February 12th, 2013

No Policy in Miliband’s “Major Speech on the Economy”

Ed Miliband will make a speech on Thursday that Labour spinners have trailed as one to watch. The Staggers dutifully report that “the Labour leader will make a major speech on the economy, outlining his party’s priorities ahead of the Budget on 20 March”. Rather awkwardly though, party foghorn Christine Quigley has let the cat out of the bag. The Labour hack turned Edelman lobbyist has been emailing colleagues in an attempt to drum up sympathetic attendees from the public affairs world to come along to the speech:

“Ed Miliband is going to make a ‘major’ speech on the economy on Thursday. It won’t have any new policies in it, but the plan is for Labour to release two or three big economic policies over the next couple of months.”

Quig, the cat’s out the bag! 


  1. 1
    Kebab Time says:

    You seem surprised!

  2. 2
    Blankety Blank says:

    Blank Blanket

  3. 3
    Marmite says:

    God almighty! I suppose the TUC will give him a helping hand with his ‘speech’.

  4. 4
  5. 5
    RetardEd says:

    Policies? What are they?

  6. 6
    Scrounger Scumbags says:

    No news on IDS and his labour camp being crushed by the courts?

    What a Surprise!

  7. 7
    Sandra in Accounts says:

    Ed Miliband policies:

    More immigration.

    More EU.

    More borrowing from unborn British taxpayers.

    More taxes.

    More DFID.

    More Laws.

    Less Justice.

    Less Freedom.

    More destruction of British heritage, history, culture & values by these Johnny come lately cultural Marxists.

  8. 8
    Ed Millibland says:

    My only policy is to keep operating Cameron for the foreseeable

  9. 9
    Paniagua says:

    Less Sugar

  10. 10
    Sandra in Accounts says:

    Less Shergar shurely?

  11. 11
    SL4 PPA says:

    Durux? Sorry I meant Dulux *drinking since 9am*

  12. 12
    Marmite says:

    That stupid woman (Sally big alley) is utterly ridiculous. I wonder if her adoring hubby has managed to have a word with her yet?

  13. 13
    Paniagua says:

    Brainless wretch

  14. 14
    himindoors says:

    Sadly, most of the above already apply to the incumbetants.

  15. 15
    Paniagua says:


  16. 16
    Casual Observer says:

    What advantage is there in doing this, other than further distraction from NHS killings ?

  17. 17
    Sandra in Accounts says:


    Vote UKIP – destroy Blue Labour.

  18. 18
    One Term Dave says:

    Ed doesn’t need to have any policies. Mine are sure to get him elected in 2015.

  19. 19
    Hand the Cat says:

    “It won’t have any new policies in it” The problem is dear heart you have to have policies in the first place to say “It won’t have any new policies in it,”
    So it will be like PMQ’s Ed standing up and gurning waving his hands about and trying to remember the jokes that have been wriiten for him. Nice.

  20. 20
    Paniagua says:

    I like that new word. A cross between incumbents and combatants – how appropriate

  21. 21
    Andy Burnem, murderer says:

    Ban Frosties !

  22. 22
    WVM says:

    The NHS Unions own the Labour Party.

    Socialism has killed tens of millions – you don’t think 1200 or so white British working class people mean anything to the modern Labour party do you?

  23. 23
    WVM says:

    Incumbent & incompetent – shhhurely?

  24. 24
    Millibands Dads KGB Handler says:

    Cultural Marxist. I will have you know Young Sandra this something to be proud of, by the way we have your address

  25. 25
    Ed Miliband says:

    My policy is to have no policy, therefore it is a policy.

  26. 26
    himindoors says:

    WVM’s on the money, but the meaning carries either way.

  27. 27
    Paniagua says:

    Both work

  28. 28
    Basil Brash says:

    Why can’t Ed Miliband have sex with his wife?

    Because he refuses to adopt a position.

  29. 29
    Ed Miliband says:

    Andy Burnham has my full support. In our communist dream world life is cheap.

  30. 30
    National Socialism is Socialism says:

    Why everyone is always on about NHS managers, Unions and the Labour party is interesting. They are obviously the agents.

    But why forget about the civil servants in the DoH itself ?

    They do after all set the long term policy and make things happen on the ground. Don’t they ?

  31. 31
    Andy Burnhams Scythe Sharpening Service says:

    Thanks Ed that means so much to the brave brave hard hard working staff of the, erm what was it, oh yeah, NHS

  32. 32
    Anonymous says:

    I bet she’ll still be first in line to meet the new Pope when he comes to the UK.

  33. 33
    Findus Surprise says:

    BREAKING NEWS: Sally Bercow sneering on Twitter

  34. 34
    Paniagua says:

    As he is neither in nor out, his name should be Justin

  35. 35
    EU Funded Pro EU Troll says:

    Vote UKIP.

  36. 36
    Give me a chainsaw and ten minutes alone with him says:

    So murderer Dale Cregan has suddenly changed his plea to guilty? Let me guess, he’s done a plea deal in return for a shorter sentence? Why do we have a system which allows fucking scum like this to plead guilty and spend less time in prison as a result? Fucking judicial system’s a joke.

  37. 37
    Chris Hunhe says:

    I Agree

  38. 38
    Rule Brittania says:

    My kinda “Pope”,…..

  39. 39
    Noose Watch says:

    Care to hang out with me a bit Andy ?

    One shouldn’t forget your girlfriend Hewitt either. ;-)

  40. 40
    David Nicholson says:

    I’ve got a whore wife, I mean younger wife who married me for my looks and charm, nothing to do with using my position as NHS CEO to get her a top job.

  41. 41
    Ed Balls says:

    I’ll tell you what our policies are.

  42. 42
    Sandra in Accounts says:

    And I have several licensed shotguns & a surprising amount of innovative ammunition.

    I do not want to sound like a someone sporting a nice line in tin foil headgear, but I believe we know where this big state federalist lunacy will end.


  43. 43
    yeah, right... says:

    That’s some improvement on a nonce-tolerant old Nazi. Is the Vatican the new progressive party?

  44. 44
    Andy Burnhams Scythe Sharpening Service says:

    Sure Noose, although my black flowing gown is at the cleaners. You should have seen it right bloody mess.

  45. 45
    Terrible But True says:

    The gifts that keep on giving.

    Ho hum, now the BBC is going to have to work even harder to spin this, possibly actually writing what he ‘will say’ for him.


  46. 46
    Findus Surprise says:

    UKIP are amateur nutters.

    Vote UKIP and gormless Ed will be in charge of EU negotiations.

  47. 47
    David Nicholson is a piece of evil shit says:

    Look at this fucking ugly goblin

    Now look at his wife, 22 years his junior

    Clearly, a marriage based on true romance.

  48. 48
    Pryce Watch says:

    Interesting defense summary:

    ‘Knowles denies crown claims that Pryce was “vindictive and manipulative”

    “Those labels and not the appropriate labels,” he tells jurors.’

    – I think that has been disproved by her very own words in court the other day.

    ‘”People do not readily, when they don’t have to, confess to crimes that they have committed,” he tells the court.’

    – Quite cryptic. She did plead not guilty ? From the defense this almost seems like an appeal to the judge for lighter sentencing.

  49. 49
    WVM says:

    Yes they do – they are all pro EU Common Purpose graduates.

    We are basically engaged in a secret war – and a foreign enemy has captured our middle management and turned our public sector into an occupied zone.

  50. 50
    David Nicholson is a piece of evil shit says:

    Look at this ugly fucker

    Now look at his wife

    Clearly, a marriage based on true romance.

  51. 51
    Union Baron says:

    I’ll tell you what our policies are.

  52. 52
    Sandra in Accounts says:

    Vote Tory get Labour policies.

    Vote Tory get more EU.

    You carry on voting for the disease – many of us have decided to vote for the cure, no matter how forlorn the hope of recovery.

    Vote UKIP.

  53. 53
    Pryce Watch says:

    Looks like speaker change tonight @ SBE:


    So she is not plugging her book this evening…

  54. 54
    Sandra in Accounts says:

    ….”the BBC has learnt….” got to love that.

    No sources were named in the making of this propaganda.

  55. 55
    V1le Labour ruined my Country says:

    Labour already have an economic policy, it’s called waste all the money, borrow even more, give as much as possible to immigrants and destroy the country. Oh, it;s the same as last time!

  56. 56
    Noose Watch says:

    That’s fine. I don’t think it is worth over dressing for your case.

    Only gets in the way of the emasculation, drawing and quartering steps…

  57. 57
    Engineer says:

    I suppose if you’re the Labour leader, the choice between having no economic policies and having your party’s economic policies set by the current Shallow Chancer is a bit of a no-brainer.

  58. 58
    NHS Watch says:

    She is into stiffs though.

  59. 59
    Mid Staffs Patient says:

    I’m thirsty – can someone refill my vase?

  60. 60
    Eddie Boys Bandwagon Tour says:

    thanks for that Christine…you were supposed to spin the event not the script

  61. 61
    Lord Mandelspawn - Lizard International says:

    I’ll tell you what our policies are.

  62. 62
    Scrounger Scumbags says:

    No one mentioned labia you fucking twat, its 2013 and the blue jackboot is currently stamping your mongified face, care to stop licking Anytime soon? Idiot.

  63. 63
    Herman Van Rompuy says:

    It doesn’t matter what your policies are.

  64. 64
    Lord Stansted says:

    A guy from Dr Foster said on today’s Today programme that he had told Burnham in 2001 that there was something wrong with Staffs hosp’s death rate. Naturally, the interviewer (I forget the particalar twat) didn’t ask further. Now, if it had been a Tory minister …..

  65. 65
    Lord Stansted says:

    The BBC is a great fallacy and pathetic with it.

  66. 66
    Policy Guru says:

    Sound move. Cameron will win for you, no trouble.

  67. 67
    Misternedderry says:

    Scrounger Scumbags, You obviously want to waste as much money on paying other people’s money to lazy, idle, useless people to sit on their fat lazy useless waste of space arses as possible.

    I think if you have an economy which takes money off people who work and give that stolen money over to other people to pay them to not work, then you will have an economy which will very quickly descend into a massive over burdened and over indebted pile of shite, which is exactly what we do have after 15 years of left wing economics.

    Cameron and Osborne have continued on from where labour left off and this policy was one of the very very few sensible policies that this coalition had tried to implement.

    It was NOT labour camp economics. Any attempt to falsely label it so is grossly offensive and racist.

    It was giving young people who had no experience of real work, some real actual experience in return for the money that they have scrounged off other people who do work for a living. It was a good scheme.

  68. 68
    Misternedderry says:

    Correct Sandra. I cannot understand that say that they hate labour, but want to vote for more of their policies to be implemented by voting conservative.

    in 2010, they got the benefit of the doubt, but we have had more than half a Parliament and not seen any conservative policies implemented yet, except for one that has been overturned by the lefties in the appeals court.

  69. 69
    Ed Megashambles says:

    Can I jush say – wunashun!

  70. 70
    Moh fishing says:

    More fishing?

  71. 71
    The RSM says:

    Tin foil hats, wait for it, wait for it, tin foil hats ON!

  72. 72
    One term's enough for me says:

    Did someone say the longest suicide note in history?

  73. 73
    One term's enough for me says:

    So Ed, dear heart, doesn;t that mean that your no policy policy has failed?

  74. 74
    Laughing hangman says:

    I despise scrounger scumbags, waste of blood organs and oxygen. Their breathing should be taxed like their bedroom. No money NO oxygen.

  75. 75
    One term's enough for me says:

    In that you have a policy – just to be clear for those of us who didn’t waste a perfectly good Oxford education.

  76. 76
    Marie Stopes says:

    Because she can’t find a paper bag to put on his head.

  77. 77
    you need to do much better than call me a little Englander says:

    like all politicians it seems nowadays he has no credible experience. He did a year as a tv researcher, which means he was a tea bitch. From there all ‘work’ is as a politician. I can’t make up mind whether this is more embarrassing or sad, I’m going to stick my neck out with ‘sad’

  78. 78
    Dick the Butcher says:

    Course it is – it’s infested with lawyers.

  79. 79
    V1le Labour ruined my Country says:

    Scrounger sounds like he needs an education and I agree with the oxygen comment. Maybe that’s the answer, scroungers should be given less oxygen until they get a job.

  80. 80
    The savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

    I don t think she meant. DULUX at all.

    Try anti DUREX

  81. 81
    Anonymous says:

    to be karmic neutral devote yourself to anyone…anything whole heartedly.
    to be karmic positive we need to work for the highest good.
    inner conflict makes as karmic negative.
    if we came from hell before this life then if for this lifetime we are karmic neutral then we go back to hell. If we did not but still want to go to a higher plane of existence then the end result of this life needs to be karmic positive. all cummulates and accumulates across lifetime.
    Now gods on earth have the solution. Just live forever so no day of reckoning. God has been kind enough to give us another very long period of darkness…for only then we appreciate the daylight more… we need to look upwards but beyond the manmade entities of the media…the darlings of the Murdoch media empire.
    The greatest reality is simple enough for a child to understand.
    anyone connect karmic neutral with carbon neutral….negative karma produced by the hot air of our emotion. so chill. become egoless and serve. If you serve yourself all the time then your religion is you. but who are you?…and it would even more interesting going down the “know thyself” route.
    so inner conflict removal first followed by high ethics. but the soclal engineering of the world has not only inverted this but also use dodgy means to create inner inconsistencies within us…and we get put off in our search for something meaningful when the junk carbon neutral concept is surrounding the only thing worth knowing in life.

  82. 82
    Mark Wouters. says:

    Work for nothing NO, But the tories are Fools and Sauces,My tesco Burgers tasted like they always have Beef not horse but if i had horse it was nice indeed! yum Yum!!!!!!! Burp.
    The tories are spiteful wastes of space and thats where we should send them !theyre arrogant ,Meisers,incompetent ,Greedy ,Monarchy loving Losers !!i still require that we be Governed By ourselves i republic as Oliver Cromwell set up,out with the tories and up with the Leftwing Republic,we cannot Lose!!!!

  83. 83
    A fine pair of lungs and I can prove it! says:

    Pre distribution and selling us down the river with their Pro EU opinions. What a shower of sh…

  84. 84
    Anarchists In Blazers says:

    Hating’s not the problem. It just important to know which people to hate. You’ve got to hate the right people.

  85. 85
    Dywane Pipe says:

    Jeez give us a bit of warning before you post sh1t like that.

  86. 86
    The Edinburgh dogshite can stick its auto suggestions its deluded shitty arsehole. says:

    Stick a red rosette on an empty or half baked policy and the thicko Labour c_unts will vote for it. Hoorah¡

  87. 87
    Ed Miliband-Aid says:

    “We devalued the pound in the late sixties. We gave you ‘Stagnation Britain’ and the ‘Winter of Discontent’ in the Seventies. We ensured there was ‘no money left’ by 2010. I can hereby pledge to make Britain ‘Wan Nation’ once again.”

    (Ecstatic applause)

  88. 88
    Con Artists says:

    CaMoron policies:

    More immigration.

    More EU.

    More borrowing from unborn British taxpayers.

    More taxes.

    More DFID.

    More Laws.

    Less Justice.

    Less Freedom.

    More destruction of British heritage, history, culture & values by these Johnny come lately cultural Marxists.

    More troughing at the teat of the EU whilst you plebs rot in an overtaxed hell called the UKistan

  89. 89
    Con Artists says:

    Findus, you are in cloud cuckoo land pal.
    There is only one option.

    Vote UKIP, get UKIP

  90. 90
    Tony the Tiger says:

    You bastard !

  91. 91
    Legal Landlord says:

    Or Tintin ?

  92. 92
    Legal Landlord says:

    * innocent face *

  93. 93
    Legal Landlord says:

    More PFI

  94. 94
    Sir John Chilcot says:

    Sorry to interrupt here but can anyone tell me where my report is? It should have been published a year ago. Lots of other reports have come out since my enquiry ended. Leveson, Powell, Francis etc. Has mine been mislaid somewhere?

  95. 95
    RedEd says:

    Pleath, let me have your attention. I will be introduthing a major new polithy contherning light bulbth. Yeth! We mutht have greener, lower energy light bulbth! Ok so they may have more mercury and be worthe for the environment, but the lower CO2 WILL THAVE THE PLANET!

    Have a nithe day.

  96. 96
    Anonymous says:

    Seriously, can you imagine any country in the world where the Speakers wife would make comments like that ? she is a complete disaster.

  97. 97
    Anonymous says:

    I always wonder about people who make comments like yours, are you trying to hide something or are you just a really unpleasant fecker ?

  98. 98
    Ping Pong Bat says:

    Ah not so! Durux new Chinee paint catarogue. Got 51 shades of glay. You wan’ sum?

  99. 99
    Dr No, Thanks says:

    A man who abstains and has a small c is of no use to Sally. Personally I’d insist on a couple of duluxes and make sure my vaccinations are up to date

  100. 100
    EdButLookBalls says:

    Do you mean that thing she pulls over John’s head?

  101. 101
    Anonymous says:

    yet another spinless wanker spouting off on the internet.
    he would probably take the chainsaw off you and stick it up your arse you cock smokin shit stabbing pork lover

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