Jobcentre Plus Denies Letting Scroungers Cheat System

Tonight’s episode of Dispatches investigates claims that Jobcentre Plus is allowing thousands of unemployment benefit recipients to cheat the system. Guido understands that this morning Jobcentre Plus directors emailed a vehement rebuttal to staff at the Department of Work and Pensions as they prepare for the coming storm. Watch this space…

The Terminator: Rise of Boris

The Olympics might be over, but he’ll be back…

Iran Ignores Earthquake Tragedy

The Iranian government has been accused of ignoring the devastating earthquake that killed 300 of its people over the weekend. Press TV, Iran’s state television channel, failed to mention the disaster while bonkers President Mahmoud Ahmadienjad and supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei took over a day to issue a response. Guido has taken a look at Press TV‘s website and has yet to find anything on the tragedy. There was, however, a story about how the Olympics have apparently been infiltrated by Zionists:

Talk about priorities…

HuffPo TV: Viewers Needed

The Huffington Post is begging its readers to tune in to their new online TV channel, launching today.

Read all about it over on Media Guido

HuffPo Launches TV Channel, Begs for Viewers

In the next few minutes Huffington Post UK are launching a new online television channel. Guido was amused to find that rather than advertise all the fantastic big name stars HuffPo had convinced to take part, they have instead sent out a message begging their readers to watch and even send in contributions. At least it’ll probably be better than Al Jazeera’s Cafe…

Wandsworth Labour Threaten to Call Police Over Tory Fraud

The Wandsworth Guardian have picked up the growing scandal at Wandsworth Tories. Leader of Wandsworth Labour Party, Councillor Rex Osborn is getting involved as well, threatening police action:

“The allegations of misuse of Conservative funds are very serious and may be a matter for the police. We welcome the move by Councillor Govindia to suspend Councillor Morritt while the matter is being investigated. There are questions to be answered when these allegations were first known to Wandsworth Council. If there is any evidence that they have covered up the wrong doing as long back as 2010 they must say so before this issue damages the reputation of Wandsworth Council.”

You have to wonder who else above Wandsworth Council knew too…

Read the full background to the scandal here.

Mail Online Removes Nazi Endorsement

It might be some 80 years since the Daily Mail ran a leader entitled “Hurrah for the Blackshirts“, but that hasn’t stopped RightMinds‘ Dominique Jackson from scoring a particularly awkward Nazi-inspired own goal. Dominique wrote:

“The German slogan “Arbeit Macht Frei” is somewhat tainted by its connection with Nazi concentration camps, but its essential message, “work sets you free” still has something serious to commend it. There is dignity to be gained from any job, no matter how menial, and for young people at the start of their careers, there are valuable lessons to be learned from any form of employment, whether that is on the factory floor, on a supermarket till or in the contemporary hard labour camp of a merchant bank or law office.”

The offending paragraph has now been removed without explanation…

Guardian Slapped Down By Reader

Read perhaps the best comment in the history of the Guardian

…Over on Media Guido

Guardian Slapped Down Over Oxbridge Hypocrisy

Saturday’s Guardian ran a scathing attack piece criticising Oxford and Cambridge universities as representative of everything that is wrong with society. Although apparently Oxbridge “doesn’t matter“, Lucy Mangan reckons it is still “a tangible symbol of the subtle, pernicious, destructive system we live with and, by and large, accept“. Scroll down and online readers can lay their eyes upon perhaps the best comment in the history of the paper:

Take a bow, Emma…

H/T @hightower_uk

Olympics In Numbers

  • £2.4 billion: Initial budget estimate made by Labour when the bid was won in 2005.
  • £9.3 billion: Final budget figure (revised when £2.4 bn number blown out of the water).
  • £12 billion: Estimate of how much the Olympics has actually cost.
  • £6.1 billion: Amount spent on equipment for Armed Forces in Afghanistan in each year leading up to Games.
  • £185 million: Price of each Team GB medal (£12 billion / 65 medals).
  • £45 million: Total funding of sports in which Team GB won no medals.
  • £40 million: Figure we parted with to build a state-of-the-art handball stadium.
  • 40,000: Number of hotel rooms for the Olympic Family paid for by the taxpayer.
  • £200: How much each taxpayer contributed to the Games.

Bargain…

Greedy Lords Demand More For Your Money

Member of the House of Lords have slammed taxpayer-funded bars and restaurants in Westminster…for not being posh enough. They might be pocketing a huge £1.4 million from the taxpayer each year to fund their luxury eateries, but apparently our generosity has gone unappreciated. The Sun investigated after backing Guido’s campaign against the Commons subsidy, finding that the list of peers’ moans includes:

“Sandwiches cut into triangles, more mash for their bangers, porridge too runny, chips too salty, pork and bacon overcooked, flavourless cappuccinos”. 

Did someone say Lords reform?

Tax Dodge Investigators Funded By Labour Non-Dom

The Inspector Clouseau hacks over at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism have prided themselves in exposing tax avoidance over the last few months. In March they worked with Private Eye to reveal Vodafone had used Swiss bank accounts to exploit a loophole in tax laws, while they have even gone after the Guardian for saving millions in the Cayman Islands. To say they have had a holier-than-thou stance would be an understatement.

Funny then that TBIJ‘s founder and chief benefactor, Labour Party donor David Potter, is a tax avoiding non-dom. Potter has given some £2 million to TBIJ since 2010 despite the fact that he has allegedly used his non-dom status to avoid paying income tax. It seems TBIJ are against tax dodging unless it’s done by the man who bankrolls them… 

Video: Dave Ain’t Got the Moves Like Johnson

There was only ever going to be one winner…

UPDATE: The soulless killjoys at the IOC have demanded the video of BoJo’s finest hour be removed from YouTube, so here’s a gif instead…

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