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sasguru
18th June 2008, 08:49
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7460475.stm

No shit, Sherlock!
Has he only just noticed? Where do they find these idiots?

Lucy
18th June 2008, 08:49
Is he related to you?

Moscow Mule
18th June 2008, 08:50
Where do they find these idiots?

Edinburgh South West apparently.

sasguru
18th June 2008, 08:56
From his wikipedia entry:

"Darling is not a professional economist, nor has he any experience of business. But he has always been a loyal supporter of Gordon Brown, the prime minister.. On Andrew Rawnsley's Channel Four programme on 9 June 2008 ("Gordon Brown: Where Did It All Go Wrong?"), Irwin Stelzer, a fellow of the Hudson Institute who knows Brown well, said: "Anyone who thinks Gordon Brown has given up being Chancellor doesn't know Gordon Brown. Alistair Darling is a man of some modest ability, but Gordon's, let's say, heavily involved in fiscal policy."


:laugh :laugh
The blind leading the blind ....

moorfield
18th June 2008, 09:07
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7460475.stm

No tulip, Sherlock!
Has he only just noticed? Where do they find these idiots?

WHS. I think this belongs in tomorrows "No s**t Sherlock" column in Metro.

TheBigYinJames
18th June 2008, 09:08
Tommorrow Darling will announce that Saddam Hussain must be stopped.

Bagpuss
18th June 2008, 09:08
Aren't MPs voting soon for a >10% pay rise?

ratewhore
18th June 2008, 09:17
Asked about the different in the two forecasts, Mr Darling said he would be looking again at his growth figures in the pre-Budget report in the autumn.

Perhaps he feels the need to make some more up...

sasguru
18th June 2008, 09:18
Aren't MPs voting soon for a >10% pay rise?

Yes, no doubt the pigs will feed at the trough ....
I totally understand why people become revolutionaries..

DimPrawn
18th June 2008, 09:21
Aren't MPs voting soon for a >10% pay rise?

It's only "fair".

:mad

Bagpuss
18th June 2008, 09:22
If MPs take >10% and prices continue to rise, we could see an autumn of (the enlarged) public sector strikes. I bet Brown pants wished he had called that election now.

TimberWolf
18th June 2008, 09:24
It's only "fair".

:mad

Their salary is only a small part of their income though? How else would someone like Blair (a socialist) end up a multimillionaire?

TimberWolf
18th June 2008, 09:26
I think the answer is to give everyone in the public sector a pay rise, and print some more money.

Lucy
18th June 2008, 09:26
Their salary is only a small part of their income though? How else would someone like Blair (a socialist) end up a multimillionaire?

In the same way as all the other (champagne) socialists.

Lie, cheat and steal.

DimPrawn
18th June 2008, 09:33
Their salary is only a small part of their income though? How else would someone like Blair (a socialist) end up a multimillionaire?

BTL

DiscoStu
18th June 2008, 10:10
Their salary is only a small part of their income though? How else would someone like Blair (a socialist) end up a multimillionaire?

His wife has a proper job.

HTH

EternalOptimist
18th June 2008, 10:13
His wife has a proper job.

HTH

Only till she ends up getting done in court. She's sueing herself for bring herself into disrepute in that so-called biography

apparently





:rolleyes: