July 5th, 2011

Dead Ed’s Poll Ratings Sinking

In the Guy Newsroom we regularly debate the Labour leadership, should we campaign to “Save Ed” or “Back Balls”. We are not the only ones who have this dilemma, within CCHQ there is a wary faction who think that the Tory machine should go easy on Ed for their interests are well served with him as opposition leader. His brother David might be more trick to deal with they fear.

When even the activists on LabourList think with a 53% majority that Ed is doing a poor or very poor job he is in real internal difficulties. The shadow cabinet and former supporters feel the same.

Others look with glee at the prospect of another Labour leadership fight that could see Ed Balls become leader, the kamikaze choice for Labour. Some fear that Yvette could take the crown and she might be a game changer for Labour. It would be much harder for Cameron to duel with her as she carries less baggage. Daughter of Brown has less of a ring to it…

UPDATE: Graph “Hari-ed” from PoliticsHome.


175 Comments

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

    Can he hang on till genral election?

  2. 2
    Anonymous says:

    YouGov poll for the Sunday Times has topline figures of CON 36%, LAB 42%, LDEM 9%.

    http://ukpollingreport.co.uk/

  3. 3
    Ed Balls says:

    If that bitch of a wife even thinks about it, I’ll butt rape her. Again.

  4. 4
    Ed Balls, Shallow Chancer says:

    Not if I have my way.

  5. 5
    daedalus says:

    vote yvette get balled?

  6. 6
    Cynic says:

    I am shocked to find out that John Bercow isn’t leader of the opposition.

    That’s what I had assumed from the time of the last election

  7. 7
    #winning says:

    Amazing Labour (as a party) are still shitting on the Torys, despite having one of the most useless leaders of recent times. Can’t last forever though.

  8. 8
    Anonymous says:

    Wife of Balls doesn’t sound good though.

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

    “His brother David might be more trick to deal with they fear.”

    Typo :-)

    Eds problem is that his is not human, he is just a younger Gordon.

    But apart from his brother, who is there? Balls ? mrs Balls?

    DC has never had it so good.

  10. 10
    Harridan Harmanhater says:

    Yvette ??? I know a rising star in the Liebour party who is a far better female alternative. Jacqueline Dromey.

  11. 11
    daedalus says:

    Yvette gets rave reviews from the boot-lickers on the left, but she’s awful. Just another Balls, but with tits (not even that great tits).

    She’s probably at least as statist as him. And she’s clearly got a deranged, warped character: who else (unless they were exceedingly ambitious) would voluntarily marry and (urgh urgh urgh) actually shag Balls — apart from Darling Ellie, of course?

    And besides, there is the illness thing: the PM, by the nature of the job, has to be “on” all the time.

  12. 12
    Anonymous says:

    I feel sorry for the partner of the person who wrote this.

  13. 13
    Only me says:

    Buy One – Get one FREE!

  14. 14
    Moley. says:

    PoliticalBetting points out that a previous Opposition Leader had worse ratings than Miliband, but went on to become a successful PM.

    Her name was Margaret Thatcher.

    http://www2.politicalbetting.com/index.php/archives/2011/07/05/is-ed-miliband-being-written-off-prematurely/

    But as was clearly demonstrated at the Royal Wedding, Ed aint no lady.

  15. 15
    loungelizard says:

    Think Ed’s a cunning stunt. Let him babysit the party take the flack. Meanwhile David is being sanitized with a break. Nearer the election, dump Ed and sell the electorate a nice new David. Of course we’re all so stupid we’ll have forgotten he was anything to do with the New Lab creeps.

  16. 16
    Ed=failure says:

    It’s amazing that Milimong’s Parasite Party isn’t shitting on the Tories even more than they are.

    Parasite Party voters hate the Conservatives. Liberal voters hate the Conservatives. Conservative voters hate the Conservatives.

    Yet Ed’s Parasite Party is only 6 points ahead.

  17. 17
    Margaret Beckett says:

    I’m sorry Guido but we’re busy debating Somalian lesbian fanny fart prevention at present. Our leadership problems and the UKs financial crisis can wait until this important wimmins ishooo is resolved.

    Good bye!

  18. 18
    Mrs Balls 4 Labour Leader says:

    Agree. Mrs Balls is the worst case scenario for the Tories (and the Liberals)

    And it could well happen.

  19. 19
    the only way is anal says:

    not so amazing.

    leader of the labour party – useless cun*t
    leader of the conservative party – useless cun*t

  20. 20
    Anonymous says:

    In this country we have fairer election than most countries. Do you even have a vote in this country?

  21. 21
    Ed=failure says:

    The British public has never had it so bad.

  22. 22
    AndyN says:

    Don’t forget, Cooper was also the instigator of “Home Information Packs” – absolutely quintessential Labour government policy.

    Take something that’s already time-consuming, difficult and stressful (buying/selling a house) and then, by government decree, make it even MORE cumbersome, inconvenient, bureaucratic and expensive for everyone involved.

    And then ensure it requires thousands of useless and otherwise unemployable box-tickers to administer it.

  23. 23
    Gordon Brown MP {retired} says:

    I stand ready to serve.
    I’ve been saving my strength by not leaving my chair for months at a time.

  24. 24
    Bled White Taxpayer says:

    I wouldn’t put too much faith in the Labour List poll. I vote in it monthly just for fun. Tick every negative option going.

    It’s the right thing to do.

  25. 25
    HandsomeDavid says:

    But then Ed Balls would be the First Lady of the country. Shock horror.

  26. 26
    Anonymous says:

    Does it matter?

    We already have a left of centre Fabian government any way.

    Cameron is the heir to Blair

    Brown, like Cameron, would have give £9bn to the IMF to give to Greece just like our Dave has done.

    He will pay, worse, next time at the ballot box.

    You will see.

    Eurosceptic in speeches, fully compliant to the EU in actions, that’s our Dave.

  27. 27
    FonyBlair says:

    Might be the dumbed down population?

    @FonyBlair

  28. 28
    Dave is a failure. says:

    Not amazing at all, when Dave is borrowing money like a man possesed so that he can give it away to any foreigner who comes knocking.

    Not to mention his vanity HS rail project. At least his new PR chappy has stopped him mentioning the Big Society in every second sentence.

  29. 29
    Pooper Cooper says:

    ‘Ere, leave it owt. I ain’t doin’ no dirty on me ‘usband. He’s been after that job for years. Anyway, I don’ wanna give up the double claiming for second ‘ouse, innit.

  30. 30
    Quango says:

    For christs sake I’m sat here waiting for your News International defence – you know, Rupert’s a lovely guy and it’s the BBC’s fault

    come on….

  31. 31
    DIVORCE says:

    Well Red had to get a career marriage so a career divorce for Mrs Balls is not out of the question. She may see other advantages in that as well.

  32. 32
    Anonymous says:

    I would have thought the Tory machine would be more worried about their interests with their own Dave at the helm.

  33. 33
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Nice try Guido….Pissing in the wind.

    Current polls if there was an election tomorrow would see Ed majority of 50+

  34. 34
    HandsomeDavid says:

    Her husband would make a much better First Lady of the country.

  35. 35
    Thats News says:

    daughter of Brown? No!

    Wife of Balls? Yes!

  36. 36
    Frank says:

    +1

  37. 37
    WVM says:

    Hahahaha, so do I BWT, I find myself in good company today. But thinking on Dead Ed really needs to remain in place as Red Ed for the forseeable future for the good of the country.

  38. 38
    Time 2 CTRL, ALT & DEL says:

    O/T – report today says that the MOD have lost £6bn of equipment. This figure seems surprisingly low. Last thing I knew we had lost a couple of aircraft carriers and the planes to fly on them, all our early warning aircraft, fighter Jets etc, etc.
    Good news is that we don’t seemed to have mislaid any admirals or generals though.

  39. 39
    BLOB CROW says:

    WOT KRAP. ED MILIWOTSIT IS DEAD GUD AN GIVES UZ NO TRUBAL. UP DE WURKAZ BRUVVAS

  40. 40
    Reds Under the Bed says:

    Has anyone else noticed how Ed Miliband has continued the neo-Stalinist tradition begun by Gordon whereby every time he arrives at a venue to meet the party faithful a whole phalanx of them are lined up outside and the moment Ed gets out of the car they all start clapping?

    Do the Labour party spinners really think the public are fooled by this shallow piece of theatre?

  41. 41
    Anonymous says:

    Well Labour was around 24% during last general election. Only surprise is LD they still have 9% support, I would have expected it to be around 2%.

  42. 42
    Moussa Koussa says:

    News International whore Rebekah Brooks has promised the “strongest possible action” if claims that the phone of Milly Dowler was hacked are proven

    “””IF””” what a fecking witch dog whore.

    start erecting the crosses. 3 required. The Ozzy/’USA pig dog in the middle, and on each side of him wade whore and Cambos ex mouth piece

  43. 43
    Damian McBride says:

    Oh don’t. Ed and I have been an item for years. He’s a sweetie really.

  44. 44
    cheche says:

    In which part of Hammersmith did they take those pictures of starving Somalis

  45. 45
    Tony Bliar is a complete cunt says:

    Millitwat or balls what a choice………Well i suppose anyone had to be better than the mental one……

  46. 46
    Anonymous says:

    1400 jobs lost in Derby – UK Goverment awards conrcat to German firm Siemens. Result? 1 Big-Job in Downing Sreet covered in German Semen.

  47. 47
    Mithter Milliband says:

    Whoth thith Moutha Koutha perthon?

  48. 48
    WVM says:

    “If” being the mong in the crowd.

  49. 49
    Anonymous says:

    Cameron is the worst case scenario for the Tories. Even after 13 years and the biggest recession he wasn’t able to get a conservative majority.

  50. 50
    Tooth fairy says:

    ‘Bitch of Brown Balls’????????

  51. 51

    PMQ’s

    Mr Sillybland..!

    “I ask the Prime minister, to name a slang word for a girl that was voted top answer by our Labour backbench panel.”

    “Chick!”

    {bing} [Bercow looks at scoreboard] “Is the fourth right answer on 12! Do you want to play?”

    “Yes! ..erm…Dame!”

    {Buzzer sounds..Eeehhh eeerr} Is the wrong answer. Another guess?

    “Erm..I think..”Slag..”

    {Eeehhh eeerr. Sillybland jumps in.} Mr Speaker, the PM doesn’t know the answer! Resign at once. This coalition is incredible in its lack of knowledge for answers to questions that I have just looked up! Its a shambles… BIrd! Mr Speaker..Bird, is the top answer on our survey! Resign..

  52. 52
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Anyone who thinks Cooper is competent should look at her performance when Chief Secretary to the Treasury when Northern Rock went tits up.

    A Tory backbencher (whose name I can’t recall) was asking her questions about NR’s mortgage securitisation vehicle. I know a bit about this sort of thing and the questions he was asking were definitely the correct ones – in particular in regard to any commitment NR might have to the vehicle in relation to nonperforming mortgages that it had previously transferred.

    Not only was Cooper incapable of giving any kind of coherent answer to the questions she gave every impression of not understanding either the question itself or the issues it was trying to raise.

    She has been vastly over-promoted in my view apparently on the basis of sounding shrill on TV.

  53. 53
    Anonymous says:

    Rebekah Brooks has told employees it is “inconceivable” she knew that the News of the World hacked into Milly Dowler’s mobile phone.

    The News International chief executive said she was “sickened” by the events, but insisted she was “determined to lead the company” – despite calls for her to resign.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/

  54. 54
    Tax Payer says:

    To be fair, weren’t HIPs an EU idea?

  55. 55
    Southern Softy says:

    Brown was in charge then, so I’m amazed there was a showing for Liebour at all. If he was still in charge, the rating would be much lower.
    Do you get postal votes for opinion polls?

  56. 56
    WVM says:

    Calm down dear!

  57. 57
    Stan Butler says:

    Postal votes, anyone?

    I’m sure the removal of Labours biased boundaries will help to rebalance things. Level up the playing field, after 13 years of Labour importing of voters and the dodgy Labour scam of postal votes. I’d love to see the voting patterns for postal votes.

  58. 58
    Stalin says:

    It’s what we commies love to see. The adorable leader.

    Can’t wait for Ed to become the next PM. We’ll see billboards all over Britain with the great leaders face oadorning every street corner.

    They’re rather fond of this sort of thing in the Middle East too!

  59. 59
    Marx and spenders says:

    We seem to have a choice between a stutterer of statements like MilliE, a splutterer of facts like Balls or his wife whose judgment must be impaired.

    No choice there it seems.

  60. 60
    Anonymous says:

    Southern Softy says: July 5, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Cameron wasn’t even able to get a majority.

  61. 61
    Brown dogshit says:

    Labour MP’s are what dribbles out of a dog’s arse.

  62. 62
    Southern Softy says:

    Just like Flint. Hard as stone.

  63. 63
    Infuriated of West Mids says:

    “If” is indeed a little word, but its one that we like to keep in a democratic country with a due legal process, thanks.

    I personally despise her, and I have very little doubt that she knew all about it, but let’s not all run around with torches and pitchforks until we know what *actually* happened.

    You know, “facts”.

  64. 64
    Southern Softy says:

    Clasping your knees and rocking too and fro, no doubt.

  65. 65
    daedalus says:

    I think the BBC and graun are

  66. 66
    AndyN says:

    During that period, I heard an interview with her on Radio 5 on the subject of banker’s bonuses – she continually referred to “renumeration” instead of “remuneration”.

    She really isn’t the brainbox some people portray her as.

  67. 67
    Anon says:

    No, let it keep ranting. It might die from a massive stroke.

  68. 68
    Donkey Kong says:

    only the energy assessment part; which you still need to do

  69. 69
    daedalus says:

    your facts are probably not quit as important as Mousa’s “facts”. some are more equal than others after all (*cough* Brother Crow RMT *cough*)

  70. 70
    Infuriated of West Mids says:

    They’re all the man-juice of Chris Bryant? Crikey.

  71. 71
    mongwatch says:

    Awwwe, did the nasty News International – like the British electorate – turn against your wuvvly Labour Party?

    Awweee. The sense of betrayal. Nasty-wasty News International.

  72. 72
    nell says:

    …he is in real internal difficulties ”

    I don’t think so.

    The labour party are essentially inward looking and cowardly. There is no mechanism within their party for removing failed leaders, unless the leader themselves does the honorable thing and resigns.

    It has been a very long time since there was an honorable labour leader, and militwit sure isn’t one, so he won’t be resigning before the next election.

    And labour won’t be removing him. So we have years of entertainment ahead of us yet.

  73. 73
    Anonymous says:

    Excuses, excuses. Cameron is the one who wants to let Turkey into EU and let millions from Turkey into UK.

  74. 74
    David Laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

    I’m not sure his ratings are any worse than Lie Dumbs (wiped out in Scotland) or the LieCon government. They all disappoint on a daily basis. We need a government that serves the UK national interest not self interest and greed of politicians.

    Perhaps a change to support public opinion on budget, EU, immigration, defence and overseas aid would help ratings. Poland have discovered a way of helping their economics and improve the life styles of their people- send them abroad to leech off other countries public services. it places the burden of cost on to others.

    Our World Health Service (formerly known as the NHS) would be improved if there was less demand from people of the Eastern Bloc, Africa, Middle East and Asia. In short we have about 972,000 too many people enter the country last year, some of whom will breed four times more than UK citizens. Add this to year on year increases and the numbers do not stack up for our public services: cut in funding but huge increase in demand.

    Mass immigration continues under this government. We will all need to work until the day we die to pay for them all to come to the land of the free- homes, health and education.

    Clegg, Cable want to keep immigration levels as they are. Wipe Lie Dumbs off the political map ASAP before we all have to leave the sinking ship UK.

  75. 75
    mongwatch says:

    We’ll see how it goes in four years’ time, shall we?

  76. 76
    Smig says:

    It its good enough for Stalin, its good enough for Red Ed.

    Clap harder comrade or it will be Glasgow GULAG for you!

  77. 77
    AndyN says:

    Trouble is, it doesn’t matter a toss what “current polls” say as there won’t be an election until 2015.

  78. 78
    Evil Landlord says:

    Sorry , when I first read this comment I thought it said ” much better fisting the Lady of the Country ”

    Silly me !

  79. 79
    Brown dogshit says:

    David Milibland may appear to be tricky as some think he is far better than Ed. This is an illusion.

  80. 80
    Anonymous says:

    The surprise is LD still have 9% support after selling off all their policies.

  81. 81
    Smig says:

    Oh ffs. I need a new keyboard and nasal lavage to get rid of the coffee.

    That was too funny.

  82. 82
    John Ward says:

    But of course, Deadhead’s skin will be saved if his media man gets Murdoch onside….
    LET’S GET MURDOCH THE NE*RO*HILI*C OUT NOW…

    http://hat4uk.wordpress.com/2011/07/05/hackgate-day-174-when-cooperating-fully-is-no-longer-enough/

  83. 83
    Steve Miliband says:

    I remember hearing Miliband, Ed on 5 liars a couple of years ago and thinking a; how is he an MP, b; how is he a minister c; what a twat

    Just shows there is no beginning to their talent

  84. 84
    Ex-Conservative Voter says:

    Anonymous July 5, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Dave has a rather odd strategy – to turn the Conservatives into a clone of New Labour. It might have been a great idea back in the summer of ’97, but it’s a really stupid idea today, when everyone hates New Labour and everything it stood for.

    Everyone except Cameron, anyway.

  85. 85
    Sir William Waad says:

    Yes. The last Conservative leader to win an election was John Major. He had tougher oppostion too. For all his windbaggery, Kinnock was more presentable than the Hermit of Kirkcaldy.

    So the latest score is:

    Major 1: Hague, Duncan-Smith, Howard and Cameron: 0.5

  86. 86
    Sir William Waad says:

    Yvette is the Tories’ best chance to get a YC into Number 10.

  87. 87
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Do you but sky TV ?

  88. 88
    Sir Barrington Minge says:

    Balls? Labour Leader?……hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah…LOL!!

  89. 89
    Donna Kebab says:

    They do make our national dish

  90. 90
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Buy even.

  91. 91
    Dave's on safe ground with this verbiage says:

    Cameron can say what he likes about Turkey – it makes him feel proud and ticks all the right boxes for the Notting Hill Set. Improves his ‘right-on’ credentials.

    The reality – and he must know this – is the German’s will never, ever, ever allow Turkey into the EU.

  92. 92
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    And Tessa Jowell would be able to give her plenty of advice on the subject of “Timely Divorce to save your Political Career”

  93. 93
    Righty Right Wing (Mrs) says:

    Who? Cameron?

    Rejoice that Ed is so unpopular with grasroots Labour supporters.

    But, I would wager that Tory grassroots despise Cameron more.

    How much did he give to Afghanistan today? Oh yes, it was an open cheque – let Karzai & the opium warlords decide the amount.

    Another victory for continuity Labour & Rusty Dave.

  94. 94
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    With Ed Balls I go straight to c)

  95. 95
    lord asquith says:

    the liberals still support lib dems, its the social democrats that have buggered back off to labour – and good riddance

  96. 96
    Sir William Waad says:

    “The Prime Minster….”

    “Mr Speaker, I am sure that you are aware that the Pashto for ‘Help, is that Kalashnikov loaded?’ is….. لاس! و باروئ کلاشينکوف دا ده چې؟ “

  97. 97
    Righty Right Wing (Mrs) says:

    Vanity HS project.

    No British engineers need apply.

    Blue Labour out.

  98. 98
    Neil Kinnock says:

    Ah. Still early doors for our Ed.

    You wait until he reveals his policies!!

    polls boost after his hoperation to remove his weird voice…..

  99. 99
    Sir William Waad says:

    Squirms rather than dribbles, I would say.

  100. 100
    Selohesra says:

    Although from a distance Flint looks quite fit

  101. 101
    AC1 says:

    The fine for not doing it is less than the cost of doing it…

  102. 102
    Fanny Phaart says:

    “His” policies. The man has no brain. They will be the product of countless think tank and focus group socialist crankfests.

    The man hit the ground face down and hasn’t even twitched yet.

    No point in flogging a dead horse.

  103. 103
    the only way is anal says:

    try to think of it as an investment

  104. 104
    Fanny Phaart says:

    That’s unfair. Most of this Shadow Cabinet were in Gordon’s “Government with all the tallents” – Have some respect!

    That is all

  105. 105
    Stalked by a stinking old socialist bag in Edinburgh says:

    Labour are arsewipes

  106. 106
    Tax Payer says:

    Guido – your latest Telegraph link Seen Elsewhere ==> points to ITV.

  107. 107
    Cooper owes me £400 says:

    We paid – under duress – over £400 for a HIP. The HIP-guy wouldn’t go into the attic because ‘health and safety’ prevented him from climbing a ladder, but nevertheless he said the attic had no insulation. It’s full of insulation. He said our house had no double glazing – every window and door was double glazed. Basically a cut and paste job on his part, for £400.

    We explained to our (then) potential purchasers that the HIP was crap, and they just laughed and said there’s was exactly the same.

    They rightly ignored our HIP and hired a surveyor – as any normal person would do.

  108. 108
    Socialists = Sociopaths says:

    An asylum seeker who is taking lessons from Martin Day.

  109. 109
    Cooper owes me £400 says:

    “theirs”. Soddit.

  110. 110
    simples says:

    People don’t like Ed ‘cos they don’t like Labour. Any leader will be carrying the baggage of the Unions and the years 1997-2010.

  111. 111
    Engineer says:

    This British engineer thinks HS rail to be a spectacular waste of public money. That sort of investment in the existing network (including the reinstatement of some beechinged lines) would be a far more effective measure – and would benefit a far greater proportion of the population.

  112. 112
    BLOB CROW says:

    OW CAN ME LADZ KEEP THEM BRAZIERS BURNING GOIN AT THAT SPEAD, HEVRIBODDY OUT!!

  113. 113
    Anon says:

    I thought it was a product of a “union” between Martin Day and TaT.

  114. 114
    The Telegraph Low-brow Media 'Experience' says:

    Telegraph/ITV. Same thing nowadays.

  115. 115
    the stench of hypocrisy says:

    Also lets have full political and economic independence for Scotland and no more Scots MP’s sitting in Westminster.
    It may mean Alex Salmond forgoing future posh freebies like the men’s Wimbledon finals, where he hob-nobbed with John Major last weekend.
    But I’m sure the staunch left-winger wouldn’t mind…

  116. 116
    Anonymous says:

    ??? Have you seen her when forced to go off piste by even a nano amount from the line her minders have drilled into her ?
    Her voice rises to a squeaky shriek and she jumbles up her set text. More train crash than just a car crash.

  117. 117
    Davey says:

    I would have thought it is a no-brainer.

    Cameron benefits from every second Ed is the official opposition.

    Balls would be worse, but David Mili would be far better. Best not risk it for a Swisskit!

    The Conservative Party should keep him on life support just long enough for him not to be challenged during this term, then wheel in the serious firepower.

  118. 118
    COMRADE BOB CROW (ANNUAL SALARY £254,978) says:

    I NEED A LAYBUR LEEDUR 2 CARRY MY BAGS WHYLE I DRINK SHAMPAIN.

  119. 119
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    The police have said they will arrest those who protest against about the rights to protest, and So they aren’t “protesting” (an arrestable offence, police have told them) our supporters have taped their mouths shut and have joined arms outside the court! ( what a blidy joke) Fortnum and Mason meanwhile is milking the free advertising eh.

  120. 120
    Mine d'Boggles says:

    Bombardier is Canadian, isn’t it?

  121. 121
    Phantom says:

    Yvette Cooper – the Barbara Castle of New Labour. Hopeless, over-promoted and once the electorate gets used to that patronising look on her face, they’ll want to wipe it off.

    Flashman should eviscerate Ed as soon as and force another Labour leadership election within a year.

    Followed by the message from the coalition that they are unfit for government.

  122. 122
    Note to SABCAT says:

    It’s “WORKERS’ CO-OP”, FFS.

  123. 123
    chucka says:

    everything the left touch whiffs of shit

    rose talc nylon trousered pants wedged up your crack shit

  124. 124
    The Paying Public says:

    Yeah, he’s a total disappointment. Let’s get rid of him and have another election.

  125. 125
    Tessa Tickles says:

    The coalition have been giving us the message they’re unfit for government since mid-May last year.

  126. 126
  127. 127
    The Acid Test says:

    Would you let Ed Miliband kiss your daughter for the good of the Party?

  128. 128
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    dont hurry back.

  129. 129
    Gordon Brown says:

    my father would not allow us to used the word scrotum

    I sometimes wonder how things would have turned out if we has been allowed to

  130. 130
    The Golem says:

    Agree. Dave hasn’t worked for us since he was parachuted in at the last party leadership stitch-up. I’m intrigued by his apparently unshakeable belief that his behaviour won’t result in damaging political consequences for himself.

  131. 131
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    Yvette Cooper – supercilious, charmless, humourless. Perfect really.

  132. 132
    Fertra says:

    If Mrs Balls is the best they have, Labour are in dire straits indeed. She is the role model for staring wild-eyed, repeating the same words and telling porkies about what “people are not interested in”. In the spotlight, the inventor of the HIP would melt as quickly as the author of the last manifesto.

  133. 133
    Tessa Tickles says:

    Oh, I’d buy a TV to watch that! Sally’s struggle to survive as the muzzies close in. It’d be like the second-half of the Blair Witch Project, where Heather Donahue is shining a torch on her face. Crying, in fear for her life, “they’re outside, they’re here, they’ve found me, I don’t know how many, oh God, oh God.”

    Ratings would be off the scale. Especially for the last episode, with the beheading.

  134. 134
    misterned says:

    Yes, French Candian at that. HQ in Montréal, Québec.

    Hardly the death of a Great British Company. More like the downsizing of the British part of a Canadian Aerospace and rail company with global presence.

    Am I alone in thinking people are reading the name and confusing it with the Beer?

  135. 135
    Ed (Bernie Winters) is weird says:

    Listen very carefully. I shall say this only five times.

    These strikes are wrong at a time when negotiations are still going on. But parents and the public have been let down by both sides because the government has acted in a reckless and provocative manner. After Thursday’s disruption I urge both sides to put aside the rhetoric and stop it happening again.

    There you are. It couldn’t be any clearer.

  136. 136
    misterned says:

    I would back News International over the BBC any day of the week.

    Of course in 2002, when a missing Milly Dowler’s phone was being hacked and evidence allegedly tampered with, labour were wrapped up close and snuggly with Murdoch. Sharing information and concocting stories, leaking information to News International to splash as “breaking news” exclusives weeks or months later in cosy, nudge nudge, deals, whenever Blair needed political cover.

    Rebekah Brooks was a very close friend of the Blairs, remember? News International had the full confidence and co-operation and market assistance of the labour government.

    However, it was obvious to Murdoch who would be PM in 2010, and News International simply moved their support accordingly. Exactly the same as in 1997, when Blair travelled all the way to Australia to suck Murdoch’s cock.

    Labour supporters have such short memories.

  137. 137
    Mike Hunt says:

    Don’t forget UKIP split the Tory vote enough to rob them of an overall majority.

    Lesson 1: How to avoid this happening again.
    Offer a straight in or out vote on the EuSSR in the HoC, followed by a properly worded referendum with the result being legally binding.

  138. 138
    misterned says:

    She is a truly vile specimen. Her body language is equally repulsive and arrogant, her arguments whiney and shrill, her logic as equally flawed as her husband’s.

    She would be no threat to the tories. Who the fuck would vote for such a vile creature?

  139. 139
    YorkshireLad says:

    While Balls is in such a marginal seat, he’s got no chance of the leadership.
    Would Mrs Balls want the leadership?
    I tking Ed is doing a marvellous job…for the Tories

  140. 140
    misterned says:

    Labour polled 29% at the general election.

    Since then about 15% points worth of anti-government lib-dems joined labour, who they also despise. But these people would rather vote for the authoritarian war criminals, than anyone who is actually in government. (being anti-government refusniks and all).

    You would think that people who support a party would be delighted for their party to be in government. But when that fact destroys their own identities as “Victims of an unfair electoral system”, they would rather vote for the devil himself, than for their own party.

    They claim that they are unhappy, because the lib-dems are sharing power and policies with “the tories”.

    Well, what the fuck did they think would happen if they had got their beloved PR election system in? They would have to share power with labour OR tories depending on the election result.

    They want to have a Proportionate system of electing governments, but not if it means sharing power with other parties or compromising on policy???

    Those guys are total brainless fuckwits. No wonder they feel at home in the delusional, lunatic, reality-challenged labour party.

  141. 141
    Mike Hunt says:

    It’s all about who you ask..

    It wouldn’t surprise me to hear that the ring people up at home during the day when the people who work are out.

  142. 142
    Mike Hunt says:

    Totally agree about de-Beeching as a better alternative – I can’t work out how spending SHIT LOADS of (borrowed) money on HS2 is going to benefit anybody.

  143. 143
    BobRoberts says:

    Hell yes. I’d be up for a referendum to kick scotland out of the union… that’d be awesome. Rebuilding Hadrians Wall would make for a good bit of work for the construction industry to boot.

  144. 144
    Mike Hunt says:

    H already has:

    It’s a blank sheet of paper.

  145. 145
    misterned says:

    Yes we must remember the labour obsession with box-tickers and forcing entry into your home to assess and check that you comply with state and EU diktats.

    Always remember how bad labour was in power, how much they shoved their unwelcome noses into everyone’s business and private lives. How much they tried to measure and control everything and then charge us for the inconvenience!

    Always remember how shit labour were in power

  146. 146
    daedalus says:

    +1 million

  147. 147
    Anonymous says:

    British based you numpty; ergo British Jobs go. I’m sure those affected directly and in the supply chain wiil appreciate your tutorial in Geography.
    Will they be footing the benefit bill from Québec then?

  148. 148
    Handycock, No1 Trougher in Parliament says:

    What policies? We didn’t think we would be elected, so we could say anything we wanted. Backfired on us what?

  149. 149
    Trust me, I'm a Doctor says:

    You’re nuts.

  150. 150
    Quango says:

    Did I mention Labour – no.

    But we can agree both main parties are in hoc to Murdoch.

    And how is this a good situation?

  151. 151
    scary says:

    up close I’d rather be at a distance

  152. 152
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Does it matter which one of them becomes the new labour leader, after all they are all arseholes.

  153. 153
    I don't need no doctor says:

    You are a scrotum.

  154. 154
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Y. Cooper, she who feigns sincerity.

  155. 155
    Anonymous says:

    And Mr Ned I think you are alone and probably for most of the time too.

  156. 156
    M says:

    You get the leadership through the unions then they hold everyone to ransom
    So ed thinks an adult stand up show ( blue labour ) is the answer

  157. 157
    Sir Barrington Minge says:

    Just what Balls deserves

  158. 158
    Gooey Blob says:

    Harriet will probably insist upon an all-female shortlist for the next Labour leader. In practice, that would most likely mean a choice between Diane Abbott, Yvette Cooper, Harriet Harman, Hazel Blears and Jack Dromey.

  159. 159
    Gooey Blob says:

    David and Ed are two cheeks of the same backside. If Tweedle Dee were to replace Tweedle Dum Labour would be turned into a laughing stock. Ditching Ed would be an admission by proxy that David isn’t much good either.

  160. 160
    Mullah Omar says:

    I think it’s stoning for adultery.

  161. 161
    Same old conspiracy says:

    Complete bollocks of course. The polls also say Ed M is the worst leader, Balls is hated and that voters wouldn’t want to put Labour in charge of a school tuck shop, never mind the economy. Yet they want us to believe that they are at Blair 97 levels of support.

    Perhaps a look at the local election results are more indicative.
    Despite governing parties always polling less and opposition parties polling more than general elections, becuae of low turnout and high protest voting. The Conservatives out polled Labour 38% to 37% and Liberals on 18%. and that was with higher turnouts in Scotland and Wales, not exactly Tory heartlands. Milliband won 400 less seats than Hague in 1999 for god’ sake!

    And yet, the pollsters want us to believe that electoral history will be turned on it’s head in a general election by the governing parties doing worse than in the locals!!

    Mind you thes are the same pollsters that were putting Yes to AV ahead only a month or two before they got anialated.

    These are faked up media narrative polls. Oh Tories so unpopular narrative has been running since before the general election.

    Pollsters are part of left-wing media consiracy in this country that dictates that Tories are unpoular and Labour popular, until there is a real election that is.

  162. 162
    Honest View says:

    He’s only a disappointment if you expected anything other than glib speech-making. And who can put their hands on their hearts and say they expected more?

  163. 163
    genghiz the khan says:

    What a choice if you only have one bullet left.

  164. 164
    Sed Ed says:

    Aye Jack is a good looking bint!!

  165. 165
    A Modern Man says:

    Not many people know this – but in the 1970’s Jack used appear in fair ground side shows as the bearded lady!

  166. 166
    The wizz says:

    could it be perhaps, that the rolling stock is required to be delivered in this century?

  167. 167
    steam iron says:

    Funny old thing. Tender was placed by Nulab in 2008. So don’t blame the current gov as they had no choice in law.

  168. 168
    steam iron says:

    the energy cert is eu law (and pointless) the rest of the ‘hip’ was cooked up by Mrs balls to employ more NUT edukated thicktwats. In non jobs funded by real tax payers………………..

  169. 169
    Mrs. Colt says:

    choose the right calibre and get two for the price of one?

  170. 170
    Steam iron says:

    you’ll have to get someone to aim for you Mr. Omar what with only having one eye.

  171. 171
    Anonymous says:

    There are those who are of the opinion that the crime family known as the Jowells arranged their separation of convenience to circumvent the proceeds of crime act which could have seen their martital home being seized as it was purchased using said proceeds. I am sure this wasnt the case oh no.

  172. 172
    Anonymous says:

    She is an expert on creating straw man arguments ie making up a position which she falsely claims is held be her opponents then sets about tearing it down and claiming victory. Watch her next time she is interviewed its what she does best.

  173. 173
    I Hate Tesco AND the Pope says:

    Anonymous – fuck off. Professional agitators should be banned from these blogs. Guido – get off your arse, learn some basic English grammar and kick this “Anonymous” wanker into the long grass.

  174. 174
    Anonymous says:

    Professional – thanks.

  175. 175
    Fertra says:

    And even at this crap, she failed:

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/money/property_and_mortgages/article3123881.ece

    “They accuse Yvette Cooper, the Housing Minister, of poor preparation and say that she lost her nerve, leading to confusion, delays and watered-down packs. ”

    When Eddie finally combusts, Mrs Balls should be the #1 Tory choice for Labour leader.


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