June 15th, 2011

Testing the Faith

Things must be getting bad for Miliband when even the most loyal of apparatchiks are beginning to lose faith. Guido hears readers’ favorite, and Ed’s campaign press officer, Kenny Young is telling people he’s down in the dumps and disillusioned. Having been demoted to Press Office Manager, with the emphasis on the manager, apparently Kenny’s heart isn’t in it as much as it once was. With the constant failure to get on the front foot and set the agenda, even Ed’s loyal gatekeeper and former SpAd Polly Billington is said to be exasperated. Time to brush off those CVs…

Sounds like Tom Baldwin isn’t exactly top of his game either:

Guido would be crying into his pint too..

UPDATE: Jon Craig has also noticed the glum faces on the Labour press team. Do these progressives need Prozac?



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

    Baldwin was on a “Come down”

  2. 2
    Jard says:


  3. 3
    Ok, I accept I am a ridiculous, shrieking, intellectually vacuous, gobshyte, Sally Bercows says:

    Elect the economic genius Ed Balls as leader now!!!!
    I demand this!!!!!

    Listen to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    Twat watch?

  5. 5
    A toddler was beaten to death by scrounging, welfare dependent, degenerates, So what??? says:

    So what?

  6. 6
    Ed shlomo Millipede says:

    Wubbish I hath Mithter Balls full thupport!! sniff

  7. 7
    Call me Infidel says:

    Sounds like Alastair Campbell on a good day.

  8. 8
    Smig says:

    Liebour always run out of everyone else’s happiness.

  9. 9
    Chris Huhne says:

    Carina Trimingham came home last night with a pair of eyebrow tattoos.

    I said, “What the fuck have you gone and done?”

    Carina said, “What do you mean? Loads of people have eyebrow tattoos.”

    I said, “Yeah but not on their arse.”

  10. 10
    Cannon Balls says:

    So weak

  11. 11
    JH says:

    Balls will be just as disastrous for Labour as the Maximum Imbecile.

    Please please please let him become leader. He will kick Labour into the long grass for the rest of my 3 score and 10.

  12. 12
    You are cordially invited to come and live in the real world says:

    Thank God the Tories are leading us back to greatness.

    FFS vote UKIP. They can’t be any worse.

  13. 13
    MrAngry61 says:

    If RedEd’s advisers are down in the dumps now, just wait until after he fucks up another PMQs exchange…

  14. 14
    David Laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

    Remember another U turn not picked up on yet by the wider public is that welfare dependents will continue to receive in access of £26,000 because they will find it difficult to cope. Try telling most of the nation on an average wage of £26,000 and pay taxes, NI and pensions- people like junior teachers that the government is trying to spin against today. All created by Red Ed’s policy making and followed by Heathist Dave and McClegg.

    Cut welfare now. Cut EU contribution now Cut overseas aid now. Cut immigration Now. You promised most of this Wet Dave.

  15. 15
    Dead Ed says:

    I hope Ed is fucking awful again today. This is Cameron’s PMQs to lose. He has a ton of ammunition with which he can demolish Milimong. If he fails, it’ll be a disgrace for Cameron. Destroy Ed!

  16. 16
  17. 17
    Hospital cuntsultant says:

    Brillo’s show just showed a clip of an ostentatious hospital consultant yelling during the Cameron/Clegg visit yesterday. It seemed a bit of unnecessary showboating for the cameras. Guido, can you do a bit of digging to find out if this twat has Labour links?

  18. 18
    Dick Scratcher says:

    wrong cover it live link GF

  19. 19
    YorkshireLad says:

    Methinks it’s time to sharpen the knives…the long knives :)

  20. 20
    Dick Scratcher says:

    Red Ed has a sqeaky bum

  21. 21
    Fuck Labour says:

    Mike Gapes is a fat c unt.

  22. 22
    Fuck Labour says:

    Gapes looked like he was about to burst a blood vessel.

  23. 23
    Fuck Labour says:

    There’s nothing more sickening than Ed MiliHunt feigning indignation over cancer patients when cancer survival rates in 13 years of Labour were among the worst in the world.

  24. 24
    Fuck Labour says:

    Liking the blue dress Mad Nads is wearing today.

  25. 25
    Mystick1 says:

    How long can Miliband last ? Will he be replaced by a load of old Balls ?

  26. 26
    Fuck Labour says:

    Bit of an anti climax the PMQs. There wasn’t a suitable opportunity for Cameron to make jokes about the Balls memos.

  27. 27
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Thanks again for Livechat.

    Dave 6 , Ed 1, Bercow -10

  28. 28
    Anonymous says:

    A mother who just a year ago was a millionaire with a booming business has blamed the recession after she was reduced to living in a garden shed.
    Mother-of-two Anyta Crossley, 45, had a healthy bank balance just 12 months ago as her ladies-only gym business went from strength to strength.
    She lived a luxury lifestyle in a £450,000 seven-bedroom home, drove a Hummer and had assets of more than a million pounds.
    But after the credit crunch savaged her business, her home was sold for just a third of its worth and she went bust.
    Her riches-to-rags year means she has been living a humiliating existence in her sister’s garden shed with her son and two dogs.
    She also now receives £135 in income support every two weeks to make ends meet.
    Bitter Anita blames the bankers for her woes, saying they failed to offer her help as the downturn crippled her.
    Ms Crossley, of Leeds, said: ‘I used to live in a seven bedroom house. Now I am living in a shed.

  29. 29
    Steve Miliband says:

    I think DC completely missed the point about RedEd’s questions, but RedEd is so shit he completely missed the target again.

    It seems that Ed’s game is to try and pick on the details of policy that he knows DC won’t have swatted up on – gutless Labour

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

    Must have had a bad buisness model then.

  31. 31
    Tessa Tickles says:

    He’s an NHS Deathcamp Commandant and you want to know if he has Labour links?

  32. 32
    Desperate Dan says:

    All that time Labour were pretending to be outraged when Cameron lost his temper they must have been secretly admiring him.
    When Ed loses his temper he comes across like a poor man’s Violet Elizabeth Bott.

  33. 33
    Eeek Wality says:

    She should blame Harriden for her daft equality in the workplace legislation. Women only gyms would be illegal.

  34. 34
    NotaSheep says:

    Having Tony Blair agree with you is not necessarily a good thing. The ‘heir to Blair’ may still be in love with Tony Blair, I and many others were never so in love and don’t see why we should start now.

  35. 35
    Montgomery Cheddar says:

    The whole thing was a futile exercise.

  36. 36
    Steve Miliband says:

    Maybe should have had a 4 bedroom house and a Ford Focus.
    So did the bankers not go to her Gym?

  37. 37
    MrAngry61 says:

    What the f*ck has ‘Mother-of-two Anyta Crossley’ got to do with RedEd?

  38. 38
    Disco Biscuit says:

    “I saw Tom Baldwin earlier in PCH. Sunken eyes darting around as he chewed maniacally on a piece of gum. All in all he looked like sh*t.”

    That isn’t gum, it’s bruxism

  39. 39
    Desperate Dan says:

    What a heart-warming story. Are you sure it was Leeds. It sounds like Essex to me.

  40. 40
    John Bercow says:

    That went over my head.

  41. 41
    S Brown, Cantab & Doormat says:

    More like a leaking flatulent bot.

  42. 42
    Jethro says:

    33 …surely you miss the point: it would be men-only gyms/anything that are/will be illegal; women-only anything is fine.

  43. 43
    Hospital Consultant says:

    I will have you know that I made the sacrfice of coming off the Golf Course for the Cameron/Clegg meeting yesrday. None of my colleagues made the same sacrifice, they are still playing golf.

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