May 20th, 2014

Mili-onaire Ed’s Cost of Living Crisis

In touch Ed claimed that his family of four spent “probably £70, £80 a week on groceries a week, probably more than that” when ambushed with the perfectly reasonable question on ITV’s Good Morning Britain:

EM: We probably spend, er, you know, 70, 80 pounds per week on groceries at least, probably more than that. The point is that different families will have different costs they face. What I am clear about is that there is a crisis facing so many people.

ITV: The average weekly bill for a family of four is more than £100. So you are going to spending significantly more than £70/80. People would say that one of the problems with politicians is that they are actually talking about something but out of touch with the reality, and the reality is much higher than you’ve just quoted.

EM: Sure. 

A conservative estimate puts the mili-onaire Miliband’s joint income at around £400,000 per year, meaning they are bringing in at least £7,500 per week. The idea that they spend just 1% of this on groceries is ridiculous. Once again Ed’s mask slips on the ‘light and easy’ breakfast shows. He doesn’t know what he’s talking about. 


156 Comments

  1. 1
    Ed Miliband says:

    it’s what the focus groups tell me.

  2. 2
    Dirty Dave says:

    I know what you’re thinking, punk.
    Did he tell 6 lies, or only 5?
    Well, to tell the truth, in all this excitement, I’ve kinda lost count myself.
    But what you have to ask yourself, is, “do I feel lucky?”
    Well, do ya, punk?

  3. 3
    I want to know says:

    Does Miliband or his wife actually do the weekly shop?
    Or do they employ staff for that?

  4. 4
    Don't make a drama out of a crisis. says:

    Two bits of skirt. Ed drops his guard. And whammy, his cost of living crisis is in crisis.

  5. 5
    Bosun Higgs says:

    Few of us would know what the nation’s average weekly shopping bill was, unless we had just looked it up, so this proves nothing. Of course politicians are out of touch. It is inevitable. It goes with the job. The question is whether they are competent, honest and have the right ideas.

  6. 6
    Diane Abbott says:

    Stop dividin’ and rulin’, bloodclaaaaat!

  7. 7
    creepy says:

    If you saw him hanging around near a kids playground you’d call the police.

  8. 8
    Ed's nanny says:

    Me and the maid do it and sometimes his driver calls in at the shops.

  9. 9
    Ed doesn't like to travel with regular folks says:

  10. 10
    Richard Horner says:

    Ed is a joke that was humiliating and insulting £200 may be a more realistic figure.

  11. 11
    Milimarxist says:

    It’th a cotht of interviewing cwithith

  12. 12
    The Boy Milliband says:

    Sorry,Sorry I meant £70/£80 each [phew wriggled out of that one].

  13. 13
    Plonker Alert says:

    “Ed Miliband is like a plastic bag stuck in a tree. No one knows how he got up there and no one can be bothered to get him down.”

  14. 14
    Phwooooar! says:

    Sorry, was Ed Miliband in that clip? I was focusing on the lovely leggy ladies.

  15. 15
    The Law of averages says:

    Ed’s other cunning plan is to raise the minimum wage up to the average wage. Not realising that as he does this the average wage will always increase away from his new minimum wage.

  16. 16
    Anonymous says:

    Te motherfukkah should be eating only humble pie but probably subsists on champagne and caviare.

  17. 17
    Cynical prat says:

    Do any of our Parliamentary representatives live in the same world as those they rule ?

  18. 18
    Liar.Politicians says:

    LOL, that looks terrible.

  19. 19
    Grant Shapps says:

    Happy to see The Green Party pulling ahead of Lib Dems for Thursdays Euro election. Don’t forget to Vote Green 2014

  20. 20
    Mr Bean says:

    Is he after my job?

  21. 21
    Rose Wait says:

    I bet he spends £70 a week on rocket salad, chablis and goats cheese.

    When people go to Lidl, he goes to Little Waitrose.

  22. 22
    Rupert Murdoch says:

    he doesn’t know what’s talking about

    neither do you by the looks of it?

    learn to form correct sentences, you are supposed to be journalists, no wonder you also take my dollar

  23. 23
    tigerowl says:

    Oh dear, dear. Ed does the shopping in that house hold then? Who cares?

  24. 24
    Maqb­oul says:

    10 quid a day to feed a family of four middle class North Londoners? He’s having a larf. Or maybe, his missus makes regular trips to the food banks to queue up with the Hoi Polloi.

  25. 25
    Dromedary says:

    This is bollocks, we have a family of three and our (middle class) grocery bill is just over £60. So what Monkeyband says is plausible enough.

  26. 26
    Off the Hook says:

    Hamza’s gonna get hooked tonight!

  27. 27
    Maqb­oul says:

    Seventy pounds a week! He’s a racisssstttt !

  28. 28
    Anonymous says:

  29. 29
    JH453453255er says:

    Jesus, that video. Imagine being stuck in a lift with him.

    He looks like he would just suddenly reach out and cut you with a Stanley knife, then carry on as if nothing had happened.

  30. 30
    Ted Heath says:

    Ah a good old incomes policy. I like it.

  31. 31
    Welshracer says:

    Did the expenses rule change mean the monthly shopping bill cannot now be claimed as an expense?

  32. 32
    Chuka Umunna says:

    I get my shopping delivered by Ocado. I don’t shop with the great unwashed. My maid opens the door to let the delivery driver in. You can’t expect me to converse with an ordinary delivery driver, even if he is from Ocado.

    I like to come home to find my maid has carefully placed all the organic vegetables, bottles of champagne, lobster and French cheese in the right places.

  33. 33
    timmy tour says:

    I think you’ll find he meant per parliamentary term….

  34. 34
    Tim Yeo-Yo says:

    I think the point being made is that he doesn’t really understand what he’s talking about when he refers to a ‘cost of living crisis.’

  35. 35
    James Delingpole says:

    to be fair, he is no more out of touch than your average libertarian who want’s us normal folk to live in some Randist nightmare. we don’t get asked about that, either.

  36. 36
    David Alexrod says:

    Christ almighty, Ed, you ain’t making this easy.

  37. 37
    still walking into darkness says:

    Labour + Mathematics = let me be clear about this

  38. 38
    F##k the LibLabCon says:

  39. 39
    Restless in Godalming... says:

    That is a truly scary face! My daughter saw pictures like that on dating web sites. Now I know how girls meeting Jimmy Saville must have felt…

  40. 40
    Weak Miliband says:

    He looks like he eats half a shredded wheat for breakfast, that’ll save money.

  41. 41
    Exs says:

    Don’t forget his family gets all their victuals and living costs on expenses for 3 and a half days a week when they are at their second constituency home.

  42. 42
    Tony Blair says:

    My lackeys spend $40,000 a week on groceries for me and Slotgob, all paid for by the blood of dead Iraqis.

    Vote Labour.

  43. 43
    Everyone says:

    That Ed Miliband, he’s a bit weird.

  44. 44
    Hidden Agenda 21 says:

    “..competent, honest and have the right ideas.”

    ROFLMAO

  45. 45
    Pookie Snackumberger says:

    So then why doesn’t he answer honestly and say I havn’t a clue.

    The honest answer finaly got Morgan Freeman out of Shoreshank.

  46. 46
    Perry Neeham says:

    Wrong.
    If politicos are happy to bleat on about the level of people’s income they ought to know the average costs of a range of standard things because it’s the relationship between the two that are important. It’s part of their job…after all they have FA else to do.

  47. 47
    JH453453255er says:

    Socialism is not ‘normal’.

  48. 48
    Look out there's a psycho about. says:

    The other top TVAM story this morning was internet predators. Did they get the idea off his vine video?

  49. 49
    Mr Lidl says:

    Send them round here. They could do it for £40.

    It’s crap, mind.

  50. 50
    Auntie Macassar says:

    Oi! Don’t forget me!

  51. 51
    Roger"I'm so sexy it hurts" Helmer says:

    Is Nigel Farage, Terry Christian? He has that ‘duck with its balls trapped in a lift’ quality to his voice?

  52. 52
    News Justine says:

    Nah, I send the maid to the food banks in the roller.

  53. 53
    Sarah Millington says:

    That video….is creepy.

    Is he the best Labour have got? Really?

  54. 54
    suissebob says:

    You and me both.

    Was the only reason to watch Sky News in the morning, not forgetting the redhead and the weather girl. . .

    I must get out more.

  55. 55
  56. 56
    Hell Al's Bacon Butties is that Cosher says:

    Is that beef skirt, that,s about £7 a LB

  57. 57
    James Delingpole says:

    neither is libertarianism.

  58. 58
    Ed's abacus says:

    I am a higher being with superior intellect. I hate beer and despise the English.

  59. 59
    Death is Too Good for Them says:

    Jesus! He could hand Dave the GE with this kind of performance! Labour truly have got the leader they deserve, an out of touch wealthy quasi-professional who has lived in a bubble of political fantasy all his life. His dad was a trouble making Trot who thank god nver got anywhere the levers of power. His son is just a focus group junkie who will alos never get near the levers of power!

  60. 60
    Death is Too Good for Them says:

    More likely to cut himself as I think getting the blade of a Stanley knife out would be beyond him!

  61. 61
    Sadiq Khan 4 Mayor says:

    Hard to imagine Ed Miliband shopping. In a supermarket he’d crash his trolley into the shelf with eggs on it. He’d lecture street market traders because he can’t stand the free market.

  62. 62
    Hell Al's Bacon Butties is that Cosher says:

    Lets hope he’s biodegradable and falls apart

  63. 63
    LOL says:

    Wonder if the Milibands have a personal shopper for doing that sort of thing?

    Looks like he tried it once though,almost…

    http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2010/11/26/labour-leader-ed-miliband-serves-up-that-common-touch/

  64. 64
    David Axelrod says:

    Honest doubt is better than faith in a pious fraud.

  65. 65
    Death is Too Good for Them says:

    They have staff (i’ve met them, the staff that is) then all our politicians do the very though that they could meet ordinnary people in an unplanned way feels them with horror.

  66. 66
    Vote Ukip says:

    Like when did he ever do something so plebian as a weekly shop – Harrods still deliver – you fuckin Wallace!

  67. 67
    What a goat says:

    Doubtless there’ll be pics of Ed and Mrs Turkey walking round Tesco this weekend doing their ‘big shop’, just price he’s natural and in touch.
    What a knob he is.

  68. 68
    Mornington Crescent says:

    “He doesn’t know what he’s talking about.” Neither do you – those twenty pound notes were withdrawn 4 years ago.

    And I have little idea what I spend on groceries, too.

  69. 69
    David Axlegrease says:

    His illegal immigrant au pair on a zero hours contract.

  70. 70
    Call my spad quick says:

    I reckon he couldn’t work out how to get the trolley out with £1

  71. 71
    Guido Fawkes says:

    Good news. I’m one of Britian’s sexiest right-wing journalists. Bad news. I seem to be lagging behind Simon Heffer

  72. 72
    Perry Neeham says:

    Blimey, my fags and booze come to more than £60.

  73. 73
    Anonymous says:

    “out of touch with the reality”
    Poor politicians…That’s poor in terms of intelligence not wealth, by the way. No surprise then that the establishment’s supposedly intelligence based command and control structure is also creaking at its seams. Hearsay has it, that GCHQ are reduced to offering a big reward to anyone who can identify some means to make their in-house ideology pre-eminent over all other human ideologies. It may be stating the obvious, to some. But if a theorization is by nature superior, would it not automatically contain those elements that establish its supremacy? If validity was merely a strap-on appendage, could it not simply be attached to any old spurious set of notions? Sorry guys. But to be the ‘one’, your collection of thoughts would have to do what none presently can. Which is to genuinely address any question presented to it. In digital terms, consider it a sort of Turing Test for devised paradigms if you will.

  74. 74
    Ed Miliband's Head Housekeeper says:

    Only when I am keeping an eye on you

  75. 75
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    Juthtine and I shop at the food banks because of this dreadful cost of living crisis.

  76. 76
    Torquemada says:

    Agree with all the above but Ed was probably telling the truth.
    People that earn that much eat out all the time so they don’t have to spend much on groceries?
    Most poor and middle income families spend more on groceries than the rich because going out to a restaurant is a special treat, not the norm.

  77. 77
    Anon. says:

    The Newsnight camera man really went for the face close ups in that one. Not seen them do that before. Zoooomed right in there.

  78. 78
    Torrid_Tory_Tales says:

    I have little love for the Unite Union’s chosen toad-prince.
    However, is it not possible for a human to speak about something that affects others? There are, for example a whole lotta male gynecologists.
    It is a long way from the truth that the UK right wing is made up of happy, financially secure land owners, supporters and friends of DaveCam apart.
    Many have had a genuine hard time in making ends meet over the past 6 years.
    The contented Right have yet to discover the full impact of the disgruntled Tory vote. And Yes – even the big Supermarkets have had to adapt to squeezed cost of living conditions.

  79. 79
    Ed Miliband's Head Housekeeper says:

    70 quid a week for Lobster Tuesday isn’t excessive. I get a loyalty discount.

    Of course, all the stuff we have flown in from Paris is paid for in Euros, so that doesn’t count.

  80. 80
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  81. 81
    JH453453255er says:

    Oh, but how much would you pay to see him try?

    Imagine, tugging away at the chain like a twat, wondering why his trolley has been imprisoned.

    Must be due to Capitalism, he would think. He would raise a fist, making a silent oath to the trolley’s cause.

  82. 82
    Below stairs says:

    Another name for staff who look after your day to day needs, clean your house, rear your children and make your meals, is servants. They have servants. They pay people to serve them.

  83. 83
    Ed Milibiscuit says:

    I don’t carry cash. What of it?

  84. 84
    A Libertarian says:

    I would disagree with that, but would not deny you the right to hold that view, or seek to change it.

  85. 85
    Ockham's Razor says:

    Good article from Alex in Breitbart.

    UKIP’s success is a damning indictment of the failure of our political class.,/i>

    Wish his Salad Dodging colleague could be as objective.

  86. 86
    White Dee says:

    I wouldn’t get out of bed for £70 benefits a week.

  87. 87
    Bill Quango MP says:

    Things that UKIP have been revealed to have done:

    Got rid of Angus Deayton
    Cancelled Star Trek
    It was Nigel Farage who let the dogs out.
    Commissioned 10 series of two pints of larger and a packet of crisps
    Changed marathon to snickers
    Crossed the ball for Maradona to punch into the net.
    Introduced John to yoko
    Turned salt n vinegar from blue to green packets
    Axed steam trains
    The demise of the Wimpy
    And
    Stopped funny feet ice creams being sold.

    Bastards!

  88. 88
    Socialism is theft says:

    These kind of trippy-up questions (like the ones aimed against Farage) are simply idiotic. Why should Ed know how much his family spends on groceries every week? Does anyone expect him to do the shopping?

    Whatever happened with asking questions about policy? Is it because none of these deceitful Liblabcons have any real beef in their policies that survive more than a few soundbite seconds?

  89. 89
    DWP overpayments dept says:

    Would you stay in bed for £80?

  90. 90
    concerned says:

    That’s getting on for white Dee levels.

  91. 91
    In Despair says:

    Can “our” Governing Class be “competent” if they have no experience of paid employment outside of “politics” and their only experience of life as we know it is from school and Oxbridge.
    The best government the UK had was from men and women returning to society after the last war . They had experience of life, and death, and had sacrificed for a democracy which, unlike today’s rats, they held dear.

  92. 92
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  93. 93
    Bill Quango MP says:

    It’s because he is the one going on about food bills and shopping and rising prices.
    So he should know what he is talking about.

    As it goes he wasn’t way out. I must confess I haven’t the slightest what a pint of milk costs. The one I get from marble arch is about £9 but down the tube there is a whole other pricing world.

  94. 94
    Newsfox says:

    So what if he doesn’t know how much his groceries are? I get you there are a lot of milkmen, postmen and dustbin-men that also don’t have a clue!

    Is this the best you’ve got?

    At least not-at-all Red Ed recognises that people are struggling. Unlike Guido and the Tories who pull out their graphs insisting we’ve ‘recovered’.

    Yeah roight!

  95. 95
    Nigel says:

    The EU done that!

  96. 96
    The Libor party says:

    Red Len sets our policies. Interview him.

    Fiscal policy ?? Spend, spend, spend. Tax, tax, tax.

    Simples.

  97. 97
    Torquemada says:

    Same here, Sky with Eamon was awful again this morning. News review was like peering though the window of my local special needs bus.
    I helped one of the lads with a broken shopping bag last week and his thoughts on the cost of living were more succinct and insightful than most in the MSM or politics.

  98. 98
    Geezer says:

    Also he probably claims a fair wedge of it on expenses.

  99. 99
    REALITY CHECK says:

    The Country as a whole is struggling because we just went through the worst financial calamity since the end of World War II. The Great Recession at the end of The Reign of Terror 1997-2010, assisted by the greatest influx of migrants into the Country since 1066 has completely fucked us.

  100. 100
    Anonymous says:

    1. £50/week is perfectly adequate for 2 people for groceries (if you know how to cook and shop)

    2. He probably gets lots of freebies and doesn’t count the money he spends in restaurants.

    So for once, he is probably telling the truth — even a blind chicken finds a corn sometimes…

  101. 101
    gravatarmysteryman says:

    What’s Ed got to pull out?

  102. 102
    In Despair says:

    The bruvvers you would have to employ would bag it up and run off with the fucking lot.

  103. 103
    Workers vote UKIP. says:

    Watched all of that….
    Couldn’t have if had been Milileggmong!

    Well played Mr Farage

    Voting UKIP for the foreseeable future.

  104. 104
    Dave Cameron says:

    We have the milk sent down in a gold-plated churn from Daddy’s farm. He used to send it in the Roller but we decided that would be vulgar, so we get the RAF to helicopter it in every couple of days.

  105. 105
    Torquemada says:

    When will labour realise that artificially tinkering with wages and prices and slapping high taxes on top is what causes a cost of living crisis?

    Everyone warned them about the fuel escalator and transport costs putting up the price of food but they wouldn’t listen.

  106. 106
    Bill Cormack says:

    Unfortunately Miliband senior and his ilk are nearer to the “levers of power” than you think. As a Marxist lecturer at Oxford University he was able to influence the impressionable minds of youngsters destined for powerful jobs.

  107. 107
    It's A Secret Ballot For A Reason says:

    Stella Creasy thinks she can buy my vote with a jammy dodger. I’d never vote Labour for anything less than a caramel chocolate hobnob.

  108. 108
    Torquemada says:

    You obviously don’t include booze in your grocery bill!

  109. 109
    Anonymous says:

    Just looked at my expenses spreadsheet, two pensioners aged 70, £354 last month, and that does NOT include booze.

  110. 110
    A Ukipper says:

    Neither would I. I’d just shoot the bastard.

  111. 111
    Cabbage says:

    To be fair he probably only does spend that as most meals he has are expensed so probably doesn’t have to feed himself out of his own pocket like the rest of us.

  112. 112
    Anonymous says:

    The Sun says Shite!!!

  113. 113
    Spotter says:

    “A Ukipper”

    we can spot you Unite Against Freedom wankers a mile away

  114. 114
    Anonymous says:

    No matter what he eats, Ed tastes defeat every day

  115. 115
    Ethel of Purley says:

    Just phoned labour HQ in Newcastle to ask where Millicent does his shopping, the wonk said he didn’t know so I told him Millicent was talking through his arse, I got his office number in HOC.

    02072194778 maybe someone there knows, give them a call like those arseholes do to UKIP.

  116. 116
    Stella Artoys says:

    You don’t live in London, though, do you?
    It costs £60 for a pint of lager.

  117. 117
    Unweird me , dude says:

    However, is it not possible for a human to speak about something that affects others?

    Yes, but the point here is that Weird Ed accuses Dave his and the gang of being out of touch Tory toffs. This implies that Weird Ed and the gang are ‘in touch’. The interview shows that Weird Ed is as clueless about this as he is about everything else.

  118. 118
    Wilde Oscar says:

    Ah, such wit, it is a pleasure to read and to be alive.

  119. 119
    Ned Ludd says:

    I know exactly what mine is, because I have to watch what I spend, and that’s because of the whole greedy, troughing superstructure above me that has battened onto me and sucks my money from me, added to the bennie culture below me that won’t get off its ass and onto a bike. This country is shit and it’s time for a change.

    As for Mingerband, string the whinging little bastard up. Next to Slimy Clegg and call me Duuuurrrr Dave.

    God, I feel better for that. Hand me my Browning. Gonna shoot a few ‘equal-marriers’ before lunch.

  120. 120
    Torquemada says:

    Liebor don’t want that in recorded history. It’s to be deleted and never mentioned again just like the other 2 economic crises they caused. Remember the one where the IMF walked into No.11 and told them to cease spending?

  121. 121
    Dear Ed says:

    I spend that and I live on my own…and I don’t buy fags and booze and TV dinners.

    Perhaps Ed could help out with the dinners his family eat and the cost of each meal.

    I have a cost of living crisis for sure and I need his help.

  122. 122
    Lidl Me says:

    Do they have an Asda in Primrose Hill? Or only a Fortnum & Mason Local?

  123. 123
    Rabbi says:

    Kosher food comes cheaper, and nothing to eat on the Sabbath- easy

  124. 124
    Sailor Sam says:

    I didn’t know Ocado delivered where I lived until I saw one of their vans making a multidrop on campus at the houses where the senior lecturers live.

  125. 125
    HenryV says:

    Remember that illegal immigrant au pair may have a child who grows up to be the leader of one of our main political parties.

  126. 126
    Colonel Mustard says:

    Which family has the highest net disposable income:

    1) The Millipedes – who want a Government fit for Human Rights lawyers.
    2) The Cleggs – who want a Government fit for Wind Farm Lobbyists.
    3) The Farages – just look as those Euro-expenses they claim between them.
    4) The Cameroons – who go on holiday via Easyjet and Stansted
    5) The Windsors – deduct the cost of propping up ancient houses and relatives and security for artefacts they can’t sell and what have they got left?

    Are any of them in the same league as the Bliars?

  127. 127
    Cynic2 says:

    Personally I leave the shopping to the little woman …when she’s not standing barefoot pregnant and in the kitchen

  128. 128
    Cynic2 says:

    ..cheaper have you see the price of salt beef!

  129. 129
    Tim Yeo-Yo says:

    If your going to bleat about a cost of living crisis expect questions about the cost of living. Is that really so difficult to understand?

    Secondly, what would be the point in asking weird Ed about Policies? The wonky nosed twunt hasn’t got any!

  130. 130
    Head of Miliband Household says:

    Ask the house maid.

  131. 131
    (optional) says:

    It isn’t – it’s great, especially the cheese.
    My german friend buys all her cheese from Lidls cheeper than in germany and usually premium brand,just german premium brand.
    here ends the PPB on behalf of the Lidyl party.

  132. 132
    Dromedary says:

    No, I live in England.

  133. 133
    Peter Martin says:

    The question was his. And I kinda know ours. With the Morrisons name on the VISA bill a handy monthly reminder.

    As to our Ed on the spot, it’s like listening to Elmer Fudd.

    £70, £80.. or more. Uh-huh. So, what, more like £200 then?

    That awesome intelligence shining through.

  134. 134
    Old Blue Eyes says:

    “He doesn’t know what he’s talking about.”

    No change there then.

  135. 135
    King James 1 says:

    There doesn’t appear to be a crisis in any supermarket I go in especially my local Asda it’s always jam-packed. Surely even the dimmest Liebour supporter can see through this oddity.

  136. 136
    Dogsled says:

    Tomorrows Daily Mail main headline: Luscious Susannah’s Lovely Legs Make Ed Tremble. “Lovely, beautiful, pouting Miss Reid’s long, smooth, gorgeous, legs put Red Ed off his game yesterday and revealed his true loony left leanings. But then again, who wouldn’t crumble at a glimpse of Miss Reids amazing pins? Who needs Paxman when the sight of the luscious Miss Reid can make any politician spill his beans?”
    I get the feeling after every morning meeting discussing the front page, one senior Mail journalist at least has to spend slightly longer in the Gents than is normally necessary.

  137. 137
    CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

    Politics is the preserve of the middle (often upper-middle) classes. This is why Labour politicians and left-wing commentators appear so out of touch with the voters they are trying to attract. Most Labour politicians have very little in common with their core vote. The left-wing middle-class is a very small minority and is the only segment that Labour politicians actually reflect, both in background and beliefs. Trying to be down with the “common folk” always makes them look risible.

    At least most Conservative politicians naturally reflect the backgrounds and beliefs of their core voters. Wh1te, middle-class, mostly middle-aged and provincial.

  138. 138
    What5hit says:

    Did he say that he spoke to someone in Crawley last week that could not buy a house and was struggling with the rent.
    I thought that you had to make repayments on a mortgage but then I don’t vote Labour.

  139. 139
    Brighton Resident says:

    Don’t do that FFS, you’ll get some of the incompetent cretins we’ve got running our town sticking their nose in the Euro trough – Alex Phillips (bunny boiler extraordinaire), Jason Kitcat (the clues in the name, wish he’d have a break and foxtrot oscar). Keith Taylor’s alright, nice bloke. Shame about the rest of them. Don’t start me on Caroline ‘5 houses’ Lucas.

  140. 140
    Philagain says:

    You tory nazi. At least under brown I didn’t have to queue at the foodbank, like I have to now!
    Cameron is a racist homophobe and I hate you and him!
    My housing benefits have been capped and I’m being forced into finding a job which I hate as it means that someone then has to look after my boyfriend, who now got a persistent cough!
    You lot are all up hateful and should care more for gays and those with AIDS!
    Because of you homophobic bitches, I’ve now been banned from newfix forum, inaflap forum and mumsnet!

  141. 141
    Tim Yeo-Yo says:

    No.

  142. 142
    John Bellingham says:

    Maybe the producer had looked in the archives and studied the “Face-to-Face” interviews from the 1950s. Those big close ups spoiled a lot of reputations back then as they showed every bead of sweat, every wrinkle and every facial twitch and eye-movement. Theoretically, full-colour, Hi-Definition should have been even more damaging—but it didn’t seem to work.

  143. 143
    Jack Ketch says:

    With Stella Creasy in mind, is that some sort of crude sexual innuendo?

  144. 144
    The Growler says:

    Fawkesy, how much does you family of four spend on groceries alone, a lot more than £70 a week I have no doubt, and that is not including all the booze you get through. Inclusive of clothes for you and the boss and the junior bosses the total could be over £20K, oh don’t forget pocket money for the junior bosses and fuel and insurance and tax for his and her cars, how can you afford to live in that dump London, no wonder you have sunk to taking the Masters gelt.

  145. 145
    The Growler says:

    Just like Ossie and Dave, their minions do it for them

  146. 146
    Madam Slagbank, London WC1 says:

    All them thar weather girls are going to be very sorry in a few years’ time when the bunions start to appear and the ankles start to creak. WTF do they have to wear those ridiculous shoes? Be warned ladies, once you get the bunions you will find it exceedingly difficult to buy a decent pair of sandals.

  147. 147
    Madam Slagbank, London WC1 says:

    For ‘decent’, read ‘comfortable’.

  148. 148
    Big D says:

    Hes just another bl–dy champagne socialist .
    No doubt gets all his groceries delivered by ocado from Waitrose.
    Roll on Thursday , go get em Nigel.

  149. 149
    Scrat says:

    We could meet up at the food bank one day , maybe go for a drink and who knows later we might get to swap body fluids.

  150. 150
    broderick crawford says:

    What the hell are you talking about man , be precise .

    Whose face is scary , Farage ,Paxman or Milliband … or perhaps the whole panoply of angstridden , uptight , frustrated Stepford Wives that make up the unattainable chimera that is godalming stockbroker heaven ?

  151. 151
    broderick crawford says:

    I d bet he d love to be able to down a pint without its touching the sides like nigel was quite capable if doing near the business end of a Friday night session in the Leadenhall market hostelries in times gone by .

    Better still why doesn t Nigel take Milli Mouth down to Sweetings the City fish restaurant ( if its still open ) and ply him with some Black Velvet (pints of draught Guinness and Chamoagne ) aperitifs before getting down to the Dover Sole and four bottles of Fleury ….

  152. 152
    (I've been renamed) DA-Notice says:

    I bet he doesn’t even know the cost of a bag of 10 pound draw or a 30 quid wrap.

  153. 153
    broderick crawford says:

    NO ITS NOT .

    It s bloody good German fodder .

    Don t you start offending Nigel by denigrating the Germans !

  154. 154
    Miliband is an obsequious gobshite says:

    Little twat, I earn 40k pa and there are two of us, we spend £200-250pw on food. £70-80? Does he know what that value of food looks like? You can go though it in 2-3 days. I bet they don’t shop at Iceland buying frozen pizza and oven chips for their kids. He will be well and truly in the Waitrose club. I know your average Joe who earns 400k pa doesn’t think what they spend on anything and are probably more busy earning it but this man has made a big noise about the cost of living crisis. Maggie T made sure she always knew what a loaf of bread an pint of milk cost (which I don’t).

  155. 155
    A socialist says:

    Voting for Red Ed? Get your head read!

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