March 17th, 2014

Rich’s Monday Morning View


220 Comments

  1. 1
    Louise says:

    Everyone’s had enough of that line, George.

  2. 2
    Ed Balllls says:

    Ed Balls

  3. 3
    Roger Dewhurst says:

    Close to the bone. OK.

  4. 4
    Roger Dewhurst says:

    Closer to the bone next time?

  5. 5
    Juggla says:

    Middle classes have to pay big taxes because Labour created the biggest deficit ever. Should be Gordon Brown and Ed Balls in the cartoon.

  6. 6
    Lego Robot Solves Rubik's Cube In 3.253 Seconds says:

    Who is this supposed to be?

  7. 7
    Owen Jones says:

    To be hones I just feel robbed(Paying tax @ 40%)………40% to pay for poor, inefficient “services” & fund people who can’t be arsed to work.

  8. 8
    Long John Silver's parrot says:

    I always said osborne was a tosser.

    With comments like this you know the reason why.

  9. 9
    DtP says:

    Fair points but Osborne’s done fuck all in 4 years so fuck him.

  10. 10
    Sheikh Basha Banka says:

    To be fair Dave and George (who both I recall where staying silent when the shit was hitting the fan) when entering office could have defaulted on our loans and entered the UK into administration.

    When this happens you get rid of the dross so that in future the cream can rise to the top.

    As a result of the actions of these two the country muddles along disaffected and disgruntled occasionally pointing a moral finger in the direction of the Syrians Greeks or Russians without even the semblance of a serious aircraft carrier.

  11. 11
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Osborne is a tool but this cartoon is just risible.

  12. 12
    An awkward bastard says:

    What you are saying in is that the country lacks balls to sort out its problems.

  13. 13
    Owen Jones,Socialist turned Capitalist says:

    I claim to be a historian, although I’ve said Hitler was the biggest 20th century genocidal dictator, when in fact it was Mao Tse-tung.

  14. 14
    Farage brillo'd Brillo! "No, no, no!" says:

    Why would you want to buy this ‘artwork?’ Its plop!

  15. 15
    Yvonne from the Colliers Arms Clydach says:

    I have read in the Press that Mr Osborne has a problem with illegal drugs and being in close proximity to prostitutes.

    I would much rather he did not touch any of my money or come within 500 miles of Clydach.

    I am surprised that Mr Cameron has done nothing about him.

    Does he not read the newspapers or speak to reporters?

  16. 16
    Cynic says:

    So thats what he was learning in Mayfair all those years ago

  17. 17
    Fed up Taxpayer says:

    I’m one ff the hundreds of thousands who work hard and want to get on in order to support the millions trapped on benefits.

  18. 18
    Is this lunatic for real ? says:

    Owen Jones: It’s the BBC’s rightwing bias that is the threat to democracy and journalism http://bit.ly/1g28ZLe

  19. 19
    Owen O' Jones says:

    Happy St Patrick’s Day to all my followers, friends and new ones that may join me today :)

  20. 20
    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:
  21. 21
    Lego Robot Solves Rubik's Cube In 3.253 Seconds says:

    Oxfam is not a charity.

  22. 22
    albacore says:

    Tarting themselves up as what they are not
    Is the only talent Parliament’s got
    So, why not corsets, hose and suspenders
    For all those shagged-out, old E U benders?

  23. 23
    Anonymous says:

    good quote well, up to the point that he didn’t actually say that

  24. 24
    Owen Jones says:

    David Cameron out of touch? Don’t take my word for it – ask Michael Gove

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26587418

  25. 25
    Village Idiot says:

    …Would that be “Charlie”, or …”Sulph”?

  26. 26

    There’s a surfeit of Balls who think they can sort out the Country’s problems. He’s in a minority of one.

  27. 27
    Ruth Madoc says:

    OK I give up, who is it meant to be?

  28. 28
    Dee Lusional says:

    I detect the hand of an aspirational Michael Gove in this story.

  29. 29
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    Miliband should call on the government to abolish the telly tax, so as to ease the cost of living for the poor and squeezed middle :-)

  30. 30
    St. Peter says:

    Benn in heaven?

  31. 31
    Russian Bear says:

    So, Moscow justified the occupation of Crimea, saying it wished to protect the majority ethnic Russian population. So these must be the “Sudetan” Russians then?
    Also protect them against what precisely? They were quite safe and if we take at face value Putins vote of 97% then they far outnumbered their opposition. On the contrary then it is the opposition that needs to be “protected” not the Sudetan Russians.

    Laughable really as Putin painted the Ukrainians as National Socialists even using a Swastika flag to make the point. Meanwhile he repeats history and all we have to have now is a meeting at Munich and the jobs done.

    I have a feeling my Grandfather would have been typing a similar thing in his day if there had been an internet.

  32. 32
    Anonymous says:

    cant we just abolish millband

    Do you see Balls spluttering away on Sky about th budget. Man has not got a clue he really hasent

  33. 33
    Long John Silver's parrot says:

    My Grandad taught me not to trust any of the fuckers no matter what they were wearing in their lapels.

  34. 34
    Anonymous says:

    I thought Benn was an atheist ?

  35. 35
    Ukrainian Russian says:

    Were you banned from using your own language by an unelected government who took power through a coup?

    Oh I forgot, you live in the EUSSR – you have no idea what democracy is; you do not get any form of vote on your own future; you just bend over for the Brissels Bumsex Brigade.

  36. 36
    JH-230912384590231-1 says:

    Russia has simply noticed that all you have to do is claim to be fighting fascism/racism/anythingism and you can do whatever the fuck you want. If anyone objects, just call them racist.

    And why not? It’s worked a treat for the left here for 40 years.

    By the way, I completely understand this Russian response to EU expansionism. The EU is a cancer.

  37. 37
    Fog says:

    Did he really say that?

  38. 38
    SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

    Compared with Pol Pot, Mao ,Stalin,and Hitler were mere amateurs in terms of the relative numbers slaughtered by head of population.

  39. 39
    Spot the odd elected man out. Rompuy, Barroso, Ashton, Mandelson, Putin. says:

    You like the EUSSR then. No votes at all except the ones where you have to give the correct answer.

  40. 40
    Mike Handycock says:

    Give us a chance Princess, you never know. xxx

  41. 41
    Owen Jones says:

    “the BBC is right-wing” piece of guilt-by-association is the mirror image of “the BBC is left-wing” nonsense from the right.

    Oy Vey it’s going to be one of those days,I can tell.

  42. 42
    Cressida's Dick says:

    You’ve got to give it to Hague. How does he keep a straight face when he bemoans another country’s voting system/fraud within that system?

    Trying looking closer to home first you useless hypocritical git.

  43. 43
    Nigel Evans says:

    Whoever it is. I wager it is a gay Welshman.

  44. 44
    The Devil says:

    He’s down here with me and i’m making him watch endless repeats of Thatcher’s landslide victories of 1983 and 1987 :-)

  45. 45
    Not Ed Balls says:

    Would you let a sado-masochist look after your twelve year old child?

  46. 46
    Podiceps says:

    Attack is the best form of defence.

  47. 47
    was it something I said? says:

    Astonishingly my idiot brother (the other one is normal) once bragged to me that he was paying 40% tax.

    I said nothing. He probably thought it was because I couldn’t believe that such a fuckwit could command 40K (or whatever it is) a year whereas I simply didn’t have the heart to tell him I was paying 0% tax. 90 Day rule. Love it. Although I’d prefer a 180 day rule like most of the rest of Europe.

    Anyway, point is that idiots do brag about paying 40% tax. It’s their way of letting you know they’re earning more than 40K a year without being so vulgar as to tell you they’re being paid 42K a year.

    Plus all bedwetters will always tell you they are proud to pay as much tax as possible and would always gladly pay more. Because they say they would. But only if you do too.

  48. 48
    Owen Jones's Mum says:

    It’s a standard Labour tactic – accuse your opponents of doing exactly what you are doing yourself.

    Keep repeating the lie, and soon all your Leftwit follows will believe it and repeat it too.

  49. 49
    was it something I said? says:

    But don’t worry – if you get it wrong the first time you can have another go – as long a you’re Ir*i*sh.

    For the rest of you we simply tippex out the title and swap the paragraphs around and tell you it’s something completely different and not to bother your pretty little heads.

  50. 50
    looneywatch says:

    They banned them from speaking Russian? Idiot.

  51. 51
    Skeleton bob says:

    When it comes to Osborne it is just like capitalism. The alternative is just far too horrendous to contemplate.

  52. 52
    Sir Tim Berners-Lee says:

    Poor little Owen is just the media equivalent of an internet troll.

    Perhaps one day he will grow up.

  53. 53
    was it something I said? says:

    They do too. Right up until you say to them ‘I tell you what, since neither of us is happy, why don’t we both agree to shut it down?’

    Then you find out how unhappy they are with it.

    It mirrors that King Solomon story about the two women claiming that the baby is theirs.

    The one who really ‘own’s the child would give it to the other to keep it alive. The other one would see it killed to spite the ‘mother’.

    The right know the BBC is not ‘their’ child. Kill the BBC. Spite Labour.

  54. 54
    Afghanistan Banana Stand says:

    Jonesy is so far to the left that to him the BBC’s inherent lefty bias probably does appear to be right wing.

    The man’s a complete tool.

  55. 55
    Taxation Snobbery says:

    Same with council tax. People brag about being in a high banding, when it came out some even complained about being banded too low.

  56. 56
    John Ward says:

    Stick to the day job, George – top Tory sums man chooses ‘severe risk flood consequences’ locale for new 150,000 housing scheme.

    Yes, it’s Ebbsfleet for us next time….The world’s first aquatic Garden City:

    http://hat4uk.wordpress.com/2014/03/17/exclusive-osbornes-new-garden-city-is-a-waterworld-waiting-to-happen/

  57. 57
    Skeleton bob says:

    So the Russians give the people of Crimea a vote to decide who rules them and the British are told we can’t decide who rules us. So who are the dictators?

  58. 58
    Ed Balls says:

    Does Mickey Mouse wear a George Osborne watch?

  59. 59
    Nobody Ever says:

    Dr Mr Osbourne,

    I do not feel successful enough. Please lower the 40% threshold so that more of my income can be turned into smugness.

    Thanks

  60. 60
    How can you tell the sex of an alligator? says:

    BBC upsets Wee Eck.

  61. 61
    ████ 'changed my tune ' Hoon says:

  62. 62
    from another planet says:

    best comment you will only read this in the Guardian

  63. 63
    The Samaritans says:

    Hear ! Hear !

    I mean, surely Owen couldn’t support lefties being forced to pay for the BBC’s Tory & “right-wing” output, whether they consume it or not?

  64. 64
    Martin Creed, Turner Prizewinner says:

    I wish I could draw as well as that.

  65. 65
    Frank Skinner says:

    George Osborne blames rain for shrinking economy.

    Next on his list: 1. Goodtimes. 2. Moonlight. 3. Sunshine. 4. Boogie.

  66. 66
    was it something I said? says:

    Oh fuck. Didn’t that fucking idiot John Prescott want to built 100,000 houses in a flood plain too?

    They seem determined to ‘prove’ global warming is real by sticking houses where they’re fucking well guaranteed to flood anyway. The south of England is sinking purely due to isostatic rebound. That’s why the Thames barrier was built in the first fucking place. Global warming handed been invented back then.

    If we need 100,000 house (and we probably need closer to 2,000,000 houses) then stick the fucking things 100ft above sea level at least.

    Stick ‘em on the South Downs. People would love to have uninterrupted sea views. You could easily build half a million homes on the South side of the South Downs.

    Or stick ‘em up on the Midlands plateau. You could easily get 2,000,000 houses up there. Plus it would provide some additional customers for your HS2.

    Or Wales. Wales is full of barren hillside. No fucker wants to live there but you’ll not get inundated by the sea.

  67. 67
    Bosun Higgs says:

    Kemal Ataturk got away with his genocide.

  68. 68
    Skeleton bob says:

    If the ‘Sudetans’ wanted to be part of Germany then what precisely was wrong with that? You would have to be a hypocrite to say that the Crimeans should not be allowed to say who ruled them and then say the Falkland Islanders or the Scots should be allowed to say who ruled them.

  69. 69
    White Dee says:

    Good to see George Osborne’s budget has meant no rise in the cost of fuel, or ‘White Lightning’ as I call it.

  70. 70
    A. Taxpayer says:

    LOUISE!

  71. 71
    How can you tell the sex of an alligator? says:

    It was full moon last night and it is St Patrick’s Day today.

    Can that in any way be a good thing, I ask myself?

  72. 72
    was it something I said? says:

    Nobody remembers the Armenians.

  73. 73
    Vladimir Putin says:

    Being presented a medal by George Osborne at the Paralympic games is like Hitler giving you a hug for surviving the Holoc@ust.

  74. 74
    TIME FOR YOUR TABLETS DAVE says:

    Ukraine has formally applied to join Russia after a 97% Yes vote
    making Putin less popular than Saddam Hussein
    who aleays pulled at least 99% in his rigged ballots

    Today EU foreign ministers will freeze the post office saving accounts of a couple of Russian ministers and ban them from going on holiday in Europe

    Fucking spineless bastards !

  75. 75
    take the shirt off my back, I love this warm(ish) weather says:

    The mindset of politicians never ceases to astonish me…….in a bad way

  76. 76
    was it something I said? says:

    Indeed. Self determination.

    It’s all the rage apparently.

    Although it will rather fuck things up when Leicester decides to create a caliphate.

  77. 77
    Hague has gone Native says:

    Hypocrisy by Hague. Given Britain asked the Gibraltarians and Falkland Islanders who they wanted to be governed by.

  78. 78
    was it something I said? says:

    Surely being given a hug by Tony Blair at the Paralympic games is like Hitler giving you a hug for surviving the Holoc@ust.

    Him doing so much to generate so many UK paralympians and all that.

  79. 79
    What an arse says:

    Osbourne is confusing desirable post codes with undesirable tax codes the out of touch prick.

  80. 80
    small ads 1798 says:

    WANTED

    Someone to spend all my income for me because I haven’t got a clue how to spend my own money. I don’t know if I have any input into this, but maybe you could call it an income tax?

  81. 81
    TIME FOR YOUR TABLETS DAVE says:

    George and Dave have been screwing me since the last election
    with all their “U” turns and lies , on just about everything they promised us in their manifesto
    Where is my referendum ? the immigration cuts the “no more money to the EU”?

    Daves only success is to allow gayers to marry something that was never even mentioned befoire his erection , i mean election

  82. 82
    Tim O'Glock says:

    Happy St Patricks day

  83. 83
    Prime Minister"Money's no object" Cameron says:

    I bought a packet of those Twinings ‘English Breakfast’ tea bags.

    What a fucking rip-off. You can’t taste the bacon or anything.

  84. 84
    Graham Norton says:

    I love a full moon, me!

  85. 85
    Mine d'Boggles says:

    Shock horror! Someone who knows what he is talking about. To add to the horror, can I add that the removal of the weight of ice north of a line roughly from the Wash to the Severn is the cause of the isostatic rebound, and the melting of said ice caused an increase in sea level of about 150 ft in the last 15,ooo years. goodbye Ebbsfleet!

  86. 86
    small ads 1799 says:

    PS

    Please get back to me asap as I’m accumulating all this money and I just don’t know what to do.

  87. 87
    was it something I said? says:

    They introduced Gay marriage before the EU orders them to. It’s the same reason all those European countries suddenly decided to outlaw smoking in public.

    Better to make it look like it was your idea rather than have the EU order you to do it. The voters might have their attention drawn to the fact that they were being cuckholded by their own governments.

  88. 88
    Toxic Labour for Spongers, Parasites, Criminals, Peedos, Green Nazis & other Wasters says:

    Well it’s a bit different to the average Labour voter who pays no tax because they are hovering up all the tax that others pay.

  89. 89
    was it something I said? says:

    Reply to 79. Or not, as it turned out.

  90. 90
    Anonymous says:

    The UK’s five richest families have more cash between them than the poorest 20% of the entire population, 12.6 million Britons, with new research showing the chasm between rich and poor is growing wider.

    Envy Envy Envy, your not allowed to be successfull anymore.

  91. 91
    George "Gecko" Osborne says:

    “Tax is good”

  92. 92
    looneywatch says:

    Not the same. If Britain invaded Minorca and asked the locals if they wanted to be governed by Britain you might have a valid comparison.

    They’d probably say yes, btw, but that’s not a reason given that it is Spanish sovereign territory.

  93. 93
    B. Jayzus says:

    Sure an’ begorrah. T’ought ye was a Welshman by way of Sheffield and Stockport, I did. Live an’ learn I say. Now where’s me Jameson’s bottle, ye poofy spalpeen? Why, I’ll lay me shillelagh across your noggin if ye stole it!

  94. 94
    M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

    It is much cheaper for developers to build on nice flat, rock free greenfield, land adjacent to existing conurbations. ie on flood plains.

  95. 95
    Ah! No whips on expenses says:

    No wonder John Lewis are doing so well. Top suggestion for a Mother’s Day gift…a new Dyson Cleaner, complete with a little bow.

    Women are never undersold at J L. ( knowingly )

  96. 96
    What an arse says:

    The gulf between common sense and insanity when it comes to property prices would probably explain most of these peoples wealth.

  97. 97
    M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

    The missing 3% was to give the vote some credibility.

  98. 98
    M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

    Easy, take the money off those that earn it and give it to them that can’t be arsed, in return for their votes.

  99. 99
    Phil O'Pastree says:

    Oi’ll drink to dat :)

  100. 100
    Dr Frankenfreud says:

    It didn’t take George Osborne very long before he went insane.

  101. 101
    George Osborne Solves the Country's problems in 50 years says:

    Me

  102. 102
    St George says:

    Fuck off to Ireland if you think it’s so great.

  103. 103
    The EU can lecture NO ONE about democracy says:

    Britain is British sovereign territory but that doesn’t stop Brussels saying we can have no borders.

    By the way we voted for a common market and at that time there was no mention of the right to go to another country and claim all its benefits, just unrestricted travel among the six. There has never been a vote on an EU

  104. 104
    Kim Kong Kung says:

    I’m doing my best.

  105. 105
    Reader says:

    It is not a ‘mind’ set. He is clearly off his rocker.

  106. 106
    Phil O'Pastree says:

    I think the so called “genocide” of the Armenians happened before Ataturk and was a ruthless put down of a rebellion within the Ottoman Empire. They had it coming.

    The fucking Russian foreign minister Lavrov laughably claimed genocide when the Georgians invaded South Ossetia and killed half a dozen people by accident.

  107. 107
    Vote UKIP says:

    It doesn’t matter if he did or didn’t. This shit will stick.

  108. 108
    Says the man who just held a Faqlkland Island referendum says:

  109. 109
    Ah! probably says:

    Said tongue-in-cheek, but walls have ears and the 1922 Committee has enemies. That’s PPE for you folks

  110. 110
    Gok Wan says:

    My Dad told me not to trust anyone with a lapel

  111. 111
    Myfanwy says:

    So that what they used to get up to at Etona bit of cross dressing and flagellation, I always wondered why the older scholars called the younger lads FAGS, now I know.

  112. 112
    You Silly Man says:

    Fuck the EU Hague, they are the enemy. Grow some Balls.

  113. 113
    Ah! but says:

    Redistribution IS working it used to be four.

  114. 114
    Oy vey the billionaire barons says:

    Hey Moishe…

    How’s the weather in Tel Aviv today?

  115. 115
    Prime Minister"Money's no object" Cameron says:

    MH370 diplomatic, logistical and technical challenge.

    Ow,my brain hurts now.

  116. 116
    Myfanwy says:

    Do you mean boner or bona?

  117. 117
    They (the EUSSR) are taking the Piss says:

  118. 118
    Councillor Duxbury says:

    You mentioned the Armenians but I think you got away with it.

  119. 119
    The EU says:

    Englanders.

    Osborne is just re-arranging the paperwork and playing with small details. We tell him how to run your treasury and what taxes to collect. Our VAT is your main tax, followed by our green taxes, then all our various levies, anything else is just small change for your chancellor to play with.

  120. 120
    Lord Stansted says:

    The EU don’t like people not doing as they’re told.

  121. 121
    Happy families says:

    I have no choice — she’s his mother.

  122. 122
    Just Checking says:

    Has Ed Miliband told President Putin yet, that he has got to freeze the price of his gas next year?

  123. 123
    Vlad the Impaler says:

    Your Willybum is a useless exhibitionist bumsexing little t(u)rd. stick his baseball cap up his arse and drown him in his 14 pints of beer.

  124. 124
    Rex Holmes, Marketting Department says:

    We can promote houses built on flood-plains as “self-cleaning”.
    Bingo !

  125. 125
    Myfanwy says:

    Funny you say that, most of the present cabinet seemed to very silent over the years B’Liar, Brown, Balls et al were running rampent with the economy, Liebore had been in power 10 years before the brown stuff started to hit the big time, the deadliest silence was when Brown announced the starting rate of tax as 10%.

  126. 126
    Mr T says:

    Julian Clary in a bad mood?

  127. 127
    Myfanwy says:

    Oooo, like the lipstick george, it goes with your eyes.

  128. 128
    PATHETIC says:

    So Willy is upset with Russia but as he can’t do anything about it, he’s going to complain to the nice EU?

  129. 129
  130. 130
    SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

    A strong EU response !!!!
    What are they going to do , mobilise the crack Luxemburgischer PANZERGRUPPE west supported by the fanatical Liebstandarte BARROSSO Divisions of the third Guards Europa army. Possibly with air support from 50 strike squadrons of the powerful Greek airforce.
    Already there are rumours that the Royal Navy have requisitioned the pedallos off Regents Park boating lake to undertake amphibious operations in the Black sea.
    Putin must be shitting himself .

  131. 131
    was it something I said? says:

    The EU, while a pain in the arse and responsible for mass immigration to the UK, is nowhere near as dangerous as our own politicians.

    Did the EU force Brown to hire 1,000,000 extra public sector workers and pay them with borrowed money? Did they force him to build schools and hospitals with borrowed money? Did they force him to throw open the UK’s doors to the religion of peace and invite in 2,000,000 third world world breeders?

    Did the EU force Blair to invade Iraq? Afghan*ist*an?

    The EU is, without doubt, an fucking irritating maggot wriggling around the ringpiece of the UK’s body politic but the real dangers to the UK, the cancer at the heart, remains our very own parliament and in particular those utterly fucking incompetent Labour jackasses and the imbecile fucking voters who vote for them.

  132. 132
    Belt up says:

    Not forgetting Vlad is a Black belt and Hague’s belt is brown.

  133. 133
    I hate the fucking EU says:

    What Putin did was a strong response what the EU does is sit with its thumb up its arse dangling poisoned carrots hoping for a bite.

  134. 134
    was it something I said? says:

    Pedalos?

    Send Freddie Flintoff. With a crack platoon of Royal Marines. Make sure they have spare i-Pods. We wouldn’t want to be embarrassed this time around.

  135. 135
    Realist says:

    http://news.sky.com/story/1226976/serbia-election-progressive-party-wins-poll

    Another failed Eastern European state aiming to join the EU gravy train. And one more reason for us to leave the socialist mess since we will end up paying for them.

  136. 136
    Probably Yes says:

    As all the other countries across the EU did the same as your questions ask, then it would not surprise me that all those events were orchestrated from Brussels by the soft power methods they like to use.

  137. 137
    Myfanwy says:

    Say Fawkesy, that lad Owen has been at it again read this http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/mar/17/bbc-leftwing-bias-non-existent-myth, Does that mean if the right call the Beeb left wing bias and the left call the Beeb right wing bias, that puts the Beeb in the centre?

  138. 138
    Myfanwy says:

    It’s that public school sort of thing

  139. 139
    was it something I said? says:

    Ir*ela*nd’s great for a holiday. But you wouldn’t want to live there.

  140. 140
    In a Nutshell says:

  141. 141
    Small Business says:

    I feel even more robbed paying 20% VAT.

    And also charging it (I also have a business). I have lost lots of small, honest, privately paying customers over the years because VAT is just too high for people who can’t pass it on down the chain. High VAT is cuppressing demand in the economy. Hard to say how much by, but even if it is by a few percent, that is a few percent that the economy could do with.

  142. 142
    Ambrose Pilchard Evans says:

    It”s Boy George!

    Do yèou really want to hurt me
    Do you really want to make me cry

  143. 143
    at least Crimea got a vote says:

    Hands up all those who voted for Baroness Ashton..

  144. 144
    Dave Ricardo says:

    The starting rate of tax is an irrelevance.

    Whether it is 10% with an allowance of £12,000 or 20% with an allowance of £10,000 it is still a con.

    What matters is the overall “take” by Government. It is close to 40% and the target should be 35%.

    An increase in GDP of 5% for 5 years should be the target.

  145. 145
    Jimmy Carr and Rufus Hound says:

    Taxes are for the little people.

  146. 146
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    Time for another prawn cocktail offensive ?

  147. 147
    Ah! eddukateshun says:

    GCSE in Science ( solids and liquids )

    Duchess of York: ‘I was drowning in food before 3st weight loss’

  148. 148
    Prezza will be buying shares then! says:

    Online takeaway service Just Eat aims to raise £100m from listing its shares on the London Stock Exchange.

    The Danish firm, which makes money from commissions charged to restaurants on the value of orders placed through its platform, said it would use the cash raised to boost growth.

  149. 149
    Clubber Lang says:

    Shut up, foo’!

  150. 150
    Prime Minister"Money's no object" Cameron says:

    Quite tricky to juggle Falklands policy, while denying crystal clear Crimea result. Is the will of the people paramount or not?

    Answers on a postcard please.

  151. 151
    Father O'Fiddler says:

    Happy St Pedo’s day to you too my son.

  152. 152
    Tonto says:

    White woman with bag of marbles for face speak with forked tongue.

  153. 153
    Myfanwy says:

    Yonnie, I don’t think you can have no fears there either SE England or Ballentaylor and Ballylemon in the County of Waterford, Eire is his interest, if the SE is doing OK he thinks everything is Ok with all the UK

  154. 154
    Hands down says:

    Looks around the room, can’t see any hands up…

  155. 155
    OED says:

    Cartoons are usually supposed to be risible.

  156. 156
    Spartacus says:

    the take – the target

    – the target shoud be zero
    stay focussed

  157. 157
    Tosser Dave says:

    Don’t forget me — I’m still running a whopping deficit after 4 years — but I did legalise bumsex marriagee — my big achievement — I’m just as bad as Gorgon and St.Tone

  158. 158
    was it something I said? says:

    That’s what the bedwetters are hoping.

    But it’s easy to call their bluff.

    Just tell them that since nobody is happy how about both sides agree to close it down.

    Then watch them back-peddling about how they just want to make it ‘fairer’, baby-out-with-the-bathwater-ing and other disingenuous horse shit.

    We know it’s biased (to the left), they know it’s biased (to the left). If the bedwetters really were unhappy with it then they’d want to shut it down too.

  159. 159
    Stupid young lefty girl says:

    I hate all genocidal maniacs. I wish they were all dead.

  160. 160
    Chooba says:

    The tosspot MPs will hardly be in the H of C in the next few weeks. Nothing to do except take holidays. So few laws to consider it seems. The main power is in the EU where the majority of laws are now made so why do these MPs, untrained, need to be above a tech grade, say £30k pa?

    Hague while criticising Crimea undemocratic elections neatly forgets postal voting abuses here of an appalling level and the excess Scotch Lab fodder which is worth thirty MPs.

    You couldn’t make it up.

  161. 161
    Ah! Simps FFS says:

    The plane could have landed at any one of 640 airports.

    Err ” Hi, I’m looking for…” X 640.

    No answer, take a closer look.

  162. 162
    Skeleton Bob says:

    Wasn’t it Cameron and the Tory toffs who ordered our troops into Libya and wanted to do the same with Syria? Short memory some people have.

  163. 163
    Small Business says:

    An increased GDP which is enjoyed by a flood of foreigners and multinationals that pay no tax is of no use to anyone.

  164. 164
    Ah! Simps FFS says:

    Second thought …Simps with exception of India

  165. 165
    Rob Roy says:

    There will be borders in Britain when Scotland is free.

  166. 166
    A Neddy says:

    The plane could only have landed on 640 airports if it intended to take off again. If it only has to land, there are a loads more places it could have ended up, though landing in the dark on a road takes a certain amout of skill most civilian airline pilots lack these days. It would take lots of practice, maybe on a simulator….

  167. 167
    Chooba says:

    Why, if the pilots family moved out the home the day before the flight on which day the pilot was also attending the trial of the sodomy politico, according to the DM is there no mention on the news conferences or commentators. Surely if true the guy flipped in the air, there was a fight and…

    Also why no mention of the object in the sky in flames reported initially at several places on the north east Malaysia Coast?

  168. 168
    Myfanwy says:

    Fawkes used to think VAT was a good tax but in the past few years he has changed his mind, it does stifle demand you are right there, maybe VAT should be a means of stifling demand when inflation starts running away. There have been VAT fiddles amounting to £Billions over the years not many sem to hit the headlines though.

  169. 169
    Rubbish Link Alert says:

    Crap link to a paywall.

  170. 170
    Helmut says:

    They are not daft in the Crimea.

    They know what those Ukrainians are like.

    I think they want to be part of Russia by the end of the week.

    I trust Cameron Ashton Von Rumpy and the rest of them have had the foresight to close all Border crossings and the barbed wire is in situ.

  171. 171
    was it something I said? says:

    I think George is more a Cappoquin lad. Keeps him closer to the Duke of Devonshire at Lismore you see.

  172. 172
    Anon says:

    Who is that moos bitch in the big glasses who comes on Wright Stuff criticising Us all the time. f@ck off to burka land if you want to see changes made.

  173. 173
    Ah, but who saw the light in the sky? says:

  174. 174
    Dmitri from Cyprus says:

    More to the point have all Ukrainian assets been frozen within the EU and all Loan Notes called in?

    This is the real question because believe you me those Ukrainians do not have a pot to piss in and once one Bank goes the others fold like a deck of cards.

    Remember you heard it here first and not from your elected Government.

  175. 175
    Anon says:

    Try postal vote abuses first.

  176. 176
    Bon Voyage says:

    Different ? Or, more, much more — literally — of the same waste.

    Cameron/Osborne have borrowed more in four years than Labour did in 13.

    No way back for the Conservatives as long as they run the show.

  177. 177
    SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

    Land on a road for christs sake who came up with that one? Does he have any idea of the size of these things?

  178. 178
    Just trying to help says:

    I am not making this up.

    Ukrainian Trade Unions are bricking themselves because the Crimeans are nationalizing some nice holiday resorts they own in Crimea.

    No wonder the Government in Kiev are ordering all able bodied men there to get a Kalashnikov.

  179. 179
    A Welsh Nationalist says:

    If you reran this referendum using a format acceptable to the EU do you really think there would be a different result?

    80/20 perhaps against 96/4 but it hardly alters the position.

  180. 180
    was it something I said? says:

    And to what end?

    Are they all sitting on some remote ‘B’ road in the Arctic Circle waiting for a mobile phone signal?

  181. 181
    A probing forensic question says:

    Is anyone seriously arguing the majority of people in the Crimea want to turn their backs on Russia and look to Europe for economic salvation?

    Kiev will thieve more off them than the Russians.

  182. 182
    Anon says:

    Postal votes in the UK, err including welsh land.

  183. 183
    Clutching at straws? says:

    Well, he’s made no attempt so far to deny it (or, as politicians say, “clarify” it).

    Anyway I wouldn’t believe him if he did deny it, given the track record of Cameron’s lot.

  184. 184
    SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

    Using a format acceptable to the EU means keep holding the same referendum over again until they get the correct result .

  185. 185
    A Neddy says:

    Planes, even Boeings, can stop in much smaller spaces than you might think – so long as the pilot doesn’t have to worry too much about passenger comfort or keeping the tyres intact for a take-off.

  186. 186
    Rinka the Dog says:

    Or with an extensive water feature.

  187. 187
    SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

    Yes, then they realised they had no troops to send thank christ!

  188. 188
    Michael of Casablanca says:

    By this logic you should tax everyone on over 100k at 80% and they will feel even more successful. Show them how much they matter George.

  189. 189
    Twampersand mk III says:

    VAT is a tax on turnover, pure and simple.

  190. 190
    Hercule Poirot says:

    That is the more interesting question than how they got there.

    Why would someone want to hold such a bunch of passengers alive and incommunicado for so long?

  191. 191
    Twampersand mk III says:

    Comprehensible would do.

  192. 192
    SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

    They can stop in an area no larger than themselves it’s called a crash.

  193. 193
    Another lefty split-arse says:

    I literally cried when I read that.

  194. 194
    Ronald Reagan says:

    Nuclear weapons are the best form of defense.

  195. 195
    Barry says:

    Why would I want to buy the original artwork? Why would anybody? Does anybody?

  196. 196
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    The Armenian massacres (as well as Assyrians and some Christian groups ) took place in 1915. Ataturk came to power in 1923 – he was a serving Army officer during the war. His service at the time was well away from the massacres and I have never seen any suggestion he was involved.

    Pol Pot’s efforts are generally thought to have been responsible for the deaths of 25 per cent of the Cambodian population.

    A difference between Hitler and the other tyrants is that many of the deaths he caused were outside Germany ( in Russia and Poland in particular) as a consequence of war and subsequent brutal maltreatment of locals and despised minority groups like J**s, gypsies and homosexuals.

    Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot largely infilcted misery on their own people.

  197. 197
    Anonymous says:

    As opposed to being merely ‘laughable’, you mean?

  198. 198
    Twampersand mk III says:

    Would your Grandad be willing to fight and die for an EU flag, and Baroness Ashcroft?

    If the Russkis want to put down an insurrecction in a neighbouring country that was their territory 30 years ago and is populated with their own people, what is that to do with us?

    My Grandad would have told people not to stick their nose where it doesn’t belong, you’re likely to get it bloodied if you do.

  199. 199
    Twampersand mk III says:

    The de facto Sultanate of Bradford, Birmingham, the East end, Burnley, Coventry, Burton, Derby, Stoke and Leeds already exists.

  200. 200
    Anonymous says:

    I jizzed myself at this picture. Isn’t he gorgeous. My fantasy made real. I’m going to print the cartoon and laminate it. I can tug myself to ecstasy while looking at gorgeous Gideon.

  201. 201
    Fool Brittania says:

    …..We face many problems that have been allowed to build up,much to the annoyance of many British people!……But, where can we get politicians who will “Bat for Britain”?
    ..The EU,and its’distant ,non existant democracy!
    .Devolution,what a pigs ear,thanks Tone!
    ..Islam,islam,islam,no balls to tackle the spread and distortions of this “peaceful religion”!
    …Foreign aid,when we are told our own are struggling!
    …The EU and its costs to Britain,not just money!
    …Immigration has gone up,to rub our noses in it more!
    …The slimmed down military,navy,airforce,army!
    …Energy,only time will tell!
    …NHS,i have little desire to enter the system,as its reputation has been trashed!
    ….We are all in this together,as proved by the growing divide!
    ….Access to benefits that have been paid for by National Insurance,being stripped!
    …HS2…Is this the time to spend borrowed money on an EU vanity project?
    ……….Not much of a country anymore and this government is making enemies of decent people,who have watched in horror at the decline in everthing once held dear!
    …And,they must know,yet refuse to deal with problems that have grown!
    ..All Hail “The Merkel”, as our grinning leaders would say! Sad..Sad…Sad!
    Time for a bit of vinyl on the Hi Fi,to rid me of the mecurial blues,and to mourn the passing of my once strongly held patriotism,no longer would I lay down my life for this dying country!!!!!!

  202. 202
    Nurse Nightingale says:

    All right. Good night.

  203. 203
    Twampersand mk III says:

    What credibility have the 83% of the UK population that didn’t vote for Cameron got, or what credibility does the leader of the last-placed party have as Deputy PM? How many people voted for the Grand Poo Bah, Rumpoy, or our glorious lady Baroness ashcroft?

    We need to take the plank out of our own eye, before pointing out specks in other’s.

  204. 204
    Two lines of coke and a sniff of black minge says:

    Osborne is a fucking moron.

  205. 205
    Two lines of coke and a sniff of black minge says:

    And his bellend.

  206. 206
    Two lines of coke and a sniff of black minge says:

    So’s his cock.

  207. 207
    Jeremy and Tarquin says:

    We love you Dave and will always have a soft spot for you.

  208. 208
    broderick crawford says:

    Why don t you audution for the Rocky Horror Show George

    The ” thighs ” definitely have it !

  209. 209
    Twampersand mk III says:

    Think yourself lucky, my brother’s a gayer.

  210. 210
    broderick crawford says:

    THE HIGH LORDESS OF NOTHING PARTICULARLY RELEVANT IN BRUSSELS SAYS

    I d give any body a chance sweetheart .
    I m similar to the proverbial village virgin– everybody says they want me but nobody actually takes me .

  211. 211
    broderick crawford says:

    Ahh Balls yess indeedee.
    Why did no one think of hom before now .

    Can we make him First Lord of the Admiralty on a ” hurry up ” basis even though he s on the other side ?

  212. 212
    Gordon the McMental one says:

    I did

  213. 213
    Tastebud Tony says:

    Referendums are overrated. People cannot be trusted to give you the response you want. I prefer ‘fluffy Dictatorship’, it’s the only things the Plebs like – and I should know, I’ve had to sit next to a few of them in Restaurants and on Planes.

  214. 214
    Twampersand mk III says:

    The fact it lost radar contact is all important. A plane that size, with zero radar detection defenses, ONLY disappears from radar, at 30,000 ft, because it is no longer in the sky, i.e. there was a catastrophic failure or a bomb. Deliberate crashing is not possible as the plane’s descent would have been tracked.

    Rag heads have blown it up and killed everybody and the Malay government does not want to admit it.

    Loads of muslims on a disappeared airliner with muslim pilots from a muslim country?

    Ask Occam what has happend to it.

  215. 215
    Cushy Job for failed politicians says:

    If you get a vote, the question will be set to get a yes, and the implications will be decided by us

  216. 216
    Arse fuck for Guiness says:

    Well, it’s that day again when the Irish miss work and spend all day drinking.

    Monday.

  217. 217
    Lewis N Clark says:

    It’s called the “non-event horizon”.

  218. 218
    Bob says:

    and his hat

  219. 219
    Anonymous says:

    My manhood became engorged after reading your post. I am now wet.

  220. 220
    One of the 7 million expats who fled. says:

    Yes George, we like paying 40% tax. In fact I liked it so much I left the UK and now pay 20% tax.


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