February 10th, 2014

Rich’s Monday Morning View


  1. 1
    E C O Charge says:

    So tell me Ed, what is an adequate reward for risk in the energy supply sector?

    • 3
      Ed Balls says:

      Ballocks,you Pratt

      • 24
        Baroness Scotland says:

        I can give him some good advice in getting off the hook for this sort of thing.

        • 70
          Mr Potato Head2 says:

          Maybe they will turn the Thames Valley into a wild life sanctuary for birds if the EU says we must. On the other hand we will have to pay to shoot every fucker that flies if it suits other European countries, as is the case with the ruddy duck.

          • Mr Potato Head2 says:

            Why are birds higher up the pecking order than plebs like those living in the Somerset levels? And are they floating voters now?

          • The most amusing claim ever says:

            Cameron still refusing to divert £120 Billion Foreign Aid money from vanity projects in India to helping UK flood victims in Somerset.Worcester and now Thames valley around Datchet…Pickles told Marr yesterday that by erecting a few wind turbines in the ganges delta will help ease the flooding in the UK…how long can Cameron hold out now that it’s the Tory Home Counties and Shires that are getting hit.


          • Anonymous says:

            A Question for Lard Pickles. How to private jets and spending sprees in Paris by the wives of dictators stop it raining in Somerset (and now the Thames Valley)?

          • John Bellingham says:

            No wonder people get pissed off with the Environment Agency.
            1/. Mr Notaro, the Brigwater builder now famed for protecting his home from floodwaters by himself was both refused original planning permission for building the house on a 1M high platform after an objection from the Agency and, last week, when he ordered truckloads of sand and soil to build his defences he checked with the Agency informing them of his intentions and was told that he had to apply for a permit that would take six to eight weeks to process and failure to do so would incur a £35,000 fine!
            He went higher up and after some delay was given permission.

            2/. The latest delay in river dredging emerged today. There has been a call for an “impact study” on the effects of dredging on the local population of Toads. February is their breeding season and “toad patrols” report that they are already on the move!

          • Jeremiah says:

            Don’t worry girls, Fawkes & Co guarantee that global warming will not happen you have their cast iron guarantee, there that makes you all feel much better, doesn’t it? How long will it take to reach Kingston on Thames, and then Londonistan. Instead of getting on with the job then counting the cost a learn by their mistakes, they are pointing fingers at each other with Smith and fatty Pickles blaming each other. All this seems to smack of the old English disease of too many senior managers shoving paper around and the blokes who actually do the job on the ground being reduced along with funding. The Cons have been in power for over 31/2 years, they have been directing traffic so to speak and so the blame on Liebore gets less as time goes on. It always seems strange to me that government and local authorities continue to allow building on known flood plains (using maps dating back to the first series OS maps (1855)), in my area they are building houses on land where once was a processor of crude benzines and tars, true they have removed thousands of tonnes of highly contaminated soil but they could have gone even further down, the smell of creosote hung in the air for over two years, they have put an impermeable membrane to prevent the poisons rising and covered it with soil. Any takers from £99K?

        • 72
          Anonymous says:

          Is it David Owen?

    • 11
      M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

      Whatever the market dictates.

      • 56
        Sir William Waide says:

        But there is no free market in energy supply. It is mucked about with by Government and EU agencies.

        • 121
          Jeremiah says:

          Most of the major power firms are foreign owned, so you could say home owners are the bait that is thrown in so the big fish can feed on them.

      • 73
        Mr Potato Head2 says:

        Just tell the Lib Dems to frack off and end the coalition now. It is past its sell by date.

    • 32
      That's a shame says:

      Has David Owen been run over?

    • 43
      Harper's Bizarre says:

      But I wasn’t using my own money to pay the illegal – I was just using tax-payer’s money – surely that’s worth something?

    • 75
      mrs mopp says:

      can i do you now sir?

  2. 2
    Ed Miliband says:

    As the Tory blame machine goes into overdrive expect to hear the ultimate excuse for the flooding. Rich’s Monday Morning View.

    • 79
      Bluto says:

      That’s rich coming from the party that is just one giant blame machine. The Labour party, whose gross incompetence and the consequences of its malevolent policies are ALWAYS someone else’s fault. The Labour party, whose disgraced politicians never resign or apologise.

    • 100
      Dreary Steeples says:

      As from today every man,woman and child can paddle their own boat.

  3. 4
    The most amusing claim ever says:

    Further problems for Home Office and NOT just with cleaners


  4. 5
    Ed Balls says:


  5. 6
    Mr Happy says:

    If I employ someone in this country who has a foreign passport I expect the Government to have regulated their status before they get into the country: that is one of the things I pay a Government to do on my behalf.

    • 10
      Dee Lusional says:

      I think you will find you pay the government and the EU lots of cash to do things. Problem is they are too busy in committees and fact-finding to get round to doing it.

      Go along to the lowest level of government – your local council – and see what they actually produce.

    • 14
      M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

      Bollocks. They may be here on a student visa or as a tourist. You should at least check their National Insurance number.

      • 18
        God's holy trousers says:

        Clearly you have no conception of just how easy it is to get a National Insurancee number. The possession of a NI number is neither here nor there in terms of a persons status.

      • 27
        Maqboul the Fool says:

        There are millions more NI numbers than citizens in the UK, they are issued like confetti.

    • 20
      tin foil top hat says:

      What we need is mass organised non payment of taxes.

    • 93
      Take this country back says:

      As if one has doubts as to the status of the prospective employee and refuse them the job, is one going to be liable to be sued?

    • 124
      Jeremiah says:

      Don’t be daft, they cannot do that, that then puts the onus on government, and of course you know joined up government thinking works or is it doesn’t work.

  6. 7
    Robust Community Stakeholder Champion says:

    More and more regulation. If this minister can’t even keep up with the law, how can everyone else?

    Much better to allow migrant workers in to do the jobs lazy Britons reject in favour of a life on benefits.

    • 13
      Malcolm Muggeridge says:

      I thought the highly embarrassing problem here was that he was the Minister who led the law he broke through Parliament.

      As someone once famously remarked “what a Wally”.

      • 53
        Anonymous says:

        Malcolm,the biter has been bitten!

        • 126
          Jeremiah says:

          Could that be like putting your wellies on, be sure to make sure that they are clean and dry inside and junior hasn’t slipped some doggie-does inside.

    • 26
      Who let these cunts pretend to run anything? says:

      I think that Mr Harper struggles to keep up with all sorts of things.

      PPE you say?


    • 41
      man on the street says:

      Oh, go and do one you idiot. The British are not lazy and the adjective is not migrant, it is immigrant.

      Why should British people have to live 12 to a house on piss soaked mattresses just so some corporate business can increase their profits and offshore their head office and pay no tax.

      Pay a decent wage for a decent day’s work and you’ll find most people actually want to work.

      • 47
        Vote UKIP for freedom and a decent wage says:


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

        So when is White Dee going to apply for that vacant cleaning job?

        Don’t hold your breath. LOL

        • 103
          The most amusing claim ever says:

          She explained why not in last weeks Channel 5 debate and no doubt will explain again tonight on the Channel 4 debate straight after the final epsiode of Benefits Street…I do hope Katy Hopkins is a guest again..watching her and White Dee arguing or rather Katy snarling at all and sundry was better than an episode of Jeremy Kyle Show

    • 63
      Sir William Waide says:

      You don’t think they actually read, let alone understand, all this legislation that they spew out onto the pavements of Westminster?

      • 131
        Jeremiah says:

        You have a point there Will, can they actually read though. The last mob went legislation crazy, how much of it was actually debated, I bet a lot went through on the nod, no one, unless they were an ultra fast speed reader could read and take in all the information.

    • 136
      Jim says:

      Labour and the Unions already tried that idea. It is part of the mess we are currently trying to clear up. There is no money left, we just have to keep borrowing for the time being.

  7. 9
    Chris Smith says:

    Won’t catch me resigniing, f*ck no, I’m a man with 10 jobs and I’m riding the gravy train, yee-haa!

    • 55
      Anonymous says:

      Chris, don’t be too confident. You will find that nothing lasts for ever.

    • 91
      Gaws says:

      Let me explain something Chris. If the men at the top want a sacrificial lamb to get people off THEIR backs and to make it look like they are in control you are top dog at the moment.

    • 133
      Jeremiah says:

      Chris old chap, Tumbleweed Dave probably got some old Etonian dead beat politico all lined up, still just think of your payoff.

    • 152
      Blowing Donkey Whistles says:

      One must be Careful about what one rides. You might catch something that is a bugger to get rid of.

  8. 12
    Genghiz the kahn says:


  9. 16
    A great big mess says:

    Conservative Ministers are absolutely hopeless.

    At least this one though has been honorable enough to resign.

    I hope he is further honorable in not accepting any ministerial pension for the period of his holding the office.

  10. 17
    Anonymous says:

    Why is the lorry leaving tractor tyre treadmarks – and backwards ones, too?

    And why isn’t it funny?

  11. 28
    Anonymous says:

    Labour heavy weight wades into flood debate and backs Smith. Max spending on dredging?

    • 33
      Blue Peter Goldfish says:

      On who’s table?. How much of it was spent on dredging then?, any on the water table?.

      • 81
        Mr Potato Head2 says:

        Surely it is up to the EA to decide how it spends its own budget. So higher salaries for fat cats must take higher priority than dredging. And then there is all the bureaucracy and surveys of wildlife areas to pay for.

        Birds are higher up the pecking order than plebs.

    • 49
      Socialist Retard says:

      Spend more!
      Spend more!
      Spend more!
      Spend more!
      Spend more!
      Spend more!
      Spend more!
      Spend more!
      Spend more!
      Spend more!
      Spend more!

    • 58
      UKIP does what it says on the tin says:

      That paltry sum is equivalent to the bloated salaries of the top few mandarins at the EA.

    • 60
      Anonymous says:

      Can I just say that I applaud all those folk who are helping out with the flood victims, their property etc. Those who would even think about looting can just foxtrot oscar! It seems the EA could have done a lot more, by accident I came across a EA whistleblowers webpage yesterday – interesting reading.

      • 68
        Cornish pasty says:

        A long line of Labour Environment Secretaries- from Margaret Beckett and Nick
        Brown to Hilary Benn and David Miliband- all failed to dredge our rivers properly
        or manage our coasts throughout the Blair/Brown years.
        They were more concerned about wasting valuable resources on climate change.
        Something Ed Miliband was familiar with as Sec of State for Energy and Climate Change from 2008-2010.

      • 98
        What a time to be a Romanian... says:

        Get the army out on the streets protecting these houses…or the lazy fat police

        • 127
          Plod says:

          I can’t swim. Better call in the fire brigade

          • Mme Guillotine says:

            … plus you are not allowed to get your boots wet unless you have completed in triplicate the relevant risk assessment forms.

            Do you recall that case a while back of a toddler drowning in 2 feet of water while you all stood by and watched petrified of getting your boots wet in case you got a bollocking from some bureaucrat?

            You should all be ashamed of yourselves as you are mostly a complete waste of time and money. We would be better off paying protection money to the local gangs to keep our houses safe.

    • 74
      Sir William Waide says:

      This does not explain the lack of dredging by the EA between 1996 and 2012.

    • 89
      Bluto says:

      Well, it took a while for Labour’s propaganda machine to spin the floods with the cuts but we all saw it coming. With Labour it is always someone else’s fault.

      Watch the script this week as this old rubbish gets repeated by every Labour mouthpiece on cue.

      And Chris Smith – independent? Look at the above. Thick as thieves. The Labour party conspiracy to create a single party state with a privileged, unelected, unaccountable champagne socialist elite running it.

    • 109
      Fish says:

      That picture’s no of Emily Thornberry.

      When I last saw her on the Daily Brillo she was far fatter than that.

    • 110
      i don't n eed no doctor says:

      So what would you do Thornberry?
      Waffle, waffle, waffle, spin, spin, spin, lies, lies, lies, hypocrisy, hypocrisy, hypocrisy.

  12. 29

    Why is David Owen lying in the road?

  13. 30
    Convenient timing says:

    Suspiciously convenient timing for Hancock to suddenly go into hospital claiming he’s unwell.

    • 51
      The Moran defence says:

      He’s been “unwell” for years but that didn’t stop the LibDims allowing him to stay.

  14. 31
    David Cameron says:

    Morning plebs. Just having a spot of brekkie and then I’ll be back to raising taxes again for all your “hard working families”….

    • 39
      Tony Blair says:

      Amateur. I raised taxes on the poor, cut them for the rich, raided private pensions, introduced tuition fees after promising not to, rigged LIBOR rates, said I was perfectly relaxed about people becoming filthy rich, and started an illegal war based on lies which killed a million and has made me very rich. What is important is.

      • 54
        The Labour Party says:

        We most definitely did not kill 1 million people.

        It was only half a million, which makes it OK.


        Evil Tories = nasty party cost of living crisis.
        Lovely Labour = happy progressives only killed half a million not one million.

      • 119
        John Bellingham says:

        It was Deng Xiaoping who said that it was OK for socialists to get filthy rich. Mind you, he also bumped off a million or so Tibetans, helped eliminate the “oldthinkers” and was Mao’s appointee to manage the Great leap Forward that destroyed China’s Agriculture for a generation. So maybe he was Blair’s real mentor.

  15. 35
    Sally says:

    Even though I have three kids, I like going out 7 nights a week, getting totally ratted and having random men blow their beans up my muff. Raising kids is such a bore. I’d much rather be out getting shafted by my friend Clinton, who’s just my friend and nothing more. A friend with a BBC.

    • 44
      Blue Peter Goldfish says:

      Order!,order!, the right honourable gentleman will desist or leave my house.

      • 50
        Clinton says:

        No. Me not gonna leave da house, mon! Me like Sally’s punani. She is a sexy gyal. Me do da bogle bogle and grind up against her batty. She a gyal dat wear no panties. Yes mon!

  16. 37
    Village Idiot says:

    ….I enjoyed the pictures of all those labour mps viewing the damage of their policy on eco lunacy,unfortunately continued by the people that govern us….er…
    Brussells,and,the joy one gets from academics,clueless,well paid academics,trying to justify their grossly mistaken reasoning,the fun ,hopefully,will continue for quite a while!…..The gallop towards third world status,gathers pace,and people who have never stuck a spade in the ground(steady with the unallowed racial connotations),running round like headless chickens,unfortunately,brings me joy! Ruined lives,mainly,ruined white lives,absolutely shameful!…..A plague on those responsible,not just mother nature!

    • 94
      Bluto says:

      Come, come. Labour is nothing less than the political wing of people with flooded houses. Didn’t you know?

  17. 42
    The British media are cunts says:

    Wouldn’t all the Tories on a sinking raft called Victory 2015 have been more appropriate?

    • 71

      What will the Tory lemmings do to Dave if they lose their deposit at Wythenshawe?

  18. 46
    David Blunkett says:

    I fast tracked my lover’s nanny’s passport. All I had to do was resign, and just after a few months, Tony allowed me back into the cabinet. That’s how you do it! I was and still am a total cock.

    • 82
      KEITH VAJAZZLE says:

      Passport ? Who needs one ?

      • 120
        John Bellingham says:

        Many, many of your mates. That’s because it’s easier to get a bank loan with a British passport than one from Yemen, Somalia or Bangladesh.

  19. 52
    albacore says:

    Nadine, Nadine, where have you been?
    Dave doesn’t want you on the screen
    Certainly if you look sharper
    Than that poor, young Mr Harper


  20. 59
    altruism in industry says:

    Lord Smith txts Paterson who has just had eye op ?

  21. 62

    Dave — Now do you understand that immigration is totally out of control?

    What are you doing about it?


  22. 69
    So why no dredging since 1996, Smiffy? says:


  23. 78
    Mad Frankie Maude says:

    Why hasn’t Prime Minister David Cameron been sacked yet?

    • 80
      Gordon Brown says:

      I’m still prime minister.

    • 96
      Brenda says:

      One has given him a Final Written Warning for gross incompetence and lying.

      The procedure does take time as one doesn’t want to slip up at the Industrial Tribunal, does one.

      He will be gone by 2015.

  24. 85
    Fabians are EVIL says:

    As Harper was putting his cleaning Bills on expenses he was, in no way, gaining personally.

  25. 86
    Anonymous says:

    At least he had the decency to resign. I don’t think we would have seen a Labour minister falling on his sword.

  26. 88
    Eric 'Let Them Eat Cake' Pickles says:

    I say I say who cares about those fucking plebs drowning all over the UK, it makes more room for immigrants, we need to borrow more money to give to foreign countries to improve themselves and encourage them to send all their trash and wasters over to us to do the cleaning jobs, tally ho and remember to pay your fucking taxes and vote tory you oiks.

    Oink Oink

  27. 92
    Anonymous says:

    Smith hasn’t been subject to heavy criticism before as his gayness ‘protected’ him.
    Clearly his lack of ability has nothing to do with that and he should resign and not take on any other cosseted public sector roles.

    • 115
      Anonymous says:

      Fuck me, no wonder he’s gay. No woman would kiss that ugly mug!

      • 135
        Sally Bercowitz says:

        You guys are always on about converting lezzas by giving them a real good screwing — I’m willing to give it a go with Lord Smith to see if it works the other way.

  28. 95
    Ed moribund says:

    It’s a cost of swimming cwisis

  29. 104
    Can Guido check this please.... says:

    Is Smith at work today in EA, or is he working in one of his other jobs?

    • 106
      Lord Smith (Drowner Of Plebs Esq) says:



      • 132
        Dynamic Dave says:

        Look here cnut — we need a corpse to take the blame and distract the meeja from our own fuck ups.

    • 128
      Proftastic says:

      Smith says he will not resign as he has been inundated with messages of support. He even smiled a bit when he said that. Totally unconvincing. I suppose if he had a defence for the lack of dredging and the missing equipment over the last 15 years we would have heard it by now.

    • 130
      Fucking Idiot Dave says:

      Isn’t he due at Bristol with me to open the new £10m EA offices?

  30. 105
    Graham says:

    Harper is a strange MP as he is a man of integrity. I seem to remember that Baroness Scotland didn’t resign her position when found to be employing an illegal immigrant. But of course she’s a Liebour cnut.

  31. 107
    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    Why hasn’t Miliband’s bandwagon been to the Somerset levels?
    Have the media questioned Miliband over the Somerset Levels? Thought not.

  32. 111
    Professor Green says:

    We’d do rather better, I suspect, by spending money on long-term prevention rather than flood protection measures. More trees and more attention to soil quality to reduce runoff. Most important, allow floodplains to be floodplains rather than housing estates, and begin a strategic withdrawal from areas (like the Somerset levels) that will prove too expensive to protect as extreme weather events become more frequent

    • 116
      altruism in industry says:

      more attention to soil quality ? It’s not a pot plant. The problem is that THERE ARE TOO MANY PEOPLE. When The UK can feed itself then there will not be a requirement to extensively farm and live on unsuitable areas and we can have more random nature.

      • 123
        Jack Ketch says:

        Why not send all those smelly Bengalis that litter the streets of London to Somerset? After all the first big wave of Bangladeshis (wave–get it?) came here when they were flooded out in 1976–they are used to it after all and at home they build their shacks on stilts.

    • 139
      Village Idiot says:

      …Too expensive to protect?…..Another armchair expert rubbing salt in the wounds!

    • 146
      Yogurt weaver rebuttal squad says:

      Fabian alert – more global warming / climate change bullshit. Who says ‘extreme weather’ is becoming more frequent? The Somerset levels are a man made environment that has been a great success until the EA decided to stop maintaining the drainage. Unless the drainage is maintained the levels will revert to swamp. The EA is costing us 1.8 billion pa. it is wasting money hand over fist on leftish right on bollocks instead of doing the job of protecting our environment. Sack the wankers.

    • 149
      Dutch Person says:

      English wankers can’t even manage a little river action when the Dutch have reclaimed thousands of acres from the sea.

  33. 112
    Sinnick says:

    Somerset’s under water, Devon & Cornwall are cut off by rail but that’s OK. A threat to Westminster, and Paterson might actually dig his wellies out! – Panic! The wine cellars are at risk! Save the Montrachet!

  34. 118
    Mustn't grumble says:

    Be good if this flood shambles became the tipping point but I doubt it

    • 129
      Proftastic says:

      Just seen Eagle on the BBC saying the blame game should stop. Is that the closest we are going to get to an admission of guilt from Labour?

      • 150
        Vinny says:

        Labour don’t like the blame game as they are always on the wrong end of it.

        Let’s draw a line under this and move on
        ok yah?

      • 154
        Dutch person says:

        Tip: When sticking your finger in a dyke, be sure you know which type you’re after

  35. 141
    carlo gambino says:

    Did anyone mention how ‘honourable’ his being resigned was.

    Honour exuding from every pore.

    Oh we’re so honoured to have him as our representative.

  36. 142
    Proftastic says:

    BBC are interviewing every lefty activist they can find. Today’s excuse is the EA were only following the law when not dredging. Asking who passed those laws and when is studiously avoided.
    (Only following orders doesn’t usually work lol)

    Now Smith is on live for the second time complaining he is being picked on. Spending more time dredging his own moat on TV than doing his job lol.

    • 145

      The answer to all this is to disband these useless government agencies ,they were only set up in the first place as a buffer zone to protect the Government from public scrutiny having sprung up in their hundreds since EU membership.
      Things like dredging of rivers etc were once the province of the likes of the Ministry of Public Building and Works or similar ,they were far from perfect but at least it cut out the layers of buck passing and obfuscation such as we are seeing with the ongoing flooding saga .

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Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:

“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”

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