The People’s Party 34

Just a few random facts to help people remember the great tradition of New Labour in supporting ordinary working people:

Tony Blair is chraging between £100,000 and £200,000 per speech – while for just an extra £180, attendees can have their photograph taken with him.

Baroness Scotland paid her husekeeper just £6 per hour.

The visa in the housekeeper’s passport had already expired (irrespective of whether it was genuine or not) before Baroness Scotland claimed to have seen it.

A friend in the FCO has told me that the French proposal for a cap on bankers’ bonuses, against which Gordon Brown fought furiously in the EU, G8 and G20, suggested a limit of 8 million euro per banker per year. Brown said this was too restrictive. Brown will announce to great fanfare in Brighton instead a system where bonuses are delayed and paid part in shares (which saves the bankers 22% in income tax).

These changes are meaningless as the bankers are rather well placed to borrow against their delayed bonuses and shares, and can just up them to defray the cost of doing so…

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  • nevergiveup

    Let’s face it. The current crop of snout ridden politicians will never stop the greedy bankers lining their pocket on the back of the needy. Where do you think they will end up when their political days are over?

    Working for, and with those same corrupt bunch of tax evading leaches I would guess.

  • anon


    Sound as a QE-ed pound, thanks for asking. I know this freemasonry stuff sounds a bit bonkers, but it’s their bonkers, the powers that be’s bankers’ bonkers , not mine.

  • Technicolour

    ‘Mockers from the safety of keyboards’ for some reason made me think of Wordsworth who, as I remember, wrote passionately in favour of violent revolution in his early years, but who when faced with the reality of the French revolution, and the blood and terror, apparently went home in shock, broke his own heart, and never wrote a decent poem again. It was in a biography I read a while ago.

  • Duncan McFarlane

    The fact that there are people or organisations who would pay £100 to £200 thousand pounds to hear a man who didnt even know who Mossadeq was after 10 years as Prime Minister and countless briefings on Iran is a good argument for some higher tax bands to prevent all that money being wasted.

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