January 2nd, 2012

Don’t Unseat Ed Miliband Association

Back in the heady days following the election of Ed to the leadership of the Labour Party the conservative journalist Iain Martin warned us all not to underestimate Ed Miliband, he even jocularly formed DUEMA, the “Don’t Underestimate Ed Miliband Association“. On Twitter he would highlight hope for the leadership of Ed Miliband which he warned was much underestimated by among others, David Miliband. As the year wore on the DUEMA membership dwindled and eventually Iain accepted the inevitable following the last PMQs:

Guido is happy to announce that a private sector solution has been found. This blog has bought the association off the bankruptcy trustees and is rebranding it the “Don’t Unseat Ed Miliband Association“. It will remain a not-for-profit, now with an added Big Society social enterprise dimension. This new direction will result in no loss of #hashtags and we have a business plan to see the association run until 2015. In a sign that this is not a hostile takeover the new management is inviting Iain Martin to stay on as Chairman Emeritus.

Our first goal is to shore up support  for Ed Miliband from the left of the Labour Party. So we recommend that he promises to go into the next general election opposing the government’s proposed £500-a-week cap on housing benefit. Luxury flats are a human right!


  1. 1
    Olly boy says:

    Ed’s a wally

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

    I am backing Ed Miliband as Labour leader.

  3. 3
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:


    you have a “David Miliband” tag on a story about Ed ?

  4. 4
    Tim Montgomerie says:

    Iain Martian- the clue’s in the name.

  5. 5
    Shire Tory says:

    Ed Milliband sat at the feet of the man who saved all the known world before lunch! Of course he must be saved!

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    Doktorb says:

    Ed Miliband is struggling – and today the “big guns” wheeled out to read the press release on camera looks desperate. Chuka having to admit on BBC News that his ‘five point plan’ has no substance; Diane Abbot trying to look convincing whilst talking down State-run keep fit regimes.

    Labour made a terrible mistake in electing a policy wonk as leader. The longer he stays, the more likely a Tory win in 2015.

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    Billyberg Bowdenstein is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    knickers, knackers and knockers!

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    Chukka Urmunneyaround says:

    He’s my absolute hero.

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    Displaced Brummie says:

    “Don’t Underestimate Ed Miliband” was right. Don’t underestimate Ed Miliband’s desire to become leader of the Labour Party.”

    Which was perfectly correct. However, Ed was in the Gordon Brown mould. A strong, almost mentally deranged desire to be leader… but without a clue as what to do once it is obtained.

    Like a chap who knows he is impotent wooing a sexy girl but then being unable to consummate the arrangement. But whose brother has started looking out his best going out clothes…

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    Ed ...(take your pick which)The Man who talked Bollocks to the Nation says:

    Ed the gift that’s for life not just for Christmas………it could have been all so different but Labour went for the wrong brother but that’s what you get for listening to the Union Barons of the left and when have THEY ever been right about anything ?

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    Ed Balls, Shallow Chancer says:


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    will says:

    The limit on rent allowances is likenen in the guardian to ethnic clensing and one Polly did use a similar term. Oct 25 2010 she claimed “the Tories have a final solution for the poor”. Yes, Polly thinks capping benefits at £26,000 a year is comparable to the genocide of 6 million Jews. I print the link below to validate my claim


    the problem is that many taxpayers are unhappy that unhappy that some of the poor are percieved as being better off than them on benefits. In fact with regards to high rents the money is going to BTL landlords and supporting them buying a property.

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    Geoffrey G Brooking says:

    Three Cheers for Guido Fawkes.

    Keep up the good work Red Ed :-)

  14. 14
    Cato Drearissimus says:

    Magister Guido

    Salve [Hi

    Shouldn’t DUEMA be registering with the Charity Commission as a Registered Charity, being for the Benefit of th4e Public
    Vale [Ciao]

    C D

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    BOB coCROWch says:


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    The Labour Party says:

    The more poor working people are taxed to pay for the freshly squeezed-orange-juice lifestyles of the middle the better.

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    David Minibanana says:

    How can I short DUEMA ?

  18. 18
    Ed Balls' Salivating Tongue says:

    Miliband wasn’t fit to polish Gordon’s shoes. I did that.

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    Ed says:

    Don’t underestimate the determination of a weird man.

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    Displaced Brummie says:

    both brothers were wrong for the nation, to be fair…

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    Billyberg Bowdenstein is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Don’t Unseat Miliband Brother Ass. – DUMBASS

  22. 22
    Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin ( Member in absentia ) says:

    The weird man is here to stay and he’s turning up the weirdness !!

    ( with apologies to The Quiet Man )

  23. 23
    The Camp Tank says:

    2012 is the year of a ‘Big Blue Tent’.

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    Grumpy Old Man says:

    A very worthy charitable cause. How do I join?

  25. 25
    The Red Sky At Night Society says:

    No, 2012 is all about engaging. Hire us first.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    I am a homosexual and I am tired of being discriminated against! I want you bloggers to know that I am no different from anybody else. And thats why I went to the pride parade, to show you how common I am.

    ..With my silver spray painted body, g-string with green feathers on, kissing a hungarian barber and waving a huge dildo in the air.

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    albatross says:

    Always wonder why some here feel irritated when the Mandlesons, Balls , Cooper crowd emerge from the woodwork to offer their ramblings. The same goes for the Miliband brothers both of whom are presently clueless at promoting front line Labour excuses or any credence of a optional plan of action .
    They are all a gift to the fractionally kackhanded thrust of the present day coalition and long may it remain.
    If only somebody could encourage Gordon to emerge to add his tuppence worth the demise of Socialism will be complete.

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    The BBC are Cunts says:


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    Use It Or Lose It says:

    Great work for democracy as usual Guido. Keep up the good work in 2012, Sir!

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    annette curton says:

    DUODE nal Ulcer
    A duodenal ulcer is usually caused by an infection with a bacterium (germ) called H. pylori. A 4-8 week course of acid-suppressing medication will allow the ulcer to heal. In addition, a one week course of two antibiotics plus an acid-suppressing drug will usually clear the H. pylori infection. This usually prevents the ulcer recurring again. If you need to continue with the anti-inflammatory drug, then you may need to take long term acid-suppressing medication.

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    Southern Softy says:

    Best Labour leader since Michael Foot

  32. 32
    Jacqueline Dromey says:

    That’s how I got through the all-women shortlist.

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    KINNOCKIO says:

    and me.

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    Yes, Ralph Milliband was a great thinker – almost as brilliant as me – though his politics were a little on the right wing. They had the most agreeable aga in their house, and Ruth`s baps were always a welcome sight. Oh no, no, they did`nt have any children.

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    AP says:

    Subscribing. Happy New Year.

  36. 36

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    Goddess, Empress, Dictator Frau Merkel says:

    It is my decision whether the Karachi Miliband poodle is unseated or not. I have instructed all the Labour poodles to support him as he is less useless than the rest of them.

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    Call me Dave says:

    me too!

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    BillyBob... says:

    Egg Millitwit is a great leader !

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    Keep Ed leader! says:

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    Well it's a thought says:

    Hard choice wavy Davy or reddy Eddy, have to think about that one, so long as Clegg is out of of the deal, I don’t think it really matters.

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    Ed Miliband's Handlers says:

    Ed Miliband will not be unseated. The Labour Party would look right idiots if they removed him in a putsch, accomplished in their usual adroit manner. It would remind people that Labour were wrong to have chosen him in the first place, thus raising people’s hackles about whether Ed’s replacement were any better given Labour’s penchant for keeping the chaff and discarding the wheat. No, Ed Miliband will meet with an untimely and unfortunate accident…

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    Adam the Budgie says:

    Flyme, I’m Ed.

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    Adam the Budgie says:

    …or even, Fly me, I’m Ed.

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    Bob Crow says:

    The duema? Ain’t that the parlyment of my comradez in the soviet union?

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    Ed Blinkybollox says:

    Shades of M Foot methinks. Nah, I don’t do thinking any more…

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    annette curton says:

    I have come to the conclusion Gordon must be subject to a Socialist Kirkcaldy house arrest, as in at all costs keep him well away from that other House, another Sick note?, no problem, 18 months O.K ?.

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    Sir Barnabas Scudamore says:

    Ralph Milliband.

    Just the name makes me feel sick.

    His first priority ? Getting rid of Her Majesty the Queen !

    Luckily, there are more “hidden” men of Her Majesty, than Red Ed has got in his KGB funded party.

    KGB funded party ? over the top ? gross exaggeration? paranoia ? – NOPE – FACT.

    Bloody Communists !

    Long live Her Majesty the Queen.

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    harry potnap says:

    very good! deserves a prize

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    HappyUK says:

    Guido why not do a post on all the spectularly failed predictions for 2011? We didn’t all die from nuclear war, global warming and bird flu did we??? Neither did we get a double dip recession.

    At the same time those same pesky media lefties didn’t predict the Tsunami, Gaddafi copping it and Greece going bankrupt did they? (EU going to great pains to call the bankruptcy of Greece by another name). I have a gut feeling the Ireland situation is much much worse than it seems, and they will soon cop it, dunno why.

    As for 2012:
    – The left continue to blame the ‘tax cuts for the rich’ for all our problems.
    – The jihad against pilgrims continues unabated.
    – Climategate a bigger scandal than ever as a result of analysis of the enquiries.
    – the weather will fall well within normal ranges, so that BBC / climate scientists declare this as consistent with Climate Change.
    – The UN becomes more ridiculous by passing human rights decrees that make Islam unquestionable.
    – An announcement of a fantastic new clean energy source that will require billions to get it up and running. Mega new solar/wind farm projects stall and die for the same reason.
    – Samantha Cameron up the duff again.

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    Wed Ed says:

    Dear Mithter Forks,

    If you think I will abandon the language of class hatred or the politics of envy jutht becoth you are giving me your thupport, you are much mith-taken.

    I will continue to shift the blame for 13 years of Labour government, and the conthequences, onto the Torwies.

    I will still oppose anything and everything the Coalition do, even if what they pwopose ith Labour Party polithy.

    I will pwess the government to tax, borrow and spend even more.

    I will thupport any effort by the unions to thabotage the economy and retain unaffordable public pension arrangements.

    The Labour Party will step up its efforts to stir up dithcontent and thivil unrest.

    I will pwomote anything elth I can think of to continue the Markthist destwuction of Bwitain before I rise to power to cweate the new Soshialist Utopia that Daddy pwomised.

    So there. I am boss around here.

    Ed Miliband (Age 7 and a half).

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    The Ball of Kirriemuir says:

    Ralph M, …The Noble Semite!

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:


    Can i apply for the role of diversity co-ordanator?

  55. 55
    The Ball of Kirriemuir says:

    .and when the Balls was over there were four & twenty less, singing………………..

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    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    Don’t go for a walk in the woods Ed ;-)

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    Volume of Ed’s Ed:

    ⅓πEd x 2h

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    Ivor Tapeworm says:


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    Doncaster thickies says:

    Climate change is man-made. Our MP told us so.

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    Jumbo says:

    OT but talk about omissions. “Oops! butter fingers!” Rhymes with tankers.


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    albatross says:

    Surely a charity suggests “a trust or a company limited by guarantee”
    Though Duema obviously promotes a benefit to the community and relief of future financial hardship; even an advancement in education, it would appear to support more anti-trust and consequent lack of any Socialist warranty.
    And Guido bought it- Though there is no mention of a sum involved? Half a bottle of Paddy perhaps.
    Knowing his dislike of flying costs, will he be going for an airline next and a subsequent name change too? Cannylingus?

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    Jumbo says:


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    Wonky faced miliband says:

    I think that went pretty well. Got the message across despite some typically abrasive bbc reporting.

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    albatross says:

    Sceptic ulcers may also occur through worry.
    Nothing like thrushing out an intelligent comment.

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    Shameless says:

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    Sir Aston Martin says:

    Anyone fancy starting a sweepstake on when Ed’s hair turns completely white? June 23rd 2012, I reckon.

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    Anonymous says:

    The BBC are laughably pro – Labour.

    All we get is one Labour party spokesman after another on the TV or Trade Union people.

    It should be Warsi making the complate about BBC/Labour not the other way around.

    Prescott is even on about the Tax Payer Allowance being barred from the BBC, WTF!

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    AC1 says:


    “Leslie Kaufman’s previously expected article on the hunt for ‘FOIA’ has been published. As usual with such pieces, it avoids any discussion of the contents of the new emails released by ‘FOIA’ by saying that the scientists at the centre of the climategate controversy have been cleared by the investigations and inquiries which have taken place. This anachronistic, yet still standard boilerplate in my opinion marks the journalists who dish it up as being either incredibly lazy or incredibly biased or incredibly tightly constrained by editors who are fearful of backlash from politicians or even litigiously minded professors. We hear and see the same thing in Nikki Fox’s piece for the BBC and daily from the pro AGW bloggers.”

  69. 69
    Sir Aston Martin says:

    Yes, their pro Tory-led Coalition bias is a total disgrace and a major cause of all these terrible cuts that have seen public spending increase 1% less than it would have done if the spittle-flecked McMadman and his popeyed catamite had still been in charge.

    Regime change at the BBC is the only way forward!

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    Andrew Efiong says:

    Count me in, I love Miliband.

    He’s such a plonker. So much entertainment.

    Frank Spencer meets Doctor Spock!

  71. 71
    AC1 says:

    and unaffordable property is a type of privately collected tax that harms the economy.

  72. 72
    2012. The year the adverb finally dies. says:

    Sky News Presenter. ( more make-up than education.)

    “..this will help people get to their homes more quicker”

  73. 73
    AC1 says:

    But He’s a square.

  74. 74
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Labour MPs have never really been bothered by looking like idiots but the lack the spine – both individually and collectively – to do the necessary dirty work.

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    YCUEM says:

    You can’t underestimate Ed Miliband.

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    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    Or even, Flymo my ‘ead.

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    annette curton says:

    Pipple dont speke proper Englander no more , not like when I was a children.

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    Shire Tory says:


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    South of the M4 says:

    Having a ‘corrections column’ is like having a complaints dept. A sign of lazy management. Any failure for a business to deliver should be investigated to remove the root cause – not just routinely passed to a corrections column, or complaints department.

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    I don't need no doctor says:

    Hetrosexual people do not behave the way you do. If you want to be treated as “normal” then behave normally. That way you will not be discriminated against. Give it a try!

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    What a plonker. says:

    I know that Labour voters tend to be on the thick side,
    but even they must have realised what a complete tosser
    they have elected . Only Balls /Cooper could be worse.

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    They're all the same says:

    If its not for profit, it must be, for- a – loss very much like ed in that case.

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    I don't need no doctor says:

    On the BBC news a few minutes ago they showed a clip of Cameron being supposedly snubbed by the french dwarf. Why did they show that clip when it had nothing to do with the article.
    The BBC would do well to tell uis why their programmes over christmas-new year were so crap.
    How can the BBC justify high salaries and high personnel numers when all they show is repeats.
    Mark Thompson is taking the piss.

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    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:


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    I don't need no doctor says:

    Comment 2:31 moderated. Fucking useless moderation. Guido get it sorted you lard arse.

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    Ramsay Mc.Jethro says:

    Oh, be generous! Wasn’t I quite brilliant, too?

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    labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    Ed over eels.

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    I don't need no doctor says:

    Ed Miliband sums up the labour party.
    Ed Balls sums don’t add up for the labour party.
    The sum of the individual parts of the labour party are less than the whole.

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    I don't need no doctor says:

    Why would anyone want to?

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    will says:

    Yes penny and you have had to amend it with your charlotte church reference. you need to write a shrill sounding piece to drive readers to your paper. You and Polly are the same in this regard. The guardian has really lost its way and become more of a london liberal cabal. You can see this in many articles.

    “for example Louise Ryan, 41, who lives with her husband and two children in Islington, north London, will see the £438-a-week benefit, which covers the rent, reduced to £340 under the changes to housing benefit introduced this month.”

    That is £22,776 per annum tax free, higher than the average salary after deductions.

    The guardian wonders why the average worker does not understand. its not that the average voter does not care, but they feel that if they cannot afford a lifestyle even if they work why should thier taxes subsidise the unemployed.

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    labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    What a shame they don’t show the twat’s face after Dave delivers that ‘brothers’ line.

    I’ll bet it was pure rabbit-in-the-headlights.

    Yet they do show the front bench while the dopey looking sprog is delivering his pathetic jibes.

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    Sally Oldcow says:

    This is such a mysoginistic campaign against a good man and a strong leader for the Labour Party by the public school anti-semites and racists in the Bullingdon Party.

    Remember the Torys want to declare a war on the poor, starting with my poor little husband and me. There evil £400 a week benefits cap will barely cover the leccy bill for our Palace apartment and I might be forced to go back on the game to make ends meet.

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    Some Geezer wot doesn't like fast-and-loose use of language, either says:

    Not directly on topic of Ed Miliband or even the substance of Laurie Penny’s Tweet, but Ms Penny’s link to Comment is free just sparked a long-lost memory from my youth of reading “1984.” In it, George Orwell, Tony’s distant cousin from the intellectually- and ethically-honest side of the Blair clan, in a discussion of Newspeak remarks to the effect of (can’t be arsed to actually look it up this minute) “you could use the word ‘free,’ in the sense of ‘This dog is free from fleas,’ but as to the use of the word with respect to political freedom, no– the concept just wouldn’t exist, and there would be no need for that sense of the word.” Comment is free is likewise an intellectual swindle; sure, “Comment…” is gratis, one need not lay one’s cash on the barrelhead to make use of it, and in THAT sense is “free”; an Orwellian sense, to be sure.

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    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    Dead Red Ed is a Millionaire Marxist Mong.

    Long may he reign as Liebore leader :-)

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    Some Geezer wot doesn't like fast-and-loose use of language, either says:

    “Newsp**k,” right?

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    labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    Do you mean the way that Mr. Smith went to make way for mandelslime’s babe?

    Still his homley daughter got a good pay off, look at all the costly makeovers she has everyday to make her tele-presentable.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    its afake Billy.

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    Mark Oaten says:

    I love poo.

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    Iain Martin says:

    Who the fuck’s Tim Montgomerie?

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    WVM says:

    Hear hear, champagne all round comrades and up the revolution!

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    Gordon Brown says:

    I could do you a little jobbie to play with as I’m doing fuck all else.

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    What a plonker. says:

    I did not mention the raving imbecile MacRuin, he is in
    a class of his own. Where on earth does Labour get them from.

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    Champagne Charlie Kennedy says:

    Let’s go out and get shitfaced.

    Shitting here!

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    albatross says:

    Define 2012 normality Doc. Gay or stright comical content / thinking on this site seems to contain a variety of physical or sexual suggestions, irrespective of included expletives.
    Personally, I have given up trying to ascertain which of the Billys on the site is the genuine article. Usually spelling mistakes and a simplicity that ranges through brilliant to totally abysmal with the onus either on tongue in cheek or full frontal messages to fill the void points him out.
    Long may it remain, both the site and one’s ability to let down one’s hair occasionally.

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    Professor Phil Jones (Climate research Unit) says:

    Of course it is man-made – I am the man!!. I added half a degree to EVERY temperature reading since 1990 so that the average would be half a degree higher.

    this simple formula explains it:

    half a degree + UK raises fuel tax + EU emissions tax = shit load of money for me and exoneration from any freedom of information malarkey.

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    Cameron is a Cunt says:

    miliband is a lost cause

    since when have prime ministers given a new year speech?

    why can’t he just piss off?

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    albatross says:

    Surely a charity suggests “a trust or a company limited by guarantee”
    Though Duema obviously promotes a benefit to the community and relief of future financial hardship; even an advancement in education, it would appe-ar to support more anti-trust and consequent lack of any Socialist warranty.
    And Gu-ido’s blog bought it- Though there is no mention of a sum involved? Half a bottle of Paddy perhaps.
    Knowing his dislike of flying costs, will he be going for an airline next and a subsequent name change too? Canny-Lingus?

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    BillyBob... says:

    I wonder what Ed’s stance is on the NHS v personal choice titty enhancement replacement debate ? :)

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    Will Hutton - Socialist Tosser says:

    No it isn’t!

    BTL high rent landlords are the saviours of the poor. I should know.

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    Ah! Monika says:

    Aliens reading our news would think that Christmas was a time of murder.

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    Ah! Monika says:

    Slippery subject of which he has no hands-on experience

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    Sir Barrington Minge says:

    Agreed, but as long as he is “leader” of the so called “labour” party, they have no chance of being anything other than the alleged “opposition”.

    Keep up the great work Ed!!!

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    What a plonker. says:

    Me too.

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    What, like a BlockEd?

    I feel a song coming on …

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    A turkey says:

    Gobble gobble!

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    BillyBob... says:

    A Peterlee perhaps ?

    Whatever happened to lawful chastisement?

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    BillyBob... says:

    He should keep abreast of things.

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    Apathy Rising says:

    I do hope that the HoP restaurant changes the menu to the five pound meal option being recommended for the peasants. I think it’s known as ‘meals from mud pies’.

    Remember – we’re in it together and they can bring in a TV chef to show them how it’s done.

    I suspect that DUEMA will become a PFI and be awarded a contract to work out where it all went so badly wrong.

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    B Boyd says:

    We are so misunderstood at Auntie. Increase the telly tax! Britain needs more socialist news and political editors.

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    Hammer Christmas House of Horror says:

    Never mind aliens, *anyone* reading our news would think it’s a time of murder.

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    Gordie.. says:

    Ask and ye shall receive, seek and ye shall find,
    knock and it shall be opened unto you.” ~The Bible, Mathew 7:7

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    Anon says:

    He’s looking a bit wobbly. Things might go tits-up.

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    Fenton says:

    £500 a week cap. I have always worked and paid my way and would quite like to be confined to a £500 per week dwelling at tax payers expense. I wouldn’t be protesting!

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    AC1 says:

    and worth bailing BTL speculators out with below inflation interest rates!

    Rent-seeking, it’s work free money!

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    Dont underestimate the reason for Labours apparent stupidity in electing Ed says:

    But the shadow cabinet dont want to be in power as they want the Coalition to do all the dirty work which They KNOW has to be done. Once the mess is cleared up they will then seriously think about seizing power.

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    Bollox says:

    No intention of reading your juvinile , purile shit .

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    David Camoron says:

    Cripes! I’d better raise ‘green’ taxes even more, and throw all the money at Africa.


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    Do you do a lot of volunteering in Tuscany? says:

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    Tachybaptus says:

    Maybe he’d be improved by one of the ‘beast implants’ the Telegraph was writing about yesterday.

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    Infuriated of West Mids says:

    He’s a good chap for a left-winger, that Ben Wright. About the most impartial reporter the BBC have got.

    (Oh, and I went to school with him – thoroughly decent man!)

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    I didn't know Polly got it on with her current hubby while he was still married says:

    I don’t judge anyone for having affairs but it’s just funny that Polly had one as she likes to put herself forward as a model for all to follow. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polly_Toynbee#Personal_life

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    all media-types make me wanna puke says:

    Get a room, FFS.

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    a non says:

    Mammery glands are a bit of a side issue.

    Thank the lord at least ankles and calves remain free of enhancement.

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    Anon says:

    “All jobs lost are a tragedy”

    She’s obviously never seen a wheelclamper get a P45.

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    Anon says:

    Hypocrisy is in a socialist’s DNA.

    qv “ethical foreign policy” and “Iraq War”.

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    annette curton says:

    And what contribution have you ever made to Society?. I rest my case ( a Werner Von Staffunberg).

  139. 139
    a non says:

    Good link.
    Pity it has been lost at the top of the thread.
    Surely advocating disruption to any state funeral that Lady Thatcher might receive is equal if not worse than sending messages to provoke unrest during the riots.
    Galloway needs his head examined

  140. 140
    Rat's arse says:

    FAKE BILLY!. Give it a rest you mong for fecks sake. Get a paper round or something.

  141. 141
    Anon says:

    And, if you qualify for the £500 benefit, you probably also qualify for pretty much everything else, too. Like “free” council tax, “free” prescriptions. If you can convince someone in social services that you have a kid with a ‘disability’ (let’s say, ADHD – also known as ‘behaves like a cunt’), you can get up to £800 per month – on top of everything else – just as spending money.

  142. 142
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Strange that despite being such an avid communist Ralph was reluctant to return to the socialist paradises set up by Stalin in eastern Europe preferring to remain in decadent capitalist Britain and devote himself to self-enrichment.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    i am no a homo – it was made up by one of my fakes – lots of stuff is made up

  144. 144
    Tachybaptus says:

    Sorry to have to tell you that calf implants are already here. And already going wrong, it seems, from searching for the words in Google.

  145. 145
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (the original fake and the author of the winning line) says:

    yes fuck off and find your own huhne – Billy is mine

  146. 146
    Anonymous says:

    Fuck off twat

  147. 147
    Kinnocki's massive family of thieves says:

    and us.

  148. 148

    Ah! Ah! Moniker. But there was possibly Herod the Great’s Massacre of the Innocents, Josephus notwithstanding.

    It is in the great tradition of Christmas.

  149. 149
    a non says:

    Thanks Did not know that. Knew about bum implants but always figured calves with the exception of fat removal via suction techniques were natural.

  150. 150
    Tuscan Tony says:

    Someone whose simple meanderings around the political arena are fully paid for by his wealthy parents as a device to keep him far from their manorial home and thus from repeatedly soiling their carpets.

  151. 151
    thick as thieves says:

    There is more 4 x 2’s in the Tory party than there is in the Labour Party.

  152. 152
    Kinnockio's massive family of thieves says:

    On me Ed, Ed.

    Ed’s under your bed.

    Keep the Ed flag flying.

    On your own Ed be it.

    Wrong Eded.

    Vote soshailsm, vote Ed, what’s the worst that could happen.

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    nellnewman says:

    “if you have a child with a disability you can get up to £800 a month ?!!?

    I feel sure you’re wrong about that. I’m raising a disabled child and only get £70 a month that is put towards the cost of specialised medical equipment & nothing else. And when the new changes come in I expect we’ll fund even that ourselves.

  155. 155
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Laurie Penny – the living proof that “Left-wing Intellectual” is the ultimate oxymoron.

  156. 156
    nellnewman says:

    Oh Dear. Well I do hope that evidence does not surface that shows gordy communicated with draper directly through email otherwise that’ll prove categorically what a vicious old sleaze he was.

  157. 157
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Plural object, 4×2’s, needs plural verb, are, not is. Your recent spell in a youth detention centre hasn’t helped your basic English grammar much, has it?

  158. 158
    Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin ( Member in absentia ) says:

    I note that Ed went straight into-M-M-M-M-M-Mister Speaker mode.

    That was ever a sign of self-confidence whenever I went into an uncontrolled stutter.

  159. 159
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Having raised a disabled child myself, Nell, it sounds as if you have a seriously shit social worker. Most disabilities have a pressure group attached nowadays. Maybe a Googling session would give you a light at the end of a tunnel.

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    Cowards flinching says:

    Not at all. He was a greedy liar, which is how he brought up his sons.

  162. 162
    Just a Suggestion says:

    One would hope that if Galloway disrupted Lady Thatcher’s funeral, his would follow on immediately thereafter.

  163. 163
    AC1 says:

    Prediction before reading:

    The victim is a supporter of more state threats, so the article will ignore any of the content and concentrate oh the leaker/hacker (a repeat of the climategate MSM narrative).

    IF you’re a conspirazoid wikileaker getting people killed in foreign countries your motives and funding will never be questioned and only the content will be discussed.

  164. 164
    AC1 says:

    Nepotism: For example of use See POlly Toynbee.

  165. 165
    AC1 says:

    It’s less than a zero percent rise.

    Polly “Moonglampers” Toynbee.


  166. 166
    albacore says:

    There’s only one small fly in your ointment, Fawkes: the cast-iron turkey buzzing around like a blue-tailed fly, going nowhere.

  167. 167
    Kinnockio's massive family of thieves says:

    What the gruns get up to, especially the babbling ‘interlectuwals’ and provocative totalitarian asses like Penny Notalent, can also be characterised as Duckspeak.


    Smart guy, Mr Orwell.

  168. 168
    AC1 says:


    Jaw Dropping.

  169. 169
    AC1 says:

    Oh come on there’s…

    Hmm come up a blank.

  170. 170
    Featherstone is a Phoney says:

    Nor have I. What happened to all that bollox about banning wheelclamps on private land? It seems as if the government has quietly dropped it and will be permitting the bloodsuckers to carry on as before, providing they have an undefined ‘barrier’ on the land somewhere, even if it is placed there after the clamp was put on…

  171. 171
    AC1 says:

    An announcement of a fantastic new clean energy source

    It’s nuclear.

  172. 172
    Sir Aston Martin says:

    Billy, send the man your T-shirt.

  173. 173
    Mo' Money! says:

    The example cited is American, but it goes to show that there’s even a phrase for this sort of thing. There’s a market out there for these sorts of diagnoses; ever wonder why there’s been a spike in the numbers of children receiving the ADHD tag? I don’t suppose anyone begrudges help to those who are truly unfortunate, but when you start getting the nebulosity and amorphousness we all know ADHD is categorised as disabling, and a Street Term develops around benefits for it, you know something’s not kosher.


  174. 174
    ENGLAND says:

    ‘All jobs lost are a tragedy’.

    Gordon Brown’s eventual departure from 10 Downing Street was a moment of unalloyed joy.

  175. 175
    Walt Disney says:

    So do I. That’s why I made a shitload of money, you should pardon the expression, off that little bear.

  176. 176
    Sir Aston Martin says:

    >Mark Thompson is taking the piss

    and £800K a year. Of course, he is a genius and under his guidance the BBC has morphed into the most highly respected institution on the planet. I think he is worth at least three times that much and suggest that the government, who have nothing to do with the BBC because it is scrupulously impartial, and who seem to love being arse-raped by an assorted bunch of luvvies and groupthinking Guardian readers, instantly triple the telly-tax and restore hanging for evaders.

    Either that or you could just stop paying, as I did in 2005.

  177. 177
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    As Rupert Murdoch joins a social networking site critics are asking if he will be able to withstand all the possible abuse that may come his way.
    Personally I think he will be able to hack it.

  178. 178
    Sir Aston Martin says:

    I proposed to his sister — I’d been searching for years for Miss Wright.

  179. 179
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of says:

    Isn’t this a bit like FC United of Manchester ?
    Or FC Wimbledon Milton Keynes ?

    You know your F**ked when
    You wake up one morning to find out you have inherited Support groups !

  180. 180
    Gooey Blob says:

    David better than Ed? Don’t make me laugh! They’re two peas from the same pod.

    Just imagine if Labour were to unseat Ed for his brother, and what sort of message would that send out? “Please vote for David, even though he’s very much like the brother who was so bad we replaced him.”

    The two are so similar that ditching Ed would taint David too. If one is so bad that Labour daren’t face an election with him as leader, they can hardly propose the other as a potential PM.

  181. 181
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of says:


    Oooooow Justine i think i’ve done a whoopsy !

  182. 182
    Gooey Blob says:

    Labour policy is to continue the insane spending spree of Brown, leaving our children and grandchildren to pay for it all. It amounts to stealing from them. Continuation of the debt binge for us, decades of penury for those who follow.

    A wicked and evil plan by the economically illiterate.

  183. 183
    They're all the same says:

    What’s left wing about Ed Milliband?

    Pro-westminster, pro-capitalism, pro-the outsourced HR departments funded by workers that are the TUC trade unions…he’s just your typical liberal social democrat who thinks this gives him some sort of intellectual and moral edge.

  184. 184
    Cherie Blair says:

    What about my Tone? We’ve never had it so good.

  185. 185
    nellnewman says:

    That’s OK GOM . We’re grandparents not parents so not entitiled to benefits and stuff.

    Besides we took the decision early on that YoungNell is family and our responsibiity and that whatever it took we’d do it.

  186. 186
    Prescott's chipolata says:

    Aye, right lad.

  187. 187
    Maker of the Mayan calender says:

    Intentional I suspect

  188. 188
    joescotus says:

    needs his fucking head taken off, the manky marxist fucker!

  189. 189
    Barnehurst Bob says:

    Nell, whilst it may, with luck, prove Brown knew about the ‘Red Rag’ smear opperation. Someone much closer to home broke the story, where did they get the emails from?

  190. 190
    joescotus says:

    you mean sarah the socialist look up her interview with john voight enjoy him ripping her a new fudd bigtime

  191. 191
    Wrong terminology can ruin your career says:

    Aliens reading our news would be of the opinion that some murders are motivated by hate whereas others are motivated by….er…..

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