PM condemns the reward of failure

#1
Our Glorious Leader has today said that it is wrong that failure should be rewarded. He was talking about Banker Sir Fred's pension pot of course.

Can we think of any other conspicuous failures who should be singled out to be denied a reward?

Big G for leading country into what one of his own Ministers described as being the worse recession in a century perhaps. Loss of PM Pension and inevitible peerage/en-noblement maybe.
 
#2
Herrumph said:
Our Glorious Leader has today said that it is wrong that failure should be rewarded. He was talking about Banker Sir Fred's pension pot of course.

Can we think of any other conspicuous failures who should be singled out to be denied a reward?

Big G for leading country into what one of his own Ministers described as being the worse recession in a century perhaps. Loss of PM Pension and inevitible peerage/en-noblement maybe.
hate to say this but britain isn't the only country with the worst recession since WW2. it's not actually his fault, you can blame him for the wrong decisions he makes during the recession though.
 
#4
The government is apparently going to "claw back" some amount of the pension. We will wait and see whether this task will succeed or fail and who will be rewarded (or not) for trying.
 
#5
I notice that Sir Fred and RBS are quoting 'contractual obligations' as the excuse for his wodge, yet he's getting pension entitlement that he shouldn't have accrued until 60. Amazing how contracts are only binding when they benefit the greedy bastards.
 
#6
If that wonk had one hapeth of guts or pride he would fall on his sword, the guttles fart
 
#8
According to tonight's (Thur 26/02) Radio Four news, it was not in his contract that he HAD to be give a pension when he decided to leave RBS early. It was RBS that decided to grant him a pension. If he had had been sacked (as any other worker in any other field would almost certainly have been if they performed like Sir Fred) he possibly would have been entitled to zilch. Lets face it boys and girls the politicos have no balls and the bankers have no shame. Still our grand kids will be still paying to ensure that he and his grand kids can live in the lap of luxury. Makes you proud to be British???
 
#9
I have no doubt that he is entitled to his pension, the people who should be chastised are the ones who agreed to it.

If HMG decide to retrospectively alter contractural obligations where will it end, any precedent set would apply to politicians pensions too (unless they specifically exempt them), can you see Gordon and his cohorts risking their pensions being withdrawn for "failure in office"?
 

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#10
As Flashy said the idiot can hardly be called a raging success as PM - so how is his failure going to be (not) rewarded?
 

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The-Lord-Flasheart said:
Can we think of any other conspicuous failures who should be singled out to be denied a reward?
Mandelson springs to mind.
That will be Lord Mandelson I think you'll find? Not to be confused with Mendelssohn who was some sort of Hippy strummer.

Lord Mandelson who is currently pouring billions into supporting Brit businesses, because the cheap foreign money fron USA, EU, Iceland and Ireland has... er... vanished like snow on the water?

The man who decreed, day one in office, that Gobmint agencies would pay up within 30 days or face his wrath?

THAT Mandelson?

As for pensions? You agree them on your way in and nobody expects you to predict the circumstances prevailing on your way out. If that was the case, we would all be cattled.

I nominate E Div Crime Squad for pension reversal.
 

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#13
delinquent said:
So, what are benefits about then?
They are supposed to be societies way of providing a safety net for people who through no fault of their own cannot provide for themselves.

To be fair that is the position of the majority of those in receipt of allowances.

Unfortunately there is a hardcore minority that find scrounging off the taxpayer to be an acceptable lifestyle choice. They are also quite an expensive minority because they are bloody good at milking the system. They should be its their way of life.

Of course I'd happily see a few more people joining the dole queue ASAP and hopefully they be part of the long term unemployable: The idiot and his cronies and the muppets who sit behind them.
 

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#15
lsquared said:
If 'FAILURE' is not to be rewarded, then hopefully neither Bliar or 'Bottler' Brown will be knighted!
It is a constitutional convention that former PMs are Knighted or ennobled if they want - despite the damage they have doe to the constitution I doubt if Cameron would want to inflict further constitutional damage by turning them down on HM's behalf.

Its interesting that Blair has not taken a K or robes. Is it a final snub to the country and our way of life or has his conscience told him that he is not worthy?
 
#16
I know of several.
Tony Blair. Got us involved in a very dodgy war based on even dodgier intelligence (allegedly).
Lord Falconer. He approved said war saying there was nothing illegal (again allegedly).
Peter Mandelson. For having to resign for improper conduct as an MP.
David Blunkett. For again resigning for improper conduct (pervert).
Any MP who jumps on the bandwagon and criticises Sir Freddies pension pot when they themselves have the temerity to award themselves inflation beating payrises whilst the rest of the country suffers and at the end of their lacklustre spells as MPs enjoy a cracking pension themselves. Hypocrites.
Any person who presides over disgraceful failures such as the bigwigs of banks have done who then receives money from the taxpayer and then uses said money to award bonuses (allegedly).
 
#17
Tony Blair didn't get his K as he had to leave the country rapidly to escape the unpleasantness caused by the cash for honours saga. The idea that he is not interested by bling and titles was safely demolished buy his acceptance of George Bush's thank you trinket.
Broon must be Mega Shameless to chastise the banks when, from 1997, he was the man in charge of the whole gangfcuk.
 
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BuggerAll said:
lsquared said:
If 'FAILURE' is not to be rewarded, then hopefully neither Bliar or 'Bottler' Brown will be knighted!
It is a constitutional convention that former PMs are Knighted or ennobled if they want - despite the damage they have doe to the constitution I doubt if Cameron would want to inflict further constitutional damage by turning them down on HM's behalf.

Its interesting that Blair has not taken a K or robes. Is it a final snub to the country and our way of life or has his conscience told him that he is not worthy?
It is a final snub, but delivered by an distinguished 82-year old who had the misfortune of having him as her Prime Minister...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/new...he-Garter-slips-out-of-Tony-Blairs-grasp.html
 
#19
Maybe Her Maj. didn't trust herself anywhere near Bliar's throat with a sword?
 
#20
BuggerAll said:
Its interesting that Blair has not taken a K or robes. Is it a final snub to the country and our way of life or has his conscience told him that he is not worthy?
He may simply have decided to save them for later as it were. Make as much cash as he can now and continue to play at being the international statesman with whatever he actually does as Middle East envoy before retiring, taking the knighthood and parking his arrse in the Lords. Besides, don't the Lords have a register of member's interests where you have to write down all your jobs and incomes? He might not be too keen on that whilst he's in the profit maximisation phase of his post Prime Ministerial career.
 

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