June 14th, 2013

Ed Leaves Room to Kill Tories on Europe

“Weak” is the word Tory spinners want their MPs to repeat over and over (and over) again this morning following Miliband’s decision to duck the EU referendum vote. One particularly jubilant CCHQ source tells Guido “we are literally punching the air”. They will want to be wary of complacency though. Ed may well look weak now, though when the dust had settled in the run up to 2015 he has left himself in a position where he can still kill the Tories on Europe.

It isn’t impossible that this is part of a coordinated strategy to overtake the Tories on the inside and pledge a referendum in 2015. It is certainly no coincidence that abstaining leaves Miliband room to do so, as the Labour For a Referendum campaign will be arguing for the next two years. Indeed one of James Wharton’s greatest fears has been that they would spring a surprise and ruin his fifteen minutes. Guido wouldn’t even rule out Labour and the LibDems turning up on Friday, July 5. Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition…


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  1. 1
    *innocent face* says:

    Old Sally better get selling a bit more stuff if she’s going to pay her libel bill. Nothing listed at the moment.

    http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/life/celebrity/article3789834.ece

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  2. 2
    mad, swivel-eyed loon says:

    Why would they want to attack Milipede? Surely they want him left in place?

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  3. 3
    Spanish Inquisition says:

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  4. 4
    GAS says:

    Labour are in a good position on Europe, of course we’re not going to assist the Tories in their little publicity stunt. LFaR are happy to let Ed do what he likes as long as he commits to a referendum before 2015 rolls around, which he undoubtedly will.

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  5. 5
    Steve Miliband says:

    You’re suggesting they know what they are doing

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    • 40
      Old Blind Pugh says:

      Well it has got Geedo worried whether Ed is starting to become a politician at last and play the Cons as the Cons have been playing him.

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      • 49
        The Public says:

        You pillock, they’re all playing us for fools.

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      • 50
        C.O.Jones says:

        Dyed in the wool lefties have to stick to their dogma and they are unable to diverge from their conditioning.
        Miliband has little going for him as he is not a bright person and is not perceived by the general public as being capable of thinking for himself.

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  6. 6
    Anonymous says:

    ‘Ed the Pole’ couldn’t lead a rice pudding.

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  7. 7
    CLUELESS CAMERON and his gang of PUBLIC SCHOOL OIK'S says:

    Should that not read , “Time for ED to Leave” ?

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    • 14
      nellnewman says:

      Let’s hope he stays exactly where he is – the tories might not be up to winning the next election but labour are well on the road to losing it under his leadership.

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      • 67
        Col Nut says:

        Ed’s duckspeak has an Orwellian “independence of consciousness” quality which is what gives him his socialist charisma.

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  8. 9
    Anonymous says:

    It is amazing the lengths the LibLabCon will go to smear UKIP.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/06/13/alex-wood-ukip-nazi-cleared_n_3434402.html?utm_hp_ref=uk

    We are now down to photoshopping fake comments onto screenshots of Facebook feeds!!!!

    And this is democracy?

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    • 29
      Liblabcon globalist stooges gagging for yet another ME war says:

      And when that don’t work, there’s always our UAF paid thugs to disrupt meetings and attack party members.

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    • 45
      Parker Farage says:

      Ridiculous. Noone need to smear UKIP as they do it for themselves. Ashley Mote, Tom Wise and the campaign run by Parker and Groper against Marta Andreason. And that ignores the lower level miscreants such as Tony Nixon and Dick Delingpole. The ITV doc should make entertaining viewing.

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  9. 11

    A weak is a long time in politics.

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  10. 12
    nellnewman says:

    Well first and foremost this isn’t just about the EU.

    Labour have taken the view that the people / electorate don’t have a right to have a say. Labour were founded on the principle of giving the working class man a voice. militwit has just rubbished that rather important principle and it won’t be forgotten.

    As for doing a u turn in 2015 and agreeing to a referendum if he should win – well if he does that it will just make him look an opportunist – ‘well I’ll say we’ll do it because it’s the only way we can get elected’ – I don’t think that’ll work either.

    militwit has rather incredibly painted himself into the losers corner pr4sumably on the dodgy advice of his bosom pal ‘I’ve got my party back’ kinnochio

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    • 21

      Hey Nell all them 600 odd polos are just opportunist at every turn, get me a trough and I’ll pig in. EU one of the biggest troughs-pinnocio family .eg

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    • 56
      Anonymous says:

      Labour has never wanted people to have their say. The Union system they control, only allows those that are dependant on them, to choose the same as they want.

      The people were never given a voice, instead they are just allowed to echo the leadership voice.

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      • 71
        Village Idiot says:

        ..What if the result of a referendum is to exit the EU,and,the government of the day
        do not want to implement the democratic decision,because their heart is not in it???
        Would it not be “difficult” to govern against your own instincts????
        (i am fruitcake)

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    Roots says:

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    • 15
      Are you sure Diane? Because.... says:

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    • 28
      mad, swivel-eyed loon says:

      Before then, they’ll have to partition Nigeria, just like they did with Sudan. The mooselems are stepping up a gear in the genocide of the Christians.

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  12. 16

    Apologies for repost:

    It is fitting to see that Dale Cregan has been a whole life sentence. He is one who I would happily see dispatched without further great cost to the state or else risking some bleeding heart liberals organising for his release.

    One gets the feeling that it is safe to do that where the inhumane criminal is a nice white boy.

    Had he had a darker skin or had been a member of the religion of peace, then one feels that such a sentence would have caused an outcry.

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  13. 17
    Officer Dibble says:

    Any news of your paymaster and his rather pricey Chinese takeaway fat boy? Did you meet her? I heard she was offering her pu-tang out to all takers, she love you long time big boy.

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  14. 22
    Cllr. Brian Silvester, Cheshire East Council. says:

    Is it not weak for Tory Ministers to promise an in/out referendum but then refuse to commit to take us out if we vote out?

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  15. 24
    Parker Farage says:

    I believe this item is factually incorrect. Cleggie does expect the Spanish Inquisition every time he returns home.

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  16. 25
    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    It’s the 10th anniversary of Blair’s lies and deceit when he took the UK to war in Iraq. An illegal war that has killed tens of thousand, and is still killing people today.
    The Chilcot Inquiry report is being deliberately delayed. This is treating the people of the UK with utter contempt.
    When it comes down to it the media and politicians are gutless over this issue.

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    • 32
      Ann Clwyd says:

      Yes, but he made me a special envoy to Iraq on human rights, which enabled me to travel first class and stay in nice hotels. In return, I toured the studios to show my support for the war. I’m no one’s patsy. But I am a total fucking whore.

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    • 34
      nellnewman says:

      You know I do agree with you but just recenlt I’ve been wondering about that chilcot inquiry.

      I don’t think there’s any doubt it’s findings are going to be damning on bliar and brown. I just wonder whether cameron is keeping the lid on those findings until 2015 until just before the election when their release will do the most damage to labour election hopes.

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    • 37
      Loyalty is only ever one way in the UK says:

      This is treating the people of the UK with utter contempt.

      When haven’t the political class treated us with utter contempt going back to Norman times?

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  17. 29
    Leaked footage of the Bilderberg meeting says:

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    • 42
      Liblabcon - our real enemy says:

      I bet Syria was high up on their little agenda, and how to co-ordinate the propaganda effort to drag us into war.

      I hope our armed forces mutiny.

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  18. 35
    Out of Africa says:

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    • 41
      Owen Jones says:

      Is that a velociraptor dialect I detect?

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    • 43
      nellnewman says:

      Another expensive suit .Can’t you just hear him saying ‘don’t you think I look good’? Vain egotistical man!!

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      • 47
        Parker Farage says:

        I am told he has the same tailor as Joe Johnson.

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        • 54
          Photographer on a Train says:

          Looks like as it’s a Labour fund raiser he’s having to travel trash class.

          What’s the betting he flies back down?

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      • 69
        Col Nut says:

        Interesting how the ceiling lights reflect on his shiny head and give him a slightly “cornrow” look.

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        • 73
          Burgers are bad for you says:

          .. and why is he leaning to the right when he is so openly a lefty? Poor woman getting trapped on a train with him.

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    • 46
      One-term Dave, dragging the Tories to their grave, says:

      What utter rot! Working on a train? Stuff and nonsense, dear boy!

      The main justification for my super spiffing £33billion HS2 white elephant railway is that it shortens journey times for business people which is absolutely necessary because people cannot work on trains.

      Anyone who says otherwise is a swivel-eyed loon.

      Toodle pip!

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    • 51
      Hairless says:

      Is Chucks Bald, or does he shave his pate?

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    • 55
      Upchuck says:

      This reminds me of a brilliant comment someone once posted here when Chuka tweeted: “On my way to the House of Commons”. The comment was that Chuka’s basically just tweeting about the fact he’s on his way to work. Not only a totally unnecessary and pointless comment but one that betrays incredible arrogance, as though we should be in awe of the fact he’s doing his job. A chef doesn’t tweet a photo of himself saying “I’m at work!” A postman doesn’t tweet “Delivering letters”. And yet, here again is Chuka bragging that he’s working. Fuckwit.

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    • 57
      Steve Miliband says:

      can someone zoom in on the ticket and see how much we paid for it?

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  19. 53
    Owen Jones says:

    That’s handy!! I need a new tailgate for the Fiesta

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  20. 58

    BROKEN BRITISH POLITICS – UNITE HAS JUMPED INTO THE CORRUPT POLITICAL BED
    It is now Blatantly Obvious there is a total Underlying Political Agenda for this Country but what ? When Milliband and a Union are hand in glove on a scheme almost identical to the Tories Workfare programme when in Power they are not an alternative . Why don’t the spineless BS call a spade a spade and say we are reintroducing Slavery .
    They will bring in “a compulsory jobs guarantee, young people will have an obligation to take a job after a year or lose their benefits”.Millionaire Milliband you are a Minority you can try and revamp or rename an issue but it’s us the Public who are the Majority and we are not going to stand for Slavery . Your getting as idiotic as Cameron with his “under occupancy” it’s the Bedroom Tax .No wonder greedy Milliband 2 scarpered to the USA to line his pockets .This Country will not tolerate a one party state Lib/Lab/Con. http://brokenbritishpolitics.simplesite.com

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  21. 63
    CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

    Why would anybody believe a damn word the Labour Party says let alone concerning referendums?

    London media talk and nothing else. It’s a shame this blog just regurgitates the NI line.

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    • 68
      Old Blind Pugh says:

      ” It’s a shame this blog just regurgitates the NI line.” because it is one of the same, Geedo has succeeded in one of his objectives, the next move is to become a right wing MP in a nice safe seat

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  23. 76
    John Tandy says:

    Lead – down the garden path you mean ?

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  24. 78
    Jimmy says:

    “we are literally punching the air”

    Bookies have installed the air as odds on favourite.

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  25. 83
    Anonymous says:

    Just out of interest, does anyone know how the main parties will be whipping their MP’s on July 5th?

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