November 22nd, 2010

The Sound of Silence

Given that this was meant to be Ed Miliband’s big relaunch day, back from nappy leave and hitting the ground running etc, he has been amazingly quiet. Invisible even.

After a no huskies interview with The Guardian this morning there has been radio silence ever since and the lunchtime top of the hour news bulletins have barely even given him a nod. Admittedly the Irish bailout news is dominating, but it’s not as if Red Ed has even managed to secure the second headline slot - that’s gone to the high-heeled Grant Shapps and his council housing reforms.

Apparently Ed is addressing the PLP tonight with his plans for reforming the Labour Party, particularly with how to stop his own farcical technical victory from happening again. Given the slaughtering that Harman got at the last meeting after the sacking of Woolas, (that was coincidently followed up nicely with some interesting facts about her appearing in the press,) it can’t get any worse for the struggling leader. However Guido has to wonder what the point of doing the interview this morning was then? Why not wait until after the meeting (which traditionally happens on a Monday) to go all guns blazing into the press? Is Miliband set to go down the Gordon path of relaunch after tired relaunch?  Another stunning success for Miliband’s Press Manager Calamity Kenny

It’s worth nothing that it was twenty years ago today that the Tories knifed Maggie. If Gordon had been a Tory leader he would have been out the door by Christmas after the election-that-never-happened. If Ed is really going to significantly modernise the Labour Party he better be careful to keep the rules that make it much harder to oust a Labour leader than a Tory or LibDem. Guido’s always happy to dispense helpful advice…


  1. 1
    Ed Balls says:

    I’m the real Ed of Labour

  2. 2
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    It will be intresting so see if he ” Man ups ” to the plotters

  3. 3

    Not a very flattering snap of Mr Milibean.
    Looks like Tim, nice-but-dim.

    “oh right, yah!..figured it out..its a cup isn’t it?..gosh! “

  4. 4
    Ed Balls says:

    Beat U to the top slot Billie.

  5. 5
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    Who’s his PR manager, Homer fuckin’ Simpson. Doh!

    Never send a boy to do a man’s job.

  6. 6
    Neil Evans says:

    Ed doesn’t have any ideas – he’s a vacuum who’s been fortunate enough to have been in the right place at the right time. He certainly doesn’t have the answers for the economy, nor the social reforms that need to happen to stop the country going to the dogs.

    He’s so silent and/or flipflop on all the other issues what he says one day will no doubt mean sod all the next. The PLP is sliding toward more cronyism.

  7. 7
    Ear to the Ground says:

    Yes its true 20 years ago Maggie was finally sacked by the Tories. It’s just a shame they waited 11 years to sack the greengrocers daughter. Like most Tories, they lack conviction, courage and integrity!

  8. 8

    As much as i think Ed is a dick, i don’t think things are that bad for him, Cameron is Prime Minister after all.

    Nice photo, btw. Ed looks like he’s found out that the cream in his coffee was made by his brother.

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    TUC says:

    No problem. Ed does what we say, not what he thinks.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    He has to unite the party and the grassroots , the trick is tho , That the grassroots want to go left ( Even further) and half the party are Blairites ( so know this is suicide) the other half of the party ( Newbie mps) Don have a clue ( and proberly do whatever the whips tell them ) , So hes t balance looking like to voters that he is in the centre , Looking to his party as slighty left and then looking to his grass roots as a really leftie leftie .

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    Poisonous Labour Filth says:

    Ed Miliband is another Michael Foot and just as effective. Send him a Donkey Jacket someone!

  12. 12
    Micheal Foot says:

    It’s great see some one try and use to the full a single brain cell!

  13. 13
    13eastie says:

    Rеd Еd’ѕ Lеn МсСluѕkеy’ѕ nеwly?-(rе-)арроіntеd frоnt bеnсhеrѕ аrе drорріng lіkе flіеѕ.

    Рhіl Wооlаѕ: Lаwbrеаkеr
    Еrіс Jоyсе: Сrіmіnаl

    Nоt bе оutdоnе, thе rеаr есhеlоnѕ аrе dоіng thеіr bіt tоо:

    Jіm Dеvіnе
    Dаvіd Сhаytоr
    Еllіоt Моrlеy

    arе аll lооkіng аt а ѕtrеtсh іn thе Ѕсrubѕ.

    Наѕ Rеd Еd Lеn МсСluѕkеy rеѕіgnеd?

  14. 14
    My other car's a Merkava says:

    Say what you like about the tea boy, but he has a talent for pointing out the obvious:

    Ed Miliband, who repeatedly warned Brown that McBride was damaging him, complained: ‘You can’t have a Prime Minister’s press spokesman calling the Chancellor a “c***” in bars.’

    (Daily Mail)

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    Red Ed Throws toys out of pram. says:

    He’s complaining that Dave’s mum stopped him getting on the telly at the festival of remembrance and Nick stooped him getting on the telly at the Cenotaph wreath laying.

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    AC1 says:

    If Grant Schapps is involved, the only decisions will be made in favour of screwing even more private taxation (land rent) out of the public.

    I knew there was no hope for this government with him on board.

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    Sarf of the River says:

    Where’s Cameron today? Has he appeared anywhere to explain why, when there is no money left, we have to prostitute ourselves to the banks on another country’s behalf?

    He just sent his pathetic lackey out instead. It was interesting that Osborne made no mention of his relatively recent triumphing of the Irish economy.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    If you dont like this site you can always collect you refund and fuck off !!

  19. 19
    Ed Miliband says:


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    Anonymous says:

    Who is Cameron’s PR manager?

  21. 21
    Ho Hum says:

    LOL… maybe he should employ a photographer and a stylist.

    …gosh… are you having a laugh Bill, GOSH is the preserve of Cambo’s Crew, along with harks

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    Anonymous says:

    It’s incredible. For years the Tories had policies that most people agreed with and could barely get above 30% in the polls. Red Ed has no policies and a legacy of economic destruction and he’s sitting at 42%.

  23. 23
    Iain Dale says:

    You’re not wrong!

    (Furiously masturbating to a picture of Mrs T.)

  24. 24
    Anonymous says:

    Why don’t you fuck off? You really are a terminal bore.

    Were you not allowed to speak as a child?

  25. 25

    Shouldn’t that read ‘worth noting’ Guido and not ‘worth nothing’???

    There is quite a difference.

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    Anonymous says:

    Mr T, surely.

  27. 27
    Hilary Ben says:

    “I think he’s had a really solid start, He handles things in a calm and sovereign way.”

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    Anonymous says:

    Dear Speaker,
    Please excuse Edward’s absence from Parliament recently due to a severe case of acne. He also cannot take part in any physical activities in the next two weeks due to a wrist injury sustained after finding an old nudie magazine under his brother’s bed.
    Mrs Miliband

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    Closet friend says:

    “Ed has climbed very high by never quite coming down on one side or another,” says a former Cabinet colleague. “Now he has the job he wanted. I just hope he knows what to do with it.”

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    ffs says:

    For the love of all that is holy why the hell don’t you?

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    The Ape Man Commeth says:

    Yes, but, the Tories didn’t have the BBC.

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    Arfur Daley says:

    No chance old son. His bottle’s gorn.

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    British tax payer says:

    Dave has climbed very high by never quite coming down on one side or the another. Now he has the job he wanted he has demonstrated how utterly unsuitable he is. I just hope he knows what to do with himself when he looks in the mirror.

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    Welsh Windbag and his gravy train. says:

    So the Kinnock’s are on Ed’s team, mum dad and daughter. The poor sod doesn’t stand a chance.

  36. 36
    Fanatical Tory says:

    oooh…that gargantuan pinecone-shaped head and distinct absence of chin does it for me every time. *fap fap fap fap*

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    Anonymous says:

    The way this government is going about, he can just keep his mouth shut and win the next election. If he opens his mouth he might lose votes, better to keep his mouth shut. There is no alternative to the people except Labour.

    There isn’t much time left for the current government, people will through this bunch of losers out.

  38. 38
    Steve Miliband says:

    What, beaten by his brother into obscurity?

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    misterned says:

    That is why the BBC is so quiet about labour and has been attacking the Government non-stop.

    Even this “re-launch” is not a re-launch. It is a scrappage. Milibland is scrapping all labour’s policies and starting again with a blank piece of paper.

    I wonder how many of the PLP were even consulted at all about that?

    What I believe will happen is, in private he will promise the Unions that he will do whatever they tell him to do. In public he will steal almost the entire Liberal Democrat manifesto to try to steal gullible lib-dem votes…

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    Captain Black says:

    Because our banks have a $149bn exposure to Ireland, that’s why. If we don’t lend them the money then we’ll have even less money than if we do.

    If I owe my bank £10,000 then I have a problem. If I owe my bank £100,000,000,000 then my bank has a problem.

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    Anonymous says:

    Wait for Nick and other LD liars to explain this to students.

  42. 42
    Captain Black says:

    Ford Model T.

  43. 43
    Red Ed says:

    “It’s my party, and I’ll cry if I want to. “

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    misterned says:

    Alternatives? on the left there is the B&P and on the right there is UKIP. Both of these parties are far preferable to those who are occupying all of the green benches in Parliament at the moment.

    If you want a totalitarian, oppressive and inefficient and wasteful vastly expensive, corrupt, venal, hateful, racist and criminal version of the current Europhillia, then vote labour. If you prefer the current liberal Europhillia, vote conservative or lib dem.

  45. 45
    Steve Miliband says:

    I saw him interviewed by Paxman during Labour’s 2009 conference.
    He was an unconvincing lightweight, now he is their Leader!

  46. 46
    killer says:

    Don’t know and don’t care anonymong but it obviously is giving you sleepless nights ? wonder why ? love maybe ?.

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    misterned says:

    Today is the day when he announces that he is scrapping all labour policies.

    He intends to start again from a blank sheet. So far he IS a blank sheet!

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    order order! says:

    That’s exactly what the Cons did in opposition. Still, judging by their actions in power they still don’t have any ideas.

    They certainly don’t give a shit about the British taxpayer.

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    streamfisher says:

    Its the BBC and their assorted brainwashed marxists that insist on keeping Margaret Thatcher in the lime light at the drop of a hat, like a baleful green glare, why don’t you get over it?.

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    killer says:

    worst part is anonymongs gonna be on here all day again running up and down the threads whoring himself out to Ed’s liebour project ! still as he’s Mr Days girlfriend hardly surprising is it !.

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    We're all in this together and SOMEBODY has to pay for it says:

    AND don’t forget it was the BBC banging on about how good a hung parliament would be for Britain that gave us the present mess(that and of course the fact that Dave was stupid enough to give Cleggie equal billing and air-time in the Prime Ministerial debates….another strategic mis-calculation by the “Cameroons” which ensured the most unpopular PM in living memory actually stopped Dave getting an overall majority)

  52. 52
    Steve Miliband says:

    Looks like he’s just thrown it up.

  53. 53
    Billy 'backstairs' Hague says:

    Unrequited too :(

  54. 54
    Anonymous says:

    “Admittedly the Irish bailout news is dominating”.

    George has played a blinder here. 7bn to keep Ed off the news, money well spent, job done.

  55. 55
    Anonymous says:

    You’d certainly be forgiven for not knowing if you read this blog.

  56. 56
    Jack says:

    Ed’s problem is that Gordon wished him good luck…

    Since then he has been deaf and dumb…

    And will probably remain so, poor thing…

  57. 57
    Dave says:

    He is reading his tea leaves.

    They read beware of bird shitting on head

  58. 58
    Bob the Builder says:


    Is he vomiting in your photo ?

    Zanu must be a strain for an adolescent…

  59. 59
    Steve Miliband says:

    Wasn’t he voted in as Leader because of his policies? (it wouldn’t have been anything else). Now he doesn’t have any.

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    Boris Johnson says:

    The way things are going, when the EU and IMF come begging for more for Portugal, maybe Spain, more for Greece, some for Italy too $149 billion will be chicken feed.

    It may be better to let them fail and set sail again on a more sensible keel – co-operatives, proper building societies and credit unions.

    Can’t be any worse than it is already.

  61. 61
    Trousers Mandelson says:


    Ed has just realised that Thuggie Whelan is the real boss of the New Left Labour Party..

  62. 62
    Shadow Chancellor wannabe Ed Balls boxes Red Ed into a corner. says:

    “He is on paternity leave and I think that’s a really good thing … But he’s coming back and he’s going to be fighting hard.”

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    13eastie says:

    “…wе hаvе tо рrоѕtіtutе оurѕеlvеѕ tо thе bаnkѕ оn аnоthеr соuntry’ѕ bеhаlf…”

    Еrm, аrе yоu rеfеrrіng tо thе Еurореаn “Ѕtаbіlіѕаtіоn” Месhаnіѕm, tо whісh Gоrdоn “І ѕоld gоld аt thе bоttоm аnd bоught Еurоѕ Вrоwn” ѕubѕсrіbеd uѕ аll ѕо wе саn gеt fuсkеd uр thе аrѕе tо раy fоr Grееkѕ tо rеtіrе аt 50?

    Оr thе рrоfіtаblе £7bn lоаn wе’rе СНООЅІNG tо mаkе tо а mаjоr trаdіng раrtnеr rаthеr thаn ѕреndіng іt оn раyіng есоnоmіс mіgrаntѕ frоm thе ЕU tо dо wоrthlеѕѕ рublіс-ѕесtоr nоn-jоbѕ?

  64. 64
    Anonymous says:

    If Dave wasn’t man enough to act in the country’s best interests after the election and sort the Limp Dums out he’s certainly not man enough to stand up to the fucking corrupt EU project.

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    jgm2 says:

    A blank sheet would be good. Campaign on doing fuck all. It’s better than when they spend 13 years idiotting about the place, desperately trying to look busy and instead fucking everything up.

    It would have cost relatively little to just pay them all to sit at home since 1997 and we could have avoided the whole economic clusterfuck, foreign policy clusterfuck and Big Brother clusterfuck.

    But no.. They had to have some big fucking vision. They had to look busy.

    Fucking incompetent jackasses.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Didnt he write the last manifesto ? So we know his policies

  67. 67
    Ho Hum says:

    Yes 20 years since the poll tax whore scuttled out of number 10, crying for herself.

    It was such a terrible injustice that today through-out the UK millions of people are marking the event with a 2 minute silence.

    Shops, schools, office and shop floor workers all over the UK pause to reflect her memory. Small children have gathered in Hyde park to release 20 white doves to honour our fallen heroine. At noon every church bell will chime to pay tribute to the nations mother.

    Some say that at the at this time every year nelsons statue is seen to weep a single tear, while Churchill’s grave is known to audibly whisper “Thank You Margaret”.

    This evening at the Thatcher monument in Margaret Park an estimated 500,000 people are to congregate for a celebration concert, tickets sold out within 2 minutes of offer, and were oversubscribed by 10/1. Many are hoping that their nations mother may actually attend, although security forces are paying down the rumour as her attendance could see over a million worshipers flooding the streets of London’s Maggie Hill, formally Notting Hill.

    Only last week an actual Thatcher toe nail clipping sold at auction for £25,000, the buyer a Mr G Fawkes was overwrought with his purchase. Mr Fawkes has mounted the artefact in his Irish home and hopes to give it to the Irish nation as a gift.

    Blar blar blar Thatcher blar.

  68. 68
    Steve Miliband says:

    Heard Schnapps on the Vine show – he got the better of the two lefties put up against him; ‘ I agree with you, that’s why this policy……’ ‘ you’ve hit the nail on the head, and our policy will….’

  69. 69
    KP says:

    I feel like a outcast .

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    misterned says:

    Indeed, the tories do not have the BBC constantly predicting the worst doom and gloom and financial catastrophe and millions of essential front-line workers being thrown permanently on the dole.

    Or the BBC censoring wrong-doing and criminal activity on their behalf, as they did for labour last week, when Ed lost his SECOND shadow minister in as many months due to said shadow minister getting nicked and convicted of drink driving and failure to provide a sample without proper reason.

    The BBC were obsessed and lead all that day’s news with the resignation of the unpaid Conservative advisor instead. A man who was factually correct in much of what he said, but whose own morality ensured he resigned for it being stated in poor taste.

    If the tories want any hope of winning the next election, then they had better scrap the BBC.

  71. 71
    Wed Ed says:

    Now I’m back it is important for me to comment on the pwessing issues of the day:

    Gillian McKeith

    They all get my vote

  72. 72
    Tony Bliar says:

    To bloody true – that was my job

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    misterned says:

    ““Now he has the job he wanted. I just hope he knows what to do with it.””

    Because Gordon Brown didn’t have a clue. Spent from 1994 – 2007 fighting to undermine and then oust Blair without a fucking clue what to do when he got there.

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    Mike Litorus says:

    That’ll be why McRuin only lasted 3 months then.

    Oh wait…

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    Anonymous says:

    What profitable? It will be a write off, you will not get a penny back.

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    FT Correspondent says:

    You cannot expect any noise from an empty cab, Guido…

    Even if it is driven by Squeaker’s Bercov’s father !

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    I'm an unpaid marketing..Get me out of here says:

    The peasants are revolting.

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    misterned says:

    After all, we know that Ireland have just received 57 billion Euros from the IMF/EU so we know that they can pay us back with interest.

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    Eric Dzhoyshe says:

    You musht be drunk you look blurred

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    Guido's readership says:

    ….no reaction whatever….

  82. 82
    Mr Drome MP says:

    I am now fit for Labour Party’s all female list

    Mad Hattie has removed one of my cojones

    And Thuggie Whelan the other….

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    jgm2 says:

    Ha ha. You still can’t get over the pasting she gave the bedwetters of the NUM.

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    Dick the Prick says:

    Defo. Was gibbering to me old dear that they should have been proper men and just fucked off the boozer all the time. Miliband doesn’t have to do a thing until February at earliest campaign or publicity wise but his colleagues are mendacious Hoons so….. hmm, I seem to have bored the chuff out of myself even thinking about it. Back to Miss Marple.

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    misterned says:

    He obviously lied about those policies to get the Unions to back him.

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    Vaughn Williams says:

    Are the Irish in a position to ever pay it back? If so, then why only £7 billion if it’s such a great moneyspinning deal?
    Oh wait, they are not and it is not, but their debt is now our debt and will become your debt in the not so distant future.

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    I'm an unpaid marketing pawn..Get me out of here says:

    Ed has nothing new to offer.

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    misterned says:

    Despite multiple opportunities and a very high level of desire to see Brown gone, NONE of those weak labour wankers had the guts to get rid of the incompetent shit.

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    jgm2 says:

    Not at all. He knew exactly what to do. Plenty of pictures of himself looking statesman-like in COBRA meetings dealing with the F&M ‘crisis’. Followed by flying off to the USA to spend days sitting on the tarmac until Bush found a five minute cancellation in his calendar so he could get a photo of himself being statesman-like with t’US president. Repeated the trick for Omaha.

    Then of course his statesman-like chasing of Omaha Beach around the hotel kitchen. And his statesmanlike family portrait outside Belsen.

    Gordon Brown. World Statesman – and look – he has the photos to prove it.

    The incompetent jackass.

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    2 Shags n 2 Jags (paid by the Chinese) says:


    It’s Sally Ally who drives the cab for hire nowadays…

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    Johan says:

    At a guess (no,really), Ed will take his time formulating policies in order to avoid setting out (as John Denham says) “a series of headline-grabbing, detailed policies which would undoubtedly look out of date and wrong in four years’ time”.

    This will also allow him to wait until he sees which way public opinion is blowing as regards any Coalition policy, thereby allowing him to reclaim the middle ground and return triumphant to power at the next general election.

    I so hope that’s not the way it goes. :(

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    why????? says:

    It’s a loan with money we haven’t got for fucks sake! What the hell is it with banker types that they just can’t say no?

    They’re no better than an alcoholic, a class A drugs user or even a fucking drugs pusher. This is the reason why we’re in the state we’re in.

    Lending out money they didn’t have started the whole thing off in the first place.

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    2 Shags n 2 Jags (paid by the Chinese) says:

    Ed does not know what fighting is all about…

    Primrose Hill ? Is that a suburb of Tel Aviv ?

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    why????? says:

    Hear hear! When, exactly, will this loan be paid back?

    What are the terms?

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    Mike Litorus says:

    Reminds me of Simon and Garfunkel for some reason…

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    Engineer says:

    Who will the Irish default on, the British or the EU? Who pulls their strings?

    (Hint – it’s not the British.)

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    Mrs Duffy (Red Ed's only supporter) says:

    Don’t forget me…

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    yeah, I bet! says:

    Guido’s always happy to dispense helpful advice…

    What’s that then? Don’t drink like a banker, lend yet more money the country doesn’t have and ‘personally operate a vehicle’ the economy over a cliff?

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    Ex Labour Chief Whip Badger Brown says:

    Where is Woolarse when the lights go out ?

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    jgm2 says:

    Exactly. The Maximum Imbecile did not fuck up the UK economy single-handedly. There were 400 Labour MPs, the treasury, the BoE, Mervyn King, Eddie George before him, the FSA – quite literally thousands of people in a sufficiently high profile position to whistle-blow on the c*u*n*t.

    But didn’t.

    Only now are they timidly revealing what a wicked and malicious force for evil he is.

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    Anonymous says:

    We could buy some of the empty housing estates in Ireland and put people on dole there. That is the only thing Ireland has to offer.

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    Steve Miliband says:

    ”To the surprise of Obama and his entourage, the British premier was doing a passable impression of an erupting volcano. He was clearly furious about something his aides had or hadn’t done.

    It was hardly the behaviour anyone would expect of a G20 summit host, and the American President watched with growing disbelief. As Brown’s aides drew near, he told one of them tersely: ‘Tell your guy to cool it.’ ”

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    Mandy says:

    They don’t like it up em

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    Simon Jenkins says:

    Of course


    That’s wat Ed and David Milliband should be doing –

    A vaudeville act and some buskering…

    With Lord “Cash for Peerages” Levy as impressario

    They are neighbours as well…

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    Steve Miliband says:

    How can you oppose anything if you don’t what you believe in?

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    fuck 'em all says:

    That reminds me of the great lies Hague uttered when he said he would fight for Britain and put Britain first.

    Ah yes, that was just before an election. He’s on a par with Clegg reneging on his student loan deal.

    They can all go to hell.

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    Maximus says:

    Another treasure for the political album, a typical genius selection by the picture editor of the Daily Maul: 6th on the page at

    Merits a Friday caption competition, methinks. Or would that be too easy?

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    Concierge Mandy says:

    Thank you for the luving article Iain..

    Nothing like two queens hitting it off…

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    living in Britain under Cameron... says:

    … I know how he feels.

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    Septic Pus says:

    That’s the easy bit Johan. It’s dealing with the civil war inside the Labour party, where red Ed is most likely to come unstuck.

    The Labour MPs know they have 5 years to the next election, so there is no big stick to keep them in check and put up a united front. Red Ed may be a top policy wonk but he looks like making the mistake of trying to bandage the party up and letting it fester rather than lancing the boil.

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    Backwoodsman says:

    Count the spoons ! One of the original unacceptable faces faces of the labour party – the family who put the hyp in hypocrisy.

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    Anonymous says:

    Guido?, balanced, fair and objective?

    Arse, feck, drink!

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    They got their own back though jgm2.
    Now I can’t go hunting with hounds… But seeing how I never did its not much of a victory.

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    Anonymous says:

    Where’s Cameron in these troubled times?

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    nell says:

    Not much of an interview, from red ed, was it?

    He’s announced a commission will be launched…………..A review will be conducted ………………and denied the deficit is as bad as everybody else says it is.

    He’s looking increasingly like gordon’head in the sand’ II. Fought tooth and nail to get the job but had no ideas what he wanted to do with it when he won and now he has no ideas what policies he’d like to formulate.

    In a book published over the weekend , (mostly about gordon), red ed’s fellow minister’s labelled him then as indecisive. Doesn’t look as if he’s changed any does it?

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    Unite says:

    Go easy on Ed. He’s waiting for Len McCluskey to tell him what to say.

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    Anonymous says:

    “on the left there is the B&P ”

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha….. etc.

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    Anonymous says:


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    Maximus says:


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    jgm2 says:

    I never went hunting with hounds either. Never crossed my mind. But when they banned it up in Fucking Scotland the very first thing I did was load up with AAA and go and shoot a few foxes.

    Of course they all crawled off and it took me ages to find them and finish them off but I just knew that’s what the bedwetters wanted and it seemed rude not to comply.

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    Spot the Troll says:

    yop yop yop

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    Anonymous says:

    The choice of photos is usually good, makes them look like idiots or mutants.
    But the REAL admiration is for the title, Sound(s) Of Silence. How does Guido know the title track of a Simon & Garfunkle LP from the seventies? Dorian Gray painting in the attic?

  124. 124
    take me to your bleeder says:

    Give it a few more months of EU anal fucking and you’ll notice the same behaviour on the Cons’ back benches.

  125. 125
    Oh happy day says:

  126. 126
    Steve Miliband says:

    Apparently they are going to take 2 years to decide what their policies are!

  127. 127
    Engineer says:

    But who is telling Len McCluskey what to say?

  128. 128
    nell says:

    His chief advisers nowadays are the kinnochios. It’s no wonder he can’t make any headway.

  129. 129
    Steve Miliband says:

    Jenny Chapman MP tweets:

    Will be asking Justice Secretary, Ken Clarke, about alcohol and crime in Commons tomorrow.

    Sounds like a party!

  130. 130
    Anonymous says:

    Laughing with Osborne at people who voted for him.

  131. 131
    jgm2 says:

    It’s simply a continuation of the old Labour tactic – worked in 1997 – almost worked in 2010. Say nothing about what you’re going to do and criticise whatever the T*ries say they’re going to do. And if the T*ries decline to say what they’re going to do then completely manufacture a policy they’re going to implement and then get the T*ries to defend a non-existing policy. Doesn’t matter which, the whole point is to dominate the news aganeda with the T*ries constantly on the back foot.

    Maybe the T*ries should pull the same stunt. Simply declare that Labour are planning to sell off the NHS to the Chinese or to adopt the Euro. Then let Labour spend all their time denying that lie – which, by the mere existence of the lie, only serves to get people wondering if it may be true – better not take the chance.

    Use Labour’s wicked and malicious tactics against them. They might as well, Labour don’t play Queensbury rules.

  132. 132
    concerned says:

    I can’t sully my laptop with accessing Dale’s shite.

    Did he bash the Bishop who gave ring piece Kate and Wills 7 years?

  133. 133
    Postlethwaite says:

    Ho Hum

    I had to laugh.
    BTW, Are you on drugs?

  134. 134
    Ho Hum says:

    ARRR BLESS. Still fixated on Gordon and now Ed, still harping on about The Witch and what could have been. Yawn Yawn Yawn. All while Rome burns around you during a Tory government. Dont worry when things go even more pear shaped ( which they will ), unemployment, inflation, a loan that will go bad… The likes of me will remind all you apologists

  135. 135
    jgm2 says:

    Yep. Suggest they introduce br*ath*a*ys*ers before MPs are allowed to vote.

  136. 136
    Ed Miliband says:

    I uthed to be indethithive, but now I’m not tho thure.

  137. 137

    The B&P are national socialists.

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha…etc.

  138. 138
    jgm2 says:

    I blew the national ‘Fuck-off’-ometer to pieces while he was making that speech.

  139. 139
    misterned says:

    Since the B&P are in favour of nationalising the railways, gas, electricity, telephones etc… what would you call that? Right wing?

    The B&P were stealing far more votes from labour than the conservatives, why do you think that was? It was NOT because the B&P are far right wing.

    It was because in labour strongholds, where people actually read the B&P manifesto and attended B&P meetings, they realised that it was a national socialist utopia that was being offered!

    The B&P are a socialist party through and through… It is the PC element of the BBC and the rest of the soft-left media that lies about them being a far-right party, so as to protect the elitist labour party from losing votes.

  140. 140
    Ho Hum says:

    errrrrr Cambo still doesnt know his.

  141. 141
    splat says:

    At least Dave hit ther ground running. Hugging hoodies huskies and gayers, planting windmills on his chimney, cycling to work, web Cameron, all that sort of thing.

    Red Ed has hit the ground full stop.

  142. 142
    Mike Litorus says:

    Unlike yourself, you festering old dogturd…

  143. 143
    Anonymous says:

    It worked for Dave.

  144. 144
  145. 145
    Vaughn Williams says:

    What is the lefts obsessive faux outrage with the piddling student loan?
    Paying with soft loans for your further education seems eminently reasonable. Those who go on to well paid work can easily repay them and those who do not, will not have to bother.

  146. 146
    Sheila Vogel says:

    Teeth out or teeth in, dearie?

  147. 147
    misterned says:

    One can only hope!

    Just so long as the electorate do not fall for the same old fall-back of voting labour again in response.

    We need a pro UK party in power. Not another Europhallic bunch of traitors!

  148. 148
    chicken ball says:

    Ed looks like the type of bloke who really enjoys a smear of Country Kitchen Onion Chutey on his cheese sandwich

  149. 149
    Kinnock the pillock says:

    Glenys Kinnock did the Marr paper review, said she never once exploited the European gravy train. My breakfast promptly sand blasted the TV screen

  150. 150
    Concierge Mandy says:

    Thuggie Whelan

    Red Len cannot read and write…

  151. 151
    jgm2 says:

    He’s still deciding whether to put his name on the kids birth certificate. Especially when he didn’t legally assume responsibility for the kid’s older brother. It would be like favouritism. It could really fuck up a child knowing he wasn’t wanted by his own father whereas his younger brother was.

    It could totally fuck up a person’s life to be rejected like that by your father. Especially if he recognised his responsibility to your kid brother.

    It will be a difficult decision for Ned. Luckily he won’t have to make any other tough decisions for another 4 1/2 years.

  152. 152
    Vaughn Williams says:

    Erm, I see a problem with your plan, the current Prime Minister, who appears to imagine he is the leader of an alternative version of the Labour party.

  153. 153
    13eastie says:

    “Аh juіѕt nееd а wее bі’ mаіr tіmе tае ѕеt ооt mаh vіѕіоn.”


    А Вrоwn―>Rеd ѕuссеѕѕіоn іѕ аn еlесtоrаl drеаm tісkеt.

    Fоr Nісk Сlеgg.

  154. 154
    Wayne Rooney says:

    Doesn’t bother me Sheila. I don’t look at the mantelpiece when I am poking the fire.

  155. 155
    Blinky n Balls says:

    Nor do you Trousers be honest…

  156. 156
    Anonymous says:

    The usual Tory trots coming out of the woodwork.

    Ah ha!

  157. 157

    Take that silver spoon out of your gob, Ed. We can’t understand what you’re saying.

  158. 158
    Anonymous says:

    It was a bit nonsensical really.

  159. 159
    Mike Hunt says:

    Is it on?

    Stuck at work, it will be finished by the time I get home.

  160. 160
    misterned says:

    Actually, from the way he cultivated close relations with Mandelson, on his return from the EU, to ‘propping up’ Brown in the last few months, to ruthlessly stabbing his Brother in the back, to the way he prostituted himself to the hard left Unions, and then instantly aborting their preferred policies on becoming labour leader, I would say he is a ruthless, calculating and dangerous man.

    He will promise anything to anyone and does not wince at seeing off his rivals. He stands for nothing except power for power’s sake. I believe him to potentially be even more dangerous than Blair.

    The buffoonery image is hiding his danger. He is like a viper disguised as a clown.

    The best thing this country can do is to endlessly ridicule and laugh at him. The worst thing we could ever do is vote for him.

  161. 161
    jgm2 says:

    This says more than I ever could about my mood when he fucked off….

  162. 162
    Steve Miliband says:

    You are actually allowed to listen to music that isn’t in the current hit parade.
    I even know the name of a Bach Album and he’s ancient!

  163. 163
    Jacob says:

    I think he is being consistent though, as he does not believe in the birthright of the eldest brother.

  164. 164
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Why does Ed remind me of a rich socialist ?

  165. 165
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Its also in “the graduate” which has been seen by a lot of us.
    Does get some airplay on radio 2, or perhaps Guido’s mum was a fan through the 70s.

    PS: the album came out in 1966 … just like guido.

  166. 166
    jgm2 says:

    No time for policies after 13 years of Labour imbecility. It’s just fire-fighting.

  167. 167
    Ed Miliband says:


  168. 168
    Mike Litorus says:

    Who is the ugly tranny?

  169. 169
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

  170. 170

    Ratting with Jacks is much more fun…

  171. 171
    Dick the Prick says:

    Sorry OT – anyone fancy working for Gordon?

  172. 172
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Booker T and the MGs.

  173. 173
    Blinky n Balls says:

    Does he like Badger’s as much as you do ?

  174. 174
    jgm2 says:

    Apparently he’s an atheist but he called his kid Samuel. Not Wayne then. Or Troy. Or DeShawne. Or even Kevin.

    But Samuel.

    Word is that he’s bravely not marrying his girlfriend and bravely not putting his name on a bastard child’s birth certificate because he doesn’t want to upset his devoutly J*w*sh relatives.

    With reserves of courage that deep he’ll be giving the Maximum Imbecile a run for his money. I await Ned’s compensatory book on ‘Bravery’.

  175. 175
    Christmas Shopper says:

    Ed Miliband is very wise to keep a low profile and allow coalition troubles to dominate the news. He is no doubt reading this Fawkes blog (or getting one of his assistants to read it for him) and having a good laugh at the assumption he takes any advice from the right-wing blogosphere. The Quiet Man won’t be turning up the volume just because Fawkes wants him to.

  176. 176
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Can England win the ashes in Aussie land ? Last time it happened we had a Tory goverment ………………

  177. 177
    13eastie says:

    A great night, chez 13eastie, as I recall…

    (Even if the Bolly ran out later on and we had to call Deliverance for an inferior substitute…)

  178. 178
    Best hurry up it closes today says:

    Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP (Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath)
    £24,000 – £30,000 FT
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    Candidates will be educated to degree level with a good knowledge of all levels of government, and excellent IT skills. Experience of working with public bodies, voluntary and community organisations would be desirable.

    Upon appointment you will be required to comply with the Baseline Personnel Security Standard, undertaken by the Members’ Staff Verification Office (MSVO). See for further info.

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    Send CV and covering letter to The Office of Gordon Brown MP,
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  179. 179

    It’s a coalition government, you tit. If this comments section is so boring it makes you yawn, i would suggest you up the Diamazepam by 5mg and go to bed.

  180. 180
    pissed off says:

    Vaughn Williams – the so-called faux outrage displayed will be nothing to the genuine outrage shown by the pissed off and dispossessed of the country when they realise that politicians of all colours have shafted them for years.

    The Cons didn’t shower themselves in glory in opposition, they sat on the opposition benches like dumb fucks. Nothing to say. Iraq, Afghanistan, the economy … utterly irrelevant in opposition then and pretty irrelevant in government now.

    One day Westminster and it’s apologists will rue the day they sided with and sold their souls to the devil. Recent events can only bring this closer than might otherwise have been the case.

    It serves them right.

  181. 181
    Ho Hum says:

    No… But Guido is, and he has the convictions rcords to prove it.

  182. 182
    Anonymous says:

    Uncle Adolf was to the left as well.

  183. 183
    EU RIP - IDS says:

    It was twenty years ago today,
    Tory Party told the bitch to pay.
    She’d been going in and out of style
    And they guaranteed to raise a smile.
    So may I introduce to you
    The act you’ve known for all these years-
    Tory Party’s Liberals ConDem Band.

    We’re Tory Party’s Liberals ConDem Band,
    We hope you will enjoy the show.
    Tory Party’s Liberals ConDem Band
    Sit back and let the five years go.
    Tory Party’s Liberals, Tory Party Liberals
    Tory Party’s Liberals ConDem Band.

    It’s wonderful to be here
    It’s certainly a thrill.
    You’re such a lovely ‘lectorate
    We’d like to sap the blood from you;
    We’d love to take the piss.
    I don’t really want to stop the pain
    And I hope this isn’t all in vain
    But the singer’s going to sing a song
    And he wants you all to sing along
    So let me introduce to you
    The one and only Billy Vague
    And Tory Party’s Liberals ConDem Band …..

    What would you think if I sang out of tune ………..

  184. 184
    nell says:

    Perhaps red ed is keeping a low profile today because elliott morley, the first of his disgraced labour mp’s is up for trial.

  185. 185
    Anonymous says:

    He’s a student, so plenty of Pot Noodles and wanks.

  186. 186
    Ed Miliband says:

    Thilly boy. Itth me. Your leader.

  187. 187
    Anonymous says:

    I’ll bet you did, you pissflap; a fox here, a fox there, and a couple of badgers for the pot.

  188. 188
    jgm2 says:

    Awwww, losing sleep over the poor ickle foxy-woxies. Awww. Back to the land of Beatrix Potter for you.

  189. 189
  190. 190
    Anonymous says:

    jmg2 are you saying that some of these fuckwits were English? Surely not ! Say it aint so !

  191. 191
    Anonymous says:

    Agreed, he is a very dangerous calculating son of a marxist.

  192. 192
    Anonymous says:

    So this is the new generation Good God !

  193. 193
    Anonymous says:

    jgm2 i am constantly amazed over the ways you continually show yourself up to be a wanker of the highest order. Dear god man get over yourself.

  194. 194
    Anonymous says:

    You are right jmg2 milliwit sounds like a right English C UNT dont you agree !

  195. 195
    jgm2 says:

    Thankyou for your kind words anon.

  196. 196
    jgm2 says:

    English? You reckon?

    Right C Unt undoubtedly.

  197. 197
    don't forget Purcell says:

    So he’s back and claims in the Guardian ” His main priority next May will be the devolved and local elections ”

    Brown also declared he’s going to be actively helping in the Scottish elections. That’ll be going round the old folks home collecting the postals!!

    Purcell’s back too!

  198. 198
    Who Gives A Fuck says:

    he’s all in it together

  199. 199
    Who Gives A Fuck says:

    the last time EdMili thought he burnt the pasta on the cooker

  200. 200
    Sir Barrington Minge says:

    Who is Ed Milliband…..and why?

  201. 201
    don't forget Purcell says:

    Red Ed’s also just back in time to witness the “Tartan Tax” fiasco triggered off by Libdem Scottish secretary Michael Moore’s letter released to the Labour controlled Scottish MSM.

    The Libdems are already done for in Scotland and now the Scottish Government has published their correspondence with HMRC on their website it shows up Moore for the idiot he is!

    Moore knew exactly what he was doing, knowing very well the media would have a field day with it. And the Labour party would pounce upon it. Gobby Grey did that and more…. great!

    However what this also highlights is the bias BBC. They have not followed up the story setting the record straight and shut their bog. They’re running with the rest of the Scottish media and the Labour Party.

    Full story as always can be read here

    Or bias version in any other Scottish news outlet!

  202. 202
    Anonymous says:

    Guido is making a stupid criticism. Ed has plenty of time to get Labour ready for the next election. There is plenty of time to get the policies, people, organisation and messages right. Far better to take some time to reform than to be running a five year election campaign. He’s doing everything exactly right as far as I can see.

    You guys are talking as though you think you are still in opposition to a Labour government. The country is quite happy for Labour to be under construction for a while and wants the coalition to justify its policies in their own right and to stop blaming Labour for every stupid decision it makes.

    It’s the other two parties I’d be worried about, anyway. The LD’s are dead in the water. They have lost half their support which was clearly either anti-government in principle or anti-tory. What is the point of them? Now we see Cameron in all his pompous patronising glory, working against the people for the elite, Labour is ahead in the polls. They are losing the next election only months after winning the last.

    No amount of witless Ed-bashing is going to help them, not even from Guido, whoever his backers are.

  203. 203
    andrew says:

    By coincidence here in Ireland it was also budget day, the Finance Minister Brian Lenihan delivered a 7% cut in public expenditure to match the 7.5% fall in GDP in 2009. To equal that Alastair Darling would need to have announced £40 billion in public expenditure cuts today. Here are some of the reasons Guido thinks Ireland will bounce back faster than the UK…

    Lets hope he doesn,t listen to you ,as you said the above about Ireland you were bang on WRONG .
    Andrew Edinburgh

  204. 204
    Anonymous says:

    I remember that,banging on about foyers for single mothers Hilarious.

  205. 205
    Red Ed says:

    I used to be indecisive, but now I am not so sure.

  206. 206
    Squarebullet says:

    Typical labourite analysis: not one mention of a policy, just a bankrupt strategy aiming desperately to regain power. Power to do what? Why,to enjoy all the perks they,ve just lost, and keep the population in all its usual subservient to labour positions- social housing, benefit dependance, all powerful unions, little bureaucratic hitlers of local government, etc.
    No social mobility under labour really means what it says- dependence is all.
    They cannot tolerate a state in which the majority of people don’t have to rely on what their socialist masters feel they should have; otherwise how would figures like Blears, Johnson, the Millichumps, etc ever gain their easy lifestyle?
    All they,re capable of doing is ruining the country – historically it’s all they,ve ever done.

  207. 207
    Mr Ned says:

    Re student loans, I wish my mortgage was on the same terms as these new student loans.

    It is the tax payers who should be rioting.

  208. 208
    Mr Ned says:

    I know, it is really clever how the coalition has got the labour supporters to knee-jerk into protesting against socialist policies. From protesting against cutting state benefits for millionaires, to making the rich pay more for education and the poor less, to social housing policy which provides homes for the poor and needy, with an emphasis on raiding locals ahead of immigrants on the housing list.

    Labour are now opposing all those redistributive, “progressive” coalition policies!

    In fact It has got so bad for labour that Ed Miliband has scrapped all labour’s policies. The traditional labour party is not needed anymore. The coalition is implementing their policies, but without the authoritarianism, the waste, or the extreme incompetence of labour.

  209. 209
    Mr Ned says:

    Spot on good.

  210. 210
    Mr Ned says:

    Not raiding locals, it should say placing locals ahead of immigrants on the housing lists.

    Fucking iPhone keyboard!!!!

  211. 211
    Mr Ned says:

    “Now we see Cameron in all his pompous patronising glory, working against the people for the elite”

    Really? Who was it that doubled income tax of the poorest workers whilst bailing out billionaires? Labour!

    Who taxed those banks whilst increasing the taxable allowances for the poor? The coalition.

    I think that you will find that labour, whilst speaking up for the poor, were kicking the poor in the balls, whilst bending over backwards to suck up to the super rich elite.

    Every one of labour’s terrible 13 years in office, the rich got richer and the poor poorer.

    Quite a stunning record after 18 Tory years eh?

  212. 212
    Anonymous says:

    Oh dear. Rattle your cage did we? Actually, I was just saying that beligerence and stupidity were not going to serve the right in the long run and you went ahead and proved my point.

    So tell me, why is labour ahead in the polls so soon after the election?

  213. 213
    Anonymous says:

    You Tory idiots are all fantasists…

  214. 214
    Crispy says:

    because you are a nut?

  215. 215
    The lost chord says:

    You say hallo and I say goodbye, perhaps?

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