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.


    • 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.


    • 73
      jack regan says:

      And certain accusations of a sexual nature


  10. 10
    Ballymoney Boy says:

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


  11. 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.


  12. 14
    The Stilton Eater says:

    I’ll have a P45 please Bob


  13. 16
    Josiah Bartlett says:

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


  14. 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.


    • 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.


    • 94
      Infuriated of West Mids says:



  15. 18
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Guido/Neo Guido

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


  16. 20
    lmao says:

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


  17. 22
    Tuscan Tony says:


  18. 23
    Special Ed says:

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


  19. 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


  20. 26
    Jason Duke says:

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


  21. 27
    annette curton says:

    LOL.LOL.LOL, Freudian typo.


  22. 29
    Ed Miliband says:

    My remark was taken out of context.


  23. 31
    AnotherAnon. says:

    BlackBusters? is that a bit like…


  24. 33
    Stop Stealing Our Money says:

    Any comment from Gardan Brawn yet?


  25. 35
    Stop Stealing Our Money says:

    I had that Abbott in my cob once.


  26. 38
    junkit says:

    Millband – 7 away


  27. 39
    Ed's Millstone says:


  28. 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


  29. 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.


  30. 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….


  31. 49
    Diane Abbott says:



  32. 51
    Nonanimouse says:

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


  33. 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?


  34. 59
    Psyche Atric says:

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


  35. 62
    South African says:

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


  36. 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.


    • 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.


  37. 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.


  38. 70
    AnotherAnon. says:

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


  39. 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.


  40. 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.


  41. 80
    dr. sipp says:

    give us a R ed?



  42. 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


  43. 85
    Spitting Image says:

    Blimey! Kenny Young looks just like his boss.


  44. 88
    not a geek says:

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


  45. 90
    Tony Bliar is a CUNT..... says:

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


  46. 97
    The Norris family of beasts says:


  47. 100
    BillyBob... says:

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


  48. 104
    realist says:

    I see the hand of Diane Abbott here…


  49. 109
    Millibond Special says:


  50. 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.


  51. 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



  52. 114
    Bob says:

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



  53. 118
    The BBC's unnofficial spokesperson says:

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


  54. 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.


  55. 124
    Special Ed says:

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


  56. 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!


  57. 126
    Bayswater Tart says:

    O is included but A is £50 extra


  58. 131
    G Brown says:

    I will help save you son.

    Just like I saved The World!


  59. 133
    Ed Says says:

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


  60. 136
    chinky bear keeper says:

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


  61. 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?


  62. 144
    Ivar Topewarm says:

    Paar Bab Halness must be turning in his grove.


  63. 150
    nemo says:

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


  64. 160
    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


  65. 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.


  66. 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?


  67. 170
    Anonymous says:

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


  68. 171
    Jasmin Alibi Cunt says:

    Fucking bunch of cow’s cu’nts


  69. 182
    Ricardo Petite-Jean says:

    What a wonker.


  70. 183
    simon says:

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


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