June 18th, 2014

Eric Pickles Pictured Selling Pot

As reported recently in the Sun on Sunday, Prezza blew nearly £40,000 of taxpayers’ money filling his DCLG office with pot plants. Ahead of Eric Pickles and co’s move to the Home Office annex, they’re flogging off the said pot plants to civil service staff. And don’t they all look lovely…


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  1. 1
    Tony Blair says:

    Praise the Lord, and pass the ammunition!

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    • 45
      Mind The Gap! says:

      Flogging off at cost price hope.

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      • 65
        Apthorpe says:

        You’re joking just like the DWP flogged off to ‘staff’ 500 Dell LCD computer displays from regional offices a few years ago. Cost to the tax payer £190 per display cost to ‘staff’ £50. Ebay was full of them for months.

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        • 70
          Lost Inventory says:

          Ebay is full of ex-government owned IT equipment. Much of which, the government has no idea that they don’t own it anymore!

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  2. 2
    Sean T Ruth says:

    Fucking hell this is weak, why don’t you tell us why your mate Dave is re-inventing the military-industrial bogeyman game with his big scary friends from Iraq?

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  3. 3
    The Public Have a Right To Buy says:

    Isn’t insider trading illegal?

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    • 21
      Laundry London trader says:

      Good lord no

      We all do it every day

      Along with selling toxic bonds by the billion, money laundering, rate fixing and selling toxic insurance

      Who do yiu think we are?

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  4. 4
    Floggit! says:

    That doesn’t look like 40 grand worth.

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    • 5
      jgm2 says:

      That’s government procurement for you.

      The Scottish parliament cost 400 million. A cost over-run of 900%. Government procurement.

      The two floating polo pitches that were originally going to be aircraft carriers went up in price from 2bn to 6bn. Government procurement.

      NHS computer scheme – 12bn. Government procurement.

      It wouldn’t surprise me if you’re looking at 150,000 quids worth of pot plant.

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      • 6
        Rob Roy says:

        Just wait until we are independent – then you’ll see real over-spending.

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      • 9
        PFI Gardening Company says:

        £50,000 a week for watering them.

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        • 16
          an awkward bastard says:

          Surely the correct approach is to bring in a press gang from Westminster Jobcentre once a week.

          After all george Osborne is making them sign on every day regardless of whether there are new real jobs.

          Would save the taxpayer a fortune.

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      • 15
        Baron Babylon Burnin' Rothschild says:

        Gwan! Dontcha be worryin’ bout da money, aye conjour it out of nothin’ in da first place. Raggamuffin eaaaaaaaaasy now mamma Abbott grind those batty cakes in me face. Cuuuuuuuum Out!!!

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  5. 7
    Lucy's Burger says:

    Stop this nonsense and talk about me! When Chucks is PM I will be in the cabinet and dead important and you will all have to do as I say. Or I’ll scweam.

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  6. 8
    Banned says:

    What about Eric’s pot belly ?

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  7. 10
    Viewer says:

    He’s selling them? They must be inedible then.

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    • 14
      An angry taxpaying pleb says:

      In what capacity is he selling these pot plants ?

      They are state assets.

      Are there sealed bids ?

      Where is the transparency in all this.

      And while I am at it, whatever happened to Chris Huhne’s Ipad?

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  8. 11
    Drop a daisy cutter on Iraq says:

    Send in the Drones chaps.

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  9. 12
    the mystical mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

    40K ? what’s a tree cost ? not more than a tenner for a little one so that would be equivalent to a medium sized woodland planted somewhere where people would appreciate seeing their money.

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  10. 17
    Eric Pickles says:

    After consuming hot pot I get the munchies.

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  11. 18
    Anonymous says:

    If only pot plants could talk!

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  12. 19
    F##k the LibLabCon says:

    With headlines like these who needs stories.

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    • 32
      Rebekah, Andy and Charlie, on bail says:

      We are the big story

      FA pile of shit about to explode in the faces of Blair and Cameron

      Watch this space

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  13. 22
    John prescott says:

    I used to call me secretary the old penis honey trap because she was always grabbing at me flies.

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    • 57
      Alan Tits-up says:

      Fed my Fly Trap on bacon tidbits. Well, it were winter and there weren’t a lot of flies about. The ungrateful bastard turned its roots up.

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  14. 23
    Anonymous says:

    I’ve a better idea. Lose Pickles. Keep the plants.

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    • 55
      DECAPITATE THE MIDDLE CLASSES says:

      ” We look towards progress in relations between the sexes (until full gender equality is achieved), between different ethnic communities, between those of various religious affiliations and those of none, and between people of diverse sexual orientations”

      YOU FUCKING WET BLANKET MONG TARD TWAT. MIDDLE CLASS BOLLOCKS BY SOME FUCKTARD WHO HAS NEVER HAD TO LIVE NEXT DOOR TO A HOUSE FULL OF THIEVING PIKEYS OR VIOLENT D’ARKIES.

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  15. 24
    The People says:

    Impeach Blair, Prezza, Straw and Campbell all at the same time

    Then send them to Baghdad in their knickers

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  17. 26
    Owen Jones says:

    “Iraq formally asks the US to launch air strikes against jihadist militants who have seized key cities in the past week.”

    Hurrah and 3 cheers for the USA.

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    • 35
      Vlad in Sunny Sochi says:

      Have the Americans gone mad?

      And my old friend Spoonface?

      Still singing Ruled Britannia in his bath?

      I dare not ask about Tony Blair…someone told me he is going to be lynched…

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    • 42
      JH26213-454635 says:

      We shouldn’t be doing anything to prevent fighting between the various loony factions of the religion of piss.

      May all sides be successful in wiping each other out completely. Their sky pixie clearly despises the lot of them so I’m sure he feels the same way.

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      • 48
        Mind The Gap! says:

        I am enclined to agree, but we don’t want any of these fruit loops back here, so fingers crossed,maybe Cameroon could help by getting ‘intelligence’ to pass on a few names and details.

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        • 54
          One way ticket says:

          Put a magnetic chip in their passports to give the drones something to aim at.

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        • 67
          Apthorpe says:

          Alas many of the ‘fruit loops’ are already here. Just done some IT work for some Bradford colleges. They have a real problem from what I’ve seen on their network traffic and that was just the stuff that was open to easy access. I could not tell if their was any covert monitoring from the security services i just hope so.

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      • 66
        Apthorpe says:

        Indeed. One of thr reason that the Iran – Iraq war of the 80s went on so long was that it was seen as better that both states be fighting each other than starting trouble elsewhere. Israel for example provided tank spares and small arms to Iran, we shipped spares to both sides as did the US.

        The creation of ethnic/religous states is well under way there is little we can do to prevent it. In many ways it will at least make clear where your worst enemies are. The real danger especially for a ‘multi-cultural’ state like ours will be the enemy within.

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    • 50
      Nuke 'em Norm says:

      So there goes Bradford, Leicester and Birmingham!

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  18. 28
    Englishman says:

    Does this man’s capacity for making totally stupid remarks know no bounds:

    ‘David Cameron warns that if Britain does not intervene in the Middle East crisis then terrorists will “hit the UK at home”.’

    http://news.sky.com/story/1284490/pm-warns-iraq-terrorists-will-hit-uk-at-home

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    • 33
      Cynic says:

      No-one reports crime any more becauise it is pointless so police numbers will have to fall. We got bored of the war on terror, they lost the war on drugs. The war against pa-edos can only provide employment for the few who are computer literate.

      Of course he has to say this. The government has to find something to frighten us with in order to justify all those surveillance jobs.

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    • 36
      Boris Johnson, Mayor of Laundry London and co says:

      I think we should impeach Cameron as well

      For stupidity…

      He cannot open his mouth without putting his foot in it…

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    • 37
      Spoonface Cameron, ever more idiotic says:

      I will fight my way into the British Embassy in Baghdad to take a free gin and tonic

      I will then order the Embassy to withdraw to safety in Iran

      That will teach the terrorists

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    • 38
      Terrorism doesn't have to be fiendishly complicated says:

      What is stopping an Islamic nut job from grabbing someone off a British street sticking them in front of an ISIS flag set up in their British living room and then videoing themselves chopping off the poor sods head with a rusty knife?
      Seriously what is stopping that happening now?
      A drone strike in Iraq?
      Fuck off.
      The only thing stopping it is the fact the Islamic nut jobs that live here haven’t chosen to do it like that yet.
      After what they did to Lee Rigby though it does look like they are heading in that direction.

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      • 40
        An eternal optimist says:

        Hopefully that direction takes them past Tony Blair’s house (the one he lives in)

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      • 49
        Tom Catesby. says:

        The people of this country are going to have to face up to the fact that there is a dangerous enemy within, which will require armed response sooner or later, prepare!

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    • 68
      Apthorpe says:

      If he controlled our borders and stopped the easy flow of people from Pakistan that would be a better start than one of his vacous PR news agenda grabbing statements. What an out of touch spoon faced article he is. When will we get a Conservative to lead the party?

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  19. 41
    cured lefty says:

    Religion of peace??? Surely the next knob who proclaims this should be laughed straight out the door.

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    • 43
      Abbopotamus says:

      RACIST.

      Islam is peaceful, just as Venezuela is a fine example of a special new sort of democracy.

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      • 53
        Nuke 'em Norm says:

        Islam is just a nice, neutral name that doesn’t sound threatening. “Surrender”. Yeah, sure.
        Even the name of its followers has gone through a variety of changes, from Mussulmen, Mohammedans, Moslems, Muslims.
        But, I’ve noticed that the two words that never get used together on any News items are “Islamic” and “Terrorist”. Funny that. They’re obviously all just Rebels, or Isis fighters or anything but killers, murderers, thugs or anything that implies anything abnormal. I suppose it isn’t. Given the original schism in “Islam – Come out with your hands up” was about 680 A.D. The Sunnis and Shi’ites have been killing each other with gay abandon ever since.
        They’re much too busy killing each other, Dave, to come over here and anyway, we’ve got the Border Agency. They’ll never get bloody Passports anyway.

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        • 63
          Fred the pensioner says:

          If you have been through any air or sea port here lately, you might just have noticed that about 90% of the “officers” are immigrants.

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  20. 58

    How can you tell the difference between the Department for Communities and Local Government’s plants and their fucking staff?

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  21. 64
    John Tandy says:

    When DPM Prescott cost UK taxpayers £2 million a year Clegg costs us the same today……

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  22. 69
    Anonymous says:

    “Eric Pickles Pictured Selling Pot”
    Not an especially credible accusation M’Lord. Particularly as the vessel in question, still contained some noodle residue.

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