December 12th, 2011

Aidan Burley Attends Stag Do with Man Dressed as Ed Balls
BBC Neglect Shadow Chancellor From Nazi Compendium

In the wake of the Mail on Sunday’s scoop about Tory MP Aidan Burley stupidly attending that stag party, the BBC have done a useful compendium of other similar incidents. They seem to have forgotten one key public figure who actually donned the suit himself though: the Shadow Chancellor. What a surprising omission…

Guido has made multiple attempts to contact Ed Balls today; through his personal mobile, his SpAd and his private office. Funnily enough he has refused to condemn Burley, despite being given every opportunity to. He refuses to speak on the subject…

Labour have been trying to make some capital out of the incident, but are finding it tough given their own little problem. They have deployed the big gun that is John Woodcock, who like you, Guido had never heard of until this morning. Woodcock says Burley attending the party was “sickening behaviour”. What is his view on actually wearing an SS uniform?


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

    Is anyone shocked?

    • 10
      Billy 'ubermensch' Bowden says:

      “And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”

      • 64
        Fiscal Gerrymandering says:

        John Woodcock was a spinning SpAd in Gordon’s No 10 and was given Hutton’s safe Barrow in Furness seat much against the wishes of the locals.

        Woodcock is a Balls nurtured attack dog

    • 15
      The BBC should be put down says:

      No, only the BBC and their Guardian print version. It’s just fancy dress for goodness sake. Sometimes I despair at how the BBC wants society to conform to their view on society.

      • 68
        Anonymous says:

        Ed Balls and the BBC’s sense of humour bypass aside, has anyone noticed how the BBC didn’t mind paying actors to dress up as the comedy Gestapo for umpteen series of Allo Allo but as soon as a Tory MP attends a private party thrown by a friend where somebody else does this it’s a disgusting national scandal. it’s allowed to be funny if commissioned by a leftwing broadcaster but deemed in poor taste if done by a private individual on the right.

    • 30
      Sally Traffic says:

      Gridlock in NW London, probably.

    • 31
      Anonymous says:

      Just read the BBC article and fired off a comment pointing out their Ed Balls omission.

      Let the BBC scumbags know we’re onto them.

      • 56
        The BBC's unofficial spokesperson says:

        Our email filters deal with anything that might be described as contentious by higher management.
        Now be off with you.

    • 32

      Hello darlin x .

      Have you heard of Big John Woodcock ??

      Sounds dangerous to me , hun x

      SC x .

      • 52

        Darlin x .

        As you knows , I is only equipped to answer that question from the pushin side rather than the squeezin one xx .

        However , I is still worried about splinter groups , hun .

        SC x .

    • 47
      What I say is gas the buggers says:

      Such ridiculous fuss over nothing. It’s a human thing to use humour to move on from horror. Allo Allo was on the TV for a decade, Nazis these days are little more than cartoon baddies.

      Let’s get things in perspective here, Ed Balls has done far worse than wear Nazi fancy dress years ago, and the same applies to the Tory bloke (and Prince Harry as well)..

      I thought this site was all about puncturing the pomposity of lefty political correctness … yet Guido is pandering to it!!!!

      Hypocrisy indeed.

      • 53
        Lou Scannon says:

        Allo Allo was funny; simply dressing up in SS uniform isn’t remotely funny, although it comes as no surprise that this lot think it is.

    • 57
      Henry Hillmooler. says:

      Papieren bitte, Ewe.

    • 75
      Eustace Rogers-Knightleigh says:

      A journo did just that in 1942. Walked up and down Oxford Street in full SS Number Ones. Apparently nobody noticed until it was pointed out to them, at which point they excused themselves by saying there were so many uniforms about the Nazi one just blended in.

  2. 2
    Nicholas Ridley (deceased) says:

    Whats wrong with this good clean fun?

  3. 3
    Kronos says:

    bbc…. Nothing to see here move along

  4. 4
    Mine d'Boggles says:

    Can’t see any SS uniforms in the photos.
    Shurely shome mishtake, orificer.

  5. 5
    jgm2 says:

    Did Prince Harry (the toff) get a mention? I bet he did. And Max Moseley. And Oswald Moseley too no doubt. But of Toxic Ned – not a dicky-bird.

    Funny that.

  6. 6
    MrAngry61 says:

    BBBC diversity of opinion – list a Tory who didn’t wear a goonsuit & a minor royal who did, then devote the rest of the article on dos and donts of hiring one.

    • 14
      SpAd says:

      No mention of Edgar Balls either. Amazing.

      • 27
        jgm2 says:

        Opinion is divided as to whether he’s avoiding awkward questions about dressing up as a Nazi at university or awkward questions about the FSA which presided over his and Brown’s economic clusterfuck.

        He certainly learned well from his mentor about being absent in a crisis.

    • 58
      The BBC's unofficial spokesperson says:

      Agreed – it should have been on our fashion pages.

  7. 7
    genghiz the kahn says:

    A general belief, reinforced by external assessments, that the FSA’s philosophical approach was appropriate, and indeed a global model of good regulation. This sanguine view was reflected in a National Audit Office review of the FSA in April 2007. At the time of its publication, the then Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Ed Balls MP, stated that ‘The independent NAO report shows that the FSA is working well, and is a world leader in a number of areas – which can only be good for the competitiveness of the UK financial services sector’.

    Perhaps that is one reason that Hunt-Balls couldn’t be reached today.

  8. 8
    How times change says:

    Why is Nazi fancy dress considered so bad these days? It used to be common place and a lot of the people doing it had actually experienced the Nazis first hand.

    So what has changed that people who were born long after the war are now frowned upon for taking the P out of the Nazis?

    • 21
      Emma West, reprogrammed and back on the tram says:

      Your views are sickening and you should be put in prison without trial.

    • 42
      Geoff, England says:

      It probably makes the Guardian/BBC axis uncomfortable to be reminded how bigoted and intolerant they are, despite all their talk of tolerance, diversity, compassion, etc.

    • 46
      Old Git says:

      Quite. The war was over six years before I was born and I’m sixty.
      Would there be any comment if he’d worn a French uniform of the Napoleonic era?
      Or a first world war German uniform?

  9. 9
    Morning star says:

    Ed Balls is a coward.

    All bullies are.

    • 48
      Hypocrates, the greek god of socialism says:

      I see Ed wore his at an Oxford “Junior Common Room” Christmas Dinner.

      Sounds a bit “posh” and “privileged” to me.

      Still, it’s all OK when Labour do it.

  10. 11
    Rat's arse says:

    The BBC has also failed to report that McDoom’s light touch policy resulted in RBS being able to run riot which necessitated McDoom having to bail RBS out with billions of tax payers’ money. They are making it sound as if it is the fault of the present Government. To add insult to injury, the scotch t.w.a.t. then gave Fred the shred a knighthood. You jst couldn’t make it up could you?

    • 50
      The BBC says:

      Even better, we’ll get Nick Brown on World at One to tell us how wonderful Gordon Brown was, and how he was right and everone else was wrong.

  11. 12
    Well it's a thought says:

    This is getting as bad a tennis, my neck is hurting from to and fro of this bag of shite, will all politicians shut the crap up or the public will put you on the naughty step

  12. 13
    nellnewman says:

    Every time the biased beeb show how leftwing and unbalanced their reporting is , the clamour for their dissolution grows louder.

    There will come a day when the voice of the license fee payer demanding the beeb be sold off and the license fee abandoned will be heard.

    • 44
      MrAngry61 says:

      Licence fee boycott. It worked in Australia.

      • 51
        Anonymous says:

        Didn’t he play cricket?

      • 55
        Ballymoney Boy says:

        The so-called licence fee is regarded as a tax by the National Audit Office. If the experts say that it is a tax, then a television tax it most certainly is, as far as I’m concerned. An indicator of its status as a tax, rather than a fee, is the fact that one has to pay it even if one does not watch the BBC channels that it funds.

    • 61
      The BBC's unofficial spokesperson says:

      Labour will be back in power soon – we’ll see to that.

      Bring it on.

  13. 16
    Anonymous says:

    Balls was just being a good national socialist FFS.

  14. 17
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Its been reported that the number black people out Christmas shopping in London this year has significantly dropped.

    Some may say its because they are a deprived ethnic group that are struggling with the hard financial times.

    Personally I just think that the majority got their presents sorted back in August.

    • 41
      Billy 'ubermensch' Bowden says:

      “It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.”

    • 72
      Screw says:

      Have you considered that it may actually be the case that most of ‘em are now behind bars?

  15. 18
    simon r says:

    at the end of the article on the bbc website there is a handy box to send comments – suggest you join me in mentioning blinky’s history on this subject.

  16. 19
    Jimmy says:

    I’m sure there’s someone else with a nazi episode at college they left out. Name’s completely slipped my mind.

    “Funnily enough he has refused to condemn Burley, despite being given every opportunity to.”

    Does this blog have a position on the issue?

  17. 20
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    The reason the left demonise people in Nazi uniform is that it is a reminder of what the EU has become.

    • 28
      Billy 'ubermensch' Bowden says:

      “In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.”

  18. 22
    Tom Baldwin's Liebour Ajax Supplier says:

    And whats his views on anti semitic anti Israel mp Paul Flynn with his anti jewish remarks two weeks ago!

    Or his views of many Liebour MP’s supporting anti Jewish hate preacher Raed Salah…

    Or Liebour being supported by anti Jewish newspapers such as corrupt Guardian or sad tabloid the Indy!

    Funny he never got back to me on those points when l tweeted him!

    Or Ed Balls up doing his Hitler salutes each week!

    again…all quiet on the Lefty front!

    Memo to Liebour & Lefty sad bias media: You are all corrupt!

  19. 23
    smoggie says:

    What is the Labour Party’s view on wearing SS uniforms?

    Vee ask ze questions!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. 25
    Dave says:

    Dave is speaking to parliament shortly. I hope he does not back track and pander to the wishy washy Liberals.

  21. 26
    Well it's a thought says:

    Camby is up in the liars den

    • 34
      Rat's arse says:

      Noticed that the Leiber scum are already heckling. Whoever votes for them are………….!!!!!! Can’t wait for Millitwit’s wafflings. Just hope the Unions have written his diatribe in time.

  22. 33
    adam & eve, not adam & steve says:

    It’s a fact that many in the Nazi high command were fucking gay, hence the flair with uniforms etc which were miles better than those of Tommy Atkins and are quite sexy tbh.

    • 49
      SYLVYO TALLEY says:

      YYDDYYZZ a fact that many in the Nazi high command were fucking gay DGJWSZ



  23. 35
    annette curton says:

    It’s all in thoroughly bad taste.

  24. 37
    Anon Voter says:

    Yes Dave is speaking BUT where is Cleggy ??? Vince the wimp shuffled in further down front bench

  25. 38
    anon says:

    Is that even Ed Balls? Could be anyone.

  26. 39
    Charlie Big Potatoes says:

    Ive heard Freddie Starr wears a nazi outfit now and again.

    And Benny Hill slaps an old chaps bald head.

  27. 40
    Loungelizard says:

    Even more worrying is the headline ‘Halfwit dresses up as leader of the Labour Party’

    • 65
      Peter Carter-Fuck says:

      Ed Milliband sometimes likes to wear his dad’s old NKVD uniform and no-one bats an eyelid, unless they are a kulak, and they are all dead anyway.

  28. 43
    To Be Fair says:

    To be fair at least Ed is a left wing Socialist politician who believes in an enlarged state , though why a right winger would want to glorify the National Socialists is a bit of a mystery.

  29. 54
    retardEd Ball(-les)s says:

    When I did it, I was being all post-modern and playfully ironic, yougetme blud? Anyway, Gordo made me do it and then ran away (an excuse that has served me well down the years).

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  31. 63
    Mel Brooks says:

    The original “Producers,” made by a gentleman of the Hebrew persuasion, as we used to say, back in the late 1960s:

  32. 67
    Sad War Hobbyist says:

    That’s not an SS Jacket, it’s German but not SS. The cap eagle isn’t reproduced well enough to tell.

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  34. 71
    Al says:

    You… you actually believe (a) the BBC is ‘left-wing and (b) the Labour Party is ‘socialist’? How quaint. Lord but I wish both these things were true.

  35. 74
    Eustace Rogers-Knightleigh says:

    Erm? I get invited to a chum’s party, I accept and pitch up dressed appropriately. Some other tit arrives dressed like an extra from Triumph of the Will. Who is in the wrong?

  36. 76
    Peter says:

    Would that be Ed Balls who wore the Nazi uniform as student?

    Compared to the Tory MP who hired one for a mate as a Tory MP and the prince who wore one as a prince?

    Ah well, either way I don’t think TURC will be going anywhere fast.

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