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

  2. 2
    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

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

  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. 4
    All Balls says:

    So Ed Shits on Shriti. No surprise there then.

  5. 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.

  6. 6
    Gideon Osborne says:

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

  7. 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.

  8. 8
    Dick Scratcher says:

    Live chat ?????

  9. 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!

  10. 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?

  11. 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?


  12. 12

    Blinky is doing a Livingstone

    Throw everything but the truth in the path of discovery

    A true sociopath

  13. 13
    Dead man walking Balls says:

    Why have I got a hole in my foot?

  14. 14
    Ed Balls says:

    I will use the Nuremberg defence

  15. 15
    Sayeeda Warsi says:

    She looks a bit like me

  16. 16
    The prosecution says:

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

  17. 17
    I love the FT says:

    Conspiracy to defraud charges come to mind

  18. 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.

  19. 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:

  20. 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.

  21. 21
    optional says:

    welcome to the layer cake, son

  22. 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.

  23. 23

    Shriti Balls.


  24. 24
    Deep Froat says:

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

  25. 25
    annette curton says:

    Let Them Bleed.

  26. 26
    Anonymous says:

    Libor by name, Liebour by nature.

  27. 27
    Anonymous says:

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

  28. 28
    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.

  29. 29
    Paul says:

    Agreed – but she is certainly capable of looking after herself and won’t take it on the chin.

  30. 30
    The real Scandal says:

  31. 31

    Brillo has Roland Rudd coming to lunch at daily Politics tomorrow.

    Perhaps Guido can get Him to ask Roland who came to dinner with Miliband

  32. 32
    M says:

    I hear Obi Wan Kanobi’s doing a roaring trade in Jedi mind tricks these days .

  33. 33

    …..? Are you sure? She looks like she might for the right promotion promise.

  34. 34
    Asking says:

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

  35. 35
    Owain Glyndwr says:

    Stones one of the best bands ever

  36. 36

    Oh good – mostly shot or hanged then, if that swamp hog Yvette Cooper can’t smuggle you any cyanide in – having said that, if she was my wife, I’D take it! (Thank’s Winston)

  37. 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

  38. 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.

  39. 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

  40. 40
    no crook says:

    I see McShame has escaped justice.

  41. 41
    Polly's Villa in Tuscany says:

    Bend over Shreeti, I’m comin in Dry!

  42. 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

  43. 43
    Bill de Burgher says:

    Makes perfect sense to me.

  44. 44
    Mike Oxenfire says:

    “I was only obeying orders!”

    Now where have we heard that one before..?

  45. 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?

  46. 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

  47. 47
    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.

  48. 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.

  49. 49
    Vazoline says:

    Desoite appearances, we are not relations.

  50. 50
    Uncle Rupert says:

    The man is a skin job.

  51. 51
    lojolondon says:

    Yes, it was a very specific denial, wasn’t it??

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