Thoughts on politics and life from a liberal perspective

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Will you be up for Balls?

There are rumours circulating that Ed Balls might lose his seat at the General Election. Apparently the bookies now have his Tory opponent as the narrow favourite.


I don't normally like these "decapitation strategy" campaigns. I think they are often misguided and more to the point they rarely work.

However in the case of the odious Mr Balls I could make an exception. One of the things that will keep me going on Thursday night/Friday morning (along with the Red Bull) is that in the same way as I was "up for Portillo" in 1997, the hope of being "up for Balls" in 2010.

3 comments:

burkesworks said...

Hmmm... odious as Eddiebollocks may be, his Conservative opponent is firmly on the Philip Davies/Nadine Dorries wing of the party rather than a cuddly Cameroonie. If Jim Monaghan does not win here, as the realist in me fears he won't, then the next most satisfying result would be Balls winning with a majority of one. Think of all that Ashcroft money down the toilet!

Cardinal Richelieu's mole said...

Balls though has important work to do in the next parliament - facilitating New Labour's final destruction.

History to be interpreted with any degree of insight requires perspective and perhaps if the Liberals do once again become one of the two main parties, then Labour and its grotesque reincarnation New Labour, having as R Reagan might have said, "been consigned to the ash heap of history", will be viewed simply as a temporary aberration that interrupted the Liberal Party's place in the duopoly.

Balls & co. need to answer the question "Why does New Labour exist?" and need to give a more compelling answer than that which is now apparent - "to further their careers".

Anonymous said...

This brings to mind the old adage: "You can lead a horse to water, but Ed Balls will still be a twat"