September 5th, 2011

Balls Invades Leeds

Today’s Yorkshire Evening Post has a rather boring story about Ed Balls being concerned about local road safety. However being photographed at the “junction of Melton Avenue and Sharp Lane” he’s not actually in his constituency. Everything to the left of the motorway on this map is actually in Hilary Benn’s seat. It seems like a pretty basic error for an MP not to even know where his own constituency starts and finishes, but as so often with Ed Balls, this is surely too much of a coincidence…

When the result of the Parliamentary Boundary review is announced, Leeds is expected to lose one seat – which is likely to result in an all out punch-up between Hilary Benn, who is currently in Leeds Central, and Balls who only just retained his neighbouring Morley and Outwood seat at the last election. It Looks like Ed is already parking his tank… 


203 Comments

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

    Does do anything apart spin , smear or plot?

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      Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

      Does Balls do anything i meant except spin,smear and plot?

      Then again he could bully into Ed Miliband that Benn should go to the other place?

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      Gooey Blob says:

      Benn has one major advantage over Balls: he is considerably more popular. Balls isn’t particularly liked by his own side, and if he does try anything underhand he won’t do himself any favours.

      Maybe this would be a good constituency for Labour to experiment with US-style primaries…?

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      • 49
        The voice of unreason says:

        I have a bottle of vintage champagne on ice awaiting the day when Balls gets kicked out of Westminster.

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          flip nit says:

          Then, unfortunately, he’ll be a permanent fixture at Pravda, until Liebour find him an even safer seat to loose.

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        • 183
          Not that Unreasonable says:

          I have a bottle of vintage champagne for when Balls gets kicked to within an inch of his life. In odd unreasonable moments, I hope he gets kicked two inches beyond that.

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      • 50
        misterned says:

        Hillary Benn, Like John Hutton, kept their heads down in the “secret” labour civil war 2005 – 2010 and played both sides. Hillary would slaughter Ed Balls in any primary contest.

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        • 70
          Grumpy Old Man says:

          I think your are right. Benn is part of the Labour Aristocracy. Balls is perceived as a greasy little carpetbagger. Balls will get a seat eventually, but inter-party warfare will be aggravated. Yummy.

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          • Hugh Janus says:

            “Balls is perceived as a greasy little carpetbagger.”

            Far too charitable.

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          • Iloathlefties says:

            Balls is just an…………….leftie asshole!!!!!!

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          • Jack Dromey (Ms) says:

            Benn H. is no better than Bollox.

            [audio src="http://www.totalpolitics.com/blogspot/HILARY_BENN_INTERVIEW_FINAL.mp3" /]

            Here he is (a) patronizing, then (b) annoyed, (c) rattled, and (d) angry — with a student interviewer FFS. Interesting listening in light of the Mail scoop from Libya.

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      • 72
        Tell it like it really is says:

        The question Balls wants the anser to is “How many thousands of postal votes can be manufactured, er…sorry….cast for him?”

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        • 76
          Ac/Dc/AC says:

          time to deploy Bevanite Ellie … get them out girl for the good of Balls … err … party!

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          forget the mallet...just take the one iron says:

          remarkable that one creep can be the object of so much derision…slimey scumbag needs a good talking to …yvette…sort him out luv theres a gel

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          • Thick Northern Labour Voter living high on the hog with benefits thanks to mug taxpayers says:

            Who cares they’re both equally incompetent and will carry on feeding the benefit spongers.

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    • 117

      Bugger all this Bollocks about Balls!!!!!!!!!!! Tommy Robinson has been arrested by Plod and thrown into the Bedford Gulag. Seems you cant even have an opinion in this country without the the Government wanting to throw you in Prison!!

      PS No sign of Blair or Brown being arrested for passing on details of Libyan dissidents to Colonel Gaddafi. Seems its OK to be an accomplice to torture but totally unacceptable to be a proud Englishman!!

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      • 180
        Therese Mayhem says:

        Tommy R is apparently on hunger strike: which is just as well as the j*hadists who run the jail have promised to poison his food.

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  2. 3
    The Sheikh Of Arabeee says:

    Once a fucking lying fat fucking bullying fucking c u n t w a f t…..

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      East India Company wallah says:

      Mind you he was clever enough to surround himself with some porkers to make himself look slim

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  3. 5
    Kered Ybretsae says:

    Might not know where his constituency is. But knows where his expence forms are

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  4. 8
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    [Yawn]….he’s a nothing – a nobody, Guido. Don’t know why you’re even giving him the oxygen of any publicity.

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  5. 9
    MrAngry61 says:

    IMO Balls is just seeking publicity & a local bandwagon to jump on, and it made more sense to use a pensioner’s death in Benn’s constituency rather than going to the trouble of arranging something similar in his own one…

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    Janet Streetwise Porter says:

    Damien McBride’s already on the case…..I have an email from him explaining why it’s kind of appropriate that Hilary Benn has a girl’s name…..

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    • 29

      This Euro crisis isn’t going away.
      Its time for Brazil and India and Russia and China to join the Euro and the EU.

      firstly, they will be able to bail out the Euro debts.
      Secondly, we can them hamstring them with bureaucratic legislation, green energy costs and minimum wages and make their industry as uncompetitive as possible.

      Its a win-win.
      We get their cash.
      They get social democratic wealth redistribution and a grading of the differences between income bands, and a raft of human rights legislation.

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  7. 11
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Ed Balls makes Hitler look like a saint.

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  8. 12

    “I never wanted to win the seat anyway. I was only standing as a favour to Ed Miliband.”

    Ed Balls on his 2015 electoral defeat by 10,435 votes.

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  9. 13
    Displaced Brummie says:

    Typical Balls, though.

    “First, I attack my own side! And then? Well… then maybe I’ll think about taking on the Tories! But first, I think I might have to destroy my real enemies, everyone else in the Labour Party who could thwart my ambitions!”

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  10. 14
    Crikey says:

    Who feeds the delusions of people like Brown and Balls, leaving them susceptible to a blind sense of entitlement?

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  11. 15
    botzarelli says:

    To be fair, Middleton Park ward looks to be an odd one to be in Leeds Central and would fit with Morley and Outwood better. If Leeds is to lose a seat Leeds Central makes a lot of sense – about as near to a rotten borough as you can get with one of the lowest turnouts in the country. As almost no-one votes there you hardly need redistribute those wards to other constituencies.

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  12. 16
    Billy Blofeld says:

    You have to put your money on Ed balls over Hilary Benn.

    Balls has years and years of back stabbing, smearing and internal plotting experience.

    What are the markets saying about Balls winning this cuckoo contest?

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    • 127
      Yvette says:

      Hubby even has that depression in the small of his back that baby cuckoos have (for a while), enabling them to hoik the other nestlings over the edge and out, one at a time.

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      • 148
        Anonymous says:

        Is their any truth in the rumour that Harriet Harmans sister will be parachuted into the New Leeds seat as soon as an all man shortlist is announced.

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  13. 17
    nell says:

    Hmm.

    balls – an unpopular brownite within his own party – tainted by the expenses scandal – paper thin majority at the last election – reputation for bullying

    benn – popular with labour grassroots – one of the few mp’s to have kept irreproachable expenses – decent majority in his constituency at the last election of 2000plus – reputation for being gentlemanly

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    • 20
      Sainted Aunt says:

      So that would mean Balls’ is the more successful?

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      • 34
        Gooey Blob says:

        Benn is the more popular candidate, but Balls will probably be favoured. That’s the way the British left do things. Few of those at the top of the PLP have the sense they were born with, but it doesn’t stop them telling everybody else how to run their lives.

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          Ac/Dc/AC says:

          Obergruppenb’stard Balls proclaims his Tausend Jahr Reich…

          “vot ever is not mandatory is verboten
          and vot is not verboten is mandatory! SIEG BALLS! SIEG BALLS!”

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  14. 18
    Sam Cam and the WindFarm Scam says:

    You’re either IN

    or you’re OUT!

    And blinky isn’t one of us.

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  15. 19
    Yvette Cooper says:

    Stop all being so nasty. Eddsy Weddsy is a cudderly bunnywunny and I luuuvvve him!

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    • 23
      Aunty Harriet says:

      There There Whyvette dear!

      We all know you love him

      And pet him

      And call him your little eddy-weddy-beddy.

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    Little Miss T says:

    Even the liebor voters in the area don’t want balls.

    Mind you – a Liebor town councillor was called into a meeting with him and forced to resign after it was found that he was harrassing his neighbours and even assaulted one!

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  17. 22
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Lets face Labour have invaded in so many other things that is not theres.

    Pensions, savings,wages, forigen countries, civil libs etc

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      I Hate Tesco AND the Pope says:

      It’s “theirs.” Please learn some spellings and syntax, or do you think it should be “sin tax,” you semi-literate twat? What the hell does “forigen” mean, apart from the simple fact that you played truant as a kid?

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    Yvette wouldn't recognise the truth if it valeted her volvo says:

    oh he rides one of those alright and plenty of others according to my mood

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      Mike Hunt says:

      Fucking plastic police, he should have told them to fuck off and carried on. They can’t arrest him as they don’t have the power.

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    • 154
      Anonymous says:

      The local community should demand that these two cocks be sacked as well as any knobjockey of a supervisor who attempts to defend their actions. Its time The Police were defested of these tits !

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  20. 26
    Vickie Vermin. The pest u can't well. says:

    Dat tank is well kool. I is gonna get it to go riot n tings in New Look. Kool.

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  21. 30
    Geoffrey G Brooking says:

    He’s also in a local rag today buying some flowers for someone.

    What is he up to I wonder?

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  22. 33
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Labourlist resort to ficton again

    http://www.labourlist.org/norways-progress-party—a-modern-conservative-party-or-the-ideo

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    Stepney says:

    Actually the other nearest constituency that Balls could invade is Yvette’s.

    What a punch-up over the muesli* that would be.

    * That’s the muesli which hitherto was part of the monthly Waitrose groceries that we forked out £800 a month on before the Balls household was forced to cancel our largesse.

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      nell says:

      what makes you think they’ve cancelled out our largesse? last I heard they were still living off it – it’s just that groceries are now renamed as essential travel expenses or some such thing.

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    nell says:

    I wonder what he’s going to do when he’s voted out as an mp next time around?

    Anybody know any taxpayer funded leftwing think tanks that’ll give him £100k pa to keep himself in the manner to which he has become accustomed?!

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    Balls, lying bastard extraordinaire says:

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      The Observer says:

      It is difficult to believe that this backstabbing lying bastard is still in Westminster.
      But there again there are still far too many like him in that place.

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    uk Fred says:

    If the Tories had put a candidate up in Morley at the last election instead of a wet-behind-the-ears boy then they might have managed to get rid of Balls.

    The other point is that the former seat of Morley and Leeds south, as held by Merlyn Rees, comprised Middleton Park, Belle Isle, Morley North and Morley South wards. I would expect many of the local lie bore party would see this as being part of the Morley constituency.

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  27. 44
    Balls, immigration immigration immigration says:

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      Helmetthehoody says:

      The only people too address/answer the actual question were first and last of the five.. No worries, am off shopping wearing my balaclava..

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    Article 38 says:

    How unfortunate that the selected picture of a tank is a German one from the last unpleasantness between our two countries. It’s not as if Ed Balls would use military relics from that time for amusement is it?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1062940/I-obeying-orders—Schools-Secretary-Eddie-Balls-dressed-German-officer.html

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  29. 46
    Vickie Vermin. The pest u can't control says:

    Well anoyed now

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  30. 51
    BringBackGordonBrownAsPM says:

    He along with Gordon showed fantastic leadership in the current downturn.

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  31. 54
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Wheres the little thumbs up / thumbs down thingies gone ?

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  32. 55
    AC1 says:

    I’m not sure I follow Guidos train of thought. No-one would accuse Balls of being a nationalist.

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  33. 60
    BringBackGordonBrownAsPM says:

    The Tories want a final solution for the poor.

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    • 66

      And I have that final solution.
      Give the poor all the rich’s money.
      Then the poor will be rich and the rich poor.

      The new rich, being grateful for no longer being poor, will be happy to give generously to the new poor, who were rich.

      I think I’ll call this idea …tax credits.

      Gordon Brown MP

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      • 71
        Tito Gobbi says:

        Except the ‘new rich’ would blow it all on KFC, drugs, WKD, bling, faux ‘sportswear’, scratch cards and so on.

        Then they would be the ‘newly new poor’, while the former rich would just be ‘the poor’.

        The ‘newly new poor’ would complain about how disadvantaged they were compare to ‘the poor’.

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      • 191
        Anonymous says:

        You forgot the bit where half the money is siphoned off by unionised white collar labour clients in northern towns thus funding a giant labour client state.

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  34. 64
    Tito Gobbi says:

    I think he rides the Pansy Camp Waggon myself (in secret of course).

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  35. 69
    Edinburgh Dogshite On A Motorbike says:

    Ballsup!

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  36. 73
    A Perfectly Fine Pair Of Lungs says:

    Stupid Balls!

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  37. 74
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    BarackObama Today we celebrate the hard-working folks across America who show time and again there’s nothing this country can’t do. Happy Labor Day. 49 minutes ago · reply · retweet · favorite

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  38. 75
    annette curton says:

    Why the tank, I thought he was parachuted into Morley and Outwood like a thief in the night.

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    Ah! Monika says:

    Balls gives balls a bad name

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  41. 86
    Mike Naylor says:

    I am not a fan of Ed Balls but he does seem to know what he is talking about.

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  42. 87
    blue34 says:

    I bet its not the only time the honourable member has been in another mans seat

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  43. 90
    Mike Naylor says:

    You all seem to have a thing about Balls, time to come out the closet?

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  44. 93
    blue34 says:

    As wedie Benn would say

    Keep your wanks off my lawn

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  45. 94
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Balls – liar, in denial, scum, and that’s his better qualities.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    DMiliband profile

    DMiliband Good points by Ed at PLP meeting on quiet crisis facing Britain’s families. 5 minutes ago · reply · retweet · favorite

    yeah yeah , now tell us what you really think?

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  47. 98
    Dianne Abbott *c* raps says:

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  48. 100
    Gordon Brown says:

    First!

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      Dhimmi Cameron says:

      Forty-four people sitting on a coach when it breaks down and comes under attack by 100+ shrieking members of the Religion of P—-. A woman passenger is punched in the face and kicked. The windows are systematically smashed with bottles, poles and street furniture.

      Guess who gets arrested by the Met’s finest arrest?

      No surprise there then.

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      • 189
        Marmite says:

        Clocked that one too Dhimmi. Amazing isn’t it how having the word ‘English’ in your organization automatically qualifies you for police attention. Now, anything to do with m U s L i M s and you’re automatically innocent! I want my feckin country back!

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        • 196
          Quantrill says:

          That’s what happens when the polite service is politicised. Harder to understand is why Cameron and his buddies are now pursuing the same agenda as Liebore re the far right.

          Democracy, don’t make me laugh.

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  50. 113
    Anonymous says:

    Boy, 13, dies after street attack in Kilmarnock, ‘shocking and a shame and my sincere condolences to the family and all that but seriously ….’

    Jon Wilson, who lived in Gateside Place, Kilmarnock, was left seriously injured following an incident near Queen’s Drive at 02:40 on Sunday

    At 13 years of age, WTF was he doing out at 02:40 in the F*CKING morning! FFS sake!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-14785168

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  51. 120
    Mr Schadenfreude says:

    Hello. My name is Mr Schadenfreude. And I feel knackered. That Johann Hari confession has exhausted all my supply.

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  52. 125
    Yvette Ball-Scooper says:

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  53. 128
    Balls to Huddersfield says:

    Could it be Lord Sheerman of Blackheath?

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  54. 132
    tube_thumper says:

    oh thats really made my day
    just looked back and the rich and mark or is it mark and rich cartoon

    what utter shit. its not even newsworthy. no gordon and alastair because they cant draw gordon. these cartoons are so bad they compare toe cringingly with the worst bits from the x factor.

    However i would love to sit in their office on a monday a wait for the comments then take them for a beer or ten and see if they can draw something the the late editions

    can you imagine!!!!

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  55. 133
    Michele Bachmann says:

    Don’t forget to tune in to CNN, where I am participating in Senator Jim DeMint’s Labor Day Freedom Forum.

    Thank you very much for your support,Guido.

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  56. 134
    Mr Benn says:

    Ed Balls is *so* common! He bought his own furniture… on expenses, of course.

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  57. 135
    Kick em up the arse says:

    Watching Homes from Hell. Quite disgusting the way these squatters behave. They took over a couple’s home and turned it into an absolute shithole. They were eventually evicted but as they left they were verbally abuse to the couple. And yet it’s the couple who work for a living who get condemned by the left and the squatters are portrayed as folk heroes. Of course, the very same lefties who celebrate the squatters have nice lavish homes *cough*Polly*cough*Toynbee*cough* and would use the law to the limit if any squatters took over their houses.

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  58. 141
    nell says:

    You have to have some sympathy with balls – he’s labour and part of his constituency is hardworking dusk to dawn rural. labour doesn’t understand real life, hardwork or rural so of course he wants to move into welfare benefit dominated urban areas – leeds will do!

    http://www.thisisnorthdevon.co.uk/Tourist-kicks-stink-smell-dead-fish-fishing/story-13251463-detail/story.html so of course he wants to move into urban areas – leeds will do!

    It’s like this idiot above who took offence at caught fish on the working harbour in ilfracombe or like the urban uneducated fools who complain about sunday morning church bells in villages when they move out of the towns or cockerels at the bottom of their garden that crow at dawn or tractors in nearby farmyards that start work at 7am.

    labour – they don’t do hardwork or reality!!

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  59. 145
    purplehelmets says:

    http://www.progressonline.org.uk/campaigns/the-purple-book/

    The future for Labour

    Christ on a bike.

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    • 163
      Ah! Monika says:

      Nuff said.

      List of contributors: Ed Miliband / Peter Mandelson / Douglas Alexander / Paul Richards / Tristram Hunt / John Woodcock / Patrick Diamond / Alan Milburn / Liam Byrne / Rachel Reeves / Frank Field / Liz Kendall / Tessa Jowell / Caroline Flint / Jenny Chapman / Jacqui Smith / Ivan Lewis / Andrew Adonis / Steve Reed / Paul Brant / Stephen Twigg / Robert Philpot

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  60. 147
    Hello Darling says:

    Darling’s on Newsnight. I hope Paxman asks him about his remarks on Brown.

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  61. 149
    albacore says:

    Sorry, folks, this is OT and it’s probably been posted already but whoever wrote the offending addendum and is now in deep poo should get a knighthood:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-14788731

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    • 161
      A human being interested in the continuum of the species says:

      Welcome to the straight-jacket society. Unfortunately there will not be a happy ending. Stock up on the ol’ baked beans and get ready for the head-on “discussion” with those who like to redistribute your hard-earned.

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    • 164
      Joss Taskin says:

      The Left’s ‘positive discrimination’ agenda has been inculcated deep into people’s minds. How about having zero discrimination and deciding these things on merit ??

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      Ah! Monika says:

      Which reminds me.

      A young girl from Iran over here to study at a Manchester University, had a massive stroke and has been left severely disabled. HMG brought her parents over to support her whilst in hospital and upon release housed them in a modified ground-floor flat and provided a second hand car. They will remain here on benefits for the rest of their lives. A sad story and one can be proud of a country which responds in such a way. Civilized.
      BUT how come the soldier ( above ) is worth so much less?

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  63. 151

    I wish Ed could Leed by the Balls.

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  64. 152
    Hello Darling says:

    Darling’s just done the govt a massive favour and pissed on Miliband. He told Paxman he doesn’t think there’ll be a double dip recession. :-D

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  65. 153
    A human being interested in the continuum of the species says:

    O/T – sorry – had to get pen to paper on this….

    LSE and Guardian to analyse riots……

    I think they should have consulted Saif as he has some very recent experience of these kind of going’s on……

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/sep/05/reading-riots-study-guardian-lse.

    Seriously – the guardian and the LSE (supposedly non-political) –
    that’s ‘ffing-unbelievale

    Is it me or has the world gone completely bonkers?

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  66. 159
    Clarence says:

    Ed Balls has a massive head. It’s huge.

    Gaia only knows what he keeps in there.

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  67. 165

    Ed’s pre election meeting.

    “So ..we’re all agreed..Endogenous growth theory..too far, too fast..Tory cuts cause cancer…blah,blah blah.
    Ok..Now to the serious bit. Our campaign leaflets. What have you got team? Lets start with you, Muckraker.

    “I’ve got ..look at his glasses! This guy Hillary is a p-a-e-d-o for sure…Just look at him. So would you like him visiting YOUR school and talking to YOUR child? Of course not ..He’s even got a girls name. That can’t be normal.Maybe he cross-dresses. Maybe he’s a fairy? Its up to you. But I don’t take risks with children. Vote BAllS”

    Yeah, ok ..Smearstain?

    “I’ve gone for “He’s a veggie! A lefty academic, carrot crunching weakling. How much stamina can he have? No energy these green bastards. His dad is the only person who likes him. And his dad still uses tapes.F*cking reel to reel tapes. Not even CDs. This family wouldn’t know a BluRay if it smashed their Lenin glasses. Who the F*ck would keep a tape of anything that windbag says? ..”

    Hmmm, No, not hard enough. Assassin? What have you got.

    “Benn is a twat.
    Vote BAllS. He’s the only politician with the REAL Cojones .
    Trunks of spunk. Two balls, balls is the man to let you have it. Right in the kisser.
    So vote for Ed Teabagger…or you’ll never see your kids alive again. Capice?”

    That’s it..that’s the one..!

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    • 167
      Ed Bollocks says:

      And do something about this campaign office too.
      Kick in the walls and piss on the carpet before we have to give it back.
      Tossing landlords. Think they own the place.

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      not a machine says:

      yvette : I think you should list your ministerial achievements , you know show your more heavyweight economist intellectual side .

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    First and last ;)

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  69. 172
    HenryV says:

    Surely the Goodwife Cooper will give up her seat and return to run the family home?

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    FFS! says:

    Just watched Toilets Maguire on Press Preview (what they want you to think…) on Sky.

    The tooser is an utter fruitcake, is he on drugs?

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      HenryV says:

      That is unfair on fruitcake. I like fruitcake. Fruitcake is lovely.

      Macguire isn’t lovely. I switch him off. But I do wonder about the health of his pension, what car he drives, whether he has private health care, whether he has a second home, whether he knowingly supports others who abuse others for less than minimum wages (nannies, tradesmen such as builders,) etc. etc.

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  71. 176
    Labour all the way says:

    Tories are scum!

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  72. 177
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Thanking you my good frinds Call me Dave and backstairsBilly.

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  73. 178
    Billy`s inane tweets says:

    SallyBercow This is awesome. Hilarious! >>RT @Konnolsky: In praise of Michael Gove, Toby Young, #FreeSchools and the Workhouse > http://t.co/eb9FG4u” 20 minutes ago · reply · retweet · favorite

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  74. 182
    Tony Blair says:

    Ask me my priority in government and I will tell you three words: rendition, rendition, rendition.

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  75. 185
    Hague the Vague says:

    I ask you, why did we let Moussa Koussa go awol? I’m asking you because it’s a very good question.

    It’s a question I haven’t got an answer to yet.

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    not a machine says:

    The day progressed with a fair ammount of bangs and whooshes , although the return to the EU euro debt firework had a bit more worry , in that no one now seems to know what the thing will do . Obamas new liability rob on sub prime is all the more odd considering BOA recent activities . Again though where was the EU leadership , given some positive signs had come from Ireland , it appeared that if Greece Italy and Spain got there austerity packages working , might have stabilised , why transfer cash from one indebted currency to another .

    The PMs Libya statement was very thoughtfull although the oppositions new tone was interesting as well as the look on faces.

    Rumpole of studio 5 , had a number of thoughts most of which got ironed out , pretty clear witness cross examing is not on , quite if it reveals things like variations in regional standards ,or nodding off , or invents the televisual prosecution lawyer . SKY Justice 1 , who knows .

    Murdo Frasers new thinking is a little shocking , although it has potential , but I am unsure how the union bit will work . I have always considered the SNP as a bit of a fraud , as they are in fact pro euro socialists utilising independence wedges.I can see why scottish people vote for them in part because they have come to think of the union as some sort of uncessary and irelevant choice in destiny , rather than a more reliable bedrock that has wetherd so many evils and difficulties . I rather think that when the socialist truths begin to take there toll then it may change , but if they want to learn it via there own democrcay centre , a unionist party should be there to at least give choice and argue it .I maintain the Union will have natural ecnomic benefits in the long run .

    slightly bigger guns rolled out for new planning backing , I perhaps was rough with Greg in what I said , but I was alarmed and still am , I didnt mean to maime and was hoping it would be fairly obvious why a different solution was needed .The figure of £3bn to the exchequer is an interesting one , George and Eric are determined to win this one , I dont know in what context “winning this one ” is being used , what defeats have caused such new resolution ? are some of us greenies such wrong headed anti conservatives , I mean what if i could make a perfectly sound argument on why you should not build on green fields now , economically , rather than assuming it emminates only from pinko thinking , I mean what if your figures are wrong , what will “winning this one “mean then? , what if you havent factored in climatic effects to agriculture properly , what if a food buffer was worth £10bn over a finance measure ?? I mean if ” you cant eat concrete” doesnt translate well enough , how about stable food prices if close to market may become necessity.

    Kevin Mcguire finished it off nicely , he was perhaps under orders to only mention the left office or near retirement names , as labour are clearly trying to bury the past and have a political spring .He went into overdrive though on temps rights , oh yes that clash with , vince the sage that bites back , the presenter was right on the button in how SMEs work differently to big corps often feeling the ecnomic weather much more directly , Kevin of course has never had to run an SME or survive without expenses . He did at least recognise the deep do do of the deal in the dessert .
    Jeff Randel had me in stitches , quite tragic if the ruin was watching , “he was never elected as labour leader nor as prime minister , isnt there a lesson somewhere about letting weirdos get the top job and democratic systems” (not verbatim)

    Clegg didnt make that much sense I fail to see what the difference is between cash reserve and small profit is , and Darlings prognosis on what to do on NN , explained nothing nor had any (wait for it ) any figures on cuts or what to cut , not cut as fast , does not explain where you are wasting the most , as sky papers review pointed out , you would not have had tripl A rating on Darlings plan and god knows what it would be with Balls borrowing out of recession idea.

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    The_Mad_Celt says:

    Hilary sounds to me too much like a girl’s name.
    Does that no make Hilary an automatic Harridan Harper “A” list candidate for Leeds?

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    nell says:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/8743285/Final-MP-under-expenses-investigation-to-be-charged-today.html

    balls and his wife may have got away with their flipping and expenses troughing but at least margaretmoran is to be charged . Good.

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    albacore says:

    Ho hum. Is Fawkes still in the land of nod? Seems El Rotundo, celebrity-wise, is about as unsaleable as you can get considering how long and how deep he’s been into Labour’s machinations and parliamentary shenanigans in general.
    I like that tank in the picture, though. Now, there’s a challenge for model builders. Would you use a single-action or double-action airbrush for that freehand camouflage pattern; and how far would you thin the paint to avoid clogging and spatter? Dependent on the scale, of course.

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    Conundrum says:

    Nice photo, he looks like that Ratko Mladic bloke!

    Both very nasty bullies.

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    Panzerfaust says:

    Ah yes, the favoured transport for all good socialists, whether national or otherwise.

    Most particularly suitable for the “Unite” stosstruppen.

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    Dane says:

    Is that Hilary Benn, or Arsene Wenger he’s running over there?

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