May 8th, 2014

Black and White Bun Fight

The reaction to Labour’s comedy PEB has been almost unanimously negative, yet the LibDems have felt compelled to hit back with some rapid rebuttal:

Guido hears there were some division internally about the Labour ad spot. Did Axelrod sign that off then?


126 Comments

  1. 1
    Time for change says:

    They stood up to UKIP and were pummelled

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    • 8
      Toxic Labour for Spongers, Parasites, Criminals, Green Nazis, Peedos and other Wasters says:

      Can’t wait for the wriggling after the eu election.

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      • 23
        Labour on the run says:

        It’s funny how Labour’s European election video attacks Clegg and the Tories…. but doesn’t once mention Europe.

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        • 48
          Get real says:

          The EU is heading into deflation melt-down – the 20 years Japan spent in the deflation wilderness will look a stay at the Hilton* by comparison.

          *there are better hotels but this gets the point across to a wider audience

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          • A Wider Audience says:

            Thanks for that, if you had said the Dorchester I would have been puzzled.

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          • Wider than I am tall says:

            I fink there’s a Travel Lodge in Dorchester.

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          • broderick crawford says:

            How about the Connaught . Not as well known but one of the last to ban Ay-rabs during the Seventies on basis good manners counted over money ( admittedly times have chsnged and most now have excellent manners and even more money ).

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        • 110
          Mangochutney says:

          Well how do you think Labour look forward to welcoming Turkey into the EU would go down with their core vote. Waaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyycisssssst

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    • 42
      Get real says:

      Who do they think helped bring UKIP to the pre-eminence it has today?

      And Labour created the EDL.

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  2. 2
    Vlad the Loudhailer says:

    Publish Chilcot

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  3. 3
    Fatty Pang and His Four Pensions says:

    I am enjoying retirement.

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    • 5
      Repent now says:

      Not for long, hopefully.

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      • 12
        Observer says:

        I assume that you must be a socialist with that kind of crass comment. As long as he’s where he can do no harm and has no influence, I wish him a long and happy retirement.

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        • 27
          Repent now says:

          You assume wrong.

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          • broderick crawford says:

            Wonder hiw long he did on the treadmill ? I m late 60 s and lasted thirteen minutes after which they stopped the treadmill and discharged me saying I was malingering .

            I bet that didn t happen at his session

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  4. 4
    joolz says:

    stood up got knocked down twice

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  5. 6
    Nermal says:

    To be honest its better than the Labour effort, you could really use for all the labour/ Millibands policies.

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    • 14
      Robert says:

      My thoughts exactly, Labour’s appears crass yet this is actually very funny.

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    • 20
      Norm Normal says:

      I thought Balls would be starring in that? He never says anything these days and everyone else is using that flatline gesture to refer to the career of the shadow chancellor!

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    • 124
      Joe Public says:

      It has nothing to say to me.
      Is it meant to say anything?
      Lib Dem policies are as rare as Labour’s.

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  6. 6
    C O (Ξ7t1) says:

    The uncultured morons are missing an obvious trick here.

    Whilst making film in the pre-talkie genre, why not recast the two Ed’s as a Laurel and Hardy parody.

    That would work.

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  7. 9
    Ed Milliband says:

    You guys certainly got me there……..Please don’t tell anyone I have no policies, no idea and no friends. I have most of these plebs believing in me

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  8. 10
    Pookie Snackumberger says:

    It’s funny, I can look at goofy Ed when there is no sound, he is entertaining in a comic sort of way, it’s just when he starts to speak in that snotty voice that he becomes unbearable.

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  9. 13
    Pookie Snackumberger says:

    “Stood up to Ukip” Bah, got mugged off by them more like.

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  10. 15
    Oh, really? says:

    Axelrod may well have signed it off. Pointless, caricature-driven, dirty attacks? Isn’t that what American “campaigners” are famed for?

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  11. 16
    Anonymous says:

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    • 18
      Anonymous says:

      #AnotherToeRag #VotedToHideHalalMeatInFoodChain

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      • 21
        UKIP Jobs for Eastern European Leaflet Deliverers says:

        UKIP will be able to hire a lot of Polish builders to do something with all those bricks they’ve got in the post!

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      • 35
        Norm Normal says:

        Karl Turner took over Prescott’s seat, also born in Hull, grew up in Hull, went to Uni in Hull so no surprises to see behaviour like this.

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        • 51
          He needs to grow up says:

          That should secure a few more votes for UKIP.

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        • 52
          Logic says:

          What do you seriously expect?

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        • 53
          jgm2 says:

          Wasn’t Prescott’s son supposed to inherit his old seat? What happened there?

          I see that Hull being represented by thick, ignorant c*unts remains unbroken either way.

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      • 49
        Floyd Pink says:

        Ironic since most lefties are as thick as a brick !

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      • 77
        Anonymous says:

        Did Kark post blood and faeces too?

        He’s more ΒΝΡ than Labour, with those acts of nastiness.

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      • 88
        bigjim says:

        Remember the league against cruel sports freepost address copping similar treatment in 2005 and reading that is both pointless (the recipient was able to avoid the cost then) and illegal (fraud and incitement). Wonder if that’s true and, if so, whether plod might want to have a chat with Mr Turner…

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      • 93
        Just saying says:

        And these will be the first to complain that the mail slowed down during their puerile post-backs, and of course that Royal Mail went down the tube after being floated off.

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      • 121
        broderick crawford says:

        You appear to be “bricking” it….

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  12. 17
    General Public says:

    Does anyone take any notice or even care about the Boy Clegg?

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    • 33
      Sheffield says:

      We just want rid of the C*NT

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    • 43
      Norm Normal says:

      Noticed he wasn’t looking well. Older, losing weight and bags under the eyes. Clegg isn’t just a beaten man, it looks like someone has actually been soundly thrashing the beaten man.

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    • 100
      Lezzer on Benefit says:

      Yes, Labour at Millbank do. Those few disaffected supporters of Calamity Clegg may be the key to a Labour majority in 2015. If Clegg can be portrayed as the unprincipled arse-licker he is, then he becomes an invaluable propaganda asset.

      In contrast, aiming adds at Tory voters is unproductive.

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  13. 19
    Sadiq Khan 4 Mayor says:

    Looks like Labour are aiming for a core vote policy and trying to appeal to union staff, public sector workers and benefit claimants.

    Did Wee Dougie approve of this?

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  14. 22
    Not in my name says:

    Well that was pretty typical: weak and pointless ya boo knee her response that has just made them look stupider than Labour

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    • 50
      I liked it says:

      Not really. You don’t have to admire the Lib Dems or be anti-UKIP to enjoy the rebuttal. It went for the jugular in that everyone knows Miliband is prone to making stupid facial expressions and this was a satisfying pisstake of that.

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      • 82
        Not in my name says:

        Active piss take of Clegg versus passive portrayal of Ed as a mute?

        Not going to hit the spot

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  15. 24
    Griselda Strains says:

    If Doreen Lawrence is not immediately made the new Chairman of the BBC Trust then the BBC is sexist and institutionally racist.

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    • 59
      Puffed up ego says:

      Best post so far lol

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    • 68
      Anonymous says:

      It is institutionally corrupt,look at their record,and the fact that for the last 15 -20 years they have been falsely accusing the British people of racism when we are probably the most generous and tolerant nation on the planet,and by the way it was the British who abolished slavery…anyone heard that said on the BBC ?

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      • 85
        don't make me laugh says:

        No-completely the opposite.Last night’s second woeful BBC prog about the East India Company accused the British of a catalogue of crime and oppression.It was like watching a report from a socialist fifth former.The funniest bit was when presenter Dan Snow- son of BBC stalwart Peter Snow- complained about nepotism.

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      • 103
        Wilberforce says:

        ..Would that be the old slavery,or,the new slavery,fgm,trafficking,sex slaves,asian grooming slaves,kidnap of children slaves,gang master slaves,all occurring in this Green and pleasant land,thanks to our politicians who have allowed it and ,indeed created these slaves,through economic incompetence,and a slavish adherence to EU rules?????
        1) What is a deficit?
        2)Who created a deficit?
        3)When did it go wrong?
        4)Who you gonna call?

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    • 91
      Lenny Henry says:

      Just the BBC?

      She should be made President for life, with a special sash to wear.

      I want to see more black Presidents for life of this country.

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  16. 26
    David_Thimbleby says:

    So that video was produced to make Labour look ……………….. ?

    a) Funny
    b) Phony
    c) Irrelevant
    d) Like a B&W License People’s Party
    e) All Four

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    • 105
      Village Idiot says:

      It was made by labour,to confirm that they are devoid of any practical policies,that they are frightened to mention Europe,that they really are a spiteful,nasty party with a weird sense of humour,that all they can do,as supposedly serious politicians,is to ridicule their fellow mp’s,which is a bit of a cheek from a party that in 13 years ,destroyed the work and sacrifice done in the last 1000years,for which this country,especially while wedded to the wretched EU,will suffer for generations!

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  17. 29
    PC 99 says:

    Chest cameras for politicians.

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  18. 30
    EU Funded Pro-EU Troll says:

    Vote UKIP

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  19. 32
    East Herts, Fed up with the Tories says:

    The Tories have destroyed themselves.
    Cameron’s failures, betrayals and wrong doings are legion.

    A small portion include, in no particular order-

    EU

    Cameron reveals that he is actually in full support of Britain surrendering
    sovereignty to the EU despite positioning himself as a Eurosceptic in
    order to secure his position as Tory party leader.

    Fails to deliver an in/out referendum in this parliament despite
    repeatedly intimating he would do so prior to the general election. This policy
    also being a manifesto commitment of his Libdem coalition partners, so
    no excuse there.

    Cuts spending on essential domestic services and benefits , increases
    overseas aid and EU contributions to levels that negate these cuts.

    Allows uncontrolled EU immigration including Romanian and Bulgarian Roma criminals.

    Continues to allow dangerous criminals and terrorists to reside in the UK thanks to our subservience to the ECHR

    Domestic

    Increases national debt to in excess of £1.3 trillion.

    Reneges on the £1 million inheritance tax threshold rise that was promised.

    Fails to prosecute any party in relation to numerous banking scandals, Libor, PPI etc

    Introduces gay marriage despite stating he would not do so prior to the election.

    Lobbying scandal access to Cameron for £250 000 in order to put policy suggestions direct to PM.

    The continuation of the green energy scam, which incidentally his
    father in law is a beneficiary to the tune of £350 000 per year.

    Royal Mail sold off at a level that was billions below true market value.

    HS2 debacle.

    Shows his total indifference to justice regarding the Maria Miller expenses scandal.

    Patrick Rock ‘child pornography’ affair, who warned him that the police were coming?

    Military

    Destroys £6 billion fleet of brand new Nimrod aircraft in order to
    save £1.9billion of running costs over ten years rendering the UK
    vulnerable to a host of maritime threats.

    Sells our entire harrier fleet to the Americans for £100 million
    after they have just undergone a £600 million upgrade, eliminating our
    at sea fast jet capability.

    Thousands of British troops given warning of redundancy whist still fighting in Afghanistan.

    Military strength is cut to its lowest level since 1853 .

    Launches a military offensive against Libya, a country that poses no
    threat to the UK. This action strengthens the position of fundamentalist
    Islamists.

    Attempts to launch a military offensive against Assad’s Syrian forces
    before weapons inspectors have confirmed the use of chemical weapons or
    identified the party responsible for their use. This action would have
    strengthened the position of fundamentalist Islamists.

    The list goes on.

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    • 44
      Sheffield says:

      What did you expect from a man who’s never had a proper job and his wanker sidekick who’s only ever folded towels for a living and has a degree in modern fucking history… That’s what these two should be! MODERN FUCKING HISTORY!!!

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    • 45
      Steve Miliband says:

      I can’t wait for Ed to take over.

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    • 64
      East Devon, Fed up with the Tories says:

      Well put sir!

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      • 84
        Drives me F'ing crazy says:

        Talking of modern history.
        Anyone else noticed the almost universal new trend for “historians” to talk about historical events using the present tense?

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    • 78
      Norm Normal says:

      Tosh, utter list of bollocks. Most of those are inaccurate or were inherited labour disasters.

      For example:
      Wasn’t it labour who signed us up to the full ECHR?

      Nimrods were not brand new it was a labour upgrade of old 1950s hand built aircraft. No standard parts. Everyone told them buying new would be better but they wouldn’t listen. 6Billion was where the project was cancelled, complete it would have cost double.

      The Harriers had to be sacrificed because the labour drafted contract for the aircraft carriers couldn’t be amended or cancelled.

      UN wasn’t given a mandate to identify who used WMD in Syria. Russia threatened to use their veto and wouldn’t allow them to investigate as they knew it would only incriminate Assad.

      The list goes on. Please don’t revise history lol

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    • 79
      Where are Tony Blair's Expenses says:

      The list really does get longer by the day

      The Tories can’t win in 2015 as
      1. No boundary changes
      2. Corruption within the Postal voting system not resolved
      3. UKIP trending at ~ 15% in the polls; they cost the Tories 20 seats in 2010 with 3% of the vote.
      4. Pilgrims still in position actively campaigning against the Government of the day using taxpayers money
      5. Union education fund is still in place
      6. Cameron’s appalling judgement in appointing Andy Coulson
      7. No TU reform allowing Crow and his mob hold us to ransom
      8. Tory constituency parties are disintegrating in protest at Cameron’s liberal policies
      9. The Tories will lose 7/8 seats along the route of HS2 to single issue candidates
      10. The Tories will lose one seat in Portsmouth due to shipbuilding being concentrated in Scotland
      11. No control of mass immigration
      12. Public spending still out of control and the national debt rising on a daily basis
      13. Human Rights Act still in place
      14. No referendum on Europe
      15. State control of the press introduced
      16. Cameron wanted to take us to war in Syria
      17. Gay Marriage
      18. The BBC is left wing and will act as Labour’s main election campaigner in 2015
      19. QE is destroying any savings people may have
      20. Cameron’s continued, unsubstantiated, support for Climate Change and general green issues.
      21. No promised Bonfire of the Quangos or reduction in Red Tape for businesses
      22. Cameron’s pathetic support for Yeo and Miller. More evidence of his lack of judgement.
      23. He gave Anna Soubry a job
      24. Cameron/Osbourne did not reverse the Brown/Balls pension reforms as promised and thus continued the retirement misery for many
      25. Introduced £9k p.a. tuition fees resulting in students leaving university with debts most will never be able to afford to pay back
      26. Is planning to introduce the child abuse crime of mental anguish when our authorities are incapable of protecting vulnerable children from physical abuse.

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  20. 36
    Iain Duncan Smith says:

    I miss the skull cracker :(

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  21. 41
    jgm2 says:

    This is all very funny stuff for political obsessives no doubt but your average Labour voter doesn’t know or care that Miliband is useless and policy free. He’s Labour. Unthinking Labour drones – the 28% that voted for Brown – will vote for him regardless.

    28% is where Labour are in the Euro polls. There is no point wasting a cent trying to ‘convert’ a single one of those brain-dead voters.

    The LibDems are wasting their money. When 28% would vote for Brown even after he destroyed the UK economy there is no point trying to get a share of the Labour vote once it hits 28%. That 28% are utter fucking morons and completely immune to reason.

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    • 76
      Fruitcake and swivel eyed loony loving the panic and utter desperation says:

      Then UKIP nick 2-3% off the 28% and oh shit.

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  22. 46
    Cynic says:

    Bugger that. Have you seen what’s been revealed in Northern Ireland on the Friday of the Bank Holiday when the NI Secretary slipped it out in a PQ?

    Tony Blair granted 350 Royal Pardons to members of the IRA. These included over 200 people convicted in connection with 295 murders. A number of those murders were committed in England and Wales. Normally Pardons are gazetted in London but these ones weren’t. They were kept secret and the victims families – thinking they had had some form of justice – were never told the convictions had been wiped out

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    • 63
      Send him to jail says:

      And, amazingly, ten years of records of Royal Pardons, were lost.
      How the fuck can they be lost?

      It’s a true scandal that UK citizens were slaughtered and the PM gave the terrorists a free pass….behind the backs of the people of Northern Ireland, never mind the rest of the UK.

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      • 71
        jgm2 says:

        Ten years of record lost?

        Those Royal Pardons will be worth a fortune on the black market.

        You just have to scan one and put your own name on it and hey presto.

        Whadya mean you have no record of my Royal Pardon? That’s your fucking problem pal. I have the piece of paper.

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      • 81
        Where are Tony Blair's Expenses says:

        Same way his expenses were lost

        The sooner Blair is in the Hague for war crimes the better

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    • 65
      Cameron really is a tool says:

      What has the heir to Blair got to say?

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    • 66
      i agree says:

      It’s utterly shameful.
      Those poor families.

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      • 69
        BBC News and Propaganda Unit says:

        We shall be ignoring this story
        as it reflects terribly on Labour.

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    • 97
      couldabin says:

      Come on now. What do we expect from a talentless, policy-less liar who was more interested in his “legacy”, than doing what is morally and legally right. Much easier to grant pardons to the lying criminals known as the IRA, than to track these people down and try them properly in a court of law.

      Incidentally, I believe Gerry Adams when he says he didn’t take part in the murder of Mrs McConville. But I would wager a bet that he knows who did.

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  23. 56
    David Axelrod, post PEB discussion with Ed M says:

    – Never go full retard.

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  24. 73
    Jim says:

    So, only the Tories and UKIP have a long term Economic Plan for the UK.
    I can live with that.

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    • 86
      Norm Normal says:

      This is what’s important for 2015. The Labour/LibDem answer of high taxation and high borrowing was followed by socialist dominated European nations, BBC championed their example. It drove them further into disaster which is why Ed Balls is silent and sits on his hands these days.

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  25. 96
    Anonymous says:

    “Labour’s comedy PEB”
    could easily be subject to a swift remake by the coalition. With Ed in the role of Dave, and the electorate in place of the insignificant Nick. Plus alteration to the script. Such that Ed is condescendingly informing us plebs, that we don’t merit an EU plebiscite under any terms.

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  26. 99
    catesby says:

    The broadcast is quite funny but I just can’t stand looking at Millipede for more than 10 seconds!

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  28. 102
    Ohthisbloodypc says:

    That Labour Party political broadcast looked like a rejected sketch from The Now Show.

    Confirms my impression that Labour are stuck in the past.

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  29. 104
    tigerowl says:

    Broadcast was ok. Attacking Clegg to show he has done nothing to stop the tory cuts. You could just as easily have put farage in the place of Clegg. farage is just another Tory wanting bigger public sector cuts. Vote UKIP you get bigger cuts, more job losses and less regulations to safeguard workers, food and environment.
    Tories think they can get reforms from the EU. No chance. It works as a level playing field and stops exploitation of people by capital and business. Just what a Common market is meant to do. That is why we voted in the last referendum to stay in. Can not just have free trade and free movement of capital. people too must have the same freedom to move. Markets must serve the people. You will not have that if you remove the social charter of the EU. It would be a multi international free for all, with workers getting even less rights. That is why voting UKP is a non starter. Just voting because you do not like foreigners is irrational and will damage British workers rights.
    For the broadcast, there is no difference between a Tory and farage.

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    • 106
      Village Idiot says:

      …We managed fine before the EU; the eu has drained the life out of Great Britain,opened us up to all the rogues in Europe,shackled this once great nation,given our politicians nothing to do,as 50% of dictats come from the eu!..No wonder they do so many photo opps,along with non eu immigration,the seeds of destruction are sown!
      Thank you!

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    • 107
      jgm2 says:

      Vote UKIP you get bigger cuts, more job losses

      Perfect.

      That’s exactly what we need. Bigger cuts and more job losses amongst the public sector.

      I’m convinced. UKIP it is.

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    • 113
      three_cheeks says:

      “Vote UKIP you get bigger cuts, more job losses and less regulations to safeguard workers, food and environment.”

      Where do I put my x

      Oh the very bottom of the paper under the 20 parties with a variation of the pound sign logo.

      I can almost hear your socialist tears hitting the keyboard.

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  30. 109
    Shooty* says:

    Ed is thinking: “They will be made to suffer, once my glorious socialist islamic state is established”.

    Seriously, though, they should have responded with a clip from Rain Man.

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  31. 112
    olden1936 says:

    I watched last night the Labour Party PP broadcast and felt it was the most insulting PPB I’d ever seen. I assume it was supposed to be amusing but in my non-political view it was cruel and only succeeded in insulting the intelligence of the viewers. Surely Labour could do better than this shabby offering?

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  32. 115
    three_cheeks says:

    I despair with this country that despite the worst human being in history leading the labour party they are polling 35% who are these sick people?

    I mean look at the state of him – intellectual self confidence? what a geek. this guy needs to be heavily and personally bullied during the 3 months to the election. focusing on his lisp, rubber face and the fact that when he says tit he giggles. farage will do it and win the election for the tories.

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  33. 122
    broderick crawford says:

    All that s needed now is for Axlerust to sign off a big budget video on theunique personality/selling point of the Labour Leader like the one they did years ago called “Kinnock ”

    They could even save on the title font .

    Just change a few letters and call it “Pillock “

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  34. 123
    Dromedary says:

    That’s actually quite good, though, unlike the “fuck the posh people” Labour ad.

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    • 125
      Harold Lloyd says:

      I agree, and it even had some relevance to the EU elections.

      Labour’s was a dire and charmless rip-off of Harry Enfield.

      But perhaps there is a useful role in society for Millionaireband — Rowan Atkinson is getting a bit old to play Mr Bean these days.

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    • 126
      Harold Lloyd says:

      I agree, and it even had some relevance to the EU elections.

      Labour’s was a dire and charmless rip-off of H*rry Enfield.

      But perhaps there is a useful role in society for Millionaireband — Rowan Atkinson is getting a bit old to play Mr Bean these days.

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Early start: appearing on Breakfast With Frost, to be broadcast from 11 Downing Street. The Chancellor [Gordon Brown] is grouchily amiable, but so earnest — and still biting his fingernails to the quick.

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