January 21st, 2014

BBC Balls Belly Bias

Now where had Guido seen the photo that the official BBC News Twitter account just used to illustrate a story about weight loss before?

Ah yes, that’s the one:

Now that’s just uncalled for…

UPDATE: Balls’ spokesman says: “I think he may be “too busy training for his third Marathon” to complain about that one.”


  1. 1
    Diane Fatbott says:

    What a whale !


  2. 3
    Ed Balls says:

    That’s not a fat belly. That’s a fuel tank for a sex machine hypocritical back stabbing financial incompetent.


  3. 4

    I’ve just had my breakfast, thank you.


  4. 5
    Paniagua V5.1 says:

    Is that last nights Benefits Street?


    • 49
      • 59
      • 61
        Politicians want to control the 'net because its packed with evidence of their nefarious activities says:

        Lord MacAlpine was cautioned by Police (instead of prosecuted) for sexual offences with a minor.

        He did not sue Scallywag magazine for calling him a child molester.

        The sole defense for an accusation of libel is that the statement is true.

        Why didn’t he sue?

        Why did he sue someone for writing *innocent face* but not another for calling him a peedo?


        • 77
          I hate socialists. says:

          You are brave now that he has died ,You did not have the guts before he died.


        • 103
          Sir William Wayde says:

          If you had ever gone to law, you would know that it is better to suffer any injustice, bear any insult or accept any theft than to enter a courtroom. It is the most degrading, demoralising and expensive process that an averagely honest person is ever likely to suffer.


          • Anonymous says:

            Then why go to Court over innocent face but not peedo?


          • moderate me would you? says:

            My lawyer told me that when we were having a chat over house-conveyancing.

            ‘Never go to court’ he said, ‘It’s not worth it.’
            Luckily it was a company move so they paid for those wise words but I’ve lived by them since.


          • M­a­­q­bo­­ul says:

            *cough* another defence is that you did not say it.


        • 107
          Tardkiller says:

          but WHICH MacAlpine!!

          The testimony and descriptions of the abused match the brother NOT the one hounded


        • 185
          Bemused says:

          What is “Scallywag” magazine? I’ve never heard of it. Perhaps that’s why McAlpine didn’t sue – it just wasn’t worth the bother. He didn’t sue everybody for making the allegations because there was really no need.

          Don’t forget that the fact McAlpine was wrongly identified in the North Wales abuse scandal and the victim made it perfectly clear that McAlpine was wrongly identified means that most people have by now realised that there is absolutely no evidence or reason to believe that McAlpine was ever involved in such abuse. Sally Bercow got done because she made a direct reference to that case wrongly identifying McAlpine, and she was sufficiently high profile as to make an example of her.


          • Robert Mugabe says:

            Wasn’t ‘Scallywag’ the magazine that alleged John Major was fucking the cleaner. Major sued them to protect his image.

            I think Major effectively shut them down because they couldn’t pay the libel judgement.

            Then it turned out he was fucking Edwina.

            You can see how the message could have got garbled over the phone though;

            Edwina – Cleaner.

            ‘He’s fucking the cleaner you say?’

            ‘Yes, that’s right, Edwina’

            ‘You’re sure?’



          • Something fishy says:

            No evidence at all, apart from a police caution for improper relations with a child.

            Strange how the complainant suddenly realised that he had ‘wrongly identified’ him, just days after positively identifying him.


          • He was up to his neck in it says:

            He collected paintings by Graham Ovenden, a convicted peedo. The subjects of these paintings were naked, pre-pubescent girls in provocative poses.

            The kind of thing people get arrested for having on their computers nowadays.


  5. 6
    cep says:

    That’s rank..! One assumes it’s somewhat wobblier than yours Guido..?


    • 71
      Psyche the Dog says:

      To me it looks very taught as if he was pregnant, we have never seen the exposed bellies of the two Fawkeses, amazing what the imagination does.


  6. 7
    Liar.Politicians says:

    That’s one version fo inflation the government is not talking about.


  7. 8
    octavius tinsworth ace says:



  8. 9
    WelshRacer says:

    a DILF I think the term is used.


  9. 10
    The most amusing claim ever says:

    Like most middle aged 40+ year men he insists that he can still squeeze into trousers/shorts with waist 30 inches that he wore when he in his 20’s instead of trading up 36/38 inch waist and that’s not kind to the middle aged spread.


    • 75
      Psyche the Dog says:

      I wear trouser with a 36″ waist but 38″ is more comfortable


    • 121
      Village Idiot says:

      …..All my life, I wore a leather belt to keep my trousers up, now, I have found, “braces” are much better,and,encourage me to tense the stomach muscles,leading to an appreciable improvement in tone and feel….I do not have an overhang!
      My other point,”Who on earth were those thugs and extremely rude people,who harassed “The Leader”,Mr Farage?


  10. 12
    fussy says:



  11. 13
    C Bryant says:

    Very disappointing-he can’t bulge out his pants like I can.


  12. 14
    cep says:

    He looks like he’s stolen a pair of leprechaun shorts.


  13. 15
    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

    Fuck off ! That’s Ken Clarke, not me.


  14. 16
    Rob says:

    Could definitely go up a size or two in the shorts.


  15. 17
    Rob says:

    You always get massive inflation with Labour.


  16. 18
    Bill Quango MP/3 says:

    Lay off the food banks, Ed.


    • 83
      Psyche the Dog says:

      Better still try living on a single man’s JSA for the age of 24 for two months, that would get his weight down


  17. 22
    Ian Smith says:

    Universal Credit will be delivered on time and on budget.


  18. 23
    The Save Ed Balls Campaign says:

    It’s not just the public sector that gets bloated under Labour


  19. 26
  20. 28
    Mick Butcher says:

    He can’t see his cock but then again he only has to look across the table to see Ed Miliband


  21. 30
    Dave Lee Travis says:

    Why just me?

    What about Rennard?


  22. 32
    Round the Bend says:

    Does this show that Yvette has some lead in her dildo.


  23. 35
    I bet Cas would floor any LibDem perv who tried it on says:


    • 41
      moderate me would you? says:

      Voting Labour is a mental illness.


      • 46
        Labour the party for Dummies,Benefit troughers and the Eagle bros. says:

        The Labour Party the party for tatooed troughers!


    • 66
      Nigel Farage says:

      Any lady who’s tattoo is spelt correctly should be voting UKIP.


    • 126
      The most amusing claim ever says:

      Not the first time of the last time Clegg will hear that


    • 129
      Talk shows, sitting with fat bags and depressed alcoholic war criminals says:

      Clegg really doesn’t have a proper job, does he?


    • 190
      Bemused says:

      So somebody with a severe mental health problem doing occupational therapy with crayons and glitter has “decided” to vote Labour.

      I’m not saying anything…..


    • 217
      Labour = more debt says:

      No mention of the South London Health Trust that went bankrupt owing to Labour spending almost the entire budget on PFI hospitals then..


  24. 36
    Rev. Chrys Meth says:

    Third marathon and he’s still overweight? #CostOfGreedySod


  25. 37
    Ah! Monika says:

    £6,000 Of Viagra Stolen From Military Stocks
    Among the £7m of defence kit stolen since 2007 are ammunition, cutlery, a karaoke machine and the anti-impotence pills.

    And the Viagra was for???


  26. 38
    moderate me would you? says:

    Running marathons? Learning a new musical instrument?

    Mid-life crisis much?

    Can a Harley Davidson be far behind?

    With a bit of luck he’ll have gone the whole hog and been fucking his secretary which, were it true and to come out, would totally fuck his career.


  27. 40
    Screw Shot says:


  28. 44
    Labour the party for Dummies,Benefit troughers and the Eagle bros. says:

    Its been a bad week for the Balls family Fat Ed being shafted by friend and foe and wifes lamentable performance in the HOC yesterday when Mark Harper destroyed her over Syrian refugees.Its only a matter of time before he is out and Yvette will never be the Leader of Labour.


    • 50
      Anelka is innocent says:

      But there have always been refugees in Syria.

      Do keep up.


      • 54
        Lawrence from Arabia says:

        As soon as you let any of them out of Syria and into Britain you have really lost the plot.


        • 55
          Dave "Expense Fiddler" Cameron says:

          You have my cast iron guarantee that under no circumstances will Syrian refugees be settling in the UK.


        • 99
          The most amusing claim ever says:

          Let’s get the record straight…UK is in fact accepting refugees/asylum seekers from Syria there is NO ban. As Harper confirmed the UK have accepted 1,100 such persons under existing asylum rules. What Labour was trying to was stir up trouble ahead of Eurpean Elections and the UKIP threat to Tories by attempting to get the government to accept additional numbers over and above these figures as a “special case” in accordance with UNCHR request. Harper went on to point out that the UK is the second largest provider of humanitarian aid(£600 million)after USA and that until this year the UK’s contribution was more than all of the remaining EU members combined and that France with larger country and as the ex-colonial power had contributed just £25 million and accepted 50 refugees. As Mark Harper said on numerous occasions yesterday to labour MPs who apparently had trouble understand English that the UK was helping hundreds of thousands NOT just hundreds like some other countries and to agree to Labour’s request would be indulging in “tokenism” and solve NOTHING


          • Eborgleve says:

            Mark Harper could single handed win the next election for the conservatives by stopping immigration – full stop.


        • 102
          Jack Ketch says:

          Under Apartheid, Syrians were classed as White in South Africa. This was really to accomodate the Lebanese and avoid the embarrassment of reclassifying those of Hebrew origin who were mainly indistinguishable.
          It ended it tears.


      • 60
        Four Quenelle! says:

        @Anelka is innocent

        Isn’t it funny that the J’ews are allowed to openly attack the Muzzies (Anelka in this case), but the English are not.


        • 72
          Charlie Williams says:

          And a black actor in France is banned from plying his vocation because his humour does not appeal to the Spanish descended Interior Minister of the Fifth Republic.

          This is what is happening today in the EU.


          • Actually says:

            A muslim piece of shit is prevented from drumming up anti-semetic race riots in France and encouraging spastics to throw Nazi-style salutes at Aushwitz.

            There. Fixed it for you.


        • 74
          Never liked the bloke says:

          Anelka is a typical black muslim; a loud-mouth, a trouble causer, a race-baiting moron displaying anti-semitism who will attempt to claim Islamophobia when his is punished for being such a world class piece of shit.


        • 76
          Guido Fawkes's rabbi says:

          oy vey!


          • Ed Miliband says:

            As I said in my speech yesterday, Islam has far too many branches and will be forced to sell some of them off.


          • M102 says:

            Quenelle Suprise!


          • Anonymous says:

            The Quenelle is a sign of being anti establishment.

            It is the Establishment who have branded it anti Semitic and are trying to stop it.


          • The most amusing claim ever says:

            Fouk Enelle…Tunisian international signed for Bradford ?


          • moderate me would you? says:

            It is, allegedly, an ‘inverse’ Heil hitler. In which case it is about as much a N*a*z*i salute as that bloke of ‘Ello ‘ello who was always late with his ‘tla.

            Apparently (‘cos I looked it up in wiki) it’s more to do with how much of your arm you are suggesting the person should take up their bottom. It’s more of an ‘up yours’. We must never, however, underestimate the lengths the j**s will go to to take offence or indeed the religion of peace.


          • Fish says:

            The lefties didn’t (and still don’t) know what Anelka’s celebration was all about, but they’re determined to be extremely offended by it.


          • Village Idiot says:

            …..I think I will stick to the tried and tested signal of Two fingers,or,if I am really pathetic,then it’s “One finger”,but,quite often,a gaelic shrug,or a bit of tutting and negative head shaking seem sufficient,but the secret is,to do these naughty things where no one can see you!!!


          • Fly on the wall says:

            WBA are sponsored by Zoopla, whose chairman happens to resemble a certain size of plank. They have now said they will withdraw their sponsorship at the end of season becauseof this harmless idiocy by Anelka.

            Just imagine if that had been a Spurs player – all he*l would have broken loose!!


  29. 53
    Lee Vale says:

    It’s open season now, even the BBC are laughing at Ed Balls.


  30. 58
    Ah! Monika says:

    ‘Mad Dog’ the cannibal pictured eating SECOND Mu5lim in as many weeks as Christians lynch and burn two men in Central African Republic.

    It’s going to take forever at this rate.


  31. 64
    Huhne Dog says:


    • 87
      Actually says:

      Chris Hughne had to wear make up, stilletos and a bra as Trinningham gave him the brown eye.

      See. Much closer to the truth.


      • 95
        Trinningham says:

        I missed his mouth with the strapon and hit him in the eye.

        People are imagining all sorts of weird things here. Really.


    • 113
      bergen says:

      I never thought Miss Briscoe’s trial would turn out such entertainment.The Chris Huhne of these allegations is starting to be a comic character of epic proportions.


    • 147
      M­a­­q­bo­­ul says:

      Vicky and Chris had a boxing match; she won on points….

      I’ll get me coat.


    • 196
      Bemused says:

      For FFS! Constance Briscoe, did you or did you not falsify your statements!!!!

      It is really a simply question. Why is the taxpayer funding this ridiculous court farce where the defendant seems to be happy to spend weeks offering up nothing but unrelated gossip in her defence, with no evidence to back it up?

      It maybe highly entertaining but a taxpayer funded court is not the place for such gossip. Try the Daily Mail, bitch.


    • 215
      NE Frontiersman says:

      Can’t stand any of these people, but whatever happened to hearsay evidence? And what’s the court doing in allowing it to be reported? She should say this outside court if she dares.


  32. 85
    Jack Ketch says:

    It is absolutely disgraceful that a political site like this has to descend to crude attacks on Ed Balls’ personal appearance and that of his wife when there is so much else to criticise–low intellect, lack of honesty, inarticulate, dodgy companions and so on. He can always go on a diet–he cannot buy an anti-stupid pill.


  33. 89
    Ed B says:

    I no longer have the stomach for the fight.


  34. 100
    Concrete Jungle says:

    The race is on to see who can cover the country in concrete at the fastest pace

    Get A Bike !


    • 112
      I blame Cameron for the floods says:

      When I moved into our newly built house in 1983 every house had a front lawn….now every one has a block paved front and driveway so you could be on to something


    • 145
      M­a­­q­bo­­ul says:

      And they wonder why all the flooding these days.


  35. 101
    Mo Farahahahaha says:

    Stick your tax up your a###


  36. 115
    Ed Miliband says:

    I thall freethe waithtlineth for two yearth, excthept for thoth in the Labour party.


  37. 117
    Adam says:

    Has Ed been with his old chum Eric Pickles visiting that kebab shop again?


  38. 127
    In the know says:


    The beeb have now changed the pic used



  39. 133
    M­a­­q­bo­­ul says:

    At least Balls looks like a man who enjoys a pint of British ale.


  40. 137
    Weygand says:

    That looks like a second arse rather than a stomach.

    More Bums than Balls.


  41. 142
    Vicky Pryce says:

    Denis better not fuck with me. This lady packs a powerful punch.


  42. 144
    Ric Holden CCHQ says:

    The whole Lord Rennard issue is touching.


  43. 146
    Constant Brisket says:

    Yeah mon! Dat Vicky is one bad gyal! She mash up dat bumbaclaat Huhne in a rub a dub stylee! She box him in da face and leave dat bwoy with black eye, mon. He need fix up! He’s a bloodclaat! Hear me now!


  44. 148
    Things we've learnt about Huhne this week says:

    He’s – allegedly – had encounters with men.

    He gave Vicky an STD.

    Vicky beat him up and left him with a black eye.

    I wonder if he can make a political comeback after this.


    • 152
      Itchy Scrotum says:

      Is crabs a disease? I would think it more of a pest attack.


    • 153
      Anelka is innocent says:

      They sound like the neighbors from hell.


    • 199
      Bemused says:

      Have we really learnt any of those things?

      Or have we learned that Briscoe will say anything to get herself off a charge and the judiciary are only too happy to indulge her?


    • 216
      NE Frontiersman says:

      Well, he’s already writing in the Guardian, telling us to build on greenfield sites. Not that he has any financial interests in property development, of course.
      The Guardian wouldn’t employ a scoundrel, would they?


  45. 151
    Lord Rennard says:

    I touched a generation.


  46. 154
    Yvette Cooper says:

    If you think I’m sexy and you want my body, come on, sugar, let me know.


  47. 157
    moderate me would you? says:

    Ed Balls showing not only can he not be trusted with the economy but he can’t be trusted in his tight-fitting football shorts.



  48. 159
    Benefits Street Residents Association says:

    We don’t want no Huhne’s on this street ruining the tone of the neighbourhood.


  49. 160
    Not Gordon! says:

    So Gordon is helping with knocking on doors in Cowdenbeath to canvas voters. I thought the idea is to win voters, not scare them away.


  50. 161
    Iain Duncan Smith says:

    Benefits Street shows why the poor need a good kicking. These scrotes are the cause of this great country’s many ills.


    • 166
      Mr Happy says:

      What do you think of my idea that the Welfare Budget should be limited to 1.25% of GDP in the preceding year, Baldy ?


    • 168
      A Man From Slough says:

      I beg your pardon, but I think it shows why you should never let government near anything, ever. What those people are doing is entirely rational, given they’re in an environment that has been designed to discourage aspiration and keep them subservient.


      • 179
        M102 says:

        How long before Militw@t starts knocking doors on Benefits Street?


      • 184
        moderate me would you? says:

        It is an environment that has been designed to keep them dependent on benefits and voting Labour.

        It is an environment that has been designed to provide middle class ‘carers’ with public sector careers pandering to these people’s infantilisation. An army of assessors and out-reachers and carers and providers all on six weeks annual leave, a corner office and an annual march up the public sector pay-spine. A unionised army of Labour shepherds tending Labour’s flock.


    • 200
      Bemused says:

      They aren’t poor. They’re rich. Rich in free time. It’s like one long holiday for them.

      It should be like this – if you are getting £26K in bennies you have to spend three days a week building a dry stone wall and 2 days a week taking it down again ready for the next week. Sitting on your ass shouldn’t be an option.


  51. 164
    What a surprise says:

    Gutless bbc have now changed the photo.


  52. 165
    Tom Daley says:

    Now that’s what I call a Belly Flop.


  53. 169
    Eric Pickles says:

    It’s my belief that a big fat bacon sandwich and a cold frosty beer will cure will the troubles in the Middle East


  54. 171
    Is that why he was speeding? says:


  55. 176
    UKIP or bust says:

    How is it that Glogg can boss Cameron about and tell the Conservative party what to do yet cant get his own way with the liberals?


  56. 181
    Blockbuster video says:

    Mr Huhne and Mr D*omey came in during our closing down sale and bought some classic films, including Captain Phil It, Booty Brothers, Boyz On My Hood and Ass-oul Man.


  57. 201
    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    Third marathon? You mean he is going to keep say flat lining, talk incessantly during PMQ’s, and make a fool of himself over the economy.


  58. 211
    Confused.com says:

    Someone’s been triple dipping.


  59. 222
    Blowing Donkey Whistles says:

    He’s like a thin, white, male version of Dianne Fatbott.


  60. 223
    Ed Sphericals says:

    3rd Marathon? Doesn’t he know they’ve been called SNICKERS for at least a decade!


  61. 224
    Ed The Eunuch says:

    Ho ho ho!


  62. 227
    Eborgleve says:

    This is what happens when you subsidise food for the rif – raf – most of whom vote labour.


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