Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Would you credit it Wednesday

This, believe it or not, is not a spoof.
He wasn't sacked; he resigned, and yet he gets redundancy money.
WHAT?
And this is the record of the rest of them...
Just an ordinary day doing ordinary things
Like any ordinary non member of the shadow cabinet ordinary mother.


NO Thanks indeed.
Nope, can't work that out.
Maybe we have something they need to keep them rich?
Like anyone thought there were going to be new powers...
Lower benefits for those outside London and the south east...

28 comments:

  1. 130k / 6 = my wage

    His problem isn't austerity,it's budgeting

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    1. Hear hear Water.

      He could have taken lessons from Iain Duncan Snake, who said he could live on £55 a week!

      He must think himself very important that he can't live within that kind of money.

      Still, if he is that pathetic, the UK government is better off without him.

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  2. Now wouldn't we all like that sort of money. Was on Another Angry Voice yesterday after being on here, and someone mentioned the poor in London, I bet some of them would like a salary of those proportions, We have a greedy bunch of parasites in Westminster, all parties. Out of touch, I watched someone person giggle about some women saying she had a ghost in her house which she shared a bedroom and shouldn't pay the bedroom tax. Shall we say nobody should be paying the bedroom tax, not the angle he took.

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    1. I wouldn't mind people paying bedroom taxes, Helena, if they chose to live in a bigger house that they needed. I can see people's objections to taxpayers paying for others to have dining rooms or hobby rooms or spare bedroom incase Princess Margaret popped around.

      What angers me is that, despite the demographic change in the population, no one had the bright idea to provide single person accommodation.

      So in Dundee, for example, huge numbers of single young blokes, thrown out at the first opportunity by their mums and step dads, ended up living in 2-bedroom council multi flats.

      No one wanted to live in them and there were any number empty. The lads were desperate for somewhere to live and the council had all these unwanted flats.

      They were too big for them. The lads didn't want spare bedrooms, but it was that or the streets.

      No planning.

      And no point in building new council houses because they would simply be bought up at and sold on at a profit. Not now in Scotland, but still in the rest of the UK.

      The words booze up and brewery come to mind.

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    2. Many of the flats in Dundee were planned and built when few people lived on their own and when families were larger than they are now.

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    3. Yes indeed. I was really talking about Maxwelltown Multis and they were demolished before this came in, but that's exactly what i meant. More and more people now live on their own because they have to leave home, or they split up with a partner (which didn't used to happen nearly as much) and older people living longer as widows/widowers.


      House building hasn't moved with the population demographics or trends in lifestyles..

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  3. Unbelievable. Nowadays I live on my pension + mobility allowance, things I once thought essential are now luxuries- that's called budgeting. Many of us don't have a choice.

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    1. I think most of us are doing less well than we used to ... and certainly people who are retired. For so many people there are very few REAL luxuries in life and this odious creep can't get by on a minister's income, plus expenses and his wife earning £25,000 of taxpayers' money.

      If he is typical of Tory Britain, I'll be glad to be shot of it.

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  4. I really, really feel sorry for the Tory minister who is finding life so hard that he has to resign because £130,000 a year pay is too little for him to live on. Surely there is a food bank near him that could have helped him out?

    If there is no food bank near him I'm sure all the ill, disabled, infirm, poor, elderly, unemployed and low paid are screaming to be allowed to crowd fund a wee *ahem* donation for him, aren't they?

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    1. I'd love to give him a donation, Arbroath.

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    2. Personally I'd rather just send him round to his nearest food bank and let him explain to them why he can NOT survive on £130,000 a year. LOL

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    3. To all the hungry families queuing up there?

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  5. Their day will come

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    1. In a right world it certainly would. As it is the likes of this pond life get away with it.

      Apologies to pond life including algae everywhere...it's just an expression.

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  6. Aw! What a shame poor wee soul can't get by on £130 grand a year plus expenses, those w*nkers at Westminster have become so accustom to having their noses in the gravy trough, that they think a wage of £130 grand a year is chicken feed.

    When the plug is pulled on these despicable people in 6 weeks time when we vote yes, this useless lot won't know whats hit them. yet they don't seem too bothered David Cameron has just created another 20 or so Lords, and I don't even think there is enough seats in the House of Lords to accommodate all of those sponging t*ssers. Talk about a parliament being top heavy, China's aside Westminster is the most top heavy parliament in the world.

    Whats more annoying is that we're paying for them, thankfully not for much longer.

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    1. Betty Boothroyd was complaining about conditions in the House of Lords. Apparently it is far too crowded and the facilities aren't up to coping with the numbers.

      Doesn't your heart just bleed for them?

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  7. I am disappointed that there is no crowdfunding appeal for the poor politician on Political Betting so we can all give generously to keep him into the lifestyle he wants.

    Me? I would have him put on the minimum wage for a year so he can see how many have to cope with so little.

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    1. I suppose I could start a crowdfunding for him. But I have a feeling that PB is a more appropriate site for that, so I'll pass on the opportunity.

      Yes minimum wage and a sky high rent and no access to funds over £26,000.

      I wonder what he'd look like with after a year?

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    2. I'm sure Stu is thinking right this very second about setting up a wee crowdfunder specifically for this poor wee soul. After all Stu is the most caring soul I know and would hate the idea of this individual going hungry for the sake of a few thousands pounds. LOL

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    3. Yeah... well I'll contribute "something"

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  8. tris

    Alex has sworn a sacred oath to follow Westminster fiscal guidance in return for
    a currency union...............so were does that leave your no austerity assertion.??

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    1. When your're eye to eye with the devil (Westminster) it helps if you don't blink. Once you've cast him down, you go your own way.

      The above quote might seem a bit biblical, but the jist of the matter is this, with regards to Westminster, tell them what they want to hear, and once you,ve achieved your own goal, do your own thing.

      Alex Salmond is just playing Westminster at their own game, and why not.

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    2. Everyone knows about the fact that in a currency union, you have to work within guidelines.

      Rather like the people who already share the currency in Guernsey and Jersey for example.

      Their independent governments' borrowing is limited, but that doesn;t stop them doing what their peoples want to raise their taxes, pay benefits.

      As I've said before the state pension in the Channel Islands are far larger than they are here. IN Jersey it is nearly £200 a week, in Guernsey it's nearly £190.

      It's about £120 in Britain.

      They don;t have to pay for wards; the don't have to pay for bombs.

      They don;t build high speed railways, or have to pay for London's sewers.

      Their financial income and expenditure has little in common with England's.

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  9. slippery Alex


    Stopping short of claims by Yes Scotland that he was promising that a free NHS would definitely be enshrined in a Scottish constitution,

    Salmond said he wanted that possibility to be considered by an independent convention which was due to draft a new constitution after the 2016 election.


    http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/aug/13/alex-salmond-independence-nhs-privatisation-cuts-disability-sturgeon

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  10. Fuck off niko. You are a twisted human being.

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    1. Niko:

      You know perfectly well that Yes Scotland and Alex Salmond are not the same thing.

      Salmond can't guarantee that it will be in the constitution. He's already said that all parties must work together to create a constitution.

      In that situation you'd imagine that the Tories would definitely vote against an nationally owned NHS, given that their English counterparts are selling it off to Tory donors. The Liberals presumably feel the same way as they are part of the government that are doing that. When Labour was in power they did the same thing. It would be hoped that free of the shackles of the London Labour party desperately trying to lose any remnants of socialist, Scottish Labour would consist of people like Canavan who would steer the party back to left of centre. But you can't absolutely guarantee it.

      The Guardian is a Brit Nat unionist paper.

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    2. Oh don't worry Jutie.

      I realise he can be irritating at times.

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