June 16th, 2014

Stay CLASS-y: Wife-Beater Tells Labour to Put Up Taxes

The Unite front group CLASS, despite their own gender failings, is devoted to furthering equal rights and women’s causes. So Guido was surprised to see them happily embrace such a controversial figure this afternoon.

Funnily enough the very left wing, but not right on, ‘think tank’ failed to ask Thomas Piketty about the time he assaulted his girlfriend:

‘After the charges were dropped, the French news agency AFP quoted a source close to Ms Filippetti as saying: “Mr Piketty has acknowledged the facts of the violence against Ms Filippetti and has apologised, so in the interests of the families and children, she did not proceed.” When the allegations re-surfaced in the media at the weekend, Mr Piketty confirmed that he had been arrested but contested the claims.’

Instead MPs and activists lapped up the discredited Frenchman’s thoughts on why the 50% rate of tax is not high enough. That’s right, Labour are spending one of their precious few days before the next election discussing putting taxes up with an economist who beat up his ex-girlfriend.


  1. 1
    dai mightily taxed says:

    wife beating to be a taxable benefit?

    is noting sacrosanct?

  2. 2
    e&oe says:

    nothing rather than noting in the above

  3. 3
    Jack Dromey says:

    Wife beating is terribly wrong and quite painful.

  4. 4
    Mrs Clegg says:

    Look how sad my precious male partner Nicolas is. It’s all the fault of you horrid voters who won’t support him and vote for other parties. I hope that millions more people come to enrich your country and wipe you out of existence. RACISTS.

  5. 5
    White rabbit says:

    A world without string is chaos

  6. 6
    Alfred Beerbarrel says:

    They have the presumption of innocence in France as well, you know.

    If unproven allegations of domestic violence had been made against someone who is politically congenial to you, you would be leaping to his defence instead of making snide insinuations.

  7. 7
    Calamity Clegg, Chief Cockroach says:


  8. 8
    Craig Oliver says:

    Six across -3 letters ..” Smoking! American slang for homosexual or servant in a posh boys boarding school.”

    Any Ideas? I’m clueless.

  9. 9
    jimmy says:

    Fucking hell, just clicked on and read the twitter feed of ellie o’hagan – she is clearly completely loony, no doubt the product of blair’s edukayshun, edukayshun, edukayshun

    Where are we going so wrong with society that someone like her is so angry and so wrong? It’s not even that she was imported to vote Labour, she looks British and is off the scale with demented ideas.

  10. 10
    Chris Jack says:

    The logic of this article seems to be: “He hasn’t been charged with assault, ergo his views on taxation must be wrong and nobody should listen to him”. Hmmm.

  11. 11
    táxpáyér says:

    Income taxation creates unemployment that creates dependency that creates labour voters.

  12. 12
    Michael Gove says:

    Did Boris Johnson not vote for the invasion of Iraq then? Am I missing something?

  13. 13
    Not holding my breath says:

    “The Unite front group CLASS, despite their own gender failings, is devoted to furthering equal rights and women’s causes.”

    Can we expect any outrage from Unite at the 21 state schools in Birmingham where children were taught that English women are “white whores” and that homosexuals should be punished by death?

  14. 14
    táxpáyér says:

    An eagerness to increase the amount extorted from those producing wealth is always to be wary of and a sign of simmering mental issues and violence.

  15. 15
    Harriet Harmong says:

    Unlike me, he’s said he regrets the decision.

  16. 16
    Stella-drinker says:

    Today Gheedo is going for Massa Cuckold’s tactic of smearing his (massa’s) enemies with personal attacks irrelevent to the issue.
    Clog is breaking up (rather than Clog has shit policies). Piketty is a woman-beater (rather than Piketty has shit economics)

    “Mr Piketty has acknowledged the facts of the violence against Ms Filippetti and has apologised, so in the interests of the families and children, she did not proceed.”

  17. 17
    Bill Quango MP says:

    First he introduced his mansion tax on £1 million homes, then abandoned it immediately when he saw that the average detached HP was £650,000 in his constituency.
    brought it back at £2 mil.

    Then he introduced a bill into parliament, which he himself opposed, in true Brownian spaz style.

    Then he began a coup that backfired so badly he ensured the coup target would remain in power no matter what and has in danger of being removed himself.

    He’s gone from Lib Dem “Darling to Mr Has-Been”

  18. 18
    Millibrain says:

    Would it help if I posed with a copy of “Magpie”?

  19. 19
    The Poof In Residence says:

    Are you sure it’s not his bumcheeks?

  20. 20
    Ex-Labour voter says:

    The logic of the article is that (a) he’s a twát advocating high taxation (it’s worked really really well in France, hasn’t it?) and (b) he likes beating up women.

    Labour are probably happy with (a) but he really needs to be a Muzzie to get away with (b). But he’s French, so.. effnic enough, I suppose.

  21. 21
    The British media are cunts says:

    When socialists commit violence, be it the UAF, Blair/Labour etc. it’s always in the interest of peace.

  22. 22
    Not so out of touch ! says:

    What 50% Tax Rate –

    Income Tax = 45%
    N/I Tax = 12% (Income tax with another name)
    Employers NI = 13.8% (Is in reality another income Tax)

    That would seems to add up to an effective tax rate of 70.8 which for employees is about correct.

    If labour where serious about the cost of living they would not talk about increasing NI but scraping it for those on less than a living wage. They would also stop collecting Employers NI on income that is less than the minimum wage and increase the minimum wage by 20%.

    If we want low paid Jobs to come back to the UK then the Government must stop pricing UK workers out the the Market places, through Taxes and the cost of there collection.

  23. 23
    Socialism is theft says:

    It isn’t just 50% though is it? Add on VAT (20%), National Insurance(14%), Council tax, etc and the rate is ALREADY much higher than 50%.

  24. 24
    Owen Jones,Socialist turned Capitalist says:

    There is some SERIOUS booty twerkin’ going on in Portcullis House right now.

  25. 25
    NuLieBore, Unyuns, lazy fuckers, and MPs says:

    Don’t do what we do, – DO WHAT WE SAY !!!!!

  26. 26
    Anonymous says:

    What do you expect? Their hero Che Guevera was a racist, a homophobe and a murderer.

  27. 27

    I knew if you righties thought about it long enough you’d come up with a coherent argument.

  28. 28
    Chris Jack says:

    The source close to Mrs Filipetti said he acknowledged the facts. Meanwhile, further down the paragraph it says Pikkety contests the claims.

    This is all part of the effort to discredit Pikkety the man because they haven’t been able to discredit his work.

  29. 29
    Banned says:

    The BBC were training immigrants on how to behave back in the 1970s:


  30. 30
    CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

    Labour still think class war may be a vote winner. They fail to understand that Labour politicians and their affiliates have already proven that they are the most venal, self-serving, corrupt bunch of middle-class, Guardian reading wankers, that you could ever wish to see.

  31. 31
    Hilary Armstrong, Former Labour Chief Whip says:

    It doesn’t matter. As I said about Afghanistan, war is not a matter of conscience.

  32. 32
    Bill Quango MP says:

    Still waiting for an example of a succesful Marxist, communist economy.

    Any examples lefties?
    271 nations to pick from.

  33. 33
    Owen Jones says:

    Zimbabwe ?

  34. 34
    Maggie Carter says:

    I is Brisith. Give me paspoort noU pleez.

  35. 35
    Mr Hague says:

    Is it a coincidence that the game on at the same time as the Game of Thrones Finale is Iran v Nigeria? I think not. Prime Minister Goodluck Johnson loves GoT!

  36. 36
    Carlo Gambino says:

    ‘Mr Piketty has acknowledged the facts of the violence against Ms Filippetti’


    Read the text before gobbing off you lazy left wing sh*te.

  37. 37
    Anonymous says:

  38. 38
    Socialists are full of shit says:

    Socialists should live on an average wage and in an average priced home.
    The extra they can donate to the taxman.
    Any problems?

  39. 39
    Povety-stricken lawyer says:

    A serious allegation if untrue. I assume he has sued for libel.

  40. 40
    Krusty's says:

    Now Lot No. 201,
    Nice Lot really. Large Painting.

  41. 41
    cyril smith says:

    A woman, a child, and a walnut tree the more you beat them the better they be.

  42. 42
    Socialism is theft says:

    Is it Sunni v Shia? If so my money is on the striker with the RPG.

  43. 43
    Scousers are all the same says:

    The Mcanns are Irish republican jizz that washed up on the banks of the Mersey.
    That is why they are…Always offended and never ashamed.

  44. 44
    A Right Fucking Bastard says:

    Fuck me, the Left get more fucking insane with every day that passes.

    Just look across the Channel to see what Socialism has done to the French, you fucking thick bastards. Piketty is a complete fucking bellend who can’t even get his sums right.

    Yeah right, we’re all going to vote for increased taxes, especially when promulgated by a foreigner and that fucking corn-beef-faced traitorous commie Scouse cüntwaft.

    Jesus H. fucking Christ….

  45. 45
    Hague says:

    Up the workers, and any advisors handy!

  46. 46
    Piss of leftie says:

    I don’t know anyone whose been accused of beating a woman let alone nicked for it.
    Is the pool of talent so shallow lefties can’t find one fucking bloke that hasn’t been accused of something?

  47. 47
    Paul Nutall of The UKIPS says:

    So you take Guido at his own word then???

    I don’t he’s just another hack.

  48. 48
    Anonymous says:

  49. 49
    Barrack says:

    Some do that. Most however do not.

  50. 50
    Socialists are full of shit says:

    A socialist who earns above average wages and lives in above average priced properties has no business advocating fuck all to anyone.
    Picketty can stick his work up his arse

  51. 51
    Mycroft says:

    Not good reason, not proof… but your foamy-mouthed rant is, in my opinion, very good reason and proof-positive that you have an axe to grind .

    The McCanns haven’t been “…suing people you (they) wish to shut up…” they have sued people who have defamed them or similar.

    I suspect that your assertion of misuse of funds seems to stem from people similar to yourself who keep mithering at the edges or worse.

    Self-fulfilling actions, read about them, think about it and quell your raging heart and wipe your foaming mouth.

    Pick up your schtick and f’ck off you are nothing more than an internet zombie, riffling through the entrails of a mortal wound.

    I have no connection with any person, action or finance in this matter.

  52. 52
    Vindaloo PIE says:

    Did he get off ?????

  53. 53
    The Growler says:

    That maybe but so would the Conner government after next election, Vat up to 22.5% or even 25%, it is your favourite tax Geedes, remember, Ossie has given too much away, pre election. If, and it will be a very big IF, the Conners get a working majority in 2015, the present cuts will be as nothing to what is coming, everone is going to have fork out, Liebore will also do the same, they all pee in the HoC karzzies

  54. 54
    The Growler says:

    Fag dear, does that help you? A bit like years at boarding school

  55. 55
    dai mightily taxed says:

    yes – and both the nic’s have to be included

    note that labour are said to be rasing nic’s to fund extra nhs spending – a payoff for UNITE

    that said there are plenty of other big tax frauds – farm fraud in particular – on which none of the 4 parties will issue a bleat – why?

  56. 56
    táxpáyér says:

    The LVT would fuck him (and most parasitic lefties) sideways

  57. 57
    Ey-up Lad says:

    Very tacky Guido, very tacky. If you want to start a game of hunt the wife beater……well where would it end?

  58. 58
    Unite the Deafening Silence Union says:

    Stop! Look over there! Austerity! Bedroom tax! Thatcher!

  59. 59
    Gurpal Virdi says:

    No, they dragged me off him before I had time.

    Racists, all of them.

  60. 60
    jgm2 says:

    Nah. His work is work is shit. Sue me.

  61. 61
    Arse says:

    Yes, his work has been discredited. Especially his statistics and data, which was apparently in an absolutely terrible state.

    For example, see here:


    Poor Jack!

  62. 62
    Esther McVey says:

    Do you have a problem with Liverpudlians that might be fixed by a personal visit?

  63. 63
    The Tapas Twats says:

    I’m a pedo.

  64. 64
    Anonymous says:

    With a certain BBC darling and professional Yorkshireman currently commentating on the cricket on BBC 5 sports extra?

  65. 65
    Mycroft says:

    So, people like you make it virtually impossible to return to work, they have to keep a roof over their and their children’s heads.

    So even if what you claim were true it seems about right to me.

    Any fund must support it’s prime movers, if they become dissolute and homeless then that is self-defeating.

    You really are just another internet moron.

    Even engaging in this conversation makes me feel dirty, get a f’cking life and stop being a retard.

    If you can mange it.

  66. 66
    Solomon Grundy says:

    Is this a Pikkettywitch hunt?

  67. 67
    Alfred Beerbarrel says:

    Source: “AFP quoted a source close to Ms Filippetti”

    I hope you never get picked to do jury service.

    Judge: “Foreman of the jury, do you find the defendant guilty or not guilty?”

    Carlo Gambino: “Guilty, your Honour. A source close the the plaintiff has been reported by AFP as saying that the defendant is guilty, so that’s fine by me.”

  68. 68
    Rhody Dendron says:

    Oh boy – do you need to get out more!

  69. 69
    Rhody Dendron says:

    Does Chris Patten still indulge himself with this pastime?

  70. 70
    The two Muppets says:

    He sounds a perfect addition to the Labour cause . What a shower of shite .

  71. 71
    Tim Yeo-Yo says:

    Staggering hypocrisy from the idiot who has failed to defend a single pathetic argument he’s ever started.

    Do you enjoy being made to look like a twat several times a day on here?

  72. 72
    Mycroft says:

    It has taken me 5 minutes to find the following.

    There are 6 ‘directors of the fund’ two of them are the parents, the other four are not family, all decisions on money given to the parents are made without the parents presence.

    Plus I found this on the website as one of it’s tenets:- “To provide support, including financial assistance, to Madeleine’s family.”

    Vehemently??? Does no-one else point out your idiotic ideas for being what they are… Idiotic!

    WTF has religion got to do with this??? (CoE, btw)

    “shit-faced…” you mean they got drunk?

    So, according to your insanity, they were drunk and managed to carry out one of the most perfect crimes in history.

    I previously pointed out I have no connection of any kind whatsoever, to any part of this matter.

    I just happen to be neither a f’cking idiot or Grand Conspiracist.

    You, it seems to me, are both… in spades.

  73. 73


  74. 74
    Mycroft says:


    You are rum fella for sure.

    I have never in my life asked if someone is a Catholic or any other religion for that matter?

    So, let’s clear this matter, you have a stupid and fanciful idea in your head, you espouse it on here, someone (me) points out a few chasms in both your ideas and logic, not liking this you veer off into a religious angle of debate.

    Where do you go next?

    You’re not doing well here, your schtick is (metaphorically) beating your already senseless head into further insensibility.

    Still, doubtless you’ll come up with something, no idea what, but you will, the mentally skewed mind will always find a way to show itself.

  75. 75

    Fagging maggot !!

  76. 76

    Curses. Another defeat at the hands of the GF debating society.

  77. 77
    Rabid dribbler says:

    Oooh, Polly Browne chasing… She was a bit nice.

  78. 78

    well woop de dooo… the fact he ADMITS hitting Fillipetti does not AUTOMATICALLY ABSOLVE him from having done so — retard !!

  79. 79
    Labour voting thicko says:

    vote labour.

  80. 80
    Anonymous says:

    Piketty’s work has already been discredited, either in the FT or Telegraph, can’t remember which. The truth is that there is no increasing wealth disparity (only what people chasing a career out of book sales are prepared to manipulate and conjure up figures to say).

    If Labour are still supporting Pikketty it’s because they have a higher taxation agenda anyway. Picketty is way out on the ultra red side of the left. Obama is interested in a 60-80% tax rate, that’ll kill US productivity

  81. 81
    Anonymous says:

    Perhaps if you didn’t answer every single question with another question people wouldn’t think you were such a clueless retard? Just throwing that out there.

    Maybe you should stick to left leaning blogs where you can debate with other mouth breathers to you hearts content ?

  82. 82
    Llareggub says:

    Given that the FT has demonstrated that Piketty has falsified his data in order to draw his conclusions, no.

  83. 83
    coldwarkid says:

    Never heard of her ’till now. Just visited and commented on her twitter. Bangs on a lot about south american elections, bangs on about anything that enters her head (would have said ‘Mind’ but clearly not applicable) . She reports that she is poorly. Snnff!
    Get my drift?

  84. 84
    coldwarkid says:

    You’ve clearly some issues dude.

  85. 85
    Rikardon't says:

    People of unsavory character are allowed point of view as well.
    This is just another example of how we need to separate morality from politics if we ever hope to achieve anything.

  86. 86
    Kenan Rockmore says:

    (1) Unemployment benefit map shows party political divide (The Guardian, Thursday 26 January 2012): “Twelve of the 15 seats with highest percentage of claimants are held by Labour, while lowest claimant areas are mostly Tory or Lib Dem seats”


    (2) Coalition v shadow cabinet: whose constituencies are worse hit by unemployment? (The Guardian, Wednesday 16 March 2011): “New research shows Labour MPs harder hit than Coalition members when it comes to unemployment in their constituencies”.


    (3)Hard-working families forced to pay extra £528 extra on council tax bills to cover £2.4BILLION debt left by people who refuse to pay (Daily Mail, 12 January 2014): “Nine out of the 10 worst councils for collecting council tax are Labour-run”.


  87. 87
    Stu Pickles says:

    (1) Unemployment benefit map shows party political divide (The Guardian, Thursday 26 January 2012): “Twelve of the 15 seats with highest percentage of claimants are held by Labour, while lowest claimant areas are mostly Tory or Lib Dem seats”

    (2) Coalition v shadow cabinet: whose constituencies are worse hit by unemployment? (The Guardian, Wednesday 16 March 2011): “New research shows Labour MPs harder hit than Coalition members when it comes to unemployment in their constituencies”.

    (3)Hard-working families forced to pay extra £528 extra on council tax bills to cover £2.4BILLION debt left by people who refuse to pay (Daily Mail, 12 January 2014): “Nine out of the 10 worst councils for collecting council tax are Labour-run”.

  88. 88
    postkey says:

    In 2011-12, average household gross income was £37,456. 34.56% of this was paid in direct and indirect taxes.

    The bottom 10% of households had a gross income of £9,028 and paid 43.15% in direct and indirect taxes. {Hence the net cost of benefits is less than the gross cost?}

  89. 89

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