Learning curve

York Press: Learning curve Learning curve

AS I gather in the research files from my predecessor, Godfrey Bloom, in preparation for my forthcoming term of office, I could not but help notice that in order to comply with EU rules, drugs, smuggling and prostitution will now form part of GDP statistics.

Unlike Godfrey I am not a professional economist, so I asked him does that mean the recent modest but much heralded increase in GDP in the UK include these things. He told me yes, and much more besides.

So let me get this straight. If we could reduce our very high youth unemployment rate in the North of England and get them into drugs and prostitution, the Conservatives could tell us at next year’s elections how well they have done.

I have a feeling I am in for a steep learning curve.

Jane Collins, UKIP MEP for Yorkshire & North Lincs, Main Road, Newport, New Brough.

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10:43am Thu 29 May 14

The Great Buda says...

If all your letters are going to twist things about to make a silly point, please do not bother.
If all your letters are going to twist things about to make a silly point, please do not bother. The Great Buda
  • Score: 23

12:23pm Thu 29 May 14

Bad magic says...

Has this Collins kipper got nothing better to do than write facetious letters to the press?
Good to see our european money is being well spent.
Has this Collins kipper got nothing better to do than write facetious letters to the press? Good to see our european money is being well spent. Bad magic
  • Score: 28

2:50pm Thu 29 May 14

Fat Harry says...

Well, if an MEP's "wages" and "expenses" are factored into official statistics, it's only common sense that whores' and junkies' earnings are also included.
Well, if an MEP's "wages" and "expenses" are factored into official statistics, it's only common sense that whores' and junkies' earnings are also included. Fat Harry
  • Score: 9

3:34pm Thu 29 May 14

The Great Buda says...

Fat Harry wrote:
Well, if an MEP's "wages" and "expenses" are factored into official statistics, it's only common sense that whores' and junkies' earnings are also included.
Same thing ain't they?
[quote][p][bold]Fat Harry[/bold] wrote: Well, if an MEP's "wages" and "expenses" are factored into official statistics, it's only common sense that whores' and junkies' earnings are also included.[/p][/quote]Same thing ain't they? The Great Buda
  • Score: 5

4:03pm Thu 29 May 14

notpedallingpaul says...

Heres wishing Jane Collins, UKIP MEP for Yorkshire & North Lincs success, don't forget Jane, despite all the cr@p being thrown, UKIP have really made other political parties sit up and take notice, well done.
Heres wishing Jane Collins, UKIP MEP for Yorkshire & North Lincs success, don't forget Jane, despite all the cr@p being thrown, UKIP have really made other political parties sit up and take notice, well done. notpedallingpaul
  • Score: -28

5:56pm Thu 29 May 14

ColdAsChristmas says...

Hey Buda, if you want to read twisted comments: Go look at Julian Cole's column. You could have written it yourself!
Hey Buda, if you want to read twisted comments: Go look at Julian Cole's column. You could have written it yourself! ColdAsChristmas
  • Score: -33

6:14pm Thu 29 May 14

Jonothon says...

Looks like we have another Godfrey Bloom on our hands. Should be fun.
Looks like we have another Godfrey Bloom on our hands. Should be fun. Jonothon
  • Score: 16

9:32pm Thu 29 May 14

oi oi savaloy says...

good luck with the new position! the true nasty party (labour) will be on here giving you lots of stick.. i see tracey simpson laing is up to her hypocritical nasty tricks on twitter again... who's #BEEKER, tracey?
good luck with the new position! the true nasty party (labour) will be on here giving you lots of stick.. i see tracey simpson laing is up to her hypocritical nasty tricks on twitter again... who's #BEEKER, tracey? oi oi savaloy
  • Score: -47

11:06am Fri 30 May 14

Pinza-C55 says...

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  • Score: 3

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