Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Ed Balls : Don't stop eating the sweets, or you might feel sick

From the Herald -

"Mr Balls, visiting a car dealership in the city, attacked Mr Salmond's calls for fiscal autonomy in Scotland. He said: "Does he still think that Scottish financial regulation should be separate from the UK even after what happened to RBS? It's completely barmy.""

I'm trying desperately hard to follow your logic, Ed, honest I am. The catastrophe that befell RBS happened under the UK regulatory framework - and that's somehow supposed to prove that not remaining within that framework would be "barmy"?

Perhaps it's time to give one of Mr. Kevin Baker's tedious catchphrases an appropriate outing for the first time in its long history. What do you do when an approach has clearly failed, according to Ed Balls? You do it again, only HARDER!!!!

I'm also more than a touch confused by Balls' line of attack on the currency that might be used in an independent Scotland. He claims that taking Scotland into the euro would be "crackers", but also thinks that Scotland having its own exchange rate would be "madness". Is anyone else spotting the slight contradiction here? It's as if he memorised a list of synonyms for the word 'crazy', and was determined to use every last one of them, regardless of the suggestion actually put to him. "Would you like the curtains closed, Mr Balls?" "Closed curtains? That's bonkers." "Open, then, Mr Balls?" "Open? You're a fruitcake."

10 comments:

  1. Ezio Auditore da Firenze III e di Scozia IApril 26, 2011 at 7:34 PM

    Alone I pass a lonely road

    http://bit.ly/hcejsa

    Some Lermontov, Shashina and Shtokolov to heal the soul.

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  2. Ezio Auditore da Firenze - Together We Can Make Florence BetterApril 26, 2011 at 7:53 PM

    I did NOT post that.

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  3. I checked Statcounter, Ezio, and whoever posted the first comment was a visitor from PB. If I was going to hazard a guess I'd say it was probably Seth O Logue - he's utterly convinced that your 'PB persona' was SeanT, and that you are someone else pretending to be the original Ezio (hence the 'III e di Scozia'). I've tried explaining to him, but it's no use...

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  4. Ezio Auditore da Firenze III e di Scozia IApril 26, 2011 at 8:09 PM

    Have you just walked off the set of "The Magic Roundabout"?

    You are now Ezio Auditore da Firenze the posthumous. You are but Iain Gray interred.

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  5. Ezio Auditore da Firenze - Together We Can Make Florence BetterApril 26, 2011 at 8:12 PM

    What a ridiculous state of affairs.

    If Seth could return to the right-wing swamp that is PB, we'd all be most grateful.

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  6. Ezio Auditore da Firenze III e di Scozia IApril 26, 2011 at 8:21 PM

    PB is Politically Balanced.

    For example, its current Poster of the Year has voted for all the main UK parties.

    If you treat her nicely she may even vote for the peripherals.

    P.S. What's wrong with Lermontov?

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  7. Ezio Auditore da Firenze - Together We Can Make Florence BetterApril 26, 2011 at 8:39 PM

    Speaking as I of course do, as a classic PB troll I know that the first rule of trolling is that one should be entertaining.

    EPIC TROLL FAIL
    Classic Ezio = FULL OF WIN

    And with that, I'm sure James would appreciate it if his esteemed blog could get back to making Unionists and rightists look foolish.

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  8. "For example, its current Poster of the Year has voted for all the main UK parties."

    I'm getting to the point where I'd quite like to see photographic evidence of that, Seth. After all, she herself wasn't prepared to take Alice at face value, but I don't recall Alice ever saying anything that was more improbable than the idea of Plato voting against the Tories.

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  9. Ezio Auditore da Firenze III e di Scozia IApril 26, 2011 at 9:13 PM

    I am not sure anyone was prepared to take Alice at face value least of all 'herself'.

    You should note that Plato has taken a road South in geography and one North in maturity. It is not unknown for such journeys to reach a blue nirvana.

    I am very disappointed you keep a bawdy house up here in North Lanarkshire. A poor traveller from the cradle of the renaissance knocks on your door and is shown a sign saying "No Unionists, No Tories".

    I think you need to release some Scots compassion and hospitality, James. I am beginning to fear I'll be put on the next charter flight to Tripoli.

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  10. "and one North in maturity"

    Has she (metaphorically speaking) reached Captain Scott's hut yet?

    "A poor traveller from the cradle of the renaissance knocks on your door and is shown a sign saying "No Unionists, No Tories"."

    You must be seeing things, Seth. Tories and Unionists are more than welcome to give their two penn'orth here - just so long as they don't impersonate fine upstanding Florentine noblemen.

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