June 3rd, 2014

Quote of the Day

The Guardian isn’t very impressed with Labour’s messaging:

“Politics may be showbusiness for ugly people, but it also often boils down to the spectacle of supposedly clever individuals affecting to be stupid – and on this score Labour is excelling itself. Its website is fronted by the flatly strange line “A recovery made by the many and built to last” – which rather suggests a tipsy adviser messing about with a magnetic poetry kit. The big campaigning slogan, let us not forget, is “Hardworking Britain better off”, which yet again suggests that normal English is best left to other people, and that the only way to get anyone’s attention is to bin lofty ideals and promise more money. (Judging by the polls, Britain is far from convinced.)” 


  1. 1
    Cheap street says:

  2. 2
    New Labour says:

    That’s only part of the quote. It’s “A Recovery built to last from 2015 to 2016″

  3. 3
    JH326ya34523432 says:

    …and promise more other people’s money.

    The average Lefty probably has to dedicate 80% of their brain function to avoiding the realisation of where the ‘free’ money comes from.

    Hardly surprising that they come over as a bit thick when they only have 20% left for everything else.

  4. 4
    Benefit slob says:

    Wot you meen? I foght dat Laybers gott a bigg monee tree and dey is gunna give me and my 12 kidz lotz of bennies if dey win da general erection.

  5. 5
    SpAd says:

    Suzanne Moore’s description of “Hardworking Britain better off” sounding as though the fire alarm went off halfway through the brainstorming session was very apt.

  6. 6
    Gordon Brown says:

    It comes from a growth in tractor production.


  7. 7
    Shove it up your ass says:

  8. 8
    Anonymous says:

    The hard fact is that no party will get 40% of the vote or over at the next election. No one will win a majority.

  9. 9
    Bloke on the right says:

    Why did they kick you out of Bilderberg, you boggle eyed nutter?

  10. 10
    Anonymous says:

    Christ, not even the most partisan among us would conflate a Comment is Free piece with the voice of the paper…

  11. 11
    F##k the LibLabCon says:

    But who will be the new king maker after the current king maker is gone?

  12. 12
    Ron Burgundy says:

    What is wrong with my slogans, you insolent little limey? A Future Fair For All was a triumph – a triumph! – at the last election. Hardworking Britain Better Off will see that funny Ed Millythingy fellow sweep to power, you mark my words.

    Stay classy, London.

  13. 13
    David Camermong (PM for another 11 months) says:

    I promise to continue giving other people’s money to worthy causes, such as foreign aid to countries with nuclear weapons and zero human rights, the unaudited EU, HS2, and green energy subsidies for millionaires.

    I do this because I know how to spend your money better than you do.

  14. 14
    Bloke says:

    “which yet again suggests that normal English is best left to other people”

    Much like The Guardian’s attitude to paying tax.

  15. 15
    bergen says:

    The whole article is well worth reading. I hope Labour pay no attention to it because I’d hate it if they learned something useful to them before the next election.

  16. 16
    Bed Sall says:

    They said I was an anagram of Newark.

  17. 17
    Unimpressed says:

    Well spotted – I naturally thought it was a Guardian editorial until you pointed it out.

  18. 18
    Fishy says:

    Is he asking the price of fish?

  19. 19
    Margaret Hodge says:

    And mine.

  20. 20
    Abbott continues to trash the man who sacked her says:

  21. 21
    Lynton Crosby says:

    The king of Spain has abdicated.Another Juan bites the dust.

  22. 22
    Grey meat honkey whitetrash says:

    I thought we all looked the same to her.

  23. 23
    I'll get my coat says:

    That was a bit Carlos of him.

  24. 24
    Nellie says:

    Is it cuz he shot the elephant in the room?

  25. 25
    Ed Balls says:

    What twelvety pounds for one killiwilogram.

  26. 26
    Fraud spotter says:

    Well if Empty Ed surrounds himself with US spinners like Arnie Graf and David Axelrod, who

    should be surprised that he has no policy, and that his message is childish, vacuous and counterproductive

    Just look at the infantile, corrupt and hysterical level of US politics

    A counter example if there ever was one, comparable to US “culture” as represented by Lady Gaga’s infamous arse…

  27. 27
    Film producer says:

    The Labour Party should be turned into a Disney horror cartoon

  28. 28
    benefits for all says:

    Who paid for it?

  29. 29
    Gordon goes off Better together message says:

  30. 30
    Lucky Luciana says:

    This man is a testicle

  31. 31
    Yoda says:

    Understand what you are talking about I do not. Excellent campaign slogans these are. Perfect the grammar is

  32. 32
    Fishy says:

    But the BBC were doing their bit this morning, R4 Toady programme repeatedly plugging the left wing Resolution Foundation (becoming a Labour front organisation?) and the impending cost of Mortgage crisis, as interest rates are set to rise.

    The BBC treated us to the thoughts of Blair / Browns favourite regulator Adair Turner – financial services regulator exraordinaire – he who did such a cracking job at the FSA. Turner, apparently comfortable in his Kensington mansion, confusingly worries that we are borrowing too much and won’t be able to afford our mortgages…yet at the same time reckons that the EU Commission’s idea that our property should be taxed more heavily, is a good one.

    Strange how these ghosts of crises past seem to come back to haunt us.

  33. 33
    Patrick O'Flynn says:

    Oh dear god, she’s going to eat me. Help me, please.

  34. 34
    Village Idiot says:

    …..Went to Barry in the 70,s, everything was painted in, “Barry Island Blue”, seems it still is!

  35. 35

    If they see it as bullying, hard shit, the English public will never allow a currency union, the whining grievance mongers can’t have their cake and eat it ,let ‘em join the Euro ,best of luck !

  36. 36
    The Bishop of Bath and Wells says:

    Labour will win the next election. But I’m relatively sanguine about this, as it will hasten the continuing end of The Big State slightly faster than with the Tories. Labour will preside over another economic downturn from ’16. They will blame the coalition, of course, but the truth is it will be a continuation of their economic catastrophe that started in ’07. We’ve recently been ‘enjoying’ a bear market rally – nothing more. EU to collapse sometime between ’20-’30. It’s already started, and there’s nothing they can do about it. Scotland to go independent, followed by Catalonia and the Basque region. Italy is in play to divide into four as well. Its going to be a ‘busy’ 15-20 years, kids! I hope you have your crash helmets and baseball bats with a couple of 4″ nails through the end of them ready – you may need them…

  37. 37
    Hit and run says:

    What did Barry think of it, or was he just accommodating another Dick?

  38. 38
    broderick crawford says:

    What s that got to to do with the price of garlic bread ?

  39. 39
    broderick crawford says:

    No it doesn t . !
    It comes from a worker led leap in production from our glorious LEFT shoe factory who have excelled themselves on this year s quota and flooded the retail market with no less than 250 million left shoes.

    We expect a similarly patriotic collective effort from our colleagues toiling at the RIGHT shoe factory whose production is expected fully available in time for the 2017 EU referendum

    ( by which time it will be time to start making left shoes once again . in such a way does our great nation continues to advance ….in fact I have just received the following message of brotherhood and solidarity from Kim Jong Eun …..)

  40. 40
    broderick crawford says:

    Seriously though it must be the arse end of the job going out doorknocking ….

    I bet Ed wakes up in another nondescript hotel room , wipes the smeg from his eyes and says

    Jeez, another freaking day of gladhanding the freaking ignoramus plebs and dodging the reptiles hoping to capture a bigoted woman video moment .

    Then back to Morley to read all those crappy letters from constituents about their broken boilers and bennie cuts.

    Still, then back to Troughland for the Queens Speech . Pageantry , tradition and if I m lucky queue uo behind Ed for some free nosebag !

  41. 41
    broderick crawford says:

    HOORAY !!!

    Long live coalition fudge politics.
    Look at Italy , Greece, Belgium et al !!

  42. 42
    broderick crawford says:


    Do ‘ t mention tax ! . That s my weak spot!!!!

  43. 43
    broderick crawford says:

    Obviously not . Ed is the far better looking , more charismatic and indubitably more personable of the two —plus he s richer .

    ( In hindsight that last point may actually be true ….)

  44. 44
    broderick crawford says:

    Sorry I know my eyes care going but us thst HEEEWWWNNNE
    next to Diane ??!!

    How the hell did he squirm his way on to a politics show ? —making a second bid for LibDem leadership glory perchance now Cleggie s toast ??!!

  45. 45
    broderick crawford says:

    Says he wishes to spend more time tilting at windmills .

  46. 46
    broderick crawford says:

    I ve never viewed Lady Gaga s arse .

    Is it more infamous than the Duchess’s ?

  47. 47
    broderick crawford says:

    Who would play Wile E Coyote ?

  48. 48
    broderick crawford says:

    Yes I agree with Yoda .

    And criticism this as such , up with which we will not put .

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