January 15th, 2012

Marr’s Ed Miliband Interview

He is trying to have it both ways, is that an improvement on getting it completely wrong? On the doorstep the “Osborne’s policy failure means we’re going to have do the same” is going to fall apart. As for crony capitalism, who was in favour of it? The party of Hindujas, Ecclestone, “we must do something for Branson, Tony”, Paul  Myners and Loans for Lordships is now against cronyism…

Via LiarPoliticians


405 Comments

  1. 1
    Our Denry says:

    Looks as if Teddy has had bit of a suprise

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    • 6
      Rene says:

      Who wants to listen to boring Ed?

      This is better.

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      • 10
        BillyBob... says:

        Get yer PIPS oot for the lads ! :)

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        • 59
          Goddess, Empress, Dictator Frau Merkel says:

          I despair of my Dedward Miliband poodle sometimes but there isn’t a Labour poodle less useless. Maybe I could buy a Tory poodle to run my Labour poodles? I have yet to hear a Fearsome Squeak from my Limp-Dumb hamsters. The cable hamster did try but everyone just laughed at him.

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      misterned says:

      As I have been saying for ages. Labour put the “crony” in “crony capitalism”.

      Thatcher opened up markets, believed in free markets and fair competition. Selling off state assets to the public and not running them anymore, letting their customers grant those businesses or failures… Stopping state subsidies and forcing the private sector to succeed or fail. No bail-outs for companies that fuck up.

      Labour believes in corrupt corporatism, dodgy deals selling off state assets to cronies and sticking the tax payer with the bill and protecting the special few 1% of their corrupt corporations with tax-payer funded bail-outs.

      Labour have no credibility on taming “crony capitalism”.

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      • 15
        Rog says:

        Labour criticising “crony capitalism”?

        They should be careful nobody nicks their brass necks and flogs it to a scrap dealer.

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      • 44
        Lord Cashpoint says:

        KERCHIIIINGGGG !!

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      • 156
        Lord Cashbox of Belize says:

        I learnt everything I know from Neil Kinnock.

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        Ed Millibands sad ass box of Jedi mind tricks says:

        We are going to say at the next election what ever you want to here blame it on the coalition when we get critersized by our lot & hopefully you’ll buy this bollocks & we’ll stuff the countries finances down the our union pimp lords , they’ll need paying first as they are prop up our laim ass policies to fuck you dumb shites over…………… Again

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    • 18
      Up sh1t creek says:

      Ed Miliband is proud that under Labour, the UK had a growing economy, growing tax take, and able to spend ALL the money. He stated the problem without staying it, Labour SPENT ALL THE MONEY. Labour saved NOTHING!

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      • 38
        jgm2 says:

        But this is the point that the bastards are persistently getting away with. Absent all that government borrowing they did not have a growing economy. In the white heat of the ‘boom’ of 2002 – 2007 they were borrowing 3% of GDP every year just to make the payroll of the one million they’d employed in 2001/2.

        Without creating one million well-paid pretendy jobs in 2001/2 and borrowing for the next five years to pay them there would have been no fucking growth. Quite the opposite. And of course that one million newly flush make-jobs went out and bid up the pr*i*ce of available housing for the other 60 million people who then decided that since they had got so rich because – look – our house went up by 20K last year they promptly ‘released the equity’ and bought a German car, a Japanese 42″ TV and a holiday in Mauritius. Every fucking year.

        Way-hay said the economic lunatics – look at our ‘miracle economy’. Look how rich and how clever we all are. I remember when we were poor under the T*ries but now, thanks to my house increasing in value every year, I’m rich and clever.

        There was no ‘growth’. There was no ‘miracle economy’. Labour engineered a massive job-creation scheme to replace their lost miners/voters and the extra one million pay-packets unleashed a massive housing and consumer boom which ran out of steam in 2007/8.

        It’s that simple.

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          Grumpy Old Man says:

          Absolutely outstanding post.

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          • Ludwig Von Morrison says:

            Labour fed into the utter fuckwittery of the muppet public. This point can never be understated,the Public are by an large , thick as fuck and financial imbicilles.

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          • Holly says:

            Could not have put it better myself.
            Absolutely outstanding reply.

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          • Really? says:

            This analysis ought to be in school textbooks up and down the land.

            As to the Marr interview, Mili seems constantly to be engaged in a game of verbal three-card-monte – however hard you try to keep up with the sense of what he is saying, his mouth is somehow faster than your brain’s ability to understand the words coming out of his mouth.

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          • Cynic says:

            You would need to break it down into words of one syllable first.

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          • smoggie says:

            Great post. In fact, it should be framed and hung above George Osborne’s bed lest he be tempted to make the same mistake. Above the bed, next to the bullwhip.

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        • 102
          Rick N Backer says:

          Excellent post.

          Leaving the questions…

          Why is it that my wife and I saw this happening and decided that our neighbours were fools for believing that the price of their house made them rich. Why did we go the other way and pay off our mortgage rather than buy flash cars and conservatories? Why did our politicians, with their Masters degrees from elite Universities, not see this and warn people?

          And the biggest question of all is, why the hell do we have to bear the burden of wicked taxation to bail out all the thick, selfish, dishonest bastards who pissed all the money up the wall?

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          • Bill d'Sarse says:

            You were not alone, many people saw this coming. We too paid off as much as we could from our mortgage and we now pay less, a lot less, each month with the prospect of no mortgage in just another 5 years. Even of the mortgage rates go through the roof, we can still afford the mortgage. After all it’s out highest priority – a roof over our heads. Flash holidays (once it’s gone, it’s gone), flash cars (depreciating all the time), new kitchen (they last more than two years you know) – all forced down your throat as ‘must haves’ through the lefty lovin’ media darlings. Even after recession hit, the Labour policy was to spend their way out of trouble, and fools followed them.

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          • Another Engineer says:

            I’m jŭst thė sămė – nıl mőrtgăgė, dőn’t wănt főr ănythıng (bŭt dőn’t hăvė hőlıdăys ın Măŭrıtıŭs) – ın făct I păy mőrė ın tăx thăn whăt I ăctŭălly spėnd.

            Thė thıng ıs, thőŭgh, wė’rė thė stŭpıd őnės. Anyőnė wıth săvıngs ıs nőw gėttıng scrėwėd by thė nėgătıvė ıntėrėst rătės ănd thė flăt őr nėgătıvė stőck mărkėt. Gőld? Anőthėr măssıvė bŭbblė.

            I wısh I’d bőrrőwėd hălf ă mıllıőn ınstėăd.

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          • Mike Hunt says:

            We did too although our tracker with Halifax would not allow us to over-pay, so we saved the reduction. Result? Mortgage paid off several years early despite being one of those poor sods who were stuck with an endowment being worth a quarter of what we were promised – another consequence of that Scots fuck-wit robbing the pension funds.

            It’s fucking wonderful to have no debts of any kind!

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        • 115
          nellnewman says:

          Plus 1000000 and then some jgm.

          Nicely put!

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        • 121
          speak as i find says:

          Bang on the money JGM2 they thought we were rich but all we owned was bricks and mortar, which can go up or down in value. Labour let hundreds of thousands of migrant workers come here on a open border policy and let thousands languish on state benefit, trust labour! i wouldn’t trust them to sit the right way on a toilet seat

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          Where are Tony Blair's Expenses says:

          Brilliant post – all the politicians new what was happening but Labour in particular were just buying votes. There never was an economic miracle just a million additional public sector none jobs and now they are on the streets demonstrating that life is not fair. Well if things are so bad in the public sector hand in your notice and get a job in the private sector.

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          • Bob Diamond Geezer says:

            Oh come now some very short memories on here you talk as if house prices didn’t go up under the Tories and as if the whole new kitchen/holiday in Miami/new motor lifestyle was somehow invented by Labour…..

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        • 302
          Maximus says:

          Excellent, but you overlook the Deward’s own part as minister in the Climate Change Act, which guarantees this Labour’s economic achievement continuing for the next 50 years, or at least until that silly nonsense is repealed.

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        • 308
          garry garry says:

          What’s with the tiny 42″ tv?

          Anything less than 55″ is just a waste of space in the room.

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        • 338
          harry potnap says:

          Evan Davis fell for it hook, line, sinker and fishing permit.

          I wish I had a list of all his best quotes about ‘the best chancellor this country has ever seen’ etc etc.

          Thick twat.

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        • 392
          tardkiller says:

          some people have short memories (the voters)

          Clause 4 by the Back Door!!

          we warned about it in 99

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    • 162
      Gooey Blob says:

      It strikes me that those people who are calling for Ed M to go in the hope that Labour might become more popular if he did are deluding themselves. Labour are unpopular because they threw away money the country didn’t have, leaving the UK with the mother of all debts that our children and grandchildren will have to pay off. Even now, they are still in denial about it.

      A simple change of leader won’t solve Labour’s problems, they’re going to lose in 2015 anyway whether they’re led by Ed M, Ed B, Yvette, David or Father Christmas. Whoever leads Labour into the 2015 election will be finished shortly after.

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      • 401
        Snotsicle says:

        Father Christmas goes to work for more days of the year than the million non-job public sector employees.

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      gman says:

      Lispy Goon.

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  2. 2
    Has anyone seen Mike Hunt? says:

    Ed Miliband backtracked on yesterday Balls up that enraged the Guardian and trade unions.

    We do need a strong opposition to hold the executive to account.

    Ed is niether strong nor consistant.

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  3. 3
    Anonymous says:

    At least the Lord Glasman joke didn’t go to waste after all.

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  4. 4
    Dick the Prick says:

    He’s quite a rude little puppy too – you can see the Brown influence on him. Not a nice characteristic.

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    Popeye says:

    You got it in one.
    I’ve just seen our local politics show and a Guardian writer/labour councillor candidate thought him to be the cats whiskers.
    Man of all seasons?

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      Curious onlooker says:

      Why do we say the cat’s whiskersvand/or the dog’s bollocks to mean that something is outstanding. Odd expressions..

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      • 79
        Bawbag Survivor says:

        from mechano sets…….box standard or box delux
        Here we say cat’s pygamas? don’t know why?

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        smoggie says:

        Why outstanding?

        Have you ever seen the dog’s bollocks? They stand out, like …er, bulldog’s bollocks.

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    Brent Fraser says:

    Can anyone save me watching this drivel, and tell me if he managed to apologise for his errors about rail travel pricing at last week’s PMQs?

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  7. 8
    Eddy-no-mates says:

    Now anti-cronyism because …… he has no cronies being Ed.

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    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Cronyism by nasty baby-eating Tories is evil. Only those cleansed by the blazing furnace of Socialism are capable of the fine judgement needed to make cronyism a public good. DUEMA!

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    • 12
      The Paragnostic says:

      There is no such thing as society.

      Only an ever decreasing circle of cronies donating to an ever more irrelevant party led by an ever more childish and frustrated “leader”.

      If it goes on at this rate, there will eventually be a Labour singularity somewhere in the Finchley / Islington / Camden triangle, and the black hole of moral-free, proposition-free Marxism Light will swallow up the last vestiges of Ed like a serpent with a dead mouse.

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      • 35
        will says:

        The problem is that since the manchester guardian moved to london it has become more and more a islington cabal with polly living south of the river. I bet most of readership either have media or civil service jobs or easy self employed jobs supported by a trust fund, that thye do not realise what life is like outside the M25.

        They are at last starting to realise that these easy media jobs and civil service jobs are staring to be affected so are squealing now. Any body can be a blogger these days and better than a columist, so the hippy media/journalist type of careers are reducing and they dont like it.

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      • 43
        confuse[d]cious says:

        Where do you see a future opposition to fill the vacuum Para?
        Jocks in frocks ?
        Libdems though hanging onto coat-tails have more or less shot their bolt [though personally I invisage their resurgance to muddy the water.]
        Remember Scotland now jock-strapped by the SNP might have gone their own way- fortunately / unfortunately answering the hated west lothian question.
        A few Greens, Plaid Cymru and such? Even UKIP with creditable ideas lacks any major voter support and just Dave and the Tories as benevolent dictators would inspire the arrival of a myriad of other self serving groups- Mozzie, Oldie or Kaleidoscopic others to undermine and destroy what good remains.
        Are Labour a necessary evil?

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        • 50
          The Paragnostic says:

          Oh – the Labour party will still be the official opposition for decades. Out of touch, irrelevant and increasingly unelectable they may be, but they still command the postal votes of hundreds of thousands of subcontinentals, and their client vote in the public sector cannot bring themselves to vote for the party that dare not speak its name (which is the logical alternative, being Labour without the PC deadweight).

          Who knows – maybe the Greens will garner a few seats, or the LimpDems split and the old Liberal values attract some votes.

          Personally, I’d like to see UKIP making gains, since at least criticism of Rusty and Gideon would then be consistent and based on real differences. But maybe, just maybe, the real opposition is still within the Tory party and just waiting for the right moment to emerge.

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        • 111
          Bawbag Survivor says:

          Labour are not evil,their core ideals are humanitarian….However years ago they were hijacked by a bunch of shysters from their Scottish stronghold,who plotted to get back into power.To do this they would say or do anything they thought was popular and used the latest marketing ploys to dazzle the electorate,Once in power,they lost all sense of morality,and would lie,cheat,smear and bribe to retain that power.
          So as a ”jockstrapped” SNP voter may I appologise on behalf of my Nation and assure you they no longer have a stronghold here to rebuild and once more create financial havoc in your green and pleasant land.

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          • nellnewman says:

            Indeed. And as a matter of interest are you hoping to get that scottish referendum being promised? And do you think you have any better hope of it than we do of getting one on the EU?

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          • confuse[d]cious says:

            No offence intended to Scots as a whole in my question to Para.
            Team player that appreciates all homegrown ethnic communities that make up the combined UK thrust, yet can understand much of the old internal irritations that have evolved. You stay, you go as you wish.
            Cant help feeling though, that like your dearth of available footballing ability, Salmond as the only star player going, just seeks to play the transfer market looking for the best wages on offer before signing a new contract.
            Should you choose independence, do you welcome the rejects back with open arms?

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          • Bawbag Survivor says:

            Nell…..It’s a racing certainty that we’ll get the referendum in Autumn 2014…Go to bookies and put £5 on 30th Nov 2014!……Also don’t be fooled by media propoganda against the SNP…..they are (admitedly only for Scots) the party Labour should have been,a modern democratic left of centre party,with Salmond more to the centre than the party as a whole.
            We Scots have had enough of Corrupt Labour,and we don’t believe the Tories have Scotlands interest at heart.(probably not England outside the home counties either).
            The landslide win in May last year was a game changer,so the Tories wont dare risk not allowing the vote,they also believe we’ll vote No!…..again get yourself down to the bookies ’cause the Tories listen too much to the BBC and London based media outlets,which the Scots have stopped listening to long ago.

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          • The Paragnostic says:

            Unfortunately, having a core set of ideals that are “humanitarian” makes no odds if your expression of those ideals is solely through the action of the state.

            A point often missed by the defenders of state action is that the precursors of those areas now monopolised by the state, such as free healthcare, education and social care were in the past provided by the philanthropy of those who could afford it, or by small scale common action by the working man. Every time the state has interfered, be it through the Poor Laws which made it unattractive to work the land, through state education which discriminates against the able in order to cater to the less able, to the massive clusterfuck that is the NHS, the original goals of the enterprise are subsumed by the interests of those who run them on behalf of the rest of us, and waste and a poorer service ensues.

            You could have the ideals of a Plato or a Socrates, or the moral purity of a Gandhi, but once you introduce the state into your calculations, the goals of the bureaucracy and the venal interests of the small minded and the petty will pervert your actions beyond parody.

            Thus I can grant Labour their good intentions (despite Blair and his cynical calculations) but forever doubt their ability to deliver their aims.

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          • Cell time says:

            Manage down to the lowest common denominator, this inevitability ended all ex-nationalised industries, and, in the end, will end this dangerous experiment of socialism.

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          • hoots! says:

            @Bawbag Survivor

            The vote for jocko independence will be:

            England: Yes
            Jockos: No

            and that will be very funny indeed.

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          Bawbag Survivor says:

          Again Confused……don’t listen to the propaganda….Salmond is all you see down south.the SNP are full of talented politicians,Deputy FM Nichola Sturgeon is an MSP for Govan in Glasgow and is equal to any politician in the UK.Swinney is an extremely clever Financial Minister….I could go on but believe me they have strength in depth.
          As I said the vote in May was a game changer,we stopped listening to the BBC and other nedia up here which was as close to Labour Propaganda as you could get,but the result left them with egg on their face.

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          • BBC Tumbleweed Watch says:

            I voted SNP last May but only to help give Labour a boot in the bollocks.

            I’ll be voting to stay in the UK.

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          • confuse[d]cious says:

            Perhaps a slight advantage having seen all the dirty linen of Socialist incompetence washed in public 12 months prior to the Scottish parliament vote May 2011, gave the SNP their edge..
            Thought Sturgeon was a disappointment on the biased Beeb Question time but to be fair she was being constantly interupted by Labour’s Alexander? anxious to save his sinecure.
            Will watch all forthcoming top level negotiations with added interest.

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          • Nucky Purcell says:

            We still havent seen ALL Labours dirty Linen in public up here. The Boardwalk Empires create in both Glasgow and Edinburgh have been exposed with the Corruption of the Purcell tenure and the rancid sore that is the Edinburgh City Building scandal both of which have still to be exposed in full. I too voted SNP to rid us of Labour but I have no intention of voting for independence. Salmond knows full well that many Scots voted SNP in the last elections for the same reason as me thats why he dilly dallying over the referendum.

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          • Springbok says:

            Crikey, you are so coherent, good luck with running your own Metropolitant Borough, dick wad.

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  9. 13
    Trinny says:

    He talks about coming into power and having to sort out the mess we will be in by then without any sense of irony at all.

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    • 24
      Pawn Sandwich says:

      The denial of the economic clusterfuck that they left the coalition is 100%. This new lot in labour are so much into this denial that it makes the whole pack a bunch of liars.

      They are so desperate for power they would lie, cheat and steal their way into power if they could.

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    • 151
      What a plonker. says:

      You would think that Red Ed and his pathetic shadow cabinet had just
      arrived on the political scene and the last Government had nothing to do
      with them . They were the very ones ,along with Brown that lost control
      of the finances and ruined our country . They must never be forgiven.

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    • 154
      Steve Lloyd says:

      lol + 1

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    • 289
      Springbok says:

      He has an Irony failure, have you noticed just recently, he is taking Blairs hand gestures, and facial, as far as he can with that face, movements, he is coming across as trying to be OK I am that sort of guy. Personally, I find it so funny that I even wake up midnight sort of time and laugh mysef into a very peaceful sleep

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  10. 14
    Rabbi says:

    Time to ditch the Sholomo and go to Plan B

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    • 21
      nuremberg says:

      Do not believe the electorate will swallow another hollowcause.

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    • 32
      The Paragnostic says:

      Who’s going to be the Shabbat Goy next?

      Blinky? He’s been forced to admit that there’s no money to pay off the unions, so he’s tainted even on the Left.

      Postman Pat? He never had any credibility to start with, and is dull on a level only aspired to by Major.

      Darling? Scottish – the British will never accept a Scottish leader in our lifetimes.

      Yvette? Possible, but her triple-flipping and association with her husband would make her a very hard sell.

      There is not a single Labour figure who would be acceptable to the unions and to the electorate as a whole – that is why Miliband is safe in his position, and that is why Labour will stay out of power for a generation and more.

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      • 41
        Danny Kaye says:

        Whoever gets to be the Leader of the Opposition will find it a poisoned chalice.

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      • 93
        If the hat fits says:

        “Darling? Scottish – the British will never accept a Scottish leader in our lifetimes.”

        Or a Welsh Windbag.

        Ps Darling is English being born in London.

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        • 110
          Gordon Brown says:

          Tony Blair ?

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        • 114
          Salmondnet says:

          Shouldn’t someone tell him? He’s bought a kilt and everything.

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        • 117
          Eye-brow intullictewal says:

          In which of his ‘flipped’ houses would that have been?

          Why does Darling seem to be seen as anything other than a flipping expenses-grabbing MP loser?

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          • Cell time says:

            Darling sat at the top table with Gordon, he may have managed to remain slightly untainted, but he was part of Browns’ team for long enough, he knew what was going on and did not resign.

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          • A Bloke Of A Certain Age says:

            Brown was the “Robert Maxwell” chancellor whilst Datling was the “Tax avoiding” chancellor. Amongst other things of course.

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        • 167
          The Paragnostic says:

          Or a Welsh Windbag.

          Good job I don’t want to lead Labour, then.

          Come to think of it, even I wouldn’t vote for me…

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  11. 16
    Our Denry says:

    Where’s Willy, he’s not got totally rat again has he.

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    • 20
      "Billy" Update Service says:

      He’s makin’ a list, and checkin’ it twice,
      Gonna find out who’s naughty and nice!
      https://twitter.com/#!/search/realtime/%23commentwatch

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      • 39
        @billywatch says:

        Billy needs to lighten up, grow a pair and venture outside for some fresh air. His attempts to control cyberspace by flooding it with imaginary conversations at himself are obviously just adding to his persecution complex.
        For crying out loud, the guy’s so paranoid these days he’ll probably start reporting people for typing in an annoying manner.

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        • 48
          the central scrutinizer says:

          Aw. The guy’s a complete wreck.

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        • 60
          Oh! Sud de Nîmes says:

          His illness seemed to really take hold when a well known cyber-flirt began making eyes at him. The, unmentionable, pixel-poodle only had to flutter her eyelashes in his direction and poor Billy, the erstwhile cricket-loving alpha male, was reduced to making the equivalent of the chess player’s cowardly defence: the ‘castle’. “But I’m GAY”, he squealed, like a pig. Oh, how we laughed.

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          • My Other Van's A Comma says:

            Split infinitive?

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          • Oh! Sud de Nîmes says:

            I don’t think so – Billy claims to be a virgin, Nîmes.

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          • Stufferupper says:

            More like split his difference.

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          • My Other Van's A Comma says:

            You mean Comma, surely?

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          • Anonymous, SW1 says:

            Stufferupper – lol

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          • My Other Van's A Comma says:

            Whatever, Nîmes. Due to work commitments, I don’t find time to visit this site as often as I would like to but, when I do have a few spare hours, I read back through every string and digest all the interesting comments.
            I have yet to come across that “threshold” moment you describe where Billy, literally, flips and emerges from the booth clad in leather with a orange jammed in his mouth.

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          • Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

            I dont know why you are all so meen – i try my best to keep things running on here and even with the socpuppets and fakes. It makes me a bit sad but i knows that most on here licks me so i wont give up :)

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  12. 17
    Carlos The Jackal Ver 2.0 says:

    I wouldn’t even waste a bullet on the current crop.

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  13. 19
    Mine d'Boggles says:

    I can’t watch this crap (Ed’s relaunch, I mean; the Merkel / Teacozy show was great) can somebody sum it up for me in one sentence with plenty of vulgarity and swearing?

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    Farmer Giles says:

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    Hang The Bastards says:

    Eds quote

    “when we win the next election we will inherit an almighty mess from the Conservatives…”

    FUCKING PRICELESS AND DELUDED ROLED INTO ONE

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    Confused Dot says:

    I’ve got a much bigger question.

    How is it that if you get murdered the neighbours say ” they kept themselves to themselves” and when the murderer is discovered they say exactly the same.

    Should I be more outgoing?

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    • 27
      Carlos The Jackal Ver 2.0 says:

      Being more out going means your increasing your chances of meeting a sociopath anyway.

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      • 36
        I Hate Tesco AND the Pope says:

        It’s ‘you’re increasing,’ Carlos, which is short for ‘you are.’ ‘Your’ is possessive.

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        • 47
          grandma school says:

          Oh for the days of yore – Burn pedants on the pyre!

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          • The Paragnostic says:

            Oh, for the good old News of the World – if it was still alive we could have a campaign to expose these filthy pedants for what they are, and provoke a lynching or two.

            Or a good game of Hangman, anyway.

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          • Voice of Reason says:

            It seems that being a pedant on here just means being correct. Unlike many of the uneducated twats that haunt this place.

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          • Stufferupper says:

            We correct ‘uns often get hoisted by our own pedants, you know.

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          • grandma school says:

            Have just had my fill of many too many peed-aunts in the family

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          • Nurse Botha says:

            Not all of us here have spent our entire adult lives typing at ourselves, dear.

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          • Simong Cowell says:

            Fuck off the lot of you and get a room you bunch of shirt lifters.

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          • Confirmed Batchelor says:

            Hey Simon which beard are you dating this weather ?

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          • Burn 'em says:

            Fucking pedants. It’s not as if you can edit these posts if you do mis-type something.

            “Only stilted pedants can conceive the idea that there are absolute norms to tell what is beautiful and what is not. They try to derive from the works of the past a code of rules with which, as they fancy, the writers and artists of the future should comply. But the genius does not cooperate with the pundit.”
            Ludwig Von Mises

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  17. 28
    Anonymous says:

    Did Ed always used to blink that much?

    He’s looking and acting like Balls more every day…

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    • 31
      Miss Marple investigates.. says:

      Uh-oh. Ed M’s obviously dead somewhere, without a face. Balls has removed the face, just like in Silence of the Lambs (sorry, bit of a spoiler there) and is wearing it.

      That wraps that one up nicely. (pun intended).

      Like

  18. 30
    Neddy and Big Ears says:

    I see the BBC are still in the business of making horrific kiddy shows.

    Like

    • 130
      nellnewman says:

      The biased beeb is not in business at all. It is an arms length, taxpayer funded, failing institution.

      The sooner the license fee is abolished and the beeb set loose to sink or swim in the real business world, the better!

      Like

    • 310
      we all hate huw edwards says:

      They really shouldn’t be in business at all!!!!

      Like

  19. 34
    You Know I'm Right, Ed! says:

    “…[L]ow growth makes it harder to pay off your debts…” Say, I have a great idea– let’s have Zimbabwean-style inflation! I could pay my mortgage off in a week! Ed: Have you ever heard the old expression “Slow and steady wins the race”? There has to be a true commitment to debt reduction. The credit cards have to be cut up. We have to have spaghetti a few nights a week instead of steak. And– oh, dear, here come the WW II analogies– we have to ask ourselves as a society (YOU believe there IS such a thing, as you bash Lady T for having said otherwise): “Is this REALLY necessary?” We have to do all these things, Eduardo, because

    “IT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO”!

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  20. 37
    Has anyone seen Mike Hunt? says:

    If Carlsberg made Labour leaders..

    Like

  21. 52
    Dead Ed says:

    Ed’s been trained to be more aggressive in interviews. Only problem is he just comes off like a spotty 12 year-old star trek addict throwing a tantrum because his parents don’t understand why Picard is so much better than Kirk.

    Like

  22. 54
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    My re-launch ( no. 512 ) proved that I am full of steel and grit.

    DUEMA !

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  23. 55
    Geoff Hoon says:

    I am still around. Oink Oink!

    Like

  24. 56
    Voice of Reason says:

    As usual Miliband prevaricated and failed to give decisive answers. Compare with Michael Gove on a later interview who never ducks a question and gives forthright answers without hesitation, The best Education Minister we’ve had for a long time. If you shut your eyes during the ‘new’ Miliband speeches he sounds just like that self-serving hypocritical bastard Blair. Labour are fucked and they know it.

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    • 119
      Mr Squeers (or is that Mrs Queers?) says:

      +1

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    • 305
      Springbok says:

      Gove is an extremely nice person, I have met him along with Andrew Neil, infact, the interview today, was very similiar to an Conference I attended last March, David Laws was speaking on hehalf of Lib Dems on Education. But, as previously stated Milliband has been watching Blair, his facial expressions (void) and his hand movements.

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    • 321
      Cynical B. says:

      Gove is the only decent minister we have, the rest are crap from Cameron down.

      The only mystery is why Cameron allowed this Grammar School Oik a job.

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      • 346
        The Paragnostic says:

        He’s a shameless tart, though – his ‘big announcement’ this week about changing IT teaching in school failed to refer to the Royal Society study that came out the very next day explaining how to do it.

        A proper study, too – hardly any ‘educationalists’ involved at all, and pointing out the woeful inadequacy of most of the teaching fraternity when it comes to teaching computer science.

        Still, at least it’s on the menu – maybe in 10 years we’ll produce some decent programmers and the Labour practice of importing useless Indians can be consigned to the dustbin of history where it belongs.

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  25. 65
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    I’ll never forget what’s-his-name………… http://bbc.in/mUsnh2

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  26. 68
    Anonymous says:

    “On the doorstep the “Osborne’s policy failure means we’re going to have do the same” is going to fall apart.”

    You would know, what with having been elected by so many dozens of vermin.

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  27. 74
    Everyone says:

    Well I made it to about 11 minutes before giving up watching ed….what an odious non-entity….keep up the good work DUEMA

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  28. 77
    Gordon Brown (If Mandy can come back) says:

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  29. 78
    Anonymous says:

    So, Greedo, 2¾ hours after Marr you scrape up something to throw shit at. What’s the matter? Can’t find anything to praise about any of the tory turds with Andrew (I’m a tory really) Neil?

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  30. 80
    Gordon Brown says:

    I like jaffa cakes.

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  31. 82
    Time to bring back Gordon? says:

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  32. 87
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Why are labour letting the idiot Miliband stay as leader. It’s beyond belief.

    Like

    • 176
      Gooey Blob says:

      Because Labour has no economic credibility, so whoever leads Labour into the 2015 election will lose. Ed has simply volunteered to throw his political career away so that somebody else might have a better chance in 2020. He’s taking one for the team.

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    • 394
      DagenhamDave says:

      Labour won’t want to win an election until the tories have brought the country back to the point where it has some money that labour can piss away again.

      Like

  33. 88
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    It’a a bit difficult for Red Ed to be aggressive when he gets such a soft time on the BBC.

    Stick Red Ed on Fox News with Bill O’Reilly and see what happens.

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  34. 90
    MrAngry61 says:

    RedEd’s simply incredible (as in lacks credibility) – he just mouths buzzwords and can’t even convert the easy questions that Jug Ears lobs to him into punchy statements.

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    • 100
      Ewa says:

      COOOEEEEE , MrAngry61 , babe !!!!!!!!!!!

      Why does u spend ur whole life statin the bleedin OBVIOUS , petal ??????????????

      Does u think we is THICK or somethin ????????????????

      Ta .

      E x .

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      • 103
        ModBot says:

        ++++ MODERATION ISSUE ALERT ++++

        How did you circumnavigate my fiendishly complex moderation algorithms, madam?

        *Frap*

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        • 108
          Ewa says:

          Hiya , ModJunk , darlin xx .

          I jus hacked into the WordPress server an fiddled wiv the codin on this page , babe x .

          Byeeeee .

          E x .

          P.S. Woz any of that info of any use , kids ??

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        • 109
          ooooooooooohhh says:

          Fuck off modbot.

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    • 101
      BillyBob... says:

      He is even ridiculed by Comical Alex …. Salmond :)

      Like

  35. 92
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Ed Miliband uses the “labour wheel of misfortune” to select their policies.

    Like

  36. 95
    BillyBob... says:

    Get yer PIPs oot for the lads !! :)

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  37. 99
    Billy Bowden is the biggest cunt ever ! says:

    Me me ME!!!

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  39. 106
    Racial Equality Tsarina Abbott says:

    Go work for a honky for a living!

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  40. 107
    cynic2 says:

    God…he’s caught Blinky Balls disease. Look at his eyes

    Like

    • 122
      Lou Scannon says:

      Nick Park’s doing a pretty good job on Ed but it needs someone else’s voice …..
      I wonder who ?

      Like

  41. 112
    nellnewman says:

    How many more relaunches is militwit going to have between now and 2015?

    I feel sure they could offer some political betting odds on this.

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  42. 120
    WEll, It had to happen. says:

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  43. 124
    How much ARE you getting paid to be a contractual wife? says:

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  44. 127
    Confucius, He says:

    Man who talk through nose while licking arse hold lady’s attention.

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    • 174
      Justine says:

      It’s like a Rabbit set to mid-frequency, my little soldier. Would you like beans on toast again tonight? You know; your special brain-food?

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  45. 128
    albacore says:

    Do I sense a frisson of desperation?
    Voters’ commonsense is no obligation
    The electorate’s like the walking dead
    Sod all but pure reflex inside its head
    If it could vote in a party led by Brown
    Or that equally useless Cameron clown
    Time after time in the futile hope that
    This time they wouldn’t be getting a rat
    There’s nothing will change and nowt will improve
    It’s the voters that have to make the move

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  46. 129
    Confucius, He says:

    Man who blink eyes too much only ever partially see reality.

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  47. 131
    I don't need no doctor says:

    The BBC is an absolute disgrace – repeat after repeat. It’s high time Mark Thompson was made to account for the rubbish being transmitted. Why are the salaries at the BBC so high, where is the justification?

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    • 318
      Springbok says:

      With you on that one, have lived in many Countries, have never paid for state propaganda, in South Africa, when we were supposed to have freedom, suddenly we had SABC supposedly knocking on the door to pay an Licence fee, we just told them to go the Townships, because that was where all our Televisions were, and we could no longer afford to replace them!

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      • 361
        Smuggie says:

        Are you sure that wasn’t just the coons trying to pull a fast one for some quick cash off whitey?

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      • 396
        I can't belive it's not botha says:

        If you think serth effrikans are going to get sympathy here, you’ve made a big mistake.

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  48. 134
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Comment at 4:19 moderated. Shit moderation, run by twats.

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  49. 143
    Wise men says:

    It will prove much easier to re-float Concordia than Miliband.

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  50. 145
    Emma West says:

    I’m gonna move to ‘ackney, it seems the only place left to discriminate on grounds of race, gender or colour, and get away wiv it.

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  51. 148
    Real World Manager says:

    Someone should tell Ed that the first time you sack somebody is difficult. After that you take it in your stride.

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    • 210
      Errors and corrections says:

      ‘Someone should tell Ed that the first time you ball-sack somebody is difficult. After that you take it in your strides.’

      Like

  52. 158
    Ah! Monika says:

    France are to take over the Automobile Association.

    That way they’ll end up with 4 As

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  53. 160
    Fire up the Quattro says:

    It’s cheese Gromit.

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  54. 181
    Apathy Rising says:

    Sarkozy downgraded to 5 foot 4 from 5 foot 6.

    That’s the one that really hurts.

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  55. 186
    Universal Hiss says:

    Oh dear. I managed 5 minutes of that.

    Blinking by lying Ed Balls.

    Hand gestures from T.Blair’s lying handbook.

    Body language by lying Neil Kinnock.

    Facial expressions by Nick Park.(not lying)

    What a total numpty.

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  56. 188
    GOD says:

    *ROARS WITH THUNDEROUS LAUGHTER*

    Just seen the Swan/Arse scoreline.

    G x

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  57. 193
    not a machine says:

    Didnt see Ed on Marr although it seems I didnt miss much , wonder why he couldnt bring himself to explain Ed Balls promo ? but then there are these slow trickle half answers useually prefixed by “you know we got somthings wrong” as if its some sort of 20 month stumbled across in jungle moment .

    Sunday politics , had a few start up teething problems , It will be interesting to see , if Andrew Neil can bring into the show some , good old , investigative reporting or some topics that can be insightful , beyond the brief . Hes is one of the best of at putting the questions the audience are interested in , and goodness knows the spin and non answer era some of us were very grateful for his approach and contempt when the answers were deliberately ignorant to the electorate . Have to wait and see what , touches and range he can bring to having a show that explains some subjects that other political progams cannot do , anyone remeber Thames TV Walden slot ? just dont seem to have those sort of occasional explain some things , like when assange Lawyer , explained libel law , or when on the job police inspector gave a run down on drugs flows , or CBI gave some sector pictures balance of trade , somthing just purely of a informative topical interest nature .

    Bit quiet from EU , see what first markets are making of bonds or what exactly was meant by must impliment full fiscal union .

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    • 199
      Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

      Neil is the only one at the BBC that really puts Liebore politicians on the spot, the rest are fucking useless.

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        Typical inglish bigot from this blog says:

        But, but Neil is a Scot. It seems all the inglish presenters are Labour placemen . I dont understand, Im confused.

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        • 235
          Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

          You are joking? Most of the lefty losers at the BBC are skirt wearers and enjoy the deep fried Mars bar.

          Naughtie
          Marr
          Essler
          Wark
          Nicky Campbell

          And those are the ones that come to mind as being on the side of Labour.

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          • Typical inglish bigot from this blog says:

            And I can raise you( just for starters)

            Nick Robinson
            Evan Davies
            Paul Mason
            Robert Peston
            Mark Mardel
            Victoria Derbyshire

            And not forgetting our token welshman Humphries

            But hey as they are inglish it doesnt count does it you blinkered bigoted twat.

            It was YOU who said ONLY Brillo was the only one worth his salt ergo ALL the inglish ones are useless.

            You really are sounding like that other inglushman Balls arguing both sides of the debate.

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          • Anonymous says:

            You are the one who said All the others were useless, and there are more inglish presenters than Scots. Why are you arguing against yourself ?

            Like

          • The answer my friend... says:

            Because he’s a bigot.

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          • Cynical B. says:

            Don’t forget Eddie Mair

            Like

          • Rhe fuckwittery is deep, deep in the inglish says:

            Mason
            Davis
            Derbyshire
            Robinson
            Mardell
            Need i go on

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    • 200
      GOD says:

      WHOEVER WROTE THIS CRAP IS A BORING HOON. GET A LIFE, YOU Hunt. NO ONE CARES WHAT YOU THINK YOU WASTE OF A GOD’S CREATION.

      Seriously. Fuck off.

      G x

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  58. 205
    Gooey Blob says:

    Here’s an interesting epetition. Should any country leave the UK, allocate the share of the UK’s debt based on the Barnett formula:

    http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/27063

    Very few signatures so far, unfortunately.

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  59. 206
    bird with small brain says:

    Bit late in the day – just watched Ed Mil with Andrew Marr. Classic bit of vid for students of non-verbal communication. Clearly been coached on the verbals with arguments that will be highly attractive to already ccommited supporters or anyone else with an IQ of less tha 80. Body-language-wise: feet still, a nice bit of steepling of fingers, and then spoils it all with complete failure in the facial department. It’s called leakage by the way. Blinking, coy, embarrassed, anxious. He is trying (in both senses of the word!).

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    • 211
      Schoolboy Aged 8 says:

      We saw all that. Why are you writing about what we’ve already seen for ourselves nine hours ago?

      Like

    • 231
      Numskull command and control says:

      This is proving more difficult than we thought. We have put a new team of numskulls in Eds head and still its not working.

      Like

  60. 207
    Nina says:

    This isn’t Mr Bean, but straight out of Wallace & Gromitt. Look at those facial expressions and tell me this isn’t a plasticine character.

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  61. 225
    Greychatter says:

    New Telephone Greeting
    Wouldn’t it be amazing, if this was to be introduced in the UK !

    This is the actual message you get when you phone the Australian social services/benefit office! Fantastic….

    ‘GOOD MORNING, WELCOME TO “CENTRELINK” THE AUSTRALIAN SOCIAL SERVICES AND BENEFITS OFFICE’

    “Press 1 – if you speak English.”
    ”Press 2 – to disconnect until you can..”
    Have a nice day.

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  62. 227
    Why hasn't anyone thought of this? says:

    Privatise the public sector.

    Like

  63. 232
    Margaret Moran says:

    I’m mad! Woop woop! Don’t put me on trial! Blaah! My name is October 7. Heeee! I not lying about expensies Mr Legals Man. Woop! Christ, how long do I have to keep up this act for? Oh shit, did I say that out loud? I mean woop! I am Joan of Arc!

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  64. 233
    Philosopher says:

    Man who walk sideways through airport turnstile is going to Bangkok.

    Like

  65. 238
    WTF? says:

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  66. 240
    Just brie yourself, Antony says:

    Don’t miss cheese stealing monkey Antony Worrall Thompson on That Sunday Night Show on ITV tonight. I wonder what kind of mea culpa he’s got lined up.

    Like

  67. 244
    nellnewman says:

    “For the first time ever more (Labour) party supporters say he (miliband) is doing a “bad job” than say he’s doing a “good job”. Thus while on this measure Cameron has a net positive of 91%, Clegg 45%, the Miliband figure is -3%.

    Being loyal to your leader, however bad it is, is one of the characteristics of party supporters. With this poll Ed seems to have crossed a threshold”

    Hat-tip Political Betting.

    Even foot, kinnochio and brown never fell this far with their own supporters.

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  68. 254
    Ed Milliband says:

    Andrew, did I forget to mention that I am an opportunistic sniveling little shit?

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  69. 256
    Dr David Kelly says:

    I’m still dead folks, – and quite a few people still seem unsure why . . . but the Attorney General is confident I did it myself.

    So that’s OK then.

    Like

  70. 260
    nellnewman says:

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/ed-miliband-winning-battle-of-ideas-6289966.html

    LOL!!!

    militwit says he’s winning the ‘battle of ideas’

    Bit difficult to win that one ed with a blank sheet of paper!

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    • 399
      DagenhamDave says:

      He is winning the battle of ID ears, but he’s up against Marr and Clunes in the next round.

      Like

  71. 265
    Let it Be. says:

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  72. 275
    Ah! Monika says:

    France… S & P -A

    P and A x2 replacement

    Toute OK

    Like

    • 340
      Cynical B. says:

      Which are these good cars you speak of.

      Nearly always at the bottom of the JD Power, Reliability, Satisfaction or Anything else, charts

      Like

    • 342
      Cynical B. says:

      Which are these good cars you speak of.

      Nearly always at the bottom of Reliability, Satisfaction or anything else surveys.

      Like

  73. 277
    Ah! Monika says:

    You can only post a video 10 times before it wears out.

    Like

    • 284
      The Boat Train says:

      I presume she’s on a retainer from L’Oreal to sing that drivel. Nice moves though.

      Like

    • 285
      paradise by the....... says:

      Here you go Monika. Was a little girl of 14 when she made this. Was a French treasure but now just a Depp to society.
      Taxi for Aimee?

      Like

    • 287

      The video appеars to be very grainy and I was wondering if you could confirm whether that is the case or alternatively that I have somehow managed to harm my eyesight through watching too many of that sort.

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  74. 280
    Constipated says:

    I’d upgrade that.

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  75. 298
    Holborn Viaduct says:

    For Billy (obnoxio) Bowden, the clown:

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  76. 300
    Cell time says:

    Ed is showing his achievements and experience. Theoretical politics, mostly of his Father’s generation, and the real world of debating clubs, full of people of ‘less intelect’. When he is questioned by people with a bit more principal and finesse than Marr (cuckold to his mistress) Ed’s ratings will plummet to ground and commence digging.

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  77. 301
    Just thinking? says:

    Is the lesser of two evils good enough?

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  78. 309
    'Gypsy' Dave Cooper says:

    I hate the left with a passion.

    They have well and truly fucked-up this country to the point that I can see no way out.

    The one thing I can be certain of is that my children will reclaim this fine country back.

    Mark my words, England will prevail. We have too much to lose.

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    • 325
      Springbok says:

      You are so right Sir, England will always prevail, The envy of the world falls on our shoulders, mine are broad enough to take it.

      Scotland must find their own way, personally I do not want them here, albeit, back in the eighties they were damn good Artisans.

      This is all nonsense, and I leave it in the hands of George Osborne, he will bring England forward, and we will not lose out. I trust him.

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      • 332
        'Gypsy' Dave Cooper says:

        Stupid twat, keep laughing….he that laughs last, laughs longest.

        Just wait and see, I promise you.

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  79. 311
    Slapper Watch says:

    It is I am, not is, you thick tart Sally.

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  80. 319
    Elgin's lost his Marbles says:

    Ed starts the interview when Balls is mentioned apparently borrowing an acting technique from Joey in Friends, called ‘smelling the fart’, to make a serious face.

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  81. 320
    Fabians are Evil says:

    What a load of negative ‘same old same old’ rubbish this buffon spouts – all he can focus upon is making “things” fairer by way of class warfare and fiddling with the tax system such as bringing in a bankers bonus tax to pay for job creation schemes.

    Typical Socialist crap where the politics of envy are used to divide up the small ‘pie’ of wealth available rather than seeking ways to Grow the Pie so everyone has a bigger slice.

    No one seems to have noticed that Osborne is at present trying to do this by way of expanding our trade in areas of the world where there is real and rapid growth.

    Europe is fu***d at the present time and so seeking new non-Eu markets to sell our stuff is exactly what we should be doing.

    Well Ed? where is your big plan to create growth? Finding Marxist ways to tax people with ‘big’ houses or tax performance bonus payments is the politics of class warfare and envy and does nothing to help the people you pretend to support.

    You and your ilk need to grow up and wise up – go look for the opportunities to find NEW sources for growing REAL wealth not new Marxist ways to take from a shrinking pool.

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  82. 324
    LOOK AT THE PICTURE says:

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    • 326
      annette curton says:

      I say get us Hong Kong back and she can have one.

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    • 327
      Springbok says:

      Have never heard of this okie, get lost, give the Queen a Boat, bring the Commonwealth back on board, rather them, than the Countries that we have been at War with for several hundreds of years. I say, stick with those that watch you back!

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      • 335
        Fabians are Evil says:

        Agreed if 50% of our trade is with the EU and that trade is shrinking then that is a vulnerability – are we really going to be in some sort of economic hibernation until that lot sort themselves out?

        Far better and perhaps much easier to expand the 50% that is not with the EU and obtain growth that way.

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    • 329
      lol says:

      Her old one is listing too.

      Like

    • 347
      Ah! Monika says:

      Daily Express Headline

      ” Captain left us to drown ”

      An Italian; surely not

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  83. 336
    Sick Cunt! says:

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    • 354
      The Paragnostic says:

      Arsenal winner?

      Must be at least 7 years old, then – if I was Aaron I’d threaten to set the milk monitor on him.

      I got an Arsenal Selection Box for Christmas – every fucking one was “sour grapes” flavour.

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  84. 339
    Spot what is wrong. says:

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    • 344
      Bernard of Cluny says:

      Hora novissima, tempora pessima sunt: vigilemus.
      Ecce minaciter imminet arbiter ille supremus.
      Imminet, imminet, ut mala terminet, æqua coronet,
      Recta remuneret, anxia liberet, æthera donet.

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  85. 348
    annette curton says:

    Just had two posts modded and then junked in totality, for what reason I know not unless it was that controversial bit that the Sun tends to come up in the morning.

    Like

  86. 349
    'Gypsy' Dave Cooper says:

    The one thing Dave is right about, twitters are twats.

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  87. 350
    'Gypsy' Dave Cooper says:

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  88. 351
    I was all ears says:

    Fuck off!

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  89. 352
    Stop Persecution of Minorities says:

    Would Milliband get rid of this policy and the fanatics(publicly funded) who support it.

    http://cfrankdavis.wordpress.com/2012/01/15/wanton-wicked-cruelty/

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    • 358
      The Paragnostic says:

      Some officious little cunt threatened to report me for smoking outside our local hospital while my missus was inside breathing her last.

      Needless to say he got very, very short shrift.

      Like

      • 369
        Tachybaptus says:

        Very sorry to hear about your missus.

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        • 370
          The Paragnostic says:

          It was 3 years ago, so I’m over that now, but thanks.

          What the anti-smoking lot fail to realise is that on any given day, there are probably quite a few people in the same position, smoking to relieve stress. It wouldn’t be so bad if there was any justification behind the rules, but smoking outside? Pure New Labour Orwellianism.

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      • 372
        The Paragnostic says:

        After 3 1/2 hours of holding her hand, maybe, just maybe I needed a break. Glad to see you can look at such things dispassionately, though – hope for your sake you never have to go through a similar situation.

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        • 375
          Voice of Reason says:

          If she really was breathing her last, the least you could do was to stay with her and give up your selfish fag break. Smoking outside any hosptial is disgusting and a menace to vistors and patients who have to pass through the obnoxious smoke.

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        • 400
          voice of arse, more like says:

          @Voice of Reason

          You are a mean-spirited oaf with all the compassion of a Cambodian communist in a killing field.

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      • 381
        Some Geezer wot smiles and nods and tells them to sod off as he's walking away says:

        Listen, Para, there’s always going to be nasty little gits who are good only for making life a pain for everyone else. Sometimes you just have to console yourself with the thought that they have to live with themselves. These lads have the right idea about ignoring the small shit and seeing the big picture (and God if there is one Bless them for their service):

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      • 385
        Marmite says:

        If you’d been outside shooting up Para, no-one would have said a word.

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  90. 353
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    Bring it on !!!

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  91. 357
    Diane Abbarse says:

    Come on boys — give me a bed time kiss — you know you love me really — xxxx

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  92. 360
    Here we go! says:

    Like

    • 365
      Mrs. Ball-Scooper ( triple flipper ) says:

      Rats deserting sinking ship ?

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      • 374
        Lord Mandelsum 'Labour's best man' says:

        For the first time ever more party supporters say he’s doing a “bad job” than say he’s doing a “good job”. Thus while on this measure Cameron has a net positive of 91%, Clegg 45%, the Miliband figure is -3%.

        The field-work took place on Thursday and Friday after Ed’s big re-launch earlier in the week.

        This is the first time, as far as I can recall, that a leader has had a negative rating amongst his own party supporters.

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    • 376
      Joss Askin says:

      Who and why the fuck is “Luke Bozier”?

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      not now cato says:

      Is that the reformist agenda that brought us 5 wars and a bit of conniving with torture and rendition?

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  93. 377
    joescotus says:

    ed’s dead on his arse and laour know it

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  94. 378
    Foo says:

    Seems to me an absolutely fascinating study of cognitive dissonance resolved with that all too common trait “I’m highly educated therefore everyone else must be stupid”.

    Someone should re-write “When prophecy fails” based on a case study of Labour.

    Highly amusing.

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  95. 379
    not a machine says:

    Nick Clegg wants a John Lewis economy ? mmmm kinda missing the, with no debts bit before hand ………. Golden spherical object award goes to ….. for best sci fi soundbite , wonder if hes got a trekkie food creator at home . Me i just want an economy …..

    B&P anti windmill protester accusues Huhne of authorising private investigators ? oh lordy , flash bang wallop

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  96. 380
    Diane 'Out of Context' Abbott says:

    It’s typical that you are all taking Ed, The Fabians and Labour’s record out of context…. #blackbusters

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  97. 387
    Gordon Brown says:

    today i will be writing a song entitled “My empty potty”

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  98. 403
    Greychatter says:

    Submitting the VAT return this morning Warns me that to pay Bank of England may incur a default surcharge should now pay to CityBank.

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We also need Zil lanes.


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