April 16th, 2014

Balls Flees Crash Scene
Police Probing Ed Balls Car Smash Dash

Ed Balls has picked up another trick from his political father Gordon Brown – going missing, Macavity style, from the scene of a crime. The Shadow Chancellor hit another car in Morley on April 5 but sped off in his Peugeot 306 without contacting the owner or leaving his insurance details. He was only caught by CCTV.

The Yorkshire Post reports that the police have launched an investigation. According to West Yorkshire Police:

We received a report on Sunday, April 6, of a fail-to-stop collision on Commercial Street, Morley, which is reported to have happened the day before on Saturday, April 5. Damage was caused to the front offside wing of a parked black Peugeot 306. Enquiries are ongoing.”

Of course this is not the first time Balls has got into trouble behind the wheel. He claims:

“As soon as I was made aware of what had happened, I took full responsibility for any damage caused.”

Not a mantra he applies to the economy, sadly.


  1. 1
    Outrageous says:

    Jail awaits

  2. 2
    Mike Hunt says:

    You know where to find me – the standard response of a liebour hit-and-run

  3. 3
    AtillatheHen says:

    This is terrible news – he’s the best thing to happen to the Tories since Maggie.

  4. 4

    It was the right thing to do.

  5. 5
    The Beak says:

    I trust that a warrant will be issued for his arrest, not backed for bail.

  6. 6
    Ed Ballls says:

    And, “don’t you know who I am?”

  7. 7
    Ed Miliprang says:

    I told him to turn left

  8. 8
    CCTV says:

    We do now

  9. 9
    C O (Ξ7q1) says:

    If Balls was involved in this he has really fucked up badly.

  10. 10
    Ed Balls says:

    Ed Balls

  11. 11
    slaggywildlife says:

    “As soon as I was made aware of what had happened, ……”

    Did he not realise he’d hit another car? Had refreshment been taken?

  12. 12
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Aha, he’s been flushed out by CCTV. This only highlights just how reckless he is.

  13. 13
    Shooty* says:

    What’s the problem? The other car only belonged to a little person. Would they like some expenses?

  14. 14
    Labour Spokesman says:

    It was a global motoring crisis

  15. 15
    Evenin' all says:

    One has to ask why the driver left the scene of an accident.

  16. 16
    Socialism is theft says:

    Labour chancellors are noted for crashing everything they touch.

  17. 17
    Ed Ballls says:

    Look, I’ll just apologise, put the repairs through my exes and no more will be said. I’m an MP, not a little people person at all.

  18. 18
    12 Points says:

    That comment in itself should be reason enough to take away his licence.

  19. 19
    UKIP or bust says:

    Will he get the lad cooper to say he was driving at he time?

  20. 20
    Ed Balls says:

    Too far too fast

  21. 21
    Socialism is theft says:

    What else do you expect when you hand the keys of the car to the men who crashed the economy?

  22. 22
    Tony Blair says:

    What, no chauffeur?

  23. 23
    Ed Balls says:

    “.. my car started in America..”

  24. 24
    UKIP or bust says:

    Not only reckless, but dishonest.

  25. 25
    The Shadow Cabinet says:

    Was it a right off?

  26. 26
    UKIP or bust says:

    Does he still do that silly imature hand gesture at PMQ’s?

  27. 27
    Nigel Farage says:

    Thank God for that

  28. 28
    Morley flipper says:

    Blame the wife. It was obviously another boy racer.

  29. 29
    The BBC says:

    Pffft, this isn’t news and neither is the Birmingham Trojan horse stuff.
    Food banks, cost of motor insurance crisis, er…. Ed’s not weird, bloody Tories etc.

  30. 30
    The Public says:

    So why doesn’t Ed Balls buy a British car?

  31. 31

    Hang on… Ed Balls was actually in his constituency…?

  32. 32
    Corvette Cooper says:

    No, but his career is

  33. 33
    *yawn* says:

    Deport him.

  34. 34
    pissed off voter says:

    Typical of the man, he’s got no balls

  35. 35
    Harriet Carman says:

    No Labour Triumph at the polls for Ed.

  36. 36
    Gonads - still following his leeda - says:

    It started to happen in America

  37. 37
    jgm2 says:

    It wouldn’t have happened if he’d had a ministerial car.

    Ha ha.

  38. 38
    Fucking dis custard says:

    Guilty! Send im daan

  39. 39
    Gonads cum HaHaPersonHuuoone or any other NooLieBore Shithead says:

    I wasn’t there, – and even I was, – I was in the passenger seat – wasn’t I Evadne?

  40. 40
    Prime Minister"The Dunce Of Downing Street" Cameron says:

    Nick Clegg’s taxpayer-funded aide Ryan Coetzee is running their election strategy at YOUR expense. Here’s the proof http://labli.st/QcpEB6

  41. 41
    Peter Grimes says:

    Al Beeb currently doing their best to denigrate the undoubted good news of these latest figures, which show a trend not just the spike Al Beeb keep referring to. They give much prominence to Ed Bollox’ bollocks about ‘flatlining’ and Milipede Junior’s ‘cost-of-living crisis’ and are emphasising the (only!) 1.4% rise in average earnings excluding bonuses, not the headline 1.7% increase. Nothing about Mad Gordo crashing our economy.

    Traitors all at Al Beeb!

    (As an aside, I hate Liverpudlians with a dire hate, but I’d give that Esther McVey one!)

  42. 42
    Anon says:

    Is the BBC aware of this ? Oh silly me they would only be interested if it were a Tory

  43. 43
    jgm2 says:

    He has a very slim majority (~1,000) that relied on ~10,000 postal votes last time (seriously).

    He’s managed to turn a safe seat into a marginal.

    Such is the political clout of the imbecile’s little enabler.

  44. 44
    Troy Tempest says:

    If they catch him and fine him, he’ll have a cost of leaving crisis

  45. 45
    Lower Deck Lawyer says:

    Failing to report an accident carries a far less severe penalty than having an accident over the legal alcohol limit.

  46. 46
    Impartial Evidence says:

    As much as I personally suspect Nick Clegg is a dishonest hound who is unfit to hold public office, citing Labour List as ‘proof’ does not cut the mustard.

  47. 47
    jgm2 says:

    A big boy did it and ran drove away.

  48. 48
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Disgraced former Co-op Bank boss Paul Flowers answers bail: http://bit.ly/QcqA8H

  49. 49
    George Osborne says:

    Too far, too fast and probably pissed.

  50. 50
    HoC TrickCyclist says:

    I’m sure Mr Speaker frowns on masturbatory activities – but might make allowances given that sex potty Whoremoan sits so close – and clearly unsettles every nearby male – or those that aspire to that gender

  51. 51
    Anonymous says:

    “He was only caught by CCTV.”
    Funny old world, this human one. While quite content to use devices that will reveal aspects of reality we’d rather shy away from. We simply can’t countenance a machine able to look inside our heads and show when we’re just making stuff up, intentionally. No way!

  52. 52
    CON GAIN says:

    If this is true he’ll have to resign.

    A shame because he’s been a disaster for Labour, long may he continue to make them look toxic and incompetent.

  53. 53
    Layba Press Ofsa says:

    It hasn’t dented his credibility though.

  54. 54
    Genghiz the kahn says:


    Comment of the day.

  55. 55
    Hair of the dog says:

    Hair samples and toe nails. They do it for pilots. They store the daily alcohol record.

  56. 56
    ed working class hero milliband says:

    Over the limit perhaps? Tends to be the reason people flee accidents.hoping that they sober up before the police catch them up

  57. 57
    Genghiz the kahn says:


    Now the beeboids have it.

  58. 58
    Genghiz the kahn says:

    Sgt Adrian Wright, of West Yorkshire Police’s Eastern Area Roads Policing Unit, said: “We received a report on Sunday, 6 April of a fail to stop collision on Commercial Street, Morley, which is reported to have happened the day before, on Saturday, 5 April.

    “Damage was caused to the front offside wing of a parked black Peugeot 306.”

    Mr Balls said: “Ten days ago, I turned our car round in a tight spot in the private drive beside the Labour rooms in Morley.

    “There was a stationary car parked close by. The turn took five or seven points and I was aware that at one point the bumpers of the two cars touched.

    “I park there all the time in what is a relatively narrow drive. But until I was contacted the following Wednesday, I had no awareness at all that there had been any damage to the other car.

    “As soon as I was made aware of what had happened, I took full responsibility for any damage caused.

    “I have written to the owner of the other car to say I was terribly sorry and to reimburse the owner concerned for the necessary repair. I have contacted our insurance company in the usual way.”

  59. 59
    Bangalor Postal Vote Stuffers........ says:

    Yes sir, all his Vote is now in the bag & his majority will be at least
    50,000 as we have worked hard stuffing all of the envelopes 24/7

  60. 60
    jgm2 says:

    Sounds like it might have occurred on private property.

    None of plod’s business if it has.


  61. 61
    UKIP or bust says:

    That’s because he doesn’t have any.

  62. 62
    C O (Ξ7q1) says:

    Good point from UKIP:

    So Cameron is creaming £6000 / month from renting out his L’ondon place whilst living in No 10 on the Tax Payer.

    Nothing illegal, but an extra £120k / year income made off of an apartment whose rent has been artificially increased by a government induced housing bubble may not go down well. That £120k is de-facto subsidized by the taxpayer.

    Where are The T’imes on this ???

  63. 63
    Anonymous says:

    I second that

  64. 64
    M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

    Balls could try the old claim that it was a banker who was driving.

  65. 65
    Sandy Jamieson says:

    He could try to claim his wife was driving

  66. 66
    Genghiz the kahn says:

    Co incidence on Google.

  67. 67
    bergen says:

    The Leader of the Opposition has a ministerial car ever since Harold Wilson lost in 1970 and took up driving again. Ted Heath was persuaded by Labour to give him a car before he killed somebody.

  68. 68
    M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

    It is within the rules.

  69. 69
    The Brown Bullshit Corpse says:

    We only report newsworthy items – as defined by Our Leader in absentia, The Great Helmsman, Comrade Brhune.

  70. 70
    Ed Balls channelling The Maximum Imbecile says:

    It was a global car crash that started in America and it was the fault of the parked car and it had nothing to do with how I was driving.

  71. 71
    Fed up Joe Public & all voting UKIP ORG says:

    With a squad of Old Bill on High Powered Motor Bikes to ensure all
    of the fcuking smelly filthy plebs are kept out of the way & do not
    hinder the Great Leader’s Deputy progress in any way……

    Some are certainly more equal than others……..Animal Farm…..

  72. 72
    Sick of the greed and lies(still) says:

    The other irony is that he was caught by CCTV. The deployment of them exploded under Labour, did they not?
    It’s like setting a trap for a Burglar in your house and then getting trapped yourself.

  73. 73
    Socialism is a parasite that always kills it's host says:

    Caught by big brother – oh the irony.

  74. 74
    M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

    He should have left a note,

    “Sorry I’ve just crashed into your parked car.
    People are watching me.
    They think I am writing my name and address on this piece of paper.
    They are wrong.”

  75. 75
    jgm2 says:

    So Ed Milband won’t be doing any hit-and-runs. Good. I’m surprised that gormless geek can even drive.

  76. 76
    Scouse Flowerseller says:

    Was it Yvettes’ prized FRENCH car. Are all cars in Leeds 306s, perhaps he was trying to mate them having failed at home in previous nights/months/years.

  77. 77
    right un says:

    the conservatives FUCKING UP Britain for their mates
    social care
    fire service
    post office
    local councils
    the media
    political process

    the conservatives just FUCK OFF

  78. 78
    jgm2 says:

    Oh dear. 3% poll lead giving you nightmares?

  79. 79
    M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

    Anyone who reverses into another car knows for sure whether it is a “touch” or a crunch. The man’s a bloody liar – he drove off to escape the hassle and quite possibly a breath test.

  80. 80
    Socialism is a parasite that always kills it's host says:

    Judging by his colouration sometimes he may actually be up to speed.

  81. 81
    Still, it could be worse says:

    if true isn’t that theft ? presumably there is author information on the powerpoint file ?

  82. 82
    Casual Observer 2 says:

    Harperson — Didn’t you have a similar incident in Dulwich Village when you also fucked off?

  83. 83
    nell says:

    Was he on his mobile phone again whilst driving?

  84. 84
    Esther's dad says:

    Putting the babe Esther on at 9.40 it was. Opted that the tech boys had tangoed her to match her suit.

    Same suit ten minutes later on Sky showed with a normal skin tone. Al Beeb clearly find a northern Tory female businesswoman an item of scorn or is it some bulldykes attempt at a jealous slap.

  85. 85
    Nick Clegg says:

    I wish people would stop talking about 7%.

  86. 86
    Gonad Watch says:

    Balls in balls up scoop.

    Thought that sort of thing was what liebour women did like Harri. Also accident prone in more ways than one.

  87. 87
    Crash-Ed says:

  88. 88
    Harriet Carperson says:

    + 1

  89. 89
    Votes wanted, we promise we will lie our heads off says:

    Just wondering didn’t Brown rent his flat out to his brother and still claimed cleaning expenses for the place.

  90. 90
    Gonad Watch says:

    Also obsessed with free food that has clearly caught on while Teskos figures go down. Strange Dat.

    Pity the camera keeps showing essentials like sweets and choccy biscuits.

  91. 91
    Fed up Joe Public & all voting UKIP ORG says:

    Ed ‘Ollocks could not even see a parked car……..he should have gone
    to Spec**Savers…..

    And the twa*t wants US to trust him as ZanuLieLabors
    Chief Bean Counter……

    He’s really in cloud cuckoo land for that delusional mirage
    just like McMental who saved the universe & beyond…..

    They lot of them should be Sectioned PDQ…..

  92. 92
    Eve-Ette says:

    You crashed my car you bastard.

  93. 93
    Mornington Crescent says:

    Scoop? Bollox: the Cams moving out of their London pad and renting it out was news for days after the GE.

    Must do better, O’Flynn.

  94. 94
    davemcwish says:

    No it doesn’t, given that PC Plod and chums in the Federation are now a political organisation. Had the offender been a baby-eating, public school Tory s*** than they would have been nicked by now.

  95. 95
    Tosser Watch says:

    Sort of thing a Roma would do. Does balls have insurance or a licence even? Who else was in the car?? Ahhhhhhhhhh!!,.

  96. 96
    Socialism is theft says:

    No there was a tart sitting on the passenger seat and he couldn’t resist licking it.

  97. 97
    Votes wanted, we promise we will lie our heads off says:

    Doing a Hattie hey ED, laws for the crowd and no laws for the law makers, no change.

  98. 98
    This is England folks says:

    There were 250 reported cases of whiplash from occupants claiming to have been sitting in the parked car. The fire brigade attended the scene 3 days later and cut the roofs of 15 unoccupied parked cars. Ed Balls submitted a claim for paint on his MP expenses, the Deputy Speaker (designate) said it was only a touch up.

  99. 99
  100. 100
    More second homes than a Russian Oligarch. says:

    And at the same time we the taxpayer are paying Dave’s Chipping Norton mortgage. How can this be right?

  101. 101
    Ed Ballls says:

    You get me moist with that rough northern brogue, you hussy

  102. 102
    The British media are cunts says:

    Yes she did and she’s been done twice now for it.

  103. 103
    Earl of Croydon says:

    Isn’t £6,000 x twelve months £72,000?!!!

  104. 104
    Ed Milident says:

    It’s a bumper week for scandal

  105. 105
    Lke you said the bankers ARE scum says:

    Not true The law has been changed to include private property You can even be done for DUI on your own property If its open to the public

  106. 106
    Bosun Higgs says:

    Too far, too fast.

  107. 107
    Tosser Watch says:

    Having listed some of the functions of government, now indicate which are troubling you?

    Struggle to see any personally.

  108. 108
    Tosser Watch says:

    Yes seems a bit high doesn’t it.

  109. 109
  110. 110
    Edward Balls says:

    My wife was driving

  111. 111
    Wizard Prang says:

  112. 112
    Papercut says:

    I think he wants to abolish justice. Must be a Common Purpose troll.

  113. 113
    Ed's Parking Radar says:

    beep…….beep……beep……beepbeepbeepbeepbeep BEEEEEEEEEEEP!

  114. 114
    Tosser Watch says:

    Nor will it be news that Eds constituent vote base have now lodged fifty whiplash claims as they were in the parked car and Eds, via a well known inner London firm of twat solicit’ors specialising in such cases and who seem to have the number on every mobile phone in certain districts

  115. 115
    Bosun Higgs says:

    They’ve all improved.

  116. 116
    Simples says:

    If he can’t even drive a car properly, how can he be trusted to steer the economy?

  117. 117
    SackMariaMillerasanMP says:

    £6K times 12 is not £120K.

    Secondly, they own a bijou house not an apartment, or have they sold the house?

  118. 118
    Gordo Brown - (retd) says:

    Ha ha, nobody will notice if I…umph…..ahhh that’s better.

  119. 119
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    What he means is as soon as he was made aware that he had been caught. He is a cnut like most politicians

  120. 120
    Tosser Watch says:

    Accident prone front bench shadow team should be offering free (of course) refresher driving courses in their next manifesto, well it would be a start after all on the blank piece of paper.

    The bankers can pay the cost and it would help the cost of living crisis.

  121. 121
    Yvette Cooper says:

    Ed is having another car crash.

  122. 122
    C O (Ξ7q1) says:

    I used a calculator borrowed from a T’imes reporter.

  123. 123
    John Mann says:

    It is outrageous when senior politicians attempt to get away with things which ordinary voters know to be plain wrong.

  124. 124
    Iain Duncan Smith says:

    Of the 100k foodbank vouchers we issued last year 16% were needed because of benefit sanctions http://bit.ly/1m5Dno6

    Hear ! Hear !

  125. 125
    Not in my name says:

    Admitted responsibility in full when found out.

    How very brave

  126. 126
    Owen Jones says:

    Police Probing Ed Balls Car Smash Dash.

    This all started with Thatcher.

  127. 127
    C O (Ξ7q1) says:

    … and adjusted the nature of his home.

    I shall public a correction on a later thread tomorrow, with a picture of some boston bombing victims and a story about why we should feel bad about the activities of the provisional !RA.

    Really must stop looking at UK MSM…

  128. 128
    The arrogance of these scumbags says:

    Would he have driven off if he had hit a Child? i suspect the answer is yes.

  129. 129
    Local sec, liebor says:

    Well done Ab Dull, usual rate OK? So £5 per vote and free poppodums for one year.

  130. 130
    Nigel Mansell's fishmonger says:

    Has the BBC reported this yet? They’d be having a field day if a Conservative MP or UKIP Councillor did this.

    Will The Guardian give Balls a weekly column now?

  131. 131
    M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

    He should let Yvette take the rap… by Christ she could do with a couple of points.

  132. 132
    Braveheart says:

    Dear Owner,
    You’re car got kicked by a rabbit. A bloody big rabbit. ‘Bye.

  133. 133
    Braveheart says:

    “Your” – my spelling goes to pieces when I’ve had a couple of pints to settle my nerves before driving.

  134. 134
    Labour is the nasty party. says:

    I hope that he gets away with it ,at least until after General Election .Balls along with Miliband are the Conservatives best hope of winning the election.

  135. 135
    Pliny the Welder says:

    I know who RetardEd Ballsup IS now:

    He’s Syndrome!

  136. 136
    M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

    Why not 100% ? What was the reason for the other 84% ? – It’s free so I’ll take it and spend what I save on the food budget on more cigs.

  137. 137
    Pliny the Welder says:

    :) :) to @BH!!

  138. 138
    Tickety Boo says:

    Let’s see:

    Education – good, radical reforms.
    social care – being merged with healthcare, an improvement
    fire service – needs reform, too many moonlighters
    post office – the sale Labour couldn’t achieve
    environment – looks lovely and green out there
    highways – new roads
    local councils – Council Tax capped, big win
    the media – doing well but BBC needs cutting back
    energy – bills falling, Osbo’s cut taxes
    planning – Labour blocked Pickles’s reforms
    justice – big reforms to legal aid and compensation putting ambo chasers out of biz
    health – increased spending, see Labour in Wales for failure
    political process – Labour lost referendum on PR
    pensions – triple lock
    employment – record number of jobs, wages rising above inflation

    Looks good to me!

  139. 139
    Tesco is a pile of shite says:

    Tesco is shite on fucking stilts. Stand outside one of their stores and look at the braindead chavs going in and out.

  140. 140
    Still, it could be worse says:

    If you were giving away a tenner every second and you just now managed to give away the national debt when would you have started giving away tenners ?

  141. 141
    The two muppets. says:

    Balls is a disgusting individual and what he did was true to form .I wonder if he had been
    drinking? Just asking .

  142. 142
    RetardEd Ballsup, bully, liar and son of Brown says:

    Sadly, her brogue was three lace-holes up my clacker – it WAS her car!

  143. 143
    Yawns and looks out of window says:

    gwido will report later that Farage was driving

  144. 144
    Nworb Nodrog says:

    I dunno, howz about Foot and Kinnochio?

  145. 145
    Brian Dead-Chav says:

    Yoo farkin’ want some, yoo caaaaant!!

    Oh sorry, love… No I can pack it myself, thanks.

  146. 146
    Táxpáyér says:

    Ester pre-sent a tweet while Andy Burnham-Belsen was speaking!

  147. 147
    Fishy says:

    + 100

  148. 148
    (That's enough Eds, Ed!) says:

    Makes a nice change from slagging off Nige!

  149. 149
    Anon............... says:

    BREAKING NEWS ……Revd Paul Flowers Ex Chairman of Coked Up Bank
    has been charged with drug offences……

    Another bout of uncontrollable Columbian Flu arriving very soon &
    all charged to numerious expense accounts with many being funded
    by the free flowing teat of public funds…………..

  150. 150
    Ad hock says:

    How could he not know? Beggars belief!

  151. 151
    Anonymous says:

    Not for the Leftocracy, it doesn’t – remember Harriet Harman’s 2009 incident: too self-important to exchange details, off to Cabinet meeting so up yours!

  152. 152
    Long John Silver' s parrot says:

    The Big Man is taking “full responsibility” for his actions.

    I would not want to employ anyone in public or private life who would do less than this.

    Let us not forget a criminal offence has been committed here.

  153. 153
    Lady Harridan (Hanky to the Nose) Harman says:

    I wouldn’t get out of my car to speak to the hoi polloi either – especially in somewhere like Yorkshire. I Mean, you could catch something from the people up there.

    He should done what I did….shout out of the window, ‘Don’t you know who I am?…You can find me in the House of Commons.

    And as we are more important, the bigger charge (like driving while using a mobile phone) will always be dropped – we are entitled to be charged only on a mere technicality.

  154. 154
    BBC News Bastard says:

    Leaving the scene of an accident – that’s a criminal offence.

    If only Balls was a tory we’d crucify him.

  155. 155
    BBC News Bastard says:

    Track him down and take a blood and urine sample as soon as possible.

    I bet that fat fucker was pissed – why else would he have scarpered like a common criminal?

  156. 156
    BBC News Bastard says:

    When the criminals make the rules, this is what you expect.

    It ain’t right.

  157. 157
    Ed Balls-up says:

    It was a Peugeot 306. It started in France.

  158. 158
    Morgan's Organ says:

    Couldn’t possibly have been out drinking I’m sure!

  159. 159
    Morgan's Organ says:

    Chris Huhne says Yvonne was driving

  160. 160
    Gideon, towel-folder extraordinaire says:

    I have flunkies to reverse into other people’s cars!

  161. 161
    Norman Normal says:

    Is that the one where he scratches his nose with the middle finger lol?

  162. 162
    Bernard Hyphen-Howe says:

    As soon as I was informed it was a Labour politician, I decided no further action was necessary.

    Mind how you go.

  163. 163
    Tony Baloney - Orf saving the Middle East or summink.. says:

    Don’t be too hasty! I banged-up an entire Country, ran away and ended up getting away with it! All he needs to do is perfect his cheesy grin!

  164. 164
    Diane Fatbot says:

    Note damage to a black Peugeot 306 – obviously a wayycissst failure to stop!

  165. 165
    The Sweeney says:

    You’re nick-ED.

  166. 166
    Inconvenient Truth says:

    LOL ‘His Constituency’, you mean ‘another National Politician Parachuted into a Safe Party Seat’….These ‘Career Politicians’ never seem to fight for seats where they live. We might as well do-away with this charade of FPTP ‘Local’ MP’s and go to FULL PR, because that’s essentially what we’ve ended up with.

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    Helpful says:

    This may be of interest.

    Section 170(2) of the Road Traffic act 1988 provides that the driver of the motor vehicle must stop and, if required to do so by any person having reasonable grounds for so requiring, give his name and address, the name and address of the owner of the vehicle and the identification marks of the vehicle. The duty to stop means to stop sufficiently long enough to exchange the particulars above: Lee v Knapp [1966] 3 All ER 961

    I would be happy to contribute to the costs of a private prosecution if CPS think it not in the public interest.

  168. 168
    Captain Calculator - mashing the keypad with his face. says:

    With a National Debt of £1.2 Trillion being used is it approximately 1,800BC?

    Do I win a lolly?

  169. 169

    Don’t you know who he is ???

  170. 170
    Anonymous says:

    Hunt, Hunt fucking Hunt.

  171. 171
    Ed Twelvety Balls says:

    Look, it was a seven point turn. Seven comes after eleventeen so I had to take off my shoes and socks to count them and that was when it happened.

  172. 172
    Still, it could be worse says:


  173. 173
    Rest of the World says:

    We don’t want him

  174. 174
    Eric Pickles Stole My Lunch says:

    What’s more horrifying, the failure to stop or the Peugeot 306?

  175. 175
    Hand down trousers says:

    Sounds like a nigel evans moments ,he accidentally bumped into something and once found out he immediately accepted responsibility. What a first rate chap, what.

  176. 176
    EC says:

    Of course he was pissed, why do you think he didn’t stop. Another political pygmy.

  177. 177
    Nemesis. says:

    There’s usually only one reason why a motorist doesn’t stop in an accident – they were over the alcohol limit. I don’t say this is the case here but my suspicions are aroused. Balls really is a nasty bit of work.

  178. 178
    Rufus Stone says:

    What? Fucked up worse than when he was in government?

  179. 179
    Handycock Half Incher says:

    Spanish conservatives do it better!



  180. 180
    average joanna says:

    Failing to stop and failing to report an accident are
    criminal offences.
    Take him in for questioning.

  181. 181
    Iain says:

    Perhaps Mr Paxman can ask him why he did not stop and leave his details.
    The answer should give some good squirming time on TV. Possibly a hair sample should be requested as well to determine if any substance abuse had occurred.
    Or are these measures just for the little people?

  182. 182
    Anonymous says:

    Pity it wasn’t a petrol tanker he collided with. Total immolation still too good for the cnut.

  183. 183
    Coppers says:

    “As soon as I was made aware of
    what had happened, I took full
    responsibility for any damage

    After Balls had been caught on CCTV.

  184. 184
    M says:

    Vote labour and he will drive the economy the same way

  185. 185
    Ed Millitwat says:

    Thank Marx we installed all dem CCTV cameras.

  186. 186
    Not the accident...the cover up. says:

    Hopefully a good journalist will discover what he was doing whilst his car was parked, was drink involved, has he tried to talk to bar staff, has he taken the car he was driving to be repaired or has the damage to his car been left at it is….this could run and run…normally its not the accident, its the cover up what does for dishonest liars….not that I am implying that Ed Balls is nothing but someone who has damaged another car and driven away leaving the owner to pay for his error.Bit like our kids and grandchildren will be doing after his part in the Brown Treasury.

  187. 187
    Anonymous says:


  188. 188
    Arthur Penny says:

    Should definitely be

    AC10: Failing to stop
    AC20: Failing to report
    CD10: careless driving

    10 points on licence and a £500 fine

  189. 189
    Ron says:

    haven’t you got the cctv of the balls balls-up yet guido .. tut tut ;)

  190. 190
    thostids says:

    Fail to stop/fail to report 9-11 points. Nice one Ed. On a “totter”? It were the wife woz driving! Attempt to pervert course of justice used to be 2 years jug but we know that you’d only get 6 months and serve 6 weeks. You might have to kick the soap to the door before bending down to pick it up, look upon it as a small price for crashing the Economy, oops – car, and not letting on.

  191. 191

    Hmmm. Damage to offside front wing… Must have been a hefty collision, not the sort of thing a fully compos mentis driver would ignore. Wonder if he had lunched well that day? The Labour Front Bench has form on failing to stop after an accident, but at least the injured party knows where to find him.

  192. 192

    You scousers hate everyone else anyway. Why give you some direction? ( Note: “scouser” is a common noun and has no capital.)

  193. 193
    thostids says:

    Oh, don’t tell me he had his hand stuffed down the back of the seat, pissed as a rat, looking for his fags or somebody else’s balls. He’ll want to put his premium excess down as an office expense, or he may not bother to claim and put the whole repair down as a Parking Expense – the other car was parked, that makes it a parking charge, nothing to do with the 10 points and £1,000 fine. T’ wife will cop fo’t points and the fine will go down as another parking expense. I old you, the other car were parked!

  194. 194
    Post hoc says:

    I did not inhale…..

  195. 195
    nick says:

    ALL these Labour MPs leave the scene when there is trouble-Brown, Harriman and now Balls. Leaving the scene? Drunk driving? Smells like fines, points and jail time to me. But, being a big blowhard MP he wiggle away from it-the shit.

  196. 196
    Comrade Carwyn and his socialist republic . says:

    Quite right.
    Leave the poor old scouser alone.
    For some reason everyone makes fun of them.
    Cant think why.

  197. 197
    The Normal Nigel says:

    Admitting liability as appears to have occurred will void the insurance, Edward how long have you been on the planet?

    Could this man be trusted with anything slightly complicated like the Economy if he cannot even get this right?

    Surely an early Easter Egg gift to all other parties.

    Balls by name and balls by nature.

  198. 198
    Sir Barrington Minge says:

    Just goes to show that you cannot polish a turd.
    You can try rolling it in glitter, but it’s still a turd.
    Balls = Turd

  199. 199
    Scouser says:

    Yeah, leave us alone,
    we’re foookin’ dying up ‘ere.
    It’s not all Spanish footballers & The Beatles y’know.

    We’re dyinnn.

  200. 200
    Jolly nice chap says:

    Anboit time we stqrt a vigilante movement, to move these slugs like Balls to secret camps via secret rendition. Then we can torture the bastards before bumping them off. Oh, and get their pin numbers – might as well get some edpenses back.

  201. 201
    UK Fred says:

    Don’t you mean ‘Too far too fat!’

  202. 202
    UK Fred says:

    When did he stop trying tolive up to his name?

  203. 203
    UK Fred says:

    Too right it ain’t right. The arithmetic (lack of) ability is criminal.

    When I went to school, 12 x £6,000 made £72,000, not £120,000.

    Obviously after 13 years of Labour education the answer is whatever you want it to be.

  204. 204
    UK Fred says:

    I thought the word for the driver started with a ‘w’, not a ‘b’.

  205. 205
    Chilcotty says:

    Is that you, Tony B£air?

  206. 206
    Peter Grimes says:

    Catch something in Yorkshire!

    Harlot Harridan is the bloody MP for Peckham isn’t she, the shanking capital of the UK. If they weren’t relying on her to keep voting for increasing their bennies they would have done for her years ago.

  207. 207
    ED HUHNE BALLS says:

    It was Yvette driving ! Honest

  208. 208
    Cynic says:

    Small beer beside the car crash economy

  209. 209
  210. 210
    Halibert Hall says:

    The car was a premenstrual Mini !!!

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