August 2nd, 2013

Save Ed: Now Mirror Goes For Miliband

Looks like George Mudie was saying what everyone in the Labour Party is thinking yesterday. The Staggers, LabourList, even Owen Jones, have all broken ranks and given Miliband a kicking this week. Now it is the turn of Kevin Maguire to twist the knife in the Mirror:

“The truth is the Labour leader isn’t the decisive, dominant political figure he needs to become if he is to stroll into Downing Street. David Cameron and the Conservatives are there for the taking yet too often Miliband fails to land the killer punches. Labour MP George Mudie’s “hesitant and confused” outburst stings because it rings true. The Tories are regularly allowed to call the shots because Miliband doesn’t know whether he is coming or going…

Maurice Glasman, a Labour peer and Miliband’s onetime guru, famously concluded his former pupil “flickered rather than shone”. That verdict was in January 2012. This is August 2013. Election day is now only 20 months away on 7 May 2015. And Glasman’s assessment remains disturbingly accurate for Labour.”

Guido hopes this won’t become a recurring theme in the run up to conference season. Save Ed…


108 Comments

  1. 1
    Ed Miliband says:

    My name is Ed, HEAR ME ROAR.

    Cough, cough, splutter, wheeze.

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    • 12
      Lord Ariadeus says:

      Ed, you must be protected at all costs. Former Labour supporters will flock to the UKIP. They hate the vile Tories and the liars, fraudsters and sexually deviant LibDums.

      Keep up the good work.

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      • 28
        Quiet Bat Person says:

        DUEMA

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      • 29
        Crazy Cat Lady says:

        Oh come on. Lefties would pick the Green Party for a fringe vote. Since Dr. Bob quit UKIP they have yet to have an MP in the commons.

        Clearly you do not read the Telegraph, else you would be aware of UKIP’s sexual deviance at Guido’s soiree. Of course Guido will not talk about it, he is in the process of burying his former UKIP support and distancing himself from the train wreck.

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        • 83
          Common Sense says:

          Even Labour voters are not stupid enough to vote Green…
          And they are pretty stupid.

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        • 87
          Simon B says:

          You sound like a commie, having a go at Guido. He’s doing the nation a huge service with this blog. Besides, it’s probably just a bunch of jealous commie womyn feminazis who are trying to smear Guido and UKIP. Don’t listen to them.

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          • Eloc Yrrah says:

            Poor wickle Guido, so Cat Lady you are intimate with Guido but which one, the bolder one or the young one

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          • Crazy Cat Lady says:

            Commie..Ha. You are fighting windmills. There are no commies. You are going to be so brassed off when Labour eventually fields another Blairite/Thatcherite candidate and Murdoch flips support.

            Maybe not the next election, but sometime soon.

            Labour is probably banking on a two-term Tory/Coalition government which they can blame for the mess the country is in. This is UK politics ad infinitum.

            UKIP…You are having a giraffe mate.

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        • 99
          Anonymous says:

          The problem with Labour, is that they are a bunch of minorities, a huge contradiction teeming with injustice.

          When it was rich against poor, owner v’s worker, it kind of made sense, sort of.. but now it just looks like a joke and results in minority interest after minority interest tearing themselves apart.

          Where is their core vote ??? You can’t have a core vote of recent immigrants, unemployed people and Guardian / Mirror readers….it’s simply not sustainable (or desirable).

          Which is why “traditional” labour voters, you know blue collar voters who actually work. These people now have very little interest in the Labour party, they simply don’t represent them. They own their own home, maybe own a small business, their kids have got educated, they have dreams and ambitions.

          They’ve become the aspirational ‘upper working class’ if you like. They are no longer the poorest or weakest or most uneducated in society…. they are aspirational, their kids might even have gone to a polytechnic and work in an office. They support the Royal Family and also our armed forces., they know their neighbours and are involved in the community – but they are “working class”, they go to the local working men’s club rather than the bowling club or Bridge club.

          Like I say, looking at Labour, they have deserted these people, their policies undermine them at every single turn.

          Meanwhile the Labour party continues to support and promote policies that appeal to the worlds minorities, any minorities…. the illegal immigrants, the chronic workshy and lazy. Those policies result in lower wages due to immigration and higher tax’s in order to pay for the immigrants benefits.

          Labour policies are therefore in direct conflict, and damage, the prospects of the “upper working class”…

          And thus we see strong support for UKIP in many “traditional” labour areas.
          This UKIP support is likely to increase.

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      • 84
        Simon B says:

        I’m glad the term “sexually deviant” is making a comeback. It’s about time only NORMAL sex was allowed. We should follow the example of the candidates in the US who are working tirelessly to outlaw oral and anal sex.

        But I can’t agree with you that the Tories are vile. They’re saving this nation from the mess Labour left them, sticking up for hardworkingpeople.

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    • 27
      Maqboul says:

      Sounds like McCluskey’s calling in his markers.

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    • 33
      JH2123458490923 says:

      Ed knows what he wants – he wants to punish those nasty people who have been sat under an Oak tree for 1000 years, because they have had it too easy and have been spoilt by living on the island that has been the principle font of civilisation, democracy, technology and culture for most of that period. They must have their noses rubbed in a more miserable existence, and be made to feel ashamed for once achieving something better.

      Just like his father, who wanted Britain to lose WW2 – despite having just taking refuge here – in order that we should ‘see’ how nationalist and horrid we are.

      He just doesn’t know quite how to achieve that end. The tide of cleverer-than-you, down-with-us, leftist sanctimony that started to swamp our culture in the 80s is now ebbing away, and Ed is a bit stuck without it.

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      • 37
        Occam says:

        You think too much. Ed is a crook from a family of crooks. How did he become so rich? By being a crook. Simples

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        • 85
          Simon B says:

          Ed and the rest of Labour are part of the Kommunist Kult Konspiracy. Look what they’ve done to our once great nation: they protected the weak as if that was some sort of virtue. They brought in the minimum wage which has destroyed businesses up and down the country. They let at least 20 MILLION immigrunts into the country.

          This EnglishMAN won’t take it anymore. Vote UKIP to return this country to where it belongs: with the productive on top, having the whip hand over the weak and feeble once again.

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          • Simon B says:

            They also started the ball rolling which now sees gay people treated as equals. This has led to Cameron’s only mistake: destroying the tradition of marriage (which started with Christianity) for the rest of us. My marriage has been completely devauled knowing those limp-wristed ones can now marry. It’s disgusting to even think about.

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      • 41
        Point of Information 2 says:

        Ed is also weakened by the departure of his brother to the US.

        Family loyalty can and will be questioned.

        The moves in Labour now, and the power vacuum which Ed M seems to have let form smell like the actions of someone who has already handed in notice and has been looking around for a new position.

        Perhaps he has been unable to find anything, which is why he is now being managed out.

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        • 46
          Tôm Watsôn says:

          As it was written.

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        • 52
          MBA says:

          Managed out?

          The only managerial experience available in the inch deep talent pool that comprises the Labour Front bench is a box of crayons and some tick boxes.

          He is not being ‘managed out’. What we are looking at is mere shambles.

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          • Point of Information 2 says:

            This is the state of management within Labour, and has been so for a while.

            Take a look at the UK to see some further legacy.

            Such things happen when a party becomes reliant on populism, and buys into this wholesale.

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          • A Reader says:

            The irony of this is that of all the people on the Labour front bench, the only one who has shown any moxy at all in recent years is Ed Miliband, when he engineered the demise of his brother David.

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    • 81
      PC Dixon says:

      Come on Ed – Don’t take any notice – you’re doing a lovely job ! keep it just as it is cos we don’t want you to go. !!

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  2. 2
    polly.toynbee@guardian.co.uk says:

    Save a whale – harpoon one of those fat chicks

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  3. 4
    Mornington Crescent says:

    DUEMA, yes – but don’t forget DUEBA…

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  4. 6
    NHS death camp says:

    Save Ed indeed!

    He is the only hope for Windmill Dave and his Gay narriage mafia

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    • 17
      Red Ed Millibandwagon says:

      I am on holiday so these awful cowards attack me as I am away.
      I will (make a) deal with them on my return and if they persist I will cut off their union water.

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    • 54
      Our EU membership fee: 20 billion reasons to vote UKIP says:

      Not even Millipede can save Dim Dave now. Labour are on course for a 76 seat majority. Wait for Dim Dave to let hundreds of thousands of Romanians into the UK from 1st Jan; Dim Dave Camoron and his coterie of faux Tories are toast.

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      • 104
        Pick litter for bennies says:

        Please tell me that Theresa May has got an emergency law up her sleeve to pull up the drawbridge when tens of thousands of pickpockets and campers decide to come her for work(ie benefits).

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  5. 7
    Crazy Cat Lady says:

    Yes, yes. Sort your self out Labour. Guido has done the groundwork, he has been hyping a fringe party for months. Now if you get your act together Labour, you can expect the level of support Blair received from the Murdoch press.

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  6. 8
    Jealous Lefty says:

    We should tax every rich person at 100%.

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  7. 9
    The EU is croques (de merde) monsieur says:

    We all know what Labour stands for. A disastrous economic policy of debt that would repeat the same mistakes that they have always made in the past. The choice of leader makes no difference when the loony left call the shots.

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  8. 10
    Neil Kinnock says:

    Don’t worry, Ed. John Major had no more charisma than you have and he was just as dim, dull and dithering as you are. But he still won an election, because he was up against a very bad, physically repulsive PR man with extreme doctrinaire views that he kept trying to hide because he knew most people disagreed with them.
    You’re going to win the election, Ed.

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    • 20
      Nell Kinnochio and family. says:

      Hold on Ed, this was not me speaking above but a terrible fraud.
      I will support you through thick and thin Ed – but don’t forget my brown envelope hey boyo.

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  9. 14
    a red-bearded dwarf says:

    bit of a harold wilson?

    in 1966 came the new crop of labour mp’s – without strong loyalties to their sponsors – right enough – but without the ability to see the consequences of their (highly principled) actions – first generation of labour’s ‘professional class’

    result – an unmanageable party

    no one has ever run labour in government from the left – they are not prepared for the responsibilities of government

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  10. 16
    To Deceave is to Succeed says:

    Doesn’t he reflect the Maguires, labour members, MPs over their in ability to deliver a sustaining political approach to running the country.

    To blaming Miliband is the same as blaming the rest.

    remember the tory economics, education (yes university fees), 97% DWP etc is labour policies at the last election. Miliband has been allowed to deceave the electorate. That makes him a success.

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    • 26
      FFS says:

      Yes, its a laugh isn’t it? Bascially Ed is Owen Jones’ and Kevin Maguire’s ideal Labour leader but now the fucked up policies they wholeheartedly believe in aren’t winning Labour any votes so they want to chuck him out. Fo what I wonder? Presumably someone else that believes exactly the same bullcrap as Ed but somehow is popular with the electorate. Now that would be a clever trick.

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    • 36
      have you noticed how the Islamic for Allah looks like the Loch Ness monster ? says:

      there are a couple of spelling errors the most glaring being “running” for “ruining”

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  11. 21
    Mr Mugabe says:

    I’ve send Ed a full briefing on throwing an election, drawing on all my 33 years of corruption.

    By 2015 the pupil will have become the master!

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  12. 22
    atusov says:

    I cannot sum it up more succinctly than to quote Malcolm Tucker from ‘ The Thick of It ‘ : ‘ A mouse in a maze ‘

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  13. 23
    The ART of masturbation?!!!!! says:

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  14. 24
    Lord Prescott says:

    Ed is about as much use as a snooze button on a smoke alarm!

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  15. 30
    Goodbye Miliband, and fuck off says:

    But changing leader will not fix the core problems that exist with the Labour party.

    They need to return to their core principals, perhaps look at bringing back clause 4, avoid the cesspit of Blairism, and fix their accounts.

    Their position on EU should be reviewed as ongoing support in the light of the number of UK jobs which have been sacrificed for that project: Jobs both taken now by the cheap workers they encourage to migrate here, and jobs which were transferred abroad with their blessing.

    Of course one does not care either way as the shambolic party and its sociopathic ideology is now past its sell by date.

    UKIP is the way forward.

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    • 60
      Our EU membership fee: 20 billion reasons to vote UKIP says:

      +1

      Labour embraced so many minority interest groups (most of them PC, and many in total opposition to one another) that it’s become an incoherent mess. Leading Labour must be like herding cats.

      That said, they’re still going to win the next election.

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      • 80
        Anonymous says:

        We cannot allow the socialists back in.

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        • 88
          Common Sense says:

          Labour winning the GE would be the best thing that could happen to the Tories.

          It will give them 5 years to formulate some real ‘conservative’ policies and present a proper policy to take us out of the crazy EU.

          A party offering a clear distinction to Labour and a clear message that we leave the EU ASAP, after another 5 disasterous Labour years would win a landslide and be in power for decades…

          Short term pain, long term gain.

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    • 106
      WarBaby says:

      Socialism/Marxism/Communism, whatever you call it, has long been a dead and buried failure and its chains from some anonymous central, usually fat controller, broken and rusty. Long live freeddom to do what you will with your own money and property. Please do not shriek back hysterical leftwing clap trap!

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    • 107
      Anonymous says:

      Who are their ‘core principals’? Is this a reference to the Blessed Tony Blair, a man who seemingly had very few principles?>

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  16. 31
    FFS says:

    Let’s face it, the only way that Labour could ever win an election is by: [1] bringing in enough 3rd world immigrants that they can rely on postal votes from illiterate muslims that don’t give a damn; [2] by putting a pyschopathic compulsive liar in charge like Tony Blair.

    So Owen Jones and Kevin Maguire will need to find someone that can fit the bill for [2] until the can implement policy [1]. And they’ll have to do that quick before the remaining white Labour voters kick the bucket.

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    • 34
      Point of Information 2 says:

      The more likely way they would win is by rigging the vote through postal vote electoral fraud.

      That is looking like a less easy slam dunk for them as they are losing dominant power in a lot of local authorities.

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    • 35
      Abdul the envelope stuffer says:

      I have a cunning plan

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    • 38
      Dummy says:

      And there was I thinking psychopath1c compulsive liar was a prerequisite for all labour mps.

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    • 42
      JH2123458490923 says:

      Come polling day, I don’t believe a good number of traditional Labour voters will be willing to vote for Ed Milliband.

      He’d be an even bigger national embarrassment than McRuin, an impressive achievement.

      Who wants to be a part of that, except the most tribal, spittle-flecked self-hater?

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    • 91
      Common Sense says:

      “Let’s face it, the only way that Labour could ever win an election is by: [1] bringing in enough 3rd world immigrants that they can rely on postal votes from illiterate muslims that don’t give a damn;”

      But they do give a damm !!!! and we’ve paid for their education as well.

      Local Authorities – stage 1 – Tick
      Main Stream Media – stage 2 – Newsnight, Financial Times, Guardian, BBC etc etc – Tick
      MP’s in Parliament – Tick
      European MEP’s – work in progress, see Labours latest list….

      Labour are merely the host body until they are ditched for their own independent parties, this is already happening in local authorities.

      Why do you think local councils are not interested in “beds in sheds”…. because they all own the fcking sheds !!!!!!!!!!

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  17. 39
    neitherdeadnoralive says:

    The country going under with Dave or Ed at the helm, does it really matter ?

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    • 92
      The EU says:

      Not to us, if it means you become our economic slave and are too weak to fight us, even better.

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  18. 40
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Looking at the, “leadership’ of all 2 1/2 parties, it must have been a very thick decadal cohort at Oxbridge.

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    • 43
      Oxford Don says:

      Standards have been dropping. The best candidates go to Cambridge and overseas. We do as best we can.

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  19. 45
    Alex Salmond, formerly the cleverest politician in Britain says:

    Ed’s cause is doomed.

    Once I sweep to victory in 2014 and lead the Free Socialist Republic of Scotland, it’ll be P45s to Scotland’s 55 Labour MPs and there will never be a Labour government again in England.

    Ya bas.

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  20. 47
    EU Funded Pro-EU Troll says:

    Vote UKIP

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  21. 49
    Engineer says:

    If Labour start the process of deselecting Ed, or he decides to resign, who else have they got? It would have to be somebody acceptable to Len MacCluskey, or they won’t get enough votes from the electoral college.

    So who? Ed Balls? Yvette? Hattie? Chukka?

    We’re not exactly in Bliar charismatic leader type territory here, are we? (Besides, look where that got them in the end.)

    They’ve got a problem.

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  22. 50
    Windy Miller says:

    Since abandoning Clause IV the Labour party stands for nothing. There are no differences between them and the Lib/Cons. They can’t oppose Government policies because they agree with them.

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    • 94
      The EU says:

      And whats the problem with that ?

      3 socially liberal parties who show 100% allegence to the EU but on a domestic front can squable and fight and pretend they disagree with each other in order to keep the electorate happy thinking they have democracy and representation is exactly how we’ve planned it.

      Then when the LibLabCon stooges have served their time in the UK ‘parliament’ they are promoted up to the EU to collect their just rewards and loverley salaries and pensions… its all so easy, and all with other peoples money.

      Just ask our sleepers like Mandlebum and Clarke… 2 peas from the same pod, trust me.

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  23. 55
    New Mantra says:

    Vote UKIP – Get Miliband and Balls ?

    Not so: Vote UKIP – get UKIP.

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    • 69
      The EU is croques (de merde) monsieur says:

      Vote Tory – get Heir to Blair.

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      • 74
        Lloyd Grossman. says:

        Let’s look at the evidence.

        Increasing public spending, borrowing and the national debt – tick
        Fanatical about propping up the failing NHS – tick
        Increasing spending on overseas aid – tick
        Can’t help invading Muslim countries – tick
        Determined to increase polices to benefit gays and other races at the expense of others – tick

        Who could possibly vote for a party like this?

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        • 95
          Anon says:

          Thats the policies of the LibLabCon….
          All exactly the same.

          And invading muslim countries, only to remove secular dictators and governments so we can replace them with Guardian approved proper Muslim Brotherhood ones…

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  24. 57
    The tiny, tiny, tiny tip of the iceberg says:

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  25. 65
    The EU is croques (de merde) monsieur says:

    How come Labour leaders are always thought of as brilliant by Labour supporters when PM but crap after they have been in office and failed spectacularly to provide any success either for the economy or for their loony left ideals? They have even realised just how bloody awful Blair was. And that’s besides his crusades in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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  26. 66
    A frothing loon says:

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    • 68
      The voting public says:

      Uh OK.

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    • 71
      Anonymous says:

      That is about as many votes as that bunch of clowns will get. Vote UKIP loose your rights. Just read their policies for a change

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      • 75
        The EU is croques (de merde) monsieur says:

        Are you a raving Muslim terrorist per chance?

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      • 96
        The EU says:

        Repeat after me and I will give you some money..

        The EU is good for you, The EU is good for EU, the EU is good for the EU.

        There we are.

        Now pop along and start earning some money so you can give it to us in tax’s so we can spend it…

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    • 73
      Anonymous says:

      Say it again and again and again, ad infinitum , please

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  27. 77
    Blind_leading_the_blind says:

    Reads like an assessment of Cameron in 2008 – and he got in, and the assessment was correct

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  28. 82
    A GP on £150,000 + private work says:

    Unless Gideon had some very attractive tax breaks for the hardworkers like myself, then I’ll be rethinking my vote in 2015.

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  29. 89
    Polly Says says:

    Come on Ed, squeeze those privileged pensioners until their pips squeak.

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  30. 90

    Perhaps a little more brain storming and less blame storming.

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  31. 102
    Ron Barras says:

    He’s a total plonker.

    He’s like Gordon Brown but without the ability to ruin an economy or suggest ID cards and 40 days detention without trial.

    Has Ed Balls pledged support yet?

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  32. 103
    The Critic says:

    ‘The truth is the Labour leader isn’t the decisive, dominant political figure he needs to become if he is to stroll into Downing Street’

    FFS -It’s taken the brilliant minds of the left three years to figure this out? God help us.

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