January 6th, 2012

Where’s Mili?™ – Calamity Kenny Gets the Blame for Twitter Fail

Labour are having a spectacularly bad week. Ed finally surfaced today to commiserate the death of TV’s Bob Holness, star of Blockbusters:

A is at the other end of the keyboard from O. A source in Ed’s office was quick to spin that given Kenny Young, the Press Officer Manager with emphasis on the manager, is in charge of the twitter feed, “and not much else”, this is most certainly his handy-work.

We are told that a “relaunch speech” is currently being “desperately cobbled together” for Monday or Tuesday. What could possibly go wrong?


  1. 1
    Ed says:

    The name’s Bond, Ed Milibond.

  2. 2
    Anonymous says:

    Black bust? .. he’s thinking of Diane again!

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

    It me laugh so much.

    What happened to Education,Education,Education.

    and O is right next to A right?

  4. 4
  5. 5
    Robert Catesby says:

    In fairness, Kenny only works for him as part of Ed’s equal opportunities programme. We have to get special needs kids into work somehow.

  6. 6
    James Band says:

    Didn’t Ed make about 8 ‘relaunch’ speeches last year?

  7. 7
    cantgetthevoicesoutofmehead says:

    facepalm indeed…is there nothing Miliband can do.

  8. 8
    jack regan says:

    heard on the news that blacks were for sale
    I got excited that the good old days were coming back
    Turns out its just a load of tents and stuff

  9. 9
    Tuscan Tony says:

    It wasn’t widely known that Bob “give me a negr*” Holness was founder of the Klan’s Goring On Thames branch.

  10. 10
    Ballymoney Boy says:

    What? So these celebrity twitterers don’t write it themselves? Their PR people do it? I’m amazed.

  11. 11
    jik says:

    I’ll tweet it again boss. And get i’ll it right this time.

    B-L-A-C-K- B-A-R-S-T-E-R—

  12. 12
    Tacticsasoldascolons says:

    If he’s not careful he’ll have Diane round to complain about this. That is, if she can get a taxi.

    RIP Bob, a great entertainer and also a perennial favourite for winning pub quizzes in the ‘list the James Bonds’ category.

  13. 13
  14. 14
    The Stilton Eater says:

    I’ll have a P45 please Bob

  15. 15
    Anonymous says:


  16. 16
    Josiah Bartlett says:

    To be fair the lad who has to type the tweets looks about 12, so he wouldn’t remember Blockbusters.

  17. 17
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Son of Brown! See how quick he is to blame someone in his office.

    It’s his twitter feed, it’s his responsibility.

  18. 18
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Guido/Neo Guido

    This is going to make the work of DUEMA very challenging.

  19. 19
    Honest View says:

    Just about the perfect example of a Freudian slip, rather than a typo. He’d sure like to bust Abbott, but chickened out. His subconscious was still prompting him to be more proactive.

  20. 20
    lmao says:

    Milliband will only get rid of Diane Abbott when she starts to ‘deny the Holocaust’.

  21. 21
    Honest View says:

    Maybe Diane never wrote her divide and rule comments, after all!

  22. 22
    Tuscan Tony says:

  23. 23
    Special Ed says:

    Just like last years riots in london, which involved a couple of city blacks. I meant blocks! What the hell…

  24. 24
    Brown's finest hour.."I've had enough of THIS I'm off !" says:

    Ed is obviously trying to beat his ex-boss,Brown’s record for re-launches and with the same result…Ed isn’t just flatlining he’s actually so far beneath the line to be hardly noticeable

  25. 25
    Fat Abbott from Hackney says:

    Iz it coz I iz black?

  26. 26
    Jason Duke says:

    I wonder if Ed gets O’s and A’s mixed up in the bedroom with Mrs M?

  27. 27
    annette curton says:

    LOL.LOL.LOL, Freudian typo.

  28. 28
    Honest View says:

    So he assumed the programme was “Blackbusters”? Hmmm. Labour, eh?

  29. 29
    Ed Miliband says:

    My remark was taken out of context.

  30. 30
    lmao says:

    Milliband will only get rid of Diane Abbott when she starts to ‘deny the Holocaust..

  31. 31
    AnotherAnon. says:

    BlackBusters? is that a bit like…

  32. 32
    Selohesra says:

    It is close to Q which looks a bit like an O

  33. 33
    Stop Stealing Our Money says:

    Any comment from Gardan Brawn yet?

  34. 34
    Sir Aston Martin says:

    Everyone knows that, TT. It was amalgamated with the Henley-on-Thames chapter after certain … irregularities were discovered in the accounts.

  35. 35
    Stop Stealing Our Money says:

    I had that Abbott in my cob once.

  36. 36
    Sir Aston Martin says:

    I’ll have an O, please, Bob. AND MAKE IT QUICK, FFS!

  37. 37
    Mrs M says:

    ….as in, “the onus in on you tonight, darlin”

  38. 38
    junkit says:

    Millband – 7 away

  39. 39
    Ed's Millstone says:

  40. 40
    Tony B says:

    Educotian, Educotian, Educotian

  41. 41
    Captain Aston Martin says:

    I can’t even detect him with the ASDIC.

  42. 42
    Hank Rearden says:

    If you can’t get Abbott
    To break her habit
    Who ya gonna call?

  43. 43
    Special Ed says:

    I urge all cabbies to drive past her yelling ‘Hey Abbot!’


  44. 44
    Anon says:

    Milliepeed the Minor……..is such a national treasure…..& please remember he’s a fully paid up Gold Member of the Frank Spencer Society…….all we need now is for Ed Blinky’s application to be quick approved….then there will be two prize berks together….could’nt ask for more or could we …..LOL

  45. 45
    Luis Suarez says:

    dis country is loco.

  46. 46
    annette curton says:

    I trust that the family of Bob will instigate civil proceedings against Ed for wilful misrepresentation of an innocent game show.

  47. 47
    The BBC's unnoficial spokesperson says:

    Do I really have to phone Lee Josper for an interview again?

    *sigh* – get me the Guardian to help diffuse the situation… again….

  48. 48
    L Driver says:

    Has she deliberately put an extra L in to further insult Ed or is it just because she’s thick?

  49. 49
    Diane Abbott says:


  50. 50
    Jason Duke says:

    Mrs M,

    You cOd you :)

    You can have some O action later!

  51. 51
    Nonanimouse says:

    Maybe Labour have introduced a “theme of the week.” This week being racism, of course.

  52. 52
    Menstural Cycle Display Team says:

    +1 :-)

  53. 53
    SG says:

    And now here’s one for all you viewers at home…what T is a four-letter word and an appropriate description for the current leader of the Labour Party?

  54. 54
    Polly's Villa in Tuscany says:

    Black…that’s r@cist!!!

  55. 55

    So Ed Miliband’s twitter isn’t actually from Ed himself.

    All those tweets about ..’off to Ikea for a cheeseboard’ and ‘just saw Linda Barker in Sainsburys.Still looking hot!” and “ho-hum..do the washing up then off for a poo .” aren’t really Ed’s ?

    I’m disillusioned. I thought these vacuous puffs and pointless endorsements were his vacuous puffs and pointless endorsements.

  56. 56
    Loungelizard says:

    From the photo it looks like young Kenny’s wearing the old ‘Nokia Ear Plug’ Maybe Militwit’s learned a thing or two from his old boss.

  57. 57
    Mili says:


  58. 58
  59. 59
    Psyche Atric says:

    What we know in the business as a ‘Freudian slip’.

  60. 60
    Ello Ello says:

    Gid Moaning!

  61. 61
    JuliaM says:

    No, it’s because the back axle can’t take the strain!

  62. 62
    South African says:

    Please say it isn’t true. That nice man from blackbusters is dead?
    RIP Doctor Verwoerd.

  63. 63
    The Cantestont says:

    Bab, is the answer “Twot”?!

  64. 64
  65. 65
    Nonanimouse says:


  66. 66
    Terrible But True says:

    140 character assassination… or suicide… by the entire Labour ‘machine’.

    Can’t wait to see how BBC and Newsnight tries to spin this one… ‘Look over there, it’s a Murdoch (possibly) doing something… er… a source… has told us.’

    Context is all.

  67. 67
    Anon says:

    8 every month, I think.

  68. 68
    Sherlock Holmes says:

    She does not look like she has ever walked anywhere in her life, The size of her expenses claims for taxi fares and her obesity suggest that she is lying about this too.

  69. 69
    Special Ed says:

    The strangest thing of all, is that when I try to type blackbusters on my mac it actually autocorrects to blockbusters. You have to try really hard to screw up like this.

  70. 70
    AnotherAnon. says:

    The tweet is still there.Perhaps they are hoping no one will notice?

  71. 71
    Genghiz the Kahn says:

    Ed couldn’t organise a piss up at The Greene King Brewery.

    I never thought it was possible to conceive a politican more socially and technologically inept than Gordon Brown, until I heard of his successor.

  72. 72
    Gonk says:


  73. 73
    jack regan says:

    And certain accusations of a sexual nature

  74. 74
    Infuriated of West Mids says:


  75. 75
    Ed's Eye Bags says:

    Ha ha ha ha ha!! EPIC FAIL!!! That’s blackbusters….completely priceless.

    I think it might well be saying “Goodbye for now” to Ed.

  76. 76
    Typo says:

    No the original has been deleted and that is a new one with the correct spelling. Re-write history is what Labour does best.

  77. 77
    Anon says:

    He certainly isn’t, Blair won three general elections. Militwit will struggle to win one.

  78. 78
    Bab Halness says:

    Ed’s on a Gold Run. A run of comedy gold.

  79. 79
    Labour Party Publicity Chief says:

    Is the correct answer – Terrific?

  80. 80
    dr. sipp says:

    give us a R ed?


  81. 81
    Stinkfinger says:

    While doing taxi work in rural Lincolnshire the one B*ack passenger I ever took paid with a rubber cheque.

  82. 82
    Special Ed says:

    God, let’s hope not. I’d have to find a new moniker.

  83. 83
    Tory Cat says:

    Is it because I is block?

  84. 84
    The Norris family says:

    Ed we are sending you twenty bags of sand in cash, just get our boy aaaart
    There will be another nice drink in it for you if it works

  85. 85
    Spitting Image says:

    Blimey! Kenny Young looks just like his boss.

  86. 86
    "call me wEd" says:

    Surely Tosser has 6 letters…

  87. 87
    AnotherAnon. says:

  88. 88
    not a geek says:

    Maybe geeky Millibrain was using a Dvorak keyboard layout, where A and O are next to each other.

  89. 89
    Ed Miliband says:

    Just one L Diane.

  90. 90
    Tony Bliar is a CUNT..... says:

    Ed you and your party are a Fuckin laughing stock………

  91. 91
    Evil Landlord says:

    lol or lal in Red Ed speak

  92. 92
    Tom Tomos says:


  93. 93
    retardEd Miliband says:

    Aha! The word “thuccthethor” containth the word “thucctheth”. Ha! I am a thucctheth, you have thaid it yourthelf!

  94. 94
    Infuriated of West Mids says:


  95. 95
    Socialism Ate My Future says:

    It is vastly resembling a New Years special of “The Thick of It” absolute comedy gold.

    “If some c^nt can f^ck something up, that c^nt will pick the worst possible time to f^cking f^ck up because that c^nt’s a c^nt.” – Tuckers Law

  96. 96
    Margaret Beckett says:


  97. 97
    The Norris family of beasts says:

  98. 98
    Sir Barrington Minge says:

    Right….Fat, Ugly and Black….a full house for Abbot

  99. 99
    Special Ed says:


  100. 100
    BillyBob... says:

    Blackbusters?? That is disgusting, seems like Red Egg is just taking the piss !!

  101. 101
    Gordon Brown says:

    I am sure this is only a minor setback, and I wish Ed and his shadow cabinet a gaff-free New Year.

  102. 102
    Winston Smith says:

    Blackbusters are dead. We’ve always been at war with Blockbusters.

  103. 103
    portaloo says:

    I had her in my gob

  104. 104
    realist says:

    I see the hand of Diane Abbott here…

  105. 105
    misterned says:

    Yeah, mission bloody impossible!

  106. 106
    Huge Grant says:

    I wonder what leaders of the block community think about this one?

  107. 107
    Bab The Builder says:

    What a bunch of haans

  108. 108
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    He’s dying on his fuckin’ arse. He’s doing a macavity. Instead of the rocking horse he’s sitting in a bedsit somewhere doing his rubiks cube :-)

  109. 109
    Millibond Special says:

  110. 110
    Stinkfinger says:

    A generation will remember him fondly from Blackbusters.
    I didn’t know Bob Holnes was in the SPG and I do remember them fondly as it happens.

  111. 111
    Special Ed says:

    I’m sure Armando Iannucci is sitting down with a large red marker scratching out script ideas as we speak. – ‘Damn, can’t use that anymore…That’s been done too…’

  112. 112
    Ed Miliband says:

    It’s made the Mail now

    Something on your mind, Ed? Miliband’s tweet tribute to Bob Holness says he will be fondly remembered for ‘BLACKBUSTERS’
    Comes after he was forced to call Diane Abbott yesterday to demand she apologise for Twitter comments about white people
    #Blackbusters now third most popular Twitter topic today


  113. 113
    Huge Grant says:

    My remork was token out of content

  114. 114
    Bob says:

    Anybody heard about this, seems NOBODY has, hat tiop vlad


  115. 115
    Black Cab says:

    Who you calling black?

  116. 116

    To conceive or conceive of?

  117. 117
  118. 118
    The BBC's unnofficial spokesperson says:

    We will be downplaying all coverage of the witchcraft trial.
    Thank you for your money.

  119. 119
    The BBC's unnofficial spokesperson says:

    As do we.

    Thank you for your money.

  120. 120
    Special Ed says:

    Except Katie Price. I’m sure she writes all her own material.

  121. 121
    The BBC's unnofficial spokesperson says:

    There is no story here.

    But there is lots of man made climate change and the Tory led coallition Government are going to make life harder for millions of hard working families.

    We are currently filming a lavish new and very expensive sequel to life in the freezer where we see ice actually melting in a gin & tonic.

    Thank you for your money.

  122. 122
    EdButLookBalls says:

    Would that be a black passage or a back passage Fatso?

  123. 123
    JH says:

    How shambolic must those Hunts be.

    It’s 140 characters max, which take about 10 seconds to p-r-o-o-f r-e-a-d.

  124. 124
    Special Ed says:

    Above all, I hope Bob Holness had a great sense of humour.

  125. 125
    Geoffrey G Brooking says:

    There was a Young Lady called Abbott,
    Who somehow got into Red Ed’s Shadow Cabinet,
    Then one windy day,
    While the boss was away,
    She ranted like a wee bunny rabbit!

  126. 126
    Bayswater Tart says:

    O is included but A is £50 extra

  127. 127
    Black Bukkake says:

    You wouldn’t want that fat fukker in your cab. New shocks would be the least of your worries. You would have to burn the upholstery as a matter of course.

  128. 128
    Only in the Groun says:

    Surely you mean the Guordion?

  129. 129
    Wallace Milipede says:

    I’ll have a P please Bob.

  130. 130
    Only in the Groun says:

    Or as it appeared the the Guardian TV listings: Blackbastards

  131. 131
    G Brown says:

    I will help save you son.

    Just like I saved The World!

  132. 132
    Ed Milibland says:

    I’ll get it right when Brian Cant dies.

  133. 133
    Ed Says says:

    I have finally dethided what to do about Diane Abbott. I am banishing her to the black benches.

  134. 134
    JuliaM says:

    How do you know? Is it clutching a pie?

  135. 135
    What a plonker. says:


  136. 136
    chinky bear keeper says:

    wasnt bob holness the first james bond in a radio version of Blackfinger?

  137. 137

    That sneer of such stupendous magnitude on the callow Kenny’s chops reminds me of a cartoon character whose name I have forgotten.

    Could anyone tell me who it might be?

  138. 138
    Gimpy says:

    LOL. Love it.

  139. 139
    La' says:


  140. 140
    Patrice Evra says:

    You stay out of this south americano.

  141. 141
    Ivor Tapeworm says:

    Now we know what Union block voting really is.

  142. 142
    Passing Thought says:

    Glad you posted that :D

    Group now called TWEET, singing blackbusters??

  143. 143
    boron greenbuck says:

  144. 144
    Ivar Topewarm says:

    Paar Bab Halness must be turning in his grove.

  145. 145
    Marcus O'Gravy says:

    Iz dis Abbot me skin ? Dianarasclat ! , old boy (puke).

  146. 146
    Seb coe's a cunt says:

    You WILL take an ‘e’ & love it !!

  147. 147
    I Hate Tesco AND the Pope says:

    Fat, ugly, black, thick, bigoted, AND a one-time supporter of the one-eyed Scottish twat. It really doesn’t get much worse than that.

  148. 148
    Edders Plays Flop says:

    And the hosts of Countdown.

  149. 149
    a fat cunt ! says:

    mmmmmmm subsidised canapés ! (great for my waste !).

  150. 150
    nemo says:

    Who on earth is that guy on the right doing the gurning act or has someone tried rearranging his jaw

  151. 151
    A Bloke of a Certain Age says:

    Should that not be Affice Moneger ?

  152. 152
    Heretic says:

    Go back to EDU—- & start again (illiterate muppet).

  153. 153
    A Bloke of a Certain Age says:

    Dionne Obbitt

  154. 154
    Heretic says:

    Talk to the honky hand,the black face is not lissnin.

  155. 155
    A Bloke of a Certain Age says:

    Educotian, Educotian, Educotian.

  156. 156
    A Bloke of a Certain Age says:

    Pah, you will be telling me next that Magda Brown doesnt write her own tweets either.

  157. 157
    Young Guido says:

    Can I have an “E” Bob.

  158. 158
    Genghiz the Kahn says:

    At least my spelling mistake wasn’t all over Twitter like a rash.

  159. 159
    Heretic says:

    This fucking rent-a-gob for BLACKS is truly a hypocrite,while seeing
    her non-gangmember upper class kids through private skool (sic) !!
    this fat Hunt ————– (please add).

  160. 160
    Heretic says:

    Don’t forget the re-writes !!

  161. 161
    Sir Derek McDevious (M.A. Socialist Dystopia of East Romford) ) says:

    there was an old slag called called diane

    her arse was the size of a van

    although nothing but crap

    came out of her trap

    some of it just hit the fan

  162. 162
    Honest View says:

    The Gordian? Not!

  163. 163
    Busted Spleen says:

    The comments on here have had me in stitches, but the Menstural Cycle Display Team name nearly made me fall of the sofa laughing…….funny!

  164. 164
    Lobter Throttler says:

    He’s a labourite, theyr’e all ugly freaks.

  165. 165
    Lobter Throttler says:

    Sounds like a Freudian slip, like he wants to bust some black balls, nudge nudge!
    I always thought he was mincer.

  166. 166
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    It’s your waist, and the taxpayer’s waste.

  167. 167
    Colonel Blimp R.M. (retd.) says:

    A relaunch – what could go wrong?
    How about a lack of lubrication leading the good ship Miliband to be stuck on the slipway?

  168. 168
    Sarah Brown, UK says:

    She did not benefit from a public scholl education unlike rich white boys Dave Cameroon and Gideon Osborne.

  169. 169
    Sarah Brown, UK says:

    A and O are at opposite sides of the keyboard so it is hard to do that as a mistake.
    Which Gordon Braun would never have done.

  170. 170
    Anonymous says:

    Ed Miliband has called for an enquiry into the activities of unregulated bOnkers.

  171. 171
    Jasmin Alibi Cunt says:

    Fucking bunch of cow’s cu’nts

  172. 172
    I had an empty back seat the other day while I drove past Dianne Abbott says:

    and her son.

  173. 173
    General Van Der Milliband of the 1st South Afrikan Foot in Mouth says:

    Blockblackers surely?

  174. 174
    Tic tac toe says:

    Public scholl? Is that where they learn to make proper shoes?

  175. 175
    Tic tac toe says:

    and, of course “defuse”. Par for the course though…

  176. 176
    Ainsley says:

    Hey that’s my job.

  177. 177
    Spelczecha says:


  178. 178
    Spelczecha says:

    ?un(N)official? Is my dikshonri up to date?

  179. 179
    Spelczecha says:

    .. and Word autocorrects “wellies” to “willies”. Hmm!!

  180. 180
    JohnBellingham says:

    Mr Millwand is a banker.

  181. 181
    Jet Jungle says:

    Bob Holness used to be on Springbok Radio, Dr Verwoerd hated it.

  182. 182
    Ricardo Petite-Jean says:

    What a wonker.

  183. 183
    simon says:

    What do people expect- Kenny is a Scottish red so incompetence should not be any surprise.

  184. 184
    Sungei Patani says:

    Given the amount of taxpayer’s money Diana Abbot spends on taxis, I would not have thought she would ever had trouble hiring one.

  185. 185
    joescotus says:

    plus,plus, and another plus

  186. 186
    joescotus says:

    i would’nt send ed for a loaf of bread

  187. 187
    joescotus says:

    ffs why did you have to put a damper on 2012?

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