February 20th, 2011

Tories Demand Balls Doesn’t Use Taxpayers’ Money Sorting Out His Personal Financial Problems

Matt Hancock, George Osborne’s former economic adviser, has written to Ed Balls demanding that he doesn’t use taxpayers’ money to extricate himself from his personal financial mess which has seen him end up in Court over unpaid debts related to damage done to his former constituency office premises. Hancock observes wryly “At a time when the Coalition is trying to deal with the unpaid bills left by the last Labour Government, it damages the credibility of the official opposition to be leaving unpaid bills of their own.” Worth reading in full:

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Blinky Balls

Best comic line in the letter:

As the country knows only too well, this is not the first time you have vacated an office leaving behind you a shockingly poor state of repair.

Ed Balls, such an omnishambles…

See also: Balls Denies Debts in Court


  1. 1

    Point of order Guido: isn’t all his money the taxpayers’?

  2. 2

    If Ed Balls pays back the money he owes for wrecking his office, I’m sueing him for what he did to the country

  3. 3
    Ed Balls says:

    Filed carefully in ‘bin’.

  4. 4
    Catflap says:

    Soiled carpets and damage requiring re decoration.
    What did Blinky expect after inviting Gordon over for a visit.

  5. 5
    tedium personified says:

    19th Feb, a Saturday?

    The wankers can hardly bear to work for the benefit of the country between Monday and Friday. How can this piece of paper be taken at face value?

    Must try harder.

  6. 6
    retardEd Miliband says:

    My team ith a New Generation. They were not involved in the latht government.

  7. 7
    knobsons choice says:

    That would be OK, but even his wages are paid out of public money.

  8. 8
    tedium personified says:

    FFS, commenting here is getting more like Pravda and the BBC’s ‘Have Your Say’ each day.

    ˙ɹǝpɹɐɥ ʎɹʇ ʇsnW

    ¿ǝnlɐʌ ǝɔɐɟ ʇɐ uǝʞɐʇ ǝq ɹǝdɐd ɟo ǝɔǝıd sıɥʇ uɐɔ ʍoH ˙ʎɐpıɹℲ puɐ ʎɐpuoW uǝǝʍʇǝq ʎɹʇunoɔ ǝɥʇ ɟo ʇıɟǝuǝq ǝɥʇ ɹoɟ ʞɹoʍ oʇ ɹɐǝq ʎlpɹɐɥ uɐɔ sɹǝʞuɐʍ ǝɥ⊥

    ¿ʎɐpɹnʇɐS ɐ ‘qǝℲ ɥʇ61

  9. 9
    knobsons choice says:

    ….is what you’re saying TT.

  10. 10
    Ex-LibLabCon voter says:

    We provide them with everything, and in return they treat us like shit.

  11. 11
    Blinky Testicles says:

    We’re Labour! We do as we please!

  12. 12

    Concisely put, Mr. Choice.

  13. 13
    tedium personified says:

    Can I sue you for not printing comments? It goes against your raison d’etre.

  14. 14
    Doc Trough says:

    He’s followed around by a gaggle of cackling Gorgons. Could he not have provided them with some mops, buckets, polish and stuff?

  15. 15
    tedium personified says:

    Call me Dave’s lot love Europe, as did the previous shower of shite, the EU can piss over all you plebs and we don’t have to take any responsibility whatsoever!

    How good is that!

    (hint: very)

  16. 16
    Eds Balls says:

    I should be applauded for creating work to support the economy, the construction business needs more people like me to destroy offices.

  17. 17

    You can try Mr Tedium. Suspect in Court that it’ll be Guido who defines his raison d’etre more convincingly.

  18. 18
    tedium personified says:

    (Thanks for allowing my comment through your idiotic firewall, too late to make up for your retarded thinking however.)

    Why was it pre-redacted in the first place?

  19. 19

    Are you Leonardo da Vinci?

  20. 20
    tedium personified says:

    I wasn’t ‘speaking’ to you, my comment was directed at Holbonkers!

    Pipe down already!

  21. 21
    Queensferry One Eye says:

    What a scumbag Balls is… hope he can cry on Yvetts’e rather large facial lumps!

    Mike Hancock is my new hero. I live in Ball’s constituency – he it a total fool. If you cant sort your own affairs out….. oh! sorry If forgot we all have to pay for the country’s….

    Here for a man who installed a £12k red kitchen.

  22. 22
    Cancer cells says:

    I’ll try and invade Mr Balls’ body as soon as possible.

  23. 23
    Madme Defarge says:

    God this bloke really is an utter moron. If he trashed the office he should pay for it. End of. I can’t believe he thinks that allowing himself to be sued will enhance his reputation in anyway.
    But then again it is Ed Balls we’re talking about.

  24. 24

    We have an automated wanker detector algorithm.

  25. 25
    qui bono? says:

    I thought that’s why they were employed, to shovel up his shit, bottle it, and sell to cure the poor and vulnerable of society, going forward.

  26. 26
    Billy 'backstairs' Hague says:

    Would you like me to come around and paint your ceiling?

    I thought not.

    Not your type?

  27. 27
    Gordon Brown says:


  28. 28

    Are you confusing Len Vinci with Mickey L’Angelo?

  29. 29
    tedium personified says:

    In that case it’s both shaming and criminal that it allows you to post anything on here.

  30. 30
    Pompey Voter says:

    M Hancock is an unfortunate name.

  31. 31
    tedium personified says:

    Not at all, you may however be confusing me with someone who gives a shit.

  32. 32
    the sound of one hand fapping says:

    Oh dear you are getting yourself in a tangle aren’t you mr tedious wankpiece?

  33. 33
    Anonymous says:

    It’s ususally ‘gives a fuck’, but we’re not proud.

  34. 34
    Final attempt says:

    Hang on,As the taxpayer pays him his wages wont we end up paying indirectly anyway?

  35. 35
    handbags at dusk says:

    Get her!!

  36. 36
    tedium personified says:

    If Call me Dave trashed the office of state and allowed the EU to have supremacy you might have a point, oh hold on.

  37. 37
    Anonymous says:

    Balls is in a no-win position – if he pays up immediately he’ll still look shifty & evasive, and if he continues to refute the liability then he’ll be hauled over the coals by every news organ and even (selected programs on) the BBC.

  38. 38
    The Weaner says:

    Everything that Balls has ever done in his entire lifetime has been financed by the public purse. Even his marriage to his ladyboy wife has been financed by the public purse. He has never been weaned off the state’s nipple.

  39. 39
    Anonymous says:

    You should have looked at the first attempt at comment no.1, saved you the trouble.

  40. 40
    Handbags at dawn says:

    Get her.

  41. 41
    tedium personified says:

    “the sound of one hand fapping” is indeed correct.

    His hand is fapping indeed.

  42. 42
    Dirty Balls says:

    Bollocks. Difficult position my arse. He could have done the right thing at the outset and not left his old office looking like a shit tip.

  43. 43

    I think you have the wrong address. Try the following:

    21 Ferryhills Road
    North Queensferry
    Fife KY11 1HE

  44. 44
    Final attempt says:

    Ed Balls is my 2nd most hated politicon(other being Gordon Brown), He sums up everything that is bad about politics, He lies,Bullys,steals,Plots(Even now) all for one reason and that reason is two words…………..


  45. 45
    the sound of one hand fapping says:

    Except that it was directed at you mr wankpiece. A minor detail I know, but accurate.

  46. 46
    The Quiet Man's righteous anger with Ed Balls says:

  47. 47
    Anonymous says:

    “…..and even (selected programs on) the BBC.”

    Like what, Ceebeebies?

  48. 48
    tedium personified says:

    Is that you smoggie, mickey or anyone bleeding else around here?

    No wonder this site trumps every other blog out there.

    Cockpuppetfuckwittery indeed.

  49. 49
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’ve spent my birthday drinking fizzy orange and hitting women with my Nokia.

  50. 50
    Koba says:

    I like Matt Hancock’s style, we will hear more from this man in the future

  51. 51
    tedium personified says:

    It’s a shame he didn’t make that plain.

    It’s even more shaming he needs a twat like you to stick up for him.

  52. 52
    Cassandrina says:

    “and even (selected programs on) the BBC”
    You must be joking? There are none that will take up the cudgel.
    On BBC radio 4 World at One today that loony lefty Shaun Laye stated that Blair had talked Gadaffi out of his weapons programme (saved the world), and that BP had proved a hindrance to negotiations. Nothing about Blair and Brown agreeing to let a criminal go free using suspect medical practices.
    If I was Bob Dudley at BP I would be putting my lawyers onto the BBC and this ridiculous “news” programme.

  53. 53
    IDS a thinking man's man. says:

    Yep, people forget (as Balls did to his great embarrassment) that IDS was a serving soldier.

  54. 54
    tedium personified says:

    Guido lives with Gordon?

    Stranger things have happened and will continue to happen I guess.

    Queer Bono eh.

  55. 55
    Final attempt says:

    So if he cant use taxpayers money he will have to pimp out yvette to pay the costs, or do stand up comedy dresssed as hitler…

  56. 56
    Pickled Wizard says:

    It is, but, looking at the form which adolf balls and his henchmen have produced requiring one of their own to obtain permission before speaking or mingling amongst traffic without nanny offers a better insight into unfortunate names – the form must be submitted to ‘alcocks@parliament etc’

    So there we have it – the labour party – alcocks and balls!

    Ha ha ha, and indeed ha!

  57. 57

    Not as unfortunate as the inhabitants of Pompey who by all accounts are represented by an amoral sexual predator with Russian connections…

  58. 58
    tedium personified says:

    “It’s ususally ‘gives a fuck’”

    Pretentious, tu?


    (if I were a pedant I would take you to task with your spelling of ususally, but I wont.)

  59. 59
    tedium personified says:

    An ex-serving solider should have encouraged his own party to look beyond the bollocks Bliar talked about war, Iraq and WMD and got to grips with the Labour war machine.

    He and they didn’t.

    Shame on them.

  60. 60
    tedium personified says:

    Uh oh, a Hitler mention. Godwins law invoked.

    Well done!

  61. 61
    tedium personified says:

    Fuck off Gordon. I hate you as much as the current lot.

  62. 62

    ‮‮No – he’d have written it like this.

    I do like unicode – it allows such silliness…

    Incidentally, &# 8 2 3 8; is the unicode to reverse everything.

  63. 63
    Ratsniffer says:

    Balls is utterly odious – and the public can see right through him. Please make him labour leader when Millibland gets the heave ho.

  64. 64
    Mr Slater's Parrot says:

    (cuttle) (crunch)

  65. 65
    tedium personified says:

    It’s not just the inhabitants of Pompey, it’s the whole country. Except that it’s the institution further west of Russia and nearer to Brussels that fucks people off.

    What is so hard to understand, except to people like Call me Dave?

  66. 66

    If you had been paying attention, you might have remembered that famous photograph of Blinky at Oxford dressed in an SS uniform. Hence the stand-up comedy gag.

    Mind you, you seem to be a particularly dim Labour troll, so may I refer you to this Daily Mail article to enlighten you…


  67. 67
    Reality check says:

    No. He was told by the labour government of the day that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction and further more they had intelligence that not only would he use them he could also wipe out UK bases in the region within 45 minutes.

    How was IDS to know that it was all made up?

  68. 68
    tedium personified says:

    I guess it makes a change from bumming a SpAd – whatever species that is.

  69. 69

    Not if he was hanging from an olive tree like a fruit bat, , Mr Gnostic.

  70. 70
    tedium personified says:

    If you had been paying attention you would have realised I hate politicians with a passion, of any colour and creed.

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  72. 72
    Henry VIII says:

    Guido this is all rather small beer. Shouldn’t you be revising your getting something up on Anthony Blair and his Libyan business interests. Now that revolution has come will the new government be paying Tone’s consultancy fees or did Gaddafi Duck employ him on a private basis? Get your finger out Fawkes and don’t let this one slip!

  73. 73
    the sound of one hand fapping says:

    “It’s even more shaming he needs a twat like you to stick up for him.”

    You’re doing a good job of making an idoiot of yourself without me having to stick up for him, wankpiece.

  74. 74
    Viva La Balls says:

    He is isn’t he? A totally odious and smug low life.

    I do believe you are right that the British public can see right through him. Obviously the nutroots can’t but nutroots do not an election win make.

  75. 75
    teious by name fuckwit by nature says:

    Jeez, you really are tedious aren’t you?

  76. 76
    tedium personified says:

    As is the form around here to be pedantic with those to whom one disagrees, the word “idoiot” doesn’t compute in the Big Society.

  77. 77
    Steve Miliband says:

    Should’ve gone to Printsavers

  78. 78
    Anonymous says:

    Can’t agree Bob woodward. The argument at the time was not is Blair and Bush making it up but should we go to war to change a regime.

    And to be honest I think Blair and Bush did expect loads of WMD to be exposed once the war was done.

  79. 79
    Steve Miliband says:

    It’s called politics. If he said he would not spend, then the BBC would have heralded the nasty Tory cuts in 2009.

  80. 80
    Dack Blog says:

    At least the fridge has been licked clean:


    Good job Prezzer popped by to help him carry the tea chests.

  81. 81
    Look behind you balls - everyone else's phone is working says:

  82. 82
    keep digging tedibum says:

    Now you’re embarrasing youself, should have shut the fuck up while you had the chance.

  83. 83
    tedibum goes apeshit says:

    Try not to feel too left out, we hate you too.

  84. 84
    tedium personified says:

    And which cockpuppet are you being tonight, Matthew?

  85. 85
    Lucius Cassius says:

    in causis quaerare solebat “cui bono” fuisset

  86. 86
    Balls is now Pimping for Rupert Murdoch says:

    Now at Wheldon Road for Castleford v Huddersfield – Cas pretty dominant so far – watch it on Sky..

  87. 87
    tedibum goes apeshit says:

    Oh fuck off tedibum and get laid or summat.

  88. 88
    Tedious tedium says:

    Who cares? It sorted the ragheads out, didn’t it?

  89. 89
    Spot on. says:

    I’ve got to say tedium personified that your adopted nickname is apt.

  90. 90
    james purnells front garden says:

    What is it about Labour stinkpots that they leeave the country as big a shithole as they do their domiciles?

  91. 91
    tedium personified says:

    Guido likes small beer.

  92. 92

    Actually, that font reversing code doesn’t mirror the letters so it ain’t like Leonardo’s script – which is quite easy to write for us left handers.

    I’d get Rentokil in if those darned bats are eating your olives, by the way…

  93. 93
    tedibum goes apeshit says:


  94. 94
    tedium personified says:

    Credit where credit is due, he didn’t have a clue then and he hasn’t one now.

  95. 95
    Eds Balls says:

    I am with you – Ossie and Cammy should destroy parliament buidling and that would give loads of builders and electricians jobs.

  96. 96
    trolling for dum dums says:

    Oh FFS read the label, “title tattle, gossip and rumours…”

  97. 97

    One would have thought that a privately educated Oxford graduate would prefer les quinzistes to les treizistes, surely?

    Or is it part of his cover as a ‘man of the people’ now that he’s representing all those gruff northern tykes?

  98. 98
    tedium personified says:

    Why does it always come down to shagging, with you people?

  99. 99

    I prefer the solution of the much missed Freddie Flintoff myself – a shotgun up the arse would suit Balls well.

  100. 100
    Final attempt says:

    But who pays for his Sky box, Taxpayer(like we did for Gordon) or Ed himself?

  101. 101
    Final attempt says:

    How about hanging him then using said shotgun up arse?

  102. 102
    Anonymous says:

    A bit like you then.

  103. 103
    Let us re-write History. It's what Socialists always do. says:

    So we have here a powerful Vid making Balls look like a load of obnoxious Bollocks.

    And what happens is that the nutroots come on this blog and say the Iraq war was all the Conservatives’ fault.

    Yet again the Socialists are playing politics with our soldiers’s lives.

  104. 104
    Tedious tedium says:

    Catastrophe? I think you meant to say “heroic victory”

  105. 105
    Bono's gargantuan galaxy-sized ego says:

    I ain’t queer.

  106. 106
    right up says:

    If you have to ask, you’re beyond the task old boy.

  107. 107
    tedium personified says:

    Let us rewrite the history of the Iraq War and how heroic the Conservatives were shall we?

  108. 108
    tedious by name fuckwit by nature says:

    You heard, muppet.

  109. 109
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Lets face it This bloke is a scruffy c*nt he is happy to live in a shit hole

    he denies the deficit
    he also denies his wife has a cock !

  110. 110
    Moley says:

    Seen elsewhere has this;

    “Five Howlers Made By the Guardian Over Barclays”

    Well worth a read, but it misses mention of the Guardian’s own tax avoidance schemes, and it forgets to mention the tax avoidance schemes of Senior BBC personnel, (e.g. Andrew Marr who is paid much more than double the salary of the P.M.) who, although paid with public money, have countless ways of evading UK tax via schemes which although legal are every bit as “repellent” as the (inaccurately) alleged but unfound actions of Barclays.

    The Co Op Banks is apparently no better.

    The Guardian should change its name to “Hypocrites R Us.”

  111. 111
    tedium personified says:

    He positions himself as a right wing apology think tank blog.

    The shame, the shame.

  112. 112
    Eds balls says:

    Eds in a no win position already – he’s blinky ed – the economy blaster.

  113. 113
    Tessa Tickles says:

    I want to know how Ed Balls could bully anyone.

    He’s just a fat sad middle-aged man. Past his prime. Out of shape. Pudgy. Punchable.
    If he attempted to intimidate me, I’d punch his fucking face in, knock him to the ground and use his head as a football.

  114. 114
    Final attempt says:

    ” evading ”

    Hate to be a pedant but evading is illegal,Avoiding is legal.


  115. 115
    Kooeeeee says:

    Nah, his name like him being thick was somebodies imagination.

  116. 116
    tedium personified says:

    Please explain the reason for an ‘Official Opposition’.


  117. 117
    Tessa Tickles says:

    You really are fucking tedium personified, aren’t you?

  118. 118
    tedious by name fuckwit by nature says:

    Which happens to be one of the most widely read political blogs in the UK. Unlike yours.

  119. 119
    Moley says:

    The Guardian is joining the campaign against legal schemes of tax avoidance by Banks and other businesses, on the grounds that they are not paying their “fair” share of tax.

    Personally; I have no problems with anybody minimising their taxes, so long as they are not hypocritical in condemning other people for it.

  120. 120
    Tom Baldwin says:

    Matt Hancock

    Another arrogant Tory twerp,going nowhere with his letter to Ed Balls

    A previous article

    Matthew Hancock MP: Ed Balls was the architect of Britain’s economic problems
    Matthew Hancock MP was Chief of Staff to George Osborne during his time as Shadow Chancellor.

    Ed Balls will wipe the floor with this Tory pipsqeak

  121. 121
    Tip of the iceberg - sort this Cameron says:

  122. 122
    Anonymous says:

    Agreed – but by allowing a dispute with the landlord to degenerate into legal action is an extraordinarily inept thing to do from a political & even moral viewpoint.

  123. 123
    the red fag flying here for 60 forlorn years says:

    Evading or avoiding, the Guardian et al are still hypocrites for witholding vital tax money from the shoeless and starving who now litter our streets in their death agony. They’re supposed to be socialists FFS. Oh I forgot, ‘socialist’ means conniving, thieving bastards.

  124. 124
    Socialism is a mental illness says:

    No, it doesn’t.

    Cameron and Osborne changed their tune when they saw the reality.

    Ed and Ed are still in denial.

  125. 125
    Anonymous says:

    Nah, HIGNFY, Mock the week & similar (if MTW is a BBC show). The point being that it’ll never feature in mainstream news programs, merely the light entertainment ones.

  126. 126
    At least someone talks some sense. says:

    “He and Ed Miliband have irresponsibly opposed every single measure the Government has taken to deal with our crippling deficit.

    “Now he comes here waving the blank piece of paper that is the Labour recovery plan to tell us: ‘Vote for us and we’ll do it all over again.’ “To try to claim that cutting waste will drive the country back in to recession is complete and utter rubbish.”


  127. 127
    Anonymous says:

    So what if Libya did obtain WMDs, namely nukes? They’d threaten Italy, but not the UK/US. And Israel/France/the US would probably kick their ass if they ever got close to a delivery system.

  128. 128
    Adolf, Uncle Joe, Pol Pot, Chairman Mao and Tony Bliar, all socialists with blood on their hands says:

    Nazi theory and Soviet practice on propaganda tallies perfectly with Nu-Labour doctrine:

    Tell the lie often enough and the public will believe it.

    Bamboozle the people with tractor statistics.

    Bastards the lot of them.

  129. 129
    Are the Welsh the most irrelevant race on the planet? says:

    Hi there just thought I’d take my new moniker out for a test drive, what do ya think !

  130. 130
    bald old git says:

    post of the week?

  131. 131
    Kempster says:

    illi vivi dixerunt illum illam velivolus vacce velle !

  132. 132
    Pickled Wizard says:

    They even look like wayne and waynetta slob!

  133. 133
    bird with small brain says:

    I think you have made a logical error there but it would take too long to explain.

  134. 134
    Martin Day says:

    And speaking of M.P.’s expenses

    Matthew Hancock, Tory MP for West Suffolk, spent more than £500 on advertising and nearly £1,900 on rent.

    His total of £7,784.03 also included a claim for a sat-nav costing nearly £160 and charges for letterheads and business cards

  135. 135
    Ed But Look Balls says:

    Agreed, the feckin’ Hunt is just a big bully boy, as a bullying first former at any of the usual Northern Grammar Schools in the 60s he would have been sorted out by the usual heavy squad form the 5th Form!

  136. 136
    julian capstick says:

    I’ve made over 27 girls want to fuck me just by asking these 3 weird questions.

    Learn about an accidental discovery I found that exposed a loophole in female psychology!


    oops sorry, wrong blog.

  137. 137
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    If he’d only paid up when it all happened, this letter might never have been written.

    You reap what you sow, Ed.

  138. 138
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    Why? Is there likely to be a few quid in it for him?

  139. 139
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    Has he tried the “Do you know who I am?” routine?

  140. 140
    Eco-warrior says:

    Surely the Guardian should cease publishing on the grounds that printing lefty cr*p causes much deforestation for no good purpose.

  141. 141
    Eunuchonomics says:

    The eunuchonomics is making good progress. This nasty pile of sh*t Balls, should not be in charge of petty cash let alone the UK economy.

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    disingenuous twat. says:

    Socialism is a mental illness: Do you have any idea how much of a cock you sound when you defend Gideon and Camerons deficit denying?

    “When they saw the reality?”

    Wasn’t a huge fucking surprise to me and I’m not claiming to be capable of handling the countries finances.

    You bell end.

    Gordon and Balls fucked us all, Gideon and Dave fucked us quite nicely too by providing such a piss weak opposition and refusing to see the light or bring Mcdoom to account, indeed joining in the fantasy accounting and promises that got us into this mess.

    Just because they’re on your blue team doesn’t stop them from being incompetent twats of the very highest order and you’re defending them irregardless makes you look like nob also..

  144. 144
    Bono says:

    Please give your money to starving Africans!!!

    Me? Well, I’ll just avoid tax and live it up.


  145. 145
    Trollop says:

    Not to worry Sarah’s book is serialised in the Daily Mail from tomorrow.

  146. 146
    Glen Miliband says:

    Matt Hancock should have been a stand up comedian

    “Matthew Hancock’s question sent them over the edge.

    During topical questions, he said ministers were “looking to a Swedish model”.

    A rumble of laughter hit him from around the House. “What’s her name,” Labour wags demanded.

    The Tory MP for West Suffolk, pressed on, asking what ministers intended to learn from this Swedish model. “

  147. 147
    jeremy hardy lame knee jerk daily mail jibe says:

    The Mail? It’s bound to be Nazi propaganda then.

  148. 148
    SocialGhism says:

    The trouble with Balls is that he’s NUTS!

    (boom boom)


  149. 149
    Sarah says:

    The Mail agreed to pay the most. What else should a poor Labour Girl do?

  150. 150
    Hangups united says:

    Great big Northern lefty prick.

    Those Welsh lessons in Mold still had to get a translation.

  151. 151
    tedium personified says:

    Yes I am. It’s what Ed told me to do.

  152. 152
    The Big Societities says:

    The Tories might be on to something at last.


  153. 153
    Gordon says:

    It was the right thing to do.

  154. 154
    Anonymous says:

    Bliar lied. And he coerced the secret services to go along with his manipulation of intelligence.

    Why are the Tories complicit in Bliar’s lies when they were deliberately misled, in the same manner as the rest of us?

  155. 155
    Hangups united says:


  156. 156
    Radion Stretchmark says:

    Hancock needs to realise that if he continues to act as Osborne’s gofer, people will continue to regard him as a lightweight tit-end. He’s so far up Osborne’s arse, he can almost see Danny Alexander’s toes.

    Any chance of focussing on Osborne’s mortgages shenanigans, which were far more serious than some minor squabbles over a couple of hundred quid for an office. Thought not.

  157. 157
    It'sMyHumanrights says:

    Yorkshire Ripper could soon be getting Pension Credits


  158. 158
    Final attempt says:

    Fucking hell, Soon they will say its against ya human rights to be deprived of liberty.

  159. 159
    Gordon Brown says:

    Am I still prime minister?

  160. 160
    tedium personified says:

    Time for my cocoa, pajamas and dressing gown, my pills, and then they come to lock me in.

  161. 161
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    They also print articles by that fat sweaty hoon Will Sutton who’s main answers to our economic ills seem to be membership of the Euro and cutting CEO pay Interestingly none of his articles ever mention the fact that the useless tit was trousering £180k a year for bankrupting the Work Foundation.

    We are also treated to anti-public school diatribes by Ali Campbell’s cock holster – the professional harridan Fiona Millar. Needless to say the Guardian neglects to mention that Rusbridger and most of his senior editorial staff are products of the public school system.

    It is truly the home of the hypocrite.

  162. 162
    Non believer says:

    No one I know was fooled by Blair regarding WMD’s and neither were a lot of his party; at least a good few of those pricks voted against the war which is more than can be said for the Tories.

    Trying to paint all the conservatives MP’s of the time as poor innocent naive bunnies misled by Blair et al is 100% absolute bullshit and you know it. They were all in on it and you fucking know it

    Did you swallow that line of bullshit? Did you support the war?

    Then you were part of the problem too you credulous cock; judging by your posts to date there’s evidently no point in discussing this issue with someone like you, who has swallowed govt lies wholesale and has continued to do so to this day.

    Get a grip FFS.

  163. 163
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Will Sutton – who he?

    I of course meant Will Hutton.

  164. 164
    tedium personified says:

    As you can tell from posts, I myself like to think that I’m a sparkling witty champagne.

  165. 165
    tedium personified says:

    I agree.

  166. 166
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    And naturally my original comment remains in moderation while the correction appears immediately. To sum up my original comment – Will Hutton and Fiona Millar are basically something you flush down the pan once a day.

  167. 167
    tedium personified says:

    You can read me like a book.

  168. 168
    Anonymous says:

    Blair stated to the House that Iraqs possession of WMDs was “beyond doubt”. He and Campbell have since been unable to provde Chilcot with the grounds for this unequivocal statement .
    Without grounds this statement is a lie and the smoking gun which proves Blair and Campbell misled parliament.
    This statement is the crux of the matter and Chilcot should have something to say about it.

  169. 169
    South of the M4 says:

    They did try that title, but a typo in printing had it as ‘… Heraclitus R us ‘ and now all Gruniard readers think they are expert philosophers.

  170. 170
    Anonymous says:

    I think the pot kettle guy has difficulty in reading a comment and understanding it’s meaning.

  171. 171

    +1 and a free bottle of virgin olive oil, P!

  172. 172
    David Eycke says:

    Yes, of course Gordon .. and I am Jesus risen again.

  173. 173
    Socialism, delivering a bankrupt tomorrow today says:

    Doubtless it will be under the category of National Socialism.

  174. 174
    Steve says:

    This Hancock fellow sounds a right plonker.

  175. 175
    tell it like it really is says:

    Balls obviously hasn’t borrowed Gordon McDooms Moral compass.

  176. 176
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    ……but then he would press charges for assault and you would be arrested.

    What would be the point in that?

  177. 177
    Anonymous says:

    So everyone elses pension is fucked because of Labour except the Yorkshire ripper who may get a good one thanks to ECHR which was introduced by er Labour.

    What a fucking mess!

  178. 178
    Anonymous says:

    Tyranny, Dictatorship…..need I go on.

  179. 179
    Final attempt says:

    it is a price worth paying, me thinks…

  180. 180
    tell it like it really is says:

    + 1

  181. 181
    Final attempt says:

    It is a pr*ce worth paying, Me thinks.

  182. 182
    Final attempt says:

    Opps , Sorry.

  183. 183
    Final attempt says:

    No, The Scots are.

  184. 184
    bald old git says:

    … and why is Ed in this position anyway? Shurely all he needed the landlord to do was submit an invoice for the Fees Office:

    “To: necessary adaptations to MPs office prior to relocation: £1966.00′

    It wouldn’t even have needed a ‘Received with Thanks’ stamp on it …

  185. 185
    It called lies says:

    But as long as they’re wearing a blue rosette you just lap that shit up.

    Hypocritical wankers

  186. 186
    Schools mustn't produce winners says:

    It’s MPs’ expenses. Not MP’s.


  187. 187
    Final attempt says:

    If AV wins and get it ,How will this affect polling and pollsters?

  188. 188
    The Big Societities says:

    For a politician that is quite a compliment on here.

  189. 189
    fools gold says:

    Keep on buying the paper

  190. 190
    Polly Toynbee, John Simpson, Alan Bennett says:

    Expecting Ed Balls to pay for his legal expenses is a final solution that’s like waterboarding and child abuse.

  191. 191
    Hi Mr Winkie says:


  192. 192
    tedium personified says:

    You would believe black was white too.

  193. 193
    Eds comfort blanket says:

    Would be better if we had more employable people – thanks to bliar and his bluster -education education education – now we have 3rd world literacy and numeracy and benefit dependants cos they dont want to work – thanks liebore.

  194. 194
    keep up the good work says:

    Don’t mention it, and a big thank you for your contribution.

  195. 195
    Christy says:

    This te deum guy is getting on my nerves with his INANE comments,whoever you are why don’t you just get back under the rock from whence you came and leave others to comment.
    To me it seems you are somewhat one short of a six pack,I may be wrong it could be you are just out of the funny farm,but please get your brain in gear before you start driving.
    If you with your INANE ramblings don’t quite understand me maybe I can tell you in concise terms,why don’t you feck off and go and go and peddle your garbage elsewere.
    Aufrichtig xx.

  196. 196
    Mike Hunt says:

    They thought that not even the Prime Minister (Bliar) would tell a lie with such enormous implications, they still thought the office had some integrity.

  197. 197
    Licence fee dodger says:

    An earner for our host, and a place for t*ry trolls to gather where they feel safe among like minded folk, suffering as they do under the delusion that every dissenting voice is that of a socialist.
    One could almost describe it as a public service.

  198. 198
    Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin says:

    No ! I am !!

  199. 199
    Mike Hunt says:

    But they did create many thousands of non-jobs with nice salaries and pensions to match: one condition, you must vote liebour but then the people employed are too dim to do anything else.

  200. 200
    Mike Hunt says:

    The Liebour legacy, every day a new disaster.

  201. 201
    Joss Ayinglike says:

    ‘An hour or two out of touch’

    More like a decade or two.

  202. 202
    andrew says:

    Thats why Labour are 10 points ahead ,and this great Government ,s poll rating is -25 .Cameron has no chance of ever getting a majority he and Osborne don,t have a clue
    Andrew Edinburgh

  203. 203
    Hangups united says:

    None job ,nice salary,with a pension to match and you only have to vote Labour, I am not too sure that these people are so dim, I don’t see any difference between political parties as they are just the same as crap as each other.

  204. 204
    annnnonyperson says:

    From the point made in Mr Hancocks’ letter it seems Mr Balls admits to liability regarding damage to the office and fixtures and fittings, the only point that Balls offers in his defence is:”I admit I left the office in a poor state of repair, but I deny the damages amount of money my former landlord is claiming.”

    And that’s a pretty weak defence. Judge Judy would say: “Wait there, Mr Balls… you have just admitted that you damaged the office that you rented and that you broke the terms of your leasing agreement which you must have known contained a stipulation that the premises were left in a good state of repair. Bearing in mind your acknowledgement that you owe your former landlord for repairs to the structure of the office and the replacement of damaged or worn fittings, the only thing we have to do now is to work out exactly how much compensation you do owe…”

    Under the circumstances I feel Balls should at the very least stand down from the role of shadow chancellor until this case is heard.

  205. 205
    Blair & the voice of God! says:

    Shaaaadup! Lets bomb Libya! Er, perhaps not…I have a vested interest in keeping a dictator in power.

  206. 206
    Anonymous says:

    Said a nervous George Osborne.

  207. 207

    Will Hutton
    Is not from Sutton
    Nor Fiona Millar
    From Aston Villa
    But we learn from the meeting of their hearts
    That the whole is less than the sum of its parts.

  208. 208
    Car crash TV says:

    Comical Ali is alive and well, living in Lybia, and now calling himself Saif Gaddafi.

  209. 209
    Liar Byrne, aka Baldemort says:

    Balls spouts utter balls. We all know there was no money left.

  210. 210
    Car crash TV says:

    He’s a politician.
    What else do you expect?

  211. 211
    busted nokia says:

    incredible if he thinks he can get away with this. According to Al-Jazeera he has just shot his brother – allegedly. Every man for himself – armed… amazing

  212. 212

    From Ed Balls’ time as advisor to McRuin, the results of which culminated in his party’s loss of office, to his elevation to shadow chancellor – a colossus in his own mind, nothing in the world has happened to make him feel that he needs to change course. One may thus conclude that even the universe cannot expand fast enough to keep up with his spending plans.

  213. 213
    Anonymous says:

    Excellent, fucking…errrrr

  214. 214

    Until they find out that Flux and Fire is really a spoonerism.

  215. 215
    Anonymous says:


  216. 216

    Frankie! Really you have to m0derate your self!! When they can scam enough on their expenses to afford it, she is going to have the final op.

  217. 217
  218. 218
    The Paraletic says:

    No it’s alright there are some Welshmen on here who would appreciate your offer, makes a change from sheep and those brown things around their arseses

  219. 219
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Hi ar moniker !
    she really is a dog though
    and i feckin hate him

  220. 220

    The only box to be found in his household will be after the boy Yvette gets converted.

  221. 221
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Why dont you fuck off cripple ?

  222. 222

    The Blegains hate them even more, dubstep champ.

  223. 223

    Sadly, the verb he will never experience.

  224. 224

    I would not climb over one to get to the other; even if he were wearing his best suit. (No, cancel that last bit, he has not got one anyway.)

  225. 225
    Liar Byrne, aka Baldemort says:

    That’s before he found my note, ‘There’s no money left’.

    The poison in the chalice is lethal !!

  226. 226
    It called lies says:

    Did you believe there was a good case for going to war, yes or no?

  227. 227

    we all must remember what balls does not agree with cannot be true as did the one eyed mong and does his munter of a wife nuff said

  228. 228
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Yes just off to bed now to cuddle up to the wife !
    if he had ever had a woman he would not have
    to sit there all night posting and answering his own rants
    as normal people sleep !

  229. 229
  230. 230

    Now would be a good time for a loyal Irishmen, such as the saintly Mr O’Bono, to set up a charitable fund which benefits his homeland in its moment of need, rather than companies based in the Netherlands (or Netherlands Antilles) for perfectly reasonable considerations of their tax efficiency.

  231. 231
    Jimmy says:

    “George Osborne’s former economic adviser,”

    You’d really want to keep that quiet wouldn’t you?

    Good to see the party still making full use of his talents.

  232. 232
    One of the Great Unwashed says:

    Don’t forget Ed “Deficit Denier” Balls ‘MRS’ will try to sneek through these expenses onto her account…….remember being economical with the truth is a New Labour Art Form…….refined & expanded over 13 plus years…..so nothing should surprise & should not be admitted even after being caught with one’s hands plundering the cash box……this is called news management thankfully also a very refined art form and practised everyday by the organ of LieLabour by the biased BBC………..

  233. 233
    Eva Balls was in full propaganda mode on QT says:

  234. 234
    Hugh Janus says:

    There are bastards, there are odious parasitic bastards – and then there is the Testicular One…..

  235. 235
    albacore says:

    Why do we need an official Opposition?
    Losing an election’s no joke, you know.
    A few millions of taxpayers’ spare money as a booby prize eases the pain no end.
    Lovely jubbly.


  236. 236
    TattyBoy says:

    proasting at 4am wheeeeee wuv winkie sploot sploot!!!

  237. 237

    I appreciate that clarification, Filius Prodigus. Better had it been incorporated into the original statement … Hey chef! Is the fattened calf ready to serve yet?

  238. 238

    Boustrophedon backwardness?

  239. 239

    Billy, There must be a special word that exists to describe someone, like the above, to semi-sockpuppet me, before I have even commented.

    If I were ego-oriented, I might feel flattered by this poor soul’s obsessive–compulsive disorder.

  240. 240
    Tacitus says:

    You want to see a real waste of money? Wait for the AV referendum roadshow to hit town!!

  241. 241
    smoggie says:

    Bloodbath last night with tat’s (tedium and tedious) sockpuppets strewn over the field.

    Shame nell didn’t make an appearance to bayonet the wounded.

  242. 242
    smoggie says:

    Bloo­dbath last night with ta­t’s (te­dium and tedi­ous) soc­kpuppets strewn over the field.

    Shame ne­ll didn’t make an appearance to ba­yonet the wo­unded.

  243. 243
    Aneurin Bevin says:

    Taxpayer money pays his salary out of which he should pay for this dispute no additional money should be given. that was my understanding of what taxpayer money menat in this context.

  244. 244
    Harrri Hateman says:

    Think of unfortunate Harrri Hateman

  245. 245
    Bommie Pastard says:

    He told me he’s from Alice Springs h’ackcherly.

  246. 246
    getting used to this now says:

    but is it likely to get picked up by the lefty bbc?
    Lets wait and see……

  247. 247
    Bommie Pastard says:

    or even Ms’ P’s expenses…

  248. 248
    Hans Ard says:

    They are needed because the unofficial opposition is dug deep into the official government.

  249. 249
    Fuck 'Em says:

    I haven’t got my official invitation to the royal wedding yet but the king of Bahrain has – he ‘s the guy who was gunning down his own people last week – it’s good to know where our royal family stands on these things isn’t it – sack the lot of them, biggest benefit cheats in the world

  250. 250
    Hans Ardatverk says:

    Why did not the landlord, when he originally let the office to Balls, extract an extra month’s rent in advance to cover any subsequent damage (as most landlords do as a matter of course and such a stipulation is included in probably all basic lease documents).

  251. 251

    Dear Tacitus, nice man.

    You talk as if the already wasted money by the last administration was not real. The AV referendum will be a waste of £91m for sure. But, in common with your much nastier Lefty comrades, you have ignored the order of scale.

    Compare the above figure with the trillion pounds of debt run up by Tony and Gordon, between 1997 and 2010, is like comparing the Mendip Hills to the Himalayas.

  252. 252
    Tom Baldwin says:

    “Ed Balls to demand that Matthew Hancock Doesn’t Use Taxpayers’ Money to pay for his satnav”

    Get in there Ed,you’ll have himon the ropes

  253. 253
    Fuck 'Em says:

    Agh , yes

    people being killed in Libya with british bullets


    thanks Tony Bliar, our name being run through the mud for profit once again eh?

    Don’t you despair at the inanity of the british???

  254. 254

    Dear Mr schizo. I do not think that the son of COD would appreciate me cuddling up to his wife in their bed. Fortunately, this is unlikely to occur as we live some 1,350 miles away from each other. I hope that they find a cure soon for your dissociative identity disorder which you appear to be projecting.

  255. 255
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Ball’s is a tramp in a suit
    end off
    work now ! later

  256. 256
    Lomax says:

    Please do not use this code – I DO NOT want Broon back

  257. 257

    Fallacy warning: thought-terminating cliché. tedium personified vaporised.

  258. 258

    … which is why you are shaking that booty instead of stacking shelves.

  259. 259
    Anonymous says:


  260. 260
    smoggie says:

    Kerrisssttt! Shut up about what you think Cameron and Osborne said four years ago. How many times have you said this? And you call other people bell-ends? You’re a fucking knobcheese you are.

  261. 261

    Thought-terminating cliché of the day award!

  262. 262
    Gordon Brown MP (part time) says:

    This all started in Normanton.

  263. 263

    You are behind the curve, TaT. The other mongs are typing their drivel in advance of my posting. You are, as usual, trailing. Do try and keep up.

  264. 264
  265. 265
    thick as thieves says:

    Guido Fawkes, right wing political blogger said: “There is no question that the Con Dem cuts are targeting the buses and will massacre life-line transport services for millions in rural communities if they can get away with it.

    “The U-turn on forests’ privatisation shows that this shambles of an administration is there for the taking if we get our act together and the next battleground is our bus services.”

  266. 266
    julian says:

    i do like mr farage, he gets his point across every time he talks.

    get him in parliament, would make for some interesting times.

    ps. Get him and Nick Griffin in Parliament and bloody hell it would be even better fun.

  267. 267
    Tom Badwind says:

    Is that the same Ed Balls who is a triple flipper at Taxpayers’ expense ??

  268. 268
    Tom Badwind says:

    No, B£iar & Brown’s Broken Britain has already accomplished that.

  269. 269
  270. 270
    chuckey says:

    The Balls family have no income that does not come from the tax payer one way or the other

  271. 271
    Sometimes I wonder,then I think says:

    So British bullets are again flying around Libya, no change since WWII then,if the bullets were French,German,Italian or Chinese, would the same moan or complaint be in the papers, will it feck,will it be in the aboves newspapers will it feck, oil costs money, real money not the rubbish hot off the British goverment printing sets, now that’s the scandal.

  272. 272
    Sometimes I wonder,then I think says:

    A country that has the ruling assets of over >20 countries on it’s soil, all freely given by the same countries, all now grouped in an entity called the EU, not bad for a none country.

  273. 273

    “Bob Crow” – “Guido Fawkes”.

    Politically, it is so easy to get confused isn’t it?

  274. 274
    Sir Barrington Minge says:

    Right, go ahead and jump straight in after it, you worthless twat

  275. 275
    Sir Barrington Minge says:

    In passing….

    Nice picture in the Telegraph of two men with blood on their hands – one M. Gaddafi and one A. Bliar.

    Two rotten peas in a pod methinks.

    On the subject of Comrade Balls..when oh when will we find some real shyte about this obnoxious little man that will nail him once and for all?

    Any Ideas?

  276. 276
    Arbitrage says:

    When Ed left office there was no debt, it was all the banks fault. Numpty.

  277. 277
    Arbitrage says:

    Sorry that should have been his office

  278. 278
    Brown and now Balls is a Tosser says:

    Nicely put and spot-on accurate.

  279. 279
    Brown and now Balls is a Tosser says:

    Mickey Mouse more like!

  280. 280
    Brown and now Balls is a Tosser says:

    Its beneath Balls to get out a paint brush or lay a carpet – answered my own question yes of course it is. Fu*king twat.

  281. 281
    Brown and now Balls is a Tosser says:

    Tessa your my kind of woman.

  282. 282
    Brown and now Balls is a Tosser says:

    What the polls say now means nothing less than a year into the election cycle. Of course they are going to be unpopular its the nature of the beast. It what happens by 2013-14 that will be inportant. Labour have big problems and a leader who cannot even hold a sentence together.

  283. 283
    TomTom says:

    Northampton is that group centre for issuing such Claims isn’t it ? All the debt collectors run their block applications through this processing centre in the era of Mechanised Justice ? No wonder our courts are clogged up

  284. 284
    Super Zuffle says:

    Cameron highlighting Labours debt before the crash hit

  285. 285
    Anonymous says:

    oh look they said Scots ahahahahaha its so funny they said scots , come on someone say Jock, Jockistan, scotch hahahahahaha my sides are splitting with the wit on display. Pussies.

  286. 286
    Anonymous says:

    The Welsh quizling buffon The Paraletic and the idiot Moniker chap are clearly having a love in and bumming each other on here. Each comment one makes is recipricated by the other , its quite touching really.

  287. 287
    Non believer says:

    Yes Billy

    George Bush and the Republicans bailed out their banks too, what a bunch to trotskyite lefties they are

    You really are a little on the slow side aren’t you?

  288. 288
    Fucked for a monicker now! (formerly Number 10's Cat) says:


  289. 289
    Fucked for a monicker now! (formerly Number 10's Cat) says:

    They don’t call them stilettos for nothing sweetie

  290. 290
    BBC Spokesman says:

    There is no deficit, there was no damage look into my eyes look deeply into my eyes

  291. 291

    Am I the only one who got the 10 cc reference?

  292. 292
    der edge says:

    You tell ‘em ducky!

  293. 293
    nuLabour fucked my country says:

    The public voted nulabour for 13 fucking years, even after the Iraq war tragedy/debacle/atrocity – what the fuck do they know

  294. 294
    You're devolved says:

    Scuttle off back to your own “parliament” and leave real politics to the English.

  295. 295
    tedium personified says:

    mummy says I shouldn’t wear her clothes, is that fair?

  296. 296
    pig with a red rosette says:

    They vote for me oop north even though i keep generations of them in poverty!

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