September 1st, 2011

The Son of Brown Strikes Again

Adopting his old hero’s modus operandi, Ed has called for a coordinated G20 response to the latest financial crisis. Apparently it’s time for a “global Plan B”. Not content with being out of touch in the UK, Ed seems to be trying to tell every elected global leader that they are wrong too. Embarrassingly though, he doesn’t seem to realise that Gordon was actually Prime Minister when he was trying to carve a position on the international stage…

This one can be classified as a genuine Awkward Ed Miliband Moment.


133 Comments

  1. 1
    Rupert Murdoch says:

    G’day mate.

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    • 7
      BillyBob.... says:

      He is a very silly little boy !

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    • 8
      Anonymous says:

      One in three bosses will slash their workers’ pensions when new government rules come into force next year, a report warns today.
      Starting in October 2012, bosses will be forced to pay into a pension for all their workers for the first time in history.
      The report says the bosses who already pay into a pension for workers will simply cut other costs – and their employees will pay the price.

      Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2032372/A-bosses-slash-company-pensions-new-rules-come-year.html#ixzz1WgaYgvJT

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    • 21
      statist says:

      Maybe Libertarian Ed should look up the Banking Act of 1933 (USA), then consider when Hitler became Chancellor (and why), and what the 1934 Banking Act (Germany) and 1935 Banking Act (USA) brought about.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glass%E2%80%93Steagall_Act

      Is this not what’s most feared by financial services and liberal-democratic governments which rely on these banks to power their economies? Perhaps that should be worded so that it can be seen more clearly how our politicians really work ‘for’ the banks (it’s more obvious in the USA). The bluster from the banks about Vince Cable’s concerns is just very effective emotive vilification, in order to prevent regulation (of speculation).

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        Up sh1t creek says:

        I think you should worry that governments would try to steal more of people’s wealth by scams like the USA performed, also in 1933.

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executive_Order_6102

        You don’t actually think Hugo Chavez will get Venezuela’s gold back from the US and UK?

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        • 55
          Anonymous says:

          UK and US will always pay their debt as long as its in their own currency; they have enough paper and ink to print as much as needed.

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          • statist says:

            “UK and US will always pay their debt as long as its in their own currency; they have enough paper and ink to print as much as needed.”

            But isn’t that just at the expense of debasing their currencies?

            Printing money (aka quantitative easing) = inflation

            Real inflation (food, fuel, energy, clothing, housing etc) is currently running at around 10%, whereas the banksta’s are only offering 3% interest on savings.

            You do the math, as they say.

            Do you think gold is increasing in price (i.e. is a bubble) …OR…do you think that the currency it’s priced in, is just decreasing in value?

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    • 25
      Up sh1t creek says:

      The G20 engineered their own demise, the politicians and bankers in on the biggest theft that the world has ever seen, and you’re paying for it. Don’t think the G20 will sort out what they deliberately created.

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    • 31
      Barack Hussein Obama II says:

      Who’s Ed Miliband?

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    • 122
      M says:

      ( Toxic debt toxic government ) 13 years = socialist legacy
      you don’t clear up the pollution in 13 months

      Oh & let’s not forget other economic zones ( EU & America ) playing politics with their citizens finical lives

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  2. 2
    La' says:

    What a dork

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  3. 2
    Quantrill says:

    Never mind, Blunkett has just announced on radio 4 that liebour had “full employment” when they were in power. Delusional.

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    • 9
      BillyBob.... says:

      Yes, for the immigrants coming here !! I think their motto was British jobs for Foreign workers, or something like that !

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      • 13
        Stan Butler says:

        +1
        That has made me smile. Easily pleased..

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      • 32
        Enhance the communiteh experience says:

        +1
        And the ConDem scum are pushing through new planning laws so all these immigrunt w@nkers have somewhere to live at our expense ‘communities’ can expand.

        Just kick all the immigrunts out – end of problem.

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        • 58
          Anonymous says:

          Even Polish pensioners are moving to UK. Billy is missing today, he might have gone back to his country.

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        • 62
          statist says:

          More immigrants = more consumers

          Which is good for business as it means more profits.

          Remember our disposable incomes are falling at an alarming rate. How else are respectable bizzniss executives supposed to grow their profits (and bonuses) for christ’s sake.

          stagnant or declining profits = the sack

          The City is all for immigration (oh! and deregulation)

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  4. 4
    Anonymous says:

    For four years, every time a soldier’s body was returned home, the town’s residents lined the streets in a grateful and dignified tribute to our war dead.
    But for Wootton Bassett, the market town that became a symbol of the nation’s admiration for its Armed Forces, sunset yesterday was the end of an era.
    A simple ceremony was held to mark the fact that no more military repatriations will pass through the town.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2032306/Wootton-Bassetts-sunset-fairwell-town-marks-end-ceremonies-war-dead.html#ixzz1Wga1I6nq

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    • 27
      Up sh1t creek says:

      Tony Blair’s conscience will be put at ease (if he ever had one).

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      • 39
        Quantrill says:

        Ther was no way that was going to be allowed to continue. Too many memories of WW1.

        Shameful that people are being denied the opportunity to show their support for the troops, if not for the war.

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      • 46
        statist says:

        And yet today it’s announced that 4000 from the armed sevices will literally be given their marching orders.

        Some might cry ‘stabbed in the back’.

        But surely our boys (and girls, can’t be sexist these days) in the services are merely mercenaries of the state. They all voluntarily joined the services to go and shoot up johnnie foreigner. Maybe it could be construed as offensive defence?

        But the state doesn’t allow them to shoot up any old johnnie foreigner, only those ones who oppose liberal democracy. As those who oppose liberal democracy are usually bad for business. Funnily enough, they are usually the states that are opposed to usury as well.

        The banks, Wall St and the City really don’t like these anti-usury types. They truly are bad for business.

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  5. 5
    statist says:

    I not you have now stopped calling him Red Ed!

    What about Libertarian Ed from now on?

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  6. 6
    Polldaddy says:

    The BBC will not mention this petition for a referendum so I will:
    http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/356

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    • 15
      Stan Butler says:

      Signed!

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    • 29
      That's Going To Cost You says:

      The ESM Treaty is a licence to steal from taxpayers.

      http://www.parker-joseph.com/pjcjournal/2011/08/31/esm-treaty-eu-commission-mafia-at-work/

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    • 30
      statist says:

      these e-petitions are just a sop for the dopey masses.

      If they really cared for representative democracy then why don’t they simply just give us DIRECT e-democrcacy?

      (Just like they have in Switzerland…oh! but isn’t that where all the elites keep all of their money squiralled away?)

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      • 37
        David Camoron (traitor, thief and liar) says:

        This e-petition is an excellent example of my Big Society. And when it’s all signed, done and dusted, I’ll squat my big pink a’rse over it and bury it in the biggest turd you’ve ever seen.

        Toodle pip!

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      • 77
        A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step says:

        You may well be right, but the scheme for Road Pricing was dropped after 1.8m ppl signed the petition against it.

        The petition currently has 24,000 signatures, and if it gets to 100,000 then Parliament will have to debate it, otherwise it will stay off of the agenda which is exactly where Labour, the Lib Dems and the Tories want it.

        If it comes to a vote in parliament, then we will see clearly where the MPs stand, as if we didn’t already know, but at least they wouldn’t be able to lie about it at the run up to the next election. Remember the Lib Dems abstaining on the Lisbon referendum because they said they wanted an in/out referendum or nothing and Dave’s cast iron guarantee? Well they’re both in government now, so where’s our referendum?

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        • 131
          Parly Vous says:

          they don’t HAVE to debate it. It goes forward for consideration for a debate and then it will be ignored

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    • 53
      Hugh Janus says:

      Thanks, signed. However, without wishing to sound defeatist, it is one thing for 100,000+ people to sign up, but quite another for our idiot myopic politicians to do anything positive about it. Many of them see it as lucrative future employment when they get kicked out of office.

      For once in your miserable life Cameron, do something bold, something that requires a spine. Abandon the useless and tax-hungry Limp Dumbs and call an immediate referendum.

      Silly me, it isn’t going to happen, is it?

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  7. 14
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Public life = A life living off the public !

    Scum !

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  8. 16
    Andrew Efiong says:

    The plonker strikes again.

    We don’t need more international summits with their empty press releases. Brown’s infamous G20 summit in London unravelled within days, exposed as an expensive talking shop.

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    • 106
      labourunionsbbc we are one says:

      We like them at C4 and B-bbc, especially if there in a nice hot country with lots of posh restaurants and ‘nite’ life.

      Foreign jollies, on tax payers monies, all round!

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  9. 18
    Geoffrey G Brooking says:

    If Red Ed is calling for a global response does that not mean that he favours countries like the UK who have taken austere measures once again bailing out the tax and spend nutters yet again?

    How more out-of-touch can Red Ed get I ask?

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    • 133
      Handycock, No1 Trougher in Parliament says:

      I agree entirely with Ed’s economic position on this. Of course neither of us know f*ck all about economics as didn’t Gordon with his Phd in History.

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  10. 19
    you know it makes sense says:

    I’d like to start a petition for an, “Is Ed Bonkers”? pic, complete with clown face and ginger wig.

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  11. 22
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Coordinated action to reduce debts, common policies to reduce inflation, has Deadward got ADHD?

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  12. 23
    MrAngry61 says:

    RedEd is desperate for publicity – whether it’s flogging the dead NI horse or discredited economics.

    And the worst thing? He’ll be feted by the various B-BBC ‘news shows’, and be allowed to pose as a major league politico with ideas and responsibilities.

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  13. 28
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    His plan B is to print, tax and spend more.

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  14. 34
    nell says:

    What we need is one of those gurning youtube video thingie of militwit singing ‘too far too fast’ to some repetitive tune.

    Whilst he could never come close to matching gordon in his nastiness, militwit shows all the same signs of being unable to formulate sensible policies and of being unable to communicate with normal people.

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    • 42
      retardEd Milidroid says:

      The Government has acted in a reckless and provocative manner.

      After today’s disruption I urge both sides to put aside the rhetoric and stop it happening again.

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  15. 36
    Corporal Gaddafi says:

    Well, you’d better get used to him because he’s likely to become the next Prime Minister. People are increasingly disillusioned by u-turn Cameron and it is generally thought Cameron’s will be a one term (or turn) government. I know most on this right-wing blog will disagree and possibly show their displeasure in their usual foul mouthed way – but it won’t change the inevitable.

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    • 43
      Camoron makes Brown look sane says:

      “I know most on this right-wing blog will disagree”

      You ain’t from around here, are you?

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    • 46
      most on this right wing blog says:

      what a load of bollocks you c unt

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    • 48
      righty! says:

      Yes yer right we will so=
      f£$% off labour puppet !

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    • 49
      Displaced Brummie says:

      He will be party leader at the next election, will he?

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    • 51
      Anonymous says:

      I very much doubt your wishful thinking. Let’s face it Milibandwagon is useless, a charmless & pointless politician. He doesn’t stand a chance of winning a General Election. U turn Dave is a very lucky man to have face such a poor opposition leader!

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    • 56
      Stan Butler says:

      Cameron is a leftist loon who has rowed back or lied on nearly every promise he made before the election (no different than the other parties admittedly). He is weak on Europe, weak on the economy and weak on crime. The fucker will win the next election because he will offer huge tax cuts to buy votes in 2014. The Conservatives are not right wing, nor centre right. They are Blue Labour; a disgrace to Conservative values and a deep disappointment to right thinking moderate liberal conservatives in England.

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    • 60
      Sir William Waad says:

      The only thing we can forecast with certainty is that the future will be quite similar to the present, but different in ways that we didn’t expect.

      UK society and the UK economy are both, fundamentally, strong and can withstand a great deal of damage done by any politicians, so we would survive a Miliband government. It tales an exceptional level of stupidity and arrogance, of Brownian and Goodwinian dimensions, really to foul things up.

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    • 66
      Grumpy Old Man says:

      There is only one thing that will get the Looting Party into power before 2025 and that is if Camoran allows the lights to go out come the Winter. Reports of the elderly dying from hypothermia due to electricity cuts will finish both him and the Conservatives. Hopefully, it will finish the eco-loons as well.

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  16. 44
    Sir William Waad says:

    Miliband is Plan Z.

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  17. 45
    Displaced Brummie says:

    Ed displaying a “Not Stupid” sign?

    Complaints will be flooding in to the Advertising Standards Authority…

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  18. 50
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Lets be honest, the state has 3 tools to use, Tax it, Ban it or regulate(control) it.

    Most of the time the state makes the problem worse, that is why the smaller the goverment the less harm it can do on the real world.

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  19. 52
    The Stilton Eater says:

    Ah, the old “hold a summit” trick. It’s up there with demanding a public enquiry.

    Cover for having nothing useful to say.

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  20. 54
    Stan says:

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    • 57
      Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

      One man terrorist is another mans freedom fighter, only a 10-15 years ago Gerry adams was seen as terrorist (and in some circles he still is).

      One could aruge that the last 13 years of socailisim was terrorisim.

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    • 64
      Sir William Waad says:

      Hmm…they haven’t blown much up in recent years. Bin Laden is dead. Militant Islam has peaked and is beginning to go off the boil, outside the poorest and most ignorant parts of the world. If the war hasn’t exactly been won, it certainly hasn’t been lost.

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    • 103
      Hamspam Chowder says:

      Is that cockroach still around ?

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  21. 63
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Welcome to DOUBLE DIP BRITAIN !
    manufacturing shrinking faster now than for the last 26 months

    Time to fuck off Dave , and let Hague do the job !

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  22. 67
    Anonymous says:

    Looks like the arsonists want to tell the firemen how to put out the fire.

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  23. 68
    Infuriated of West Mids says:

    Ooh, look! Polly Toynbee’s holding a Q&A session on “class” on the Grauniad’s website at 3pm today.

    Wouldn’t it be just _awful_ if people posted some home truths…

    *walks away whistling, and sets watch alarm for 3pm*

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    • 69
      Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

      Only thing is , you know how comment is not free at the Guardian, the mods are true Nazis/socailists.

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      • 72
        Infuriated of West Mids says:

        True, but it helps me let of steam even just trying, and saves the life of many fluffy kittens that I would otherwise have to stamp on out of sheer anger and frustration… :-)

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        • 81
          Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

          Fair point , i have only ever posted on the site once, i used to like reading the comments , but since the last election there is more hate and bile on there than here(mainly from lefties).

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    • 70
      Infuriated of West Mids says:

      D’oh! I stupidly forgot to post the link! Damned shitty secondary education under Labour … *grumble* *grumble*

      http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/aug/31/polly-toynbee-class-q-and-a

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      • 88
        Corporal Gaddafi says:

        I’ve noticed that people who criticise Polly are often full of jealsoy that she has made a good life for herself. She is an excellent writer whether you agree or disagree with her views.

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        • 105
          Backwoodsman says:

          Boy, you really are delusional ! Polly is widely regarded as the poster gal for the whole smug, hypocritical, parasitical , beeboid/ grauniad chattering class. And you can’t get much further removed from reality than that !

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        • 107
          Hamspam Chowder. says:

          This is her sole claim to ‘fame’.

          In 2004 the Islamic Human Rights Commission awarded Toynbee the ‘Most Islamophobic Media Personality’ title in the Annual Islamophobia Awards

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        • 113
          Sir William Waad says:

          Her style isn’t all that good. For instance, from her opinion piece in Monday’s Guardian:

          “Class is a dangerous subject, taboo in mainstream politics. The riots brought out a rash of comment implying that there is one great, respectable middle class and an inexplicable underclass beneath, quite unconnected to what’s been happening to wages, incomes and the stretching of social bonds.”

          This contains some poor stuff. “A rash of comment” is a hackneyed phrase. “Incomes” largely duplicates “wages”. Grammaticallly, she should have written “what’s been happening to wages AND incomes and the stretching of social bonds”. There is an internal contradiction in stating that class is “taboo” and then stating that there has been a rash of comment concerning it. “One” in line two should be “a”, as it is not functioning as an indicator of number. The phrase “quite unconnected” is itself quite unconnected with any noun that it might govern.

          Compare Simon Jenkins, who is a far better writer, whether one agrees with him or not.

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        • 116
          Anonymous says:

          A particularly fat tapeworm could be said to have “made a good life for itself”.

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  24. 85
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    As capitalism slides deeper into crisis, Mr Fawkes plays silly games about Ed Balls and the rest of the shower.

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    • 89
      Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

      Capitalisim is not in crisis, it was socailisim (goverment intervention) that caused the problems.

      Gordon Brown rewarded failure, that is not captilisim.

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      • 91
        Corporal Gaddafi says:

        Well, if government intervention is socialism you must be very concerned about the present lot. And I recall the crone Thatcher did much intervention herself.

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        • 94
          Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

          Yes, freeing taxpayers of the burden of loss making union ruined industries.

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          • Corporal Gaddafi says:

            Sorry guys but I am off to enjoy the beautiful sunshine today. Have a good time bickering with each other and look outside and see what you’re missing – apart from the many of you that appear to under sectioned care for the mentally deranged.

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          • Benny Fitz-Clements says:

            See you down the Jobcentre later signing on ?

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          • BBC News (from the archives) says:

            Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s intervention in the financial markets today to free up the banking sector from state control was welcomed by Etonian David Cameron at a meeting of the school’s Fabian Society. However, eyebrows were raised when a visiting state school pupil, Andy Coulson openly supported Master Cameron’s call for further de-regulation. State-educated left-wing Master Coulson’s call will no doubt send shock waves around Westminster later.

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      • 117
        statist says:

        But Billy….the only socialist policy Gordon enacted was to save the banks and… defacto save crony capitalism.

        All of the (bank) profits were privatised and all of their debts were socialised.

        A real socialist would have nationalised the entire banking industry during the 2007/8 financial crisis. But Gordon didn’t. He’s a libertarian just like call-me-Dave is.

        Next you’ll be proclaiming that banks actually create wealth.

        You really do need to think a bit harder about these things.

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    • 121
      50 Calibre says:

      Socialism is not a bad concept. It’s the Socialists that fuck it up…

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  25. 93
    BBC News says:

    The Shadow Leader Ed Miliband today took on the leaders of the G20 and advised them to pull together to avert a further escalation of the global financial crisis. Meanwhile, David Cameron flees to Paris to avoid questions about his own strategy for the economy which commentators say matches his decision to employ ex-News of the World editor Andy Coulson, a decision which continues to send shock waves around Westminster.

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    • 114
      Channel 4 'news' says:

      We agree, and look homeless people have doubled since the Torie led coalition came to power.

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      • 115
        BBC News says:

        In other news, it was reported today that while Andy Coulson was in Downing Street, the level of homelessness doubled from its earlier all time low under the previous Labour government. This and the Prime Minister’s error of judgment in employing Andy Coulson continues to send shock waves around Westminster.

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  26. 97
    Ed the Axeman says:

    I wonder what the B stands for in plan B?

    Bankruptcy?

    Balls up?

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  27. 118
    Nina says:

    Milliband Minor has clearly never watched this robust comment on his mentor:

    I bet that DH would crush EM comprehensively.

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  28. 123
    Gordon Brown I saved the world. says:

    Buy back the 400 tons of gold I sold for $256 a ounce I understand its a steal today at $1.869 an ounce.

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  29. 126
    Anonymous says:

    miliband, the great unwashed, is a c’unt

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  30. 127
    Jimmy says:

    Well the alternative is to leave it to a government most of whom probably think the G20 is the new Ferrari. Asking Gideon his opinion would be funny, but cruel.

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  31. 128
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Just when you think Ed Miliband can’t get any more stupid he surpasses himself.

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  32. 129
    Anonymous says:

    “Apparently it’s time for a “global Plan B”.”

    Thought you agreed with that, but without giving it a new name.

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  33. 130
    Life is like a box of chocolates says:

    Run Forest Run!

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The lefties are attacking because the panellist is a millionaire and lives in a London home worth upwards of two million. Someone had best tell them he’s called Ed Miliband.


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