January 23rd, 2012

DUEMA in Crisis: ICM Give Tories 5 Point Lead

And ICM/Guardian poll has the Tories on 40% for the first time since March 2010. They are five points ahead of Labour on 35% with the LibDems are on 16%.

The Don’t Unseat Ed Miliband Association is in crisis talks tonight….

UPDATE: Populus/Times has LAB 38, CON 37, LIB 13. ICM have always been the kindest to Labour though so this is not much of a silver lining… 


  1. 1
    littleguy says:

    We are doomed.


  2. 2
    Labour=Looter's Friend says:

    If Labour want to side with looters, benefit claimants and scrounging pilgrims then there’s a price to be paid.


    • 149
      Hang The Bastards says:

      Fucking clueless ED and Co. Couldn’t even get on the right side of limiting benefits to the scrounging sponging society.

      Carry on ED ignoring the public view. You are so fucking dumb it is untrue.


      • 156
        Su Di Nim says:

        I find your argument persuasive.


        • 190
          graham smith says:



          • Really? says:

            Admitting that the long-term unemployed and housing benefit claimants are a core Labour constituency marks the first step in the party’s recovery!

            Onward with the homeless unemployed! DUEMA!


          • Mike Hunt says:

            Unemployed is one thing, that implies that the intention is to find work and go back to being employed.

            There are vast numbers of ‘unemployed’ who either have no intention of seeking work and find that the state can give them the life style they desire, with a bit of work on the black on the side or are totally unemployable being thick or druggies.

            To tar them all with the same brush is a little unfair.


          • Durr says:

            Why does Call Me Dave kep saying “earns benefits”? Surely one qualifies, not earns.


  3. 3
    Mr Guido, sir ? says:

    Guido, it is down to Neo Guido not wearing a #saveED Twibbon, leading some to think he is a double agent, i hope DUEMA will sort this out ;-)


  4. 4
    john in cheshire says:

    And what’s the UKIP score; I can’t seem to see it in the guardian report?


  5. 5
    East India Company wallah says:

    The tories are being rewarded for showing some backbone and saying what needs to happen-I could not believe that the BBC could find no end of lefties who think it is fine to pay benefits of £100k a year. The lib dems have been found out for what they are-middle class looney leftists


  6. 6
    Barry says:

    But Boris is behind Ken.


    • 18
      HenryV says:

      Oh no he isn’t!!!!


      • 21
        Punch says:

        Oh yes he is!


        • 70
          'n judy... says:

          The Libertarians need to do a reverse takeover of the Labour Party.

          The corporate party that is Labour could do
          with a dose of individualism.


          • Tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime says:

            It needs to be abolished and a significant number of its members in senior positions put in front of juries.

            There are some local authorities where the Labour Party is not much different than a criminal conspiracy.


        • 142
          Does crime pay ... Hope not ... says:

          Pass the details to the police commissioner with a copy to this blog.


  7. 7
    Ghost Of Toby Bliar says:


    Say it aint so

    *bangs fists on table while weeping uncontrollably*



  8. 8
    Chunters says:

    Please please! Get rid of those flashing adverts!


  9. 9
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Weleathe the houndth.

    Deadwood ith fucketh.

    What were they thinking of when the brothers and sisters annointed Edward as their leader. I suppose that they had to find someone stupid enough to be a scapegoat or Kinnock Mark II. He has all the appeal of a match between Raith Rovers and Darlington on a wet Friday night.


  10. 10
    Rh- says:

    ED refreshes the parts that other politicos cannot reach
    ED knows where the G spot for the entire country is!
    ED completed Angry Birds Rio in 34 minutes
    ED IS A GOD!


  11. 11
    Cell time says:

    I am confident that DUEMA will be as successful as Ed.


  12. 12
    Andrew says:

    Prosecute Chris Huhne for God’s sake


  13. 13
    Ed Miliband MP says:

    Thankyou for the support Mr Fawkes.


  14. 16
    Fees Office Clerk says:

    What’s a matter with Ed Milibland’s nose…has Henry Cooper been using Ed’s nose as a punchbag?


  15. 17
    Mossad says:

    Oy Vey,it’s time for Alistair Darling to come to the rescue.


  16. 20
    Gordon Brown says:

    He could call on me, – I’d come! and Peter would help too, and Big Al and Eddy Ballsup and Evadne – we’re all him for him . . aren’t we boys?


  17. 25
    Ed Explains says:

    Thumtimes I don’t know if I’m coming or going, thupporting cut-ths or oppothing them, playing nice or narthsty, skwatching my arse or my elbow.


  18. 27
    Carlos Fandango Tyres says:

    Can someone tell Sarah Smith that the word is “reMUNeration”, not “reNUMeration” please?

    She sounds like a complete mong. More than usual.


  19. 30
    Vince Cable's rucksack says:

    It’s my fault, I made Vince wear a Twibbon.


  20. 31
    Police States are governed by Labour Scum. says:

    16% for the LDs?! They must be chuffed.


    • 38
      Don't support Libdems or Tories but hate Labour more says:

      I am not bothered about how big or small the LD support is as long as the combined support is a majority which will keep Labour out of power and shows the coalition has the mandate it needs to govern.


  21. 32
    The last Quango in Paris says:

    This is not good. Can someone ask McRuin to come out of retirement and talk up David Cameron and Nick Clegg?


  22. 34
    PC Turd says:

    Vote Labour a vote the State Police.


  23. 36
    Beeboid with empty champagne bottle says:

    Ch4 News says ministers are quietly popping champagne corks at the Lords benefit cap defeat

    Hhahahahahahahah Labour just walked into the fucking biggest elephant trap in the world. What a bunch of muppets

    Fucking priceless.


  24. 37
    Beeboid with empty bottle says:

    Ch4 News says ministers are quietly popping bubbly corks at the Lords benefit cap defeat

    Hhahahahahahahah Labour just walked into the fucking biggest elephant trap in the world. What a bunch of muppets


  25. 41
    Can't wait to be a demented socialist old bag. says:

    I shat my pants three days ago and that socialist Pilgrim nurse is ignoring me as she has to attend to her Trade Union meeting. That will teach me to vote for socialist scum.


  26. 47
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Cameron needs to seize the moment, call an election and wipe out Red Ed and his mong goons once and for all.


    • 60
      Cell time says:

      Young bull sees the gate to the cows has been left open and calls the old bull over and says

      ‘I’m going to run down the hill and fuck a cow!’

      old bull smiles and says

      ‘I’m going to walk down the hill and fuck them all!’


    • 81
      nellnewman says:

      The libdems are slowly imploding in full public view and labour are intent on digging holes. Both are becoming more unelectable by the day.

      The phrase ‘ keep your powder dry’ in advice to cameron comes to mind.


  27. 49
    Justine Miliband says:

    I vote for the Green Party. This explains why I look like an unwashed eco warrior. Roughing in a caravan in Dale’s Farm is awesome.


  28. 54
    Raving Loon says:

    Labour will always retain roughly a third of the national vote; those on welfare or whose employment depends on the taxpayer. Elections are won and lost on say, a middle 10% or so who haven’t been “bought” so to speak.


  29. 61
    Chavvy Chav says:

    This is Chavtopia. We are living the Chavtopian dream. It can’t get any better than this unless Simon Cowell becomes PM.


  30. 64
    Arry Bluenap says:

    Well, you now e’s a great player you know. E took ‘is goal ever so well you know. Yeah cash please. If he carries on like that e’ll do ever so well you know. Or a wire to Zurich. Im chuffed for the lad, you know. Super lad. Only 10 %? If we carry on like that well be challenging for the title, no doubt about it you know. Cheers. Lovely jubbly.


    • 105
      I don't need no doctor says:

      Fuck it.


    • 116
      'Arry's criminal partners in Portsmouth who torched a listed building to maximise their profits says:

      Just follow Handycock’s strategy ‘Arry and tell them to prove it, you will be free at the end of the week.


  31. 65
    Gordon Brown says:

    Good luck my son.


  32. 66
    B1lly B0wd3n 1s th3 gr3at35t ump1r3 3v3r ! says:

    G A Y S E X

    Testing Testing

    G A Y S E X


    • 69
      B1lly B0wd3n 1s th3 gr3at35t ump1r3 3v3r ! says:

      Here you go B1lly you can have your name back in 1337 form, don’t say I don’t do anything for you me ode jam sponge.


      • 110
        Bіllу Bоwdеn іs thе grеаtеst umріrе еνеr ! says:

        Іt’s nееt, іt’s lееt, іt lооks lіkе shееt.


  33. 67
    Spirit of Enoch says:

    It really doesn’t matter who leads any of the political parties. The politicians are corrupt and self-serving, interested merely in getting re-elected.The UK deficit is rising at circa 500 million pounds a day. We are getting deeper and deeper in the shxt. No doubt we will go down the Weimar Republic route before crawling to the IMF again.
    Forget this crap democracy, it doesn’t work.


    • 76
      Democracy Now says:

      Its not a democracy. Can’t people get that into their thick skulls.

      Incidentally, there is heavy censorship on the BBC this evening: 200+ comments on the Iran oil embargo issue have been culled down to about 67.


      • 104
        The Paragnostic says:

        Did the other 133 point out that all the embargo will do is play into the hands of Netanyahoo and his land thieving chums?

        The BBC isn’t allowed to promote that sort of thing any more – they don’t want to be accused of antisemitism.


      • 118
        Tessa Tickles says:

        It IS democracy that’s at fault. 649 (or thereabouts) MPs who joined Parliament for one reason, and one reason only: to line their own pockets with our money.

        In their election manifestos, all three main political parties promised referendums on our membership of the EU. After the election, all three main political parties oppose referendums on our membership of the EU. This is ‘democracy’. That and the fucking whips.

        So fuck democracy, fuck it to hell. Let’s have a military government that (hopefully) rounds up all our MPs and makes them disappear and then does whatever’s necessary to sort out all the politically correct multi-culti crap that’s been heaped on us by our “democratic” MPs.


        • 128
          Tachybaptus says:

          Much as I admire the British Army, that’s asking for trouble. That option has never worked anywhere, ever.

          Yes, democracy is sick. But what else is there? The only halfway solution I can think of is to choose MPs at random from residents of the constituency, subject to recall by a majority vote of constituents if they are hopeless. The Lords should go back to all-hereditary, with new hereditary peers created from time to time to top up numbers, by public poll (would Jordan make a bad baroness?). The whole system tempered by referendums triggered by a fair number of signatures, as in Switzerland. Not perfect. There is no perfect.


          • I'm here to help says:

            Agree, but the problem with democracy is that in almost every vote far more people vote against (or not vote for, if you prefer) the eventual winner. So we are governed by an unelected minority who claim a mandate to impose another load of various restrictions on our freedoms. We need a further process of eliminating back markers in order to arrive at a more representative selection.


        • 131
          Anonymous says:

          Rubbish. Sweeping generalisations devalue any argument. Neither you nor I know the motives of every MP. And every party did not promise a referendum unconditionally. David Cameron, for one, said he would hold a ereferendum IF – IF – IF (how many times does it have to be repeated) IF the treaty had not already been signed. It had, so no referendum. What bit of the word IF don’t you understand?


          • The Paragnostic says:

            How come a government has the right to sign us up to stuff, but when the idea of a future government repudiating that decision (with the support of the people as shown in either an election or a referendum) is mooted, this is suddenly a bad thing?

            I know you’re a Jock EU mentalist, but could you explain why a government cannot just say “Sorry – Labour signed us up to that, and we’re pulling out”?


          • Su Di Nim says:

            “Sweeping generalisations devalue any argument.”

            Hmmm, sounds rather like a sweepng generalisation to me.


          • Anonymous says:

            Para – That may not be ‘a bad thing’, but it wasn’t what was promised. The moral for any politician is don’t make conditional promises. It is too easy to be misconstrued.


          • The Paragnostic says:

            Anon – I prefer the Brown formulation:

            “Manifesto pledges are not subject to legitimate expectation”

            At least that puts the politician’s point of view fairly and accurately – they will say anything to get in, and there’s nothing we can do about it.


  34. 68
    Historian says:


    I was getting worried

    The Great british People seem to have taken months to realise that Ed is an empty, arrogant, opportunistic adolescent with a poweer crazed incoherent No 2 – the other Ed

    We simply must keep them as leaders of Labour, the party of crooks, Ponzi artists and frauds


    • 71
      Jack says:


      Has Ed done his Bar Mitzvah yet ?


    • 79
      Tessa Tickles says:

      “to realise that Ed is an empty, arrogant, opportunistic adolescent”

      Sadly, that description seems to apply to every Party leader from 1997 to the present day.

      Not least, the Little Dictator: Dave “I’m gonna concrete all of England because the construction industry’s backhanders will make me filthy rich and, let’s face it, I’m a complete cunt” Camoron.


  35. 75
    Jasmin Alibi Cunt says:

    Who gives a rancid dog shit about this poll, the poll of London’s immigrants and welfare scroungers putting Ken ahead is the big shit……innit


  36. 77
    nellnewman says:

    That’s OK . The wealthy mr chuckourmoney, my inheritance is invested offshore away from the taxpayer chap, says polls are not important.

    By the by , labour used to be for the working classes. Where have all the working class mp’s gone these days?! Not a single one of them has ever done a decent days work!


    • 83
      Tessa Tickles says:

      This is why Labour needs to change its name. Nay, MUST change its name. They should be done under the trades’ descriptions act.

      A party led by feckless tax-dodging scum (none of whom have done ANY work in their miserable little privileged lives), aimed squarely at parasitic benefit-claiming filth.

      Labour Party -> Parasite Party.


  37. 78
    Democracy Now says:

    Call me Dave needs Boris to fail to get rid of him as a potential replacement.


  38. 80
    Chukie Obama says:

    I have a finger of fudge.


  39. 84
    Gorgon Brown says:

    Do you miss me?


  40. 85
    Down with Brown! says:

    Personally I’m setting up the BBBB – Bring Back Brown Brigade!

    The latest rumour is that lots of Laboids want Chuka for leader. The comedy turns into farce.


  41. 87
    bird with small brain says:

    This week’s Book Talk about the book ‘Brown at 10′ is very damning of Brown, Ed Miliband and Douglas Alexander, but most scathing of all about the personality of Ed Balls. Should be serialised as the book at bedtime, compulsory listening for anyone thinking of voting Labour at the next election.


  42. 88
    Bishop Prick & Paddy Arsedown says:

    If there is any money left after paying the nation’s benefits we must give it to the third world.


  43. 92
    Labour Spinmeister says:

    The only way we can rise in the polls is by appealing to our core support. I mean of course immigrants and benefit parasites. Surely we must have enough of them now to win a majority.


  44. 93
    The BBC vΦtΣ £abuΘΓ says:

    We will work day and night to get Labour into government. 24 hours of sublimal socialist brainwashing media shite should work.


  45. 95
    Ed Miliband says:

    I will be your next leader. And once I’m in power, you will address me as Dear Leader.


  46. 101
    albacore says:

    Lord, but there’s one born every minute
    That old, old scam’s a pearler, innit
    Two lots of scammers take it in turns
    And the electorate just never learns
    Tory and Labour, two cheeks of one bum
    Still the turkeys elect to believe the scum


  47. 103
    The Baybe C says:

    VΦT€ £@BΦUΓ


  48. 109
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Mark Serwotka says 35% is good enough for me.


  49. 111
    The Brown terror is over says:

    But wouldn’t Labour still win with these figures, because the constutuency boundaries haven’t yet been sorted out?


    • 119
      the cast iron man is not for turning says:

      Do you really think the Tories are that thick and wet, that they won’t get that in place before the next election?………oh wait a minute.


    • 122
      Tessa Tickles says:

      Who cares? We look from Labour to Conservative, and from Conservative to Labour, and from Labour to Conservative, again. And which is which?

      All pro-EU. All Pro-immigration. All in favour of pissing our money away on any shit scheme that flits across their radar (HS2, foreign aid..)

      All anti-English.

      Fuck them.


    • 123
      Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

      It’s true that even with 25% of the vote Liebore still win 200 seats, but the Tories need to get a move on with the new boundaries.

      However, if we could persuade the arse stabbers in tartan to fuck off that would take over 50 MP’s out of the commons, meaning the Tories would only need about 301 seats to get a majority, Labour will struggle to get up near 300 with the kilt lifters gone.


      • 150
        The only problem with our fuckwitted thinking is... says:

        Taking Scotland out of the equation Blair would still have won the elections in 97 and 2001 ergo you are talking shite . Never let the truth get in the way of your blinkered bigotry.


        • 154
          The Paragnostic says:

          Sensitive, aren’t you?

          Awa’ back tae yon park bench wi’ ye an’ yer buckie!


          • No bigotry without the welsh windbag says:

            Who asked you taffy, ive already told you its rude to talk with inglish cock in your mouth


        • 160
          Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

          If you bother to check your facts MOST elections Labour won in the 20th century needed the block vote of the tartan skit lifters. Yes 97 and 2001 didn’t need the skirt lifters, but of course were it NOT for the skirt lifters we English wouldn’t have shit foundation hospitals or tuition fees when Liebore only got through parliament thanks to their skirt wearing rotten teeth heart disease ridden mongs north of the border.

          The jocks can fuck off once and for all and with the boundary changes Labour will lose 80+ seats.

          The only reason Labour won in 97 and 2001 was the massive vote they got from traditional Tory voters in the south of England, THAT will never happen again.


          • The only problem with your fuckwitted thinking is..... says:

            My facts were correct you twat, even you admit as much. Last I looked Labour got a new one ripped for them at the last Scottish elections. You really are a pig ignorant stupid little bigot.


          • Hope 'n faith ... says:

            Do what is right and forget the outcome.


  50. 121
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Oh dear, Anne Diamond’s car has broken down near Reading and she’s missing the Sky paper review.

    That just about sums up Diamond’s media career.


  51. 125
    Baron Hogwash says:

    Out of brain cells, out of ideas and out of government – The Labour Crooks Party.


  52. 126
    bear trap says:

    Awww bless, Ontablets concern for Hair Bear is so touching.


    • 132
      Arch Druid says:

      As the current leader of our ancient British religion, I demand a seat in the House of Lords. It is one of my human rights. If the fecking idiot C of E Bishops can influence our Government why can’t I? Or religion has a longer history than their collection of fairy tales.


      • 166
        Routine mischief says:

        You have a very good case, as believable as the ‘other story’, get a petition going and I’ll round up some signatures, and then the Jedi Knights need a Lord.


  53. 130
    Doesn't matter who leads Labour, they're all toxic says:

    Labour has no one who could actually pose an electoral threat. Miliband’s shit but he’s not even the worst. Blinky would be even more toxic to voters and Chuka would be quickly exposed to the wider public as the vapid shallow lightweight he is. But we all know Unite decides who leads Labour and if Ed was to be removed, it’s a sure bet that Blinky would be quickly put in place by his pals Charlie Whelan and Len McCluskey.


    • 134
      The Paragnostic says:

      Upchuck’s probably too busy on his Procul Harum course.


      • 143
        Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

        Yvette Cooper is as toxic as her fat mong faced husband. Would be great if they ran as the Labour party ‘dream ticket’


      • 168
        curious says:

        I thought he was British, is he involved with the troubles in Nigeria?


        • 179
          The Paragnostic says:

          Whatever gave you the idea that Procul Harum were involved in Nigeria?

          Did you listen to the mangled pronunciation of Boko Haram on the BBC too?

          Besides, Upchuck’s only half Nigerian. All cunt, but only half Nigerian.


  54. 137
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    To you Labour mongs, are you missing Brown yet


  55. 141
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    You know I really miss Gordon Brown, it’s so much fun to relive those good old days. Labour really should bring him back


    • 189
      jgm2 says:

      Labour missed a trick. They could have got somebody fired over referring to the Maximum Imbecile as a Nazi.

      Or perhaps that faux outrage only works for the S&P in Fucking Scotland.


  56. 145
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Yvette Cooper for the next Liebore leader, she’s fucking brilliant


  57. 146
    David Hari says:

    I was just about to write the same post.


  58. 147
  59. 152
    Carlos Fandango Tyres says:

    I see Newsnight is full of faux outrage at the lack of government control of executive pay -v- the proposed benefits cap.

    C4 News were pulling this shite earlier too.

    Cable was being interviewed so I wasn’t expecting great things but why isn’t the reply along the lines of “because private salaries and bonuses are fuck all to do with us whereas excessive benefits very much are”.

    Now Liam Byrne’s on. FFS.


    • 159
      The Paragnostic says:

      Well the RBS chief exec’s bonus is probably able to be influenced by the Government – there’s no telling what Brown and Darling signed up to when they employed him, but the deal should be published and it should be made very clear that the useless shithead won’t get a penny more than he’s contractually entitled to.

      That would at least show that the coalition is doing what it can, while at the same time showing up Labour for the cunts they were for bailing the RBS out in the first place.


      • 164
        Carlos Fandango Tyres says:

        It’s just playing up to the gallery, NL style.

        What private companies pay their staff is a matter for them and their shareholders, not the envious leftie control-freak Grauniad reading arseholes baying from the sidelines.


    • 170
      Whats so hard to understand says:

      Bailed out banks ARE NOT totally private concerns in fact for the time being they are public bodies seeing they are in receipt of tax payers money. For as long as that situation applies then the Govetnment have every right to cap their bonuses. Fuck them the useless c unts deserve fuck all bonuses. If they dont like it they can fuck off elsewhere and take their fuckwitted business “acumen” with them. Fucking clowns.


      • 177
        Market Researcher says:

        Shall I put you down as a ” don’t know ” then?


        • 198
          City of London says:

          I am a majority shareholder in LLoyd and RBS thanks to a bunch of Socialists.

          Why have I received no dividends for three years?

          Why have the share prices tanked when market leaders like HSBC and American Express have gone northwards and paid dividend?


    • 187
      cheche says:

      Pots and Kettles ; what about BBC pay. If we make enough noise about this they will shut up!


  60. 169
    Mrs. Ball-Scooper ( triple flipper ) says:

    Go back to your constituencies and prepare for gummunt !


  61. 171
    Diane Fatbott says:



  62. 174
    I meet a socailist once and the cunt nicked my wallet. says:

    Save Ed!


  63. 175
    Bishop Rock says:

    Oh come on Bish why should someone have to earn £35 grand to be financially on par with his neighbours sat at home on benefits? Benefits that that his taxes are paying for.


    • 176
      Liberal morals says:

      It only got through with the immoral Pantsdown Liberal support and they are all aetheists anyway.


  64. 186
    cheche says:

    Send an email to the Bishop of Ripon and Leeds sayin hes a fool easy to find on the internet


  65. 199
    nellnewman says:

    Well after the disgusting way militwit has colluded with the bishops to stop IDS bringing in the benefits cap he can expect that gap to widen even further.


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