December 21st, 2012

Polly Toynbee Bashes Balls
Predicts Possible Pre-Election Putsch By Miliband

Bad news for Balls as Polly Toynbee says out-loud what many on the left are already thinking. How, when Balls is so tainted with economic disaster could he possibly remain as Shadow Chancellor for the next election?

By the same logic, surely Miliband is equally covered in the Brown-stuff?


234 Comments

  1. 1
    Kebab Time says:

    If Polly says Balls doomed then doesnt it mean that he is safe then?

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    • 10
      Dave says:

      Every morning when I wake up I give thanks to God that Ed Balls and Diane Abbott are in the shadow cabinet.

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      • 22
        A faceless axe-grinding lunatic says:

        I am not such an obsessive, but when I do think about these people, the thought that they are in Parliament at all makes me puke.

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      • 172
        anonymouse says:

        What’s frightening is if Dave boy doesn’t get his act together soon the Tories (not him) will be looking at him from the Opposition bench.

        Austerity and Labour have never been bedfellows.

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          Gooey Blob says:

          Won’t happen, Miliband is unelectable. A 9-point lead isn’t remotely near enough at this stage in the electoral cycle.

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          • Tory backbenchers in togas says:

            Was waiting for someone to state the obvious. Anyways, if Cameron won’t do the deal with UKIP, if/when required, we will slot him.

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          • Lucius Calidius Eroticus says:

            I do love the Labour will win out right mid term polls. They focus the mind for all concerned.

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          • Lucius Calidius Eroticus says:

            I get the feeling that UKIP might be the faction in the Senate that turns the turns the tide against submitting powers to the Gauls and Germanic tribes.

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    • 17
      rockrnolla says:

      Funny and sad at the same time but worth watching:

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      • 67
        New Labour Edukashun says:

        England has always been a melting pot. In the past there were more ethnic minorities than white british people but they were made into slaves and killed so really now that we are wiping out the English people we are just taking back what is already our country.

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    • 31
      sproggingforbenefits says:

      Polly now off to Tuscan ‘Bunker’

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      • 99
        Adof says:

        I could have used a few more Pollys, in my day.
        Those people of pure ideology who refuse to allow any hint of reality into their mindset.

        ja, I just another few hundred Pollys and Isra,el would neverhave come into existence. Which is just what we both wanted, eh Polly?

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      • 199
        Polly perplexed says:

        er , um , —-now which of my houses shall I stay in during Christmas?

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    • 34
      Peter Grimes says:

      Surely both Millionairebands are in the brown-stuff. Neither is fit for future office, apart from cleaning them.

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    • 53
      Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

      FUCK OFF, YOU UGLY OLD, HYPOCRITICAL CHAMPAGNE SOCIALIST !

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      • 112
        Chap who Is pissed off mobile site doesnt work says:

        What’s she on about? Despite the major/thatcher axis of disaster that led to the coming of the peoples messiah in 97 with the economic genius that is Gordon brown labour managed an economic miracle of loads more jobs and loads of money for everyone. He got rid of all the unwanted gold and apart from the fact he had to save the world and borrow a little it was all fab

        In fact every sensible economist knows we just need to borrow more and with the socialist gvt making sensible spending decisions for the people we’d be out of trouble in no time

        What possible labour problems can she be referring to?

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    • 132
      Anonymous says:

      Surely this applies to the whole Labour front bench ? i dont see how they would be any better with Milliband at the helm than they were with Gordon.They are an odd group of entitled lefties who think it is their right to govern !

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    • 151
      ancientpopeye says:

      Toynbee herself is in the same manure heap surely?
      So far I have never been able to reconcile Socialists, Marxist in one instant, millionaires and houses in Tuscany.
      Maybe one of these wealth spreaders could enlighten me.

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    • 170
      Postal Vote says:

      Balls will be allowed a graceful exit because wife Yvette is still seen as the potential first female labour party leader.

      By the way, why has press kept so quiet over fact that Balls won his seat with a 950-ish majority in a constituency where 10,000 votes were of that famous postal variety?

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    • 184
      Script kiddie says:

      This is easies!

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    • 207
      Kerry lost because of some Florida chads says:

      Polly put the kettle on, on Balls. The labour fella I meant, not euphamysitically, you perves.

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  2. 2
    Arse says:

    Polly says this “without any knowledge whatsoever”.

    Nothing new there, then.

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      Hargeret Modge Labour MP and Aggressive Tax Avoiding Hypocrite says:

      She may be right but Toynbee (the hard left socialist climate warrior multiple Tuscan Villa owner aristocratic woman of the chattering classes), has a proven track record of being nearly 100% wrong about almost everything.

      So maybe Blinky Balls, the stuttering baboon of the left, may be just the man we need as Shadow Chancellor. Better that than a position of any power or influence eh?

      Confusing times indeed.

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      • 58
        Bill says:

        the labour party are so full of hypocrites its untrue from offshore tax funds etc.

        All the tories need to do at the next election is display a picture of ed balls with the slogan “even his own brother does not trust him”. Wit the o’jays song backstabber in the background, its a winner.

        ed balls and wife explain thye are muliple house flippers. Cant be trusted with taxpayers cash.

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        • 86
          Anonymous says:

          You mean Ed Miliband but we get the point . . .

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          • Hargeret Modge Labour MP and Aggressive Tax Avoiding Hypocrite says:

            Yes it’s Millibanana whose the back stabbing untrustworthy git. Blinky (and wife) is just a pair of run of the mill untrustworthy expenses thieves and he’s a stammering bully.

            Now turning to the question of postal votes in ahem certain communities. It has come to my attention that some people consider it unusual that a single bedroom flat can have 36,927 people registered as living there and all needing a postal vote.
            Nothing could be more usual in certain Northern constiuencies and indeed here in the capital in the people’s republic of Tower Hamletstan.

            Remember vote early vote often and give your uncompleted postal vote form to the nice man from your local Labour party office.

            Keep paying the taxes serfs. Right up the workers.

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  3. 3
    Gary Glitter says:

    I’m just like Santa.

    I always leave kids’ rooms with an empty sack.

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  4. 4
    Gordon Brown says:

    Who’d like to bash my balls?

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  5. 5
    HMMM says:

    Just Polly jumping ship as The Guardian sinks.

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  6. 6
    Philip Schofield of many colours says:

    Why is the old boot wearing my Joseph coat?

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    Stepahnie Flanders says:

    I made sure that parts of both of them were covered in the brown stuff!

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    2112 says:

    Polly talking sense; surely one of the portents of the coming apocalypse?

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  10. 12
    Tuscan Tony says:

    Why aint she in Tuscany?

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    Only if you are rich enough to subscribe says:

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  12. 15
    Roscoe Rules says:

    A photo of a pair of no nothing wankers before they became no nothing wankers

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  13. 18
    Jagbulon says:

    I hear that the unions want Balls out and Darling in.

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    Its even bleaker in sunderland this xmas with only one food bank says:

    Toynbee talking out of her arse again,Millitwat dare not sack Balls because he knows he would have an insurrection on his hands.

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  15. 21
    Koinkidink says:

    “I say this as my opinion, not with any knowledge on this whatsoever”

    An entire career summarised in one perfect little sentence.

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  16. 23
    BournemouthDP says:

    I would say Mr Balls is not as tainted as people like Alastair Darling, Balls was within the Department of Education and semi removed from the disaster, but with the number of MPs Mr Milliband could have an untainted shadow cabinet. I forgot, of course he cannot because of the influence of the Trade Unions.

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    • 47
      Bollocks says:

      I dread to think what would have happened if Darling had not been Chancellor when the shit hit the fan. He has not yet been the credit he deserves. And I say this as a life long Tory voter (soon to become a UKIP voter)

      What really annoys me though is how the myth that no one saw it coming has been allowed to prevail. Loads of us saw it coming, file on BBC radio 4 even saw it coming, the posters on ADVFN saw it coming, Hugh Hendry saw it coming, my dog saw it coming yet the MPC did not.

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      • 71
        Joss Ayinglike says:

        Vote Ukip, get Labour.

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      • 72
        Hangs head in shame says:

        and that tnuc Brown even recevied a report in 2006 telling him it was coming and deicded to do nothing about it!!

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        • 97
          Helen Back says:

          The IMF warned Brown 3 times between 2005 & 2007 – he ignored them every time, because cyclops really believed he had abolished ‘boom and bust’.

          How did we ever end up with someone so stupid and deluded as PM?

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          • Gordon the Medicated says:

            Well, in the days of all must have prizes, the lowest achieves were considered just as good as the highest ones. In fact, the worse you did, the more highly you were considered, to offset your rubbishness.

            I was the most useless, I’ll equipped, over rated, unintelligent person in my year. So I was made chancellor.

            It was the autism that really tipped it for me. Without my special needs I doubt I’d have risen higher than communities minister.

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          • T.B£iar - the People's Messiah says:

            You believed all my lies !

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          • Since you asked.. says:

            Simple, the lily livered yellow bellies at the head of the Labour party refused to stand up to somebody who was clearly off his trolley in case he threw a wobbly (or a Nokia) at them. Not an ounce of guts in any of them.

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        2006 Government Borrowing Graph says:

        I saw it coming.

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      • 84
        Bill says:

        alistair darling was interviewed on a programme about the financial crash and he stated that at the time labour was unconcerned whilst the finances were ok as the bankers were stuffing the treasury with taxes. It did not ask too many questions about what would happen if the money dried up or how the banks were managing to make so much profit and the risks thye were taking.

        In my view he is much underated as chancellor, as gordon only cared about his pet projects and did not care about what could happen if the banks got into shit.

        In fact in his mansion house speech gordon is quoted as stating that britain has a light touch approach to regulation (as it turns out no regulation approach)

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        • 118
          Bill Quango MP says:

          Alistair Darling is the Albert Speer of New Labour.
          As much to blame as any of the other overlords. But at least when the order came down from Herr Braun to destroy the nation utterly, he refused to implement it.

          Luckily for Darling the 1997-2010 war ended before the henchmen could piano wire him.

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        • 168
          Anonymous says:

          It’s a pity Bill that he was not interviewed regarding the flipping of his home
          four times in three years.

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    • 50
      Arse says:

      Eh? Balls was advisor to Gordon Brown. The “tripartite system” was his fucking idea you complete cretin!

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    Not surprised says:

    Saw him in the TV this morning. Could only think of one word…”cock!”

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  18. 25
    Mornington Crescent says:

    FFS, no, we need those two incompetent berks on the front bench where they are.

    First DUEMA, now DUEBA.

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    Polly Mare says:

    Balls mired in the Brown stuff? Polly finally realises that shit sticks..

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    Jagbulon says:

    It is true that Balls was one of the architects of our current financial problems. Alongside Brown they were responsible for profligate spend and when they reached the limit of taxation they borrowed like crazy. They put the UK so much in debt that even our children will be unable to pay it off.
    Before rates collapsed we were heading for interest payments on our debt greater than our spending on education.

    People knock Osborne but he has no room for manoeuvre. The labour debt pile is just so large.

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    • 95
      Archer Karcher says:

      “People knock Osborne but he has no room for manoeuvre”

      On the contrary, he has plenty of room, he just lacks the stomach for it, so just carries on taxing and ( wasteful ) spending on shite that none want.

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      • 171
        Cynical-old-bag says:

        Look back over the years, Archer.

        As soon as the Conservatives get elected, they have to clear the debt that Labour built up.

        History really does repeat itself.

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      • 198
        Mine d'Boggles says:

        Bonfire of the Quangos, anyone?

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    • 154
      Honest View says:

      The Great British public also are responsible. They kept voting in NuLab time after time, and they themselves got into personal debt without a qualm- it will all come right in the end. As a nation, we deserved the hole we are in.

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    Au revoir says:

    French actress Catherine Deneuve has defended fellow movie star Gerard Depardieu over his move to Belgium.

    In an open letter Deneuve voiced fury that another actor, Philippe Torreton, had attacked Depardieu for leaving France “with a load of dosh”.

    Deneuve said “he [Depardieu] is a great actor and you’re just expressing your resentment”. She starred with Depardieu in several classic French films.

    Depardieu has criticised the Socialist government for its new 75% wealth tax.

    Next year, the top rate of income tax in France is due to become 75% on earnings above 1m euros (£813,000; $1.3m). Belgium’s highest tax rate is currently 50%.

    French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has condemned Depardieu’s decision as “shabby”.

    In her letter, headlined “Monsieur Torreton…” in the left-wing daily Liberation, Catherine Deneuve accused the actor of “pettiness”.

    “To take aim at his physique! His talent! This ‘mess’ you speak of – what right do you have, what democratic motive do you claim as grounds for your dirty condemnation?”

    Depardieu, 63, announced earlier this month that he was moving just over the French border to to the small Belgian town of Nechin.

    On Thursday the row spread to Russia where President Vladimir Putin addressed the actor’s move abroad during his marathon annual news conference.

    Mr Putin told a big live audience: “I’m sure the French authorities did not want to offend Mr Depardieu. But if he’d like to have a Russian passport, consider it settled.”

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    • 65
      XXxx says:

      Mr Depardieu isn’t he the guy who threw a wobbly on a airplane something to do with not being able to use the plane’s pissoir

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      • 87
        Gentleman of a certain age says:

        I have to say, when you reach a certain age, you will find out about ‘extreme urgency’. It’s impossible to control, fine if you can schedule visits, but if something unexpected delays you, a really unpleasant problem.

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    • 123
      Labour take note says:

      That’s what happens when you tax people at 75%

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    • 173
      Cynical-old-bag says:

      Good luck to him. At least he had the balls to vote with his feet.

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    • 219
      and I'm not even Einstein says:

      Why pay an extra 25% tax if you don’t have to?

      Do socialists even understand how percentages work?

      If you pax x% tax of a large income, it is more than x% of a smaller income. That is fair. You are always paying your fair share.

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    The European Union of Soviet Socialist Republics ??? says:

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    genghiz the kahn says:

    Ed Balls reminded Jon Snow that Ed Miliband was also in Brown and Blair’s governments.

    Yvette will politically castrate Ed M if he cuts off Ed Balls.

    January 2004, Gordon Brown appointed Miliband as Chairman of HM Treasury’s Council of Economic Advisers as a replacement for Ed Balls, with specific responsibility for directing the UK’s long-term economic planning.

    In Tony Blair’s cabinet reshuffle in May 2006, he was made the Parliamentary Secretary to the Cabinet Office, as Minister for the Third Sector, with responsibility for voluntary and charity organisations.

    Brown became Prime Minister, Miliband was sworn of the Privy Council and appointed Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, and promoted to the Cabinet.

    On 3 October 2008, Miliband was promoted to become Secretary of State for the newly-created Department of Energy and Climate Change in a Cabinet reshuffle

    So lack of coherence in UK Economic Strategy from 2004, politicisation of charities, an higher energy bills are Ed M’s political achievements.

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    • 54
      Arse says:

      Ed Miliband introduced and put through the “climate change” act. If the election hadn’t come, we’d have had a tsunami, plate tectonic and asteroid impact act as well.

      100,000 fucking windmills.

      The most expensive act ever passed by the UK Parliament and none of the cretins in the house except Peter Lilley had the first clue what it was about.

      And this guy (Miliband) gets a fucking 40% poll rating. This country is full of Hunts.

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      • 70
        Ed Dafty, LimpDim MP says:

        I love windmills. Even though it adds £££ to your energy bills.

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        • 111
          Very Wealthy Wind Farm Gentry says:

          Yep, me too.

          I get paid millions whether they produce anything ( very rare ) or next to nothing ( most of the time ). It’s such a great money maker that we actually get paid more, if we produce less. David, Ed, Chris, George, I love you guys.

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  24. 39
    David Miliband says:

    She’s right

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  25. 41
    Steve Miliband says:

    Push or putsch?

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  26. 43
    A casual observer. says:

    The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was to convince the world he didn’t exist. He did. He manifested in the form of one Charles Anthony linford Blair. Swept to power on a wave of exultant hope and expectation,
    in 1997 he quite quickly turned his back on the British people, showed them his tail, and subsequently his true intentions. Mentioning them even now is likely to get your post deleted, so why bother.

    Out of office but still in power, pulling the strings behind the scenes, is a man so despised by the majority, he can’t go anywhere except in secret. Yet can still influence what happens to the British people in the event of a Labour win in 2015. 1997 – 2010 wasn’t known as the reign of terror for nothing.Do we really want to back there?

    This post was deleted by Tim, nice but dim Montgimerie in a flash. The most un-conservative sham of a blog on the net.

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    • 45
      Conspiracy watch says:

      I know you are obsessive but I think you are onto something here.

      If you look closely at the CCTV footage of the Mitchell fit-up you can see a quick flash of Tony as his cloak of invisibility slips.

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    • 220
      He's not Satan but he is a very naughty boy says:

      Blair was prime minister for about 6 months before he sold his soul to Bernie Ecklestone and the tobacco industry.

      He was always a wrong ‘un. The clue was in the election speech when he started talking about the Labour party’s one thousand year reign.

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  27. 46
    Jean Valjean says:

    Balls by name, bollocks by nature.

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  28. 48
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Oh goody! I look forward to more Labour meltdown.

    But I hope Balls stays in his job as he’s so bad at it that it’s entertaining.

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  29. 49
    On the subject of Balls says:

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    • 63
      thicko says:

      Very true, Chuk, never forget the terrible damage brought about by the Tories 1997-2010 and the economic mess and mass immigration they left behind.

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    • 64
      Great British Public says:

      Sounds like your constituency is over-populated – that is the reality of B£iar, Brown, Balls & Milibandwagon’s failed immigration plan

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      • 130
        Alan Johnson says:

        I’m very relaxed regarding the plan to have a ( mainly immigrant ) population of 80 million in the UK by 2050.

        As my great friend Jack Straw said ” the British, as a race, do not deserve saving”. Quite so, oh how we enjoy rubbing peoples noses in it.

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      • 158
        Honest View says:

        There are enough jobs, as there are enough houses. Unfortunately, there are too many people.
        So, what do we do about that? 1) allow mass, nay massive, immigration. 2) encourage people through benefits to have more children.
        Terribly sensible governance, isn’t it?

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    • 74
      XXxx says:

      Chuck, old lad, start worrying when there are 50 or more applications for every vacancy

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    • 75
      Another Engineer says:

      That’s a stupid statistic, if you mean what you say.

      There might be 15 jobs, all of which attracted 15 applicants.

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    • 80
      Kevin T says:

      What? In Streatham, a London suburb in which you can walk from one end to the other without hearing English spoken? Surely not!

      Chuka only got elected there because his name means Free Cake in Urdu.

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      • 89
        Bill says:

        15 people chasing every job usually in streatham is 15 people chasing a guy wanting to stab him.

        Dont forget to pop in to stockwell road in brixton to see the parents of that little girl who was paralysed by a few gangsters would decided to shoot into a mini market, wish them a merry christmas, now you seem to have forgotten them.

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    • 107
      Bogo says:

      Seven of my colleagues were recently made redundant. They have all found new jobs. Perhaps they aren’t as pigshit-thick as Chucky’s constituents.

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    • 109
      Raving Loon says:

      Perhaps those 15 people are unemployable numpties.

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    • 119
      The UK where even Shelf Stackers must have a Doctorate in Quantum Physics says:

      Seems on the low side….where I live its around 40 applicants per job and most of them are graduates

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      • 135
        Archer Karcher says:

        The average ‘graduate’ today, would fail the old 11 plus exam. Yep, they are that dim, witness their posts here for one, or elsewhere.

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    • 128
      Chuka twaddle says:

      That is a stupid statistic. Most jobs never even get advertised. How does he know how many jobs are going and how many people are chasing them?

      I’m guessing he is comparing the number of jobs on offer at his local job shop with the number of his constituents claiming the dole and that is not a true indication of the jobs available or the number willing to work.

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      • 160
        Bogeyman says:

        You’ve just hit the nail. Why does “available jobs” have to mean the number of postcards in the jobcentre window? Why do these people wait to have a job handed to them? Why can’t they – heaven forbid – start their own jobs?

        I know several people who lost their jobs and are back on their feet through their own initiative. One guy started with odd gardening jobs and now has a full-blown landscape gardening business from which he makes a good living.

        Another friend, an out-of-work actor, set up as an office cleaner. He now has a contract with several McDonalds outlets and domestic cleaning for rich posh clients.

        Yet another, starting with nout, now employs two people and himself painting & decorating.

        They got off their arses. They MADE work. It’s there if you can be bothered.

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      • 166
        Streatham ice rink polisher says:

        Skating on thin ice he is.

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        • 185
          Fatty Pang and His Four Pensions says:

          Listen you daft twat if your brilliant boss lost £6bn on gold sale. In another country he would be hanging from a lamppost

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  30. 52
    blub says:

    nerdwham

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  31. 56
    Wotta Tossa says:

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    • 92
      Bill says:

      ha another left winger who moved out of london down to cornwall as soon as he could.

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      • 101
        Billy Bragg says:

        Burton Bradstock, Dorset actually. I chose it because it’s so hideously white.

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      • 116
        Lyme Regis says:

        I thought Billy lived in Dorset at Burton Bradstock NOT Cornwall

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      • 120
        Blah says:

        Dorset.

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      • 143
        Archer Karcher says:

        Billy Bragg, so praaad of bein’ a right old socialist cockney geezer. He pissed off to count his millions, in an exclusively white area, the moment he could.

        He still re-appears in the East End from time to time, around some election or other. To praise multi-culturalism and denounce the rich on behalf of Labour.

        It’s no surprise that Fatson idolises the fraud, he’s one himself.

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    • 96
      hank the cat says:

      Billy Bragg and Fatty Watson they deserve each other

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    • 222
      talentless lefty fuckwit says:

      Fucking cheek!

      I am known as Lord Bragg of Dorset these days.

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    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

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  33. 62
    trussbridger says:

    I have always found Polly speaks a lot of cents.

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    • 79
      Nige Garage says:

      Great stuff Pollytwaddle. Carry on like this and we’ll make you an honorary member

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        trussbridger says:

        Thank you Nige.
        On the whole Polly always makes scents.
        Obviously there will come a time when she will have to be put out to graze but at the moment we value her output.
        Besides, who else have I got to head our jounalistic section

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        • 181
          Peter Grimes says:

          I thought that the scents which Pollytwaddle makes are as a result of her having already been put out to grass. The four parts of her stomach produce much greenhouse gas as well, the fat, ugly cow.

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  34. 66
    Labour Death Cult Member says:

    * Surrounded by dead bodies *
    – So I’ll be off then.

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  35. 73
    Dave the Weak says:

    I say chaps, Gideon and I got growth in November. The Deficit was bigger than last year’s! What what. Send another choir boy up to give us a little carol.

    P.S. Did you see how impressed all those soldier boys in Afghanistan were over my table tennis? It was so good to be right there in the front line with our brave guys.
    How many got killed this year so far — remind me spaddie — I don’t want Millicnut embarrassing me at PMQs

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  36. 90
    David Scameron says:

    “Raising more money for the rich”

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  37. 91
    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

    MY HERO !!!!

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  38. 94
    @# says:

    Re Carney – isn’t there a limit on Housing Benefit?

    Can someone explain to me why he’s an exception?

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  39. 98
    RED ED MILLIONAIREBAND says:

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  40. 105
    Ed Balls Things Up Once Again says:

    Ed Balls can always go back to being the Schools Minister, can’t he, considering what a fine job he did last time?

    God help us if he were ever defeated for his seat and then went off to become some sort of pundit on television: “Of course Obama is right, insisting on soaking the rich! And of course he must increase spending, problems don’t solve themselves, you know! Bugger to anyone who holds dollar-denominated shares or has money in US-based banks, they’re not MY concern!”

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  41. 108
    libra says:

    There is no such thing as ‘logic’ in politics or the decisions made by the electorate Guido.
    Even less with Union Barons choosing a limp-wristed candidate over his more eloquent brother.
    Balls will survive in the Shadow front bench cabinet.
    At an extreme, he might swap positions with his wife Yvette who probably has balls enough for all on their side of the house and is Millie’s greatest threat.
    Ed M will consequently seriously downgrade Ed B at his peril.

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  42. 114
    Jimmy says:

    “Polly Toynbee says out-loud what many on the left are already thinking.”

    Since when?

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  43. 124
    Anonymous says:

    ‘Logic’ and ‘politician’ should never be used in the same sentence. Nor should ‘integrity’, ‘honesty’, ‘altruism’ etc.

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  44. 126
    RED ED MILLIONAIREBAND says:

    UNDER MY ORDERS, THROUGH GRITTED TEETH…..

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  45. 134
    Ed Bollocks says:

    My policy is to tax all rich people until the pips squeak except socialist rich people who are free to avoid tax and hand the money to poor people except they must be socialist poor people who vote Labour.

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  46. 136
    Which one of you righties is this man? says:

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  47. 137
    Fish Face says:

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  48. 138
    Third Generation dole scum says:

    I like this Polly Toynbee she speaks for me.
    I want to give getting taxpayers hard earned money.
    I don’t want to work.
    i am lazy and proud of it.

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  49. 140
    Stephanie Flanders says:

    Stop picking on my Eds.

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  50. 144
    Daily Mail reader says:

    Shes talking a load of BALLS!!!!! (Arent I so witty and original).

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  51. 146
    Kevin T says:

    “I say this as my opinion, not with any knowledge on this whatsoever”

    Shouldn’t all Polly’s books, columns and TV appearances carry this disclaimer?

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  52. 148
    Old Blue Eyes says:

    It’s taken her a bloody long time to reach that conclusion.

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  53. 150
    Guardian reading lefty says:

    Polly toynbee is my favourite guardian journalist.
    When me and my boyfriend get married we will invite her to our wedding.

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  54. 163
    it will be even bleaker this xmas in sunderland with only o says:

    What a load of bollox

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  55. 174
    Gooey Blob says:

    Ditching Balls will help Labour retain seats, but only by ditching Miliband can they hope to regain them.

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  56. 176
    Anonymous says:

    How I detest that Toynbee harpy.

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  57. 177
    I d on't nee d no doctor says:

    No, no, no, don’t listen to Toynbee, keep Miliband and Balls. It’s the right thing to do.

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  58. 189
    Damned Impertinent Questions says:

    On the basis of Pollys argument then, around 75% of Guardian Journos should be fired?

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  59. 191

    Back to the BBC The International Broadcasting Trust (IBT), who arranged the famous climate change seminar in 2006, brag in their Annual Report

    “We have continued to work in partnership with Channel 4 and the BBC, holding regular meetings to discuss how they plan to implement the international aspects of their remits. We have also worked with other broadcasters including Sky News. ”

    What right do they have to interfere with BBC editorial affairs, what have they been discussing behind our backs and who at the BBC allowed them to?

    I have an FOI out on the BBC about this. We’ll see if they cover it up.

    More details here.

    http://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2012/11/13/the-bbc-the-international-broadcasting-trust/

    (BTW – Any help would be appreciated, Guido)

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  60. 194
    Anonymous says:

    Yeah yeah yeah, whatever you say, Mr Guido Shite Fawkes.

    Brown – crap as he was as PM – has more decency in his dead eye than any selfish hateful fascist like you have in your entire personas.

    But you’re always good for a laugh.

    At, not with.

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    • 212
      Southern Softy says:

      I can put up with genuinely witty leftie (such as …..) but you are pain in the arse. FUCK OFF AND DIE!

      Like

    • 227
      Brown, G. Saviour of the Universe says:

      you are a bigoted woman

      being the bully that i am, i would throw a nokia at you if the nice men in the white coats would let me have one

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  61. 195

    Guido. Polly and logic are strangers.

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  62. 196
    Anonymous says:

    This is the first time I’ve agreed with anything that Polly Twatbee has ever said. How come she isn’t in Tuscany at this time of year?

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  63. 204
    Disgusted of Neasden says:

    The main problem that the Shadow Cabinet have is that the public sector unions don’t like their hints at the “hard choices”. They get booed every time they mention them

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  64. 208
    Kerry lost because of some Florida chads says:

    There is plenty of room for the Polly Toyboys in our life, especially at the moment, I think.

    No, not tonight Polly – I’m going out on the lash with the lads, after rugger.

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  65. 209
    Penfold says:

    So David will emulate Adolf and stage his own Night of the Long Knives and shaft all the “Brown” Shirts.

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  66. 210
    dangermouse says:

    Polly is quite right
    In the current dire economic situation it is time to bring back TRASH GORDON to SAVE THE WORLD

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  67. 213
    An Agent says:

    There will always be a job for Ed Balls as a Hitler looky-likey.

    Like

  68. 234
    Yalta Repatriations 2.0 says:

    With Dave shooting himself on a daily basis WTF has Stalin’s champagne neice got to angst over although let’s hope the IMF have started a bail-out kitty.

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