May 23rd, 2014

IN QUOTES: Labour MPs Line Up to Turn Fire on Miliband

The airwaves dam is beginning to crack as Labour MPs and insiders line up to slag off Ed and Labour’s strategy:

Sarah Champion: 

“Ed Miliband does come up on the doorstep and people feel a slight disconnect from him”

Tessa Jowell:

“Don’t eat a bacon butty with the world’s cameras on you, quite frankly.”

“He was not absolutely on top of the bill from the checkout… I assume Ed’s wife Justine does the shopping”

John Mann:

[To Michael Dugher]: “Michael knows full well that the Labour strategy was not to attack UKIP and that was an error . We chose not to attack UKIP and that was a bad error.”

“The people with strategy at the top, ignored them instead of taking them on, and that was disastrous, what they should have done was take on Ukip.

Ed Miliband is not broadening the appeal for me and other MPs. Some of the pointy heads at the top of the party thought that Ukip doing well was what we needed, exactly the opposite. And it’s that change of strategy which is essential.

We need to address issues, people want action and clear policies.People don’t want to be heard, they wanted to be listened to. We have to see this by conference, that coalition that Labour has had before, where people like me and my views and others are part of that broad church, and those in London running the metropolitan elite are not incorporating us.”

Graham Stringer:

“You can’t turn Ed Miliband into the personality of Nigel Farage and neither would we want to, but what you can do is make sure his presentation as a person is professional and simple mistakes are made like not knowing how much he spends on shopping when the cost of living is the central part of our campaign at the moment.”

“I would change and strengthen the campaign team around him . I don’t really understand what the position of Axelrod is. Whether he’s there as a bit of a comfort blanket and a bit of a PR exercise, or whether he’s really going to take charge of the campaign. But somebody should”

Simon Danczuk: 

“I’m not going to pretend that Ed Miliband as an issue doesn’t come up on the doorstep, of course it does.”

John Healey:

“If you don’t equip people with good analysis and strong messages, things that are tested that they can use when they confront a challenge, then they do their own thing or indeed they do nothing.”

Labour figure:

“The narrative around Ed Miliband, because it’s the truth, is that he looks weird, sounds weird, is weird.”

Senior MP:

“Challenging Ukip got lost in the froth and I’m baffled at the failure to condemn what Farage was saying. There’s no firm person who is running organisation of the campaign. People thought it was lacklustre, and the biggest responsibility for this has to go to Douglas, who is doing too many jobs.”

A shadow minister:

“There have been a number of us saying that Ukip was not taken seriously enough. We were telling them that they were in their comfort zone if they thought Ukip was only taking votes off the Tories. You might argue there’s a bit of a gap between people in HQ and people out on the street.”

Labour insider: 

“The stakes are just too high to cover this up… denial is the most dangerous thing now.”

A former aide to Miliband:

 Told HuffPo UK that the “scale of the nightmare for Labour is extraordinary”, adding: “What would we had was nothing less than a near death experience across the board, with the exception of London.”

And it’s barely lunchtime on the first day.


176 Comments

  1. 1
    Genghiz the kahn says:

    Unfriendly fire. Red on Red Ed.

  2. 2
    Steve Miliband says:

    Still at least he knows who’s Labour leader in Swindon now.

  3. 3
    Dead Ed says:

    Firtht!

  4. 4
    Mr Nobody says:

    Those of us who aren’t left wing have known all this for years. Why has it taken so long for Labour to come to their senses? I seem to recall that they pretty much to a man started off thinking Gordon Brown would make a good PM…

  5. 5
    táxpáyér says:

    I’m sure Farage (PBUH) would love the opportunity to respond to Labour party attacks on him.

  6. 6
    Dan Hodges says:

    In the land of the blind the one eyed Dan Hodges is king.
    That’s the plan anyway.

  7. 7
    Steve Miliband says:

    He is still going to be PM in 2015

  8. 8
    Labour is the enemy of the working classes says:

    Labour civil war in the run up to GE2015 – so many of the rancid snakes want the top job, who will come to praise Caesar? Those who live by the sword shall die by it… who is close enough to Ed to backstab him?

  9. 9
    Bill Quango MP says:

    Last night chukka said labour gains of 150 would be a good result.

    nick Robinson indicated that 150 would be setting the bar so low it might just be lying on the floor.

    He suggested 500-600 would be a decent labour night.

    Currently labour have 172 gains

  10. 10
    Name and address not supplied says:

    I wonder how many Labour walls have bullet marks on them as each Liebour agent who failed is taken to stand in front of them, I bet the LibLabCons will make sure the listen to the public even if they take no notice of them, troughing time will be affected if they don’t. woe is them.

  11. 11
    Len McLuski says:

    I demand a recount

  12. 12
    Anonymouser says:

    Labour aren’t left wing though.

  13. 13
    UKIP massacred our fluffy Bunnies Labour family says:

    It’s great watching the wriggling!

  14. 14
    The Human Centipede that crawls around Westminster says:

    It is quite obvious that the establishment and press wants Blairism.
    Whether delivered by the Cons or Labour (They prefer Labour).
    Well seeing as the c*nt is still alive why not just make him PM for life and be done with this bullshit charade.

  15. 15
    Make Blinky leader! says:

    Is it too much to hope for all the infighting to lead to a coup and Ed Balls becoming leader? That would be too delicious for words.

  16. 16
    Anonymouser says:

    Politics in this country is an absolute farce. No wonder the vast majority of the UK didn’t go out and vote.

  17. 17
    Anonymous says:

    And lo! the mighty Farage (peace be upon him) smote the smug.

  18. 18
    Guy News Room says:

    The Green Party is becoming a “national party” after making progress in the local elections, its leader has said.

    Roger Helmer pointed to Bristol, where the Greens gained two seats, giving it a total of six councillors.

    With 89 of 161 councils declared, the party had gained nine councillors overall across England.

    It also became the official opposition in Solihull behind the Conservatives, gaining three councillors to overtake the Liberal Democrats.

    Roger Helmer who was elected leader in 2012, told the BBC: “We are seeing progress right around the country.

    “We’re becoming much more of a national party.”

    Roger Helmer has said his party could triple its number of MEPs from two to six in the European elections, which were also held on Thursday.

  19. 19
    veejay says:

    John Mann is totally detached from reality.

    The whole campaign has been a car crash for the elite and the media. Most people now realise that the O’Brien interview helped Farage, it showed the arrogant left trying to bully a man speaking the truth and brought Ukip more votes. Hodges and Newman going on and on trying in vain to get most people to call them racist didn’t work.

    But John Mann says they should attack ukip more and presumably smear them more. What planet is he on?

  20. 20
    Benefit Scum says:

    They will not come to their senses and will remain in denial. The Labour Party have always confused that which “is” for that which “ought” to be. What they say three times is right.

    Labour and self-delusion go together like Gordon Brown and Broadmoor.

  21. 21
    String Vest says:

    In times of crisis people tend to find a leader to rally around. We are going through a crisis of identity at the moment and the only party offering any solution is UKIP.

  22. 22
    Socialism is theft says:

    Lincoln’s in and UKIP take 3 seats from Labour, one from the Tories.

  23. 23
    Dan Hodges the man with a plan says:

    A Blairite who the left would have to vote for because they don’t want to be seen to be racist.
    Chuka Obama
    I suggested him I get the Campbell space on the No10 sofa.

  24. 24
    Anonymous says:

    for interest, what happened to the gwido post by bbc programme maker, with all the ‘kill the ukip members’ tweets.

    It was up for a few minutes and back down angain and disappeared.

  25. 25
    and says:

    Looks like Miliband’s nose is collapsing faster than his support.

  26. 26
    JohnM says:

    ……”Senior MP:

    “Challenging Ukip got lost in the froth and I’m baffled at the failure to condemn what Farage was saying.”……

    It just shows that they have no knowledge of what many ordinary people think. The “Westminster Bubble” has made them remote, unable to hear what people think and immune to criticism.

  27. 27
    Robespierre says:

    Why dont the Army just go and arrest Miliband ?

  28. 28
    Anon says:

    Of course the anon comment ‘Miliband looks weird, sounds weird and is weird’ is right on the money. The public thought this right off and haven’t changed their minds. And they remember that the man knifed his own brother.

  29. 29
    Pieanne Flabbot says:

    I should be leader, anything else would be waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaacist!

  30. 30
    Anonymous says:

    What happened to the gwido post by bbc programme maker, with all the ‘kill the ukip members’ tweets. And the acid on ukip supporters tweets.

    It was up for a few minutes and back down angain and then disappeared.

    Hopefully it is because plod are going after it. Hate mail it definitely was.

    I suppose we will find out on the bbc flying pigs news tonight.

  31. 31
    Anonymous says:

    What happened to the gwido post by bbc programme maker, with all the ‘kill the ukip members’ tweets. And the tweets about pouring acid on ukip supporters tweets.

    It was up for a few minutes and back down angain and then disappeared.

    Hopefully it is because plod are going after it. Hate mail it definitely was.

    I suppose we will find out on the bbc flying pigs news tonight.

  32. 32
    Name and address not supplied says:

    I hadn’t realised how many damaged Liebour MPs we have in the HOC , but the BBC has just put one on, if pissed off was marked at 10 then beyond hope is 110, I really think publicly throwing your toys out of the pram is damaging Liebour, happliy.

  33. 33
    Anonymous says:

    I keep hearing the party hacks saying they must listen to people’s concerns on immigration- then end of discussion without them being challenged about what they intend to do about it. If they cannot do anything about eu immigration why don’t they do something about the immigration from outside eu. Two times as many come from Pakistan,India and Africa- all countries that have as many children as possible. Please do not tell me that they are all working at well paid and essential occupations. The unemployment rate of the huge Somali population is 97%. Just stop immigration from outside eu. That would be an excellent start.

  34. 34
    Benefit Scum says:

    “Smiling Ed” Balls will become Leader but when? Either it has to be soon after the Euro results or after Milibugger has fucked it up at the GE. All know that the public find him “weird” and this does not bode well for next May.

  35. 35
    EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

    i have copied and printed off the initial blog – just for good measure; never mind the 404 error.

    It’s ‘Priceless’.

  36. 36
    Anonymous says:

    i’m guessing he would like to respond to the pour acid on ukip supports tweets by bbc exec.

    Hopefully it is because plod are going after the bbc woman. Hate mail it definitely was.

    I suppose we will find out on the bbc flying pigs news tonight.

  37. 37
    Professor Plum says:

    It was a spoof tweet…apparently…but as was said it was so close to what the smug santimonious twats at the beeb have been up to lately it was remarkably believable

  38. 38
    EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

    Is that Pre-Menstrual?

  39. 39
    Bill Quango MP says:

    It may have been a spoof?

  40. 40
    Labour Voting Thicko says:

    Ed is a weirdo. Quite frankly people are tired of the gimmicky Labour politics. I know I am.

    The Tories need to play a better game.

  41. 41
    Labour Are Rubbish says:

    Bingo!

  42. 42
    Bill Quango MP says:

    That’s why a Balls can’t get the top job.

    Labour tried incompetent and angry and it didn’t work.
    So they tried ineffective and weird and that hadn’t worked.

    So balls main four defining traits are no go.

  43. 43
    Londoner says:

    O’Brien was trying to be more contrite to UKIP supporters today but he was still his same too clever by half, rude, sarcastic and unpleasant self.

  44. 44
    Labour Strategist says:

    Clegg tried to take them on and got ripped a new one.
    The truth is very hard to argue against that is why the leaderships chose smear as a way to take UKIP on.
    What choice did they have?tell the truth?

  45. 45
    Milimarx says:

    Whoopth!

  46. 46
    Ed The Rubbish says:

    Bingo!

  47. 47
    Carlo Gambino says:

    the mighty farage now needs to find that elusive ‘second policy’.

  48. 48
    Flowersbytelephone says:

    Labour aren’t disbanded enough

  49. 49
    Len McScotchy says:

    Ahem

    Ah would like to apologies, so I would, to the Labour party for imposing this English dickhead on youse.

  50. 50
    Anonymous says:

    I believe the individual was a prankster

  51. 51
    Anonymous says:

    And God help you if you’re a racist.

  52. 52
    EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

    Ahh … someone just had to mention that International war criminal didn’t they?

    Now – if Blair repealed the treason laws “Unlawfully” – with much legal trickery and for the specific purpose of getting former MP’s and Ministers off the hook for their crimes of past years and decades … then there is even more to charge Blair with – Publicly and in the Public Interest.

  53. 53
    Cliff Maxhard says:

    Ed needs some new “management”

  54. 54
    Ponyangpong says:

    Cos the Peoples Army of North Korea have better things to do…

  55. 55
    Anonymong says:

    There will be no changes in tactics because these people are incapable of admitted they can get anything wrong. The same thing that happens to large corporates, usually at huge (but not immediately apparent) detriment to the bottom line.

    In the private sector you generally have to bring in consultants to get rid of this sort of rot, or scrap whole departments. If you don’t act these self confessed ‘elites’ will keep going down the same path until their enterprise literally collapses.

  56. 56
    JH326y345sd23432 says:

    Er, why are Labour concerned that they didn’t go after UKIP?

    They had the entire main stream media doing that on their behalf, for Christ’s sake.

  57. 57
    Raving Loon says:

    I think most Labour MP’s are weird. Which one of the following would actually want to have a drink with?:

    Dianne Fatbot
    Ed Bollocks
    Andy “NHS” Burnthemall
    Harriet Harperson
    Gordon McDoom

  58. 58

    Vote UKIP : Get UKIP :-D

  59. 59
    BBC bigot says:

    It’s post-Möet.

  60. 60
    Anonymong says:

    +1

    They will make no changes.

  61. 61
    Stat Fact says:

    No party has ever won a GE without Lincoln

  62. 62
    Add Abbott to the list says:

    Just had Abbott on Sky saying she can’t understand why a pro EU (ed miliband) is scared of a referendum.

  63. 63
    mili says:

    It’th a mythewy to me an’ all mate!

  64. 64
    táxpáyér says:

    Why do you think they outsource and insource all the time?

    It’s to sack the dross without breaking the law.

    Just needs to happen at the board level.

  65. 65
    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    The thing I like about Balls is you can instantly determine the scale of the whopper he is telling by the speed of his blink rate and he can do nothing about it unless he takes to wearing two eye patches or a pair of sinister looking dark glasses.

  66. 66
    The Growler says:

    Having said that don’t they realise Teddy boy is not the only one in the Liebore leadership, they don’t realise they are also responsible

  67. 67
    Comical says:

    Looks like it’s not just Douglas Alexander who’s taking on Comical Ali’s mantle. The Greens leader is too.

    The Green Party is becoming a “national party” after making progress in the local elections, its leader has said.

  68. 68
    táxpáyér says:

    Bet a few of the “leaders” wives a hoping they’re “veuve” soon.

  69. 69
    STALIN says:

    Voters in London are young Culturally diverse and re educated.

  70. 70
    táxpáyér says:

    Might have an interesting chat with Frank Field or Kate Hoey?

  71. 71
    Mornington Crescent says:

    Ah, so it’s all Ed’s fault, now. Poor old Labour.

    Here are some home truths for them:
    1. Ed is indeed crap.
    2. So are the rest of the Shad Cab, most of whom were part of the clusterfuck that dr’ove this country into the abyss in the first place.
    3. So are the rest of their MPs – few of whom have ever had a proper job in their little lives.
    4. So would his brother be.
    5. Labour is an entirely policy-free zone.
    6. Worse (for them), it is increasingly an idea-free zone, too.

  72. 72
    James O'Bottom says:

    The ‘Greens’ rise isn’t such a bad thing it’s just more leftie rats fighting like rats in a sack!

  73. 73
    JH326y345sd23432 says:

    I’ve said it 100 times on here. In the two weeks before the General election our screens and radios are going to be full of Ed Miliband and – god forbid – Ed Balls.

    Miliband looks and sounds like an utterly weird twat. There it is. This will be cemented in to the electorates minds over, and over, and over again. We are talking about a spectacularly unphotogenic person here, in an age where that really matters.

    Even the most mindless Labour drone will wonder if they can put an X next to this moron. It would be an excruciating 5 years.

  74. 74
    String Vest says:

    True, greens are all red inside.

  75. 75
    Radio Ga-Ga says:

    LBC’s James O’Briens’ loathing of UKIP shone through today with his usual disingenuous pleas of ‘not knowing the answer’ to the questions he poses.

    All he then does is try to catch out his callers to conflate the discusion down to being all about the colour of peoples’ skin.

    He hates it when immigrants call in saying they will vote UKIP.

  76. 76
    Woody Allen - The Sleeper says:

    Senior labour figure”…..and I’m baffled at the failure to condemn what Farage was saying…..”
    Yep, must admit I didn’t see any anti-Farage condemnations the last few weeks either. You should really attack them next time. That’ll do it……

  77. 77
    Steve Right says:

    “We should have attacked UKIP” – how, by piling in with all the other idiots calling them racist? A lot of good that did.

    Labour can’t attack UKIP because it knows it’s on the wrong side of all the issues the voters are turning to UKIP over. We’ve seen what happens when a mainstream party leader tries to defend the EU and mass immigration, with Nick Clegg a month ago. A lot of good that did.

    Miliband’s strategy of completely ignoring them was probably the least worst option open to him. The fatal achilles heel for Labour, and indeed the Tories and LibDems is that the real answer – to accept UKIP has the national mood on these issues – is anathema to the metropolitan pricks who run these parties.

  78. 78
    Wotak Hunt says:

    Hes doomed i tell you doomed

  79. 79
    Owen Jones (Somewhere in the UK) says:

    Counting is beginning. Cue a massive cheer!

  80. 80
    Theyre all smug, sneering, Labour luvin cunts at the BBC says:

    C’mon!!! now Stines has actually got some material to work with

    Since the demise of the mental scotch cu’nt this blog has been on stony ground

    But now, wiv these leftist vermin fighitng it’ll back to its fuckin glory days you cun’ts

  81. 81
    Flowersbytelephone says:

    They are terrified of getting the sack from their Common Purpose employment

  82. 82
    Roger Helmer says:

    Greens are the 4th biggest party in London, not ukip :)

  83. 83
    Botus says:

    Is this what they mean by C*nticide?

  84. 84
    Steve Right says:

    As if we don’t have a big enough litter and rat problem.

  85. 85

    Apart from all that, they are quite good, aren’t they?

  86. 86
    Botus says:

    LOL

  87. 87
    Steve Right says:

    The person most talked about as his replacement, the prissy ex-grime DJ Chuka Umunna, is about as likely to be prime minister as Natalie Bennett.

  88. 88
  89. 89
    Orson Cart says:

    And YOU ingoramous, should check out their policies!

  90. 90
    from behind the mirror says:

    behind the mirror is la coste
    red tongue blue eyes.
    hit la. seen yourself in the mirror.

    lacoste is honest.
    it will cost. but then will you be accosted?
    acoustics ok now.
    …ramp up the music…

  91. 91
    Anonymous says:

    Bollocks. It was Labour in 1951, 1955, 1959…

  92. 92
    CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

    picking up the sort of votes that used to go to the Lib Dems as the default metropolitan protest vote.

  93. 93
    Dirk Diggler says:

    How about if he only agreed to do interviews with Yvette sitting on his face?

  94. 94
    Luke the Gook says:

    They can’t make any change now there is not enough time for them to do it. They’ve got Ed till they have to get rid off him after defeat in 2015 (who knows they might keep him just like they kept Kinnock after 87 when anyone could see waht a total loser he was) priceless stuff from a party so far removed from its founding principles as to be a break of the trades description act. The London eleite will take them into to total defeat in 2015 Dave has a real chance of an ourtight win if he can square the EU question it will be a no brainer. Go Ed!

  95. 95
    Layba Supporter says:

    I was walking along Wembley High Street and saw 2 white men. One was me and the other was a reflection of me in a shop window.

  96. 96
    Alan_Partridge says:

    UKIP aren’t offering and solutions, they don’t even have a manifesto. it’s all immigration rhetoric!!!!!

  97. 97
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    Tessa Jowell: “He was not absolutely on top of the bill from the checkout… I assume Ed’s wife Justine does the shopping”

    Yes, but I bet Berlusconi doesn’t pay the mortgage though, eh Tessa?

  98. 98
    Alan_Partridge says:

    Erm, mainstream media gave UKIP tonnes of coverage. Their fanbase isn’t from word of mouth you know. They’re on BBCQT week in week out for crying out loud!

  99. 99
    stench says:

    Yes isn’t it tiresome when O’Brien constantly whines
    “maybe I’m missing something”,”i really don’t understand”
    or “can someone explain it to me”. Then when a hapless
    listener actually phones in to explain,O’Brien constantly interrupts,patronizes and shouts them down while preaching
    his predictable lefty mantra.

  100. 100
    Trevor_McDonald says:

    There will always be a rat problem with the conservatives at the helm.

  101. 101
    technophobe says:

    But there appeared to be a whole string of similar
    anti UKIP tweets from that woman. Was the whole
    thing a set-up?

  102. 102
    i know you don't want to hear this but... says:

    Millions of voters around the country would disagree with you.

  103. 103
    Tory Boy says:

    when are people going to vote in a pragmatic manner, rather than braindead tribalism. That’s the problem, people supporting political parties like football teams, like their side can do no wrong.

  104. 104
    Anonymous says:

    your anti semitic

  105. 105
    FuckThemAll says:

    They don’t even begin to get this. Its not about focus groups and targetting campaigns. Its the fucking game that people are tired of. Labour has hereditary safe seats now for the kids of high appatchiks for christsake.

    If it wasn’t that the better read know UKIP is just a Farage fan club, they would vote for them too. The public don’t want a “political class”. They don’t want to be arrested for speaking freely. They are not racist, they are tollerant beyond reasonable in England. They are sick of being told what to think and say by professional politicians who all go to the same schools, and who look no different to one another than the pigs in Manor Farm.

    I did not vote UKIP, but good bloody luck to them. And in Europe to the Marine Le Pens and the Bepe Grillos. We are in this mess because nobody listens to the real people anywhere in the so called democratic world.

  106. 106
    i know you don't want to hear this but... says:

    Yeah-wall to wall coverage,day in day out,on nearly every channel and every newspaper.
    All of it trying to ram home the message that UKIP leaders,candidates and supporters were a bunch of racist, sexist xenohophobes.
    Thankfully British voters aren’t as daft as the establishment thought. Ordinary people may have been scared to voice their support for UKIP before the election,
    but they weren’t too scared to vote for them.
    And they won’t be intimidated from openly supporting or voting for them in the future.

  107. 107
    Guffaws says:

    Ed Miliband and Ed Balls are doing a great job…

    …for the Conservatives!

  108. 108
    eddie the man says:

    Right, is this symptomatic of Lab thinking? The Millibands are part of a Jewish family. right? so how come the one in the UK was photographed eating a bacon sandwich?

    You couldn’t call it Kosher, could you.?

  109. 109
    Anonymous is a moron says:

    There IS no god, you idiot.

  110. 110
    Fat Lumps Associate Chairman says:

    She was just on Sky showing what a complete (what is the female equivalent of ‘wanker’?) she is. Clearly had far too much rice for breakfast. Patronising cow should be sunk in Hackney marshes.

  111. 111
    Mr Nobody says:

    Anonymouser, I don’t see where you’re coming from.

    Under Ed, Labour are very left wing. Blair occupied the centre-left, but Gordon started to lead them away with disastrous consequences. Miliband has steered off in the direction of Michael Foot and things will get get a lot worse for them next year.

  112. 112
    Fat Lumps Associate Chairman says:

    So the only remaining defining trait must be kiddy fiddling then.

  113. 113
    Anonymous is a moron says:

    I noticed that. I wonder whose fist smacked into it?

  114. 114
    Anonymous says:

    ukips energy policy will involve lots of coal and cheap bills.

    toasty.

  115. 115
    I wanna be a mindless drone says:

    Sky managed to dig up 2 mindless drones this morning. Now ask yourself why they chose to broadcast those interviews instead of any of the hundreds they must have on file.

  116. 116
    maybe says:

    The brother he stabbed in the back?

  117. 117
    I wanna be a mindless drone says:

    The only thing she does understand is a west African menu card.

  118. 118
    Mr Nobody says:

    Whom, Miliband? Do you understand what an electoral cycle is? I suggest that you take a look at polling during the 1980s and how it changed from mid-term to election time.

  119. 119
    Ed Twelvety Balls says:

    Okay! One, three, nine, two, eleventeen, six. That better?

  120. 120
    Alan_Partridge says:

    They’d disagree because they are ill-informed ignoramuses who believe the empty rhetoric. Put the number of people who voted for UKIP against the number of people who abstained from voting. That says tells you all you need to know.

  121. 121
    Mr Nobody says:

    Ukip are no different to the others, you’d have to be pretty gullible to believe they would act differently.

  122. 122
    Anonymous says:

    I notice there are no more tweets about UKIP from Ms.J.Lawrence. Where are her principles? I expect that fear of losing her job has kept her mouth shut. Perhaps she now knows how brave were those who, in earler times, had the balls to support the views of UKIP and continued to do so despite the spite and bile of leftwing trendies like Lawrence. I really would not like something like her on my side. God bless you Nigel and all those who supported you despite the filthy cowardly behaviour of the tormentors.

  123. 123
    Willh says:

    I got a response from the BBC Complaints dept. regarding Jasmine Lawrence’s tweets:

    Thank you for contacting the BBC.

    We understand you felt Jasmine Lawrence’s Twitter comments about UKIP were biased against the party.

    Jasmine Lawrence was tweeting from a personal account. She has been reminded of her responsibility to uphold BBC guidelines. She has deactivated her twitter account and will now be playing no part in the BBC’s election coverage in coming days.

    Nevertheless, we acknowledge the strength of your complaint and we can assure you that we’ve registered your comments on our audience log.

    This is the internal report of audience feedback which we compile daily for all programme makers and commissioning executives within the BBC, and also their senior management. It ensures that your points, and all other comments we receive, are made available across the BBC.

    Thank you again for taking the time to contact us.

    “you felt Jasmine Lawrence’s Twitter comments about UKIP were biased
    the party.” Well yes I did, because they were f*ckin’ biased!

    Cnuts!

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    Labour Party Spokesperson says:

    Ed’s face is simply a result of having chased down so many bandwagons. Inevitably, one or two stopped moving and he just ran into the back of them.

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    Anonymouser. says:

    Labour aren’t left wing. Under Blair, neoliberal New Labour carried on from where Thatcher left off, even deregulating the private sector, handing over power to the central bank and bringing in privatisation, while refusing to renationalise private utility companies. doesn’t sound very left wing at all. especially now that Ed has said he’s going to be carrying on Cameron’s austerity ideology, and bring in workfare. Labour are definitely not left wing.

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    I.P.Nightly says:

    So according to this .. UKIP done good because lefties didn’t attack them enough for being waycisst?
    I think the whole point of UKIPs doing good is not because they are a ‘anti-politics’ as some say, but because they are anti-political correctness.
    The more PC accusations levelled against them, the more the votes flood in.

  127. 127
    Terry Tibbs!! says:

    more like they mobilised the idiot vote with their immigration scaremongering!!

  128. 128
    NE Frontiersman says:

    Fortunately for Labour in Waltham Forest the electorate replacement policy has worked brilliantly: Tories in retreat, Lib Dems wiped out.
    Work will continue in Chingford to destroy employment and import claimants. This may face some resistance when the incoming wave of young hipsters priced out of Hackney and Stoke Newington realise that they’re not part of the plan.

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    comp kid says:

    Partridge- as you’re obviously intellectually superior like Miliband,
    perhaps you’d like to checkout the turnout in previous local elections
    and see how it compares.

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    Sungei Patani says:

    None come so smug as Nigel; apart perhaps from Alex Salmond.

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    Cost-of-Labour-crisis says:

    Or eating one to many BACON butties.

  132. 132
    A woman says:

    So after weeks of being harrangued and told we’re
    sexist,racist,middle class white males.Now we’re
    ill-informed gullible ignoramuses who don’t understand
    politics or the serious issues facing our country.

    You keep telling yourself that, and meanwhile UKIP will
    keep going from strength to strength.

  133. 133
    Cost-of-Labour-crisis says:

    + 1?

  134. 134
    Cost-of-Labour-crisis says:

    7. They bankrupted the country.

  135. 135
    Rats in a bag says:

    Rats fighting each other in a bag.

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    broderick crawford says:

    James O’Brien

    The wannabe Citizen Kane of Gough Square ( or wherever it is Leading Britain s Condemnation hunker down these days — shows how long since I’ve listened !)

  137. 137
    broderick crawford says:

    A propos “others in the party ” — Has The Ball Boy been liberated from his Rampton exile now the voting is done ?

  138. 138
    broderick crawford says:

    I ‘ ve put it back up see ” Friday Caption Contest “comments.

  139. 139
    broderick crawford says:

    Re Willh blog

    BBC REPLY.

    “Re Willh blog

    BBC REPLY.

    “This is the internal report of audience feedback which we compile daily for all programme makers and commissioning executives within the BBC, and also their senior management. It ensures that your points, and all other comments we receive, are made available across the BBC.”

    In other words ……we bin it .

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    broderick crawford says:

    I thought Helmer was the UKIP BLOKE put up for Newark !!???

  141. 141
    Old TV Addict says:

    Milliband’s wife’s name is Justine? Would that be the same Justine who was a sidekick of Arfur Daly in Minder for a time. He was a nice lad, I wonder what happened.?

  142. 142
    broderick crawford says:

    Hope for his sake Green Helmer does nt campaign in Newark or he might be thought to be promoting UKIP Helmer …….but wait a minute though ….

  143. 143
    broderick crawford says:

    Isn t Chingford Ivan Drunken-Spliff territory ?

    For how much longer I wonder ….

  144. 144
    Watcher says:

    Greens? Well, that’s confirmation that they’re all thick. I suppose the IQ average has come down a lot since enrichment began.

  145. 145
    broderick crawford says:

    …… or Natalie “Imbroglio” … was she not once someone of fleeting Australian musical notoriety ?

  146. 146
    broderick crawford says:

    All fighting like rats in a sack and all mad as a box of frogs .

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    anonymouse says:

    “He was not absolutely on top of the bill from the checkout… I assume Ed’s wife Justine does the shopping”

    I doubt it I suspect that they do it on-line. Wouldn’t want to stand in a queue with the great unwashed would we?

    Anyone got an expenses bill?

  148. 148
    broderick crawford says:

    All depends if he was “surgically diminished ” as a neo teenager I guess…

  149. 149
    Jim says:

    Funny how most of the ‘greens’ are all based in a city/conurbation, yet us countryfolks who actually have an active hand in the environment wouldn’t touch them with someone else’s

  150. 150
    Anonymous says:

    Cartilage loss due to congenital syphilis

  151. 151
    gildedtumbril says:

    Anti semitic means anti arab.

  152. 152
    JH326y345sd23432 says:

    Check this out.

    It’s delicious. Frank Lampard tears O’Brien a new one on air, and you can really hear the fear in O’Brien’s voice, particularly when Frankie suggests they’ll be sorting it out face to face.

    O’Brien is just like every bully I have ever met, a coward when cornered by one of his victims.

  153. 153
    Derp says:

    Right, because Ed’s just chock full o’ those…

  154. 154
    JH326y345sd23432 says:

    This is the better bit. Listen to the lefty twat shit himself, live on air, on his own show.

    Twat.

  155. 155
    Tel E. Caster says:

    That’s because Blair realised that those things would be necessary to provide the income for his grandiose spending plans. Blair was a left wing as any other Labour leader (I tend to ignore made-up words like “neoliberal”), but more of a realist.

  156. 156
    The Legacy Parties says:

    No party has a manifesto yet – it’s a year until the general election.

    It’s not as if they ever stick to the fucking things anyway.

    I didn’t see Labour’s 5 wars in their last manifesto anyway.

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    Reblogged this on Reblogged Blogs and commented:
    Oh dear it was the fault of the bacon sandwich say Ed! No say his troops it was you & now say goodbye to the leadership we are bringing your big brother back!

  158. 158
    Voice of reason says:

    The reason that Millipede will not take on Farage,or any of the other leaders is simple .Nigel is a great performer,an old time stand up comic,will wipe the floor with these southern bedwetters in a debate.they are out of touch and badly advised. I don’t know the food bill or the price of a pint of milk and nor should they,these are busy people.give them a break.

  159. 159
    (That's enough Eds, Ed!) says:

    I think he means that ghastly Ocker dyke! Bennet?

  160. 160
    (That's enough Eds, Ed!) says:

    The weirdness beats all, though!

  161. 161
    Chris The Leatherman says:

    There were two interesting comments I heard on BBC Radio 4 yesterday
    1) From a BBC reporter on either Today or World at One in a passing remark, People in London did not vote UKIP because London is better educated than the rest of the country.
    2) John Mann saying the pointy-heads the top of the party had got the Labour election strategy wrong. A lovely description of Ed Milliband if a little personal. I quite like John Mann and have admired him since he exposed the Emphasemia compensation scandal when the lawyerse nicking all the compensation that the miners were meant to have been receiving,claiming fees from the miners when they had already been funded by the government.

    We shouldn’t be too hard on Ed we need him and Ed Balls there for the General Election next year.

  162. 162
    Dave the pleb says:

    It has been wonderful watching the smug metropolitan elite get their noses bloodied. Maybe these creeps and weirdos will get the message that there is life outside the Westminster bubble, but don’t hold your breath.

  163. 163
    FTFY says:

    I believe the individual was a prankster fuckwit

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  165. 165
    Woden says:

    You think?

    Mwaaaaahaaaaaaaa

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  167. 167
    Mystic Smeg says:

    In another 10 to 15 years, London will have reverted to the middle ages, in another 10, it will be back in the neolithic.

  168. 168
    obviuss says:

    “nobody listens …”

    You didn’t vote.

  169. 169
    Dimbelbee says:

    Scaremongering?

    With 8 British towns and cities, including the capital, with less than 50% of its indigenous people.

    Birmingham to join the happy crew by 2020.

    It’s gone a fuck site further than scaremongering, you retard.

  170. 170
    (That's enough Eds, Ed!) says:

    Correction. We’re in this mess because an apathetic electorate allowed it to happen!

  171. 171
    rothpol says:

    Reblogged this on Rotherham Politics and commented:
    Silence from Sir Nutkin, why?

  172. 172
    Necrophiliac Dating Agency-Just Where Do They Dig These People Up From? says:

    John Man (and Posse) –

    “People don’t want to be heard, they wanted to be listened to.”

    “where people like me and my views and others are part of that broad church” – What a fucking waste of breath. Just WTF does any of the above really mean?

    The tit sounds like he has been writing some Arty-Farty MA essay that’s 10K words ong but its content might as well be toilet paper. At least toilet paper is a filler..

    Reasons why Labour are shit and don’t connect to the Electorate?…

    1. You don’t listen.
    2. You don’t want to give the electorate what they want as it ‘goes against what YOU want’.
    3. You are all so immersed in your Westminster ‘expenses-ridden’ fucking lifestyles you’d need Sir Patrick Moore to point your asses back to planet Earth.
    4. You’re all Champagne Socialists who couldn’t even remember when the last time you ‘earned’ >£20K doing a ‘proper job’.
    5. All of the above.
    6. Just taking up space like a BA in Bollocks and Shite takes to make it sound like I know the square root of FA. Please Reference some Oxbridge Buffoon, who before ‘IT’ wrote a book on pissing, you didn’t know how to.

    PS. And you’re Socialist Tosspots.

    – 3/10. Could do better – from an Engineer. It would no doubt get 99.9% from a ‘Common Purpose’ Oxbridge Buffoon Professor…

  173. 173
    Anonymous is a moron says:

    Hahaha! Thanks, Mr W!

  174. 174
    yawn says:

    Did any of you fuckers notice it was the Tories that lost?

  175. 175
    Ed Jong-mil says:

    They very wrong though! I have them shot! Don’t underestimate! Rabour party deliver traitor shot!

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