Sunday, December 05, 2010

Caption Competition: Polly Toynbee at the Top Shop Demo


35 comments:

javelin said...

What about The Guardian Media Group avoiding tax? Polly anything to say about your employers?

Ust said...

I've sharpened my elbows for this sale...Get out of my way!

The Fatboy said...

They don't do the Kate Moss line in my size, BOYCOTT!!

What?? Green is Jewish and pro Israel?? DOUBLE BOYCOTT COMRADES!!!

IanVisits said...

Where is Matthew Paris, I only ever appear on camera next to Matthew.

martin18181 said...

I didn't realise that view were all photography media students.

Mike in Edinburgh said...

No, no, I'm supposed to be infront of those cameras.

thespecialone said...

Out of the way, get out of the way plebs. How can I get to my villa in Tuscany?

MikeyP said...

I have come to pick up a few tips on tax avoidance from Sir Phil!

heckmonwyke said...

Is That a Alan Bennet look Alike?

strapworld said...

How hypocritical!

She works for the Guardian Media Group which has avoided tax for years- as highlighted many times by Guido!

This woman needs being highlighted in all the press, television and radio news programmes.

Why not invite her unto your programme Iain, alongwith Richard Littlejohn, to discuss The Top Shop Demo and other tax avoiders.

I bet she will decline the invitation, which should not stop you exposing her false position.

What about the employees frightened by these rioters? Are the police going to take any action against Toynbee? or is she above the law.

A spell inside would give us all a rest from this stupid woman.

pete-s said...

Is she making sure that they do not include Tuscan Villa's.

Anoneumouse said...

anything for a Tena lady

Opinicus said...

"Top Shop out..

It's so cheap (and common)"

DespairingLiberal said...

Phil Green is digging ever deeper in his search for low-cost Saturday girls.

Twig said...

The embodiment of hypocrisy.

Michael Heaver said...

Ain't that Miliband's squeezed middle?

Ian said...

New line in sour faced size 20 models now employed by Top Shop

Anthony said...

'Here, Iain Dale, over here ...."

Anthony said...

"Here, Iain Dale, over here ... "

Jabba the Cat said...

Out of my way you plebs, I'm going to be late for my flight to Tuscany!

Jabba the Cat said...

A quick Toynbee refresher on Question Time...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSLUtfubOis&

Paul Stott said...

"Realising that Poly Toynbee advised both the SDP and New Labour, students ensured serial loser Ms Toynbee was kept well away from their protests"

Right Friendly said...

A Tena lady, Anoneumouse? I wouldn't even pay a fiver!

Anyway, I can't think of a good caption at the moment: there are some good ones here already!

DespairingLiberal said...

As billionaire Philip Green's wife comes under scrutiny for tax avoidance, women of all classes and ages gather to offer themselves as possible replacements.

Boris Backer said...

'Caption competition: Clegg visits Kazakhstan.' http://bit.ly/eHs5Yu

Overtiredandemotional said...

Is Polly the one with thebeard?

An Annie said...

Paul Staines (Guido Fawkes) protesting against tax "evasion" by GMG while avoiding tax by basing his assets in Nevis is hypocrisy.

Phillip Green acting as govt advisor on public cuts while avoiding tax is obscene.

Polly Toynbee (as a GMG employee, not owner) protesting against Phillip Green but not the GMG is not hypocrisy, whereas defending the GMG actions would be. Likewise, if a Topshop employee had protested against GMG but not against Phillip Green yesterday it doesn't illustrate hypocrisy.

Does nobody understand the basic principles of logic any more? Are we all gravitating to the "smear and innuendo" approach to political argument?

Henry Crun said...

Strike me that An Annie really doesn't understand the concept of irony.

Twig said...

@An Annie

That's attempted sophistry!

Guido's views on the GMG relate to their campaign against tax avoidance whilst practicing it themselves. He does not support one position whilst practicing a contrary one. He doesn't attack every tax avoider, only those who publicy profess to be against it.

Philip Green has turned inefficient companies with financial deficits into efficient companies with financial surpluses and in the process created employment for thousands of people. Not obscene, but excellent credentials for a man tasked with reviewing the efficiency of government spending.

Polly Toynbee pushes the AGW agenda while frequently jet setting between here and her luxury Villa in Tuscany.
She protests about Philip Green's tax avoidance while keeping schtum about her own employer's tax avoidance. If she feels so strongly about it then why not get get her own house in order before criticizing others.
Pot, Kettle, Black.

When you leave school and have to go out and scratch a living for yourself your views on taxation may change somewhat, that is unless you decide to join the wealth consuming public sector (or the parasitic BBC).

Unsworth said...

@ An Annie

"Are we all gravitating to the "smear and innuendo" approach to political argument?"

That is exactly how it has been for thirteen years or so.

Bill Quango MP said...

"It isn't easy being Green"

Windsor Tripehound said...

Some years ago the late Bernard Levin wrote an excellent article about tax avoidance. In essence he said that we should all pay our taxes, but anyone who paid more than they were legally required to was a damned fool.

If Philip Green can legally avoid paying tax then the problem is not Philip Green, it is the law.

Guido Fawkes said...

Twig basically said it for me.

Cynic said...

An Annie

You are an angel ....on a pinhead

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"Have you got any of those lovely pashminas left?"