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
      smoggie says:

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

      • 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!


        • 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.

          • 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.

          • smoggie says:

            No that was Hartlepool.

            Well informed posters in abundance tonight, what?

          • 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!


          • 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.

          • 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!


          • 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”.

          • 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!


          • Christain Laboutin says:

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

        • 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.

    • 74
      Anonymous says:

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

  2. 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.

    • 11
      Maddamar Qaddaffi says:

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

      • 19
        Too much keeling in the world says:

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

    • 13
      Tax Payer says:

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

    • 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!!!”

      • 76
        John Thomas says:

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

  3. 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?

    • 25
      Anonymous says:

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

      • 88
        Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

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

  4. 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.

    • 16
      twat bingo says:

      fan-cy that
      repetitive twat

      • 45
        Repeat After Me says:

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

      • 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?

  5. 7
    Dunce Miliband says:

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

  6. 8
    Tax Payer says:

    The theory and practice are miles apart.

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

  7. 9
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Miliband should be in Hauge anyway!

  8. 10
    Gordon Brown says:

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

  9. 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

  10. 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

    • 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

  11. 15
    Very easy choice says:

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



  12. 21
    I once had a pair of yellow socks says:

    Banana boy.

  13. 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

    • 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.

    • 61
      Mike Hunt says:

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

    • 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.

  14. 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.

    • 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.

      • 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.

    • 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.

  15. 27
    Loungelizard says:

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

  16. 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?”

  17. 30
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

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

  18. 33
    Fa Kin Su Pah says:

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

  19. 34
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    “Primus Inter Pares”

    What does this mean? I dont know french.

    • 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.

    • 93
      Jim L Phicksit says:

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

    • 96
      No all says:

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

  20. 35
    Tim says:

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

    • 73
      Schoolchild of South Shields says:

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

  21. 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.

    • 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.

  22. 49
    Very funny says:

  23. 55
    Mystick1 says:

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

  24. 62
  25. 63
    Chris Myers says:

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

  26. 65
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

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

    • 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.

  27. 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.

    • 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.

    • 97
      pen sieve says:

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

  28. 84
    I once had a pair of yellow socks says:

    John Terry – puke.

  29. 98
    David Milibland MP says:


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Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:

“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”

orkneylad says:

What’s he been doing FFS, mining bitcoins?

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