Monday, 24 May 2010

THAT WASN'T A SPENDING CUT-THAT WAS A M&S SPENDING CUT!

Immediate public spending cuts of £6.25 billion are designed to send a "shockwave" through Whitehall, the Government has announced.
The Chancellor, standing alongside his Lib Dem deputy at the Treasury, David Laws, said the reductions would be made while maintaining ''frontline'' services in key areas such as the NHS. He also announced that schools spending would be protected.

That wasn't a spending cut, that was a M & S spending cut.  For fuck's sake get on with it man.

31 comments:

subrosa said...

Smashing title DL and great post. I've missed the live TV coverage but will possibly see it later.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Rosie, the Vid is on the Telegraph link if you want to see it, I put it in especially for you!

wee boaby said...

£6Bn ? Well that's about 2 weeks of our deficit covered.
£170Bn annual deficit. £900Bn total national debt plus £1.1trillion uncosted public sector pension debt and quite a big uncosted PFI debt and £1tr roughly bank debts still needing to deleverage. Oh and £8Bn of overseas aid to Singapore etc.
And all these debts getting bigger and bigger.
I reckon we owe about £3tr.
I'm not sure if scrapping first class travel etc will eat into our debt much at all.

wee boaby said...

Oh and it took me about 2 minutes to find this cooncil job. Diversity officer on £70K plus 'excellent benefits'
Obviously no shortage of cash for important things...

http://jobs.guardian.co.uk/job/995215/senior-diversity-policy-manager/

Dark Lochnagar said...

Boabs, I know, it's a load of shite. Check out the post I did a few days ago about the deficit. I don't know why we haven't been shut down!

wee boaby said...

Yes I saw that post DL. Scary stuff.
I notice our net contribution to the EU will rise by 60% this year taking it from £4.2Bn to £6.4Bn. That will cancel out today's cuts nicely.

Ray Alan said...

Open the gox !

Lord Charles said...

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Dark Lochnagar said...

Boabs, Aye it's a pretty expensive club to be in. The club rules are pretty stringent too!

Dark Lochnagar said...

Ray, they better nail it down well or that Tory fucker with the monocle will be throwing himslf in the grave.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Lord Cahrles, you're not that red haired fucker who was in charge of those Libthingy chappies, by any chance?

a silenced Lord Charles said...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment_and_arts/10147436.stm

Dark Lochnagar said...

Lord Charles, you're silienced OK, and so's the link you gave me!

temporarliy unsilenced Lord Charles said...

It worked earlier gottle of geer.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Chick, well it's no gorking noo!

google of geer said...

google ' bbc ray alan dead '

Dark Lochnagar said...

Googlers, FFS do you expect me to run this blog AND FOLLOW YOUR TENETIOUS LINKS!

Dark Lochnagar said...

Googlers 2 BTW there's still nothing and anyway that's not how you spell his name.

gottle of geer said...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1280900/Ventriloquist-Ray-Alan-dies-suddenly-aged-79.html

open the gox ! said...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2010/may/24/ray-alan-ventriloquist-dies

gaggin for a geer said...

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/showbiz/television-news/2010/05/24/lord-charles-loses-his-voice-as-tv-ventriloquist-ray-alan-dies-aged-79-86908-22281830/

gorgon for pm said...

http://www.channel4.com/news/articles/arts_entertainment/ventriloquist+ray+alan+dies+at+79/3658107

geezalife said...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment_and_arts/10147436.stm?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

am I dead yet ? ! said...

http://www.ukwirednews.com/articles.php/61939-Ventriloquist-Ray-Alan-dies-at

I'm in the gorygraph ! said...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/celebritynews/7759164/Ventriloquist-Ray-Alan-dies.htm

last word to the express- yes he's dead : ( said...

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/176987/Ray-Alan-voice-of-Lord-Charles-is-dead-ages-79

Dark Lochnagar said...

Lord Garles, I fucking know he's dead. I just couldn't get the link to work. It appears I owe you an aplogy over the name. Have you seen a Doctor recently?

Lord Charles said...

My doctor said I would be ok as long as I kept taking the tablets.
But I don't know where Alan left my tablets.
I've tried phoning NHS24 but they're no help as I can't speak without Alan putting his hand up my arse and speaking for me.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Chick, You'll be OK. I was in the hospital the other day at a clinic and there is a sign that says you can get an Interpetor in 128 languages and the one where someone stick his hand up your arse is covered. It's some 'Gay' nurse called Trevor, apparently.

Lord Charles said...

Oops I appear to have been drunk last night : (
Multiple posts are the giveaway.
Apologies DL it won't happen again.
Just been upset about Ray.
I'll give Trevor a ring now. Hope he has soft hands !

Dark Lochnagar said...

My Noble Lord, soft hands are practically guaranteed. It's all that hand washing. After a while the Lanolin becomes part of their skin. It very handy when they need a slippy hand to shove up someone's arsehole for instance. Don't worry about the multiple posts, but it must have taken you ages!