September 16th, 2011

Ed Begs For Friends

This was just emailed to the entire Labour supporters email list. There is something quite touching, a little sad perhaps, about Ed asking for mates:

Dear Guido,

When I became Leader of the Labour Party a year ago, I said that we had to be a party that looked outwards, not just inwards.

Over the last 12 months, I’ve been working hard to live up to that, by listening and learning from people all over our country.

I’ve been talking to people in shops, factories, High Streets – and I’ve been using social media too.

Now, Google have invited me to have a profile on Google+ and I want to invite you to join me.

You already use Gmail, so the next step to keeping in touch using Google+ is easy – just add me to your circles.

If you’re not signed up yet, I have 150 invites to share and I’ll be giving them to people who respond to this email. Click here for an invite.

I hope to speak with you soon.

Ed Miliband
Leader of the Labour Party

A nice bit of free advertising for Google.

It seems it’s not just the Tories that they have under the thumb…


83 Comments

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

    Guido, he has to reach out, he cant even win a home tie (TUC conference)

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    • 17
      Fiscal Gerrymandering says:

      Perhaps Ed can ask all the bankers that he, Gordon and Balls were intensely relaxed about getting filthy rich during their Treasury stewardship to put their hands in their pockets and help out.

      Things can only get better – Doesn’t sound so catchy now, does it

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    • 36
      The BBC's unofficial spokesperson says:

      This is disappointing.
      The only network that Ed needs to communicate his words of wisdom is the BBC.

      We are not happy and unlike Google+, we are not free either.
      We may have to consider interviewing a Tory and not interrupting during the first 5 seconds – this will scare Ed in to ‘coming round’ to our way of thinking.

      Thank you for your money.

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  2. 2
    Damocles says:

    I’m sure he only ever entered left wing politics to try to meet women. Actually I’m sure people only ever enter left wing politics to try to meet women.

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  3. 3
    Up sh1t creek says:

    Ed Miliband is a bloody cheapskate, using someone else’s free service.

    Who does he think wants to sign up to giving your life details to Google.

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

    Guido, It reads like a 12 year old boy asking a girl if she wants to go on a date.

    If Ed wrote it then maybe he is trying the human touch, If on eo f his spinners/spads done it then its either a pratical joke or they think voters are mentally retarded.

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    • 34
      What a plonker. says:

      Only Labour voters .

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    • 47
      smoggie says:

      …by listening and learning from people all over our country.

      I’ve been talking to people in shops, factories, High Streets…

      Basically he’s saying that he’s “all ears”. I’d have said he’s all nose.

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      • 75
        Jim says:

        Obviously he is not talking to the five million people who have no visible means of financial support and claim Benefits to live.

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    • 56
      lola says:

      Yeah. A crummy little classrooom note.

      Grubby little weasel.

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    • 81
      P. Doff says:

      And Google wouldn’t have invited him to join… someone else (a cocksucker, minion, Welsh git perhaps) already on G+ would have sent the invite as part of his/her allowance. Still, he had to make it sound more important than it/he was.

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  5. 5
    Bled White Taxpayer says:

    Google+ invited me a couple of months ago. Easy to refuse as I don’t want my details being harvested. But it’s a sorry thing that the leader of a national political party has to wait a couple of months longer than a completely unknown middle aged man before he gets an invite.

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  6. 6
    MrAngry61 says:

    Labour tries to establish yet another left wing social network – as if there wasn’t enough shit spouted on the existing ones.

    RedEd is irrelevant to the young and probably the private sector workforce. As are all of the other mainstream politicians.

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  7. 7
    Grammatical Pedant says:

    What is an invite ffs? It isn’t a noun. Does he mean an invitation?

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  8. 8
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Ask Ed # on Twitter was a such a success thanks to all of Ed’s friends from this site.

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  9. 9
    Peter Hain says:

    When I have finished promoting myself organising the mine rescue, I will be pleased to help Ed out.

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  10. 10
    Dick the Prick says:

    Wonder if Stiffanny Flanders ever touches herself yearning for Milipede’s lustful embrace

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  11. 11

    I be seeing cracks growing in that there Liebour party…

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  12. 12
    Adrian Mole says:

    “I’ve been talking to people in shops, factories, High Streets – and I’ve been using social media too”

    Wow, what a leader this guy is. I am impressed. Sign me up. I’ll be your friend Ed.

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  13. 13
    David Miliband says:

    He’s no friend of mine.

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  14. 15
    Sir Tim Berners-Lee says:

    I didn’t invent the internet for this!!

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  15. 16
    Engineer says:

    Maybe this is cynical, but what’s the point of expoliting every last communication method known to mankind if you’ve nothing to say?

    Is there anything on Ed’s blank sheet of paper yet, bar doodles and coffee-mug rings?

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  16. 21
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Ed Miliband must be a Tory plant or the Labour party are stupid.

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  17. 22
    Not suprised says:

    Dear Ed

    I wud luv 2 b ur frend but Google+ wont let me

    Luv

    Facebook

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  18. 24
    Bogeyman says:

    I’m sure there must be a one-eyed bogey-chewing Scottish shirt-lifter just gagging to meet him somewhere online.

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  19. 26
    Backwoodsman says:

    At first glance at the photo, it looked like he was wearing a strait jacket – must be an old one of gordons that nursey forgot to pack !

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  20. 29
    twat watch says:

    What a tosser. Is he attempting to find his cock to knock one out on web cam?

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  21. 29
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

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  22. 31
    Páidi says:

    I’d have more sympathy if he called them ‘invitations’ not bloody ‘invites.’ Oooo that makes my blood boil, a grammatically illiterate leader of the opposition, whatever next? A woman PM?

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  23. 39
    Prisoner Fletch says:

    Hi Red Ed Just Naff off…..you are a loser…………………..thankfully

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  24. 40
    Titford Hat says:

    Shops and factories? What about the millions of office workers and pensioners? The pensioners the Labour party has destituted with low interest rates and trashed pensions and rampant inflation.

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    • 51
      smoggie says:

      They’ll be dead soon and maybe will have only one election vote left. It’s da yoof dat Labour is reaching out to now. Didn’t you see Gordon’s youtube vid?

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  25. 41
    Fuck the BBC says:

    Fat Steph Flanders will be signing up I’m sure. I wonder if Ed’s sent back her knickers yet?

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  26. 43
    codswallop says:

    Be careful what you ask for Ed – you might just get it.

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  27. 44
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    I think Ed is ok (well compared to Gordon), I think his only problems arrive when he opens his mouth tho.

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  28. 46
    Historian says:

    He behaves like a sixth form teenybopper

    God how low Labour have fallen

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    • 52
      smoggie says:

      Spot on. Keir Hardie never had a Gmail account and never used the internet. In fact, I’m fairly certain he didn’t even have a mobile phone ferchrissakes.

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  29. 53
    Kweku Adoboli says:

    Can I be your friend Ed?

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  30. 55
    Tube_Thumper says:

    that K u NT hain is tweeting things like
    level levels low, oxygen good

    what a TWOT

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    • 57
      Peter Hain (mining expert) says:

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      • 60
        see below says:

        Fuck off Hain you slimy troughing c’unt.

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      • 67
        Mingeeter the Indian cunilingus expert says:

        No methane down below,oxygen levels good….I’m going in.

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      • 68
        WVM says:

        Piss off Hain you fucking media whore!
        This is Labour’s PR machine dropping down to new levels, we know you don’t really give a shit and no ones fooled by it. Your of no use at all we already have reporters on site so fuck off back under your rock. Your just getting in the way you bank robbing bastard.

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  31. 58
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    caption contest today :-)

    Anyone reckon i got any chance?

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  32. 59
    Empty Ed Milliband says:

    I am lashed to the mast of infantility

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  33. 61
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    NicholasBlincoe @rachshabi @ns_mehdihasan Great news Lorna keeps her job. It’d be horrible to have someone competent heading Bicom. http://t.co/Cf1UZESl 12 minutes ago · reply · retweet · favorite

    Guido wasnt this the person you blogged about other day (Isreal thread)?

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  34. 63
    Taxpayer pissed of by banksters says:

    Guido

    I see Lloyds Bank are advertising on your blog

    At least you are recuperating some of our cash…

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  35. 66
    Guido's accountant says:

    I wish. Unfortunately, we have to pay them to advertise here.

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  36. 71
    Sub-Editor says:

    Dear Guido,

    When the trades unions allowed me to become Leader of the Labour Party a year ago, I said that we had to be a party that looked backwards, not just forwards or sideways.

    Over the last 12 months, I’ve been working hard to live up to that, by pretending to be interested in people all over our country.

    I’ve been talking to people in shops, cottaging in provincial towns, and I’ve even been using social media, such as this new-fangled Internet thingy.

    You already use Gmail, so the next step to keeping in touch using Google+ is easy – just add me to your circles and let me be your friend. Please be my friend. Please, please, please.

    If you’re not signed up yet, I have 150 female MPs to share and I’ll be giving them to people who respond to this email.

    I hope to speak with you soon.

    Ed Miliband
    Leader of the Labour Party

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  37. 72
    blufinkb£air says:

    When leibour find someone? with a slight idea of the public mood and bring in a policy at the next GE of an in/out vote on EU membership they will win another 200 seat majority & the Cams will be toast( anyone for windmills)

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  38. 73
    Ed Milliband says:

    I’ve been talking AT people in shops,factories and high streets and I must say, I like what I am hearing.

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  39. 77
    Urban Tory says:

    Guido, you missed out the Twat Watch tag

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  40. 78
    Square Bullet says:

    Wallace,
    Just a note to say I can’t be your friend whilst you go on pretending to be someone else, or the leader of some organisation pretending to be a political party.
    I can see that a puppet would think it a natural career move to become a tool of the union bosses, but that concept is about as out dated as your father’s Marxist ideology, and won’t do anymore.
    If you really want to meet available lefty women, then try the bike sheds at the back of the coming leibore party conference venue.

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  41. 80
    Anna says:

    Cool! So Ed Miliband wants you to sign up to Google+, a system designed to mine your data and market it. No surprise there – typical politician stuff.

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  42. 82
    Hymie says:

    When is that man going to learn to speak and write proper English?
    Not only is he incapable of pronouncing his ‘Aitches’ ie Bri(t)ain, but now he doesn’t seem to know the word is ‘invitation’, not ‘invite’.
    Maybe if he can demonstrate that he really is educated to a decent standard of literacy, then maybe (some) of us might just take him seriously.

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