July 21st, 2010

Unison Anoints The Younger

In case you missed it before PMQs, the news has emerged that giant health union Unison have backed Ed Miliband. It’s hard to see Unite not following suite next week. The betting markets have moved on the back of it and the Younger can expect money to start coming in.

This is a big blow to the Balls campaign who were depending on these backings to stay in the game…


  1. 1
    I Fucking Loathe Tesco says:

    Ed Bollox makes Cyclops look like a balanced human being. Almost……….


  2. 2

    …. still this means Labour are moving ever further towards the left…… which can only be ever be good news for people who want them out of government for 20 years or more….


    • 7
      Mr Ned says:

      Once the massive in-built bias towards labour has been taken out of the constituency seat boundaries, having a left wing leader in hock to the corrupt wealth hating unions will keep labour out of power for another generation.


    • 9
      Susie says:

      No I want them out of government for 90 years like the Liberals.


    • 12
      Tom says:

      Ed Miliband is not a left winger.


      • 30
        Wallace says:

        Maybe, but he does like a nice piece of Wensleydale.

        More cheese Gromit?


      • 50
        All Lib Dems are tossers says:

        No Tom, Ed Milliband is not a left winger – he’s a bloody toss pot!


      • 57
        Anonymous says:

        No he’s a gromless half wit who lived a cosited existence in Primrose Hill surrounded by the chattering classes who love discussing Engles over some fine French wines at Dinner Parties.


        • 68
          ST says:

          Much like Engles himself.


        • 72
          Unablogger says:

          Nothing wrong with fine french wines or Italian or Spanish come to think of it, crikey even England produce some quality wines at last, all thanks to global warming…allegedly….


      • 59
        Karl Marx says:

        Rot milch von mutter und vater.


  3. 3
    AC1 says:


    Vote here to show your objections to extortion funded broadcasting.



    • 13
      Susie says:

      There is no fourth option which would be my preference — a subscription channel(s) no ads.


      • 22
        and nothing but the pravda says:

        Nobody wants the BBC. Are you listening now tat?


      • 24
        AC1 says:

        You go to vote with the options you have…

        I’d prefer a mutual society owned by subscribers (who decide on ads or not, or maybe even extra for Ad-Free with extra bits on the programs)


    • 14
      Anonymous says:

      Vote duly logged. No prizes for guessing which way I voted though.


  4. 4
    Harold Adrian Russell says:

    “following suite”
    “Down to London”

    Standards are slipping under this new Tory Lib Dem government!


  5. 5
    expat says:

    Balls will presumably say that this was part of the plan … but the new shadow front bench may only contain Mrs Balls and Ed may find himself back at the kitchen sink.


  6. 8
    Doctor Mick says:

    Why does Balls even bother?


    • 21
      Lord G says:

      Because he has the self awareness of a labotomised squirrel…

      One of the following results is required:
      1. Balls wins, casting Liebore into the long grass for many years
      2. Balls loses by such a large margin that he has to face the fact that he is the most hated MP – humiliation is king in this scenario.


  7. 11
    Hugh Janus says:

    Who cares? All completely irrelevant since they lost the election.


  8. 16

    If Miliband specimen E becomes leader it means Balls will become shadow chancellor.

    Now that does make Labour unelectable.


    • 23
      Mr Ned says:

      Considering all the current candidates for labour leader (except for Abbot) will presumably take up senior roles in the shadow front-bench after Ed or Dave are selected as labour leader, that means that this self same shower of shits is going to be leading the labour party. They are all as bad as each other and all of them are still responsible for the collapse of this country over the past few years.

      They ALL slavishly backed Brown right up to the very end, even after the election where Brown lead labour to their worst defeat in decades, even getting less votes and a lower share of the vote than John Major in 1997.

      Fuck the lot of them!


    • 53
      Backwoodsman says:

      Congratulations Sir Trev, nice nomenclature -Miliband specimen E- I can see that catching on big time.


  9. 17
    Tom FD says:

    Sadly I suspect Guido’s early backing has sunk the Balls campaign dry.


  10. 19
    Southern Softy says:

    So all the members of Unison are backing MiniMili are they?
    Don’t they know we prefer Balls.
    Purely for his potential, of course.


  11. 26
    Tapestry says:

    They wouldn’t want a loudmouth schoolyard bully fronting up their loudmouth bullying union campaigns. They want to pretend that they are professionally caring organisations while they smash up what’s left our of our society. Ed Miliband would be the ideal useful idiot for them, softly spoken mayhem is the way to go. Loadof is too Prescotesque and thuglike to look any good up against Cameron, and would give the game away.


  12. 29
    Tapestry says:

    Meanwhile Greek government bond rates are still rising despite all the bail-outs, stress tests etc . Markets increasingly expect default. – http://the-tap.blogspot.com/2010/07/greek-10-year-bond-rates-soar.html


    • 36
      Mine d'Boggles says:

      Why are there any Greek bonds? Aren’t they in the Euro? Owned lock stock and barrel by who-nose in Brussels. The economy of the desert south of Yugoslavia shouldn’t really matter because Greece is a region of the EU. So it’s all smoke and mirrors. Er … right?


    • 47
      Bond ... Dimetrios Bond says:

      Drachma queens


  13. 33
    Martin Day says:

    You are Speedo Shorts and I claim my £5.


  14. 34
    GrimeLord says:

    I see that there will be BA strikes again. However, less 1/3 of the workforce voted to strike and less than 50% participated in the ballot. But I’m sure that Tony Woodley will say that he has “strong support” from its members. It would also be interesting to see if the people who voted for industrial action were genuine cabin crew or office staff/union representatives and “signed off for sickness” plebes.


  15. 37
    Speculator says:

    Or Dolly.


  16. 40
    Baboon's arse says:

    Why the fuck would Unions want to support a Milliband geek?

    Grow some fucking balls and have nothing to do with Labour, you Union twats.


  17. 41
    Geordie-upon-Thames says:

    Our Toilets thinks war crime is funny.Sick bastard.



  18. 42
    Anonymous says:



  19. 43
    Monocular Jock says:

    Has anyone else noticed the irony in Balls being named after a colloquial term for the male genitalia, when the majority of people think of him in terms of a colloquial term for the female genitalia?


  20. 44
    David Laws says:

    If sex is a pain in the ass, then you’re doing it wrong…


  21. 45
    Paul the Octopus says:

    I never picked any of this lot. Where’s the winning sack of horse-shit with a red rosette option?


  22. 48
    The IMF is not coming says:

    The unmentionable worst Prime Minister ever, member for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath has obviously given Balls his backing in secret. The curse continues.


  23. 49

    So we’re waiting for Unite the union to declare their hand – Which candidate will agree to reinstate clause 4 I wonder?


  24. 51
  25. 55
    The man who came in from the all Women Shortlist says:

    It is clear they “support” milliwit the younger as they beleive he will be the most pliable in their hands. Thats the reason he rose to promanence in Gordons Cabinet of all the weaklings. Gordon hated competition.


  26. 56
    PhaetonFlanFlinger says:

    So Milliband E is the acceptable face of economy wrecking lying shyster bastard New Labour and the new pin-up cuddly puppy-bitch of UNISON.

    What makes me laugh is how after only six weeks, all of these sad sacks (with the exception of the ever so slightly mad token lady in the race) were these comedians were all completely right behind Brown as he led Labour nose-diving to the worse Labour defeat since 1931.

    To the point that they really genuine believe that the public will see past the oh-so very damaged goods each one of them is. Speaking about ‘values’ and ‘renewal’ might fool the nearest Labour rosette-wearing labotomised welfarite and their wholly wet intellegensia overlords.

    It will only earn them the total hatred of the British public as they patently demonstrate how utterly disconnected from Planet Britain these clusterfucks really are.

    This competition is for the ultimate in political hospital passes. As soon as they set out their “vision”, there is going to be the mother of all civil wars as they realise the public truly hate their guts and they have to ‘modernise’ into a slightly more serious version of the Lib Dems.

    Labour won’t need a Kruschev moment, it’ll need plenty of mops and buckets for the blood about to be spilt.


  27. 60
    Voice of Treason says:

    All these potential looney leaders should be made to visit Rochdale and use that grubby little town’s newly installed squat toilets. Just make sure they don’t fall down the holes.


  28. 63
    AC1 says:

    Near the front, laughing at fucktards like you at the back of the queue.


  29. 64
    wasp says:

    Mr Balls must be disappointed about Unison support going elsewhere. He was due to speak at a ‘Stop the Cuts’ rally outside Parliament last Monday. My quiet lunch on the grass by the statue of Emmeline Pankhurst was interrupted by a gang of protesters – including school children- waving Unison and NUT placards, keenly marshalling to hear the speech. On closer inspection, there were a lot of Socialist Worker placards too. These old Marxists never give up, unfortunately


  30. 65
    ron vibentrop says:

    ed Bollocks must learn that it takes more than one to be in Unison and that Unite is not a familiar verb to the ex bunker bruiser.

    He will be leader. He must be leader


  31. 66
    Sid says:

    It was always going to be one of the brothers and not one of the others I’m pleased my union has chosen Ed.


  32. 70

    This must be a massive disappointment for all the other candidates Balls and others


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