August 12th, 2014

Spinners “Hit Hardest” By Labour’s Unimaginative Slogan Crisis

Labour’s uninspiring Shadow Treasury minister Shabana Mahmood didn’t really have her heart in it when she gave the government a limp-wristed slap today: “While millionaires have been given a huge tax cut families with children have been hit hardest…by the cost of living crisis.” Where has Guido heard that before?

Lazy Labour spinners have thrown the “hit hardest” line into just about every quote they have sent out recently. It isn’t just families with children who have apparently been “hit hardest”, but also: the self-employed, mothers, women, Londoners, ethnic minorities, the elderly, the disabled, the north-east – and Guido’s personal favourite – Women in Rutherglen and Cambuslang. Make your mind up…


  1. 1
    Maqboul says:

    Never got my massive tax cut.


    • 6
      Labour Hard hitter says:

      When I were a lad, hits were hard. Young Ed doesn’t know the meaning of a good thump.


      • 17
        Maqboul says:

        When I were a lad I’d get hit hardest by me mam if I started whining about other kids having more stuff than me or if I wanted someone else’s toys. She wouldn’t redistribute them for me not being a socialist like.


        • 25
          Miner Boy says:

          When I was a lad I’d get hit hardest by the army personal pretending to be police whilst leader of the country called me the enemy within. All I did was go stand with me uncles on the picket line…

          I’ll never vote Tory because I’ve seen what the Tory Leadership think of the working man, UKIP are bunch of Ex Tories, Labour a bunch of wannabe Tories, Lib Dem = perverts, Greens = Idiots.


          • Spacker Brown says:

            Abolish the licence fee.


          • Toxic Labour for Spongers, Scroungers, Parasites, Criminals, Layabouts & other Wasters says:

            Not much left to vote for then. The only decision is to vote for the least evil party and that just happens to be Tory.


          • Squaddie says:

            Good. I hope it fucking hurt.


          • Miner Boy says:

            Spacker Brown,

            You’ve got my vote.

            The least Evil party, happens to be my local Green group. But there just a bunch of Loons.

            Tories can’t accept the bankers broke the economy.

            Labour Can’t accept they broke the budget


          • Squaddie says:

            Erm…. Gordon Brown run up UK’s debt not the bankers. Obviously hit too hard in the head or just frickin gullible.


          • Nasty Nick says:

            What about us? Nobody voted for us since the MSM learned to ignore us.


          • Jack Ketch says:

            Have you thought of voting with your feet? I hear that Cuba is very nice at this time of year.


          • Mr Neddy says:

            So miner’s boy…. I guess it is the corrupt, racist, braindead rapist inadequates of the Socialist workers party for you. Where are you having your conference this year? A phone box in Hartlepool?


          • but not in flip-flops says:

            “have you thought of voting with your feet ?”
            Yes, I’ve frequently thought of using my feet to give all LibLabcon-merchants a bloody good kicking.


          • The warrior says:

            This is the type of clueless talk that leaves us governed by Cameron government . A conservative victory on May 7 2015 will leave this country with children’s centres close. A privatised NHS and fire service.futher council cuts across the Uk which hit the poorest. Cameron legacy is Zero hour contracts and low wages which mean struggle to make ends meet let alone buy a house , you could use government help to buy but you need a combined income of 80 thousand a tory if your not wealthy you be stuffed


      • 18
        Anonymous says:

        When I were lad, we thought being hit were for rich people.


    • 24

      Just think of all those millionaires with children.

      Now they have been hit hardest by Labour spin and, tax cuts and the cost of living crisis.

      Vote UKIP :-D


      • 74
        Vote Ukip, Get Labour says:

        Labour haven’t a clue, their only plan seems to be to return to the old hard left policies of old which failed so spectacularly. We all have a duty to use our votes to stop them by voting for the party best placed to beat Miliband and co.


        • 77
        • 102
          Norm Normal says:

          Every Labour government left office with the economy in ruins. They then wallow in opposition for 5-10 years before wrecking it again.


          • Aliens from another planet says:

            If labour get in the main policy will be to stay in

            when it all turns to shite and
            if you’re some how still have a vote that counts ,
            Labour will deploy a slash & burn financial policy to spite the country , if you vote them out .


    • 30
      Labour hyperbole - probably the best hyperbole - in the world says:

      The number of groups of people who are “hit hardest”
      The number of targets of spending of Bankers Bonuses

      which is the largest?


      • 87
        One, 2, miss a few, 99, 100! says:

        Err, so after reading that list, the ONLY people who haven’t been ‘Hit’ are Millionaire MP’s – (with Tax Cuts and an inflation-busting Pay Rise). I suppose that little prefix wouldn’t fit in with his feigned concern spin.


    • 59
      dai mightily taxed says:

      as tory resignations indicate – its not an easy time to be in politics – so blustering sloganeering just looks/sounds (as it is) silly

      try the background assumptions:

      nation broke, national debt increasing
      labour claimed to have been in charge before the smash
      real gov’t spending cuts to occur after the election – whoever wins/loses/ coalesces
      more & more face min wage
      taxes to rise – but tax system ineffective for raisng sums required
      interest rates to rise
      sterling uncompetitive for trading/industry

      now turn that into a ‘new improved old labour’ voting propositions
      or any other partisan slogan


    • 69

      I’ve been hit harder than anyone.


    • 92
      RichUpNorth says:

      I was just thinking the other day … can’t Millipede make a fucking speech without pointing? Looking at the photo at the top of this article, he’s now taken to pointing in stereo. Are we going to have to put up with this shit for the next nine months?


      • 106
        John Bellingham says:

        Methinks he is learning to fly like a Turkey, or doing a John Travolta impression.


      • 113
        Norm Normal says:

        There is just something wrong with him. The eating problem, pointing, ineptitude, muddled logic are all symptoms of a larger problem.

        People should know their limitations. He didn’t even get where he is honestly, the unions broke the election rules when distributing ballot papers.


        • 119
          Jimmy the twunt says:

          “There is just something wrong with him.”

          He’s a socially inept c’unt who, like all socialists, was bullied at school and has a massive chip on each shoulder?


    • 123

      Dave’s a millionaire who gives his fellow millionaires tax breaks whilst preaching austerity. Under this Conservative government a few people have become richer, most people have become poorer.

      Under a Labour government most people will be better off.

      Dave represents the interests of the rich.

      Ed represents the interests of the wealth creators, the working people of this country.


      • 124
        Jethro says:

        Under this non-Conservative government a few people have become richer, some people may have become poorer, most have just not had the annual increase in income they’ve come to expect as the norm.

        Under a Labour government few, if any, people will be actually better off, any improvement proving illusory.

        Dave represents the interests of himself.

        Ed represents the interests of the Unions, who bought him his position, and is as far removed from actual grime, graft, and sweat as any Commissar ever was.
        That better?


      • 127
        Cpl Hicks says:

        Under the last labour government the gap between rich and poor grew faster and larger then at any other time.

        Leftards like you just don’t fcuking learn do your

        It’s not a simple choice unless your a simple mong and you clearly are if you still support labour.


      • 129
        south of the M4 says:

        Think a bit more deeply about the phrase ‘ wealth creators ‘. And then reconcile that with the ‘ working people ‘.


      • 131
        allah baddie, islamic pyjama party says:

        you mean most islamic migrants will be better off surely under Miliwand? the native infidels will burn.


  2. 2
    Biffo the Bear says:

    No problem – the electorate are plenty stupid enough to vote them back into government next year by the looks of things . . .


  3. 3
    Cinna says:

    They surely cannot all have been hit hardest. Only one of those groups can have been hit hardest. It’s impossible for more that one group to be hardest hit. Labour have only a nodding acquaintanceship with the English language.


  4. 4
    Whiffler says:

    What about the owls? Does no-one care about the hardest hit owls ?


  5. 5
    Hard Hitter says:

    Britain was hit hardest by Labour’s financial crisis. More banks collapsed in Britain than the rest of the EU combined and only in Britain were savers queuing outside banks for fear of losing their savings.


  6. 7
    Jessica Valenti says:

    Women who have to buy their own tampons have been hit hardest.


  7. 8
    Labour HQ memo says:

    The phrase ‘A fairer society’ has been dropped from spinnerspeak for its racist undertones.
    Burn all books and pamphlets accordingly.


  8. 9
    Peter Martin says:

    Pretty sure global warming has taken a knock too, which really is a one stone, two bird double.


    • 34
      allah baddie, islamic pyjama party says:

      the establishment may take a booting over the CMA investigation into energy prices. as they contributed most to bills rising and as a consequence grannies dying. as they were all complicit in belieing in the urban myth ‘Climate Change’.

      however three conditions need to be met

      the CMA has more sense than OFGEM
      the CMA staffers have the balls to rock the establishment
      the mass media have the balls to rock the establishment


  9. 10
    Will says:

    Many teachers, doctors senior council workers and nurses have done well out of the previous labour administration. The problem has been that thier productivity has not increased to match the salaries increase. In fact middle managers in the public sector are now in many parts of the country better paid than the private sector despite the years of austerity. Look at the number of public servants in the higher tax bracket compared with the private sector.


  10. 13

    Hardest hit is us one armed, one legged, one eyed but well trained Beggars. No lobby. no spinners just us coming soon to a High St near you.


  11. 20
    Fishy says:

    No policies at all.

    Just like a 1970’s Trades Union agitator, Weird Ed can only try to tell people how badly off they are and co-opt them into his army of victims.

    Yes we’d all like;

    – our petrol to be cheaper
    – our gas and electricity prices to be lower
    – our rail fares to be what they were
    – our pensions to be higher
    – our wages to be higher

    But all Red Ed can do is talk and as it happens do fuck all about it…not least because HE was part of the worst government in British history, the one that made things worse for us all.

    Liked by 2 people

    • 26
      Millitwat Spinner says:

      You can, you can.

      Our election bombshell is the discovery of ‘The Money Tree’. You just have to shake it and cash falls to the ground. It never runs out. This discovery means that we won’t need to raise taxes or borrow more to be able to offer you, our beloved electorate, all that we promise.


    • 29
      Miner Boy says:

      You say this but, I can confirm that the worst Government in British History Started in 1979 promising true libertarian reforms, only the figure heads have changed since then.

      Instead what we get is market reforms geared towards big business and big infrastructure. Industry in Britain has been on the decline since the 1980s, this isn’t a coincidence people your ideal is exactly what the lefties say.


      • 36
        mum says:

        You weren’t born until 1993 you little fuckwit.


      • 37
        Call me Dave says:

        We are a service sector now so get over it.


      • 46
        allah baddie, islamic pyjama party says:

        unborn female fetus’s have been hit hardest.

        they have got the prospect of working to feed, clean and house 4 aged people who didn’t pay their way alongside their own families and are born with a debt of 1trillion GBP around their necks.

        also the prospect of being born into a burnham hospital death camp and getting stoned under shariah law for wearing a t shirt when they finish school life.

        anyone else has nothing to cry about.


      • 73

        Bring back British Leyland, the three-day week, people doing horrible shitty jobs down mines and in factories, filthy coal smoke and endless strikes!


      • 107
        A country so screwed up even flowers names are racist. says:

        Industry died in the UK in 1974, when the fishing industry was destroyed, to help the EEC you understand, unhappily Wilson fcked up the country, Heath I hope he’s rotting in hell, since then the EEC/EU has further dragged this country down the sewers, with corrupt LibLabCon politicians in charge taking traitors money, Labour must have a laundry as everything the wash turns white, the miners destroyed themselves just as oil was starting to be used in cars and lorries and trains, they couldn’t help themselves.


    • 84
      RichUpNorth says:

      Millipede goes on about being concerned about the cost of living for “hard working families”. The last Labour government doubled council tax, introduced “green” levies & taxes on domestic energy, petrol & diesel constantly going up, etc, etc. They didn’t give a shit about the cost of living then, did they?

      Vote UKIP


  12. 23
    TM says:

    Go home yankie.


  13. 27
    TicTac says:

    Things weren’t/aren’t that bad for those at the bottom of the shit heap to make them want to rush to Labour.
    Least of all with a rubber face mong like Ed in charge.
    Shame I want labour to win completely fuck things up and be out of office for generations.
    As it stands the Cameroons will survive limp on and keep the seat warm for Chuka to win in 2020.


    • 120
      Jim says:

      Labour did That less than five years ago.
      They are going to be re-elected next year.
      What’s new?


  14. 28
    the superior Miliband says:

    I am £53.56 better off each week thanks to this Government.

    Justine is £123.56 weekly better thanks to this Government.

    My two boys cost me £12.66 more each week thanks to this Government.

    My house went up under the Labour Government by £500,456.33 but only £55.66 by this Governnment.

    Come 2015 this will not happen.


  15. 38

    The hardest hit are the taxpayers paying for Labours last term of office.


  16. 39

    This will likely go through and be in place shortly.

    G’ermany’s O’ettinger is stating that U’kraine, R’ussia and EU need to agree a new gas acceptance point. The most likely yet least friendly solution will be for the point of purchase for the EU to shift from West U’kraine to East – ie. Europe purchases its gas at the U’kraine-R’ussia border.

    There are obviously some issues with that depending on what happens within U’kraine.

    N’aftogaz is predicting problems with gas deliveries to Europe this winter:


    The S’outhstream alternative – which routes R’ussian gas around U’kraine is still ‘frozen’ at present with construction happening only to the east of B’ulgaria and in A’ustria.

    This decision by U’kraine – whilst right – will increase tension between B’russels and member States, and may sour B’russels-S’erbia relations also. There are of course other dynamics at work in S’erbia at present courtesy of IS and R’ussia.



    Vote UKIP :-D


    • 51
      Bloomers in rain-soaked Bongo Bongo Land says:

      Don’t be daft.


    • 53
    • 61
      First:Utility says:

      The launch of isave fixed price Oct15 is on hold indefinately.


    • 62
      Back1woodsman says:

      Construction of Eastern pipeline in Bulgaria currenty halted, as a result of EU pressure.


    • 79

      Do you have a t’hing a’bout a’postrophes o’r d’o y’ou s’uppose t’hat t’he M’ad M’odbot w’ould c’ensor a’ w’ord s’uch a’s O’ettinger?


    • 80
      Cinna says:

      Remind me where U’kraine gets it’s gas from.


      • 93

        U’kraine is hoping to develop its own production or purchase (maybe steal ?) from the EU.

        They do have gas fields in the country and have apparently implemented a lot of measures to reduce their own dependencies.

        The issue of gas being purchased at the East border (becoming EU gas) and then trusting U’kraine to transit it to the EU is an issue. As is the price which R’ussia will charge the EU at the Eastern border. If they charge the same as what they were charging U’kraine then gas prices in EU for sure go up.

        Many details yet to be figured out – this is not great for Europe.

        Vote UKIP :-D

        Vote UKIP :-D


  17. 41
    Wankers says:

    I tell you who was hit hardest in the Blair/Brown property boom.
    Every c*nt that wasn’t getting housing benefit.


    • 54
      Benny Fitz-Clements says:

      How come you missed out ? They were paying out about £ 20,000,000,000.00 every year. Be more assertive !


  18. 49

    What a bunch of losers. He really has no chance.


    • 83
      Vote Ukip, Get Labour says:

      On the face of it, Miliband shouldn’t stand an earthly. He’s a complete gimp. Represent the UK? Labour must have lost contact with reality when they chose him.

      Ed’s only hope is that Farage takes more votes from the Tories than from Labour. Polling seems to show that’s currently the case, but Ukip have been slowly slipping since May and the prospect of Miliband and Twelvety running the country is likely to scare a few more back before the election. It could be a close run thing.


  19. 55
  20. 63
    Baroness Warsi says:

    If there’s an opportunity to play a card be it victim, race or depression, Owen “Bollinger” Jones is there. The man is shameless.


  21. 64
    Michael Corby says:

    and teddy bears, hedghogs, badgers, barbie dolls etc etc etc


  22. 66
    Ed Miliband says:

    Elderly disabled ethnic minority self-employed mothers who are also women who are originally from London and the North East who now live in Rutherglen and Cambuslang have been hit hardest.

    There isn’t a day that goes by when I don’t shed a tear for them.


  23. 67
    Anonymous says:

    Why do Jihaddists keep saying “Alan Ayckbourn”?

    Every time I see footage of fighters they’re always name-checking the luvvie playwright? What’s he done that’s so special?


  24. 68
    Public seer says:

    “Acting like a dick”. You don’t need to drink to be yourself….


  25. 70
    John Major says:

    “Immigration and immigrants arriving in the UK is a very Conservative thing”

    Fuck UKip.


  26. 81
  27. 82

    I was asking Clement Attlee the other day whether anyone is still voting for these socialist chappies?


  28. 86
    Hear All See All says:

    Government threatens to ignore principle of equality in order to fight UKIP.
    ” they propose to make two people doing exactly the same job pay different tax rates”


  29. 89

    IS took Jalawla the other day:


    They are holding that town at present, however Peshmerga forces did kill a number of IS militants in a raid today.

    News breaking of a military helicopter having crashed whilst delivering aid to folk stuck in Sinjar. An !raqi MP was on board – Pilot dead the other 20 injured.

    Vote UKIP :-D


    • 97
      Bloomers in rain-soaked Bongo Bongo Land says:

      Don’t be daft


      • 104
        The witless mong in Number 10 says:

        By Jove, you’re a wag!

        You’re still going to vote for me? Really? After I broke every single manifesto pledge?

        I said I’d reduce the deficit. It’s going up.
        I said I’d reduce the debt. It’s doubled.
        I said I’d reduce immigration. Last year I let half a million move here.
        I said I wouldn’t waste your money. I’ve spunked it away with gay abandon (HS2, foreign aid, etc).
        Through fiscal drag, I’ve thrown more people into high rate tax.
        I’ve ruined the institution of marriage.
        I’ve wrecked the NHS, and I’m forcing the closure of care homes for the disabled (to save money, which I throw away on foreign aid).

        And you’re still going to vote for me?

        By jingo, you’re stupid. But I appreciate it.

        Tally ho!


        • 142
          Ann, the poverty stricken accounts clerk says:

          You also accidentally forgot to tell us that your main policy priorities would be homo/lesbo marriages and arse-licking the Commies in Brussels.

          You really are a filthy perverted kvnt, aren’t you – so I suppose we’ll just have to continue to vote for you until somebody better from your Party (who has the balls to ditch you and your cronies off Beachy Head) comes along.


  30. 90
  31. 99
    George Osborne says:

    From Jan 1st 2015 Foetuses will be required to pay all future tax in advance just in case they avoid it in later life.


    • 109
      The witless mong in Number 10 says:

      I think we should tax each and every sperm at the point of ejaculation, just in case they try to avoid tax by not fertilising the egg.

      And in the name of equality, we should include sperm that finds itself stuck up another man’s bottom.

      By jove, yes.

      Toodle pip!


    • 133
      Labour Tax Policy says:

      We will tax you from the erection to the resurrection, plus VAT.


      • 146
        Long John Silver's parrot says:

        I you will pay your death taxes before you are dead?


        • 147
          a Politician who loves spending other peoples' money says:

          If you have a child you should pay a windfall tax of £26,950 to the State.


          • A Robot from the Dyson research Centre Slough says:

            At least one sensible suggestion on here for solving the unemployment problem in the coming years.


  32. 101
    You tree if you want to says:


  33. 105
    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

    Labour are worse than boring.


  34. 107
    FORE !! says:


  35. 112
    EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

    IMPOSTERS at 3:16, 3:55, 4:38. Saddo’s.


    • 114
      Trainspotter says:

      Will you note all that down then we can compare lists, times and the names of how many impostors and sockpuppets we have spotted today, will be lots and lots of fun and very interesting.


  36. 121
    tigerowl says:

    Simples. Tory, the party you can trust. Working class vote for us and we will screw you as always. You know it makes sense.
    UKIP. Vote for us and show how racist, bigoted, xenophobic and sexist you really are. Where on your side, as we too are racist, bigoted, xenophobic and sexist.
    Britain First. Vote for us by putting a cross in that box on that bit of paper they give you in the polling station. Even you, as one of our supports can put a cross in a box.


    • 122
      Necrophiliac Dating Agency-Just Where Do They Dig These People Up From? says:

      “UKIP. Vote for us and show how racist, bigoted, xenophobic and sexist you really are.”

      Racist? Have a word with Amjad Bashir, MY LOCAL MEP.

      Bigoted? Yes, when confronted with shit-stirring gobshites like yourself.

      Xenophobic? Like the US, Canada and Australia are with a point system for Immigrants? (in fact, the Mexican system is probably harsher).

      Sexist? Do you just make this shit up or what?

      Tigerfoul, go back to spreading your horse shit on the BBC unchallenged. Here is a different ball game sunshine.


  37. 134
    LIE-bour Party says:

    ShaUnemployment benefit map shows party political divide

    ana Mahmood and her predecessor Claire Short have both neglected Ladywood, Birmingham that is now a third world fatherless Sharia state area dependent on benefits. Birmingham’s Labour Council are also to blame.

    (1) My week in the man desert: In some parts of Britain, 70% of children live without fathers. YASMIN ALIBHAI-BROWN visited one of them and discovered the devastating consequences (Daily Mail, 10 July 2013).

    Ladywood, Birmingham, is utterly dominated by single-parent families

    (2) 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 (Labour’s Ladywood in Birmingham is included among the highest percentage of benefit claimants).

    (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.


    • 143
      Ann, the poverty stricken accounts clerk says:

      Are the election results for Tower Hamlets in yet? Biting my fingernails down to the elbows in anticipation of a Tory win.


  38. 145
    Dave Bulldog Cameron says:

    I would rather be a millionaire than a family man with children.

    It is a no brainer.


  39. 150
    Anonymous says:

    “Spinners “Hit Hardest” By Labour’s Unimaginative Slogan Crisis”
    Of course (off-course?), they could simply steal the slogan from a well known soft drinks company. Then give it a little extra flavour, and an actual punch.
    Democracy (government of the people, by the people, for the people. In short mandate policies, not politicians.) It’s The Real Thing.


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