Sunday, 8 December 2013


I am not a Doctor, in fact my only health training is a one day, yearly refresher course in first aid over a 25 year period, but I have serious concerns over the health of the Socialist leadership.

Did you see Ed Ball’s response to George Osborne’s Autumn Budget Statement on Thursday? Ed’s face got red and redder, and I was concerned that he was going to have some serious breakdown.

In the meanwhile Ed Milibands face got white and whiter. I wasn’t sure if it was the result of anaemia or the abject failure of Ed Balls to face down the Tory benches opposite. On the other side of Ed Ball was Harriet Harmen and she looked as though she had a serious case of toothache.

Ed Balls is supposed to be a bright bloke, but there was no analysis of the Autumn Statement and when he came out with the one liner that he thought George Osborne was in denial, the Tories erupted in laughter and the Socialists were left in silence, trying to grasp where it had all gone wrong.
Even Labour MPs denounced his performance as one of the worst they have seen in the Commons.
Red-faced and shouting, the Shadow Chancellor faced mockery as he refused to acknowledge rising growth and continued to insist that he was right to oppose austerity all along.
Labour MPs questioned whether their party’s focus on the cost of living was enough to win them the election without a better economic message. The answer is simple, NO. 

Balls had two quite shocking performances in his last two big appearances in the chamber, and the other Ed must be wondering what to do about him.

Balls tried to put a brave face on his performance. He said: ‘I’ve got a bit of a sore throat. It was very, very loud. There are a lot of working people in this country who are seeing their living standards falling and no one to speak for them. I’m not going to allow 300 Tory MPs to shout me down.’
In his previous disaster he blamed his stammer, which he had fortunately got over on Thursday.

Since the Coalition was formed in May 2010. Ed Balls has been George Osborne's sternest critic. Increasingly his words have come back to haunt him.

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