.

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  11. 16
    Tosser Dave says:

    Yet another triumph of my LibCon Coalition Government.

    I am so proud of this achievement.

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    • 40
      walking into darkness says:

      Have the Romanians turned up yet?, talk me through that one Anna if you could get your finger out of your arse first

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      • 90
        The failed promises of a failed prime minister says:

        Cameron is finished if by the end of Q0114 in March 2014 50,000 + immigrants from Roumania/Bulgaria have come to UK. That will sit very well with UKIP and their chances of coming top in European Elections in May 2014 whilst the Tory Party will go into open rebellion

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  12. 17
    Britannia says:

    So, the government are failures. Why is nobody surprised?

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  13. 18
    #hatetories says:

    Nice to see the racist right are bleating on again. One thing though, I do wonder where their Nannies, Maids, Gardeners and other ‘staff’ members all hail from. If they are to uphold their racist values, then surely they should only be employing true blue Brits, with vigorous DNA testing and background checks to make sure that their is none of that dreaded foreign blood circling in their veins.

    To think people (mainly in the south I hasten to add) vote for these idiots

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    • 21
      They don't get it says:

      So what are you saying? Millionaire Ed Milliband’s servants are illegal immigrants like Baroness Scotland’s was?

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      • 30
        HEARDITALLSEENITALLBEFORE says:

        In their cases they ARE probably doing jobs that the white native British won’t do!

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        • 117
          Chaucer's Tale says:

          Like those 2 thieves Nigella had (has?).

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          • inwardsroach says:

            the world is no of the dog.
            cat has still be handled.
            it spreads radiation. the intelligence is ai. e is super.
            e is naturale.
            ok to be a truth seer but for waht.
            joy is under the radiation therapy.

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      • 39
        #hatetories says:

        Is there any evidence that Ed Miliband has servants?

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        • 42
          The Public says:

          Yes. He can’t even blow his own nose.

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        • 45
          walking into darkness says:

          a better way of asking your question would be is there any evidence Ed Miliband is a multimillionaire?. I know of a few bits, but please others do list your own here as I think the public should know about this next time he trumpets on about cost of living for which he has no possible personal context

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        • 46
          Too Far says:

          @#39… Yes.. YOU..

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        • 57
          Wanker Watch. says:

          The current Labour leader, Ed Miliband, lives in a house valued at £2.3 million with a £400,000 mortgage from Barclays. He earns in excess of £130,000 per year and his wife £200,000. These people are neither on a par nor can possibly have any kind of understanding of the British worker. Over a period of time we have seen workers who are caught between the minimum wage and the living wage suffer the erosion of inflation and the effects of soaring fuel prices on their household income. You can’t imagine the Milibands flinching when their quarterly fuel bill comes in.

          H/T UKIP Daily.

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          • An awkward bastard says:

            People like that have a vested interest in inflated house prices.

            Best they play no part in the economic planning of the country.

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          • House of Thieves says:

            Miliband and his ilk, can all claim their heating bills on expenses, just like everyone else can……err…..can’t….

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          • An MP says:

            That is a disgraceful accusation and one which is completely wrong. My and my good wifes salaries are completely irrelevant when it comes to paying our Energy bills as we can do so simply by filling out an expenses chit and it is taken care of.

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        • 75
          The Taxpaying Public says:

          The British taxpayer. We are here to fulfill his every whim.

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    • 50
      Bless you poppet says:

      It’s wonderful that they let this sort of person out for Christmas.
      Tell me, do they hope that you self medicate or do they up the dose for New Year?

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    • 54
      Gordon Brown says:

      Have you forgotten that it was I that proclaimed “British jobs for British workers”?
      Bigots – the lot of you.

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    • 68
      Anonymous says:

      @18 so tell me how many of these wonderful immigrants are employed at the BBC or Guardian?

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      • 104
        Lord Stansted says:

        Probably none, but I’d bet quite a few clean/cook/garden at the homes of BBC and Guardian staff.

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    • 96
      geordieboy says:

      The Labour front bench with their wealth could bankroll you for the rest of your life and some other numpties as well.

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    Fishy says:

    The Government can do all that it want’s to stop the Piligrims, it can introduce the laws that it wants.

    But it all has to be enforced by the Civil Service. They say, ‘Yes, Minister, of course Minister’, then go and they do what THEY fucking well want.

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    • 47
      Bonfire of the quangos but with wet matches says:

      Just cut the budget for each department by the cost of their Pilgrims and let the buggers get on with it.

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      • 129
        Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

        Tell the Civil Servants that if they don’t cut the budget for Pilgrims then their pay will be cut accordingly :-)

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    • 56
      Mornington Crescent says:

      What do you expect when the “Director General” (FFS…) of Civil Service Reform is none other than Katherine Kerswell – career Quangocrat who was hoofed out of Kent County Council after her miserable 18-month sojourn there cost us taxpayers well north of half a million.

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  15. 23
    Blowing Whistles says:

    A robber does a bank job and takes some hostages.
    He says to the first hostage, “Did you see me rob the bank?”
    The hostage says, “Yes”. Bang! The robber shoots him dead.
    Robber says to the second hostage, “Did you see me rob the bank?”
    The second hostage says, “No, but my wife did.”

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  16. 24
    Dave and George That's another fine mess you got me into says:

    Eu costs us more
    EU bail outs cost us more
    overseas aid costs us more
    energy costs us more
    aircraft carriers costs us more
    HS 2 to cost us more
    royal mail sale cost us more
    public borrowing costs us more

    Infact just about everything Dave told us would be “rolled back” has cost us more
    Dave and George, their maths cost us more

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  17. 27
    Diane Fatbott says:

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  18. 28
    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    Good Morning and have a fabulous Monday,even though I still P.M.

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  19. 32
    sproggingforbenefits says:

    Union bastedos

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  20. 59
    A great big mess says:

    If you want to get rid of the pilgrims there is a simple solution: close all the factories and offices and transfer everything to China.

    You won’t find any Christians there and no minimum wage legislation.

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    • 85
      Do keep up says:

      There are quite a lot of Christians in China

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      • 225
        Statistics for every occassion says:

        There are more Christians in China than in The UK. Plus the ones in China actuallt believe as oppsed the arseholes here who are wooly thinking twats.

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  21. 65
    majorfrustration says:

    Is there anything these people can do – what a bunch of idiots

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  22. 67
    One Term Dave says:

    I am the gift that keeps on giving.

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  23. 69
    The Court of Public Opinion says:

    Has ‘Mad Frankie Maude actually achieved anything? No matter how small?

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  24. 70
    One-eyed son of the manse says:

    While we are at it, whatever happened to Gideon’s pledge to give every taxpayer an annual statement saying how much tax they had paid and what it was spent on?

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    • 86
      Cabbage says:

      I think it is filed away inthe same draw as “Merging Income Tax & NI”, “Bonfire of the Quangos” and “Low Tax Conservatism”.

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    • 92
      Some hopes of that happening says:

      It will happen at the same time as Chilcot is published

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  25. 72
    SamCam says:

    Daddy’s accountant says we’ll be paid £££ millions NOT to produce any ‘lecky from the windmills. Isn’t my Dave clever?

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10542388/Wind-farms-handed-5-million-to-switch-off-turbines-as-thousands-of-homes-left-without-power.html

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    • 79
      Ed Dafty, LimpDim MP, Climate Change Chieftain says:

      Excuse me, I am responsible for all things ‘green’ and ‘zero carbon’. This is Liberal Dimotwat territory.

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    • 80
      Dave and George That's another fine mess you got me into says:

      Didn’t you know ? Wind power is free energy it comes from nature you know

      Each 24 hours , one of those windmills will run a hair dryer for three and a half minutes

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        aka says:

        A bit like those power-from-biomass gadgets which, in the hot Indian climate, can produce enough gas to warm your daal for breakfast with enough left over for a light evening meal.

        Any guess how that technology translates to a British winter’s power requirements?

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      • 121
        Chaucer's Tale says:

        .. but only if it is a bit breezy all day.

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    Sir William Wayde says:

    £23.6 million is, surely, the least part of the cost. Consider the effect of an army of naysayers, obstructivists and shit-stirrers on morale and performance. Consider the improvements not made, the fear of innovation and the effect of being continually being told that your job is unbearable. Consider the stupidity of shovelling grit into the wheels of public service!

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  27. 81
    Greening says:

    Did my anal rape jokes mean I resigned over the holidays?

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  28. 87
    Johnny Norfolk says:

    YET ANOTHER CASE OF THE TORIES SAYING ONE THING AND DOING ANOTHER.

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  29. 89
    Anonymous says:

    The unions are fifth columnist organisations (among many other organisations) They have only one goal – destroy England beyond past so called enemies may have had in mind – these fifth columnists arrived in this country pre-WW2. Their handiwork is now blatant, in your face. Unfortunately the working class intelligentsia of England, for many reasons – the BBC for one – are unable to recognise what has befallen them or why their fathers and grandfathers wasted their lives fighting their own kind for the current destruction of England.

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  30. 91
    Dave and George That's another fine mess you got me into says:

    We got rid of the
    Miners
    Steelworkers
    Railway workers
    Dockers
    Power workers
    Ship builders
    Engineering workers
    Aerospace workers
    and a good chunk of the motor industry

    I say chaps if there’s one thing that’s bad for our country ,
    It’s a union rep with dirty fingernails What !

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    • 94
      The Ghost of Red Robbo" says:

      The latter got rid of itself as most of the cars built in the UK in the 70’s and 80’s were CRAP; expensive;poorly equipped and there were more days lost on strikes than actually in work so even if you wanted to buy one you had to wait over 6 months(and the price wasn’t guaranteed either)Once the Japanese brough in cars like the Datsun Cherry equipped with radio,heater, heated rear window as standard at half the price British Leyland were finished

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      • 97
        Dave and George That's another fine mess you got me into says:

        This is indeed true
        And to get around those frightful import restrictions we let the Japs build their cars here What !

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        • 312
          John Bellingham says:

          In the early 1970s, despite high tariffs, Japanese products provided far high specifications, greater reliability and better customer service than comparable British cars. By the time that Japanese cars started gaining significant market share Britain was in the EEC and German and French (yes, even French) products made huge inroads. By the time the FIRST Japanese plant was set up in 1986–British Leyland was essentially finished and GM & Ford moved a lot of production to Germany.
          So you are talking Clap.

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          • Quite right! I was materially implicated in this change and apologise to no one for it.

            One amusing anecdote, if I may…

            A company I was previously employed by had to add this marque’s products to their company car list as they had the joint venture finance company for it. All of a sudden every employee wanted to drіve one. Why? Because they came with a radio already installed (think early 1980s, when no other manufacturer would include a radio.)

            Transport Control department for this (now in public ownership) company insisted that any applicant had to get a quotation for their desired vehicle with said radio removed. They soon realised their mistake when the quotations came in at above the standard cost – due to the extra work involved in removal!

            One ventures that even the most rabid socialists here will detect the irony in that.

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          • Quite right! I was materially implicated in this change and apologise to no one for it…

            Like

          • …One amusing anecdote, if I may…

            A company I was previously employed by had to add this marque’s products to their company car list as they had the joint venture finance company for it. All of a sudden every employee wanted to drive one. Why? Because they came with a radio already installed (think early 1980s, when no other manufacturer would include a radio.)

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          • One amusing anecdote, if I may…

            A company I was previously employed by had to add this marque’s products to their company car list as they had the joint venture finance company for it. All of a sudden every employee wanted to dr1ve one. Why? Because they came with a radio already installed (think early 1980s, when no other manufacturer would include a radio.)

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          • …Transport Control department for this (now in public ownership) company insisted that any applicant had to get a quotation for their desired vehicle with said radio removed. They soon realised their mistake when the quotations came in at above the standard cost – due to the extra work involved in removal!

            One ventures that even the most rabid socialists here will detect the irony in that.

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          • Fuck me! I got it through eventually…

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    • 95
      REALITY CHECK says:

      5/100.

      Global competition, cheap labour, market reform and innovation did all that. It’s called ‘progress’. Not all progress is welcome but you can’t stand in the way of it.

      Keep trying to re-write history and we’ll correct your homework.

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    • 105
      Nelson's eye says:

      I’d like to see a union rep with dirty fingernails!

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  31. 98
    A Labour voter says:

    I bumped my head into a rock, but no-one suggested my brain was damaged. Can anyone explain why not?

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  32. 100
    geordieboy says:

    Bill the fucking unions for the pilgrims. Less money for Labour.

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  33. 101
    Nigel Mirage says:

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  34. 103
    Frank's son says:

    He’s a typical money grabbing, I’m alright Jack, expense claiming member of the government. Likes to open mouth, spew forth a few soundbites, then back to the trough without a second thought about what he just announced. Why does Guido seem so surprised?

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  35. 109
    Penfold says:

    Maude will have a difficult job with Common Purpose permeating the Civil and Public sectors.
    Just sack the rep’s, they’re paid to work, not unionise.

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  36. 112
    Postal Votes are Labour Loo Paper says:

    What the fuck is the problem. Just stop it NOW. Sack the useless bastards.

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  37. 122
    Anonymous says:

    Just noticed that Unison flag in the picture, above, sports the same colour scheme as the Common Purpose logo.

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  38. 130
    Keep the red Flag Flying says:

    How come Lefties call patriotic people, people who love their country, people who serve their country flag wavers in a derogatory manner, when they are the first fuckers to fly a flag, any flag, as long as it is not the Union jack ?

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  39. 136
    How many years is a generation? says:

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    • 141
      i don't n eed no doctor says:

      Anjem, go to the top of a tall building and toss yourself off.

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    • 144
      Allan, you at t'bar says:

      This is a secular Country. If you wish to believe in the Sky Fairy with limitless supplies of virgins and there are gullible people willing to be brainwashed accordingly , go ahead.

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    • 163
      well peeved. says:

      Do you think that Choudary and those like him, are the governments useful idiots. Is it their intention to facilitate a race war, so that Martial Law can be implemented for our own safety.

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  40. 142
    albacore says:

    Dave’s cabinet enforcing the pledges it makes?
    After all their efforts to convince us they’re fakes
    Don’t you reckon that they’ll give that jape a wide miss
    What with all the fun they get just taking the piss?

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  41. 152
    IanH says:

    That’s not a fair posting. The amount spent on Pilgrims was not known before the rules were changed in 2010 so it was almost certain we’d find that the amount actually being wasted was greater as reporting was improved

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      Taxpayer says:

      There is nothing fair about a single penny of taxpayers’ money being spent on this scam.

      Any cabinet minister who tolerates pilgrims in their department should be sacked.

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  42. 156
    Tree Huggers in denial says:

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    • 162
      Ed Dafty, LimpDim MP, Climate Change Chieftain says:

      Without Global Warming Climate Change doctrine, we LimpDims are effectively meaningless and redundant.

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    • 182
      Jimmy says:

      Temperatures have got so high that a former editor of a national newspaper has been reduced to wearing his vest even in company. I believe there is a photograph of this somewhere.

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      • 380

        Fine anecdotal stuff on which to base a few billions of research when someone else is paying for it. Who knows? It may even turn out true?

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        • 396
          Jimmy says:

          Do you remember in the 80s when righties used to boast about having a scientist as a leader, before they all turned into the villagers from Frankenstein? Was there a meeting?

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          • Ha! ha!

            You would have given your right arm to have a leader like her… and you jolly well know it! Kinnock just did not make the grade and as for Foot…

            Come to think of it, most of what you term we reactionaries would give our right arms to have someone of her stature again too.

            Still, you got the consolation prize: Brown!

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          • Jimmy. I regretted that as soon I hit the send button.

            One should be careful, even when one uses verifiable truth… :-)

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          • Reader says:

            Jimmy, you are normally a bore, but this comment is a gem.

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  43. 166
    Dave and George That's another fine mess you got me into says:

    Check out the “Legal notice” to Muslim off license owners on this site

    http://www.theshariahproject.com/

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  44. 168
    Bloomers says:

    FLIP-FLOP FARAGE.

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    • 191
      Fuck the LibLabCon says:

      Get back to Dave’s cock!

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    • 196
      Fishy says:

      FLIP-FLOP FARAGE

      2010: We need three new high speed railways lines. HS2, 3 AND 4

      2013: I’m against HS Rail

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      • 200
        Fuck the LibLabCon says:

        Arrr… but did he give a cast iron guarantee on that?

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        • 208
          Fishy says:

          FLIP-FLOP FARAGE

          2012: Cameron gave the people a ‘Cast Iron Guarantee’

          2013: (When confronted by the fact that he didn’t – it was conditional on Lisbon remaining unsigned and unratified) Ah! but that’s a mere detail.

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      • 206
        Fishy says:

        FLIP-FLOP FARAGE

        1999-2013: I’m against the EU

        1999-2013: Where is my €000,000’s Euro MP’s salary?

        1999-2013: Where are my €2,000,000’s Euro MP’s expenses (unsupported)

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        • 216
          UK Kleptocracy says:

          Still voting UKIP at every opportunity.

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        • 217
          Fishy says:

          FLIP-FLOP FARAGE (AKA HOMER SIMPSON)

          2013: Time to Leave the EU. No more Europe

          2015: DOH! (Europhile Marxist Milipede becomes PM, as the right’s vote is split).

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          • Fuck the LibLabCon says:

            Looking forward to casting my vote on Thursday the 22nd of May.

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          • Here's some questions for the Tory tribalists... says:

            So if the Tories had been in power since 1997, what precisely would they have done differently form Labour?

            Would they have joined the US in its Afghanistan and Iraq ventures?
            Would they have signed treaty after treaty giving away our sovereignty to the EU?
            Would they have allowed hundreds of thousands of Eastern Europeans into Britain?
            Would they have signed us up to the Eco/green energy scams?
            Would they have created housing bubbles to generate a bogus feel good factor?

            You lot are not called the liblabcon for nothing.

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          • Little old lady from Tooting Beck says:

            Not the point mate its what you bunch of wankers actually did do. Trying to smear with innuendo and what ifs shows that even you you lefty tosspot know the betrayal took place under Labours watch
            It matters not a tuppence fuck what would have or would not have been done by anybody what matters is your lot did it.

            So shove that up your left wing, hypocritical, don’t blame me it was Fatcher , up the unions, fucking arse

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          • Liblabcon tossers go to hell says:

            Typically tory asre. Yes, cos if you aint Tory you is Labour!

            Thank God Tories aint think moronic tribalists like those ghastly Labour fellows.

            Listern up idiot. If I had my way, you’d all be hanging from the same gallows for what your sh1tty parties have done to this country.

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      Londoner says:

      Whether he said it or not, we are full.

      if he wants to bgring in a couple of thousand Syrian Christians that’s fine with me as long as he can find the space first. He can do that by shipping out the 2 million or so illegals who currently infest these shores.

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    • 262
      Blowing Whistles says:

      And still no fucking audited accounts from the EU – 19 years … that encompasses both the Labour and Tory parties. Nice montage of the “elephant” in the room posted on here last night.

      btw why do P Eye – call the big four farcical names … Is it ‘cos they are the biggest crook auditing firms out there?

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    Guido Fawkes says:

    VIDEO – well worth watching: Ed Miliband’s New Year’s Message about his priorities for 2014 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zoh4cQaIB7A&sns=tw

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    • 194
      Not Guido Fawkes says:

      Wow, that’s not awesome, and that’s not worth watching. Ed knows full well his old-school Soviet policies aren’t going to reduce the cost of living for anybody…. quite the opposite…. and he doesn’t really care anyway. It’s all just a hopeless airy-fairy apple pie in the sky socialist con trick.

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  47. 179
    Don Croy says:

    Sort it out Frankie, sack these shirkers on the spot.

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  48. 183
    Blow Job says:

    Terror suspects receive more than £3MILLION in legal aid in #UK over five years http://sco.lt/59GiZ7

    Oy Vey !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  49. 184
    anonus says:

    And as the Do Nothing Coalition roll over, unable and unwilling dolts, giving you all two fingers to stop major social upheaval when the roma mass invade, who will you vote for?

    Nigel, we have paid a billion to the syrians already, not homes here too. You need to rip up your 1948 UN handbook, old son.

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  50. 186
    The Owl Of The Remove says:

    Dear Marks & Spencer- so bored of finding people placing pork products and alcohol on your halal shelves. I’m sure I’m not alone here.

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    • 193
      Fuck the LibLabCon says:

      What a great idea :)

      I’ll have to give it a go next time I’m in.

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    • 205
      Shopping games says:

      Play hide the halal.

      Take it off the shelf, put it in your basket with all your pork products, deliver it to the till and then decide not to buy the halal stuff. The staff then have to take it back to the shelf after it has been in the same basket as the pork.

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    • 238
      Londoner says:

      I tried to comment on this earlier but Guido censored it

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  51. 187
    Francois Hollande says:

    I tax, therefore I am.

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  52. 190
    Major General Abu Qatada says:

    Protesters rally against Palestinian prisoners’ release http://dlvr.it/4c3H8C

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  53. 195
    Zinaine Zidane says:

    Bonjour.

    J’ai un million d’euros et je voudrais pour masquer l’éloigner de la voleuse socialistes cochons.

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    • 253
      A ship's Lawyer says:

      Well what you do Zebedee is this.

      Instead of having a contract for one year for one million pounds what you do is have a new two year contract for 500K a year with reduced hours and/or 26 weeks annual leave .

      If the Socialists start screaming then tant pis !

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    BOB coCROWch says:

    UP THE WERKUZ !!

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  56. 204
    Ric"Tally Ho" Holden CCHQ says:

    Tory & LibDem MP’s voted for cuts to NHS funding, for more privatisation, for cuts in staffing – now complain about rural ambulance service.

    Another fine mess you got us into.

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  57. 209
    nell says:

    Say one thing and do another. When are they going to learn that they always get found out in the end.

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    • 214
      One Term Dave says:

      I can give you a cast iron guarantee I will never break any more of my cast iron guarantees again.

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      • 249
        nell says:

        Sad thing is if it’s not cameron breaking his cast-iron guarantees it will be militwit doing it instead.

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        • 254
          Blowing Whistles says:

          Hence they were compared on here some time ago to the left and right cheeks of a bum – both are Rsoles – but the lobotimised lefty lovers and righty lovers still don’t get it – while we fucking pay for the bastards.

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  58. 211
    Oh darling!!! says:

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  59. 218
    Cast iron u turn says:

    Enforce it ? Of course they wont, remember this is one term Daves Conservative party, Motto ‘all talk no action”.

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  60. 221
    Anonymous says:

    Japan’s Homeless ‘Recruited’ To Clean Up Crippled Radioactive Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant

    Perhaps they would take our muzzies as well…………

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  61. 224
    Nicky G says:

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    • 229
      Nicky G says:

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      • 236
        Casual Observer 5 says:

        It speaks volumes that Griffin is probably right, and at this moment the country is perfectly in tune with his perspective.

        Note to the MSM: Smear Farage’s sensible immigration rhetoric, you open the door wider to Griffin. Nice chap that he is, the politics of Mr. Griffin should not be seriously encouraged.

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        • 347
          albacore says:

          My enemy’s enemy is my friend
          Skew it how you will but still in the end
          The LibLabCons are the worst ever foes
          That the British ever had to oppose
          So the awful ogre they’ve made of Nick
          Is one more LibLabCon confidence trick

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    • 240
      Reader says:

      I dislike fascists

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      • 339
        Anonymous says:

        Engineering ethnic replacement through mass immigration is pretty Fascist.

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        • 355
          Athelstan says:

          Not necessariliy. It is treason, however.

          The army has till tomorrow to deploy to defend this nation or be exposed as the useless cowards they really are.

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    • 251
      nell says:

      As a family historian I wonder what origins nickgriffen comes from.

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      • 255
        Casual Observer 5 says:

        A not very bright pedigree.

        Griffin and the BeanP were some of the first to properly go over to Syr!a and try to find out what was going on in Damascus over the past few years.

        When he isn’t tweeting like a retard, he has actually been making some sense:

        Suggest that he is perhaps a little bit sore that Farage took the initiative on the refugee question. No fan of BeanP’s or Griffin’s professed politics, but do not think for one minute that even he can stand by and let Christian’s get slaughtered.

        He has had a direct taste of what is going on on the ground over in Syr!a.

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  62. 226
    Sunderland is a Labour ghetto thats why its shyte says:

    I see that Lord Howe the Tory minister is now saying we should accept Syrian refugees when will these fuckers ever learn,the war in Syria is a religious war being fought between 2 branches of Islam it has fuck all to do with us,as in Iraq.The refugees who came from Iraq will never go home just like the Somalis.The political class are stupid beyond belief and we,the taxpayer,will pay the price.

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    • 314
      nell says:

      We should accept people who have the qualifications and the skills that we need . We should not accept people who are blatantly intending to live off benefits.

      It should be as clear cut as that.

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      • 357
        Welcome to Britain and please take our kids jobs seeing we don't want to train them says:

        How about accepting our own people first, how about training them to get qualifications and not just chuck them on the tip as not wanting to learn or wanting a job, people of Britain first and anything left over maybe we can fill in with decent immigrants

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  63. 242
    Pick litter for bennies says:

    So the Tory government(with taxpayers money) subsidizes the Labour unions who agitate for the return of a Labour Government and still they think voters will return them to power?.Durrrrrrrrrrrr

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  64. 245
    R & B invasion says:

    Let me take you to the place
    Where membership’s a smiling face
    Brush shoulders with the stars

    Where strangers take you by the hand
    And welcome you to wonderland
    From beneath their panamas

    Club Britannia, drinks are free
    Fun and sunshine, there’s enough for everyone
    All that’s missing is the sea
    But don’t worry, you can suntan :-)

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  65. 248
    English batsmen have technical flaws says:

    If I remember rightly this Frankie Maude character was mouthing it off a year or so back that he had saved billions of pounds of taxpayers money by eliminating wasteful expenditure.

    Needless to say not a penny piece of this has been returned to me or any other taxpayer.

    I remember his dad as well. Talked posh but kept his hands in his pockets.

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  66. 259
    Larry the cat says:

    When it comes to milking money off others Maude is not behind the door.

    £35k expenses claimed from the taxpayer for a mortgage on a supposed second home.

    These ex Morgan Stanley types are so badly paid you know.

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  67. 260
    nell says:

    The thing is your headline says ‘the public says No to More pilgrims’.

    I don’t think that’s true. I think the public says ‘there should be NO pilgrims at all’

    If unions and their members want folks doing their bidding then they should pay for it through their subs. pilgrims should not be paid out of taxpayers money. Full stop!

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  68. 261
    Womens Hour ( lack of self awareness edition) says:

    Today we discuss ‘Is Tessa Jowell a rancid fucking arsehole ‘?

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    • 269
      Little Johnny B13COW says:

      The ayes have it. The ayes have it.

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    • 276
      She's having a laugh says:

      The shameless cow, claims she didnt understand the implications of a mortgage form she signed yet she wants us to trust her to run London ?

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      • 287
        Fixed that says:

        The shameless cow, claims she didnt understand the implications of several different mortgage forms she signed on several different ocassions for several different mortgages on the same property yet she wants us to trust her to run London ?

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  69. 263
    She could be describing to a tee the front bench of the Labour Party says:

    “Frankly, you know, those arseholes are so fucking rancid that I just hope every morning they wake up and think: ‘I’m ashamed of the job I do.’”

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  70. 265
    #hatetories says:

    Guido – Ddo remind us which Tory ministers were out with the hounds flying the flag for blood sports whilst their constituents were mopping up their ruined carpets and furniture and counting the cost of food wasted in their non functioning fridge freezers

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  71. 272
    Are our media to cowed or doppy to ask he obvious ? says:

    Jowell says she believes her husband was innocent so why did she leave him ? Why does no one ask her this rather obvious quesion ?

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  72. 273
    A plague of leeches! says:

    They are self serving, timewasting, thick as pig shit, money grubbing union of scumbags. They need to be purged! Time for socialist thickos to think for themselves instead of depending on a union of useless, leeching marxist scumbags to do their thinking for them. Time for the socialist dogshite to get some pride and crawl back to slime pit they emerged from. They are a drain on the economy. A waste of space & money! Purge them!

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  73. 278
    RomaBob....open the doors! says:

    Getting on the bus to come over there tomorrow, just hop you lazy f*ckers are paying your taxes ‘cos I need the benefits :)

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  74. 283
    nell says:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2531159/Antarctic-crew-build-ice-helipad-help-rescuers.html

    Oh sorry but must have a +++laugh+++ at this.

    that climate change ship that went to antarctica to plot changes in global warming ie melting ice and is now frozen solid in expanding ice floes is now so firmly stuck that passengers are going to have to be airlifted off for safety!! Ho Hum!!!

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    • 289
      Fishy says:

      The BBC would have you believe that they’re passengers but one of theirs and members of their print arm the Guardian are on board – there to film evidence that the Antarctic is warming and that the ice is receding.

      I’d say more but I’m going to piss myself laughing

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      • 293

        Don’t piss in the Antarctic. It might melt the unseasonally cold ice and free the buggers*.

        * word chosen advisedly

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      • 305
        nell says:

        Highly entertaining global warming scam exposed as a lie by real weather!!!

        The best bit is the beeb tying itself in knots trying to pretend that the folks on board ship are merely holidaymakers. This apparently avoids the beeb having to admit that their climate change ‘experts, and global warming scientists onboard that had hoped to use the venture to highlight melting seas in support of global warming etc have found it unseasonably cold (-40 and then some) in mid summer antarctica and are trapped by a growing icecap!!

        The beeb also desperately trying not to mention that the ship is frozen solid and all these global warming fanatics onboard , including beeb and graudian ones, are going to have to be airlifted to safety from the ice!!! How embarrassing ++++Laugh++++

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        • 429
          altruism in industry says:

          oh is it still stuck ? that’s odd, yesterday the beeb said it was free and sailing in clear waters.

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    • 297
      A Polar Bear says:

      All those fake scientists farting around in Antarctica would have to leave a very big carbon footprint.

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    • 316
      Blowing Whistles says:

      Well well – I must agree with all the comments so far. Rare agreement – but then it is one of the biggest myths ever staged against the public – by states and their politicial pygmies. Some in the msm have realised that there is a growing majority of the public who ain’t gonna have any more of this CC / AGW rubbish. Let’s be having you the 650 mp’s greasing up the pole.

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    • 359
      i don't n eed no doctor says:

      Within a decade we will be able to sled all the way from the UK to Antartica.

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    • 383
      Stella Creasy says:

      Shouldn’t all this ice be flooding Bangladesh by now?

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  75. 292
    Ed the Eunuch says:

    If Ed ever comes to power, all the wealth of the country will be syphoned off by the self serving union of Marxist scumbags!

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  76. 295
    Ed the Eunuch says:

    Stick your pledge up your arse Ed. We all know that if you were PM all this cost of living tripe will go straight in the bin!

    From the Bullshitting, brainwashing, Hunts~BBC

    http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-25549708

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    I Did it Myyyy Way says:

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    anjam`s best chilli powder says:

    Knaves and fools. We are winning quickly.

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    anonus says:

    Lord Wolfson warns European Union has become ‘hungry for power’…..DT

    Well you can see it all now. The aseholes of EU politicos–broossa, von rump, cleggie et al, vying for the role of Stalin.

    God help us all, (except roma, pilgrims & muzzies).

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    Mozart Chocolate Cream Gold tonight.

    17% by volume (quite tame really…)

    It is delicious. At severe risk of internecine strife, I am probably going to have another.

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      anon says:

      There is probably a medical term to describe someone who constantly has to share the absolutely minor and inconsequential details of their lives at every opportunity.

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      • 325
        anonymouse says:

        Lonely.

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        • 329

          “homo non amicis” but it does not apply for me.

          I am described as “Sed cum intellectus species popularis”.
          :)

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          • Podiceps says:

            Kennedy’s Revised Latin Primer is still in print, and not expensive. You really need to sort out those case endings. Google Translate is not your friend here.

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          • Illegitimi non carborundum

            Pedule statua!

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          • Not me at 8:22 pm

            But admit my fraud at 8:33 pm!

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          • Podiceps says:

            It took me two hours to realise what pedale statua was supposed to mean: a sockpuppet. Jesus wept.

            The nearest equivalent in decent Latin would be pupa lanea, a woollen doll. The word tibiale, used for a stocking, is merely the neuter form of the adjective tibialis, pertaining to the shin, and unsuitable for use here.

            Latin is a weapon. If you can’t aim it, don’t fire it.

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          • Father Ted says:

            Corriguntur ipse est

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          • @Pody

            OK. I know I was hacking here! There is no good expression probably as the Romans, for all their merit, had no idea about web blogs.

            I even admitted to it. Give me a break!

            But TT made a good point about them to me once. He said that they were probably quite close to balloon flight. Had they succeeded in this, think how different history might have been. We would all be speaking Latin as a first language and maths would be an absolutely beastly subject!

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    • 371
      Alan Chingachgook says:

      Cheap sherry is a fine drink. Buy the filthiest muck you can get your hands on and live dangerously.

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  82. 320
    Train Spotting says:

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  83. 342
    Tosser Dave says:

    I’ve overspent by another £250m or so today. Same as yesterday. Same as tomorrow.

    Aren’t I a clever LibLabconner ?!!!

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    • 343
      Joe Public II says:

      Same old record. But still fucking true unfortunately.

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      • 358
        Fishy says:

        Labour’s liabilities that we’re still paying down, unfortunately.

        These Socialist twats seem to take great pleasure in the destruction they wreaked. They somehow think it’s funny.

        But it’s nothing new – they’ve been trying to destroy Britain for a hundred years.

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  84. 345
    Quote of the Year says:

    Funniest quote of the year goes to the Dean of St Paul’s who gave the eulogy at Mrs Thatcher’s funeral in which he said “We remember her personal concern for the wellbeing of individuals”. Not even she would’ve said that about herself!

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  85. 346
    Curious says:

    Dave, in your crappy New Year message of hope and goodwill to all men and gays — will you give your personal exact numerical forecast of how many legal immigrants will come in in Quarter 1, 2014?

    No, of course you won’t. You haven’t got a clue, you traitor.

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  86. 361
    Alan Chingachgook says:

    Realise how much work faces the resistance movement when seeing Jon Snow’s blog figures. Completely astounding.

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  88. 388
    Vazoline says:

    There has been a miscarriage of justice and serious omission as my good name has not appeared on the Honours List. I have long been expecting the announcement of a well deserved knighthood.

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    • 392
      Judge Dreadful says:

      I have long been expecting the announcement of a well-deserved incarceration. Still, we can’t have everything.

      Have you tried finding some complete strangers to hug for the publicity in their time of need?

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  89. 391
    Fishy says:

    “Frankly, you know, those arseholes are so fucking rancid that I just hope every morning they wake up and think: ‘I’m ashamed of the job I do.’”

    Yes, Maguire….she means you.

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  90. 393
    Quote of the Year says:

    Funniest quote of the year goes to the Dean of St P*ul’s who gave the eulogy at Mrs Thatcher’s funeral in which he said “We remember her personal concern for the wellbeing of individuals”. Not even she would’ve said that about herself!

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  91. 394
    Judge Dreadful says:

    Julie Bailey gets a CBE but Andy Burnham is still at large.

    The triumph of PR over justice.

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  92. 395
    Michael Crawford CBE says:

    Ooh Betty! I’ve got an honour!

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    • 404
      Blowing Whistles says:

      And like Brenda really has a say in the matter of handing out the gongs – It falls to the terrorist criminal Ministers who have usurped this country’s parliament as to who get the gongs.

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      • 409
        Former Monarchist says:

        HM has let herself and her coronation oath down badly in the past few years. Going along with the mockery of the honours system by the politicians is just the most visible element. Meekly ceding our nation’s sovereignty to the EU was bad but possibly explicable in that so many politicians have lied about that project but there have been so many other shoddy compromises as well.

        Allowing the Privy Council to be used to try to gag the press was the last straw for me, I’m afraid. She is not asked to do much for her wealth and pribvilege but she is supposed to uphold her sworn duty and and protect the laws and customs of the English nation. Sadly she has proved inadequate to the task.

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  93. 397
    Sunderland is a Labour ghetto thats why its shyte says:

    The other MP for Rotherham or Rother Valley Kevin Barron knighted for his services to Neil Kinnock I cant think what the fuck else hes done ffs

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  94. 398
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Get a load of the latest in full panic mode – message by avaaz – to distract from the ship in distress (you couldn’t make it up story) in the antarctic – avaaz have issued their “IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD MESSAGE” – to suck in donations from the gullible.

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  95. 399
    Gordon Brown says:

    Why haven’t I been honoured yet? I deserve an OBE, MBE, CBE, PCP, ABC, KFC and MSG.

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  96. 401
    Sunderland is a Labour ghetto thats why its shyte says:

    Still no Damehood for Stephen Fry or Chris Bryant,Vazolene will be honoured next year for services to the community,the Vaz community.

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  97. 402
    Jack Dromey says:

    The only honour I want is a BBC.

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  98. 417
    Jack Dromey says:

    Next Saturday night, I’m going Black to the Future!

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  99. 425
    Athelstan says:

    The invasion begins.

    Cameron, no matter what nonsense the Scotsman Blair pretended to have finessed through his corrupted Parliament using Scottish votes, the crime of treason still remains what it always has in the minds and customs of the English people. You have one day left to redeem yourself. Close the border.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2531440/Sold-Flights-buses-Romanians-Bulgarians-head-UK.html

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  100. 431
    Anonymous says:

    Every time the unions go on strike they damage the ecomomy. Why should the tax payer fund militants?

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