March 25th, 2014

Red on Ed: Mili Faces Labour Revolt


If Ed Miliband keeps his word on his promise to fire anyone who briefs against the party then a full scale shadow cabinet reshuffle is in store today.

Traitors to the revolution Jon Cruddas and Stella Creasy must be first in line for telling the New Statesman:

The old model of politics where progress depended upon centralising the capacity to act – whether in the market or by top down state intervention – no longer works.”

The Telegraph meanwhile has received a hostile anonymous negative briefing from within the party stirring up talk of revolt:

Several Labour MPs are this week planning to defy Mr Miliband’s orders by voting against the Coalition’s plans for a cap on welfare spending. Other party figures have demanded Mr Miliband do more to distance Labour from the public sector and appeal more to private sector workers.

And that’s not to mention the open warfare reported in the Times between manifesto review chief Cruddas and election campaign boss wee Dougie Alexander over the extent that Labour should commit to Whitehall reform. Or the Labour MPs warning Miliband to “change tune” in the FT. Let alone the Sun, who “Labour insiders” have briefed that: “Some 25 Labour backbenchers are threatening to go against their leader’s wishes in a key Commons vote on the welfare cap.

Last year Ed warned that “he will not tolerate any of that kind of behaviour. If anybody is found briefing against anybody, you are out.” He’s going to have to sniff out the traitors…


  1. 1
    Prime Minister"Money's no object" Cameron says:

    Sunglasses out yesterday face mask and snorkel out today !

  2. 2
    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

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    Cosy Nostra says:

    We in the Labour party like to think of ourselves as the party of families. Especially our own families. We are very keen to ensure that there are enough safe seats to go around so that our sons and daughters and assorted relatives have access to the same taxpayer-funded lifestyle we have enjoyed. What’s not to like?

  4. 4
    Animal Farm Taxpayer says:


  5. 5
    Anonymous says:

    Vote Conservative 1 step forward vote Labour 5 steps back been like that for my 50 years.

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    Toxic Labour for Spongers, Parasites, Criminals, Peedos, Green Nazis & other Wasters says:

    This is truly wonderful watching the disgusting Labour Party tear itself apart. Please keep doing this as I will not have to fear my pension, savings and assets being stolen.

  7. 7
    Finding Mili says:

    Who is Ed Miliband?

  8. 8
    Farkov Bieke says:

    I wish they’d leave Ed in charge. It’ll save all the hassle of finding a new look alike for the new leader.

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    Toxic Labour for Spongers, Parasites, Criminals, Peedos, Green Nazis & other Wasters says:

    Will the thick Welsh vote in the TaffToff?

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    BBC News Controller says:

    So, are we for or against pension reform today?

  11. 11
    Owen Jones,Socialist turned Capitalist says:

    The sun is shining and I’m starting the day with a coffee and a muffin. Magnificent. I feel like one of those right wing political bloggers.

  12. 12
    Phoney Benn says:

    He can’t sack me.
    I’m dying for a cup of tea.

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    Where are Tony Blair's Expenses says:

    The rats can feel the ship starting to sink so will do what ever is necessary to keep hold of their safe seats.

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    The Market says:

    The fact that several city institutions have lost pounds millions in stock value since the budget should tell everyone that pounds millions were not going to pensioners.

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    ed wasteband says:

    On pensions we must be fluctuating daily, we are never sure if the Horn Rachael will be on form or not, we must deviate, obviate and obscurate, it is important that we are not firm at this stage. The public hard working and scummies alike are important to The party. Pensions are not important to my base as they have nice indexed final salary jobbies with little to do.

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    Ah! Max says:

    Ed has as much chance of winning the election, as we have of seeing a fresh ” Comment of the Day”

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    Danielle Stevens says:

    Miliband facing revolt.

    Cameron will face revolt after May.

    Clegg to spend more time with his money in Brussels.

    All good.

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    Radar For A Wrong'un says:

    The best and probably the only honest line from Mandleson in the “seen elsewhere” link about his love of Putin!

    “I have a well-honed understanding of many ways of doing things,”

    Quite! I’ll bet there is no need for dodgy mortgages anymore!

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    Len Ed's Boss says:

    If anyone in the Labour briefs against me they are out.

  20. 20
    Torn Ed says:

    Ed. Your core vote does not save for its pension but your hard working floating middle ground does.

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    jgm2 says:

    John Cruddas?

    The John Cruddas at 0:20

    ‘We felt we had transcended the laws of economics…’?

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    Whippersnapper2 says:

    Guido….about time you did a column (or have I missed it?) on the rich sons of Labour MPs being parachuted into safe seats by their Dads. Kinnock, Prescott, Blair to name but a few. Rich boys who have never done a day’s real work in their lives.

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    jgm2 says:

    Hurray then for the Tories who have taken billions off pension funds and handed it to pensioners. Compare and contrast with The Imbecile who took billions off pensioners and pissed it into the black hole of state spending.

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    Garfield says:

    That will be in the hands of the gods, mind you the thick english voted in Milliband,Harman,Dromey,Vaz,Reeves, Abbort,Watson etc,etc,etc, and so on.

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    Ed Moribund says:

    In the Labour Party we don’t “sniff out”.
    We hold show trials. The guilty confess to their crimes in public. Their crimes are judged and they are found guilty. Then they beg the great leader for mercy, then they are executed or sent to a gulag for 20 years.
    Their wives, children, parents, relatives, friends, co-workers or acquaintances will also be tried for anti-party crimes if the accused fails to confess. And sometimes, even if they do.

    That’s how we do things on the left. 10 million dead is simply ‘necessary’ for ideology. Tony Benn though as much.

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    ed wasteband says:

    Been done ….see Sunday.

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    UKIP or bust says:

    It’s not only in Polotricks that lefty (hypocritical) nepotism is rife; think of the lefty broadcasting media with the snows and the dimblebores.

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    Garfield says:

    Not only are they Rich Boys but also Tax Dodgers and Drug Dealers.

  29. 29
    Ed Miliband smells Clarice's perfume says:

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    BBC gateway says:

    Were waiting to hear from Len.

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    Garfield says:

    With the expose of Milliband’s Sniffgate we should be told if he asked for her panties after the interview.

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    Fabians are Evil says:

    Milly is simply a little boy who dances to the tune of his bully boy union masters

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    jgm2 says:

    The hard-working middle ground just floated off to the Tories. Labour down to a 1% lead with over a year to go.

    Osborne still has a mini budget and a full budget to hand out more ‘feel-good’ policies. Even higher Tax-free limit, perhaps a cut in income tax, or some other rabbit from the hat like this pensions reform.

    It will dawning on Miliband and Balls that their chance of power has come and gone.

    Cameron has weathered the hacking scandal (even though it had nothing to do with him the BBC and Labour did an excellent job of conflating Labour-era hacking and cover-up with the Tory party).

    I have to admit I am amazed how well Dave is doing in the polls. I honestly thought that with the hospital pass economy bequeathed by Labour they’d have no hope of avoiding a ‘double dip’ and the negative press that would go with that but they proved me wrong.

    Labour and their activists must be shitting broken glass right now.

  34. 34
    Comment of the Day says:

    Vote UKIP get Milliband.

    Oh that’s not very fresh.
    In fact it’s not very true either.

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    Gerard continues to lay the smackdown on Hollande says:

    The French actor Gérard Depardieu has partnered with Swiss watch manufacturer Cvstos to launch a line of new timepieces under the banner ‘Proud to be Russian’.

    A post on the Cvstos Facebook page from earlier this month shows Depardieu – also sporting a pair of fetching leopard-print glasses – dressed in the new Challenge Jetliner watch, which features Russia’s national crest of a double-headed eagle picked out in red gold. The new watches cost up to $30,000.

    Depardieu’s pride stems from the fact he was allowed to become a Russian citizen early last year, with his new passport delivered to him personally by Vladimir Putin. He bought a property in Mordovia region, saying after registering the flat, “this region doesn’t have oil or gas but has rich people who make their wishes come true in life.” His move followed a proposed change in French tax law that would see the wealthy taxed 75% of their income above €1m a year, which was later deemed unconstitutional.

  36. 36
    ed wasteband says:

    Yeth, I know.

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    The only good Marx is Groucho says:

    Tony Benn, socialist hero, working class hero, he of the £4 million Holland Park mansion. Up da Viscounts, I mean workers!

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    President Spongebarry Nobrain, Supreme Leader says:

    Did you see me on the telly,fans of democracy;

    I am exceptional.

    We have a good job lined up for Mr Milliband as the President of Crimea.

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    Anonymous says:

    No the English did not!
    The Gerrymandered labor heartlands through mass immigration did.

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    jgm2 says:

    McBride knew how to deal with traitors. He’d just pick on somebody and declare them a traitor, then he’d shun them from meetings, keep them out of the loop, ease them away from all responsibility and influence. He’d destroy their career.

    It didn’t matter whether they were guilty or not – the sight of what could happen to you if you were found out frightened the rest of them shitless.

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    ed wasteband says:

    I am a big fan of Hollands porkie pies. Trouble is I will not be given the chance it seems, the Tories have just played a blinder and there will be more give aways next year, more on mansion tax and less pension tax relief for the Rich, higher IHT to come.

    Oh well. Didn’t really think I could stand with world leaders, I’m just a gimp. Better get a Euro job then. “Mr Avon Rumpey……”

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    President Spongebarry Nobrain, Supreme Leader says:

    What are you talking about jgm?

    They voted me into power twice

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    Ploppy Boytee says:

    She should fuck off to Tuscany.

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    Glad to be Vlad says:

    Your scotch land is, dear englanders, like my new Crimea. It is not the same and usually pissed, both have vote, yes, both vote for change. It is the way of things. Perhaps the scotch land would like my rouble to use, good cheap rate now but perhaps your bennies claimants will not like the 25% recent hit.

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    jgm2 says:

    That was the bl*a*cks voting for one of their own. That and the fact that the Republicans really do seem to have nothing but mutants to put up as challengers.

    Here the roles are reversed. Miliband is the mutant. And he’s at the head of the same bunch of Labour mutants and zombies that brought us their last financial apocalypse. Which probably explains how he turned a 14% lead into a 1% lead in under two years. At the rate he (Miliband) is losing votes he’ll do well to equal The Imbecile’s abysmal record.

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    Owen Jones,Socialist turned Capitalist says:

    Rolling Stones confirm they will play in Isr*el*el

    Just rejoice at that news .

  48. 48
    Lavrentiy Beria says:

    That McBride showed much promise.

  49. 49
    Department Of Work & Pensions says:

    500 jobs to go at Honda, Swindon, Iain Dunacn Smith has pledged to do everything in its power to save jobs.

  50. 50
    Bill Quango MP says:

    Gerard is from a genuine HardWorkingFamiliy. One of the poorest in society . Self made success.
    The left drive their own away.

  51. 51
    Prime Minister"I don't give a flying fuck" Cameron says:

    “These job losses are a devastating blow, not just for the workers but for thousands in the car industry.”

    And if you believe that you’ll believe anything.

  52. 52
    Andrew Neil. says:

    Why didn’t guido post the clip of you getting owned, yet again, on my this week show.
    You were almost crying like a toddler.

  53. 53
    Andrew Neil. says:

    Did you leave your ancestral inherited estates to the state?

  54. 54
    geordieboy says:

    Owen Jones the only man in the world that thinks Muffin the Mule is an act of beastiality.

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    BBC red bottom says:

    We will help you out ed.. Give us a few days and we will find another pleb gate story to finish the Tories.

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    nell says:

    Oh Civil War in the labour party. Where’s my popcorn!!

  57. 57
    Keitho says:

    I am rather hoping that the next rabbit will be a tax allowance on private health insurance payments. Introduce a real choice of an alternative to the NHS.

    You know it’s time for people to be able to choose not to pay for the NHS and a private insurance cover. One or the other,

    Then lets have a set top box for BBC that you can pay for if you want to receive their output, just like SKY, or not.

    People like having choices.

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    BBC red bottom says:

    500 is a blow.
    But Royal Mail announced 1600.
    Clydesdale 400
    Hat west 10,000

    Yet media will dwell on the car assemblers. Stuck in the 1970s our Meeja.

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    geordieboy says:

    A Russian academic or some sort of psycho analyst stated that Putin was a latent homosexual that explains Randy Mandy’s love for Putin. He can’t keep a civil dick in his trousers.

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    The Scottish Referendum says:

    Thursday 18 September 2014

    Tick, tock, tick, tock

  61. 61
    Jacqueline Dromey says:

    I’ve eaten it. PIE, anyone ?

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    BBC red bottom says:

    Don’t worry Nell.
    Once the kippers result is in in May euro elections the Tories will break in half.
    Then our friend Ed will get a minimum two terms in power no matter how weird he is.

    Here at the beeb we have been ordered to stop making Farage look like an ass so that he takes even more votes off Dave.

    It’s an order we are happy to comply with in an independent, impartial sort of way.

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    Incapable Vince, deputy Chief Cockroach says:

    I think the credit for the Royal Mail flotation belongs to us LibDems.

    Successful floatation price 330 ( current price 575p ). Stamp prices going up very soon, jobs being cut.

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    geordieboy says:

    Not a peep from the Beast of Bolsover (Dennis Skinner) is he dead yet?

  65. 65
    Boing!! says:

    … and Roger the Lodger (or Cabin Boy if you must) is a video game.

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    A peasant passing through... says:

    Hope not – we can’t afford the upkeep.

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    nell says:

    I have no doubt Ukip may do well in the May EU Elections and the tories and liberals and labour poorly. Personally I can’t be bothered to vote in the eu election it always seems so pointless given that it doesn’t give us any democratic control of the eu anyway, and they’ll be a lot like me.

    Not sure the EU election has any bearing on the 2015 General Election , people will be weighing up different issues by then.

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    geordieboy says:

    Patricia Hewitt has resigned from BT come on Harriet & Jack ” It is the right thing to do as Gordon maniac Brown would say.”

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    BBC - Bring Back Communism says:

    WE are stating that the Labour Party is doing well and are strife free.
    We are also giving them advice on how to do better and beat those nasty Tories.
    Listen to us on the Toady Programme, as this morning with Comrades Webb and Davies promoting Labour, Guardian, Independent and Mirror, and discover and hear the truth as Comrades Stalin, Mao, and Putin put to us.
    This morning Comrade Harman promised to defend the BBC and its public revenue stream and support our hated TV tax; so we can now further increase our anti Tory rhetoric before the election.

  70. 70
    Owen Jones,Socialist turned Capitalist says:

    Fuck, just put my iPhone on airplane mode and it bloody flew away…

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    nell says:

    He’s the last real labour working class mp we have – long may he live! When he is no longer there all labour will be is a bunch of schoolboys who’ve never had a proper job.

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    Whippersnapper2 says:

    Sunday what? I was probably asleep as on Monday….Tuesday….zzzzz

  73. 73
    CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

    Makes me laugh, that Labour think that their only problem is their leader!

  74. 74
    An update from BBC News Central says:

    Memo: Putin is now “right-wing” and therefore a non-person.


  75. 75
    Skeleton Bob says:

    But it was the Tories who over the last 50 years that did most to get us into the EU mess we are in.

    It was the Tories who over the last 50 years did most to flood the country with Afro-Caribbeans, Asians, etc.

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    still walking into darkness says:

    who are the runners and riders jockeying to take over from Miliband post election, have they got anyone at all?

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    Big Momma says:

    Discovered last night that father and son operate with impunity via the BBC.
    Mathew, the son, is now leader of the RSA and occassionally shows his ignorance and lack of understanding on the Moral Maze; while his father constantly berates in a very condescending manner on his bbc radio programme.

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    C.O.Jones says:

    Nice to see them play in the only democratic country in that region.

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    Justice creeps ever nearer says:

    Tick tock tick tock for Gerry Adams…..unless he has one of Peter Hain’s get out of jail free cards,

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    CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

    He is also a thick rude bastard who throws libelous accusations at Tory frontbenchers under protection of Parliamentary privilege. He never adds anything to the quality of debate he just throws insults at people. Typical socialist really!

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    Historian par excellence. says:

    You are obviously a product of Bliar’s edukashun pogrom (sic)
    I would advise you to put some flesh on your bones before opening mouth.

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    Skeleton Bob says:

    In the north where I live, a vote for UKIP is more likely to let Cameron back in again to complete his goal of getting as many East European states into the EU as he can, along with inviting all their people to come and live here of course.

    But I will still vote UKIP anyway because I am not some gutless sheep.

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    Gobshite says:

    A set top box for the NHS would be good as well. It could double as an incinerator. Living room chilly? Chuck a baby on the barbie!

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    Myfanwy says:

    Just wait till after the 2015 GE if the Cons get into power with somesort of working majority, what Gideon gives with one hand he takes it away plus with the other, you can look forward to better economic news until June 2015, it’s always the same, then we will get the story there is no money and too much debt, if he can see the chance of a money grab he will at the right time, but not before the GE. Gideon would not the first or the last to use slight of hand, Gordy was a past master of that.

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    Uncle Joe says:

    But I knew what to do with you too.

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    Anonymous says:

    Why have they left it so late before realising that Ed Milliband is an out and out loser ? Balls, Yvette, Hattie etc etc have sat there week after week at PMQ`s behaving as though being in opposition was all a huge mistake and they would walk it in may 2015.Well, no you wont because we didnt want you 3 years ago and we dont want you now.Your “class envy” obsession and demanding enquiries at the drop of a hat is tedious and childish.I cant wait to see them when Dave gets back in with a good majority !

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    Owen Bendover Jones says:

    Modern Mili has got a nose for traitors.

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    Just Saying says:

    I believe her villa is actually in Umbria

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    UKIP or bust says:

    Never really seen the point in him, except to appeal to the grumpy, old labour idiot vote.

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    Gobshite says:

    I hear Putin is some sort of gay icon, what with his topless bear-wrestling pics, etc. He is also supposed to be extra-maritally banging a tasty gymnast, who may or may not be a beard. His main problem is his height: he’s only 3’7″ tall.

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    A Conservative says:

    The leading ethnic cleansers in that region, you mean

    You sound like a member of AIPAC

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    You know its the truth says:

    Can we assume that he will be getting rid of all the PIE fanciers.

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    UKIP or bust says:

    One point, Nell, is that by gaining a majority, if indeed that is what the will do, it gives many more folk the confidence to vote for an alternative to the three parties who do not respect the will of the people.

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    Nigel says:

    Kick the EU in the bollocks

    Vote UKIP for freedom

    Or will they organise a putsch when we come to power, like in Ukraine?

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    Gobshite says:

    Worth turning out, Nell, to vote for your local Ukip loony, just to put the fear of God up the others. They’re all shits, but you may as well get some play-value from the franchise.

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    Brittania says:

    …Whatever his sexual preference is,does not alter the fact that he seems to care about his Russian people!…Whereas,in Britain,the indigenous are last to be thought of by our politicians!…

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    You know its the truth says:


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    C.O.Jones says:

    Hello Jimmy.

    Pity you couldn’t back your bullshit up with some facts, or could you?

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    Myfanwy says:

    BALLS dear, BALLS and there is B’Liar sniffing in the wind, Liebore would be mad to consider either. On the other hand with the Cons with Fawkes fanning the discontent in the right wing of the Cons, “Dave is not right enough” who else would be acceptable in the Tory hierarchy that would be acceptable to the voters in general.

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    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

    Agreed. Skinner is another socialist screwing the taxpayer well past his 65th birthday. So much for labour wanting work for younger people.

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    Mick Salazar says:

    Ed Miliband should have sacked Ed Balls years ago but he’s too weak to do it.

    Even worse the whole Labour top brass are too spineless to step forward and admit Miliband’s a total plonker.

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    Round the Bend says:

    The photograph: what is worst, lusty looks from mad Hattie or bored and uninterested by baty Balls.

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    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

    Just look and listen to the labour front bench. Not a single leader amongst them, just pseudo socialists on some egotistical trip. Trouble is they have no ideas and no hope.

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    Sizzla says:

    Labour: more briefs than the underwear dept of M&S.

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    Anonymous says:

    “If Ed Miliband keeps his word on his promise”
    it could be a first for politics as we know it?
    Alternatively he could just shut down Witter, to prevent anyone pointing out that he hasn’t. Although that in itself could be as colossal a mistake as the guy who has recently cooked his own goose on Twitter made. Keeping that feedback-loop off-line is equivalent to erecting a sign re-branding a country ‘TYRANNY-R-US’. Whilst putting it back on line could constitute an open invitation for people to use it, to rip him a new one.

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    Eric Joyce MP (but don't know for how much longer) says:

    What ever you do, don’t accidently leave it on the plane after disembarking!

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    Working Class Hero says:

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    Tax it until it dies - then tax it says:


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    Fishy says:

    McTick, Mctock, Mctick, Mctock

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    Sir Humphrey says:

    Sounds a little too much like freedom to me.

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    Fishy says:

    I thought that the BBC’s Evan Davies would have asked Harman about this, this morning.

    (only joking!)

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    Fishy says:

    And Burnham (who is now eying the top job)

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    Jack Ketch says:

    “Democracy” does not mean benign.
    The Democractic Index classes Kuwait, Turkey, Morocco and Lebanon as democratic. Countries that are occasionally classified as democratic are Egypt, Tunisia and Iraq. Hamas won democratic elections, for all the good that did. “Democracy” nowadays means anything you want it to and the old saw of Izzieland being “the only democracy in the middle east” is totally outdated and meaningless. If the succesive governments of that land would just come clean and admit that they are the heirs of terrorist gangs, who practiced, with some justification, ethnic cleansing from 1948 to today and have no desire now or ever to have any settlement with the native population and just want then all out or dead-then they may receive a little more respect that constantly trying to pretend that they are like us.

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    Jack Ketch says:

    The unthinking man’s Victor Meldrew.

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    M says:

    The Labour Party see themselves as the royal family.
    Question :- which one costs the most ?

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    C.O.Jones says:

    What you have just said is your opinion. I didn’t want your opinion, I wanted facts.

    So here goes, go to Global Democracy Ranking, then go to Ranking for Individual countries (whoops, have done it for you – link here ) then select Israel and her neighbours – Syria, Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon.

    Then read the chart. Then shove your opinion, I didn’t ask for it.

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    Dangerous Brian says:

    You forgot Flint, please don’t forget Flint.

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    Dangerous Brian says:

    And I will vote UKIP or Independent, if enough do the same just think of the sour pussed troughers having to find real gainful employment.

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    broderick crawford says:

    Is McTick a Scottish type of nit ?

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    broderick crawford says:

    yes the tories have got chukka oh sorry i meant afriye .

    The duo are interchangeable at will and as the occasion denands.

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    broderick crawford says:


    Eeeeh Caroline come on luv , gissa flash .

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    Tastebud Tony says:

    Oh, I do like the look on my face. Little did he know, so had I. I’d just guaranteed a ‘nice little earner’ with a NY bank @ £2Million/year. Boom! I’m never going to go bust now!….Now where’s little Euan? Time to grease him up for the Labour chums and see if we can get a bit of nepotism going.

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    Only chavs shop at Tesco says:

    The PIE scandal should be mentioned again and again and NOT forgotten. Well done, YKITT.

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    Tim Yeo-Yo says:

    She should just fuck off then

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    Only chavs shop at Tesco says:

    Unless I missed it further up the page, Big Momma, you’re not mentioning the surname. You mean Taylor, n’est-ce pas? Le pere, late of York University and failed TV chat show host. Oui?

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    This weirdo is a wannabe Putin!

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    Only chavs shop at Tesco says:

    When Wedgie married Caroline in ’49, she brought along a not inconsiderable wedge (geddit?) of around £400,000, the equivalent of eleven to twelve million today. The figure of four hundred grand was mentioned time and again back in the ’60s. I saw Wedgie go nuts when asked about it at one of his bore-ins. His body language gave away more than he wanted.

    That pile of loot couldn’t possibly have had anything to do with his marriage proposal, could it? Of COURSE not.

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    Mrs Duffy from Rochdale says:

    Those Labour Shadow Ministers must be absolutely bricking it tonight.

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    Anonymous says:

    One does hear that the right-wing supporters of a One-Party State don’t seem to be overly keen on other Parties. Then again, when one cannot be voted OUT, why should one care?

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    nick says:

    About time the Labour “others” realized that Milliband is a loser. Get rid of him as they will never win any election with this waffling fool. Replace him with, oh dear, with whom? And will a new leader win the general election stakes in the time left? Of course; Labour would prefer to lose with Millibrain than try to get a new leader- that’s loony Labour strategy for you!!

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    Anonymous says:

    And that’s the problem, some of the lower-orders just do not know their place – but continue to stand up for the working class. Stand for British interest and question what happened state assets? For how dare he remind folks about the way TORY MPs stabbed their great leader in-the-back? Yes he might be a rude bastard, but he is OUR rude bastard. Nothing wrong with being a typical socialist – REALLY!

  134. 134
    nick says:

    What do Kinnock,Bliar Brown and Milliband have in common other than Labour? They are all imbeciles and like their fair share of the Pie!

  135. 135
    By the way says:

    Keiser Report: Myths of Margaret Thatcher (E430)

    In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert explore the myth of whether Margaret Thatcher “saved Britain,” or gave them a British dream of “striving to mature before your debts do.” They look at North Sea oil production, and wonder how big a UK sovereign wealth fund would be today if Thatcher had saved any of the country’s oil wealth.

    Published on YouTube, Apr 11, 2013

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“It would be a fatal mistake, in my view, for Labour to go into this election looking as though it is the party that would better resource the National Health Service but not necessarily put its foot to the floor when it comes to reforming. Look, reforms are not easy, but the Labour Party is not a conservative party. It should be about moving things forward not preserving them in aspic. You have got a pale imitation actually of the 1992 general election campaign, and maybe it will have the same outcome. I don’t know.”

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