July 23rd, 2013

Two Years Since Ed Promised Lobbying Dinner Details

While we are talking about lobbyists,  it is time for Ed to come clean about his own dealings. Back in October 2011, getting on for two years ago now, Guido asked Miliband to name the predator lobbyists he had dined with at the home of Roland Rudd. He promised to reveal all:

“I will definitely release the names of the people who were at the dinner.”

21 months on, Miliband is still refusing to say who was present. Just because Rudd’s known clients include investment banks, not so environmentally sensitive mining companies and firms owned by asset stripping private equity companies, there is no reason for Ed to be shy. Of course there definitely wouldn’t have been any other dodgy lobbyists present at the dinner who lobbied him about anything unsavoury. With Miliband repeatedly saying Cameron “can’t keep evading questions”, he wouldn’t want to be accused of hypocrisy. Guido is sure he has as convincing and full-proof an answer as Crosby’s, so now would be as good a time as ever for him to stay true to his word. Over to you, Ed…


  1. 1
    Keep calm, vote UKIP says:

    Labour lies, get over it.

    Vote UKIP.

  2. 2
    PlatoSays says:

    Most amusing. Frankly I couldn’t give a toss about this stuff as its all a murkey business – but if Labour want to play silly games, this is an excellent place to throw the mud back at them.

    Well done for having the memory of an elephant here.

  3. 3
    Sandra in Accounts says:

    To think that the son of a communist professor, who fought for the Red Army before seeking asylum in the terrible free west he patently despised, a man who has never had a job, who is the metropolitan left wing elite personified, a man who knows nothing of the working class British, who is owned & controlled by the Unions, who stabbed his brother in the back, who said nothing when McMental was wrecking Britain could be the next Prime Minister just shows how weak Cameron is.


    Vote UKIP.

  4. 4
    Vote Labour for escalated Trepanning surgery says:

    But apart from that, what else is wrong with Ed?

  5. 5
    Socialists = Sociopaths says:

    Hypocrisy and Mendacity – it’s in Libor’s D-N-A.

  6. 6
    Owen Jones says:

    Where’s my safe Labour seat?

  7. 7
    Anonymous says:

    So instead vote for the former banker Farage? I’m loving your logic Sandra.

  8. 8
    Ewname is not the enemy, and I am not Ewaname says:

    Well petal,

    According to my inverted other, who was totes hanging out with Ed the other night ** honest ** Ed has impotence issues.

    Must dash, royal booties to knit, ** winks **


    N E x x x

  9. 9
    Duty Pedant says:

    Commodity broker

  10. 10
    Owen's Mammy says:

    I’m just fastening it to the toilet now Owen, you can go in a second.

  11. 11
    Ed Miliband says:

    I will anthwer you.

    Crothby Crothby Crothby Crothby Crothby Crothby Crothby Crothby Crothby Crothby Crothby Crothby Crothby Crothby Crothby Crothby Crothby Crothby

  12. 12
    50 years from now says:

    Today is the historic occasion of Prince Muhammad al-Wayne bin Darren Denzil Windsor being crowned King of the Islamic Republic of Britainistan.

  13. 13
    A Sardine says:

    And now Ed, say that outside of the HoC without the protection of Parliamentary privilege.

    I dare you Ed, in fact I double dare you.


  14. 14
    V1le Labour trashed my Country says:

    Ed Multimillionaireband can’t reveal those attending as the personal bungs to his off-shore bank accounts would show up!

  15. 15
    Firm But Fair says:

    Ed Miliband is useless.

  16. 16
    Royal Oath says:

    I promise to protect the realm and vanquish the EU.

  17. 17
    BBC, 50 years from now says:

    And in breaking news, the UK Al Quds Force are to investigate the sudden increase in postal votes from the Oxford area. Critics are pointing to the craze of ‘white flight’ that started about 55 years ago.

  18. 18
    Direct and to the point says:

    Ed Miliband is a mong.

  19. 19
    TomTom says:

    Members of Parliament fathering bastard children, the Government giving money to Nations and Regimes who support Female Mutilation and Marriage of 8 year old girls to old Men for rape, throw in Legal Homosexuality and the Government wants to block porn in case it harms children… Dave you are pathetic. Stop dealing with Countries where they imprison women who have been Raped for Extramarital Sex but allow sex with Children as the norm.. then you might have some moral ground to query the affects of porn.

  20. 20
    Ed Balls says:

    Ed Balls

  21. 21
    kropotkin says:

    And in Guido’s case – also the drinking capacity of an elephant.

  22. 22
    Scotching Rumours says:

    “Guido is sure he has as convincing and full-proof an answer as Crosby’s…”

    Well, Guido WOULD want a “full-proof” answer.
    He might settle for an 80-proof answer, though.

  23. 23
    CSN says:

    Sthillth and Nathth

  24. 24
    In search of the answer says:

    Why would I vote for the party that selected Wise and Mote as MEPs, has a deputy leader known as Mussolini to his own members and is led by a nutcase with a history of meeting convicted loonies from the extreme right?

  25. 25
    Zactly...UKnot EU says:

  26. 26
    In search of the answer says:

    For an investment bank; during the crisis that has qualified others to be described as bankers.

  27. 27
    kropotkin says:

    And there was me thinking they were the names of Gobby Gove’s children.

  28. 28
    Labour HQ says:

    Never again mention the middle class. We are the party for the benefit class.

  29. 29
    nellnewman says:

    poor militwit. In another hole dug by himself!

  30. 30
    In search of the answer says:

    Actually it would be no problem. Crosby would never go to court even if he is clean on this one because the lawyers would go on a fishing expedition and require disclosure of virtually the entire records of his business. Is he clean on everything?

  31. 31
    Doris says:

    I worked the counter at RBS back then. Am I a banker?

  32. 32
    A Viva says:

    I sell Insurance and I am a broker QED an Insurance Broker.

    Am I a banker?

  33. 33
    In search of the answer says:

    According to the press for the last 5 years the answer in both cases is ‘yes’. I make no judgement.

  34. 34
    Paniagua v5 says:

    I never knew but Ed’s father was called Adolph before changing it to Ralph.


  35. 35
    cheun bahki says:

    Ve make velly good deal yes ? You gimme machine pieces I give you wolex or you want I give iphone? velly many, you get good price.

  36. 36
    PR Dave says:

    Quite right, keep voting LibLabCon you know it makes sense!

  37. 37
  38. 38
    Owen Jones says:

    I play with myself when its dark and I am on my own.

    Am I a banker?

  39. 39
    The office of Justine and Edward miliband says:

    Just laying some groundwork for the future.
    No sense annoying the moneymen.

  40. 40
    In search of the answer says:

    Of course he is a hypocrite, but you really don’t get it. The media, including the Mail, Telegraph, Express and Fox Lite are only focusing on the Crosby story. Only the ever shrinking readership of Guido will even be aware of this dirt from Ned’s past.

  41. 41
    In search of the answer says:

    Not really – but perhaps you could answer my question?

  42. 42
    Labour Kills says:


    Still B.liar is off the hook. Free to lobby Labour & the government for his own ends.

  43. 43
    he's off again says:

    Is he ever in his constituency?

  44. 44
    Gordon Brown says:

    Typical stuck up Royals!
    I wanted to pay William, Kate and their new born son a visit today to wish them well but I was refused and told not to travel south of the border.

  45. 45
    Ken Livingstone says:

    Guido, did you ever receive the copy of my accounts I sent you?

  46. 46
    Tom Watson, parachutist says:


  47. 47
    Its called giving your finger to da man says:

  48. 48
    Cameron hates the UK & loves the EU says:

    Otherwise millions of deaths in WW1 and WW2 will have been in vain and the UK will lose what little sovereignty we have left, and be completely ruled by an unelected Brussels elite headed up by José Manuel Barroso, Van Rompuy and Mario Draghi.

    LibLabCon will never vote for Xmas, why would they bite the EU hand that feeds so well with pensions and post domestic parliament salaried EU jobs… think Kinnock and Mandlebum for starters.

  49. 49
    the industrial revolution says:

    and where are these desirable items that we can sell to the affluent Chinese ?
    Or is he thinking of financial services because I never met a Chinese who wasn’t canny with money.

  50. 50
    and says:

    Hitler was a Socialist too.

  51. 51
    Steve says:

    China holds most of Britains debt.

  52. 52
    Cameron hates the UK & loves the EU says:

    Ed also has that kind of smashed in boxers face look, a face that not even his mother could love.

  53. 53
    Anonymous says:

    Yes, but he saw the word ‘accounts’ and immediately sent them to the Turks and Caicos.

  54. 54
    A Mong says:

    Do you mind!

  55. 55
    kropotkin says:

    Indeed; a dyslexic banker.

  56. 56
    Party of Dave still letting in 500,000 immigrants per year says:

    Well who’d have thunk it!

  57. 57
    Sit Petra says:

    A blast from the past, the inland revenue can only go back 7 years.

  58. 58
    Cameron hates the UK & loves the EU says:


    You are typical of gutter press and spinning politicos- reducing serious debate to personality politics.

    You try and shut down the debate on EU membership with snide comments like some little snotty nosed kid at school that nobody likes.

    We know the LibLabCon stand for selling this country down the road and giving up what little sovereignty we have left. They will never allow a free and fair referendum and they will never vote to leave.

    UKIP are the only party who want to leave the EU and retain the UK’s sovereignty.

  59. 59
    kropotkin says:

    So let me understand the logic. We sacrificed millions of lives to avoid a far right takeover of Europe, and now we will hand over the UK to the modern day version of the people we defeated 70 years ago. No; withdrawal from the EU may make sense. Backing it up by having in power a nutter who thinks meeting people like Tony Lecomber – a convicted bomb maker – is a good idea is another matter.

  60. 60
    Bob says:

    Seven, I always thought it was six.

  61. 61
    In search of the answer says:

    It strikes me that it is your comment that is going into the gutter. You may not agree with Anonymous but his post was polite and made a valid point.

  62. 62
    Sit Petra says:

    They keep changing the goal posts.

  63. 63
    Sir William Waad says:

    Because, sadly, even such a party may be better than the irredeemably corrupt and incompetent alternatives.

  64. 64
    Spock says:

    So let me understand the logic.

    UKIP = NAZI’s?
    Meeting a bomb maker makes you a bomb maker?

  65. 65
    Dyxslexic says:

    I can only reach a lixmac

  66. 66
    Inland Robbery says:

    Indeed, it’s like playing tennis with a cricket bat.

  67. 67
    Cameron hates the UK & loves the EU says:

    Immigrants, and indeed any taxpayer who earns under £39k pa, consumes more Government resources (schooling, health, tax credits, child benefit etc etc), than they contribute in tax payments.


    Therefore, for every immigrant who comes to this country and earns less than that, 3 things occur

    1) Borrowing rises to pay the cost of the immigrant
    2) Tax’s rise to pay the cost of the immigrant
    3) Service levels reduce for everybody, to pay the cost of the immigrant

    Of course this is based on the average family of 1.7 kids, if you have 3 or 4 kids, which many immigrant families do, the net wage where the tax payer becomes a net contributor, rises by about £7k per child.

    Immigrants earning over £50k pa who pay all their own healthcare costs for 10 years are welcome to come to the UK.

    Otherwise bugger off.

  68. 68
    Paniagua v5 says:

    Justine and Edward = Jedward

  69. 69
    Bob says:

    Never mind Gordon, you could always pay a visit to Syria or Iran, or maybe even China?

  70. 70
    Mustapha Benefits says:

    Did you call

  71. 71
    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

    So after two years it would be more than fair to state that Ed Miliband is a liar. To be a good liar you have to have a good memory, seems Miliband hasn’t got a memory at all.

  72. 72
    Lord Sir Domly Dom says:

    you are delusonal. A) The Nazis were far LEFT wing socialists.
    B) UKIP are very much pro democracy and if in power, you would actually get a say on their policies through referendums. If you did not like the policy, you could vote against it.

    NONE of the current liblabcon give a shit what you think of their policies. Most of their own leaderships do not give a shit what their own back benchers think, let alone the party members, and their voters can simply fuck off for all they care.

    they treat this country and her people with utter contempt.

    So your false smears about far-right wing extremism notwithstanding, you seem to prefer a corporatist oligarchy imposing directives to be rubber stamped by whichever EU puppet is in power, over genuine democracy with all the real checks and balances give you a real say in the protection of the people from extremism.

    You appear to be the extremist here, kropotkin

  73. 73
    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

    Yes and then you would tax UK business even more and waste the proceeds on public sector jobs. Ummuna you really are trash.

  74. 74
    Django says:

    Don’t expect a reasoned debate from UKIP, far too many lunatics!

  75. 75
    John Tandy says:

    If he has a plausible explanation for keeping quiet then lets hear it Guido….

  76. 76
    lojolondon says:

    Farage meets people from all walks of life, that makes him sensible, LibLabCon could learn from that! And we vote for UKIP because they are the only party that cares about Britian. LibLabCon only care for their pensions, and getting onto the EU gravy train.

  77. 77
    lojolondon says:

    Actually, we fought to avoid a GERMAN takeover of Europe, and now we have one!!

  78. 78
    broderick crawford says:

    Yes … in italian it s called faccia da pugni

    ( a face that was made to be punched )

  79. 79
    broderick crawford says:

    ok a sort of merchant thanker then …. same difference .

  80. 80
    Anonymous says:

    You have obviously seen Bairstow at the crease.

  81. 81
    Swivel-eyed Fruitcake Lunatic says:

    And don’t expect us to vote for the lying self serving LibLabCon, reasoned debate with them and their controlled media is beyond impossible.

  82. 82
    Gladys says:

    Just ban the 650 spongers from standing for public office come May 2015

  83. 83
    Anonymous says:

    Farage meets people who spend all their time in Pubs, more like ! 99% of all pics of Nige show him clutching a pint and looking half cut ! he has shot himself in the foot in his attempt to get votes !

  84. 84
    Anonymous says:

    When is nigel going to change the habit of a lifetime and produce some policies and some facts about who we would trade with if we were not in the EU ?

  85. 85
    Anonymous says:

    This is why i detest Labour. They are all dirty tricks,do you think for one minute that they think Crosby lobbied Dave ? of course they dont, but they hope some of the thickerati will believe it.

  86. 86
    Anonymous says:


    LibLabCon and Camerons utter contempt for the public and complete addiction to the EU is the only foot shooting thats been done….

    To try and smear UKIP with your petty school boy attacks is quite frankly embarrassing and pathetic and shows you up as the cheap troll you are trying to shut down serious debate.

    So run along now and let the big boys discuss the serious issues, the UK’s sovereignty, the large competitive economic advantage the UK will have when it leaves the EU, and in the interim the complete lack of democracy in the EU.

  87. 87
    Anonymous says:

    Err everybody we traded with before….

    And all the countries the EU prohibits us from negotiating bi-lateral trade agreements with.

    The UK can join the European Free Trade Area (EFTA) like Norway and enjoy access to all existing markets.

    Of course spreading doom, gloom and economic pestilence is bread and butter propaganda for pro EU trolls….

  88. 88
    Mark T says:

    Of course Roland Rudd is a rapid pro European……so we can guess the agenda

  89. 89
    The Critic says:

    at least we have moved on from Ashcroft

  90. 90
    Load of cobblers says:

    Do Egypt and Syria stop being hellholes for a few days whenever BBC and SKY go 24 hr on one story?

  91. 91
    Shurdyrover says:

    I work with my hands does that make me a banker??

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