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Miliband red-faced over Swindon Council radio gaffe

Swindon Advertiser: Labour leader Ed Miliband Labour leader Ed Miliband

LABOUR leader Ed Miliband got caught out in a regional radio interview when he was unable to identify his party's leader on the local borough council and appeared not to know the authority was Conservative-led.

Mr Miliband was ambushed on BBC Wiltshire when presenter Ben Prater asked him what he thought of Jim Grant, without explaining who Cllr Grant was.

The Labour leader initially said that "lots of Labour representatives"

were doing a good job, but then had to ask Prater to "enlighten me"

about Grant. When told who he was, Mr Miliband blundered again by suggesting that he was the leader of Swindon Borough Council, rather than just part of the Labour opposition.

The interview - one of a series of down-the-line chats Mr Miliband has done as part of his campaign for Thursday's local and European elections - attracted the attention of Westminster reporters after being highlighted by the Guido Fawkes political website.

It got off to a bad start when Prater tried to hand over to the station's weather reporter, only to be greeted by the words "Hello, it's Ed Miliband." "Ed Miliband, you don't want to do the weather for us do you?" he joked, receiving the reply: "No, I think I might get it wrong."

And things did not go much better once the interview started in earnest, with Mr Prater repeatedly asking the Labour leader why he had not visited Swindon more often, before asking him his opinion of the local politician:

BP: "What do you make of Jim Grant?"

EM: "I beg your pardon?"

BP: "Jim Grant, do you think he has done a good job?"

EM: "I think that lots of Labour representatives are doing a good job right across the country and I..."

BP: "You do know who Jim Grant is, Mr Miliband?"

EM: "You will enlighten me, I am sure."

BP: "Swindon Labour leader."

EM: "Yeah, I think he is doing a good job."

BP: "Will he feel like you support him enough if you don't even know his name?"

EM: "Well he is doing a good job as leader of the council, Jim is, and I think that is the case."

BP: "I mean it's Swindon Labour leader. Do you think by your comments now people might be a bit perplexed by why you wouldn't know who Jim Grant is?"

EM: "No, I know that Jim is doing a good job for Swindon and I think he is doing a good job as leader of the council."

BP: "But he is not the leader of the council is he, Mr Miliband? It's a Conservative led council."

EM: "I think he is doing a good job for Labour on the council. I think he is doing a good job for Labour on the council."

BP: "So let's be clear. Who runs Swindon council?"

EM: "It's a Conservative-controlled council."

  • You can listen to the full interview here.

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3:44pm Tue 20 May 14

sn5 says...

Lol, Miliband can't be bothered to get a briefing for a radio interview 2 days before an election & he is clueless / does not care about Swindon.

At least Cameron lives just down the road
Lol, Miliband can't be bothered to get a briefing for a radio interview 2 days before an election & he is clueless / does not care about Swindon. At least Cameron lives just down the road sn5
  • Score: 18

4:01pm Tue 20 May 14

LordAshOfTheBrake says...

Maybe the interview was meant to be broadcast in 3 days time, when the shape of the council may well change......!

Or maybe he really is the muppet he came across as in the interview. I mean how can you claim someone is doing a good job when you have no idea who they are!

Of course the missing question that should have been asked was, what do you think he has done that is good!
Maybe the interview was meant to be broadcast in 3 days time, when the shape of the council may well change......! Or maybe he really is the muppet he came across as in the interview. I mean how can you claim someone is doing a good job when you have no idea who they are! Of course the missing question that should have been asked was, what do you think he has done that is good! LordAshOfTheBrake
  • Score: 17

4:08pm Tue 20 May 14

ChannelX says...

Eddie Miliband at his best. He clearly has absolutely no idea who Jim Grant is or what he does (or doesn't do). So he tries to lie and cover up the embarrassment and just makes himself sound EVEN worse.

Honestly, to think some people might actually want this man leading the country?!

It beggars belief.
Eddie Miliband at his best. He clearly has absolutely no idea who Jim Grant is or what he does (or doesn't do). So he tries to lie and cover up the embarrassment and just makes himself sound EVEN worse. Honestly, to think some people might actually want this man leading the country?! It beggars belief. ChannelX
  • Score: 16

4:13pm Tue 20 May 14

ChannelX says...

Ed Miliband is paid £130,000 a year as Labour's leader. His wife earns £200,000 as a lawyer.

In total, the Miliband family income is around £330,00 per year (that's not including expenses).

They live in a house worth £2 Million.

They have two children.

If any good socialists out there actually believe the Milibands only spend £100 a week on their shopping, they're even more daft than I thought.
Ed Miliband is paid £130,000 a year as Labour's leader. His wife earns £200,000 as a lawyer. In total, the Miliband family income is around £330,00 per year (that's not including expenses). They live in a house worth £2 Million. They have two children. If any good socialists out there actually believe the Milibands only spend £100 a week on their shopping, they're even more daft than I thought. ChannelX
  • Score: 24

4:30pm Tue 20 May 14

trolley dolley says...

God help us if this political bunch get back in to control the council.

The comments of EM show just what we will get.

Don't go near Labour.
God help us if this political bunch get back in to control the council. The comments of EM show just what we will get. Don't go near Labour. trolley dolley
  • Score: 22

5:03pm Tue 20 May 14

beach1e says...

I couldnt tell you the incompetent that runs the council, i just hope they arent running it into the ground for much longer.
I couldnt tell you the incompetent that runs the council, i just hope they arent running it into the ground for much longer. beach1e
  • Score: 3

5:14pm Tue 20 May 14

Richard Symonds says...

What a F*** Wit!!

And this guy wants to run the country!

Jim Grant must have made a lasting impression on him!
What a F*** Wit!! And this guy wants to run the country! Jim Grant must have made a lasting impression on him! Richard Symonds
  • Score: 7

5:54pm Tue 20 May 14

Still About says...

The comedy of political ego at it's best :-)
The comedy of political ego at it's best :-) Still About
  • Score: 4

6:40pm Tue 20 May 14

ChannelX says...

Richard Symonds wrote:
What a F*** Wit!!

And this guy wants to run the country!

Jim Grant must have made a lasting impression on him!
He's never heard of Jim Grant, let alone met him.

That's the whole point... he did the politician's usual lies of claiming Jim Grant MUST be doing a good job of leading the council because he's a Labour party member... without actually knowing who Jim Grant even is and that he's not ever been leader of the council.

And hopefully never will be.
[quote][p][bold]Richard Symonds[/bold] wrote: What a F*** Wit!! And this guy wants to run the country! Jim Grant must have made a lasting impression on him![/p][/quote]He's never heard of Jim Grant, let alone met him. That's the whole point... he did the politician's usual lies of claiming Jim Grant MUST be doing a good job of leading the council because he's a Labour party member... without actually knowing who Jim Grant even is and that he's not ever been leader of the council. And hopefully never will be. ChannelX
  • Score: 10

6:48pm Tue 20 May 14

trolley dolley says...

All this would be funny if it was not so serious.

Let us all hope that the voters do not let the Labour bunch anywhere near getting control of the council.

If the Top Man in the party can be so badly out of touch what does that say for the rest of them.

Voters, you have been warned.
All this would be funny if it was not so serious. Let us all hope that the voters do not let the Labour bunch anywhere near getting control of the council. If the Top Man in the party can be so badly out of touch what does that say for the rest of them. Voters, you have been warned. trolley dolley
  • Score: 11

7:37pm Tue 20 May 14

Morsey says...

What you forget is that Swindon has no influence on anything anymore, so it ain't surprising that a busy politician at this particular time is caught with his trousers down.

Political capital by a very poor radio man from an extremely poor 'local' radio station for Wiltshire. They hate anything Labour as they are the mouthpiece for any part of the county other than Swindon. And, the county is Tory through and through, people who will vot for a blue hatstand, proven time and time again! They hate the town, what do you expect, any chance of bringing it into disrepute and they are well satisfied ... Ed was proably playing them at their own game ... of sheer ignorance, as he didn't fancy an interview with them, he was late for his brekkies?

Who gives a monkeys if Mr Miliband is not briefed on this little sh1thole almost totally wrecked by the incompetents running it in recent years?
What you forget is that Swindon has no influence on anything anymore, so it ain't surprising that a busy politician at this particular time is caught with his trousers down. Political capital by a very poor radio man from an extremely poor 'local' radio station for Wiltshire. They hate anything Labour as they are the mouthpiece for any part of the county other than Swindon. And, the county is Tory through and through, people who will vot for a blue hatstand, proven time and time again! They hate the town, what do you expect, any chance of bringing it into disrepute and they are well satisfied ... Ed was proably playing them at their own game ... of sheer ignorance, as he didn't fancy an interview with them, he was late for his brekkies? Who gives a monkeys if Mr Miliband is not briefed on this little sh1thole almost totally wrecked by the incompetents running it in recent years? Morsey
  • Score: -16

7:45pm Tue 20 May 14

Russell Holland says...

It's a shame the reporter didn't ask how if Miliband thought Mark Dempsey was doing a good job too.
It's a shame the reporter didn't ask how if Miliband thought Mark Dempsey was doing a good job too. Russell Holland
  • Score: 4

8:01pm Tue 20 May 14

ChannelX says...

Morsey wrote:
What you forget is that Swindon has no influence on anything anymore, so it ain't surprising that a busy politician at this particular time is caught with his trousers down.

Political capital by a very poor radio man from an extremely poor 'local' radio station for Wiltshire. They hate anything Labour as they are the mouthpiece for any part of the county other than Swindon. And, the county is Tory through and through, people who will vot for a blue hatstand, proven time and time again! They hate the town, what do you expect, any chance of bringing it into disrepute and they are well satisfied ... Ed was proably playing them at their own game ... of sheer ignorance, as he didn't fancy an interview with them, he was late for his brekkies?

Who gives a monkeys if Mr Miliband is not briefed on this little sh1thole almost totally wrecked by the incompetents running it in recent years?
Such bitterness. Such envy. Such a tantrum. Such a rant.

It could only come from a grand master of the Left.

Take a bow, Morsey.
[quote][p][bold]Morsey[/bold] wrote: What you forget is that Swindon has no influence on anything anymore, so it ain't surprising that a busy politician at this particular time is caught with his trousers down. Political capital by a very poor radio man from an extremely poor 'local' radio station for Wiltshire. They hate anything Labour as they are the mouthpiece for any part of the county other than Swindon. And, the county is Tory through and through, people who will vot for a blue hatstand, proven time and time again! They hate the town, what do you expect, any chance of bringing it into disrepute and they are well satisfied ... Ed was proably playing them at their own game ... of sheer ignorance, as he didn't fancy an interview with them, he was late for his brekkies? Who gives a monkeys if Mr Miliband is not briefed on this little sh1thole almost totally wrecked by the incompetents running it in recent years?[/p][/quote]Such bitterness. Such envy. Such a tantrum. Such a rant. It could only come from a grand master of the Left. Take a bow, Morsey. ChannelX
  • Score: 9

8:02pm Tue 20 May 14

Russell Holland says...

"Who gives a monkeys if Mr Miliband is not briefed on this little sh1thole almost totally wrecked by the incompetents running it in recent years?"

I think that is very harsh. Swindon Labour may not be doing very well, but there is no need to be rude.
"Who gives a monkeys if Mr Miliband is not briefed on this little sh1thole almost totally wrecked by the incompetents running it in recent years?" I think that is very harsh. Swindon Labour may not be doing very well, but there is no need to be rude. Russell Holland
  • Score: 5

8:31pm Tue 20 May 14

Davey Gravey says...

Would camoron know the answer to every Tory councilors name and location?
Of course he wouldn't.
You loony Tories can't help yourselves can you.
Would camoron know the answer to every Tory councilors name and location? Of course he wouldn't. You loony Tories can't help yourselves can you. Davey Gravey
  • Score: -2

8:35pm Tue 20 May 14

Davey Gravey says...

Russell Holland wrote:
"Who gives a monkeys if Mr Miliband is not briefed on this little sh1thole almost totally wrecked by the incompetents running it in recent years?"

I think that is very harsh. Swindon Labour may not be doing very well, but there is no need to be rude.
Clearly he meant your lot. Don't try to be funny. It doesn't suit you.
[quote][p][bold]Russell Holland[/bold] wrote: "Who gives a monkeys if Mr Miliband is not briefed on this little sh1thole almost totally wrecked by the incompetents running it in recent years?" I think that is very harsh. Swindon Labour may not be doing very well, but there is no need to be rude.[/p][/quote]Clearly he meant your lot. Don't try to be funny. It doesn't suit you. Davey Gravey
  • Score: -6

8:40pm Tue 20 May 14

house on the hill says...

beach1e wrote:
I couldnt tell you the incompetent that runs the council, i just hope they arent running it into the ground for much longer.
you have plenty to choose from they are all incompetent on all sides, just look round the place, that wasn't done by one party or another it was done by all of them!
[quote][p][bold]beach1e[/bold] wrote: I couldnt tell you the incompetent that runs the council, i just hope they arent running it into the ground for much longer.[/p][/quote]you have plenty to choose from they are all incompetent on all sides, just look round the place, that wasn't done by one party or another it was done by all of them! house on the hill
  • Score: -1

9:36pm Tue 20 May 14

house on the hill says...

ChannelX wrote:
Ed Miliband is paid £130,000 a year as Labour's leader. His wife earns £200,000 as a lawyer.

In total, the Miliband family income is around £330,00 per year (that's not including expenses).

They live in a house worth £2 Million.

They have two children.

If any good socialists out there actually believe the Milibands only spend £100 a week on their shopping, they're even more daft than I thought.
Wayne Rooney earns that in a week and a half, why is it always about how much they earn? He just has nothing new to offer from the last time they nearly bankrupted the country, surely that's more relevant as to why you shouldn't vote for his party? And all politicians lie, its in the job requirements
[quote][p][bold]ChannelX[/bold] wrote: Ed Miliband is paid £130,000 a year as Labour's leader. His wife earns £200,000 as a lawyer. In total, the Miliband family income is around £330,00 per year (that's not including expenses). They live in a house worth £2 Million. They have two children. If any good socialists out there actually believe the Milibands only spend £100 a week on their shopping, they're even more daft than I thought.[/p][/quote]Wayne Rooney earns that in a week and a half, why is it always about how much they earn? He just has nothing new to offer from the last time they nearly bankrupted the country, surely that's more relevant as to why you shouldn't vote for his party? And all politicians lie, its in the job requirements house on the hill
  • Score: -4

10:13pm Tue 20 May 14

Cleuso says...

Morsey wrote:
What you forget is that Swindon has no influence on anything anymore, so it ain't surprising that a busy politician at this particular time is caught with his trousers down.

Political capital by a very poor radio man from an extremely poor 'local' radio station for Wiltshire. They hate anything Labour as they are the mouthpiece for any part of the county other than Swindon. And, the county is Tory through and through, people who will vot for a blue hatstand, proven time and time again! They hate the town, what do you expect, any chance of bringing it into disrepute and they are well satisfied ... Ed was proably playing them at their own game ... of sheer ignorance, as he didn't fancy an interview with them, he was late for his brekkies?

Who gives a monkeys if Mr Miliband is not briefed on this little sh1thole almost totally wrecked by the incompetents running it in recent years?
As the station is centrally based in Swindon and the presenter is I understand a Bristolian, it rather puts your accusations right in the centre of the "sheer ignorance" bracket
[quote][p][bold]Morsey[/bold] wrote: What you forget is that Swindon has no influence on anything anymore, so it ain't surprising that a busy politician at this particular time is caught with his trousers down. Political capital by a very poor radio man from an extremely poor 'local' radio station for Wiltshire. They hate anything Labour as they are the mouthpiece for any part of the county other than Swindon. And, the county is Tory through and through, people who will vot for a blue hatstand, proven time and time again! They hate the town, what do you expect, any chance of bringing it into disrepute and they are well satisfied ... Ed was proably playing them at their own game ... of sheer ignorance, as he didn't fancy an interview with them, he was late for his brekkies? Who gives a monkeys if Mr Miliband is not briefed on this little sh1thole almost totally wrecked by the incompetents running it in recent years?[/p][/quote]As the station is centrally based in Swindon and the presenter is I understand a Bristolian, it rather puts your accusations right in the centre of the "sheer ignorance" bracket Cleuso
  • Score: 5

12:10am Wed 21 May 14

twasadawf says...

Always voted Labour but cannot vote for a party lead by this muppet looks like Ukip will be getting my Vote ,ps it should be mandatory that people vote even if they spoil there voting slip as at least they are making a statement
Always voted Labour but cannot vote for a party lead by this muppet looks like Ukip will be getting my Vote ,ps it should be mandatory that people vote even if they spoil there voting slip as at least they are making a statement twasadawf
  • Score: 0

12:13am Wed 21 May 14

lisers says...

so he didn't know who the guy was big deal ,he will be getting my vote anyway after being a lifetime tory voter Cameron has forced me to look at them differently Cameron is the worst prime-minister in history
so he didn't know who the guy was big deal ,he will be getting my vote anyway after being a lifetime tory voter Cameron has forced me to look at them differently Cameron is the worst prime-minister in history lisers
  • Score: -4

7:48am Wed 21 May 14

ChannelX says...

Davey Gravey wrote:
Would camoron know the answer to every Tory councilors name and location?
Of course he wouldn't.
You loony Tories can't help yourselves can you.
Said the bloke who doesn't support Labour but has already said he'll be voting for them locally.

You're fooling precisely nobody, Mr Gravey.

At least Cameron would be aware that I'm not a councillor, unlike you and your ridiculous Labour pals.
[quote][p][bold]Davey Gravey[/bold] wrote: Would camoron know the answer to every Tory councilors name and location? Of course he wouldn't. You loony Tories can't help yourselves can you.[/p][/quote]Said the bloke who doesn't support Labour but has already said he'll be voting for them locally. You're fooling precisely nobody, Mr Gravey. At least Cameron would be aware that I'm not a councillor, unlike you and your ridiculous Labour pals. ChannelX
  • Score: 3

10:06am Wed 21 May 14

trolley dolley says...

lisers wrote:
so he didn't know who the guy was big deal ,he will be getting my vote anyway after being a lifetime tory voter Cameron has forced me to look at them differently Cameron is the worst prime-minister in history
This is why we get our rubbish councillors, people just don't think things through.
[quote][p][bold]lisers[/bold] wrote: so he didn't know who the guy was big deal ,he will be getting my vote anyway after being a lifetime tory voter Cameron has forced me to look at them differently Cameron is the worst prime-minister in history[/p][/quote]This is why we get our rubbish councillors, people just don't think things through. trolley dolley
  • Score: 4

11:45am Wed 21 May 14

Badgersgetabadname says...

No I doubt Mr Cameron would be able to name every member of his party but surely ANYONE going into ANY meeting would either go through a briefing before or at the very least research the topics that would be relevant to the meeting I am going into. Basic business requirement NO job would keep someone that does not know how their own business runs.
It is an example of the contempt in which the powers that be hold all of us in. Again the argument seems to turn into our moron isnt as bad as yours.....Is that really a reason to vote?

Many people will go for UKIP as the other alternative but if that is something people are considering please read their other policies and do not vote in ignorance or just because the others are not fit for purpose.
Bear in mind that Mr Farage could not confirm who some of his leading party members were on the LBC interview.Saying that DC, EM are stupid and that these are criteria not to vote surely this means all parties are not fit for purpose?
No I doubt Mr Cameron would be able to name every member of his party but surely ANYONE going into ANY meeting would either go through a briefing before or at the very least research the topics that would be relevant to the meeting I am going into. Basic business requirement NO job would keep someone that does not know how their own business runs. It is an example of the contempt in which the powers that be hold all of us in. Again the argument seems to turn into our moron isnt as bad as yours.....Is that really a reason to vote? Many people will go for UKIP as the other alternative but if that is something people are considering please read their other policies and do not vote in ignorance or just because the others are not fit for purpose. Bear in mind that Mr Farage could not confirm who some of his leading party members were on the LBC interview.Saying that DC, EM are stupid and that these are criteria not to vote surely this means all parties are not fit for purpose? Badgersgetabadname
  • Score: -1

11:58am Wed 21 May 14

Badgersgetabadname says...

ChannelX wrote:
Ed Miliband is paid £130,000 a year as Labour's leader. His wife earns £200,000 as a lawyer.

In total, the Miliband family income is around £330,00 per year (that's not including expenses).

They live in a house worth £2 Million.

They have two children.

If any good socialists out there actually believe the Milibands only spend £100 a week on their shopping, they're even more daft than I thought.
This did make me chuckle.
And that is relevant to the story how?

Lawyers are highly educated people who have gone through a lengthy education system.
EM is leader of the opposition given what MP`s are paid should the leaders pay not be in line with that?

As you are someone who leans as far right (conservatives) do you really feel that expenses or housing is a well grounded argument?
Pretty sure the EM family house is paid for where as there are many, many houses used by people on both the left and right are not only used cost free but have in the past been used for profit???
[quote][p][bold]ChannelX[/bold] wrote: Ed Miliband is paid £130,000 a year as Labour's leader. His wife earns £200,000 as a lawyer. In total, the Miliband family income is around £330,00 per year (that's not including expenses). They live in a house worth £2 Million. They have two children. If any good socialists out there actually believe the Milibands only spend £100 a week on their shopping, they're even more daft than I thought.[/p][/quote]This did make me chuckle. And that is relevant to the story how? Lawyers are highly educated people who have gone through a lengthy education system. EM is leader of the opposition given what MP`s are paid should the leaders pay not be in line with that? As you are someone who leans as far right (conservatives) do you really feel that expenses or housing is a well grounded argument? Pretty sure the EM family house is paid for where as there are many, many houses used by people on both the left and right are not only used cost free but have in the past been used for profit??? Badgersgetabadname
  • Score: -3

1:02pm Wed 21 May 14

ChannelX says...

Just what we need.
Just what we need. ChannelX
  • Score: 0

1:06pm Wed 21 May 14

ChannelX says...

Badgersgetabadname wrote:
ChannelX wrote:
Ed Miliband is paid £130,000 a year as Labour's leader. His wife earns £200,000 as a lawyer.

In total, the Miliband family income is around £330,00 per year (that's not including expenses).

They live in a house worth £2 Million.

They have two children.

If any good socialists out there actually believe the Milibands only spend £100 a week on their shopping, they're even more daft than I thought.
This did make me chuckle.
And that is relevant to the story how?

Lawyers are highly educated people who have gone through a lengthy education system.
EM is leader of the opposition given what MP`s are paid should the leaders pay not be in line with that?

As you are someone who leans as far right (conservatives) do you really feel that expenses or housing is a well grounded argument?
Pretty sure the EM family house is paid for where as there are many, many houses used by people on both the left and right are not only used cost free but have in the past been used for profit???
Did you listen to the radio interview?

Miliband has been banging on about the 'cost of living crisis' and then completely no knowing how much his family spends on shopping each week.

He positions himself as a man of the people, an man who's in touch, when he has no clue about the absolute basics.

Of course, as his father was a communist, Ed Miliband's approach comes as little surprise.
[quote][p][bold]Badgersgetabadname[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ChannelX[/bold] wrote: Ed Miliband is paid £130,000 a year as Labour's leader. His wife earns £200,000 as a lawyer. In total, the Miliband family income is around £330,00 per year (that's not including expenses). They live in a house worth £2 Million. They have two children. If any good socialists out there actually believe the Milibands only spend £100 a week on their shopping, they're even more daft than I thought.[/p][/quote]This did make me chuckle. And that is relevant to the story how? Lawyers are highly educated people who have gone through a lengthy education system. EM is leader of the opposition given what MP`s are paid should the leaders pay not be in line with that? As you are someone who leans as far right (conservatives) do you really feel that expenses or housing is a well grounded argument? Pretty sure the EM family house is paid for where as there are many, many houses used by people on both the left and right are not only used cost free but have in the past been used for profit???[/p][/quote]Did you listen to the radio interview? Miliband has been banging on about the 'cost of living crisis' and then completely no knowing how much his family spends on shopping each week. He positions himself as a man of the people, an man who's in touch, when he has no clue about the absolute basics. Of course, as his father was a communist, Ed Miliband's approach comes as little surprise. ChannelX
  • Score: 2

1:45pm Wed 21 May 14

Davey Gravey says...

ChannelX wrote:
Davey Gravey wrote:
Would camoron know the answer to every Tory councilors name and location?
Of course he wouldn't.
You loony Tories can't help yourselves can you.
Said the bloke who doesn't support Labour but has already said he'll be voting for them locally.

You're fooling precisely nobody, Mr Gravey.

At least Cameron would be aware that I'm not a councillor, unlike you and your ridiculous Labour pals.
Who am I trying to fool?
Labour are not my pals either. Odd chap you are.
[quote][p][bold]ChannelX[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davey Gravey[/bold] wrote: Would camoron know the answer to every Tory councilors name and location? Of course he wouldn't. You loony Tories can't help yourselves can you.[/p][/quote]Said the bloke who doesn't support Labour but has already said he'll be voting for them locally. You're fooling precisely nobody, Mr Gravey. At least Cameron would be aware that I'm not a councillor, unlike you and your ridiculous Labour pals.[/p][/quote]Who am I trying to fool? Labour are not my pals either. Odd chap you are. Davey Gravey
  • Score: -1

3:04pm Wed 21 May 14

Badgersgetabadname says...

ChannelX wrote:
Badgersgetabadname wrote:
ChannelX wrote:
Ed Miliband is paid £130,000 a year as Labour's leader. His wife earns £200,000 as a lawyer.

In total, the Miliband family income is around £330,00 per year (that's not including expenses).

They live in a house worth £2 Million.

They have two children.

If any good socialists out there actually believe the Milibands only spend £100 a week on their shopping, they're even more daft than I thought.
This did make me chuckle.
And that is relevant to the story how?

Lawyers are highly educated people who have gone through a lengthy education system.
EM is leader of the opposition given what MP`s are paid should the leaders pay not be in line with that?

As you are someone who leans as far right (conservatives) do you really feel that expenses or housing is a well grounded argument?
Pretty sure the EM family house is paid for where as there are many, many houses used by people on both the left and right are not only used cost free but have in the past been used for profit???
Did you listen to the radio interview?

Miliband has been banging on about the 'cost of living crisis' and then completely no knowing how much his family spends on shopping each week.

He positions himself as a man of the people, an man who's in touch, when he has no clue about the absolute basics.

Of course, as his father was a communist, Ed Miliband's approach comes as little surprise.
No I didnt have been enjoying the sun and spot of fishing.
So its as stupid and hypocritical as Cameron etc trying to say we are all in this together.
Political debate....the ability to ignore what your side is doing while jumping all over the opposition.
[quote][p][bold]ChannelX[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Badgersgetabadname[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ChannelX[/bold] wrote: Ed Miliband is paid £130,000 a year as Labour's leader. His wife earns £200,000 as a lawyer. In total, the Miliband family income is around £330,00 per year (that's not including expenses). They live in a house worth £2 Million. They have two children. If any good socialists out there actually believe the Milibands only spend £100 a week on their shopping, they're even more daft than I thought.[/p][/quote]This did make me chuckle. And that is relevant to the story how? Lawyers are highly educated people who have gone through a lengthy education system. EM is leader of the opposition given what MP`s are paid should the leaders pay not be in line with that? As you are someone who leans as far right (conservatives) do you really feel that expenses or housing is a well grounded argument? Pretty sure the EM family house is paid for where as there are many, many houses used by people on both the left and right are not only used cost free but have in the past been used for profit???[/p][/quote]Did you listen to the radio interview? Miliband has been banging on about the 'cost of living crisis' and then completely no knowing how much his family spends on shopping each week. He positions himself as a man of the people, an man who's in touch, when he has no clue about the absolute basics. Of course, as his father was a communist, Ed Miliband's approach comes as little surprise.[/p][/quote]No I didnt have been enjoying the sun and spot of fishing. So its as stupid and hypocritical as Cameron etc trying to say we are all in this together. Political debate....the ability to ignore what your side is doing while jumping all over the opposition. Badgersgetabadname
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3:13pm Wed 21 May 14

ChannelX says...

Badgersgetabadname wrote:
ChannelX wrote:
Badgersgetabadname wrote:
ChannelX wrote:
Ed Miliband is paid £130,000 a year as Labour's leader. His wife earns £200,000 as a lawyer.

In total, the Miliband family income is around £330,00 per year (that's not including expenses).

They live in a house worth £2 Million.

They have two children.

If any good socialists out there actually believe the Milibands only spend £100 a week on their shopping, they're even more daft than I thought.
This did make me chuckle.
And that is relevant to the story how?

Lawyers are highly educated people who have gone through a lengthy education system.
EM is leader of the opposition given what MP`s are paid should the leaders pay not be in line with that?

As you are someone who leans as far right (conservatives) do you really feel that expenses or housing is a well grounded argument?
Pretty sure the EM family house is paid for where as there are many, many houses used by people on both the left and right are not only used cost free but have in the past been used for profit???
Did you listen to the radio interview?

Miliband has been banging on about the 'cost of living crisis' and then completely no knowing how much his family spends on shopping each week.

He positions himself as a man of the people, an man who's in touch, when he has no clue about the absolute basics.

Of course, as his father was a communist, Ed Miliband's approach comes as little surprise.
No I didnt have been enjoying the sun and spot of fishing.
So its as stupid and hypocritical as Cameron etc trying to say we are all in this together.
Political debate....the ability to ignore what your side is doing while jumping all over the opposition.
No comment on what I actually posted, then?
[quote][p][bold]Badgersgetabadname[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ChannelX[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Badgersgetabadname[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ChannelX[/bold] wrote: Ed Miliband is paid £130,000 a year as Labour's leader. His wife earns £200,000 as a lawyer. In total, the Miliband family income is around £330,00 per year (that's not including expenses). They live in a house worth £2 Million. They have two children. If any good socialists out there actually believe the Milibands only spend £100 a week on their shopping, they're even more daft than I thought.[/p][/quote]This did make me chuckle. And that is relevant to the story how? Lawyers are highly educated people who have gone through a lengthy education system. EM is leader of the opposition given what MP`s are paid should the leaders pay not be in line with that? As you are someone who leans as far right (conservatives) do you really feel that expenses or housing is a well grounded argument? Pretty sure the EM family house is paid for where as there are many, many houses used by people on both the left and right are not only used cost free but have in the past been used for profit???[/p][/quote]Did you listen to the radio interview? Miliband has been banging on about the 'cost of living crisis' and then completely no knowing how much his family spends on shopping each week. He positions himself as a man of the people, an man who's in touch, when he has no clue about the absolute basics. Of course, as his father was a communist, Ed Miliband's approach comes as little surprise.[/p][/quote]No I didnt have been enjoying the sun and spot of fishing. So its as stupid and hypocritical as Cameron etc trying to say we are all in this together. Political debate....the ability to ignore what your side is doing while jumping all over the opposition.[/p][/quote]No comment on what I actually posted, then? ChannelX
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4:53pm Wed 21 May 14

nigelej says...

Well I see grant shapps goes and does the same after mocking Ed on twitter no matter what party you are there really is nothing between them . Interesting thing is there's no comments on that story
Well I see grant shapps goes and does the same after mocking Ed on twitter no matter what party you are there really is nothing between them . Interesting thing is there's no comments on that story nigelej
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11:45am Thu 22 May 14

Badgersgetabadname says...

ChannelX wrote:
Badgersgetabadname wrote:
ChannelX wrote:
Badgersgetabadname wrote:
ChannelX wrote:
Ed Miliband is paid £130,000 a year as Labour's leader. His wife earns £200,000 as a lawyer.

In total, the Miliband family income is around £330,00 per year (that's not including expenses).

They live in a house worth £2 Million.

They have two children.

If any good socialists out there actually believe the Milibands only spend £100 a week on their shopping, they're even more daft than I thought.
This did make me chuckle.
And that is relevant to the story how?

Lawyers are highly educated people who have gone through a lengthy education system.
EM is leader of the opposition given what MP`s are paid should the leaders pay not be in line with that?

As you are someone who leans as far right (conservatives) do you really feel that expenses or housing is a well grounded argument?
Pretty sure the EM family house is paid for where as there are many, many houses used by people on both the left and right are not only used cost free but have in the past been used for profit???
Did you listen to the radio interview?

Miliband has been banging on about the 'cost of living crisis' and then completely no knowing how much his family spends on shopping each week.

He positions himself as a man of the people, an man who's in touch, when he has no clue about the absolute basics.

Of course, as his father was a communist, Ed Miliband's approach comes as little surprise.
No I didnt have been enjoying the sun and spot of fishing.
So its as stupid and hypocritical as Cameron etc trying to say we are all in this together.
Political debate....the ability to ignore what your side is doing while jumping all over the opposition.
No comment on what I actually posted, then?
You have lost the right to comment to me.
If not for the fact you are a moron then for your hypocritical pathetic attempts to debate.
You are actually incapable of intelligent cognitive thought you seem to spend your day looking down on others that for some reason you feel better than???

To accuse others of avoiding questions is I presume your attempt to troll (again). I know you will be already typing your reply to say off topic..hehe.
Shouty little man that is a failure wants to lord over those he feels are less than.
Just because matron brings you your tea does not make her a subject.
[quote][p][bold]ChannelX[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Badgersgetabadname[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ChannelX[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Badgersgetabadname[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ChannelX[/bold] wrote: Ed Miliband is paid £130,000 a year as Labour's leader. His wife earns £200,000 as a lawyer. In total, the Miliband family income is around £330,00 per year (that's not including expenses). They live in a house worth £2 Million. They have two children. If any good socialists out there actually believe the Milibands only spend £100 a week on their shopping, they're even more daft than I thought.[/p][/quote]This did make me chuckle. And that is relevant to the story how? Lawyers are highly educated people who have gone through a lengthy education system. EM is leader of the opposition given what MP`s are paid should the leaders pay not be in line with that? As you are someone who leans as far right (conservatives) do you really feel that expenses or housing is a well grounded argument? Pretty sure the EM family house is paid for where as there are many, many houses used by people on both the left and right are not only used cost free but have in the past been used for profit???[/p][/quote]Did you listen to the radio interview? Miliband has been banging on about the 'cost of living crisis' and then completely no knowing how much his family spends on shopping each week. He positions himself as a man of the people, an man who's in touch, when he has no clue about the absolute basics. Of course, as his father was a communist, Ed Miliband's approach comes as little surprise.[/p][/quote]No I didnt have been enjoying the sun and spot of fishing. So its as stupid and hypocritical as Cameron etc trying to say we are all in this together. Political debate....the ability to ignore what your side is doing while jumping all over the opposition.[/p][/quote]No comment on what I actually posted, then?[/p][/quote]You have lost the right to comment to me. If not for the fact you are a moron then for your hypocritical pathetic attempts to debate. You are actually incapable of intelligent cognitive thought you seem to spend your day looking down on others that for some reason you feel better than??? To accuse others of avoiding questions is I presume your attempt to troll (again). I know you will be already typing your reply to say off topic..hehe. Shouty little man that is a failure wants to lord over those he feels are less than. Just because matron brings you your tea does not make her a subject. Badgersgetabadname
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