June 23rd, 2011

Macintyre and Hasan Hit Ed Where It Hurts

Mehdi Hasan went into damage control mode over at the Guardian this morning, with a long piece that essentially boils down to “please don’t blame my book for Ed’s nosedive in the polls”. He goes on to offer helpful advice about how the struggling Leader of the Opposition might be able to up his game. But it’s a bit late to be trying to curry favour again. 

Miliband’s office deny suggestions that Shadow Cabinet members were told by Tom Baldwin not to attend the book launch on Tuesday. Guido’s sources denied any edict went out either on or off the record. Neil Kinnock pulling out as the speaker at the last moment was unfortunate. Could it be that the former unsuccessful leader of the Labour Party didn’t want to be seen to be endorsing the book about the so far unsuccessful current leader of the Labour party? Seems ungrateful since he got his party back.

Ban or no ban, it’s clear Team Ed are rather angry with their former cheerleaders-in-chief. And they have good cause to be. Take a look at the ICM/Guardian net approval ratings before and after the Mail on Sunday serialisation of the book. The latest Ipsos-Mori data confirms the ICM findings:

The book led the storm of bad publicity for Miliband in the weeks that saw the six point approval-rating drop. Despite what Hasan argues in his piece, the evidence is to the contrary. 


168 Comments

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

    Micheal Foot was more popular, The son of Brown indeed.

  2. 2
    Gordon Brown says:

    from now on i will only eat at my local swimming pool cafe

  3. 3
    Ed says:

    Thith ith very unfair! I will be your dictator, I mean prime minithter. Labour believeth in control, I mean freedom. I really mutht thtop letting thlip what we really think about the proleth, I mean voterth.

  4. 4
    McDoom is a creepy cunt says:

    Is it bath time?

  5. 5
    Chubby Oirish type. says:

    Mehdi Hasan on Monday told that chubby Oirish chap Eamonn Holmes on Sky News that he thought the best man (Ed) had won, as he wanted to be leader more than his brother did.

  6. 6
    Engineer says:

    DedEd?

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

    So after 13 years of Labours socailist utopia they want us to let them have another go after seeing the results of last time.

    Ed Balls done a fantastic job as education sec*.

    Fantastic for the Labour party*

  8. 8
    Blinky's humanisation mission continues (it's not working) says:

  9. 9
    Backwoodsman says:

    You mean its nothing to do with people realising he’s a completely pointless tool ?

  10. 10
    Nu Attack Dog says:

    Talentless Worm in Popular Decline SHOCKA

  11. 11
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    So a Nazi socailist buys from the evil Murdoch?

    Hypocrsy?

    I wonder how many socailists have sky tv?

  12. 12
    Stinkfinger says:

    Labour really do need a shot in the arm…preferably a hot dose.

  13. 13
    Hugs? Dickhead says:

  14. 14
    Tony Benn says:

    I do.

  15. 15
    Engineer says:

    Never mind, Ed. I’ve got a killer question for you for next week’s PMQs. It’s following in your new attack lines of asking questions so detailed and narrow that the PM will be utterly adrift with his lack of knowledge of the detail. Here it is:

    “Mrs Scroggins of 34, Acacia Avenue, Bognor had to wait nearly six hours last week for the Fire Brigade to come and rescue her cat from next door’s tree. Does the Prime Minister agree that such waiting times, the direct result of swinging Tory cuts, are utterly unacceptable to the nation’s feline population?”

    You’ll have him completely floundering and wrong-footed with that one.

  16. 16
    Mr J I H A D I says:

    What did he expect by letting a Joe Daki do such an important job?

    He probably fitted Ed The Horse up on purpose for Al Takyia and furthering the cause………

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

    I know Denis, Its terrible what the Natonal Socailists (Nazi) done to the J*ws , a crime against humanity.

    Can you just tell me why you joined a party thats roots and ideoligy has caused the death of over 15o million people?

  18. 18
    Mad Bad Dangerous Gordon McRuin says:

    I am a Ferrari.

  19. 19
    Mr J I H A D I says:

    Shame you weren’t one of the gassed ones Denis Majeski…..

  20. 20
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    Neil Kinnock must have thought that this passing bandwagon would be extremely good for his already very affluent career, otherwise he wouldn’t have been speaking.

    He can’t run away fast enough, now.

  21. 21
    Steve Miliband says:

    Would DC be better to say he doesn’t the know the minutiae detail of the question and will get the relevant junior minister to answer in writing

  22. 22
    Deport all muzbots says:

    Anyone noticed how muslim women are predominantly obese? They must think they need to fatten themselves up so as to not be attractive and thereby anger their peedo profit who believed in treating women like shit.

  23. 23
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    Is that the “Sky Prem” that we pay for?

  24. 24
    ichabod says:

    Either Satisfied or Dissatisfied … mm…. shouldn’t there be a category for ‘Complete and Utter Wanker’

  25. 25
    Stinkfinger says:

    @Edd Balls
    As well as Karate Kid there is a good film from Lithuania you must see as well.

  26. 26
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’m a strawberry cheesecake.

  27. 27
    Mr J I H A D I says:

    Yeah a good fantasty story, in what world would Chinese kids get away with picking on a n*g n*g without getting a cap in their ass from his older brother or cousin and co. certainly not the real world……

  28. 28
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Nah, They all preggers, Breeding a new generation.

  29. 29
    Clarence says:

    Two second-rate hacks pen a second-rate book about a second-rate political leader.

    It’s all a bit second-rate, isn’t it?

  30. 30
    Mike Litorus says:

    Ed’s dead baby, Ed’s dead.

  31. 31
    annette curton says:

    Mehdi Hassan is trying to curry favour?, the mind boggles.

  32. 32
    Another audience bussed in from the local Labour party says:

    Tonight’s Question Time is from… Huddersfield. :-D :-D :-D

  33. 33
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Its not that good.

  34. 34
    Gonk says:

    Before I fell asleep drooling
    and dribbling in front of the box
    last night there was some sort of American
    Medieval swords and sandals epic that
    reminded me of Balls. The story consisted
    of a cruel aspirant King betraying and plotting against his
    opponents, one of whom was a little dwarfy type chap
    who I think was also a King. They all wanted to lay
    claim to a dodgy throne. See what I mean.

  35. 35
    Steve Miliband says:

    Balls for the chop

  36. 36
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Just think, in 10-15 years time we will have more muslims/jihadists than south africans in the English cricket team.

  37. 37
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen a line graph with two points on it before.

  38. 38
    Stinkfinger says:

    9 out of 10 cats prefer whiskers.
    Prefer it to what they never say.
    Kick up the arse probably.

  39. 39
    EC1 PhD says:

    Ed’s first question for next week’s PMQs:

    “Mr Speaker, in the Government’s current legislatative programme there is a clause which the Prime Minister is all too aware of because he has argued consistently for its inclusion in this house and at times even his back benchers have been at pains to dismiss as insufficiently representative of vested interests outside the Westminster village. Its inclusion and the subsequent U-turn to come will expose the Prime Minister to further ridicule. Therefore, Mr Speaker, I demand that the Prime Minister apologise for his lack of understanding of his own legislative programme while the evident splits in his cabinet have clearly made his own position untenable and I demand a general election immediately. He knows it! I know it! We all know it! Time for him to GO!”

    “Order Order the leader of the opposition will calm down and put his first qustion to the Prime Minister”

  40. 40
    George Osborne says:

    Or better still just say to Ed, … ‘any chance of you asking a question that represents the majority of the country for once’

  41. 41
    Nu Attack Dog says:

    QT has turned into a slighter posher version of Jeremy Kyle aimed at Labour goons who have the sense at least not to wipe their arses on the living room curtains.

  42. 42
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    without whiskers, they’d bump into things when its dark.

  43. 43
    Steve Miliband says:

    1 out of 10 ex Prime Ministers prefer to have a beard

  44. 44
    misterned says:

    And one that is not based solely on emotive clap-trap and misleading scare stories?

  45. 45
    Bled White Taxpayer says:

    He may have wanted to be leader more, but he doesn’t know what to do now that he is leader. A bit like Jonah.

    Still, ferrets in a sack and all of that. It’s an enjoyable spectacle. I’m more worried about the lack of proper Tories in Westminster and Whitehall.

  46. 46
    misterned says:

    You fuckwit, the remake of the “Karate Kid” has no Karate in it at all. In fact it is set in completely the wrong country for Karate.

    It is about Chinese Boxing, or ‘Kung Fu’

    As a Karate instructor, I cannot take that film seriously at all. Karate Kid 4 was far better.

  47. 47
    Bled White Taxpayer says:

    There should be an additional tax code for everyone who admits to being a socialist. 98% of all income above 50 pence should do it. They can hardly complain, as that is what their proposed policies would cost all of us.

  48. 48
    the last quango in paris says:

    If you overlook any personal issues anyone may have about Miliband (like shafting his brother) the point is he has NO policies – he is like the annoying people we all know in life who have a Phd in moaning and compaining but offer no alternative.

  49. 49
    misterned says:

    Breeding a new generation of sex-toys, for their peedo husbands to abuse. Christ and they say the catholics are bad. At least the current pope and the current Church of Rome condemns outright the child abuse which took place.

    Mozzers are still engaged in it.

  50. 50
    Selohesra says:

    You can’t say ‘curry favour’ – someone will claim that is racist as Hasam is not white Anglo Saxon

  51. 51
    the last quango in paris says:

    begs the question how he knows what the tickets had on them?

  52. 52
    Selohesra says:

    She was only the farmers daughter but she like her Huddesfield

  53. 53
    £ Bliar says:

    I always made sure the peasants paid for it, then I just shredded my expenses. Hardly seems worth bothering given how rich those wars made me but then Cherie is never satisfied when it comes to money.

  54. 54
    misterned says:

    Still can’t blame him. The one time he did have a policy and campaigned on it as a “leader”, he lost over half of his own parliamentary MPs on it and was thrashed across the country on that issue. AV!

    He’s probably to scared to endorse any other policies now.

  55. 55
    Selohesra says:

    should have been attached to comment on QT

  56. 56
    Gordon Brown says:

    I am about to write a letter of complaint the managing director of a well known chain of teatime eateries

    I put my fork into a button mushroom and it did a pump

  57. 57
    Public Sector Parasite with enormous gold-plated pension says:

    Keep paying the tax suckers! The Labour party need to keep both “Eds” in their current positions to ensure Labour remain unelectable.

  58. 58
    ichabod says:

    The panel this week includes the nation’s unfunniest comedian ( and worst interviewer ), David Mitchell, and Fern Cotton. WTF !!! Still if Dimbleby is chairman then it doesn’t matter who is on, because the old bore will dominate proceedings. OTH John REdwood is appearing, but will the audience give him a hearing…?

  59. 59
    Anonymous says:

    If paid for from the “trough”Billy why not have it?

  60. 60
    Oor Wullie says:

    You are indeed a soft Fruit – and don’t call me Cheesecake.

  61. 61
    Engineer says:

    I think you may just have inadvertently stumbled across an instant cure for socialism.

  62. 62
    Mike Hunt says:

    for gawds sake don’t give him ideas.

  63. 63
    Glyn H says:

    What shall it profit a man if he can’t even spell prophet? Does he lose his soul or just our interest?

  64. 64
    ichabod says:

    I see that the BBC has now stopped referring to Gert Wilders as a ‘far right politician’ and he is now merely designated as’ prominent’. Someone applied some balance, or common ssense.

  65. 65
    annette curton says:

    Council in my defence, Guido said it first.

  66. 66
    Gordon Brown says:

    i dream of owning a dinosaur and a wolf motif sweatshirt

  67. 67

    The former Pm would like to assist his ‘son’.

    Learn the Brown lessons, my child.

    1. Make claims that can’t be easily disproved. “Ed Miliband, once he’s out of the media glare, is a real laugh. In private he’s the life and soul of a party.”

    2. Double claim. Count your good works at least twice in each briefing. “I ended boom, and boom and bust.”

    3. Claim improbable things, that might be true, but journo’s aren’t going to be bothered to check. “Yvette Cooper invented the cat flap.”

    4. Make sure you are associated with the top media people of the day. Like Brown did with Obama and Jade Goody and Susan Boyle. Ed Miliband could get to know Sue Barker. Or appear on Dr Who as an alien.

    5. Write, or have ghostwritten, a book about something worthy that you can then be associated with.. Like Courage.
    “Ed Miliband’s guide to tetris?” Or combine the ghostwriting with an actual ghost story. “Scarey Tales. Ed Miliband examines the frightening lack of pension provision in Britain.”
    Or “Jasper: The friendly diversity ghost!” and he’s a black ghost. Could be a kid’s cartoon series featuring Lee Jasper.

    Hope this helps.
    G. Brown MP {semi-ret’d}

  68. 68
    Sir William Waad says:

    How can the handful of people who have read ‘Ed’, or even heard of it, have an effect on Milibean’s national approval rating? This may just be ‘post hoc, ergo propter hoc’ reasoning.

  69. 69
    labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    I hope, for the sake of the todays lads, that ‘took’ is the right tenths.

  70. 70
    Deport all muzbots says:

    Sugarplum, I spelt it that way to avoid the modbot in case it’s one of the modded words.

  71. 71
    Larry the Cat says:

    I’m hungry. What’s for dinner?

  72. 72
    labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    I wonder if the bbc has any footage of him, cough, singing the Welsh anthem?

  73. 73
    Archer Karcher says:

    He probably doesn’t, the smearing bastard is just being his normal smearing self and attempting to make himself look holier than thou, while chucking shit at anyone he disagrees with.

  74. 74
    Shammi Chipbutty says:

    I shall decide who the next Labour leader will be.

  75. 75
    Ed Miliband says:

    Thqueak! Thqueak! Mithter Thpeaker!

  76. 76
    annette curton says:

    Order a superheated Chicken Kiev next time and stick your fork into that, it might put your other eye out, Twat.

  77. 77
    Harriet Harman says:

    I want Cricket banned!

    While watching the womens cricket match, One of my loyal servents noticed that they call something a “Straight Boundery”, I find this offensive on behalf of the gay community (tho i have not asked them about it) who will call for this homophobic term to be outlawed.

    Any questions?

    You know where to find me.

  78. 78
    labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    Did I read that right Bill, “Yvette Cooper has inverted ‘cat-flaps’ “?

  79. 79
    annette curton says:

    That should be at No 56 on the menu.

  80. 80
    Mike Handycock says:

    Well, that gym membership didn’t last long. First day there and after bending over, I spotted a hole in the bottom of my trainer big enough to push my finger inside. She’s made a formal complaint and now I’m banned

  81. 81
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Errrrr Not quoting the voting intention polls I see…YAWN

    Baby R

    Fourteen agencies including council services missed opportunities to save a three-year-old boy who was killed by a couple who were meant to be caring for him.

    Ryan Lovell-Hancox died on 24 December 2008 from a brain injury he received at home in Wolverhampton.

    Errrrrr 2008. That would have been a Tory led Council, in cockaltion with Lib Dums……shhhhhhhhhh

  82. 82
    Shammi Chipbutty says:

    They are wimmins ishoos!!

  83. 83
    Rat's arse says:

    Well said ‘george’ and ‘mr ned’!

  84. 84
    Twat Watch says:

    The genral election was in 2010.

  85. 85
    BLOB CROW says:

    FECK AWWFFF

  86. 86
    Rat's arse says:

    You are a feckin ferengi!

  87. 87
    Mehdi Hasan (Head Waiter at the Sizzling Punjab) says:

    I have your table ready Mr Crow, can I get you some popdoms and a strong pickle chutney

  88. 88
    annette curton says:

    It’s supposed to be self catering Rat, useless ****.

  89. 89
    Archer Karcher says:

    It’s just a blip, the editor in question has probably been suspended and booked into a re-education centre as we comment.

  90. 90
    Baby P says:

    Pretty desperate, mate, even by your standards.

  91. 91
    Clarence says:

    I’d recommend House of Cards, Ed.

    It is about a politician who, via a series of murders and underhand means, plots his way to the leadership of his party and eventually becomes prime minister. It’s really rather good.

    Of course, you do your politics on the record and you’d never use amoral methods to advance your career but I’d still recommend watching it.

    xx

  92. 92
    Gordon Brown says:

    I kissed a girl
    And I didn’t like it
    The taste of her cherry chapstick

  93. 93
    Telegraph,Times,Sun,Mirror says:

    Tony, may we please say how glad we are that we vilified you to such an extent that when you were trying to put the case for a no vote in the 1975 referendum on common market membership nobody listened to you. We are so glad that Britain can now gain from trade with our prosperous allies Greece, Portugal and Ireland. We can also vote for our politicians based on their appearance and how nice their wives seem because all of our laws come from the EU so our government doesn’t matter.

    Your friends and opinion makers,

    The national press.

    p.s. we know best.

  94. 94
    Eve Brikatem says:

    She was only the footballer’s daughter but she liked her Haddersfield and her Arsenall

  95. 95
    Moussa Koussa says:

    oh really. Wasnt it the Blue noses who pursued the baby P story, soley because it was a Labour council. Happened in Tory led wolverhampton and Birmingham ( Khyra Ishaq ), plus another 15 child deaths ….silence from the neo con scum.

    WE now have a dead burgler….watch The Twat Boy squirm

  96. 96
    Margaret Beckett says:

    My minge smells like mango chutney.

  97. 97
    Moussa Koussa says:

    errrrr Report only published today

  98. 98
    MrAngry61 says:

    It’s called a ‘trend line’.

  99. 99
    Telegraph,Times,Sun,Mirror says:

    Dear Tony,

    May we say how glad we are that we swung public opinion so far in your favour that you were allowed to ignore parliamentary business and spend your time as prime minister strutting the world stage. Yee Ha! Of course your strategy of allowing chancellor McMental to spend the entire next 30 year’s tax returns on his projects, not to mention selling half of Britain’s gold reserves, built up over a very long time, has worked out spectacularly well. Of course once Gordon became prime minister he screwed it all up but how could we have predicted that?

    Anyway when you’re back in the UK how’s about an interview?

    Your friends,

    The Press.

  100. 100

    Sounds plausible. There is a rumour in the House that Harman is now handling the late Mrs Slocombe’s damp pussy.

  101. 101
    Twat Watch says:

    So another one Ed Balls sat on and hid?

  102. 102
    Do one, Labour cunt says:

    What’s your point, cock? No one claims Tory councils never fuck up. The Baby P scandal was made all the worse by your pal Ed Balls firing Sharon Shoesmith just to get a few headlines and now she’s getting compensation at our expense.

  103. 103

    Why don’t you be quiet you silly mid off.

  104. 104
    Crash says:

    is the change in the polls actually anything to do with the book? what from the book has made it into public knowledge?

  105. 105
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    A dead burgler you say? well he wont be burgling any more houses then!

    Any C-unt that tries to burgle my house while i am in will get a dildo up there bum!

  106. 106
    That's News says:

    Like ‘Ed’ less chickens. Oh, dear.

  107. 107
    Chocolate Moussa says:

    Today I will be mostly posting feeble propaganda for my Labour masters.

    Whimper, cringe.

  108. 108
    Gonk says:

    I’ll get my cloak

  109. 109
    Engineer says:

    As the captain of the fielding team was heard to say as Hattie came in to bat, “This one is definitely in need of two Fine Legs”.

  110. 110
    Good lad says:

    At a train station once I saw a chav teenage boy who said to a headscarf wearing muslim woman as she walked past “Go home, muslim, go home.”

    And they say teenage chavs are all badly behaved.

  111. 111
    Coussa Coussa says:

    Layber are always great.

    Towry are always wrong.

    End of.

    Now excuse me but I have a very dull book on the eternal dialectic to pretend to read, so that girl with the nose ring might think I’m a hardened anacrchist. Then we can have a deep and meaningful discussion on socialism, the evils of capitalism and I might get to feel her tits.

  112. 112
    David Laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

    How did he have time to write a book, be a politician and in charge of the Labour Party? I can’t bring myself to use the word leader as it does not apply to all three main stream parties at the moment. If he spent more time as a politician perhaps he would do better and serve his constituents better.

  113. 113

    A 36-year-old man has died after being found with gun injuries in south London.

    Det Ch Insp Neil Hutchison, who is leading the investigation on behalf of Trident, which investigates gun crime in London’s black communities, appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13888012

  114. 114

    And an extra large box.

  115. 115
    simon r says:

    I have bought today’s paper, it has a tv guide in it.

    So F*** OFF and go and do something more worthwhile like sticking drawing pins on Miliband’s chair or stealing his dinner money.

    You C***

  116. 116
    retardEd Miliband says:

    Exthellent, my little thervant.. exthellent.

  117. 117
    David Laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

    The question ought to be: When will the Tory Party start acting like Tories?

    Followed by: The voters thought they got rid of Liebour and are becoming tired that the House of Corruption continues running the country with socialist policies. Any chance of a blue leader? Even an attempt at winning the centre ground would be a start.

  118. 118
    mark o a t e n says:

    I’m a chocolate log.

  119. 119
    Anonymous says:

    The center of the Muslim infected Kirklees council.

  120. 120
    annette curton says:

    Bent over looking at the popping crease, Arghhh!

  121. 121
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    …and an instant cure for environmentalism…..

  122. 122
    Anonymous says:

    Totally agree. Ed was a dud long before they did a book about it.

  123. 123
    Ed Balls says:

    Burgler, eh?

    You are Billy Bowden and I claim my £10.

  124. 124
    BaggPuss says:

    Mr Ed

  125. 125
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    MINDBLEACH!!!!!!!

    Now if it was a certain fromer England all-rounder………

  126. 126
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’m a scotch egg short of a picnic.

  127. 127
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Errrrrrr I start every post with “errrrrrr” because I think it makes me sound clever, whereas it actually makes me seem errrrretarded.

  128. 128
    DD says:

    Well, it won’t be you.

  129. 129
    TOO FAR says:

    M.K I think you have a problem, The police are still trying to find out the reason for the attack…… Maybe it’s a domestic. Sounds odd he/she wasn,t found at the place of the so called burglary
    You lefties always pre judge when it suits you!

  130. 130
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    McShame wasn’t born untill 1948. Gassing wasn’t allowed by then.

  131. 131
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    ” Despite what Hasan argues in his piece, the evidence is to the contrary.”

    Hate to be pickie Guido , But it could be the public saw through the scam at PMQS other week?

  132. 132
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Ah! Niche audience then?

  133. 133
    smoggie says:

    Maybe it will be given the chop.

  134. 134
    Sir William Waad says:

    She was only a roadmender’s daughter but she certainly liked her asphalt.

  135. 135
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Only about 2,000,000 copies. Try to find a ,”bigoted woman”, footage though.

  136. 136
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Homo crowd?

  137. 137
    Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin says:

    You, sir, are an impostor !!!

  138. 138
    The Muscles from Brussels says:

    Don’t bother with Question Time tonight. It’ll be the usual shit. Watch Van Damme in Timecop on Channel 5 instead. Much more fun.

  139. 139
    Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin says:

    I wonder if the stupid Taxpayers are still paying for my Sky TV ??

  140. 140
    annette curton says:

    Geoffrey Boycott?, Arghhh!

  141. 141
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    No, Retired other year.

  142. 142
    the sort of face you'd love to punch says:

    Moussa Koussa = Jonty Pryor.

    This is the original story Guido ran on him in 2009. It attracted 660 comments with not a Billy Bowden in sight, and no fucking thumbs. Ahh, those were the days.

    http://order-order.com/2009/06/15/who-punkd-guido-over-purn

  143. 143
    Ed Balls, Shallow Chancer says:

    Leave Red Ed alone !! He is the best opportunity I will have to be leader of the Liebour party.

  144. 144
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    So youv’e got a spare?

  145. 145
    Selohesra says:

    Are you confirming here that you are (or perhaps Mrs B if there is one)are the proud owner of a dildo?

  146. 146
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    If you only have two data points its a very very crap trend line.

  147. 147
    smoggie says:

    Saying he was trying to spaghetti bolognese flavour doesn’t work.

  148. 148

    Is that the one where he goes back to 2001 and convinces the UK to join the Euro?

    Brussels will never take no for an answer. Even if they need to invent a time machine they’ll get the ‘correct’ answer one day.

  149. 149
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Your English Language Usage lessons aren’t going too well, are they old chap?

  150. 150
    smoggie says:

    Quite right, she should be at home warming her man’s supper.

  151. 151
    Hitchslap says:

    Does that it sixteenth rate then?

  152. 152
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    (Billy … is that really you their with the dildo?)
    That would make one cracking story for the tabloids.
    And wonderful case law too.

    I wonder whether they would decide what constitues “resonable force” in such cases.

  153. 153
    Anon says:

    The Tories will become Tories when they haven’t got the Limpdems hanging on their coat tails.

  154. 154
    Dick Turpin says:

    Gordon Brown wanted to be Labour leader more than I did. Doesn’t mean I couldn’t have done a better job.

  155. 155
    Mrs E Adams says:

    Oi, Mehdi. Get us a couple of vindaloos and Kingfishers over here quickish. And a pork madras while you’re at it.

  156. 156
    Audemus Dicere says:

    Possible typo there, Cynical. I think you must have meant to refer to Kinnochio’s “effluent career”.

  157. 157
    Audemus Dicere says:

    “Labour goons who have the sense at least not to wipe their arses on the living room curtains”

    I wouldn’t have thought there were enough who had reached that level of development to fill a television studio.

  158. 158
    Darrell hair is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Less time than that Billy…

  159. 159
    terrible breath and worse wind says:

    even if the book had been good about ed it would have made little difference to his poll rating which must rank amongst the worst since michael foot and the kinnocio pillock

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    AbleTheSpaceMonkey says:

    The fact that a two faced creep like Hasan is still a darling of the Labour meeja tells one everything one needs to know about them, and their tolerance of intolerant bigotry from minorities. Hasan’s ‘unbelievers are people of no intelligence’, and his other dark age religious utterances would have had him ousted from politics and the limelight, had the ‘true faith’ been Chrisitanity and the ‘kufar’ members of the religion of peace and tolerance. He would have been unceremoniously ejected from the intelligentsia’s big brother house and boycotted, yet they all pretend his taped pronouncements were never uttered. Gits.

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    oddly helpful says:

    Hugs? Alentless, heiving wat.

  162. 162
    Jabba the Dog says:

    As long as they are only killing each other then nobody gives a shit.

  163. 163
    W.W. says:

    Black Bess could have done a better job.

    W.W.

  164. 164
    W.W. says:

    “If he spent more time as a politician perhaps he would do better and serve his constituents better.”

    No he wouldn’t.

    W.W.

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    Run rate says:

    To replace the square legs I suppose?

  166. 166
    Chris The Leatherman says:

    If you are associated with Mehdi Hassan that will surely lead to a nosedive in your popualrity. Will you please all stop having a go at poor Ed Milliband it is just plain wrong to mock the afflicted. :-)

  167. 167
    Basil the Great says:

    I remember those happy days when 600 of the 660 comments wouldn’t be from the same mong

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    Evil Landlord says:

    All of them probably as they can claim the subscription back on their expenses. Blinky has the full Sky package by the looks of it , HD probably too , so costing him (us) £70 per month.


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