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Ed Balls

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Would you trust your child to this man?

Edward Michael 'Ed' Balls (born 25 February 1967) is Labour MP for the West Yorkshire constituency of Normanton and is thus one of the Labour MPs who shat their pants when Northern Rock went tits up.

A Brownite, he believes in the big lie, micro management and ignoring the real issues - with a heavy dose of contempt for the electorate.

Currently (since June 2007) Eddie baby has been Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families and is thus the arch enemy of MDN.

He's (conveniently) married to Yvette Cooper MP, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury. So any t-shirts you want to print saying 'Yvette Cooper kisses Balls' can be accurate in several senses.

During the expenses scandal in the House of Commons, he and his wife tried via court injunction to hide that they

  • 'flipped homes' 3 times in 2 years,
  • claim £600 each month in food,
  • had their expenses docked, after each submitted two monthly claims for mortgage interest of nearly £1,300 when their mortgage statements showed the interest-only element of their mortgage stood at £733.

He does exactly what it says on his tin... talks balls.