May 6th, 2014

BBC Pays MPs More Than Every Newspaper Combined

Press Gazette has crunched the numbers and worked out that the BBC pays more money to publicity-seeking MPs for vanity appearances than every national newspaper combined. Rory Stewart trousered £8,000 for his documentary, Alan Johnson pocketed £5,317, while part-time MP and TV personality Diane Abbott has been paid £2,800. Tim Loughton got £1,500 for appearing on Have I Got News For You, as did wannabe London mayor Sadiq Khan, who probably now regrets that ill-fated idea to boost his profile.

It all adds up to £20,000 of licence fee payers’ money paid to MPs so far this year, well ahead of the £17,905.40 the entirety of Fleet Street has stumped up. If ever there was a reason for scrapping the licence fee…


  1. 1
    Bill Quango MP says:

    Why did Procol Harum kidnap those girls?

  2. 2
    jimbo says:

    None of it matters.

    Read the telegraph today. 95% of people over 60 are indigenous British. In contrast over a quarter of children are non-native British. By 2050 at least 30% of the country will be non-British, and we all know the number will be higher in reality. The non-white foreigners and their descendants will then become the majority in the following decades.

    We’ve lost our country and will be a minority within the century. 1000 years of having our own island and it’s dying before out eyes. Non-British invaders going from 5% to 30% of the population within a generation or two, what conflicts and sadness lie in wait, especially the generation after that one. My grandfather died in the mud in the second world war. I can no longer think it was worth it.

    All societies die. Just as the cvilisations of Ancient Athens and the Roman Empire no longer exist, so it will come to be with Britain. What a waste, destroyed by ignorant left-wingers. Freedom of speech, so much of modern science, parliamentary democracy, ending slavery, all our literature, jury trial… the value of that we gave to the world is almost incalculable. And now our destiny is to become a part of the third world. One can only hope there won’t be violence and bloodshed as those indigenous Britons descended from the men who defeated Napoleon and Hitler will perhaps want to fight-back in the street.

  3. 3
    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    Oy Vey !

    Today’s Populus online poll
    LAB 36 (+1)
    CON 33 (-1)
    LD 8 (-1)
    UKIP 14 (=);

  4. 4
    C O (Ξ7t1) says:

    The BBC needs ‘part time’ MP D’iane A’bbot on side in order to help kick off the race war before LibLabCon get booted out in 2015.

    Her physique is not cheap to maintain in the face of the cost of living crisis, dontcha know ;-)

  5. 5
    C O (Ξ7t1) says:

    You are projecting based on straight line interpolations that likely do not include possible future events such as a UK version of the final solution.

    History, past and future is anything but linear in the medium to long term, in particular on matters demographic.

  6. 6
    Reader says:

    This is corruption.

  7. 7
    THE RAT says:

    No Tory MP’s ?

  8. 8
    Red Prince Watch says:

    At BBC-Izvestia-Pravda we prefer to pay white people less. Simples.

  9. 9
    'ere - who're you lookin' at says:

    a whiter shade of pale ale? – clearly a failing education system somewhere

  10. 10
    C O (Ξ7t1) says:

    Thinking of Nadine, one should perhaps include all broadcasters in addition to the BBC.

    She was paid about £40k+ for her last stint, but that was by ITV – or one of its production companies whatever… :-D

  11. 11
    Politically Correct Guidelines (BBC, Hideously White memorandum 23) says:

    Unless they are gay. Or Irish. Or both.

  12. 12
    A BIGGER RAT says:

    When did the BBC become a comparable media organization to Fleet Street ?

  13. 13
    Harriet Harman says:

    Ignorant fool – its Harem Scarem.

  14. 14
    BBC News and Propaganda Unit says:

    Shut up and hand over your money.

  15. 15
    Phoney Baloney Watch says:

    Online poll! HaaaHaaa. No biased questioners, voice inflection, random interviewees?

    Completely different to all other recent polls. Strange that.

    Direct line to Unison? Or Poll(y) Twaddle?

  16. 16
    Always PC correct Biased Broadcasting Company says:

    Non of this matters as all OUR Money is Leg*ally Exto*rted otherwise
    a Crim*inal Re*cord, from the Great British Public, who we refer to as
    Fcuking Mugs that will accept anything

  17. 17
    A Wanker from the BBC says:

    Come, come, Mr Fawkes. A paltry £20,000? Our annual Glastonbury junket costs £2 million.

  18. 18
    Red Prince Watch says:


  19. 19
    catesby says:

    Isn’t Diane Abbott ugly?

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    Bulls**t Baffles Brains says:

    Given the size of the BBC and the general bankruptcy of the newspapers, this isn’t too surprising I’d have thought. The Telegraph is the interesting one, they seem to be paying far more for their relative size. Or is that just BoJo’s salary pushing the figures up?

  21. 21
    Glott Allstop says:

    Superb satire, keep it up!

  22. 22
    Grant Shapps says:

    Impressive. Max Clifford has only been in prison 3 days and already his new client Skullcracker is the most talked about man in the country.

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    jimbo says:

    It’s true they are the official projections. However for the past 4 decades the official projections have proved to be consistently too conservative, often by numbers reaching millions of people.

    I fear a more likely deviation from the projection is that it will be much higher – perhaps 40-50% non-British ethnicity by 2050 based on for example the indoctrination of school children to believe things like “Britain was always a nation of immigrants”, “divertisy makes a society strong” and “Britons fought the Second World War to create a multi-cultural post-war Britain” and other such historically inaccurate myths. I have some family members who are teachers and you wouldn’t believe the poison they are forced to put in children’s minds, so far that among 16 year olds now perhaps a majority would have to be classified as far-left extremists on matters of nationality and immigration. I fear they will vote for more and more open borders.

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    Bill Quango MP says:

    good point.

    What did the BBC pay compared to SKY/ITV/C4/C5 and Al Jazzerra ?
    Probably no more than double the market rate.

    but the BBc do have to pay more. No London or south MP is going to traipse up to 5 live Salford for a 5 minute slot to discuss the effects of the Fulham/Norwich relegation.

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    Peter Martin says:

    This may explain the carrot and stick reaction of just about any MP, of any political hue even when the most egregious foul-ups, stitch-ups or excesses hit the headlines.

    Not only does it not pay careerwise to get Auntie offside, it also pays rather well to be on her ‘nice’ list too. She does reward loyalty well.

    Meanwhile, now in the blessed off-radar world of parliamentary backwater oblivion, ‘The Future of the BBC’ inquiry burbles along nicely, moving away from any nasty notions of what gets done with £4Bpa of compelled unique funding and unaccountable oversight, to just dotting the ‘i’s’ and crossing the ‘t’s’ of the best way to sneak the bill on everyone, no matter what, in perpetuity.

    Because they are a national treasure. Well, to some more interest-conflicted than others, clearly.

  26. 26
    The Daily Planet says:

    “Skullcracker spotted in Twickenham”. It’s just Vince delivering election leaflets.

  27. 27
    jimbo says:

    Reading comprehension not your strong suit? Go read the telegraph, it’s all very real.

  28. 28
    Ed P says:

    Flab-bott is not worth one penny for airing her unpleasant and often racist views.

  29. 29
    Ray Alexander says:

    We live on a planet my friend. We don’t own this island. Can we not start thinking of people as people. I have nothing to fear; or hide.

  30. 30
    Bill Quango MP says:

    Much more this year. Oasis and Dolly Parton on the Bill!

    All of 5 live Manchester will be rushing down whilst the London ‘Friends of Dollythy’ will be beside themselves with excitement already.

  31. 31
    BBC News says:

    Conservative MP Philip Davis said that those responsible for letting Mr Skullcracker out are berks and should be sacked. The Prison Governors Association is appalled by Mr Davis’s remarks. The Prison Reform Trust concur with the PGA. Mr Skullcracker is unavailable for comment.

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    jimbo says:

    You clearly know nothing about history then. A mental test you might do for yourself – would the Chinese accept your viewpoint? Or the Indians? Or the Mexicans? If tens of millions of white people said “we want to live here, we will insist you pretend we are now the same as you and we will become a majority soon and out-vote you at every stage”?

    The answer is “no”, as you know.

    You’re side seem to have won anyway and we’re now heading for third world status, go look at Brazil, that’s our future, a tiny elite living in fear from the millions of poor beneath them, nobody really feeling like they belong. Whatever bloodshed results is on the hands of the left.

  33. 33
    Bill Quango MP says:

    can’s say that old chap. you’ll be arrested. Even thinking it is a crime. Could have your multi million pound TV show cancelled.

    Best opinion you can offer is she offers an alternative to beauty whilst demonstrating that women do not need to pander to sexual sterotypes with size zero waists.

  34. 34
    Bosun Higgs says:

    Only £20k? That wouldn’t pay the Deputy Outreach Co-Ordinator (Empowerment)’s expenses!

  35. 35
    Screwed Taxpayer says:

    Why the fuck is the supposedly independent Beeb paying any money whatsoever to these troughing bastards?

    They would appear quite happily for nothing to promote their slimey careers and monumental egos.

  36. 36
    Anonymous says:


  37. 37
    rick says:

    Stopped paying the tv tax years ago. If enough people did the same, this crooked organization would have to fold.

  38. 38
    jgm2 says:

    God told them to do it.

  39. 39
    John Bercow says:

    *#!# off you *@*^ing ?}**+¥~*##!

  40. 40
    jgm2 says:

    The euphemism is ‘not conventionally attractive’.

  41. 41
    Diane Abbott says:

    I’ve got school fees to pay…dontch know?

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    Nicholas Clegg says:


  43. 43
    It's a Knobout! says:

    Ex-BBC presenter Stuart Hall has admitted indecently assaulting a girl under 16 but denies 20 further charges.

  44. 44
    Cheryl Cole says:

    Or…just plain ‘ol FUGLY!

  45. 45
    Diane Abbott says:

    I have nothing more to say.

  46. 46
    Andrew Marr, free rides for Labour talking heads says:

    They love coming on my show. I don’t pay a penny.

  47. 47
    Nigel Farage says:

    NEWS! ‘Skull cracker’ Michael Wheatley to stand as UKIP candidate

  48. 48
    Can you tell who he nonced yet? says:

    Entertainer Rolf Harris has arrived at court, where he is due to stand trial on 12 counts of indecent assault.

    The 84-year-old, from Bray, Berkshire, was accompanied at Southwark Crown Court by his wife, Alwen Hughes, and a security team.

    He denies assaulting four girls, the youngest of whom was seven or eight and the oldest 19, between 1968 and 1986.

    Jury selection was expected to begin on Tuesday, with the prosecution case set to open later in the week.

    Mr Harris entered not guilty pleas at a hearing in January.

    His trial, being heard in front of Mr Justice Sweeney, is expected to last for more than six weeks.

  49. 49
    táxpáyér says:

    NewsThump it’s a bit crap isn’t it?

  50. 50
    táxpáyér says:

    The state is a massive liar.

    Learning not to trust the state is a good lesson for kids to learn early.

  51. 51
    Sue Denim says:

    The MPs in the North West might prefer to go to Salford to discuss HS2.

  52. 52
    Is this what counts as news? says:

    Quiet news day, is it? An object lesson in letting free interns loose with data and applying no intelligence to it…Cos if anyone got paid to produce this it would be a colossal waste of Press Gazette money. I for one will be cancelling my subscription.

  53. 53
    MB. says:

    I can’t understand how it is comparable. Rory Stewart did a couple of excellent programmes which must have involved quite a bit of work even if he had help from researchers. I presume the Have I Got News For You fee is a standard payment to MPs, comedians and even bloggers. Most articles for newspapers by MPs probably only take a short time to type up on their computer perhaps whilst travelling on the train or something similar.

    I can imagine the fuss if MPs were under-cutting other people appearing on TV so appearing more or getting more contracts for documentaries than others.

  54. 54
    I feel foreign in my own country says:

    I don’t like w0gs or packees either, never have. One can onl hope that their deficiencies in intelligence and personal industry will outweigh their superior numbers when it kicks off, and believe me, it will.

  55. 55
    táxpáyér says:

    That site’s UKIP obsessed, pity it’s not obsessive about making something amusing.

  56. 56
    still, it could be worse says:

    actually we do own the Island for the reason that in the past we have seen off the other fuckers who have tried to own it.

  57. 57
    jimmy says:

    One day holding your point of view, Jimbo, will be a criminal offence and for the sake of society’s cohesiveness I want that day to arrive sooner so we can make you dinosaurs extinct and enjoy our multicultural community.

  58. 58
    Bill Quango MP says:

    And so it was that later
    As Maria Miller told her tale
    That her face, at first just ghostly,
    Turned a whiter shade of pale

  59. 59
    D Flabbutt says:

    And then my breakfast, snacks, lunch, snacks, dinner, snacks…..I really cannot agree with our Dear Leader about banning sugary drinks…..

  60. 60
    God says:

    I always get the blame. It wasn’t me. I never said a word.

  61. 61
    Dodbbedo says:

    1} No one prefers to go to Salford. Not for anything.
    2} No one can talk about HS2 without a whip being present.

  62. 62
    Drew Idde says:

    Who do we blame? The Hugenots, the Normans or the Saxons for overunning this island?

    As for the Romans, don’t get me started. What did they ever do for us?

  63. 63
    Hargaret Modge, Labour MP and Hypocritical serial long term aggressive Tax Avoider + expenses thief says:

    I’m having a whip round for Dianne Fattbutt… If we can raise more than three large apparrently she’ll stay off our TV screens.

    So it’s a good cause dig deep send all your spare cash to

    ‘Get that Annoying twunt off our screens’
    Everyone at the BBC,
    Wood Lane
    EC3 4ZX

    Sorry to disappoint those of you who may have offerred a real whip (or a Walnut Whip) for the whip round. It’s not that kind of whip round.

  64. 64
    jgm2 says:

    At least one of you is lying.

    Possibly both.

  65. 65
    Sir Bentley Pauncefoot (deceased) says:

    The euphemism is “a glowing testimonial to the benefits of the burqa” (to say nothing of the benefits of the burger).

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    jimbo says:

    You’re drawing a false analogy. Those were events over 1000 years ago in the first two cases, that contributed to and shaped the creation of our nation. The happened before that nationhood really existed in the hearts of men. There is no comparison, none at all, with the last few decades of being swamped by people from the third world. And you damn well know it.

    As for the Huguenots?! It’s amazing how often the ignorant bring them up. Are you an expert on 16th century French Calvinism? No? Yet you know their name, centuries after they came… the reason is that it was such a rare event in our history, the British isles seeing virtually no immigration for all our history until the 20th century. Again, it’s a completely false idea to equate the protestant Huguenots moving here with the deliberate attempt to “rub the noses” of indigenous people in “diversity” by allowing millions and millions of third world people to swamp this nation. Completely false analogy.

  67. 67
    Sue Denim says:

    Salford or Londonistan? Difficult choice.

  68. 68
    jgm2 says:

    You have to keep an eye on it though. They try to sneak the global warming shit in all over the shop. Not just geography.

    ‘You do know it’s all a load of shit,’ I have to remind them. ‘Like God’.

  69. 69
    inside out says:

    All 77-80 million of them according to that right wing rag, The Independent.Estimates of population of UK,figures source from major supermarket data of food consumption.

  70. 70
    JB says:

    What are you so afraid of? Why so pessimistic? Britain today is as peaceful a place as anywhere to live. Not without fault but reasonably civilised nonetheless. Why on earth do you think people from all over the globe want to come and live and work here?
    What better way to avoid future conflict is there than getting people of all backgrounds and cultures to understand and appreciate each other?
    Which is likely to work better – a culture that seeks to isolate itself or one that sees benefit in cooperation, a culture that seeks to go backwards or one that looks to the future?
    Surely the answer is to apply the British values you are so keen on to as many peoples as possible. That way everybody wins.
    Utopian dream I know but infinitely better than the close- minded pessimism you display.

  71. 71
    A Good Wank says:

    They thought they were going to get Diane Fatbot, that makes up for a least 200 hundred others.

  72. 72
    JB says:

    Your grasp of immigration history is somewhat poor.
    I presume you are of Anglo Saxon descent but forgive me if you are not.
    It may benefit you to look at your history and see where you came from. It probably wasn’t from here unless you are of Celtic origin when you may have some claim to this island.
    As such maybe you’d like to “go back to where you bloody well came from” as I believe the saying goes.
    I’m descended from an immigrant who was naturalised in 1870. Maybe I should be considering doing the same.

  73. 73
    Chris Patten says:

    I really think people do not realise that in the real world if you want to be able to hear the likes of the towering intellect and clarity of thought of Ms Abbot it is necessary to pay a large amount of (your) money. The same goes for my huge salary.

  74. 74
    A Good Wank says:

    Jimbo, you are so right,todays society is total shite .Luckily for me I wont be around much longer.

  75. 75
    A Good Wank says:

    You total tosser.

  76. 76
    meeja says:

    Where’s Slaggy Bercow these days?

  77. 77
    meeja says:

    What other perks, green room goodies etc did you get and how much did it cost to reinforce the furniture?

  78. 78
    jgm2 says:

    Well, ‘enjoy’ it as long as you don’t actually have to live in it.

    Enjoy it in the sense that tourists go for an escorted bus trip around Soweto and ‘enjoy’ a traditional meal before heading back to their hotel fortress.

  79. 79

    Good job they didn’t pay her in pies equal to her weight they’d be well and truly bankrupt by now going by how often lardass is on the beeb.

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    peterthepainter says:

    I asked my wife the very same question last night.

    She said that it was because otherwise the sixteen vestal virgins would be leaving for the coast and that would leave only 56 in heaven.

  81. 81
    the lady next door says:

    I thought I read somewhere that the hippo was paid 5000 per appearance. Must be a pound for pound rate….

  82. 82
    broderick crawford says:

    Coz they were never a Whiter Shade of Pale

    ( Oh cripes I ‘ ll now be modded and reoorted to the Lilliputians ! )

  83. 83
    broderick crawford says:

    No it s not

    Its ” Bojo’s Hareem”

  84. 84
    the lady next door says:

    Yes, that chairman of the IPCC was on the telly today assuring us that, according to his latest report, the science was settled and that global warming will get us all in the end – unless we all stop smoking and turning vegetarian.

  85. 85
    Blind_man says:

    The only question is, who the hell fcuked that?

  86. 86
    Hasbeen Ali Baba the lady next door says:

    MYOB you nosey white ….. etc

  87. 87
    Observer says:

    That’s the Real Problem at the heart of Englishness, isn’t it. We’ve had relatively reasonable government for several hundred years, and it has sadly made us into a generally ‘law’ abiding citizenry. Even when the law is totally unreasonable, we’ll just automatically comply. It’s the same with the EU, we follow all the rules and our civil servants make work for themselves by gold plating them. Instead of just ignoring them, or, more sensibly, getting out of the EU.

  88. 88
    School where 45 different languages are spoken and English isn't one of them says:

    Trouble is brewing, but thankfully not in the Muslim Community, as they don’t drink alcohol. Do I win a prize?

  89. 89
    Mark Worthless says:

    Not funny you moron

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    jimbo says:

    How many hundreds of thousands does Michela Gove’s wife get a year for her once a week fluff piece about being Micheal Gove’s wife in the Daily Mail?

    Obviously her pay is for the millions more people that buy the paper and nothing at all about buying influence

  91. 91
    Dimblebore says:

    Someone (Farage maybe) should state what so many of us think: the BBC’s day is done, so far as being funded by the TV tax is concerned.

  92. 92
    Frankie Boil says:

    It *was* funny.

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    Apples'n'Pears innit says:

    a) It is spelled “Huguenots”

    b) They were white, northern European, protestant Christians sharing a common heritage with the British, and they were coming to a white, northern European, protestant Christian, British country.

    c) There were only about 40,000 of them who came and stayed in Britain

    d) The ones who came were skilled or merchants, on the whole

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    Marjorie says:

    Yeas but what does telegraph pay Boris Johnson? You’re on a sticky wicket here Guidp

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    Independence for England says:

    Which is a very good reason for having an Independent Scotland away from the London fraudsters & political crooks. A haven of sanity & sanctuary where all good Englishmen can draw up a chair & drink a few drams. (If they let us in)
    We can let the Corporate Warmongers wallow in the cesspit of their own shame.

  97. 97
    cliche says:

    lee rigby’s family are really enjoying 21st century multi cultural society

  98. 98
    Rabid dribbler says:

    We should be so lucky!

  99. 99
    Anonymous says:

    This is probably an extremely cheap method for the BBC to ensure its future survival

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    Chris says:

    To be fair, Rory Stewart’s ‘Middleland’ documentary was precisely that, and it would have been entirely correct to pay him a market-rate for presenting such a programme. So I think this a very poor example of the issue you are (rightly) trying to highlight.

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    Reblogged this on Reblogged Blogs and commented:
    Well it’s nice to know how much more some of these MP’s get from the public purse! It’s all a joke! They may as well declare themselves feudal lords because they behave in that way! People’s votes are “claimed” as belonging to them/their party! The only good thing to happen with universal suffrage is that Our Vote Belongs To Us! So next time you hear these money grubbing MP’s with their hand in the treasury till say “They (insert name of alleged party) are STEALING our Votes!
    No sorry MP’s & Political Parties they were never yours, the votes were only ever on loan until the next election! How about listening to the many about the way our country should be run! We pay you so you are our employees, you’re there based on promises made at the last election! If you haven’t done as you promised don’t cry when the People don’t vote for you at the next election! Don’t promise what you know you won’t deliver! If you want a TV career then become an actor or actress or someone who works behind the cameras!

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    The Final Solution says:

    Almost all the immigrants before the 1880s were ethnically and culturally and linguistically similar to the indigenous population – most noticeably the numbers of them were miniscule – always less than 1% of the population, and the influx was slow – spread out over decades.

    I say the 1880s, because that’s when the first bout of very alien mass immigration happened, with a significant number of Juicers from the Russian Empire arriving until the run up to WWI when the first formal immigration laws came into being (not that there hadn’t been royal decrees about Juicers in the past). That’s not to say there weren’t a handful of incomers from the Empire… HongKongers, SouthSeaIslanders, Yemenis, Irish etc…

    Fast-forward to WWII and its aftermath, and we get the next step change – more allied foreigners, like Poles, and the first major influx from the Empire, and most notably the Caribbean and Ireland. This was considered too much, and triggered the start of what some hysterical extreemists call the “faar righht”.

    Then fastforward to the 70s, and you get the Ugandan asians, and more HongKongers and SouthAsians, but even this growth is still not enough to tip it beyond 3% of the population through into the 80s, and the NatFrunt waned.

    It’s only when you get to the 90s, and the Tories are not exempt from blame, they did their bit to increase immigration too much, and their lurch to left helped breath life into the corpse of the “faar righht” and begat the 8NP.

    Then we have the revolting New Labour project, who despite all their denials at the time, later admitted that they did it deliberately… and lied about it. We have the 15 years of unprecedented mass immigration… far more people coming in from more weird and wonderful places in that time than ever in the history of these islands from the end of the ice age about 14,700 years ago to about 1997

    There’s no rewriting of history that can hide what they did, and the outcome of it, along with the failure to fix the pension system, is the housing bubble and the recession.

    It’s simple maths:
    too many people or not enough houses = expensive houses = high debt = low profits = lower growth = fewer jobs
    too many people or not enough jobs = lower wages = higher debt = lower consumption = lower growth = more poverty

    Building more houses is not the answer – that’s like building more motorways because of an increase in cars… you are only dealing with the symptom not the cause. You can’t cover the whole country with ever wider roads or more houses.

    You have to remove people who aren’t meant to be here to reduce the pressure on resources.

    You have to fix the pension system and stop buy-to-let mortgages, to end the rentier class, and the transformation of family-sized homes into building of bedsits with as many immigrants and students packed in as possible such that families can’t afford it, and areas turn into sh!tholes.

    Line up the boats, and get all the incomers out… you can probably shift out at least 500,000 a year, do that for 10 years and we might have our country back.

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    The Final Solution says:

    Hilarious satire satire, can’t wait ’til your next quip! tee hee!

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    The Final Solution says:

    You’ve clearly never been to China or Haiti or Africa or India – explore! learn! go!

    The world is not a smooth socialist sphere where all is equal and samely.

    People are the most dangerous creature on this scarily varied world.

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    The Final Solution says:

    You offer a false dilemma. It isn’t just a choice between isolation and cooperation.
    Our most successful policy was global conquest and extermination (not just ours either).

    A Diversity Dalek should understand only too well the urgency with which all those who differ from you must be “pacified” …you, who will happily see people criminalised for defending their identity and expressing themselves – war is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength.

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    The Final Solution says:

    It’s on the cards… and they know it. Charter renewal in 2016 with decriminalisation and the shift to subscraption from 2020.

    It’s actually technology that will see them off in the end, when consumers have access to a global market.
    Watch, when they try to “start a debate” about the creation of an “Internet Licence Fee”

    £25/month just isn’t enough for the conts.

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    m 0 d b 0 t _ b l @ s p h e m y says:

    I t ‘ s _ o n _ t h e _ c a r d s . . . _ a n d _ t h e y _ k n o w _ i t . _ C h a r t e r _ r e n e w a l _ i n _ 2 0 1 6 _ w i t h _ d e c r i m i n a l i s a t i o n _ a n d _ t h e _ s h i f t _ t o_ s u b s c r a p t i o n _ f r o m _ 2 0 2 0 .

    I t ‘ s _ a c t u a l l y _ t e c h n o l o g y _ t h a t _ w i l l _ s e e _ t h e m _ o f f _ i n _ t h e _ e n d , _ w h e n _ c o n s u m e r s _ h a v e _ a c c e s s _ t o _ a _ g l o b a l _ m a r k e t .
    W a t c h , _ w h e n _ t h e y _ t r y _ t o _ ” s t a r t _ a _ d e b a t e ” _ a b o u t _ t h e _ c r e a t i o n _ o f _ a n _ ” I n t e r n e t _ L i c e n c e _ F e e ”

    £ 2 5 / m o n t h _ j u s t _ i s n ‘ t _ e n o u g h _ f o r _ t h e _ c o n t s .

    h t t p : / / w w w . u k f r e e . t v / f u l l s t o r y . p h p ? s t o r y i d = 1107052188
    h t t p : / / w w w . t h e g u a r d i a n . c o m / m e d i a / 2 0 1 4 / m a r / 0 9 / b b c – a r g u e – l i c e n c e – f e e – l i n k – i n f l a t i o n

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