May 20th, 2014

LISTEN: Miliband’s Radio Wiltshire Clusterf**k

Ed Miliband has just been clusterf**ked by a local radio DJ on BBC Radio Wiltshire. Listen to the Labour leader try to cover up the fact he has absolutely no clue about the politics of Swindon, where he was campaigning:

Presenter: What do you make of Jim Grant?
EM: I beg your pardon?
Presenter: Jim Grant, do you think he has done a good job?
EM: I think that lots of Labour representatives are doing a good job right across the country and I…
Presenter: You do know who Jim Grant is Mr Miliband?
EM: You will enlighten me I am sure.
Presenter: Swindon Labour leader.
EM: Yeah I think he is doing a good job.
Presenter: Will he feel like you support him enough if you don’t even know his name?
EM: Well he is doing a good job as leader of the council Jim is and I think that is the case.
Presenter: I mean it’s Swindon Labour leader. Do you think by your comments now people might be a bit perplexed by why you wouldn’t know who Jim Grant is?
EM: No, I know that Jim is doing a good job for Swindon and I think he is doing a good job as leader of the council.
Presenter: But he is not leader of the council is he Mr Miliband? It’s a Conservative led council.
EM: I think he is doing a good job for Labour on the council. I think he is doing a good job for Labour on the council.
Presenter: So let’s be clear. Who runs Swindon council?
EM: It’s a Conservative controlled council.

Out of touch with his own candidates…

UPDATE: 15 minutes of fame

 


242 Comments

  1. 1
    Geezer says:

    First

  2. 2
    Cynic2 says:

    Twat twat twat

    “Calling Mr Alexrod …your car for the airport is ready”

  3. 3
    FrankFisher says:

    lol

    what a fuckwit

    I could listen to that all day…

  4. 4
    Cynic2 says:

    Hes not first he’s last

  5. 5
    intergalacticsuperhero says:

    The only positive comments after this article by Brogan are from trolls, and they are being shouted down.

    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/danielhannan/100272206/thursdays-euro-elections-arent-an-opinion-poll-theyre-about-defending-british-interests/

    There are no Conservative supporters left.

    What a brilliant campaign; you have repelled all your own actual and potential supporters.

  6. 6
    Ed Miliband says:

    I mis-spoke. What I meant to say is that I think Jim Grant is doing a good job as a rosette-wearing donkey.

  7. 7
    Anonymous says:

    second

  8. 8
    Havocman says:

    This guy may well be the next Prime Minister of the UK. Think about that for a minute.

  9. 9
    Little Timmy says:

    Omg wot a fooking birk.

  10. 10
    TJ says:

    He should start wearing big floppy shoes and a spinny bow tie.

  11. 11
    David M says:

    Shut yer mouth Bro.

  12. 12
  13. 13
    Time 2 CTRL, ALT & DEL says:

    how many aids do they have?

  14. 14
    Anonymous says:

    Brilliant! Better ignore this one, BBC!

  15. 15
    Anonymous says:

    non story

  16. 16
    Havocman says:

    I suspect the DJ will be collecting his P45 imminently.

  17. 17
    Liar.Politicians says:

    That’s fantastic, great fact checking from Ed Milibandwagon.

  18. 18
    LPHQ says:

    The presenter was a complacent Bullyboy Club thug who doesn’t understand the costalivingcrises faced by wardworkingfamiliesupanddownthecountry.

    erm…Look over there!

  19. 19
    Tory Fail Watch says:

    Daniel Hannan. A sad waste of talent. He had potential but didn’t have the guts to put his money where his mouth is.

  20. 20
    Anonymous says:

    And over a third want this knobhead to lead us. Imagine him at the G8, G20
    etc and what the fuck would Her Maj make of him.

  21. 21
    Geezer says:

    He’s first in the queue for a fish slap.

  22. 22
    The Silent Majority says:

    Vote UKIP!

  23. 23
    The Causeway says:

    That went well then.

  24. 24
    Halal Pork Pie says:

    Best bit:

    ‘He’s doing a good job… Jim is’

    (THINKS: Oh Christ, he was called JIM wasn’t he??)

  25. 25
    brown the clown says:

    It worked for me.

  26. 26
    Nasal Ed says:

    it was my Hayfever tablet’s fault

  27. 27
    subject_no_4656356 says:

    he should take a lie detector on Jeremy Kyle like his supporters do everyday of the week.

  28. 28
    the homonculus says:

    Then vote UKIP

  29. 29
    Red Ed says:

    I was tired, and the BBC re-edited it because you can’t trust the Tories with the BBC.

  30. 30
    Ed Milibiscuit says:

    Where’s Wiltshire? Do they have a baseball team?

  31. 31
    Ghost of John Cole says:

    It seems for today at least Gweedo has remembered that ALL politicians are king-sized twats and deserve ridicule whatever party they represent.

  32. 32
    I want to know says:

    Is Axelrod familiar with the quaint British saying
    “You can’t polish a turd” ?

  33. 33
    of course says:

    Only a story if it had happened to Nigel Farage.

  34. 34
    British Labour Broadcasting Corporation says:

    All BBC news channels would be over this like a rash if it were a Tory or UKIP gaffing in that way. But because it’s Labour it’s already forgotten about in BBC Newsland.

  35. 35
    Anonymous says:

    Seriously Guido, why the fuck should he know anything about the inner workings of Swindon’s Town Hall ? I don’t expect any leader, including the fuckwit known as Clegg to be dealing with Council minutiae.

    Ed, ed, ed, ed… Ed fucked this up, Ed fucked that up. Yeah, we all know he’s an out of his depth Marxist wanker but this concerted effort to depose him just smacks of CCHQ desperation.

    You once were an equal opportunity arse kicker … Now you’re just a sell out…

  36. 36
    Mystic Miliband says:

    Bob….Bill…Bobby.Billy Frank Harry.. anyway you’re mums looking down from heaven and says your doing a good job.

  37. 37
    Dan Hodges Cat says:

    If I was that bad I’d be put down

  38. 38
    Third World Labour Voter says:

    Ed Miliband is the best comedy character of recent times since David Brent.

  39. 39
    the homonculus says:

    To be fair to Miliband he is a retarded mong with shit for brains

    Vote UKIP and meet a bright new dawn with the decidedly non north london chosen one
    The great Helmsman Nigel Farage

  40. 40
    Halal Pork Pie says:

    Nice of you to come on, Mr Axelrod.

  41. 41
    Jeffrey Bernard says:

    Brilliant!! I cannot wait for the BBC to report on this …

  42. 42
    SSC says:

    Poor Ed, thinking on his feet will always be a challenge,

  43. 43
    Dave axelrod says:

    I told you to keep the fucking gimp locked in the box till after the EU elections.

  44. 44
    @US_politics_guy says:

    Swindon, Windon, Wiltsure,Winshure. Yadda,yadda, yadda. Will this cut through on the Porches? No. David is #winning. Those folks care about their Walmart prices not the name of a small town hick

  45. 45
    julian the wonderhorse says:

    Bolshevik Broadcasting Corporation edict: embargo this report and sack presenter. Accuse him of thinking something racist

  46. 46
    the homonculus says:

    I would rather have a family of Roma as neighbours rather than ed harworkingfamilies dog shit Miliband

  47. 47
    Gordon Brown says:

    You’re a bigoted women; Sue told me.

  48. 48
    Nicola Maguire says:

    Wake up, Jeffrey. The interview was on the BBC. The interviewer will be sent for re-education.

  49. 49
    Anonymous says:

    Surely this and and going on GMTV to bang on about the cost of living without know what his weekly shop costs merely demonstrates his intellectual self-confidence. A less confident person would do some research before appearing, but not ED

  50. 50
    Jeffrey Bernard says:

    I take it you’re a labour supporter, homonculus

  51. 51
    let's not forget says:

    As will thinking sitting down.

  52. 52
    Havocman says:

    He should have an idea about the local political situation and personalities as that is why he was being interviewed on local radio. He din’t prepare which, as a politician, is a pretty serious error. And this guy wants to be in charge of the political process. What’s going to happen when he has to think on his feet in the case of a political crisis? The more he is exposed to be a clueless tool the better.

    And the same goes for Cameron, Clegg, Farage, The Greens etc etc etc.

  53. 53
    Dr Evil says:

    Of course he is out of touch. I’m sure Cammo doesn’t know who the Conservative leader of Swindon council is either. They are only interested in the Westminster metro elite, not the indigo-stained natives in the various shire counties. The Tory Toffs and Champagne Socialists are going to regret this on Thursday.

  54. 54
    None of the Above says:

    How can he say someone is doing a good job when he has no idea what the job is who who is being refered to? It’s not even that he doesn’t know – all he needs to say is ‘Sorry, about the Jim Grant you are aksing about. Could you remind me?’ . His pathetic response however is to pretend he does know and try to bluster past the question like the insincere machine politician he is. This is a classic reminder of the calibre of dickhead who brought us the Reign of Terror 1997-2010.

  55. 55
    Halal Pork Pie says:

    INTERNAL BBC MEMO:

    Put ‘The Sun Has Got His Hat On’ on Radio Wilts presenter’s playlist, then have Cressida get her West Indian nanny to ring offcom in tears.

    Ciao,
    Tristan

  56. 56
    MSM Smear Department says:

    Nigel Farage microwaved my hamster.

  57. 57
    Socialism is theft says:

    I agree entirely that he should not be expected to know about every Labour leader in the country. But if he was visiting Wiltshire then maybe he should have done some homework. And he should have admitted openly he did not know who Grant was rather than lying about it. How could he know if Grant is doing a good job if he hasn’t a clue who he is? For all Militwit knew he could be abusing all the local schoolkids.

  58. 58
    ConservaDave says:

    Vote for someone that gets racist when they get tired..

  59. 59
    Edmond Sillyband says:

    Miliband, the gift that keeps on giving!

    What a plonker!

  60. 60
    Tel E. Caster says:

    Don’t be so harsh on Jeffrey; he’s unwell, you know

  61. 61
    Red Ed Miliband says:

    I am intellectually confident. #BetterThanYou

  62. 62
    and so say all of us says:

    +1

  63. 63
    Tim Yeo-Yo says:

    He should know because he was campaigning there. It’s not a particularly difficult issue to grasp is it?

    Why shouldn’t Guido be reporting on it? It’s the second fuk up that the wonky nosed twunt has made and both mistakes have been pretty basic fuk ups. Ones that I would hope a potential prime minister of my country would easily be able to avoid.

  64. 64
    Steve Miliband says:

    Being on local Radio during an Election, asking for votes? Is it too much to ask for him to read a short briefing?

  65. 65
    ConservaDave says:

    Yeah, who barely have a manifesto.. But they don’t like foreigners! Yeah, that’ll work.. Vote UKIP in the Eu election — even thought they don’t want to be in Europe! Yet they have happily had their noses in the EU trough since 1999! Makes a lot of sense! Whoops!

  66. 66
    just asking says:

    Is this what Milibland meant by having a superior intellect?

  67. 67
    bleurrrggh says:

    In that photo Wallace actually looks like a fish out of water.

  68. 68
    Halal Pork Pie says:

    ‘Yeah, Jim’s really getting stuck in.’

  69. 69
    Toilets Maguire says:

    It’s like a car crashed into a train then they both rolled over the harbour wall onto a north sea ferry and sunk it distracting the pilot of a packed jumbo who then collided with a high rise fucking building.
    And I’m not one to exaggerate…ok I am.

  70. 70
    LimpDem says:

    No – that’s our job

  71. 71
    Jollyman says:

    Errr…this was a BBC outlet questioning him. Think you’ve missed the point

    It’s hardly a major scandal. Amusing, toe-curling, embarrassing but important enough to make the main news – no.

    But as ever you want to get on the BBC hobby horse – yawn.

  72. 72
    albacore says:

    Tory or Labour, these days who can tell
    Don’t they stink the same way that all skunks smell?
    Ed did a great job there, making folks laugh
    It’s the way he tells ‘em, each ad-lib gaffe

  73. 73
    The New Head of HR, BBC New Broadcasting House says:

    Dear Mr Guido,

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention. As you know the interview does not reflect the values and the position that the BBC has taken as the highly intelligent, liberal conscience of the United Kingdom.

    I would be grateful if you will ring us as soon as possible with the name of this interviewer so that the appropriate action can be taken. This encounter has fallen well short of our usual standards and without prejudging the matter the presenter will need either re-educating or removing.

    Thank you once again.

  74. 74
    Ed Miliband says:

    How much is a weekly shop?…I don’t know maybe eighty Jims a Bob

  75. 75
    Mr Woy says:

    Hahahahahahahaha

  76. 76
    Tim Yeo-Yo says:

    Even David Brent would have been embarrassed of that performance.

  77. 77

    And people think he could run a county?

  78. 78
    EdMiliband says:

    Barry O’Bama is doing a great job on the council.

  79. 79
    just saying says:

    Presumably he was visiting Wiltshire in a desperate bid to
    drum up votes in the local election,so you’d think knowing
    basic facts about the local Labour party leader would be crucial.

  80. 80
    SSC says:

    True, but who kicks a chap when he’s sitting down?

  81. 81
    Pitchfork says:

    Do you know your name is an anagram for “I am a cock” ?

  82. 82
    EdMiliband says:

    I think Wales can win the World series in Brazil this summer, with or without Lewis Hamilton

  83. 83
    subject_no_4656356 says:

    if you don’t know someone at least come out and say it. farage would and has.

    pretending that you know when you don’t makes him look like a pathetic teenager who has been caught with a porn mag by his mom.

  84. 84
    ConservaDave says:

    Labour are Tory Lite.

  85. 85
    Tim Yeo-Yo says:

    The mong even has an issue with breathing FFS!

    Had do you expect him to open his mouth and engage his brain at the same time?

    He’s a wonky nosed puppet of the unions. Only the party that gave you Gordon Brown could possibly think that Ed Millliband was a good idea.

  86. 86
    Oh, really? says:

    “OK, guys. Anything I need to know about Swindon?”

    But Ed didn’t ask that question. Why? Because Ed knows everything. Or nothing…

  87. 87
    subject_no_4656356 says:

    i agree is not a major news story that the future pm is a really bad bulls**ter

  88. 88
    ConservaDave says:

    You’ve obviously got that mixed up with your mother.

  89. 89
    None of the Above says:

    This man wants to run the country?

  90. 90
    Labour's Mask is Slipping says:

    Very telling. He’s caught out but still pretends to know saying Jim’s the council leader. Twice.

  91. 91
    Has Beaker fucked off, yet? says:

    Ouch…

  92. 92
    subject_no_4656356 says:

    smuggle the sun has got its hat on into his cd box

  93. 93
    Tim Yeo-Yo says:

    You’re busy on here today Justine.

  94. 94
    PM in waiting? My arse says:

    He opens his mouth and shoots himself in the foot.

  95. 95
    Wah wah pedal says:

    I think somebody will be lining up a 1930’s song to be ‘accidentally’ played during his show.
    If you know what I mean.

  96. 96
    Anonymous says:

    Imagine this toss pot sitting round the cabinet table with his finger on the nuclear weapons? It be like brown all over again, telling the world in advance that he’ s gonna sell the gold!

  97. 97
    couldabin says:

    Is it too late to ask Axelrod to return our three hundred grand?

  98. 98
    Halal Pork Pie says:

    ‘Sorry, I got confused as I was under the impression that this unfeeling Tory government had cut all Grants.’

    I think I got away with it, Mr Axelrod… OW! What was that for???

  99. 99
    rahrah says:

    >You will enlighten me I am sure.

    Do NOT give this thing control over anything you hold dear.

  100. 100
    intergalacticsuperhero says:

    My Conserve-a-tory has leaked since it was put up.

    It’s crap.

  101. 101
    Important decisions for Jim, eh? says:

    Labour’s group leader Jim Grant said: “I have set up this public meeting because I feel it is important that the views of residents in North Swindon regarding the Tadpole Farm development are heard.

    http://www.zoominfo.com/p/Jim-Grant/1545235217

  102. 102
    Maimed Codger says:

    Surly for a Journalist, informative brevity is all important, thus : Out of touch…….is sufficient, other descriptive words are unnecessary but incognizance is a nice word….

  103. 103
    Wayyyycist says:

    Jim Grant? Jim Bean? Jim Khanna? Jim Minny-Cricket?
    They all look the same to me.

  104. 104
    Privatise the BBC says:

    You’ve deliberately missed the point and no wonder so I’ll spell it out for you.
    If it were UKIP then:
    Daily Politics would have it as lead story.
    It would be mentioned during Question Time.
    It would be lead feature on the Toady programme.
    Newsnight would feature it.. but badly.

    But they won’t as it was a cock up from the Dear Leader.

  105. 105
    Ed Balls'sac says:

    I spend eleventeen pounds a week on my weekly shop. I used to spend twelvety but since the cost of living crisis my spending has gone backwards as well as left and right.

  106. 106
    RickB says:

    He opens his mouth to change feet.

  107. 107
    Proof of the pudding says:

    Miliband is regarded as ‘thicker, wetter and more sexless’

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2625361/Voters-say-David-Cameron-cruel-Ed-Miliband-wet-sexless.html

  108. 108
    Cardinal Biggles says:

    Do you mean this version, sung by Nigel Farage and the disgustingly white UKKKIP Minstrels?

  109. 109
    ConservaDave says:

    Tim Yeo-Yo — I have no idea who this “Justine” is. You’ve obviously got me mixed up with one of your family members.

  110. 110
    Health Hazzard says:

    Or the Dromeys.
    Imagine having Jack’s used tissues thrown over the fence.

  111. 111
    Fishy says:

    Not intellectually confident was he?

  112. 112
    It's only Politics-play your 'B' Team says:

    And HnH, UAF and the MSM haven’t all been laying-into UKIP for the last 18 months+? Cameron seems to think he’s got off Scot-free, but the GBP can see him for what he is every time he opens his mouth. Just what do you think the presenter should have done with Miliband? Help up placards telling him the answers to his questions?

  113. 113
    just saying says:

    Dynorod needs to work harder unblocking Miliband’s brain.

  114. 114
    Cyril Smith LibDem MP says:

    Tadpole farm or as we in the libdems call it..testicles.

  115. 115
    intergalacticsuperhero says:

    Sorry; “repelled” is the wrong word.

    Your ex supporters have a visceral hatred for the party which they will take with them to the grave.

  116. 116
    Cognitive dissonance says:

    By that logic, the presented would never have asked him those questions to begin with. By all means criticise the BBC when appropriate but when it’s a BBC presenter who’s exposed Miliband, you just look insane to suggest that the BBC won’t report it.

  117. 117
    Rabid Right Wing says:

    If this was Nigel Farage you’d all be claiming smear smear smear. Or that he was over tired…

    Agree though, should get the same treatment as the UKIP stories but then UKIP shouldn’t be in the news every 5 frigging minuets.

  118. 118
    ConservaDave says:

    It’s to be expected, the Conservatives never deliver — unless you’re already rich and a party donor. You should’ve slipped them a fat brown envelope beforehand, and you could’ve got a cut-price peerage thrown in too. I suspect you could only afford to pick from the pleb range..

  119. 119
    Tim Yeo-Yo says:

    In what way?

  120. 120
    Stu says:

    Laugh, I pissed myself. Milliprat is funnier than all those left wing knob head unfunny so called comedians like hawkes and brigstock put together.

    Get down the job centre Eddy old chap new career awaits.

  121. 121
    Anonymous says:

    I am no fan of Ed or the Labour Party which latterly has done more damage to this country than Hitler but cut the bloke some slack. Every radio and TV journalist is trying to get a headline by tripping these guys up. I don`t want a return to 1950`s style deference but it is becoming infantile.

  122. 122
    Tim Yeo-Yo says:

    Even the trolling is shite on here now Guido!

  123. 123
    I blame the parents says:

    As confident as he will ever be having been brought up by an intellectual pygmy who though Marx and Stalin had something worthwhile to offer mankind.

  124. 124
    albacore says:

    A few years ago, the movie, “In the Loop”
    Had a minister and spad put through the hoop
    The bon mots that Miliband on Swindon quipped
    Might easily have come from that movie’s script

  125. 125
    Old Timer says:

    The reason it is infantile is that the spectacle is one of know-nothing children pretending to be men enough to run the country.

  126. 126
    Bye-bye Ed says:

    I was having a bad day. Mistakes only happen to other people.

  127. 127
    Hope not Soap says:

    Haha.

  128. 128
    jgm2 says:

    It’s his intellectual confidence that allows him to go to a different county and assume that nobody will ask him any area-specific questions.

  129. 129
    Calamity Clegg, Chief Cockroach says:

    HHHHHEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLPPPPPPPP !!!!!!!!!!!

  130. 130
    Double Dim Jim with a busted shoulder says:

    Only thickos vote Labour!

  131. 131
    ConservaDave says:

    Tim Yeo-Yo — surely you’re referencing yourself..

  132. 132
    Intellectually crippled fuck up. says:

    Ha! Ha! Labour is still losing touch with reality!

  133. 133
    Jethro says:

    …coure, I’ve ‘eard of Dirty Dancing, but Frigging Minuets…?

  134. 134
    Intellectually crippled fuck up. says:

    When will snivelling Milicoward grow a spine?

  135. 135
    PAIE says:

    “It’s hardly a major scandal. Amusing, toe-curling, embarrassing but important enough to make the main news – no.”

    Unlike a councillor who prefers ladies to wear skirts rather than trousers?

  136. 136
    Tim Yeo-Yo says:

    It’s Mrs Milliband.

    You are thick as well as unfunny.

  137. 137
    Winston says:

    The BBC cannot control all its employees. Nobody says 100% are champagne socialist c**ts. Just 95%.

  138. 138
    R.McGeddon says:

    Think even longer, that he would be in charge of the nuclear button.

  139. 139
    jgm2 says:

    The best bit was the c*unt, who is constantly banging on about his wholly invented ‘cost of living crisis’, has no fucking clue how much an average family spends on food per week. Because he has flunkies who do it all for him? Hell, you’d think he’d pay more attention than most because he has to fill out the expenses claims for it all. He effectively reviews hsi food spending twice. Once when he spends it and once when he expenses for it and the useless twat cannot remember either figure.

    Now, if Osborne or Cameron got caught out over the pr*i*ce of a pint of milk it’d be headline news and bedwetters would be swooning all over the shop about the ‘out of touch’ Tories not know in gthe pr*i*ce of basic food items but this bouncy-nosed twat doesn’t just not know the pr*i*ce of a pint he doesn’t know the big picture either. Yet the bedwetters will still vote for the useless, posturing jackass.

  140. 140
    Jim Grant says:

    He probably has a ‘treasure’ who does that sort of shopping. He also eats in subsidized parliamentary restaurants and gets wined and dined a lot. There is no reason why he should have a clue, really.

  141. 141
    Bad Al Campbell and the Harrowden Hills says:

    If that had been Tony Blair being interviewed, the poor DJ would be smeared into an early grave. But as it’s Miliwank, he’ll just be smeared.

  142. 142
    Catastrophe Curve says:

    We shall see.

  143. 143
  144. 144
    David Alexrod says:

    Sorry, guys, but we have a saying: you can’t polish a turd. I’m outta here. Besides, I miss the burgers and hot dogs back home.

    Later, motherfuckers.

  145. 145
    Son of Gordon the Great ? says:

    I’d blame my secretary but she’s far brighter than me and would probably sue! Also I couldn’t throw my phone as I did that yesterday and still can’t find it!!

  146. 146
    peech imspediment says:

    Prate.. def… talk too much… look it up Quido.

  147. 147
    Milibiscuit says:

    In the same way that the Tories are Labour Lite

  148. 148
    EmPee says:

    I have to say; I’ve wet myself laughing. God, what I’d give to be able to write stuff like that! Sherry anyone?

  149. 149
    Mornington Crescent says:

    So, are we all ready for a last-ditch UKIP smear in the MSM tomorrow?

  150. 150
    Gabby Logan, National Treasure says:

    off-shore. away from you fucking plebs.

  151. 151
    jgm2 says:

    In fairness to the BBC, they generally manage to start a video with the most Wallace-like picture of Useless Ned in the entire clip. I think somewhere in the bowels of BBC online there is some video editor having a right laugh.

    The other possibility is that no matter where you stop the film, as long as he has his mouth open, he does look like a rubber-faced Aardman creation.

  152. 152
    bergen says:

    He’s even worse than Brown. I thought that that would be an impossibly high standard to overtake.

  153. 153
    Dick Scudamore says:

    fucking gash bint

  154. 154
    Lol @ Libs says:

    Opinion 20/5/14

    Con 20(-2), Lab 29(+1), Lib 5[FIVE](-2), Ukip31(+1), Others who(cares?)

  155. 155
    Try this then says:

  156. 156
    jgm2 says:

    But if you’re affecting to be concerned about the ‘cost of living cwithith’ then you should at least be armed with a few ‘cost of living’ facts.

    That’s yet another of Useless Ned’s failings. Useless on detail and Useless at the big picture too.

  157. 157
    Lol @ Libs says:

    Lib Dem’s in a 4-way tussle for 4-7th places with Greens (5), SNP (4), & BNP (3).

  158. 158
    Tim Yeo-Yo says:

    @conservadave. No, I’m referencing you.

    You have the arguing skills of a child.

  159. 159
    The Tax Man says:

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    David Axlegrease says:

    THAT’S more like it, Ed !!

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    Winston says:

    The BBC have just apologised to Peter Hitchens for mi-representing his article to attack UKIP. You won’t read it on the MSM and Guido won’t link it. Media W@nkers!

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    Look into my eyes...not around my eyes says:

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    ConservaDave says:

    Tim Yeo-Yo — Haha!! Like I’m supposed to automatically know who you are talking about or what you’re refencing. Sounds to me like you’re the thick one, if your judge of intelligence is mind-reading from random anonymous text on the Internet..

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    jgm2 says:

    Well spotted.

    Genius.

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    Brigstock has a funny shaped head says:

    Hey Brigstock why the long face?

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    Good Luck Jonathan says:

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    Idiot Watch says:

    If Labour are elected, Minibrain won’t be ‘governing’, whatever that means. He will be a prisoner of the same financial institutions that work desperate Dave and co. His campaigning is formulaic and therefore patronising. He has no critical faculty of his own.

    The little prat would just be a rather ugly, inconsequential puppet.

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    Idiot Watch says:

    Brilliant comment. Like it.

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    CanvassMe_u_Cnt says:

    My wife txt me to say two guys in suits (with clipboards) are going door-to-door asking people who they are going to vote for on Thursday. So far only 2 people have responded, one was stopped as she pulled into her driveway, where she polite told them to “F**K off! None of your Business!”

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    Ockham's Razor says:

    They can now turn light into matter.

    But they will never turn Ed Miliband into a prime minister.

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    Halal Pork Pie says:

    ‘And as we gazed at each other, our eyes saying more than our lips ever could, all the other passengers seemed to melt away and the train became a magic carpet, floating us both towards our destiny together.
    That was the moment I knew he had become Prime Minister of my heart.’

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    Privatise the BBC says:

    I think you’re confusing control of the employee with editorial control, the BBC (as a whole) are not reporting it – I’m just basing my opinion on observation.

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    Dave axelrod says:

    You’ll need all the luck you can get Ed…yeh like it

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    Cynic2 says:

    disgustingly white

    Isn’t that racist

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    Jim says:

    You Wish.
    His written policy is much better than yours will ever be.

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    The only Country in Europe not to have a Parliament is England says:

    No Wiltshire County Council either, just moped up with a unitary authority so their chief execs can go along to the EUSSR region South West Conferences. Wake up People

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    Sir Trevor Skint says:

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    Supermarket Sweep says:

    Thats our studio background set….

    Regards,
    Dale Minceon

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    Vote UKIP :-D

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    Mythbusters says:

    This episode we’ll explore the myth as to whether you can actually polish a turd.
    Here to help us is turd polishing expert David Axelrod

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    Wah wah pedal says:

    This is to be known henceforth as the “Axelrod effect”.
    Although he had little to do with it and Miliband’s always been a bit ‘special’, it has a nice ring to it.

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    Dale Minceon says:

    Like that… better than any Corrie episode

  183. 183
    Dan Hodges Cat says:

    Dan’s spent the day mostly spitting tea and coffee everywhere.
    Place is a fucking mess.

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    Pastimes says:

    Balanced reporting: gets a mention on Wiltshire News page (if you’re quick).

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-27483541

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    Tim Yeo-Yo says:

    I will let other people judge your level of intelligence from your posts on here today.

    I would say you’re a mongtard but that might be a tad harsh on regular mongtards like moussa.

    If you’re going to troll at least try and do it with a bit of style.

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    Wah wah pedal says:

    Just fucking weird.

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    Labour are cunts says:

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    Jim says:

    It was his own fault. He should have stayed on message, ‘UKIP are wacist’.
    He is a complete fool in trying to have a factual conversation with someone outside the ‘Bubble’ and it showed. He gets more like Gordon every day.
    Come on – lets go the whole nine yards – ‘Come Back Gordon’.

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    Bugger on Benefit says:

    Politics is Miliband’s living. Miliband was campaigning in Swindon. He agreed to be interviewed in Swindon. He is a politician who had no grasp of the political complexion of Swindon. Rather than confess to being ignorant, he tried to bluff his way through. -Unimpressive PM material or what?

    He makes even Buffoon Johnson look good.

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    Greg Dyke says:

    No

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    Wacht am Rhein says:

    The German media has finally woken up and smelled the coffee. Der Spiegel are running pieces to prepare their public for the UKIP landslide.

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    ConservaDave says:

    I’m not a candidate, idiot, so I wouldn’t have any policy or manifesto. His “written policy” LOL

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    Genghiz the kahn says:

    Have the first class covers been taken off?

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    ConservaDave says:

    Your idiocy obviously knows no bounds, Tim Yeo-Yo. But what should one expect from someone that uses pitiful playground slurs like “mongtard”. Wow, a portmanteau of “mong” and “retard”. Surely you can do better? Looks like you’re the one trolling, or has the penny not dropped yet? What next, how about combining a racial AND homophobic slur? Go on, push the boat out a bit. Embrace your inner UKIP..

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    Wacht am Rhein says:

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    JH453453255er says:

    I agree. He has just not had the real-life experience that would allow him to adjust his body language to the point where he does not look like a complete spazmo.

    Weirder is the fact that Pienaar thought it would be a good idea – would actually help Miliband’s cause – to broadcast this photo. It is BBC5 Labour after all.

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    ConservaDave says:

    I have the “arguing skills of a child”? So you usually argue with children then? Obviously you do. I can see why, it’s just your level. Keep them coming, schoolboy.

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    Ed Millionaire-band says:

    THATHT from Gordon!

    He pwefers the Artic Monkeys!

    They are very loud.

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    Sue says:

    It was my fault

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    Balanced BBC says:

    Tuned into BBC Essex this morning the hear a vox pop on the subject of “who would you vote for?” Four women were interviewed. The first was a teenager who wasn’t sure who she’d vote for, although it would only be a party that want to stay in the EU.

    The next three interviewees did not say who they’d vote for, but all three stated forcefully that there was no way they’d vote for ‘Farage’. So now I know what to vote for, and who not to vote for.

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    Ex Conservative voter now I've seen the BBC. says:

    No surprise at this performance by Dopey – he is in reality “Son of Brown.”

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    Seychelles here I come... says:

    The beginning sounds like the start of a Ramstein tune….

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    Tim Yeo-Yo says:

    I don’t argue with children although my conversation with you is how I imagine such an argument would be.

    Please try and add a bit of style, that’s all I ask. Otherwise you’ll just get lost in the background and forgotten…like the condom your father should have worn.

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    ConservaDave says:

    What? This is how an argument with a child is how you’d imagine it would be? So you make a habit of imagining arguing with children often? You strange sad little person. It’s obviously that you’re clutching at straws now. Evident from the cringe-worthy last line of your post.. Which I bet you’ve been saving for a long time, just for a moment like this. Oh dear. It would appear my first time posting on this site, and I’ve had the misfortune of bumping into the resident troll. You really care about all of this, don’t you? Otherwise why would you make such a big deal about posts being “lost in the background and forgotten”? The thing is, I’ll sign off of here today. You’ll be back tomorrow to do the same thing with someone else. That is the real tragedy here..

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    Tim Yeo-Yo says:

    Ha ha. Well done.

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    Observant says:

    To JGM:
    Feet & head of clay…

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    school for Scoundrels says:

    Wonder if Miliband can spell Wiltshire….

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    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

    Ed Miliband was o.k. when he had three months to rehearse that famous speech, you know the one where the media and his cronies were bulling it up. “Marvelous assured speech, no notes, spoke for an hour”.
    Yet when it comes to unrehearsed questions Miliband’s true colour emerges. Basically he is as much use as a moist dog turd.

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    Lord Manglebum says:

    FFS Has any monastery got a vacancy for a novice? We’ve got to get Milicnut out of sight somewhere.

    Wrong faith? Never mind. The Kafflicks will take him if we slip them a few grand. They’re not too fussy if there’s some cash around.

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    King James 1 says:

    This sounds like the BBC alright! You couldn’t make it up! As for the Wiltshire radio presenter let’s just say he’ll never be a national broadcaster for the Bolshie BC. Good on him. Anyway I was pleased to see that Littlejohn said he’s voting Ukip fantastic!

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    love at first sight says:

    Yep. Pienaar’s politics programme on Radio 5 regularly concerns itself with the question ‘what can Ed Miliband and Labour do to better their prospects’?

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    Ned Ludd says:

    LOL. Nice one. Slap head looks like he’s saying, ‘You’re my b*tch now, Milly!’

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    Ned Ludd says:

    Wotta twatall tote.

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    The British Media says:

    Fuck me, der Spiegel, what was that? Where was the direct question to the UKIP localpolitiker accusing him and his party of being racist?

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    Veritaholic says:

    That would be piscari abuse.

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    British Labour Broadcasting Corporation says:

    That’s why I said the BBC News channels dickhead – hint – plural and there are more news channels on the BBC that just Wiltsoddingshire radio.

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    bogtrott says:

    I thought nick park said he was retiring wallace and gromit,does he know something we dont know about the labour party

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    Hilarious says:

    Gotta Love Miliband’s technique…

    Every time he starts speaking he talks in such a manner as to imply that the previous time he spoke never actually happened.

    That audio clip was almost a comedy sketch.

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    Sir Marmalade-Troughchum says:

    The beeb are always balanced. XLR. Pin 2 Hot Pin 3 Cold. Technical earth on Pin 1. Joy….

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    PAIE says:

    The typescript is appreciated for those of us who were at work, but coming back to listen you seem to have missed a lot of “errs”.

    It’s a shame the interviewer jumped in again to rescue him when Ed was stumped by “But he is not leader of the council is he Mr Miliband?”

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    perhaps he needs briefing papers

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    Ich kann nicht Deutsch sehr gut sprechen says:

    Who would have thought that UKIP would get better coverage in the German media?

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    Wet Dog the Turd says:

    Oi….we have our uses pal!

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    Bloke says:

    It’s all very well having principles, but they don’t give you 40 grand a month, mostly tax free, eh Danny boy.

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    This interview was not a ‘Clusterf**k’, Ed Miliband is an honest hard working man who trying to clear the scum out of Westminster. You can’t expect him to know every Labour councillor and it looks bad if he says ‘Oh year that council’s run by Labour but it is s**t’.

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    Vote Labour says:

    Vote Labour

  229. 229
    Susannah Read says:

    Why didn’t the interviewer ask Miliband how much Jim Grant spends on his weekly shopping bill?

  230. 230
    I heckled Jim Murphy when he was NUS President says:

    Reminds me of student union hustings where candidates were floored by questions like “Can you name the Vice-Chancellor?”.

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    Guffaws says:

    Hilarious. Miliband really is a muppet.

    I’d never stop laughing if he became PM!

  232. 232
    Neil Kinnock says:

    We’re all right! We’re all right! We’re all right! Yeah!

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    A socialist says:

    Vote for Red Ed? Get your head read!

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    Austin Tash says:

    “You can’t expect him to know every Labour councillor”

    No, but you can judge his honesty by the way he tries to bs his way out of it, saying “He’s doing a great job, Jim is.”.

    Having said that, I would have thought he have a quick look at a crib sheet before turning up to a local interview. At least know if his party controls the local council or not!

  235. 235
    RightwinggitRedux says:

    “….It’s a Conservative led council.”

    Not for long………

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    Anonymous says:

    “Listen to the Labour leader try to cover up the fact he has absolutely no clue about the politics of Swindon.”
    That’s not really a major problem, in the great scheme of things. It’s not being willing to expose one’s internal mental rendition of reality to simple questioning. Which would instantly expose it as at variance with actual testable reality. Now that’s the scary thing.

  237. 237
    Llareggub says:

    You mean, the axel rod is still here?

    I’d thought he’d have taken one look at Comical Eddie, said, “What the fuck have I done,” and got back aboard the airplane.

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    FairBobby says:

    Red Ed Miliband: the word nincompoop springs to mind!

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    Lord Honesty says:

    Lol this guy is a total drip. Why anyone would want him to be primeminister is beyond me!

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    Anonymous says:

    You must admit Axelrod has really earned his money !

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    Anonymous says:

    you cant choose between Miliband and Archie Andrews Farage really, wait til some of ukips madder policies come out !

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