Trichet Says “No More Stimulus”

trichetIn an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Jean-Claude Trichet says that instead of Gordon pushing new measures at the G20, governments around the world should move faster on what they’ve already announced. The president of the ECB said Europe doesn’t need to boost spending more to combat the global financial crisis, effectively backing the Tory position that we need time for the monetary stimulus to work and for the already announced measures to be enacted.

Hyperactivity by the government on the announcements front is not being matched by the delivery of policy goals.

Dangerous Liaison

Nigel Griffiths is all over the place, from claiming at first the Screws of the World had fabricated the whole story to now implying via the “close friends” off-the-record briefing ruse, that it was a forgotten in a drunken haze one-off fling.  Perhaps that explains the photos – they were his aide memoire.

If it turns out not to be true that it was just a fling and the liaison was  a more long term  affair, he will have done himself no favours by not now coming clean and will be risking a second round of revelations.  Bonking in the office may well cost him his office at the election.

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Reality Shows

Jade Goody is gone and the tributes pour in from the same rent-a-quotes who condemned her for her outburts against Shilpa Shetty.  Politicians are always desperate to associate themselves with popular culture in any way they can.  Sometimes though Guido despairs of the priorities of spin, the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition today paid warm tribute to a deceased reality TV star with her own perfume fragance.  At the same time three soldiers, sent to war by them, returned in coffins from Afghanistan unremarked.

McNulty Should Pay Back His Fiddle

Guido went to school with Tony McNulty and it seems that some of the moral guidance he was given by the Irish priests has been lost on him after spending so long in Westminster.

The Mail on Sunday reports that the taxpayer is paying his parent’s housing costs – they live in his constituency home in Harrow (11 miles from Big Ben) while he lives in Hammersmith (3 miles from Westminster).  Note that it is about half-an-hour on the Metropolitan tube line from his constituency home to Westmnster tube station.  Why on earth in those circumstances should he need to avail himself of the second home allowance?

The remnants of a Catholic guilt complex have just about survived his years in the parliament of whores, because after being caught he told the Mail on Sunday that:

  • He was stopping claiming the allowance.
  • He thinks MPs who live within 60 miles of Westminster should be barred from claiming the mortgage subsidy.

He then tried to muddy the issue by claiming that Tory frontbenchers also abuse the allowance – true – which breaks the terms of the ceasefire on this issue agreed by whips from both parties.  He then backtracked and said “that is entirely appropriate.” They really are all at it.

McNulty has claimed over £100,000 from the allowance – despite him and his  quangocrat wife receiving an income from the taxpayers of some £1/3 million a year.  Do you think there is any chance he will repay it – if he thinks it inappropriate to claim it now – surely it was inappropriate in the past as well?  Like Spelman he should have to repay what he cheated from the taxpayers and be grateful he isn’t facing charges for obtaining monies by deception.

Guido wants to remind readers that the parliamentary committee set up to review the system – following repeated exposure of MPs defrauding the taxpayers – is recommending that the rules be changed to make the fiddle permissable.  MPs deciding MPs should continue to be able to get away with ripping off the taxpayers.  They really do like to stick their snouts in the taxpayer’s trough and crap it out on the public.

Shock : Nigel Griffiths MP at it With a Girl

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The News of the Screws has a fantastic story (with pictures) about Nigel Griffiths at it with a stockings and suspenders wearing brunette in his office.  They even have pictures – though they declined to publish one of him reclining naked on his sofa enjoying a post orgasmic cigar.  Didn’t Griffiths vote to make it illegal to smoke “in the workplace”?

Why have the Screws only published pictures of her legs and bum?  Is it because the brunette sold the Screws the pictures?  Do any co-conspirators recognise that bum?

UPDATE : Just recalled that Peter Stringfellow once advised Guido that if your wife ever accuses you of being unfaithful, deny, deny, deny – they want to believe it is not true.  He told Guido that a girlfriend had once found a polaroid photo of Stringy’s penis, which she had not taken, he denied it was a picture of his member.  She eventually believed him.  Nigel, hysterically, denied the Screws photos were genuine.  Wonder if his wife will believe him?

Friday Caption Contest

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Churchillian Enigma at Green Park

A co-conspirator emails:

victoriaI just snapped this bizarre poster on the northbound Victoria line platform at Green Park. No headlines or text, just a big picture in a station almost completely bereft of other adverts.  Any idea what the message

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Jonah Brown Closed Birmingham Motor Show

motor-showLast July Gordon visited the Motor Show, the showcase for British engineering which has run for over 100 years. The next show has been cancelled.  Only the Kaiser, the Führer and now the Jonah have ever stopped the show from […]

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Germans Say “Nein, Herr Brown” to More Fiscal Stimulus

merkel-brownAngela Merkel told the Bundestag yesterday “It is not time to look at more growth measures. I disagree with this idea completely. The existing measures must work, they must be allowed to develop”, by which she means the monetary stimuli […]

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Lynton Crosby Advising Libertas on Euro-Campaign

Isaby has scooped another story for ConservativeHome, the news that Lynton Crosby is advising Declan Ganley on running a slate of candidates in Britain for June’s European elections.  Guido suggested early on that the Tories should have associated themselves […]

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