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.


  1. 1
  2. 2
    TeeB says:


  3. 3
    Clarks Pie says:



  4. 4
    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    Great Tit!

  5. 5
    Tessa J'Owl says:

    Bird brains.

  6. 6
    Socialism is theft says:

    Is this Claws Five.

  7. 7
    The Eagle Sisters says:

    Soar like an Eagle, eat mice like an Owl.

  8. 8
    Socialism is theft says:

    This will ruffle some feathers.

  9. 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…

  10. 10
    Ed Balls says:

    Yvette is a screech owl.

  11. 11
    Chris Packham says:

    Won’t someone think of the bitterns???

  12. 12
    Wild Colonial Boy says:

    Not a wise owl.

  13. 13
    Ed Milliband says:

    Our new social media will be known as Hooters.

  14. 14
    Arthur Dent says:

    I think it should have said towel.

  15. 15
    Swivel necked loon says:

    I’d vote for Ed.

  16. 16
    Anonymous says:

    finally a coherent labour policy

  17. 17
    Gordon says:

    British homes for British Barn owls.

  18. 18
    The Governator says:

    Owl be back.

  19. 19
    Anonymous says:

    what did they actually want to say

  20. 20
    Ollie says:

    It’s certainly the best one he’s come up with since becoming leader.

  21. 21
    Owls of Protest says:


  22. 22
    G4S says:

    We already have the guano contract signed. You’ll really be in the shit.

  23. 23
    Afghanistan Banana Stand says:

    That tweet was a bit of an ‘owler

  24. 24
    David Miliband says:

    Not an owl magnet?

  25. 25
    bergen says:

    Denis Healey in 1974;

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

  26. 26
    Tawny Blair says:

    Owls of mass destruction, within 45 minutes!

  27. 27
    Tim Yeo-Yo says:

    Who cares. No one is listening!

  28. 28
    Mad Owl Campbell says:

    Tawny Cuts

  29. 29
    Ptero_Cuffus says:

    Surely a Bustard would have suited him better.

  30. 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.

  31. 31
    Ed Miliband says:

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

  32. 32
    David Up-My-Own-Arse-Attenborough says:

    Labour regurgitates the bits the electorate cannot digest in little sacks called policy announcements.

  33. 33
    Edward Millyband says:

    Actually I don’t like predators

  34. 34
    Ed Bowls says:

    Owlet this policy stand on its own merits.

  35. 35
    Angela Eagle says:


  36. 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.”

  37. 37
    Prime Mentalist says:

    Hoots mon!

  38. 38
    Anonymous says:

    They are all fucking mad.

  39. 39
    Rip Van Winkle says:


  40. 40
    Anonymous says:

    hacked my arce

  41. 41
    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

    Owl shit sticks.

  42. 42
    Ed Milliband says:

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

  43. 43
    Dai Hard says:

    She wanted to be flowers but you made her owls. You must not complain when she goes hunting.

  44. 44
    jgm2 says:

    Alsp known as the ‘taint’. T’aint her arse and t’aint her front bottom.

  45. 45
    Ed Miliband says:

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

  46. 46

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

    Vote UKIP :-D

  47. 47
    Ed Miliband says:

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

  48. 48
    Anonymous says:

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

  49. 49
    Toxic Labour for Spongers, Parasites, Criminals, Layabouts & other Wasters says:

    Best comment on Ed Multimillionaireband is he’s about as attractive as a flatulent dog in a lift.

  50. 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.

  51. 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…………..

  52. 52
    Jimmy Savile says:

    Owls about that then.

  53. 53
    bergen says:

    I seem to recall Viz defined it as the Humber Bridge-linked the fishy side (Grimsby) with the shitty side (Hull).

  54. 54
    Mornington Crescent says:

    Has anybody seen my cock?

  55. 55
    Flaming Torches R Us says:

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

  56. 56
    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

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

  57. 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?

  58. 58
    Tim Yeo-Yo says:

    Forgot that one.

    Also known as no-mans-land.

  59. 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.

  60. 60
    Bert says:

    A classic.

  61. 61
    Rickytshirt says:

    Flock off Beak-er.

  62. 62
    Boring twat alert says:

    No it makes you a boring twat.

  63. 63
    Simon says:

    It shows how they’ve lost their working class roots. Surely it should be a “Kes”trel.

  64. 64
    Labour spending pledge says:

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

  65. 65
    jgm2 says:

    Too quiet.

  66. 66
    Nigel Evans says:

    #interested face

  67. 67
    The Popowler vote says:

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

  68. 68
  69. 69
    Yvette Swooper says:

    Tessa Jowl is behind this.

  70. 70
    They think it's all over... says:

    In Yorkshire they reckon Ed is about to throw in T’Owl.

  71. 71
    Tachybaptus says:

    So there’s a Labour conspiracy to turn us all into excruciatingly dull owl fanciers?

  72. 72
    Genghiz the kahn says:

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

  73. 73
    ahmonika says:


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

  74. 74
    Liverpool Victim Culture says:

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

  75. 75
    M Oaten says:

    Coming from Labour, it should be bowel. OH sh…

  76. 76
    Ivor Biggun says:

  77. 77
    ahmonika says:

    ” Should old acquaintance be forgot?

  78. 78
    The Last Quango in Paris says:

    The Labour Party have got themselves into a real flap!

  79. 79
    Paul Simon says:

    You can call me Owl.

  80. 80

    Will the shiites prevail?

  81. 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.

  82. 82
    Sun Readers says:

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

  83. 83
    ahmonika says:

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

  84. 84
    jgm2 says:

    Particularly Liverbirds.

  85. 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.

  86. 86
    Genghiz the kahn says:

    Labour after your nest eggs.

  87. 87
    Ed Twelvety Balls says:

    Vote Ukip, get Labour.

  88. 88
    Dangerous Brian says:

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

  89. 89
    Swooning bedwetter says:

    Will nobody think of the field mice?

  90. 90

    Weren’t Owl Magnets a hot topic here a few years back. Something to do with Militw*t Major?

  91. 91
    Genghiz the kahn says:

    keep refreshing this page on Labour’ Owl pledge.


  92. 92
    Tawny Blair says:

    Predation, predation, predation.

  93. 93
    Ed Twelvety Balls says:

    Are you still wearing those nocturnal boxing gloves then?

  94. 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.

  95. 95
    Sith Lord says:

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

  96. 96
    Simon Cowl says:

    What did Barn owls live in before there were barns?

  97. 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.

  98. 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,

  99. 99
    Not legal says:

    …..”Null and void”……

  100. 100
    Mornington Crescent says:

    A bird in hand…

    …means Shiite on the wrist.

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  102. 102
    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.

  103. 103
    Look at our exports says:

    ….Calm before the storm!

  104. 104
    Hedwig says:

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

  105. 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.

  106. 106
    Actually says:


  107. 107
    Jake says:

    …He hasn,t got a leg,leg,leg to stand on!

  108. 108
    Hornets Nest,thanks tone says:

    …It’s sunni in places!

  109. 109
    ahmonika says:

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

  110. 110
    Socialism is theft says:

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

  111. 111
    Odd Miliband says:

    My new policy – OMOO – One Man One Owl – it is the right thing to do!

  112. 112
    Father Jack says:

    Feckin birds again!

  113. 113
    ahmonika says:

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

  114. 114
    Anoneumouse says:

    Its just a ‘Twitter to Woo’

  115. 115
    Ed Bowls says:

    Ed Bowls.

  116. 116
    Gooey Blob says:

    ‘ow’ll they pay for this policy?

  117. 117
    Wake up & vote UKIP says:

    Vote for anything else and enjoy a third world European socialist dystopia.

  118. 118
    Ed Twelvety Balls says:

    Crumbs, Millie! We’ve been rumbled!

  119. 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.

  120. 120
    generic taxi driver says:


  121. 121

    With your money.

    Vote UKIP :-D

  122. 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.

  123. 123
    grasmit says:

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

  124. 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.

  125. 125
    Rabid dribbler says:

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


    Courtesy of Vic and Bob…

  126. 126
    Ed Twelvety Balls says:

    Vote Ukip, get Labour. Say goodbye to savings, pensions, investments…

    Under anyone else your money is safe.

  127. 127

    Especially safe under UKIP.

    Vote UKIP :-D

  128. 128
    Bill de Burgh says:

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

  129. 129
    Mr E. Lear says:

    Ed’s a pussy

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

  130. 130
    Kinnockio says:

    I said “well alright” not “we’re alright”.


  131. 131

    What about instead of owls bring back the japanese tamagotchys .

    So when they d forget to feed them they d just die but it wouldn t be cruelty to animals as they are computerised pets.

    So we d only be killing a computer instead of a very intelligent bird .

  132. 132
    Bill de Burgh says:

    ….or was it Owl-Qu’aida

  133. 133
    Wakey Wakey says:

    Vote Tory, Get Albanians and Turks, and Jihad and Sharia….etc., etc.

  134. 134

    With your Welsh windbag voice it s a wonder they understoid you to have said snything at all !

  135. 135
    Owls of Derision says:

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

  136. 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.

  137. 137
    Anonymous says:

    chin rest

  138. 138
    Frederick says:

    Watch out for Owl Kaeda.

  139. 139
    Radio 4 'PM program' listener says:

    Labour Parly press office are plagiarists

  140. 140
    In a flap says:

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

  141. 141
    The Growler says:

    Teddy wants to careful where that owl stands they think he has a mouse in his trousers.
    Poor young Teddy now old Cocky is well on the down, the Tory press will slam the little fella but the one they should watch tactically is Farage and UKip, the same goes for Day Boy. UKip is taking votes from the Libbers Labbers & Conners, Farage, if he is savvy he will not trust either Liebore or the Conners as they cannot be trusted in alliances, Liebore in 1997 and the conners in 2010, leopards don’t change their spots and tiger don’t change their strips. Vote UKip and kick ass (sorry about the Americanism) the two main parties still do not get it.

  142. 142
    The Growler says:

    Kestral for a knave?

  143. 143
    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.

  144. 144
    Rufus Stone says:

    But there are no intelligent birds in Labour.

  145. 145
    Rufus Stone says:

    Magpie, Magpie, Magpie, out, out, out!

  146. 146
    Mike Oxenfire says:

    Nowl then, nowl then.

  147. 147
    The Birdman of Alcatraz says:

    A vice both vile and unsavoury.
    Keeps our Milli in slavery.
    With bestial growls, he b*ggers young owls.
    In a crypt built to look like an aviary.

  148. 148
    Tom Catesby says:

    Racing pigeons!

  149. 149
    Tessa. J. Owl says:

    No I’m not,cow!

  150. 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.

  151. 151
    Tom Catesby says:

    Looks like they’ll be getting chicken feed.

  152. 152
    Foxie says:

    There’s also a Brown Owl.

  153. 153
    The Watchman says:

    Makes more sense than the usual Labour bOWLlocks.

  154. 154

    Computerised animals have rights too! Shame on you for slaughtering defenceless computerised animals that never did you or anybody else any harm!

  155. 155
  156. 156
    Tom Jones says:

    A Welsh accent never did me any ‘arm, butty!

  157. 157
    Llareggub says:

    Like it! :-)

  158. 158
    Llareggub says:

    No she isn’t. Owls are nice to look at. And they’re quite useful. Who the hell would want Yvette Cooper hiding in the tree at the bottom of your garden?

    Why does Ed Balls have such big, starey eyes? You would too if you woke up every morning next to Yvette Cooper: “Jesus Christ, did I actually shag that AGAIN?????”

  159. 159
    Llareggub says:

    No. Sha’nt.

    Now will you kindly fuck off?

  160. 160
    Llareggub says:

    :-) times 100

  161. 161
    Dick Scratcher says:

    Plusnet are fucking shite.

  162. 162
    PC Plod says:

    Can you give us your home address Sir?

  163. 163
    The Growler says:

    Narr, a kestral cannot lift a big fat wood pigeon they have to strip the carcase and take the juicy bits back to the nest, now that eagle eagle owl would have no problem lifting a big fat wood pigeon

  164. 164
    thor42 says:

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

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