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Punching Balls

Ed "balls" Balls: come on, you would, wouldn't you? Punch him I mean. Until he passed out. And then you'd continue to punch him because he has a face you would never, ever tire of punching. The punch-able cunt.

Various bloggers have picked up on this story about Jack Straw threatening to punch Ed Balls, but I think that Shuggy sums it up neatly.
I have to say that Jack Straw, what with his authoritarianism when he was Home Secretary, isn't my favourite politician but I have to say two things in his favour here:
  1. Compared to what followed, we look back on our Jack's tenure in the Home Office as a halcyon liberal age.*

  2. Punching Ed Balls strikes me as an excellent idea on a number of different levels.

My gripe would be that our Jack merely 'threatened' to punch Ed Balls and didn't follow through with such an eminently sensible policy idea. Such is the indecisiveness that palsies this administration.

I couldn't have put it better myself. I mean, I could have used a bit more swearing, but Shuggy's covered the essentials and there are others upon whom I have bile to heap. Besides, I'd just end up repeating myself.

Leave 'im, Devil; 'e ain't worf it!


Even since Straw was taken out of the Home Office, it's been scandal after disaster after scandal. I'd prefer to have the least incompetent Labour guy in the job before the next general election.
Anonymous said…
I don't know who would qualify as "the least incompetent" they are all pretty much of the same ilk. I do agree though, Balls Up has a face you could never tire of punching.
Anonymous said…
I do not approve of hitting government ministers but I very much do approve of them being tried in a court for flagrant lying, cheating, fraud, corruption and gross misrepresentation. This, naturally, after they have been voted out of office and all their assets squandered as they have so dutifully squandered public money.

Once found guilty (sadly, an almost inevitable conclusion when the facts are known) they would spend the next thirty five years locked up with various louts and thugs in a jail so they can practice their oratory skills there.

On release they could then be deported to a small rocky island in the Atlantic where food, good weather permitting, be sent by helicopter. Each parcel of gruel labelled "with grateful thanks by a happy and free public"
Anonymous said…
It has occured to me that Jack Straw may have been held back by the fact that he was not yet at the front of the Queueof people wanting to punch Ed Balls.

Don't worry jack there are only about 50 million people who want to punch "Blinky" so you might get to the front of the queue one day
Anonymous said…
At least his missus realises which way they're heading at the next election:

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