April 5th, 2013

Balls Out in 2015

A name to remember for the run-up to a big 2015 dogfight: the Tories have selected Andrea Jenkyns to take on Ed Balls in Morley and Outwood. The seat was almost the scene of the biggest upset of 2010. Expect Jenkyns’ working class striver credentials to be pushed from now until election day, Jenkyns is a local, comp-educated candidate who runs her own business. Conveniently she says fixing the broken welfare system is her main priority. Balls has a majority of 1,101…


  1. 1
    Tory voter says:

    Is it a singing business?


  2. 2
    only one eye swivels says:

    Tories are screwed at the next election. As we march forward to a wonderful Socialist future


  3. 3
    Youthpasta says:

    Doubt they’ll get a swing big enough to do it, but if any Labour MP should be worried about their seat it’s Balls!


    • 58
      Sir Barrington Minge says:

      I’d take a swing at Balls…with a baseball bat…something you couls never tire of.


    • 77
      Riparian says:

      She’s a religious nutjob who wants to ban drinking in public – that won’t go down too well in Leeds.


  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.


  5. 5
    Balls Out? says:

    Balls licked!


  6. 7
    Economics For Dummies says:


  7. 8
    Jim wedgbury says:

    Balls and milliband are completely on the wrong side of the welfare debate and their catastrophic miss reading of the public mood is going to lead to a poorer showing in the local elections than they expect but they will win in2015 and the IMF will impose huge cuts in public spending oct 2015 .
    I am afraid balls will survive in may


  8. 10
    Yummy says:

    I vote for her legs.


  9. 12
    Andrea Jenkyns - County Councillor, Singer and Song Writer. says:



  10. 13
    Sceptical steve says:

    As an elector in the constituency of Morely and Outwood, I’m looking forward to seeing what Andrea has to offer, preferably when my wife is out.


  11. 16
    Georgous George says:

    Do the mussies like wimmin candidates?


  12. 17
    Precarious Prole says:

    “UK diplomats in North Korea warned their safety cannot be guaranteed after 10 April”

    Looks like the maniac midget is going for a surprise attack!


    • 59
      Langley Has Got You On Camera 24/7 says:

      Good then he’ll find out that the mild buzzing noise that has been following him around for the past few weeks is not tinnitus, but a f_cking drone strike. We’ll decapitate the entire elite in 4 hours. Should prove a worrying example to others.


  13. 18
    Sceptical steve says:

    As an elector in the constituency of Morley and Outwood, I’m looking forward to seeing what Andrea has to offer, preferably when my wife is out.


  14. 22
    Silent Majority says:

    Good riddance to this house-flipping man who bullies colleagues and made hundreds of thousands of people out of work thanks to his reckless spending and debt crisis


    • 30
      Labour is off its Ed says:

      Don’t worry S.M. The BBC will offer him full time employment as their economics/political whallah, at triple his present salary!


  15. 23
    Tax Slave says:

    Where do we donate?

    I don’t mind backing a Tory – if the target for removal is Ed Balls.

    Mind you wouldn’t UKIP stand a better chance of ousting the b*stard?


    • 34
      Anonymous says:

      Doubt it Tax Slave. I honestly think UKRAP will go down like a lead zepplin at the next election.


  16. 25
    Harrison Umunna says:

    I can sing too. You trash.


  17. 27
    New Town Toff, Edinburgh says:

    Even if Balls loses, Labour will only move up some old duffer of an MP up the Lords and parachute Balls into his seat.


    • 47
      yeah, right... says:

      Doubt it; Ed will be only too pleased to see the back of Gordon Jr. Has Balls is too disliked among the PLP to cause meaningful trouble on the back benches.


  18. 28
  19. 32
    Ed Balls says:


    • 49
      CarryHole is a silly Hunt says:

      He seems to naturally have one arm in the air. Maybe it’s the memory of his fancy dress evening?


    • 92
      David Miliband says:

      Look at his arm salute! We can’t have that in football..I resign!


  20. 33
    Old Nick says:

    Galling though it might be to lose an effective minion, I confess I would stay up till hell freezes over to see Balls defenestrated.


  21. 37
    Double standards says:

    Osborne is slammed for mistakenly parking in a disabled space. Umunna gets away with deliberately and intentionally calling Londoners trash.


  22. 38
    Harrison Umunna says:


    • 44
      Paniagua Solo says:

      Is that the ‘smoking’ room?


      • 46
        yeah, right... says:

        Where have I seen that ‘I’m really pleased with myself’ look before?

        Oh yes, Chris Huhne.


    • 55
      Harrison Umunna says:

      But look how the Right treat Harrison with humour and wit. If a Tory MP had done the same the BBC would have run with it 24/7 with a procession of Lefty MPs in their studio screaming and wailing at how disgraceful this was and the MP should be sacked immediately.


      • 90
        EdButLookBalls says:

        Why have Al-Beeba stifled debate on the Philpott Welfare issue. It has disappeared off the airwaves completely counter to a DC and Rebekkah or a Sun hack!!!???

        Is it the fact that they alongside their paymasters Liebour are on the wrong side of public opinion?


    • 56
      Car Parks Are For More These Days says:

      What a f_cking twat! Is this the face of the People’s Party? Jesus it’s worse than having Dave and George the George & Gilbert Twins as the face of the party of aspiration! We are f_cked!


  23. 39
    Working hard with my iPad says:


  24. 41
    Yvette says:

    I do hope he gets voted out. He invites the most dreadful people round for supper. Ed, Ken, Len, Bob and Chukka. Simply too awful for words they it around droning on and on about how it’s going to be on Number 10. And little Owen, he does my washing up. I can’t wait till he’s old enough for me to have his cherry!


  25. 42
    Breaking news says:

    Are N Korea genuinely seeking a global conflict or is this just sabre rattling?

    The Foreign Office says it has been warned by North Korea that the safety of British diplomats cannot be guaranteed after 10 April in the event of conflict.


    • 50
      Thomas Cook says:

      Good time for a ‘jolly’ for Bliar, Brown, Two Balls, Two Jags, Millipede x 2, etc. This unique trip to N Korea will be generously funded by the populace at large and will allow the aforesaid politicians to reap the rewards due to them. The trip will start on 11th April.


      • 72
        The Deng Factor says:

        Please make the start on the 9th so we can ensure they do not survive and we can avoid their fallout.


      • 76
        Airey Belvoir says:

        When Dave came out with his ludicrous suggestion that North Korea is a current nuclear threat to the British Isles, I was put in mind of Tony Blair and his equally ludicrous claim that we were 45 minutes from being attacked by Iraq with WMD’s. An insult to our intelligence, scaremongering, contemptible.


  26. 43
    H.Hemmelig says:

    Wonderful though the thought is, there’s no chance of Balls losing his seat in 2015.


  27. 45
    yeah, right... says:

    Good luck to the girl. It’s not just Balls she has to beat though, it’s all those postal votes…


  28. 52
    Black Mask says:

    If only all of parliament had just one neck.


    • 65
      Tom Watson's neck says:

      I think you’ll find that I’m almost as big as everyone else’s necks put together.


  29. 53
    Khoklovskairvlin says:

    If the swing against Balls had been the same as in adjacent seats, such as his wife’s, he would have lost.

    Balls is a scumbag but also looks safe.

    Jenkyns is pissing in the wind if she thinks she could win this.

    Balls will have a majority of around 7K at the next GE.


  30. 64
    Long John Silver's parrot says:

    Does she believe in bringing back hanging and hanging people in public from cranes?


  31. 66
    YorkshireLad says:

    And the bet of luck to Ms Jenkyns.
    Just look at the state of us after the Oxford PPE graduates have been let loose


  32. 68
    Shooty* says:

    Uh Oh! Ed had better ship in some postal voters from south Birmingham.


  33. 74

    Oh Dear , oh dear , oh dear ! Another one of Daves chums who doesn’t know the rules !
    But having said that , i would rather have the slightly more palatable Robert Mugabe or even Kim Jong Un than the vile odious liar Balls


  34. 78
    Jimmy says:

    This Andrea Jenkyns? The one booted off Lincs. Council for breaking election law?


    As for “local”, I suppose it’s all north of Watford isn’t it?


    • 88

      see post directly above it’s only been there an hour !


    • 93
      Terrytory says:

      Pillock! Try reading the story. Not her fault, Council Executive apologises, and says it was the council’s fault for advising her incorrectly.


      • 97
        Jimmy says:

        Would that be the Tory controlled Council by any chance?

        Obviously not running for the Council you work for is such a grey area.


      • 98
        Jimmy says:

        Tory Council apologises to Tory candidate for not pointing you can’t run for a council which employs you?

        Fancy that.

        One for the A list there.


  35. 82
    londoncalling999 says:

    I think if he loses his seat there’s only one place he’ll go … Are you sure you’re ready for Lord Balls?


  36. 84
    Peter from Preston says:

    I hope Adrea (if she is media savvy) reads this.

    It’s simple. For the next two years concentrate on the POSTAL VOTES. Get the good people of Morley to commit to you on the postal votes and do nothing else.

    That’s how our friend from Normanton won last time.

    Over and out


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