March 17th, 2014

Free Coffee for Labour’s Mr Bean

Goofy shadow communities minister Andy Sawford became a laughing stock after demanding Waitrose stop handing out free coffees to their loyal customers. You have to wonder about the motives of an MP backed by a rival supermarket group, though Sawford might just want the public to pay for their brew. That has not stopped him from getting his own free fill though – charging the taxpayer £22 in expenses for – you guessed it – a tin of coffee. No Costa living crisis for Andy…


  1. 1
    Shooty* says:

    Wallace giving the death stare there.

  2. 2
    Diana Abbott says:

    It’s a bit early for breakfast so I’m off to fat ass Charlie’s soul kitchen for a late Sunday Lunch

  3. 3
    I dislike socialists intensely says:

    Hypocrites are us.

  4. 4
    Ed Miliband the second son of a useful idiot says:

    It’s a Costa coffee crisis

  5. 5
    I dislike socialists intensely says:

    He makes Miliband look almost normal.

  6. 6
    Anonymous says:

    Dumb & Dumber

  7. 7
    nmj says:

    The word ‘fuckwit’ springs to mind.

  8. 8
    I dislike socialists intensely says:

    It is a wonder Miliband has not called for a judge led inquiry.

  9. 9
    I dislike socialists intensely says:

    Labour just keeps on giving .

  10. 10
    M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

    Trying to out-stare himself in the mirror.

  11. 11
    Steve Miliband says:

    New Gold Bland advert revealed.

  12. 12
    Bastards says:

    Wonder if that fat cow has ever cooked a meal in her life…

  13. 13
    Ohthisbloodypc says:

    Andy old son.

    You just embarista yourself

  14. 14

    Well Dave and Barry , you had better honour your obligations !

    From Wikipedia

    When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the newly independent Ukraine had on its territory what was the third largest strategic nuclear weapons arsenal in the world. It was larger than those of Britain, France, and China combined. On June 1, 1996 Ukraine became a non-nuclear nation when it sent the last of its 1,900 strategic nuclear warheads to Russia for dismantling.[1] The first shipment of nuclear weapons from Ukraine to Russia (by train) was in March 1994.[2] In return for giving up its nuclear weapons, Ukraine, the United States of America, Russia, and the United Kingdom signed the 1994 Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances, pledging to respect Ukraine territorial integrity, a pledge that was arguably broken by Russia’s 2014 invasion of Crimea.[3] However, there is a dispute whether Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances is anything more than a general statement of intent, lacking the rigor of an international treaty and accompanying ratification procedure.

  15. 15
    A Doctor writes.... says:

    A tin at £22? More like a 40-gallon drum of the stuff for that amount of money.

    Sounds like a severe case of caffeine poisoning is in the offing, with the concomitant symptoms of confusion about money, an overweening sense of self-importance and a total loss of normal brain function and intellect.

  16. 16
    DWWolds says:

    Except that Milliminor looks as though he is about to burst into tears.

  17. 17
    Ah! darling says:

    “BBC Chief’s lover handed a five-part drama deal”

    We need a better word than nepotism

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  18. 18
    Ohthisbloodypc says:

    I can’t wait to see how Newsnight puts a positive spin on this

    If the BBC gets any more sectarian, they’ll start having marching seasons

  19. 19
    Ah! but says:

    Took Eagle a week solid to teach him.

  20. 20
    Mornington Crescent says:

    Van RumpyPumpy, Ashton and Barrosso don’t recognise the Crimea referendum.

    So, no change there, then!

    Who are the Stalinists now…?

  21. 21
    Stella Creasy says:

    The Co-operative sells coffee. We are part of a corrupt organisation. Vote Co-operative if you like your bankers sleazy.

  22. 22
    Judge Dreadful says:

    This is corruption. Arrest them.

  23. 23
    A Milibander says:

  24. 24
    Bus Pass Lives says:

  25. 25

    That must be another one for the forthcoming Miliband mong photography exhibition

  26. 26
    widescreen2010 says:

    Good on him.
    It is no fun if you own a shop selling stuff and a nearby supermarket starts giving it away for nothing.
    Support you local coffee shop!

  27. 27
    Ah! Fuckit says:

    Just poked my finger right through my touch-screen

  28. 28
    Mandelson says:

    When does he do the pointing lessons?

  29. 29
    I was told it was better to be red than dead says:

    I wish these fucking lefties would make up their minds.
    Are Russia the good guys or not.

  30. 30
    Diane Abbott says:

    I demand free rice and pea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. 31
    Col. Nut says:

    Grounds for dismissal.

  32. 32
    Gok Wan says:

    They all look like they could do with shedding a few pounds in the gym

  33. 33
    Owen O'Jones says:

    For all those criticizing my pint of Guinness- I poured it in my garden- not from MacDintons SoHo where the Irish owner pulls a proper pint.

  34. 34
    M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

    What’s outrageous is this BBC Controller of Drama Commissioning gets £250,000 p.a. for his pains.

  35. 35
    Ah! Purple tie watch says:

    Balls yesterday, Sawford today. It’s starting to look a bit grubby.

  36. 36
    The Critic says:

    22 quid -is he having it flown in? Typical pawn of the think tank/charity sector. Interfering in our lives. Go forth and multiply.

  37. 37
    Mark T says:

    Presumably they all had a meeting where they realised that the BBC’s output was dominated by characters that were white, middle class straight men who didn’t believe in global warming……oh wait

  38. 38
    Ah! hold on says:

    Unkind. Two of them are pregnant.

  39. 39
    Juggla says:

    Shocking to think these people are waiting for 2015 and the keys of Downing Street and Whitehall.

    They couldn’t run a whelk stall between them and claim food on expenses when the rest of the world buys it out of their own money.

  40. 40
    Starfucks says:

    Support your local tax avoiding immigrant employing coffee shop.

  41. 41
    Mazzzz says:

    Very sorry, not connected to this piece but – Anyone shed a light into why I cannot get on John Redwoods Diary blog today? All I get is an ad for ‘Go Daddy’, an american crap page.

  42. 42
    Paniagua V5.1 says:

    He is just reading the carton of Orange Juice on the table.

    He only looks like that because it says Concentrate.

  43. 43
    Mind your own business, c-unt! says:

    demanding Waitrose stop handing out free coffees to their loyal customers.

    This is what frightens me about the left. Trying to intervene and control what a supermarket chain does for its customers is an example, albeit a small one, of the fascistic mentality of the left.

  44. 44
    M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

    That should get you a kilo at least of good Italian coffee.

  45. 45
    EU department for responses to soverign territorial invasions says:

    Today we announce our response to Russias invasion of the legitimate country
    Formally known s Ukraine
    We will fly 3500 diplomats and their aids to Kiev where we will spend seveal days hold up in 5 star hotels , there will be much banqueting and the drinking of huge amounts of very expensive vintage wine
    We will ask the new Russian occupiers to join us , where we will apologise for any nasty words spoken out of turn by their EU dependents , and apologise for questioning their very fair and honest election ( as we in the EU don’t rig elections , we just impose our will on the Sheeple) we will then announce that we are giving the new Russian territoy 500 Billion pounds in aid , and an invitation to join our EU by 2025 , if they please dont cut our gas off

  46. 46
    Arse fuck for nepotism says:

    …and they’re bum bandits too!

    “What it failed to mention, however, is that Smith just happens to be the 34-year-old lover of the Corporation’s controller of drama commissioning, Ben Stephenson.”

  47. 47
    melvin says:

    Let me tell you, it’s no fun making first-class bows and arrows, only to be told those bangy-bangy sticks are more effective. My hubby and me don’t know how we’re going to feed our 12 kids tomorrah.

  48. 48
    Water alert says:

    Will the last one out of the country in August 2015, I reckon that’s the longest time needed for Liebour to bankrupt and destroy Britain, please flush the toilet as the smell will be awful.

  49. 49
    Displaced Brummie says:

    “It’s all at the Co-Op… NO!!!!”

  50. 50
    Fishy says:

    + 100

    Actually I’m surprised that they haven’t complained about Waitrose giving customers a free newspaper too.

    Not for the first time I called in late on Saturday to do what was left of my shopping and thought that I’d pick up a Telegraph (good travel section on a Saturday for those of us suffering a cost of living crisis, looking for a cheap trip to Barbados).

    Waitrose had no free copies of the Telegraph left, no Times, no Daily Mail…but they had loads of copies of the Guardian left over. There were dozens and dozens of the things. They couldn’t even give them away.

    It happens every day, I was told.

  51. 51

    Labours only concern is the damage Waitrose might inflict on their pet ethnic newsagents by giving free papers, a facility I gratefully take advantage off each morning along with the free coffee.

  52. 52
    Popcorn ready says:

    Two other megalomaniacs tried and failed to tame the bear, what makes the unvoted undemocratic megalomaniacs in the EUSSR believe they can tame the bear, is it they believe Barry will do the taming, Barry has his own problems , what with most of his country armed to the teeth ready for an internal fight, don’t think so.

  53. 53
    Bastards says:

    There used to be the ‘no friends or family of Employees’ are permitted to apply rule on some many competitions etc. time it was applied to these corrupt con men too.

  54. 54
    Snouts in the grouts says:

    Should perk up later. Labour has-beens.
    Coffee and a slice of PIE – kiddy-sized portions only.

  55. 55
    Jack Dromey says:

    I like my cockee, sorry coffee, as black as possible. The wife and I enjoy it with some pie, which is better if it is matured for 4 years.

  56. 56
    thostids says:

    Just keeping things ringed in?

  57. 57
    Bulls**t Baffles Brains says:

    Sounds like someone has forgotten to pay to renew the domain name.

  58. 58
    Llareggub says:

    Some people are very easily excited. I can understand going nuts over the footie, or the Oscars. But having orgasms because you took a photo of a party leader and an MP?

  59. 59
    Llareggub says:

    And there’s a serious possibility that he might just be our next PM. Oh, the joy!

  60. 60
    Llareggub says:

    Now the Speccie is just being cruel. They sit Sawford next to Comical Eddie, and say Sawford is the goofy one? That’s just being bitchy!

  61. 61
    Llareggub says:

    Nothing but the finest for our new aristocracy. No way is a Labour MP going to get a jar of Kenko, like some fucking peasant.

  62. 62
    Llareggub says:

    I’ll bet that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy as you cough up your licence fee, doesn’t it? ;-)

  63. 63
    just remind me says:

    Hands up all those who voted for Van Rompuy, Ashton or Barroso..

  64. 64
    Llareggub says:

    Well, they are suporting a democratically elected government. The EU is supporting a bunch of people who siezed power in a coup. And Baroness Asshole-face Ashton is being posing for piccies, hugging a former pm who’s been in jail the last several years for malfeasance!

  65. 65
    Adder upper says:

    The only thing this hippo cooks is her expenses claims book.

  66. 66
    Llareggub says:

    Have you heard of “competition”?

  67. 67
    Hillary,bills misses says:

    ….I would suggest a point and wave at imaginary friends in the audience lessons!

  68. 68
    broderick crawford says:



    HA HA HA

  69. 69
    EEquality says:

    I refuse to put my hands up any of them. Especially Trashcan.

  70. 70
    Potemkin Village says:

    Don’t play dumb, Tablets. Wonder why Nuland made that ‘F..K the EU comment? Last December, China signed an accord with Kiev to invest $8.000 million in the country and lend it $10.000 more millions, to lease three million hectares of Ukrainian fertile soil for the next 50 years. China was also considering Yanu’s request to enter the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

    No wonder the Yanks lit a fire in Kiev, and were happy to work with fascists to do so. There are 5 fascists in the new ‘government’ headed by Yatsenyuk, who is intimately connected to Goldman Sachs, an institution that is quite OK with prioritising money over politics if necessary.

    Here’s an idea – let the people of Crimea determine their own path. Oh, they already did so … and by an overwhelming majority.

    One other thing. Chevron and Exxon are drilling for oil in the Ukraine, and Uncle Sam wants his oil.

  71. 71
    broderick crawford says:

    ….and the third has a pregnant nose .

  72. 72
    broderick crawford says:

    perhaps he s givrn birth .

  73. 73
    Displaced Brummie says:

    Oh, dear! Look what they did! They’re making a crisis out of a drama!

  74. 74
    broderick crawford says:

    two years in parliament and already a shadow minister ?– does nt say much for the reserves of longstanding expertise in the Labour ranks does it ?

    They ll be promoting the ball boys at Wimbledon next ….

  75. 75
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    It’s a Costa hiprocrisy crisis.

  76. 76
    Ed Sillyband says:

    The Co-op is the future of banking, isn’t that right Reverend Flowers?

  77. 77
    Phoney Benn says:

    I’m dying for a cup of tea.

  78. 78
    Adder upper says:

    Why? Nobody here, so who cares?

  79. 79
    Adder upper says:

    … and why is the Milipede STILL wearing that poppy? Must need an increase in salary to replace it I suppose.

  80. 80
    Avg.Joe says:

    Not really.

    He makes Miliband look almost normal.

  81. 81
    Avg.Joe says:

    Be fair, the Lib Dems (stifle uncontrollable laughter) are actually in Government !

  82. 82
    Avg.Joe says:

    Lets move forward 5 years, the Conservatives won the 2015 GE, (I know its extremely unlikley… but stay with me) imagine if you had to pay by subscription only for the BBC.

    And there was a deal in Waitrose for a free Sky subscription, or a free BBC subscription.

    The pile of unwanted Guardians and BBC subscriptions would be a fire hazard.
    It would be in breach of any number of EU rules.

  83. 83

    Coffee trougher!!

  84. 84
    A nony mous says:

    Labour – H@rman – Dr0mey – P@tric@ H3witt – P I E – P@edophiles – S@ville

    All peas in the same pod.

    Labour are apologists.

    We don’t want apolgies, we want a judge led enquiry.

  85. 85
    A nony mous says:

    If you had a child like this, you would put them in special measures.

  86. 86
    Amazon says:

    Don’t forget us, we dont pay any tax either

  87. 87
    Ebay says:

    What’s tax ?

  88. 88
    Apple says:

    Yes, what is tax ?

  89. 89
    Costa lotta Coffee says:

    In the interests of fairness, there is more than 1 coffee shop which employs immigrants on zero hour contracts and doesn’t pay tax….

  90. 90
    Anonymous says:

    Surely a cream cheese and smoked salmon bagel stall in Golders Green / Hamstead.

  91. 91
    Anonymous says:

    How many millions of £’s each year does the CoOp give or sponsor Labour MP’s ?

    That’s going to stop…..

    Ahhhhhhahahahah hahahahahh ahhhhhahh haahahahha

  92. 92
    Gordon Brown says:

    Supermarkets can bog off with their buy one get one free offers.

  93. 93
    George Nobsborne says:

    Even E.T wouldn’t make Silliband look normal

  94. 94
    Shooty* says:


    You’re not allowed to say ‘wife’. It’s Life Parter or Non-Gender-Specific-Spouse.

    Call yourself a leftie?

    For shame.

  95. 95
    geordieboy says:

    Gok Wan could do with putting a few pounds on before he slips down a drain.

  96. 96
    geordieboy says:

    It was a fiver for the coffee and a £17 bribe to vote Labour.

  97. 97
    geordieboy says:

    Saving it for next November the tight bastard.

  98. 98
    Anonymous says:


  99. 99
    Anon says:

    Wowza that boy has climbed up fast… Nepotism?

  100. 100
    Tom Catesby says:

    £22 for a tin of coffee?! Twat.

  101. 101
    make mine a double says:

    when they look in the mirror they don’t see themselves

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