April 25th, 2014

Twitter Bitch Fight of the Week: Dan Hodges v Asher Dresner

Dan Hodges’ piece in this week’s Speccie on the men and women behind Ed Miliband is well worth a read.

Given he quotes Labour ‘insiders’ as describing Team Ed as “poisonous”, “dysfunctional” and “a bunch of medieval courtiers”, unsurprisingly it hasn’t gone down well with friends of the Labour leader.

Miliband’s former speechwriter Asher Dresner goes out to bat for his old colleagues:

Which, to be fair, is probably true…


  1. 1
    Dave Levita says:

    oy vey, will no one think of poor William Hill and Malcolm Glazer?

  2. 2
    Dan's cat says:

    It’s true, I do know a lot about strategy.

  3. 3
    Ed Moribund says:

    Ignore Hodges’ lies. He is just bitter because I once ignored him at a Fabian Society conference on “Increasing Tractor Production in the Scottish Midlands”

  4. 4
    WHO? says:

    Some will have heard of a chap called Dan Hodges but I doubt anyone other than his mum has heard of Asher Dresner.

  5. 5
    Fuck Knows says:

    I don’t know either. Who are they?

  6. 6

    Couple of no-mark wankers have a little tiff on fucking Twitter. Nothing to see here fucking move on you little spack fucks.

  7. 7
    Norman Normal says:

    Sexist post, never mind the men and women behind Ed Militant, what about the hermaphrodites?
    You can’t leave the 4 of them out of it!

  8. 8
    Andre Lampitt says:

    Dresner, looks and is about 14, about sums up everything about Miliband,

  9. 9
    Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin ( Member in absentia ) says:

    “poisonous”, “dysfunctional” and “a bunch of medieval courtiers”

    Oh, how I miss those days in the bunker with my closest chums !

  10. 10
    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

    Why would the mother of Hodges have heard of Dresner?

  11. 11
    Parkinson interview says:

    Dan Hodges,son of the Hollywood star and Labour MP Glenda Jackson.
    Tell us Dan,what is the secret to your success?

  12. 12
    M­a­qboul says:

    He’s actually a very witty and incisive writer. A socialist with a sense of humour; so rare he ought to be stuffed one day.

  13. 13
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:


  14. 14
    unpronouncable says:

    when u are full of u, it is a problem. all that stress.
    when u is full of “i”.
    now imagine the inner sound of of the letter “i”
    it is a de stressor. relaxant. ket a mine?
    money serves a purpose. and that being to make the supplier of the money feel good. so now do you feel goo
    now add .

  15. 15
    P.Mandevilson, the Eminence Greasy says:

    Bring him to me.

  16. 16
    M­a­qboul says:

    My cat knows strategy better than the people running Ed Miliband’s strategy…

    PMSL. Come back from that one Pasha Asher.

  17. 17
  18. 18
    Calamity Clegg, Chief Cockroach says:

  19. 19
    Maria Miller says:

    DCMS wastes your money assessing what makes you happy

    Sajid Javid has only been Culture Secretary for a matter of days but it is clear that he needs to wage a serious war on waste in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (the very existence of which we question, but that’s for another day). The DCMS squandered an as yet undisclosed sum paying academics to analyse a survey of 40,000 people in order to “develop the evidence base on the wellbeing impacts of cultural engagement and sport participation”. It simply beggars belief that somebody thought it a sensible use of taxpayers’ money to commission the mumbo-jumbo contained in this report, Quantifying and Valuing the Wellbeing Impacts of Culture and Sport.

    For our full reaction and all the sordid details, click here to read the write-up in the Daily Mail.

  20. 20
    Dan Hodges Cat says:

    First thing I’d do is claw the face of the fools who voted Ed to be leader.
    Second I’d claw the face of Ed because it just looks so clawable.
    Third I’d crap in the litter tray just before I walked out to go live with the neighbours.

  21. 21
    Ockham's Razor says:

    Have just been out and missed all this.

    Can’t tell you how distraught I am.

  22. 22
    Cornershop says:

    Well its a brimfull of Asher.

  23. 23
    Frank Carson says:

    How many lefties does it take to change a lightbulb?

    Two. One to send his Polish maid down to the shops in Hampstead to buy a replacement and come back to put it in, and the other to blame Thatcher for the old one not working.

  24. 24
    British Jobs For British Workers says:

    Is Dan’s cat British? Give him the job.

  25. 25
    Sajid Javid says:

    What the fuck did I just read..

  26. 26
    Jack Ketch says:

    “Asher Dresner”? A continental designer of women’s frocks? A well-muscled and tanned celebrity masseuse to the rich and famous? A defendant at the Nuremburg trials? A Merchant bank?
    Funny how a name can conjure up an image when you have never heard it before.

  27. 27
    British Jobs For British Workers says:

    Is he British?

  28. 28
    Go fight with your brothers! says:

    I object to the government telling muzee women to report male relatives who plan on going to Syria to fight. Let them all go and die there. The ones who’ve died so far have done us all a favour. One less terrorist and one less benny sponger in our midst. Not that there’s any real chance of muzee women reporting their male relatives. They’re all held in subjugation by their husbands or fully in agreement with whatever they do. I urge British Airways to give free flights to any muslim who wants to go to Syria. As Captain Kirk once said “Let them die!”

  29. 29
    Chav says:

    Duz de peepul enjoy footie?

  30. 30
    well i never says:

    Great idea.
    One way tickets only.

  31. 31
    catesby says:

    When pro-eu/immigration Cameron supported military action in Syria was he thinking of arming these people!?

  32. 32
    Who? says:

    Fuck’s sake, G

    Either the people involved should be of interest (They’re not) or what they say of interest (it ain’t) or it should be witty and/or a proper bitch-fight (no, and no)

  33. 33
    thostids says:

    Didn’t Bomber Harris sort that out?

  34. 34
    The Judean Peoples' Front says:


  35. 35
    thostids says:

    No. The plan was for them to pick up their British supplied Arms when they got to Syria. Unfortunately, the bogus End-User on the certificate had already shipped them to Al Quaeda in the Maghreb who’d passed them onto Boko Haraam. In the event, as usual, the British volunteers are being used as extras in the propaganda war. They’re the dead bodies that were executed. Well, you know, volunteers. No one misses them.

  36. 36
    Ed The Eunuch says:

    Fuck off Asher! Twat!

  37. 37
    Taxpayer-funded astroturfing EU Troll says:

    Now that’s my kind of Foreign Aid!

  38. 38
    Allahu shatbar says:

    + trillion

  39. 39
    bartfartbastard says:

    WEll, Glenda Jackson knows absolutely everyone, dahling.

  40. 40
    Tim Yeo-Yo says:


  41. 41
    Tim Yeo-Yo says:

    If his clever cat does strategy his thick dog must come up with ideas for attacking Ukip in his DT column.

    Hodges should stick to taking the p!ss out of Ed Millitwat. Agree with a previous poster. Hodges does appear to be the only lefty with a sense of humour on the whole planet.

  42. 42
    broderick crawford says:

    For once Mister Tim I completely agree with YEO…

  43. 43
    broderick crawford says:


    You dont know about my strategy . You ve never even glimpsed it .

  44. 44
    broderick crawford says:

    Be careful not to break any china !!

  45. 45
    broderick crawford says:

    Is the Pope pregnant ?

  46. 46
    broderick crawford says:

    Perhaps his strategy us to rid the Lords crossbenches of the Bishops and stuff tbe vacant seats with his cohorts.

  47. 47
    Grimy Miner says:

    Sooner rather than later.

  48. 48
    Jesus H Christ says:

    The pope’s pregnant?!
    …bu-but he told me that he loved me

  49. 49
    Jesus H Christ says:

    Clegg want’s to separate his arse cheeks and receive Lucifer’s tumescent shank of chilli, broken glass, wasp tails, stingy nettle, and barbed wire, and lava encrusted libdeminator, the squirming streak of yellow sh!t, that he is.

  50. 50
    Anonymous says:

    “Given he quotes Labour ‘insiders’ as describing Team Ed as “poisonous”, “dysfunctional”
    and ‘living in wonderland’? It’s a wonder no one has yet cried, “Off with their heads!”.

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