September 24th, 2010

David Miliband Preparing for Defeat

This morning the Guardian is reporting that Jim Murphy, one of David Miliband’s two campaign managers, attended a meeting with members of the Ed Milband camp to map out how they would handle Saturday’s leadership result in the event of Red Ed winning. The Telegraph saysThe overture is being seen as a signal that the elder Mr Miliband, long regarded as the front-runner in the race to succeed Gordon Brown, is bracing himself for defeat.”

Bookmakers overnight saw a big move onto Ed Miliband, some suspect that any deep pocketed operation to manipulate betting markets on behalf of David Miliband to keep his odds low has come to an end now that voting has closed. The odds are now more accurately reflecting the closeness seen by the pollsters. Mike Smithson over at PoliticalBetting.com is calling it for Ed and predicts that the brothers will soon be at evens or Ed will go favourite before the result is known on Saturday…


73 Comments

  1. 1
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    good morrow

  2. 2
    NickyBlister says:

    hahahaha.

    Bye bye Labour

  3. 3
    Someone else says:

    What’s the difference?

  4. 4
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    does it really matter which rubber faced twat we get ?

  5. 5

    I’m cheering on Red Ed – the Unions man and Bob Crows personal gimp.

  6. 6
    Mr Ned says:

    This is about as exciting as watching a stone evolve into a higher life form.

  7. 7
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Guido ! Your quote of the day is just classic Brown
    just like his trip into the broom cupboard with all the worlds press watching
    is there no end to this nutcase’s delusions of grandeur ?

  8. 8
    Sarah Tweet says:

    final day of ‘week off from writing book’ is officially over – so back to typing and ‘reduced tweeting’ tomorrow.

  9. 9
    Vusimuzi says:

    Taxi for Miliband.

  10. 10
    On tenterhooks says:

    The best bet is who’s going to leak the result today.
    Fawkes?

  11. 11
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    great idea for a post
    name the title for the book

    “Three beards for sister sarah” ?

  12. 12

    Oh well, that’s Labour fucked then. There’s the Milliband divide coupled with the north / south divide (according to the Indy):

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/the-northsouth-divide-that-could-scupper-labours-reelection-hopes-2088112.html

    Never mind.

  13. 13
    Gordon Brown says:

    Led Zepplin ripped off my song Stairway to Devon

  14. 14
    Anonymous says:

    Is there a vid of this anywhere?

  15. 15

    Take a week off from life you vacuous fucking twat!

  16. 16
    Ellie Gellard says:

    I’ve been banging on about Ed Miliband’s chances for weeks now.

    YES YES YES

  17. 17
    Sir Trev Skint MP says:

    Is Ed Balls preparing to be Yvette’s No2 at the treasury?

  18. 18
    A student blogs of Brown’s Harvard lecture… says:

    “His entrance was rather bizarre, because rather than coming straight to the front of the class, where our teacher was waiting, he barged through the audience, trying to shake as many hands as possible, before realising he’d edged himself into a dead end and retreating back to the blackboard.”

    Comedy genius.

    I do hope Red Ed gives us an many special moments.

  19. 19
    SICK TO FUCKING DEATH OF PUSSYFOOTING AROUND WITH THESE BASTARDS says:

    Ed Balls is a No2 !

  20. 20
    Tom Tomos says:

    Is that a red banana skin on Red Ed’s beret?

  21. 21
    Can't remember my moniker says:

    Good morning, sir. Trust you are well? Long time no post. Quite right with what you say. It does not matter a flying fuck nor, indeed, a baboon’s arse what the outcome of this non-event is. London Rubber International was clearly beaten by Ralph’s spikey seed.

  22. 22
    Yvette Ball-Scooper says:

    He’s preparing my breakfast at the moment.

  23. 23
    Death Cab for cutie says:

    Ha ha. Trust Labour to revert to form. After booting out their best leader ever (even though he was a Tory) they revert first to their socialist leanings with Brown and now go back to their Marxist roots with a Miliband.

  24. 24
    Ed Miliwonk says:

    Go back to your constituencies and prepare for oblivion !

  25. 25
    Can't remember my moniker says:

    Careful with that orgasm, Eugene!

  26. 26
    Steve Miliband says:

    Mehdi Hasan is a

    C

  27. 27
    HARRIET HARD ON and her husband JACK who likes it up the BRUM says:

    What fucking Gene pool created those fucking Millibands anyway ?

  28. 28
    Bully Boy Balls ( heir to Michael Foot ) says:

    No,no I am a number twos

  29. 29
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Mornin ar Moniker Just poped in before i go to work
    How’s your Alp’s ?

  30. 30
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Mornin ar Moniker Just popped in before i go to work
    How’s your Alp’s ?

  31. 31
    Vusimuzi says:

    Bottler MilliD blew his chance when he had it, or should that be them.

  32. 32
    crystal Balls finishes last says:

    Thought you said he would be favourite today Fawkes ?

    Both of them will obviously be making overtures to each other now the votes are being counted.

    Mike Smithson made a c’unt of himself at the election by backing the most inaccurate pollsters and insisiting for months that a hung Parliament was unlikely.

  33. 33
    White House Kitchen Porter says:

    He’s over there Mr Brown

  34. 34
    The Mili Bros says:

    Go back to your constituencies and prepare for defeat.

  35. 35
    MAD FRANKIE moniker schizo and ODD says:

    Oh FFS
    the schizos talking to himself again
    seek medical attention immediately

  36. 36
    Can't remember my moniker says:

    Leaning at an alarming angle! Did I tell you that I climbed Ben Nevis last month? Four hours fifteen minutes with no practice climbs at all. On the way up, people coming down were saying that it was snowing at the summit and there was no visibility. By the time I got there, the snow had gone, the clouds had lifted and the sun was shining brightly. (Only happens 30 days a year.) The sun normally shines on the righteous, must have made a mistake that day….

  37. 37
    Honest Taxpayer says:

    David MilliGone did not become Foreign Secretary for nothing…

    He can now go off as Assistant Chief Under Bottle Washer to the Secretary General of the United Nations…His wife is American…

    And he can have a tax free salary of about $400,000 plus expenses at our collective expense…

  38. 38
    Gordon Ramsay says:

    Take two Millionaire Marxist parents.
    Mix.
    Educate well; Oxbridge level 1
    Mix with older politico’s.
    Add political advisor job.

    Result:
    Half baked, out of touch wonks

    Done.

  39. 39
    Lord Pisspot of Hull says:

    I’m not sure whether to become Labour party treasurer or head of the IMF.

  40. 40
    Anonymous says:

    EdM looks more of a marxist girl guide leader than che is that photo.

  41. 41
    Sir Barrington Minge says:

    Shouldn’t that read “I’ve been banging Ed Miliband for weeks now”?

  42. 42
    Can't remember my moniker says:

    Well in that case you will have to send one medical team to Rochdale for Frankie and another to the northern Adriatic for me. They stand the danger of ending up with split personalities should they inadvisably try to put us together.

    I am sure that Frankie will support my statement that neither of us is the other and vice versa, mutatis mutandis.

  43. 43
    filipinomonkey says:

    You’ll be neither if you’re implicated in the armed hold-up of a Greggs van.

  44. 44
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Hey Moniker have been doing quite a bit of climbing myself this year up in the lakes
    in fact i have spent three days a week there since June
    i am really into the old slate mines which are usually up the top of the mountains

  45. 45
    Backwoodsman says:

    Does this mean all those shiny new gimp labour MPs who were wetting themselves with the promised prospect of being ministers in 2015, are going to be disapointed ? My heart bleeds for them.

  46. 46
    Shoey says:

    Last nights QT was the most partisan yet, David Bumblebee should retire gracefully (too late I know), BBC at its very best

  47. 47
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    I thought TaT’s Balls would have dropped by now !
    Will this little shit never grow up >
    i would blame the parents if he ever find out who they are
    Sad C*nt !

  48. 48

    By retire, i assume you mean, ‘taken out into an alleyway and shot.

  49. 49
    MAD FRANKIE moniker schizo and ODD says:

    keep babbling to yourself nutter

  50. 50
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Why dont the Labour party have a Coalition of the Millibands ?
    a sort of center of center parting party ?

  51. 51
    Wails4Eva says:

    Depends who’s borrowed the charisma gene that morning.

  52. 52
    Wails4Eva says:

    Climbing lakes! Shirley, that can’t be right!

  53. 53
    Johan says:

    I picked the quote! Woohoo! Small minds, small pleasures and all that, still… :D

  54. 54
    "What we learnt from Mugabe about democratic elections and prisoner interrogation" by the Millipedes says:

    Like a coke-fueled, morbidly obese lorry driver after a night curb-crawling in Ipswich, Labour is now heading for a red ‘ed and sweaty balls. The dream-team ticket to a future of crotch rot as the corrupt and stinking corpse they lead around collapses under the strain of too much shit with no avenue for release.

  55. 55
    letcher says:

    Either way Labour will have replaced a shithouse with a turd

  56. 56
    Mao Tse-tung says:

    If Ed Miliband is a Marxist then I’m a Dutchman.

  57. 57
    Airey Belvoir says:

    Don’t sugar-coat it, man, get it off your chest and say what you really think.

  58. 58
    Anonymous says:

    Who cares which chuckle brother wins, they both can be called son of Adolf.

  59. 59
    Anonymous says:

    its Zeppelin actually.

  60. 60
    P. Doff says:

    And I thought I read “salt” mines!

    (Must get better glasses… or stop fiddling).

  61. 61
    Cheap NHS import doctor from Abuja city says:

    I wouldn’t sugar coat it either. Bacteria love sugar. What we need is several good doses of strictnine. It’s the right thing to do. That or nail them all to crosses on the hard shoulder of the M25.

  62. 62
    You say Tomato I say Tomato you say Ed I say Dave says:

    Go back to your constituencies and prepare for years of irrelevance.

  63. 63
    send him to the Hague (not the gay one) says:

    he was a warcriminal

  64. 64
    Ron E. says:

    surely they are worse than 10,000 Hitlers ?

  65. 65
    Bring back Spitting Image says:

    With rubber faces and n*gger minstrel wigs.

  66. 66
    The Bottle Fed Triplet says:

    Well Ed seemed to think that the world’s energy crisis could be solved by coal fired power stations and “Carbon Capture”. Now tell me Ed whereabouts in the world has that been implemented on an industrial scale?

    David says that the overpopulation of this country with the associated covering of farmland with concrete is OK ‘cos we can import all of our food. Tell me David is that really a good idea and what are the long term implications?

    A couple of bright but slightly weird and out of touch “intellectuals” who on the basis of an Oxbridge degree in PPE makes them think they are capable of doing something as complex as running a country without any managerial experience of running anything.

  67. 67
    Rendition, torture & war apologist, David Miliband. says:

    *Sobs*.

  68. 68
    Jim Pickard says:

    It’s happened…..Ed now odds-on favourite. You can get 11/10 on David at betfair i believe (check out oddschecker)

  69. 69
    Paris Claims says:

    3rd generation commies the pair of them. They look like a couple of nonces to me.

  70. 70
    Anonymous says:

    Foreign nonces at that…………

  71. 71
    SaltPetre says:

    Whichever of them wins, we already know one thing…. the winner will be a Hunt!!

  72. 72
    SaltPetre says:

    Good God!

    I used the word Hunt..but instead of Hunt the word Huhne appeared !!
    This Rioja I am imbibing is powerful stuff !!

  73. 73
    Uncle Vanya. Raddled Tax Slave of Busted Blightys Overcrowded Shores East Anglia, Englandshire UK says:

    Ha!! Will Mr Ed make the traditional journey of all UK Political Leaders to see Uncle Bob Murdoch, the “True Ruler of the World”….. or will he make a pilgrimage to North Korea to visit that other Dear leader Kim Il Sulk??


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