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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-12908837

It's true, I hate that insufferable smirking idiot.

David Cameron dubbed shadow chancellor Ed Balls "the most annoying person in modern politics" during noisy Commons exchanges.

The PM had his dig at Mr Balls as he was trying to answer a question from Labour MP Joan Whalley.

"I wish the shadow chancellor would occasionally shut up and listen to the answer," said Mr Cameron.

He told a grinning Mr Balls: "I may be alone in thinking him the most annoying person in modern politics."

And - with MPs in uproar - he added a further jibe about Mr Balls' supposed party leadership ambitions, saying: "I've got a feeling the leader of the opposition will one day agree with me, but there we are."

'Good-natured'

The prime minister then got on with answering Mrs Whalley's call for an enterprise zone for her Staffordshire constituency.

According to Mr Balls' office, the shadow chancellor had been shouting across the chamber at the prime minister to accuse him of not answering MPs' questions. He had waved a glass of water at Mr Cameron to suggest he should "calm down".

"We are pretty surprised he snapped. It clearly touched a nerve," said Mr Balls's spokesman.

The weekly Commons clash had got off to a good-natured start, with Mr Cameron congratulating Labour leader Ed Miliband on his forthcoming marriage to partner Justine, and the two men swapping jokes about organising a stag night.

But it became increasingly ill-tempered, as Mr Cameron laid into Mr Miliband's speech to the TUC anti-cuts rally in London's Hyde Park on Saturday.

"Far from standing on the shoulders of the suffragettes - or whatever nonsense we heard at the weekend - the fact is the right honourable gentleman is sitting in a great big pool of debt that was his creation and he's got absolutely no idea what to do about it," said Mr Cameron to loud Conservative cheers.

Then Mr Cameron brushed off a question from Labour's Chris Williamson by saying he had "no idea" who the MP was.

The Derby North MP had called for a personal apology from Mr Cameron, who he said had accused him of misleading people on an election leaflet over winter fuel payments.

"I can't believe I accused him of anything because I had absolutely no idea who he was," said Mr Cameron, adding that the government had kept the winter fuel payments as it had promised.

Mr Cameron's comments about Mr Balls came near the end of what was the last Prime Minister's Questions session for four weeks because of the Easter break.

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I watch PMQ and I hate David Cameron..........................................

he's so prone to vast understatement. :huh:

I see it to, and must agree, Balls is a big fat ****.

A career politician of the lowest ability, along with is Mrs.

His grasp of economics is truly bewildering.

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I see it to, and must agree, Balls is a big fat ****.

A career politician of the lowest ability, along with is Mrs.

His grasp of economics is truly bewildering.

The sight of Ed Balls, his wife or Ed Milliband provokes an uncontrollable urge to throw something at the TV,

still atleast I am not alone and it prevents the useless feckers from getting voted in for a while

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In truth my generation has been cursed with politicians who have been unfailingly disasterous.

I have observed over the years back to Wilson, that some have, no matter what their party, been able to talk comparative sense when in opposition.

However as soon as in power they immediately talk b*ll*x and theit performance matches their words.

I used to think, naively, that this was incompetence but now I see it was because they are self serving and making money, (sometimes vast amounts), for themsleves and engineering positions of power for the future.

I can think of countless examples and only 3 exceptions in all this time.

Worst of all once found out and proved to be dishonest and incompetent they so often either allowed back or courted by the media. This of course is a result of them engineering power successfully.

It really ought to be a case of f*ck off you thief/idiot/etc and give someone new a chance but some of these t*ssers are truly perennial.

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I wish the mothers had got back in to face the music for their actions. The problem is that they actually made the coalition look good which only goes to make me hate them even more. :(

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Hazel Blears was the worst, a horrible smug shrill troll.

IS the worst, she is still and MP.

Balls is certainly the most dangerous man in British politics. A kind of opportunist demagogue like Hitler.

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Am no fan of Balls but there are a few that trump him, in no particular order:

Harrier Harman (got to be top of any hate-list of pols)

Jeffrey *unt (tops my list of smug-self-satisfied, profoundly irritating Tories)

Grant Shapps (born without a proper-length neck - so smarmy he makes me sick)

Cleggover (nuff said)

Phillip Hammond (third placed Tory after shapps and *unt

George Osborne (so squeaky, only his posh vowels stop him from coming across like a David Beckham that learned to count)

Warsi (the Prescott of the Tory party, a one-woman disaster zone)

Danny Alexander (so over-promoted he makes Bob Ainsworth look like PM material)

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I watched that 'live', it made my day :D.

Ditto and ditto.

Unfortunately, Balls has skin like a rhinoceros.

I'm not so sure, his initial response (a kind of double eye-brow raise smirk thing) made him look a little lost for words and discomfited.

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And another thing...

All this 'calm down, calm down' crap that you can see Ed and Ed repeating.

They tried to play it as though they had 'successfully' got under Cameron's skin -- and, therefore, 'won' in some way.

Biased I may be, but I'm pretty sure to most people it will look like the PM came out on top in that little fracas.

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Am no fan of Balls but there are a few that trump him, in no particular order:

Jeffrey *unt (tops my list of smug-self-satisfied, profoundly irritating Tories)

Ain't being picky here - just seeking clarification.

Do you mean Jeremy?

Our good ol' MP, "Jeremy Rhymingslang" the "Kulcha Secritree," who hates renters as much as the Wilsons?

Just want to make sure we're both focusing our joint disgust on the right tw@t :D

B

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I don't normally care about any politician and have no strong views. However, I must admit to a true loathing of Ed Balls.

+ many

I am no fan of many politicians but there are not many who I would actually wish to thump should I ever have the misfortune to meet any of them - Balls is one of the few.

Balls is the epitomy of the worst of all politicians, his smug cheap jibes and disregard for the facts is embarassing but he knows he can get away with it as the Labour core vote is so strong and most of them are thick enough to believe him. He cares nothing for the core Labour support - much like the rest of his party - they are relying on people believing they represent the old idea of the 'Labour' party, so many Labour voters have not yet realised the party no longer represents anyone but themselves.

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Ain't being picky here - just seeking clarification.

Do you mean Jeremy?

Our good ol' MP, "Jeremy Rhymingslang" the "Kulcha Secritree," who hates renters as much as the Wilsons?

Just want to make sure we're both focusing our joint disgust on the right tw@t :D

B

The very man.

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Balls is the epitomy of the worst of all politicians, his smug cheap jibes and disregard for the facts is embarassing but he knows he can get away with it as the Labour core vote is so strong and most of them are thick enough to believe him. He cares nothing for the core Labour support - much like the rest of his party - they are relying on people believing they represent the old idea of the 'Labour' party, so many Labour voters have not yet realised the party no longer represents anyone but themselves.

and yet Labour have people like Kate Hoey, Charles Clarke, Frank Field, Alan Johnson, John Hutton

not saying I agree with their politico-economic views, but they are commitment politicians, and care for their constituents, deeply

Brown and Balls made sure he got rid of them from front bench politics, their greatest electoral strength. Unbelievable.

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and yet Labour have people like Kate Hoey, Charles Clarke, Frank Field, Alan Johnson, John Hutton

not saying I agree with their politico-economic views, but they are commitment politicians, and care for their constituents, deeply

Brown and Balls made sure he got rid of them from front bench politics, their greatest electoral strength. Unbelievable.

Yes, I possibly was a bit harsh with my previous comment. There must be good true Labour politicians in the party but the problem is those with the biggest mouths tend to be those who have forgotten their party roots the most.

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Yes, I possibly was a bit harsh with my previous comment. There must be good true Labour politicians in the party but the problem is those with the biggest mouths tend to be those who have forgotten their party roots the most.

yep

I wasn't being critical of you

I have a feeling that if AV+ is implemented, it will be good for the labour party and improve their politics, having an outside influence preventing them from selecting Balls and Browns for the front bench, as that way no-one would ever form a coalition with them

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and yet Labour have people like Kate Hoey, Charles Clarke, Frank Field, Alan Johnson, John Huttonnot saying I agree with their politico-economic views, but they are commitment politicians, and care for their constituents, deeply

Brown and Balls made sure he got rid of them from front bench politics, their greatest electoral strength. Unbelievable.

Correct, some respect for those old school labour MP's,

But Blair, Brown, Balls, Cooper, Prescott, Straw, Alexander, Blears, Mendleson, Cambell and co were all lying, cheating, bar stewards who have stolen the real labour party from it's members, they are all champagne socialists, who command no respect at all.

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