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Old 4th May 2010, 08:57
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London’s financial futures exchange will, in an unprecedented move, open at 1 a.m. on Friday
Are the betting shops also going to open early? Because they have about as much relevance as the futures exchanges do. All they do is bet on what everyone else is going to do. And they make money out of it - it's merely bankers doing what they did before - make loadsa money out of the rest of us. Oh well - I suppose they have to fund the new Maserati somehow...
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Old 4th May 2010, 09:09
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When Labour leave office they traditionally leave a huge amount of debt, the Tories don't.
Blair reduced the national debt (as % GDP) left by Major. Broon's increased it.
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Old 4th May 2010, 13:39
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Ya gotta love it as a party and a campaign disintegrate live on TV....

General election 2010: Brown worst prime minister ever – Labour candidate

A Labour candidate delivered a blow to the party's election campaign today, describing Gordon Brown as the worst prime minister the country has ever had. Manish Sood, the party's candidate for the safe Tory seat of Norfolk North West, made the comments in an interview with his local paper, the Lynn News, the day after the prime minister was praised for giving what many believed to be his best speech of the campaign.

Labour was hoping the speech at the Citizens UK forum yesterday would mark a turning point in the campaign but Sood's comments have returned the focus to Brown's leadership.

"The loss of social values is the basic problem and this is not what the Labour party is about," said Sood. "I believe Gordon Brown has been the worst prime minister we have had in this country. It is a disgrace and he owes an apology to the people and the Queen."

Sood was unrepentant about the remarks this morning, giving interviews to Sky and the BBC in which he stood by his comments. He said people "have no respect for the government" and warned that the political system was moving towards "anarchy".

Sood condemned Brown for raising national insurance contributions close to a general election and for high petrol prices. "All the policies he's bringing in are totally disastrous," he told Sky News......
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Old 4th May 2010, 14:34
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That's a good old English name.
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Old 4th May 2010, 15:47
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At least 3 cabinet ministers have gone public today asking voters to vote tactically to keep the Tories out.

Maybe they can see the writing on the wall and will try anything, but this may backfire if voters think that a vote for the Dim Libs will keep Comrade Brown in charge....
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Old 4th May 2010, 16:00
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blair and cameron - common people?

Following Gertrude the Wombat's post, Blair had an equally privileged education to Cameron and Blair is now shovelling obscene amounts of money into his bank account. Man of the people? Friend of the working classes?

Naw - just a greedy liar who found a party dumb enough to elect him as leader.
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Old 4th May 2010, 16:04
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At least 3 cabinet ministers have gone public today asking voters to vote tactically to keep the Tories out.
You can almost smell the utter desperation and panic at Broon headquarters, all those Downfall parodies of him on Youtube are taking on an air of reality. Those now turning their coats against him are merely scrabbling to reposition themselves once the ashes are raked from the Labour bonfire which will erupt on Friday morning. Further evidence that the party is a nest of vipers and shysters.

Schadenfreude indeed!
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Old 4th May 2010, 16:37
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" If it goes wrong on Freaky Friday it will f**k the economy before the day is out… "


You would think they would have the courtesy of a bit of foreplay first..... before they indulge in anal sex with the UK populace......
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Old 4th May 2010, 16:42
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Hope all you right wing to**ers get a REAL shock on Friday
when Gordy moves back in to 10 Downing Street where he
rightly belongs.
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Old 4th May 2010, 16:55
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And then watch as the debt increases to £1tn and beyond.
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Old 4th May 2010, 17:01
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I was going to rebutt a statement made by someone suggesting that Saint Blair reduced the national debt

and then I thought "ahhh sh*t I can't be *rs*d"

they'll only start on whining about the fing miners

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Old 4th May 2010, 17:16
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and it begins..

BBC News - Postal vote fraud claims investigated
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Old 4th May 2010, 18:25
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Suprised no ones started a poll yet.

Is it worth it?

Someone else will have to do it as I'm either too stupid or not allowed to set one up.

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Old 4th May 2010, 19:13
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Originally Posted by Storminnorm View Post
Hope all you right wing to**ers get a REAL shock on Friday
when Gordy moves back in to 10 Downing Street where he
rightly belongs.
There are many right wing to**ers who will support your wishes. It will probably be to the long term advantage of the Tories to have Labour win this one.

You can just imagine the look on Broons face when it dawns on him that he will be faced with clearing up the mess entirely of his own creation.

He is only a short step away from the funny farm as it is, and that might just be enough to tip him over the edge.


Meanwhile, Ed gets a kick in the Balls.



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Old 4th May 2010, 19:34
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You can just imagine the look on Broons face when it dawns on him that he will be faced with clearing up the mess entirely of his own creation.
Yes, Lehman Bros et al must be having a field day knowing that all their troubles stem from one man on a little island off the coast of France.
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Old 4th May 2010, 19:54
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Yes, Lehman Bros et al must be having a field day knowing that all their troubles stem from one man on a little island off the coast of France.
Broon set out the framework that gave the bankers the freedom to operate as they did. There are many recorded instances of him meeting with and accepting hospitality from Lehman, Goldman Sachs et al, and did he ever raise any of the points he is now blaming them for? No, he was content to take the money from the bankers when they were generating wealth, and when it all went pear shaped, something he had ample warning of, he started to bleat that it was all someone else's fault.

Bottom line.....the man is an incompetent buffoon, well out of his depth in fiscal and world matters, a bullying socio-path who has been shielded from reality by an army of toadies and sycophants.
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Old 4th May 2010, 20:09
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Oh, I see. He was responsible for the square mile which as any fool knows, runs the economy of the world. Sure.

Bit arrogant that, dont you think?

Anyone from across the pond care to comment?


I'm prepared to accept that Mr Brown is responsible for many things. But ruining the economy of the ENTIRE PLANET (bar Australia and one or two others)? No.
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Old 4th May 2010, 20:53
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You are trying to put words into my mouth, I never stated that Broon was responsible for the World economy. But he was sure as hell responsible for running (ruining) the UK one, first as chancellor for ten years then as Prime Minister.
This is just one of the many warnings he received, and chose to ignore, because of course he knew best.
Brown's policies are pushing key sectors to recession, UK warned - Telegraph
He, and the economic illiterates he has surrounded himself with have saddled the UK taxpayers with enormous levels of debt that will take generations to clear. The people who supported Labour and kept them in power are going to suffer for their misguided loyalty and to a large extent, stupidity because in the end, socialism always shits in its own nest.

I started planning my exit from the UK in 2004 as I could see what was coming and I have no sympathy for the fools who thought they could keep getting something for nothing.
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Old 4th May 2010, 21:40
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You are trying to put words into my mouth, I never stated that Broon was responsible for the World economy. But he was sure as hell responsible for running (ruining) the UK one, first as chancellor for ten years then as Prime Minister.
And the point I am clumsily trying to make is that the whole planet is suffering from an economic meltdown created by greedy self serving bankers out to make a quick buck.

The anti-Labour press are selling the myth that Brown caused it and every Little Englander is lapping it up. The same press that were lauding Brown as a financial genius not so long ago for letting the BofE be responsible for interest rates and controlling inflation.

As I have said before, Brown is responsible for many, many things but not the current recession.
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Old 4th May 2010, 21:41
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Hope all you right wing to**ers get a REAL shock on Friday when Gordy moves back in to 10 Downing Street where he
rightly belongs.
Before he can rightly belong there, he needs to win an election, something he has done his best to avoid up until now, and which is highly improbable on Thursday.
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