April 1st, 2013

Balls Distances Himself From McBride, Again

It always amuses Guido when Balls and Brown refer to the Prime Mentalist’s old spin doctor as “Mr McBride”. As Guido revealed in his Sun column yesterday, Balls has been quick to dash speculation that he might bring McPoison back into the fray.

The Shadow Chancellor’s spokesmen tells Guido Balls and McBride have only “bumped into each other twice” since Easter 2009, once at an Arsenal match and then at a Labour fundraising dinner. He insists “they’ve never discussed him coming back to work for the Labour Party”. McBride’s tales from Number 10 will certainly spice up Labour conference this September…


  1. 1
    Kebab Time says:

    I dont think thats true.

  2. 2
    Jimmy says:

    So your story was bollocks in other words?

  3. 3
    Resident of 96.99% white Merseyside says:

    What’s wrong with “McPoisons”? Can any political party survive without them.

  4. 4

    They communicate by letters that must be eaten after reading.
    Explains the size of the pair.

  5. 5
    Jimmy says:

    Who are we talking about here?

  6. 6
    Kebab Time says:

    2011 > Balls at cricket with Damian (well Guido Hints at it) > http://order-order.com/2011/07/21/exclusive-cricket-balls/

    Does not mention visit to cricket as one of two times he bumped into Mcbride.

  7. 7
    Balls and Brown, Labour imposters says:

    We call McPoison “Mr McBride” because he has so much dirt on us it would fill the Sun on Sunday for months and finally explode what is left of the Labour myth…

  8. 8
    Thuggie Whelan, Labour's protection racketeer says:

    Don’t forget me

    I will the Total Corrupted future Labour Government’s spokesman

    We will be the New Truth Machine

    and you will be the first to follow our orders, Guido

  9. 9
    The Stilton Eater says:

    I don’t think Damien McBride wants his name tarnished by working with Ed Balls

  10. 10
    Maximum Imbecile says:

    Today, I will be a Tele Tubby…

  11. 11
    Adolf Hitler says:

    Mine was called Goebbels!

  12. 12
    Private Investigator says:

    Where is Dolly io all this filth?

    He must be there somewhere…

  13. 13
    Dogs eat dogs says:

    Shurely McPoison works for some PR firm that purveys corruption?

  14. 14
    Sun-tzu says:

    Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.

  15. 15
    damned impertinent questions says:

    If Balls denies it thats good enough for me.

  16. 16
    The Murdoch Mob says:

    We know you read this blog Damien

    This mesage is to let you know that we will make you filthy rich if you give us the real dirt on the Labour scum..

    On condition that we can publish it just when Rebekah and Co go to Court…

  17. 17
    Can this be true? says:

    He also admitted the overall welfare bill will carry on rising. Benefit payments to people of working age will only fall to levels last seen in 2009 under the Labour Government by the end of this parliament.

    The total bill for all benefits and tax credits is forecast to carry on rising by billions a year well into the second half of the decade.


  18. 18
    Torygraph says:

    “Dolly Draper was to the New Labour project what icebergs were to the Titanic etc”

  19. 19
    Sidney Poitier says:

    “They call me ‘MISTER Tibbs’…”

  20. 20
    Jock says:

    So there is a gagging order outon Dolly?

  21. 21
    Jock says:


    On a little punk like him of all people…

  22. 22
    LOL says:


    Fraser Nelson: His blog is worth reading in full. What jumps out at me is how Ed Balls is working hand in glove with McBride, even texting him orders after the Blair announcement: “You’ve got one job – Gordon and everyone around him needs to be totally disciplined about this. Total discipline.” McBride’s concern was how to break the news without Brown hitting the roof, in front of a plane full of journalists.

    Gordon: “What’s in the news?” Me (McBride): “Hold on.” Gordon: “What’s wrong? What’s happening?” Me: “I need you to tell you something, but you can’t react. You’re being watched by Alex Brummer.” Gordon (agitated): “What is it?” Me: “You need to relax. Alex is watching to see if you’re angry or upset, so you need to calm down before I tell you.” When I relayed the news, his head started to sink, but he then put on his famous fixed grin for Alex’s benefit and started talking about where we would watch the weekend’s football matches. When we got to the convoy of cars and mini-buses to take us to the IMF building, GB disappeared into his limousine and I got on with the job of ‘ensuring total discipline’, telling all the officials and advisers with us that both we and Gordon would be under massive media scrutiny for the next 24 hours for evidence of anger or depression, so it was vital that no-one gave them any.

    “you need to calm down before I tell you” …double lol!

  23. 23
    Please stand up says:

    You’ve heard of Slim Shady, meet Slab Shady.

  24. 24
    Lord O'Sugar, Sugar says:

    I now finance Empty Ed

    You know what that means when he gets into power

  25. 25
    Wiki contact says:

    He was Mandy’s bag man (wiki)

    Don’t forget that….

    They like giving it out but can’t take it when they receuve he same treatment

  26. 26
    Mitt Romney says:

    I called Ed Miliband “MR Leader” (which I honestly thought was how you addressed a Shadow Premier), and you all never let up on me. You know, a little courtesy never hurt anybody– “just gimme my propers,” as Otis Redding sang in “Respect,” OK? That’s what I was trying to do with Ed. What was so funny, anyhow: that I called him “Mister,” or that I called him “Leader”?

  27. 27
    Historian says:

    Good stuff from Fraser

    But why is he the only hack to denounce all this skullduggeyr? (apart from Gudio)

    The whole Lobby knew that Britain was being governed by thuggery and deception

    And above all my a complete madman in the hands of a few twisted andcorrupted handlers…

    They are an eternal shame to the country…

  28. 28
    Al Darling says:

  29. 29
    Mili Minor says:

    No distance especially in the gent’s toilet

  30. 30
    Mr Nevitt Sanford says:

    He’s spending another three years in Berkeley, California.

  31. 31
    Harriet says:

    Did you receive my present of a scaffold Eddie babes?

  32. 32
    V1le, vicious Labour ruined my Country says:

    I can’t wait to see all the poison about the Labour scum that will rise to the surface.

  33. 33
    Historian says:


    Your reference to a 2011 article on Mandy and his £8 million house..

    Is there another scandal aboutto explode about the Lord of Ethics and Evil?

  34. 34
    the savant 10.4 highway patrol says:



  35. 35
    Sarah Hobshawn says:

    Speaking of distance on Gordon Brown Appreciation Day does anyone know (or care!) where he is?

  36. 36
    EnochwasRight says:

    April Fool?

  37. 37
    Your beloved (partial) leader says:

    Huh! They call me Mister Nopengoal.

  38. 38
    Your beloved (partial) leader says:

    Oh goody! C5s for everyone!!

  39. 39
    CarryHole is a silly Hunt says:

    You’re sounding defensive?

  40. 40
    what a plonker. says:

    Like ferrets in a sack.

  41. 41
    damned impertinent questions says:

    Like Sarah, only so can avoid him

  42. 42

    If McPoison is still bonking Balls’ resident events rottweiler Balshan Izzet, then he probably would have shared a Lasagne with wifey a little more recently

  43. 43
    Postal Votes are Labour Loo Paper says:

    Could someone remind me of the collective noun for an absolutely worthless bunch of Hunts? Ah, the Liebor party- thanks.

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