January 8th, 2014

Gordon Plotting By-Election With Balls
Shadow Chancellor Lovebombs Clegg, Who Hates Him

Leaving aside the naked positioning and re-writing of history by Ed Balls in his New Statesman interview, there was one line that the fearless interviewer did not pick up on. When asked when the Shadow Chancellor last spoke to his political father Gordon Brown, Balls replied: “he actually emailed me today about a by-election coming up in the next couple of weeks”. Well we are certainly overdue one in Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath…

The other line that made Guido chuckle was Balls’ claim:

“I can disagree with Nick Clegg on some of the things he did but I’ve no reason to doubt his integrity, we’ve never, I don’t think, ever had a cross word.”

Which will come as news to the Deputy Prime Minister, who said over Christmas:

“I always try to keep a good sense of humour, and if I have an argument with someone to keep the argument about what the argument is about and not allow it too often to become sort of personal. I make one exception, for a man named Ed Balls. But other than that I try not to make it about insults and stuff.”

Well we can forgive him that…


86 Comments

  1. 1
    Sir William Wayde says:

    What could one say to Ed Balls that would be an insult?

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  2. 2
    Surr Nob Skelpoff says:

    Seen this?

    TORY DESELECTION: Tim the Taxi-man faces tax-scam allegations

    http://hat4uk.wordpress.com/2014/01/08/tory-deselection-tim-the-taxi-man-faces-tax-scam-allegations/

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  3. 3
    Nick Clegg and his 29 SpAd's says:

    Balls has a place in this world, and that is for me to look at him and think I am not the only cúnt around.

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  4. 4
    Naughty Nev says:

    Who would win in a fight to the death between Clegg and Balls?

    We all would.

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  5. 7
    Plazma telly, ya get me, blud? says:

    Jury decision on Mark Duggan trial any minute. Prepare for possible new riot depending on decision.

    If there is a riot, I’m taking advance orders now for plasma TVs, Blu Ray players and smartphones. Brrrrrrrrrrrrap!

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    • 9
      Pssst wanna sound like you are from the 21st Century says:

      LCD (or LED maybe) rather than Plasma.

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    • 16
      Polite Person says:

      Any result will result in disorder. Arm the police with pump action shotguns. Its called pest control.

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      • 20
        Typical says:

        Typical rightie racism.

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      • 39
        Reality says:

        Perhaps after the M!tchell stitch up the Met are due a proper kicking.

        So long as it is not reported that the left wing anarchists who are going ape are right wing extremists all should be good.

        The most confusing thing about the 2011 riots was that listening to the BBC you would have thought that Thatcher had won the support of the ethnic underclass in the more deprived Labour boroughs in London.

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    • 25
      UK Government Expenses Scamming Training Question says:

      Consider the following:

      Would like to put an order in for HD 3D TV - glasses not required.
      
      Screen must work.
      
      No receipt required, money no object but prefer to pay ~ £150.00, cash with a free question in the HoC.
      

      – Is this a legitimate claim without a receipt ?

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  6. 11
    Jimmy says:

    “Well we are certainly overdue one in Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath…”

    It’s on 23rd.

    You may have heard there is a parliament in Scotland

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    • 12
      Gordon Brown says:

      What !!!!!

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    • 14
      Gordon Brown says:

      It’s called a Scottish Executive.

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    • 15
      Edukashun Edukashion Educachun says:

      It’s on the 23rd.

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      • 28
        Podiceps says:

        Sad person. There are many grounds on which Jimmy can be attacked, but grammar is the least important of all.

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        • 31
          Jimmy fan club says:

          Fair play to him. He did admit the other day that Labour have the wrong leader.

          There is hope.

          And he is not as bad as Owen Jones.

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          • Owen Jones's special-needs teacher says:

            It’s more or less impossible not to admit that Labour have the wrong leader, when asked.

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        • 37
          Twitter Police says:

          The use of the word attack clearly demonstrates your willingness to harm this retard and as such you will be arrested forthwith.

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    • 64
      ye'll 'av' 'ad y'r tea? says:

      The Scottish parliament is the place where they decide how much money to spend that they haven’t got.

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      • 84
        Senga says:

        Actually, the Scottish Parliament doesn’t decide its own budget – it’s set by the UK Government through a bloc grant. As it happens, Scotland’s per head tax contribution is higher than the UK’s as a whole so it more than pays its way.

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  7. 21
    Johnny says says:

    Paul Goggins wasn’t even dead then and they were already discussing the by-election?

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  8. 34
    The Sheep Dip says:

    Guido, why are you wasting space on Balls? The man’s career is over. Dead. Finished.

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  9. 36
    Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath resident says:

    I git mae Buckie an’ tabs fae vortin fae oor Gordon as uursual, aye?

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  10. 40
    Sue Doughty says:

    Good Grief! That recently deceased MP is hardly cold and they are chatting about the by election for his seat!

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  11. 43
    Sherlock says:

    Duggan had a gun.

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    • 58
      Moriarty says:

      BUT not when he was actually shot apparently as he’d thrown it away

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      • 83
        Mike Portaloo says:

        Semantics. He had a gun, took delivery of it etc. Was a gangster – footage of his mum and aunt only underlines the background he came from. He was no wrongun but a good loving boy etc – funny that because I don’t think the Met set 30 armed officers on choirboys leaving sunday services. I’m not friend of the police but I can’t really see how they did wrong – if they hadn’t done what they had then someone else would have ended up shot with that gun duggan tossed into the undergrowth.

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  12. 44
    No nonsense says:

    Lawful killing

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  13. 45
    Plazma telly, ya get me, blud? says:

    Verdict is a majority conclusion that it was a lawful killing.

    Lock your doors. Expect trouble on the streets. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrap!

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  14. 46
    As expected says:

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    • 48
      Plazma telly, ya get me, blud? says:

      Quick, what do you want? Blu Ray player? New stereo? iPad? Get your orders in quick, blud. It iz going to be busy in the shops tonight at midnight. Booka!

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    • 50
      INCOMING............ says:

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    • 66
      Not Blowing Whistles says:

      Now all we need is a peaceful demonstration, and the police to beat up a shouty teenage girl in order for the enrichment to kick off again.

      The MSM didn’t really report the facts properly last time at all…

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      • 77
        Judge Dreadful says:

        Some of them did get out – but quite a bit didn’t, like how Duggan’s close childhood friend, Know-Hooke decided the best way to mark his sad passing was to take the change from a gambling arcade.

        “Prosecutor Jane Osborne described how the peaceful protest turned into violence when darkness fell.

        She said: “A group began to attack police vehicles and to break into premises, and when police officers attempted to intervene and calm down the violence, they were attacked with missiles.

        She added: “During the course of this evening, more specific acts of looting and violence also took place.

        “Some were committed by large groups of youth, and include most of these defendants – others are committed by one of the defendants acting alone.”

        The court heard how Knox-Hooke, O’Neill, and Fagan were in Forster Road when two police cars were smashed and set on fire.

        Knox-Hooke was caught on CCTV kicking the car and releasing the handbrake on another, and later held the shutters up on the Paradise Gems jewellery store as rioters burgled it and burned it down.

        The shop’s owner, Stephen Moore, lost £403,000 of goods from the store he had run for 35 years as it was burned to the ground.

        Knox-Hooke also robbed a £100 bag of change from a terrified Ladbrokes cashier and burgled the Quicksilver amusement arcade, scuffling with a security guard.

        Defending, Terry Munyard, said he had been “crushed by what had happened to his friend”.

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  15. 51
    Cressida's Dick says:

    ‘London’s burning, London’s burning, fetch the engine, fetch the engine….’

    You fuck around with guns don’t be surprised when a cap heads in your direction.

    Was I in charge that day? Was he Brazilian? Was he an electrician?

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  16. 54
    Watch the original before the sequel starts later says:

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    • 74
      JH3094-0234-032 says:

      This is clearly down to the removal of the education maintenance allowance.

      This little darling would be lined up to read Classics at Oxbridge had it not been withdrawn.

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  17. 56
    Plazma telly, ya get me, blud? says:

    Actually, on second thoughts, given that people got 6 month sentences for stealing a bottle of water, people might have second thoughts about rampaging again.

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    • 62
      Not Blowing Whistles says:

      Didn’t Macshane get 6 months for stealing £13,000 off of the tax payer ?

      Just for perspective.

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  18. 57
    Scumbag alert says:

    Verdict of lawfull killing of Mark Duggan. No compensation LOL.
    Wonder if the this will set off another round of looting. Strange why the media said rioting when it was looting.

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    • 65
      Judge Dreadful says:

      Sometimes it was both. Mainly, it was opportunistic thievery.

      What it wasn’t was any kind of political protest. No defendants ever claimed that what they did was for political reasons.

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    • 67
      Dwayne says:

      Rioting, looting – it’s all the same to me. I’ve got to do something to keep me amused between collecting my bennies.

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      • 76
        Pick litter for bennies says:

        7/7,beheadings,Duggan,etc we already have “rivers of blood” without Murgahan trying to nail Farage with puerile political point scoring.And its not going to get better.

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  19. 59
    Not Blowing Whistles says:

    In other important legal news…

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  20. 63
    One Term Dave says:

    I think the present bad weather is probably down to global warming. Nick agrees. More windmills anyone?

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  21. 78
    DAVE (not long left) CAMERON says:

    Why is Balls enormous bloated (but empty)head stuck on Camerons shoulders ?

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  22. 82
    Mike Portaloo says:

    Everyone hates Ed Balls. He’s a remnant of the Dolly draper / McPoison etc brigade of Brown’s pseudo homosexual club of nobheads. There’s no way he’s win a Labour leadership election – don’t really know why he bothers – he’s their Goebbels.

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