January 15th, 2014

PMQs LIVE: Da Bankers Da Bonuses Edition

Comments in the comments please…


  1. 1
    Victor Spirescu says:

    My friend Mr Vaz has arrived on a bandwagon

    • 23
      High School Musical says:

      Would Hitler vote Labour if he lived in the UK today?

    • 157
      Piggy Banks says:

      “Greedy bankers STILL don’t get it: Bonus culture returns with a vengeance as, five years after the crash, 2,700 British bankers pocket an average of £1.6million”
      Mail Online

      • 158
        Piggy Banks says:

        “The figure make’s Britain’s financial elite the highest paid in Europe
        These bankers also had pension packages worth at least £830,000

        Average workers saw wages rise by a minuscule 0.8 per cent last year

        Flies in the face of the banks’ repeated claims they have scaled down pay”

        Mail Online

  2. 2
    Casual Observer 5 says:

    War on sugar ???? FFS.

  3. 3
    Steve Miliband says:

    Less foodbanks

  4. 4
    Tuscan Tony says:

    Morning peeps.

    • 92
      Handycock whipping it out says:

      Does anybody know who this Chris Spivey is so that my boys can deal with him? Boaz.


      • 116
        Portsmouth City Council is the most corrupt Council in the world says:

        Robert Mugabe and Goodluck Johnatahan. Hey Handy, are you losing your grip? This would never happen in our countries and we are surprised, you and the Grand Master allow it in the UK. Get your boys on to it right away. Boaz.

        • 125
          Nick Clegg and Vince Cable says:

          Mike Handycock, we have never heard of him, but if we had, the link above would be extremely accurate.

      • 152
        Nigel's Red Barrel says:

        Spivey should be in a secure unit with padded walls. He is stark staring mad.

  5. 6
    Maximus says:

    Looking forward to the epic Da Banksters and Da Lampposts finale.

  6. 7
    Toby Belching-Felcher says:

    Gideon looks like he’s passing a kidney stone.

  7. 8
    Casual Observer 5 says:

    Dave’s parting is looking wider. Hair loss, or reflective of a real split in his party ?

  8. 9
    Tuscan Tony says:

    Bonuses down due to conditions, not regs.

  9. 10
    PowerPoint says:

    Bercow always says the same thing every Wednesday. He’s getting boring

  10. 11
    Tuscan Tony says:

    M m m m Mr Speaker.

    Like the good old days under the Brown Terror.

  11. 12
    Photoshop Fail says:

    I guess last weeks low key approach has been abandoned,,,

  12. 13
    Keep politicians out of board rooms says:

    Since when can an MP tell shareholders what pay levels they must approve?o

  13. 14
    Weybridgeman says:

    whos the woman with the purple scarf?

  14. 16
    Casual Observer 5 says:

    Good attack over RBS, but Dave’s weakness is that he / coalition have not done anything to fix the problems which were created.

    • 39
      Fish says:

      Not necessarily true. Cameron has established a banking commission, is sorting out the regulation of banking and is seeking to introduce more competition.

      Miliband’s problem is that, once again, he is opportunistically jumping on a bandwagon that’s already moving.

      That said his friends at the BBC will never challenge Miliband on this.

      • 51
        Casual Observer 5 says:

        The commission will help bury the problem and buy time to break some of the banks up – which is necessary.

        • 85
          Sheikh Basha Banka says:

          But on the world stage Bank leverage ratios are being watered down and Cameron is saying and doing nothing to stop it.

    • 128
      Pdubya says:

      You left off the important bit and I doubt it was casual.
      “Good attack over RBS, but Dave’s weakness is that he / coalition have not done anything to fix the problems which were created” by the Last Labour government fo which Red ED was a leading member.

  15. 17
    nell says:

    Ah is militwit going to be launching his next vacuous slogan ‘ I’m saving the middle classes’ at PMQ’s today?

  16. 19
    Acts not talk says:

    Abbott did not respect the outcome of the inquest. Will Ed Censure her?

  17. 19
    Tuscan Tony says:

    Is Lammy Diane Abbott’s lovechild?

  18. 22
    Steve Miliband says:

    Ed thinking up some more shit questions

  19. 24
    Blah fuckng blah says:

    It’s all just noise now. No-one’s listening to the lot of them any more.

  20. 25
    Mitch says:

    Dave says he can’t comment because it’s being investigated, and then comments.

  21. 27
    Toby Belching-Felcher says:

    FYI Theresa May’s astronaut suit is currently on display at the Science Museum.

  22. 29
    Snore says:


    Bring Back Insults, fights and rage

  23. 30
    Weybridgeman says:

    Dead Ed really has to come up with something new to talk about….

  24. 31
    Photoshop Fail says:

    Ed counting fail

  25. 32
    Casual Observer 5 says:

    Why correct quarter of a million to 250,000 ?

    Has Ed Miliband been taking lessons in sums off of Balls.

  26. 33
    Is the stress getting to Balls? says:

    Ball is surprisingly quiet and sullen today.

  27. 34
    Tuscan Tony says:

    Ed corrects 1/4 million to 250,000.


  28. 36
    Is the stress getting to Balls? says:

    Fascinating, Blinky usually nods feverishly whenever Miliwank talks but he’s completely still today.

  29. 40
    Jasmin Beckett's Dildo says:

    is someone going to question Abbott why she spunked 12k on a photo of shrek?

  30. 41
    EU Funded Pro-EU Troll says:

    Vote UKIP

  31. 42
    Is the stress getting to Balls? says:

    Who’s Eagle pointing at?

  32. 43
    Fish says:

    What’s got into one of those Eagle brothers?

  33. 44
    Shite Hawk Watch says:

    That Eagle person is a nasty piece of work.

  34. 45
    Steve Miliband says:


  35. 48
    Peter Hain says:

    An assured performance from Ed Miliband who scored several own goals. Back of the net!

  36. 49
    The warm up act is dragging on says:

    When does PMQs start?

  37. 52
    Mostly Balls says:

    Why do Labour always talk down the economy?

    • 154
      Anonymous says:

      But why does Dave always talk up the banks, and put the interests of the British public last? As with many of the British public, good job Ed is not conned by that all that ‘talking down the economy’ BS – and is willing to stand up to the bankers.

  38. 53
    Anonymous says:

    How is HS2 going to help Milton Keynes? There is not going to be a station any where near it!

    • 68
      Fish says:

      It will free up capacity on the West Coast line for more calls there. Desperately needed. MK, as it has grown, is underserved – often standing room only from MK to Euston.

  39. 55
    non taxable pikey says:

    Having watched Benefits street, it’s not much different to Sesame Street.

    Both have a big bird, a bloke living out of a bin, and people trying to learn the alphabet.

  40. 56
    Gawd Help Us says:

    Grenade thrown in?

  41. 57
    Is the stress getting to Balls? says:

    P*ul Maynard is a decent man and the Labour MPs who mocked his disability in 2011 should get cancer and die.

    During February 2011, Maynard told The Times about abuse he suffered from Labour Party MPs, who mocked his disability. He said “some were pulling faces at me, really exaggerated gesticulations and faces. Only they know for certain whether they were taking the mick out of my disability. But it certainly felt like it. That is why politics is held in such low esteem.” The Mail on Sunday reported a senior Labour MP as saying “What they did was disgusting. It was obvious that P*ul was upset but they sensed a weakness and went for the kill like a pack of hyenas.” When Maynard refused to give way in a Parliamentary debate to Stella Creasy, male Labour MPs started mocking Mr Maynard openly by pulling faces and imitating his speech and mannerisms. Subsequently, Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow issued a written statement warning MPs that such abuse was unacceptable. However, it was revealed Bercow had known about the incident for more than three months and did not speak to Maynard about it.

  42. 59
    Watson = Waster says:

    Watson hints he’s got something. If he does, time to come forward rather than lurk in the shadows.

  43. 60
    Twat Son says:

    Like him or Loath him. Watson has asked the only question worth asking at PMQs

    • 66
      Is the stress getting to Balls? says:

      Like him or Loath him

      Anyone who feels the former should be slapped.

    • 113
      Grumpy Old Man says:

      Given the constant going-and-froing between HM Forces and the Indian military, it would be strange if there were not at least one senior British officer in India at the time. Watson is a past-master at resurrecting shit from the Blair/Brown terror and smearing the Coalition with it.

  44. 61
    Is the stress getting to Balls? says:

    I’m so thoroughly sick of seeing Watson get up with his notebook and ask a question in that affected solemn tone. The arrogant c-unt has got serious delusions of grandeur.

  45. 62
    Supply and Demand says:

    Clearly someone thinks they know something about Amritsar.

    • 77
      Casual Observer 5 says:

      The Internet does. Suspect some in the middle east / Russ!a perhaps either stirring the pot, or do actually know something.

      US for sure would be in the loop.

  46. 63
    Kenny says:

    So we now have Christian women giving evidence in Court behind a curtain.

    If a Muslim woman walks the street with a curtain on her head all hell lets loose.

    Britain really is a strange country you know

    • 82
      Anonymous says:

      “And tell us Madam how many years ago was it that you claim this man grabbed your breasts? ”

      is this a sketch from Monty Python ?

  47. 64
    Jesus says:

    Oh, another costly Inquiry…great. More money wasted

  48. 65
    Casual Observer 5 says:

    Good dig on Leon Brittan there.

    The recent cancellation of helicopter contract by !ndia – which was Westland related – over corruption is perhaps coincidental.


  49. 70
    Supply and Demand says:

    Admire Harry Flashman? Has he ever said that?

  50. 72
    You are posting comments too quickly says:

    Admire H*rry Flashman? Has he ever said that?

    • 81
      She made herself look cheap says:

      No he has not. It was just a cheap unintelligent comment which ruined any gravity in her question.

  51. 75
    Tuscan Tony says:

    Why will it put off ethnic minorities?

  52. 76
    The Balls out says:

    Balls kicked in the Balls

  53. 80
    Is the stress getting to Balls? says:

    Siobahn McDonagh = moron

  54. 83
    You are posting comments too quickly says:

    Lol, that’s better!

  55. 84
    Mitch says:

    Oh dear, Ed, they’re laughing at you..

    • 97
      C.O.Jones says:

      Ed is probably the only politician who can be mugged by his previous utterances. That is what happens when you jump onto bandwagons.

  56. 87
    Fracking says:

    Good point from Dave that his Fracking offer is probably better than realised

  57. 88
    Mrs Kindleysides, Penrith says:

    Just saw Angela Eagle scratching her fanny – not very ladylike really – especially in the HoC.

  58. 94
    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    The last dregs of labour is just glugging down the drain. Miliband was pathetic.
    Is Balls in an induced political coma?

  59. 104
    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    Why does the BBC’s Nick Robinson always stick up for Ed Miliband and labour?

  60. 105
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Watching CMD v RedEd has become a bit like watching the AB’s take on Luton Girls Choir Second XV. The result is never in doubt and the score only varies according to the level of disinterest exhibited by the superior side.

    • 119
      A lesson from history says:

      Means nothing though as 90% of the electorate in the wider world outside of unrepresentative “Westminster Bubble” NEVER watch it(if they do it will on the news headlines and by selected editing the BBC can always show Miliband as bettering Cameron in any PMQs) and Labour will STILL win GE in 2015 even though they don’t deserve to

  61. 118
    Embrace the enrichment says:

    A man and two teenage boys have been found guilty of a series of r*pes and sexual assaults in Peterborough. Zdeno Mirga, 18, and two boys, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were convicted of a total of 14 r*pes and three counts of sexual assault. Two more men, Dusan Mirga, 20, and David Ziga, 19, and two teenage boys were acquitted at the Old Bailey. A jury is considering 11 remaining charges against Zdeno Mirga, Hassan Abdulla, 32, and another boy.

    • 121
      JH2303409329-3423 says:

      It will happen wherever they have numbers.

      It’s ethnic cleansing, pure and simple.

    • 122
      The LibLabConners let them into the U.K. says:

      These wouldn’t be effnic immigrants or their descendants by any chance?

      • 130
        CYNICAL OLD GIT says:

        This business about 16 and 17 year olds hiding behind anonymity needs challenging as a matter of urgency, I imagine if no adults were involved we would have heard absolutely nothing about this case

  62. 120
    Joe Public II says:

    Here endeth the weekly meaningless farce of the thieving pygmies

  63. 123
    (Rarely) Dangerous Brian says:

    Did anyone else notice how “tired” Ms Flint looked?
    Is it affected or has she realised that she just can’t hack it as a shadow minister?

    • 129
      Is the stress getting to Balls? says:

      I was more amused by Balls’ silence. Cameron should have ridiculed him even more. He did it a bit but I’d have mocked him throughout.

  64. 127
    Anon. says:
  65. 134
    Don't let Hacked Off ruin it says:

    Hollandes affair is a welcome reminder of what a decent
    job our journalists do compared to useless French hacks.

  66. 143
    steve jobs works for jehovah's witness says:

    how is the witness protection programme then, mister seargaent .

  67. 146
    Non taxable pikey says:

    Did Camoron mention the government has pledged additional £100 million for Syrian refugees?
    It would have been cheaper to bomb Assad.

  68. 151
    Anonymous says:

    cut inheritance tax cameron like you promised

  69. 153
    Ed The Eunuch says:

    Ed Lenin’s housing & lands policy would make the Bolsheviks proud. Confiscating private land by a geek who pretends to respresent the Middle Classes.

    Labour have lost the plot! Big Time!

  70. 155
    Anonymous says:

    Meanwhile, getting back to the issue, Robert Peston says:
    “…But if history teaches that it is dangerous for Labour to make an enemy of big capital, it may not be astute popular politics for the Conservatives to be seen as the chum of financial capital, otherwise known as the bankers.

    The effectiveness of the Tories’ attack on Labour as the enemy of wealth creation may be blunted if they are seen as too close to a face of capitalism seen by many as unacceptable.”

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