February 25th, 2011

Local Businessmen Fighting Balls Over Debts

Ed Balls’ admirers describe him as “combative”, others say he is an unpleasant, duplicitous, lying bully. Whatever your view there is no doubt that he turned a nominally safe seat into an ultra-marginal after an election campaign that focused on his merits and personality.

Unfortunately for Balls as a result he now has to spend weekend after weekend working his constituency, knocking on doors to try and bolster his support. Balls is only too aware that his poor performance in his constituency undermines his authority in the Labour Party. Yet no matter how much he smiles and glad hands his true personality still comes out. Balls admits to damaging his old constituency office and leaving it in a mess, he has offered to pay some £500 towards making the mess good. The local businessman who was his landlord says the damages are nearer £2,000.

Blinky BallsIf Balls had any sense he would negotiate a compromise, why get into an embarrassing court case with a local businessmen with all the inevitable bad publicity in the local press (pictured)? Instead, because of his “combative” nature he has ended up in court fighting Mr Sampson who says “It is nothing personal to do with him, I’m not being malicious, it is purely business”. With Balls it is always personal…


  1. 1
    Ed Balls says:

    ‘I’m neither a centralist statist nor a naive libertarian. I’m firmly New Labour.’


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  3. 3
    Usually correct says:

    A lamp post is too good for him.

  4. 4
    the money shot says:

    small claims court

  5. 5
    Lefty McLeft says:

    Just reframe what you call a mess and you end up with tidiness, it works for Balls’ debt.

  6. 6
    Annnoyperson says:

    What an idiot, we haved in Balls…

  7. 7
    Annnoyperson says:

    That would be have, not haved. DOH!

  8. 8
    Call me Dave says:

    I declare Conservatism dead!

  9. 9
    Damien Fowkes MBE says:

    I don’t like this Balls geezer.

  10. 10
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    But then you are not a conservative, you are a Heathite loon.

  11. 11
    Fresh Ed says:

    You can vote up to 10 times Red Ed’s Fresh ideas site. And because it is Labour voting ideology then you can cast all 10 votes on one idea.

    Strangely one of the most popular ideas is a throw back to Mrs T’s right to buy.


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    Wayne says:

    Wot waz rong with haved? You wos rite da furst tyme. I no I is rite. I gott eddukayshone undder da Laybear guvmeant innit. Lyke dat nyce mann Blayr sayz, eddukayshone eddukayshone eddukayshone.

  13. 13
    Fed-up Conservatives says:

    We declare you brain-dead.

  14. 14

    He’s a Retrofit denier.

  15. 15
    KINNOCKIO says:

    I’ve got my party back !!!!! We’re awwighhht 1 WE’RE AWWWIIIGGGHHHHHTTT !!

  16. 16
    Cane the little fuckers says:

    How about “Schools to have legal obligation to recognize disability and make necessary provision. Especially for disabilitys [sic] like dyslexia, Autism and hyper activity.”

    Hyperactivity a ‘disability’? It was called “bad behaviour” when I was at school.

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    Dudley Zoo says:

    we will see how tough man Balls comes off after a fight with a local businessman who doesn’t give a shit about the westminster machine

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    Mornington Crescent says:

    He could probably claim it on exes anyway. What a nasty little shit.

  20. 20
    Ed Bollokov ( Son of Brown, Deficit-Admirer-in Chief says:

    Time to unleash the Four Shits Forces of Hell to smear and lie about Mr. Sampson.

  21. 21
    Divided Eds says:

    So ED Mil says New Labour is Dead and Ed Balls says he is firmly new Labour. Hardly a clear message or a united front is it?

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    I hate Blinky says:

    I could write a long post on the various reasons Balls is a contemptible man. But I can’t be bothered. So I’ll just say: Balls is an evil sack of shit who should die slowly and painfully of cancer, preferably and poetically of testicular cancer.

  23. 23
    Ed Balls says:

    Teachers must not degrade pupils by highlighting spelling mistakes. Schools must not produce winners.

  24. 24
    Joss Taskin says:

    ‘ Ed Balls’ admirers’ ???? Apart from Gordon Brown and possibly Yvette Drooper, who else on earth admires Bully Boy Balls ????

  25. 25
    Steve Miliband says:

    The office was not wrecked. We did not over invest in the office.The IMF are wrong, Mervyn King is wrong. The office wrecking was started in America by the bankers. We need investment in the office at this critical phase of office repainting. The landlord is wanting to repaint and re carpet too much and too quickly.

  26. 26
    Yvette says:

    It’s true I’m afraid. Ed leaves his dirty washing all over the bedroom floor and I found a half-eaten jar of potted shrimps down the back of the sofa the other day.

  27. 27
    Gordon Brown says:

    Today I will be evil alien megalomaniac space emperor, Mong the Merciless.

  28. 28
    NeverRed says:

    Balls are allways personal Guido.

  29. 29
    Ed Miliband says:

    I wuv him, twuly, madly, deeply.

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    Wayne says:

    Fank u Mistur Bolls. I lefft skool wid no geeseeessees. I noww mayke loadza monee az a pimmp. I gott twentee bitchez workkin 4 mee.

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    Dave's sphincter says:

    “Schools to have legal obligation to recognize disability and make necessary provision. Especially for disabilitys [sic] like dyslexia, Autism and hyper activity.”

    Excellent idea, thanks!

  32. 32
    Tacitus says:

    Maybe, just maybe he feels he has some kind of case? You never know – the courts may actually find in his favour – I just wonder if you’s report that too

  33. 33
    Ed Balls says:

    Ed Miliband’s opinions are not particularly relevant and any views he expresses are his own personal ones and not necessarily the policy of New Labour.

  34. 34
    Margaret Moran says:

    You should smell my minge. Then you’ll understand why they call me Minge The Merciless.

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    Sir William Waad says:

    It was the NSDAP regalia nailed to the wall and the revolver practice on a picture of George Osborne that really upset the landlord.

  36. 36
    SonofBoudicca says:

    For a man who successfully wrecked the economy of a whole Country (in tandem with McBroon and dopey Ed) it seems a little harsh to castigate him for wrecking just a little office

  37. 37
    ordure! ordure! says:

    What, like the revised downwards GDP figure you mean?

    I nearly laughed.

  38. 38
    Madme Defarge says:

    Msr Defarge thinks he’s “as thick as pig shit”. I think that’s an insult to pig shit.

  39. 39
    Stan Butler says:

    Dealt with by a slipper, the cane or the occasional well aimed board rubber.

  40. 40
    Muammar Gaddafi says:

    Sorry Gordon, the post’s taken.

  41. 41
    Labour trolls are upset says:

    Or perhaps you’d like to piss off back to LabourList.

  42. 42
    Ed Balls says:

    I think, Wayne, that if you go through that stack of unopened mail you’ll find a letter from me, dated about 2008, in which I awarded you a dozen GCSEs, including five in English.

    Vote Labour.

  43. 43
    Shami Chuckafarty says:

    Today we will hold a minute’s silence for Colin Hatch.

  44. 44
    Steve Miliband says:

    Use a fridge to keep things fresh

  45. 45
    Ed Balls says:

    Good. Whilst I and the other grown-ups continue the big important task of planning New Labour policies, would you run along and make us all a nice pot of tea? Ta.

  46. 46
    Up sh1t creek says:

    (This is a parody clip, edited to say what SHOULD have been said).

  47. 47
    The Court of Public Opinion says:

    He’s guilty. Hang him.

  48. 48
    Wayne says:

    Cheerz, Misstur Ballz. Az a fank u, wood u lyke 2 bangg 1 ov mi bitchez 4 freee? Dey iz alll bean testud annd dey aint hadd anyy sexy tranzmitted disseases 4 att leest 2 monfs.

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    Bomb everything! says:

    Well you may have a point there but as you seem so into fairness and what right I also hope you and the other labour supporter on here to do the same for Mr Coulson if he is found again to have no charges to answer!
    but I bet you won’t ! just a hunch there tinatus .

  50. 50

    Some people make judgements about others, based on past behaviour, and generally get things 90% or even 99% right. Others fail to learn from life’s experience.

    What you appear to be saying here is: Forget everything that went before. The chances are 50/50. The inability to learn from past mistakes is why this country has a debt that may be unrepayable. The author of that debt, the man behind the scenes for much of the last decade, is none other than the one that you are supporting.

    That you should style yourself Tacitus is somewhat ironic.

  51. 51
    Gordon Brown says:

    Today I will be begging President Obama to help get me a top job in America.

  52. 52
    LoonyLeftSkoolTeacha says:

    Plenty of success there then!

  53. 53
    Alan Johnson says:

    Yes, I’ve just delivered it.

  54. 54
    Don't make Dave angry, you wouldn't like him when he's angry says:

  55. 55
    Bodyguard says:

    How’s the missus, Alan?

  56. 56
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    I am open to the possibility that Balls has already claimed it on exes, hence the “combatative” stance

  57. 57
    O'Bumma says:

    How about a sales assistant job in top shop? You look suspiciously like a saville row tailor, especially if you hang a tape measure round your neck. I hear many brits would volunteer to ensure the tape measure was tight enough.

  58. 58
    Mandelbrot says:

    You can do my inside leg measurement anytime el Gordo.

  59. 59
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    We’ll need to put that in writing under both our signatures.

  60. 60
    Blinky says:

    Wwong! I left the coalition a golden legacy! My wecowd speaks fow itself! And one day I will be pwime minister!

  61. 61
    Anonymous says:

    Odd When I read Guido’s post he was suggesting that Balls as he has already admitted some guilt should negotiate a compromise. Which as we all know is better than going to court.

  62. 62
    Advice for Mr Sampson says:

    If a wise man goes to court with a fool, the fool rages and scoffs, and there is no peace.

    Proverbs 29:9

  63. 63
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Wrecking things that don’t belong to them is a Labour Party Core Value.

  64. 64
    Gordon Brown says:

    Please can we please have a photo in the UN kitchens again please?

  65. 65
    andrew says:

    How is the new GDP figures doing Mr Osborne.It will be Labours fault that Tories were going to match their spending,U TURN DAVE was going to build new prisons for knife carriers .”Ill not stop the EMA”, “I WILL STAND UP TO EUROPE” blah blah blah

    Same old Nasty Party ,we are all in this together

    Andrew Edinburgh

  66. 66
    Sandra from Accounts says:


  67. 67
    Elsie J Jones says:

    That depends on how it’s deployed, Captain Mainwaring, Sir.

  68. 68
    Sandra from Accounts says:

    Many more murdering tyrants in your International Socialist club, Mr “President”?

    Affiliated to Old Labour, of course.

  69. 69
    Sandra from Accounts says:


    No better than Brown.

    And he will serve one term.

    Real Tories have had enough of rusty Dave – the lying duplicitous high taxing British Army cutting EU loving HOON!

    Coalition of the dead OUT.

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    An Englisman says:

    Whether or not he’s guilty of soiling his office, he’s a nasty, lying, thieving, cheating, selfish, greedy, stupid, incompetent, harmful, disingenuous, bullying, smirking creep, with a disgusting, nauseating wife.

    Just sling him in Full Sutton and let natural justice take its course.

  71. 71
    Yvette Cooper says:

    I admire Ed Balls, but not enough to take his surname.

  72. 72
    Penfold says:

    Is it too late to resurrect Debtor’s Prisons and send Eddie orff to one..?

    The man is an arrogant tosser, with a cavalier attitude to other people’s property and assets…………. which sums up his Ponzi Scheme whilst at the Treasury.

    Recall motions would of course sort out arrogant pricks like balls.

  73. 73
    thankmuckbrownsgone says:

    What a bunch of loony left – spend more money – prattish policies there are on that web-site. If 2eds put these on the blank sheet of paper they will never be elected in a million years. WHAT A FFFFFFFINE IDEA.

  74. 74
    thankmuckbrownsgone says:

    Or even re-troughed!

  75. 75
    Sir William Waad says:

    If Balssie’s office was a mess, it just shows – “Garbage in, garbage out.”

  76. 76
    Mike Hunt says:

    A man of discerning taste, can you show us all what you do with ‘people’ you don’t like please.

  77. 77
    Latin Master says:

    He’ve et balls
    She,ve et balls
    They’ve et balls

  78. 78
    Sir William Waad says:

    P.S. Who is this Irishwoman Edna Kenny and why does she dress like a chap?

  79. 79
    SocialGhism says:

    Trouble with Balls?

    He’s nuts!

  80. 80

    You are forgetting that the laws of the universe suspend themselves for Balls. At least, that is the way he hangs.

  81. 81

    It’s inclusive, outreach, diversity, …. Crikey, where have I left my little book of PC buzzwords?

  82. 82

    No. You will blink at the wrong moment and it will all slip through your fingers.

  83. 83

    You must be looking at the pictures of her before her second sex change.

  84. 84
    Sir Barrington Minge says:

    What can you say about Ed Balls (that hasn’t already been said)?

    Time to find some real shyte that will take the slimey, fat turd down once and for all.

    Any ideas?

  85. 85

    Interesting piece from the Adam Smith Institute, link above in Seen Elsewhere.

    The Austrian school economists have a point, Guido. But how do we define money supply, though?

  86. 86
    J.Fartpants says:


    Labour DEBT DEBT DEBT = jodral bank big ball

  87. 87

    Multi-millionaire Tory George Osborne rebuked over mortgage claim

    Multi-millionaire MP George Osborne is to be ordered to pay back hundreds of pounds he overclaimed on his expenses.

    A report by Parliament’s sleaze watchdog is expected to reprimand the Shadow Chancellor after concluding he broke Commons rules

    The committee on standards and privileges, which met yesterday, is understood to have decided he should be ordered to repay some of the money. Mr Osborne – heir to the Osborne & Little wallpaper empire – claimed for interest payments on a £450,000 mortgage for a second home he only bought for £445,000

  88. 88
    Yeah, right..... says:

    Great news.

    Let’s see if a county court judge is as eager to swallow Balls’ mendacity and revisionist version of events as toady BBC interviewers.

    (If the claimant is granted judgment, will Balls be able to claim this on expenses?)

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    Yeah, right..... says:

    Perhaps his mentor staged a dirty protest…..

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    Eds Balls says:

    I told yu, I told yu, Osborne fucked it all up – we were going great until the tories got in – unemployment going down, growth rising. Now look we have a bit of snow and the economy has collapse – I told yu. I’m the man, Ed balls said it remember – and if the growth turns up again it will because I told Osborne what to do, I’m the man.
    I did not destroy my office, I’ve already told yu that.

  93. 93
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    You can’t ithyue thtatementth without my thignature too.

  94. 94
    Anonymous says:

    Balls was mad to let the dispute ‘go legal’, and is mad to think that fighting it is better than paying up & shutting up. The only reason to fight the claimed damages is if he’s absolutely sure of winning – and not just part of the money.

    He’s making a rod that others will beat him with for the rest of his political career.

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    Nifty fifty says:

    The trouble is anon, Balls thinks he’s untouchable and can get away with anything, and after seeing what him and the rest of the Labour b@stards did over 13 years, and then hearing people STILL supporting them, I honestly believe he will get away unscathed.

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    don't forget Purcell says:

    Scottish Labour Gangsters at it again, no Scottish newspaper has covered it.

    Labour MP Michael Mann, try it in google news, you’ll get nothing yet…

    “There have been demands for a criminal investigation to be carried out after questions were raised over the relationship between a Labour party donor and a Scottish Labour MP.”



    Watch it here:


    Why’s the BBC doing this now?? It was already know before Mann was MP, times covered it April 2010.


    This news article is not in the Scottish Daily Record, The Scotsman, The Herald, or any other local or national paper. WHY???

  97. 97
    don't forget Purcell says:

    That should be Labour MP Michael “McCann”

  98. 98
    Scotty says:

    Balls is mad!

  99. 99
    Eds balls says:

    I thought we agreed to joint signatures. I told yu that, remember.

  100. 100
    Eds balls says:

    My predecessor is a true leftie and believes in fair shares for all – his wife was just doing her bit for socialism.

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    @bevaniteellie says:

    I love him. He makes me gape and I have no sense of smell.

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    Cynical Old Man says:

    Andrew of Edinburgh, I’m afraid you are such an unrepentant,unreconstructed Labour stooge that your posts lack any credibility.Are you so lacking in self awareness?

    All the underhand, deceitful and,yes, hateful, things that Labour have done in the last thirteen years and you have the brass neckto call the Tories the “nasty party”.

    The Tories didn’t flood the country with immigrants in order to gerrymander the vote and in doing so changed the face of thios country beyond all recognition. “rub the right’s noses in diversity” indeed.

    How about destroying private pension funds with Balls’ taxes, leaving thousands of pensioners struggling? How about hounding David Kelly to his death? How about selling weapons to Gaddaffi to use on his own people? How about lying to us all in order to make war on Iraq, killing hundreds of thousands of innocent people. Sending our soldiers to war in Iraq with inadequate equipment leading to unneccessary deaths of personnel?

    How about extending postal voting in Labour contituencies knowing that the inevitable fraud would benefit your wonderful party?

    By the way, how many more cokehead Scottish Labour councillors with links to organised crime are running your councils, as in Glasgow?

    Piss off back to Labourlist you brainless Jock hypocrite!

  103. 103
    Granny says:

    He is a wrong ‘un

  104. 104
    Hugh Janus says:

    If he can claim for a poppy wreath then absolutely nothing is off limits.

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