Sunday, August 03, 2008

Balls Makes His Move

I note that Gaby Hinsliff in The Observer says Ed Balls is 'a potential candidate' for Prime Minister. In fact, Balls is already well ahead with his preparations for power. 'Lord' Archer has agreed to be his Chancellor, Amanda Marcotte is coming over from the States as his internet adviser, John Prescott himself has agreed to take over at the Foreign Office and Balls's wife, Yvette Cooper, is going to knock the Home Office into shape. There is only one dream ticket and it's Balls.


  1. Presumably we will become an interesting laughing stock amongst the nations for having a Prime Minister Balls?

    Will our association of balls with courage carry?

    Oh how desparately childish of me

  2. We'd probably make a good, in fact unbeatable laughing stock.

    Sid James as Foreign Secretary in a Ballsite Cabinet, calling in ambassadors' wives for a "dressing down" rather than the ambassadors. And Tommy Cooper as Chancellor giving his Budget speech. "Ladies and Gentlemen, I have with me an empty box, see. That's the National Savings in there." - MPs laugh nervously - "I will now close the box and abbrasheeshkebab!" - adjusts fez - "I said kedabbrababsheesh!" - opens box - "and ... there's nothing in it."

    The Chancellor then sits down. At least it would be an honest assessment of current economic policy.

  3. Excuse me, I'm off for an Ed.

  4. Eduardo Cajones? I don't think he'll have much trouble with Johnny Foreigner.