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Many A True Word Spoken In Jest.

Via Obonoxio who spotted this in the comments on Anna Raccoon

Dear Ms Raccoon,

Thank you for your enquiry.

You appear to be under some misapprehensions about the purpose of the NHS. You believe that it’s supposed to cure people, or something. Things have moved on since that philosophy was in operation, many decades ago. No, these days, the new thinking is that the real purpose of the NHS is to kill people, in as large as numbers as possible.

Let me explain. In the past, people were understood to have become ill as a result of bacterial or viral infection, largely through no fault of their own. But now we know that most disease is caused by ‘lifestyle’ factors. Smoking cigarettes, for example, causes all forms of lung disease, every kind of cancer (and not just lung cancer), all variants of heart disease, and more or less every other disease as well. And if cigarettes don’t cause these diseases, then drinking alcohol does so instead. Or eating meat. Or not getting enough exercise. And …

Dancing On Our Graves

Ministers accused the Conservatives of scaremongering with their 'R.I.P Off ' poster campaign, denying plans for a flat-rate death tax and demanding the Tories take down the adverts.

Mr Burnham has insisted that all options are under consideration, including the Tories' favoured voluntary insurance levy and the Liberal Democrat's preferred ' partnership' between the state and patients footing the bill.

But yesterday the Government signalled strongly that a compulsory tax was its favoured option.

'On balance the majority view was to reject the Green Paper options of "Partnership" and "Insurance",' it said in a statement.

Mr Burnham yesterday seized on support for a death tax and called for firm proposals to be brought in quickly.

He said that despite the 'sound and fury' surrounding the debate, there was a 'good degree more consensus across political parties and the care world than people may realise'.
So really Andy, th…

Running For Election

The Gorgon is getting in training, ready for a fast exit. Thanks to Henrynorthlondon for the Our Fearful Fat Leader tagline.

Submerged Optimism. Don't Make Me Laugh.

"A Future Fair For All"

It's never your fault is it? You've turned Britain in to a bankrupt shithole and yet you still expect us to believe in your bollox.
You Really are the party that knows no shame. You bunch of shitheads, bereft of any shred of decency or moral values. Fuck the lot you. Piss off and rot in hell.
Labour, the One Trick Party.

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Operation Fightback

Gordon is on the warpath:
After nearly 13 years in Government, Labour is telling its activists that they should not use the party’s achievements in power when seeking votes at the election. At a pre-election rally in the West Midlands, Mr Brown will warn his party to frame the election not as a chance to pass judgement on the Labour Government.
Instead, he will attack the Conservatives, as the party admitted in a leaflet for candidates that voters are attracted to David Cameron’s message of change

Shame You couldn't have come up with a slogan of your own Gordon. The BNP are already using that one here.

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Reality Escapes

The budget deficit - the difference between government spending and the income it receives through taxation and other sources - is expected to be more than £170bn or 12.6% of GDP in the current financial year one of the highest of any major economy.
the government had to borrow a further £4.3bn last month to help cover the deficit. Last month was the first time since records began the government had to borrow money in January, usually a bumper month for income from tax receipts.
Gordon Brown reiterated that there would have to be tax rises and cuts in spending to reduce the deficit. "We have been crystal clear that we will halve the deficit over the next four years - indeed, more than halve it," he said.
I'm fucking scared now, Gordy old bean and it isn't the Tories that are frightening me.

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Desperate Times

Joe Stack Suicide Note

"I am sure that many of us will be able to understand the reasons why Joe Stack has deliberately crashed his light aircraft into an IRS building in Austin, Texas.
He left a long and detailed suicide note on his website and due to the inevitability of it's removal, by persons unknown, here is a copy of it in full: "

"If you’re reading this, you’re no doubt asking yourself, “Why did this have to happen?” The simple truth is that it is complicated and has been coming for a long time. The writing process, started many months ago, was intended to be therapy in the face of the looming realization that there isn’t enough therapy in the world that can fix what is really broken. Needless to say, this rant could fill volumes with example after example if I would let it. I find the process of writing it frustrating, tedious, and probably pointless… especially given my gross inability to gracefully articulate my thoughts in light of the storm ragin…


Kevin Maguire seems to believe that we're going to unquestioningly swallow this bit of bollocks seen at Guido's place:

"Was the hacking of Telford MP David Wright’s Twitter site linked to the theft of his laptop – containing his passwords – from the Commons? It struck me as odd when a poke at the Cons popped up, supposedly Tweeted by him. Scepticism is my middle name but, on this one, I’d believe the Telford lad over his Right-wing accusers. Wright’s no wet lettuce but he’s a straight and thoughtful politician, particularly for a Government whip.

Didn't think to change his passwords then? Surprised if IT didn't insist on it. The security of the Commons seems to somewhat lacking, no wonder all that data keeps leaking out. What did Plod have to say when he reportedthe theft and subsequent misuse of his accounts? Was his mobile, from which the tweet originated, also go missing?

That hole keeps getting deeper David. Maybe you should get Kev to stop digging now. Eve…


Elliot Morley, David Chaytor and Jim Devine all charged last week with multiple offences under the 1968 Theft Act could face up to seven years in prison.However, the three MPs have sought to argue that their behaviour is covered by Parliamentary privilege. This is a legal convention dating back to the seventeenth century which states that MPs are responsible for policing their own affairs. The MPs therefore claim they should be disciplined by parliament and not face criminal trials. But Parliament's most senior lawyer, Michael Carpenter, who is expected to be a key figure in the trials of three MPs accused of abusing their expenses and who has been studying the limits of privilege for the past few weeks, is believed to have concluded that it does not cover expense claims. He is thought to have been approached by the Crown Prosecution Service and agreed to appear in court to state his view.
Source: TelegraphUpdate:SCUNTHORPE MP Elliot Morley is t…

It's Been Emotional

Nobody is buying it Gordon.
Just bring on the election and have done with it.

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Fucking Outraged?

I'm Past Outrage, You Piss Taking
The Conservative and Lib Dem leaders have urged MPs facing charges over expense claims not to use Parliamentary privilege to avoid court proceedings.David Cameron said he was "disgusted" by the prospect and Nick Clegg said the public would be outraged. Lawyers for Labour MPs Elliot Morley, David Chaytorand Jim Devine have all raised the issue of privilege, which usually protects MPs from civil action. The three MPs all deny charges which they face under the Theft Act.
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Ask The Question.

Douglas Carswell published his Private Members Bill today, in which, he poses the question "Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union?"

As he says in his blog post,
"Surely the only argument against such a referendum is fear of the outcome."

Exactly Who Is In Denial Ed?

The climate secretary, Ed Miliband, warned of the danger of a public backlash against the science of global warming in the face of continuing claims that experts have manipulated data.

In the government's first high-level recognition of the growing pressure on public opinion, Miliband declared a "battle" against the "siren voices" who denied global warming was real or caused by humans, or that there was a need to cut carbon emissions to tackle it.

"It's right that there's rigour applied to all the reports about climate change, but I think it would be wrong that when a mistake is made it's somehow used to undermine the overwhelming picture that's there," he said.

Well Ed, it doesn't look like a mistake to the people live in the real world:

"The chairman of the leading climate change watchdog was informed that claims about melting Himalayan glaciers were false before the Copenhagen summit, The Times has learnt. Rajendra Pachaur…