January 26th, 2012

Mandy on Miliband

Nothing like a bit of Mandy to liven things up and the master of the dark arts had luke-warm words for Ed on the Today programme earlier. Despite saying that he was “doing well”, there were criticisms too:

“…he’s struggling with two things. He’s trying to oppose the Government on the economy… at exactly the same time, he’s struggling to invent a new left-of-centre political paradigm… It’s a rather unenviable job…”

Well that’s almost better than saying nothing, and more than he could manage at Davos yesterday. CityAM reports:

Sir Martin [Sorrell] mentioned that some commentators haven’t been so kind about Mandy’s current party leader Ed Miliband. “Have they?” said the dark prince nonchalantly. “I’ve been travelling.” Barclays chairman Marcus Agius doubled over with laughter.

Ed will be lecturing this lot about his new capitalism this week. Guido is sure they are going take him very, very seriously…


  1. 1
    Oi Ed says:

    Will he use his predetors and producer line?

  2. 2
    Observer says:

    If the Devil could cast his net at Davos, what a catch he should have.

  3. 3
    Peter Hain says:

    It will be a strong and assured performence by Ed Miliband at Davos this week.

  4. 4
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Ed is almost as assured as Pietersen against left arm spinners on a turning pitch.

  5. 5

    The most interesting thing I took away from that interview, was how well it illustrated the contempt the BBC has gathered amongst those with real decision making power in the world, now gathered at Davos.

    Mandy, I ask you? Talk about sticking with your old socialist cronies with whom you may feel comfortable!

  6. 6
    Life is A Box of Chocolates says:

    So Dame Mandy is laughing at Forrest Gump.

    That is: National Treasure Taker – Takes the P*ss

  7. 7
    Not surprised says:

    Heard Mandlebum this a.m. Masterful! Francis Urquhart all over again! If he’d said, “You might think that, I couldn’t possibly comment.” I may have died laughing!

  8. 8
    Rage Against the Political Elite says:

    This is an interesting

  9. 9
    Ed Miliband, live from Davos says:

    I havth a fivth pointh phlan.

    I just canth thell you wath ith isth.

  10. 10
    Scottish Culture says:

  11. 11
    Rage Against the Political Elite says:

    What do you mean., He organised the event. Ha Ha

  12. 12
    Rage Against the Political Elite says:

    There is something very HOMO EROTIC about that Picture!! Is it supposed to be like that??
    So its the PINK MAFIA running the WORLD.

  13. 13
    Nelson says:

    Ha Ha!

  14. 14
    Rage Against the Political Elite says:

    If I had to eat those Scotch Eggs and Pies I would have to get totally bluted as well.

  15. 15
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    The title is probably wrong. I’d wager that the chap has had more than two shandies.

  16. 16
    jgm2 says:

    Classic. Recording themselves doing a burglary and then get distracted by a p155ed local.


  17. 17
    Welsh Branch of Mossad says:

    This crap must have been put together by the Hamas section of the BBC

  18. 18
    Peter Mandelson says:

    Or to put it politely, you can’t polish a turd.

  19. 19
    Welsh Branch of Mossad says:

    Having worked for many years offshore this is the bloody norm for the jocks

  20. 20
    the dead of the night says:

    Mandy is as about a credible socialist as Ed is a credible leader.

  21. 21
    Steamed Up says:

    Unfortunately with Eddie the Budgie – we don’t know what we are going to get

  22. 22
    Hugh Janus says:

    As soft interviews go, this was one of Toady’s finest. No challenge of any kind to the tidal wave of waffle and pure drivel from Mandelslime. Giggling Davis at his most cringe-making.

  23. 23
    K Williams Esq (deceased) says:

    Mandy ON Mili

    Ooooh Matron!

  24. 24
    Sassenach says:

    Scottish Independence Writ Large

  25. 25
    This is good. says:

    You really must listen again to Vernon Coaker on BBC Radio Ulster with Steven Nolan tearing him a new arsehole.

  26. 26
    nellnewman says:

    Well if I was a labourite like mandy I’d be cringing with embarrassment as this idiot stood up to spe@k to world leaders. First they had gordy plugging a new book due out in November . He says in the scottish press this morning that he’s writing another best seller based on his experiences as a ‘world leader’ ++++++Laugh++++++

    Then they’ve got militwit the schoolboy who hasn’t yet grasped the basics of pocket money economics.

    UK Labour don’t just look like a bunch of amateurs on the world stage they look like a dishevelled bunch of really bad comedians.

  27. 27
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Caretaker leader.

    But unlike foot, in 30 years time he won’t be remembered for his coat.

  28. 28
    Who said it first? says:

    ” To far, too fast” “Me” says Stephanie

  29. 29
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Mandleson, shit by name shit by nature.
    Mandleson the one who was brought back to help save labour at the last election. Failure, crook, vile little man.
    How do arsewipes like Mandleson make money and get into positions of power. If there was ever an example of corruption Mandleson is it.

  30. 30
    Lefty capitalism says:

  31. 31
    Ed says:

    “I’d rather be remembered for my nose than my coat”

  32. 32
    Fiscal Gerrymandering says:

    Well done Guys

    DUEMA will prevail – distract everyone from how crap Ed really is and the coalition can keep borrowing to pay the campaign contributing banks and vested interests who do not want to take the pain for their bad investment decisions.

    Nothing to see here, move along

  33. 33
    Tessa Tickles says:

    “Ed will be lecturing this lot about his new capitalism this week.”

    Taking lessons in capitalism from Ed Milimong? That’s like being taught surgery by Josef Mengele.

  34. 34
    Get it into your head says:

    It takes £500,000 of turnover in a small business to pay enough tax to support one £26,000 benefits family

    It takes £1,000,000 of turnover in a small business to pay enough tax to support one £26,000 benefits family and pay state services bill for the small business employees

  35. 35
    Ah! Monika says:

    Pin, needle, drawing pin, skewer and prick.

  36. 36
    Tessa Tickles says:

    “Mandleson, shit by name shitstabber by nature.”

  37. 37
    Tessa Tickles says:

    You’re preaching to the converted, here. Your point needs to be sent to the unelected Bishops in the HoL – if they can put their Bibles down for 5 minutes and pay attention to the real world.

  38. 38
    Hugh Janus says:

    Or the latest bestseller ‘Moderation in Everything’ by Lard Presclott, or ….

  39. 39
    Anonymous says:

    “he’s struggling to invent a new left-of-centre political paradigm… It’s a rather unenviable job…”

    That’s true.

    Nobody will believe anything he says as NuLab spent its entire time in office following Mandy’s advice to continue with Thatcherite bollocks.

    Fortunately Mandy will not be forgotten after regime chance. Or Ed.

  40. 40
    Scotland is angry says:

  41. 41
    Gonk says:

    Dead right. Coiffured little creep conspirator in the great horror.
    He should be hiding his head in shame, sheep farming in a remote
    valley or digging for fossils.

  42. 42
    Tessa Tickles says:

    “Great Men of Our Time” by Harriet Harman.

  43. 43
    Tessa Tickles says:

    So.. the easiest way to rationalise the failure of Labour’s policies is to draw the conclusion that it was all – one way or another – “Thatcher’s fault”?

  44. 44
    nellnewman says:

    Truth is sockpuppet he’s the best they’ve got.

    Their only other choices are chuckourmoney , the shrill yvette or the peculiar ms eagle.

  45. 45
    Gordon F Brown's former advisor says:

    Whatever you might feel about my bosom buddy, one thing is certain. He’s not daft and he can spot a loser from another planet. Mandy doesn’t do losers.

    He spotted me as unelectable within nanoseconds all those years ago and we was right on the money. So spotting Miliband minimus with LOSER emblazoned right across his forehead was relatively easy for him.

  46. 46
    labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    What is something of a mystery is why, when all the union bosses are bully boy hard men, to a man, did they choose a wimp like milliboy, who is from the pampered privileged class, traditionally their sworn enemies?

    Their ranks are filled with these tough bullies and closed shut to any effete pasty faced woosies like the boy millie, so what were they thinking when putting him in charge of the organisation they control?

  47. 47
    nellnewman says:

    Shaping a new Future by the ‘renowned world leader’ Gordon Brown (due out in November)! Ho Hum!

  48. 48
    50 Calibre says:

    Religion and politics don’t mix. They never did, they never will.

    So, chuck the bishops out of the HoL. Simples…

  49. 49
    Alizee the beast of paris says:

    They are like that
    Even worse when pissed

  50. 50
    50 Calibre says:

    Ho hum, indeed…

    He stole a big chunk of my pension you know.

  51. 51
    Sith Lord Emperor Mandy says:

    Miliband, my young apprentice, henceforth, you will be known as Daft Evader.

  52. 52
    Anonymous says:

    but you can roll it in sequins…

  53. 53
    Fiscal Gerrymandering says:

    As the greatest economic innovator of his generation, I am sure Davos will be enthralled by Ed Miliband’s revelation of New Capitalism.

    I am sure Alan Greenspan will be listening intently after what he said in today’s FT.

    Greenspan warns : Meddle with the market at your peril

    Whatever the imperfections of free-market capitalism, no regime that has been tried as a replacement, from Fabian socialism to Soviet-style communism, has succeeded in meeting the needs of its people.

    Surely Ed won’t just be rehashing the “The Economic Alternative” theme so warmly received to the Fabian Society a couple of weeks ago, would he?

  54. 54
    Anonymous says:

    but you can roll it in sequins

  55. 55
    Ah! Monika says:

    No your usual remedy. Are you running out of ammo?

  56. 56
    Boudicca says:

    Listening to Davis flirting with Mandy put me off my Fruit and Fibre.

  57. 57
    fossil hunter says:

    We don’t want him round here.

  58. 58
    Rage Against the Political Elite says:

    Dont Meddle with the Market for F-ck sake. These governments can’t get anything right. Its the markets punishing them for their profligate policies and War Monger adventures with NO Cash to treasuries return.

  59. 59
    Anonymous says:

    Religion is the opiate of the masses.

  60. 60
    labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    “digging for fossils”

    We’ve got enough union bosses already thank you very much.

  61. 61
    monty sidebollock says:

    Mandy on Milliband – the most vomit inducing title for a porn film ever dreamed up

  62. 62
    An Englishman says:

    Can’t wait til we’ve gained independence from them.

  63. 63
    Naughtie is Mandelson's pillow-biter says:

    Mandy was worth listening to for other reasons. His analysis of where Labour went wrong, “insufficient priming the pump, not enough state assistance to up and coming enterprises” was all standard issue big-state interventionist Labour.
    His take on what the next Labour government should do was more of the same, to “direct state money and resources at areas where we can excel” etc.
    In other words, the state (bureaucrats and politicians) will pick the winners, and tax into the dirt such other enterprises as they do not think are deserving. And needless to say this statist claptrap went through completely unchallenged.

  64. 64
    Barreness Shitty, seeing the shoots of recovery says:

    Dat Gordy Brown, – he sho’ am de massa fo’ me!

  65. 65
    Turd Wallah says:

    I’m sure you try though, – eh Peter?

  66. 66
    Call Me Davos says:

    If you find that a mystery, then Manglesmen’s sarcasm re. Miilibrain will have gone right over your head.

  67. 67
    Bloody Mary says:

    Try me! – does you mush more good!

  68. 68
    Sir Alex Salmon-Fishcake says:

    You see what enourmouse potential an independent Scotland has?

    The talent of my people knows no bounds. Each one a natural poet and orator.

  69. 69
    Selohesra says:

    I think its a euphermism for some of his backdoor activities

  70. 70

    Icecream is served to delegates in a new flavour: Milibandy

  71. 71
    Hang 'em High, - really High! (own piano wire supplied) says:

    I suppose we would have to tie their dresses to stop them flapping – for decency sake?

  72. 72
    The easiest way ... says:

    is to put the lot up against a wall and …

  73. 73
    Anonymous says:

    He only ever be remembered for stabbing his brother in the back.

  74. 74
    Voodoo Priest says:

    if da bishp in de lawds why no me man?

  75. 75
    Tessa Tickles says:

    And mine.

    And the unions didn’t bat an eyelid.

  76. 76
    Anonymous says:

    Sadly favoured guests on Toady are rarely ever challenged.

  77. 77
    Hang The Bastards says:


    can anyone shine any light on just WTF they do ? Or what their role is in making the UK a beater place to live ?

  78. 78
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    “Mandy on Milliband”

    Not again! Throw a bucket of water over them !

  79. 79
    jgm2 says:

    His analysis of where Labour went wrong, “insufficient priming the pump,

    Fucking hell. I didn’t realise he was that mental too.

    300bn quid of government ‘pump-priming’ between 2001 and 2007. One million ‘pump-priming’ jobs created all off pushing up housing costs for everybody with their borrowed salaries. Consumers and house pr*i*ces going mental from borrowing even more money.

    All this resulting in the biggest crash in 80 years, 180bn quid annual deficits and his anaysis is that Labour didn’t ‘pump-prime’ enough?

  80. 80
    Fiscal Gerrymandering says:

    ….and your solution is????

  81. 81
    Barry ObamaRamaDrama says:

    No – it’s me!

    I’m very good!

  82. 82
    Mando Lynne says:

    Sure Jobs – was a good ‘un

    but you can only go so far with 4 products

    and they already do them in black and white!!!

  83. 83
    Tessa Tickles says:

    “Or what their role is in making the UK a beater place to live ?”

    Subsidised whips and paddles?

  84. 84
    Gordon Brown says:

    If ye wunt Britain to be a bet’r place tae live, – wae’ no’ ask me an’ Peter to do it fo’ ye ?

  85. 85
    Boudicca says:

    “Oh Brother,Where art thou?” by Ed Milliband.

  86. 86
    Mando Lynne says:

    Meet our new Foreign Secretary after we win the vote on devolution

    He is currently briefing our diplomats in the skills of diplomacy and scottish hospitality.

    We are hoping to get Gorbals Mick out of retirement as his number two.

    Don’t lose out vote Yes

  87. 87
    Tessa Tickles says:


  88. 88
    Miss Scotland 2012 says:

  89. 89
    Rage Against the Political Elite says:

    The Solution, Em!
    1. Cut VAT and Fuel TAX.
    2. Reduce income TAX.
    3. Lower the Non Commercial business of Town Halls and Government.
    4. Lower Benefits for the feckless.
    5. Stop destroying foreign economies with handouts and use the money reduce Tax on UK businesses.
    6. Cut all public sector wages on any one being paid over 50’000 per year. Cap Maximum salary in the sector to 100’000
    7. Scrap all public sector bonuses, apart from those who are producing goods for sale.
    8. Sack any one who dosn’t like it.

  90. 90
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Balls economics was that you shovelled the money everywhere and anywhere, and that would be good. So rather than small amounts of water into a pump to prime it, they pissed it all over the place.

    I suspect mandy is saying “they could have spent the money better”.
    The astonishing bit is that he needs to point that out.

  91. 91
    Gordon & Peter says:

    we like pumping

  92. 92
    Well said, Ken. says:

  93. 93
    Fish says:

    Bizarre. I’m sure this delusional moron is sufferring from Munchausen’s. Destroyed everything before him so he could ‘save the world’.

  94. 94
    Merv says:

    I think it’s time to print some more money – (for the weekend you understand)

  95. 95
    Steve Miliband says:

    SarahBrownUK Sarah Brown
    Jean-Claude Trichet: praising Gordon Brown for leadership and handling of economic crisis of globalisation. Thanks JC. #davos

  96. 96
    The Great S'tan says:

    Been there. Done that.

  97. 97
    Welsh Branch of Mossad says:

    Look closely is Millitwat the love child of Mandy, both have this limp wristed look about them

  98. 98
    Desperate Dan says:

    I hope BBC and Guardian journalists are staying outside in the igloo with the other whingers. It would be monumental hypocrisy if any of them were to stay in nice comfortable hotels with the “1%”.

  99. 99
    Anonymous says:

    “Caretaker leader” ? More like an undertaker for a leader;taking his party to burial.

  100. 100
    Jabba the Cat says:

    Nothing like seeing a politician on the verge of being lynched to warm the cockles of the heart, in ecomentalist Gillard’s case doubly so…


  101. 101
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Diane Abbott uses the Black version.

  102. 102
    Desperate Dan says:

    Some people thought Sarah was Gordon’s wife but it turns out she’s his carer and has to accompany him everywhere.

  103. 103
    Jabba the Cat says:

  104. 104
    Mr. Putin's Stolen Cat says:

    It wasn’t really for pleasure, though: “During the trip, the men were thrashed with bundles of birch twigs by a 25-year-old male banya keeper before jumping into ice water to improve circulation and cleanse the skin.” (Telegraph)

  105. 105
    only asking says:

    Perhaps both organisations would be kind enough to release such information.

  106. 106
    Four-eyed English Genius says:

    So they can bully him, mayhap?

  107. 107
    Mando Lynne says:

    Et Brutus

    Ode to Millipede after a kiss on the cheek from Mandy


  108. 108
    J.Rutter says:

    I see you are deliberately exploiting the amibiguity of the word “struggling” to put your own spin on this.

  109. 109
    Mando Lynne says:

    Alex Salmon to Gorbals Mick

    We have sorted out the new national anthem which encapsulates
    All Scotland stands for :

    – Culture and good taste
    -Joy and feelgood factor
    -Mountains and scenery
    -Good out door living and fun in our lovely surroundings
    -Good living (roll ups and booze freely available)

    Thoughts please ASAP!!

  110. 110
    will says:

    The BBC only really supports Wimbledon Tennis to bolster its middle class credentials. If it did not then it feels that it would lose middle class allegiance.

    It only makes programmes like sherlock to bolster its quality drama claim whilst on BBC3 pumping out loads of crap than very few people watch to get the youth viewers but most dont watch TV.

  111. 111
    I can't be arsed to think up a new pseudonym says:

    Actually Joe M was pretty good at it.
    It takes skill, a steady hand and dedication to one’s art, to make lampshades from human dermis.

  112. 112
    Anonymous says:

    Nor a younger and Elder of Zion

  113. 113

    Another stupid welsh piece of shit.

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