November 5th, 2012

Labour Corby Candidate’s Balls-Up

Smiles all round in Corby as Ed Balls stepped out into the sun to support Labour candidate Andy Sawford this morning. The slightly forced expression on the shadow chancellor’s face got Guido thinking: it turns out that back in 2009 Sawford wrote a damning article for the Guardian accusing the government of presiding over a shambolic response to the infamous Baby P case. The minister in question was then Education Secretary Ed Balls.

Take the government’s botched response to the Baby P case, which has made matters worse and put more children at risk. While the government was throwing red meat to the tabloids, and contributing to the hounding of social workers, it has only served to undermine an incredibly important profession.”

All neatly forgotten today. They’ll make a politician out of him yet…


  1. 1
    Erskine May says:

    Balls faces in both directions anyway

    • 10
      The General Public says:

      Is Dromey wearing a donkey jacket in that photo?

    • 11
      That's why he has two hats says:
    • 36
      ÁC1 says:

      Think the red meat was the way “Baby P” looked after “Social” “worker” “care”.

      • 58
        Anonymous says:

        Social workers did not murder Peter, his mother and “step father ” did, the social workers didnt seem up to much admittedly, but dont make them the main culprits.

        • 62
          ÁC1 says:

          Yes and if you went climbing with a faulty rope, you’d say you were killed by gravity.

          They were employed to do a job, and they totally failed to do so. A false sense of security is worse than no security.

        • 63
          Anonymous says:

          “Great to be with Ed Balls and Jack Dromey in Corby”.
          The bloke really needs to get out more.

    • 79
      Lou Scannon says:

      You mean he’s twice the prick we thought he was ?

    • 92
      Ehtch says:

      Yes, Ed Balls, at times, comes across as a complete numbnuts arse breath. And it got me thinking, he is a well educated man, must have some common, so is he playing games with us, let alone those cretins better known as the media?

      I do think, as we all do, in what way what Balls is doing directed, from himself, and no doubt Yvette, at times. Politics is all confusing, but I have a good view from my fence Balls, and I think you are doing a good job of confusion, keeping your cards close to your chest, only showing Prezza and Ed what you are holding.

      A song or two for you Balls – I like you mate, I can see where you are standing, from on top of my fence, looking both ways,

      since you are a Norfolk lad, Balls, ey, I’ve done my homework, from Cymru/Wales,

      and the comfusion bit, via Leeds,

      and might as well post red rose lancs, welsh diplomatically, lancs in early 1980s

      • 93
        Ehtch says:

        Might as well post some Sheffield, since I am part yorkie – great’grandmother was from Harthill, near the Notts border, on the road to Worksop. Have several distant rels living now in Sheffoeld, since the closure of most of the mines around Harthill. So I am not exactly 100% taffie, you could say larrck, lad,

  2. 2
    Tuscan Tony says:

    “accusing the then Balls ”

    What is he now, if not Balls?

    • 61
      Anonymous says:

      I well remember the then Balls grandstanding on TV, denouncing Sharon Shoesmith. He sacked her, and she claimed for unlawful dismissal (or some such) she won and Balls incompetence meant she got thousands in damages.

  3. 3
    Gordon Brown says:


  4. 4
    Kebab Time says:

    He is a right helmet

    • 25
      Mornington Crescent says:

      That photo is a candidate for this week’s caption comp.

      “You’ll need these while we’re running the economy”.

  5. 5
    Duh says:

    How do you know Ed Balls is lying: He blinks

  6. 6
    Kebab,The Lefty Tosser says:

    Maybe, just maybe, the ads are not aimed at someone so erudite & educated as yourself..?

    Grow a pair,Guido.

  7. 7
    õ.õ says:
  8. 8
    Name & Shame the Nonces says:

    Royal Family need to be Q’ed PrinceCharles & Savile & PrinceAndrew & Epstein a coincedence?

  9. 9
    Nan Taylor says:

    Balls. The epitome of two-faced Labour c*ntitude, is closely followed by Sawford, MacShame, Prescott, Blair, Madelson and – well – just about every other Socialist I’ve ever known.

  10. 13

    That is british politics Guido, the people forget what happened two months ago, so what chance have they to remember three years back.

    • 27
      Beeboid says:

      ahhh but lefties always have the BBC to remind everyone how nasty the other lot are of course

      • 46
        ÁC1 says:

        People who have money extorted from them are privileged.
        People who receive gallons of OPM are deprived.


        • 68
          dunstall says:

          Who gives a s… about the Corby result Labour will win because the local D…F…. thinl that Labour will let them continue to live on state handouts for the rest of their miserable existences.

  11. 14
    Lord Alpine says:

    I’m your buggery man
    That’s what I am
    I’m here to r*pe
    Whoever I can
    Be it early mornin’
    Late afternoon
    Or at midnight
    It’s never too soon
    To wanna r*pe you
    To wanna abuse you
    To wanna do it raw
    Oh yeah
    I wanna be your
    Be your rubber doll
    I wanna be the one
    You beg not to r*pe you most of all

  12. 15
    Jimmy says:

    “The slightly forced expression on the shadow chancellor’s face got Guido thinking”

    He really is quite the little miracle worker isn’t he?

  13. 17
    Kebab,The Lefty Tosser says:

    Guido, three of my ancestors were among the original plotters. I’d be up for another go.

    • 32
      Broadsword calling Danny Boy says:

      What and be the second person to enter Parliament with honest intentions?

  14. 18
    Stella has had a few Stella`s says:
  15. 23
    Abu Qatada, means no worries, for the rest of your days says:

    If Obama wins can we send Balls to the US as a special financial adviser? That should ensure the evil empire is crippled beyond repair.

  16. 24
    None of the above says:

    Some people accuse Balls of being two faced. I disagree because if he was surely he would not be seen out with that one on.

  17. 28
    Sally BeaCow says:

    I’m well jell

  18. 29
    Jimmy Savile supplied Ted with boys says:

  19. 33
    Not On Tablets says:

    Good afternoon: Kebab signing in for the late shift. I’ll be tweeting until 21:00 tonight.

  20. 37
    George Osborne says:

    Today I’m playing with my Action Man set.

  21. 38
    George Gideon Oliver Osborne says:

    Last call for those who make some quick cash.

    Go short on the FTSE,it will tank between now and the close.don’t say that yuo weren’t warned guys and gals.

  22. 44
    Gordon Brown says:

    Who is that bigoted woman in the picture?

  23. 50
    Fatty Fawkes and the Three Arrests for Drink Driving says:

    Is it true Guido pays his interns in vodka? :-D

  24. 74
    The Dark Dealings of Miranda says:

    In 1999, an international investigation of child pornographers and p*edophiles run by Britain’s National Criminal Intelligence Service, codenamed Operation Ore, resulted in 7,250 suspects being identified in the United Kingdom alone. Some 1850 people were criminally charged in the case and there were 1451 convictions. Almost 500 people were interviewed “under caution” by police, meaning they were suspects. Some 900 individuals remain under investigation. In early 2003, British police began to close in on some top suspects in the Operation Ore investigation, including senior members of Blair’s government.

    However, Blair issued a D-Notice, resulting in a gag order on the press from publishing any details of the investigation. Blair cited the impending war in Iraq as a reason for the D-Notice. Police also discovered links between British Labour government p*edophile suspects and the trafficking of children for purposes of prostitution from Belgium and Portugal, including young boys from the Casa Pia orphanage in Portugal.

    • 80
      tube_thumper says:

      this fucking noncing has to stop

      I actually believe that it is a genetic disease. It needs to be indentified and those that have it genetically modified or failing that cut thier cock and balls off at birth or put them straight in the incinerator.

  25. 75
    Osborne gives British jobs to Turkey says:

    • 83
      Mike Hunt says:

      I very much doubt he did personally, I expect he was told where the money was going but not what it was for.

  26. 76
    dunstall says:

    The bird in the beanie is the daughter of Labour MP from somewhere up north not a true resident amongst them

  27. 78
    tube_thumper says:

    put Balls in an industrial strength trouser press in Corby

  28. 82
    Mike Hunt says:

    Balls is just a lying Cunt

  29. 86
    keredybretsa says:

    This two faced candidate, might well say, that two faced Balls is my best friend and I hate him!

  30. 87
    Baron Hogwash says:

    WTF is that Unite loony and MP for erdington, birmingham doing in corby.

    Ain’t you got nothing else to do – DRONYYYYY?

  31. 88
    Cuthbert Gaddabout says:

    Bit petty – smacks of point scoring…………..

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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.”

orkneylad says:

What’s he been doing FFS, mining bitcoins?

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