October 3rd, 2012

Miliband Speech Word Cloud
Don’t Mention the Deficit

Miliband used the phrase ‘one nation’ 46 times.

He didn’t mention “deficit” once…


  1. 1
    UKIP.i.am.awake says:

    Yes the big problem the country is facing now is that people don’t realise we are one nation. What absolute tosh. Useless pleb.

    • 4
      UKIP.i.am.awake says:

      Its as banal as Big Society.

      • 19
        V1le Labour ruined my Country says:

        I can’t see incompetent, useless, spendthrift, corrupt, cretinous, moronic, vicious, vindictive, lying, criminal Labour anywhere?

        • 43
          Hang The Bastards says:

          or self-serving gobchite

          • Ed MaxiBlend says:

            I know someone who knew someone who had heard of someone who went to Harvard.

          • A Physcotherapist says:

            Saying you “went to Harvard” is not necessarily the same as graduating from its university.

          • Aunt Mat says:

            I will vote for anybody who can do sums.

            It seems that this is no longer a prerequisite for people entering politics.

            I don’t really care about personality. I have had enough of that type of person.

            Can this young fellow do his sums?

          • B£iar, Brown and Sorry didn’t feature much either

        • 97
          W.W. says:

          Funnily enough, I was talking about Ed tyesterday and I used the phrase ‘utter tosser’ 46 times as well.



        • 119
          Mrs Miliband says:

          Not too many mentions of “brother” either. In fact none.

    • 20
      Taxfodder says:


      Branson’s over confident bid too high so FirstGroup nips in with a cheeky lower offer..and wins it.

      Branson throws major wobbly and calls in all favours, and among other things threatens withdrawal from all future bids plus a very lengthy and very expensive sunlight litigation.

      Government shits itself…then looks for somebody to blame and sack, this achieved parachute in some blameless minister to hopefully explain away the 40 million plus cost to the taxpayer and to avoid government loss of face.

      Branson gets the nod, he now knows how to bid, FirstGroup knows have been kippered but in compensation gets promised a “down the line” alternative juicy project which they “WILL” win.

      Taxpayer the only loser…happy days.

      • 22
        HMRC says:

        An admirable summing up of the position if I may say so Taxfodder.

        • 60
          Government shits itself… says:

          Admirable turn of phrase.

          • Hair Balls says:

            It might be if it were as simple as an eBay auction. You can’t blame Branson for trying to win a contract, but the tender process has clearly been run by a bunch of clowns.

          • Dr Nuts says:

            Coco takes offence to that!

            It was run by a bunch of Labour misrule hired lackeys.

          • A Clown says:

            Please do not insult me. I lost my job thanks to Tory cretins and this is all I can do to scratch a few bob to try and exist.

      • 39
        Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

        It’s nothing to do with favours, more like blackmail. Branson is not known as the ‘serial groper’ for nothing. A real question is how many government ministers he has compromised by his pimping.

        • 62
          Branstonian says:

          Me guv? ….. cor blimey … I’m a clean as the riven snow . . . ask anyone . . . fancy a Special Golden Wings card? . . . . free chicken bites on any flight . . . knowotimeen?

          • Ho hum says:

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            Ho hum says:
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            October 3, 2012 at 3:29 pm

            It’s “dr**ven” snow, no riven snow – which is the wrong sort of “snow” for both the railways and the wonderful national broadcasters

          • Ho hum says:

            Ah! That’s better. Sorry Guids, I forgot about locomotion.

      • 44
        smoggie says:

        How do you know the bid evaluators weren’t given backhanders to evaluate in First Group’s favour? I’m always suspicious when a new bidder can underprice an already mobilised contractor. It’s the easiest thing in the world to manipulate the evaluation criteria.

        • 101
          Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

          It is very easy to undercut an existing franchiseholder when you already have several franchises over which to spread fixed costs (First Group) and the existing holder has to attribute all its fixed costs to the bid (Virgin). Very simple business economics.

      • 46
        Well it's a thought says:

        Claps, well put, nutshells come to mind, as in , you have it in a nutshell, this crowd are scared to death of being seen to make decisions for the good of the taxpayers, just in case there’s a juicy job that they won’t get if they get it wrong .

      • 49
        Hugh Janus says:

        Spot on, an accurate summary of yet another government shambles. Fifteen months and many millions later, this fiasco has already cost the poor sodding taxpayer many millions, with yet more to be wasted.

        Any heads to roll at the department? Any consultants shown the door without payment? No, I thought not. Silly me.

        • 110
          Sarge says:

          Thank god they did not get involved in tenders for aircraft carriers…. left that to Labour’s experts

      • 80
        genghiz the kahn says:

        Good job that the state privatised the breweries.

      • 92
        Not impressed says:

        Branson reminds me of my 2-year old: if he doesn’t get what he wants he tantrums, shrieks and stamps his feet until does. The government should send Branson to the adult equivalent of the naughty step, by which I mean just kick him in the nuts.

        • 125
          Ho hum says:

          Like you, I am not impressed if you allow yourself to be bullied by a 2 year old throwing his toys out of the pram.

      • 99
        • 103
          Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

          Strange then that First Group shares fell on this news. If their bid was so overpriced you would have thought the market would have welcomed the news. Do not believe Branson Newspeak about First Group finances. They are sounder than Stagecoach (Virgins partner) and have a much better spread of business risk with the US Greyhound and Student Bus operations.

      • 121
        The train now standing says:

        The thin controller,a.k.a Beardie, seems to use the tactic of throwing his teddy out of the pram everytime he doesn’t get his own way with frequent success. Just how much does he know about government ministers’ ‘little bits of naughty’, that the spoiled fucker can keep getting away with this kind of infantile behaviour repeatedly?

    • 50
      John Johnson says:

      It sounded a bit what Queen Victoria would call a Dizzy speach, and old Mac the Knife would say they are pinching his words.

    • 75
      Anonymous says:

      Do you think you could rerun an old post you did on the Ralph Miliband award being given to Gadaffi’s son. It’d be nice for the wider public to get a taste of the Miliband family’s “values”.

      There’re also a few choice quotes from Miliband Sr. regarding British/English nationalism and how it might be a good thing for us to lose the war to see how things really are. Again a nice insight into Miliband family values towards the country that gave him refuge.They deserve a wider audience.

    • 76
      Dr Nuts says:

      My favourite from the conference is Ed Balls asking – what does it take to be sacked
      “Swear at a policeman and you’re defended to the hilt”
      “Women are sacked, men get knighthoods”.

      Hmm? 13 years of Labour inbicility … and who was Gordon’s right hand idiot?
      GCSE questions are difficult – the maths one? And he’s the next chancellor?
      Words fail me! I don’t think they’ve even been created yet to cover this, incompetence doesn’t even come close to the mark!

    • 79
      howsaboutthatthen says:

      Does that ‘one nation’ of Labour include Northern Ireland?
      They wont stand candidates in NI, and they’ve removed the St Patrick’s cross from the Union flag in their conference flag.
      Anyone care to ask?

      • 94
        Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

        I’ve watched hours of footage on Youtube of the parades commemorating 100 years of the Ulster Covenant. We should have 30,000 (or far more) parading through the streets showing their patriotism. Might send a message to the muzzies.

      • 115
        Dr Nuts says:

        In extension, there’s Scotland.

        One nation … that’d be England then?

  2. 2
    ed martin says:

    ‘one deficit’ doesn’t sound right

    • 7
      UKIP.i.am.awake says:

      One nation divided by a thousand cultures.

    • 8
      Axe The Telly Tax says:

      One trillion defecit.

      • 9
        Axe The Telly Tax says:

        OK it’s actually One trillion debt.

        • 29
          I hate Parliament so much it hurts says:

          Jesus Christ, man! Hide! You’re not allowed to spot that! Even MPs, with Parliamentary Privilege, are not allowed to differentiate between debt and deficit. It’s why Cameron wants to spend nearly £2 billion in an effort to bug everybody’s emails and phone calls – to track down those who know too much.

          “We are taking firm steps to reduce the deficit” = “We are going to keep spending your money – like the bunch of loonies we are – but not as much as we used to, and we dearly hope that by banging on about the deficit (aka “massive overspending”) you’ll all forget about the eye-watering soul-destroying obscene level of debt that we’ve run up in your name and which you’re going to have to pay off during the course of the rest of your life.”

          • Gordon Brown says:

            Let’s be clear!

            DEBT is Investment

            DEFICIT is what the Banks owe us

            SHEEPLE are the ones who pay

    • 18
      Religion: The Original Sin says:

      He didn’t mention “deficit” once…Probably steered clear of trying to pronounce it.

      • 36
        I hate Parliament so much it hurts says:

        “Ath prime minithter I will thtill thpend more than we (meaning, “you”) earn, but I promith to be fithcally thenthible and make thtrenuouth effortth to reduthe the mathive difithit.”

        Hmm. I see your point.

      • 61
        Hair Balls says:

        Ja, ja, it started in Sudentenland.

    • 78
      Dr Nuts says:

      ‘One almighty f*** up’
      Close… !

  3. 3
    Selohesra says:

    What deficit? – see forgotten already. Wasn’t my fault

  4. 5
    The Hand That Rocks The Cradle says:

    I can see the words “Just Country People”

    ….. Ed has started to channel The Archers…….

    • 17
      Steve Miliband says:

      Harriet Harman to play Linda Snell

    • 53
      John Johnson says:

      And Ed as Eddy Grundy

      • 87
        I loathe and detest all politicians, but particularly Liebore ones says:

        Bully Boy Balls has cast himself as the Archangel Gabriel in the Christmas panto.

        • 120
          John Johnson says:

          Yup, all this political manovering does resemble a pantomime, it is getting rather confusing more than a half dozen bad witch types, there is one clown but who is the goody two shoes

  5. 6
    Simon Harley says:

    I’m assuming he didn’t use the word “surplus” either. Or the words “Balanced budget” …

    • 10
      UKIP.i.am.awake says:

      Or Prudence. That was once a belter before being kicked into touch by McMental.

      • 13
        Simon Harley says:

        And his feckless golden rules. My God that man was a moron.

        • 23
          Handycock sex Tourist on Taxpayer's money says:

          I have a golden rule, it involves taxpayer’s money, travel to eastern Europe and young girls. Boaz.

  6. 10
    Popeye says:

    I heard nothing about the European Problem either.

  7. 12
  8. 14
    Pawn Sandwich says:

    The deficit is going to be repaid by the taxation of the successful new industries to be created by Labour in the north of England.

    • 33
      Well it's a thought says:

      LOL, Libor are destroyers of industry, they alone helped to move more jobs abroad.

    • 64
      John Johnson says:

      The jobs would be wellcome but can you honestly think Call me Dave or any tory leader would want to create more jobs in the North, they haven’t a lot of seats in the north, liebore won’t, because they know will get in any way. Those in the North, West and Southwestare on a hiding for nothing. The wages are a lot lower than London and SE and they tend to get lower the further away from London they are, that has always been the case in recent history.

    • 88
      taC eht abbaJ says:

      The new fount of northern wealth will be Northern Wreck II under the chairmanship of McMental…

    • 111
      Owner of brand new P45 says:

      Like printing pressess printing P45′s

  9. 15
    1984isnotamanual says:

    Interestingly…I don’t see Tory and I barely see Tories on the word cloud….

  10. 16
    I hate Parliament so much it hurts says:

    Why does the word “government” appear twice in the word cloud?

    • 96
      taC eht abbaJ says:

      Coz Milimong, like all socialists, is double faced. One ‘government’ is for you and I, the other is for the direct beneficiaries of the next profligate spending Labour ‘government’ that you and I, as taxpayers, will be press ganged into paying for…

  11. 21
    FDR says:

    That clock is going to start ticking even louder when capitalism wants a big dose of Keynesianism to help it out of its doldrums. Watch out Cameron-Clegg-Osborne-Laws, your days are numbered.

    • 114
      UKIP.i.am.awake says:

      We have already had doses of Keynesianism here, in Europe and in America. And it has failed in all of them because the nutters in charge can’t seem to grasp that (unlike in the 30s) debt is the problem so adding to it will only make it worse.

  12. 24
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    No mention of BBC Pedophile Ring in that word cloud.

  13. 25
    Postal Vote says:







    • 31
      My name is Rio says:


    • 34
      Axe The Telly Tax says:

      Comprehensively shit education because he failed the 11 plus :-)

  14. 26
    manfromupton says:

    Deficit deniers have problems with admitting that they caused the problem in the first place, allaying blame to all but themselves. Plus as mentioned earlier he probably couldn’t pronounce it without sounding like he had two sets of false teeth in his mouth causing a large amount of spray to issue forth Roy Hattersley style.

  15. 27
    Well it's a thought says:

    His speech appears to have done it’s job, on BBC expected, on SKY mmm, it’s in the paper papers, the brain dead will believe it as Camorons PR has been a bag of nothing, it doesn’t change anything , 13 years of Libor has been whitewashed away and blame is on the usual, Camorons uconned us, where PR doesn’t exist and sadly make him lose in 2015 unless the uconned us become real Conservative but then unless they do something about it’s PR, 2015 or even the EUSSR dummy elections could see change.

  16. 28
    Larry the cat says:

    ” Will Mili still need me, will he still feed me when he’s ……….

  17. 32
    Ed (i'm not my brothers seat warmer) REALLYBLAND says:

    How can you describe this multicultural cesspit shithole as “One Nation” ?
    The muslims for one don’t want anything to do with the rest of us
    and given the chance would rid this country of All us infidels

  18. 35
    Dave "Butch" Cameron says:

    In the present spirit of “one upmanship” I will sue the phrase “legalise gay marriage” no less than 47 times in my speech to Conference.

    • 40
      My name is Rio says:

      sue or use ?

    • 42
      Ed (i'm not my brothers seat warmer) REALLYBLAND says:

      Don’t forget to promote windfarms
      to keep you in your father in laws good books

    • 45
      I hate Parliament so much it hurts says:

      .. and “proud to fund India’s space programme” at least two dozen times.

    • 56
      David Cameron says:

      I will also cancel PMQs in Parliament to be replaced by a weekly grilling on ITVs “Loose Wimin” as I believe I have the measure of Denise Welsh.

      • 77
        'Dave' also says:

        It is clear from the foregoing that I am indeed a ‘PR’ expert! Only those in the know realise that PR is short for Per Rectum – or, – to us experts – shove it up the bum.

        Ah, – being PM is a dream, – I have a free hand! – to do with as I please!

      • 93
        Dr Nuts says:

        Yes…. a free hand, its what you’re doing with the other hand to George Osborne and anyone else who’ll praise you that we’re concerned about.

  19. 37
    Taking the middle road says:

    No ‘dad’? Or ‘mum’? Or ‘David’.

  20. 38
    Pawn Sandwich says:

    Is it racist to call someone a “Turkish b*****d”?


    Second last paragraph.

    • 54
      Eng too says:

      I have his name on file.

    • 71
      Well it's a thought says:

      Being racist only started when the Libor tyranny started in 1997, before that people could settle arguments without having to have lawyers next to them.

  21. 41
    The Wrong Miliband says:

    I have been told want to make Liebor the greenetht party of them all. I’ve tharted by rethycling meaningleth thound-biteth over and over ad nautheam. That thould do the trick.

    • 58
      Well it's a thought says:

      Were still paying for your last bosses bit of being green, in taxes, high prices, fkin unsightly windmills, selling British power companies to foreign companies, selling everything else to his mates, selling the people of the country down the river.

  22. 47
    Taking the middle road says:

    Harry Worth tribute photo on the BBC news homepage.

  23. 48
    nellnewman says:

    speech cloud = hot air

    ‘One Nation’ Probably not the best of phrases to adopt as party slogan given that it was hit hi tl ers favourite too.

  24. 51

    With the sole exception of one recent interview by Ed Balls I remain totally unconvinced that the labour party has any real ability to drive this nation of ours forwards.

    I wish it did for I do worry that while well intentioned our current governments policies are sliding us into darkness (chasing the pound, while being at first glance economicly efficient, it is in my opinion leading to all sorts of undesirable consequences for society) due to a seeming lack of understanding or caring about the social levers that make this country tick stabily.

    So for me the Tories are hopefully unintentionally, leading this nation into social darkness, the LibDems have sold out but are thankfully finally appearing to be realising their errors, (lets just see if they have the backbone to do something about them) while Labour are floundering wondering what to do.

    You couldn’t make it up.

    I can only hope that the Tories can see the devastation caused by the unrelentless focus on profit motive before it is too late for this country. A valuable tool for efficiency that is for sure, but the addiction has real costs – highlighted most abruptly during the industrial revolution.

    As a past member of both the Adam Smith Institute and the Conservative party it hurts me to say this but I have found it to be true.

    • 98
      Dr Nuts says:

      Over the cliff-edge and into freefall involves some measure of forwards.

      We need something we are never going to get – a party that understands private enterprise and uses the public sector to help establish a regenerated private sector.

      I’ve mentioned it several times previously – it’s the ‘New Economic Model’ and gaining adherents in governments around the world. Most comprehensive study for government was done by Canada.

    • 107
      Hugh Janus says:

      “With the sole exception of one recent interview by Ed Balls I remain totally unconvinced that the labour party has any real ability to drive this nation of ours forwards.”

      Without doubt, this is certainly the finest understatement that has ever adorned the millions of fine pages of Order Order. Congratulations! You have just one first prize of dinner for one with Miliprat (second prize being two dinners….).

  25. 52
    Anonymous says:

    Given he doesn’t know the difference between wealth and earnings, he won’t know the difference between debt and deficit so probably best he stays off that difficult stuff

  26. 57

    Somebody give Lakelander a nudge.

    Would like a photoshop of Miliband ; ‘one nation under a groove.’


  27. 63
    Hmmm says:

    One nation socialism at its finest.

    From the Indy Movie Iron Sky.

  28. 65
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Coming to a T shirt near you
    Blears []
    Cooper []
    Flint []
    Harman []
    Eagles []
    Burnhan []
    Miliband E []
    Balls []
    Prescot []
    Miliband D [] no longer in stock
    Blair [] you kidding, no demand

    No longer available in 50 shades of Brown.

  29. 66
    Yes we Ken says:

    Ref the top rate of tax debate. Does the following pass the FAIRNESS test Mr Miliband. 40p top rate of tax under Labour and the debacle of the 75p rise for pensioners and the scrapping of the 10p tax rate. Is that fair Mr Miliband. Another gold medal for hypocrisy !

  30. 68
    Dead Ed says:

    Miliwank was interviewed on bbc breakfast this morning and wouldn’t answer one question directly. Despite what many say about bbc bias, the presenter did press him several times on what he’d do on oil prices if he was PM and Militwat just kept robotically that the government need to “look at this issue”. The presenter said “I’m sorry but you haven’t answered the question. You mentioned this in your speech. So if oil prices go up and you’re prime minister, what do you do?” And good old Ed just said “What I say is that the government need to look at this issue closely”.

    • 85

      Much as I’d like to say this fluffy headed loon could never be prime minister, our track record as a ‘one-nation’ on picking winners for high office is not good.

      and the biggest stinker of the lot :- Brown

      Although did we actually vote for that last one?

  31. 69


  32. 74
    Bendi Wendy says:
    • 128
      JH says:

      They are a ‘Many towns majority Asian’ party.

      Then they scratch their heads when said towns become shitty, dysfunctional, poor, backward hellholes just like the places of origin of the residents.

      Funny, that.

  33. 81
    Ken Wankingstain says:

    If the common idiots had elected Neil all those years ago, and kept me as an MP I could be PM by now – and none of this would of happened.

  34. 84
    Col. Nut says:

    “One nation Conservatism.” Benjamin Disraeli.
    “Ein volk.” Adolf Hitler.
    “One nation Tory.” Boris Johnson.
    Admirer of Disraeli’s one nation Conservatism. David Cameron.
    “One nation.” Ed Miliband.
    Depressing shallow political rhetoric.

  35. 86
    Osric Testacles says:



  36. 89
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    The War on the Wealthy starts today !

  37. 91
    Patronising the electorate... says:

    “One nation” Labour….is Ed ‘avin’ a laff ?

    And as for Labour using the Union Jack as a backdrop they really ARE taking the piss now

  38. 106
    I don't need no doctor says:

    You can just see where Ed Miliband intends to go. Tax the rich and private industry, increase the public sector, and increase public sector pensions.
    He would take this country to the left, do the unions bidding, and ruin this country once and for all.
    All his talk about not following his father’s communist ideals is just a pack of lies.

  39. 109
    Fox & Werritty Consultants says:

    How many references were there to Plebs in that speech ?

    How many times did the word Pleb come out of Nick Clegg’s mouth last week ?

    How many references will the Prime Minister make to Plebs next week ?

    Has there been an enormous cock up in the Department of Transport ?

    Why has Mitchell not been arrested ?

    Why has Vaz not been arrested ?

    These are the questions which should be answered today.

  40. 112
    Anonymous says:

    We will never be one nation while one half has to work to pay for the other half, and we will never be one nation when 5 million of us consider the rest to be pigs and dogs.
    We will never be one nation while we are ruled from Brussels and we will never be one nation when foreigners can come and go as they please.

  41. 118
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Just as well the word leader isn’t in the word cloud.

    One Leader, One Country, One Britain, One Nation.

  42. 122
    Rupert my Hero says:

    Any Leader has to dispel the Public perception of Politics being another word for Legalised Crime

  43. 130
    Yes we Ken says:

    Yvette had some fun today with Cameron/Mitchell/Police/Pleb. “One rule for them and one rule for the rest of us” she cried. When Harriet Harman was stopped for speeding a few years ago didn’t she say to the police “do you know who I am?” Yes, one rule for them and one rule for the rest of us !

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Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:

“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”

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