Tuesday, November 11, 2008

What the fuck have these cunts been drinking?

Seriously, have our lords and masters absolutely no fucking self-knowledge at all? Have they no idea what fucking hypocrites they are, or is it that they simply don't care?

Because this is, quite simply, beyond the fucking pale.
Pub happy hours should be banned and supermarkets stopped from selling alcohol at a loss in order to combat drink-fuelled disorder, MPs have said.

The Home Affairs select committee said reckless drinking was placing a heavy burden on police resources.

One possible solution for England and Wales, MPs said, would be legislation setting a minimum price on alcohol.

"Reckless drinking" is placing "a heavy burden on police resources", is it? Tough. We employ the police to deal with crime.

Besides, what has happened to the enormous piles of our fucking money that you have piled into law and order over the last ten years? What has happened, come to that, to any of the new £300 billion per year extra (compared with 1997) that you are spending? Where the fuck is the money?

And setting a minimum price for alcohol? Ending happy hours? What the fuck are you talking about, you evil little cunts?

As my newly-returned, impecunious Greek friend points out, you fat, bloated cunt-holes subsidise your bars with our money: money that, apparently, is too good to spent on the police and only good enough to spend on your own gross appetites.
I propose setting up a pilot scheme in one of the worst crime hotspots in the country: the Palace of Westminster. Over to the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (PDF):
The House of Commons Refreshment Department operated on a subsidy of £5.5 million of taxpayers’ money in the 2007/08 financial year, equivalent to total annual tax receipts from 35 pubs. The subsidy, not published in the House of Commons’ Annual Accounts, was £693,000 higher than in 2006/07, a 15% increase.

It accounted for 43% of the Department’s operating costs, meaning that the taxpayer coughs up £4.30 for every £10 spent refreshing our politicians: even before they claim back their outgoings without receipts through the notorious expenses system.

There are at least 12 bars in the Parliamentary estate, excluding the various dining rooms, brasseries and banqueting suites. Unsurprisingly, given the MPs write their own laws as well as ours, they operate without a licence and have no restrictions on hours.

Given the level of subsidy, it is unsurprising that MPs can enjoy much cheaper drinks than their constituents. A pint of Foster’s in Stranger’s Bar costs £2.10, compared with a national average of £2.80 (33% higher) and a London average of around £3.00 (43% higher). A House of Commons 8-year-old Scotch costs £1.35, while our politicians can enjoy a Pimm’s on the Thames-side terrace for just £1.65.

It's a minor miracle that our MPs are sober enough to sit through committee meetings at all, let alone pontificate on the perils of subsidised booze. Here's a challenge, you hypocritical snotbags; I will abide by the rules if you will. When you stop taking my fucking money, spending it on getting your secretaries pissed so you can stick your hands up their skirts, and then claiming it back from me a second time in expenses, I'll stop endangering Western civilisation by buying 6 bottles of Stella for the price of 4.

I seriously do not fucking understand how anybody—even the terminally corrupt fuckers who insinuate themselves into our Parliament—can be so brazen. How can anyone takes these cunts seriously?

They are not even trying to hide their corruption and hypocrisy anymore: they are drinking beer subsidised by our tax money and then pissing in our open mouths and laughing. This just isn't funny anymore.

So, once again I shall quote Cromwell—although the man would probably have approved of the Puritanical nature of the proposals, he most definitely would not have approved of the rampant hypocrisy of the proposers.
"It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonored by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice; ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government; ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money.

"Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess? Ye have no more religion than my horse; gold is your God; which of you have not barter'd your conscience for bribes? Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth?

"Ye sordid prostitutes have you not defil'd this sacred place, and turn'd the Lord's temple into a den of thieves, by your immoral principles and wicked practices? Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation; you were deputed here by the people to get grievances redress'd, are yourselves gone!

"So! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors. In the name of God, go!"

Yes, go, you bunch of hideous, corrupt, venal, hypocritical fucking bastards! How fucking DARE you sit there, with your hands clasped over your obese bellies—your huge, wobbling guts filled with fine food and subsidised booze paid for by our hard work—and demand that we be further fucked up the arse?

Seriously, how very dare you? Have you no shame?



Guthrum said...

Scary- I have just asked Colonel Pride, where are you when we need you

Longrider said...

Have you no shame?


pagar said...

The pain just never ends. Hardly a day passes when they don't find another proposal to torture us with.

How do I fight back? I don't want to complain and comment here. I want to do something to make it stop.

Kerry gets her book and locks down her blog.

Help me please.

What can I do?

Anonymous said...

Well said, DK.
As so often, the Daily Mash nails it nicely.
Not sure if the link will work posted here but I'll try - anyway you'll find it easily if you go to the home page:


Incidentally, today's news from Guildford show sthat it's not just smoking and booze, it's our food they intend to put the boot into yet. Conservative council too... why don't they start to behave like Conservatives, eh?

Anonymous said...

How do I fight back? I don't want to complain and comment here. I want to do something to make it stop.

You don't have to do much, they are wilfully ignorant of the method of their own demise.


Old Holborn said...

Old news

Pravda, Dawn Primarollo et al have already moved on. Full on today on Radio 4.

Junk food next. Guildford Council have already decided that burger vans have to sell Tofu if they want a licence.

And after booze, fags and junk food, I already know what is next.

Anonymous said...

Either abide by the laws that apply to us, or give us the laws that apply to you. Any chance of them understanding the logic of this?

Devil's Kitchen said...


"What can I do?"

I suspect that trying to answer this will form the vast bulk of the discussion in York at the end of the month...


Anomaly UK said...

Hey, be fair, they nearly got round to debating giving the Treasury power to freeze the assets of anyone in the rest of the world for any reason.

Poor things, they just didn't have time.

Anonymous said...

I was surprised that most of the UK actually lasted this long without happy hours being affected, given that Glasgow City Council banned happy hours several years ago (I moved to Edinburgh not long afterward, not that I'm saying the two events are linked in any way...) and a lot of other city councils were threatening to go the same way. During my last summer in Glasgow, I was told off by a park keeper for having a single bottle of ale with my lunch during a sunny afternoon in the Botanic Gardens. He should have been sent to deal with the neds necking Buckie outside Central Station on a Saturday night.

Roger Thornhill said...

"reckless drinking" increases police work not ONE IOTA.

I can drink recklessly and not bother a soul.

More collective guilt. More collective punishments.

Scumbags, the lot of them!

Anonymous said...

While I have no time for politicians, and have a very strong libertarian viewpoint, I'd just like to put one thing straight about these "subsidised" bars:

The prices that I see quoted, for pints etc, are very close to the cost prices for these drinks, if not sourced particularly competitively.

That suggests that the entire subsidy goes into staffing these bars, rather than actually directly towards the booze.

Which makes things appear a lot better, to be honest.

Well, apart from the question of how many staff one could employ for the many millions of pounds worth of subsidy.

Which begs the question... where's the money going?

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