George Osborne visits Horwich. Man offers him pie. He politely declines.

The Bolton News: Champak Fakira offers George Osborne his pie Champak Fakira offers George Osborne his pie

GEORGE Osborne was offered a slice of Bolton culture when he was asked if he would like to share Champak Fakira’s pie.

The Chancellor was leaving the J Greeley butchers when the 57-year-old introduced himself, shook Mr Osborne’s hand and promptly offered to share his freshly bought meat and potato pie with him.

The Tatton MP politely decline, adding: “Thank you but I am going to be eating a bit later.”

Mr Fakira, who is from Hindley Green and works in Lostock, said: “It was excellent to see Mr Osborne in Horwich.

“I’m not a politician and I know there are pros and cons for all of them but it was very nice to meet him.

“I’m not offended that he didn’t want any of my pie, I am off to eat it now.”

In 2012 the chancellor announced he would be introducing VAT at 20 per cent on hot takeaway food, such as pasties, pies and sausage rolls.

The change, which was dubbed the “pasty tax”, was supposed to simplify the tax on hot takeaway food but it caused an uproar and Mr Osborne introduced a partial u-turn in the plans.

Hot food that is cooling down rather than being kept hot in a special cabinet, is not liable for VAT.

Mr Osborne had previously confessed at a Treasury select committee that he “couldn’t remember” the last time he had bought a pasty from Greggs.

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9:48am Fri 9 May 14

Gore Seer says...

Blimey Offering Him That Little Pie Is A Insult ,Osbornes Slice Of Pie He Helps Himself To Is Huge,
Blimey Offering Him That Little Pie Is A Insult ,Osbornes Slice Of Pie He Helps Himself To Is Huge, Gore Seer
  • Score: 16

10:40am Fri 9 May 14

Balboa says...

This is a newsworthy item? BN leading the way on quality reporting as ever. Not.
This is a newsworthy item? BN leading the way on quality reporting as ever. Not. Balboa
  • Score: 20

10:41am Fri 9 May 14

Balboa says...

Gore Seer wrote:
Blimey Offering Him That Little Pie Is A Insult ,Osbornes Slice Of Pie He Helps Himself To Is Huge,
And the spongers in society help themselves to the publicly funded pie...
[quote][p][bold]Gore Seer[/bold] wrote: Blimey Offering Him That Little Pie Is A Insult ,Osbornes Slice Of Pie He Helps Himself To Is Huge,[/p][/quote]And the spongers in society help themselves to the publicly funded pie... Balboa
  • Score: -3

11:01am Fri 9 May 14

Gore Seer says...

Balboa wrote:
Gore Seer wrote:
Blimey Offering Him That Little Pie Is A Insult ,Osbornes Slice Of Pie He Helps Himself To Is Huge,
And the spongers in society help themselves to the publicly funded pie...
Over Many Years I Have Heard, I Have Listened To People Saying We Need Another War, Women Having To Many Babes, Population Needs Culling, We Pay For Nuclear Bombs, More Destructive Weapons, Perhaps Sterilise The Population Then We Can Have Less Spongers, And Spend More On Intelligent Weapons Of Mass Destruction, Because I Guarantee It Is The Spongers That Stop Governments Wasting More Of Our Pound On Killing Machines, GOD Bless The Spongers.
[quote][p][bold]Balboa[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gore Seer[/bold] wrote: Blimey Offering Him That Little Pie Is A Insult ,Osbornes Slice Of Pie He Helps Himself To Is Huge,[/p][/quote]And the spongers in society help themselves to the publicly funded pie...[/p][/quote]Over Many Years I Have Heard, I Have Listened To People Saying We Need Another War, Women Having To Many Babes, Population Needs Culling, We Pay For Nuclear Bombs, More Destructive Weapons, Perhaps Sterilise The Population Then We Can Have Less Spongers, And Spend More On Intelligent Weapons Of Mass Destruction, Because I Guarantee It Is The Spongers That Stop Governments Wasting More Of Our Pound On Killing Machines, GOD Bless The Spongers. Gore Seer
  • Score: -9

11:14am Fri 9 May 14

127001 says...

FAO: Liam Thorp

Are you actually paid to write these stories?
FAO: Liam Thorp Are you actually paid to write these stories? 127001
  • Score: 25

12:03pm Fri 9 May 14

mark foley says...

Hes a pasties face twit if there was one , i would have dumped it on his head throw him out of the town............
Hes a pasties face twit if there was one , i would have dumped it on his head throw him out of the town............ mark foley
  • Score: 7

12:04pm Fri 9 May 14

Beyond News Forum says...

"Pie from a commoner ? No way!"

Are the real thoughts... a lavish publicly funded dinner followed.
"Pie from a commoner ? No way!" Are the real thoughts... a lavish publicly funded dinner followed. Beyond News Forum
  • Score: 9

12:13pm Fri 9 May 14

boltonnut says...

That wouldn't be a melton mowbray pie would it? ........Of course not.
That wouldn't be a melton mowbray pie would it? ........Of course not. boltonnut
  • Score: -3

1:49am Sat 10 May 14

wsw69 says...

Errrrm is it just me or is the point of Ozzys, errrm Georges visit been overlooked? I think he was looking for his other two mates Zippy & Bungle.

As if George Osborne could give a flying f**k about Horwich and it's mere mortals. A visit by Ozzy Osborne would have been much better.
Errrrm is it just me or is the point of Ozzys, errrm Georges visit been overlooked? I think he was looking for his other two mates Zippy & Bungle. As if George Osborne could give a flying f**k about Horwich and it's mere mortals. A visit by Ozzy Osborne would have been much better. wsw69
  • Score: 5

1:52am Sat 10 May 14

wsw69 says...

127001 wrote:
FAO: Liam Thorp

Are you actually paid to write these stories?
If memory serves me correctly, the online 'version' of the reporters stories are put online by Julian Thorp(e), or were.

I doubt Liam Thorp writes his news articles out of the goodness of his heart. He needs to earn a crust. ;-) :-)
[quote][p][bold]127001[/bold] wrote: FAO: Liam Thorp Are you actually paid to write these stories?[/p][/quote]If memory serves me correctly, the online 'version' of the reporters stories are put online by Julian Thorp(e), or were. I doubt Liam Thorp writes his news articles out of the goodness of his heart. He needs to earn a crust. ;-) :-) wsw69
  • Score: 5

9:19am Sun 11 May 14

By George says...

The original tax was introduced by the Tories,under Thatcher Rule, since then
we have paid same price at the shops hot or cold, the consumer lost out and continues to loose out,did I pay tax or did the pies go up?
The original tax was introduced by the Tories,under Thatcher Rule, since then we have paid same price at the shops hot or cold, the consumer lost out and continues to loose out,did I pay tax or did the pies go up? By George
  • Score: 3

10:01am Sun 11 May 14

Darrennz says...

Bet he's seen that movie "The Help"
Bet he's seen that movie "The Help" Darrennz
  • Score: 0

6:07pm Tue 13 May 14

danssoncabaret says...

Gore Seer wrote:
Balboa wrote:
Gore Seer wrote:
Blimey Offering Him That Little Pie Is A Insult ,Osbornes Slice Of Pie He Helps Himself To Is Huge,
And the spongers in society help themselves to the publicly funded pie...
Over Many Years I Have Heard, I Have Listened To People Saying We Need Another War, Women Having To Many Babes, Population Needs Culling, We Pay For Nuclear Bombs, More Destructive Weapons, Perhaps Sterilise The Population Then We Can Have Less Spongers, And Spend More On Intelligent Weapons Of Mass Destruction, Because I Guarantee It Is The Spongers That Stop Governments Wasting More Of Our Pound On Killing Machines, GOD Bless The Spongers.
You are a complete idiot! Gore Seer!
[quote][p][bold]Gore Seer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Balboa[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gore Seer[/bold] wrote: Blimey Offering Him That Little Pie Is A Insult ,Osbornes Slice Of Pie He Helps Himself To Is Huge,[/p][/quote]And the spongers in society help themselves to the publicly funded pie...[/p][/quote]Over Many Years I Have Heard, I Have Listened To People Saying We Need Another War, Women Having To Many Babes, Population Needs Culling, We Pay For Nuclear Bombs, More Destructive Weapons, Perhaps Sterilise The Population Then We Can Have Less Spongers, And Spend More On Intelligent Weapons Of Mass Destruction, Because I Guarantee It Is The Spongers That Stop Governments Wasting More Of Our Pound On Killing Machines, GOD Bless The Spongers.[/p][/quote]You are a complete idiot! Gore Seer! danssoncabaret
  • Score: 2

10:37am Wed 14 May 14

magic dragon says...

Why do we only find out he was here after the event? Did he park in a disabled bay as he usually does?
Why do we only find out he was here after the event? Did he park in a disabled bay as he usually does? magic dragon
  • Score: 0

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