October 13th, 2011

Ed Meets Predators for Dinner

Guido just asked Ed Miliband at his Labour HQ press conference (with Ed Balls) if the lobbyist Roland Rudd is a producer or a predator? He waffled on about meeting business people all the time but didn’t answer the question. He did promise to reveal who he met at last night’s dinner held off-the-record at the lobbyist’s home. So we will find out if he dined with producers or predators.

Should be noted that Roland Rudd made his millions representing financial service companies as well as predators and prey in takeover battles. Are spinners producers?


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

    Guido, you are not suggesting that Ed is two-faced?

  2. 2
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Oh Guido, dont know if any help, but i asked http://twitter.com/#!/michellemalkin to asiist in getting #HappyBirthdayMaggie to trend on twitter, she accepted and i hope with her help and our friends in the USA we achive this.

  3. 3
    Tainted by Ed says:

    I take it the business leader who has blown the whistle did not attend?

    If it is off the record is it really fair of Ed to put their names out into the public domain? Some may not wish to be outed and be officially linked to Red Ed.

  4. 4
    Lord Lucan says:

    Dufus Ed wouldn’t know Business if it shat on him, Oaten-style. Apart from the hypocrisy of him taking donations created from profits of the business he says is bad, why any serious business person would meet with him baffling. He is a financial Clown.

  5. 5
    tinker, tailor, soldier, bumboy says:

    don’t forget your friends in tel aviv – they may buy some cheap arse as a thank you/wank you

  6. 6
    Ed the Champagne socialist says:

    About once a fortnight Roland Rudd and his wife Sophie give a dinner party for a dozen-odd people in their house overlooking Holland Park. The front door is opened by a discreet figure in black and you are ushered past the dining room with its 16 chairs and into a large drawing room where eye-catching modern paintings and good antique furniture make a statement of understated yet evident opulence. A glass of Dom Perignon is placed in your hand.


  7. 7
    PD77 says:

    So he really does qualify as the Son of Brown then.

  8. 8
    PD77 says:

    About once a fortnight Roland Rudd and his wife Sophie give a dinner party for a dozen-odd people…..

    They don’t come any odder than Red ;)

  9. 9
    What a plonker. says:

    What Red Ed knows about business you could write on the back of a postage stamp, and bug eyed Balls knows even less.

  10. 10
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:


  11. 11
    Hertfordshire's thickest Filth says:

    Predator? Can we tazer the c’unt and put them on our Big Brother database?

  12. 12
    PD77 says:

    So he’s being overly optimistic with his blank sheet of paper then? Maybe he should try A5 then go up to A4?

  13. 13
    labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    He’s a clown, alright, and bolloxed next to him has something of the performing seal about him. Such is the Blair & Brown circus formerly known as labour.

    I’m just waiting for another fatal industrial accident for the ‘incredible orange man’ to shove his enormous ugly boat on the box again.

  14. 14
    Harley Street Doctor says:

    Blinky Balls and a blood pressure problem, drinking problem or thyroid problem by the redness of his face…

  15. 15
    Dave Minipede says:

    ‘give a dinner party for a dozen-odd people’

    Ed will certainly fit into the category of odd people.

  16. 16
    astateofdenmark says:

    Finsbury did/do work for Oleg Deripaska according to Hollingsworth/Lansley in Londongrad. Also Nat Rothschild rumoured to be a client.

    What a small world.

  17. 17
    Watching Ed in Hampstead says:

    Empty Ed is trying to rustle up some cash since most of the New Laboue donors have fooked off and he does not want to go on being blackmailed by Thuggie Whelan

    Bet he is meeting dozens of predators like Rudd who makes his money out of PR which is not a profession

  18. 18
    Moral Collapse Blair says:

    PR is influence peddling

    I should know

  19. 19
    Rudd's Bio says:

    A pro-Europe activist and passionate supporter of Turkey’s candidacy for the EU; an advocate of high levels of immigration into the UK; a campaigner for the third runway at Heathrow (Finsbury acts for British Airports Authority)


    Didn’t Labour approve the 3rd runway, encourage high levels of immigration, support Turkey’s EU candidacy and take us deeper into Europe?

  20. 20
    Sir William Waad says:

    A takeover is a process whereby two successful businesses are combined to make one unsuccessful business.

  21. 21
    Engineer says:

    If he wants advice from business, why doesn’t he talk on the record to the likes of the CBI, the Engineering Employer’s Federation, and other business and commerce associations?

    Politics doesn’t have to be conducted behind closed doors (says he, naively…).

  22. 22
    Engineer says:

    The banking advisors usually do quite nicely out of the deal, though.

  23. 23
    ENGLAND says:

    ‎’Perhaps the Labour Party would give all those things up – easily !!
    Perhaps they would agree to a single currency, to the total abolition of the Pound Sterling. Perhaps being totally incompetent with monetary matters they’d be only too delighted to hand over total responsibility – as they did to the IMF – to a central bank.

    Happy 86th Birthday, Baroness Thatcher.

  24. 24
    Some of the Public, Some of the Time says:

    Looks like yet another party begging bowl held out to the aoompanyment of the usual euphemisms for votes for sale.

  25. 25
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’ll have no truck with blank sheets of paper in my house. I fill them all up on both sides, right up into the corners. Ha! I’ll show them! They haven’t heard the last of me!

    Q: What’s the difference between a duck?

    A: One of them is both the same!!!

  26. 26
    Some of the Public, Some of the Time says:

    Bribery does, though.

  27. 27

    He could claim all business are Preducers.

    That should get him off the hook that he decided to stitch into his own jacket.

  28. 28
    Red Ed "Dutch" Milibland says:

    To all the Predators out there I have this to say: If it bleeds, we can kill it.

  29. 29
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Or get a pen from gordon.

  30. 30
    Engineer says:

    Or a guilt problem….

  31. 31
    Fred the Shred ( knighted by Gordon Brown ) says:

    I did well when I merged Royal Bank of Scotland with the Dutch bank ABN…..

  32. 32
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

  33. 33
    Thowse & Pound & Hour, LLP, solicitors says:

    And us!

  34. 34
    Phnerr, Phnerr says:

    Is it a key club?

  35. 35
    KINNOCKIO says:

    And if it doesn’t bleed, you’d nationalise it ??

    I’ve got my party back !!! We’re awwiiigght !!! We’re awwwiiigggghhhttt !!!

  36. 36
    Engineer says:

    I think I prefer Roland Rat.

  37. 37
    Evil Landlord says:

    I hope the 2nd one is less frightening than the current one .

  38. 38
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Why oh why does Ed Miliband bother. Everyone knows he is a loser, even those in his shadow cabinet. All they do is agree so as to satisfy their egos and bank balance.

  39. 39
    Alien (Ed) Vs Predator (Rudd) says:

    Coming to a cinema near you

  40. 40
    Ed's Hypocrisy says:

    It does when you realise who Rudd’s circle of friends are. It’s a small world. Rupert Murdoch is dead long live Rudd. The longer I live the more I realise that an elite group of people rule the UK and politicians are only given power if they do their bidding.

    How Ed can talk about Predator business to the Union Barrons one week then dine with the most powerful bankers, pro European business leasers and corporate PR magnates the next week beggars belief.

  41. 41
    Roland Rudd says:

  42. 42
    Liam Fox says:

    To all Gayboy Fakes’s inbred feral bedwetters:

    ‘Market talk of a potential UK sovereign downgrade – unconfirmed’


    UK finished. Put down the iPad and find real, gainful employment commensrate with your inate English/Scottish abilities – selling your arses.

  43. 43
    Red Ed "Dutch" Milibland says:

    Well I plan on going Commando for my next conference speech, saves on the laundry bill, that way I can give the electorate a Raw Deal and they can feel the Red “Ed” Heat as they get a Total Recall of our last time in government, what do you think Neil?

  44. 44
    yeah, right.. says:

    Chicken Licken claims sky falling in – unconfirmed

  45. 45
    PD77 says:

    Was this Red’s first gig?

  46. 46
    Gordon Brown says:

    And I merged Halifax Bank of Scotland with Llyods

  47. 47
    Westminster Badfellas says:

    Interesting reading G’s comments earlier today regarding dead tree press and links.

    PLEASE, if you are going to put a link to a story about Hancock, it should come with a health warning.

    Too late, I clicked……as Joe Pesci might say, that photo is one sick looking fucking predatorial fuck, fucking scary fuck!

  48. 48
    Archer Karcher says:

    Shouldn’t the title of the video be “Ed Miliband’s simple message to simple people”? And no, before you ask, I didn’t bother wasting 48 seconds of my life watching the gurning imbecile.

  49. 49
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

  50. 50
    Terrible But True says:

    ‘He waffled on about meeting’

    Not unique of course in that rarified world that is Westminster, but Miliband. E seems to have perfected those two highly unproductive talents to an amazing degree.

  51. 51
    John Lyon CB (eagerly awaiting with much salivation my next honour) says:

    It’s me again, still same old part time week on a mega full time salary plus perks honours, blah blah blah.

    Months go by, not much to do, money to blag, then wham, out of the blue, same old crap, nothing to see or investigate around here, next.

  52. 52
    tinker, tailor, soldier, bumboy says:

    stop it, you’ll frighten him – he saw a girl’s front bottom once and didn’t speak for a week

  53. 53
    Handycock says:

    “You know Westminster Badfellas, you’re a fuckin’ mumbling stuttering little fuck. You know that? “

  54. 54
    Vince Cableguy says:

    I have predicted 10 of the last 0 sovereign downgrades

  55. 55
    Confucius, He says:

    The problem with life is that eventually you die.

  56. 56
    Blakey offa On the Buses says:

    Shameless rip-off.

  57. 57
    Tony Bliar is a complete cunt says:

    Yeah I would go with the guilt problem………..

  58. 58

    Engineer: “I think I prefer Roland Rat.”

    It’s funny you should say that. For Roland Rat and Labour Party supporters have a lot in common.

    They talk a lot of garbage to impress people. Hee! Hee! Hee!

  59. 59
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:


    Save the NHS – Picket Question Time tonight! Andrew Lansley is on the panel.
    Meeting Date & Time: Thursday 13th October, mass picket from 5:45 p.m. onwards Meeting Point: The Octagon, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, E1 4NS Overground: Bethnal Green Tube: Mile End on Hammersmith & City, District and Central lines. Stepney Green OR Bow Road on Hammersmith & City and District lines. DLR Bow Church Bus: Number 25 stops directly outside the event.

  60. 60
    Lord John Presott (Working Class Hero) says:

    Beats me, he’s such a fucking hypocrit

  61. 61
    Dave Figgley says:

    Ha ha, sunshine. I’m going to merge your cheeky little face with your arsehole, mate.
    Figgley’s got your number, Freddie.
    Now, how’s the weather doing, Dan?

  62. 62
    Gordon and Fred says:

    And we both merged a Banking crisis with the most profligate spending in Governmental history to create the perfect storm.

  63. 63
    WTF ? says:

    WTF ?

  64. 64
    UN Observer says:

    So Ed Milliband has several Messrs Verités ,

    So unexpected

    Do they all live in Mayfair, Chelsea, Notting Hill, Hampstead and Primrose Hill

    Are they all contributors to Bicom ?

    All the fucking usual suspects, Guido, this is getting boring


  65. 65
    Lord Mandelson says:

    Don’t forget me, I waved the HBOS/Lloyds merger through ignoring the tried and tested safeguards which would have prevented this merger occurring.

  66. 66
    Westminster Badfellas says:

    Tanks, you cock fucking handle cock fucking fuckwit handycocks.

  67. 67
    Drunken Cartographer says:

    Thanks for the heads-up, Billy. I had a feeling today was a Thursday.

  68. 68
    viva la beast says:

    Abolish the NHS and make Billy pay for his own rectal reconstruction

  69. 69
    Double standards Commisionaire says:

    John Lyon is a waste of space and a Parliamentary sycophant of the highest order.

  70. 70
    Dr Freud said all women suffered from penis envy says:


    I would add to what you say and my distinguished Harley Street Physician have said

    This Mr Balls is permanently projecting (I invented the word)

    His bulging eyes are a sign of forthcoming mental collapse

    His brother, who is a serious man, and a senior bond fund manager, looks normal.

    So it is highly probable that it is one of my famous siblbing cases as well

    I predict that he will “blow up in flight”‘, as we specialists say.

  71. 71
    the last quango in paris says:

    why don’t we all give Ed some straight advice for free.

    I’ll start:

    1. Don’t trust anyone called Ed.

  72. 72
    Scum V says:

    I went to a fancy dress shop yesterday to get a
    Dracula costume for Halloween. The man behind the
    counter tried to sell me an England rugby kit. I said,
    ‘Sorry mate, you misheard me, I said I want to look like a count’

  73. 73
    FT correspondent at the two Teddies conference says:

    Is he busking yet with his friend the smearer Watson yet?

  74. 74
    Al Jazeerah correspondent says:

    And always the same suspects

    Same names, same offshore havens, same banks, same lawyers,sa and STILL people will n ot understand who created this mayhem

  75. 75
    Ah! Monika says:

    That’s the way to do it!!

    A French inquiry into attempted rape claims against ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been dropped.

    The prosecutor’s office said the evidence suggested sexual assault – a less serious offence than attempted rape, with a shorter statute of limitations.

  76. 76
    Martin Day's goldfish says:


  77. 77
    ROLF says:

    G’day. My work is selling like hot dung from a dingo’s behind. Come on down to Clarendon Fine Art, 46 Dover Street and part with your English dollars.

  78. 78
    Al Jazeerah correspondent says:

    And always the same cast

    Same names, same offshore havens, same banks, same lawyers,same PM men same spinners, same influence peddlars and STILL people will not understand who created this mayhem

    The rest of the world will not wait for you, you know

  79. 79
    Everyone says:


  80. 80

    Just because a bandwagon passes, it doesn’t mean you should always jump upon it.

  81. 81
    Mike Smithson says:

    One for you Guido !!

    A Scottishman stops Paddy for directions, “excuse me pal, what’s the quickest way to dublin?”

    Paddy says ” are you on foot or in a car?”

    The Scottishman says “in a car”

    Paddy replies “that’s the quickest”

  82. 82
    Al Jazeerah correspondent says:

    Just take one of them


    And you don’t believe he has an agenda ?


  83. 83
    Boudicca says:

    I’m a girl and I don’t Twitter.

  84. 84
    cecil parkinson - no lube required says:

    imagine hanging out the back of that – i fucking would

  85. 85
    I'll do the quango with you says:

    Give it, Ed. Better still: Die.

  86. 86
    I'll do the quango with you says:

    Oh fuck. I’ll try again.
    Give it up, Ed. Better still: Die.

  87. 87
    We're all Doomed Aye Doomed says:

    And THAT will have about as much effect as trying to pick up grains of sand with your teeth………all public sector workers please note…there is NO fucking money left…Labour spent it all…so protest all you like….it will change aboslutely NOTHING

  88. 88
    EastMidlander says:

    If he was two faced why is he using the one he shows to us

  89. 89
    My Other Van's A Comma says:

    Your use of punctuation is a mindfuck, darling.

  90. 90
    Ed the Red says:

    …As my old dad Ralph always said….RUN

  91. 91
    The Clap says:


  92. 92
    not a machine says:

    Johan version ” It really was tremendous to see Edward milliband Labour leader at ease in such familiar company once more , dining and networking with the sort of people who he can motivate and offer true leadership to fullfill the promise of Britain , line after line of tactful simplicity about , greed being good , labour voters are loyal even to the red rosette on the donkey because ,we have made them that way and that the soft fascist corpratist state was an improvement on communism .They lapped it up , he carved out the mental idea , that a goverment that can interpret for the people , what a good company is , is not a fascist idea just sucking up to cash , but a liberating one in which , good companies can take over the bad ones and no worries from govt on paperwork or processing eventually ending up with one big company running the Uk that will benefit everyone .
    I was sat next to Gordon Gekco , who whooped wildly , I leant over and asked what it was about Edward he so admired , he replied the man believes in , smears , unclear dishonest politics ,making idiots and slush funds , we can clean up in this sort of enviroment .
    with that he oreded another bottle of grand cru , offered me a montichristo no4 and we both sat back in the haze of Eds brilliance , contemplating what we should call our new business group , I suggested omniwonk , Mr gecko just smiled , and said welcome aboard son , heres my card , I may need some articles publishing from time to time ,to help investors to sell there stock.

  93. 93
    Charlie Gilmour says:

    We’ve all heard it a million times. Here it is for the millionth and one time:

  94. 94
    Miliband's Mingers says:

    Ed M is the lamb who is asking the wolves “What’s for dinner?”. Yup with mint sauce.

  95. 95
    Union of Thickos says:

    We demand more money even though there isn’t any more money up for grabs. We are gonna fuck the economy even more by going on strike and then there is even less money and then we are going to demand even more money cus we are thick selfish socialist c’unts but heyho it undermines the Coalition.

  96. 96
    Things are lookin up says:

    My dad used to scream at the TV and turn it off when Gordoom was on NOW with Red Ed he falls around laughing liebour are imporoving in our house at least (still screams when Blinky is on though oh well)

  97. 97
    Anonymous says:

    I understood that the case hinged on him allegedly exposing his erection to a young female but the case failed because the evidence wouldn’t stand up in court

  98. 98
    Sir Everard Digby says:

    Mr Fox,

    As the media have confirmed,your judgement is at best questionable; thank you anyway for your potential unconfirmed piece of news. I would like to potentially confirm that anyone who thinks something potentially unconfirmed is worth talking about,is on a par with the ‘feral bedwetters’ they so despise.

    Will Ed be potentially unconfirming anything today? Would that be potentially confirmed later,or formally unconfirmed,potentially?

    Clearly,you do not need to sell your own rear end,as you need it to talk through.

  99. 99
    EdButLookBalls says:

    prEDator MillipEDe!

  100. 100
    Sir Barrington Minge says:

    What a pair of cocks.

  101. 101
    Handycock says:

    ere yu twat badfellas i wull get my boys in portsmouth onto yu and then yu wull know what’s what.

  102. 102
    Travelling man says:

    That is worse than the one where air traffic control asked the pilot of an Aer Lingus plane to confirm his height and position.

    His reply: I’m 6ft 2 and sitting at the front”.

  103. 103
    Tom Baldwin's Liebour Ajax supplier says:

    Was Harvey Boulter asking for his cash back…or making sure he is prefered bidder on Liebour defence contracts and procurement!

    Doesnt cash for influence lead to potential jail time Ed…..Jim Murphy!

    Fucking crooks

  104. 104
    Helpful says:

    O/T Have you seen this? The Arts Council gives interest free loans to people who want to buy art!!!! WTF? Taken from the website that promotes the BuyArt Fair in Manchester

    Own art scheme

    Please tick here if you would like information on Own Art, The Arts Council England scheme providing individuals with the opportunity to spread the cost of contemporary works of art and craft with the benefit of an interest free loan.

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