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.

  2. 2
    Gideon says:

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

  3. 3
    "Dishface" Cameron says:

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

  4. 4
    Andy Murray says:

    I am shit

  5. 5
    Leon says:

    I’m not here

  6. 6
    Stead Lee says:

    Who is “Ben Falling”?

  7. 7
    David Trimble says:

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

  8. 8
    Peter Grimes says:

    Ed is doomed, doomed I tell you!

    Hooray!!

  9. 9
    Mark Oaten says:

    You can dump your burden on me anytime.

  10. 10
    Dave says:

    Another summer of British sporting success!

  11. 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!

  12. 12
    Peter Grimes says:

    Fuck off – it’s none of your business whether I donated or not.

  13. 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.

  14. 14
    Peter Grimes says:

    ‘He’ not ‘I’.

  15. 15
    peter sharp says:

    You stupid boy!

  16. 16
    Inclusivity says:

  17. 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.

  18. 18
    David Minibanana says:

    :)

  19. 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?

  20. 20
    MiliFail says:

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

  21. 21
    R. Youshore says:

    Love your sense of humour !

  22. 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!

  23. 23
    Hertz Van Rental says:

    That mock up makes him look far too cool.

  24. 24
    Ed Miliballs (Unite Puppet) says:

    Ed Miliband speech on UK ‘Growth’ (01July14):

  25. 25
    Pookie Snackumberger says:

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

  26. 26
    Inclusivity says:

  27. 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.

  28. 28
    Ed Milipede (stole leadership from brother) says:

    Ed Miliband’s triple-fail: ‘Is that a man or a woman?':

  29. 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.

  30. 30
    Ed Wallace says:

    Ed Miliband on Immigration:

  31. 31
    Sue Denim says:

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

  32. 32

    Why is the science museum ‘hosting ‘ a political conference on what is after all public property?

  33. 33
    Peter Mannion says:

  34. 34
    Milibot says:

    Ed Milliband repeats himself.

  35. 35
    David Axlegrease says:

    For any insomniacs, I challenge to get past 4min 0secs without slumping into a deep catatonic state.

  36. 36
    Diane Abbott says:

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

  37. 37
    Ralph Miliband says:

    i’m stoked, the wife and I always thought he’d grow up to be a traffic warden

  38. 38
    Old Nick Heavenly says:

    LAUGH

  39. 39
    English grand slam winner says:

    I dont exist.

  40. 40
    Anonymous says:

    Screw charisma, he should be what he is, this country’s Angela Merkel, and leave Cameron to be this country’s Danny La Rue crossed with Oliver Hardy.

    We’ll need Miliband’s ideas to help us deal with the mess left by the current government, i.e. massively increased national debt and a huge chunk of the working poulation part time.

  41. 41
    Old Nick Heavenly says:

    or LARF even

  42. 42
    Sucessfull English born football manager says:

    Nor me

  43. 43
    The two Muppets says:

    Keep taking the medicine Anonymous . Maybe up the dose .

  44. 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

  45. 45
    M­a­­q­b­o­­ul says:

    Murdoch’s revenge is slow and painful.

  46. 46
    Alan Douglas says:

    Answer to headline : Nothing.

  47. 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.

  48. 48
    Hahahahahahaha! says:

    Did you write that without laughing?

  49. 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?

  50. 50
    The two Muppets says:

    Anonymous , you are delusional .If you cannot see what a
    grade A plonker Miliband has become .You need serious help .

  51. 51
    Ed Balls says:

    Eleventy pounds?

  52. 52
    Maimed Codger says:

    well… they have plenty of Losers to choose from…

  53. 53
    Village Idiot says:

    ..Including his pallor!

  54. 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!

  55. 55

    If ever there’s another Charge of the Light Brigade, you can lead it. All balls and no brain.

  56. 56

    Labour can’t even get the background colour right. Blue for prosperity for all? This was a public offering to the Conservative Party.

  57. 57
    Leftie Red Rose on a Donkey wonk alert says:

    anonymous
    I note no mention of how we got here as a result of Milliband in last government and Labours deficits which take years to reverse unless you cut everything something you again would bitch about. Rather than a mess we now have massive growth, record employment, low interest rates etc etc etc

    as a leftie thats gotta hurt more than spraying under your foreskin with sulphuric acid

  58. 58

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

  59. 59

    A distain of Lefty bollocks?

  60. 60
    droid says:

    keep saying that I love it. Cant see the huge oncoming train coming towards Labour and they wont get off the track

    Mwhaaaaaahahahahahahahahaha

  61. 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.

  62. 62

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

  63. 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.

  64. 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.

  65. 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.

  66. 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.

  67. 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.

  68. 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.

  69. 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.

  70. 70
    Ed Millimong says:

    He told me it was a horse’s ass.

  71. 71
    Ed Maxibland says:

    Just let me explain. I don’t think you understand what I am saying.

    Anyone?

    H-h-h-h-hello?

    Gone.

  72. 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?

  73. 73
    visibly shaken says:

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

  74. 74
    visibly shaken says:

    bravo

  75. 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.

  76. 76
    Bacon Sandwich (Ed's enemy) says:

    Ed Miliband got owned by a Bacon Sandwich:

  77. 77
    FFS! says:

    if you are going to spread lies, at least make them believable.

  78. 78
    R.I.P pre-1997 Britain says:

    BBC Documentary – Don’t Cap My Benefits!

  79. 79

    ED SAYS

    Silly girl . I no longer possess a foreskin.

  80. 80

    OFF SUBJECT BUT TALKING OF DAVID CAMERON

    Did we all know it is an incontrovertible genealogical fact that Dave s

    GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT grandfather was ..William the Fourth ???

  81. 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 .

  82. 82

    Er ……. and your point ?

  83. 83

    HA HA HA HA HA SAYS

    Milliblatherer to Mother Martha :
    No Martha I dont think that is the poinrt . Many see that we ve already had THREE years of this Tory Govt …”

    Er hello ? .. it s FOUR years you ignorant pillock !!

    So there we have it . Nobsore does not know what 7×8 is .

    Millimillionaire cannot count up to four !!!

  84. 84

    FOR ONCE A SAGACIOUS COM ENT FROM A BBC NEWSMAN

    “er …well.. we re gonna leave Ed milliband there ”

    Damn good idea .. we were all asleep anyway !

  85. 85

    is Guru -murphy developing a wonky left eye ?

    And if so was this a prequisite for being hired by Newsnight ?

  86. 86

    The council canvassers in Brent could not even shove the envelopes into the letterboxes coz the bennie lovers are so lazy they hadn t cleared them for five months !!

    Obviously “too busy “

  87. 87

    RE DON T CAP MY BENEFITS

    question ; “how do you expect me to bring up five kids on this !!”

    answer : go find their seedspiller Dad (s) and oblige them to honour their resposibilities !

  88. 88

    ….AND without even the appearance of a functioning Govt. …..

  89. 89

    ED SAYS

    .It s 12 .31 on a Wednesday lunchtime . Can I have my arse back now please David ?

  90. 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

  91. 91
    Welfare = Well Fair? says:

    EU destroying Britain. Free Homes and Electic goods on the Council:

  92. 92
    Welfare = Well Fair? says:

    No Man’s Land – The Plight of Undocumented Indians in the UK

  93. 93
    Russel Branded says:

    Yes! It’s all the Tories fault that we’re having cuts! What we need is a Revolution! (little knowing that it’s fucktards like myself and Owen Jones whose heads will be the first on the spikes). Labour-Tough on Getting New Policies, Tough on the Causes of New Policies.

    PS. Blah, Blah, Blah, NHS, Cuts (they’re not ‘cuts’ when you cannot afford them, they’re called Rationalising Spending). Once our Interest Rates reach 5% we, the UK, are on a knife’s edge of Debt. Increasing uncompetitiveness for exports, Mortgages, Loans (although even through the recessions they’re still over 15%)….Rack-up a proposed 5.6% Council Tax increase by the Communist Greens and ‘Ain’t The Future Rosy!’…

    PPS. Common Purpose blow’s goats.

  94. 94
    Full-Time PR bullshitter says:

    Who the fuck writes his Party Lines? The only thing that comes to mind when I read this garbage is “Pounds for pocket’s!, Pounds for pocket’s!”. If he organised a Rave in London, about 3 Jehovah’s Witnesses and 30 Coppers would turn up!..

  95. 95
    Bring Back Kinnock! says:

    He’ll sort out the Weak from the Chav’s!

  96. 96
    Aficionado on Slow Nites and Slow People says:

    What’s up? The Labour and Common Purpose sites slow tonight?

  97. 97
    Tom Catesby says:

    A bad decision by labour to select milli as leader, for which they will suffer in 2015.

  98. 98
    Tom Catesby says:

    ‘Inclusivity’. Like, ‘we’re all in it together’. vacuous, meaningless sh^te.

  99. 99
    Tom Catesby says:

    Wasn’t it Harold Wilson who banged on about, ‘the pound in your pocket’? With much the same result.

  100. 100
    Tom Catesby says:

    I met Dickens on a number of occasions, ordinary, decent enough bloke, but not the sharpest bladed instrument in the drawer.

  101. 101
    Tom Catesby says:

    Does this comic suffer from short memory loss? In one sentence he says low skill mass migration is hitting British jobs, then he says immigration has been good for the country! Vote UKIP.

  102. 102
    Tom Catesby says:

    Bet he can count the money in his bank accounts.

  103. 103
    Tom Catesby says:

    Albania without the sunshine.

  104. 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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