They should, they should, definitely

I was asked some questions by a journalist yesterday on the G7, in writing. I have no idea if they will sue any of the comments I made: they may be too complex for the style of the intended publication.

23 thoughts on “They should, they should, definitely”

  1. Normal Richiebollocks. Typo aside it’s one of his painfully obvious blog devices.

    “I was asked XYZ by a journalist the other day” = “I want to spout off about this subject TODAY so am going to pretend I was asked questions about it”

  2. I see that the obnoxious cunt in his latest post has still got it in for pensioners suggesting a 15% surcharge on investment income. Of course he was outstandingly rude to someone who queried this. He really is a nasty piece of work.

  3. “Q: If you would like to add something on this subject it is well received”

    The last question Murphy as allegedly asked.


  4. Johnson and Trump G7 Breakfast meeting

    Superb chat by BoJo and Trump, BoJo positioned himself as equal to Trump and Trump accepted. Loved BoJo’s cabotage jibe.

    A pleasing difference from Mrs “Negativity” May

    Assuming BoJo does not declare unilateral free trade:

    “Comprehensive” deal – isn’t that why they takes years and often abandoned?

    Wouldn’t it be better to do individual sector/product deals?

    Sky News

    Whoosh, cabotage, barriers to entry flew over her head. She flips through notes, pick random project fear assertion and unanswerable “mystc meg” question.

    MSM UK are lost in the woods

  5. Watching that bint on Sky interviewing BoJo, best impersonation of a bulldog chewing on a wasp I’ve seen for a while. No doubt what she voted in the Referendum

  6. BiS

    I was trying to write something to the same effect – but you put it far more succinctly. She could have taken her cue from Robert Peston who, despite probably very similar leanings to her, came across far more intelligently and professionally.

  7. One for BiG to “fact check”

    Food, Ritchie, G7, Germany and Brexit

    Are the Germans still surviving on WWII rations?

    <a href=""German food: What we’ll be missing

    In case you thought Project Fear could be ratcheted up no further, here comes another devastating warning. The Germans have warned that their food producers might stop exporting to the UK should there be a no-deal Brexit. Here is your exclusive cut-out-and-keep guide to what you will be missing:
    1. Sauerkraut
    2. Schweinshaxe
    3. Kartoffelpuffer
    4. Kartoffelkloesse
    5. Labskaus

    So there we must leave our little tour of German culinary delights, although there are many more pleasures in store.

    They all sound revolting, I will continue to not eat them.

  8. Reminds me of an early promised Macron speech, which was cancelled on the basis that the world was unprepared for the complexity and profundity of his thought.

  9. The extraordinary thing about the Beth Rigby interview was how inarticulate she was, constantly looking down at her notes for the next cue while Boris Johnson spoke and constantly chipping in with “I get that” and similar interventions to move the interview on. Is she always this bad?

  10. Last time I was in Germany the hotel dining only seemed to be serving Italian food which apparently is very popular in Germany

  11. Bloke Fed Up In London

    I imagine even the Germans get bored of German food. Did you say pork and potatoes, with a bit of salty bread to start? Pass the cabbage.

    If their farmers (the biggest recipients of CAP subsidies) want to stop sending us their toxic beansprouts then oh well.

  12. Moquifen: “I see that the obnoxious cunt in his latest post has still got it in for pensioners suggesting a 15% surcharge on investment income. Of course he was outstandingly rude to someone who queried this. He really is a nasty piece of work.”

    BniC: “Yes you would think a man of his age would be much more concerned about protecting pension income”

    Given his constant tirades against the tax privileges of pensions, I would wager that his pension provision is horrible and he’s massively jealous of others who’ve put more aside than him.

    See also: that famous post on why nobody could ever possibly need a bigger / more expensive car than the one he drives.

  13. The only German cuisine restaurants I’m aware of are McDonalds & BurgerKing. But they do seem to be quite popular.

  14. Bloke in North Dorset

    In case you thought Project Fear could be ratcheted up no further, here comes another devastating warning. The Germans have warned that their food producers might stop exporting to the UK should there be a no-deal Brexit.

    Following the links its not clear what the problem is other than “possible delays”. If that’s the real reason its just an insurance issue in case the food ends up past its sell by date, but with the head honcho at Calais saying there isn’t a problem there all we need to do is wave them through. There’s an easy way to test that, ask the insurance companies what then increase will be in the run up to and post Brexit.

    They also say that the German producers would concentrate on markets elsewhere, which implies that there’s still some money on the table. Those efficient capitalist Germans walking past 50 Euro notes in order to sell to us Brits is a hard one to believe.

    Anyway, has anyone asked the German workers if they’re will to lose their jobs so that the political elite in Brussels can cut off their noses to spite their faces?

  15. @ abacab – The same thought struck me: Capt. Potato would never propose something which would have a negative impact on him & hence his personal position in terms of pension is surely dire.

  16. The exchange Moqifen refers to:(Or selected highlights)

    ‘Charles Braddick says:
    August 27 2019 at 8:14 pm

    Given the amount of typos you write on a regular basis Richard, it seems a bit unfair to be criticising someone else’s punctuation.

    And if ‘all money is invented out on nothing’, then tax relief costs nothing as we can print as much as we like without consequence…
    Richard Murphy says:
    August 27 2019 at 8:37 pm

    Oh dear….

    The trolls are out today’


    Craig says:
    August 27 2019 at 8:50 pm

    “I suggest you need to research relative pensions”

    Perhaps you need to do the same?

    “Most public sector pensions are very small”

    Only because the amount of service is small and hence the contributions have been even smaller. By any sensible definition, if the pension received is many multiples of the contributions paid, someone has subsidised the pension. That ‘someone’ is the taxpayer,

    “And no, it’s not a subsidy. It’s a contractual obligation”

    It’s a ‘contractual obligation’ which is paid for by the taxpayer. No idea why you would deny this?

    “And as for my DB pension, three years worth in the university, non guaranteed scheme”

    what do you mean ‘non-guaranteed’? It’s a DB scheme, of which the majority is funded by the taxpayer. Again, why would you deny this?

    “Just rather boredwith misinformation and trolling”

    So why do you keep doing it?
    Richard Murphy says:
    August 27 2019 at 9:03 pm

    The taxpayer does not pay for government spending

    You need to do some serious reading

    Right now you’re writing a lot of nonsense

    It’s all on here but I I’ll nit rewrite it for you
    Jayne Latchford says:
    August 27 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Shouldn’t you be honest about pensions before trying to pretend that other people should research pensions?
    Richard Murphy says:
    August 27 2019 at 9:01 pm

    I have not a clue what you’re saying

    But I can spot a troll a mile off


    Alvin Gibbs says:
    August 27 2019 at 10:21 pm

    No Richard not everyone that objects to something’s that you say is a troll, to continuously say so shows how shallow you are in your argument at times.

    The fact is that the gap between final salary pensions and defined benefit pensions is incredibly wide and you brush that under the carpet..for those of us taking annuities the rates are at the lowest rates in history and you provide glib comments. The fact you want to tax further in your crusade to bash the rich shows how out of touch you really are.
    Richard Murphy says:
    August 27 2019 at 10:40 pm

    Tell me what this has to do with this blog post?

    And then explain why you aren’t trolling

    Actually, I wouldn’t waste your time if I was you


    Jeff Maltby says:
    August 27 2019 at 9:12 pm

    Out of interest, when did you get your actuarial qualification in pensions?
    Thanks, Jeff
    Richard Murphy says:
    August 27 2019 at 9:15 pm

    Who do you think audits actuarial opinion?

    I was an auditor for many years

    But what the heck

    When did you get a qualification in trolling?

    Jeff Maltby says:
    August 27 2019 at 9:21 pm

    If you’re proposing to remove tax relief on pensions then the obvious implication is that the contribution rates from public sector employees would need to increase accordingly – is that what you are suggesting?

    Or do you just expect the taxpayer subsidy to increase even further?

    Richard Murphy says:
    August 27 2019 at 9:43 pm

    Have you noticed this is about national insurance?

    And I have not mentioned charging pensions to NIC?

    With respect, it would appear that you are the one with all the problems.

    No wonder I’m blocking you

    I only deal with competent people

    Just brilliant stuff – the man’s competence knows no beginning.

  17. Also Tim not sure if you’ve noticed his latest column in which he delivers a threat to the Queen – hopefully it’s grounds for a treason charge, which post Brexit might carry the same potential penalty as it did prior to 1997…

  18. Very impressive selection Mr VP
    It’s very hard to understand what he’s doing there. He pre-moderates anything appears on the site, so there’s no reason they’ve gone to pixel. He could have just binned & ignored. I can only presume he’s trying to demonstrate how resilient he is to adverse comment. But then you’d expect him to respond with reasoned arguments, not throw hissy fits.
    Most curious.

  19. PC SJW and other letter salad miserabilists have a hissy fit.

    Is the “Steve” referenced in that article the same Steve that brightens the threads over here?

    Another remarked that ‘juvenile stuff like this supports the argument that Brexit supporters are xenophobic.’ This brought the heroic response from a chap named Steve: ‘It was tongue in cheek (to clarify, not a German delicacy), you numpty.’

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