Sunday, June 12, 2011

Dead Ed

Observer:

  • Headline: Was Ed Miliband the right choice to lead Labour?
  • Headline: Clock ticking as Labour leader Ed Miliband starts fightback
  • Quotes: Labour strategist “If he doesn’t come up with an energetic, memorable speech at conference, it will be a slow lingering death”
  • Quotes: Labour SpAd “If Ed has got this plan, then we need to see it now. It is time for him to show us why we are coming to work every day.”

Indy:

  • Headline: Brothers at War
  • Headline: MPs set deadline of months for Ed Miliband to shape up
  • Quotes: David Miliband is ‘waiting for his brother to fail’

Mail :

  • Quotes: Labour MP John Cruddas urged David Miliband regarding Ed ‘Why don’t you f*****g punch him? That’s what I’d do.’
  • Quotes: Ed Miliband’s ‘dislike for macho Ed Balls was an open secret’.

Sunday Times :

  • Headline: Labour big beasts maul Ed Miliband.
  • YouGov: Half Labour Voters Don’t Know What Ed Stands For
  • YouGov: 41% Labour Voters Think Was Wrong Leader Choice
  • YouGov: Two Thirds of Labour Voters Think Ed Ineffective

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Awkward Ed Miliband Moments

Guido enjoys browsing the entire website devoted to Awkward Ed Miliband Moments, CCHQ’s press office delights in re-tweeting gurning pictures of the Leader of Her Majesty’s Opposition and now the Mail joins in with 9 pictures taken during his speech yesterday. Not so much ‘Red Ed’ as ‘Weird Ed’.

Is this the face of a Prime Minister?

Friday, June 3, 2011

Exclusive: Ed’s Spanish Honeymoon

Guido has gone back to his source regarding the sighting of Ed Miliband at his North London home this weekend – when he was supposed to be on honeymoon – the source is adamant that they saw Ed at home on Saturday morning. Guido has now had a second source come in that makes this very plausible.

Guido’s co-conspirator on easyJet says Ed flew from Gatwick on the 1310 easyJet 5177 flight Sevilla Airport, “He had priority boarding sat in row 3 in the window seat with Justine squashed in the middle next to a fat Spaniard. Only luggage was a large rucksack – looked like a student.” Which is a pretty good description of the normal look of the Leader of the Opposition.

Seville came to a standstill on Sunday, as the rather lame “Spanish Revolution” (©Laurie Penny) reached Ed’s chosen honeymoon destination. The revolutionary fervour began before the recent elections, it has been so successful that the centre-right Popular Party saw massive electoral advances. There is a lesson there…

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Ed’s “Honeymoon”

Guido wonders if Ed Miliband really went on that “5 day honeymoon somewhere in Europe” that papers were briefed about. On Saturday he was spotted by a Guido co-conspirator at his North London home in Dartmouth Park. This evening he has been spotted in London again by an EyeSpyer.

Guido put it to a Labour source that the “somewhere in Europe” might mostly be London NW5. “No comment” was the reply…

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Tories Level Pegging Makes Labour Uneasy

The ComRes/Indy poll makes pretty sorry reading for Labour HQ (Con 37%, Lab 37%, Lib 12%). The Ed Miliband honeymoon is clearly over.

Guido wasn’t expecting the Tories to be level pegging with the Labour Party in the polls until the autumn conference season. Guido expects Ed will  underwhelm the already restless rank and file during the Labour Party’s conference. With half the shadow cabinet in despair with their weak leader and even Tom Baldwin seeming to have lost his motivation to spin,   MPs are beginning to contemplate the unhappy prospect of getting rid of the Labour leader next year. Plotting Blairites are setting Ed up for a fall, claiming that if Boris wins the London mayoral election, Ed will have to go. Guido doesn’t quite follow why that should be a consequence. The CCHQ “Save Ed” faction is getting worried…

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Ed Miliband Embraces “Dancing on Thatcher’s Grave”

Ed Miliband was out campaigning in Gloria De Piero’s seat at the weekend in the run up to the locals. It was all smiles and door knocking as per usual. One local council candidate Keir Morrison looked very happy to see the leader, though Guido wonders what the leader would make of the young man’s attire.

Always one for a good march, will Red Ed be joining his Labour colleague as one of the generation that “will dance on Thatcher’s Grave”?

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Ed Finds It Hard to Contain Wedding Excitement

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Red Ed Poll Lead Dead

Despite Westminster being abandoned, it has been a long political week, that has thrown up an interesting poll by Ipos-Mori. Political Betting report that the Tories are back up to 40%, level-pegging with Labour. Despite the NHS reforms apple cart being kicked over and Miliband constantly popping up all over the place making speeches, his lead is has disappeared. The continued dire LibDem percentage doesn’t bode well for the Yes campaign.

Guido wonders how far ahead Labour would be by now with David in charge…

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Quote of the Day

Lord Mandelson told ITV1’s Daybreak that Ed Miliband is…

“…so quick to say he’s not New Labour, he’s not Tony Blair and the rest. Well, it’s fine to be something different but you’ve also got to make clear what that something else is, and I don’t think he’s done so yet.”

Friday, February 4, 2011

Don’t Mention the Debt

There is something a little Gordon like about Ed Miliband’s flurry of activity today. The Prime Mentalist went through relaunch after relaunch and the Son of Brown’s latest attempt to lead the agenda has all the hallmarks of his metaphorical father. Ed is set to tell the people of Newcastle that they won’t have the same opportunities that their parents did because of the spending cuts. Once again the head is in the sand and the fingers are in the ears.

If the next generations suffer it will be for because of the tax burden they are under to service the government debt. Given every kid born under the last Labour government will have to overcome the weight of £17,000 as their share of the debt, it’s no surprise Labour’s pollster Stan Greenberg can pull out stats that say over 60% of people think life will be tough for the next generation. They’re broke…


Seen Elsewhere

Labour’s Plan to Attack Part-Time Boris | Standard
Ex-Sun Hack Cleared After 582 Days on Bail | MediaGuido
11 Times Boris Denied He Would Stand for Parliament | Buzzfeed
Attacking UKIP’s Posters is Counter-Productive | Guardian
Sarkozy Tried it on With Hollande’s Ex | Times
Another Spare Room Subsidy Cut Success | Harry Phibbs
Rich Now Have Less Leisure Than Poor | Economist
UKIP’s Immigration Policy Promotes Migrant Entrepreneurs | Breitbart
Another Feminist Lecture | Laura Perrins
UKIP Posters Bad Economics But Good Politics | James Delingpole
Tories Losing to UKIP in Scotland | ConHome


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A confused Nick Griffin says Nigel Farage is a shill for the City, forgetting that City banks want to stay in the EU:

“Farage is a snake oil salesman, but a very good one. His supposed anti-immigration stance is all smoke and mirrors, as is his carefully cultivated image as a ‘man of the people’. The truth is that UKIP is a pro-immigration party that exists to lobby for the interests of the City of London.”



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