January 20th, 2014

Rachel Reeves: Labour’s New Benefits Literacy and Maths Test


182 Comments

  1. 1
    Cecil B DeMiliband says:

    And printed in 57 languages too.

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  2. 2
    Orson Cart says:

    First

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  3. 4
    Ian Smith says:

    Universal Credit will be delivered on time and on budget.

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    • 60
      Anonymous says:

      At least he is trying to do something about the problem. What are YOU doing about it?

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      • 84
        Ask not what you country can steal from you ... says:

        Highlighting the craven ineptitude of baldy twats like Duncan-Schmidt.

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      • 97
        Harri says:

        Paying for it.

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        • 132
          Common People with Purpose says:

          And paying for it again,again and again.
          Reforming the benefit system is like fucking for chastity. Expect Universal Credit to be over budget and behind on delivery and then be an omni shambles when used in anger. It’s not the benefit system that is the problem but the actual benefits (state charity to prop up low wages, high rents and the idle).

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      • 128
        Anonymous says:

        Brains is certainly trying – very trying.

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  4. 5
    Rachel Reeves says:

    I’m so boring, I send myself to sleep.

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    • 47
      Toxic Labour for Spongers, Parasites, Immigrants, Criminals & other Wasters. says:

      You also come across as a trifle thick Rachel, did you pass your infant school tests or was it too hard for you?

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    • 180
      broderick crawford says:

      Is that why you have now taken over the monicker of the friendly old sheep dog in HoC — now that Geoffrey Howe has vacated the position ?

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  5. 6
    Steve Miliband says:

    Who do you want as leader?

    A Miliband

    B Miliband

    Miliband it is then

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  6. 7

    Rachel Reeves couldn’t deliver a newspaper.

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  7. 8
    TheDanesAreComing says:

    “Look at the photo below. Is it:
    a) the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions?
    b) a foghorn?
    c) all of the above?

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  8. 9
    Lord Renhard-on says:

    Nick’s my bitch. He does as I say. Now, all new female party members have to meet me for their induction.

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  9. 10
    Bloke up North says:

    And they will need to employ how many 1000’s more public sector ‘nonce jobs’ in order to (attempt) to make this happen……she is an idiot……

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  10. 10
    Anjem Choudhry says:

    I get thousands in benefits while openly calling for all kuffars to die. Thank you to Labour and thank you to Mr Cameron for not doing anything to stop me. Death to all infidels! And vote Labour. Inshallah!

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  11. 12
    Lord Stansted says:

    Rachel Reeves is none too bright herself. Like many of her class, she is verbally challenged.

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    • 82
      Fishy says:

      Wasn’t she a business planner with HBOS? How did that work out?

      It seems that she has been touched by the gift of Gordon

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      • 125
        Jabba Le Chat says:

        Actually, Reeves only operated the coin trolley in the HBOS basement…

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      • 147
        Fly on the wall says:

        How did that work out? Explains in minute detail why she is no longer employed by them.

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      • 166
        SarumSea says:

        Ah, the Gift of Gordon.
        Since apologies are much in vogue these days, I can’t help wondering when all the Labour party and it’s associated “hangers-on” (such as the BBC) are going to apologise for foisting Gordon on us as PM.
        I know “he is the best man for the job” but come on. Really? Is that the best you could do?

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  12. 13
    cep says:

    All benefits paid to Roma should be in the currency of pegs and heather.

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  13. 15
    Cynic2 says:

    Thye seek him here
    They seek him there
    They seek the toucher everywhere
    Is he in heaven
    Is he in hell
    He’s back in the Lords
    And doing well

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    • 20
      Jo Swinson says:

      Look, if you want to get on within the party, you just have to put up with him. Now, I have to go and speak at conference.

      Conference, I was shocked when I heard about these allegations. I told all the victims I would do my utmost to help them.

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    Front end of the ongoing basic skills process. Political correctness will keep things simple and straightforward.

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  16. 22
    Labour=Waste says:

    Labour can talk all they like about welfare reform but everyone knows they will spray money on benefits like they always do.

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    • 107
      jgm2 says:

      It’s no wonder the bedwetters are fuming about that ‘Benefits Street’ program.

      Millions of people reminded weekly of just where their taxes are going. And of course ‘Benefit Street’ aka ‘James Turner Street’ will be represented by a Labour MP. I haven’t heard a word from him/her defending his/her constituents and claiming that it represents a biased and unfair view of their constituency.

      I wonder why that would be.

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      • 131
        Cinna says:

        Because it doesn’t?

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        • 137
          jgm2 says:

          I know it doesn’t (represent an unfair view) but you’d expect the bedwetters to rush in to defend the ‘poor, mis-represented’ constituents as being unfairly maligned or portrayed.

          But they’re not. The political decision has been made that more Labour votes will be lost putting up a Labour MP to defend this madness than will be lost if they just let it run its course and hope that voters forget about it come 2015.

          I could be that heir local MP is a completely tongue-tied imbecile who would alienate millions more voters if they were reminded of the kind of freaks that Labour parachutes into these safe seats.

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          • SarumSea says:

            Talking of tongue-tied imbeciles…..I wonder when we will get an apology for foisting the Gifts of Gordon upon us?
            Best man for the job. Bah.

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      • 145
        Anonymous says:

        And yet, just when the ‘Labour’ Party joins this self-serving, mean-minded and nasty attack on the poor, Oxfam put a telling report: Working For The Few. This highlights that:

        • Almost half of the world’s wealth is now owned by just one percent of the population

        • The wealth of the one percent richest people in the world amounts to $110 trillion. That’s 65 times the total wealth of the bottom half of the world’s population

        • The bottom half of the world’s population owns the same as the richest 85 people in the world

        • Seven out of ten people live in countries where economic inequality has increased in the last 30 years

        • The richest one percent increased their share of income in 24 out of 26 countries for which we have data between 1980 and 2012

        • In the US, the wealthiest one percent captured 95 percent of post-financial crisis growth since 2009, while the bottom 90 percent became poorer

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        • 149
          Fly on the wall says:

          So when are they going to cut their Directors’ salaries by 90%, and move out of their palatial air conditioned offices to operate from somebody’s back yard shed?

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  17. 23
    Liar.Politicians says:

    A maths test for the LibLabCon:

    Out of control spending + Borrowing + QE + Record low 0.5% interest rates + UK Pound devaluation + rampant inflation + high taxes = record debt

    Q: How do you reduce the governments debt it racks up while changing none of the above variables?

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  18. 26
    The Lib-Dem Party says:

    Could you simplify that form please, alot of us will need it in 2015

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    • 65
      Anonymous says:

      You have failed the English part miserably – there is no such word as alot. “a lot” or “allot”, but you really mean “all”.

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    • 67
      My Daughter says:

      If you want people to vote for your Party, kick out the perverts.

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      • 151
        Fly on the wall says:

        .. and every single illegal and unemployed immigrant (preferably by the end of February; the Saudis did it so why can’t Theresa?)

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  19. 28
    tom says:

    No this would be too hard and infringe their human rights down on Labour central better known as Benefits street

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  20. 30
    Ian Katz says:

    Great guests tonight, except for boring snoring Rachel Reeves.

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  21. 32
    Anonymous says:

    Boring, Snoring its our Rachel from Leeds.

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  22. 34
    Bennies says:

    A friend who works in a Jobcentre told me of an Arab man who came in with his wife and daughter in tow to make a claim. He said he wanted to backdate his claim to six months before they arrived in London! Even that was too much for the system to accept and it was rejected.

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  23. 35
    Surr Nob Skelpoff says:

    So, that’s what the Transgendered Mr Spock is calling ‘herself’ – — “Rachel’
    But why is she/he blaming the uneducated when it is down to her/his Party’s edukashun, edukashun, edukashun policy?

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  24. 36
    New neighbours says:

    Hello please. Money please. Or we beat you up please. Money now please. Or we call police and say you racist please. Give money now please. Thank you please.

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  25. 39
    re: quote of the day says:

    a pound of flesh ? more like 50 kilo.

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  26. 40
    BBC greats to go on payroll says:

    Maybe just maybe now that those previously tax dodging BBC presenters are going to be put on the payroll and have to suffer NIC and PAYE , the pain we ordinary mortals feel about Milliband wanting to tax us even more if elected , might just see News presenting a bit more objective.Also the BBC final salary pension fund with its holdings of Power Companies and banks, is not fireproofed against the idiocy of Balls, Milliband and Reeves.

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    • 46
      Bilda Berger says:

      We are at the beginning of the end for the BBC. A few years ago at least three-quarters of commentators on newspaper threads (all shades, from Guardian to Spectator) were pro. Now pro-Beebers are like hen’s teeth. All you see is obloquy heaped on the “nonces” and “tax-dodgers” and “cronies”, together with calls for the institution to be scrapped or switched to a subscription model.

      Bring it on, I say!

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      • 96
        jgm2 says:

        The funny bit is the bedwetters who complain on HYS that the BBC is too right wing. When challenged they don’t want to shut it down. Oh no. They just want it to be ‘more balanced’.

        It’s like Solomon deciding who the baby really belongs to. Is it a) the party who don’t care if the thing is cut in half or b) the party that wants to ‘save’ it. For themselves.

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    • 51
      BBC says:

      “…….might just see News presenting a bit more objective”

      You fail to understand BBC recruitment policy which is as follows:-

      If your father,mother,uncle,brother,sister,grandfather, grandmother worked for the BBC there is no need to attend an interview merely complete an application form and have it delivered to BBC Human Resources and you will receive a job offer by return

      If you are middle class, attended any university member of the Russell Group that had a predominantly left wing faculty(which they ALL do)and have supported left wing politics whilst at uni or better still are a member of the Labour Party then your application will be looked on favourably especially as you will have no doubt seen the advertisement for the job in our house magaizine..”The Guardian”

      If you are working class, read the Daily Mail and support conservative policies…don’t bother applying

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      • 160
        Anonymous says:

        But if someone reads the Daily Mail, and support Tory policies, they are likely to believe any old racist/hard right BS. Is that being “objective”?

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  27. 45
    Gordon Brown says:

    Apparently something’s happened in Kirkcaldy but I’m too busy giving speeches in America on how I saved the world.

    Disclaimer: All payments for speeches are donated to The Office of Gordon & Sarah Brown to be spent on charitable activities. No profit is made from payments. The Office of Gordon & Sarah Brown is a registered charity.

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  28. 49
    Rachel Reeves says:

    Why wasn’t Vince Cable voting while his wife was in hospital dying?

    By the way, we’re the nice party.

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  29. 50
    Ah! Monika says:

    Savile Abused Hundreds At The BBC.

    If only he had started at the top!

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  30. 53
    Warren Peace says:

    In May we can get Common purpose, UAF supporting Dave the sack, whilst keeping the Tories in power, albeit with UKIP. What’s not to like, lend your vote to UKIP, you know it makes sense.

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  31. 54
    Casual Observer 5 says:

    Labour tried to convert Land of Hope and Glory, into Land of Scum and Benefits.

    Wouldn’t expect any different out of this idiot Reeve’s, and if they try to surprise with common sense, that can be dismissed as easily as Cameron’s cast iron bullshit.

    Better angle on all this is how Ed Balls is bringing the Fabian Society into disrepute.

    They are a well known branch of the fraternity of mongs but Ed Balls really is making them look über mong at the moment, and will continue to do so whilst he is in their fold.

    What do UKIP have to say on the above ?

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  32. 56
    WelshRacer says:

    Surely the test is to fill in the form in itself?

    If they cannot complete the form, they won’t get the benefit?

    What planet is this woman on?

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  33. 57
    altruism in industry says:

    Islamists threaten to kill people attending Olympics. Surely it is time to proscribe that terror organization.

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  34. 58
    Sir William Wayde says:

    What is the point of such a test? A person who can’t read could make an excellent employee wherever reading wasn’t needed. A person with a degree in politics might be fit for nothing.

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  35. 59
    jmf says:

    Rachel may be thick but fair play she has one hell of a pair of thighs.

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  36. 72
    Ah! Monika says:

    SPLASH!!!

    Penny Mordaunt, the Tory MP who on Saturday night was kicked off the terrible TV programme Splash!, starring Olympian Tom Daley, is giving her appearance fee to a fund to renovate a swimming pool in her Portsmouth constituency.
    Yet in her latest parliamentary expenses, there is a claim for 90p to travel to the pool, which is a two-minute drive from her constituency office — in the same road.

    NO HAT TIP TO AUTHOUR

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  37. 85
    Ah! Monika / Heffer says:

    He ( McAlpine ) fell out with Chris Patten early on, suspecting his loyalties, and making a judgment about Patten’s character that he never reversed. He took a low view of him because of the greedy way in which he had seen Patten vacuum up the oysters at the lavish parties McAlpine used to give at party conferences — and said that Patten’s subsequent conduct bore out his view.

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  38. 88
    David Silvester says:

    See it’s not just me…

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    • 99
      Sick of moon worshippers says:

      Oh do piss off.

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    • 100
      i don't n eed no doctor says:

      Choudary, you have managed to escape – so far, but your time will come, and it won’t be heaven where you end up.

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    • 102
      jgm2 says:

      I wish he was right. It would make the knowledge that Blair and Brown still stride the earth much more bearable.

      Unfortunately though I think that when you die, you rot is all we have to look forward to and so does Anjem and the rest of the crazy fuckers.

      If they really believed that there was a paradise in the afterlife then, when the J**s retaliate for the latest rocket attacks or bus bombing and blow up a few arabs then they’d be holding a fucking street party. Way-hay, Ahmed just got fast-tracked to paradise.

      The problem is that nobody believes that shit which is why they get so fucking angry.

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  39. 91
    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    Obama Sending Arms To Iraq, Al Qaeda Looking Forward To Shipment http://ow.ly/sJTY8

    Because it’s the right thing to do !

    Hear ! Hear !

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    • 112
      Ah! Monika says:

      Just a few blow-back ( faulty ) bullets, would make ‘em flinch before they pull the trigger

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    • 123
      A lesson from history says:

      Yes…….another successful “Mission Accomplished” just like Libya and Afghanistan

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    • 164
      Anonymous says:

      Also, having sent ‘Over-seas Aid’ to the Free Syrian Army, it now appears that Al Qaeda are getting the upper hand against the ‘good’ rebels. Luckily, MPs voted to keep out – and not help Al Qaeda with more ‘humanitarian’ bombing?

      P.S: a very interesting link.

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  40. 101
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    Following Miliband’s recent photo-op of him drinking beer in a pub,

    Liebore should adopt a new tune for the party…”Things can only get bitter…”
    :-)

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    • 116
      Drink more beer says:

      The more you drink the more you pay in taxes and the more you pay in taxes the better it is for the country.

      Drinking beer is very convivial and stops public houses closing at the rate of 256 per day.

      It also keeps thousands of women in employment as part time barmaids with flexible working hours.

      It is only the Muslims and Socialists who are against this socially useful practice.

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    • 127
      Myth,legend and total b*llsh*t says:

      At least he didn’t crack on that he used to drink 14 pints of beer a day when he worra lad

      http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2000/aug/09/thatcher.williamhague

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  41. 103
    Bin Effiz Khalidmen says:

    Answer to English Test Oh yes !!! :)

    Answer to Maths Test A £ 1 million house and £ 100,000.00 cash per year.

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  42. 109
    Mr Happy says:

    Britain is no country for spongers.

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    • 165
      Piggy Banks says:

      Clearly, no safety net for the poor, but a good country for banker wanting to keep their ever-growing bonuses – or the likes of Starbucks wishing to avoid tax?

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  43. 113
    You're vile. says:

    Grotesque xenophobia. Carry on publishing this sort of dangerous bullshit and you’ll end up with a British version of Hitler. Is that what you want?

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    • 119
      I love beer says:

      I heard that Adolph Hitler hated beer.

      During World War Two British Pubs stayed open throughout hostilities and just look who won that war.

      Drink more beer for a prosperous Britain.

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      • 129
        A lesson from history says:

        He preferred an occasional sip of a “Blue Nun” apparently

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      • 144
        John Bellingham says:

        Bit of a myth. It is impossible to survive in Bavaria without a Stein in your hand. Old Adolph used to drink Radler Beer often called cyclist’s beer. About 1.5% ABV. You can still get it; it is shit.

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    • 133
      Wigs on the Green says:

      No chance….Oswald Mosley tried it in the 1930’s and was ridiculed and laughed at. The British never take “would be dictators” seriously …that’s why unlike Germany,Spain,Italy and even France the fascists made no impact at all in Britain outside of afew upper class idiots

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    • 134
      John Bellingham says:

      A British Hitler?

      “One Country, One People,–and a representative Leadership committee”.

      “I have no territorial demands to make in Europe, except that bit at the bottom of Spain, if that’s alright with you chaps.”

      “The government has decided that, from now on, the Camp inmates will loose the subsidy on empty bed spaces and pay for their own gas supplies.”

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    • 173
      Anonymous says:

      Then again, to most fair-minded and reasonable folks, it is grotesque xenophobia and dangerous bullshit – but not to most of the hard-right Daily Mail readers/UKIP on this site.

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  44. 115
    Waynetta says:

    why int them questions multi choice pics lik wot i wuz teached at LibLabconner all inclusive multicultural skool n uni

    reedin and rittin is a pane

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    • 122
      Mr Happy says:

      Well Wayne .

      If beer costs £2.75p per pint and you purchase the recommended daily limit of seven pints per day, how much do you contribute in taxes daily?

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    • 154
      Fly on the wall says:

      My experience is that folk like Wayne/Waynetta are shit at reading and sums, but the dog’s bollocks and lightning fast when it comes to calculating the latest bookies’ odds!

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  45. 124
    Anonymous says:

    Most of the Chavs in the Uk would fail these tests easily judging by the graffiti on walls these days, if I have to correct the spelling of F*** and B****** one more time.

    Honestly i saw one recently that wrote the word B*****d without the S. I was so disgraced.

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  46. 146
    Irritable Sod says:

    What happens if anyone fails the test?

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    By the way says:

    Why is it that the ‘left-wing’ BBC News gives anyone attacking the unemployed and poor a relatively easy time – yet seems to avoid any mention the Oxfam report concerning the ever-growing gap between rich and poor? Is the BBC, Working For The Few?

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  48. 181
    A Labour voting thicko says:

    Skils! I have certificate for being an arse. Labur gave it to me cos they fot everyone shood hava certificate of sum sort. Kool!

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