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a commentary on the politics that followed the UK 2010 & 2015 elections

Bingo!

The Tory Party Chairman (Grant Shapps – the Conservative Poster Boy) has just tweeted:

#budget2014 cuts bingo & beer tax helping hardworking people do more of the things they enjoy. RT to spread the word pic.twitter.com/5vbL7RDAg5

Has his account been hacked?The Picture?

Tories help hardworking people do more of the things they enjoy

Tories help hardworking people do more of the things they enjoy

It’s genuine! I don’t believe it! 10p reduction in bingo duty and 1p reduction in beer duty.

So what is the Chancellor doing for the those “who do not drink beer whilst playing Bingo”?

  • Top rate tax dropped – for those lucky enough to be paying top rate
  • More tax allowances – for those able to save £15,000 per year
  • Abolition of starting rate taxation on savings – for those able to save
  • More tax allowances – for those owning businesses
  • Air Passenger Duty cut – for those able to afford Long Haul flights

All in it together? Let them eat cake play Bingo and Drink Bear!

(Find tonight’s Newsnight on iPlayer to see Danny Alexander squirming when asked to comment on this poster!)

Other retweets:

Eoin Clarke@DrEoinCl

Bullingdon Bingo

Bullingdon Bingo

Jamie Reed@jreedmp 2h

2/2 I’m Grant Shapps, and I approved this message.* *bingo marker not provided

The Media Blog@TheMediaTweets 1h

So who will be the first politician to be photographed at a bingo club in the next few days? Why am I asking, it’ll be Farage won’t it.

Phil Gibson@philgibson01 2h

I’ve got it. Everyone complained about the bedroom tax so this bingo thing is Osborne’s way of giving back to people who have a full house.

Chris Addison@mrchrisaddison 33m

The worst of it is Grant Shapps is the only kind of grant the Tories are still happy to offer.

Owen Jones@OwenJones84 1h

Grant Shapps‘ office currently full of advisors rocking in the foetal position amidst desperate cries of “Can’t we just say it was hacked!”

Owen Jones@OwenJones84 58m

“We can’t say I was hacked!” screeches @grantshapps@CCHQPress retweeted it!” “But everyone thinks they’re a parody anyway” replies advisor

Larry the Cat@Number10cat 2h

“David, it’s the phone for you; apparently Grant Shapps has tried to be clever again…”

Mohammed Ansar@MoAnsar 3h

@grantshapps Millions of us hard working Muslims will now have to start drinking and gambling to enjoy the budget.

s cutting Legal aid to fix potholes

Tories cutting Legal aid to fix potholes

Beer and Bingo for Tory Brixton Boys

Beer and Bingo for Tory Brixton Boys

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