January 2nd, 2014

Data Shows Cost-of-Living Crisis About to End

The consensus of broadsheet pundits is that Ed has, with his cost-of-living crisis line that prices are rising faster than wages, nimbly and cleverly switched from a losing argument on the economy to a winning “retail offer”. Guido thinks this successfully plays into the British national psyche; grumbling about both the weather and the cost of things rising. However as the economy rises unemployment falls and earnings will caeteris paribus begin to outstrip inflation as sure as the sun rises. The ONS data shows this is about to happen…


Guido is beginning to worry that Miliband, like his former mentor Gordon Brown, hasn’t really got a strategy. The whole “too far, too fast” thing was bound to end in tears unless there was a permanent recession. As it happened the predictions by Ed Balls of a triple-dip turned out to be über-pessimistic, statisticians say there wasn’t even a double-dip. The only recession the UK suffered originated under Gordon Brown.

The energy cost argument still generates headlines, however international comparisons show that UK energy costs are middle of the league table for Europe – though US fracking and shale gas means their energy costs are way below ours. Fracking however is opposed by Ed Miliband.

What then? Having lost the argument on debt and the economy, followed – food banks notwithstanding – by the cost-of-living crisis evaporating, Labour will have to change tack again. Labour can’t fight on economic competence, because so contaminated is Ed Balls that he even loses to George Osborne. Labour are blamed for the economic mess and are suspected by the voters of still being untrustworthy on dealing with the deficit and debts. They would be unwise to fight on leadership; “weak and weird” Ed versus “posh and out of touch” Dave is not a great prospect for Labour.

Guido’s guess is they will try to have it both ways, partially accept the coalition’s spending envelope and pretend they can tax their way to prosperity. A policy Miliband’s socialist frère Hollande has now abandoned. All the chatter (spun by his adviser Stewart Wood) about Ed’s plans for “big changes in our economy” - a strategy based on East Coast academic theories from Harvard professors on new “Varieties of Capitalism” – will have Lynton Crosby crying with laughter into his (Australian) Chardonnay. Doesn’t mean Miliband isn’t going to try it…

UPDATE: The FT has surveyed economists and they mostly think households will start to feel better off – this is after consumer confidence surged 20% in 2013. Well spotted economists…



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    Normal Guy says:

    Whenever I try to babble on about big-sounding political strategy stuff like that, someone interrupts me to tell me it’s my round. I then have to down my pint, which i’ve been drinking too slowly, put my cigarette out and go back inside to queue up at the bar. That Polish bird behing the bar never understands my order, either.

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    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:


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    C.O.Jones says:

    If surveys shows a Tory loss in the 2015 election then Cameron should stick the higher rate of income tax up to 75%. Nice little plant to repay them in kind.

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    Taxpayer says:

    Why is it that with all this cheap foreign labour coming in to work in our pubs, the price of beer never drops?

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    Taxpayer says:

    Only a twat would want taxes to rise. For any reason.

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    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    Would I lose any of my enormous credibility if I brought back Postman Prat to replace Ed Ballsup ?

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    Ariel Sharon says:

    I’m a courgette!

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    C.O.Jones says:

    Everything is corporate now, pubs, estate agents, high street fast food etc etc.

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    Labour don't include house prices in inflation figures or the cost of living..Why? says:

    The cost of living crisis began when average house prices went above three times average earnings.
    Within Labours first term in office if I remember correctly.

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    Photo opportunity watch says:

    When those climate scientists get back to Oz after their escapades in the Antarctic will they be met by Keith Vaz ?

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    C.O.Jones says:

    No, you would lose the best shadow chancelor in the history of the Labour party.

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    Political Hic says:

    Chablis is a place not a grape.

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    The Economy says:

    You would think that, wouldn’t you? Especially given the degree to which Westminster politicians bend over backwards to appease corporate interests. Except that the evidence suggests otherwise. Most business is small business.

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    Robert says:

    Oh Guido, surely you know that there is no such thing as an Australian Chablis.

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    What do you think? says:

    Most of them are white

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    Don Caster says:

    Miliband’s a busted flush.

    I wonder who will last longer on the front bench, him or Ed Balls?

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    Joss Ayinglike says:

    Damned by faint praise.

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    RomaBob....we benefit you! says:

    “beeg issue, beeg issue, beeg issue…yes please, thank you!”

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    RED LEN says:

    I make those decisions.

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    Gordon Brown the most incompetent c*nt the Treasury has ever seen says:

    Before it loses value I reckon now would be a good time to buy Gold.

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    is this good enough says:

    green crap to be 30% plus future annual rises of house hold energy bills
    NI to be 20%
    constituent chairmen and chairwomen shall have a vote on the commons
    large house tax
    large garden tax
    second car tax
    first 3 pages of all papers to be vetted before publication

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    Casual Observer 5 says:

    The cost of living crisis was always a Labour mirage.

    However, the deep problems in the UK economy still remain.

    This is why there has been more cooking of the books than usual – which is partly feeding into the latest propaganda that all is good on the economy front:


    Immigration is what is going to take Cameron out.

    Irrespective of the propaganda, letting in a load of undeserving scum from Eastern Europe, whilst ironically reneging on real obligations which exist in Syr!a will finish the Cameron Qusling.

    Vote UKIP.

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    Ed Bollockhead says:

    It’s the right thing to do.

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    Tuscan Tony says:

    Regrettably it’s more than likely that the mosty important segment of Ed Mili’s supporters are a band of people for whom the key issue is how much money can be transferred from others to them without them actually having to do any work other than vote Labour. The main work for the Labour leadership is of course to pretend otherwise and there’s some higher, noble calling driving their crew. In the meantime the mob managers make a tidy living from their cagnotte.

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    Reader says:

    Syria is none of our business.

    The 1951 Refugee Convention, the 1967 Protocol and the ‘UNHCR Handbook’ is quite clear, as is UK Law. The UK has no obligations whatsoever towards Syrian refugees, who should be protected in the first safe country they arrive in.

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    loony Lefty says:

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    Me Anonymous says:

    A very interesting price of analysis – thanks Guidi.

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    It's all at your co-op says:

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    C.O.Jones says:

    Every Labour chancellor that has left office has left a dysfunctional economy with a huge gap between spending and revenue.

    Ed Balls has not had his opportunity yet, as such his reputation is intact.

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    Col. Nut says:

    However, a white Transylvanian job seeker was met off the plane by that bloodsucker of the public purse, Vaz, an ironic gesture to the land of the legendary vampire.

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    Anonymous says:

    You haven’t got a clue about punctuation, have you?

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    gordon's brown hole says:

    you all know whence the economic sun shines!

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    Vaz is Sussed says:

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    Casual Observer 5 says:

    The EU has signed up member states to take a certain number regarding the EU as a bloc as being the first safe country, rather than leaving obligations on individual member states.

    There are also obligations towards people who enter the EU and have family here under Lisbon as well, which Brown signed the UK up for.

    Seeing as Cameron was all gung ho for bombing the shit out of the place, and has been funding the more interesting and violent of the insurgents, there is actually a moral obligation in the eyes of many to do the right thing here.

    Letting in a bunch of worthless East European criminal filth vs. letting in some who are fleeing literally for their lives, does not make any sense, and internationally makes the UK look like a fucking retarded banana republic.

    Am not trying to make an argument for letting in refugees, but am trying to highlite the deeply fucked up state of UK foreign policy and border control, and also highlight the fact that this does the UK’s image no favors abroad.

    An image that is tarnished by the continued lack of holding a certain Mr. Blair to account.

    Until this is straightened out, the UK as a country can be considered a toilet, and it is fitting that the latest shit to be let in seem to like to use the doorstep as a latrine.

    It would appear that only UKIP as a party, at least through Farage, have been able to point this out so far, and it is a national embarrassment that the media have singularly ignored it in favor of shoddy photo ops of the likes of Keith Vaz.

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    Dave Leads Mum up the Garden path. says:

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    More that it was published and is now in the process of being subbed/re-written in front of your eyes. Always a messy business. Hit F5.

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    Winston says:

    We all know Miliband has no plan or effective policies. However, this spin on the economy is just propaganda, that Guido appears to have been convinced to publicise. The facts are small growth, but:

    GDP per head down, we are on average much poorer. Within that pool of GDP, some have been doing very well, but many have been doing badly/
    Productivity per head is down
    Inflation has massively outstripped wages growth for several years.
    The UK has become a low wage economy, with the elite creaming off the top.

    Keep voting LibLabCon for more of the same.

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    That famous footballer says:

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    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    This is all very well, but Ukip are going to take votes from the Tories, Labour are going to get the most seats, Clegg will stand down as leader (because he’ll have lost his seat), and there’ll be an anti-Tory coalition.

    If Cameron hadn’t been so silly there would have been a seats redistribution giving the Tories another 20 and things would maybe have been different. Stll, we’re all – right and left – dying to say goodbye to Beefy aren’t we?

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    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

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    bergen says:

    I think that the bubble started to inflate in the second half of 2001- the start of their second term.

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    this ladder is ours says:

    Can I go back to dr*nking Stella again..? I’m fed up with Hurlimans.

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    You are right on GDP per capita, inflation has outstripped wages, the point made here is that is changing.

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    R. Youshore says:

    Wasn’t he Gordon the Moron’s Groom of the Stool ?

    Ed Balls’ reputation is hardly spotless !

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    Nemesis says:

    That graph is as false as a beggar’s glass eye. There is no way that wages got that close to cost of living in 2013, if anything, the gap between wages and cost of living is at an all time high. The so-called recovery is based on consumer spending on credit – and just watch how this will end in calamity when interest rates rise as they inevitably will. Look at the despair of the young people (highlighted today in several reports). Unfortunately there is not one political party that can get us out of this mess because none will admit to the politically correct elephant in the room.

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    Bob Crow says:

    Wot have I been drinkin’ then!

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    Up! says:

    I want interest rates to rise now, if not sooner. I’ve paid off my mortgage but my savings earn less than the rate of inflation.

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    Only Blanchflower thinks the 2008 bubble GDP figures were evidence of success rather than excess.

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    The Minibandit and Academic Capitalism combined with Global orientation. Definitly the way forward innit?

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    I am not Playing says:

    I am not going to play Dave’s game Geedo. This bounce in the economy (GDP) is built on debt, it has foundations of sand.

    I reckon it is time they stopped using GDP as a measure of a health economy anyway, it is a false yardstick and is used by many to justify their idiotic claims, the benefits of mass immigration being one of them.

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    Floury Baps is back says:

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    Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend, And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. This above all, to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.

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    Zero Hedge says:

    How Will The Economy Improve In 2014 If Almost Everyone Has Less Money To Spend?


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    Fuck the LibLabCon says:

    Agreed, we need to get back to fundamentals.

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    Capt. of Akademik Shokalskiy says:

    And will they leave the ship behind to rust, like other greenie expeditions?


    And who’s paying the fucking bill?

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    I am very wary ‘not cautious’ of much that Brooks Newmark MP speaks of. He has form himself from whence he has come.

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    Fuck the LibLabCon says:

    They’ll just print it, imagine if you will a magic money tree…

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    Winston says:

    Fair enough, but I suspect there are a number of other factors. Its no good earning 2% higher Gross salary, if you are paying 3% higher taxes. A number of tax increases are about to hit and many are going to lose their child benefit. Also, household debt is on the increase. I do the accounts for several SMEs in varied industries. There is no doubt London is doing well. However, I see average salaries down. The advertising/media market, for example, is buoyant and there are a huge number of grads trying to get into the industry, which means low salaries and higher profits/income to the owners/senior management.

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    Not Dame Lawrence of Arabia says:

    Presumably the effy nidiot who drove the boat too far into the growing ice pack…

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    Mornington Crescent says:


    It’s a poxy London garrett that, judging by the state of it, is a repo – which it will probably be again in 18 months’ time when Sharon (!) realises the utter stupidity of Dave’s policy…

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    Brillo says:

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    Not Dame Lawrence of Arabia says:

    Probably finest Sydney pond water. Only true connoisseurs can appreciate the subtle flavours it exudes.

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    Liam Byrne ( aka Baldemort ) says:

    Yup, I can do that.

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    Sunderland is a Labour ghetto thats why its shyte says:

    Went into my local Waterstones this pm whilst browsing I noticed that Peter Tango Hains book has been price cut to 299 pence,I asked the assistant whether she had sold any she said not a single copy and that it would be reduced to 99 pence shortly.Even at that price its overpriced.

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    Not Dame Lawrence of Arabia says:

    Not much of it around these days. Seems the Indian females are stocking up like there is no tomorrow.

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    albacore says:

    Woffle about it just as much as you please
    Parliament itself is a lethal disease
    Whichever side buggers the economy
    Means sod all with no British autonomy

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    FFS says:

    New Zealand “Golden Shower”

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    Ed Dafty, LimpDim MP, Climate Change Chieftain says:



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    JadedJean says:

    What we need is an industrial policy. But SOME just can’t turn their hands to industry.

    Think of it as a feminised brain thing.

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    Penfold says:

    Ed M is genetically programmed to tax and spend, and he will……….

    £ £ £
    £ £ £ £
    £ £

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    Sunderland is a Labour ghetto thats why its shyte says:

    This is why the fools who vote UKIP at the next Ge will get the exact opoosite of wht they want,further entrenchment into the Euro project,more borrowing,higher taxes and a bigger state.I am not madly in love with the Tories,gay marriage etc but the alternative is a nightmare,The Tories need to come to some accomodation with Europe,an in out referendum would be the deal changer.

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    Prof Chris Turney says:

    LOL ;)

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    Keep Calm, Vote UKIP says:

    Only about 6000 have signed up for this scheme – total value of mortgages affected ~ £1bn.

    She probably only has the ground floor in that place, and they are not showing any pictures of the inside, or round the back.

    The field like nature of the front lawn, and lack of proper path says it all really.

    Vote UKIP.

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    Mornington Crescent says:

    Nobody outside the Westminster village believes Militwerp will be PM – even the Shad Cab have written off 2015.

    He’s a boy doing a man’s job. He’s never been outside Zone 1 of the Tube in his life, let alone the M25. Far from being another Kinnock, he’s another Michael Foot – without the oratory skills.

    The only way he could get into DS is thanks to UKIP splitting more of the Con vote than the Lab vote and then getting into bed with the LimpDums.

    One thing’s for sure: with the uselessness of all our current crop of politicos, we’re heading for a record low turnout in 2015.

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    Taxpayer says:

    Changing my ar5e! To recoup the money my household has lost due to the ludicrous marginal rates of tax Cameron has a liking for & loss of child benefit under the grossly unfair system in place would take a monumental pay increase ( or taxes reverting back to those under Loabour I’m sad to say). Cameron can talk it up all he wants but he’s just a big state high taxer like Milliband. Low tax Conservative? Don’t make me laugh. Lib/Lab/Con are all the same sides of teh same coin.

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    FFS says:

    Well in the UK improving the trade deficit would be a good start. We went into the red from more or less the moment Labour took office and we are still well into the red.

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    No such thing as Happy New Year in Edinburgh shitty. Same Auld tripe says:

    Ed Miligimmick is ridiculous. Balls must stay as he makes the rest of us feel like a gifted economic genius. I wonder how long it will take the Labour voting thickos to realise that Miligimmick & Balls’ ideas are not grounded in common sense? How long?

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    Mark Oaten says:

    Now where can I get one of those?

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    Smack me bitch up says:

    Fuck off!

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    Ric Holden CCHQ says:

    Compared to that bastard Cameron, Ed Miliband is decent, honest and more intellectually capable of running this country & The Tory’s are scared of that fact.

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    tn02 says:

    And he’s another 4×2. I just can’t figure out how there are so many in the HoP given that they only represent 0.5% of the entire UK population and all of our equalitarian legislation.

    “In June 2013 Newmark expressed his support for a peaceful resolution to the Syrian conflict but if this failed he supported the arming and training of forces (but not sending British troops) opposing the government of Syria in a Mail on Sunday article…Newmark first met Syrian president Bashar al-Assad in 2006 and continued “regular” one-on-one meetings until 2011, the start of the civil war. Newmark also expressed in the article that he believed chemical weapons had been used by the Syrian government and that “Syrians faced genocide” ”


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    widescreen2010 says:

    Nice analysis.
    Every time I hear Labour blaming the Tories for the ‘cost of living crisis’ I get the impression of someone smashing-in your windows then blaming you for having a draughty house.

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    FFS says:

    GDP = money earned + money spent

    So naturally if you spend a lot of money you haven’t got your GDP figures looks great.

    It is a game the whole world is now playing.

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    mike lewis says:

    What a load of bollocks, our debt ratio to GDP has never been higher.
    As for recovery, if you believe that Fawkes, you are even more of a pillock than I thought.

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    UKIP to the max says:

    The UK is taking in hundreds of thousands of Somalians as asylum seekers who then go home for holidays using the money they have milked from the benefits system, you couldnt make it up could you?

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    Tristram Hunt says:

    It’s all over for Dave the Incompetent !

    The monthly projection from Electoral Calculus sees the LAB majority down from 80 seats to 78 http://bit.ly/1dWBll8

    A 78 seat Labour majority suits me and the country down to the ground.

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    FFS says:

    Quite right. Given that you are in the same tax bracket as me, we are the ones paying for everybody else. Nobody below us makes any real contribution at all.

    Only real solution is to try and get my employer to reduce my days worked from 5 to 4. But of course, my employer actually wants me to turn up to work as often as possible – that’s why I get paid a good salary.

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    Not the BBC says:

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    The Court of "One day we'll get one" says:

    Cagnotte? Is that like canard?

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    Jack Frost says:

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    mike rigby says:

    DATA means sod all.
    We have a huige debt to gdp ratio, the national debt has doubled.
    This is pure propaganda.

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    It will end in Tears this EU Technocrat controlled politicasl elite. says:

    So Gordon’s solution was to print Money.

    Dave, Nick and Gideon’s solution is to print money.

    Lib, Lab, Con. You can’t get a fag paper between them.

    Here’s a novelty. Hows about making things again rather than encouraging even more consumerism and and even bigger bubble to pop?

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    Yes indeed Andrew, we need to pick and chose very carefully which weather systems become man made global warming and which do not.

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    Casual Observer 5 says:

    And those temperatures are in Fahrenheit.

    -20 F is enough to freeze cheap petrol.

    -40 F: You need to plug your engine block in when parked to stop the engine from freezing.

    Good to see they’re having a cold winter there, this follows a relatively cold summer and super quiet hurricane season.

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    Metrosexual alert says:

    I think Maisie could well have problems ahead. He looks like a boy to me.

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    FFS says:

    “The Tories need to come to some accomodation with Europe”

    They’ve been talking about that for some time. Not happening though is it? No scheduled meeting to discuss repatriation of powers. Nothing. Talk is cheap. Wise up.

    “an in out referendum would be the deal changer” An in-out referendum led by a pro-EU PM would result in all the EU immigrants getting a say and constant pro-EU propaganda and fear-mongering. It would lead to a “Yes to EU” vote which would then be considered definitive for all time.

    Voting in an anti-EU party in a first-past-the-post system would only require 25% of a vote split 4 ways. That would be just as democratic as the Maastricht referendum and the Lisbon referendum – i.e. the votes that never happened.

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    Owen Paterson MP says:

    COBRA has concluded that Britain should expect bad weather tomorrow1

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    Jon Parjeter says:

    Britain deserves better than Ed Miliband

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    Prime Minister Comrade David Cameron says:

    I’d like to live in a Britain without an Eton I’d like a Britain where if you went to Eton it disqualified you entering politics completely.

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    Tina Thatcher says:

    But if you print lots of money then you just inflate debts away and your endowment policies and houses look really good investments.

    Stock market valuations go up too.

    Best not to sell any national treasures such as Lloyds and the Royal Mail until early 2015 at the earliest.

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

    I’ll bet you any money that if Miliband & Balls are still in place come the next election that they get fewer seats than they have now.

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    (In praise of Gordon. Or was it Mandelson? says:

    At least Gordon did a couple of sensible and useful things to boost the economy, hundreds of thousands of ordinary folk benefited from the car scrappage and warmfront boiler/central schemes.

    The only people to benefit from Dave’s subsidised “green” windmills are the land owners and big business (foreign big business)

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    Fuck the LibLabCon says:

    Not surprised, who on earth would read a book from some old leather skinned self hating commie banging on about the ‘good old days’ and basking in the reflected sunlight from Mandel’s arse hole?

    My be Waterstones can do it’s bit for the environment and recycle it on to a roll for resale in Aldi.

    Just a thought.

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    Anonymous says:

    Decent schools, hospitals, policing, armed services and all those other needed things taxes pay for…yep only a fool would want these things.

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    Joe Public II says:

    It sure doesn’t deserve bumsex Ducky Dave the Bulgaromas’ friend

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    FFS says:

    By focussing on one particular type of “foreigner” you are missing out on the bigger picture.

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    Mornington Crescent says:

    Where’s the father, too?

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    Fuck the LibLabCon says:

    Britain deserves better full stop.

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

    They should pay you just to take it off their hands :-)

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    The House of Charlatans says:

    “But if you print lots of money then you just inflate debts away and your endowment policies and houses look really good investments.”

    That’s why we always have more than one house!

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    Screwed Taxpayer says:

    And Dave won’t have eliminated the bulk of the Deficit by 2015, as promised in the 2015 Manifesto, because the fucker hasn’t cut Government expenditure enough — e.g. as a minor example the cnut has even INCREASED the number of Spads — Dave is a complete and utter failure.

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    Tony Eden from Eton says:

    Perhaps UK PLC is suffering from on oversupply of Eton educated politicians.

    Best they stand aside in favor of the Comprehensive types, methinks.

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    FFS says:

    Decent schools – yeah, where?
    Decent hospitals – yeah, where?
    Decent policing – you’re havin’ a laugh, right?
    Armed services – aircraft carriers with no aircraft????

    We’re paying for all these thing but not getting what we’ve paid for. Now you want more money when the things we have already paid for haven’t been delivered.

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    Foetus says:

    Dave’s doubled the Debt I’m going to be lumbered with all my life.

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    Terrence Beerfart says:

    They might sell a few copies if they reduce the price to slightly less than it costs to buy economy toilet roll.

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    albacore says:

    That does, though, require the ingenuous assumption
    Not necessarily held by folks with some gumption
    That our electoral administration these days
    Is much safer than all else with which the E U plays

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    Sunderland is a Labour ghetto thats why its shyte says:

    Look the whole Establishment want us to stay in Europe Im aware of that,but if UKIP split the Tory vote at the next GE we will end up with Millitwit and Ballsup then it wont matter whether we are in Europe or not we will be fucked.

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    Banned says:

    And they could all be paid for with lower taxes if we didn’t have to fund benefit scroungers, immigration, the EU and failed government IT projects.

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    Man just off the plane from Romania says:

    I Like England, I like David Cameron. I like the custom here for the Primer Minister to give people houses, welcome them in and personally hand over the keys. I will phone my family tonight and tell them to pack up and get on the plane.

    I don’t like the Keith Vaz though, he is oily and slimy.

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    Anonymous says:

    No, FFS, Irsael Firsters are large part of the big Picture. The rest are incidental.

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    Liar.Politicians says:

    “Cost of living crisis” is only ever going to get worse. UK’s war on savers, protecting the criminal banks, protecting the borrowers / those with mortgages. Quantitative Easing, rampant inflation (including hidden inflation of pack size shrinking but price staying the same), UK Pound devaluation, currency war.

    It’s going to get bloody ugly in the US and UK (the two biggest money printers)… (we can discount Japan as their economy is a 20 year QE lost cause).

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    Yurak Hunt says:

    No. 1 contender for Joke of 2014.

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    Mad Frankie Maude says:

    No wind or rain forecast for tomorrow.

    The Met Office have advised everyone to make unnecessary journeys

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    A Labour voting thicko says:

    So Miliband is going to hijack the Global energy market and force them to reduce their prices?. Plus,more & more Filipinos will be forced to work again for a quid a week so we can get our t shirt & trainers for an overpriced tenner? I really think they should work for 50p a week! We are going to use donkeys to transport perishable goods to drive down the cost of food. Bring in an influx of slaves from Thailand and use them for cheap childcare in which they are paid five quid a week plus food. Hoorah!

    Vote Labour! Cos your worth it!

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    Fishy says:

    ‘…If Cameron hadn’t been so silly there would have been a seats redistribution giving the Tories another 20 and things would maybe have been different…’

    In what way has Cameron been silly?

    The equalisation of constituencies was part of the Coalition agreement that the Yellows reneged on.

    Meanwhile the ‘democrat’ Miliband want’s to stick with Labour’s electoral advantage…something that needs to be stuck on Miliband.

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    Anon. says:

    The youtube channel that had Prof Chris Turney descending into icy madness and near to tears has been removed. They are shameless.

  132. 132
    Physics student at Kirkcaldy College says:

    Our local MP came in today and demonstrated how to produce Brownian motions

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    A wandering Bulgarian says:

    If you think I have come to your freezing cold wet country to be buggared about by people like you then think again.

    I am here to make a shedful of money and clear off.

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

    We’d be like France.

    Merde :-)

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    Mehdi knows a thing or two about awkward situations says:

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    Caeteris Paribus?

    Wasn’t that the French bank which went bust?

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    Rupert Green says:

    It deserves better than bigoted comments from bores

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    jimbo says:

    Guido thinks though…a phrase that will send shock waves through the world

    Not Uncle Rupert says

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    The Roma Transit. says:

    Good parking I like.

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    Mystic Meg says:

    I see the prow of a proud ship, holed below the waterline… two figures standing, arms outstretched…. two Eds are better than one…. how long can they hold their breath….?

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    FFS says:

    A lot of those Somali “asylum seekers” were booted out of the Netherlands when the Dutch got sick and tired of the violence associated with them.

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    Walthamstow says:

    Stella, Stella, Stella…

    I am so sorry that Bangaldesh didn’t disappear due to global warming like you told us all when you were tring to get elected las time. Not that I am sorry about Bangladesh, of course, I have nothing against bangladeshis and would never wish on them the fate you so gleefully rpredicted when trying to spin Ed Miliband’s Copenhagen Treaty nonsense. But I am disappointed that you were so very, very 100% wrong at such great expense to the taxpayer.

    If you are now going to take up health issues instead of spinning the green malarky, can you take one up that actually matters to ALL your constituents?

    Have a look at the NHS choices find a GP surgery website. Search under Walthamstow. And now ponder to yourself why so many of the GPs in your constituency would not be recommended by their patients to other people. Even the expensively refurbished ones like the The Forest Rd Medical Centre and the The Wood Street Medical Centre which are each recommended by only 48.9% of their patients. Or the St James Health Centre and Grove Medical Centres, which manage to please a tad over half of people with a 52.4% approval rating? On the Vicarage Road Medical Centre in nearby Leyton which many of your unfortunate electorate have been doomed to rely on?

    Just why are GP services in your constituency, and the local ‘inadequate’ Whipp’s Cross hospital so very dire despite ever greater amouts of money being poured into the NHS? Why are so many of your constituents dying of late diagnosed diseases like cancer which are spotted and cured in other parts of the country?

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    Your grandchildren says:

    The foreign-owned car industry benefited fro the car scrappage scheme. The British taxpayers (of the future) paid for them

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    Fuck the LibLabCon says:

    Thinking on it has some glossy pages with pictures of Hain marching about with his comrades in arms, getting arrested and noshing on Mandel’s cock. I’m sorry but I can’t see it making it as toilet paper, it just would’t afford the absorbency one requires resulting in excessive smearing. Not even the economy toilet roll buyers at Aldi would put up with that shit.

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    Taxpayer contd... says:

    Quite right. “Bonfire of the Quangos” was another belter. Whatever happened to that gem of an idea?

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    Potty Toynbee says:


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    FFS says:

    Even his own fucking party doesn’t believe he’s honest!

    He hasn’t got the intellectual ability to control his own face!

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    Anonymous says:

    “Decent schools – yeah, where?”

    The grammar school that my sons attend, less than a mile away!

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    Fishy says:

    Good try – the debt has continued to grow as a consequence of Labour’s liabilities, their broken benefits system and the compounded debt interest that Gordon and the two Ed’s left us

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

    Actually the Dracula legend is based on the Romanian nobleman Count Vlad “The Impaler”. So called because he impaled his victims (invading Turks) on spears.

    He was responsible for saving Europe from the Turkish hordes (see the beginning of the Francis Ford Coppola film Bram Stoker’s Dracula)

    Europe could do with his like today.

    Unfortunately it is the dregs of Romania that will be pitching up on poor old Blighty :-(

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    George Osborne says:

    Nice MILF!

  153. 153
    Fire Watch says:

    Is yours a burnt bore?

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    Cameron Autobiography Chapter 27..How I lost the election in May 2015 says:

    Cameron and the Tories are definitely fucked in May at the European Elections. He could have stopped this happening


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    Are you sure about this Dave? says:

    Not so sure the taxpayer should be subsidising the mortgage of an unmarried mum on bennies.

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    Mandypandy says:

    I think what Ric meant to say was Millibland is intellectually capable of running this country into the ground.

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    the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

    I’ve tried to make this point before.
    Everybody bangs on about growth yet growth is a menace to the environment that supports us.
    Why is it necessary to import massive numbers of people into the country ? Is it to do jobs that need doing ? Better would be to consider what jobs really need doing by a human if it is not cleaning up mess left by humans. A fertile Island with a temperate climate would be the ideal place to experiment creating modern industry to manufacture textiles, food and spaceships and a planned reduction of the population over time to give a life opportunity to the insects and little animals and plants that we share the island with.

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    Thank God for the Daily Mail says:

    I would not be surprised if she is an actress.

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    Vlad the Loudhailer says:

    What a wonderful idea, we can fill up the HoC with those highly educated beings who under Ed Balls’s education ministry couldn’t count when they left school but have an A* for counting!

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    Ad Hominem says:

    Now then, now then, Cameron channeling Jimmy Savile ?

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    FFS says:

    Same teachers, same curriculum, same exams as everywhere else.

    Your kids will have forgotten 90% of it 6 months after leaving school.

    Just because grammar schools set an entry exam that pre-selects those that are going to get 9 A-grades at GCSE level doesn’t actually mean the schools are any better – it just means the students are better.

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    Mandypandy says:

    You’ve been sniffing glue with Ed Balls again, haven’t you Mike?

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    Leicester Mercury says:

    Our readership will be more than happy to buy him a one-way ticket

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    Anon says:

    No the scappage benefitted the UK economy. Most low to mid price cars these days are sold at little above cost, the idea is to offer long warranties that require annual servicing so that dealerships can bank on another 5 years income from every new sale. Also there was something about VAT and scrappage (escapes me now) that meant it did not cost the government very much at all.

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    Keep Calm, Vote UKIP says:

    As the Conservatives have shot themselves in the feet, unless they commit electoral fraud on a massive scale (or a genuine miracle happens between now and 2015 – unlikely) then they do not stand a chance.

    People voting Conservative should stop the split and head towards UKIP.

    Really the vote splitting is a bit of a misnomer though.

    A very large number of people do not bother to vote at elections, and they are likely to come out for UKIP more than any of the others.

    Hence – the vote split is a bit of a myth.

    One suspects that Labour will try to use the larger than normal turnout as cover for their regular postal vote scams, which perhaps may just see them into power, but that could happen irrespective of UKIP.

    Dave has not got and never has had a majority of either seats, or the electorate behind him.

    Labours vanished in 2010, when they had their record number of seats lost.

    Vote UKIP.

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    FFS says:

    “reneging on real obligations which exist in Syr!a”

    What real obligations? You type stuff without thinking.

    Syria wasn’t even a former British colony. We have no responsibility at all.

    You seem to be under either the right-wing impression that we should be “policemen for the world” or the left-wing impression that we can have “responsibility without having control”.

    Fuck both of those concepts. If either of them had ANY validity, we’d still have an empire.

    Stop drinking the MSM kool-aid and wise-up to reality.

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    Mandypandy says:

    But they’re gifted at holding their breath till they turn red, waving their hands around aimlessly and throwing a tanty when the other oiks have mocked them in front of the cameras. How can that be a bad thing?

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    Bunch of Aaassssp…irational Snakes.

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    chris says:


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    Ed Milliband and flatline balls says:


    It means we will have to come up with yet another bullshit line we can squeeze into every interview and have repeated ad infinitum by our mates at the BBC even if it is bullshit

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    Libertarian Times says:


    Wash your mouth out with soap and water.

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    David Miliband says:

    One Man One Vote

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    Labour first ruined the pensions sector and then the country says:

    Firstly you need to understand economics and also go back to the Harold Wilson Government in the 60’s when income tax was a staggering 98% marginal tax rate….the first thing that hapened was that tax revenues fell as many people left the UK and therefore did not pay tax(Brain Drain)therefore the government had to borrow more which ultimately led to Healey having to call in the IMF in 1976 with the Uk economy essentially busted…THIS is what would happen if Miliband carried out his economic policy ably assisted by Balls they would finish the job they started under Brown and who would suffer ? Not the rich or the bankers(the bête noires of the left)but the ordinary citizens and especially the poor. BUT go ahead vote Labour……

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    Lord Stansted says:


    I feel sorry for Londoners. Most of them work all day, every day, for salaries I can only dream about – and yet they end up living in 2-up, 2-down slums.

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    Fuck the LibLabCon says:

    Shameless indeed, so it’s a run and hide strategy wile the censorship and spin takes place. Straight out of the common purpose hand book.

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

    FFS another eco-loon, they are even worse than the god botherers.

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    Sergii says:

    Clapham Underground Station 8PM. Shall wear red socks. Cash only. LOL

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    Rolf Harris says:

    Is that kid wearing any trousers, my eyes ain’t what they used to be?

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    oldwease says:

    But Cameron has no strategy and no policies so don’t expect anything like coherence. Oh, the mug did manage to increase and ring fence foreign aid (corruption) to go along with the unreformed bottomless pit known as the NHS.

    Nevertheless, these lightweight, clueless dandies can see the writing on the wall. Self-preservation means that vote buying is already underway with such taxpayer supported schemes as ‘help to buy’, all ably abetted by a central bank hell bent on stoking inflation and maintaining loose credit. Further token gestures will follow.

    So, an inflationary surge, miraculously labelled ‘growth’ by the fraudulent data providers, with some pick up in low grade employment is the best they can hope for. The media will do the rest with such stories of ‘recovery’, the UK ‘leading the way’. the ‘strong man of Europe’, etc, etc. Propaganda, lies and deception, the real currency of modern Britain.

    In truth, the UK economy will remain weak and distorted, wholly dependent upon leverage, debt , inflation, asset bubbles and accounting fraud to provided the mirage of prosperity.

    There is no chance of balanced or sustainable growth through investment and capital formation and no chance of either the BoE or the Treasury setting policy in accordance with the interests of the economy as a whole. Even less chance of a government prepared to reduce its own bloated, pig-swilling girth.

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    Tin foil tophat says:

    Dear Daniel Hannan.
    I am a high-minded, angry-politics, unhinged libertarian conspiracy theorist.
    I will not be pigeon holed; so shove it.

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    Yes Minister says:

    I take it Owen Paterson has never been to Cornwall in the winter. He’s gone off on one thinking that wind and heavy rain is exceptional winter weather down there and seems to be getting excited that there are tides twice a day and Spring tides twice a month.

    Or it could be that he is covering his arse.


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    David Miliband says:

    If the Conservatives were pursuing anything other than centre/left policies, you would have a point.

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    The 'game changer' is getting rid of liar Cameron says:

    There will be no deal while Cameron and his cabal of dishonest, EU loving ‘progressives’ are anywhere near the leadership.

    He had his chance for outright victory in 2010, but threw UKIP’s olive branch back at them, along with his snearing ‘closet racist’ jibes.

    He’s a committed EU-phile and has said many times he will never leave the rotten club of thieves, even if the people voted to leave, in a referendum.

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    Gordon McFuckwit Bust says:

    Hello, I did

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    Prudence ? My arse !! says:

    Brown actively encouraged retail borrowing to drive the UK Economy and his illusionary “Boom”. Allowing banks and mortgage lenders to lend 125% of propoerty value was always dubious and based on the assumption that propert prices would always rise not fall…when the bust came in 2007 the result was inevitable..To think that Brown was once described in the years 1997 – 2005 as the “Gretaest Chancellor the UK had ever had !!” Some joke on the poor saps who believed him

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    SAS Captain says:

    Sir! when do we take out the bad weather? The guys are raring to go.

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    The Millionaire Ed Miliband says:

    Mine too.

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    Short term mammary loss. says:

    I will vote UKIP .
    LibLabCon can go down an each-other.
    You get what you vote for so vote us out of the EU please.

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    It's a good job they didn't get stuck in the ice says:

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    It is rumoured that some 28 pages of a heavily redacted 800 page congressional report of September 2001 – have had some light shone upon them. And of course mossad had nothing to do with all whatsoever ever.

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    The British Public says:

    Who is Daniel Hannan? Has he done anything important with his life yet? Has he saved the country from invasion?

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    Toxic Labour for Spongers, Parasites, Immigrants and Criminals says:

    This story is brilliant because the ecoloons keep scoring own goals. Sooner or later the thick politicians will realise the academic scam behind all this climate change bad science.

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    Cinna says:

    How un-PC of you to expect that there is a father in the family.

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    Diane Fatbutt says:

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    p.s. Perhaps that is why the ASP/COBRA boys have really been having a meeting – they do not meet for a chat about the fucking weather mind you the unravelling of the CC myth could be another (T)reason?

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    Archangel says:

    That will be interesting. I’d like to see if the British pilots who flew from our allies’ airfields in Arctic Russia get any acknowledgement or whether their sacrifices and gallantry will be ignored yet again.

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    hiya tip of 'ola says:

    hiya to. alla.

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    ShareWatch says:

    Has a naturally superior demeanour I see, much like vaz.

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    Anonymous says:

    Nemesis is one of those twats that had it showed a disposition in the opposite direction would have totally agree with it. Bit like the BBC picking the worse bits out to attack the coalition.

    Just another Left wing labour troll

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    Hackney Roma says:

    Give it a couple of weeks. You’ll see.

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    Jeffrey Bernard says:

    Much as I detest Milibandwagon and his naked opportunism and wholesale lack of principle, your figures, Guido, do not quite bear the weight you seek to place upon them. It is going to take some time before the aggregate differential between CPI and earnings evens out (you would need to rebase each graph to 100 as at May 2010 and track them forward on an indexed basis from there). Howeveer, you might be on stronger ground if you looked at average earnings net of tax as it is possible that the coalition’s tax cuts (principally in the form of an increased personal allowance) may compensate for the increase in CPI.

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    FFS says:

    If you think public schools are any better when they use the same teachers, the same curriculum and the same exams, all with a splash of champagne socialism, think again. What’s worse, their students already know they are set up for life by parents pulling strings to get them first into Oxbridge and then in a top job in the city, so why should they bother studying?

    My youngest has been classified as “extremely gifted” so I looked to find a public school that might bring on his abilities. Didn’t find one that focussed on achieving outstanding academic results.

    Public schools aren’t about being good educators. They are about taking posh kids that are duffers and making sure they leave with the right contacts and a posh accent so nobody spots they are actually thick.

    Cast Iron Cameron and Tony Bliar are living proof.

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    Casual Observer 5 says:

    You are missing the point.

    By your argument, what obligation does the UK have towards what are effectively refugee’s from R’omanian and B’ulgaria ?

    The UK has less obligation to those countries than it does to Syr!a, yet it is happily letting them in.

    Why ? Because the EU told it to. And further, the EU has passed a directive which does require member states to take in a certain number from that region who show up in the EU, and also those who successfully get status, in a separate EU state under Lisbon, have every right to come to the UK if they have a familial connection here.

    This could of course all be straightened out by exiting the EU, rather than there existing the somewhat pick’n’mix enforcement of EU directives and regulations which seem to be more concerned with undermining individual national sovereignty’s than upholding any sort of common spirit or order.

    There would be better geopolitical interests served by realigning on more peaceable terms with Syr!a, and assisting with the refugee problem is a step in that direction.

    Be aware that a lot of the Syr!an’s who would and are trying to get here have family here, and many of those were acting on the UKs behalf (not only in the hacking people to pieces scene – the UK has given sanctuary to Assad’s family for example).

    The destabilization of Syr!a was in large part orchestrated by the actions of a certain Mr. Blair (in his capacity as Mid East peace envoy), and UK interference in the country has been extreme over the past few years, up to and including the thankfully failed vote for unwarranted involvement in military action in that country.

    This is not MSM Kool Aid, but if you perhaps would care to look at the situation from a slightly broader perspective then the problems will become clear.

    The current foreign policy is not one that can be regarded as traditionally British, and is certainly not acting in anyway in the UK’s favor.

    This is the policy of the gutter, worthy of a failed EU shit stain like Cameron and his dubious cohort Hague.

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    Dave says:

    Maisie’s two mums will be marrying in March.

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    A lesson from history says:

    “………reneging on real obligations which exist in Syr!a” Stop taking your facts from BBC and Guardian and read history.

    There is NO British obligation whatsoever historical or otherwise …Syria was part of the Ottoman Empire and ceded to France in the Sykes-Picot Agreement of 1916. Britain has NEVER EVER had any responsibility for Syria.

    In 1920 Syria became a short lived independent state but after civil war was taken over by France again in 1925

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    Taxpayer says:

    Where is the father? Why doesn’t he house his offspring?

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    Anonymous says:

    Probably make money if they put it on the bar b que section next to the firelighters

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    ShareWatch says:

    Visit Africa today, see its peoples. All at your local NHS now, both working and attending. Marvel at how few indigineous people you will see. Have fun now.

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    Is P.A. code for drug courier? says:

    Give her some coke, oh yeah and a lot of weed.

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    jusshatis.dno says:

    fuck you shore,

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    Liar.Politicians says:

    I bet that caused a stir :)

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    Gideon George Osborne says:

    Not a great start to 2014 for European share markets: UK’s FTSE100 -0.46%, Germany’s DAX – 1.59%, France’s CAC40 -1.6%, Spain’s IBEX -1.58%

    Vote Tory !

    Hear ! Hear !

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    Jackaline Dromey says:

    There’s definitely something wrong with my keyboard. I typed in Evil Tory Foodbanks and Huge Black Dicks came up.

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    Henry Crun says:

    You’d wipe more on than off

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    Murmansk says:

    They have finally be acknowledged along with the merchant seamen who also sailed those convoys.
    The worse journey in the world Churchill described it as. The was not wrong

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    Jethro says:

    93 Old Cornish Proverb: ‘Some cagn, some cagnotte’

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    Coming to a European Court near you says:

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    Ed Millionaireband says:

    Labour’s main weapon is Doublethink (the ability to hold two or more contradictory thoughts at the same time) and propaganda

    Labour’s two main weapons are Doublethink, propaganda and bluster

    Among Labour’s weapons are Doublethink, propaganda, bluster and misleading statistics

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    MOD says:

    Sorry, we forgot to buy any balaclavas.

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    Universal Hiss says:

    Just bloody vote for the party/person you want.

    I’m quite sick of vote this,you get that. No one can possibly know. Never mind what you think others may possibly say they may do.People lie.All the time.

    I’m voting yes for Scottish independence & SNP because I don’t want anymore Westminster nonsense & I hate the SNP a little less than the rest.

    I’ve thought about this long & hard & this is the best conclusion I’ve come to after wading through utter shit.

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    BBC back to normal supporting the left wing says:

    The BBC’s flagship radio news programme came under fire today for dedicating much of its output to bizarre music and poetry and a string of left-wing rants.
    The Today programme guest edited by singer PJ Harvey featured journalist John Pilger attacking David Cameron and Barack Obama, a diatribe against the Olympics as a ‘neo-liberal trojan horse’ used to roll back civil liberties and Julian Assange, wanted on sex charges in Sweden, was hailed for his ‘great courage’.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2532552/Radio-4-Today-programme-guest-editor-PJ-Harvey-praises-courageous-WikiLeaks-fugitive-Julian-Assange-reads-Thought-Day-Ecuador-Embassy-bolt-hole.html#ixzz2pGMZ4Dyg
    Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

  222. 222
    mongwatch says:

    You have failed to different between taxes and tax rises.

    You, sir, are a mong.

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    You Tube says:

    Did you try searching under ‘Chris Turkey’?

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    Pants on fire says:

    Lies you mean

  225. 225
    Mark Oaten says:

    I have the same problem except I get sent to Soho sewerage works, go figure!

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    hallo.Tallah is peck. says:

    much to do. look busy homucka . unlock. lckifucka.

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    Give us all a break says:

    Yeah, Dave’s only the Prime Minister, he doesn’t have the power to do anything to correct Labour’s catastrophic failures, does he?

  228. 228
    Anonymous says:

    We already pay taxes to fund those things. We don’t need tax increases.

  229. 229
    You Tube says:

    That video is as fake as Chris Turney’s ‘scientific’ research.

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    the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

    @chopper I think you are being a bit mean spirited and short sighted. It is clear that no politicians nor industrialists know what the outcome of their actions will be in the long term. If I was being mean spirited I would say that your attitude is ” Well, let somebody else deal with that later”

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    Fuck the LibLabCon says:

    I think you and the Guardian are being a bit premature Diane, it’ll come back to slap you in your fat face write shit like that.

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    Ad Hominem says:

    Perhaps if the likes of your Grandparents, like Miliband’s parents, had not undermined the war effort, then the UK might still have an Empire, you fucking schmuck.

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    Taxpayer says:

    I see the pavements have their usual potholes and undrained standing water. You just can’t trust the public utilities to do anything right these days.

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    Excellent says:

    I am going to watch that, thanks.

    A brief review here:


  235. 235
    Give us all a break says:

    Once they get that shiny EU passport, they can go where the hell they like in the EU and they seem to like our benefits system, very much.

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    Joe says:

    “The immigration invasion that never was” ???

    What planet is this think fat bitch living on?

    It has already happened!

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    Shome mistake? says:

    Shurely take money!

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    Ric Holden CCHQ says:

    489 days & counting until we get a chance to vote out this ghastly Conservative led Coalition – The worst government since World War 2.

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    JB – the average earnings figures are not properly weighted and have never been. They give a totally false impression. I put up a simplifed explanation of how the AE figs are manipulated back in 2012 on this site. Go figure.

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    Hat tip The FT says:

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    Oh surprise surprise just look who enjoyed it! says:

  242. 242
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Sweden – oh yeah now who recently had a selfie with the Swedish bint?

  243. 243
    Big Booty says:

    Just don’t kick her up the arse…you’ll lose your foot!

  244. 244
    Joe says:

    All built on a sea of shifting sand, good luck with that.

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    UKIP to the max says:

    Dan Hodges over at the Torygraph getting a well deserved kicking in the comments section for claiming only two Romanian and Bulgarian immigrants turned up and so UKIP is to blame for immigration scaremongering. He quite forgot the usual entry points are ferry terminals and coach stations.

    Needless to say the comment sections was closed faster than you can say UKIP.

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    Realist says:

    There is only one reason for encouraging the mass movement of people from one location to another, and that is if they are sitting on something you need or want.

    Looking ahead, the one outcome of the influx is more cannon fodder for the next war, and plenty of new kids to abuse, perhaps without irritating the indigenous population so much.

  247. 247
    Blowing Whistles says:

    To “FEEL” better off … oh dear what a play on words. How about we stop millions and more going to fund exbankers’ payoffs for their ‘failures’ and stop the likes of mandlescum and the kinnocks bleedin us for their undeserved pensions?

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    Tin foil tophat says:

    Not until he goes into the EU parliament and opens fire at Barroso with a tommy gun.
    Churchill would have approved.

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    I'm voting UKIP in the morning, ding dong the bells are going to chime says:

    If you don’t want Labour then don’t split the UKIP vote by voting for bum-sex.

    The tories have already lost. They could not even win outright against Gordon Brown when they had the best chance and had not alienated their supporters and grass-roots campaigners.

    Anyone who thinks the tories can do better than not win again are deluded.

  250. 250
    East India Company Wallah says:

    Take Me To Your Dealer

  251. 251
    Prime Minister David Cameron says:


  252. 252
    Non taxable pikey says:


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    UKIP to the max says:

    Just for balance the BBC should invite Christopher Booker or James Delingpole scourge of the left to be guest editors? Never in a million years would the BBC allow them the same free rein.

  254. 254
    Blowing Whistles says:

    RIP – the Dead Tree Press and its propagandist, politicised and lobbying correspondents.

  255. 255
    East India Company Wallah says:

    Father is in the kitchen guarding the stainless steel from Dave

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    Give us all a break says:

    No doubt the state is the surrogate father, with socialist Cameron as father of the statist / welfarist culture. Where money is confiscated from the successful and re-distributed to favoured groups within society.

    All very Marxist progressive no?

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    Blowing Wind says:

    Rail fare rise comes into effect

    An average 2.8% increase in rail fares comes into effect on Thursday, pushing the cost of some commuter travel to more than £5,000 a year.

    Vote Tory !

    Hear ! Hear !

  258. 258
    KMV says:


    The FTSE is up at 6,717.91 you numpty, a couple of weeks ago it was ~6,500.

    It will go up and down again, we are in a period of prolonged volatility.

    £200 billion of Labour QEasing is one of the culprits.

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    UKIP to the max says:

    The stupid fat cow is jumping on the bandwagon of flights probably too dim to understand that first time immigrants come in through the coach stations and ferry terminals.

    A Roma family of ten with all their baggage cannot afford to fly even on Ryanair, an epic fail for the anti UKIP/pro EU side, judging the numbers after a day and ignoring the routes the immigrants actually use.

    All Abbot and her libtard comrades have to do to see the reality is welcome incoming coaches and ferries, then they would see the real quality of immigrants coming in.

    Notice the lack of TV crews at Victoria or Dover, Vaz wont be welcoming the first Roma begging gangs thats for sure.

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    Socialistdawn says:

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    Give us all a break says:

    The average Roma can’t afford to fly here, they will come via coaches or ramshackle old cars, lorries and vans.

    Why is the average lefty so hopelessly ignorant about everything?

  262. 262
    FFS says:

    My grandfather fought at Passchendaele and the Second Battle of the Somme during WWI.

    I also had two uncles that were in the Navy during WWII. One was severely wounded by shrapnel.

    My father was in the RAF and saw action in Aden.

    You are talking out your arse.

  263. 263
    Itth a mythewy says:

    Why are feminists so keen on that oztard rapey bloke?

  264. 264
    lo ra l says:

    these lords do fuck.
    at the crikeeeeeeeee.
    wotznot to ipee.

  265. 265
    The ghost of Dr K e lly says:

    Never forget me. Or those who killed me.

  266. 266
    Gulag comrade kommandant says:

    Good point.

    Vote UKIP!

  267. 267
    Lies, Damned lies & Libor statistics says:

    Fare increases never happened during The Reign of Terror 1997-2010.

  268. 268
    Chris Turdey says:

    Being stuck in the Antarctic ice is irrefutable evidence of global warming, as it has created cold currents flowing and now I really am talking out of my arse.

  269. 269
    Jess The Dog says:

    Yes….until inflation rises, interest rates rise, and homeowners and personal debtholders (behind recent growth) feel the squeeze again.

  270. 270
    Jess The Dog says:

    No reason to assume food price inflation rises will slow down.

  271. 271
    Universal Hiss says:

    Nicking all the con/dems ideas again then.

  272. 272
    Anon. says:

    It’s all a big joke for some people.

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    Roma says:

    Look below.Is from Wikipedia. See we small businessmen. Like, how you say “Del Boy”. Yes? We not rely on benniez. No. We beg instead. No need benniez. Except housing benniez. But Cameron say is OK.

    “By 2011, around half of Big Issue sellers in the north of England were of Romani origin, many of whom having migrated from Romania and Bulgaria. In London, 30% of rough sleepers are Eastern European. In 2012, a Romanian Big Issue vendor obtained a court ruling which confirmed that she is entitled, as a self-employed person, to receive housing benefit. The Big Issue has been criticised for enabling migrants to access the benefits system in this way. The magazine responded by asserting its role in reducing benefit dependency, highlighting British Prime Minister David Cameron’s description of it as ‘a fantastic example of how we can reduce dependence on state hand-outs’.”

  274. 274
    Blowing Whistles says:

    umm bacon then. I am sorry if I got it wrong – there, not hard to say sorry at all – feel better for it now. Fucking Kinnock dysentry.

  275. 275
    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    If you’re anything like me, a great way to kick-start your post-festive detox is to stop reading the Daily Mail.

  276. 276
    Anon. says:

    Found another copy of the video on another channel. It’s not Turney it’s someone else.[To be honest they all look the same to me]

  277. 277
    Tell it like it is says:

    To balance that little lot they’d have to bring on Rush Limbaugh

  278. 278
    Never, ever, trust an economist says:

    Economists? God preserve us.

    We’re doomed.

  279. 279
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Have copied JD’s article from yesterday and will be using it V the political pygmies … oops I mean the Criminal Ministers who have taken over Parliament and blindly ignore the will of the people.

  280. 280
    Hoots! It's Clown says:

    Didn’t do so well sticking to New Year resolutions; Special Nurse Brodie says she considering pressing charges :(

  281. 281
    The numbers, the numbers says:

    The press doesn’t seem to realise that there are 9 UK airports with direct flights from Bulgaria.

  282. 282
    . says:

    findus keepers.

  283. 283
    . says:

    huff you ilalde.

  284. 284
    Herewegoagain says:

    Agreed, trouble is that 90% employ 10 or less and can’t afford party ‘donations’…

  285. 285
    Danny Boy says:

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    Danny Boy says:

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    ascot man says:

    this way pls.

  288. 288
    wand wand says:

    is there a fish in dwinkiwinki.

  289. 289
    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    Ed Miliband’s crisis campaign has gone too far and too fast. Now he has nothing left.

  290. 290
    Dave says:

    All you swivel eyed loon hideously white indigenous useless vermin, pray for G_d’s Chosen Ariel Sharon; pull the plug on the evil Nazi schumacher

  291. 291
    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    Anyone seen or heard from Nigel Farage?

  292. 292
    Echo says:

    errr…refer to post #26

  293. 293
    BBC executive in the Seychelles says:

    The ice in my G&T is melting. This is proof of climate change.

  294. 294
    you just can't handle the truth says:

    The Daily Mail is hugely popular, makes a decent profit, and has the biggest online website of a daily on the fucking globe. Thick and stupid Guardianistas just don’t seem to understand that.

  295. 295
    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    Oh Danny Boy
    The lies they are a flowing
    Oh Danny Boy
    Just fuck off

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    'ello 'ello says:

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    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    It’s the 2nd of January.

  298. 298
    haisydaisy says:

    dmilli is a slow paw.
    he full off shame.
    if only he was the last man on earth. it would be easy to be a daisy.

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    Universal Hiss says:

    I normally like Dan’s musings but he has got this one very wrong.

    I didn’t see much kicking below the line as they have been deleted.

    However the article about The Guardian’s attitude to immigration is really funny with loads of replies.

    I can’t C&P it as I look at the Telegraph through private browsing to get around the pay wall.

  300. 300
    Mark Oaten says:

    Those Roma rentboys are cheap I got totally shitfaced last night for £15!

  301. 301
    Polski says:

    That’s what we said. We’re still fucking here though, aren’t we?

  302. 302
    Fuck the LibLabCon says:

    Give the man a break he’s recently had surgery to his neck and throat.

  303. 303
    surlyscot says:

    Guido and whoever else dreams up this weapons grade drivel conveniently ‘forgets’ about the £1.4 TRILLION quid UK plc owes to the Chinese! standard of living going up?? in your dreams mate.

  304. 304
    Toxic Labour for Spongers, Parasites, Immigrants and Criminals says:

    Oily scumbag Vaz is the stereotypical MP of the modern age. He will do anything for a bit more media exposure, so any chutney ferrets out there only need to ask.

  305. 305
    Joe says:

    Yet another example of Europeans being too lazy to have enough kids.

  306. 306
    5 raw eggs. says:

    all the duck do is get a stiff. the point being.
    there is a dish in my pond but daaah sunday obsava is hislop’s duck. always. always duck the question. hence. ?dnoooooooooooo

  307. 307
    Liam Byrne says:

    There’s no money left.

    The great terror 1997-2010.

  308. 308
    Foetus says:

    Therefore the 2010 Conservative Manifesto deficit elimination commitment was a deliberate lie

  309. 309
    Fuck the LibLabCon says:

    I see ‘Cast Iron Dave’ is back on form again and we’re only on the second say of the year and we have yet another U-turn.

    David Cameron’s EU referendum bill ‘unlikely’ to become law


  310. 310
    Universal Hiss says:

    I’m having a problem with an immigrant in my garden.

    Japanese Knot Weed. Total pest that costs lots of money to eradicate.

    Another immigrant around here are mink who do lots of damage to local wildlife.

    The bloody snails the Romans brought with them I’d like to send back to Italy on the first available boat.

    Otherwise I’d agree with your rather sweet post.

  311. 311
    Podiceps says:

    Do you think he would have offered it if there had been any chance he would have had to deliver?

  312. 312
    The numbers, the numbers says:

    Who is paying for that flight?

  313. 313
    Tell it like it is says:


    It is because the young people with their kids are coming to a city near you. They will be demanding a nice new house to put their brats in, at your expense.

    Blanchflower has the IQ of a grapefruit.

  314. 314
    Tell it like it is says:

    They’ve had the kids alright, just not in Bulgaria/Romania

  315. 315
    Bear Grylls is a fake says:

    Japanese Knotweed is edible.

    Use the shoots before they get much over 6″. Treat like rhubarb.

  316. 316
    The Gullible Goyim says:


  317. 317
    C.O.Jones says:

    Hey, shit happens. Deal with it.

  318. 318
    Ad Hominem says:

    Danny Blanchflower is a worthless lying sack of shit.

  319. 319
    Casual Observer 5 says:

    To be fair, it all started going wrong after Thatcher was forced to resign, and really wrong after that moron Major signed Ma’astricht.

    That does not excuse Labour though.

  320. 320
    Michael Fishy says:

    A woman in the Scilly Isles has just called the MET office to saying that there’s hurricane is on its way…but don’t worry, there will just be some high winds tomorrow!

  321. 321
    The Unelected Emperor of Europe says:

    Is there anyone who believes him on this issue? Certainly not in Europe. When he announced the referendum the story barely made any serious papers in Germany or France.

  322. 322
    Casual Observer 5 says:

    Hannah is the pseudo-intellectual mong who gives MEPs a good name, yet really just conceals his treachery better than the other LIBLABCON MEPs who do not have the same kind of public attention in the UK.

    If he was genuine he would switch to UKIP: That he is not indicates that he is genuinely not interested in the best interests of the UK and is just another EU shill.

  323. 323
    UK Borders Agency says:

    The UK Borders Agency has issued a Vaz Flash Light Alert. Passengers arriving in the UK are warned to stay well clear of Vaz or risk possible eye damage.

  324. 324
    Casual Observer 5 says:

    Labour got fares to about £4500 from £2000

  325. 325
    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    Doesn’t stop him spouting shit.

  326. 326
    Democracy4U says:

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    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    Abbott, you should fuck off.

  328. 328
    C.O.Jones says:

    And we all woke up eight hours later to the storm of our lives.

  329. 329
    Anonymous says:

    ” However as the economy rises unemployment falls and earnings will CAETERIS PARIBUS begin to outstrip inflation as sure as the sun rises. ”


    EVOLVES . .


  330. 330
    Universal Hiss says:

    I hate rhubarb but thanks for the culinary tip.

    Probably go well with minced mink & stewed snails.

    I’ve just made myself a bit nauseous.Reaches for the brandy.

  331. 331

    Dont worry my son, just as Cornwall is about to be wiped out by flooding, Gales and a pisspoor Environment Agency now reduced to Call Centre Status : Mrs Stewart Jackson MP ( aka Express Hack Sarah O’Grady ) from the MP’s publicily funded Mansion in hard up Peterborough has scribed that

    Cornwall top spot to buy a second home

    WEALTHY Britons seeking out the perfect spot for family breaks have turned Cornwall into the nation’s holiday home hotspot.

    By: Sarah O’Grady
    Published: Tue, October 23, 2012


    Padstow pulls in the second-homers []

    The county has 10,169 cottages, houses and flats which have been snapped up as second homes and are used just for holidays – the highest total of any area in England or Wales.

    Picturesque spots such as Padstow and Rock have long been a magnet for the wealthy, fuelling concern that outside buyers send property prices soaring so young people cannot to live in the area where they grew up.

    The Cornish boom, revealed in new Government figures, is mirrored by Gwynedd in Wales – home to most of Snowdonia National Park – which has 7,784 holiday homes.

    North Norfolk, which is famous for holiday villages such as Brancaster Staithe and Cley, has 4,842 second homes, while South Lakeland in the Lake District has 4,684.

    In total, just over 1.57million people in England and Wales – about 2.8 per cent of the population – have a second address in another local authority area, according to the first survey into second home ownership by the Office for National Statistics.

    Picturesque spots such as Padstow and Rock have long been a magnet for the wealthy, fuelling concern that outside buyers send property prices soaring so young people cannot to live in the area where they grew up

    More than three-quarters – 77 per cent or 1.2 million – said they used their second home for other reasons than work or holidays.

    They were mainly the home addresses of students, but also included the second addresses of children of separated parents. Some 12 per cent (188,837) recorded that they were for work.

    And 11 per cent (165,095) said they had bought them as holiday homes – although the figure hardly compares with the 820,814 Britons who have decided to chase the sun by buying a second home abroad.

    Using data from the 2011 census, researchers found that although Cornwall has the highest number of second homes overall, Gwynedd has the highest number per 1,000 permanent residents at 64.

    Of the top 20 local authorities where people reported that they had a second address of any type, 18 were in less densely populated, rural or coastal areas.

    The other two areas were the City of London, (at the top of the list with 185 people per thousand) and Westminster (20th with 61 per thousand).

  332. 332
    Ad Hominem says:

    @FFS: The ones who were wounded sound like shirkers, not winners, aka losers. Bit like Miliband’s father.

    They gave way to retards like you who seem to enjoy personal attack on others rather than debate. And I would suggest enjoy seeing liberty given away, as you deride the empire which they were – ahem – fighting to defend.

    You cannot talk out of your arse on a blog, but it looks like you type with yours.

    Wipe the keys when you’re finished, fucktard.

  333. 333
    brodericki crawfordski-bucaresti says:



  334. 334
    Photo opportunity says:

    Is Keith Vaz going to Cornwall tonight to meet the incoming tidal surges and the Atlantic storm?

  335. 335
    brodericki crawfordski-bucaresti says:


  336. 336
    Edwards Ball says:

    Labour need to start taxing the lumps in pavements sicks

  337. 337
    Undemocratic EUSSR says:

    Ok which ones do we get to vote for ?

  338. 338
    Surprise surprise says:

    The BBC says it would not be a good idea to move to a subscription only model because there are poor people who could not afford it.

  339. 339
    manicbeancounter says:

    Although energy costs are about in the middle of European levels, they are still rising much faster than the rate of the inflation. Ed Miliband blames it upon rising profits of the energy companies. I have looked at the figures. It is actually due to rising costs as a result of the Climate Change Act 2008 – which was passed when Ed was Secretary of State for Environment & Climate Change. Check for yourselves.


    What is more, the cost of renewables is rising, as most of the growth in renewables is in offshore wind power – 2.5 times more expensive than electricity from coal or gas, as opposed to onshore wind turbines which is “only” 1.8 times dearer.


  340. 340
    Fishy says:

    £5000 a year from Basingstoke….how much would a commuter’s Basingstoke home cost in London? How much extra a year would that cost in mortgage payments?

    Although Labour and their media arm the BBC will quite the highest possible figure, £5000 seems like a good deal (it works out at £25 a day return assuming that you work 40 weeks a year), especially as 92% of all rail infrastructure spending is in London and the South-east. Rail spending has been accelerated to and is running at £180bn (excluding HS2).

    Edited to contradict the BBC who said £5000 for this journey when it is £4088

  341. 341
    Popped ballon says:

    News reporting quiet at airports no increase in activity at Victoria the channel tunnel etc. journalists struggling to find any one to interview
    So just UKIP tossers pushing scare stories then and blaming Cameron for something labour signed up too and we all can do little about.

  342. 342
    Sunderland is a Labour ghetto thats why its shyte says:

    I never buy the Big Issue its just a scam to access the benefit system in the North East there is a hard core of about 12 Romanians who vary between Newcastle,Sunderland Middlesborough always outside of M and S they making a effing fortune out of the benefit system.

  343. 343
    P J Harvey says:

    I’ve got my Radio Station back.

  344. 344
    Hatemen hardbint says:

    All Wimmen short lists also a problem obviously

  345. 345
    It was Gordons policies that caused it all along says:

    So the very company who used there own credit card for their customers to buy cars with, were bailed out by a primentilist who as the chancer in no11 and his pals in the small Scottish banks, later to be very large and over levridged through light touch regulation rescued us, sounds like the old one about the Doberman Collie cross.

  346. 346
    Edwards Ball says:

    PJ Harveys big Bristols CREAM CUSTARDS was shit

  347. 347
    Anonymous says:

    Nah labour got turfed out in 2010

  348. 348
  349. 349
    abdul says:

    Vaz: surely this can’t be true of the prospective Speaker ?


  350. 350
    Obviously BBC have not heard of free view tv says:

    In effect then they are saying they would increase their price if doing so. Why? If they can manage on what they get now just make the pay per view the same price as the licence subject to the standard increases over 10 years. Either that or remove British from their name. We will so see who is popular then

  351. 351
    Tin foil tophat says:

    Wouldn’t trust a single LibLabConer.
    Just one big pantomime to get you riled up and distract you whilst they rob your house.

  352. 352
    The BBC says:


    We love him. We Love him. We really love him.

    We want to have his babies.


  353. 353
    One Term Dave, lying all the way to 2015 says:

    What? You thought there would actually be a referendum in 2017? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

  354. 354
    Sunderland is a Labour ghetto thats why its shyte says:

    The sooner subscription the better get rid of 24 hr rolling news,radio 6 and bbc3 not to mention cutting down on the local radio network.

  355. 355
    Solomon'a says:

    Africarse is the name. Africarse.

  356. 356
    Bollocks Broadcasting Corporation says:

    Let’s face it, we can’t get much more out of Madiba, so we’ll move on to the next best thing.

  357. 357
    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    That’s all for tonight, thank you for your calls, texts, tweets and emails. All your comments are read and appreciated. Goodnight!

  358. 358
    Sunderland is a Labour ghetto thats why its shyte says:

    Nothing in Cornwall for Vaz.

  359. 359
    Anonymous says:

  360. 360
    Foxie says:

    Drop a load of very hungry Huskies and let Nature take its course, Better still polar bears…

  361. 361
    John Tandy says:

    Good point!

  362. 362
    Mr Quelch says:

    I think you will find it is “Mutatis Mutandis” . Wretched child !!

  363. 363
    The Unelected Emperor of Europe says:

    Not even none of the above

  364. 364
    Free Kernow says:

    One of the very few Muslem Free counties left

  365. 365
    Foxie says:

    Called a locum on Christmas/Boxing Day night. Mum (89) had had breathing difficulties and needed oxygen and hospital.

    This ‘Asian’ doctor tried to prescribe morphine until the senior paramedic stopped him. (Opiates of any kind suppress the ability to breathe).

  366. 366
    Mandela Free Zone says:

  367. 367
    Dennis (for it is he) says:

    Hello, TT! Long time no see-see in these here parts. Hope you are well, etc.

  368. 368
    FFS says:

    I didn’t deride the empire you fucking idiot.

    That’s the fucking point! These fucking countries begged and fought us for their independence and now they’ve got it they are always coming pleading for our help.They want us to shoot up the place and then walk off and leave them to it. We’ll be lucky if we get a “thank you”.

    Fuck them.

    If they want us to help we should demand full control. Back to the days of empire. No control = no responsibility. Want us to be responsible? Well give us full control then. Give us our fucking empire back.

    And I always engage in debate. Care to do the same? Thought not.

  369. 369
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  371. 371
    Custardian says:

    The usual, I think, Molesworth

  372. 372
    Democracy says:

    “Like everyone else I click the button without reading the rules,” said yet another piece of shitty Parliamentary lobby-fodder who we allow to pass our nation’s laws.


  373. 373
    ShareWatch says:

    How about manufactured news stories, one of today`s told by the excited fat welsh newsfeeder re: depressed spotty teenies who want a job, well sort of but too much to stretch a muscle any direction.

    Well try visiting a hospital, the needy, join the world, armed forces, community groups, ffs shut the fuck up and get a spine you morons.

  374. 374
    FFS says:

    Hey be fair! He’s not a complete failure. What about the “Big Society”? Well it will definitely be bigger by the time the Romanians/Bulgarians have washed up here.

  375. 375
    ShareWatch says:

    Preferred the Story of O.

  376. 376
    ShareWatch says:

    Advise you all ignore the shit shoddyphone ad hereunder, bunch of lying cheats.

  377. 377
    Hung Fat says:

    It’s still shit.

  378. 378
    abdull of newquay says:

    So you thought eh mister\?

  379. 379
    Immigrant Logitics PLC says:

    Daily Mail has plenty of pictures of people getting on the buses today. It’s a 48 hour journey. First batch should be delivered on Saturday I guess. Fair play, they did have New Years day to get out the way first.

  380. 380
    A grapefruit says:


  381. 381
    Alistair Darling wants to throw N Ireland out of the Union says:

  382. 382
    Denzil says:

    The Only P@kis in Newquay are the ones working in the Curry house.

  383. 383
    Danny Blanchflower says:

    You might have noticed that every single one of my economic predictions for the last five years has been completely wrong. I’ve been advised to get in touch with the Guinness Book of Records.

  384. 384
    Democracy says:

    No it isn’t. You have refused Scots in England the right to vote.

  385. 385
    Jock de Bennies says:

    I vote to keep claiming Buckie vouchers.

  386. 386
    Positive Spin says:

  387. 387
    El Gordo McMental says:

    I wish to keep on representing my constituents in the manner which they deserve.

  388. 388
    The Jockenese Tax Haven says:

    They would be foolish not to try it.

    If they scrapped vat on fags, fuel and booze, which they could being outside the EU, they would make a fortune from the English coming over the border.

  389. 389
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Have the msm been directed away from McShameless – no pics or stories – oops I mean fables?

  390. 390
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Bircham Dyson Bell.

  391. 391
    Stat Tractor says:

    What, exactly, is the point of this blog?

  392. 392
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Just think of Vicky Pryce every time – economical with … the truth. No wonder the bbc & sky love her.

  393. 393
    Ed U Cashun says:

    ….plus you shouldn’t have @rsed around in school for 11 years, then you might have had some qualifications.

  394. 394
    Anonymous says:

    Never mind the fact you haven’t got a banana to cuddle up with – what about the people going to bed cold because of the your idiotic climate fantasies?

  395. 395
    I want to know says:

    What do parents that resort to foodbanks spend their benefits on?

  396. 396
    Traitor Watch says:

    By Robert Buckland MP

    Britain is in desperate need of immigration from the EU


    Top comment:

    “Sickening and disgusting anti-British propaganda!

    You want to eradicate your population so you can keep the money flowing?!

    It’s now totally clear: the “conservatives” are 100% traitors.

    Only one party offers a chance of hope: UKIP!”

  397. 397
    Blowing Whistles says:

    He appears to have spoken out against Guido’s readers – have to buy the piece or wait to read it some time soon – anyone got a link? Note ‘against Guido’s “readers” – I will repeat that “readers” not posters on his website.

  398. 398
    Anonymous says:

    when you have dealt with the Bad parking in Luton!

  399. 399
    Blitz spirit says:

    It’s nothing new-the West Country has always been prone to flooding.
    We just got on with it.

  400. 400
    Ed Dafty, LimpDim MP, Climate Change Chieftain says:

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    do me a favour says:

    Blanchflower is completely discredited.
    I wouldn’t believe him if he told me the time.

  402. 402
    A pensioner says:

    Hear, hear!

  403. 403
    FOoDpP says:

    annananana, nowuek/P

  404. 404
    do me a favour says:

    If Assange is innocent of rape why doesn’t he return to Sweden for the trial?

  405. 405
    the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

    hello, London gangster, can you tell me is you are worrysome about bulgarian gangster taking over your patch like ?

  406. 406
    fed-up in britain says:

    cameran bears the opione of the last person who sat on his face.the flabby fat Hunt.

  407. 407
    Tell it like it is says:

    Oh the Tories can do better than “not win” by simply saying they will stop all immigration. Immigration is rapidly rising to the top of the electorate’s concerns. In order to stop immigration they would need to pull out of the EU – but this doesn’t even need to be stated explicitly. They could stand on more-or-less the same platform as UKIP and pull up another 10-15% in the polls and be well ahead of Labour.

    The fact that Cameron refuses point blank to go down that route tells you all you need to know about Cameron. The fact that the Tories refuse to get shot of Cameron tells you all you need to know about the Tories.

  408. 408
    FOoDpP says:

    never believe the man who tells you the location of time.

  409. 409
    Guardian hypocrite says:

    Dear Mummy,
    Please send help-there’s ice in the Antarctic.

  410. 410
    M102 says:

    100% MILF

  411. 411
    Fools gold says:

    when i met my wife she made rubarb tart. It was 3ft long and would,t go in the oven.

  412. 412
    Camoron the clown says:

    The moment they blocked England being part of a referendum for the break up of Britain, is the moment they killed off Britain it ceased to exist, we now have two separate countries, Scotland and England even if the referendum says no, it’s still Scotland and England two separate countries separated a rigged referndum.

  413. 413
    what would their working constituents think? says:

    Suggest all Romanian and Bulgarian immigrants head for Diane Abbot and Keith Vaz’s constituencies.

  414. 414
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Can I claim to be the most hated blogger / poster on this site?

  415. 415
    just asking says:

    How environmentally friendly are the helicopters being sent to rescue these twats?

  416. 416
    Nigel Lawson says:


  417. 417
    Lazarus of Atos says:

    At least we got the f@ckers off their jaksiks, the lazy hunts.

  418. 418
    Lazarus of Atos says:

    Is this Jock Typeset? For those too pissed to ead conventional text?

  419. 419
    comp kid says:

    Huge numbers of Labour MP’s and their socialist supporters
    attended private,religious or selective schools as well as Oxbridge.
    They just want to prevent others from enjoying the same educational

  420. 420
    but says:

    Miliband couldn’t hijack a rice pudding.

  421. 421
    i want my money back says:

    Does the real editor of R4 Today lose a days pay
    when there’s a guest editor?

  422. 422
    Danny Boy says:

  423. 423
    FFS says:

    Robert Buckland is my MP.

    I shall be printing off a copy of this for when he dares to ask for my vote.

  424. 424
    East India Company Wallah says:

    100% correct,however you failed to mention most are boarding establishments where the parents negate all responsibility for their childrens upbringing and hive it off to a “professional”-like a council estate tenant does with a social worker
    When you hear a socialist bitch wittering on about wraparound childcare’look up,look down you will pay for it but never see it
    Everyone rides the middle class

  425. 425
    Offa says:

    It’s just a Klingon on the hull of the Starship MSM, which a few but people buy but don’t read.

  426. 426
    BBC News and Propaganda Unit says:

    We won’t be reporting this.
    We will concentrate on the “cost of living crisis”
    plugged by our Labour party mates.

  427. 427
    Nigella Lawson says:

    ** snort **

  428. 428
    BBC has disappeared up it's own arsehole says:

    How many people in the UK can name anything
    produced by PJ Harvey….

  429. 429
    Offa says:

    You’re a lightweight, darling. You banned the really, seriously, dirty posters, didn’t you?

  430. 430
    Cornish pasty says:

    I want the chance to vote the whinging Scots scroungers out.

  431. 431
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Please explain yourself briefly … if you can?

  432. 432
    The British public says:

    Who are you?

  433. 433
    FFS says:

    Oh, and Mr Buckland had a rather different view of the EU when he demanded a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty:


  434. 434
    Film Watch says:

    Not sure what the fuss is about – the guy who is running is clearly discernible.

    Perhaps they would prefer the Joe D’Amato touch…

  435. 435
    more importantly says:

    But it’s well read and profitable.
    And the editor isn’t a traitor.

  436. 436
    Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff says:

    IMF paper warns of ‘savings tax’ and mass write-offs as West’s debt hits 200-year high


  437. 437
    the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

    the Romans brought ground elder with them apparently for eating and it is a fucking nuisance to get rid of.

  438. 438
    East India Company Wallah says:

    Then you must swim indoors tristram

  439. 439
    just saying says:

    I wouldn’t trust Blanchflower with my kids pocket money.

  440. 440
    Anon. says:

  441. 441
    Greenpeace hypocrite says:

    Dear Mummy,
    It’s really cold in the Antarctic.
    Please send a helicopter and hot water bottle.

  442. 442
    Zero Hedge says:

    Martin Armstrong Warns Europeans Of The Coming Expropriation Of 10% Of Everyone’s Accounts


    “Anyone who thinks it is a fantasy that government will simply just confiscate 10% of everyone’s accounts in Europe better have another look at the fool they see in the mirror staring back at them. This IMF solution is traditionally French and is really coming because the people in charge are effectively Marxists and this idea came from the IMF under the control of French ideology. They will expropriate these funds to save a banking system that they screwed up and will never reform anything because they are incapable of admitting any mistake.”

  443. 443
    East India Company Wallah says:

    number one and number two
    And the prize is?

  444. 444
    Guido Fawkes says:

    No one reads this crap. Is that clear enough?

  445. 445
    just an idea says:

    So will Blanchflower, McCluskey, Vaz and Abbott open up their homes to these immigrants?

  446. 446
    East India Company Wallah says:

    A Greek Economist an oxymoron surely

  447. 447
    sorry to disappoint but says:

    You’re an irrelevance.

  448. 448
    Green hypocrite says:

    Dear Mummy,
    It’s cold in the Antarctic and my fluffy slippers
    aren’t warm enough.

  449. 449
    I want to know says:

    What are the carbon emissions of the helicopters
    sent all the way to the Antarctic to rescue these
    useless twats?

  450. 450
    Guardian hypocrite says:

    Dear Mummy,
    You forgot to pack my warmest thermals.

  451. 451
    East India Company Wallah says:

    And the journalists can spell,use punctuation and appropriate grammar without the need for alliteration like toilets “squire maguire”

  452. 452
    Blowing Whistles says:

    There are no fucking debts – they are ‘false instruments’ created by the rothies and their shysters and duped shysters to enslave economies around the world into their slavery game.

  453. 453
    Billie Bottom says:

    +1 guido

    i hardly reads your blod these days does I ?

    does you read mine I wonders ?? Is you still tweeeting ?

    I going downstairs to play ‘Pass The Bomb’ with some older people that i dont know isnt I gaydo ?

    reading you’re blog is like chewing you’re arm off but less intersting .

    Ta . Billie

  454. 454
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Will someone please whack Ed Davey and then Ed Miliband with a Hockey stick?

  455. 455
    Are thesae the people you are referring to? says:

    “Rich Will Keep Getting Richer In 2014″ – In 2013, Top 300 Billionaires Added Half A Trillion In Net Worth


    “All the pundits who preach an economic recovery in the US always fall strangely silent when asked to share their thoughts on the following chart (taken from the St. Louis Fed), showing the annual change in real disposable income per capita in the US. What seems to stump them most is that aside from the 2012 year end aberration (due to accelerated distribution of dividends ahead of the 2013 tax hikes) is that in November the series finally posted its first Y/Y decline (-0.1%) since the Lehman collapse.”

  456. 456
    The Daily Traitorgraph says:

    Westminster MP is a weasel, shock horror

  457. 457
    Bloomers says:



  458. 458
    60's teenager says:

    Nope but I remember PJ Proby

  459. 459
    Nigel Lawson says:

    Good one!

  460. 460
    Fuck the LibLabCon says:

    Robert Buckland MP eh, what an utter twat.

  461. 461
    East India Company Wallah says:

    why did he not start in 1905 to give some balance,pre and post state socialism
    Another way of looking at is this,once the state dominated house building the state curtailed it by forcing out private investment because it undercut demand by practically giving away houses

    Take the canals,built through private means – killed by the state

    take the rail network,built through private means-30% closed by the state within twenty years of nationalisation

    I could go on

  462. 462
    Archangel says:

    I watched it and they weren’t.

    Not a bad documentary, but as ever, the British pilots were ignored.

  463. 463
    Fuck the LibLabCon says:

    Well you’re the one who seems to be interested in what he’s been upto of late. I suggest you don’t listen to him at all and get back to Dave’s cock asap.

  464. 464
    Blowing Whistles says:

    The wording states 29 million ‘can’ Gareth Baines. Are you in any way trying to deceive the readers of this blog / your twat followers and are you going to admit that you have been economical with the truth in your tweet?

  465. 465
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Smoke it Nigel.

  466. 466
    Blowing Whistles says:


  467. 467
    All Ears says:

    Please do. :)

  468. 468
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Is Alistair Burt MP a fork-tongued, duplicitous, two-faced Christian?

    btw – good night.

  469. 469
    Ariel Sharon says:

    I’m a lemon!

  470. 470
    Dear Mummy says:

    Never mind dear, just club a seal pup to death eat its flesh and wear its coat.

  471. 471
    Captain Mainwaring says:

    They are already here. They slipped in un-noticed with a couple of hudred of their mates yesterday.

  472. 472
    Voice of Reason says:

    The internet has holed the ‘élites’ below the water-line.

    Day after day, comments on sites such as this one demonstrate people’s deep understanding of what has happened with the political and economic landscape in the last five or six years, and it is clearly resented by a majority, certainly in the UK.

    When one looks at creatures such as the Milibands who have propelled themselves into the political hierarchy without any popular mandate from the grassroots, founded on life experiences working hard in real jobs in real communities (the same can be said of Cameron and Osborne and Clegg, of course) then one realises that these individuals’ time is running out.

  473. 473
    FOoDpP says:

    you got an abs?

  474. 474
    FOoDpP says:

    dietician says lump on the tele.

  475. 475
    Some say Guardianistas "refused" to board ship when ice was closing in. says:

    Who pays for the rescue of the Akademik Shokalskiy? According to the Age: The operators of a ship stricken in the southern ocean are facing a multimillion-dollar expense bill, as a third vessel began a rescue attempt five days after the tourist ship became trapped in sea ice. Under the Treaty of the Safety of Life at Sea, vessels are required to respond to a distress message, with the costs incurred a matter for the ship owners after the event, the AMSA said. These can include fuel costs, crew costs and loss of revenue.


  476. 476
    Alan Chingachgook says:

    Don’t wait for Epiphany, give up drinking now.

  477. 477
    Move over Darling says:

    He’s not doing a very good job is he.

  478. 478
    Strange but true says:

    Yes, I saw that.

    He might be surprised at the extent to which he has mistaken the alter ego of one of his own supporters for someone else. Demonstrates an uncanny lack of judgement.

  479. 479
    Delete says:

    this is public interest.
    hibuse. me ro,e.
    always put your hibise in.

  480. 480
    Delete says:

    dirty stinking bhasssssssssss

  481. 481
    Delete says:

    taut is thee. up ur processor me.

  482. 482
    FFS says:

    100,000 tourists enter the UK every day.

    You only need 1000 immigrants entering every day to have a serious immigration problem on your hands. But you wouldn’t actually notice them coming in.

  483. 483
    Dave Cameron says:

    Never heard of him. But I expect so.

    Sleep well.

  484. 484
    UKIP to the max says:

    Twat watch?

    They are arriving by coach and old transit vans, they are coming in by the cheapest methods as twats like Turner watch the airports, the most expensive method of travel.

    You couldnt make it up.

  485. 485
    UKIP to the max says:

    Yeah and if they make the ‘wrong choice the SNP will force another vote and another and another until they get what they want you plank, cut them loose now and save the years of moaning by the SNP.

  486. 486
    The Brutal Truth says:

    They can pose but they cannot hide

  487. 487
    Anon. says:

    The rest of Chris Turney’s life mapped out…

  488. 488
    Porridge says:

    So 22 crew members are abandoned to their freezing fate while
    the ‘global warming’ conspirators need rescuing to return to
    civilisation.Truly pathetic.

  489. 489
    Porridge says:

    Has Salmond worked out a Scots currency yet?

  490. 490
    Sickened with the BBC bias says:

    Somebody should take Milipede up on his use of the word crisis. God knows what he would do if he ever faced a real crisis. The only crisis he ever experienced was the day his Guardian wasn’t delivered.

  491. 491
    Fishy says:

    Thick ice assists in the rescue of thick greenies

  492. 492
    Sentence them to 450 years, American style says:

    I welcome Cameron’s announcement about bringing in US style hundred year sentences as a way to get round the ECHR’s disgraceful ruling on whole life tariffs, but why are we even taking notice of what they say anyway? Other member states have ignored their rulings. They’re not binding. I’m fed up of bleeding heart leftie judges in the ECHR telling us how long we can lock up serial killers and nonces. I know the likes of the despicable Howard League and the evil Francés Croòk would like to see the likes of Rose West, Ian Brady and Mark Bridger released and given a job at a local primary school, but I don’t want bleeding heart leftards dictating what happens to scum like that.

  493. 493
    Professor Turkey says:

    They are servants. Why should we care about them?

  494. 494
    Ariel Sharon says:

    When I die, please, whatever you do, don’t invite Blair to my funeral. That fucker just loves showing his face at every high profile funeral.

  495. 495
    Idris is the New 007. The BBC says:

  496. 496
    That Romanian Invasion in full says:
  497. 497
    Some stereotypes are true says:

    Is it my imagination or is it accurate that, among the leftie/ champagne socialist/ Hampstead/ liberal elite, as they get into their 40s, they begin to display certain stereotypical traits, notably a sudden love for “world music” and salsa dancing? Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with world music or salsa dancing, but having had the misfortune of coming from a family of leftie siblings, I often observed that their friends fitted this stereotype of loving trendy world music and other traits, like wearing sandals and eating trendy arty food that typically involved lentils and couscous. And I always get the feeling that they’re not really into the music but that they’re making a point of letting everyone know they listen to it, purely for leftie brownie points.

  498. 498
    Could not disagree more says:

    I don’t.

    The Prime Minister and the government of a Sovereign country. A civilised sovereign country with one of the fairest justice systems in the world should not have to evade a pack of politically motivated lawyers from countries that have just come out of the dark ages.

  499. 499
    devil in a dress says:

    open wide morpheus.

  500. 500
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:


  501. 501
    pixalated me says:

    hey you pixel stealer.
    why don’t you rub the rich.
    yi give me an itch.

  502. 502
    It's all in the hormones says:

    Low testosterone levels to begin with, getting lower as they age. Results in them becoming feminised.

  503. 503
    The average age of a Kipper is 70 says:

  504. 504
    From Plain Fag Packets to the Boxing Day Hunt. says:

    I don’t mind them doing that if they wish, but I object to them imposing their lifestyles on the rest of us.

    A good example of this. Was when the electricity companies started introducing green tariffs and if you were so minded you could go onto those tariffs, pay much more for your electricity and save the planet. While those who did not wish to could just stay on the standard tariffs thus making the Guardianistas feel even better about themselves.

    Then suddenly the Westminster elite decided everyone should go on the expensive green tariff, electricity prices went up for all, the Guardianistas were no longer a smug select and everyone now hated them.

  505. 505
    poridge says:

    always start with oats,

  506. 506
    They do as they please, but at our expense says:

    “but why are we even taking notice of what they say anyway? Other member states have ignored their rulings”

    Because our judicicary, the ones that proudly proclaim their independence, decided that they are subject to the European Court and its ruling. All by themselves. Nothing we can do about it, because they are independent.

  507. 507
    Find a problem, any problem and the only solution is to hose it with monet...The Lefties says:

    I do wish a lefty for once in his or her life would tralise that the best things in life really are free.

  508. 508
    why don,t we like stuff france. says:

    turkeys are us.

  509. 509
    Anonymous says:

    James bond wasn’t black though so this s simply pandering to the racial lobby.
    Another great institution will be fucked on the equality altar.

  510. 510
    #innocentface says:

    Mrs Bercow, take note.

    Saudi Twitter user is jailed for three months and sentenced to 80 lashes for falsely accusing a Kuwaiti pop star of adultery


  511. 511
    Anonymous says:

    The ship and the voyage will be insured by underwriters potentially some from Lloyds of London and other international underwriting institutions. Each will carry a % of the risk. The final costs are met by the “names” , those are people that put up cash to cover the risk. It can be lucrative when things don’t go wrong and they make lots of money but when they do go wrong then the names have to cough up and it can be very very expensive for them.

  512. 512
    Reader says:

    They used to have council sports facilities which you didn’t need any kind of membership for. They were cheap.

    They were ruined by tossers who upgraded them at massive expense and reinvented them as ‘leisure’ facilities. They were usually then privatized. Normal people don’t use them.

  513. 513
    Slimeball vaz says:

    I’ve already booked my flights

  514. 514
    Something ain't right says:

    But why the distress message anyway ( picked up by Falmouth Coastguard Christmas day), when as soon as the fare paying passengers have gone the ship is considered safe for the 22 crew.

    I notice the BBC and the Guardian still insist in calling it a research vessel when in fact it is a Tourist cruiser and was on a Turney organised cruise to retrace Mawson’s voyage to ice free commonwealth bay a hundred years ago.

  515. 515
    why don't we like. stuff foreen says:

    arguido is a criminal suspect.
    when in pain think Spain.
    when in geese mode, fly ,
    portugal is for the geese regardless of whether R Guido is treated like a criminal.
    so Fawkes.
    our guido is a ciminal. Kri.

  516. 516
    Reader says:

    Good question. Presumably, if the distress message was made without there actually being a danger to the vessel, the insurance claim for the costs of that won’t be valid.

  517. 517
    fucks. rguido is a says:

    be Guido a criminal suspect.
    be Fawkes is a member of the criminal suspect community.
    f or g?dnooo

  518. 518
    a syrians strike up says:

    can can .
    eye up your ladder.

  519. 519
    40 year old kipper says:

    Let them believe their own bullshit, it’s to our benefit. :)

  520. 520
    They lie with stats says:

    BBC pump out the Labour line that prices are rising, but the average price has risen 4% since 2010 wheras inflation has caused the rpi to rise by 9%.
    Therefore the story should be that average prices have fallen by 5% since the tories came in.

  521. 521
    EU Funded Pro-EU Troll says:

    Vote UKIP

  522. 522
    a mercurial azelle says:

    hey mister, have you got oone.
    so says the bitch in a bleached shirt.

  523. 523
    Not Dame Lawrence of Arabia says:

    Purchase of matches was forbidden under the cuts programme.

  524. 524
    UKIP to the max says:

    Meanwhile the coaches are starting out from Romania and Bulgaria bringing yet more enrichment for our enjoyment:

    Next stop Britain on this benefits bonanza express from Romania
    HUNDREDS of penniless migrants last night waved goodbye to Romania after boarding the first buses bound for Britain. The freezing streets outside the crumbling central bus station in downtown Bucharest were heaving with those who had saved for months to get seats.

    The gruelling 1,600-mile journey to the “land of opportunity” takes an exhausting two days and passes through six countries before arriving at London’s Victoria coach station tomorrow. From there it heads on to Manchester and Liverpool.

    Tickets cost £100 each, with some saying the marathon trip was worth it for the benefits bonanza they hope to reap once in the UK. Similar scenes were witnessed in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, as hundreds departed.

    Constantin Binciu, 46, was lured to London because he earns just £4,000 a year in Romania. Once settled in the UK, he plans to bring over his 18-year-old son.

    He said: “If I don’t find a job, yes, I will claim benefits. Britain is attractive to people like me. I am leaving behind a bad life to start something better in Britain – it’s a land of opportunity for us.”

    As the double-decker executive bus left Bucharest at 6.30pm, those aboard smiled broadly and waved, excited at the prospect of being in the UK within 48 hours.

    And this is happening as the likes of Keith Vaz are watching the airports.

  525. 525
    From the schooldays says:

    Long and thin
    covered in skin
    red in parts
    goes in tarts.

    What am I?

  526. 526
    Non taxable pikey says:

    Luciana doesn’t go for a gym, its a Chukka for her.

  527. 527
    Not Dame Lawrence of Arabia (where is it quite warm actually) says:

    The Oz PM should jail him and his merry band for 60 years for bringing the country into disrepute.

  528. 528
    Cameron is merely a figure head(and not a VERY good one either) says:

    Don’t forget Cameron who could have re-imposed controls for another 3 years under existing EU regulations “to protect the domestic jobs market” but refused on the usual “lame excuse” that Clegg and LibDems who are polling less than 8% in the polls wouldn’t like it

  529. 529
    Socialism rots the brain says:
  530. 530
    Joe Erskine says:

    When I employ someone i do not give a damn about the colour of their skin,their sex age religion or country of origin .

    All I want is someone who can do the job at a price that I can afford.

  531. 531
    This is not truth, this is EU 'truth' says:

    You’re certainly not a carrot or even half a carrot.
    Carrots are fruit.
    Because we said so.

  532. 532

    If they get any cheaper it will be a good idea to buy the lot , compressed paper will burn quite well in a wood burning stove.

  533. 533
    Numbers for beginners says:

    You knew, of course, that -40F = -40C. That’s where they meet on the scales.

    Formula for easy calculation (F= Fahrenheit; C = Celsius)

    C/5; x9; +32 = *F

    -40/5 = -8 x 9 = -72 – 32 = 40

  534. 534
    Numbers for beginners says:

    *Oh Bollux – missed the minus sign off the last 40. ‘kin ijeet, me.

    Should be: -40/5 = -8 x 9 = -72 – 32 = -40

  535. 535

    Watching the airports was always just a distraction tactic , does that grease ball Vaz really imagine that the thousands of Roma would be even allowed onto an aircraft with their bundles and hordes of snot nosed brats with filthy nappies.
    The real invasion will be into Victoria coach station in London and after that ,through the maternity wards of a hospital near you !

  536. 536

    Obeying the law is only for little people HAW HAW HAW!

  537. 537
    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    I’m sure you saw it, Guido: Yesterday the Daily Express splashed the offensive and misleading headline “£1.4bn benefits bill for new EU migrants coming to Britain” across its front page.

    The story is shockingly deceptive. It insists that, based on (inaccurate) unemployment figures, almost one in five new Romanian and Bulgarian migrants will live on benefits, costing taxpayers almost £1.4 billion. These figures are wrong and rely only on the misleading testimony of unnamed “experts”.

    But the Daily Express isn’t concerned with the facts — they know fear sells, and they’ve got their eye on the bottom line. It’s a disgusting abuse of journalistic integrity and we must hold them accountable.

  538. 538
    Guy News Room says:

    Nick Griffin declared bankrupt. Bankrupts used to have to resign from Parliament. Sadly not the case in the European Parliament.

  539. 539
    Guido Fawkes says:

    Polly Toynbee is a damn good reporter She comes from the school of life not straight from college to a desk like most of our lot.

  540. 540
    Screwed Taxpayer says:

    Energetically sliding up and down Chukker’s pole will give Lucretia some of her usual exercise.

  541. 541
    Screwed Taxpayer says:

    The point is that the U.K. is full. Reduce British unemployment instead of taking on immigrants.

  542. 542
    2112 says:

    Morphine only depresses the respiratory centre if too high a dose is given. Depending on the cause of the breathlessness, a small dose of Morphine can actually be beneficial as it a) dilates the vessels and lowers blood pressure and b) relaxes the patient, meaning that they take longer deeper breaths instead of rapid shallow ones.

  543. 543
    bill says:

    what we need is a prediction blog.

    so if an economist,met office boffin,economic forecaster etc etc makes a predicition it is easy to look up their past predictions and see whether they were right or wrong.

    lets face it the met office costs us £230m to wrongly predict the weather most of the time.i understand they are caught in the elf and safety trap of not getting sued for wrongly predicting armageddon.

    lets see the names of all the people who predict and we can make up our own minds.

  544. 544
    Ashcroft says:

    Bedroom Tax: Mum hit by charge for disabled daughter’s sensory room challenges David Cameron to visit her home http://bit.ly/1iysEmB

  545. 545
    Gawd Help Us says:

    He’s got other business today.


  546. 546
    The Critic says:

    No – Gordon’s solution was to tax you to death but allow you to borrow against the artificially inflated value of your assets. You therefore thought you were well off.

    Those assets were always going to see a value adjustment(called reality) however, the personal debt mountain you acquired during this process remains and has to be serviced. This is part of the reason why disposable income has dropped.

    No politician will ever mention this. New Labour never did during 13 years of telling us how to do everything and legislating for it. e.g Leylandii pruning.

    This demonstrates exactly how these scum think of us – useful idiots perpetuating useless ones.

  547. 547
    Ric Holden CCHQ says:

    Jobs in flood protection to be axed as part of government austerity cuts, Guido Fawkes confirms http://bbc.in/191pZi4

    Is David Cameron stark,staring bonkers ?

  548. 548
    Dreaming just dreaming says:

    She comes from the school of the rich and cossetted and hasn’t got a clue what real people go through, her view is from the umpteenth floor of a large building looking down or through the window of an airplane whilst sitting in the first class seats flying to one of her multiple homes.

  549. 549
    Gay Gordons says:

    The Gordon.

    One Gordon will equal one English pound.

    There will be one hundred Gays in a Gordon.

    So one Gay will equal one English penny.

  550. 550
    The 1922 Committee says:

    The answer the second part of your question is YES.

    David Cameron is a bloody disgrace.


  551. 551
    WOLF!!!! says:

    Not too bad a day here in Cornwall. I suppose if the BBC try hard enough they will find a large puddle or a wave breaking on a harbour break water.

  552. 552
    Liebour enemies of the people says:

    Liebour whitewash merchants produce report about cuts but forget to remind people the same whitewash merchants were doing the same thing, seems Liebour whitewash merchants were saving the country by pissing taxpayers money on themselves whilst our army they sent to sandy places were running about in unprotected vehicles, whitewash merchants reported same army coming home at least 3 times, Liebour, whitewash merchants to their mates the bankers and millionaire lawyers and just use the plebs to vote and lord it over the plebs.

  553. 553
    Who? says:

  554. 554
    Yawn says:

    A Cheap shot. There will always be these obviously wrong cases that have nothing to do with the PM but some lacky at the local council not awarding the discretionary grant that the government has made available.

  555. 555
    Guido Fawkes says:

    The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of Guido Fawkes.

  556. 556
    PICKFORDS REMOVALS (Van for a Mr Cameron) says:

    Sky news reporter ” I’m standing here on top of this sea wall some 30 ft above the beach
    At high tide last night the water was 50 feet over the top of this wall”

    Jesus Someone better call Noah !

  557. 557
    Tristram Hunt says:

    David Cameron,I wonder if there’s a point at which your ideas become so stupid that you should actually be forcibly ejected from society.

  558. 558
    Civility is an Engineer says:

    Let houses built on flood plains flood. If they build flood defences around these follies then the river will only flood down stream even worse than before.

  559. 559
    FFS says:

    It’s in Runcorn in Cheshire. Solid Labour council.

    Cameron and IDS should indeed go and visit Mrs Lennon. Then they should ram the reality down the throat of the Labour council. It won’t be reported in the Mirror if they do, mind!

  560. 560
    Danny Blanchflower says:

    Oh my God, please, please, please don’t do that to me!

  561. 561
    All socialists are hypocrites says:

    Toynbee has had a cossetted upbringing, education and life…she has NOT the slightest idea of reality outside of her own privileged existence of Primrose Hill…to her the influx of more immigrants from eastern europe just means cheaper domestic help

  562. 562
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    High tides are due to the effect of the relative positions of the Sun-Earth-Moon and the geography of the coastline you lefty fuckwit.

  563. 563
    The Lost Supporters are queing up to dump Cameron says:

    Methinks that both the Daily Mail and Daily Express are lost to Cameron and the Tories along with The Sun. In fact the Daily Mail is now castigating Cameron every day in their editorial as an ineffective useless waste of space masquerading as a Tory

  564. 564
    PICKFORDS REMOVALS (Van for a Mr Cameron) says:

    50 feet ABOVE the 30 foot high sea defenses ? you fucking numb aids riddled sphincter

  565. 565
    PICKFORDS REMOVALS (Van for a Mr Cameron) says:

    Surely Clegg and Milibland are Pro any good media headline/ bandwaggon

  566. 566

    There goes the interest on YOUR savings !

  567. 567

    I dare any body to confiscate 10% of the french bank accounts they will have to invent a new word ‘ riot ‘ won’t begin to cover it .

  568. 568
    doo luxe says:

    Is she the one who wrote ’50 Shades of Black’?

  569. 569
    Political Hic says:

    *Your good health* :)

  570. 570
    Anonymous says:

    Well believe or not, the country doesn’t exist as a glorified labour camp for your business.

    I’m sure the mill owners in the 50s and 60s in places like Bradford didn’t care too much about importing cheapo labour from rural P@arkistan. But look at the consequences that has had for the rest of the country decades later, and will continue to have in the future.

    Actions have consequences and seeing the country subservient to your business needs is part of our problem.

  571. 571
    dave (no relation) says:

    Didn’t she write a book on Fly Fishing?

  572. 572
    FFS says:

    No it won’t. The entire flood plain will fill with a couple of feet of water except for those dwellings protected by a flood wall.

    I would try Google images for “floods” and “flood defences”

    You will see the following:

    1] Most of the houses that are impacted by river floods are older properties that were built near rivers to take advantage of the amenity value of rivers, as they have been throughout our history.

    2] It is entirely possible to build a flood defence around a single property such that it will sit like a dry island in a vast flooded plain filled with water.

    Sea defences are much more difficult, but river flooding is relatively easy to deal with. Housing previously susceptible to flooding but then protected by flood defences will gain in value to the extent that flood defences are effectively self-financing, so the fact we can’t manage to get ourselves organised to provide such flood defences is a damning indictment of the quality of our governance.

  573. 573
    Hyd says:


  574. 574
    (That's enough Eds, Ed!) says:

    Tattoos, Grolsch, ciggies, cellphones and Sky!

  575. 575
    (That's enough Eds, Ed!) says:

    “Pass the hot milk, please.”

  576. 576
    left wing, right wing, they're all turkeys. . says:

    You should be fu@&!ng working you fat useless pig (at least the muzzies and 4 by 2’s) won’t eat you)
    Can’t vouch for the Roma though. ..they’d get a few meals out of you Flabbot.

  577. 577

    Different numbers.

  578. 578
    Osama the Nazarene says:

    Whipps Cross had a bad reputation 30 years ago. So nothing new there then!

  579. 579
    dai fatuously says:

    yes A – good point & its a peculiarity of blogs

    we might excuse little errors because of the rush – but the practice of including fatuous verbiage (eg fatuous verbiage) is very odd

    keep criticising

  580. 580
    Crisis? What cost of living crisis? (Sonny Jim) says:

    Politicians are trying to spin reality in order to up their chances in the May and 2015 elections. However, almost everyone, with the exception of politicians, recognises that UK is in deep crisis in terms of our economy, NHS, public services, cost of living and quality of life.

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