Oh, well done Sirrah!

William McGonagall says:
August 2 2016 at 7:09 pm
The same publishing house has recently published my poetic effort, “Paying for borrowing by spending”. Assuming you make it through their exacting requirements then you’re in good company being published by Verso.

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Richard Murphy says:
August 2 2016 at 7:44 pm
well we have a contract and largely edited text….

The lack of general awareness is staggering.

23 thoughts on “Oh, well done Sirrah!”

  1. The worst thing about being as stupid as Murphy must be not knowing how stupid you are while having your stupidity repeatedly revealed for all to see. I’d be utterly humiliated, but the man seems utterly shameless instead.

  2. “…while having your stupidity repeatedly revealed for all to see.”

    That’s our pleasure and entertainment. And it’s not his pain, because he insulates himself from perceiving his stupidity by believing his sycophants and by denouncing critics as neo-liberal trolls.

  3. The Meissen Bison

    Oh, that’s fabulous! I should never have have dared to be quite that flagrant. Or supercilious.

    Bravo!

  4. What a hoot!

    I wonder if Private Eye could be persuaded to have a Murphyballs section for all these comments and commenters along with, say, his Venn diagrams?

  5. Sages of Ely and Downham Market,
    Is your shed looking a bit down market?
    Get a job advising the tax collectors’ union
    And a grant from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation
    For writing a blog
    While sitting on the bog.
    For the stronger the case for taxation we have made,
    The greater chance we have of getting paid.

  6. Bravefart – from my reading of the private eye on tax matters they’re on his side.

    Still, being made aware of his utter bollocks wouldn’t do any harm.

  7. Wasn’t Brooks responsible for the idiotic Vodafone tax story nonsense? It pains me that he is ex HMIT (as am I).

  8. You surely can’t expect him to have a level of knowledge which encompasses Victorian poetry . If you base your analysis of his general awareness of anything in the realms of history on any random two blog entries from TRUK – his ignorance is without end…..

    However, Kudos to whoever got the comment through. He certainly is probably the worst economist in history so the analogy is not altogether absurd!

  9. I’ll start you off with your Murphygonangall poem:

    He wandered lonely as a turd
    whose only friends were cyber words

  10. Beautiful taxation of the Courageous State!
    Alas! I am very sorry to say
    That Corbyn and McDonnell have taken away
    On the last Sabbath day of July 2016,
    My beautiful ideas of moar taxation.

    Which will be remember’d for a very long time (by me, at least. And my glorious acolytes.)

  11. Bloke in Costa Rica

    That’s more your echt McGonagall, SE. People tend to forget just how bad he was and end up making things that inadvertently scan and rhyme.

  12. They are still pandering to the right by talking about money rather than the stuff we need to make things happen there is never a political debate about the actual people and stuff we have and what it is currently being used for.

    For example private hospitals use up doctors, which are the limiting factor in a health service. So they don’t actually free up capacity in the NHS, they just allow people with money to jump the queue.

    And we should be debating that rather than entries on a computer spreadsheet at the Bank of England.

  13. Any Murphy poem worth its salt must start with:

    ” consists of three|four|five things:”

    And end with

    “So candidly, you are banned”

  14. “For example private hospitals use up doctors, which are the limiting factor in a health service. So they don’t actually free up capacity in the NHS, they just allow people with money to jump the queue.”

    But why is there a queue, often months or even years long, in the first place?

  15. “For example private hospitals use up doctors, which are the limiting factor in a health service.”

    No they do not, private work is carried out, outside NHS work hours, the NHS gets the Doctors and they use their spare time to do private work.
    The NHS would refuse to pay extra for the work provided.

  16. The NHS would refuse to pay extra for the work provided.

    While I agree your point, doctors are not “used up”, this is the same “simple shopper” NHS that paid a consultant £375,000 in overtime?

    Payments of about £600 in overtime for a four-hour shift are common – three to four times what consultants get normally – but there was some evidence of payments around the £1,000 mark.

    £1,000 for four hours work? I thought I ripped people off charged a reasonable rate for the job!

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