January 6th, 2014

Osborne Promises Another £12 Billion Benefits Salami Slice

Talking the talk, Osborne has claimed “government is going to have to be permanently smaller and so is our welfare system”. Finally, if he is to be believed, the Tories will be “permanently cutting people’s taxes by permanently cutting spending”. He’s making the right noise at least, but when?

The Chancellor has pledged a further £12 billion of cuts to benefits from 2015 to 2017, yet the overall bill is £174.3 billion. Barely a dent. From the gloomy tones of the speech it’s not looking likely that tax cuts will come this side of an election either. This looks like playing politics rather than any genuine commitment to walking the walk.


188 Comments

  1. 1
    charity begins at home says:

    Cut overseas aid.

  2. 2
    Reg. says:

    This looks like playing politics rather than any genuine commitment to walking the walk.

    Would you expect anything else???

  3. 3
    About time says:

    Just the start – get moving… now.

  4. 4
    Steve Miliband says:

    He’s smoking out Balls

  5. 5
    Sir William Wayde says:

    The rule is, jam to-morrow and jam yesterday – but never jam to-day.

  6. 6
    Mornington Crescent says:

    …and MPs’ and Lords’ salaries and expenses. Ah, no, couldn’t possibly do that, could we?

  7. 7
    British Citizen says:

    Absolutely. Until foreign aid is cut, anything Osborne says is bollocks. You won’t even have to read it to know that. He hasn’t got a shred of credibility.

  8. 8
    Luciana Berger says:

    The average new Blu Ray film is £15! Another example of the cost of living crisis! Shame on Cameron!

  9. 9
    UKIP to the max says:

    The problem is that we will have to trust their word, this is a problem because they are lying shysters and crooks who have a track record of promising the earth and then conveniently finding excuses to renege on them.

    The well of trust is well and truly exhausted, its run dry as never before, anyone trusting these con artists is going to be sorely disappointed, they will push through their liberal progressive agenda and thats it, the rest is all lies.

    They are increasingly talking to themselves, the promises they are desperately making today show nothing more than a pathetic desperation to win back a support that has left for good.

    Bye Bye Tories.

  10. 10
    Grateful Recipient says:

    Does that mean I have to give up my 4.2l Jag. I’ve only just bought it :o(

  11. 11
    Steve Miliband says:

    Have you seen the price of tahini?

  12. 12
    Little English People says:

    So, no money for our pensioners, youth unemployment or genuinely needy – but still £12 billion to fund the utter corrupt disgrace that is DFID, eh George?

    And lets not forget, George – like Labour before him – borrows money to give to the Indian Space Programme via DFID – whilst Indian politicians & Government Ministers pay no tax in their own country.

    Vote UKIP

  13. 13
    Charlie the Chump says:

    Wee Georgie’s little games didn’t win the last election and won’t win the next, more bloody coalition.

  14. 14
    British Citizen says:

    Balls’ career is over. Finished. Dead.

    Get over it.

  15. 15
    Arse says:

    Overseas aid is a bribe fund for foreign governments to buy British goods and services. Without it we’d probably be worse, not better off.

  16. 16
    Casual Observer 5 says:

    So Osborne didn’t get his Christmas blow job and is still narked about the Natalie Rowe book. Tut tut…

  17. 17
    The Angry Mob says:

    There is every chance that the Labour and Tory parties will be wiped out.

  18. 18
    Luciana Berger says:

    A SHARP 90 inch LCD TV is £11,277!!! This is a disgrace! 90 inch LCD TVs are a basic human right! Another atrocity in the cost of living crisis.

  19. 19
    I hate socialists. says:

    I hope not ,after Red Ed Miliband he is the Conservatives best weapon.

  20. 20
    Casual Observer 5 says:

    So why do aid recipients buy from Ch!na these days ?

  21. 21
    Arse says:

    Yes, UKIP are pledged to cut the budget to £150bn. As by far the largest section of the budget is pensions, UKIP are therefore pledged to cut pensions. As UKIP are mostly supported by senile old folk on pensions, it seems the Tories could win lots of votes back from UKIP by pledging to batter pensioners by removing their entitlements and reducing their incomes.

  22. 22
    C.O.Jones says:

    Leave the European Union, that’s a saving of £20Billion per year.

  23. 23

    Take away Ed Balls’ phone.

    A cut to the goolies.

  24. 24
    You do not know who I am says:

    Just get the fuckers off the dole and into work.

    You will get an improvement in economic activity.

  25. 25
    I says:

    Bribery is wrong. If the only justification for this expenditure is to commit criminal offences and to make other countries even mroe corrupt than they are already, then scrap it. It is also highly unlikely anyone can prove that paying foreign aid has any direct benefit for british companies. It would almost be better to make targetted bribes tax deductible.

  26. 26
    Jackie Ashley says:

    And BBC journalists should able to eat croissants
    without having to provide receipts.

  27. 27
    Nemesis says:

    By whom?

  28. 28
    Forward with guidance says:

    Why are all these leading Tories going bald ?

  29. 29
    Arse says:

    It might be wrong, but it’s how the world works, especially when so much spending is decided by governments, not business.

  30. 30
    Mr Logic says:

    Because the Chinese make goods that are cheap enough for them to afford.

  31. 31
    Nemesis says:

    And the jobs are?

  32. 32
    Mr Logic says:

    So why is it a criminal offence to pay a bribe?

  33. 33
    Tony Benn says:

    I admire Mao Zedong. RIP.

  34. 34

    But don’t cut our bennies Ozzy!

  35. 35
    Fuck the LibLabCon says:

    It’s a side-effect of sucking on Dave’s cock.

  36. 36
    Fuck the LibLabCon says:

    It’s a metrosexual thing.

  37. 37
  38. 38
    Arse says:

    What you’re saying here is basically that you don’t like gays, blacks and Indian cooking?

  39. 39
    Fuck the LibLabCon says:

    Get your own moniker.

  40. 40
    Anonymous says:

    The problem is, all we hear is spend / spend / spend !!!

    This morning the doctors where on the TV asking for a billion, people affected by flooding want millions – we are years away from tax cuts.

    This year the Bank of England is looking at interest rate rises if employment rises, which would negate any ability of the Chancellor to cut tax’s – I suggest we instead of interest rate rises to control the growing economy we make the minimum wage the living wag. This really would put more money in peoples pockets and further reduce/eliminate those awful Gordon Brown Tax Credits.

  41. 41
    GRT says:

    He has to cut overseas aid. One it isn’t being spent in the least bit wisely and two it is the right thing to do.

    I think going as far as helping out in disasters, famines and medical emergencies would be a good goal and I don’t mean using NGOs.

  42. 42
    Shanghai says:

    He’d have had you shot.

  43. 43
    C.O.Jones says:

    Plenty of work and jobs around but unfortunately there are few jobs for lazy bastards.

  44. 44
    firefoxx says:

    I don’t think it’s entirely fair to say that 12Bn is barely a dent. Quite a lot of the bill is pensions, and that can’t be touched. If you take this away from the 174Bn total, then 12Bn is a decent reduction.

    Divide by 50M people and it’s equivalent to about £1,000 a year less tax for a family of 4 (240 per person).

  45. 45
    The Mandate of Heaven says:

    The Conservatives have lost the right to govern

  46. 46
    Anonymous says:

    The Dutch.

  47. 47
    Dimmy Dave is the worst Prime Minister ever ! says:

    £22 billion. Dimmy Dave consented to a 10% increase for the this and the next four years. After promising us he wouldn’t.

    Add that to the £11 billion that Dimmy Dave spunks-away on foreign aid every year, and throw the £50-70 billion HS2 white elephant onto the pile, and we’ve got considerable scope for tax cuts.

    But Dimmy Dave won’t do that. So bye bye, Dimmy Dave!

  48. 48
    Anonymous says:

    And cost us how much ?

    The real issue with the EU is “our civil service” Gold plating the legislation, 70% of the so called legislation from Europe is really our civil service Gold plating – a good starting point would be to remove this Gold plating. and it will not cost us anything.

  49. 49
    lojolondon says:

    If you like this blog then you really should glance at this bit of propaganda with NR admitting BBC bias in the ‘Telegraph’, of all places, but then you should really read the comments, which are fantastic reflection of how British people feel about politics, immigration and the BBC –

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/bbc/10551618/Nick-Robinson-BBC-made-a-terrible-mistake-over-immigration-debate.html

  50. 50
    Arse says:

    The “living wage” would probably either cause unemployment or price rises. So that extra money in your pocket won’t make any bloody difference.

  51. 51
    Anonymous says:

    I disagree the government still provides to big incentive to be a lazy bastard.

    We need to get rid of the incentives, which IDS has started working on.

  52. 52
    C.O.Jones says:

    Reclaim our fishing rights – that’s another couple of billion for a hard pressed and dwindling fishing fleet.

  53. 53
    Warren Peace says:

    Can’t believe I read this in the Guardian. Basically saying Blair and Brown’s nu Labour stole our freedoms, and the fake Tories are not about to give them back, and the consequences of that in future elections.

    http://tinyurl.com/pmrymyz

  54. 54
    The Mandate of Heaven says:

    It’s a very sad fact that it is quite hard to get a decent British curry in India

  55. 55
    Dimmy Dave is the worst Prime Minister ever ! says:

    +1

    The foreign aid budget has to go, but well-educated idiot Dimmy Dave’s far too dim to realise this. Last year he allocated £2 billion of the waste to Africa, in part so they could buy German windmills (Dimmy Dave does so love his windmills!).

    Hey hoo. It’s his political funeral.

  56. 56
    HEARDITALLSEENITALLBEFORE says:

    Not forgetting gym membership, absolutely astronomical dahhling !!!

  57. 57
    The Dutch Ambassador says:

    Shhhhhh. You are not supposed to know about that part yet

  58. 58
    E Z Rider says:

    Is George having a mid life crisis? That hair cut looks like an attempt to look ten years younger. He’ll be turning up at cabinet in leathers with his Bonnie parked outside next.

  59. 59
    C.O.Jones says:

    True, the incentive NOT to work is too large and an obstacle.

  60. 60
    Taxpayer says:

    But it is our money

  61. 61
    Jon Garthwaite says:

    + 1

    This is not easy at all.

  62. 62
    One Term Dave says:

    I am all wind and piss like a butcher’s dog.

  63. 63
    Michael Gove says:

    Keep Buggering On

  64. 64
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    If the Tories want to really boost the economy, stick two fingers up to the EU (5% minimum VAT rate), kill off Liebore’s cost of living attacks, secure the motorists vote for ever and go on to win a record landslide then they should abolish all tax on petrol,electricity and gas.

  65. 65
    Unemployed Pole says:

    You may be right. It’s a pity though that they are advertised in Romania instead of here in the UK.

  66. 66
    Casual Observer 5 says:

    Agreed – the point though is that the old logic relating to foreign aid as expressed above is generally invalid these days.

  67. 67
    Barmy Army says:

    Having thrashed the Aussie crims we’re now off to Bangkok into little boys’ bottoms

  68. 68
    Luciana Berger says:

    Just found out that Duchy Original’s Organic Oatcakes are £3.99 a pack! This Government are hopelessly out of touch. #costoflivingcrisis

  69. 69
    Miss Fawkes age 6 says:

    the big nosed fucker in the Tel Aviv advert above is even uglier than daddy

  70. 70
    well that's a first says:

    This is a link to an online petition brought by Sikh’s and Hindu’s asking for the Government to stop using the term A*s*ans when talking about M*sl*ms gr**ming g*ngs.

    Put it into tiny url and it was rejcted, and they treatend a ban. The protection afforded to the special one’s runs deeper than I thought.

    http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/we-the-undersigned-demand-that-politicians

  71. 71
    Join the dots says:

    Perhaps joined up thinking would help.

    Not that long ago we went through years of anguish over building a motorway between London and Brum and now the M40 is very popular with the cars and the trucks and the newts.

    Then just over three years ago when we were told London has less rain than the Sahara (yes that is what they said) it was planned to install a North south water main/canal.

    Now they wants a new grid to bring Windmill power down South and Dave wants a new train line to run from London to Brum.

    Did it not occur to anyone to combine them all into one project?

  72. 72
    Winston says:

    So how comes, many of the recipients of foreign aid spend far more on goods from countries that provide very little aid?

  73. 73
    altruism in industry says:

    it’s on a black list. I wonder how these things get banned and why would anybody care ?

  74. 74
    RomaBob.... Beeg Issue, Beeg Issue! says:

    Cut foreign aid and benefits for foreigners……. easy :)

  75. 75
    20 Tabs and a can of ginger beer says:

    The Chinese aid is always useful. They build good roads in Africa. This buys them far more long-term goodwill than any amount of baksheesh for some President’s wife to spend on property in Geneva, handbags and Mercedes.

  76. 76
    RomaBob.... Beeg Issue, Beeg Issue! says:

    Balls dead?

    OMG ………….. I thought today was going to be depressing! :)

  77. 77
    RomaBob.... Beeg Issue, Beeg Issue! says:

    Beeg Issue…thank you very mooch :)

  78. 78
    Mr Potato Head says:

    The Tories (like Labour and the Lib Dems) are mostly supported by EU lovers and so are only too happy to see billions of taxpayers money going overseas rather than being spent in the UK on our own children, sick, poor and elderly.

  79. 79
    Be Afraid says:

  80. 80
    Warren Peace says:

    Another cracker from Buzzfeed.

    http://tinyurl.com/qyngg3v

  81. 81
    Gondolier says:

    My wife is Chinese and has the same gripe. When did a geographical adjective become the euphemism for such a small part of the immigrant population in the UK?

  82. 82
    Run the Race says:

    Quite right too. Muslems are not a race.

  83. 83
    altruism in industry says:

    well, if there was a National Policy for the infrastructure and the nature of the Populace then probably there would be joined up thinking but the dilemma is that although we can wish for things to be done in an obviously sensible fashion we are not prepared to give up our perceived freedoms to let this happen.

  84. 84
    Casual Observer 5 says:

    The Sikh’s for sure are targetted by the muzzie grooming gangs.

    Hindu’s generally keep distance: the burning down of villages back in !ndia is still ongoing.

    Why the press do not report on what goes on in these communities -ie within the UK they move to their own areas and encourage their young to work overseas away from the UK (in a large number of cases) but focuses on white flight demonstrates three things:

    I) Multi culti in UK is a failed policy
    Ii) Collectivist Multi culti is rac!st : the real meat of this petition and legit complaint
    III) Much of the UK press and in particular the BBC are institutionally rac!st against white English folk in their reporting, and against other ethnic groups through not reporting facts accurately

    Vote UKIP

  85. 85
    Post Mortem Report says:

    The career is defintiely dead. We can, however, expect the eyes to blink and the lips to keep flapping for some time yet.

  86. 86
    Anonymous says:

    I note sky news in doctors surgeries this week on the same fucking thing NHS and the so called crisis? Why do they do this only when Labour are not in power. Why did they not go to Stafford and multiple other hospitals when Labour were killing patients and then walking away as if nothing had happened. Why are they not screaming from the rooftops no one but no one has been held to account over Stafford and the minister in charge at the time is allowed to spout of unchallenged about HNS crisis and patient care ??

    What the fuck is wrong with the news in this country??

  87. 87
    Anonymous says:

    so Blanchflower admits

    “I was wrong, I hadn’t expected the economy to grow as much as it did last year or for the welcome drop in unemployment.”

    So when is Balls going to admit his flatlining gestures were bollocks just like him

  88. 88
    Dont give a toss says:

    according to a solicitor on SKY Sovile was all Thatchers fault. Where do they get these people?

  89. 89
    Dont give a toss says:

    She likes Bandwagons

  90. 90
    Arse says:

    … but the point about pensions and UKIP’s budget plans…

  91. 91
    The Public says:

    When is Balls going to fuck off and get a proper job.

  92. 92
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    ‘fuck off and die.’

    There, fixed it for you :-)

  93. 93
    Casual Observer 5 says:

    Why didn’t they go to the hospitals and report on the fact that Jimmy Savile was touring them and r’aping the patients and the dead ?

  94. 94
    Hamish Macbeth says:

    For “”“government is going to have to be permanently smaller and so is our welfare system”””

    read – less public services…

    Osborne has no intention of reducing the actual government, MPs, MEPs, MSPs, WA and Ni members, Councillors, Spads, Bagmen, hangers on, spin doctors, favoured partners etc etc

  95. 95
    Casual Observer 5 says:

    What is interesting are the number of people claiming to be from other EU member states who are expressing that the same problems with rac!sm label being used to shut down the immigration debate is being used there.

    The Scandinavian comments are worthy of note.

    Brevik may yet be proved right ?

  96. 96
    Taxi for Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    David Cameron’s Re-Election In Trouble, Poll Shows Tory Voters Abandoning Party http://huff.to/1cxJFVJ

  97. 97
    Anonymous says:

    1) Abolish foreign aid.
    2) No social security for any immigrants, unless paid for by their country or origin directly
    3) No free medical for any foreign immigrants unless paid for by their country of origin.
    4) Any social service or medical entitlements only for indigenous people with proven contributions to the welfare funds or a ten year payment by immigrants to UK taxes prior to gaining any benefits.
    Just a few simple things like this and reducing business red tape and investing in British industry would certainly help Mr Osborne’s problems and help recover the British economy.

  98. 98
    Guido Fawkes says:

    I don,t like wishing my life away but i can not wait for 2015 like a lot of other people.

  99. 99
    Follow the money says:

    I think the major donors (smart money) leaving, and the revenues from smaller donors and membership subs going down pretty much confirm that.

    On the other hand, UKIP’s memberships continue to rise at a fast clip.

  100. 100
    Greyfriars Booby says:

    They’re welcome to Govan.

  101. 101
    Keep Calm, Vote UKIP says:

    There is a mechanism within the EU setup for charging back medical costs to the originating member state for migrant EU folk who use facilities in other member states.

    Just an FYI.

    Vote UKIP.

  102. 102
    altruism in industry says:

    Multiculturalism has not yet failed
    I’m an indigenous UK WASP who feels that I have English history embedded in me through my parents and my feeling towards the landscape.
    It took me a while to not react to the black people because they stand out so clearly. I find presentational quirks black people have to be friendly. Sikhs project an inner strength and a friendliness which is very akin to my own perception likewise I have no problem getting along with Hindu Indians or Chinese or Russians or French or Americans or Irish but I cannot get along Muslims, I think all that they put forward is an abomination.

  103. 103
    it's not rocket science says:

    The tax-paying British public would prefer the billions wasted on foreign aid
    be spent on benefiting them for a change- infrastructure,flood defences etc.

  104. 104
    House of Ill repute says:

    So why is it a criminal offence to pay a bribe?

    Why are the hoy poloy round here so fucking naive?

  105. 105
    Nick Clegg and his 29 SpAd's says:

    Thank fuck for that.

  106. 106
    Casual Observer 5 says:

    How you feel is fine, but in a broader context is irrelevant.

    The broader context is subtly demonstrated in the petition also.

    The message there is that Sikh’s and H’indu’s do not wish to be associated with Muzzies. Now that has some very deep implications.

    Multi Culti is meant to be all get along together, no tribalism and harmony. How does the subtext to the above stand up to that test ?

    Further: Why do Muzzies feel that they can target whites / Sikh’s and all except Muzzie girls for grooming and sexual exploitation ? Why do blacks, as demonstrated by the likes of Jasper and Abbot, still have that chip in our free and fair society ?

    That is the failure of multi culti, and it is not the whites who have failed.

  107. 107
    The Firing Squad says:

    If he won’t, deal with the MPs, MEPs, MSPs, WA and Ni members, Councillors, Spads, Bagmen, hangers on, spin doctors, favoured partners etc etc, we’ll have to.

  108. 108
    how about says:

    Forbidding women to work,marry who they want, divorce,be educated or even sit in meetings with men is not acceptable in 2014 Britain.

  109. 109
    Markwouters says:

    How about Getting rid of the Monarchy and armed forces and making all civil servants ,Politicians army officers and Police officers and Top doctors and surgeons pay back all their tuition fees!

  110. 110
    Backbencher says:

    Oh dear, has she upped her rates?

  111. 111
    Tony Benn says:

    Bennies for all!

  112. 112
    do me a favour says:

    I’m sure all the rich lawyers who milk the
    legal aid system will be very grateful to Abbott.

  113. 113
    LU51 ANA says:

    Have you seen the cost of personalised number plates these days? Outrageous!! Typical Tory Toffs and their Cost of Living Crisis.

  114. 114
    The BBC says:

    A further £25bn spending cuts will be needed after the next election, including £12bn from the welfare budget, George Osborne warns.

  115. 115
    See you next tuesdays says:

    The “Professional” classes – doctor’s, teachers, solictors are not professionals

    If they want more money, work harder or get another job

  116. 116
    altruism in industry says:

    what I said.
    My open grammar school education ( thank you, thank you, thank you )
    was a gift. It is possible that future generations will see the light but for this to happen it is necessary to stay with our presentation of facts in education and not be diverted by present fuckwits

  117. 117
    Markwouters says:

    Dream on .your moneys being wasted on the “MUSLINS uNDER YOUR BED,as was in Usa REDS under your beds NOw its the Muslims under your beds,just and excuse for the police and army to geep greasing their hand with poor peoples money Things nexer chandg ,and its the Monarchy that hates change most,LETS CHANGE and get rid of all the greasy handed Fuckers.

  118. 118
    Mornington Crescent says:

    …and then let’s make a start on Local Government which is completely and utterly out of control.

  119. 119
    Pint of Bitter tops please Landlord says:

    Eh, how can someone pay back a fee they have paid?

  120. 120
    Someone else says:

    The tax-paying British public would rather not have their money taken from them in the first place.

  121. 121
    Village Idiot says:

    …..Stop giving the EU money,stop giving foreign aid,cut wages of doctors,consultants,QC,s,politicians and lords perks! Cut quangos’ that are inefficient,e.g.EA….Deport foreign prisoners and get rid of all the “none jobs” in the public sector! …..Then,when our house is in order,when the priority is given to British people and our politicians bat for Britain,when OUR country is back on its feet,..then we can give assistance to poorer countries!

  122. 122
    No end in sight says:

    It’s just creep isn’t it. I was amazed to find out from Lucy Berger last week that local authorities should be providing gymnasiums.

  123. 123
    Someone else says:

    Cut the BBC. They can carry on as a private business if they like, but on a subscription only basis or by taking adverts. it will be interesting to see how long thier left-wing twaddle lasts when they are accountable to the public.

  124. 124
    Someone sensible says:

    Brevik was a psychopathic terrorist. His way of going about things was entirely wrong.

  125. 125
    FFS says:

    They could cut the budget quite dramatically by SENDING SOME OF THE FUCKERS HOME!

  126. 126
    Anon. says:

    Labour ran up a huge deficit and mountain of debt and then blame others for not cleaning up the mess they left fast enough! Shameless.

  127. 127
    A Grocer's Apostrophe says:

    The Duchy Originals Rosemary and Thyme flavoured oat and wheat flour all butter biscuits are £1.99 for 150g at Waterose. £13.26 a kilo is no bargain, but HRH is a greedy git and there really is no price on snobbery.

  128. 128
    RomaBob.... Beeg Issue, Beeg Issue! says:

    Yes, free for us immigrants seeking justice……… tossers!

  129. 129
    FFS says:

    Most people out of work are young white people that can’t claim benefits and the majority of which desperately want a job so they can get some experience on the employment ladder.

    They are the ones that have now lost their rag with political parties that don’t give a fuck about them but try and brush it all under the carpet by claiming they are “lazy”. How fucking dare they? My sons are not lazy. They want jobs. They don’t expect to find 200 immigrants in the queue in front of them for every poxy little weekend job they go for.

    Figures show it is the previous batch of immigrants that are refusing to work.

  130. 130
    Equal Opportunities says:

    Who is that person and why is there no English person spinning on behalf of the Labour party?

  131. 131
    Casual Observer 5 says:

    I did mis-read your comment first – sorry for re-iterating – it is perhaps best to strip all the cultural stuff when discussing this particular issue and deal specifically with the raw groups.

    One of the hushed up facts about !ndian cultures for example is that they are deeply rac!st among themselves and the country is split unevenly with those that were on the right and wrong side of the old UK Raj – and that does affect how they feel towards to the UK. Those that are here were generally on the right side, and could not remain at home.

    Then you have the religious dimension, which is the more legitimate subject of concern – but even in the above petition has been conflated with the ethnic aspects of culture and race.

    Future generations will probably revert back to mean, which is why the collectivist multi culti experiment is doomed to failure.

    The only exit from that future bloody fate is to switch to the individualist model where all cultures are tolerated and respected, but a common national culture is put first and foremost for all.

    The US called this the melting pot approach, and it was working fine until they started moving over to the collectivist model – mosaic – there a few years back.

    If people from all backgrounds in the UK can associate and identify with a common English identity, whilst mutual respect of cultures is promoted and to a degree enforced – primarily by removing economic competition between cultures (another trick the US deployed until recently) – then there would be some stability.

    The current system which advocates diversity – itself a deeply rac!st notion – and economic competition between cultures (amplified by employment quota and preferential employment for new migrants from Eastern Europe) – has failed, and will result in real conflict along ethnic lines once people are no longer able to peacefully move away from what they perceive to be the problem.

    Judging by comments left on the news sites around the net, this is not just a UK problem, but appears to the across most of Europe now.

    Cameron and Merkel themselves admitted several years ago that multi-culti has failed. One can only guess that they were hoping the EU would be able to provide a new common identity and manage the economic conditions in such a way as the problem would remain hidden until a new social policy could be brought in.

    Oops.

  132. 132
    FFS says:

    Maybe. But the Norwegians have since elected the most right-wing government in their post-war history on an anti-immigration ticket.

  133. 133
    altruism in industry says:

    for example there was some book that was going around school and was a humorous dismantling of christian beliefs for example he said
    well Jesus must have been corporate after the resurrection because he ate food so what energy must be required to levitate a corporate body skyward. Thing is the RI teacher got serious grief from class but we were not beheaded or even made to do detention, that is because our forebears created a sensible society which values I would like to see preserved.

  134. 134
    The Public says:

    We are nicer than you.

  135. 135
    Fink bout tit, yeah? says:

    It costs nothing to tell Brussels to do one. Do you really think that EU countries trade with the UK because it’s fun? They trade because it makes them cash. That won’t stop just because the UK pulls out of a club that the Government never received electoral permission to join up to in the first place.

  136. 136
    Village Idiot says:

    …..The Mantra is,”We have benifitted from membership of the EU since 1975,and,we have benefitted from mass immigration!!! Why does the evidence not support this? ..Who is blind to the obvious?…How long can “They” peddle this myth?…What will they do about it?…When can we have honesty in these debates?
    ….Who can tell us how much Immigration has cost,be it EU or outside the EU,who can tell the British people how much we have benefitted from the growth of the muslim population and the cost!! ..What are the unemployment figures for the muslim community,a fair question methinks?…Tellus the cost or benefit of other groups to be fair,e.g Somali’s and other African groups etc…I await the truthful informed answer so I can modernise my opinions as I may be wrong…

  137. 137
    FFS says:

    What we need is a cheaper, simpler legal system that isn’t full of expensive lawyers milking it for all it is worth. Legal Aid just bakes the corruption of the legal system into the cake.

  138. 138
    FFS says:

    When is Blanchflower going to admit he knows FUCK ALL about economics?

  139. 139
    Anonymous says:

    So why is job seekers and other benefits which people have paid into wrong and evil whereas its lots of free cash for pensioners and their benefits?

  140. 140
    oh dear says:

    She’s an Oxford educated barrister who thinks students at Birmingham Met
    Uni should be able to wear the niqab.
    Her grasp of economics is about as good as Danny Blanchflower.

  141. 141
    altruism in industry says:

    yes well social fucking workers change their minds from one day to the next about what is the best approach, best to ignore those fuckers and I do know.
    I stress and I will not use caps everybody gets on with everybody else apart from the fucking muslims and each individual muslim needs to look at themselves and ask ” what am i doing ?, what is the purpose of my existence, where am I, how did I get here, what is this ability I have to think, does it belong to me or does it belong to somebody else?”

  142. 142
    Equal Opportunities says:

    Thanks. I looked her up. One of the thinnest entries on Wikipedia Ii have ever seen. Apart from being the daughter of the Chairman of the Birmingham labour Party there is no known qualification or achievement that explains her being an MP.

  143. 143
    STD Economics says:

    Is there a George Osborne 2014 calendar? What month is more?

  144. 144
    Anonymous says:

    Mahmood makes hapless Chloe Smith look talented.
    She’s a gift to the Tories.

  145. 145
    Dirty ole Bugger says:

    They’re all fucking foreigners or the descendents of foreigners, climbing up the greasy pole, corrupting every aspect of the British political system.

    Look at that woman’s stupid fat face.

    Time they all just fucked off back to where they came from, from this ugly bitch to Nick Clegg.

  146. 146
    60 Years a Tory says:

    Window dressing from a not very good towel folder!
    The pending cost overruns on the F-35 fighter programme (they won’t get debated till after the 2015 GE) will wipe out the £12 billion cuts. This is before the carrier build costs over run is slipped out (again after 2015) of another £1.8billion. Just cancel HS2 if he’s really serious and then really rip into the Education and Health budgets that are simply wasting public funds on an epic scale delivering appalling service. He and Cameron don’t believe in small government the failure to tackle core spending is enough to see that. Tinker around the edges and make the right sounds. Shambles.

  147. 147
    and says:

    No mention of which school she went to which would
    lead me to assume she’s another privately educated
    Labour hypocrite.

  148. 148
    Gordon Brown says:

    I claim the right to dispose of my phone at whosoever I choose.

  149. 149
    JH34989342529345 says:

    Apart from being the daughter of the Chairman of the Birmingham labour Party

    Errr, I think you answered your own question there. Nice little family business they have going there, all at our expense as they fuck us over.

  150. 150
    dai taxed says:

    quite right GF – and if there were real cuts then in the short term there would need to be a cut in gdp growth estimates – of that not a nat’s fart!

  151. 151
    geordieboy says:

    No wonder you call yourself Potato Head( or Kartofflekoff in German) Tories mostly E U lovers, why the fuck are so many Tories supporting UKIP?

  152. 152
    Dirty ole Bugger says:

    Mark Wouters, the Muzzies are not under our beds. They are on our trains blowing them up, and then dancing in the street to celebrate.

    The Reds are not under our bed, they are in our media, charities and public services taking every opportunity to fuck things up.

  153. 153
    Spartacus says:

    probably not allowed to by rumppy pumppy

  154. 154
    Anonymous says:

    Public sector pensions will have to be capped. A basic figure will be established, index-linked thereafter, and nothing paid above that.

  155. 155
    Spartacus says:

    who still has a pension worth anything after brown plundered them all?

  156. 156
    Labour Hypocrasy says:

    She went to Haberdashe’rs Aske’s For Girls which is a very nice Independant school…if you have the money.

  157. 157
    When I Was a Boy says:

    John was in the top ten boys names when i grew up

    now the top is mohammed

  158. 158
    Afrocutter says:

    Sky got it dead right with their bottom of the screen runner which read: All the criminal lawyers walked out of the Court.

    That thus assumes that the honest ones stayed inside getting on with their work.

  159. 159
    Afrocutter says:

    In a word (or rather 2 words) Common Purpose.

  160. 160
    When I Was a Boy says:

    . . .working in hospitals

    Oh Honey, let’s say i have a heart twinge – we could go to that same hospital as last time, saint tomasses. the cost of the full check up that we are saving will pay for our holiday in liddle ole ingland

  161. 161
    Afrocutter says:

    One who solicits is generally known as a “lady of the night”.

  162. 162
    Spartacus says:

    only engineers are professional

  163. 163
    Afrocutter says:

    What did “doctor’s” do to get their own apostrophe? I think we should be told.

    Plus, exactly who/what/which do you regard as “professional Classes/professions”?

  164. 164
    Afrocutter says:

    Is she one of the criminal barristers mentioned above?

    Oh and was her dad the one who got a gong for being the Chairman of some Labour group?

  165. 165
    Afrocutter says:

    Er, I think you’ll find that that is already the system in operation.

  166. 166
    Arse says:

    They aren’t. They say they’re going to vote UKIP to pollsters, but on election day they’ll be at home bumming themselves with large rubber dildos.

  167. 167
    shoot 'em all says:

    Any one for tennis?

  168. 168
    Ha,Ha says:

    You mean the small numbers of criminal defence barristers who get pupillage and who work for £50 a half day for tight solicitors who are, themselves on less than a Police Sergeant. Never mind carrying on believing the propaganda but don’t send your children into law imagining that they will be rich.

  169. 169
    Lke you said the bankers ARE scum says:

    He could start by collecting all of the unpaid taxes from the likes of Amazon et.al. I suspect that alone will go a long way to solving the debt crisis without punishing the poor

  170. 170
    broderick crawford says:

    I BELIEVE BY TAKING THIS LINE GIORGIO HAS SIGNED THE CONSERVATIVE SUICIDE NOTE AT LEAST FOR MAY 2014 EUROPEANS ALBEIT MAY 2015 NATIONALS MAY TOO FAR OVER HORIZON TO BE YET AFFECTED .

    BTW — IS THAT HIS NEW DANNY DYER HAIRCUT ??

  171. 171
    broderick crawford says:

    TELL THAT TO AUGUSTA WESTLAND 25 !!

  172. 172
    broderick crawford says:

    Why do most wards in most boroughs have between two to four councillors each ..??

    if an mp can in theory deal with a constituency plus in many cases senior and junior ministerial, special committee and other afillited responsibilities why cannot we have just one councillor per ward or indeed one coucillor per two or three wards ??

  173. 173
    broderick crawford says:

    LONG LIFE TO VICTORIA DERBYSHIRE STEVEN NOLAN NICKY CAMPBELL AND ALL AT BBC RADIO FIVE DEAD !

    ( forgot simon mayo and the good doctor commode )

  174. 174
    No such thing as Happy New Year in Edinburgh shitty! Same Auld Leeching Tripe over & over again! says:

    Ffs! The Tories will not be in government if they are too harsh. Play fair!

  175. 175
    broderick crawford says:

    the good ship jam yesterday sailed out under cover of darkness

    the good ship jam tomorrow will be delayed indefinitely due to the wrong type of surf .

    the good ship jam today is in dry dock today — at the end of which she will be re named the good ship jam yesterday and mothballed .

    ( btw –true story — did we all know the eu commissariat have banned eu wide sale of mothballs from last month ?? )

  176. 176
    broderick crawford says:

    GET IT FREE ON A PIRATE WEBSITE FAILING WHICH YOU TUBE

  177. 177
    broderick crawford says:

    THE THUNDERER HEADLINE INTONES :

    Curry chef shortage in London

    New Delhi isolated .

  178. 178
    broderick crawford says:

    they are already working

    it s just that they don t pay any tax …..

  179. 179
    All lefty news says:

    By the looks of it she likes WagonWheels…and chips…and cake…and gravy….and cake….and crisps….and pizza….and kebabs….and chicken….mmmm mmmmm friiiiiiiiiiiiied chicken!

  180. 180
    Dave Ex PM says:

    He spent most of his time at Eton munching on Salami , usually behind the bikesheds What !

  181. 181
    Pass another biscuit please says:

    Watching the Environmental Secretary talking bollocks today I couldn’t help but notice that fat Hunt Pickles sitting on the front benches – clearly the austerity measures are not affecting him too much.

  182. 182
    Pass another biscuit please says:

    *Hunt

  183. 183
    Pass another biscuit please says:

    **C U N T

  184. 184
    LeftLoather says:

    so long as this represents public sector pensions, the more cuts the better.

  185. 185
    JH34989342529345 says:

    Ah, the mighty AJV8. Fucking loved mine.

    Make sure you have the metal timing chain tensioners though. I think they are standard on the 4.2.

  186. 186
    HEARDITALLSEENITALLBEFORE says:

    Amazon have paid as much tax as they are obliged to!

  187. 187
    HEARDITALLSEENITALLBEFORE says:

    The taxpayers will be delighted with more benefit cuts ,the harsher the better, we are sick and tired of watching our hard earned money wasted on scruffy chav single mothers with their hordes of filthy unwashed benefit brats.
    We are sick of seeing the bone idle illiterate scum , squabbling over bottles of cheap nasty cider in the parks .
    We are tired of the out of control, sub human, feral brats roaming the streets while their blank faced ‘parents’ sit indoors watching day time television, smoking pot and guzzling bacardi breezers at our expense . The parasitic underclass that has grown up over the last few decades is the greatest burden the working people of this country has ever had to carry . every mention of benefit cuts is music to the ears of millions of taxpayers .

  188. 188
    The Gasman says:

    Typical tories say cut everthing to give tax cuts which only benefit their rich mates. The sooner these tossers are kicked out the better


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