July 4th, 2012

Balls Shifts Focus Toward Shriti

“As for Ms Vadera, she was a very important adviser, this was a time when there were huge worries about the state of Barclays and other banks following the collapse of Lehmann Brothers and RBS. But she said that she has no recollection of any conversation about the Libor rate and the things reported in the Diamond memo and I hear and take what she said.”

A ringing endorsement…

“I’ve no idea because I wasn’t there and the only way to get to the heart of these matters is to have a Treasury Committee inquiry, and people can appear before that, and then to have the full public inquiry which we are calling for and which the public wants into the wider question, wider than the Libor market, about the culture in banking. But to answer your question, Simon, I have absolutely no idea.”

In summary: It wasn’t me, she says it wasn’t her, but I have no idea if she’s telling the truth…



  1. 1
    We need to know! says:

    No looking good for Labour, rats sinking ship come to mind


    • 4
      All Balls says:

      So Ed Shits on Shriti. No surprise there then.


      • 12

        Blinky is doing a Livingstone

        Throw everything but the truth in the path of discovery

        A true sociopath


      • 20
        Lord Kinnock of Wind-Baggery! says:

        If Bob Diamond puts the former PM and his government in a canoe and sends them up shit creek without a paddle I won’t dislike him quite so much…. I’m sure the vast majority of Right thinkers will agree.


        • 24
          Deep Froat says:

          You might say the Shriti is about to hit the fan…..
          Go Diamond go!


          • this is going to be messy... says:

            politicians got hit by a high minded person or 2……then they hit the media….and now media hits the Bankers…and the bankers hit the establishment.

            what next.
            the establishment hits the happiness industry?
            $1bn fine on Glaxo SmithKline was mentioned yesterday.
            ….no wonder the world is becoming happy.


          • just saying. says:

            spiritual rebirth was never going to be easy.
            was this behind all those (old) world will be destroyed in 2012 sayings. certainly a new Britain is emerging. All fresh, clean and gleaming.


    • 5
      Charles Flaccidwidger says:

      Nothing will happen.They will get away with it as usual. And 35% of the electorate will still vote for a dustbin full of shit with a red rosette on it.


      • 38
        Ex-Tory says:

        Spot on. Guido and others get overly excited about all these revelations, but probably less than 3% of voters read such blogs. The BBC controls 70% of news digested by the public. The Tories are useless and are more worried about their own skeletons falling out of the closet with the Liebour ones.


    • 7
      Mrs. Ball-Scooper ( triple flipper ) says:

      I can confirm that I was never involved in financial and Treasury matters whilst I was ‘working’ in the Cabinet during The Reign of Terror 1997-2010.


    • 46
      Anonymous says:

      At the head of the great Barclays bank
      Was a banker who’s rated top rank
      But someone on the Blower
      Wanted Libor rates lower
      To allow their great leader to swank

      But in a short passage of time
      Fixing Libor it seems is a crime
      The committee select
      Will no doubt detect
      Which of the suspects is prime

      Who was it who sanctioned the call
      Was it Gordon or Darling or Ball
      When the cover is blown
      And the culprit is known
      Bob wont be the last one to fall


      • 48
        just saying. says:

        if it was Gordon or Ball or Darling….then who will they want to pass the buck to.
        suppose the buck stops with ourTone. He likes to take decisions and stands by them.
        OurTone is protected.


  2. 2
    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

    I don’t think I can remember who Gordon Brown is either.


    • 42
      Sir Barrington Minge says:

      Lets face it Ed, you still cannot polish a turd; Roll it in glitter maybe, but polish it?….No

      Socialism is a mental disorder: The Labour Party is the asylum


  3. 3
    Charles Flaccidwidger says:

    Usual Labour tactic – single out an unelected advisor as a scapegoat and brief and smear against them as much as possible. Loathsome in the extreme.


  4. 6
    Gideon Osborne says:

    Time to do another line, and perhaps a “double drop” if I’m lucky


    • 10
      Uh huh says:

      You seem to know a lot about these sorts of things! Have you studied it in college? Or are you speaking from personal experiences?


  5. 8
    Dick Scratcher says:

    Live chat ?????


  6. 9
    Not surprised says:


    Hang on. This woman is as old as me. How has got so high up the greasey pole?Granted fleeing Uganda would have been pretty traumatic however it appears she has never been elected and was “appointed” by Gordon Brown (says it all really)

    How do you get to be one of the major influencers of major policy – whether she’s a ballbreaker or not is irrelvant – withou being elected to public office.

    AARRGGHHHH!!! No wonder we’re in the state we are!


  7. 11
    The Standard NooLieBore Excuse says:

    I wasn’t there

    It wasn’t me

    It snot my fault

    It’s all Thatcher’s fault

    what else could I do?



  8. 13
    Dead man walking Balls says:

    Why have I got a hole in my foot?


  9. 14
    Ed Balls says:

    I will use the Nuremberg defence


  10. 15
    Sayeeda Warsi says:

    She looks a bit like me


  11. 16
    The prosecution says:

    I can see the similarity between the defendents. And both National Socialists of course.


  12. 17
    I love the FT says:

    Conspiracy to defraud charges come to mind


  13. 18
    Lord Mynarse of Buckpassing says:

    Let me be absolutely categorical about this: I categorically deny remembering anything about this period at all. Ever. I do clearly remember this being all the Tories’ fault, however.


  14. 19
    Thomas Nast says:

    This cartoon was about the Boss Tweed Ring in the New York of the 1860’s, but it’s still appropriate a century and a half later in London:


  15. 21
    optional says:

    welcome to the layer cake, son


  16. 22
    Penfold says:

    Balls is a brave man trying to shift the emphasis onto Shriti.

    She was renowned for spilling other people’s blood whilst at the Treasury and for having screaming fits that put GorDo McCavity Broon into the shade.

    Let’s hope that she spills the beans, as a woman wronged, and drops both Ed’s right into the 5 H 1 T.


  17. 23

    Shriti Balls.



  18. 26
    Anonymous says:

    Libor by name, Liebour by nature.


  19. 27
    Anonymous says:

    Unfortunately, this event has reached
    the capacity set by the host.
    What the fuck GF whats going on ?


  20. 30
    The real Scandal says:


    • 34
      Asking says:

      What is the point of a Eutopean Parliament if the non elelected European commission is superior?


      • 39
        Owain Glyndwr says:

        What is the point of a Eutopean Parliament if the non elelected European commission is superior?

        then by all acepted reason it is not a true parliment


      • 43
        Bill de Burgher says:

        Makes perfect sense to me.


  21. 37
    Owain Glyndwr says:

    Is it a given that if you come from uganda like warsi and this one you end being corrupt and eat veggie chicken


  22. 40
    no crook says:

    I see McShame has escaped justice.


  23. 45
    Flatcap Army says:

    am I right in thinking that on the World at One today Baroness Vadera specifically denied talking to anyone at the BoE but specifically failed to deny that she had asked someone to do so, or that she was aware that someone had done so?


  24. 50
    Uncle Rupert says:

    The man is a skin job.


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