LDVideo … Balls, Murdoch & Jon Culshaw’s Brown rap

Welcome to the latest LDVideo instalment, featuring three of the most memorable video clips doing the rounds on the blogosphere.

First up is Ed Balls – the guy might have a debating style reminiscent of a school bully demanding tuck money, but here he completely out-smarts tongue-tied Tory education spokesman Michael Gove:


(Hat-tip: Sam Coates).

The second clip shows Rupert Murdoch furiously denying suggestions that he alleged President Obama made a racist remark, followed by Rupert Murdoch alleging that President Obama made a racist remark:


(Hat-tip: Marbury).

And finally for today, enjoy impressionist Jon Culshaw’s G. Brown rap (“I’ll go cap in my hand to the I to the M to the F”):

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2 Comments

  • Herbert Brown 21st Nov '09 - 10:49am

    “First up is Ed Balls … here he completely out-smarts tongue-tied Tory education spokesman Michael Gove”

    You really think so?

    By making out that 3.75 – 1.4 = ? is a “really hard” question, to which he doesn’t know the answer?

    It’s bad enough that anyone could think that question was appropriate to a GCSE exam rather than a primary school arithmetic test, but that the cabinet minister in charge of education should be incapable of performing a simple subtraction is truly frightening.

  • Mr Brown is right: specialist biological facts are not something that everyone is expected to know.

    But ordinary mental arithmetic is, and that’s what we have here. Eleven-year-olds used to answer that sort of question with ease. But GCSE Candidates…….?

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