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

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  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
     
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  2. 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?
     
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  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.
     
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  4. FORMER_FYRDMAN

    FORMER_FYRDMAN LE Book Reviewer

    Balls is a notorious sledger - serves him right if the nerves got to him - hopefully we will have the full and spectacular breakdown sometime soon.
     
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  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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  6. Wordsmith

    Wordsmith LE Book Reviewer

    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
     
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  7. Cold_Collation

    Cold_Collation LE Book Reviewer

    That's the one. The bastard.
     
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  8. Thank god the tories are sorting out the mess we're in, eh.
     
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  9. 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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  10. None of them will and i'm sure most of us know it.
     
  11. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    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
     
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  12. 'They are but maggots, writhing in the filth of their own corruption! '.

    (Heimskr, Skyrim)
     
  13. 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. 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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  15. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    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.
     
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