October 23rd, 2013

LISTEN: Miliband Vows “Big Fight” Against Fleet Street

Scoop from the FT this morning: Miliband talked about his plan to declare war on Fleet Street at a private dinner for Labour donors. Guido has the recording, made by a Labour member:

“Look, this fight is going to be such a big fight that we’ve got to be willing to call these people out. We’ve got to be willing to call these people out. The days when the newspapers and the news media could attack us without response are over. Because actually they are less powerful than people ever thought and they are less powerful now than they were. And it is incredibly important that we fight back against them.”

Hard to imagine a party leader talking about any other industry in terms of how it is struggling, then in the next sentence describing how he wants to “fight” them. Sure Ed will be delighted by the Eric Honecker comparison in the introduction as well…


170 Comments

  1. 1
    Gloria de Piero says:

    Good morning, sir.

    I trust you are well?

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    • 13
      David Miliband. says:

      Less of the “My Dad” our kid, it is “Our Dad”.

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          Vote UKIP - don't get owned says:

          Grangemouth to close down. Another victory for Ed Miliband and UNITE.

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        • 67
          Casual Observer 4 says:

          Is Ed perhaps going to play the Exaro tapes in his battle against the press ?

          He is right that the MSM doesn’t have the same kind of clout it used to, but then he should be addressing the more salient point that the politicians need to change their style of getting message across to the people.

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          • a doctor says:

            chronic edmilliband reflux disorder – by the way in which he fulminates

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          • Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

            We know what their message is, it’s the same one we’ve been hearing for the last 40 years.

            More EU,More Mass Immigration,More Expensive Red Tape & Green Energy etc.

            Remember vote early,vote often,vote UKIP :-)

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          • As I remember says:

            Unite is responsible for Grangemouth closing.
            Unite funds the Labour Party and Labour MP’s.
            Unite also funded Miliband’s leadership campaign.

            Miliband has got some serious questions to answer.

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          • Son of Marxenstien says:

            Just because he wants to control the Press, doesn’t mean he’s a parentally indoctrinated Marxist, pushing such policies as Marxist type controls of the press.

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          • Toxic Labour scum trashed my Country says:

            Labour are doing really well lately, Grangemouth closing, Co-op bank bust and now being run by Unions. Well done Ed Multimillionaireband keep making your party unelectable pleas I can’t afford you.

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      • 117
        Anonymous says:

        What did Ralph Miliband do for Britain. He came to further his own cause.

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        • 161
          FLETCH says:

          Ralph Milliband came to Britain because it was only country in Europe not occupied by the nazis. What he thought of England is almost immaterial, he was motivated by survival.

          Suppose he could have gone to Russia, but no it one thing to preach communism, it’s another thing to live it !!

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    • 127
      rocknrolla says:

      Chilling stuff really – his attitude to the Press isn’t that far removed from the Nazi party. Amazing to hear a man hoping to become PM of an allegedly free country talking about starting a fight with the press so that they can’t attack politicians is just depressing and all the more depressing because most people just won’t ever know or care what fascist little shits miliband and the rest of the diversity and equality brownshirts are.

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      • 152
        Bruce says:

        We’ve just had all this bollocks in Oz. The Australian Labor Party had a shot at ‘threatening’ the press with sanctions if they didn’t stop being critical of the Labor government and its collapsing collection of shite policy.

        Worked well. The voters realised that the fuckup fairies were in control kicked the bastards out.

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      • 164
        Anonymous says:

        Just putting into practice what he’s learnt from his dear old dad.

        They affect to despise the hereditary principle and try to destroy it for anyone who isn’t one of them: but stand up Harriet Harperson, Edward Milliband, Neil Kinnock, Johnny ‘two jags’, Tony Benn, Tony and Cherry Blair (whose son is about to be a parliamentary candidate) and a hundred others who aren’t homosexuals and actually have children.

        They really despise the lumpen proletariat.

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    • 148
      Anonymous says:

      Great stuff this morning on Radio 4. Government spokesman gave the lefty interviewer a real belting over misrepresentation of policy. Please let’s have more of this. Take off the gloves and do battle with the BBC.

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  2. 2
    Tooth fairy says:

    UKIP supports a free press.

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  3. 3
    They don't like it up 'em says:

    The political class are so self-important, they actually think they are essential and therefore cannot take criticism.

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    • 29
      They can't take the truth either says:

      “The Englishman is a rabid nationalist. They are perhaps the most nationalist people in the world … When you hear the English talk of this war you sometimes almost want them to lose it to show them how things are.” Ralph ( dad ) Miliband

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      • 34
        FFS says:

        He must have had an extraordinarily narrow perspective to come to that conclusion at a time when the Germans were trying to take over the whole of Europe.

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        • 64
          Corinth says:

          Milibanned fought not for this country; his fight was indeed against fascism

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          • family first says:

            Miliband Snr left female members of his family behind while he
            escaped Hitler to come to the UK.

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          • Anonymous says:

            He didnt “fight” he was a radio operator, he hardly ran around with a bayonet !

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          • FFS says:

            Doesn’t explain why he thought the Brits were more nationalistic than the Germans when WWII had already started!

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          • Airey Belvoir says:

            Miliband pere was not British for the duration of WW2, but a Belgian citizen, his war service was,presumably, fighting for his occupied country. He only became British in 1948.

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          • Alastair "blood on my hands" Campbell says:

            This is an outrageous smear. Ralph Miliband was almost as patriotic as I am – of course he didn’t have my success at beginning the final solution to the English problem through enrichment.

            Ed and I both agree that the press press is an anachronism in this day and age. It’s 2013 people, let’s get with the modern world, we can’t have people going round saying bad things about politicians. It’s sexist and racist and soon just being accused of those two things will carry a jail sentence, as they should. Will millionaire Cameron stand at PMQs and defend a racist and sexist right to free speech. I think not.

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          • Graham says:

            Ralph Miliband was conscripted. He didn’t volunteer.

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    • 104
      geordieboy says:

      All politicians beg for your vote with promises they have no intention of keeping. ” We will do this and we will do that” Then they do fuck all except tread all over us. Show me a lawyer and I will show you a thief. Show me a politician and I will show you a thief and a liar.

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  4. 4
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

    I see we are approaching the beeboid “Children in Need” telethon.

    ITV/Sky should hold a rival one and call it “Children in Need of protection from the pedos at the BBC”

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  5. 5
    Ellie-Mae (8) says:

    When Milliwatt says things like “fight”, does it mean we’re going to get Labour trolls on here if someone says something like…

    “you’re a plonker Ed”

    ?

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    • 18
      What a plonker. says:

      He really is a first class prat .Red Ed Miliband is Gods gift to
      the Conservative party and long may he stay as leader of
      the opposition along with his economic half wit Ed Balls.

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      • 54
        golly says:

        Authoritarian leftist imbecile! Long may he reign as the chinless wonder

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      • 57
        Hell for Leather says:

        “Red Ed Miliband is Gods gift to the Conservative party…”

        And Cameron will still fail to win the next election.

        His legacy will be failure to win outright against both Brown and Miliband, both lightweights as Labour leaders.

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      • 84
        Living in 98.11% white Merseyside says:

        He may still be elected into power.

        After the American public voted for George Bush – twice.

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      • 130
        The Son Also Rises from the Ashes of Communism says:

        It sounds as if Ralph Milliband has indeed influenced his son’s thinking. Ed obviously thinks doubling down on the Mail is going to work, but it just makes the Mail’s origninal attack look well-founded.

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  6. 6

    Ed “Honecker” Miliband has an appropriate ring to it.

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  7. 7
    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    A load of socialist Pissed up C***’s, (note the clinking of glasses and inane laughter) plotting to destroy freedom of expression.

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  8. 8
    Anonymous says:

    At the end, he says, “we need 2 other things, we need you”

    Ed’s banking on there being that many labour members?

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  9. 9
    Liar.Politicians says:

    Hi marxist father would be so proud to squash the press. Must push the NWO Commie line the LibLabCon like so much.

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  10. 14
    The Meissen Bison says:

    Erich Honecker, Eric with an H

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  11. 15
    Hey ho what a nice day says:

    I see Comoron and the snake oil salesman with the help of Unite has closed the Grangemouth petrochemical plant, nice one you turds, did they have to get permission from the EU or did the EU order it’s closing, deindustrialisation of Britain by the EU is well on track since 1974, all hail von rumpy pumpy the master of the universe as well as toilets.

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  12. 16
    Ed Hates Justice won by the right, even when it is for his own. says:

    I bet the Mail must be regretting, leading, fighting and winning the cause of Justice for Stephen Lawrence then.

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    • 48
      100wpm says:

      Do you think the Telegraph regrets leading,fighting,and exposing so many MP’s for fiddling their expenses?

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  13. 17
    Meanwhile. Brother David leads the fight for a global Maritime Government. says:

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    • 31
      Blue Peter Goldfish says:

      And who would be Mr Single?.

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    • 35
      Tooth fairy says:

      A group of international leaders and scientists has set up an independent Global Ocean Commission aimed at influencing U.N. efforts to preserve the high seas.

      The Global Ocean Commission originated as an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts, in partnership with Somerville College at the University of Oxford, Adessium Foundation and Oceans 5. It is supported by Pew, Adessium Foundation and Oceans 5, but is independent of all. It is hosted by Somerville College.

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    • 42
      FFS says:

      Well the best place to dump most politicans would be the middle of the deepest ocean so I can see some benefits.

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    • 53
      Anonymous says:

      Absolutely no way. They are never to be ruled. It is the only freedom left.

      Try to imagine that they are buffer zones in a war. Each side negotiates access to the area for mutually beneficial actions.

      Imagine a country that had that many borders and no voters!

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    • 60
      Yet another government / UN funded 'independent' front says:

      What a cess pit of liars, frauds and globalist environmentalist / Marxist creeps, make up the Global Ocean Commission.

      Small wonder Miliband is on the board, he fits in perfectly.

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    • 86
      The UN is a Cesspit of Marxism. says:

      It’s time that Democratic nations withdrew and stopped funding from the Marxist one world government UN.

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      altruism in industry says:

      if it is salty it is British :-)

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    • 115
      Anonymous says:

      hat has that got to do with his “charity work” ?

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    • 116
      Britania says:

      Fuck off Miliband. I rule the waves.

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      • 156
        FFS says:

        Yes, frankly speaking, to rule the waves you must surely have a navy, right? With access to both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Otherwise how are you going to impose law in otherwise international waters? Sadly that doesn’t mean you Britannia, but the USA which easily outranks all other nations with its huge navy and which has ready access to all major oceans. But at least Millibland and the UN Marxist numpties can fuck off if they think the US Navy is about to hand over control to them anytime soon.

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  14. 19
    danny nolan says:

    Bu’ look I wo’ be atta’ing the bee bee thee becoth they thill for me and my par’ee twenty four seven three thixth five.

    Juth the nathty tory preth.

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  15. 20
    ANON says:

    Own Goal for UNITE with them getting half the Grangemouth site closing and possibly the whole site.

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    • 23
      danny nolan says:

      no worries, comrade, brings the worker’s revolution one day closer

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      • 32
        I want to know says:

        What’s Miliband’s view on Grangemouth?
        After all Labour is bankrolled by Unite, the
        union responsible for it’s closure.
        And dozens of Labour MP’s are sponsored by
        Unite.
        How will the public react when fuel shortages and
        price rises kick in?

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    • 40
      Anonymous says:

      Alex Salmong will heal the poor and fx the world.

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    • 46
      Grangemouth Unite member says:

      I don’t give a shite man, because I only want to be made redundant so I can go on bennies for a couple o’ years and then retire to Benidorm. Check out Google images and you’ll see me and my mates holding the Unite banners, we’re all over 60 and frankly don’t give a shite ’bout work no more.

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    • 120
      Anonymous says:

      BBC just said “workers were stunned” The majority voted not to support the business by taking pay cuts, So its their own fault ! well done Unite (again)

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      • 138
        Grangemouth Unite member says:

        Complete sentence is “Workers were stunned. They had never expected to have the possibility to retire to Benidrom so early”

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        • 154
          Abdul AbdulRachman says:

          I have very many lovely property with Mediterranean view for sale in beautiful Beirut. Special disHunt price only for Unite member.

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  16. 22
    Anonymous says:

    He is a evil man.

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  17. 24
    David Hambley says:

    What does this moron Millipede think the David Mail is? It is the sum of all its readers (including me) and he is taking us all on – including a number of Labour supporters who happen to also read the mail.

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    • 49
      FFS says:

      I’ve noticed the Sun has decided they don’t like the look of him too. No big surprise. It means the 15million readers of those two papers will now be fed a daily diet of anti-Milliband stories because this numpty decided to take them on. What a pillock.

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    • 124
      Anonymous says:

      Im sick of people lazily criticising the DM, if you dont like it dont fecking buy it !

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      • 167
        Anonymous says:

        Indeed, you can choose your rag but you can’t choose your politician cos Unite does it for you!

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      • 168
        King Cnut says:

        Indeed, you can choose your newspaper but you can’t choose your politician – Unite does that for you!!

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  18. 25
    Keep Our Press Free says:

    Sinister bastard.
    He fits in well with others who imposed state censorship
    on their citizens like Stalin,Castro and Saddam Hussein.

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  19. 26
    A nincumpoop says:

    Ah, the effectiveness of repetition.

    The effectiven… you get the point, I’m sure.

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  20. 27
    Boris Carloffe says:

    He is an evil man.

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  21. 30
    Nina says:

    Well that’s the election blown then.

    Here’s another view of the guy:

    http://suzanneloomscreativity.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/miliband-minor-is-naked.html

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  22. 33
    Anonymous says:

    Is this really surprising Ed Milliband does not like the daily mail or the right wing press, come on guido your site is becoming a bit lame, employing the sketch writer to pad it out as the stories dry up because you need to keep the good ones for you sun column, is a bit obvious but surely you can do better than this non story

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  23. 37
    Politicus says:

    The media has called out Ed Miliband.

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  24. 39
    Justine Miliband says:

    Whilst my hubby Ed shuts down the free press I make a load of wonga advising foreign energy companies.

    They won’t be so keen to expose my conflict of interest if they’re looking over their shoulders to see if our Labour henchmen are coming for them.

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    • 61
      FFS says:

      On the other hand, Justine, love, they might just become a little bit obsessed with making sure they keep your hubby out of power for all time. They might just decide they will only be scared of your hubby’s henchman if he ever got into power. Given that, we can assume practically every paper will turn against him and every little story will become a “screw Milliband” story. Even the Guardian seems to be turning towards the LimpDems rather than support Milliwatt.

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  25. 43
    Anonymous says:

    Just how stupid are the jocks? Wankers led by mongs.

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  26. 44
    Sir William Wayd says:

    I don’t think this is a fight Ed can win. Eventually it will dawn on the dimwits at the BBC, the Mirror, the Guardian and the Independent that they are at risk, too.

    I suggest that the real problem here is that the politicians’ old relationship with the media has begun to break down. They no longer know which levers to pull to get at least some of the media to repeat the stories they want to tell. This makes them confused and angry. Of course, the popular press has itself to blame for printing so much sleaze and shite, and for being so relentlessly negative. Nevertheless, driving political dissent underground, offshore, or into the electronic world will backfire on politicians as it will transfer political initiative from the mainstream to the extremes.

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    • 56
      The British media are cunts says:

      Why do you think I call the media c**ts? They are part of the establishment, they were the mouthpieces of the political elite for decades.

      Now the politicians have turned on them, in part it was down to the expenses coverage, the political scum had a nice little earner going on and it got blown wide open.

      But don’t thank the press for doing that. Those CD’s would have ended up on the internet or a foreign paper had the Torygraph not got them.

      Truth is the press knew about the lies and the fiddling for deacdes, just as they knew Gordon Brown was a violent thug and bully. Just as they knew Alistair Campbell lied over Iraq (the British press sucked his cock then printed the 45 minute claim)

      The press are dying and good riddance. 99.9% of them are an utter waste of oxygen. I haven’t paid for a newspaper in 10 years, I don’t pay for Murdoch and I strongly object having to fund the fucking BBC scum.

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      • 78
        FFS says:

        Total UK national newspaper circulation 9million. Total readership 27million.

        Got a way to go yet I’d say.

        I’d say Cameron would like to keep the media on-side but is hampered by his love-in with the EU and being compelled to enforce EU directives.

        Milliband has obviously realsied that Marxism isn’t going to go down well with Dacre and Rupe and has decided he has to take them on to have a chance of power. However, it looks like Rusbridger and some of the younger Guardianistas aren’t so keen on unadulkterated Marxism either and are cosying up to the LimpDems.

        As far as I’m concerned the political parties and the media are all part of yesterday’s story and the voters and readers are rapidly moving on, having realised that neither Labour nor Conservatives can deliver a brighter future. The momentum is moving away from these old political structures. Some newspapers have already shown a willingness to follow the national mood.

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  27. 45
    Anonymous says:

    Obviously truth is hurting them.

    It looks like he wants to slap some people with a glove.

    Please can someone actually call him out, there are many that will stand as a proxy in the duel if he accepts.

    These matters have to be settled somehow, and I can think of no better or lasting way.

    Maybe he should just calm done and accept the country of nasty low standard his party created.

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  28. 47
    Anonymous says:

    Average salary at Grangemouth 55k a year. Enjoy your life on benefits mongs.

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    • 70
      Earl of Croydon says:

      Sunning stupidity. Any business loosing money would have to find ways to slash costs.
      With average wages of £55k it makes total sense to save the jobs but take a cut in wage and pension.
      But no, these daft twats signed there own death warrant. Remembering you can buya house in Scotland for about a quid, these blokes must have been on some of the highest disposable incomes in the whole of the UK.
      These lefties are plain mad.

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  29. 52
    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    Well said.

    Vote early,vote often,vote UKIP :-)

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  30. 55
    Madasafish says:

    I think Mr Miliband should emigrate to N Korea: his views would resonate well there.

    Scary intolerance- typical of Marxists.

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  31. 58
    EU Watch says:

    Good article in der Spiegel about Merkel’s planned changes for EU via grand coalition:

    http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/merkel-wants-to-reform-eu-with-more-powers-for-brussels-a-928988.html

    In summary:

    i) G’ermany wants greater direct control over member states budgets to be passed to the commission, irrespective of if that damages domestic governments by fueling Euro skeptic parties.

    ii) Rompuy is in, Barroso (who Merkel helped get into and keep in power) is out – treated with contempt apparently.

    iii) There are concerns about treaty modification mainly because of the fear that UKIP will lead re-nationalization of Europe. (See, UKIP are important…)

    G’ermany itself doesn’t really care too much about the fine details as they are in budget surplus themselves, so can navigate the next few years without need to raise taxes, and seem to be of a mind to preserve these state of affairs.

    The timetable which has been sketched will monitor what happens at the Europarl elections next may, and then make decisions once Barroso’s term is finished.

    Schultz also appears not to be in Merkel’s good books.

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    • 90
      I Reckon says:

      “iii) There are concerns about treaty modification mainly because of the fear that UKIP will lead re-nationalization of Europe. (See, UKIP are important…)”

      See – I told you UKIP is the envy of the world.

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    • 91
      Dave the Europhile says:

      And Dave? Where is Dave in all this?

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    • 101
      FFS says:

      She wants to give more power to an EU where the only interest of 90% of the members is to get their hands on more German money.

      Good luck with that, love.

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  32. 62
    John Major Resident Marxist says:

    Unite Union says Post Office managers are to ban overtime and work to rule on Friday in a dispute over pay

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  33. 65

    Miliband is still fighting the last war. In the not too distant future the Internet will become the main news media as newspaper circulations are now falling quite fast. That will be even harder to control than the present news media.

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    • 68
      Casual Observer 4 says:

      That future is here already. You are looking at it. :-)

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    • 108
      FFS says:

      Not so fast. Newspaper readership is currently 27 million (BBC news at 6 has 5million viewers). Newspapers on-line are still amongst the most visited websites.

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      • 137
        Casual Observer 4 says:

        Yes, but the point is that with the news outlets now online and more people consuming online, the notion of just seeing one particular and controlled point of view no longer exists. More importantly opinion can also be shared.

        So, taking that on board, and not having checked to see if this was covered in the press, consider this important story:

        So, detail such as police stealing from corpses and the injured whilst throwing both in a river to cover up the death toll on the bridge, how does that make one feel about the aid being given by the government, or the image which is projected by the local MSM ?

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        • 159
          Blue Peter Goldfish says:

          Haven’t heard that one, but shopping mall murders in Kenya cctv shows troops going on a looting spree (not mentioned by the msm in this country of course).

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  34. 68
    Vote UKIP - don't get owned says:

    So when Ed has closed down all the newspapers, all the banks, all the energy companies and all the oil refineries like Grangemouth, what then?

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  35. 74
    David Minibanana says:

    We used to call that a Militant Milirant.

    Control, control, control. The State knows best; command and control; produce more tractors then we can grow more turnips.

    From Statism to Stalinism.

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  36. 85
    Genghiz the kahn says:

    Was it wise of Ed Miliband’s wife to take the work on for EdF at Hinkley Point?

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/energy/nuclearpower/10394209/Ed-Milibands-wife-advised-EdF-on-Hinkley-Point-nuclear-deal.html

    predator or producer, but nice work if you get it.

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    • 139
      altruism in industry says:

      how can a barrister advise on the environmental issues of a nuclear power station ?
      Just don’t leak any radioactive stuff, OK ?

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  37. 87
    Round the Bend says:

    Let’s look at what he said; when the press was strong we were cowards and did not stand up to them. Now they are weak instead of ignoring them because they are weak, we will fight them as it makes us bullies look strong. Miliband – like father like son.

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  38. 93
    bergen says:

    Like father like son. At least we now know that Labour wishes to foist on us an alien Marxist Prime Minister determined to take from us our ancient rights and liberties.

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  39. 97
    Vote UKIP - don't get owned says:

    I am wondering if the SNP will nationalise it and ask the English to stump up the money to subsidise it and its lazy, greedy workforce.

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  40. 99
    I don't need no doctor says:

    BBC Newsnight last night – blantantly biased towards labour. Caroline Flint was allowed to rant on and on and then to shout down the tory representative.

    Caroline Flint – shout shout shout yawp yawp yawp.

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  41. 100
    Brian Leveson says:

    Fuck knows how I got away with it. But I did.

    They told me that I was only selected because Dave had been advised by all that I was the most stupid judge available. More fools them.

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  42. 102
    CCHQ Acting Press Officer says:

    Managers of Grangemouth plant blame closure of petrochemical side of the plant on the Conservative led coalition’s policy to legalise same sex marriages.

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  43. 107
    I don't need no doctor says:

    I will freeze prices and sanction the media. Why didn’t he do this when he under Gordon Brown?

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  44. 113
    Laurie Penny says:

    I will be press commissar in comrade Milliband’s new government.

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  45. 114
    Displaced Brummie says:

    Gosh. Hubris and arrogance from the Shadow Primementalist.

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  46. 121
    Anonymous says:

    WHAT DOES HE HAVE TO HIDE?

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  47. 123
    Ken C. Lark says:

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  48. 126
    Adolphe...Ralph.....David...Ed says:

    So Marxist Ralph has planted two Marxist seeds in the corridors of power either side of the Atlantic.

    Not bad for an immigrant who started out looting during the London Blitz.

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  49. 129
    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    For the record, I am a massive fan of German style “workers councils”. Hence no strikes in Germany.

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    • 141
      Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

      You are also a fan of green energy taxes which are driving up energy bills towards the levels seen in Germany, which are the highest in Europe.

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      • 147
        FFS says:

        Yeah, but having ripped off the rest of Europe, they can afford them.

        Funny that a nation that was utterly bankrupt in 1953 with 3million of its menfolk killed in WWII now has complete control over Europe in just 2 generations.

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        • 169
          King Cnut says:

          This country continues to tear itself apart – in the workplace, in politics and socially. What else can you expect.

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    • 149
      altruism in industry says:

      yes well, Gemans don’t have the same “Us and Them” disease, do they ?

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  50. 150
    A Wanker from the BBC says:

    The recording continues

    “In order to win this fight we need two things. We need you and…”

    And there it ends. There is claim that he said ‘We need you and the BBC’. This is outrageous. We shall remain impartial as always, as we did in Milliband’s’ spat with the Mail. Calling in Alastair Campbell to stick the boot into the Mail was a clear signalling of our impatiality.

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  51. 158
    A Maimed Badger says:

    Naa. he was talking about the Unions, he was talking about the Unions who have just destroyed Jobs in Scotland….

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    Ven ve hear ze name Erich Honecker from ze mouth of a Labour Leader zen ve are scared zat he may come to power vun day. Innit?

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  53. 163
    HEARDITALL says:

    Any aspiring PM who is naive enough to pick a fight with the press in the run up to an election, will be a pushover for the Eurocrats,they must be licking their lips

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  54. 170
    nick says:

    Milliband spunk bubbles? Yes they are, and both are sphincters. Ed the clown and Dave the dork.

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