August 10th, 2010

Band of Brothers

As if the Labour leadership contest wasn’t exciting enough already, just as it comes to its natural conclusion we learn this morning that More4 will be making a docu-drama about the Mili-brothers. The “light-hearted” look at their bitter rivalry that has seen them drive a wedge through their family in their individual quests for power, will go out the night before the result is announced. The rumours that Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise will be rekindling their acting partnership are apparently wide of the mark.


134 Comments

  1. 1
    Another Engineer says:

    Are you suggesting that David M might have something in common with Raymond?

    ‘Cos I don’t think anyone in Labour can count.

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  2. 2
    Blinky Bollock's a twat says:

    Come on. Raymond and his brother were nice, decent, honest and kind. Nothing like the Milibots.

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  3. 3
    Anonymous says:

    Bananas at dawn?

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  4. 4
    Martin Day BBC political correspondent says:

    Stormy times ahead for the coalition

    Liberal Democrats call for boycott of flagship free schools | Politics | The Guardian

    http://www.guardian.co.uk
    Coalition heading for a potentially damaging split on education as Lib Dems describe Gove’s free schools as ‘socially divisive’

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    • 11
      Realist says:

      As if there isn’t more consequential stuff to fall out over.

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    • 33
      Just stating the flaming obvious(again) says:

      Do you honestly think that if the Conservatives told the LibDems to “fuck off” that they would walk away to electoral oblivion ? For the LibDems the Coalition has replaced Michael Foot’s Labour Manifesto of 1987 as the “longest suicide note in political history”…..the LibDems are tied in to the Coalition’s fortunes for better or( in their case)worse.Hissy fits or not wiser heads in the party know that they’re shafted.

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      • 106
        Nick2 says:

        The real question is how many lib dem MPs/party members loathe the coalition more than they covert power?

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        • 115
          I agree with Nick !! says:

          Unfortunately apart from Dave not a lot in either the Conservatives or LibDems actually do.

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    • 48
      P. Mandevilson, the Eminence Greasy says:

      Does anyone still read the Guardian apart from Fartin Martin ?

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  5. 5
    Charlie Kennedy says:

    I’ll drink to that.

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    • 105
      Swamp Creature says:

      Eeehhh, Charlie. Gi’ us a swig on yon Buckie. Ye canne drink it a’ y’sen oor ye’ll be spending a’ neet spewing into a bucket, so ye will.

      Nice wee corrugated iron shack we got oorselves here. Ye ken whit ah mean, big man? Eeeeehhhhh!

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  6. 6
    Jonty Pryor says:

    I can’t think of anything “light hearted” about David Cameron & Nick Clegg.

    They will be turfed out of government once Ed Miliband exposes their”Economic Vandalism”

    This coalition is a dangerous joke

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    • 13
      Doctor Mick says:

      Oh for happier times. Brink back McDoom!

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    • 22
      Postscript says:

      As opposed to Labour you mean ? …..who are certainly not a joke and most definitely a danger

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    • 67
      Mike Hunt says:

      Remind us again who squandered all the money and left the country drowning in overspending and debt?

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      • 73
        Labour = Criminal Incompetence says:

        DEFICIT = £168 BILLION OVERSPEND A YEAR!

        NATIONAL DEBT = £1-3 TRILLION!

        THANK YOU LABOUR

        THANK YOU GORDON BROWN

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        • 109
          He was "mad,bad & dangerous" especially to his own Cabinet says:

          Yeah but don’t forget HE saved the World AND the British Taxpayers HAD to pay for it.It was after all THE right thing to do !!

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  7. 7
    Anonymous says:

    Bounty hunters to cut benefit fraud by £1bn.

    But back at the trough

    http://citywire.co.uk/new-model-adviser/tax-evasion-costs-treasury-15-times-more-than-benefit-fraud/a378274

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    • 79
      Summy says:

      Cost of bounty hunters 2 billion

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      • 112
        Sir William Waad says:

        “Because of the difficulties in measuring fraud
        across all sectors of the UK, a balance must be
        struck between accuracy and comprehensiveness.
        In order to ensure this fraud measure is more
        comprehensive than previous centralised estimates,
        the NFA has calculated its figures using targeted
        measurement exercises and expert estimates to
        fill significant gaps where data was unavailable.
        These additional fraud estimates have been
        included in the centralised estimate of £30.5 billion”

        I.e. we guessed.

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      • 121

        ‘Cost of bounty hunters 2 billion’

        Well it’s mostly spent on their horses and cowboy outfits.

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    • 107
      Sir William Waad says:

      Pure guesswork.

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    • 113
      Postscript says:

      Sky Subscriptions down then ?

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    • 118
      Nick2 says:

      Wonderful – HMG appoints an international credit rating agency to, basically audit – the financial records of claimants, and will hand over whatever records that they need to do so. That’s par with Nu Lab’s proposals to share/sell ID database data to private firms. Can no-one else see the potential dangers of such a move?

      Who is a potential ‘benefit cheat’? Claimants with large payments? Claimants living in nice areas?

      I wonder precisely how much previously confidential data will make its unregulated way into the hands of the financial sector …

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  8. 8
    HappyUK says:

    Cruise and Hoffman? The Mili-brothers are not shortarses are they?

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  9. 9
    Ed Balls (Leader of the Labour Party) says:

    So David Cameron is going to use credit rating firms to root out benefit cheats.

    While he is at it, why not get in touch with Ocean finance to consolidate the budget deficit into one managable monthly payment?

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    • 12
      Fu**ed off says:

      Are these ‘credit rating firms’ related to the S&Ps of the world? They couldn’t see shit in the run up to crash.

      Fuck them.

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    • 19
      Postscript says:

      Carol Voderman can consolidate my debt any day

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    • 77
      Credit Agency's says:

      Rubbing our hands together and contemplating over billing and double invoicing

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    • 94
      G Brown says:

      That was my next move; I was going to save the world all over again with a unique modern partnership of the state and the private sector debt consolidation firms. It would have wrong-footed the Tories and let me win an election. Why did fate stop me?

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  10. 10
    Fu**ed off says:

    Dirty media whores.

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  11. 14
    Anonymous says:

    Julian Clary as David Miliband

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  12. 15
    Chris Huhne says:

    Paddy comes home early from work and finds his wife in bed with his best friend, Mick.
    He walks over to the bedside drawer, takes out a handgun and places against his temple.
    On seeing this, his wife starts laughing uncontrollably.
    Paddy turns to her and says, “I don’t know what you’re laughing at, you’re next.”

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  13. 17
    Sir William Waad says:

    Will it cover the bit where their father catches David not telling fibs and forces him to keep a bent coat hanger in his mouth?

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    • 61
      Millimum says:

      at 14 they both shagged the same teddy bear,caused no end of strife and is the source of the present differences.

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  14. 18
    Charlie Kennedy says:

    Who’ll play me in my life story? Is Oliver Reed still alive?

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  15. 21
    HelenChamberlain says:

    Where’s Tim Lovejoy?

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  16. 23
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’m coming out!

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  17. 24
    Mutt and Jeff says:

    We are available.

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  18. 25
    Sennheiser says:

    How come all the dudes at the war crimes trial/tribunal/show/bitchfight are wearing headphones? They mostly all seem to speak good English so it can’t be a translation thing.

    They certainly do not flatter Carole White.

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  19. 26
    Dolly Parton's Right and Left says:

    We are available

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  20. 27
    Whoops! says:

    Have a banana!

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  21. 28
    Marx Bros (economy size) says:

    We are available.

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  22. 30
    Mug + Tony Benn says:

    We are available

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  23. 31
    Gordon Brown says:

    Only Labour will protect child tax credits and put milk in your babies.

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  24. 32
    Sarah Beard says:

    I like rugs.

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  25. 34
    Used Bike Clips (Boris) says:

    We are avaialable

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  26. 37
    sophie says:

    C4 to make programme about multi millionaire marxists.

    Hard to get excited about C4 these days.

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  27. 38
    David Cameron says:

    A Public Service announcement on behalf of the coalition

    Muslims were warned today to avoid drinking bottled sacred water amid fears it could be contaminated with arsenic.

    Leicestershire County Council said Zam Zam water, from Saudi Arabia, was likely to be illegal and could have high levels of arsenic as well as nitrates.

    The council’s Trading Standards Service warning comes just two days before Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, is due to start.

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  28. 41
    David Milikunt says:

    I’m David MiliHunt and I am a leg-end.

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  29. 42
    Lady Gargoyle says:

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  30. 45
    Gordon Brown says:

    Splooge on my face.

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  31. 47
    Genghiz the Kahn says:

    It won’t be a remake of The Blues Brothers.

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  32. 49
    Milibrothers can fuck off says:

    I can’t take the Milibrothers seriously. Whenever I see one of them, this tune seems appropriate for them.

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  33. 50
    Lateral Demigod says:

    I hope Ch4 adds the warning:

    “May cause drowsiness”

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  34. 51
    Straw Hoffman says:

    I’m too dusty

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  35. 54
    Jack Daniels says:

    As we’ve got our very own Jack and Bobby I wonder if there’s also a Teddy waiting in the wings. And has he got a driving licence Mary asks.

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  36. 56
    Laurel & Hardy says:

    We would put them over in the best light

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  37. 58
    Bully Boy Balls ( heir to Michael Foot ) says:

    David Minibanana and Ed Miliwonk have got no chance.

    I have been doomed groomed to be Gordon’s successor

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  38. 59
    Leave the Millibands alone says:

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  39. 63
    CIA,MI5,Mossad, ISI says:

    Hello air passengers,I can see you.

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    • 83
      Dick Heads R Them says:

      surveillance analyst decides you are a terrorist but aircraft is over area of high population and military shoot it down,oops you just had a suspicious kind of face.

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  40. 65
    Their Nan says:

    Milli Bruds at 5 am any day.

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  41. 69
    double act says:

    In happier times.

    http://tinyurl.com/38ynf26

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  42. 81
    Ronnie and Reggie Kray says:

    We would have been spot on

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  43. 82
    Rewards R Us says:

    Golden payoff for former Treasury minister who claimed there was ‘no money left’

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1301468/Golden-payoff-Treasury-minister-claimed-money-left.html#ixzz0wCIa81Xr

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    • 91
      anonymous says:

      it’s far easier to turn their hypocritical attention to disabled people and rob the poor who are powerless – this governemtn, like the last is a big load of shit

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  44. 84
    2 Cows married says:

    Sally bercow is a marmite person,you have to be with her other half,you either hate him or love to hate him.

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  45. 85
    Stephen Fry says:

    They both fagged for me at school, did a lovely boy on boy turn in the common room very sweet.

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  46. 88
    Dave Cameron ,Eton sneak says:

    I;m going to spy on you all even more than Brown did

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  47. 93
    gildedtumbril says:

    Would casting such a presentation require 2 arsepurgers?

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  48. 95

    We know the coalition is a load of shit, headed by a wanker.

    A suggestion ;

    http://www.voteenglish.org/

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  49. 96
    taffy says:

    Isn’t it about time the Labour Party had an Englishman as leader, y’know just for some ethnic balance FFS?

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  50. 97
    Mr Plum says:

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  51. 98
    HenryV says:

    I love foreign films. Will it have English sub-titles? My Polish isn’t that good. When I am out and about around a town I have to use a phrase book and point at what I need.

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  52. 100
    Lady Gargoyle says:

    Would anyone like a pair of my knickers?

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  53. 108
    Lady Gargoyle says:

    arseburger?

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  54. 110
    Honky says:

    The 2 minority governments are racist and hate whites

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  55. 114
    Stephen Fry says:

    Think David looks like a 6 month foetus

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  56. 127
    Roger Daley says:

    Milblank and Milibland – Brothers Grim.

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  57. 132
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    Yes, but wouldn’t you rather have Ed Balls inside the tent pissing out than… ? no, thought not.

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  58. 134

    Sibling rivalry has always been alive and kicking

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cynic says:

Can anyone help me? I went on holiday a week ago and returned to find someone has pulled out the stake and Gordon Brown is back and acting as Prime Minister. What did I miss? Has there been a snap election?


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