July 3rd, 2014

Godfather Ed: What Have I Done to Deserve This Disrespect?

Badabing! Another day, another former fan of Ed gives their damning assessment of the Labour leader. Jenni Russell’s critique, headlined “Ed and his team would be a disaster at No 10″, is particularly cutting given the Times specifically hired her as a Miliband sympathising columnist. Tonight, she sleeps with the fishes:

“When the Labour party found that it had elected Ed as leader, even the doubters hoped that he would be transformed from awkward chrysalis to confident butterfly. He hasn’t done it. Nearly four years on… he doesn’t exude competence, and charisma eludes him. His personal ratings have ben falling steadily and now stand at -39, a record low. Only a fifth of voters think he is doing a good job; three fifths say he isn’t. Mr Cameron scores far better at -5.”

Accusing him of “arrogant indifference” and warning of the “stifling sterility of Mr Miliband’s lack of interest” in radical ideas, Russell concludes:

“This strategy might just win Mr Miliband the election, but it is a hopeless strategy for government. A leader who can’t inspire confidence, build alliances or enthuse his colleagues will fall apart in No 10. One shadow minister told me that there was little time left to change. He was afraid of losing, but winning might be worse.”

‘What some of us fear is that we’re going to win, but Ed could be such a terrible leader we’ll be out for a generation after that.’”

The real stinger comes in the fact that – as revealed by the Staggers in 2010 – Miliband is the godfather to Russell’s child. Perhaps it really is time for Ed to find a wartime consigliere…


104 Comments

  1. 1
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    I am the dead hand.

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  2. 2
    Gideon says:

    If 7 illegal immigrant rent boys cost £56 how much is the cost of an AIDS test ?

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  3. 3
    "Dishface" Cameron says:

    Don’t tell MI5 – but Russians are bankrolling the Tory Party http://fb.me/6y1iuTDyE

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  4. 7
    David Trimble says:

    Hi Guido, it was great sitting next to you at the Tory ball. How much did you donate?

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  5. 8
    Peter Grimes says:

    Ed is doomed, doomed I tell you!

    Hooray!!

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  6. 11
    Guffaws says:

    Hilarious! Ed Miliband is proving to be such a joke that nothing he says cuts through, people hear a weird voice and see a plonker.

    The longer Labour pretend there’s no problem the funnier it gets!

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  7. 13
    Anonymous says:

    All he has to do is dump Khan. It’s nice to be loyal to a leadership campaign manager but if you want to be an actual leader you have to do what’s best for the party and country.

    Also forget about eating bacon butties etc and concentrate on policy policy policy, not forgetting to remind and inform people of the level of national debt that Cameron and his Eton clique have saddled the country with..

    The people will then see that he’s light years better than the vacuous and incompetent Cameron.

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    • 21
      R. Youshore says:

      Love your sense of humour !

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      • 81

        DON VITO CORLEONE SAYS

        a man who cannot naster the simpke masticatory mechsnism of eating a bacon sandwich with respect and dignity can no longer be called a son of mine .

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    • 43
      The two Muppets says:

      Keep taking the medicine Anonymous . Maybe up the dose .

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      • 54
        Anonymous is a semi-literate moron says:

        I’ve been saying that for two years, Muppets. I have a psychology degree and I know Anonymous has a serious problem. He posts his obsessive drivel relentlessly and inconsistently. If he thinks it’s still amusing he’s even more deluded. To spend his whole life on one blog is insane. He does it minute by minute, every single day. He (his sexism gives away his gender) is clearly paid full-time to write his endless crap or he really is in some secure ward somewhere in the depths of the South-East. It’s time Guido did us all a favour and banned the idiot.

        I feel sorry for Nurse Ratched!

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    • 73
      visibly shaken says:

      and the debt would of been what by now if labour got in in 2010?

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  8. 15
    peter sharp says:

    You stupid boy!

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  9. 17
    What have I done to earn this disrespect says:

    …..but what if Leon Brittan’s own name was included in the Dossier?

    I wouldn’t want to name him for legal reasons.

    However, I could refer readers to this post.

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    • 27
      Sue Denim says:

      But if he was named in it, why would Geoffrey Dickens have given it to him? That would be just stupid.

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    • 47
      Anonymous says:

      Whatever the answer, one thing’s for sure – this stinks of a coverup at the highest level.

      What do we get from Guido – another same ol’ , same ol’ “Ed’s a buffoon” story. We know Ed’s a wanker but then so’s Dave. i remember when this site was an equal opportunity arse kicker in the good ols days before CCHQ started pulling t he strings.

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      • 69
        300% Minibrand says:

        Try the Guardian for hand holding bed wetters anonymous.
        Polly will give you a big cuddle and tell you that you are special.

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  10. 19
    Anonymous says:

    “Godfather Ed: What Have I Done to Deserve This Disrespect?”
    Well Ed. It’s not so much a matter of making you an offer you can’t refuse, as you preventing anyone from asking you a question whose resolution you can’t refute. But then you and Dave don’t do debates, do you?

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  11. 20
    MiliFail says:

    The Martha and Miliband Show (BBC Radio 4, World at One):

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  12. 22
    Old Nick Heavenly says:

    If Millibland wins your next election I hope that UK will do the decent thing and leave the EU forthwith.

    Aren’t Belgium dong well in th world cup!

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  13. 23
    Hertz Van Rental says:

    That mock up makes him look far too cool.

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  14. 25
    Pookie Snackumberger says:

    Everything is wrong about goofy Ed, from his nose to his name.

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  15. 29
    Vote Dave? Get stuffed says:

    It is reported that Ed Balls woke up this morning with a horse’s head beside him on the pillow. But it was later discovered to be his wife.

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  16. 31
    Sue Denim says:

    Less like a chrysalis to a butterfly – more like a maggot to a fly.

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  17. 36
    Diane Abbott says:

    horse, mmm i bet that tastes good with rice and peas

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  18. 44
    generic taxi driver says:

    if they’re going to let albania in the EU … Ed could have some fellow travellers soon. under labour the brit economy pretty much will be people smuggling, car theft and gang fights

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  19. 45
    M­a­­q­b­o­­ul says:

    Murdoch’s revenge is slow and painful.

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  20. 46
    Alan Douglas says:

    Answer to headline : Nothing.

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  21. 49
    Anonymous says:

    Ooh look, a quote from an ex Guardian journo and now in the employ of Rupes . What do Guido and this journo have in common?

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  22. 52
    Maimed Codger says:

    well… they have plenty of Losers to choose from…

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  23. 58

    Labour are a bunch of freaks and losers. The only way they can achieve power is to promise more freebies

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  24. 61
    tigerowl says:

    People only see what is reported because very few of us can spend all day following a politician around. But people should not comment on a politicians character unless they have first hand experience. You should not attack someone from the touchline. Question that persons views face to face. We can never expect the media to put forward a positive on every story. Good news does not sell papers. But reporters must report what is said and done. There should be an end to political commentary. Interpretations are never more than opinion and sadly, the political debate in this country has developed into nothing more than a fashion or celebrity culture. Too many comments on blogs are nothing short of insulting to our language. As a child, we were told if you have nothing good to say, then do not say it. Perhaps many who criticise Milliband need to remember that. He IS a decent person and has the right to forward his ideas. It is on those that the election must be fought. Not silly personal attacks.
    Oh I forget. This is modern Britain where insults are the new good language. No wonder then that UKIP look good.

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    • 62

      A stupid looking lisping prat is a stupid looking lisping prat ,whatever you may like to believe.

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    • 64
      Neil Down says:

      You have the mistaken impression we all know Ed from what is written about him. This is the age of YouTube and 24 hour news channels. Most of us know him from watching him in action and he’s pathetic. Farage looks good because he’s an extremely good speaker and he regularly kicks arse in the European Parliament, while Ed is getting his own arse handed to him weekly by Dave.

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    • 65
      NE Frontiersman says:

      ‘But people should not comment on a politicians character unless they have first hand experience’
      On that basis, we’d be fools to vote for them either.
      You may have a point.

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    • 67
      Mycroft says:

      Your first three sentences apply only to people who do not present themselves to public view.

      Spaccer-ed presents himself in order to gain public office and the statements you made don’t apply, if it did then there would have to be one-to-one contact between every individual polly and voter.

      We have the absolute and all-encompassing right to make ribald, disparaging and vile comments on anyone who asks us to place confidence in him/her.

      Calling for the end of Pol. commentary is the path of the extremist or more likely in this instance driven by fear, the fear that under scrutiny spaccer-ed will be seen for his largely redundant thinking.

      That is his problem, he may be smart, but he’s not smart enough to realise that he is peddling a knowledge that is no-one wants any more, to use an analogy he is like a TV repair man.

      In the 50s, 60s and 70s these individuals were highly regarded because they could make that new-fangled contraption work when it didn’t want to, they possessed ‘knowledge’, but things move on we don’t really have TV repair men nor do we have left-wing intellectuals any more.

      He is peddling a redundant and largely useless intellect.

      He is too dim to realise it, that is his intellectual failing, he hasn’t moved on, his mind is still that formed by being his father’s son.

      You can be a decent upright chap but totally, irrevocably wrong in your fundamental thinking and that is him, Michael Foots ghost with a modern gloss.

      Insults have been and (I hope) always will be the means the proles attack those that seek to govern them, from Hogarth to the Muzzie Cartoons it is an essential element of any Democracy and should be cherished not conveniently attacked because your chosen man gets the rough edge of it.

      We at UKIP ‘look good’ to the voting public because we don’t peddle old thinking and we don’t fall into the Westminster-speak and diversion.

      We actually engage, we don’t side-step and say what we see.

      I think despite the relentless negativity we at UKIP have been subject to for years we ‘look good’ because of this plain honesty.

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  25. 63
    Neil Down says:

    ‘What some of us fear is that we’re going to win, but Ed could be such a terrible leader we’ll be out for a generation after that.’

    Yup. The current boundary system the Tories were too politically incompetent to change virtually guarantees Labour will end up with the most MPs. Can you imagine Beaker trying to run a coalition? It will be like Fawlty Commons.

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    • 68
      Not in my name says:

      Indeed.

      Promise everything, deliver nothing, crash the economy and do all that whilst falling to bits on a personal and government level.

      Just like Gordon Brown.

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    • 90

      Yeah In fact the only chance Camisole has of winning is if Scotland decides to go it alone .

      Which it won t
      It is too cowardly to branch out on its own minus the fallback of the UK State teat to run to if the road gets rocky

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    • 104
      Tom Catesby says:

      It was the limpdicks in coalition who blocked boundary changes, don’t forget that wee jock will be voting to throw off the ‘milk cow’(er…sorry, the tyranical English) in September, if jock votes to go, the impact on labour seats will be considerable.

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  26. 66
    I became alcoholic after the 292nd I went to him. says:

    I couldn’t help it, he couldn’t help it, we couldn’t help it.

    But anyway, get your CQ book out uncle Rolf.

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  27. 72
    Disgusted of Neasden says:

    So, as a godfather, he would have renounced the Devil and all his works then?

    Where did it all go wrong?

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  28. 75
    davemcwish says:

    “This strategy might just win Mr Miliband the election….”

    That’s all Ed and all other party leaders want, to move themselves into No 10 and leave with their picture on the wall above the main staircase. What happens in between is irrelevent and will be argued over for many years into the future.

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