June 19th, 2014

We’re Owlright: The Best Ed Miliband Owl Tweets

This afternoon, the Labour Party press office tweeted this:

The internet reacted beautifully:

What a hoot.


164 Comments

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  2. 2
    TeeB says:

    Twit

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  3. 3
    Clarks Pie says:

    Twit?

    Who?

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  4. 4
    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    Great Tit!

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  5. 5
    Tessa J'Owl says:

    Bird brains.

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  6. 8
    Socialism is theft says:

    This will ruffle some feathers.

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  7. 9
    Gerhard says:

    “For those asking, the owl tweet was a result of our twitter account being hacked. Hopefully we’re out of the woods now.”

    Aye, sure…

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  8. 12
    Wild Colonial Boy says:

    Not a wise owl.

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  9. 13
    Ed Milliband says:

    Our new social media will be known as Hooters.

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  10. 14
    Arthur Dent says:

    I think it should have said towel.

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  11. 16
    Anonymous says:

    finally a coherent labour policy

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  12. 17
    Gordon says:

    British homes for British Barn owls.

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  13. 18
    The Governator says:

    Owl be back.

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  14. 19
    Anonymous says:

    what did they actually want to say

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  15. 21
    Owls of Protest says:

    Barnstorming!

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  16. 23
    Afghanistan Banana Stand says:

    That tweet was a bit of an ‘owler

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  17. 24
    David Miliband says:

    Not an owl magnet?

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  18. 25
    bergen says:

    Denis Healey in 1974;

    “I have a budget that will bring owls of anguish from the rich…..”

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  19. 26
    Tawny Blair says:

    Owls of mass destruction, within 45 minutes!

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  20. 28
    Mad Owl Campbell says:

    Tawny Cuts

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  21. 29
    Ptero_Cuffus says:

    Surely a Bustard would have suited him better.

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  22. 30
    Jack Cade of Heathfield says:

    Who remembers “The Owl Service” kids TV program from years ago. It made about as much sense as Labour Policy today.

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  23. 31
    Ed Miliband says:

    Today is not my day. I feel like punching someone in the face.

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    • 48
      Anonymous says:

      forget owls – the only policy that will get me to vote labour will be the “punch miliband in the face lottery”

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    • 93
      Ed Twelvety Balls says:

      Are you still wearing those nocturnal boxing gloves then?

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  24. 33
    Edward Millyband says:

    Actually I don’t like predators

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  25. 34
    Ed Bowls says:

    Owlet this policy stand on its own merits.

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  26. 35
    Angela Eagle says:

    Discrimination!

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  27. 36
    Tim Yeo-Yo says:

    Tweeting is for tw@s.

    Twitter is the gap between a girls tw@ and her sh!tter…also known on gentlemen as the barse , or simply the “Jimmy.”

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  28. 37
    Prime Mentalist says:

    Hoots mon!

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  29. 38
    Anonymous says:

    They are all fucking mad.

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  30. 40
    Anonymous says:

    hacked my arce

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  31. 41
    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

    Owl shit sticks.

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  32. 42
    Ed Milliband says:

    Naturally we chose owls as they can rotate their heads through 180°, which is in keeping with the our policies.

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  33. 45
    Ed Miliband says:

    How my brother OWLed when I stabbed him in the back.

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  34. 46

    Miliband – Prime Mentalist 2 ? Lest we forget the last one…

    Vote UKIP :-D

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  35. 47
    Ed Miliband says:

    A new union called OWLISON is backing me. Fuck Len McCluckskey.

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  36. 50
    jgm2 says:

    Surely if their twitter had been hacked whoever did it would have promised a unicorn for everybody paid for from banker’s bonuses.

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  37. 51
    The Critic says:

    to Owl.

    Milliband:’Come on,tell me what’s the best way to shit on the populace from on high’

    Owl: ‘Becoming EU Commissioner might work

    Milliband ‘ Is that the only way?’

    Owl ‘ or a Liberal Democrat in a Coalition. Portsmouth seat up for grabs soon,I think’

    Followed by gentle sobbing…………..

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  38. 52
    Jimmy Savile says:

    Owls about that then.

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  39. 54
    Mornington Crescent says:

    Has anybody seen my cock?

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  40. 55
    Flaming Torches R Us says:

    Was this Barik Obarnowl’s idea? Berds ovva fevva stik togevva.

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  41. 56
    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

    If Ed Miliband was a boxer they would throw in the Owl.

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  42. 57
    Tachybaptus says:

    I have nine owls in the park near me, a family of Tawny Owls and another of Little Owls. Does that make me a capitalist exploiter of the owl-deprived working classes?

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  43. 59
    Shooty* says:

    Not sure they’ve tested this one to see if it’ll float with their key urban demographic.

    Those members of said demographic who aren’t in Iraq or Syria at the moment.

    Birmingham is very quiet today.

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  44. 61
    Rickytshirt says:

    Flock off Beak-er.

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  45. 64
    Labour spending pledge says:

    We will increase owld age pensions and spend more on the national elf owl service

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  46. 67
    The Popowler vote says:

    Cameron should be worried. This is the best Labour policy since Ed became leader.

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    Yvette Swooper says:

    Tessa Jowl is behind this.

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  49. 72
    Genghiz the kahn says:

    ‏@genghisthekahn 8m
    @labourpress #Labour lacks the wit to whoo the voters.

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  50. 73
    ahmonika says:

    Breaking:-

    The Rolf Harris trial has been running so long, that the Jury has retired.

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  51. 74
    Liverpool Victim Culture says:

    Labour should apologise immediately for the offence given to other birds.

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  52. 77
    ahmonika says:

    ” Should old acquaintance be forgot?

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  53. 78
    The Last Quango in Paris says:

    The Labour Party have got themselves into a real flap!

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  54. 79
    Paul Simon says:

    You can call me Owl.

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  55. 80

    Will the shiites prevail?

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  56. 81
    Mike Handycock says:

    This is great – the whole reason I went into politics was to pick up chicks.

    Seriously though it will offer greater financial security to millions of non-savers who would be delighted if all of a sudden they found they had a little nest egg.

    Sod owls though, I’d rather have a pair of great tits to play with.

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  57. 82
    Sun Readers says:

    The most profound, constructive and insightful proposal we’ve had from Ed.
    We’re all owning with laughter at him.

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  58. 83
    ahmonika says:

    I’m outside CCHQ, and all I can hear is ‘owls of laughter.

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  59. 85
    Stinton says:

    That Snowy Owl is obviously an immigrant and probably does not have a work permit.
    Axelrod would be a good pet-name.

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  60. 86
    Genghiz the kahn says:

    Labour after your nest eggs.

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  61. 88
    Dangerous Brian says:

    The leader of the opposition will be met with owls of derision at next weeks PMQT.

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  62. 89
    Swooning bedwetter says:

    Will nobody think of the field mice?

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  63. 91
    Genghiz the kahn says:

    keep refreshing this page on Labour’ Owl pledge.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-27926420

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  64. 92
    Tawny Blair says:

    Predation, predation, predation.

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  65. 94
    Anonymous says:

    labour release a hastily improvised policy in an attempt to appease 18-21 year old benefit claimants who would lose out under labours new job seekers allowance reforms.

    owls. owls for everyone.

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  66. 95
    Sith Lord says:

    Has Labour been taken over by a group of schoolchildren for a special class project or something?

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  67. 96
    Simon Cowl says:

    What did Barn owls live in before there were barns?

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      ahmonika says:

      Richard Dawkins tell me that the barns evolved before barn owls. Obvious, when you think about it. Before that they were bar owls hanging out in pubs.

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  68. 97
    ahmonika says:

    Iraq crisis: ISIS militants threaten UK, says Cameron.

    Maybe, but I want to see the dossier before I fall for that one.

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    • 98
      We DO NOT learn from history says:

      The press have already fallen for it. And not one of them has asked Dave why he was supporting ISIs in Syria,

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  69. 104
    Hedwig says:

    Please do not associate me or my famously wise species with Beaker and his shower of shit.

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  70. 105
    pookie snackumberger says:

    Is their a news blackout on anything UKIP, goog or bad?

    Looks like the MSM have learnt from their mistakes, everytime they mentioned them in the past six months their ratings went up.

    As it was said: There’s only one thing worse than being talked about . .

    Anyway back to the muppet mong, oooh look aint he a twat.

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  71. 109
    ahmonika says:

    Most surveys show that
    Ed is just to wet to woo the voters.

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  72. 110
    Socialism is theft says:

    Ed Miliband told this is one policy that could have legs… and wings… and feathers.

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  73. 112
    Father Jack says:

    Feckin birds again!

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  74. 113
    ahmonika says:

    And…did you know, that a group of owls is called a …………

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  75. 114
    Anoneumouse says:

    Its just a ‘Twitter to Woo’

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  76. 115
    Ed Bowls says:

    Ed Bowls.

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  77. 119
    A dodo says:

    We dodos have always been proud Labour voters. That nice Tony Blair gave us his word that he would protect us from ever going extinct.

    Wait a minute. Fuck.

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  78. 120
    generic taxi driver says:

    ANGER OF LIVERPOOL MICE AFTER ED SUPPORTS MURDERING FOWL

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  79. 122
    EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

    Blair the lesser credible (he’s so impotent these days) has been spotted in London – there should be a turkey S’hoot any minute now.

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  80. 123
    grasmit says:

    Just what is required good owl fashioned policies.Latest Britain,s Got Talons entry Fred Middenbound.

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  81. 124
    Ornithologist says:

    When I look at Miliband his Labour colleagues, I don’t think owls, I think Great Tits and not in a good way.

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  82. 125
    Rabid dribbler says:

    Don’t settle for just one owl, have two!!

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=C5xpPKktQ0w

    Courtesy of Vic and Bob…

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  83. 128
    Bill de Burgh says:

    Owls ruined Walthamstow dog track. And Labour sat back and watched it happen.

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  84. 129
    Mr E. Lear says:

    Ed’s a pussy

    and with that, we can all dance by the light of the moon.

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  85. 132
    Bill de Burgh says:

    ….or was it Owl-Qu’aida

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  86. 135
    Owls of Derision says:

    R-owl-f Harris and his peadowlphile mates have been flocking to the dark net apparently

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  87. 136
    Minerva's Owl says:

    Miliband is referring to the owl of Minerva, so loved by Hegel and Marx and Marxists everywhere.

    “The owl of Minerva spreads its wings only with the growing of the dusk” Hegel

    Minerva was the Greek goddess of wisdom and philosophy. Hegel meant that knowledge of the developmental process of history only comes after the event – at the end of the process.

    Marx, who quoted this, meant that wisdom comes after the revolution.

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      Jack Ketch says:

      It is only in Western Europe that Owls are associated with wisdom (via the Greeks and Minerva, no doubt.) In the rest of the world they are seen as harbingers of doom and destruction.

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  88. 140
    In a flap says:

    I don’t like owls. Can I pick up a penguin

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  89. 150
    Sam the Skull says:

    Ed M. is not a genuine owl but a tawny frogmouth. Take a look and see if you don’t agree that the resemblance is striking.

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  90. 153
    The Watchman says:

    Makes more sense than the usual Labour bOWLlocks.

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    thor42 says:

    I’m from New Zealand and I’m rolling on the floor ‘owling with laughter at this……

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