May 22nd, 2012

Balls Blamed for Byrne Putsch
“The Punishment Beatings Are Back”

This snippet from Rachel Sylvester’s column, stuck behind the Times pay-wall, deserves a wider audience:

“At Westminster, Mr Balls can be overbearing. An attempt to oust Liam Byrne, the Blairite Work and Pensions Secretary, from the Shadow Cabinet, which was resisted by Mr Miliband, is blamed by some on the Shadow Chancellor’s bovver boys. “There’s a gang within the gang,” says an insider. “The punishment beatings are back.” One MP compares Mr Balls and his wife, Yvette Cooper, to the Borgias who just can’t help plotting.”

Belardinelli the bovver boy has a certain ring to it…


196 Comments

  1. 1
    Labour Policy Wonk says:

    Never trusted balls since he said that UK savers can take the hit for paying the deficit off through inflation by printing money.

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        AC1 says:

        the EU’s biofuels policy was put in place through the activities of a “policy entrepreneur” – a senior bureaucrat with producer interests at heart.

        Today, the Register carries the story of how UK bureaucrats in the Intellectual Property Office seem to be up to something similar, trying to rework IP law in favour of the Googles of this world.

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          President Hollandaise says:

          I like this Jacobin – lez Balls.

          When the tumbrils clatter over the cobblestones in Paris following the New Terror, I might have a job for him and his Jacobite friend, Jonah LeBruin.

          Bring on ze fiscal guillotine!

          Zut alors!

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      • 47
        Anonymous says:

        civil serpents

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        • 146
          Stobrith says:

          Roget had what “politics” consisted of weighed up fairly well.
          Worth looking up.

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    • 100
      St Tone of Blair says:

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      • 101
        Sir Aston Martin says:

        He already is involved, since New Labour’s lax regulation of London is a major element of the clusterfuck now unfurling. Chief culprit is Brown, of course, but who appointed him Chancellor and was too terrified to sack him?

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        • 127
          Gordon Brown-Stuff says:

          Excuse me Mr Martin but I was really only suited to being a Number Two.

          Although, I did try to save the world….but no one would listen.

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      • 130
        His Holiness, Pope Anthony the Vain says:

        Since becoming a Catholic, I’ve brought true peace to the Middle East, advised the Pope and Obamastan on his election campaign, turned water into wine and walked on water.

        After the British press tried to crucify me, I’m ready to ressurect my work as a…………..

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    • 141
      Bell-endinelli says:

      I love Herr GoeBalls, he looks so handsome in his Nazi uniform, i wish he would come for a ride in my little tank….

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      • 150
        Dimbleby, the BBC cat says:

        It’s a bit gloomy today, with inflation down and the IMF supporting Osborne. The BBC humans will have to make what they can of the economy being ‘broadly flat’ and the forecast that unemployment will rise. And the gossip about Fiona Bruce is – ach! Ach! Sploeugh!! (Sorry – hairball)

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        • 171
          Airey Belvoir says:

          How the BBC works: IMF puts out a very positive statement about Gov’t handling of the economy, with a minor qualification at the end saying that they might need to bring in growth measures . This runs on all bulletins as IMF criticises Gov’t, but adds as an afterthought that its not all negative. Pure, disgraceful spin, and we pay for it.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Balls was on “the world at 1″ today, they announced the positive comments and (of course ) he then commented, i really think he must have a mental problem, because surely nobody could keep the lies he tells up with a straight face, if they were normal ?

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    • 169
      the voice says:

      That is the best pic of Balls

      a truly awful politician
      l

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      • 187
        Pundit Too says:

        This is a slur on the Borgias’ who had real class.
        Balls and his wife and assorted Labour sidekick gangsters would not be fit to lick their boots.
        As for the BBC they are still desperately trying to spin the IMF statement through quoting the media – Independent and Gruniard of course, though horror of horrors the Toady Programme actually mentioned the Daily Mail; but only because it had a good go at Cameron on being a wimp over the EU.

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    • 172
      Sir Barrington Bell-End says:

      What an obnoxious little shit Balls is. An that little tramp he calls a wife is just as bad.

      Almost as ghastly as Mr & Mrs Bliar

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  2. 2
    Liam Bryne says:

    Well there was no money left.

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      t says:

      He really is as photogenic as a dog passing a particularly stubborn stool.

      A bit like his wife.

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    • 152
      Anonymous says:

      Never mind, Dave’s still found cash to give to homos and lezzers who want IVF treatment. Yup, that’s right, NICE is rationing life extending cancer drugs but Dave’s found the cash for the lifestyle choices of chutney ferrets!

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  3. 3
    Cut 'n' Paste says:

    Well if you can’t find a story just nick one from the Times.

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    • 39
      the voice says:

      all part of the narrative
      balls far too cocky since labour odds on favorites to be back in power in a few years
      the man is cnut

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        A Gynaecologist says:

        Moreover he is a nasty, oozy c unt with an agressive case of thrush.

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      • 188
        Pundit Too says:

        Balls being still in place will ensure that Labour do not win the next election.
        Interesting that Labour knives are out; especially on their propaganda vehicle the BBC; to Alistair Darling. He is obviously seen as a sane threat by the Milliband and Balls gangsters.

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  4. 4
    Trial By Combat says:

    I wonder how these political bully boys would fair in an unmoderated face-to-face discussion with real members of the public who are having to live with the consequences of Labour’s 13 years in government?

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    • 7
      Gillian Duffy says:

      Yer Jarrrrking?

      Me a bigot?

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      Only in the Graun says:

      Oh you mean like the BBC’s Question Time?

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    • 168
      Fish says:

      Balls was in such a discussion at the Queen’s Speech debate last week. As usual he was utterly crap (which is why only a handful ever turn up to support him?).

      Gideon laid into and wiped the floor with him. Oh, it was a joy to watch. Unfortunately, you won’t have seen this on any BBC news bulletin.

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      • 189
        Beeboid One says:

        We never allow the public to view such humiliations. It might give them ideas.

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  5. 5
    Ed Balls and the Bovver boys says:

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  6. 6
    Wasley says:

    Exactly.

    He can try to talk about economics but he just can’t stop the poison. He’s like a scorpion, all he can do is sting.

    I hope he never gets near government again because he’d return to the old ways, spending his time in office bullying colleagues rather than regulating the banks.

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      Only in the Graun says:

      Bit of an insult to scorpions there.

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      jgm2 says:

      If he would talk economics it would be a refreshing change. All he does is talk utter bollocks.

      As somebody once said. ‘That’s not right. It’s not even wrong.’ It’s just utter bollocks.

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    • 21
      A Scorpion says:

      Now look here!

      Being a scorpion is not the easy life some imagine. We don’t just go around randomly stinging things.

      If I, or my wife, or one my several thousand children happen to be sleeping in your desert-boot, and you come along and stuff your huge sweaty, stinking foot in it, then what can any of us do but sting you? It’s either that or be crushed!

      So take care. Always shake your boot and I, or my wife, or one of my many thousand children will drop out harmlessly and scuttle away into a dark corner.

      I know I speak for all scorpions and other unpleasant stingy things when I say that a little interspecies cooperation would make the world a happier and more productive place.

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      A Scorpion says:

      Now look here!

      Being a scorpion is not the easy life some imagine. We don’t just go around randomly stinging things.

      If I, or my wife, or one my several thousand children happen to be sleeping in your desert-boot, and you come along and stuff your huge sweaty, stinking foot in it, then what can any of us do but sting you? It’s either that or be crushed!

      So take care. Always shake your boot and I, or my wife, or one of my many thousand children will drop out harmlessly and scuttle away into a dark corner.

      I know I spe@k for all scorpions and other unpleasant stingy things when I say that a little interspecies cooperation would make the world a happier and more productive place.

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  7. 12
    Ed Balls Truth says:

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      Big Momma says:

      Love the accent. Should be broadcast worldwide and especially targeted to Harvard.

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  8. 13
    rocknrolla says:

    Worth reading the link to toenails’ blog entry that Guido linked to. He sounds so disappointed that the IMF are backing Osborne.

    However, joy of joys, he has updated it, helpfully adding:

    Here’s the key paragraph in the IMF report which Labour can quote – it holds out the future prospect of easing up on cuts or a temporary tax cut – like the VAT cut proposed by Ed Balls.

    And then quoting the paragraph. So does that mean he has spent his morning, funded by the taxpayer, searching through an IMF report to help Ed Ballsup find a good quote?

    We should never forget that the BBC is funded by the most regressive tax in the country. Cut it and every poor family will have an instant boost. Let wealthy Guardian readers earning over £50 grand p.a. fund it.

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    • 14
      Labour Policy Wonk says:

      Post the link let us all share in the joy :)

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    • 18
      David "debt is not a problem" Cameron says:

      Debt is going to rise to about 1.4 billion at end of parliament.

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      Tory Party RIP - Killed by Camoron says:

      “it holds out the future prospect of easing up on cuts”

      Other than Ark Royal and a load of Harriers, what cuts?

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      • 58
        I Remember You Hoo says:

        Precisely so, government spending is still rising after two years.

        More billions flowing to the EU, billions more funding space adventures in India, billions more poured down the drain in “bail out loans” that will never be seen again.
        Barely a day goes by without some new initiative, infrastructure project or another white elephant, eco windfarm announcement.

        Just what do these parasites take us for?

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      • 59
        The Mean Green Fuck-up Machine posing as Govt to HM the Queen says:

        Coalition is the ansr!

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  9. 15
    poor show says:

    Europe going down the toilet, coalition at each others throats and all you ‘report’ on is this Balls non-story?

    You’re beginning to be part of the problem.

    I used to respect you.

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    • 53
      Sell Out says:

      Guido is now part of the establishment and he’s loving it.

      Inside the tent and pissing out eh Paul.

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        Kelvin Mackenzie says:

        Guido and Dirty Desmond part of the Establishment?

        Really?

        What establishment pray?

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    • 54
      Sell Out says:

      Guido is now part of the establishment and he’s loving it.

      Inside the tent and pissing out eh P@ul.

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    • 139
      smoggie says:

      Even the sockpuppets are going down the pan. You are crap.

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        Business Cat (Specializing in yarns, Cdn owned & op) says:

        Everyone posting here seems to be a sock puppet.

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  10. 16
    Raving Loon says:

    Balls would be better suited to being a politician in N.Korea. Freedom and liberal democracy don’t sit well with him.

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  11. 19
    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

    Byrne dared to tell the truth – ‘There’s no money left’ – We can’t have Liebour ministers making honest remarks like that to the electorate.

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      Nero awakens says:

      After paying his old firm Accenture tens of millions, it was hardly surprising “There’s no money left”

      QED

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  12. 22
    Ed Balls MP says:

    I’m shocked– SHOCKED, that such thing are being said about me!

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      Tory Party RIP - Killed by Camoron says:

      That’s the look of a man who’s standing behind Diane Fatbutt as she bends over.

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    A very nazi party says:

    Borgias? More like Adolf and Eva.

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      Tory Party RIP - Killed by Camoron says:

      I think that’s being a bit over the top!

      Unlike Balls, Hitler had some redeeming qualities. An ability to admit failure, and shooting himself in the head, for example.

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  14. 27
    SAS - NOT !!!!! says:

    “”One MP compares”” “”Insiders””” Yawn Mr Fawkes…Yawn

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      I Remember You Hoo says:

      Draws morons like you in everytime though does it not?

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      • 124
        Ken Hom says:

        That’s right, ignore the criticism and instead go for the ad hom.

        Well done.

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          Criticism? Fucking disjointed series of ad hoc quotes to support the usual LieBore Sooty and Sweep response – RetardEd’s got his hand up Snoties arse and he’s working his mouth. Totalling two brain cells, working a three shift system.

          And an “Ad Hominem” attack has to ignore the evidence Snottie presented – what fucking evidence? It was, of itself, a preemptive ad hominem attack on Guido, FFS!

          Sort yourself out, or wok off.

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    SAS - NOT !!!!! says:

    Mr Balls….isnt he the one who has been asking for a Growth Plan called Plan B, for 18 months…. errr isnt The Cock and Gidders just about to initiate Mr Balls Plan B….oh dear

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    • 36
      jgm2 says:

      It was Ball’s ‘growth plan’ that fucked the UK economy in the first place. You know the one where we ended up running ‘only’ 4% deficits through a boom and 13% deficits through the bust.

      To you it’s a ‘growth plan’. To grown-ups it’s just more of the same madness that got us into this mess in the first place.

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    • 38
      Ed Ballsup says:

      I demanded that schools must not produce winners, and judging by your (lack of) punctuation, your school obeyed me.

      I am pleased.

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    Dudley Zoo says:

    Borgias? more like Lavern and Shirley

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  17. 37
    Anonymous says:

    TORY PARTY POLICY

    Austerity for the many

    Wealth for the few

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    • 41
      Another anonymong says:

      LABOUR PARTY POLICY

      Austerity for the many

      Wealth for the few

      Mass immigration

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      education x 3 says:

      no, you are describing socialisim.

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      Anonymous says:

      LABOUR PARTY POLICY

      This space deliberately left blank

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        Only in the Graun says:

        Yes. Who could forget Ed’s ‘blank piece of paper’.

        Trouble is, the populace of the UK, diluted and factionalised by mass imigration care nothing for policies or direction. They only care about getting something for nothing.

        Given the amount of misery and spongers in the land Labour are guaranteed to win in the next general election.

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          I Remember You Hoo says:

          If the Tory party grew some balls and stopped trying to be Labour Mk2, then Labour would never get power again.

          As it is, it’s a choice between legume A or legume B, the public at large couldn’t care less as they both look the same, taste the same and ultimately, are shit just the same.

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          • Only in the Graun says:

            I agree.

            However, Labour are no longer a left-wing party and the Tories are no longer a right-wing party.

            They have both been nutered and only serve the interests of their corporate masters.

            If ever there was a time in British history that we needed a radical, like Thatcher, this is it.

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  18. 43
    Leila Deen [Environmental protester from the Peter Mandelson green custard attack] says:

    Fucking scumbags!!! Next time I see Mr & Mrs Balls hanging out in public I’m going to shower them in green custard!!!

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  19. 55
    Gordon Brown says:

    The World and all things financial and fiscal would be so very much better had I been appointed to my rightful place as Supremo of the IMF!

    It would ‘of’ been The Right Thing To Do!

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  20. 61
    BBC says:

    Remember we are all in this together. Austerity, Austerity, Austerity*

    * Except when its not our money

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18157805

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  21. 63
    Ed Balls says:

    I’ve just had a whizzo idea.

    Lets just print more money and not tell anyone. That way inflation will not find out.

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    • 75
      jgm2 says:

      Inflating away the debt has been the plan since Day One.

      The people being bailed out here are not just the banks. In fact the people who are really being bailed out here are the Daily Mail readers and every other voter who is obsessed with the perpetual upward value of their house.

      Every fucking idiot who, during the imbecility, went out and bought a house with a massive loan because, well, ‘you can’t go wrong with property’. Sure, they’re all blaming the banks like Labour and the BBC told ‘em to but the reason there’s no fucking money left is because the UK population (and government) went out and borrowed a whole shit-load of money and bought themselves a nice big fat…. mortgage. They tied up years of future discretionary spend – the engine of our consumer economy – in a one-er. On their fucking ludicrously over-pri*ced house.

      But rather than allow house pr*ices to come down and maintain a control on inflation there is more votes to be had by trashing the savers and blaming the banks (instead of the fucking idiots who pissed all the money away on their over-pr*iced houses – can’t blame the voters the poor dears).

      Which is why there is no recovery. Because we still haven’t faced up to where all the money went. We’re still determined to force yet another generation to tie up all their future earnings just so we don’t have to take a beating on our over-mortgaged house. In the meantime interest rates are cut to near zero to enable all those folk to pay their mortgage with a paper-round or a part-time job. In the meantime savers are being trashed and inflation is going through the roof making all the every-day discretionary spend even more fucking expensive thus further compounding the problem.

      Then the fucking muppets wonder why the High Street has stalled and we’re in a ‘double-dip’.

      And, it seems, the solution to this is to print money and slash interest rates even further.

      Talk about moral hazard. Fucking madness.

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      • 78

        I HATE to do this, as I sort of like the idea of my property value increasing, but DAMN IT, you make a very forceful, valid and articulate point.

        Bollocks it.

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          HoC says:

          As MP’s cannot flip their property time and time again anymore many are left in negative equity.
          Also as most MP’s are landlords it helps to have house pr1ces artificially high as that underpins the rental market.

          And you think its all about you?

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          • jgm2 says:

            Well that’s the truth right here. I sat through the Imbecility, railing at anyone who suggested this was all entirely normal and natural that house pr*ices would go up 15%, 20% a year for four/five/six years on the trot. Miracle economy you see jgm2.

            Utterly aghast that no lessons were learned from the property boom/bust of the late 1980s. Incredulous that a government would sit there and let it happen. Rig inflation, turn a blind eye and bask in the white heat of hundreds of billions of folk’s future earnings being tied up.

            And then the expenses scandal broke. And most Labour MPs seemed to be using the expenses system to run a property portfolio/refurbishment business. And then it all made sense. Insider dealing. They were all on the fucking bandwagon. They were never going to make property more affordable or leave the mar*ket to self-correct. In fact they were banking on it going up and they were ideally placed to make sure it did keep going up.

            Then I finally understood why they sat there and watched while the UK population borrowed themselves to the hilt. Sheer personal greed.

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          • sockpuppet #4 says:

            I’d go deeper into the sheer, mind boggling lunacy of the human being. We’re sitting watching one happen this very afternoon.

            I think the key thing to note is a selective blindness to things that happened 12 years ago. Like the dot com bubble.

            99.9 billion of investors money is going to evaporate.

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          • Criticism? Fucking disjointed series of ad hoc quotes to support the usual LieBore Sooty and Sweep response – RetardEd’s got his hand up Snoties arse and he’s working his mouth. Totalling two brain cells, working a three shift system.

            And an “Ad Hominem” attack has to ignore the evidence Snottie presented – what fucking evidence? It was, of itself, a preemptive ad hominem attack on Guido, FFS!

            Sort yourself out, or wok off.

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          • What is the matter today??? Wrong Woking place!!

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        HoC says:

        As MP’s cannot flip their property time and time again anymore many are left in negative equity.
        Also as most MP’s are landlords it helps to have house prices artificially high as that underpins the rental market.

        And you think its all about you?

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      • 85
        Albert says:

        Bubble + mass hysteria + sheep = 2012

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          Lord Chief Justice says:

          Plus massive and continuing f r a u d by the so-called bankers

          It is a very ugly picture

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        • 136
          sockpuppet #4 says:

          And many other years. Dot com bubble? 90s negative equity?

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          • jgm2 says:

            There’s a phenomenon called ‘survivor’s guilt’ where people feel deeply guilty after surviving some great tragedy. War, Titanic, plane crash, etc etc. Guilty at their apparent flukey survival. Guilty that they weren’t able to save others.

            I think I must be suffering from a form of ‘survivor’s guilt’ too. Why are all these people so fucking stupid? Why do they do such obviously stupid things? Why are they destroying the economy? What did I do that allows me to see the fucking madness and yet so many superficially ‘rational’ people will part with 100bn quid for a fucking ‘social media’ site? Or borrow 40bn quid a year during the pe*ak years of a boom?

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      • 145
        Anonymous says:

        The next times there’s one of those party political broadcasts that is simulcasted across the main channels, David Cameron should read that out word for word. Right there on prime-time BBC.

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      • 161
        Old git says:

        +1000

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    annette curton says:

    What an odious pile of shite that man is.

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    • 70
      jgm2 says:

      Balls is turning into a slaphead.

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    • 76
      Ed Balls Factoid No36 says:

      Although his surname would suggest otherwise, in actual fact Mr Balls has none.

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      • 149
        Dr. Joseph Goebbels says:

        Contrary to popular belief fostered by a wartime parody song, I DID. But they were right about you-know-who.

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    • 186
      Mr Nobody says:

      With Balls on their front bench, Labour can kiss goodbye to the next election. Then again, I have a feeling they wish to throw it. Like 2010, winning in 2015 could be a poisoned chalice.

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  23. 68
    Ed Balls says:

    Gordon says my plan B should involve buying up shares in Facefuck.

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    • 79
      annete curton says:

      If when he had sold all our gold he had invested the proceeds in Facefuck instead of the Euro we could be looking at a tidy profit for once.

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    • 94
      Jonathan Powell, Tony Blair's ex Chief of Staff says:

      Sorry for the mess up by our bank

      I think the current Cabinet Secretary should rejoin us to help us out of this mess

      Don’t you?

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    • 179
      Sir Barrington Bell-End says:

      Facefuck?

      Oh that’s what Yvette is for…often wondered

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  24. 71
    Legal beagle says:

    The Blairites only have themselves to blame

    He who lives by Buggery Thuggery and Skullduggery

    Dies by Buggery Thuggery and Skullduggery

    Don’t you agree Peter Mandelson?

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    • 77
      Peter Mandelson in an oligarch's yacht says:

      I do agree…

      That is why I quit and am now travelling around the world getting filthy rich to keep up with my hero Tony Blair

      Anyone still left in the Labour Party needs to have his head examined

      And Liam Burne can always go back to Accenture

      They owe his a few million for all the consulting contracts we gave them

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  25. 74
    Legal beagle says:

    Blair and Mendelson, boith totally corrupted but far from mad should have had Gordon Brown sectioned under the Mental Health Act

    That way Balls and the other horror stories would have been flushed down the pan as they should have been years ago

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2011/sep/04/gordon-brown-alistair-darling-attic

    Even Brown’s cronies knew he was mad as a hatter…Mrs Rochester as Frank Filed so rightly said…

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    • 104
      Gordon 'Marriage Of Convenience' Brown says:

      I don’t know why they bother keeping up the pretence of being married, everyone knows they are rarely seen in the same place as each other.

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  26. 83
    Labour supporting Hamstead Hedge Fund says:

    We are making a killing out of JP Morgan, Guido

    Their losses are now about $5 billion….and rising…

    Do you think they will still be able to pay millions per year to Tony Blair of Blessed fame?

    ROFL

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  27. 88
    maggie the dog says:

    Ed Balls their’s someone I know I could beat in a fight

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  28. 92
    Marlene Dietrich says:

    And Facebook collapsing on its noodle…hardly surprising…

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-22/facebook-11-drop-means-morgan-stanley-gets-blame-for-flop-tech.html

    Aprt the dot.com bubble and frauds

    here we go again

    Estimated price/earnings ratio : 60

    WIll these banks never learn?

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  29. 93
    No Balls Peace Prize says:

    So Balls thinks cut VAT and less cuts are the answer? Wow. Genious? Not!

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    • 114
      Labour Accounting for Beginners says:

      And a Bankers Tax…which Labour have spent 10 times over of course

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  30. 102
    DOGGIE says:

    WOOF WOOF

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  31. 112
    Experienced investor says:

    Facebook now down 17% on its offer price

    In a rising market…

    What do these fucking banksters think they are doing?

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  32. 113
    Experienced investor says:

    F a c e b o o k now down 17% on its offer price

    In a rising market…

    What do these fucking banksters think they are doing?

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  33. 117
    Loungelizard says:

    Bit worried about Clegg. He’s got ‘Ze Master Race’ gleam in his eye. Muttering about birth weights, breeding out imperfections, think I might have heard all this somewhere else…

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  34. 122
    Steve Miliband says:

    http://www.liberal-vision.org/tag/peter-allen/

    Balls loses v Peter Allen, 2009

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  35. 123
    "Light Touch" Balls says:

    I created this whole problem by telling Gordoom to apply “light touch” regulation and let retail banks enter the casino…

    It only cost the British economy a few £trillion

    Why noy try it again?

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    • 140
      Sir William Waad says:

      ‘Light touch’ as in ‘light the blue touchpaper and retire to a safe distance’.

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  36. 125
    The monging doppelganger says:

    B.alls is a S.addo.

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  37. 129
    Black Dog says:

    More taxes!

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  38. 132
    HiYa says:

    I hate Balls, I hate Balls, I hate Balls.

    Is that better? Could you move on now?

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  39. 133
    Brown Ballsup says:

    Jog On! Mong

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  40. 138
    Ed Balls says:

    I know far more about economics than this upstart Lagarde.

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  41. 143
    Ah! Monika says:

    Just wondering:-
    Does The Westminster Village have an idiot?

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  42. 153
    St. Peter says:

    Will the person who told ” the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth”
    to Leveson please meet me at The Pearly Gates.

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  43. 154
    Beastly sino doctor says:

    Just why would anybody be frightened by the likes of ballbag or Fatson?

    Follow either into the bogs, smash their faces nto the tiles as they relieve themselves followed up bp by a swift kick to the town halls
    It worked at my school and Im pretty sure that it would work on any of these pussies

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    • 158
      Beastly sino doctor says:

      Oh and make sure that you dont get piss on your shoes, and if you REALLY dont like them a kick under ther chin (not that I am advocating that) solves the problem until you meet youur maker
      In the cases of Ballbag and Fatson you would be greated by St Peter with a Maltese cross and 72 virgins eack carrying a K of coke

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  44. 157
    Larry the Cat says:

    Meow

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  45. 160
    Your Friendly Neighbourhood Disambiguation Service says:

    Michael Lee Aday is Meat Loaf. (A “Michael Lee Aday keeps…”?)

    Ed Balls is Meat Head.

    Easy to confuse them when you see a photo like this;

    http://www.columbusalive.com/content/graphics/2011/07/27/ca-m-meatloaf-01.jpg?__scale=w:392,h:590

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  46. 166
    keredybretsa says:

    Does look a bit rough don’t he I think that he will be editing Loaded not the other geez!

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  47. 176
    Gooey Blob says:

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Any party which keeps Ed Balls as its economics spokesman while Alistair Darling sits twiddling his thumbs on the backbenches has truly lost the plot. Retaining Ed Balls isn’t just slightly loopy, but raving, foaming-at-the-mouth, cloud-cuckoo-land lunacy of the highest order. It is hard to envisage anyone else who could do the party more harm. I’m left wondering who might be next for Labour. Harold Shipman as shadow health secretary? Fred Goodwin as shadow chancellor?

    We’ve kind of figured that Balls is only in place because that’s what the far-left union leaders who bankroll the party want, but that doesn’t make it right, does it? It’s about time Miliband grew a pair, stood up to his union backers and despatched Balls to backbench obscurity before he does any more damage.

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  48. 182
    Anonymous says:

    The BBC’s Radio 4 PM programme covered the IMF report this afternoon.
    Eddie Mair and Robert Preston were tittering over the IMF’s suggestion that Value Added Tax should be reduced.
    “By coincidence, isn’t that just what Ed Balls is advocating ?” simpered Eddie to Bobbie.
    “Exactly so,” mou-moued Bobbie to Eddie. And no doubt they had to wipe each other down afterwards.

    It is the BBC’s Licence Fee Tax that should be reduced. To nil.

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    • 185
      Mr Nobody says:

      If Balls is advocating something, that is a very good reason for not doing it. Left in charge of the economy, Balls would be the most dangerous man in Britain. Labour should ditch him if they want to be taken seriously.

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      • 194
        Grimy Miner says:

        And I know the very ditch to leave him in (alongside the layby on the A15 just north of Thetford)

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  49. 196
    at the end of the day says:

    balls

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