Ed Balls - What a load of balls....

#1
Michael Heseletine was right Michael Heseltine speech to Tory conference 1994 - "IT WASN'T BROWN'S; IT WAS BALL'S!" - YouTube

I heard that slippery git Balls on the radio this morning trying to worm his way out of accusations of being not up to it by claiming he had a stutter! Has he no shame?

Following his feckin' lame response to the Chancellor's Autumn budget statement, itself a load of balls, Balls took to his feet and made a complete arrse of himself. He was clearly completely unprepared for his turn in the spotlight and accordingly he fluffed it; big stylee. But, to hear him simpering in a whipped puppy voice this morning, somehow thinking we'd fall for the 'those nasty cruel Tories were all laughing at me 'cos I is a flid' routine is risible.

As Osbourne pointed out - no one on the Tory benches can take him seriously because HE (Balls) was the economic advisor in the government who masterminded the biggest slump in history. Twat.

See for yourself:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-20623667
 
#2
Michael Heseletine was right Michael Heseltine speech to Tory conference 1994 - "IT WASN'T BROWN'S; IT WAS BALL'S!" - YouTube

I heard that slippery git Balls on the radio this morning trying to worm his way out of accusations of being not up to it by claiming he had a stutter! Has he no shame?

Following his feckin' lame response to the Chancellor's Autumn budget statement, itself a load of balls, Balls took to his feet and made a complete arrse of himself. He was clearly completely unprepared for his turn in the spotlight and accordingly he fluffed it; big stylee. But, to hear him simpering in a whipped puppy voice this morning, somehow thinking we'd fall for the 'those nasty cruel Tories were all laughing at me 'cos I is a flid' routine is risible.

As Osbourne pointed out - no one on the Tory benches can take him seriously because HE (Balls) was the economic advisor in the government who masterminded the biggest slump in history. Twat.

See for yourself:

BBC News - Ed Balls explains hesitant Autumn Statement response
Is this the Ed Balls, Education Secretary who ceased to be Economic Secretary to the Treasury before the 2008 slump but somehow masterminded the entire world economic mess by personally creating the issue of people living on unsustainable credit since the 80s while still a schoolboy and who clearly personally directed the US Banks to foreclose on dodgy debt? What a bastard eh?
 
#3
I cannot comprehend how this frantic man Balls has the brass neck to comment on anything connected to the economy. He, together with his leader the oaf Brown, all but bankrupted the country. 'Red Ed' Miliband was implicit in Labour's financial stupidity too.

As for a stutter, the nasty man has affected a 'nasal working man's' accent, with 'fetching near lisp', and he stammers as he searches his stunted brain for words that are not too obviously dishonest. Balls; Vaz; Bryant; Umanna; Hodge; Harman - as bad as it gets and it looks likely we shall have them at the helm again come 2015.
 
#5
I fully agree about his abysmal response to Osborne's Budget statement yesterday. He was inarticulate, repetetive, full of waffle and quite frankly it was a piss poor performance, when the country is crying out for a constructive and meaty challenge to the coalition policies.
He sounded much more assured and full of himself in the studio this morning (probably after a few hours of rehearsal and coaching!), but his true level of incompetence was revealed in the House of Commons yesterday. Typical modern-day politician I'm afraid. Full of sound bites but fcuk all substance. The same can be said for both sides of the House.
 

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I had to turn off the car radio on the way in - according to Balls the entire debt problem has sprung up in the last couple of years and has nothing to do with the way Labour ran the economy for the 13 years it was in power. Sickening...

When will any politician put their hands up and say "yes, we made errors in the way we did things"?

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Is this the Ed Balls, Education Secretary who ceased to be Economic Secretary to the Treasury before the 2008 slump but somehow masterminded the entire world economic mess by personally creating the issue of people living on unsustainable credit since the 80s while still a schoolboy and who clearly personally directed the US Banks to foreclose on dodgy debt? What a bastard eh?
That's the one. The bastard.
 

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I had to turn off the car radio on the way in - according to Balls the entire debt problem has sprung up in the last couple of years and has nothing to do with the way Labour ran the economy for the 13 years it was in power. Sickening...

When will any politician put their hands up and say "yes, we made errors in the way we did things"?

Wordsmith
I'd respect a bit of honesty but we'll never get it from any of them. It'd be hard to find any honesty and integrity among that lot, take a team of specialist to find it if they ever did. Oh look there's the Loch Ness monster, they'd say as they struggled to find a bit of honesty.
 

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#11
I thought Ed Balls was wonderful on telly this morning! If he keeps that standard up then there is very little chance of Labour getting back in at the next election :p
 
#13
I fully agree about his abysmal response to Osborne's Budget statement yesterday. He was inarticulate, repetetive, full of waffle and quite frankly it was a piss poor performance, when the country is crying out for a constructive and meaty challenge to the coalition policies.
He sounded much more assured and full of himself in the studio this morning (probably after a few hours of rehearsal and coaching!), but his true level of incompetence was revealed in the House of Commons yesterday. Typical modern-day politician I'm afraid. Full of sound bites but fcuk all substance. The same can be said for both sides of the House.
He wasn't brilliant but some allowance needs to be made for the fact that he was responding largely off the cuff to Osborne's statement. Osborne has had weeks to knock this together and it was not all leaked in advance. Balls had to digest it and respond. He didn't do well.

PPPPPPP and all that but he did not have that opportunity in full in the HoC. He has done that overnight and was far more cogent as a result
 
#14
He wasn't brilliant but some allowance needs to be made for the fact that he was responding largely off the cuff to Osborne's statement. Osborne has had weeks to knock this together and it was not all leaked in advance. Balls had to digest it and respond. He didn't do well.

PPPPPPP and all that but he did not have that opportunity in full in the HoC. He has done that overnight and was far more cogent as a result
That sort of illustrates the point. If you need overnight to think about and come up with a response, then maybe you are not up to the job. Remember, Balls and Cooper are stalking horses to take over from Miliband.
Balls as PM, god in heaven help us. or even worse, Harmen! <shudder>

I was more annoyed by Evan Davis this morning. He could at least try and disguise his political sympathies and pretend to be neutral. Yes, we know Osborne wasn't answering the question as you wanted, but let him respond, then pull apart his answer. Don't just keep talking over him. And then offer simpering sympathies to poor old Balls suffering from a stammer, oooh you wikced tories picking on him (TBH I didn't know he had one, I've never noticed before). Of course Balls is a paragon of virtuous behavior in HOC.

But Osborne did for once make a comment I agreed with when he said (to paraphrase) that they couldn't take Labour (and Balls/Miliband) seriously until they admit that they played a part in creating this situation and that they made mistakes.
 

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He wasn't brilliant but some allowance needs to be made for the fact that he was responding largely off the cuff to Osborne's statement. Osborne has had weeks to knock this together and it was not all leaked in advance. Balls had to digest it and respond. He didn't do well.

PPPPPPP and all that but he did not have that opportunity in full in the HoC. He has done that overnight and was far more cogent as a result
Sorry, but that is pure BALLS!

He (Ed Balls) is a professional politician who should be able to get up on his hind legs and respond to whatever comes from the opposite side of the hall. And to say that he did not have a clue as to what Osborne was going to say........well that does not say much for him as a potential Chancellor of the Exchequer if he does not have his finger on the pulse of the economics of the UK.
 
#16
He wasn't brilliant but some allowance needs to be made for the fact that he was responding largely off the cuff to Osborne's statement. Osborne has had weeks to knock this together and it was not all leaked in advance. Balls had to digest it and respond. He didn't do well.

PPPPPPP and all that but he did not have that opportunity in full in the HoC. He has done that overnight and was far more cogent as a result
Awesome logic. If the Chancellor leaks any of the announcement - he gets criticised for doing so. When he doesn't it is not fair on poor little Master Balls who cannot be expected to produce a coherent response.

Here's a suggestion for the Labour Party. They have access to the figures, they know the scale of the problem, after all they created it just a few years ago, they claim to know all the answers. Why didn't Mr Balls just get up and tell us what he would do to fix the problem. He won't though, because if he highlights his spending plans the International financial community will crucify him and the markets and financial community will flee the country before he gets a chance to be elected. Labour's best hope, as so often before, is that the harsh medicine will cure the patient just after they get elected.
 
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Is this the Ed Balls, Education Secretary who ceased to be Economic Secretary to the Treasury before the 2008 slump but somehow masterminded the entire world economic mess by personally creating the issue of people living on unsustainable credit since the 80s while still a schoolboy and who clearly personally directed the US Banks to foreclose on dodgy debt? What a bastard eh?

Yes,but only if you truly believe,that Brown and Co (Ed,and Ed),didn't start to **** up this country in 2005!

The 2008 crisis nicely 'covered up',their **** ups,and allowed them to blame the 'Nasty Banks',and the Financial Sector,for all our Fiscal problems,rather than,their dire,'give everything away' Schoolboy Economics! ;-)
 
#19
Is this the Ed Balls, Education Secretary who ceased to be Economic Secretary to the Treasury before the 2008 slump but somehow masterminded the entire world economic mess by personally creating the issue of people living on unsustainable credit since the 80s while still a schoolboy and who clearly personally directed the US Banks to foreclose on dodgy debt? What a bastard eh?
Your statement is as full as shit as Ed Balls.

Ed had done his damage by then and continued to have a malign influence at the Treasury. Don't forget (and I suspect you haven't) that it was Ed that was an advisor to Gordon Brown long before Ed was given a safe seat.

This was during the time that Gordon was busy destroying the work that the Tories had done to bring the budget into surplus and was reducing debt. Despite being a very clever chap (allegedly), both Ed and Gordon are unable to distinguish between debt and deficit. Do you know the difference?

It was Ed and Gordon who split up the Bank of England, giving the Bank independence (a good thing) while creating the FSA (a good idea but very badly implemented). It was Ed and Gordon who allowed AIG (and others) to underwrite a couple of trillion US$ of dodgy financial products without truly understanding them: such instruments were illegal in the US, and sadly the FSA which was filled with failed bankers and other incompetents (all decent people had stayed at the Bank of England), was too stupid to understand the risk inherent in these products. No other regulator in the entire world was stupid enough to allow their Banks and Insurance to do this.

The FSA was also covertly political, and followed Gordon and Ed’s demand for ‘light touch’ regulation: Gordon needed the markets to be full of cheap money in order to fund his vote-buying spending spree and hide the extent of his taxes. By the time Ed ‘left’ the Treasury (and he still visited frequently while minister for children), the crash was already on its way. Gordon was right when he said that the crash “started in America”, but it bit in London as the Americans were clever enough to offshore nearly all the risk. It is also a fair comment to say that many of the US banks selling sub-prime mortgages knew that it was a bubble and the US regulators should have stepped in much earlier: but this could have cost George Bush an election victory.

The US banks by the way didn’t foreclose the mortgages on their own. They were forced to when the rest of the world stopped buying their junk bonds because they finally understood what they were buying: they were buying a betting slip that Dwight Fudd, a married school janitor with 6 kids and minimum wage salary, who had previously lived in a trailer park, could keep up with the payments on a US$500,000 house for the next 30 years. From being essentially mortgage brokers, bundling up large numbers of mortgages and selling them on for a handsome commission to merchant banks and non-retail financial institutions they had to return to being proper retail banks, which meant collecting the money from the people who couldn’t pay. There should be thousands of bankers and mortgage brokers in the US doing jail time for fraud and mis-selling (but there isn’t).

So why is this Ed’s fault? Because the warnings were there. Because he was supposed to be clever enough, but mainly: because it was his job to spot the problems and take corrective action. But he didn’t. Because he is a ****.
 
#20
Mr Balls as Chancer of the Exchequor if, and we hope never, if Liarbor get back into office. With whoever is Dear Leader of that Party, will try and take Labour to the left, from the course that St Tony, McBroone and the 'Third Way', one size fits all policy of Blair and co. Blair and Co, along with Mandelson, tried to be "All things to ALL People", and they ended up pleasing nobody, least of all the left of the Labour Party.

If Labour get back into office and government because of monumental omni-shambolicaction by the Torys and Limp-Dumbers, then watch out. Mr Ed, or whover replaces him, Mr Balls(up) and his team of stumblebums, will try and finish off McBroones dumbing down of the UK, opening the borders to whoever wants to come here, ruinations of more tinkering with the education system, NHS, Criminal Justice, Police et al, so when they (Labour) are turfed out of government - the shambolic cosnequences of their tinkering will once again be blamed on the Torys, and the most person ever to walk the earth - Baroness Thatcher, even if she is by then, pushing up the daisies.

If Labour did get in in the 2015 General Election, just watch the Unions, especially the large left dominatated ones, crowing like demented parrots, and struting their stuff, singing .."We are in the Money now...!" along with the 'Red Flag', the 'Marsiallaise' and of course, the 'Communist Internationale' (if such a song exists).
 

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