March 22nd, 2011

Teaching Standards Are Slipping

When he’s not running a football club or advising Bank of America, part-time MP David Miliband teaches politics to the students of Haverstock School in Chalk Farm. He apparently “taught the theory/practice of ministerial accountability this morning.” No doubt without a trace of irony.

As a minister Miliband was hardly the most loyal of servants to his Primus Inter Pares. Triggering various leadership crises and letting his disdain be well-known. Presumably that’s the practice part of the lesson.

Miliband’s less than exemplary record in government has even come under attack from William Hague. Finding his recently lacking quick wit, Hague quips about being Foreign Secretary to this month’s Total Politics“this isn’t a launch pad to one day be leader again, which, I think must be a great distraction, and has been for some of my predecessors.” Miaow.


  1. 1
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    and look at Sunderlands form, another Jonah?

  2. 2
    smoggie says:

    To describe the mackems as a “football club” is heresy. Even Sepp Blatter would be ashamed of such abuse of language.

  3. 3
    David Milibland says:

    Soon I’ll be Labour leader! Just a matter of time before Eddie fucks up! OK, fucks up more than usual. And then I’ll make my move. I’ll be cack! I mean, I’ll be back! Oh wait, I was right first time.

  4. 4
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    “David Chaytor’s appeal says sentence failed to take account of the “public vilification in the media, and particularly in the blogosphere.””

    So will Andy Coulson use this defence as well against the Guardian?

  5. 5
    ITV1 says:

    This week in Midsomer Shankings, Detective Barnaby will investigate a gang related shooting. After arresting a suspect, Jamal Ibrahim, Barnaby is sent to Diversity Training to learn never to harass innocent people from certain backgrounds.

  6. 6
    Sir Stuart Bell-End MP says:

    Ah yes- Sunderland!

    I’m MP for Sunderland – at least I think I am……erm…

    Ah,well- never mind. I’ll just return to counting my cash!


  7. 7
    Dunce Miliband says:

    When is he covering the subject matters relating to rendition? The positive & negative aspects of the AV? Ethical foreign policy?

  8. 8
    Tax Payer says:

    The theory and practice are miles apart.

    Ironically, it’s largely Labour ministers who have seperated the two.

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

    Miliband should be in Hauge anyway!

  10. 10
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’m thinking of standing for the Labour leadership again.

  11. 11
    Maddamar Qaddaffi says:

    You approve of my torture, my friend , I not keeeel you !

  12. 12
    Steve Miliband says:

    He’s another gutless socialist. Didn’t even the balls to knife Brown properly. Socialists never take a tough decision if they can get away with throwing money at a problem

  13. 13
    Tax Payer says:

    Yes, you will be leader. And you will also fail.

  14. 14
    John Craven says:

    Mind you, the cu’nt couldn’t have been anymore leftist, lazy, up is own arse-ole, and thick as pigshit as the usual teaching staff at that shit-ole skhool for the offspring of deadbeats.

    So that was a plus for the specimens of Averstock skool, wannit

  15. 15
    Very easy choice says:

    Who would you rather shag, the delicious Kate Silverton from BBC News, or old tree trunk legs, Sarah Beard?



  16. 16
    twat bingo says:

    fan-cy that
    repetitive twat

  17. 17
    smoggie says:

    No mate. You are a MACKEM BASTARD yet the good people of Middlebrough still vote for you as one of their own. It is one thing sticking a red rosette on a donkey, but on a mackem FFS. I despair.

  18. 18
    smoggie says:

    Undeniably a coward and a chancer. Good socialist material.

  19. 19
    Too much keeling in the world says:

    Excellent. But you mind not keeling your own people too, Mummra?

  20. 20
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Sarah Jane Mee from sky news :-)

  21. 21
    I once had a pair of yellow socks says:

    Banana boy.

  22. 22
    John Craven says:

    Radio Five Cu’nt have been excelling themselves today, inviting lefty cu’nts on to say ‘that Gaddafi, e’s usin weapons e got from Britain aint e’

    ‘The ipocrisy stinks dunnit’

    Clearly none of the lefty vermin either ‘workin’ at Five Live or phoning in can identify Soviet made Main battle tanks, Self propelled guns, Katyusha platforms, artillery pieces, SA-8 ‘Gecko’ SAM systems, 14, 23 & 57mm Anti aircraft artillery, Sukhoi SU22 & 24 aircraft, nor even AK47’s.

    Why is England so infested with lefty vermin

    As for this self regarding, wankstain Millibend, fuck im

    I rests me case

  23. 23
    Anonymous says:

    Dishy the good people of Middlesboro once mistake a monkey for a Frenchman ? What is less well known is that they stuck a red rosette on it and elected it to Parliament.

  24. 24
    Bob a Job says:

    Why was Bob Ainsworth being asked for his opinion on Libya earlier on BBC News? Bob Jobsworth was one of the most ineffectual and inept defence secretaries we’ve ever had.

  25. 25
    Anonymous says:

    When’s that fat lazy union c unt Devine getting sentenced?

  26. 26
    smoggie says:

    No that was Hartlepool.

    Well informed posters in abundance tonight, what?

  27. 27
    Loungelizard says:

    I thought he was taking over from Andrew Marr. Sunday morning socialism with Davy Fuckwit.

  28. 28
    Gordon Brown says:

    my highlight of the day ……. at around 11.30 am this morning, after coming out of the gents, I helped someone who had passed out in the mini Waitrose at Cardiff Gate Service station – strange, he kept shouting “for coffee?”

  29. 29
    Sir Stuart Bell-End MP says:

    Ah yes- Middlesbrough! THAT’S my constituency.

    Thanks for reminding me. I’ll just continue to avoid the place- as always!


  30. 30
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    He still would have been a better leader than Ed though.

  31. 31
    A lazy barly litrat teecher says:

    Fook off ya coo’nt that coo’nt new words and shit

    Closit tory coon’t if yer ask me like

  32. 32
    smoggie says:

    They seem to be building a case against “the war”. I was watching BBC World and was struggling to understand why most of the emphasis was on what Gaddaffy’s sharp suited henchmen were saying and repeating at nauseum what the Egyptian president elect ..ahem.. the leader of the Arab League.. said in one moment of electioneering.

  33. 33
    Fa Kin Su Pah says:

    William Hague has recovered his moojob,
    moomin, minkewhale, oh got his confidence back
    and grown a thicker skin.

  34. 34
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    “Primus Inter Pares”

    What does this mean? I dont know french.

  35. 35
    Tim says:

    I’m sure the schoolchildren of South Shields will be delighted to hear that.

  36. 36
    smoggie says:

    Welcome, Invisible Man! Your intellectual superiority is better retained outside the borough where it may continue to keep you in your Parisian apartment luxury to which you have become accustomed. Rest assured, there are droves of class warriors who will defend your lifestyle to the death… much like those “volunteer” human shields protecting His Highness, Comrade Gadfly of Tripolees.

  37. 37
    Fa Kin Su Pah says:

    Fucking liar. You know very well they bought some
    wood from us once. Don’t you forget that plastic neither.

  38. 38
    Ed But Look Balls says:

    And always Taxpayer money, the thieving b*rstards!

  39. 39
    Yakee Dar says:

    No, the exact call was ‘Me for tea, you for-coffee Gordon’

  40. 40
    Sir Stuart Bell-End MP says:

    Oh come on. dear boy!

    Paris or Middlesbrough? I think we both know which the majority of people (ie those who are sane) would choose.

    I’m very happy with my choice- especially as I continue to be elected as MP for Middlesbrough!

    Nice work if you can get it. Not that I actually do any work, of course!


  41. 41
    Polly Toynbee, John Simpson, Alan Bennett, Oona King, Bob Crow says:

    This site wants a final solution for David Miliband that’s like waterboarding and child abuse, makes it look it’s run by the K K K and reduces health and safety to the point of killing workers.

  42. 42
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    I’ve never been to Middlesborough. But I have to say, paris is shit.
    In fact theres a facebook site called “paris makes me shit”.

  43. 43
    jgm2 says:

    It’s De Gaulle’s vain boast after the liberation of Paris.

    Primus Inter Pares. – ‘First into Paris’.

    The Yanks, Brits and Canadians had to hide around the corner for the newsreel.

  44. 44
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    cheers :-)

  45. 45
    Repeat After Me says:

    Can’t be repeated enough. The guilty need silence, they will have none.

  46. 46
    Totty Watch says:

    Phwoooar! Good choice, Billy!

  47. 47
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    She has “Unbelievable tekkers!” :-)

  48. 48
    jgm2 says:

    She looks startled as if the cameraman had just got his cock out.

  49. 49
    Very funny says:

  50. 50
    Gordon Brown says:

    it was not me who made the smell in mini Waitrose

  51. 51
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Andy Gray and Richard Keys were behind the camara.

  52. 52
    Very funny says:

    Best bit is the reference to the Blairs at 1:14.

  53. 53
    Gordon Brown says:

    it was a Tory Truck Driver called Nigel who made the dump the cubicle

  54. 54
    Sir Stuart Bell-End MP says:

    Mr Sockpuppet, if Paris makes you shit then Middlesbrough will give you dysentry!

    And that’s why you’ll never find me there!

    But I’ll certainly keep collecting the cash!


  55. 55
    Mystick1 says:

    Why us this piss-brained Hunt receiving his salary as an MP ? Should be thrown out , together with fuck-brain Brown.

  56. 56
    The Labour Party says:

    Violence is part of certain rich diverse cultures, and who are we to impose our western-imperialist values on these people, whose cultures are every bit as equal to ours, if not more so?

  57. 57
    Airey Belvoir says:

    “The startled expression of somebody whose finger has just gone through the toilet paper”


  58. 58
    Tessa Tickles says:

    And the 648 other MPs.

  59. 59
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Hang em all!

  60. 60
    Totty Watch says:

    A more refined pose:

  61. 61
    Mike Hunt says:

    “Ethical Foreign Policy”, was that not one of Tony Bliar’s early pronouncements?

  62. 62
    Have mind bleach at the ready says:

  63. 63
    Chris Myers says:

    I’m spending a couple of nights in The Hague.

  64. 64
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    …and every bit as violent.

  65. 65
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    We know politicons are thieves and liars , Why cant they be honest about it?

  66. 66
    Big Ed says:

    Oh no you won’t. I shall keep Little Ed in power until the last possible moment, then when something goes badly wrong I shall doff the Mask of Friendship, stab the poor little weed in the back and shout “Aha! The World is Mine!!!”

  67. 67
    smoggie says:

    Yes, I tittered a bit.

  68. 68
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    God, she’s ugly.

  69. 69
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    Once they start being honest, Bill, they get sent to jail. They’re not good at being honest. Any of ‘em.

  70. 70
    Tony Blair says:

    They’ll never get me there.

  71. 71
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    Very good. He’s had a lot of surgery, hasn’t he. Went a bit berzerk with the botox.

  72. 72
    marcus Aurelius says:

    what kind of schooll has Mr. Millibean as any kind of teacher? i wouldn’t leave him in charge of a whelk stall.

  73. 73
    Schoolchild of South Shields says:

    I and all my chums are delighted. We will jolly well have a topping midnight feast to celebrate.

  74. 74
    Anonymous says:

    Thought you’d all benefit from a bit of variety;here try this.

  75. 75
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    They don’t need any qualifications. They’re politicians, which means they can do anything they like – whether they’re any good at it or not.

  76. 76
    John Thomas says:

    Oi Ed, you should have had 3 Archers tha’s bin done old cock, £500 missing

  77. 77
    Christain Laboutin says:

    You must visit Crazy Horse when you goto Paris. Middlesborough has nothing like it!

  78. 78
    Christain Laboutin says:

    Lovely, and easy to find!, navels to gaze at the Crazy Horse Paris!

  79. 79
    I´m beautiful says:

  80. 80
    I once had a pair of yellow socks says:

    Sir Stuart, I thought you were still stuck up Gordon Brown’s anus. Were you removed privately or on the NHS.

  81. 81
    I once had a pair of yellow socks says:

    It’s amazing as the lefties have been selling them weapons for the last thriteen years. Of course this has been denied. What about Blair kissing Gaddafi, oh no he didn’t, never, never, never.

  82. 82
    I once had a pair of yellow socks says:

    He was and remains one of the most boring MPs ever. Bob “you know” Anusworth.

  83. 83
    I once had a pair of yellow socks says:

    Not another leftie for the BBC.

  84. 84
    I once had a pair of yellow socks says:

    John Terry – puke.

  85. 85
    Anonymous says:

    Not just the Horse from what I can see on here.

  86. 86 says:

    You will always be my leader, my hero, my husband

  87. 87
    Cherie Booth! says:

    Ugly? she’s God!

  88. 88
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    You forgot “stupid”, “bullying”, “fraudulent” and “mendacious”

  89. 89
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Oh please do – it will be even better than Ed Balls succeeding Milibean

  90. 90
    Little Lord Fondlebum, sham pain socialist says:

    I wouldn’t stand for that if I were you.

  91. 91
    Hugh ffishingly-Whittlingstool says:

    No need for that last one: all our work-related fatalities have been offshored, along with the profits. It’s a bit like the Guardian, if truth be told.

  92. 92
    Ian Quisator says:

    He probably is, frequently.
    Meanwhile, Blair should be in the Hague.

  93. 93
    Jim L Phicksit says:

    The ‘s’ has fallen out of the middle. It’s the name of an international company who service stoves.

  94. 94
    squeak for england says:

    always find room for a small one

  95. 95
    expat viewer says:

    Agreed. A very hostile questioning this morning by some Indian woman presenter (whose name I can never catch as she always gabbles it) against a rather mild mannered professor from a well regarded American university. Happily, he let her chunter on and stuck to his guns (ie that she was talking out of her rear end and actually had no idea what response her questions were meant to elicit, or indeed if whether she actually understood what was written on the paper on her desk). I could do better than that for 100k a year.

  96. 96
    No all says:

    H’ackcherly, it means camping stoves bury over-ripe fruit, according to my first year Latin primer

  97. 97
    pen sieve says:

    Well, certainly not a school of thought, that’s for sure.

  98. 98
    David Milibland MP says:


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