December 5th, 2013

Red Balls

Osborne’s reaction to Balls telling him he is in “denial”:

Which, judging by the colour of his face, hit Balls where it hurt:

Worst Balls performance since… well, his Autumn Statement reply in 2012. This is looking like justification for moving Balls before the next election. Miliband looks pained.


  1. 1
    oh dear says:

    His head is about to combust.

  2. 2
    Plan B says:

    New Balls please!

    • 18
      Fishy says:

      No thanks. The last thing Britain needs is his missus

    • 44
      Barnehurst Bob says:

      Ed Balls said to Osborne ‘This is the slowest recovery from a recession ever’ As Labour have never left the economy in a better state than they found it. Is he saying, ‘Geoffrey Howe cleared up Healeys’ mess quicker than you’re clearing mine and Gordons up’?

      • 67
        Liam Byrne in 2010 says:

        There’s no money left.

      • 89
        Anonymous says:

        Actually, old stick, Prince Hal left the economy in 1970 better then he found it!

        Ancient one nation Tory

        • 95
          Barnehurst Bob says:

          I think you’re confusing wealth distribution, which wilson did acheive, with running a sound economy. What wilson achieved was to make the rich poorer and the poor richer. As this was his stated aim he would claim success. However re distribution on its own does not make a sound economy. And the poor slid back again in the 1970′s. By all the main indicies we did not grow as much as France or Germany, our nearest main competitors, did in that time. Tell me, how are we doing against those two now?

  3. 3
    Health issue says:

    He appears to be on the verge of a stroke…

    • 21
      This Till is Closing So Please Fuck Off says:

      Millibean has got to be wishing a stroke takes him out before the GE. If they don’t unseat Dave in 2015 both these twats will be warming a seat in a union wank tank or on some EUStazi group f_ck.

    • 52
      Jack 'the stroker' Dromey says:

      If only Edw was black, I’d give him one.

  4. 4
    a right stuffing says:

    turkey’s are better off

  5. 5
    Lord Ashcloud says:

    loving balls car crash

  6. 6
    Just for the laugh says:

    Can we cut to a picture of his wife please….

  7. 7
    Stiffi Flounders says:

    Don’t be so beastly – he’s got a bigger cock than EdMillipede

  8. 8
    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    Someone should put Balls out of his misery. Balls response has to be the worst ever witnessed in the HOC.

  9. 10
    Olly boy says:

    Horrific but hilarious!

  10. 11
    Prime Minister David Cameron says:


  11. 13
    hang on a min says:

    Does Balls send a Christmas card to his rich brother
    Andrew,a director of the world’s largest bond investors?

  12. 15
    Just for the laugh says:

    Look at that vacant nodding dimwit Hattie sitting there…..

  13. 20
    a right stuffing says:

    omg he’s making Jonah Brown look good

  14. 22
    Fishy says:


  15. 23
    Bravo to Mr Balls says:

    I haven’t laughed so much in ages.

  16. 24
    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    Ed Turkey Balls.

  17. 28
    Peacemaker says:


    Here is an article to be fair about what we have often discusses

  18. 29
    flying over the Westminster Village says:

    When Miillitwit goes Hunt will have Balls out in days

  19. 30
    Fishy says:

    Osborne back on his feet, laying into Balls. Great fun. Even mentioned Flowers. Not seen Osborne like this before (mind you the BBC probably would never show it)

  20. 31
    Penfold says:

    Balls never had a plot to lose, the man is a bullying jerk.

  21. 32
    bergen says:

    I wonder which dept Millibrand will move him to. I suppose his missus would kick up too much of a stink if he simply sacked him. Perhaps he should be Labour’s next EU commissioner so he can f*** up Brussels instead.

    • 60
      John Bellingham says:

      Chairman of the Co-op?

      • 96
        BBC HR says:

        The BBC will take him on as our ‘Today’ dream-team co-presenter with little Evan Davis once John and James have had their P45s. All the leftie bias you can eat, and there’s lumps of it around the back……..

  22. 33
    Kombota Shinteka says:

    Balls has been wrong on everything, every time.

  23. 34
    anonymouse says:

    Quite the funniest 30 minutes TV for years.
    Balls was like a comedian without a decent joke, his scriptwriter should be sacked.

  24. 37
    Mitch says:

    How dare Hodge get up and whine on about tax avoidance?? She is an utter disgrace.

    • 49
      Bob Monkhouse says:

      Who says MPs don’t have a sense of humour MH chair of PAC (alternative viewpoint – poacher turned gamekeeper (for the little people only, obviously!))

  25. 38
    Graham says:

    That performance shows the value of Ed Balls’ s Cambridge degree. Utterly useless. A faculty which should be closed down if Balls is an example.

  26. 39
    Axe The Telly Tax &Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    Shouts of bring back Alan Johnson on the Labour benches. LOL

  27. 42
    Eddie says:

    Its Turkey Balls and chopsticks!

  28. 46
    Anonymous says:

    For the best opinion look at Mili’s face.

  29. 48
    A great big mess says:

    Bravo George!!!

    Someone had to get up off his backside and point out the utter tosh which is spouted by that Mr Cooper.

    The Electorate are not daft : that is our next Leader.

    Surely Dave will hand over the baton soon for the good of the country.

    Dave could become our Ambassador to China or the next EU Foreign Minister.

  30. 50
    Bum Sex Dave says:

    Gideon can have the baton once I have finished with it. MMMMMM!

  31. 51
    a right stuffing says:


  32. 53
    An awkward bastard says:

    I will consider voting for little Lord Fontleroy as long as he confirms on oath that he has never smoked cocaine .

    I am not staying here to pay taxes to a smack head.

  33. 56
    The only good Socialist is a dead Socialist says:

    There is only one Georgie Osborne

    There is only one Georgie Osborne

    One Georgie Osborne……………

  34. 58
    I want a job before I get my pension says:

    Georgie Georgie give us a wave

    Georgie give us a wave………

  35. 59
    Delboy says:

    Them Socialists are wetting themselves .

    Avoiding the HOC canteen this afternoon I hear.

    Their own supporters can’t even afford to turn the lights on.

    Don’t you just love it!

  36. 62
    Samcam says:

    Cameron has had three years to give Balls a good kicking and the along comes little George.

  37. 63
    The Ukranians are revolting says:

    That will teach Balls to open his mouth wide and wave his finger in the air.

    I hope the Chinese were watching that !

  38. 69
    A-Bomb says:

    Just read the BBCs live feed. Very balanced and impartial. Or was I on the Guardian live feed, not sure?

  39. 70
    Wibbs says:

    As everything Ed Balls associates himself with turns into a disaster can I request that he stops wearing the Norwich City scarf.

  40. 72
    Welcome to EUtopia, you wont need a brain says:

    Ed Balls next job will be with the EU, he has exactly the sort of personality and skill set we are always on the lookout for, we will instruct our slave Cameron to offer him the next senior post that comes along. Yes we are very pleased.

  41. 76
    Anonymous says:

    The next election is Miliband’s to lose.

    But if he doesn’t remove that oaf Balls, he’ll likely snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

  42. 78
    Yogi bear says:

    How could a man who is so economically illiterate have been Chancellor of the Exchequer, no wonder he left such a bal……up!

  43. 82
    Kev. Ipswich says:


    What a hilarious train wreck, Balls gave what must be one of the worst responses I’ve ever heard, Millirunt was squirming in agony as Balls just got angrier and crazier – brilliant TV.

    The effect was enhanced spectactuarly by Gideons surprisingly deft and effective slap down response. His pisstake about Balls missing his piano lessons and Liebors total and utter failure on the economy…and well everything really was genuine TV gold – the mental image of a serene and ernest Balls hunched over a piano concentrating so hard he’s tongue is poking out…and the reality of his pathetic red impotent FUMING face mumbling like a mad crack-tramp was priceless.

  44. 85
    Big AL says:

    Substitute Mr Grimsdale for Mr Speaker, then watch it again, best Norman Wisdom impression ever.

  45. 88
    Yvette Balls says:

    You lot leave my old man alone! This is nothing. You should see what he looks like when I’ve finished with him!!!

  46. 90
  47. 91
    Shoesmith says:

    Move him back to children, where his tact and charm and disregard for the law worked so well at getting me a huge payoff

  48. 94
    John Ward (Medway) says:

    Red Balls indeed. He is completely snookered and has been forced to resort to bluster and shouting (reportedly resulting in a sore throat) as he had nothing of actual value to offer, and no sensible attack angle…

  49. 100
    What 'ave We Here Then says:

    Just another elitist ‘Balls Up’!!!!!

  50. 101
    nick says:

    Balls has never got anything right in any department he has been in!! He is as bad as Milliband since Empty Ed made him shadow chancellor. These two along with Chukka Harmon and Cooper will guarantee a Tory win.

  51. 103

    Milliband , must for a fleeting moment have seen himself in Balls’ car crash commons performance!

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Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:

“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”

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