February 27th, 2013

The New Statesman’s Cruel Mistress

The only highlight of a shouty PMQs came when the Leader of the Opposition tore the Staggers a new one, telling Dave:

“he’s scraping the barrel by quoting the New Statesman.”

That’s how he repays them after they endorsed Ed. They ejaculated in 2010:

“Labour needs a bold, charismatic, compassionate and visionary leader to renew the party and begin the journey back to government. Ed Miliband has shown us he could be that leader.”

The magazine went on to force out their best writer to keep Ed happy and yet he still humiliates them in front of all their friends. A cruel mistress…


89 Comments

  1. 1
    labourunionsbbc we are one under the EU says:

    Plonker is as plonker does.

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  2. 2
    quelle surprise says:

    Surely if they supported his leadership, and using them is scraping the barrel, that says more about his leadership than it does about anything else?

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    • 78

      But not quite true – he is also supported by the Midlothian Advertiser (free and delivered every Thursday – I hope he declared the Davy Lamp they gave him), and “Train Spotters Lonely Hearts” website did a large splash out on him. Then again it takes only a 4.2.2 and some pickle in the sandwich box, and they are liable to splash out without warning.

      I also am led to believe that a certain Mr Nick Park has offered him a job on one of his cracking new film sets.

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  3. 3
    Lord Rennard is a pervert says:

    Ed’s overlord, Len McCluskey, won’t be happy. Spanks for you later, Mr Miliwank.

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  4. 5
    Anonymous says:

    “Labour needs a bold, charismatic, compassionate and visionary leader”

    So anyone but Ed Miliband then…

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  5. 7
    Hank the Cat says:

    Surely not to make a bollocks like that is in lesson one of the MP’s handbook next to “how to Trough”

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  6. 8
    Rufus says:

    He’s prat…that’s why.

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  7. 9
    Sir Barrington Minge says:

    Polito-gabble from the man who couldn’t talk straight if he tried.
    Ed is a busted flush and should be flushed away (along with his little pal Balls)

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  8. 12
    The Village Idiot says:

    Ed Miliband is a side show.

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  9. 13
    Red Hot LibDem Babe says:

    I fully endorse Ed’s view regarding that terrible publication The New Statesman. I find there’s no need to look further than the Sun On Sunday and their excellent columnists in order to get an illuminating insight into British politics.

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  10. 14
    genghiz the kahn says:

    So Ed have you sacked Burnham yet, or will you just burn the place instead?

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  11. 15
    The Right Honourable George Osborne Mp says:

    I think we’ve got a very clear message, a loud and clear message that Britain cannot let up in dealing with its debts, dealing with its problems, cannot let up in making sure that Britain can pay its way in the world.

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  12. 17
    FrankFisher says:

    He really is a hopeless prat. We have three of the fuckers, you could swap any into any party, it would make no difference. What a bloody shambles.

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  13. 18
    Lord Rennard is a pervert says:

    Tom Watson, Chris Rennard, John Prescott

    Three fat ugly cuunts.

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  14. 20

    Good reply from Dave too.

    ” If New Statesman is “scraping the barrel” – it was the only left leaning paper that supported his leadership..”

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    • 24
      Hank the Cat says:

      Didn’t the socialist worker back him?

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      • 47
        Socialist Worker..surely a contradiction in terms says:

        What THE socialist worker ? That chap who regularly stands outside the station pestering people to buy his paper ? Or perhaps that might be the Big Issue seller ??

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  15. 25
    David B says:

    It realy was one of those moments when you need to engage your brain before you engage your mouth, I bet he could not believe he was saying it, even before it came out

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    • 62
      labourunionsbbc are one under the EU says:

      The irony is he thought he’d naild a winner, as did some of the braying asses around him.

      What a joke.

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    • 72
      Peter Grimes says:

      The look on Harlot Harridan’s face betrayed the fact that she couldn’t believe that he had made an even bigger prat of himself than normal.

      He was forced to move away from his script, you see, not that it was any good in the first place!

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  16. 27
    Residing in 96.99% white Merseyside says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen a copy of The Staggers let alone read one. I take it it’s a loony leftie publication?

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    • 77
      The man at the back with the awful jumper - yes you sir says:

      Yes m’lud. You may also wish to be informed that The Beatles are a popular music group, and that Cathy Newman is a very pretty lady who appears on Mr Logie Baird’s televisual invention.

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    • 84
      Glyn H says:

      Formerly owned by the creep who bonked an octogenarian Belgian 50 years his senior and used the subsequent inheritance to bail himself out of the mess he had made of being an ‘industrialist’ and went on to buy himself junior office by underwriting Brown/Whelan/McBride et al 1994/7 until his pomposity was deliciously ruptured by a Mandelsonian prick.

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    Hank the Cat says:

    But to be fair in PMQs he did do a master class in gurning

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    • 32
      Axe The Telly Tax says:

      Miliband was a cross between Norman Wisdom (Mr Grimsdale!), Frankie Howerd (Titter Ye Not) & Bernie Winters with Ed Balls as Snorbitz.

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      • 41
        Who put me here..... I think it was Sue says:

        Miliband..the “Heir to Brown”…now THAT really IS toxic for him….reminding the electorate of Brown and Balls’ and Miliband’s associations with him….

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  19. 31
    The man at the back with the awful jumper - yes you sir says:

    You’ve all got it wrong! Ed was showing how cool he is by referring to The New Statesman, that great comedy series starring Rik Mayall as Sir Alan B’stard. Ed is a sociological genius, in touch with the people of Britain.

    PS I’m writing this in crayon, as they don’t allow things with sharp points in here…

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    • 49
      It wasnae me..it was a big boy and he ran off says:

      Frantic apologetic phone call after PMQs……Ed can’t afford to lose his ONLY backer

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  20. 33
    damned impertinent questions says:

    Dear Ed

    We now realisethat you are totally utterly useless. Do the UK a favour. Please get out of politics now and let the adults get on with it.

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  21. 35
    Miliband does a Balls...and fails utterly to even land a glove on Cameron(or Osborne) says:

    Miliband totally fluffed it at PMQs……he allowed “Dave” to shut the argument down on loss of the Triple A rating and to totally wrong foot him.

    Cameron flagged up how it would be when he started off PMQs by daring Miliband to dis-associate himself from his candidate at Eastleigh…John O’Farell’s comments about glorifying in the death of an elected British Prime Minister(ignore the Thtacher jibe….to bewail the fact that terrorist failed to kill an elected PM of any party is total political suicide…it’s on par with rejoicing over 9/11….for Labour to just shrug it off as “humour” is toxic for them with the electorate and later on in the session Miliband again failed to dis-associate himself from O’Farrell’s attack on the “Holy Grail” of British politics…The Falklands War…. which the nearby town of Portsmouth to Eastleigh took such major part in really seems to be a political death wish on the part of O’Farrell)……So support for terrorism and not being patriotic both killer blows against Miliband who looked decidely sick throughout those particular attacks. He hadn’t an answer…he either disowned his candidate ahead of the by-election or he kept silent and thereby appeared to endorse O’Farrell’s comment…..lose/lose either way for him.

    Talking about looking decidely sick….Clegg looked visibly ill…LibDem hubris comes back to bite him on the arse with a vengeance….couldn’t happen to a “better” party than the LibDems….

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    • 54
      Labour...filth...just filth says:

      absolutely right the labour front bench is a complete shambles from top to bottom .. expedient bandwagon politics thats exposes that they have no real strategy to offer a viable economic alternative…a total lack of original thought and an risible failure to acknowledge their culpability for the 13 years financial chaos they created.

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  22. 38
    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    Ed Miliband gives New Statesman both barrels.

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  23. 40
    Set Rennard up with Fatbutt says:

    Bit cruel to misquote the man.

    I’m certain he said “scwaping”.

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  24. 42
    Calamity Clegg says:

    Thank Heavens we got the Postal Votes signed, sealed, delivered and returned for counting before the truth about us slipped out Pheew !

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  25. 44
    Thursday child is thick in the head says:

    After watching politics today, the BBC did some great advertising for it’s owners the EU, seems the bandits, they had on are certainly not going to let the Euro money die or the EU project die, they really went to town with todays EU message which is “democracy”, laugh I wet my knickers.

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  26. 46
    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    Labour Humour.
    New Statesman, scraping the bottom of the barrel.
    Thatcher not being murdered.
    Blair lying and taking the UK to war in Iraq
    Brown’s bigotted woman.
    Stafford Hospital deaths.
    Leaving the biggest defecit in 2010.
    The 10p tax fiasco.
    Yes Ed Miliband we are all amazed by your humour.

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  27. 48
    Knees up at labour headquarters says:

    Roll out the barrel, we’ll have a barrel of fun.

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    • 53
      Labour : We don't do the patriotism thing says:

      Not only did Cameron cast aspersions on Miliband being anti-patriotic(O’Farrell’s comment on Falklands War)and suggest he supported terrorism(O’Farrell on the Brighton Bombing) but he, Cameron, also made the contrast by sounding ulrtra-patriotic by supporting medal for survivors of WW” Artic Convoys and the medal clasp for ex-members of bomber command. Set and match to Cameron

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      • 61
        Knees up at labour headquarters says:

        Cameron was born under an oak tree. Miliband was born under a hammer and sickle.

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  28. 52
    Ed gaffmeister Miliband. says:

    Did I really say that.

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  29. 59
    Eddie Boys Bandwagon Tour leaks dept says:

    this is not going as planned team .. headboy failed again today to gain any traction for eastleigh tomorrow so we need full spin on every story possible .. resort to plain fantasy if all else fails .. the triple A question was a damp squib on monday and today’s PMQs worse…get a grip we have a bi-election to win…stop laughing at the back.

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  30. 63
    BBC Loop News says:

    BBC News – Ed Miliband disrepects New Statesman.
    We will run and run with this.

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  31. 71
    Check Facts First says:

    Oh dear. What a right plonker the two Eds are.
    One is now definitely billy no mates after today and the other has attention deficit disorder. Good job his carer was sitting next to him today. Yvette you must want a job.

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  32. 79
    Union of Artisan Coopers says:

    The chorus from the song “Scraping the Barrel” by Aleforce fits the Labour Party to the proverbial –

    The are no more tales to be told!
    No more stories from battles of old!
    Now it seems our journey has come to an end!
    We are scraping the barrel my friend!

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    • 81
      The Countess of Wythenshawe says:

      The sooner he gets rid of that Ed Balls and brings back that nice Mr Johnson the better.

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  33. 82
    Doomster says:

    Last evening we were playing “Nightmare Scenarios”.

    After much learned debate, it was held that a Liarbor/Limp Dem hellbrew of Ed Miliband & Ed Balls/Nick Clegg & Danny Alexander would be about the worst of all possible worlds.

    Having seen Ed & Nick at work again today, I feel assured of that.

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  34. 83
    keredybretsa says:

    Definitely an inappropriate comment about Staggering Staggers!

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  35. 85
    The Rt Hon. The Hon. Comrade Loretto Fettes MP (Rottenborough East) says:

    The leader is right. The people involved with that rag should all be shot.

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  36. 86
    Badstephen says:

    Yep, Dave definitely left Miliband looking a prat today. Just as Hague did to Blair, week in, week out. Ummm….

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  37. 87
    anthony chesney says:

    the achievements of Labour;-NHS,Minimum wage;Open university;achievements of Tories;-Premium bonds;High ST bookies and NationalLottery; its just like Orwell said!

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  38. 88
    Ed says:

    “The New Thtatethman’s Cruel Mistrethth”

    that’th a thuper twicky tongue twithter!

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