July 11th, 2014

Kinnock: Yes, Ed is Weird

Neil Kinnock tried to do his natural heir a favour this afternoon, giving an interview to Labour Uncut offering Miliband his support. Somewhat unfortunate, then, that the only really quotable part of the piece is the moment when he calls him weird:

“Ed is gutsy, brainy and as cool as hell. There’s all this stuff in the press, ‘Is Ed weird?’ Well, yes he’s weird, but then so was so was Churchill and Wilson, and Thatcher was the weirdest of the lot. I guess leadership produces some ‘oddness!’”

Kinnock argues that “the press is focused on [Ed's] destruction which certainly compares, if not exceeds, my own experience”. Not exactly helpful that he’s now joined those providing the ammunition…


79 Comments

  1. 1
    Tulchan Beatz says:

    Ed is weird in the wrong way, you just feel sorry for him.

    Nobody pities Churchill, Wilson or Thatcher.

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  2. 2
    David Cameron says:

    Bumsex !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. 3
    Ockham's Razor says:

    Two electoral successes!

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  4. 4
    concrete pump says:

    What..? And Kinnock ain’t….

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  5. 6
    Ed Milliknock says:

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  6. 7
    Bill Quango MP says:

    Sad to see that if you merge 50% Miliband and 50% Kinnock you get Christopher Walken.

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  7. 8
    Kinnockio - the Brum arry enfield version says:

    Scuse moy Ed but I cant help noticing that I am considerably richer than yow. Boyo

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  8. 9
    Ziggy says:

    Typical welsh politician. Gob the size of Euro Tunnel Brain the size of an underdeveloped pea!!

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  9. 12
    Alex Salmond's Fat Belly says:

    That awkward moment when Grandad says that you are cool as hell.

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  10. 14
    John Arlott was the worlds greatest cricket commentator says:

    WICKET – Moeen c Dharwan b Shami 14 (Eng 197-5)
    Extraordinary dismissal. Moeen did not see this short delivery well and almost ducked into it, the ball did not get up as much as he thought it would – another condemnation for the pitch – flicked off the glove and flew to first slip where Dhawan took a neat catch to his right. Matt Prior the new batsman

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  11. 16
    Neil says:

    You and me, Ed, we’re not weird at all. We’re ok, y’know. We’re allriiiiigghhhhttt!

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  12. 17
    DtP says:

    Kinnock’s daughter’s Ed’s bag carrier and his son’s just been selected too. Hmm…the Welsh windbag is totally nepotistic

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  13. 24
    Sarah Millington says:

    Soubry as Defence Secretary?

    Cameron once again proving he is no judge of character.

    I know as a woman I am supposed to support this, but for crying out loud if any department should be exempt from the cretinous diversity Taliban it is defence – Soubry is the worst choice I can imagine for this role.

    Cameron once again following his masters in Brussels – many EU countries have female Defence Secs as well – softening up the departments on a national level for the inevitable push towards a common defence policy & EU Armed Forces.

    I have to say it – I despise Cameron more than Brown.

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    • 57
      Allenbrooke says:

      If Anna Soubry is the next Defence Secretary we are all doomed and the measure of female Tory MPs, if this woman is of Cabinet calibre and competence, must be depressing. Having watched her on Question Time, twice, she is dreadful. Obviously got the job because she does what she’s told to. Defence? Oh shit.

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  14. 25
    Neil Down says:

    No doubt all the undecided voters who read Labour Uncut will be greatly reassured.

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  15. 26
    Neil Kinnock says:

    Ed’s all right. Ed’s aaalll riiiight. Ed’s aaaaaaaaallllll riiiiiiiiiiiight.

    Not since I lost to John Major has Labour had such an impressive leader.

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  16. 27

    So, what awaits Weird Ed after his defeat in the 2015 election?

    Lucrative jet-setting (Blair, Thatcher)
    A Big Sulk (Heath, Brown)
    A sinecure in Brussels (Kinnock)
    Soldiering on (Hague, IDS)
    The red benches (Howard)
    Snoozing at cricket matches (Major)?

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    • 34
      bergen says:

      He’ll be far younger than any of them bar Hague. My guess is Brussels because his party will be anxious not to be reminded of his existence.

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    • 52
      I'm free says:

      Free from the restraint placed on him by a high profile position, Ed will spend his time indulging in full on weirdness.

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  17. 29
    Neil Down says:

    What did she cover up? Seems like you have some new information there.

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  18. 32

    As a rule, British folk usually get behind the under-dog.

    Time for an exception to make that rule.

    Vote UKIP :-D

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  19. 35
    England is becummin a ferd world cess-pit, innit says:

    Laughing at this useless fuck is all very well, but as we all know the unstoppable hordes of professional benefits scroungers, public sector malingerers, immigrants, postal voting fraudster immigrants, UKIP frauds, and the filth at the BBC will ensure he becomes our PM in less than a year.

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    • 43
      Plan 9 From Outer Space says:

      On the plus side, is tenure in Downing Street will be so bad it’ll be funny.

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      • 44
        Plan 9 From Outer Space says:

        His tenure

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      • 51
        England is becummin a ferd world cess-pit, innit says:

        Perhaps,,,but what does it say about the state of the nation we’ve become when a Marxist rat who has never had a job outside of the Labour parteh will be PM

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        • 58
          Gerry Mander says:

          You mean like a Social Liberal who never had a proper job got to be Prime Minister at the head of the Tory party?

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      • 64
        Som Ali says:

        But what will the country be like after his tenure? Broke and even more full of third worlders.

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        • 69
          RSM says:

          I blame Shirley Williams. GCSEs these days are roughly the equivalent of what used to be known as the 11+ exam.

          Q1. Do you know your name? Yes/No 2 marks
          Q2. If so, write it in the box. [.......] 2 marks
          Q3. Now do it again using joined up writing. [.......] 2 marks

          Sums.

          Q1. Can you count to 100? Yes/No 2 marks
          Q2. What number comes after 51? 2 marks
          Q3. If I have a one pound coin in my pocket and I buy and ice cream for 43p how much will I have in my pocket when I get home?

          You may use a calculator . 2 marks.

          English

          Q1 Write in your own words what you think a ‘noun’ is? 2 marks

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  20. 37

    haha, the perfect endorsement!

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  21. 39

    I encountered Kinnock in the flesh for the first time early this year at a meeting held in the House of Commons.

    Mr Simpleton aka Ed Miliband may look very odd, but in the physical weirdness stakes he has nothing on Kinnochio who looks positively deranged as he unselfconsciously peddles his 5th form One Worldism.

    http://www.livinginamadhouse.wordpress.com/

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  22. 42
    We are just trash who pay for the roads says:

    Can’t wait for them to race F1 around the roads of different cities, all this money that’s going onto these safety partnerships are a waste of time now, if F1 cars can race around the same roads we use then why can’t ordinary people race around the cities, what’s good for the multimillionaires in race cars is also good for us trash who don’t use race cars, will F1 have to negotiate all these traffic lights, speed cameras and marked lanes no, neither should us trash.

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    • 47
      Plan 9 From Outer Space says:

      I’m just guessing, but if F1 racing cars go haring around the streets, I would imagine – I could be wrong – there’d be certain restrictions put in place beforehand regarding pedestrians and cyclists, and possibly some temporary changes to right of way rules, street parking, roadworks etc.

      Just a guess.

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    • 62

      You should try to drive around Bradford after dark. It’s apparently rather like trying to drive the Monaco circuit during the GP, in the opposite direction.

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      • 71
        Fangio's mate says:

        Those little racing cars are slung very low. So who is going to pay for removing – and then replacing- all those lovely pointy road humps that scrape the bottom of your car when you have a full load in the boot?

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      • 72
        Fangio's mate says:

        Oh shit – forget the moodybooty’s foibles. Try again:

        Fangio’s mate says:
        Your comment is awaiting moderation.
        July 12, 2014 at 3:46 am

        Those little racing cars are slung very low. So who is going to pay for removing – and then replacing- all those lovely pointy road humps that scr*pe the bot tom of your car when you have a full load in the boot?

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  23. 46

    Guido not doing the SWP Eton by a bear story?

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  24. 49
    Observer says:

    Leadership? Milliband? But then it’s Kinnock talking (as usual), and he’s never known, or is likely to know, anything at all about leadership.

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  25. 50
    Anonymous says:

    Kinnock is a Ginger weirdo!

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  26. 53
    dingdongler says:

    Grayson Perry’s artwork is very similary Labour Party policies, fucking shit

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  27. 54
    Nostalgeratu says:

    I wonder if this is one of those days that Guido will look back on in the future and consider as being part of his ‘heyday’?

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  28. 61

    Dame Butler-Sloss knows without having to be told that she is breaching every rule of natural justice by refusing to decline this appointment. She cannot, even expecting the mealy-mouthed duplicity of those appointing her to deny it, allow herself to sit in judgment on a matter in which her late brother is closely implicated.
    She knows it; we know it.
    She will besmirch whatever name she might wish posterity to recall if she does not step down.
    This is not a nice little earner for a port-soaked old judge to stick it to a dead pilot, or similar or, even, to dig a Minister out of a hole. One of the primary potential villains in this piece is her deceased Brother and unless she intends to “pot” him for the good of the family name, she can’t win.

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    • 70
      RSM says:

      It always helps to have a dementia-ridden old legal bat on hand for these sorts of cases. Can’t help not remembering half the evidence – not her fault really!

      All this just goes to show that Theresa May is implicit in facilitating the forthcoming whitewash – which will totally ruin her as yet sort of unblemished career.

      The revolution is getting closer day by day!

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  29. 66
    English Nationalist-Generally 'Being Bad', but Plaid and the SNP aren't says:

    I cannot wait! Wales sidelined, erring on being gone when they get their shit together. Scotland gone. NI – up to them, but preferably gone. Us here in England can actually enjoy our own Parliament for the first time in 100’s of year’s and not be treated like second class citizen’s in out own Country. Want to feel what it’s like to be paid £300/head less just to appease you socialist enclaves? Try a Bit Of This on for size…BYE.

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    • 73
      Who needs an astropofe? says:

      Splendid idea! Then to money saved can be used to teach folk the difference between a possessive and a plural!

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  30. 76
    Anonymous says:

    “Neil Kinnock tried to do his natural heir a favour this afternoon”
    Did that involve letting his successor, don the imperial set of invisible ideological clothes? Because if so, leave us hope no unintentional testing of that conceptualisation occurred. Such as each being asked separately, what colour they were. Because sudden unexpected nudity is unlikely to become either of them.

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