January 8th, 2013

Labour’s Prince Over the Water Attacks Brown, and Balls

Just one day after the Times was briefed that David Miliband is considering a return to the front this time next year, he has shown the Labour’s current mediocre front-bench how attacking the government is done, and shown the rank and file membership just what they are missing. He managed to employ a level of maturity in attacking Gordon Brown, and by proxy Ed Balls, that evades “Team GB”:

“But this rancid Bill is not about fairness or affordability. It reeks of politics, the politics of dividing lines that the current Government spent so much time denouncing when they were in Opposition in the dog days of the Brown Administration. It says a lot that within two years it has fallen into the same trap. We all know the style. Invent your own enemy. Spin your campaign to a newspaper editor short on facts – or high on prejudice. “Frame” the debate. But the enemy within is unemployment not the unemployed. And I don’t want to live in a society where we pretend that we can enjoy the good life while our neighbours lose their life chances. It is bad enough to have no economic growth or 420 000 young long term unemployed or rising levels of child poverty or declining levels of social mobility. It is hard to stomach a Government that takes no responsibility for their mistakes.”

David cleverly attacks the government, without attacking the concept of reducing the benefit bill. Something that the other the two Eds continually fail to do. The Prince Across the Water spent the rest of the afternoon pressing the flesh with Labour MPs in the atrium of Portcullis House…



  1. 1
    Long balls Silver and his goat says:

    Let them eat cake.

  2. 2
    Nu Attack Dog says:

    Or bananas

  3. 3
    Gordon Brown says:

    What are you talking about? I was the greatest prime minister this nation’s ever known. I ended boom and bust, won World War II and cured cancer. I am legend.

  4. 4
    Long balls Silver and his goat says:

    or suck on a mivvi

    This is getting quite boring now Guido – I am in first place too many times now. Or is my excellent navigation of gates windows paying off?

  5. 5
    dick dastardardly mp says:


  6. 6
    sauteéd mushrooms baked beans and two slices of toast please says:

    The best of a pretty mixed bunch.

    Hilary likes him.

  7. 7
    Gordon Brown says:


  8. 8
    Delboy says:

    Balls out , bring Dave Miliband in.

    Harman will be “retired” .

    Mrs Balls will probably do a wobbly but could possibly put her into Health.

    Must be a winner I think .

    The City will lap it up.

  9. 9
    Colemon says:

    you still alive?

  10. 10
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    “And I don’t want to live in a society where we pretend that we can enjoy the good life while our neighbours lose their life chances.”

    So, David. How exactly have you pretended not to enjoy “the good life”, then?
    From where I stand, your political life has been nothing short of affluent.

  11. 11
    Stella Creasy says:

    I like cake

  12. 12
    The City says:

    we loved it when Gordon was at the treasury. Gordo may not have been proper public school but he did let us do anything we liked.

    And when it all went wrong, he bailed us out with your cash.
    We should put up some sort of statue to the man. A hero to the city, he was.A ruddy hero.

  13. 13
    Scamp The Excitable Dog says:

    He wants it SO bad….This country needs him SO not.
    Why can’t these types just fcuk off to the money and leave us alone?
    We’re at the mercy of just one hugely flawed ideological experiment after another…This cycle MUST be broken.

  14. 14
    The Queen's English says:

    I think the word you are looking for is effluent.

  15. 15
    2013 is going to be bleak in sunderland as the benefit caps kick in says:

    Milliband dare not bring his brother back it would cause mutiny within Labour ranks and anyway David Milliban is the last person I would listen to on poverty he is earning a fortune for doing f…k all.the welfare cuts are a winner and Labour would be doing exactly the same simply the country cannot afford the cradle to grave state its over shit happens.

  16. 16
    les says:

    Quote of the day:

    “It is hard to stomach a Government that takes no responsibility for their mistakes.” David Miliband.

  17. 17
    JacobiteWatch says:

    He has always wanted it. He put himself through so much and then got stabbed in the back. No wonder he’s bitter

  18. 18
    Glyn H says:

    All of them were elected in the Socialist cause and were members of the Brown government. That should ensure exclusion from public life ever again!

  19. 19
    Ed Balls says:


  20. 20
    Steve says:

    Is Broon making a rare visit to London for the vote? Perhaps he could fit in a quick after dinner speech at the same time, no point making a wasted journey just for this after all.

  21. 21
    Macchiavelli says:

    Miliband can’t afford to bring his brother back. David would be able to remove him with total impunity. The country would actually applaud.

  22. 22
    David Miliband says:

    ME, as the Young Pretender–I like it, Guido…

    Well, it was as close as I could come, anyway…

  23. 23
    Scamp The Excitable Dog says:

    He’ll get it though. I am in absolutely no doubt.
    It’s like watching a five year car crash.

  24. 24
    Woolyback says:

    That’s nice is Ed’s bro going to give some of his millions to the “poor” and the 420,000 young long term unemployed, that’s great of him, it must be due to his part in the 13 years of Labour terror, that is on his mind in helping or is it the usual political crap and I’m alright Davy M.

  25. 25
    Universal Hiss says:

    but then you look long & hard at the co-joined & think fuck,is this the best you can do with an opposition like this?

  26. 26
    Woolyback says:

    The people of the country were thinking that as well, why didn’t you Davy or is it the same as usual, Labour whitewash and lies..

  27. 27
    Everyone who hates Balls says:

  28. 28
    Pussy Galore says:

    David does look quite handsome in that wig.

  29. 29
    SleeplessInKirkaldy says:

    But more than half the electorate want the rest of us to pay to support them. We are stuffed

  30. 30
    Gordon Brown says:

    Suck me.

  31. 31
    Gok Creasy says:

    I like spoonerisms.

  32. 32
    Jimmy says:

    He shoots. He scores.

    If only….

  33. 33
    Hansard says:

    …having saved the world…

  34. 34
    Central Office stooge says:

    Thanks for the video clip. A nice reminder that it is pantomime season.

  35. 35
    Central Office stooge says:

    No, this is all-New Labour whitewash and lies.

  36. 36
    Jagbulon says:

    Millipede D is self evidently a league ahead of his fellow travellers in the PLP. He makes the two Eds look like silly fifth formers who still haven’t shaved.
    It would be great to see him on the front bench up against Hague. We could see some classic parliamentary moments.

  37. 37
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    Is that why you went to America, David? Because you couldn’t stomach the mistakes of your own government?

    Do tell.

  38. 38
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    May God help us all.

  39. 39
    Long balls Silver and his goat says:

    cadbury’s flake, oh yes god,

  40. 40
    Long balls Silver and his goat says:

    Is that Alastair Campbell on his bag of pipes?

    He phoned me up the other day you know, and he said “Here this taffy cu nt, a wlsh song put to my pipes”.

    God, sad it was, so I humoured him and said “Yeh, good shot”, and then put the phone down and pulled the earplugs out or my lugs,

    Song for the ladies in our life, put to harp, since they like that west end overpriced ticket shite.

  41. 41
    Tom Mein says:

    Met with DM once, he spent the whole conversation looking over my left shoulder, presumably looking for someone to talk to much more interesting than me.
    Not a very nice person, perfect labour party leader

  42. 42
    Anonymous says:

    Shouldn’t Millibore be making sure Sunderland stay up?

  43. 43
    Long balls Silver and his goat says:

    Swans are flying, considering.

  44. 44
    Long balls Silver and his goat says:

    Song for dave emm,

    Black Cats, get writing and singing, is all I have to say.

  45. 45
    Long balls Silver and his goat says:

    met johnny toah back in the day, repairing his floodlights, he like a ponce came out of his tunnel, and vaulted the keep out of the pitch rope, like the show he is.

    Has the x factor though – they love him in Basque – it is said he helped a hell of a lot to calm down things there.

  46. 46
    I'm Labour, so my genes make me shyte uglee says:

    Is he as ugly as pictures show him to be?

  47. 47
    R. Neville says:

    You are bellend.

  48. 48
    Hoe Street says:

    The barmaid at Ye Olde Rose and Crown plays the harp

  49. 49
    Hilary says:

    Oooh! Get you!

  50. 50
    ML says:

    Load of tosh.

  51. 51
    An Angry Guy says:

  52. 52
    David Newsome says:

    If David Milliband is the answer, then the question is not worth asking.

  53. 53
    Jimmy says:

    “presumably looking for someone to talk to much more interesting than me.”

    At times some of you make this too easy.

  54. 54

    Fuck him.

    That is all.

  55. 55
    Spad-aquaintance says:

    I had exactly the same experience with a young future failed parliamentary candidate who had arranged to come out with a group of friends. Always scanning the room like a copper, then suddenly darted off to some more influential type and was not seen again until it was time to get a lift in the shared car back.

  56. 56
    David says:

    Be afraid, Ed, be very afraid.

  57. 57
    The FA Results says:

    Sunderland: Nil – Milliband: 42 (K )

  58. 58
    I'm doing alright says:

    The UK House of Commons’ Register of Members’ Interests showed David Milliband was paid $229,518 to act as a foreign affairs advisor to the UAE government and for a trip to a conference in Doha.

  59. 59
    wot a shocker says:

    Tory blogger supports Tory turd.

  60. 60
    Oi vay says:

    The Queen’s English. Is she? We all thought she was German.

  61. 61
    Oi vay says:

    What on earth advice can a dyed in the wool commie offer to the govt of one of the richest countries in the world?

  62. 62
    Goats do it better says:

    Mate of mine is a good fiddler on the harp, Anne – saw her in an excellent vid the other day. See if I can find it again, to show your ye olde barmaid…

    Here it is – she’s the one with the spex on, a hell of a lady – teaches harp and piano, a typical farmer’s daughter from around here….

  63. 63
    Goats do it better says:

    shut up Kevin Keegan.

  64. 64
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