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…


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  1. 1
    Kebab Time says:

    I dont think thats true.

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  2. 2
    Jimmy says:

    So your story was bollocks in other words?

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  3. 3
    Resident of 96.99% white Merseyside says:

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

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    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…

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  5. 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

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  6. 9
    The Stilton Eater says:

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

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  7. 10
    Maximum Imbecile says:

    Today, I will be a Tele Tubby…

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  8. 12
    Private Investigator says:

    Where is Dolly io all this filth?

    He must be there somewhere…

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      Torygraph says:

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

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  9. 13
    Dogs eat dogs says:

    Shurely McPoison works for some PR firm that purveys corruption?

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  10. 15
    damned impertinent questions says:

    If Balls denies it thats good enough for me.

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  11. 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…

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  12. 19
    Sidney Poitier says:

    “They call me ‘MISTER Tibbs’…”

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  13. 20
    Jock says:

    So there is a gagging order outon Dolly?

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  14. 22
    LOL says:

    http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/2012/09/damian-mcbride-brown-balls-and-the-african-coup/

    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!

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      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…

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  15. 24
    Lord O'Sugar, Sugar says:

    I now finance Empty Ed

    You know what that means when he gets into power

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  16. 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”?

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  17. 28
    Al Darling says:

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  18. 29
    Mili Minor says:

    No distance especially in the gent’s toilet

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  19. 33
    Historian says:

    Intriguing,Guido

    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?

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  20. 35
    Sarah Hobshawn says:

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

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  21. 36
    EnochwasRight says:

    April Fool?

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  22. 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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Rob Colvile reviews Russell Brand’s new book:

“Oddly, the person I feel sorriest for isn’t Brand himself – although he certainly comes across as a rather pitiable figure, projecting his own brokenness on to the world around him – but Johann Hari. Drummed out of Fleet Street for plagiarism, the former Independent columnist has washed up as “my mate Johann, who’s been doing research for this book”. For a genuinely talented polemicist, it would have been a humbling experience to have to treat this sub-undergraduate dross as the scintillating wisdom of a philosopher-king.”



Mycroft says:

Have you read the last bit of Animal Farm?

You know where the animals are looking through the Farmhouse window?

My TV screen was that window at lunch-time today.

Be careful, the sudden self-congratulatory tone, the slightly pudgy outline of indulgence and you become exactly what you should despise.

The jolly face of the Quisling Cameron poses for your camera has mesmerised and deceived you, you who were once not so deceived.

You were no firebrand, you were a damp squib in my opinion, sorry.

You need a damned good kick up the ahse!


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