October 1st, 2012

Balls on Wearing Nazi Uniform: It Was a Laugh

Ed Balls has spoken out for the first time about wearing a Nazi uniform in his spare time at Oxford. Kudos to Mehdi Hasan for asking him the awkward question. His flippant response might well upset some in his party: “Of course I’m not embarrassed by it. If I had the choice again, would I do it? No. Is there a difference between being 20 and being 40? Yes.” Apparently he “went along with it for a laugh. In retrospect I wouldn’t do it again.” Guess you had to be there…


172 Comments

  1. 1
    Herr Balls says:

    Ho Ho Ho

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    • 25
      Nuremburg says:

      He’s right, you know

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      • 124
        Krystal Nacht or Tips says:

        Clearly, – he’s wearing lipstick. But I suppose it hardly matters if you’re down at knee level.

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      • 168
        anal beast says:

        Have you seen the picture on page 8 of today’s (2nd Oct) Telegraph? Nice touch.

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    • 38
      Religion: The Original Sin says:

      Just as well he didn’t dress as Sir Jimmy. Now THAT would have been indefensible, n’est pas?

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    • 60
      P. J. O'Rourke says:

      I have often been called a Nazi, and, although it is unfair, I don’t let it bother me.
      I don’t let it bother me for one simple reason.
      No one has ever had a fantasy about being tied to a bed and sexually ravished by someone dressed as a liberal.

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    • 107
      Elton Ben says:

      Guido it is not as if he were an evil Tory now is it?

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      • 144
        John Johnson says:

        Balls was at a premier university (or so it claims) so at 20 he should have used his brain and been above that sort of thing, with Balls and his crowd and the Bullingdon Mob Oxford University seems as if theyy have a lot to answer for.

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        • 155
          Quiet Bat Person says:

          If Ball’s Nazi uniform is OK then I expect Chuka Umunna to be wearing Hugo Boss this season.

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  2. 2
    jgm2 says:

    Is dressing up as a Nazi what attracted Yvette to him after she’d eerrrr ‘known’ Miliband?

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    • 9
      Battsby says:

      Ve ask ze qvestions!

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    • 29
      Theologian says:

      Do socialists read the bible these days?

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      • 128
        Revd. (£rd Fucking Way) Phoney B£iar, sanctimonious git and £iar, emoting and wiv stupid grin says:

        Naturally! What do you take me for?

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      • 160
        Dr Nuts says:

        Only when it’s convenient for the sake of cover!

        Look at this – bible – me Christian … how can criticise me?

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    • 33
      Herr Otto Flick says:

      Now, Yvette, that hard faced Liebour fem clone I can see in the black uniform, wielding one of those awful testicle (Balls) crushing vices for which the Gestapo (socialists) were well known

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    • 67
      Earl of Croydon says:

      Which of the Milibands did Yvette eerrrr “know”?

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      • 106
        A woman says:

        To shag a Milliband and marry Balls shows such awful judgement that I couldn’t take anything Cooper says seriously.

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    • 122
      john in cheshire says:

      Since it was a National Socialist party (NSDAP) uniform, I’d say it was quite appropriate attire for Mr Balls.

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      • 171
        A Military History Buff says:

        Sadly, it’s not. Those are WehrmachtLitzen he’s gotten on his collar, more specifically those belonging to the Army or Heer.

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    • 126
      But . . . ? says:

      Did Miliband “know” her – in the Biblical sense? No, don’t answer.

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    • 167
      Henry Crun says:

      Probably, Looking at the picture, Balls seems right at home in that uniform.

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  3. 3
    Eddie Bollocks says:

    Jawohl mein Feuhrer.

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  4. 4
    jgm2 says:

    It won’t harm his standing with the Muslim community.

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  5. 5
    Oily Vaz is fucked says:

    The Daily Telegraph claims police discovered Mr Vaz held hundreds of thousands of pounds in a series of bank accounts and Scotland Yard believed the funds “were of a suspicious nature.”

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  6. 6
    Roger ze Dodger says:

    He was only following orders.

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  7. 7
    The Lives of Others says:

    …and there I was assuming that the uniform of choice of any NuLiebor ites would be the STASI uniform.

    http://eastgermany.info/stasi1.jpg

    Luckily they got kicked out before they could place the public sector uniform contract.

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    Tuscan Tony says:

    O/T socialism is a mental illness:

    http://www.leftwingdating.co.uk/

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  10. 12
    COOEEE !! says:

    Anyone there ??

    Does anyone on here know anythin about computers , an that ??

    I got HDD failure in RAID 0 (yeah , I knows : ((…..) array , ain’t I ??

    No shop round here seems to have 160GB replacement .

    Can I whack in a 250 or 320 gig to pair wiv the 160 wot still works ??

    I knows I end up havin equivalent of 320 wotever , but will it work ??

    Effin stripin is a shitty idea , I thinks : ( This second time I lost evrythin in 18 months .

    Ta in anticipation . E x

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  11. 15
    jgm2 says:

    Apparently he “went along with it for a laugh. In retrospect I wouldn’t do it again.”

    That’ll be his defence when he’s questioned about the period 1997 – 2010 as well.

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    • 30
      Balls is the scum of the earth says:

      I see nothing funny in wearing a Nazi uniform for a laugh. My Granddad think it was funny when he was ‘accommodated’ in Belsen Bergen. What a bASTard he is.

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  12. 16
    Balls says:

    Needs a kick in the…

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  13. 18
    matei says:

    So what?

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  14. 20
    Blinky sidesteps Oily Vaz question says:

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    • 45
      Plato says:

      He wants facts?

      FACT: The police have investigated Vaz and his wife and found numerous suspicious deposits of large amounts of un-traceable cash.

      Is that enough facts for now, Ed?

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      • 61
        Jimmy says:

        Sir Keith Vaz will be cleared of this Tory smear campaign. He is too important for the progressive changes that are nearing completion in England.

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      • 64
        Al Capone says:

        Most cash is ‘untraceable’, if those are the criteria. As for ‘suspicious’, the police are suspicious of many things. Suspicion is not evidence.

        The question is, why were no charges brought? What happened about the tax he should have declared and paid on this income?

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        • 74
          send in 'ome 2 Aden says:

          It went on silk cushions, then claimed on expenses.
          Fookin oily koont

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          • jgm2 says:

            More likely to be the other way around. It went out in ‘expenses’ and came back as cash.

            Pay cash. Get receipt. Photocopy receipt. Submit expense claim. Return item.

            ‘Yes, I’d like to return this ‘Mac’. Here’s the receipt… ‘

            What the fuck do you think these MP c*unts were doing ‘buying’ several computers a year?

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          • The. Savant says:

            Steady. On. JGM

            You,re. Blowing the. Gaff on. How. The system. Works !!!

            You. Won t. Get. USD. 104. Million. For. That. Little. Nugget. Of. Inside info.

            A. Bradley. Birkenfeld. You. Unfortunately. Certainly. Are. Not….

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        • 80
          Plato says:

          “the police are suspicious” is a fact, which is what Balls wanted.

          Yes, cash is usually un-traceable. And regular large deposits of un-explained cash is ‘extremely’ suspicious.

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    • 85
      genghiz the kahn says:

      Balls was hardly going to concede on live TV that Vaz is alleged to be a stranger to truth, honesty and integrity, and that the polis have finally nailed the bastard.

      But a nod is as as good as a wink.

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    • 153
      Dr Nuts says:

      This is the same person who thought that the GCSE questions were difficult! How do you make an atom an ion?

      Even more spectacular is the maths question. I wouldn’t trust him to hold a calculator let alone calculate a budget!

      He IS what fiscal nightmares are made of!

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  15. 21
    Aidan Burley MP says:

    A likely story, but he WOULD say something like that, wouldn’t he? And yet they gave ME a hiding, and I wasn’t even wearing the bloody thing!

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  16. 22
    Schards says:

    So, no more Bullingdon Club jibes then as there’s a difference between being 20 and 40?

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    • 27
      jgm2 says:

      Dream on.

      Class war is all the bedwetters have got. Even if their front bench has just as many millionaires as the government’s.

      They can hardly fight an election on their economic record can they?

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      • 103
        Mike Hunt says:

        well said Schards

        Class war, naivety and lies, the lefties tools of their ‘trade’

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      • 154
        Dr Nuts says:

        Isn’t the richest member of the house Shaun Woodward – Labour?
        I keep mentioning that to Wifie whenever Ed stands up and asks who in Govt stands to gain – why don’t he mention Woodward will, and thanks them very much for it!

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    • 50
      matei says:

      wearing a nazi uniform not illegal; many bullingdon club ‘customs’ very illegal

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  17. 23
    JH says:

    Funny how no-one makes a fuss out of people dressing up like Stalin, or Pol Pot.

    They killed millions too.

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  18. 24
    Gillyb says:

    “Had to be there”?? I’m 74 and was there, living in Portsmouth being bombed, strafed, etc. We were expecting to be invaded at any time. For years I was petrified when I saw a German uniform in films or photos.

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  19. 26
    Vaz is a cunt says:

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      As You Fookin Like It says:

      ‘No absolute freedom of speech in the UK’ speaks the oleaginous one.
      Let’s see what fits.
      Thou art like a toad; ugly and venemous.
      Shakespeare was ahead of his time Keith.

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      • 93
        jgm2 says:

        ‘No absolute freedom of speech in the UK’

        He’s right though. Labour saw to that.

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        • 129
          Gooey Blob says:

          Illiberal control freaks. Yet they complained when the Lib Dems chose to go into coalition with the Tories. Labour have less in common with the Lib Dems than they claim.

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        • 156
          Dr Nuts says:

          Coming soon, no absolute freedom to meet.
          No group greater than 3 may be able to meet in public. …
          WE had Tanks at Heathrow to make the case about a Faux Threat!

          As soon as they’re back, they’ll go straight for ID cards to ‘make you safe’.

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  20. 28
    'Prince' Harry Hewitt says:

    Come on, who hasn’t dressed up in a Nazi uniform for a bit of a laugh?

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  21. 32
    annette curton says:

    People do it all the time, dress up in full Nazi regalia, still remember that fancy dress party down the local in Sheffield in about 1985, I went as Peter Sutcliffe, oh how they all laughed.

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  22. 37
    Vaz is a cunt says:

    I hate Keith Vaz with a passion.

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    • 46
      Septic Tank says:

      Not as much as I do. Want to know how pretentious he is? Compare his accent of 15 years ago to the plummy one he has today. Knob Jockey.

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    • 52
      Chris Huhne is Innocent says:

      So do I, but I have to wonder why we are hearing about all this, today of all days.

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    • 87
      2 x £4,500 says:

      Keith, who is Sarosh Zaiwalla?

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    • 99
      slymebawl says:

      In 2002 Vaz was suspended from the House of Commons after falslely claiming a former policewoman, a friend of Mrs Vaz’s former personal assistant, had made intimidating phonecalls to his mother.

      Vaz helped Nadhmi Auchi, an Anglo-Iraqi billionaire, in trying to avoid extradition to France.

      In 2008 when the Labour government wanted to introduce 42-days detention without charge, Mr Vaz was initially against the idea but later supported it. Then,
      a leaked letter from Labours chief whip Geoff Hoon thanked him for his support, adding: ‘I trust that it will be appropriately rewarded!’

      V A Z = R S O L E of the first degree

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  23. 41
    Jimmy says:

    I thought it was an FCS uniform.

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  24. 42
    jgm2 says:

    He grew out of dressing up as a socialist. But he never stopped being a socialist.

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  25. 43
    Septic Tank says:

    “Kudos to” is a term used by lefty tw@ts. Consider yourself told Fawkes. Now back in line.

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    • 54
      The Post Office Queue says:

      You are wrong. Consider yourself wrong Sceptic Tank. Cashier number 4 will serve you when she has lifted up that roller blind thingy.

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  26. 47
    Not surprised says:

    I’m not sure what a Nazi’s uniform is?

    Looks like a German military uniform to me.

    If you were in the German army during WW2 – did that automatically make you a Nazi?

    Hitler attacked both Right & Left sides of the political divide.

    I’m only following orders…

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    • 53
      jgm2 says:

      I’m only following orders…

      That’s what Toxic Ted said…

      ..went along with it for a laugh. In retrospect I wouldn’t do it again.”

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  27. 48
    genghiz the kahn says:

    That odious Marxist Hobsbawn has died. If you want to read how deluded his followers are, just type Hobsbawn into Twitter.

    How he could still think Socialism was worth 20m deaths is beyond parody. At least he has been placed on the BBC webpage above a plug for Stalin’s Collaborators.

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    • 58
      A Pair of Tap Shoes says:

      Is there a T shirt or is this going to be a tasteful rememberance?

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      • 108
        Howard Kirk, a sociologist says:

        I had him in a bedroom at a party in Moscow in 1968, just for a laugh while the tanks were rolling into Czechoslovakia. I probably wouldn’t do it again. It was just one of those things you do to get somewhere.

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        • 135
          genghiz the kahn says:

          Eric Hobsbawm was an extraordinary historian, a man passionate about his politics, and a great friend of my family.

          Ed Miliband

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          • jgm2 says:

            Kidding on that he’s a comprehensive kid. Marxist ‘intellectuals’ popping around the house poisoning his young mind from day one.

            Just like all those ‘disadvantaged’ kids.

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          • genghiz the kahn says:

            And then Channel 4 fuck up Ed Miliband’s tribute.

            “Eric Hobsbawm was an extraordinary historian, a man passionage about his politics, and a great friend of my family.”

            Ed Miliband

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          • What I meant to say says:

            Erwin Hogsbawm was an ordinary Victorian, a man compassionate about his poo-sticks, and a great fiend of my family.

            Ed Miliband

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    • 145
      AC1 says:

      It’s sad that Hobsbawn didn’t end his days via the firing squad he wanted so much for others.

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      • 158
        Dr Nuts says:

        It’s not sad, it’s a tradgedy.
        Although I will not revel in the death of any other human being, I will not miss this loathsome human being.
        Despite his credentials as a historian I think there is some knowledge that we can all live better without!

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  28. 73
    Sir William Waad says:

    Surely it is Wehrmacht uniform, not a Nazi uniform?

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  29. 77
    Jimmy says:

    You’d think a blogger who really was mixed up with neo-nazis at college would be a little more circumspect. Glass houses anyone?

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    Reporting Restrictions says:

    The Huhne didn’t get his case dismissed today, Continues in the morning.

    Southwark

    2

    T20127076

    christopher huhne
    vasiliki pryce

    Details:

    For Mention (Defendant to Attend) – Case Started – 09:28
    For Mention (Defendant to Attend) – Case adjourned until 14:00 – 11:30
    For Mention (Defendant to Attend) – Resume – 14:03
    For Mention (Defendant to Attend) – Case adjourned until 14:30 – 14:10
    For Mention (Defendant to Attend) – Resume – 15:06
    For Mention (Defendant to Attend) – Case adjourned until 15:30 – 15:17
    For Mention (Defendant to Attend) – Case adjourned until 15:45 – 15:33
    For Mention (Defendant to Attend) – Resume – 16:08
    For Mention (Defendant to Attend) – Case adjourned until 10:00 – 16:26

    http://www.thelawpages.com/court-hearings-lists/Southwark-Crown-Court.php

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    • 88
      Religion: The Original Sin says:

      Court cases listed must need a few translators!

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      • 102
        Justice Asking where do they all come from says:

        LOCATION COURT CASE N0. DEFENDANT/S

        Mohammed Abdullahi

        Agnes Nakanda
        Lanny Wilkie

        T20120383
        Colin Snoding

        Glory Benjamin

        Lee Marcus Fevrier

        Vernon Bruce Fevrier

        Daud Ali
        Hersi Hassan Farah
        Hinda Dalmar
        Lelah Dahir Ali
        Liiban Ali Nursharif
        Osman Ali Said
        Sharif Mohamoud Ali
        Warsame Nuur
        Andrei Muska
        Angelika Usichenko
        Constantine Usichenko
        Liudvikas Steckis
        Neda Seputyte
        Svanjunas Sta
        Jagdev Dhillon

        Redovane Mahmoud
        Krystian Lakatosz

        Cyrille Grellier

        Shofik Ahmed

        Binita Karnavat

        Ehsan Rezaee

        Marvin Leroy Allen Lewis

        Michaela Barlow

        Anthony Mayers
        Joel Edgeworth

        Adrian Wall
        Daud Ali
        Liiban Ali Nursharif

        Jafar Jannati

        Amir Kirti Tanna
        Jeyakrishnan Santhankrishnan
        Rajesh Kumar Patel

        Robert Thys
        Southwark 12 T20110636
        Noh Redda
        Southwark 4 T20117320
        T20117322
        Alan Craig Payne
        Anthony Wynne
        Joesph Hartnett
        Michael Street

        Kwaku Mawuli Adoboli

        Patrick Neale Orr
        Sijbranbus Arthur Scheffer

        Achilleas Michalis Kallakis
        Alexander Williams

        Poca X 4 Mr Iwowo

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        • 105
          Justice Asking where do they all come from says:

          And not forgetting one British and one Greek ( who BTW tells us how to fix our economy !!!)

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  32. 90
    Herr Otto Flick says:

    Why should he NOT be wearing the much loved uniform of the lying NuLiebour invention, The Civil Enforcement Officer, although the black uniform is normally covered by a high viz jacket to hide the SS runes.

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  33. 101
    Labour sets you free. says:

    What’s wrong with him wearing the uniform of the socialist party?

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  34. 118
    We Nazis woz just 'avin' a laff chaps !! says:

    “I went along with it for a laugh !” is an interesting reason for wearing Nazi Uniform but I’m doubtful if it would have cut much ice as a defence at Nuremburg in 1946

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  35. 119
    I like the cut of this guy's jib says:

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  36. 133
    Yes we Ken says:

    More brass neck hypocrisy from the Labour party. If this had been a picture of a current Tory government minister when they were 20, the Labour party would be up in arms making all sorts of accusations. Cameron was right. If there were gold medals at the olympics for opportunism and hypocrisy then this lot would win the lot.

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  37. 134
    The. Savant says:

    Could we. Not introduce. Teddy balls. To. His spiritual. Soulmate. Max. Mosley ???

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  38. 136
    ed martin says:

    like silly harry – balls is just another camp guard – and neither of them have wit enough to realise it

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  39. 137
    jgm2 says:

    From the link…

    An 18-year-old Balls, arriving at Keble College, Oxford, in 1985, where his father had also studied,

    Private school and then daddy’s old college.

    It’s only bad when the T*ries do it.

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  40. 140
    Prince (Freeloader) Harry says:

    If it’s alright for me, then it’s ok for Ed to do the same.

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  41. 147
    Freddie Fraudster says:

    He may have been there but does he remember it?

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  42. 164
    Loosehead says:

    Of more concern is the lipstick.

    Seriously, how many of our politicians have something like this hidden in their past, that they will do anything to keep hidden. We think politicians like to give their school chums jobs in government, and occasionally make amazingly suspect decisions, but I wonder if its because said chums know where the skeletons are buried, and where certain embarrassingly placed birthmarks might be.

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  43. 165
    Yes we Ken says:

    In his speech today Balls said they don’t know what they will inherit (economically) in 2015. (He’s making assumptions he’s the next chancellor). Well we know what the coalition government inherited from Balls and co in 2012. A pile of debt and a cupboard bare. Liam Byrne said so !!!!!

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  44. 166
    Yes we Ken says:

    Balls and co now acknowledge that there would be cuts under Labour. Remember 2009 when it was Labour investment versus Tory cuts, Gordon Brown said so. Unfortunately for Brown and Balls, Alistair Darling let the cat out of the bag and got a bucket of s… over his head ! I could go on, but it’s well past my bedtime !!!!!

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  45. 169
    Bruiser Balls says:

    Do you know Ed Balls?

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