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The latest from ‘Planet Dave’ !

Posted by Big John on October 21, 2013

After last week’s news that British Gas were increasing their prices yet again, our Dave came out with the following advice, when he said …  “There is something everyone can do, which is look to switch their electricity or gas bill from one supplier to another, we should all change to other energy providers”.

Notice the word “we” ! .. This is from someone who has probably never paid a gas or electricity bill in his life !

Reacting to today’s announcement that more energy suppliers are hiking up their prices, (what a surprise this must have been to him),  the Prime Minister’s official spokesman said  that “nobody wants to see higher bills” and that David Cameron “understands  the pressure that households are facing” and understands why consumers will  be “angry” about today’s increases. ..“He very much understands why households are angered about this.”

Oh, yeah ! .. Just as this Old Etonian, who has never had a ‘proper’ job in his life ‘understands’ what life is like at one of our ‘failing’ schools which produce “the least literate and numerate pupils in the industrialised world”, or what this ex-member of the ‘Bullingdon Club’ knows about serving on the front line in Afghanistan, or what this privileged political parasite of a Prime Minister and resident of 10 Downing Street, Chequers, not to mention, one or two ‘de reses’ of his own, knows about life on an inner city ‘sink’ estate (remember “hug a hoodie” ?).

How I would love to welcome him into …

… the ‘real world’ !


3 Responses to “The latest from ‘Planet Dave’ !”

  1. I must correct you as, if my memory serves me well, said DC did once sprain his ankle playing netball and if not mistaken a white van man, some time ago, made an impolite hand gesture in his direction. Upon arriving home he made a secret telephone call to none other than Denis Skinner who explained in no uncertain terms exactly what the gesture meant. However, once he understood DC – being the Old Etonian that he is – took it as a compliment and moved on!. Great post by the way!

  2. Rummuser said

    Do people from the real world become politicians in your part of the world?

  3. Political advancement does not appear to be related to success in performing useful work.

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