October 25th, 2012

Blinking Balls Battered & Bruised By Brillo Over Deficit Denial

Last week Guido flagged up the IMF pouring cold water over Balls telling Andrew Marr in January 2011 that there was no structural deficit pre-crash:

“The IMF declared today that Britain’s structural deficit was £38bn worse than originally thought and running at £73bn or 5.2% in 2007 – a year before that ‘global economic crisis’ Ed Balls hides behind. Here is what he told Marr in January 2011:“I don’t think we had a structural deficit at all in that period [before the recession]” Given the Shadow Chancellor’s fondness for throwing IMF statements around, will he now concede that he was wrong and say sorry?”

No, instead he chose to deny ever saying it. You be the judge…


122 Comments

  1. 1
    Trailer Trash wiv 10 kids says:

    I bought a wardrobe from IMF just before it went bust

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    • 11
      V1le Labour ruined my Country says:

      What a lying scumbag millionaire Labour MP.

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    • 12
      Liarpoliticians says:

      We didn’t have a deficit…

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      • 91
        Obi wan kinobi says:

        Waving his hands about saying
        “That’s not the structural deficit you’er looking for , now move along now . ”
        What planet was he living on
        No fuckers falling for that old Jedi mind trick

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        • 101
          Victor MeldrewtheSecond says:

          Ed Balls and his Gang wouldn’t know the truth if it smacked them in the nose.

          We all have trouble looking for the TRUTHFUL statements made by politicians.

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    • 25
      Anonymous says:

      This cvnt couldn’t lie straight in bed!

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    • 29
      Ed Ball's-Up says:

      Very uncomfortable for poor Ed. Mr Denial. It is always someone else is to blame for the mess Nulabour left behind. Remember everyone the note: “there is no money left”

      No one should ever believe a nulabour politico again they have zero credibility.

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      • 50
        Ah! Monika says:

        “THERE’S NO MONEY LEFT”

        If the Tories don’t drop millions of leaflets over every Labour seat at the next Election…..you know the rest

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        • 53
          Ah! Monika says:

          On rice paper of course. Let them eat their words.

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          • How did this man hoodwink our media for so long says:

            This man has been exposed as part of a ring of powerful people who abused our economy over a number of years.Its hard to believe that in those days him and his kind were given the keys of power to do what he liked , when he liked.

            Reply

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          • Anonymous says:

            why did new labour succeed in hoodwinking.
            cause we wanted an easy life.
            of auntie beeb and uncle rupe.
            it is our duty to be responsible.
            or else the irresponsible will charge into our lives.

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          • Quiet Bat Person says:

            Give Balls the keys to the mortuary, he likes dead things, like the economy after Labour.

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      • 52
        Splooge says:

        That is the way of the Left: there is ALWAYS someone else to blame.

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        • 67
          Anonymous says:

          in a power.less world who runs the world?
          the lefties?

          it certainly is a money.no.object world, or not?

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        • 73
          Fish says:

          In the first few years of the Labour government, they stuck with the Major / Clarks spending plans – a surplus ensued and debt was begining to get paid down.

          Then in 2003 Gordon really got to work, despite the ‘sun shining’ the budget went into deficit and remained there, translating into rapidly rising accumulated debt.

          The truth is that the UK was almost unique in approaching the gathering economic storm in the worst position of most of its competitor economies. The markets knew this, which is why, relative to most other currencies, the £ bombed. This is why we are still in the sh*t now.

          Balls is a liar. I call for his resignation

          http://www.ukpublicspending.co.uk/spending_chart_1997_2010UKb_08c1li111mcn_G0t_UK_National_Debt_As_Percent_Of_GDP

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      • 108
        jrand says:

        Actually its negative equity wot they have

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    • 82
      Anonymous says:

      Didn’t MFI used to get their stuff made in the glorious DDR?

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  2. 2
    Holly says:

    They’re all lying TWATS!!

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  3. 3
    Sniper says:

    Institutionally bollocks.

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  4. 4
    anonymouse says:

    Kebabed

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    • 96
      Kebab King Sarcan III says:

      Chilli sauce?

      He looks like he can’t enjoy the good news. Labour will always struggle to escape their wretched past whilst this plonker is their economics frontman.

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  5. 5
    jgm2 says:

    Liar politician is liar shocker.

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  6. 6
    8illy Liar says:

    My Hero

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  7. 8
    Retard Ed says:

    I was so busy flipping my properties I took my eye off the ball.

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  9. 10
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Balls is a liability to labour. He just cannot stop himself from lying.
    Let’s hope he remains shadow chacellor.

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  10. 13

    Labour Recruitment Officer:

    We are looking for someone who can lie convincingly.

    Trouble is, knowing when we’ve found him.

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  11. 14
    Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

    To think that this out and out liar was in charge of our economy. The lying lowlife that ran our country. Unbelievable.

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  12. 14
    Check facts first says:

    Brillo 1 Balls 0. Balls has made himself look more ridiculous than ever today. Labour were clearly in panic mode and sent Balls round all the studios with the sole brief to talk down the economy as much as possible. In doing so they have shown that they are definitely not the party to be trusted as far as the economy is concerned. People may not like the Coalition but they dislike people who constantly talk this country down even more.

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  13. 16
    Anonymous says:

    Lying sack of worthess shit

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    • 26
      Tuppy_G says:

      Isn’t there any way of voting this comment to the top?

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      • 30
        Ed Balls says:

        Yes

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      • 36
        Spode says:

        Lying sack of worthess shit

        Has a nice ring to it, ought to be chanted wherever he goes.

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        • 57
          To Be Fair says:

          To be fair I think that far from being “worthless”, Ed and Yvette have acrrued quite a fortune as a consequence of their second home allowance amongst other things.

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          • NE Frontiersman says:

            Surely it’s unfair to expect Mr Balls to notice a government spending deficit when he and Mrs Balls hadn’t noticed that they were both claiming a housing allowance on the same property.

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          • God's Holy Trousers says:

            Balls remains a sack of shit though, no matter whats he’s worth financially.

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          • Change of heart says:

            Indeed and for the same reasons we also owe an apology to former Ministers such as Tessa Jowell who claims she had no idea what she was signing when she completed a standard Mortgage form and didnt think to ask where her husband had aquired the money to pay their house off with.

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    • 77
      The Judge says:

      This is very rude about Andrew.

      Not his fault he is Scottish.

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      • 113
        Another clown who thinks its about nationality watch says:

        Im sure he must wish he was English, you know that nation which gave us The two Eds , Prescot, Harman, Mrs Jack Dromey, Straw, Blunket, etc etc

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  14. 17
    The Liebour Party says:

    The truth is whatever we say it is.

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  15. 18
    UlyssesReturns says:

    Absofuckinglutely brilliant. Made my day seeing the lying bastard with his trousers down being rogered mercilessly by Brillo and both his flat feet stuck in his stuttering mouth. More please.

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  16. 19

    If he was American, he’d be doing serious time now.

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  17. 20
    Roscoe Rules says:

    He’s so bad he’d eat the boogers out of Gordon Browns nose.

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  18. 21
    JH says:

    I don’t know what disgusts me more. The fact that this guy believes he should have a change to ruin the economy again, or the fact that he has a fighting chance of getting to do so.

    Tribal Labour voters are not good enough to be pig feed. All they care about is how much of other people’s money can be siphoned into their entitled little palms.

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  19. 22
    BBC Engineering department says:

    We need a few extra Quantel paintboxes urgently as we have some video editing to do before the evening news

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    • 98
      Anonymous says:

      Can you fix it to erase any clips of Balls on Savile’s lap. Purely for reasons of impartiality and maintaining our high journalistic standards. The Plebs can’t be trusted to accept that Labour may have done things then that we tell them only Tories could have done.

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  20. 24
    Raving Loon says:

    Fortunatlely for Balls, British political memory is only about 5 minutes, and most people will not care about details like this.

    Unfortunatley for Ball, he comes across as a smarmy weird bully so has no hope of being near the reins of power.

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  21. 27
    Sir WW says:

    Unfortunately, Mr Balls is merely another PPE graduate, clever but ignorant, unable to comprehend that some things are objectively true or false.

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    • 80
      Anonymous says:

      Which bit of P don’t you understand?

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      • 99
        Anonymous says:

        Well judging by the way he’s filling that suit, neither P stands for Physical Education. I thought PPE was the Oxford or Posh version of the Loughborough purple tracksuit BA degree, Moron cum Whistle.

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  22. 28
    jgm2 says:

    The lying c*unt trying to pretend that from 2001 onwards that Brown’s additional miracle million public sector employees were anything other than a structural deficit. A million extra that were only funded through deficit spending of the order of 3% of GDP per annum plus lunatic PFI deals that were at least as much again.

    Trying to claim there were ‘no figures’ to suggest this was the case. When anybody with an IQ greater than a fish who wasn’t a tribal Labour fuckwit could see what was happening.

    The reckless, lying c*unt.

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  23. 32
    Scamp The Excitable Dog says:

    He’s like some huffing great school kid who’s just took a shit on the teacher’s desk, trotting out any garbage from his pastry filled gob, still desperately trying to convince us all that it wasn’t him that took the shit…But deep down, he knows we ALL know.

    You just know he doesn’t believe what he says anymore, he’s grinning from ear to ear like some cola fuelled spazz with a bad case of wind, giving it just one last go like some begging needy used-car salesman, every consecutive performance now turning to pure comedy gold.

    We have now I think, fortunately, turned the corner into Labour’s ‘No-Man’s Land’ years, and long may they last.

    Now if they’d kindly just f**k off from our screens, papers and lives, we can get on…

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  24. 34
    Gordon's Beard says:

    One just got a little aroused watching that interview.

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    • 45
      sweat in gordon's crack says:

      as did the female co-host who looks like she’s sat there going “yeah, fuck you you blinky cnut”

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  25. 35
    Phil says:

    Anyone and I mean anyone who is even thinking of voting for this imbecile or his party in the next election must have an eyewatering intelligence deficit.
    The Labour Party in embracing Balls as the shadow chancellor in the arena of truth v dishonesty should intellectually throw in the towel now.
    What a truly repugnant,lying scumbag he is.

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    • 38
      Spode says:

      See 16 above.

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    • 43
      jgm2 says:

      Even if we were to accept that during the Imbecility the dopey c*unts really believed that all the ‘growth’ was real and not one million additional public sector employees paid with borrowed money (which is difficult to believe).

      Why can they not now admit it? Now that the scales have fallen from the ‘miracle economy’ and everybody can see that it was nothing but a reckless debt-fuelled ‘boom’. Why can’t they just admit it and resolve not to do it again?

      Instead of which they’re still clinging to the fantasy that all that ‘growth’ was real and all that is needed to return to the sunny uplands of more ‘growth’ is even more borrowing?

      Are they fucking mental? Or are they relying on the fact that half the electorate has less than average IQ and will believe any old shit?

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      • 44
        smoggie says:

        Your last question nails it. If Balls said 2 2 = 5 they’d believe it and no rubber truncheons would be necessary.

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        • 89
          late lunch says:

          Lord Bertrand Russell, who joined with the Frankfurt School in this effort at mass social engineering, spilled the beans, in his 1951 book, /The Impact of Science on Society/. He wrote: “Physiology and psychology afford fields for scientific technique which still await development. Two great men, Pavlov and Freud, have laid the foundation. I do not accept the view that they are in any essential conflict, but what structure will be built on their foundations is still in doubt. I think the subject which will be of most importance politically is mass psychology…. Its importance has been enormously increased by the growth of modern methods of propaganda. Of these the most influential is what is called `education.’ Religion plays a part, though a diminishing one; the press, the cinema, and the radio play an increasing part…. It may be hoped that in time anybody will be able to persuade anybody of anything if he can catch the patient young and is provided by the State with money and equipment.” Russell continued, “The subject will make great strides when it is taken up by scientists under a scientific dictatorship…. The social psychologists of the future will have a number of classes of school children on whom they will try different methods of producing an unshakable conviction that snow is black. Various results will soon be arrived at. First, that the influence of home is obstructive. Second, that not much can be done unless indoctrination begins before the age of ten. Third, that verses set to music and repeatedly intoned are very effective. Fourth, that the opinion that snow is white must be held to show a morbid taste for eccentricity. But I anticipate. It is for future scientists to make these maxims precise and discover exactly how much it costs per head to make children believe that snow is black, and how much less it would cost to make them believe it is dark gray.”

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      • 63
        BBC watcher says:

        Yes they ARE fucking mental!

        Even if they had double the average IQ they would, – thanks to years of £ieBore Brainwashing – still believe any old shit !

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      • 81
        Anonymous says:

        what we don’t believe depends on our belief system.
        the size of our donga doesn’t count.

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    • 105
      Labour voters are sick in the Ed says:

      Well said Phil.

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  26. 37
    Wyatt Bell says:

    Balls cops it in the cobblers good and proper. Not once, not twice…..

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  27. 39
    The elephant in the room says:

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  28. 41
    Ah! Monika says:

    Lies Lies lies. He even told Yvette she was pretty.

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    • 66
      Evadne says:

      Don’t you think so then? Edwin always says the right things, – and when he does, I just melt! Isn’t that romantic? – but then, – you crass Tory twats wouldn’t kno romance if it hit you in the face!

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  29. 42
    tick tock tick tock says:

    Balls is getting his ar$e ravaged by Bolton, the b,stard is squirming and blustering and Bolton is being nice as well.

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  30. 47
    Anonymous says:

    Such joy to watch Balls being ravaged by Brillo. It always amazes me that Balls’s consituants vote for such a berk & Silibandwagon keeps him as the Shadow Chancellor. This interview will be replayed many times by fans of Balls!!

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    • 100
      Square eyes says:

      They didn’t, but there was a surfeit of uncompleted postal voting forms that happened to be lying around in the office…

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  31. 49
    Labour Kool Aid says:

    Keep on drinking

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  32. 51
    Send them to Balls, Foghorn and Chuka. Ed Miliband says:

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  33. 54
    Don't laugh at me 'cos I'm a fool says:

    I’m sorry to rain on everyone else’s parade, but there is a difference between what Balls said, what many (mis-)reports had him saying. Didn’t and Don’t gives the clue.

    Whoaaa ….. SSTOOOOOOOOOOOOPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP !

    Just listened to the Marr clip (several times) and he only sad DON’T. Sorry, I made the mistake of believing JUST ONE thing that Balls said, and find myself made to look an idiot. If I fell for another I’d look as stupid as Call-me-Ed Milliionaireband.

    I hate Balls with a vengeance, and would much rather Brillo et al would go for him on not knowing he/we had such a deficit. After all, he is still ridiculing Boy George for saying that things were worse when the coalition arrived than they had expected. And yet … they were !.

    Liam Byrne’s note should have said “Sorry, we spent it all ….. and we’ve no idea about how many IOUs have been printed, nor for how much, nor would we admit it if we did”

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  34. 55
    Postal Vote says:

    Ah well, the beeb economics editor who dated him as well as Ed Mili for a while will surely try to derogate these figures. Her name? Ms Flanders.

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  35. 56
    Tron says:

    Balls is shameless but how many people watch the Daily Politics ?
    He will repeat his lies and he will get away with it.
    Most people, including the news readers on BBC and Sky, don’t know the difference between debt and deficit.

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  36. 58
    The Tosser in No 10 says:

    People are calling on me to ‘Green’ the Economy even further – to stimulate ‘growth’!

    On checking with my masters in the €USSR, I find this is the Correct Thing To Do – and will therefore redouble my efforts. Wind Farms Ho! will be the cry!

    What?

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  37. 64
    Gordon Brown ..the forgotten years...period says:

    balls has the unerring tendancy to irritate just listening to his voice..the man is incapable of fessing up to any responsibility whatsoever for the shitfeist they created….double talking scumbag is a joke

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  38. 70
    Roger The cabin Boy says:

    Half the electorate would vote for a bin of shit so long as it sported a red rosette. A lot of folk had it drummed into them, that if you are working class you vote Labour without question.

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    • 75
      Gordon Brown ..the forgotten years...period says:

      says so much about the great unwashed in the UK..hearing voters saying their parents would turn in their graves if they voted other than labour is a truely pathetic
      spectacle to behold….sad gits

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    • 83
      Anonymous says:

      Half the electorate would vote for a bin of shit so long as it sported a blue rosette. A lot of folk had it fucked into them at private and grammar schools, that if you are a bum boy or a whore you vote Conservative without question.

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  39. 72
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    “Well, we know now, but we couldn’t have known then, based on the evidence we would have had at the time.” This is becoming the refuge of scoundrels, innit? Balls on structural deficit, BBC on Jimmy Savile. Either (A) wilful blindness, (B) a faulty instinct for sensing the fact of the matter, or (C) sheer stupidity. It’s happening too many times for (C)– you’d think at some point somebody would have got the heave-ho just based on general incompetence, but then again, I’m just begging the question that there’d be someone smart enough to see what was going on who’d do the sacking, and that (A) or (B) applies instead, but maybe not. Heinlein may have had something there. But my money’s on (A)– holding out cab fare home, of course.

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  40. 76
    The Judge says:

    All Neil shouting his mouth off.

    That’s about it.

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  41. 84
    Bert the Cert says:

    An excellent example of alliteration in your header if I may say so Guido.

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  42. 85
    Retard Ed says:

    Me and Yvette want to be like Bercow and Sally so we’ve spent our hard-earned money on customised plates :

    BL1 NKI and FL1 PPA

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  43. 87
    Robert Timothy Tozer says:

    What a vile cretin he is. how his mother didn’t give him away at birth escapes me.

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  44. 90
    Up the workers says:

    Balls just makes himself look a lying tos*er…..Hang on we already knew that. He is a walking talking balls up.

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  45. 92
    Michael Jordan says:

    Slamdunk!

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  46. 93
    ancientpopeye says:

    He does what all the current lying Socialists do, if they are losing the argument shout down the opposing point of view.
    I’ve noticed the Labour women are the worse at this, very strident.

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  47. 97
    tube_thumper says:

    what a bare faced lying Hunt balls is. Anyone that votes for him or labour in future should be obliterated witha mortar

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  48. 109
    ToonBert... says:

    Flocking balls………….. agreed, bare faced and dishonest perhaps?

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  49. 112
    Anonymous says:

    More than the January video above, here is a transcript of Balls claiming a structural surplus in that period on the Marr show in June. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/andrew_marr_show/9516569.stm

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  50. 115
    Xavier Onassis says:

    What a wanker! But the way Cameron & Co are going, Balls will be Chancellor in a couple of years. Head for the hills!

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    • 118
      UKIP convert says:

      If that nightmare happens & the army do not intervene, then its best to get on a
      plane to the other side of the planet, because this time he & the rest of the ZanuLieLabor Stalinists will finish what they started during there previous
      13 year reign of terror.

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  51. 117
    Col. Blimp (Retired) says:

    Sir I am shocked, really shocked the Rt. Honourable Ed BALL’s MP should

    stoop so low & be very economical with the truth, I cannot believe it

    what is the world coming to, I will write a strong letter to DT Editor tonight

    this cannot be allowed to happen.

    Next I will be reading the B B C is full of paedophile’s & its been allowed

    to go on for 40 years unreported are there no standards left in our

    society to allow such evil debauched behaviour to fester beneath the

    surface.

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  52. 119
    keredybretsa says:

    Mister Chairs and Stalls should find a very, very shadowy spot and stay away from the limelight.

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  53. 120
    John says:

    His haircut looks like a clown’s

    Does his mother put a bowl over his head before cutting it?

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  54. 121
    Phil says:

    Why do the BBC, Sky and the media in general still give air-time, credence and credibility to these hopeless peddlers of leftish twaddle so soon after the treasonable mess they made of our country’s finances and governance?

    How Balls & Co can be taken the slightest bit seriously after the catastrophic mess the idiots left behind for the rest of us to clear up is beyond comprehension.

    Sadly, the reality is however that we live in a country that even in just a few short years, a majority will have forgotten or chosen to ignore and happily re-install this clueless and mendacious shower all over again

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