January 4th, 2012

DUEMA: Expect Labour Bloggers to Try Spin Dodgy Ed Graph

Just wait till the dis-loyalists get their hands on the latest LabourList poll that tries to pretend that more than half of the Labour Party hate Ed:

This is clearly the work of Dan Hodges taking the survey multiple times. Shame on LabourList for not weighting the poll accordingly and then trying to craft an “average at best” narrative around it.

All this stirring has to stop. 


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

    I am one of the 5.7 % i think Ed miliband is excellent as Labour party leader.

  2. 2

    The 5.7% are the 99%. The rest of the 94.3% are the 1%. All hail the Leader.

  3. 3
    David Cameron says:

    I for one would be devastated if he stepped down. Wednesday lunchtimes just wouldn’t be the same.

  4. 4
    The Meissen Bison says:

    I beg your pardon but what does this post mean?

  5. 5
    Anonymous says:

    If it was the Tory party who were surveyed they would agree with you billy that Ed Milliband is an excellent Labour party leader another Foot or Kinnock in the making

  6. 6

    I could have been gay, you know.

  7. 7
    Marmite says:


  8. 8
    Well---awriiiii....ght we've got OUR party back says:

    Lord Kinnock thinks Ed will be a great Prime Minister but then again he thought he’d won the 1992 General Election………….

  9. 9
    it's gordons fault says:

    you probably were, we just wish you hadn’t pretended to be hetro – it gives us a bad name and two pillocks of children

  10. 10
  11. 11

    What`s a pillock, daddy?

  12. 12
    Raving Loon says:

    1 in 5 Labour members think Ed is doing a good/excellent job. In unrelated news, 1 in 5 Labour members are completely bats**t insane.

  13. 13
    Anonymous says:

    Are the 5% who think he’s doing an excelent job the same 5% that still want to join the Euro

  14. 14
    Scallywag says:

    Surely the opinion of a Labour voter cannot be taken seriously. They are mostly somewhere between cretin and insane to hold such views

    These are the sort of people who would vote Labour in a general election in the vain hope that Miliband minimus and his mate Ed Blinkybollox would be put into Nos 10 and 11 respectively, at least until Blinky could get into No 10 himself and really bankrupt the country.

    Wouldn’t this call into serious question the results of this ‘poll’. All the votes should be on the green bar.

  15. 15
    The Last Quango in Paris says:

    Can we run a concurrent campaign on ‘2 Ed’s are better than 1’? I think they should both remain, unopposed, in their seats for ever.

  16. 16
    Bogey on down says:

    Gordon Brown spotted strutting his stuff on the dance floor at David Tennant’s wedding

    “Gordon took to the dance floor, eager to strut his stuff to Abba’s Dancing Queen”


  17. 17
    Zeno says:

    Dancing Queen? How apt!

  18. 18
    Mr Jacqui Smith says:

    Ed is genius.
    Ed is wonderful.
    Ed is far far better than mediocre.
    I truly believe this and have not been paid to support ed … I believe it in my wallet …err … heart.

  19. 19
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Mark Serwotka and Brendan Barber say that 5.7% is a resounding success for Ed Miliband.

  20. 20
    Dead Red Ed & The Welsh Windbag says:

  21. 21
    Shock and urrgh says:

    21.9% of the Labour party are SANE? Seriously? That’s quite a high figure!!

  22. 22
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of says:

    Call me Dave said “The eyes of the world will be on us Let us show the World that Britain can organise great events like the Olympics ”

    Breaking news from Sky : Some tickets for Olympic events
    Have been over sold by 100%
    ha ha ha ha you really couldn’t make it up !

    £80 ,000,000 for fireworks

  23. 23
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Dobson and Norris – We are all in this together.

  24. 24
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of says:

    4 out of 5 people say

    Ed who ?

  25. 25
    Broadsword calling Danny Boy says:

    I’ll go for that. Could we improve it to 4 Eds are better than none by including both the Mrs Eds?

  26. 26
    Anon says:

    Don’t forget Chuckup Umunna. He sits on the sidelines, somewhat eclipsed by Ed & Ed, but I’m sure that with more exposure the public could firstly identify who he is and, secondly, grow to dislike support him just as much as they hate love Ed & Ed.

  27. 27
    Broadsword calling Danny Boy says:

    Or if you ask enough nutcases the same question quite a lot of them will randomly give you the right answer.

  28. 28
    JH says:

    That’s Tennant’s marriage fucked then.

    Not that I give a damn about the over-rated, self-righteous lefty luvvie fuck.

  29. 29
    Anon says:

    Not quite. 21.9% think he’s ‘poor’ because they’re raving Marxist loons who regard Ed as too right wing.

  30. 30
    The Last Quango in Paris says:

    he is used to winning things with small odds though

  31. 31
    Rufus T Gnatstrangler says:

    Well I thought he was very very good as Doctor Who. Much better than the arse who took over from him after the first series.

    Plus, he was very good in Shallow Grave.

  32. 32
    Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

    …..you missed out Scotch, dear.

  33. 33
    Anon says:

    It is indeed. It’s at least 100% more than we were all expecting.

  34. 34
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Didn’t he play for Brazil?

  35. 35
    Anon says:

    That £80million for fireworks is going to look pretty damned stupid. Especially when Alcy Aida are probably going to set off some pretty big fireworks, free of charge.

  36. 36
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Are you sure that wasn’t Mandleson.

  37. 37
    Theory says:

    The 5.7% are undercover DUEMA agents?

  38. 38
    Colonel Blimp says:

    Haddock you really are a complete killjoy. Go back to the bookies and prepare for bankruptcy.

  39. 39
    Anon says:

    It’s an exciting night for them – the first night of their honeymoon. I wonder who their husbands will be.

    Dobson gets shown to his prison cell. In it, there’s a 6’6″ black guy who’s built like a brick shithouse. The black guy looks at Dobson and says, ”I’m going to be your cellmate for the next 15 years. Do you want to be the husband or the wife?”

    Dobson thinks as quickly as he can and replies, ”I want to be the husband!”

    “Fair enough,” says the black guy, “now get on your knees and suck your wife’s cock.”

  40. 40
    Anonymous says:

    I don’t buy this gay gordon thing. The bearded chap he lives is surely there just as a front.

  41. 41
    Torn a Fresh One and Loving it. says:

    I wish Ed was gay I wood suckle at his todger and subsist on a tasty diet. Of hebrewtastic polski sperm. Yum yums!

  42. 42
    Do The Maths says:

    It means 20% of the Labourites polled actually like what Ed’s doing, if the numbers are to be believed.

  43. 43
    Cell time says:

    Euphemism alert.

  44. 44
    H Doodson says:

    Not really, if we gave 100 monkeys the same question they would average at 20% thinking he was a very poor leader. This makes the 21% figure from the polling somewhat less impressive.

  45. 45
    Chukka Urmunneyaround says:

    Come and see me if you want advice of a ‘tax efficiency’ nature.


  46. 46
    The Meissen Bison says:

    That’s what the graphic says. What is the post saying?

  47. 47
    Ed Balls, Shallow Chancer says:

  48. 48
    Spanky and Our Gang says:

    With some revision:

    “[Wednesday] afternoons, that made me feel so warm inside,
    Have turned as cold and grey as ashes, as I feel the embers died….”

    (Sunday Will Never Be The Same, 1967)

  49. 49
    Sir Aston Martin says:

    Make that 8 Eds, as they’re probably schizophrenic.

  50. 50
    Anonymous says:

    Prices can really shoot up for 50p fireworks when business and uncivil servants know the taxpaper and the Lotto are supplying the money, pun not intended.

  51. 51
    Shock and urrgh says:

    I thought that was the more plausible reason!!

  52. 52
    cast iron dave says:

    this is excellent news
    now I can be even more of a leftie Euro apologist

  53. 53
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Much as I think the presence of Bully Balls in the Shadow Cabinet helps to keep Labour out of office it would be a delight to see him kicked out by his constituents

  54. 54
    Mrs. Ball-Scooper ( triple flipper ) says:

    Balls scratches balls ( @ 1.15mins ).


  55. 55
    Jeffrey Bernard says:

    Good question. Seems Guido has lurched leftwards over Christmas. Perhaps he had too much to drink …

  56. 56
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Do keep up – Red Ed is so useless that anyone even vaguely on the right wants to keep him in situ as Labour will never make it into office under his leadership

  57. 57
    Ed Milliband says:

    Well what do you expect? I am a Member of the Labour Party after all, and representative of the best talent in the Party.

  58. 58
    Do The Maths says:

    Oh Jeez I don’t know… that the numbers are NOT to be believed?

  59. 59
    Jeronimo says:

    Just one thing we know that the majority of the Toryboys, especially on this blog, don’t like Teddy boy or his strange assistant, but how many Toryboys think Cammeron and his mate Gideon are doing an excellent job, a good job,
    average job, poor job or finally a very poor job, also if doing a good or better job, if Ted and Ted are just making them look better than they really are. That last question is put in considering the various derisory comments that have been posted on this blog about Dave since he became PM.

  60. 60
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Not everyone on here is a Tory.

    Other thing is, if Ed were PM he would be spending even more, taxing even more, borrowing even more.

    We are not fans of Dave, more like the lesser of two evils.

  61. 61
    Fake Billy © says:

    ……….zzzzzzzz reading that was as bout as interesting as a Labour Party Conference

  62. 62
    Anonymous says:

    Litvak, surely.

  63. 63
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    I don’t know why, but this springs to mind for some reason:

  64. 64
    Use a Pun, Go to Jail/Gaol (Open to negotiation)! says:

    As long as it wasn’t Take A Chance On Me.

  65. 65
    Jeronimo says:

    That’s OK Willy, he just can not accept that Margaret has Alzheimer’s disease, probably caused by the series of strokes, it is no respecter of who people once were or how much they achieved in their lifetime, Carol is doing a good job looking after her mother, it is not easy. The film may focus minds about Alzheimers and what a terrible affliction it is there probably a chance 5-10% who contribute to this blog will end their days with this affliction.

  66. 66
    Jeronimo says:

    OK Willy, also Ukippers and BNP, as not being fans of Dave, I would have thought that blatantly obvious from the posts hence the final question, Guido could run a vote on this blog.

  67. 67
    Jeronimo says:

    Ok what don’t you like, Willy, UKippers or BNP?

  68. 68
    non believer says:

    Glad to see you think you can speak for the forum Billy, despite the fact that most here (and certainly the proprietor) seem to despise homosexuals such as your self.

    And I’m sure you’re right, and it’s not all Tories here but you’d have to be naive to think that anything other than the massive, overwhelming majority of posters here are in fact full on card carrying Tories (with some dressing themselves up as ‘libertarians’ of course).

    No bad thing of course but lets not kid ourselves that theres any kind of broad church in operation here; it’s as much a borg like hive mind here as any gathering of NuLab drones

  69. 69
    non believer says:

    Glad to see you think you can speak for the forum Billy, despite the fact that most here (and certainly the proprietor) seem to despise homosex.uals such as your self.

    And I’m sure you’re right, and it’s not all Tories here but you’d have to be naive to think that anything other than the massive, overwhelming majority of posters here are in fact full on card carrying Tories (with some dressing themselves up as ‘lib.ertarians’ of course).

    No bad thing of course but lets not kid ourselves that theres any kind of broad church in operation here; it’s as much a b.org like hive mind here as any gathering of NuLab drones

  70. 70
    KINNOCKIO says:

    The Welsh windbag became the wet ballbag.

  71. 71
    Jeronimo says:

    Fake Willy, WAKE UP! Party conferences are very boring the speakers just preaching to the coverted, they should be speaking to the voters in general and putting their points across. Party broadcasts are just the signal everyone uses to put the kettle on they are so one sided and boring.

  72. 72
    Jeronimo says:

    Like Dubya walking into a false door in the white house everyone does daft things they are just not recorded, including Gordon and his “bigoted woman”

  73. 73
    filipinomonkey says:

    My cousin in Nigeria would like to have a chat, he’s got a business proposition you might find interesting.

    oh and before I go, you wouldn’t happen to know any others from this 5.7% would you, email addresses etc, we’d be most grateful and it would be a shame if they missed out on this opportunity…

  74. 74
    Jeronimo says:

    NB the Conservatives also have homosexuals in their ranks, they seem to be accepted as long as they do not flaunt themselves openly, they might not be acepted by various members but if they pay their subs they have the right to participate. Willy is Guido no1 fan, he would jump naked over a barbed wire fence to support him!

  75. 75
    Phantom says:

    When those union-funded lefties on LabourLost don’t rate their own puppet lefty – you know he’s F’d.

    50.9% think he’s poor to very poor. Even using Labour’s maths, that’s a majority.

  76. 76
    Anonymous says:

    Isn’t it spelt ‘Dorries’? Why are Frank and Nadine together, anyway.

  77. 77
    Gordon Brown THE great leader says:

    That’s nothing like more than half, I should know I’m the man who saved the world.

  78. 78
    Harreit Harman, QC says:

    We are in labour and we stand for the poor and especially the very poor.

  79. 79
    Will Hutton says:

    Think of the simplicity of travelling to Greece without having to change currencies!

  80. 80
    Elton Ben says:

    Not his fault. The BBC got rid of writers to be replaced by messagers making sure that the viewer is on message.

    For example see the christmas special crapola.

  81. 81
    joescotus says:

    imagine if he had roger moore’s eyebrows to match his bulging eyeballs tennant’s bafta wining prospects would leap to at least 2%.

  82. 82
    Do I have to spell it out ? says:

    In case you havent notice Guidos psings on Ed are dripping in Sarcasm.

  83. 83
    Rufus T Gnatstrangler says:

    Yes, that was a waste of time. Apparently it was better than the 2010 Christmas Special, which I’m told was truly dire. And it must have been.

  84. 84
    Tory Cat says:

    I’d say 5-10% on here already have it.

  85. 85
    smoggie says:

    Seems you’re on that minority and it’s already taking hold. Replying to nothing.

  86. 86
    Do The Maths says:

    Apparently you failed to see the sarcasm in the “Oh Jeez” part, as well as my original posting. There’s an explanation for this phenomenon you may wish to peruse:


  87. 87
    bbJ says:

    Labourlist has tanked under Ferguson and it is the joke of the bloggosphere. Ferguson doesn’t know his arse from his elbow. By his own admission he is a hardcore tribalist and this articles underlines the blinkered way he thinks. Daily hypocrisy and drivel. LL Now has next to no readership. Compete is the only place where you can really get any independent stats and LL is in the toilet.

    Ferguson was spinning a readership of 550,000. In my view his readership is well under 1,000 and 250 on average. Perhaps he should separate out the search engine crawls to realise what’s really happening.

    For anyone who doesn’t visit the site (and you really shouldn’t) it’s material ranges from pathetic tenuous snides from the editor about the Tories and the Libs, to brainless articles from fellow tribalists drivelling on about Labour should do and intermingled with brainless twaddle from Chris Williamson the MP for Derby.




  88. 88
    Dolly says:

    It’s actually true, the regular posters at labourlist are fucking windowlicking loons.

    Especially Homfray, Jo (who I think is a man, definitely something odd about her), and Derek (likely alcoholic).

    Allegedly…in my opinion.

  89. 89
    nemo says:

    Ooooh, that is fighting talk!

  90. 90
    cherronyymow says:

    Should your name really be “Geronimo”, one time leader of the Apache nation?

  91. 91
    Anonymous says:

    please don’t mock people with a serious mental illness.

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