Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Blitz Spirit

Apparently Gordon is demanding that we in Britain show some of that good, old Blitz spirit.
The recession is a test of character the British people must pass, Gordon Brown is set to say.

In next week's New Year message, the prime minister is expected to urge the public to "display the same spirit" as their predecessors did in World War II.

So, knowing that Gordon "Prudence" Brown will, of course, lead by example, via Lord Elvis, let's see how we should adopt this Blitz spirit, shall we?
MORE than £320,000 of taxpayers' money has been spent on flat-screen televisions, hi-fis and DVD players for Whitehall departments, the Standard can reveal.

The Tories said today that the figures, released in Parliamentary answers, were an "insult" to the recession-hit public.

The biggest spender was Lord Mandelson's Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, which ran up an £87,000 bill for stereo equipment, DVD players and flat-screen televisions over the past three years.

The second biggest bill was at the Treasury, which spent £42,000 on televisions, £25,000 on DVD players and £9,600 on hi-fis - despite Treasury Minister Yvette Cooper's claims to be leading a "war on waste" across government.

Nice. Still, it's indicative of the goverment's entire attitude to this crisis: let's spend lots of money that we don't have—stolen from the people of this country under threat of violence—and spunk it up the wall.

I don't have a wide, flatscreen TV: do you think that Mandy's got any going cheap?

Luckily, Gordon's own department is, indeed, practising prudence by refusing to waste money on fripperies.
Other departments, including the Prime Minister's Office, claimed that the information could only be made available "at disproportionate cost".

Fucking hell, Gordon Brown really is a total cunt.


Shug Niggurath said...

If they are spending that much on TV and hifi it would probably be worth asking where the equipment is based and used...

julymorning said...

Ah, the ever-excellent 'privation is good for the character' argument. Next he'll be reminding us of the rewards that await us all in paradise.

Anonymous said...

Like everything else this government does it's just a rehash of September's austerity for the good of the soul shite they had the talking heads on the BBC going on about.

Budgie's euro-socialist zombie said...

"The recession is a test of character the British people must pass, Gordon Brown is set to say."

I am not convinced that the British people are up to the standard expected by Our Great Leader.

We truly don't deserve his bountiful magnificence. We are the dirt on Our Leader's shoe. His wisdom lives on for ever more and we must stand humbled in his awe-inspiring presence.

Yea! the saviour of the world. And woe is us - the people whose characters are on test by the only One, the Merciful .... Flush Gordon!!

Trixy said...

I'm quite happy to partake in a wartime tradition and kick out the Prime Minister at the first possible opportunity.

Winston said...

How the fuck can you spend 25 grand on DVD players? they're £30 in Tesco and come free with every PC and laptop.

Shaun said...

Hmm. A million londoners lost their homes in the Blitz. Recessions are only predicted to hit 75000 in 2009 so.... either El Gordo knows things are going to be about 12 times worse than expected or he's talking out of his a4se. Again.

Anonymous said...

From the old song - gordon is a moron. Maybe. But maybe gordon is a :
all of these and more

timbone said...

"The spirit of the Blitz", that's right, all muck in together to withstand the onslaught - oh, that is unless you smoke, or drink, or eat MacDonalds, or hunt foxes, or don't like Gordon, or............

Neal Asher said...

And in the spirit of prudence Brown is now throwing $10,000,000 at the Palestinians.

Trixy said...

Neal, 'an extra $10,000,000', surely?

Chalcedon said...

The only bastard lobbing bombs at us is McBroon FFS. Oh yes, we'll weather the storm of course. What grieves me is that there are still 9 million morons or so who will still vote for him and Noo Labour when the election happens, unless the bastard suspends democracy at the 11th hour when he sees he will lose power.

Jeff Wood said...

Perhaps invocation of the Blitz spirit is indeed appropriate.

After all, this government is even more destructive than the Luftwaffe managed to be.