LDV Caption Competition: Steve Webb & IDS “Supermarket (Chimney-) Sweep” Edition

There’s no prize at stake – just the opportunity to prove you’re wittier than any other LDV reader…

Here’s the Coalition’s Work & Pensions team — former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith and Lib Dem pensions minister Steve Webb — enjoying the sight of fully-stacked shelves at a supermarket. What do you think might be being said or thought by or about them?

And the winner of our last caption comp is…

Some fantastic entries for our most recent caption competition, Ed Miliband “Basking in The Sun” Edition.

The winner, according to The Voice’s judging panel of one, was this one by Cheltenham Robin: ‘Ed looks in the ‘Dear Deidre’ column to see if she’s answered his letter about sibling rivalry.’

Got a photo of a prominent Lib Dem you think would work well for a future caption competition? Then please email us at [email protected].

* Stephen was Editor (and Co-Editor) of Liberal Democrat Voice from 2007 to 2015, and writes at The Collected Stephen Tall.

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  • Manager: Of course, after 4 weeks working here without pay, we will interview you to see if we want to offer you a permanent position stacking shelves.

  • Simon Titley 25th Feb '12 - 6:29pm

    Manager: “Does Mr Duncan Smith want to buy anything while he’s here?”
    Steve Webb: “Probably. He’s a few sandwiches short of a picnic.”

  • Duncan Smith to manageress: “Now, run along dear, and cut me a nice piece of your best sirloin steak please, there’s a good lass.”

  • Is it a Asda Roll Back
    1980’s Tory Throw Back

    You decide

  • Richard Dean 26th Feb '12 - 12:03am

    IDS: I gotta get outa here
    Steve Webb: My trousers are falling down
    Manager: You do it like this
    Assistant: Can I press the red button now?

  • As its your first day, we’ve given you an aisle that’s already stacked.

  • Tony Dawson 26th Feb '12 - 3:08pm

    Who’s giving stimulus to Cameron’s Supermarket reshuffle?

    It’s Ms ASDA Pryce……………. 🙁

  • Tracy Connell 26th Feb '12 - 8:33pm

    IDS: So this is what the inside of a supermarket looks like!
    SW: Hmm. This guy just hasn’t lived!

  • “Shouldn’t you give the one-legged guy a helping hand?”

    Well, yes. He’s doing the usual unpaid 4 week stint. Then we’ll let him go.

    Just look at him! Hopping alongside for all he’s worth, ranting away at the VIP visitors. Of course, they’re ignoring him. That’s what they’re trained to do, I guess….

  • Tony Dawson 27th Feb '12 - 8:46am

    Man waving hand:

    “You gentlemen looking for the aisle for the ‘past sell-by dates’?”

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