Friday, October 30, 2009

Miliband Campaign Is Already Over

Likes Tony Blair's campaign for the EU Presidency, it looks like David Miliband's nascent campaign to be EU High Representative hasn't got off to a good start. Here's what the Chairman of the Polish Law and Justice Party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, has said today...

We respect David Miliband as Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom. But before we could consider him for the role of EU High Representative, we must politely ask him to apologise for the remarks he has made about our party and our leading MEP Michal Kaminski. Law and Justice is a major party in Poland, and our country’s President is from our party. We understand that Mr Miliband has made a mistake, and we would ask him to correct it.

No chance. I don't think Mr Miliband quite realises how badly his vituperative remarks have gone down in Poland.

I wonder what the future holds for David Miliband. He certainly won't be leader of the Labour Party. He also won't be getting the EU job. Anyone suggest what he might do next?

49 comments:

Cardiff Blogger said...

I don't have any predictions. I've a few suggestions though.

It doesn't add up... said...

I hear he's visiting Moscow shortly?

Anonymous said...

Today has been a good day.

Edgar said...

Leader of the Conservative Party? The Tories do need one.

JBW said...

Perhaps he could apply for a temporary job at the Post Office:-)

Dungeekin said...

Welllll....I guess he could compete against His Tonyness for the next Presidency to crop up...

D

Neil said...

Well my local burger king are looking for staff so he could always apply.

Anonymous said...

Miliband, Broon and all their fellow McLabour 5th columnists should deffinitley be 'lined up' for something, and i dont mean for jobs.

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The Englishman is a rabid nationalist. They are perhaps the most nationalist people in the world ... When you hear the English talk of this war you sometimes almost want them to lose it to show them how things are. They have the greatest contempt for the continent in general and for the French in particular. They didn't like the French before the defeat: (1) because they don't have order, (2) because they talk too much, (3) because they change their ministers every month, etc. Since the defeat, they have the greatest contempt for the French Army ... England first. This slogan is taken for granted by the English people as a whole. To lose their empire would be the worst possible humiliation.

Ralph Miliband, diary entry (1940)

http://1tys.sl.pt

Anonymous said...

He could get a tempory job at the Post Office

Anonymous said...

Perhaps he should get a real job where he works in the real world instead of the hothouse that is westminster.

Anonymous said...

I suggest that this wretched young man seeks admission to a contemplative monastic order. One which enjoins silence at all times.

Jez

trevorsden said...

Stick his head down the toilet?

Stepney said...

I'm sorry to have to break this to you Iain but you must be mistaking your readership with people who give a f*ck.

What banana boy does after his predictable and imminent fall from grace (sic), is of as much consequence as a fart in a hurricane.

He could go on and lead the Labour Party in its bloodbath opposition, he could stick a pencil up his arse, cover himself in syrup and call himself a toffee apple,

Just as long as he doesn't start a war with his naive stupidity in the meantime, and accordingly keeps his mouth shut until May 2010, we SO don't care what David does next.

Constantly Furious said...

Milliband is a complete 'Unpleasant EnC*NTter', to to re-use your latest phrase.. ;-)

Sunder Katwala said...

Won't it be QMV? So no Polish veto, still less a Law & Justice veto. (And they have the Presidency but are no longer in government, after their coalition (to which they invited the Self-Defence League) collapsed, so where the Polish votes go will depend on complex internal politics).

Dan Hannan tweets this afternoon that Blair is waning and Miliband waxing, so clearly views on the right differ ....

But if the new Tory group is at the heart of Eu affairs, no doubt they will have a decisive influence, though Toby Helm notes today that the ECR group did not even meet while the jobs were being discussed by the larger groups.

JGS said...

Surely Blair can fix him up with something at one of his many enterprises.

Anonymous said...

I predict he will jump up and suggest himself for leader as that is the only top job he can go for.

I am genuinely torn between wanting the tories to behave like politicians should AND emulating these idiotic authoritarian scum bags to ensure they are out for a generation.

They have no honour, are unaccountable and incompetent.

Simon said...

Maybe he'll take up blogging as an alternative to being an MP

seebag said...

How about opening a banana shop?

Paul Linford said...

Not sure how you can be so certain he won't be leader of the Labour Party, especially if it comes down to a post-election contest against Ed Balls. All the older contenders (Harman, Johnson et al) will be over the hill by then, and it is doubtful whether any of the younger ones (Purnell, Burnham, Brother Ed) would want to stand against David and split the anti-Balls vote.

David is also by far the likeliest pre-election replacement for Brown, especially now the party seems to have accepted Johnson's estimation of himself as not up to it.

Anonymous said...

Anyone suggest what he might do next?

Rent Boy?

Anonymous said...

I really don't believe he wanted the EU job anyway.

Anonymous said...

He can be Tony Blair's butler/valet.

tapestry said...

David Miliband needs to calm down.

He's accusing too many people of the nastiest things known to mankind, without proper evidence or justification.

In the process, he's invented a new term for the English language - to 'milify'...to 'vilify' without reason.

Hampshire Tory said...

He'll have to take up his paper round again.

Dave Cole said...

Is that the same D Miliband who has said he's not available for the job?

Miller 2.0 said...

Yeah what the Tories and the L&J Party say in Europe really matters, lollollol

The Boiling Frog said...

I've never understood why Miliband is held in such high esteem by the media and his own party (especially when it comes to the Labour leader speculation)

One or even two gaffes is fair enough in a politician's life, but Miliband makes more gaffes than a gaffery in gaffesvile.

He's so 'clever' he's stupid

sinosimon said...

he could concentrate on shovelling his father's marxism down the throats of the poor dupes on Common Purpose courses perhaps........failed revolutionaries generally enjoy banging on about their pet theories to anyone who will listen....he could maybe get Jack Straw, trotskyist, Mandelson, young communist, Darling, trotskyist, Reid, communist, Ainsworth, marxist, Milburn, trotskyist, hain,don't care what party it is as long as I'm in the spotlight, or any of the dozens of other fellow travellers( Charlie Whelan, communist and Gordon's right hand man, derek simpson , communist, bob crow......oh we could play this game for ever.....)

Anonymous said...

Market Stall?

Fruit & Veg?

"Get yer luverly bananas here..."

Auntie Flo' said...

"Any suggestions?"

Don't tempt me.

There are so many horrendous places and positions I am would just love to see Miliblob in.

Most of all, hoever, I would love to see him made to pay for selling his country out to the EU...a nice long term of imprisonment?

dominic said...

Sergei Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (and former Permanent Rep of Russia to the UN) put the man Milliband in his place, harshly, but accurately ("Who the f*** are you to tell me what to do? What the f*** do you know about Russia"). And...well, he was more or less right in summing up the man's abilities. He just isn't credible as a senior figure at national, let alone, European level. The perpetual sixth former is an embarrassment! That is all.

As for his prospects...hmm, maybe he could stand on the 4th plinth in Trafalgar Square?

Anonymous said...

He could break away from Labour with a new Gang of Four (like SDP in the 80s) The delightful four will be Milliband, Ed Balls, Yvette Cooper and Harriet Harman and they can tell us how well they can run the country together.

Anonymous said...

Looks like Milliband Snr from the Upper Sixth has slipped on his own banana skin. It's not all bad though, so long as he lands on his face - he could not get any weirder looking if it gets damaged - his brains in his arse will be OK.

Cynic said...

Banana salesman. Should be within his capabilities.... just

Liz said...

stick his banana where the sun don't shine.......

Anonymous said...

How about head monkey keeper at the Monkey Sanctuary, Cornwall.

Bannana anyone?

Yours Aye,

Ex Bootneck

Anonymous said...

You don't know much about Poland if you take the utterings of the Law and Justice Party as representative of mainstream opinion. Your quote is from one of the Kaczynski brothers', the other being the President who has been a pain in the arse for the mainstream centre right government, who has burnt effigies of Lech Walesa, the hero of Solidarity, and has orchestrated the smear campaign claiming Walesa was a communist agent. When Walesa called the Kaczynski's 'fools' members of the Law and Justice Party wanted to have him arrested.

Classy friends you have there Iain.

judith said...

Oi, the Monkey Sanctuary is a wonderful place, filled with intelligent woolly monkeys and successfully run by principled humans - in what way would D Miliblob fit in?

norman.darzi said...

Miliband, the 7 year old banan boy can sleep in comfort that the Fabian Society is behind him! But it will not wash with Merkels and Sarkozys.

Gargoyles Are Him said...

A Gargoyle Template?

killemallletgodsortemout said...

He could become a bonnet mascot for a snatch Land Rover in Afghanistan.

Johnny Norfolk said...

He is a boy trying to do a mans job. No chance

Anonymous said...

I hope he goes up his own backside!

Houdini said...

What will he do next?

How's about representing the people he is paid to represent?

John said...

Roadsweeper in Barrow-in-Furness ?

He should join the Lib Dems. He's got all the requirements: conceited and irrelevant.

Geppetto said...

I was thinking of offering him the job of shoveling the sh!t out of my cuckoo clock. Unfortunately, upon reading his CV, it would appear that he lacks even the basic qualification of determining what is sh!t and what is not.

Dimoto said...

Diary Secretary to Blair, and replacing Shirley Williams as the verbose but useless lefty rent-a-rant, when the BBC want to stack the QT panel.

Bishop Brennan said...

Well, I gather that there is a Miliband family history of betraying your country in favour of invading forces. Perhaps he will lead the EU 'army' (1 Frenchman with a stale baguette, and 2 Germans with a rusty penknife) in its attempt to invade England following the election of a Tory Government?

No doubt, Jack Straw will follow his grandfather's example, and register as a conscientious objector to the war. As he has no conscience, however, he will be found to be lying and follow his grandfather into jail... Oh well, I can dream!