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…


134 Comments

  1. 1
    Mitch says:

    Democracy in action!!

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    • 12
      Aaron D Highside says:

      Campbell has already run the country once.

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    • 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!

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      • 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
        youngest
        most senile
        most over-weight
        never worked (??? needs defining…….never been a student)
        a civil engineer
        hi-tech engineer
        IT
        publican
        worked in manufacturing
        tattooed…

        that is what I can call a representative democracy.

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    • 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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  3. 3
    UKIP or bust says:

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

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    • 82
      Spartacus says:

      and another nasty piece of work – see 4 below

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    • 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).

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  4. 4
    Abbott and Pluto says:

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    • 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’

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      • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 26
      Tom Catesby says:

      Could that statement be Plutoist?

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    • 27
      P.Mandevilson, the Eminence Greasy says:

      You homphobic, racist, class warrior !!

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    • 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.

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    • 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?

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    • 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.

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  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.

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  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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    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

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    • 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.

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  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

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  9. 11

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

    Is he considering his next step or a quick flight?

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  10. 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

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  11. 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.

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  12. 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.

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  13. 17
    Not in the Pink says:

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  14. 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.

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    • 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.

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  15. 22

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

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  16. 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”

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24278768

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    • 38
      Miliband is stupid and evil says:

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

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    • 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.

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      • 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.

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    • 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?

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    • 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”

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      • 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.

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  17. 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.

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  18. 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!

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  19. 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?

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    • 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.

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  20. 42
    Leonid McCluski says:

    Jobs for the boys. Sounds good to me!

    Beer and sandwiches for lunch.

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  21. 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.

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  22. 50

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

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  23. 53
    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

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

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    • 64
      RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

      Living standards are being squeezed unremittingly.

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    • 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 :-)

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    • 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.

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  24. 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?

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  25. 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.

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  26. 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.

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    • 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

      Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2432820/Special-Yoga-Centre-charity-helped-David-Camerons-son-Ivan-goes-bust.html#ixzz2fzNt4AeQ
      Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

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      • 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.

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    • 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.

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  27. 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.

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    • 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

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    • 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.

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      • 89
        In anticipation of a Labour victory says:

        Go long on candles,rice and tinned beans.

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      • 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.

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  28. 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?

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  29. 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.

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  30. 87
    Raving Loon says:

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

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  31. 91
    Little Boy Blue says:

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

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  32. 92
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    Of course a price freeze perhaps guarantees no tax cut.

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  33. 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

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2432919/A-toxic-abuse-religion-Blair-says-Islam-proper-place-politics-called-tolerance.html

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    • 99
      Tony Blair says:

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

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    • 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.

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    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…

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  36. 103
    Ed Miliband says:

    Can I have a safe seat?

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  37. 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…

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  38. 105
    Limp Dumbs says:

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

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  39. 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.

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  40. 110
    Mick Smetaphor says:

    These plutocrats act like they’re from another planet

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