Monday 10 March 2014


So, the question is, where is the other £2.5 million, give or take a Euro or two?Well, it appears to have gone on expenses for them travelling around the worldin the style of billionaires. On top of this Mr Brown drew on  the Public Duties Allowance that ex UK PMs awarded themselves (unlike ex Scottish, Welsh or Irish FMs who get sod all) to the tune of over £200,000 in the last two years. Additionally he has collected his salary of £66,000 a year but has failed to turn up at parliament most of the time.What exactly has he done for this money?

And while we're a bit indignant about stuff:

Absolutely gold that one. Public responsibility or financial probity are the last two things these rapacious monsters should mention in the hearing of decent  ordinary taxpayers
What was that about Britain leading the way out of recession George?
That will be them leading from the rear again.

Oh yes, and one last thing...

I just hope it was HIS money, and not OURS that he spent buying friends on Facebook.
If he gives me £10,000, I'll like him (on Facebook)!


  1. Well that was a devastating double whammy from the Fife political duo equivalent of Lod del Rio (think the Macarena folks)

    Gordon, the absolute worst Prime Minister of the UK and Ming the absolute worst Leader of the Liberal heritage.

    It must be something to do with radioactivity in Fife.

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    1. That's a terrible insult to Los del Rio!

      I'd forgotten about Ming, and I never read anything about what his proposals are.

      I did read about Gordon's and he's on about making the Scottish parliament a permanence (which I don;t see how he can do. Either a parliament is supreme or it is not. If it is not then the parliament which IS supreme can remove it; if it is supreme then surely it has supremacy over any other... including the Westminster one.

      He also wants to give more powers to local authorities and that's all very well, but can you really have entirely different laws in different regions of the country? Not with one police force, I'd have thought.

      As I say, I've not got a clue what Ming the Merciless came up with. I don't know if anyone bothered to report it.

      More of: You can't have any more devolution if you go for independence?

  3. I'm going to have to remember that line about being lectured by banks. It's a good one.

    And these days, can't you just pay facebook directly to inflate your "like"'s? it's not like they don't seel everything else of their servers.

    You know, that reminds me: We need to start having a conversation about the soverignty and security of using foreign companies' programs for our government IT systems, especially considering that we could be using home-grown ones instead.

    1. I was in the Royal Bank the other day... the one that is owned by the government and is still making a big loss and is still paying its executives £500 million in bonuses for good work...

      Anyway, there was a poster up telling us customers that they could get advice on running their business from the Royal Bank.

      Can you imagine?

      Yes, I think you must be able to pay to increase your friends. It's apparently what friendless Dave did. Money is no object. I've never looked at his page, but it's probably full of him on the phone to this, that or the other world leader... or at least pretending that he is.

      What kind of man takes a selfie when he's on the phone to someone?

      I bet the government is on the case of the computer systems...

    2. Hey, if I could learn how to run a business that makes a massive loss every year, yet still manages to pay me several years worth of pay in bonuses, I'd take that class. But somehow I doubt what those RBS posters were talking about.

      "What kind of man takes a selfie when he's on the phone to someone?"
      Someone who wants a pic of his ear.

      I really hope you're joking in your last line there.

    3. Sorry, make that several *thousand* years of pay in bonuses.

    4. I thought they might be offering directorships in the National Westminster...

      No, I meant I'm sure that the SG is aware that there are many governmental computer systems operating in Scotland which will have to be changed when we are independent. They will have taken that into consideration. Is that not what you meant?

    5. No, I was talking about the massive security flaws in the current systems that will let pretty much anyone have a poke around in any of their internet-connected systems.

      And that paying a foreign company for the privilige seems utterly daft, especially when, if the current regs were actually enforced, they wouldn't be allowed to hold any information on the UK in their head office. (UK data protection laws rule America "not safe for our personal data")

      Yes, I'm talking about them using MS (Microsoft) software (I know they are, because their websites end in ".aspx", only Microsoft's web server uses those). The company is generally ridiculed by the industry as an example of bad security practice. And we have some nice examples of government departments switching away from them and saving money in the process. No-one takes MS seriously anywhere other than desktop machines anymore, and people only take tehm seriously there because of network effects.

      I'm not sure how any country that isn't the USA can have any confidence in the security of MS Windows anymore, as they've actually addmitted to telling their government about exclusive security flaws that they don't tell anyone else about, and letting their government have warning on which flaws they're going to patch out soon, so they can use them before they're gone.

    6. Lord... I didn't know anything about that.


      Well, I hope we are going to do something about it too...

    7. I need to get a better sarcasm detector.

      The Snowden revelations, Lavabit, and Microsoft being an American company should have been enough for anyone to realise that they're not to be trusted.

      Everything else on top of that is just more ammo.

      Seriously, go read, it's something of an eye-opener.

  4. Tris

    Gordon Brown stuff, what a charmer. He has never been a good politician ever, I aways ask who votes for these people. What is also amazing is that people pay him to give speeches, on what, Raith Rovers because it certainly cannot be finance or how to manage a country. The really sad thing is he takes his constinuents for a ride and they can't see it and still think the sun shines out his arse, something comes out his arse, it's the same as what comes out his mouth, but it's not the sun.

    Doesn't matter what we say about the banks, they will get away with it, they will ge at big bonus, they will get to dictate because this country is so dependent on the financial sector that it now runs the UK PLC. It makes you sick and still people take no interest and are willing just to accept their lot in this country.

    No matter how much they try to talk things up the simple fact is you just have to look around you to see the true picture. London is booming so everything is rosy again in the bubble and f the rest of us, and again people can't see and want to stay chained to this country. I give up some days I really do.

    Did Teflon Dave really do that, didn't know you could, maybe I should offer a pound to Duncan Hothersal so he unblocks me on Twitter cause he can't beat me in an argument.

    Oh well.


    1. Whenever anyone brings up the Great Banking Casino Robbery (otherwise known as "the bank bailout") I like to point them at how Iceland handled it.

      There's a media blackout on that though, so you have to go to the internet for accurate information, but what's new there?

      Short summary of what Iceland did:
      They had a revolution to stop their government paying off the bankers, wrote a new constitution and put the bankers in jail for failure to pay debts owed.

    2. I was going to mention Iceland.

      Because no matter how big the banks are... and they were even bigger there than they were/are here, you CAN do something about them.

      But it takes people power which you can have in a small country. About 25% of the population went down to parliament and held what passes for a demonstration in Iceland.

      It depends what kind of country you want. The UK obviously wants a corrupt country designed for the superrich... Iceland wanted a country designed for ordinary people. Not for the first time, I wish I'd had the good fortune to be born Icelandic.

      But as you say, Bruce, London is in boom and so they think that all is well with the world.

      Shhhhh don't tell them about food banks and poverty. We know what their answers are.

      As for Duncan... Hmmm bless him. I've never followed him. He kinda lives on a cloud hovering somewhere over Tony Blair's head. It's not somewhere I'd like to be in contact with. You never know what you might catch.

  5. Gordon Brown. What more requires to be said about this man.
    Well, how about this.
    "Gordon, please just go away. You are an embarrassment to Scotland!"

    1. Seems ok to me... and very polite too, I may say.