March 19th, 2014

Gove Outrider Attacks Osborne’s Budget

Henry de Zoete, the former DfE SpAd who was Michael Gove’s media man, has founded and runs an energy switching campaign called The Big Deal. It’s pretty clever – essentially a mass lobby organisation for lower energy prices. Interestingly Osborne had barely sat down by the time The Big Deal had sent out a press release “respond[-ing] sceptically” to the Chancellor’s Budget announcement that he would freeze the Carbon Floor Price, saying it “won’t help consumers” because of the Big Six and their nefarious ways. Gove wasn’t on the frontbench today, but lurked behind the Speaker’s chair instead…


87 Comments

  1. 1
    You Know Its True says:

    Vote UKIP

  2. 2
    tuff int' north says:

    we haven’t got a carbon floor

  3. 3
    A person I used to work with went to prison says:

    FFS Geedo you really are scraping the barrel with this one.

  4. 4
    Dick the Butcher says:

    Milliband has gone from pathetic to beyond pathetic…. hear him parrot his leftie phrases – millionaires, Bullingdon Club, food banks, cost of living crisis etc. Not a credible alternative to this government I’d say.

  5. 5
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    BE HONEST GORDON, HOW WAS I ??

  6. 6
    Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin ( Member in absentia ) says:

    BRITISH JOBS FOR BRITISH WORKERS !!

    NO MORE BOOM AND BUST !!

  7. 7
    George Osbrown says:

    Once we have invested in Graphene technology we will be the envy of the world for Carbon Floors.

    No one will ever want carpet again.

  8. 8
    Mitch says:

    de Zoete is correct – ordinary fuel consumers only got a £15 p.a. reduction whilst manufacturing firms got many £k’s.

  9. 9
    Ellie-Mae (9) says:

    More babycham Ed?

  10. 10
    Labour the Inglorious Bastards says:

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    That is all.

  11. 11
    Anonymous says:

    Manufacturers pay a hell of a lot more in the first place.

  12. 12
    Skeleton Bob says:

    So we would all be better off without these manufacturing jobs?

  13. 13
    Normal Guy says:

    What is a carbon floor and why can’t it be discussed using the English language?

  14. 14
    Ed Miliband says:

    Pob on the naughty step again?

  15. 15
    Skeleton Bob says:

    The cost of living rise is the hangover price for the partying of the night before.

  16. 16
    BBC HOmo rectum says:

    Only feckless, scrounging, workshy cu’nts, obese, layabout, public sector undead, those not from this country, and anyone else who hates society, would vote for Labour to get their criminal ands on the economic tiller again

    Which is why Labour will have an ninety seat majority next may

  17. 17
    nell. says:

    Utility companies are making our industry uncompetitive.

  18. 18
    It's the EU stupid says:

    FFS

    Until we leave the EU and throw the shackles off, our chancellor is reduced to widow dressing under Brussels’ guidance.

  19. 19
    OnBenefits says:

    Doesn’t Alan Sugar sit as a Labour supporter?

  20. 20
    Never underestimate the overall gullibility of large swathes of the electorate says:

    You may be correct but Miliband will still be Prime Minister on 8 May 2015

  21. 21
    Never underestimate the overall gullibility of large swathes of the electorate says:

    It’s a winner though…after all if someone asked you if you’d like some free food and do you feel worse off financially what are you going to answer ? Yes to both I would suggest

  22. 22
    OnBenefits says:

    David Cameron suddenly looked very red in the face as Osborne talked about offshore tax avoidance schemes and people not paying their fair share.

    Without his father doing precisely that Cameron probably wouldn’t be a millionaire

  23. 23
    just asking says:

    Is there much call for “widow dressing” in Brussels then ?

  24. 24
    What an arse says:

    It used to be a joke in the old days as to what the government would tax if they could.
    Thanks to the fucking eco loons they delivered to the politicians something they always dreamed of.
    An excuse to tax the air we breath.
    Am I now meant to be happy that they have frozen that stupid c*nting tax?
    Fuck off,abolish it.

  25. 25
    The most amusing claim ever says:

    Get on message…repeat after me…”We’re all in this together “

  26. 26
    Mitch says:

    The last time I looked most manufacturing companies were making a profit. Why can’t they pay their bills same as everybody else?

  27. 27
    Cuntwatch says:

    More people are in work??? How many of those are on ZHC, part time, have had to go self employed because they can no longer get benefit or have been sanctioned so they are taken off the unemployment figures? Osborne just lies.

  28. 28
    Stop moaning and put on a jumper says:

    Calm down…good job they’ve not taxed swear words yet

  29. 29
    Caroline Flint says:

    I’m Free

  30. 30
    Britannia says:

    Why would they want to make our industry competitive? They are mainly owned by foreigners with a direct stake in the UK’s industry failing to meet its potential.

  31. 31
    EH? How is that a crime? says:

    Not a Red Herring

  32. 32
    Funny parody of chav scum says:

    A great parody of dole tossers, the type Labour support.

  33. 33
    They're all in this together says:

    Alert alert alert, dissention in the ranks, Ed B not being given the lubed hand job he usually expects from the Beeb.

  34. 34
    Sinnick says:

    “Inheritance tax to be taken away from those in the emergency services dying in the course of duty.”

    Cue death bed employment of Billionaires as Honorary Firemen

  35. 35
    Floreat Etona says:

    Henry de Zoete – seems like a nice boy.

    Enjoy a pint with him down at the Nonce and Bulldyke occasionally.

  36. 36
    BBC HOmo rectum says:

    No he sits as an ALan Sugar lover

  37. 37
    A Divorce with no strings. says:

    If Farage annuls all church weddings I can see how that may be attractive for some.

  38. 38
    Just Curious says:

    How many service men killed on active duty in the last 3 years have been assessed to pay Inheritance Tax.

  39. 39
    Spanish Trawlerman says:

    She stole our fish

  40. 40
    I kept awake during Maths lessons says:

    % rises are always regressive.

    If I earn 20k and get 3% that is more cash than someone earning 10k and getting 3%

    Homework:

    If steel producer A uses £33,000,000 in energy and Freda Grungthorpe uses £450 in energy and the gummint reduce energy costs by x%, who saves more money?

  41. 41
    Ed Miliband says:

    I hate Industry.

  42. 42
    Toxic Labour for Spongers, Parasites, Criminals, Peedos, Green Nazis & other Wasters says:

    If disgusting Labour get back in with Red Miliband and Red Balls we are all doomed.

  43. 43
    MIKE GOVE says:

    I AM REALLY JO BRAND IN DRAG!!

  44. 44
    SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

    Why should Cameron’s father or anyone else pay more tax than he is legally obliged if he can find a legal means to avoid doing so
    The fact that he’s a millionaire is a great recommendation , it certainly beats letting the government get their hands on it, especially a labour one, who just want it to hand to the feckless, bone idle,subhuman, chav underclass to buy their votes.

  45. 45
    Princess Di's Butler says:

    what about in the future?

  46. 46
    The unelected Cathy Ashton says:

    I’m leaving the EU to some wet work in Turkey. My snipers will join me next week.

  47. 47
    SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

    Probably not many, but in some areas if you own your own house and suddenly inherit one it would not take much .

  48. 48
    Observer says:

    Plus Labour’s allies, the criminal bankers, who have pillaged, are pillaging and will continue to pillage Britain

    Just as their paymasters the Oligarchs have pillaged Russia and Ukraine and still run around London undisturbed

    Bribing Blair, Mandelson and so many other criminal accomplices

  49. 49
    Alan B'Stard says:

    Zoete. How is it pronounced?

  50. 50
    Paniagua V5.1 says:

    What’s the price of postage for a house in a corporate envelope?

  51. 51
    The elephant in the spare shed says:

    Give the guy a break.
    It must be hard trying to create full employment not just for British citizens but every Tom Dick and Hahmed that decides to live here.

  52. 52
    Ernie says:

    So Osborne is increasing the number of Premium Bonds we can buy by some 60%.

    Nothing about increasing the interest rates for the prizes by this amount.

    Does he think English people are thick?

    This is bordering on theft and is little better the encouraging people to put their savings in a Ponzi scheme.

  53. 53
    The Money Hole says:

  54. 54
    Seychelles here I come... says:

    Fantastic! Lower air tax on long-haul flights will make it much cheaper to emigrate next year!

  55. 55
    Observer says:

    That’s right

    Use all the public infrastructure paid for by honest taxpayers

    And avoid paying for it

    And tell everyone, we are all in it together

    Pure hypocrisy and cynical abuse of the system

    Like Starbucks, Google, microsoft and co

    It’s called pillaging

  56. 56
    The Voice of Reason says:

    But you only pay on the sum above the Inheritance threshold.

    Taking account of the married persons exemption it is something only about 10% of people will have to be worried about.

  57. 57
    Patriotic Richard Branson says:

    I am resident in the British Virgin Islands

    No income tax, CGT or inheritance tax here

    We are all in this together

  58. 58
    coeur_de_lion says:

    If any Tory minister or MP contributes to Labour returning then God help him.

    Or her. But more likely him.

  59. 59
    Ukrainian Oligarch in Laundry London says:

    The European governments we have bribed are superb

    We have stolen tens of billions so Ukraine is now bust

    They then fill the coffers again and leave us in peace

    Fucking marvellous

  60. 60
    Pete from Pretoria says:

    Can I phone a friend? ‘A’ Level maths was not my strongest suit.

  61. 61
    Long John Silver' s parrot says:

    If someone left me £400,000 in a Will and I was told I would have to pay £30,000 Inheritance Tax I would not be too unhappy.

    I would though take note and try to spend the remaining £360,000 before I popped my clogs.

  62. 62
    Eddie Balls (age 7) says:

    eleventy?

  63. 63
    Sue Denim says:

    Is it anything like the glass ceiling?

  64. 64
    Golly says:

    Buy a one way ticket on Eurostar and you won’t have to pay this tax at all.

  65. 65
    Myfanwy says:

    Hmm Geedes Gove hiding behind the speakers chair, shouldhis name be changed to Lurcior

  66. 66
    Pete from Pretoria says:

    Probably licence not renewed. Naughty Matron!

  67. 67
    Sue Denim says:

    I thought he said something about more £1M prizes?

  68. 68
    Seychelles here I come... says:

    first class or recorded delivery?

  69. 69
    Flange says:

    I found some old Premium Bonds I’d had bought for me, as was the custom back then, when I was born. Never checked them. 46 years worth of draws and total winnings of….. fook all!

  70. 70
    Myfanwy says:

    We have the housing boom but things run as per normal we just have to wait for the plop, marvelous what you can come up with when elections loom

  71. 71
    Mitch says:

    What kind of company spends £33m on energy!!?? Are they running the sun on the side?

  72. 72
    Maximus says:

    It’s a false market. Imagine the government coercing the buying and selling of rocking horse droppings.

  73. 73
    Myfanwy says:

    Not per unit they don’t

  74. 74
    Victoria Nuland says:

    Fuck the EU

  75. 75
    Myfanwy says:

    Youhave a point there chum, note it down Gidion

  76. 76
    Anonymong says:

    Bollocks!
    Jo Brand would never get her fat feminazi arse in those trousers.

  77. 77
    Anonymous says:

    It’s true we don’t. But now that the NSA knows everything you write, and records everything you say within earshot of a phone (even when its not calling), rest assured a tax on swearing could be implemented very easily.

  78. 78
    Anonymong says:

    If you have no policies nor means to successfully debate a policy resort to:

    1. Ad Hominem attacks.
    2. Stir up “class” envy. Without having any class oneself, of course.
    3. Strawman, strawman, strawman.
    4. Make accusations of racism.

    Socialists: They know two things.
    How to run out of other people’s money.
    How to tell people what to do.
    How not to count accurately.

  79. 79
    Myfanwy says:

    To give you an idea just for arc furnances, I worked at steel producing firm they had a relatively small arc furnance the carbon electrodes were about 15″ in diam, now that furnace had its own feed from a YEB substation the peak power was approx 6 Mega Watts approx when going full power imagine what the consumption in power is when the electrodes are 36″ in diameter

  80. 80
    Myfanwy says:

    Get thi mits mucky lad just for a day then thinkn how lucky you have been, come to think of it a lot of the 650 could do a days hard manual work, so when they speak in the HoC they know what they are talking about.

  81. 81
    No more distorting Green Taxes/levies says:

    Like UK Carbon Price Floor tax, Air Tax just penalises the UK. That why it was reduced for NI.

  82. 82
    Toxic Labour for Spongers, Parasites, Criminals, Peedos, Green Nazis & other Wasters says:

    they know a lot more than that,

    How to destroy pensions.
    How to wipe out savings.
    How to encourage spongers and parasites.
    How to spend their Great Great Grand childrens inheritance.
    How to massively over claim on expenses.
    How to destroy everything they get their hands on.
    And so on.

  83. 83
    SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

    Anybody paying more that they need to is an idiot,rrespective of who he is!!

  84. 84
    SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

    Good on you, keep as much of YOUR money out of the hands of the socialist wasters as you can .

  85. 85
    carlo gambino says:

    zoot

  86. 86
    carlo gambino says:

    aka a video knocked up by my mate who’s nowhere near as funny as he thinks he is.

  87. 87
    carlo gambino says:

    not everyone’s married…


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