March 4th, 2013

Sugar to Miliband: You’re Hired!

As revealed in Guido’s Sun column yesterday, Lord Sugar has a new hire in Ed Miliband’s office. The pair have had their differences over the last twelve months, most amusingly when Sugar suggested Labour voters ignore Ed Miliband and ditch Ken at the London mayoral election. That hasn’t stopped the Apprentice host from forking out £51,000 towards the staffing costs of Ed’s office for the coming year. Guido makes that the biggest single donation directly to Ed.


  1. 1
    George Osborne says:

    Some weeks I get 51k donations and some weeks I don’t.


    • 11
      Elizabeth R says:

      I have an annus horribilis


      • 21
        Liverpool Care Pathway - Plebs only says:

        We can sort you out – permanently.


      • 28
        Peter Tatchell says:

        Someone mentioned a shit queen?


        • 53
          Peter (loves it) Thatchless says:

          “Several of my friends – gay and straight, male and female – had sex with adults from the ages of nine to 13. None feel they were abused. All say it was their conscious choice and gave them great joy… While it may be impossible to condone p**dophilia, it is time society acknowledged the truth that not all sex involving children is unwanted, abusive and harmful.”


    • 12
      Hang The B@stards says:

      I thought Sugar had some sense.

      The guys a fucking loon !


      • 14
        Lord Sugar says:

        You are fired


        • 24
          Putr1d, spiteful Labour ruined my Country says:

          How can this serious businessman back the party that will ultimately destroy the UK? What is the matter with the man, does he have a mental illness?


          • Lord Sugar says:

            You are also fired


          • rebekah aka nellnewman says:

            Old sugar – a serious businessman?11 He’s spent his life troughing off labour – gordon made this failed idiot a lord at our expense.

            he’s just giving labour back some of the money he’s managed to leach off us as a thankyou.


          • Anonymous says:

            He’ll get some tidy contract out the deal. Perhaps a slice of Miliwonk’s future property portfolio.


          • Payola says:

            What’s the problem?
            It’s only License Fee money!


          • Who Want's Some! says:

            He’s on the IT Education gravy train with his weird Viglen outfit.
            Don’t forget this is the man who brought you the PC2000 range possibly the biggest sack of sh_t ever. Hopefully Millibean will equip Labour HQ with his kit and that should f_ck them.


        • 87
          Nookie Bear says:

          You stole my look!


      • 16
        Anonymous says:

        he’s effectively buying info.


      • 26
        JadedJean says:

        Miliband and Sugar are from the same tribe so I expect they will settle their differences…as someone astutely commented on here the other day…just which nation is Ed referring to when he repeatedly bleats his “One Nation” catchphrase?


  2. 2
    Mike Litorus says:

    I look forward to Ed moaning about multi-millionaire donor Ashcroft in coming PMQs, the bellend..


    • 67
      BBC policy guru says:

      Ashcroft’s money is a rallying cry for intelligensia everywhere. Lord Sugar is sweet and innocent. Leave him alone. Unhand him!


    • 75
      Thick student says:

      We were all under the impression that Millipede was a multi millionaire. Have we been deceived?

      If he has so much cash, why can’t he fund his own office himself (or is Sugar up to some dodgy tax wheeze whereby he can claim tax relief on these “donations”, “gifts”, or “losses” ???


  3. 3
    Steve Miliband says:

    The man who chose Betamax over VHS


    • 60
      Smorg says:

      Betamax is better, which is why the BBC use it to this day.


      • 65
        White hat geek says:

        The professional format of Betamax known as Betacam is what the broadcasters use.

        This is in use by BBC and others globally, but the transition to digital continues.


  4. 4
    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.


    • 72
      Who Want's Some! says:

      Here George Funding for Lending Scheme seems to have f_cked up mate. Why not just stop giving the banks money and put some into the real productive economy as a tax cut? You know like a Conservative government would.


  5. 5
    George Osborne says:

    In my next budget I’m going to put a tax on Sugar!


    • 6
      Diane Abbotapotamus says:

      +1 (heaped teaspoon)


      • 74
        Airey Belvoir says:

        The EU has beaten you to it. They have jacked up the CAP price of cane sugar so high (to protect French sugar beet farmers) that the big Tate and Lyle plant on the Thames is likely to have to close – already laying off workers.


  6. 7
    Ed Millibland says:

    Mr Sugar says I can be his apprentice.


  7. 8
    Anonymous says:

    Shuggsy has poor taste. Donations to Ed Siliband & the launch of the worst product of all time the Amstrad e mailer! Need I say more!


  8. 10
    George Osbore says:

    Nice little sweetener


  9. 13
    Call me Dave says:

    Anyone in UKIP is unkempt.

    There I have said it, has any copper got the balls to arrest me?


  10. 15
    Anonymous says:

    The staff will however be under contract to use Amstrad emailer phones as opposed to laptops and smartphones.


  11. 17
    Paniagua Solo says:

    At £2.25 + VAT per email


  12. 18
    Robust stakeholder community champion says:

    Ed Miliband uses the label “one nation” but he means “one donation” and it’s the massive inflow of funds from the trade unions who are desperate to pad local councils with non-jobs.


    • 69
      BBC policy guru says:

      There are no non-jobs in Lambeth. Most of their staff do a very good production everyday of “Doin the Lambeth Walk” at bars after work, and even during work. They even help people to vote labour like us :)


  13. 20
    Glyn H says:

    Rennard, Sugar, Gorbals Mick; the quality if life peers is ever worse. This creep is merely sucking up to what he thinks might be the next administration. He is the sort of toe rag that gives Rolls-Royce ownership a bad name.


  14. 22
    Pawn Sandwich says:

    Can someone give Jack Straw a £1.


    • 70
      hold them to ac says:

      Why bother? He’s such a featherweight if anyone gave him a pound he’d be like a straw sack.


  15. 23
    Anonymous says:

    obviously more money than sense


  16. 30
    (I don't need no doctor) says:



  17. 31
    PhilO'TheWisp says:



  18. 32
    Centre Parting says:

    Would Sugar give an apprentice the job if the latter offered him a bung?
    You bet he would.


    • 35
      rebekah aka nellnewman says:

      Quite! gordon made this trashy ‘gentleman’ a Lord – no doubt in exchange for ‘something’

      As a consequence old sugar is now able to leach off the taxpayer and is simply redirecting some of that taxpayers money into militwit’s pocket!!

      You scratch my back I’ll scratch yours – it’s labour’s motto.


    • 63
      Ed Moribund says:

      Lord Siralan said to me, “so I said to the BBC, “what’s this extra £51k for?, and they said oops, clerical error, but it would be to complicated to take it back from you, so just donate it to your favourite cause””.


  19. 37
    Bung Watch says:

    This should ensure Sugar gets preferential consideration when the next Labour government requires tendering for dysfunctional IT equipment to count the dead bodies in the NHS!


    • 40
      Andy Burnham says:

      I have already held talks with Lord Sugar.


    • 58
      Jimmy Savile says:

      Now then, now then…


    • 64
      NHS says:

      No need to buy in expensive IT equipment that doesn’t work
      , (obviously we’ll still do it if we are just following orders)
      But we could make savings by selling the bodies as bio fuel for incineration (old idea from the 40s)
      Those patients in the corridors are always moaning about the cold


  20. 38
    Romanian immgrant says:

    Zees Lord Shoogar eez a good man. Dooz he have zee spare bedroom for meez fameely.


  21. 39
    The Queen says:

    No more extra hot chilli sauce for one.


    • 78
      Chili padi says:

      YM should lay off the Tom Yam – especially if one is due to fly abroad the following day!! Be warned.


  22. 42
    The BBC says:

    We shall not be reporting this story, now shut up and watch Eastenders.


  23. 43
    Owin Jones says:

    In both men and women, sex reduces risk of stroke by 60%.


    • 45
      LibLabcons says:

      Whereas being alone in a room with Lord Rennard increases a womans chances of being stroked by 100%


      • 59
        Casual Observer says:

        Lord Randy just shows that beggars can’t be choosers, as do his ‘victims’. But its an improvement on the bugger thy neighbor policies followed by the rest of the party.


  24. 46
    God botherers make me spew says:

    Is ther ANY catholic priest who isn’t a nonce or pervert?


  25. 47
    Popeye says:

    What does he want now, he don’t do nuthin’ for nuthin’?


    • 51
      LibLabcons says:

      After the Eastliegh election result Sugar thinks a Labour win at the next GE election is a dead cert and so is trying to put some shit back in the horse.


      • 81
        Curly says:

        But, is he backing the right horse – especially if Eddy boy and the Spheroids get ditched before the election?


  26. 82
    George Lawson says:

    They deserve eachother.


  27. 88
    Telly tax nonsense. says:

    So we pay this idiot his salary from the telly tax and he pays labour morons with it. Time to end the telly tax nonsense.


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The lefties are attacking because the panellist is a millionaire and lives in a London home worth upwards of two million. Someone had best tell them he’s called Ed Miliband.

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