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  1. Another Surrey Shrimper

    Conservative New editor of Evening Standard: George Osborne

    This for me is unbelievable and unacceptable. A prominent member of the government editing a widely circulated free newspaper - and staying on as an MP. Is this not the kind of thing we criticize Putin for? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39304944
  2. Rootshallbloke

    Dave has the hump with his local council!

    This made me smile on the BBC news this morning. PM leaning on local Tories?, naughty boy! David Cameron is involved in a row with the Conservative leader of his local county council over cuts to services. The PM has written to Oxfordshire council leader Ian Hudspeth saying he is "disappointed"...
  3. Tangled up in Blue

    Conservative Party Conference

    This is how you keep a political party united.:smile: http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/sep/29/conservative-backbenchers-free-vote-eu-referendum-osborne
  4. Cricko

    Lets help Ukraine

    I know this is The Mail but really is this man for real..Austerity for the UK whilst we give money away willy nilly. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2566305/We-open-chequebook-rebuild-Ukraine-says-Osborne-Chancellor-offers-millions-new-government.html
  5. Tangled up in Blue

    Pay-day loans to be capped

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-25083701 I see Mr Osborne has been paying attention to Labour's cost of living agenda.
  6. Tangled up in Blue

    Europe:some facts

    http://www.theguardian.com/business/2013/nov/03/george-osborne-eu-eurosceptics-entitled-own-facts?guni=Keyword:news-grid%20main-3%20(comment)%20Pickable%20with%20editable%20override:Pickable%20with%20editable%20override:Position1 No need to let the facts get in the way of a good argument. One...
  7. Tangled up in Blue

    US lessons for Osborne

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jul/21/osborne-wasted-three-years I notice that Ed Balls agrees with me that the last three years in the UK have mainly benefitted the rich. "there are growing signs that this nascent recovery is mainly benefiting those at the top. Bank bonuses...
  8. So its ok to use the death of six children for political gain then George ...

    .. and for you to park in disabled spaces. George Osborne is an utter XXXX! This man really is one of the nastiest low lives you could ever imagine. He makes Mandelson seem human. **** at his job, entirely lacking in morals, awful judgement and a complete wxxxxr! He goes on about breaking...
  9. Tangled up in Blue

    Have Britons lost faith in Osborne's austerity plans?

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2013/mar/09/britons-george-osborne-opinion-poll It would appear (according to a recent poll quoted in the above article) that only 20% of the British population still believe that the Government's austerity plans will work. I certainly have lost any faith I...
  10. Cricko

    The Nakid Truth

    Taken from: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Naked-Truth-CameronIs-he-the-worst-prime-minister-in-British-history/349274725156523 How close was David Cameron to having a week that was not a total disaster for himself or the government. I really thought he was going to make it by Thursday,But...
  11. Autumn budget statement - The end of the line for Cameron/Osborne?

    I think that today's statement will end any hopes that the Tories will be in government after the next election. We do need a plan B. Unfortunately Osborne has backed himself into a corner where any sort of meaningful stimulus will be seen as a political defeat. If he's supposed to be some...
  12. Tangled up in Blue

    Tory conference.George Osborne's speech

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-19865692 I didn't know G.O. was a Marxist(Groucho tendency presumably).:winking:
  13. Cameron, Clegg and Osborne

    I cannot think of a single reason (other than the fact that they are not Gordon Brown) that would motivate anyone to vote for a party in which any of these three hold sway. I voted Liberal in the last election and I feel like an absolute mug. If this utter circus continues on I fear that I...
  14. Osborne + Coke + Hookers

    So Guido Fawkes and Australian News Channel ABC reckon that tonight it will drop that George Osborne did cocaine and slept with hookers when he was younger. Apparently this story has been around a while and he denied it, but it's even more interesting because it has an Andy Coulson/NOTW link to...
  15. Tangled up in Blue

    Tax us more,say wealthy Europeans

    http://gu.com/p/3xggn Now here's a novel idea for George Osborne,tax the rich to raise revenues. IIRC, Dennis Healey had the same idea some years back when he threatened "to tax the rich until the pips sqeaked."
  16. Tangled up in Blue

    George Osborne plan isn't working, say top UK economists

    http://gu.com/p/2phbb Time for a Plan B?
  17. milhouse

    The Pub

    Not this on-line pub but "the" English pub. RIP? I guess most of you guys visit the hostelry occasionally. For how long is that going to be possible other than via faceless characterless town centre mega-pubs? There was a programme on the radio last night about locals taking over their own...
  18. OldBlueLady

    AGM, pre-match thread

    Thought it was maybe about time for one of these. There's lots of comments being made on various other threads so I think it's worth collecting various ideas under one heading. Firstly, in answer to something Smiffy just asked me, this is the state of play with Directors. I've been back...
  19. Tangled up in Blue

    Who is the most annoying person in modern politics?

    "Call me Dave" Cameron described Ed Balls the most annoying person in politics yesterday. Personally my vote would go to Boris Johnson or "Boy" George Osborne. Any other candidates?
  20. Tangled up in Blue

    Johnson resigns as Shadow Chancellor

    http://gu.com/p/2mh7z Interesting.My money's on Ed Balls to take over.He'll make it a lot hotter for Osborne.