September 10th, 2010

Asatoband

Ever wondered how David Miliband miraculously has time to blog while he is out and about sewing up the leadership vote. Well he doesn’t:

A little look at the RSS feed for the blog shows us who the real blogger is…

UPDATE: Jess loyally claims that David writes absolutely everything and it’s just her job to put things up. So what do his speech writers do?


195 Comments

  1. 1

    See if you can find out who peels his bananas for him too.

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  2. 2
    Anonymous says:

    It’s a bit like the Belle de Jour mystery, isn’t it? Except that her aim was to screw you and take your money, whereas Labour’s aim is, er …

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  3. 3
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    what a twat

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  4. 4
    Anonymous says:

    Nobody seriously believed these people wrote their own blogs, did they?

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    O/T i see that american pastor is delaying his koran burning , So much for free speech in the USA , Heavy handed state and media , it could be china

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    • 13
      Ian E says:

      A bit incendiary!

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      • 38
        Backwoodsman says:

        Talking of which Anna Racoon reveals Newcasle council are spending £500,000 on bollards, to prevent suicide bombers – honestly !!!

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        • 111
          Can't remember my moniker says:

          The burning issue.

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        • 124
          smoggie says:

          It is suicidal to go drinking in Newcastle city centre on a Saturday night. Can’t think what the bollards will achieve, except to provide something to hang onto.

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        • 131
          Groucho says:

          Totally unnecessary.

          Newcastle council are so anti-car, you’ve got bugger all chance of getting anywhere near Northumberland Street.

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        • 174
          Tessa Tickles says:

          What if the suicide bomber’s bombs are in a vest? Or a rucksack? It has been known.

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          • Anonymous says:

            I hear the plan is to chain every Muslim to a bollard so they can’t move around so quick whilst still allowing them freedom of religion, etc

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          • What if? says:

            Or in his pushbike or giant Koran?

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          • Mad Hattie Harman's curiously carvernous front bottom says:

            That’s not strictly speaking correct, comrade.

            The plan was to chain everyone to bollards, which would be located in your work-detail compounds so none of you could stray from the glorious experience of working in fields, mines, quarries etc etc.

            There were plans to let you all move indoors at night during the winter, subject to there being some accommodation left after it had been assigned to immigrants.

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    • 14
      I hate Tesco AND the Pope says:

      They’re dangerous fucking loons. There’s nothing more scary than a genetically programmed religious nut. Just look at T Bliar.

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      • 17
        Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

        I thought Blair didnt “Do God”

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      • 31
        Backwoodsman says:

        Well, apart from a millionair ‘socialist’ that is….

        Can anyone explain why its lead story on the bbc, when some individual nut job with a tiny following in the Us wants to burn a koran, but not when a muslim religious authority wants to bury a woman up to her neck and stone her to death – after lashing her, of course !
        Any one else detect the wiff of hypocracy, double standards and hidden agendas at the tax payer funded bbc ??

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        • 43
          Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

          USA nutters = bad

          Muslim nutters = good

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          • Save the planet! says:

            It’s offensive to allow pastor Terry Jones to burn the koran.
            I’m sure he could recycle it.

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          • A po-faced, crop-haired, hand wringing, ShamPain SoSherLyst, ‘reading’ (sic) her Grouniad says:

            I’m sure Mr Drama O’Banana will be able to put everything right.

            Goodbye Darhhhling . . . mwhaaa . . . mwhaaa . . . mwhaaa . . . don’t be late home tonight – remember we’re going to Yvette’s for supper and she says she has a surprise announcement!

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        • 45
          Wood pulp, Indian Ink and a lighter. says:

          It is a bit strange isn’t it. Every day the Muslim world commits many atrocities in the name of Allah and the BBC mostly ignores them unless it directly affects the West. Yet the BBC is getting Hysterical over one man no one has ever heard of before (Except Python Fans) burning a few books.

          FFS it’s only a book he is burning FFS.

          Now Obama building a Mosque at ground zero is a different thing.

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        • 83
          South of the M4 says:

          Whiff? It has been a *loody foul stench for some time. If Cameron would take his nose clip off he might feel the need to do something about it.

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        • 118
          smoggie says:

          Good point. If they’d shut the fuck up about it, nobody would have noticed except the local fire department.

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        • 121
          The Director of Politically Krect ‘n Convenient Troof at AlJaBeeba, the Brhoon Bullshit Corpse says:

          Naturally! We deal only in PC noos about Noo_Lie_Bore, wicked wicked USA (except Mr O’Drama) and our Glorious and Beloved Leader!

          And pay your telly tax!

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    • 27
      sockpuppet #4 says:

      What hasn’t he been allowed to say?

      I’d suggest he’s been talked out of being a total nut. Wooooo scary.

      Its a pity the best option is now impossible: ignoring the freak.

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    • 28
      Fahrenheit 451 says:

      Surely burning books is the best way to prevent free speech? The nutjob was persuaded by free speekers not to do this.

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      • 41
        Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

        No , It was his private property , He had purchased the books , His protest has been delayed because it will upset some muzzies .

        Freedom of speech also means the freedom to offend .

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        • 54
          sockpuppet #4 says:

          freedom to get a few squaddies killed. hoorah.

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          • Don't fall 4 the Propaganda says:

            Don’t be so wet. The Taliban couldn’t give a shit about this book burning. The want the foreign invaders out of their country whether they are Americans, Brits or Russians.

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          • smoggie says:

            And a lot of Afghans (including all the women) want the Taliban (many of who are Arabs and Pa­kistanis) out of Afghanistan.

            Burning the Koran will be wonderful for recruitment.

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          • sockpuppet #4 says:

            I have seen no propaganda.

            I came to this sort of conclusion a while ago, when Blair was baning on about how invading iraq did not contribute to home grown British terrorism.

            Its a stupid publicity stunt. Its not worth creating more terrorists for the sake of a stupid publicity stunt.

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          • Archer Karcher says:

            So lets get this straight, twenty rednecks in Florida, who none had heard of a week or so ago, are going to get our troops killed and act as a recruiter for the Isl*mists?
            I dont think so, what will certainly act as a generator for that scenario, is the entire MSM giving it wall to wall world coverage and the President of the USA posturing around as if these twenty or so chancers are somehow going to start world war three.
            Folks, the fanatics in Isl*m need no excuse to try and kill the K*ffar or die trying.
            As for the extremists enablers around the Isl*mic world, well their biggest source of information to stoke up any manufactured rage, is the MSM itself, beaming the non event around the world 24/7.
            It’s as if they WANT a violent reaction and the bigger the better as far as the MSM are concerned.

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        • 63
          Fahrenheit 451 says:

          I still say burning people’s ideas (in books) is as much about destroying free speech as censorship. Don’t see the relevance of them being his property – oif they weren’t then he would be committing a crime.

          His only reason for doing this is to offend. Freedom carries responsibilities as well as rights.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Wrong the book still exists, his burning is only destroying a copy(s) of the book.

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          • Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever! says:

            So if we back down everytime a muzzie gets upset thats fine ?

            We may as well all convert to islam then

            Freedom of speech should be abousolte , No censorship , if this bloke wants burn the koran , the bible any other book then fine , Every time someone upsets the muzzies they go burning flags , and eefiges of people , Remeber when Dave said P*kistan was responsable for terror ? Thay burned a dave effigie , they cant have it both ways .

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          • Anonymous says:

            Agreed, ideas cannot be destroyed. Principled and righteous religions can stand criticism.

            Surely his intention is to express his disgust and anger at a religion he disagrees with? Provocative and blunt, yes.

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          • Fahrenheit 451 says:

            If everybody burned the Koran then there’d be none left. As it is there would be fewer which isn’t a good thing unless you don’t like other people’s ideas being spread.

            It is not about backing down, it is about poking a stick into a wasps’ nest: you don’t need to do it; it is just malicious and it will have consequences.

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          • Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever! says:

            “You dont need to do it ”

            Possibly but he has the right to do it , Just as the ground zero mosque should go ahead as well .

            ” I despise what you say but defend your right to say it ”

            The full quote is better

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          • Fahrenheit 451 says:

            The Koran is considered a sacred thing by muslims, perhaps like the pastor’s corrugated church. I wonder how he’d feel if someone burned that to the ground “to express disgust at his form of Christianity”?

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          • Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever! says:

            The church is not there property so it would be arson , however if they want to buy a few thousend bibles and burn them fine .

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          • Fahrenheit 451 says:

            The church is the House of God so it belongs to everyone.

            If muslims burned bibles in Rednecksville, they would be lynched.

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          • sockpuppet #4 says:

            clearly mr umpire-ever, you have not understood to what extent a physical book is regarded as holy by muslims.
            Obviously I don’t get that myself. Equally someone burning a flag would just be a tit with a burning piece of cloth.

            I wouldn’t burn an american flag, it would be pointless.
            Anyone who wanted to do such a thing, but thought it was just a piece of cloth, would need to be told what sort of consequences it would bring.

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          • Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever! says:

            To sock4

            Whats more important , Freedom of speech or some book , As soon as we start chipping away at what is acceptalbe and what is not we lose that freedom , the muzzies win .

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          • sockpuppet #4 says:

            “some book”

            you see. being ignorant again. I am free to say “There is no god, get over it.” I am free to make all sorts of arguments and statements saying what I disagree with in any religion.

            I would however think that it would be a bad idea to attempt to urinate on the pope.

            False dichotomy logical fallacy by the way.

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          • Anonymous says:

            sockie – nobody is advocating unfettered free speech:

            Swastica’s on synagogue’s – wrong

            Crucified Christ in a jar of p*ss – wrong

            However, book-burning and flag-burning is probably on the right side.

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      The Orifice of Tony Blair says:

      “There is fragility and what is important is for Muslims to hear from people like me and to know that the pastor does not represent us any more than extremists represent the truth about Islam.

      http://www.tonyblairoffice.org/news/entry/tony-blair-condemns-us-pastors-plan-to-burn-the-koran/

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    • 139
      Groucho says:

      Its nothing to do with freedom of speech. Nobody is stopping this idiot from speaking his mind.
      He is proposing deliberate incitement.

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  6. 8
    The Court of Public Opinion says:

    Ed Balls finally achieves something worthwhile.

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    • 20
      Bully Boy Balls ( heir to Michael Foot ) says:

      Great !!! My campaign is going according to plan. After weeks of spitting bile I’ve moved up in people’s estimation from non-entity to irrelevant !!

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    • 134
      Just Wondering says:

      is that his new album cover?

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    • 148
      Budgie says:

      When Millibananas ‘wins’, Balls will still be there. So we get a nicely split Labour: Milly’s Bliarists who recognise the Berlin Wall has fallen, and Balls’ statists who don’t.

      Labour’s only hope is to ditch both Bliarism (and with Milly’s history that will be difficult), and statism (bully boy Balls makes that difficult too), re-inventing themselves as the localist working class movement of the co-ops and the friendly societies. We shall see.

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  7. 9
    M says:

    This is ground-breaking stuff.

    Guido on the case, once again getting to the bottom of the seedy underbelly of political life and prising open another can of worms.

    I think this deserves a wider investigation. Is it a widespread practice for politicians to delegate to their staff? Does it cross the political divide?

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  8. 10

    What an amazing revelation – you’ll be telling us that WebCameron wasn’t all the great man’s work next!

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  9. 11
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    at least we know Guido writes his own

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  10. 12
    lawless says:

    How despicable, another author writing for someone else! I find the great thing about guido is you always know who’s writing.

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  11. 16
    Common sense isn't so common says:

    What a total waste of a read this was. Hardly a scandal is it that David Miliband nor any other politician are able to actually sit there at a computer and do their blogs. Just because they’re uploaded etc by somebody else it doesn’t mean that they aren’t written by the politician themselves.

    Oh, by the way, get a life!

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  12. 18
    Archer Karcher says:

    O/T,
    I see that the nice new government ( hurrah ) as opposed to the nasty old government ( hiss ) has decided that it needs some advice on safeguarding vulnerable children.
    They have racked their brains and come up with the world renowned “expert” Sharon Shoesmith of baby P notoriety, to give them that advice.
    The new politics, so much better than the old politics, don’t you think?

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  13. 21
    The Watcher says:

    Miliband is a perfect leader for the Labour Party – the socialist grandchild of illegal communist immigrants. Bug ugly. Smarmy. A perfect fit.

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  14. 22
    Sir Ian Paisley says:

    The top General says the burning of the Koran… will inflame tension in the Middle East and could lead to the death of US troops.
    WHAT about the US invading Muslim countries in illegal wars, like that’s not going to inflame tensions and lead to the deaths of US troops.
    3000+ at the last count.

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  15. 25
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Bet the fuckin lefties are pissed off because Blair backs goverments plans to tackle deficit .

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  16. 30
    Chuntely Warmer says:

    I would like to do a pump on Tom Watsons belly

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  17. 51
    Research 42223 says:

    I am aware that some gay men catagorise each other with names such as Muscle Mary’s, Bears etc

    What catagory would Tom Watson be put into?

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  18. 52
    Just Wondering says:

    It’s into the second week of September

    In England

    OneDay international delayed because the outfield is… er…wet!!

    At least two paying customers

    Who decided on the games in September, in England …… ?

    Just what the fuck do they expect?

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    • 92
      Lurker says:

      Maybe someone wanted to put 100 grands worth of Rupees or whatever on a delayed start and slipped the scheduling committee something nice to make it happen?
      Just saying like

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    • 98
      Anonymous says:

      the wet conditions will go some way to making the tourists feel at home

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  19. 57
    Voice of Treason says:

    He’s just another Labour con artist, a bit like Blair. No doubt the union idiots will elect him leader and we will have to suffer his smarmy, greasy face for the next few years.

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    • 89
      smoggie says:

      The Russian Foreign minister had a word or two for him. The phrase eludes me at the moment.

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    • 91
      Maximus says:

      Only until after the next election. He has all the ineffable stupidity of the McHatter but can’t seem to say boo to a goose. Nu liebore being the fascists they are, do expect their authoritarianism at the top. When they realise they aren’t going to get any, there will be a most entertaining self destruction to savour.

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  20. 58
    Common sense isn't so common says:

    Have to be honest Guido, you’re really at the bottom of the scandal barrell here, is this really all you have, is this what you’d call enlightening the people. Lord almighty! Hague story-brilliant, this-Bloody awful!

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    • 68
      crapola says:

      shouldn’t you get back to your ISO9000 auditing?

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    • 90
      Albi Here says:

      Try reading Guido’s headline banner,he’s not the UK political internet news service,for that you need AlJaBeeb,who’s motto is we take your tax and provide you with left wing sh*te biased news programmes.

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      • 143
        MI7 says:

        Plus a shitty soap opera and some even shittier weeknight dramas about a school and hospital. Oh and don’t forget that Strictly Come Dancing Bollocks. Not bad for to they say get £3.5 billion a year. The BBC is entertainment (social engineering) at it’s finest.

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        • 169
          Unsworth says:

          As is BBC ‘News’.

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          • Tessa Tickles says:

            I’ve never seen Strictly Come Dancing.

            Nor a single episode of Big Brother, nor X-Factor, I don’t even know what Simon Cowel’s voice sounds like. I haven’t seen an advert or paid the BBC a penny in 11 years.

            You should try it!

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    • 93
      podling! says:

      What ? so story with no evidence [but about a Tory] good ?? story with evidence [but about a liebour wingnut ] bad ? OK just checking there !

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      • 186
        Common sense isn't so common says:

        Isn’t wasn’t the evidence of lack of which made it interesting. It was the fact that it was something which people wanted to read, nobody actually cares who maintains politicians blogs. FACT!

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        • 187
          Common sense isn't so common says:

          It wasn’t. Apologies for not concentrating but it’s not the most engaging of topics!

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    • 110
      Spank Sinatra says:

      But you clicked and read it………

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    • 112
      smoggie says:

      Oh yes I come here to be enlightened. Someone show this guy the door.

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    • 119
      Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever! says:

      You can always have a refund and fuck off ? common sense ?

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    • 185
      Sir Everard Digby says:

      So the media(and I include Guido in this) possibly misrepresent a politician and you don’t like it……..unless it’s a Tory,when it’s fine.? And you have the nerve to use the words ‘common sense’

      Ok by me to have a political bias but don’t then bang on about the subject. You are part of the problem.

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  21. 86
    R2D2 says:

    All the comments on this blog are generated by spambots.
    Including this one.

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  22. 94
    Mornington Crescent, pining for Jo Coburn says:

    Cheer up – Jo Coburn is back on the DP today.

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  23. 103
    NOTW tapper says:

    Gudio

    ReJanogly

    This the guy who a Shadow Business Minister had solicitors “seconded from his law firm” (and paid by it) to “help him in his work”

    It so happens that the solicitors he worked for were also representing private equity firms lobbying for tax breaks…

    It all stinks

    AGAIN…

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  24. 106
    David Miliband says:

    Does Guido write all his own Blog?

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  25. 109
    Ed Milibands Press Officer says:

    David M has not “sown up the leadership vote”

    Ed Miliband will win on second preference votes, no problem !!!

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  26. 129
    Andy Coulson says:

    Thank fook for Terry Jones

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  27. 142
    Just Wondering says:

    You might think I’m writing this …. but you’d be wrong!

    Someone else is writing this for me.

    Your guess as to who it is would be as good as mine, ‘cos I haven’t got a clue either!

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  28. 150
    OGMC says:

    In light of England Cricket team playing ODIs in September in the rain, we at the Olympic Committee, in our wisdom, have decided to host the next Winter Olympic Games in …. Dubai

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  29. 157
    Tony Bliar says:

    Labour are well known for never lying to the people and any research they do is written by expert advice in publications. That Iraq business was just a coincidence.

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  30. 158
    Penfold says:

    Amazing what you can do with computers these days…

    Do you really need MilliMarxiPede?
    HAL would suffice.
    Then we would all know our place and limitations.

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  31. 172
    Moley says:

    The Milibandwagon appears to consist of brainless celebrities with a supporting cast of minions who actually have the brains and are capable of coherent thought.

    Where it all goes wrong is when the subterfuge succeeds in getting the brainless celebrity elected and everyone discovers that the star of the show is incapable of writing his own lines and is a disaster in office.

    Practical and pragmatic intelligence and socialism are alien to each other; that is why socialist politicians are brainless and their speeches have to be written by paid wordsmiths who will write anything for a shilling.

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  32. 191
    Frank says:

    I am desirous of being socially divided from the majority of the population and disposible income is by no means my most important criterion.

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Mycroft says:

Have you read the last bit of Animal Farm?

You know where the animals are looking through the Farmhouse window?

My TV screen was that window at lunch-time today.

Be careful, the sudden self-congratulatory tone, the slightly pudgy outline of indulgence and you become exactly what you should despise.

The jolly face of the Quisling Cameron poses for your camera has mesmerised and deceived you, you who were once not so deceived.

You were no firebrand, you were a damp squib in my opinion, sorry.

You need a damned good kick up the ahse!


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