Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Ken Clarke - Land Some Punches, Quick


The world is falling around our ears, but somehow no-one lays a fist on Gordon Brown. At C@W we have often bemoaned the ineffectiveness of the Boy Osborne: but if he’s been big enough to recognise it and bring Clarke into the tent, then credit to him.

It’s equally appropriate that Alan Duncan has given way, because he’s made no impact on the returning Mandelson in the Industry (sorry, BERR) brief.

There’s a back-story here. In the mid 90’s, when Duncan and Mandelson were newly-minted backb
ench MPs, they were noted for their frequent playful Parliamentary exchanges, and clearly had high regard for each other. This relationship seems to have made Duncan unable to muster the necessary verve in attack.

In case anyone imagines I am suggesting anything untoward, let me also remark that Tony Benn and Margaret Thatcher have a similar mutual regard (dating from the days when they jointly campaigned for the admission of women to membership of the Oxford Union), and they, too, could never bring themselves to take off the gloves.

No time for niceties, Ken, this is urgent. Brown is leading with his ample chin. Get in there and do some damage.

ND

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Watching our economy get destroyed around our ears reminds me of working in Germany as the wall came down. The Russians I met in "die ehemalige DDR" were telling each other this wonderful joke:

Q. How do you tell if a Russian is an optimist, a pessimist, or a realist?
A. The optimist is learning English, the pessimist is learning Chinese, and the realist is buying a Kalashnikov.

We're fucked & getting Snotty "Cyclops" McDoom out by 9am tomorrow wouldn't make the slightest bit of difference.

I do wonder if the prime mentalist is on some kind of psychotropic medication. He certainly appears to be delusional.

Anonymous said...

Nothing untoward being suggested? Both are poofs so there may be something untoward in the background, or climbing on each others back(ground)

Shirt lifters are like muslims...they come first for each other.

Steven_L said...

You know what, I've been thinking, dangerous I know, but nevertheless...

All these people trying to make us believe the UK/Us taxpayer is shafted for a generation - are these the same people that have oodles of cash in the bank (a lot of them foreigners) and stand to lose the most if it collapses and there's no-one there administer it all?

After the next write-downs, shouldn't the taxpayer try and call their bluff here and threaten to put it all into administration and send everyone home unless all these rich foreigners cough up a few billion between them to keep it going for them?

Steven_L said...

Yes, I've reassessed the situation, I think NATO holds all the cards here.

Maybe Bush wasn't stupid after all? If UK/USA get their act together we're in the perfect position to hold the world to ransom surely?

Nick Drew said...

dangerous, dangerous and dangerous !

Steven_L said...

Think about it Nick, once it's all nationalised (both sides of the pond seem to be going that way) what we will be left is the financial equivilent of a nuclear bomb.

Look at what they've done. Leaked rumours, driven down confidence, formented public distrust, anger and confusion, nationalised the banks (in other words chained them to their desks) demanded more capital, demanded they buy government debt, next they are going to issue uncosted credit default swaps covering the entire mess, then print money to buy up assets.

Surely this will only fix that banking system if we pay more in cash than the assets are worth on the banks accounts to reduce their leverage. When you bring different currency denominations into it it becomes even more complicated, we can't print dollars.

Printing money could lead to big inflation, wiping out the debt. If they go down this route then once the leverage is reduced enough surely they'll have to raise interest rates sharply and wring out the inflation?

Do think this is the plan? Do they even have a plan? Or is the plan really US global domination through weapons of financial mass destruction - in which case we are well placed as their staunchest ally in a similar economic situation surely?

Anonymous said...

aaaa片, 免費聊天, 咆哮小老鼠影片分享區, 金瓶梅影片, av女優王國, 78論壇, 女同聊天室, 熟女貼圖, 1069壞朋友論壇gay, 淫蕩少女總部, 日本情色派, 平水相逢, 黑澀會美眉無名, 網路小說免費看, 999東洋成人, 免費視訊聊天, 情色電影分享區, 9k躺伯虎聊天室, 傑克論壇, 日本女星杉本彩寫真, 自拍電影免費下載, a片論壇, 情色短片試看, 素人自拍寫真, 免費成人影音, 彩虹自拍, 小魔女貼影片, 自拍裸體寫真, 禿頭俱樂部, 環球av影音城, 學生色情聊天室, 視訊美女, 辣妹情色圖, 性感卡通美女圖片, 影音, 情色照片 做愛, hilive tv , 忘年之交聊天室, 制服美女, 性感辣妹, ut 女同聊天室, 淫蕩自拍, 處女貼圖貼片區, 聊天ukiss tw, 亞亞成人館, 777成人, 秋瓷炫裸體寫真, 淫蕩天使貼圖, 十八禁成人影音, 禁地論壇, 洪爺淫蕩自拍, 秘書自拍圖片,

做愛的漫畫圖片, 情色電影分享區, 做愛ㄉ影片, 丁字褲美女寫真, 色美眉, 自拍俱樂部首頁, 日本偷自拍圖片, 色情做愛影片, 情色貼圖區, 八國聯軍情色網, 免費線上a片, 淫蕩女孩自拍, 美國a片, 都都成人站, 色情自拍, 本土自拍照片, 熊貓貼圖區, 色情影片, 5278影片網, 脫星寫真圖片, 粉喵聊天室, 金瓶梅18, sex888影片分享區, 1007視訊, 雙贏論壇, 爆爆爽a片免費看, 天堂私服論壇, 情色電影下載, 成人短片, 麗的線上情色小遊戲, 情色動畫免費下載, 日本女優, 小說論壇, 777成人區, showlive影音聊天網, 聊天室尋夢園, 義大利女星寫真集, 韓國a片, 熟女人妻援交, 0204成人, 性感內衣模特兒, 影片, 情色卡通, 85cc免費影城85cc, 本土自拍照片, 成人漫畫區, 18禁, 情人節阿性,

Anonymous said...

情色電影, aio交友愛情館, 言情小說, 愛情小說, 色情A片, 情色論壇, 色情影片, 視訊聊天室, 免費視訊聊天, 免費視訊, 視訊美女, 視訊交友, ut聊天室, 視訊聊天, 免費視訊聊天室, a片下載, av片, A漫, av dvd, av成人網, 聊天室, 成人論壇, 本土自拍, 自拍, A片, 愛情公寓, 情色, 舊情人, 情色貼圖, 情色文學, 情色交友, 色情聊天室, 色情小說, 一葉情貼圖片區, 情色小說, 色情, 色情遊戲, 情色視訊, 情色電影, aio交友愛情館, 色情a片, 一夜情, 辣妹視訊, 視訊聊天室, 免費視訊聊天, 免費視訊, 視訊, 視訊美女, 美女視訊, 視訊交友, 視訊聊天, 免費視訊聊天室, 情人視訊網, 影音視訊聊天室, 視訊交友90739, 成人影片, 成人交友,

免費A片, 本土自拍, AV女優, 美女視訊, 情色交友, 免費AV, 色情網站, 辣妹視訊, 美女交友, 色情影片, 成人影片, 成人網站, A片,H漫, 18成人, 成人圖片, 成人漫畫, 情色網, 日本A片, 免費A片下載, 性愛, 成人交友, 嘟嘟成人網, 成人電影, 成人, 成人貼圖, 成人小說, 成人文章, 成人圖片區, 免費成人影片, 成人遊戲, 微風成人, 愛情公寓, 情色, 情色貼圖, 情色文學, 做愛, 色情聊天室, 色情小說, 一葉情貼圖片區, 情色小說, 色情, 寄情築園小遊戲, 色情遊戲, 情色視訊,