The PalArse of Westminster


Exposing the hypocrisy, greed and incompetence of our "respected" elected political "elite".

Friday, 29 June 2012

Cameron Frets Over Legacy

It seems that David Cameron's days in office are numbered. That at least is the conclusion one must draw if the report in the Telegraph about Cameron fretting over his legacy is anything to go by:
"Cameron has started to wonder where his Government is going, and has been asking aides what his legacy will be."
As I noted the other day, the government is in office but it is most certainly not in power. The Telegraph agrees:
"Mr Cameron and Mr Osborne do not regard themselves as being in power, but instead believe they are trapped – by the opinion polls, by the Liberal Democrats, by the Civil Service, by the bond markets, or by all four."
Where to now for Cameron and Osborne?

Wherever the opinion polls lead and the LIEBOR scandal leads!

Thursday, 28 June 2012

The LIEBOR Scandal

Courtesy of The Slog:
"During 2008/9 I worked at a major investment bank which was advising the office of the PM [Gordon Brown] with regard to the developing banking crisis. I was told that No.10 had been calling the UK banks and demanding that they manipulate LIBOR down, as his economics department had determined that if it rose too much it would trigger a recession and he was looking at re-election."
This will run and run!

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Lonesome George Osborne - In Office But Not In power

Poor old George, how long has he got left?

In Office But Not In Power - Osborne's U Turns

Osborne's U turn (yet another one in a long line of U turns; pasties, churches, charities, caravans etc) on the fuel duty rise demonstrates that this government is in office but not in power.

Enjoy the video above of Paxman destroying the hapless and hopeless Chloe Smith.

In order for a Chancellor to survive in office, it is essential that the markets believe what he says; the list of U turns somewhat "undermines" his credibility.

Friday, 22 June 2012

Question For David Cameron

Q: Which political party took on two loans on favourable terms from companies in known tax havens before the last election?

One £250,000 loan came from Juniper Trading, registered in the British Virgin Islands. It was given in 2004 at 0.25 per cent below the base rate, to be repaid in 2029.

Another £950,000 loan was made by the Medlina Foundation, based in Liechtenstein, at the base rate plus 1 per cent in the same year.

A: That would be the Conservative party, the same political party that believes that legal tax avoidance "isn't morally right"!

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Question For David Cameron

Why have you declared open season on every Tory MP, every Tory candidate and every Tory donor with your comments about Jimmy Carr's tax avoidance scheme (K2)?

Are you mad?

A politician lecturing us on morality is as natural as a cat walking on its hind legs.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Tax Avoidance and The K2 Issue

Tax Avoidance is a perfectly normal human thing to try to do, politicians (eg David Gauke, Cameron and Osborne) are not in a position to lecture the rest of us on "morality" and should shut the fuck up!

Monday, 18 June 2012

David Cameron's Confusion

I don't understand why David Cameron is giving advice to Greek politicians to "get on with it" given the fact that the coalition that he "cobbled together" is hardly a blue print for stable, effective, competent and professional governance.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Advice To John Major

The Leveson inquiry is about Murdoch, not our disastrous membership of the ERM.

You would be best discussing that with the Greeks and other periphery Eurozone states, as a means of advising them how best to exit the Eurozone.

Monday, 11 June 2012

Gordon Brown's "Credibility" Issues

Gordon Brown appears to be having "credibility" issues wrt his testimony at the Leveson Inquiry.

How "surprising"!

Advice To David Cameron

Don't lecture others on how to raise their children, when you have left your own daughter in a pub!

Friday, 8 June 2012

Not On This Planet

Those of you who have always wondered if MPs and their ilk are not on this planet, should look no further than Lembit Opik (ex MP) for proof that those who enter politics clearly have no connection with or understanding of  "earthly" issues.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Kudos To Osborne

Kudos to George Osborne for sticking two fingers up to Nanny last Friday, wrt Nanny's absurd directive to Whitehall civil servants to remove Jubilee bunting!

Friday, 1 June 2012

Another Day, Another U Turn

Pasty tax gone.

Caravan tax gone.

Now the charity tax has gone.

That's U turn number 3, in the space of a week!

What would the Baroness say?