July 21st, 2010

Ed Follows Suit

Last month Guido noted, with camp disdain, the appalling suits that wannabe Prime Minister Ed Miliband was wearing on the campaign trail. Compared to his older brother’s Ozwald Boateng numbers, Ed looked like a highly flammable, polyester-clad, mobile phone salesman. Well it seems he hit a nerve as Ed is now proudly sporting a new Clegg-like sharper number, did his brother share the discount he gotNot sure Ed’s really a crushed silk kind of guy though?


  1. 1
    Thatcherite says:

    Nothing’s too good for the workers…

  2. 2
    NotaSheep says:

    A smart-suited tosser is still a tosser!

  3. 3
    It Started in America says:

    I’ve thrown out all my suits. I now spend all my time watching football and writing about how me and Alistair saved the world.

  4. 4
    Morris Cafferty says:

    Is he following suite?

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    Cometh the Hour,Cometh the Man says:

    Now be fair “The Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition” in-waiting needs to be well suited .He’ll be getting his teeth capped next(although it didn’t work for Gordon)

  6. 6
    Dack Blog says:

    He’s a sheep in sheep’s clothing. (hat tip Churchill).

  7. 7
    concrete pump says:

    I bet the fucker wears black shoes with that blue suit.

  8. 8
    Sir William Waad says:

    No gentleman wears a blue suit unless he be a naval officer. Black, grey, check, tweed, brown, white, even a blue blazer, but not a blue suit.

  9. 9
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’ve just writtten chapter CLXXIX of my book, entitled “What’s 50 billion to Goldman Bloody Sachs?”

  10. 10
    streamfisher says:

    Ough!, suit you Sir?

  11. 11
    Anonymous says:

    Nor John Major

  12. 12
    Craigoh says:

    Can a New Labour policy wonk be a gentleman?

    Discuss ;-)

  13. 13
    concrete pump says:

    Is that your personal opinion Sir WW, or is it an unspoken rule of men’s fashion?

  14. 14
    Ed Millipede says:

    With my reputation?

  15. 15

    Ed MiliHunt still looks like a “see you next tuesday” though, despite the new wrapping paper.

  16. 16
    Craigoh says:

    I thought it was “Never Brown in Town”?

    And, I work (well, y’know, sorta, kinda) in the City and see plenty of chaps in blue suits every day.


    (Yours etc, a confused colonial round these parts)

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    Craigoh says:

    He may wear shonky suits and he may have sold us all a load of utter nonsense as Labour’s blimmen manifesto scribbler, but at least he’s not “banana man”, I s’pose.

  18. 18
    Sarf of the River says:

    Twat Man at C&A.

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    Can't remember my moniker says:

    He’s so smooth now, he almost slips out of himself.

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    Lil Olmey says:

    Thought suite was the collective noun when referring to Milibands.

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    dreck says:

    Suited and booted……right up the arris hopefully.

  22. 22
    Norman Arse says:

    Crushed silk, for Christ’s sake! Don’t this pair of wideboys smoke? Wouldn’t last five minutes in my office…

  23. 23
    boys for rent says:

    whereas you like to slip one in.

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    I'm free! says:

    Did they have to ask for a volunteer to measure his inside leg?

  25. 25
    Bully Boy Balls ( heir to Michael Foot ) says:

    Smooth as sandpaper.

  26. 26
    Martin Day BBC political correspondent says:

    Yes, ConDem Black Wednesday. Cameron will have to fly home instead of walking over the Atlantic http://bit.ly/cPlmxr

  27. 27

    I have a dark blue suit with pink chalkstripes Sir WW, Holland & Sherry cloth, does that work for you?

  28. 28
    Doc Trough says:

    Aren’t they supposed to wear ragged trousers? Ammonia rot can produce the right effect I believe.

  29. 29
    I hate Blinky Bollocks says:

    Wasn’t this Ed’s girlfriend at university?

  30. 30
    increasingly suspicious! says:

    Does it have a lavender lining too?

  31. 31
    streamfisher says:

    Do you want it Sir, do you really want it?

  32. 32

    He does look a little bit like he’s just signed on with British Airways.
    But whether flight deck or cabin crew is not clear.

  33. 33
    Anonymous says:

    I would never usually butt in between a feud twixt 2 posters, but i have noticed your constant and repetitive claims that the chap (?) @ 6:24 is some kind of deviant. Now i’m no psychologist / psychiatrist, but i put it to you Sir, that your claims are more a result of your sexual preferences than that of the poster @ 19.

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    Can't remember my moniker says:

    I have here, hanging in my cupboard, some of the suits that I used to wear when I went to the city. They are mostly very dark blue or black pinstripe. I have one black suit which I have not worn for ten years now. In the last three years, I have only worn a suit two times.

    It was possible for me to work from home for many years and in the summer I used to wear nothing and do my work out on the patio when it was fine. Often I would be speaking to a senior manager or director of a bank or insurance company, knowing him to be dressed in a suit in a stuffy office somewhere. It amused me that they probably thought I was dressed the same as they were.

    I dislike air-conditioning and other such artificial regulators of one’s immediate environment.

    If all this precludes me from being a gentleman, then so be it.

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    Anonymous says:

    WTF is she doing back on here?

  36. 36
    Peter Carter-Fuck says:

    Ozzie puts a special banana pocket in all Davina’s suits.

  37. 37
    Peter Carter-Fuck says:

    One up the bum, no harm done.

  38. 38
    Can't remember my moniker says:

    Thank you – splendidly put if I may say so – I have made this point many times to him myself – but his condition is pathological.

  39. 39
    Peter Carter-Fuck says:

    Has Ellie been on the miaow miaow again?

  40. 40

    If polyester is good enough for the workers, its good enough for me

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    Simon Cowell says:

    She has definitely got the X factor!

  42. 42
    Sarah Beard says:

    She makes me wet.

  43. 43
    boys for rent says:

    33 and 37 are fucking homophobes. Poofs are not deviants, mutha fuckas.

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    as above says:

    It’s got to be genuine polyester though……I’m no fucking cheapskate.

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    Tessa Tickles says:

    He looks like his arms have been stuck on as an afterthought.

    Much as I hate to picture him topless, I bet he’s an utter stick insect.

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    HenryV says:

    The question should be why do Dave Mili’s suits look so good? Ed Mili’s suits are typical for an Eastern European.

  47. 47

    Always refreshing to read a sartorial post from a man who appears on TV in David Icke’s castoff tracksuits.

  48. 48
    QANTAS says:

    Queer As Northern Territory Air Stewards.

  49. 49
    Schnorbitz says:

    Here we go again. Which one is my daddy?

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    A resident of Hove says:

    Not deviants? Visit Brighton for “Pride” (starts August 7th).

    You’ll change your uninformed little mind very very very quickly.

  51. 51
    Anonymous says:

    My post had nothing to do with homosexuals, unless you are aware of the facts may i suggest you don’t get involved.

  52. 52
    Dig for Victory says:

    A Hunt and an arsehole you mean?

  53. 53
    Genghiz the Kahn says:

    The ladies like a man in a suit, sir.

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    I’m always smartly dressed.

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    privates on parade says:

    “Last month Guido noted, with camp disdain…..”

    How does that work exactly?

  57. 57
    angelnstar says:

    Every time that Guido comes on like a fashionista, I have a fit of the giggles. No offence intended though…..

  58. 58
    boys for rent says:

    OMG, this fucker is after my cock.

  59. 59
    Thatcherite says:

    At least he’s not wearing this (or buying it and then getting it on expenses):


  60. 60
    Old Pot and Pan says:

    Try anything once except heroin and sodomy

  61. 61
    Craigoh says:

    Yeah, I see what you mean.

    My boss wears a blue suit. Beginning to think that might explain a lot.

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    Engineer says:

    Blue with a fine pinstripe would be acceptable, surely? Provided it was not worn with a coloured shirt, of course.

    Personally, I see nothing wrong with a blue collar. Given that Millipede minor is supposed to be a Labour politician, would this not be entirely in keeping with the party’s roots?

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    Anonymous says:

    The workers? Workers in suits? What century are you living in? Workers today are non-English speakers toiling away in dimly-lit, suffocatingly hot kitchens behind/underneath uninsured kebab shops and dodgy restaurants, chopping halal chicken for £2.50 an hour.

    Everyone else is either on benefits or ueber-benefits (aka civil service non-job). And they wear jeans and Che Guevara t-shirts.

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    The Beast of Clerkenwell says:

    Mr Tuscan , having seen you in the city attired in a shirt that would shame Mohammed Fayed and the very same suit plus cutting a bit of a dash
    I think that our Sir William could learn a lesson or two from yourself

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    concrete pump says:

    Cabin crew, definitely cabin crew.

    He has that……….look.

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    Engineer says:

    (Don’t tell anyone I told you, but all this “sartorial rules” stuff is bollocks. Just dress appropriately, and you can’t go far wrong. Avoid garish ties at funerals, don’t wear shorts to the office, that sort of thing. Most of the bullshit is put about by Saville Row tailors trying to chisel their clients.)

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    Phil says:

    A sack of socialist shite, who hadn’t got the guts to get rid of the nation’s biggest problem or at the least stand up and be counted, is still a sack of shite whether he’s wearing a sack or a savile row suit.

  68. 68
    Engineer says:

    At least that’s fine home-grown wool.

  69. 69
    Anonymous says:

    Another member of the Labour Party who has a lot to be modest about.

  70. 70
    Anonymous says:

    He doesn’t like camping.

  71. 71
    anonymongous says:

    says a monkey in a gimp suit.

  72. 72
    Pizza says:

    I’ve told you before, fuck off!

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    Engineer says:

    Baggage handler?

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    Can't remember my moniker says:

    I am myself a former resident of Hove. We did not want to be combined with Brighton for this very reason. But who listens to people in politics?

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    Engineer says:

    On what, precisely, do you base that assertion?

  76. 76
    Ed Miliband says:

    It was nice of you to lend me your tie, Gordon. Now that you don’t attend Parliament you wouldn’t have got any wear out of it, anyway. I’ve had it dry-cleaned of dribble, it’s been ironed and I’ve teamed it boldly with this snazzy blue whistle.

    P.S. Good luck with the book. We’re all looking forward to reading it! There will be some review copies, won’t there?

  77. 77
    americansun says:

    Things Republicans Hate: Jeopardy!


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    sinosimon says:

    which obviously have to be tried several times until you get the hang of it…..

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    sinosimon says:

    it’s next door to camp bastion…they follow ed’s sartorial choices closely in the ranks, what with him being next PM and all…

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    Sir William Waad says:

    I can’t help thinking ‘banker’ ‘senior partner of Millie & Pound, solicitors’, or ‘Chairman of Greedcorp International plc’. Sorry.

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    Tanzanite says:

    Don’t be silly that’s Ed Balls.

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    concrete pump says:

    Will you be giving it to her, sir?

  83. 83
    concrete pump says:

    Couldn’t help it.

  84. 84
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’m be back! I mean he’ll he back. No, I mean I’d me back. No no, I mean I’ll be back!

    I knew I’d get it right eventually. I saved the world.

  85. 85
    Tanzanite says:

    I think ‘wannabee ‘is exactly the right description of Ed Miliband.

    ‘Wannabee’ after all is the prefix that one gives to many teenage girls. ‘Wannabee film star’ – ‘Wannabee popstar’…………………

    And he reminds me very much of a teenage girl.

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    Can't remember my moniker says:

    Careful, that leg on the rocking horse has become very loose!

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    Can't remember my moniker says:

    A wannabee wannabee perchance?

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    Engineer says:

    Teenage girls have aesthetic aspects denied to Millipede minor, though.

  89. 89
    Anonymous says:

    You can’t polish a terd

  90. 90
    Syntax Jihadist says:

    For someone who used to live in Hove, I must say that you display the most fucking appalling syntax.
    “I am myself” of course you are yourself for goodness sake. That opener jars horribly and appears to be part of a totally different sentence from “a former resident of Hove” which is left hanging by your literal clumsiness as if it were the start of a completely different sentence.
    I know this is just a blog but for fuck’s sake do try a bit harder.
    Please have the courtesy to think of the reader before posting instead of just blurting out the first thing that pops into your head.

  91. 91
    Grandmother says:

    Suits schmoots.When’s Ed going to make his shiksa an honest woman?

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    Can't remember my moniker says:

    Excellent, concrete!

  93. 93
    Dr Geoffrey Barnett-Carr-Barnett says:

    I have a feeling there’s a very famous remark by Lord Derby, or possibly Lord Salisbury, or Lord Rosebery, or someone, that would almost certainly have a bearing on this story, but unfortunately I can’t remember it, though it is extremely famous, so you probably all know it already, so perhaps it was somewhat foolish of me to raise the matter in the first place.

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    Tanzanite says:

    Well Gordon thought he did and invited 70 of the new labour MP’s to come and talk to him in his plush new office in Portcullis so that he could tell them how he did it.

    Pity less than ten of them thought he was worth listening to and turned up. Apparently most of them went away disappointed saying things like … they thought he was ‘in denial’ over the shambles of the government that he led.

  95. 95
    Unsworth says:

    “Not sure Ed’s really a crushed silk kind of guy though?”

    Nope. More of a crushed grape kind of guy, I think.

  96. 96
    Ed Miliband looks like a puppet out of Fraggle Rock FFS says:

    It doesn’t matter how much sugar you sprinkle on shit, it’s still shit.

  97. 97
    Tanzanite says:

    Hmmm. He’s got great little girly eyes.

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    Can't remember my moniker says:

    I would agree with you Engineer on being sensible and sensitive to the occasion, but see also my comment @ 6:41 pm that is obviously subversive enough to need manual intervention, when mein host has finished quaffing his Guinness (lucky bugger – one of the few things we can’t get down here on the shores of the Adriatic.)

  99. 99
    anonymous says:

    suits, WTF

    I’ve recently corresponded with my MP. I outlines a number issues that are of importance to me. He replied by disagreeing with all of them and telling me he was doing his best for the country.

    1. does that make my view irrelevant? yes!
    2. does this prove MPs only care about themselves? yes!

    if this is democracy I want to be hung upside down in a cold cellar by my feet for the rest of my life in some warm, comfortable dictatorship

  100. 100
    Can't remember my moniker says:

    Purple Tony? The colour of a bishop? I had you down as a cardinal.

  101. 101

    Alas, I too have witnessed the Tuscan in that suit. It was like watching a walrus trapped in an Ikea duvet cover reaching for a cigar

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    concrete pump says:


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    Tanzanite says:

    I like him most for his climate change stance .

    Y’all know that we’ve got global warming because jones of the UEA says so and EdM parrots jones’ arguments back to us.

    Has to be ideal PM material doesn’t it? Someone who doesn’t bother to think through or question his own views just adopts whatever he thinks might be good electable material.

    Then again Bliar thought that wmd at 45mins was good electable material. Look where that’s left him now especially after Eliza Manningham-Buller has given her testimony to Chilcott.

    Labour’s a bit like knitting where all the stitches have been dropped and a mischevious cat is unravelleing all the rows!!

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    Unsworth says:

    Never mind all this crap about suits. It’s the shoes which are the giveaway. Millibands wear shoes that look like Cornish Pasties – as do most of NuLab. A decent pair of Lobbs are pretty much OK for town, and they can certainly afford them on their vast stipends.

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    Engineer says:

    It wasn’t the eyes I had in mind, but as you mention it, I suppose Millipede’s eyes do have a sort of limpid, innocent look.

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    Can't remember my moniker says:

    I am also an aesthete…..

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    Hugh Janus says:

    Always smartly dressed? Here’s McBust at the very peak of sartorial elegance:


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    Mr Slater's Parrot says:


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    Engineer says:

    A fair point. It is said that you can judge a man by his shoes. Robert Maxwell, it is said, wore rather cheap plasticy ones, and look where he ended up.

    I favour Grenson’s myself, or something a little sturdier by Hoggs of Fife for the inclement winter months.

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    Tanzanite says:

    Why did you want his tie? – it was never capable of holding a decent knot .

    What did you want it for?

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    toilet trader says:

    “I am myself a former resident of Hove.”

    Very handy fpr passing trade eh.

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    Engineer says:

    ***sighs*** Youth is wasted on the young, is it not?

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    South of the M4 says:

    They were indeed in the process of knitting a straight jacket for the country. Now, it appears, Cameron has called the cat off.

  114. 114
    Mr Slater's Parrot says:

    SQUIIIIIIIIRRR… (chaw) (p-tiiing) PURDYLI’LMOUTH!!! (pluck) (twang) (cuttle)

  115. 115
    Can't remember my moniker says:

    Ground controller “batman” directing plane onto apron at Heathrow.

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    Aesthetes Club, Oxford says:

    We had noticed.

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    Sarf of the River says:

    How did you guess?

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    Can't remember my moniker says:

    Engineer, my friend. I mention this just to you and it is strictly not to be read by any others here. Being decent people, I am sure that they will observe this moral stricture.

    I am now in my seventh decade, although early on, and I still kid mysellf that I am young! I am trying not to waste it, even now.

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    bankok rady boy says:

    “***sighs*** Youth is wasted on the young, is it not?”

    Yeah, we all know what sort of youth you like to get your hands on……sigh.

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    Can't remember my moniker says:

    Or indeed a turd, still less a tard.

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    Genghiz the Kahn says:

    Like a frightened deer in a woodland glade, sir? Cornered by the hounds, ooh!

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    Anonymous says:

    “On what, precisely, do you base that assertion?”

    I base it on the fact that you’re a perv, Engineer.

  123. 123
    Gordon Brown says:

    You’re wrong. 700 Labour MPs turned up and I was given a standing ovation at the end of my speech.

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    Mugwump says:

    Sackcloth and ashes would be more suitable attire for a member of the past Government which has comprehensively wrecked this Nation.

  125. 125
    Gordon Brown says:

    This blog by Sky News is a lie! An utter, utter lie! They’re all out to get me!

    The former Prime Minister, I can reveal, had already invited new Labour MPs elected for the first time on May 6 – about 70 in all – for a chat at 4pm in his grand and spacious new office on the top floor of Portcullis House.

    An audience with Gordon.

    Aah. So the room was packed, then?

    Er, no.

    Apparently, so my informant tells me, only about 10 turned up to listen to the former PM.

    I’m also told that some of the bright young things turned up hoping to ask him worthy questions about the Alternative Vote referendum and other current topics.

    But they were disapppointed to hear him talk at some length – no change there, then – about how the Tories kept trashing his record in power.

    Oh dear.

    In denial?

    That’s what some Labour MPs are claiming.

    UPDATE: One of Gordon’s little helpers has called and said: “He invited eight or 10 people, not 70, and eight or 10 turned up. He’s having a series of meetings with new MPs. So there was no snub.”

    That’s good, then.

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    Can't remember my moniker says:

    Your proposition fails to make any sense to me.

    Former: preceding in time; prior or earlier; having once, or previously, been; erstwhile etc..

    Perhaps you can explain, in that context, what you are trying to imply by “passing trade”, because it has missed my limit of comprehension.

  127. 127
    Gordon Brown says:

    Mr Speaker, this morning I had meetings with my egg soldiers. In addition to my duties on this toilet seat, I will be having further such meetings later today.

  128. 128
    nell says:

    Well you can but it won’t shine!!!

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    Engineer says:

    May their undergarments be made of cloth roughly woven from the outer hair of feral goats, mixed with hair shaven from the backsides of randy badgers.

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    Engineer says:

    Hmmm…smears. Labour are good at those.

  131. 131
    nell says:

    Not fair Eng!

    Goats and badgers are decent animals. Labour ministers are rated somewhere beneath the slugs I find eating the Basil in my greenhouse!!!

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    Engineer says:

    Only in a strictly gentlemanly manner.

  133. 133
    Engineer says:

    Very true, nell, but slugs yield precious little hair with which to weave anything.

    Could try weasels, I suppose….

  134. 134
    Call to the White House says:

    Gordon Brown: Can I speak to President Obama, please?

    White House switchboard operator: Who’s speaking, please?

    GB: Gordon Brown.

    WH: Gordon Brown?

    GB: You recognize me now.

    WH: Um…what is your call regarding, sir?

    GB: I’m just phoning to say hello to my old friend.

    WH: Sorry, what was your name again?

    GB: Gordon Brown. You know who I am.

    WH: You say the President knows you?

    GB: We’re good friends.

    WH: Just a minute, sir……I’m sorry, sir, but the President says he doesn’t know you.

    GB: Did you tell him my name?

    WH: Yes.

    GB: Then he must know. If you know who I am, he must too.

    WH: I don’t know who you are.

    GB: I told you, Gordon Brown.

    WH: I’m not familiar with that name. Are you a lobbyist of some kind?

    GB: I’m Gordon Brown. Gordon Brown!

    WH: Shouting at me won’t make any difference, sir. I don’t know that name.

    GB: I am prime minister of Great Britain.

    WH: We just had the prime minister here.

    GB: I mean, I was prime minister of Great Britain.

    WH: But we’ve had all the recent British prime ministers here. Thatcher, Major, Blair, Cameron.

    GB: And me.

    WH: Hold the line, sir……I’m sorry, the President still says he doesn’t know you.

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    HenryV says:

    Is that a typo? Is that polish or Polish?

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    Engineer says:

    TaT, you’re projecting again. The north-west of England does not indulge in the more dubious activities alledged to occur in the fleshpots of Bangkok. We have other things to enjoy, like Marston’s Pedigree and Jennings’ Cumberland Ale.

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    nell says:

    And poor Gordon has escaped back to’ Kircoddy’ tonight after his failed ‘conference’ to tell the new Labour MP’s about how great his goverrnment was and how it saved the world!!

    Poor deluded, in denial, gordon!!!

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    Mugwump says:

    Love it. Plus a goodly dollop of horse hair extracted from some Victorian nightmare of a settee.

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    Mr Plum says:

    Can’t wait until 25th September, we have another two months of this endless drivel even the world cup was less boring.

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    toilet trader says:

    “Your proposition fails to make any sense to me.”

    That’s ‘cos you’re a thick belgian Hunt.

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    Anonymous says:

    You really are a boring twat.

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    The Labour Party: The only party of child tax credits says:

    The deficit under this coalition government has rocketed. It’s a disgrace what they’ve done to the economy they inherited from us.

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    oy vey says:

    With his heritage he should have been able to get a decent bit of schmutter from the beginning.

  144. 144

    Confucius say that man who judge other men by quality of suit fabric is man who will fiddle expenses.
    But then Confucius also full of shit

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    Gordon Brown says:

    It was a great success. Many turned up and applauded me.

    I’m now returning home. My beloved wife, who went away on a mini-break to Scotland, will be returning to London to work on her book.

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    Confuckius says:

    Man who walk sideways through airport turnstile is going to Bangkok.

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    Anonymous says:

    Thanks for fessing up. You know it makes sense.

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    Engineer says:

    Come to think of it, weasel-hair Y-fronts would be about right for most of the former government’s front bench. Except the wimmin, of course; a squirrel-hair thong for Hazel Blears, perhaps? Probably steel wool, woven and padlocked for Hattie Hatemen, and maybe snakeskin for Yvette Balls.

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    Can't remember my moniker says:


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    cant hunter says:

    Have you seen Miliband senior in shorts ? God what an absurd sight. He was doing a charity, or some stunt, run a couple of years back, and he was pictured in his atthletic gear. He is a stick insect, with spindly little legs that couldn’t carry anything of substance; no surprise that he had to hire his children.

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    nell says:

    Indeed!. And where are their children??

    Because it’s quite clear that neither of them are looking after them!!

    We always made sure our babies had a sea and sand holiday each year.

    Not likely Gordon’s going to do that is it??!!

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    Can't remember my moniker says:

    “It made John Prescott look like Cicero.” Jerry Hayes, spot on about bumbling Jack Straw.

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    Anonymous says:

    The geeky banana loving brother is slipping back-It’s Brother Ed going past to win a spectacular victory. Come on Unison do the Left thing.

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    Engineer says:

    The resulting garments carefully washed in biological washing powder, but not rinsed. Then dried, and lightly dusted with fine grit.

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    toil says:


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    Engineer says:

    Sometimes, this is true.

    OED – “bore” (v) make hole in, usually with revolving tool; hollow out (tube, etc.) evenly; make (hole, one’s way) by boring, persistent pushing, or excavation.

    Engineers are well versed in the arcane skills of machining an internal surface such as a cylinder or bearing bush. Many is the time I have used a lathe or jig borer for just such a task; truly, have I bored.

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    Engineer says:

    Fessing up? Why would one have to “fess up” to trying to act in a gentlemanly manner?

  158. 158
    Confuse-us says:

    Man with hole in trouser pocket feel a little cocky all day.

  159. 159
    concrete pump says:

    I get great pleasure from vertical honing.

  160. 160
    Anonymous says:

    Engineer, the bad news is, you’re having one of your episodes again. The good news is, they’re upping your meds. Lets hope for your sake the drugs start to fucking work.

  161. 161
    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz says:

    Thanks for so ably proving my point.

  162. 162
    Can't remember my moniker says:

    I suggest rifling helical grooves inside TaT. His spin might improve.

  163. 163
    Can't remember my moniker says:

    August 7th. I won’t be there.

  164. 164
    Aberdeen Angus Al McGrahey says:


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    Mr says:

    I miss the 80’s.

  166. 166
    Gordon Brown says:

    I love my wife, Ms Macauley. She’s only friends with her special friend in Canterbury. Nothing more.

  167. 167
    Sillyoldbugger says:

    I beg to differ slightly Sir Willie…I have several barathea…silk/worsted suits handmade in a very dark blue..double breasted with vents and 4 buttons to each cuff…sartorially very elegant..esthetically most pleasing…cost arms and legs but 30 years old and still fit and look as good as new.

  168. 168
    A Pensioner says:

    Clearly off the peg. The jacket is cut too short – look at the sleeves, and you can see his underpants. Can’t tell about the trousers, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they were half-mast – he looks the sort.

  169. 169
    Anonymous says:

    You’re all there most of the time anyway, you daft old duffer.

  170. 170
    brownless says:

    8 out of 10 voters who expressed a preference said Gordon was a knob

  171. 171
    Doctor Mick says:

    Aye and a zipper at the back.

  172. 172
    not tat says:

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzz all over again.

  173. 173
    brownless says:

    concrete overcoats would be the most appropriate

  174. 174
    brownless says:

    man who make love on slope not on level

  175. 175
    Zippy says:

    woman who have one leg and make love heather macartney and right slapper

  176. 176
    concrete pump says:

    So do i Mr, a lot.

  177. 177
    brownless says:

    clear to see today why our jack never quite got there…the northern tendency to turn up the volume might have worked better if it had some plausible content

  178. 178
    Doctor Mick says:

    There was a time when a prospective leader of the Labour Party would be seen in nothing better than a demob suit and a Keir Hardie flat cap. And he’d be constantly puffing on a pipe.

    My how times have changed with the dilletante brothers leading the race! Who in England could identify themselves with that pair?

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    Brown and Windsor...soupers to the knobs says:

    gordon likes his slushpuppies

  180. 180
    Slurrppeeerrrr says:

    thats a bugger was hoping we could meet up

  181. 181
    Mr says:

    Glad to hear.

  182. 182
    Footsie says:

    and your feet thats why they rotted

  183. 183
    Dogsbottom says:

    the big ugly fucker who talks like darrrrrrt

  184. 184
    Whacky as a bat says:

    now Gordon you know you didn’t really save the world…fucked it up a bit but not saved.

  185. 185
    Gordon Brown says:

    C h i l d r e n? I am confused

  186. 186
    Whacky as a fruitybat says:

    goodness Moniker are you in your 70s ? cripes don’t the years fly …wasn’t long ago you were in your 20s…bugger it tempus fugit

  187. 187
    turdtesters department kirkcaldy branch says:

    Polish turds polish better the OECD said last week

  188. 188
    Dr Desmond Morris says:

    In the 70’s, loons used to quote Monty Python sketches to each other, and fall about laughing, as if it were each other’s wit they found amusing.
    The next generation apes their fathers.

  189. 189
    Completely Shitfaced says:

    altsheimers..no altzeiners…no fuck it…plain forgetfullness…a senior moment…a time to reflect…braindead…hic

  190. 190
    oooooer says:

    oooooooooooooooer shut that door cecil

  191. 191
    HazelNuts says:

    I say Nell thats not a very nice place to let basil sleep…have you chucked him out of the matrimonial nest again ?

  192. 192
    harris says:

    scousers wear blue suits going to court

  193. 193
    tit says:

    careful Nellie have you finished packing that trunk yet ?
    seaside holidays indeed…we were so poor we used to pinch sand from the grit bins and camp out on the recreation ground…sissies went to the seaside.

  194. 194

    It’s a bloody awful suit.

    As for Ozwald Boateng – how very predictably New Labour. Even worse than Richard “Luvvie” James.

    Grow up and get to a proper tailor.

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    My mothers a vole says:

    quite a lot of the other labour chappies ..twats to you and I…who will support their race for the prize…l to be eader of a bunch of muppets.

  196. 196
    There's no fooling Dr Mick says:

    Apart from the gullible electorate, who indeed?

  197. 197
    Rev. Cuntwatcher says:

    like that even bigger twat of a brother of his Paul Boatang…isn’t he chief stoolie at the court of shagger zuma’s gaff….. little scumbag wants his Ozwalds kicking from cape town to smirnoff and back …might teach the greasy squit his place

  198. 198
    Dack Blog says:

    Oh cheer up Des, ffs.

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  201. 201
    AC1 says:

    It looks like the infestation of the blog by the unmentionable liar is happening again.

  202. 202
    AC1 says:

    He’s stood too near the radar and fried his tadpoles.

  203. 203
    AC1 says:

    His plums are stewed, not his apples.

  204. 204
    Mr and Mrs 'Satisfied' of Essex says:

    From Mosley to Smirnoff would be further and thus more painful on the Ozwalds.

  205. 205
    So Who's The 'Gok Wan' In This Scenario???? says:

    Bring back the Berkley sweatshirt!!!

  206. 206
    albacore says:

    Sod the creepy-crawlies. Dave’s doing such a good job for the socialists that it’s hardly worth their while bothering to be a pretend opposition again.
    Did everybody here know that England was just a junior partner to the yanks in the war against Hitler in 1940?
    Cameron’s just re-written history, so make sure you’re all up to speed, comrades.


  207. 207
    So Who's The Deluded Tossflap In This Scenario???? says:

    Are you sure you’ve had your meds?

  208. 208
    marcus aurelius says:

    can a milli mossad from a long line of Marxist turncoats even be an Englishman

  209. 209
    The Beast of Clerkenwell says:

    Well said. most of my favourite clothes look like have I worn them whilst sleeping in a ditch ,
    Probably because I have
    Shotgun proof thick tweed or cord

  210. 210
    nell the warmonger says:

    still an apologist warmonger yokel?

  211. 211
    The Beast of Clerkenwell says:

    “I have”

    And four buttons are a must, and they MUST unbutton or I would faint

  212. 212
    PissedasaParrot says:

    Paul Bowtwang was famous for his leftie views and champagne tastes all topped off with a strong whiff of uncle tom….as in cat needs a good kicking. Just as well hes a latrine surveyor for our jacob in zuludum really…. cheers ..hic..

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  214. 214
    Completely Shitfaced says:

    the name Bowtwang for a politician is a dangerous one cos if you let the bow go twang it gotta twang back annit ? mines a black label old fruit cheers.

  215. 215
    Anonymous says:

    Jacob is a thoroughly decent man. How else would I have known how to cure AIDS with a shower when no virgins were available? A great tip for bigamist rapists everywhere.

    What a civilised bunch the Zulus are! Paul clearly sees this.

  216. 216
    PissedasaParrot says:

    and 35 wives 44 houses and enough sprogs to inhabit matibilland…hes a little tinker that zulu walah..pauls still checks his bogs out to keep close to the seats of power and the primary source of the wisdom dropping therefrom. hic

  217. 217
    straw man dum dum says:

    and straw men

  218. 218
    Pred0 Shorts is a kiddy fiddler says:

    fuck off ped0 scum

  219. 219
    Susie says:

    He’s got no shoulders!

    How will he ever bear the burden of the hopes and dreams of the working class or even those of the underclass with no shoulders? Even I’ve got better shoulders than Ed Milligatawney and I wouldn’t consider being elected as a parish councillor.

    Alexis Carrington where are you now? An oppressed class cries out for proper f-ing shoulders!

  220. 220
    Susie says:

    Still doesn’t get around the lack of shoulders thingie.

  221. 221
    camp Gok Wan wannabbees fill Guido's blog with inadvertent humour says:

    funny stuff

  222. 222
    Susie says:

    I’ll bet you look lovely Beast. My fave is Rory Stewart MP — I could give him a good seeing to.

    Bet he has button flies an all.

  223. 223
    EPIC FAIL says:

    Shep Smith laid into his own network Wednesday, calling out Fox News for its role in hyping the Shirley Sherrod story based on an edited videotape (h/t Mediaite).

    Smith’s critique began when he cut into Wednesday’s briefing by White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs. He opened by naming a long list of participants in the Sherrod affair, from the White House to the NAACP to the Big Government website, which posted the edited video, to “this network,” Fox News — which, he said, was one of the places where the video had been played “totally out of context.”

    He went on to explain why his program, unlike others on Fox News, had not covered the story:

    “an edited videotape on a widely discredited website that has had inaccurate postings of videos in the past–edited to the point where the world was deceived……what in the world has happened to our industry and the White House?…”

  224. 224
    Angry and Despondent says:

    The gist of Cameron’s remark is quite correct if you make a detailed study of the events of 1940. Roosevelt was a duplicitous individual who could probably teach New Labour a few things about underhand political subterfuge. There is ample documentary evidence that shows that the White House anticipated they would be dragged into war with one of the Axis powers eventually. Churchill’s pleas for military hardware from the U.S. just after Dunkirk played straight into Roosevelt’s hands. The U.S. govt. decided they would fight a proxy war in Europe by letting British and Commonwealth troops do the fighting and dying for them. The Lend/Lease agreement was a win/win situation for the Yanks – they would profit from the sale of armaments to us while we had to agree to them using quite a few of our dominion territories as U.S. military bases. This so called military hardware consisted of obsolete rifles and fifty rusting warships that had been mothballed since 1918. The Yanks knew we were desperate for any assistance and they exploited that desperation for their own benefit.

    So in a way we were the junior partner in the White House’s plans. It became more apparent as the war went on as Churchill was increasingly sidelined by Roosevelt when FDR naively thought Joe Stalin would make a more trusted ally.

    If you want to read the full story find a book called “Friendly Fire” by Lynn Pcknet, Clive Prince and Stephen Prior.

  225. 225
    Angry and Despondent says:

    Correction – The co-author should read Lynn Picknett.

  226. 226
    Can't remember my moniker says:

    No Mr fruitbat. If someone has just begun their fourth decade, then it means they have just turned 30. You have forgotten that the starting point is zero.

    Had you done some systems/programing work, you might have appreciated this better.

    Armed with this new information, you can now go figure.

  227. 227
    Can't remember my moniker says:

    in addition, to quote Mae West: Goodness had nothing to do with it, dearie.

  228. 228
    Can't remember my moniker says:

    I’m too young for you.

  229. 229
    Can't remember my moniker says:

    Loons? I used to listen to the Goons:

    Seagoon (finding Eccles in a coal cellar): What are you doing here?
    Eccles: Everybody’s gotta be somewhere.

    Make what you will of that Mr Morris.

  230. 230
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    Mr Plum says:

    Do they call them woofters

  232. 232
    Gollach says:

    Eight or ten invited?

    Which was it then?

    And eight or ten turned up? Hahahahahaha!

  233. 233
    Tiddles says:

    You’re gonna get it.

  234. 234
    Engineer says:

    Button flies? No way – they take an age to release. Exactly what you don’t need when time is of the essence.

  235. 235
    Anonymous says:

    Was it McJobby?

  236. 236
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    Sherrod is still a Marxist racist, just like Marx and his buddy Engels were. Very “progressive” indeed.

  237. 237
    Anonymous says:

    A spokesman for English Heritage said: “This was a very rare incident”.

    “We all enjoyed it very much and look forward to the next time”.

  238. 238
    Gok Two says:

    He does look enormously tall in that photo so maybe he should have gone to High & Mighty.

  239. 239
    Engineer says:

    Regrettably, AC1, it never really relented, did it?

  240. 240
    yalleriron says:

    “Crushed silk”?

    Crushed bollocks.

  241. 241
    Engineer says:

    In other news, archaeologists have announced the discovery of a large site close to Stonehenge. It is believed to be an Iron-age visitor centre.

  242. 242
    bullshitters caught bullshitting says:

    it muzt still be troo coz I say so

  243. 243
    ROFL!! says:

    Okay Gok!

  244. 244
    Nick Clegg says:


  245. 245
    harris says:

    The labour voters won world war 2 while the conservatives never joined in until 1942,wankers.And CamerHunt go’s to see Obummer and Conrad Black gets out.sez it all,money buys freedom.Huntz

  246. 246
    Mr Ned says:

    A suit is a badge of mindless conformity.

    The single most useless, functionless, dick-headed article of “clothing” ever has to be the necktie. I will never wear one… I mean what is it actually for? other than to scream to the world, I AM A CONFORMIST WHO DOES STUPID THINGS EVERYDAY, LIKE WILLINGLY TYING A STRANGULATION RISK AROUND MY OWN NECK!

    People who really piss me off are fuckwits who brag how much money their suits cost. I was working in London many many moons ago in a Job where wearing a suit was compulsory as part of the job as it was client facing and all that… Well I conformed to the expected roll and hated it.

    In the evening me and a few of my new colleagues were out for a few pints and the subject of their suits came up.

    Guy one, “my suit was a steal, Armani suit only cost me £500.00.”
    Guy two, “Wow, cool, Mine was like, £800.00.”
    Me. “Mine is twelve quid from an end of line catalogue bargain shop. I have money left over for fun stuff.”

    They had no idea mine was such a cheap suit and were visibly shocked. Why they wanted to spend a fortune to look like conformist pricks is anyone’s guess, but I have better things to spend money on.

  247. 247

    Maybe he has to wear hand me downs being the younger brother, I have an older sister and I always had to wear her clothes after she had grown out of them!

  248. 248
    Unsworth says:

    But, more importantly, shoes must be polished and generally fettled properly. I find that scruffy shoes indicate scruffiness of intellect.

  249. 249
    Mr Ned says:

    But CRU at UEA and Professor Jones and the science was totally absolved of all wrongdoing and impropriety and was found to be sound and without fault or error.

    And all by THREE separate investigations too.

    And they only had to hold an investigation in which the accused gave evidence but those who were critical of the science and the method were not called at all. And that Professor Jones was the man for the “prosecution” who whilst defending himself was allowed to select the small fraction of the scientific papers that the investigation “examined”.

    It was like a trial at which there was a hand-picked judge, a jury of the defendant’s best friends, a defence team, a defendant, a compliant press with the plaintiff locked out of court, and where the defendant got to choose what evidence was submitted as a prosecution case.

    Even by the normal standards of whitewash, these investigations were unusually and blatantly fixed, rigged, conned, corrupt.

    This is the extreme degree to which these climate alarmist fantasists and reality deniers have to stoop to keep this Mann-made global warming myth going

  250. 250
    OhMyGoodnessMe says:

    how under-priviledged is that…has it affected you all your life since ?

  251. 251
    Gnome says:


    United Kingdom shurely?

  252. 252
    Craigoh says:

    Cheers Engineer, I was aware of most of that :-) I’m not a total slob.

    Believe it or not, not everyone from Downunder is obsessed with wearing garish tee shirts, ridiculous shorts and flip flops at every opportunity – just most of us :-)

    Mr Ned, some people like to wear nice clothes. I always dress appropriately for the office, but often in threads from Oxfam and so forth. One doesn’t have to spend a fortune to look smart.

  253. 253
    High Priest of The Branch Gordonian says:

    All lies thousands turned up and they have all agreed to come with me to northwestern Guyana where we will establish “Brownstown” where all will worship me , and we shall sup from a special potion Magda has made.

  254. 254
    HernyV says:

    By ‘eck! There is a Euro standard for blinkin’ everything isn’t there?

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