September 26th, 2013

Ed Can Do Better

Ed tried to stitch up a seat for Bad Al. Panic not, Campbell claims he turned the offer down, telling the Times:

“Burnley was one of the seats around the country that the party planned for an all-woman shortlist, Ed offered to un-pick it if I fancied running for it, and I thought long and hard. But in the end I decided against it.”

As Guido reported at the time, despite denials, Campbell’s wife Fiona Miller was looking to stand in Hampstead when Glenda Jackson announced she was standing down. Thankfully she has also thought better of the idea. You have to question Ed’s judgement given he was willing to bend the rules for someone so toxic. Very “new politics”…

What could have caused Bad Al to spurn the chance to further the cause of his beloved Labour Party in parliament? He would of course have to give up the lucrative fees for “strategic advice” to tyrants and declare the villa in France in the register of interests…


  1. 1
    Mitch says:

    Democracy in action!!

  2. 2
  3. 3
    UKIP or bust says:

    ed’s an out and out mong and campbell’s a nasty piece of work; Next.

  4. 4
    Abbott and Pluto says:

  5. 5
    DtP says:

    What a complete pile of contemptible shite. The lad should be in jail (granted, Burnley gives the impression of such) but ffs.

  6. 6

    Miliband is completely corrupt no doubt he was involved in McBride scandal god help us if he gets in power

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  7. 7
    Cornish Pilchard says:

    So Ed is a lying conniving bastard doing down an all women shortlist for a mate.

    Who would have thought it.

    Still, given her personal history, poor Hattie – Champion of Weemin in the Party – can hardly protest

  8. 8
    Steve Miliband says:

    This dispicable man is too chicken to be held up to public scrutiny.

    Why on earth does anyone give this man airtime? He is not some sort of moral arbiter, he’s a nasty piece of work.

    RIP David Kelly

  9. 9
    Steve Miliband says:

    Which MP will they be putting up?

  10. 10
    Cornish Pilchard says:

    Yeah Dianne. Roll on the revolution and it will be cheaper (for 20 months) for you to heat up all those pies you eat.

    PS Ask nicely and Ed might make you Pie Czar in the new People’s Republic – think of all the freebies to be had in the ‘interests of research’

  11. 11

    Campbell is pictured here sitting at the top of his staircase.

    Is he considering his next step or a quick flight?

  12. 12
    Aaron D Highside says:

    Campbell has already run the country once.

  13. 13
    Where are Tony Blair's Expenses says:

    This will be the same type of all woman short list the Jack Dromey used. Lib/lab/Con they are all the same lying scheming bas..rds in it for themselves and friends.

    Campbell turned it down knowing what will come out of Chilcott …. Only asking

  14. 14
    Slime versus slime, slime winning says:

    The sewer system must feel relieved after bringing up all these vile Liebour people to the surface, same faces who wrecked our economy but the whitewash has liberally been applied so thick that they think people have forgotten, it’s the same crowd no we haven’t forgotten, even with the media in your pocket.

  15. 15
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Aha, the mask slips!

    All women shortlists get dropped if Miliband wants to give a job to one of his mates.

    We can see the cronyism from a mile away.

  16. 16
    Big Al Warmongers Pal says:

    Ed offered me Burnley on a plate. I said “No Ed We’re Britain We’re Better Than This” so you can imagine my surprise when when I heard his speech.

  17. 17
    Not in the Pink says:

  18. 18
    Yeah, right.... says:

    Just what parliament needs. Another narcissistic alcoholic with mental health issues.

  19. 19
    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    I wonder if Al got his villa in France from his boys like my villa in Spain from mine. Boaz.

  20. 20
    Tom Catesby says:

    Ed ‘offered to unpick it’, for him. It would have been interesting to hear what local Burnley activists would have had to say about that. Labour ‘democracy’ in action.

  21. 21
    Mike Hunt says:

    All of them.

  22. 22

    Why can’t Plod shit or get off the pot?

  23. 23
    Parliamentary Commissioner says:

    Hey Handy, I notice your villa in Spain is not registered in the register of interests. However, the Grand Master has told me not to worry about it. Jahbulon.

  24. 24
    Tom Catesby says:

    Hopefully the one the local constituency party democratically elects.

  25. 25
    Hoots! It's Clown says:

    I have been stigmatised!

    Supermarket chain Asda has apologised and withdrawn a Halloween outfit it was selling online as a “mental patient fancy dress costume”

  26. 26
    Tom Catesby says:

    Could that statement be Plutoist?

  27. 27
    P.Mandevilson, the Eminence Greasy says:

    You homphobic, racist, class warrior !!

  28. 28
    Tom Catesby says:

    That means the propective candidate of course, it’s still up to the people (as yet!) to elect the MP.

  29. 29
    Jack Straw says:

    The prats in Burnley would vote for a pile of sh1te if it had a red rosette on the top.

  30. 30
    DC says:

    You mean with the postal system meaning they don’t have to smell it.

  31. 31
    Jacqueline Dromey says:

    Yes. It’s a bit of a detour from our usual nepotistic modus operandi where safe Libor seats are passed down and across the family tree. # Dromey#B£iar#Straw#Benn#Vaz.

  32. 32
    I d on't n eed no d octor says:

    Another Miliband opportunist cock up?

    Paul Lewis (money expert) was on BBC Breakfast this morning. He said that fuel prices can be frozen now, it’s a now option for customers from the major uk suppliers. So why is Miliband offering something in a couple of years time that can be had now.

  33. 33
    Miliband is stupid and evil says:

    Cheaper for 20 months? No chance. The energy companies will simply pile on the price rises in advance. 20 months’-worth of rises in one day, as Miliband walks into Downing St.

  34. 34
    CON GAIN says:

    So Ed Miliband was prepared to do away with the rules to give his pal a job? Every day he’s even more unfit for office.

    Long may Labour keep this man as their leader!

  35. 35
    Mc Poison says:

    Its to be all women shortlist, so I assume Mr harperson will be on it.

  36. 36
    I d on't n eed no d octor says:

    Why the fuck is my comment awaiting moderation?

  37. 37
    I d on't n eed no d octor says:

    Consumer fuel prices can be frozen now. So what is the big deal from Miliband and labour?

  38. 38
    Miliband is stupid and evil says:

    That’s just a photo of a typical Asda customer, isn’t it?

  39. 39
    I d on't n eed no d octor says:

    Socialism in action.

  40. 40
    Hey tatty boom boom says:

    Hi’ya TwAT , still no blog to read, remember to take your pills.

  41. 41
    Miliband is stupid and evil says:

    As a compromise, they could have kept the sexist discriminatory all-female shortlist, and then removed Campbell’s balls with a hammer.

  42. 42
    Leonid McCluski says:

    Jobs for the boys. Sounds good to me!

    Beer and sandwiches for lunch.

  43. 43
    Dr Doom says:

    You left out gigolo/pornographer and erstwhile Robert maxwell bagboy

  44. 44
    plonkers rule the roost says:

    We seem to be marching down the PC road even faster than under Liebour, it’s time to stop for a check on reality, if people did they would find it was only a fkin fancy dress costume not a uniform for mental patients.

  45. 45
    tommo says:

    Posh twat.

  46. 46

    Carry on voting Labour. You are looking for 35% remember? That is 35 in every one hundred, in simple language.

  47. 47
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

    The way to deal with spikes in wholesale oil/gas prices is to increase the storage capacity (say 1 to 2 years worth) so we can stockpile oil/gas when the wholesale price is cheap and draw on those reserves when we have a spike in wholesale prices.

    The government should invest to build this extra storage capacity, after renationalisation, instead of wasting money on the glorified train set that is HS2.

  48. 48
    Commisar Carwyn, Leader of the Rotten Welsh Labour Party(Give us more Money) says:

    Did it have a Gordon Brown mask as part of the costume?

  49. 49
    Bloomers says:

    Some old slut, I expect.

  50. 50

    If Dick Barnes’ cock had been hacked, he would not be in this mess now.

  51. 51
    Ma­qboul says:

    Wouldn’t Galloway have something to say about Burnley?

  52. 52
    Broken News says:

    Asda to apologise to alternative lifestyle witches for offending them with the sale of pointed hats and broomsticks. “We’ve lost our sense of humour and will make a large donation to some pious outfit” said a spokesperson.

    Meanwhile Transylvanian aristocrats have settled out of court with Tesco after they took the supermarket to court for “Count Dracula” outfits which portrayed them as bloodthirsty types with bad dentistry.

    A spokesman for the British Retailers association advised children to dress as Alastair “Iraqi slaughter” Campbell for Halloween. “Dip your hands in red ink to get the authentic blood-on-your-hands look”

  53. 53
    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

    See. I told you Jaw Jozborn was cutting too far, too fast. Look at that flat line.

  54. 54
    Ma­qboul says:

    god help us if he gets in power



  55. 55
    The LibDemon party says:

    Don’t mention Hackcock.

  56. 56
    Ma­qboul says:

    That’s the ol’ Wankerwall in action.

  57. 57
    Little Boy Blue says:

    Full Marx

  58. 58
    Little Boy Blue says:

    Before AND after. I would!

  59. 59
    Ma­qboul says:

    Bolshevik Ed would be better promoting cheaper energy prices (push dracking and stop subsidising windfarms) than interfering in the free market.

    If energy companies can’t sell at a profit, then they won’t bother selling.

  60. 60
    Ma­qboul says:

    push fracking…. even

  61. 61
    Lord Stansted says:

    I wonder if he’s managed to wash the blood off his hands yet.

  62. 62
    sane is as sane did says:

    Remember according to the tame judge that Brown ordered to change the EU referendum, any manifestos etc, coming from Liebour can only be classed as dreams, therefore they can’t happen, and will not happen as it would be going against Browns tame judge, it’s called painting yourself into a corner by sane people.

  63. 63
    Little Boy Blue says:

    Spelling!! faeces

  64. 64
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    Living standards are being squeezed unremittingly.

  65. 65
    Little Boy Blue says:

    Possibly a Stannah. Helps if you’re unsteady on the way up.

  66. 66
    Lord Stansted says:

    Just scrap the Green levy. If Eg did that then even I would vote Labour.

  67. 67
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

    The low point in 2009 should be called the Brown Bust or the Brown Bottom :-)

  68. 68
    Little Boy Blue says:

    Time to make an appointment.

  69. 69
    Little Boy Blue says:


  70. 70

    Jobs for the Nobs!
    It’s the same world over, it’s the rich what get the pleasure and the poor what gets the blame. Innit a bleedin’ shame?

  71. 71
    Johnny says says:

    Wasn’t the Bank of England supposed to aiming to keep inflation at 2%? Shows the folly of targeting CPI rather than RPI as you can end up ignoring a massive amount of debt fueled inflation I guess.

  72. 72
    danny nolan says:

    BBC, that envy of the world we’re all forced to pay for under risk of imprisonment’ have gone 24/7 rolling/breaking/wetting their pants on Red’s first ever quote policy unquote.

    But Npower currently offer a price fix to 2017.

    So how is a 20 month fix a quote policy unquote?

    Anyone care to enlighten me.

    Leftards thank you in advance for not replying.

  73. 73
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

    Isn’t it time the fire service was brought into line with the police force by having its workers sign a no strike agreement.

    Those that don’t like it can leave. There’s no shortage of people queuing up to become fire fighters.

  74. 74

    Of course, that’s the one where the workings are hidden! :-)

  75. 75
    I d on't n eed no d octor says:

    Abbott, you idiot, energy prices can be frozen now, just look on your providers web site. So what has Miliband done it for, opportunism, appealing to the voter, stupidity?

  76. 76
    Little Boy Blue says:

    Who Do They Think They Are?

    After ten series, has BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are run its course?
    Last night’s show was devoted, cosily, to the Corporation’s World Affairs Editor John Simpson.
    The self-important 69-year-old went in search of his ‘great-grandfather’, Wild West showman Samuel Cody — except that Simpson said from the outset he knew Cody was not his forebear because he never married his great-grandmother and had no children with her.
    So off they went to the States anyway

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  77. 77
    I d on't n eed no d octor says:

    One billion pounds already wiped off the enegy suppliers share prices. Well done Ed Miliband and labour, still fucking everything up and not in government.

  78. 78
    Remind me Mr Miliband, Who WAS Energy Secrtary under the last Labour Government ? says:

    So does British Gas on both Gas and Electricity as do many of the other energy providers. If you have any sense you would already have moved over to a fixed tariff until 2017 so all Ed has achieved is knocking 5% of the energy companies’ share price and several pension funds inc many public sector ones and making energy stability dubious.

    Ignoring it’s the Daily Mail this article makes some very valid points–2bn-wiped-value-energy-giants.html

  79. 79
    I d on't n eed no d octor says:

    What ever happened to Guido’s battles with Margaret Hodge and Claire Perry. Guido bluster?

  80. 80
    Commisar Carwyn, Leader of the Rotten Welsh Labour Party(Give us more Money) says:

    The Fire Service do a tough and dangerous job.
    It must be hell having to watch television in the station for hours on end and their beds are not as comfy as they used to be.
    The only job I know where you get paid to sleep.

  81. 81
  82. 82
    Spartacus says:

    and another nasty piece of work – see 4 below

  83. 83
    Labour is about NOT working says:

    Only the start of it…wait until they ACTUALLY get into government…the markets will go into free fall and interest rates and unemployment rocket

  84. 84
    Nonny Mouse says:

    What is it with Labour and their all-wimmin shortlists that then select “men”? Are all their MP’s hermaphrodites, transexuals, or shape-shifting aliens? David Icke may start feeling vindicated!

  85. 85
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

    The markets have already factored in a Labour victory in 2015.

    The Tories have to get shot of windmill Dave, the Julia Gillard of the Tory party, and replace him with a Tony Abbott style leader before it’s too late.

  86. 86
    Dave"The One Term Prime Minister" Cameron says:

    We are currently working on updating our 10-point plan to re-instate, protect and improve the National Health Service. We will share this with you shortly.

    And if you believe that,you’ll believe anything,you suckers.

  87. 87
    Raving Loon says:

    I think Ed must be secretly working for the Tories by proposing such rediculous policies.

  88. 88
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    Mandelson’s principal concern would be impact on R’ussian and R’othschild energy interests.

    Price fixing itself would work in the interests of plutocrats initially but the plutocrats recognize that such an arrangement would kill their goose.

    It is a slippery slope also if the notion of state price controls become acceptable as this would ultimately work against their interests.

  89. 89
    In anticipation of a Labour victory says:

    Go long on candles,rice and tinned beans.

  90. 90
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

    It’s Islam loving windmill Dave that’s openly working to achieve a Labour landslide in 2015.

  91. 91
    Little Boy Blue says:

    Tesco ‘really sorry’ and withdraws Psycho Ward fancy-dress costume, saying it resembled Al Campbell and was too grotesque.

  92. 92
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    Of course a price freeze perhaps guarantees no tax cut.

  93. 93
    Might help says:

    I find that if I’m doing a long comment the best thing to do is copy it,refresh the page then paste and post it.

  94. 94
    Living in 98.221% white Merseyside says:

    That’s what I used to like about Al. He was indeed a nasty piece of work and completely ruthless with it.

    Just the person we needed during the Boom Years (1997-2007).

  95. 95
    I agree with Tone says:

    ‘A toxic abuse of religion': Blair blasts militant groups and says Islam must be put ‘in its proper place’ in politics

  96. 96
    Judge Dreadful says:

    What is there to ask? It is all on you tube his admission is on his own blog.

  97. 97
    Taxpayer says:

    Why not just abolish taxes on energy.

  98. 98
  99. 99
    Tony Blair says:

    However despite its toxic abuse of children I still became a member of the Catholic church.

  100. 100
    My Conspiracy Hat says:

    That is very Common on here. I think it is on Purpose.

  101. 101
    The Public says:

    He’s too lazy to work for anything, let alone a Labour victory.

  102. 102

    Anyone thinking of buying a chain saw to cut wood for heating purposes should consider a petrol-driven model and not an electric one.

    If you live near a wood or a park, that will also be an advantage…

  103. 103
    Ed Miliband says:

    Can I have a safe seat?

  104. 104

    Anyone thinking of buying a chain saw to cut wood for heating purposes should consider a petrol-drіven model and not an electric one.

    If you live near a wood or a park, that will also be an advantage…

  105. 105
    Limp Dumbs says:

    Wouldn’t it be totally lulzy if Nick Clegg actually loses his seat at the next election?

  106. 106
    The Flying Spaghetti Machine says:

    The only legitimate argument against this costume is maybe the Woolwich incident. Any muzzie kid who put it on may end up being shot on sight.

  107. 107
    Grand Master, Grand Lodge, Great Queen Street says:

    Jachin boys.

  108. 108
    I hope Blair gets 40 types of cancer says:

    Funny how he didn’t have a problem when he let in hundreds of thousands of muzee fuckers for 10 years. I’m sure it had absolutely nothing to do with postal votes, of course. And I’m sure his government had absolutely no idea what was going to happen on 7/7. Blair is pure undiluted evil.

  109. 109
    Living in 98.221% white Merseyside says:

    I think Ed is beginning to lose the plot. Shame, he comes over as a nice, decent kind of guy.

    His most ridiculous statement recently was harking back to the old Page Three girls argument and saying it was not appropriate for the 21st century.

    Does he never go on the Internet?

    But then he might have a point. Page Three is definitely out of date when you compare it to posting pics of one’s tackle.

  110. 110
    Mick Smetaphor says:

    These plutocrats act like they’re from another planet

  111. 111
    Little Boy Blue says:

    Go on

  112. 112
    Little Boy Blue says:

    or a very long lead.

  113. 113
    Village Idiot says:

    …There is “No Tory” to vote for!

  114. 114
    Snarf says:

    Blancmange more like…

  115. 115
    Village Idiot says:

    …With a chain saw, the skill most required is the ability to “sharpen” the blade correctly and putting the blade the correct way round,this will make the task much easier and more enjoyable!

  116. 116
    Snarf says:

    My night watchman also scores highly on this one!

  117. 117
    Snarf says:

    Try adjusting your moniker and ISP [switch your modem off, and then on again after about 5 seconds. Gives you a new address] and reposting.

  118. 118
    the guardian will love some of this says:

    Guido should organize an on going campaign to get elected into parliament to make demonstratively more representative of UK:-
    a trannie
    mum who has the most children by the most fathers
    fathers for justice
    most senile
    most over-weight
    never worked (??? needs defining…….never been a student)
    a civil engineer
    hi-tech engineer
    worked in manufacturing

    that is what I can call a representative democracy.

  119. 119
    Pundit Too. says:

    BBC gushing over Red Ed’s one hour speech without autocue or notes.
    Meanwhile across the pond Senator Cruz spoke for 21 HOURS with a plethora of notes but his speech and presentation was worthy of a Shakespearian actor; and he is not trying for President.
    Cruz can sure teach Red Ed plenty on effective delivery and articulation.

  120. 120
    Pundit too too. says:

    The framed newspaper behind him is not complete. It should read “Cambell An Apology” (of a Man).

  121. 121
    Joe Bloggs says:

    Fight? More of a scuffle as nobody was hurt except the idiot protestor’s pride at being attacked by his own dog.

  122. 122
    Woodburner says:

    Remember to season any wood for at least a year before burning it.

  123. 123
    Harriet Discariot Harperson says:

    We must ban all witch’s costumes as it reminds the public of me.
    I am thinking of forming a new party after the election (which we will lose).
    I am going to call it the PC Loony Party. I have total support for this new party from dedicated PC MP’s, the BBC, and Labour councillors nationwide.

  124. 124
    Ed Milibandwagon's (Un)Think Tanks says:

    Because we are a bunch of overeducated ignorant plonkers, totally lacking in wisdom (only Wisden) and have never worked in the real world.

  125. 125

    …to a country with uninterrupted power? Resistive losses may prove a problem.

  126. 126
    The Grim Reaper says:

    Simpson is one of the high profile handful supposedly employed by the BBC but in reality having a private contract through his own company. Yet he still has a BBC management “title”.
    Patten WAKE UP.
    The “Saviour of Kabul” is continuously feeding at the public financed BBC trough of ignorance and disinformation.
    He and QT Dumbleby deserve each other on a remote galactic station.

  127. 127
    Market Watcher. says:

    No. The market has not factored in a Labour victory, as yesterday’s drop in energy sector shares showed.
    The market is far more savvy than Westminster or the public on this issue.
    Prices will not go up or down much unless a huge mistake is made by government or opposition and this will remain so until the election.
    IF Labour gets into POWER then a drop of around 20% is probable and put our currency at great risk. Then Labour will say they are helping our exporters.

  128. 128
    Just Asking says:

    I like the term “REDidiculous”

  129. 129
    Just Saying says:

    Easier to stockpile wood and dry it out.

  130. 130
    well fancy that says:

    National Socialist Hitler used to
    speak for hours without notes too.

  131. 131
    cynic says:

    Dim Dhimmi Dave.

  132. 132
    cynic says:

    At the left hand of Satan.

  133. 133
    cynic says:

    And all his Parliamentary pensions and benefits and pay-offs.

  134. 134

    Socialism, being wrong, bad and wicked on purpose, there is no need for a “Labour” “Party”. An incoming British Libertarian or classica-liberal-minimal-statist administration would make it retrospectively illegal to have (a0 voted for Labour at any time, and/or (b) to be wrking or have worked for the “public sector” directly.

    I don’t think the effing bastards know quite how angry we all are.

    And, moreover, the BBC and the Oxford PPE-school willl have been immediately shut-down. I don’t know if Cambridge has one similar, but the War secretaruat’s “people” will being going there on the same morning to check. If there is, it will go too. And all its “staff” will be barred from Cambridgeshire’s pubs, those left after the SmokingbaNazis have gone through, for ever.

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