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

    It’s a Costa coffee crisis


    • 8
      I dislike socialists intensely says:

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


      • 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 ….


    • 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.


      • 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.


      • 92
        Gordon Brown says:

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


  4. 6
    Anonymous says:

    Dumb & Dumber


    • 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!


  5. 7
    nmj says:

    The word ‘fuckwit’ springs to mind.


  6. 11
    Steve Miliband says:

    New Gold Bland advert revealed.


    • 31
      Col. Nut says:

      Grounds for dismissal.


    • 54
      Snouts in the grouts says:

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


      • 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.


  7. 13
    Ohthisbloodypc says:

    Andy old son.

    You just embarista yourself


  8. 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.


    • 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.


  9. 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.


  10. 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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    • 22
      Judge Dreadful says:

      This is corruption. Arrest them.


      • 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.”


    • 34
      M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

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


    • 36
      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


    • 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.


    • 73
      Displaced Brummie says:

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


  11. 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


  12. 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…?


    • 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.


      • 63
        just remind me says:

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


      • 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!


  13. 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.


  14. 24
    Bus Pass Lives says:


  15. 25

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


  16. 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!


  17. 27
    Ah! Fuckit says:

    Just poked my finger right through my touch-screen


  18. 30
    Diane Abbott says:

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


  19. 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.


  20. 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.


  21. 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.


    • 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.


    • 90
      Anonymous says:

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


  22. 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.


    • 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.


      • 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


  23. 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


    • 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.


  24. 49
    Displaced Brummie says:

    “It’s all at the Co-Op… NO!!!!”


  25. 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.


  26. 75
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    It’s a Costa hiprocrisy crisis.


  27. 77
    Phoney Benn says:

    I’m dying for a cup of tea.


  28. 79
    Adder upper says:

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


  29. 83

    Coffee trougher!!


  30. 96
    geordieboy says:

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


  31. 99
    Anon says:

    Wowza that boy has climbed up fast… Nepotism?


  32. 100
    Tom Catesby says:

    £22 for a tin of coffee?! Twat.


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