Bill Bailey compares Labour leader Ed Miliband to ‘a plastic bag caught in a tree’: ‘No one knows how he got up there and no one can be bothered to get him down’

 

You can always count on Bill Bailey for a disparaging political comparison.

And the star of Black Books came up trumps during his new show, Bill Bailey Unplugged, earlier this week. 

Predicting the results of the general election in 2015, he described Labour leader Ed Miliband, rather unflatteringly, as being “like a plastic bag caught in a tree.”

"No one knows how he got up there and no one can be bothered to get him down," he said.

Bailey, who had appeared in Labour’s 2010 general election broadcasts, spoke about his growing dissatisfaction with the Labour party earlier this year.

"I find them increasingly frustrating because there seems to be a lack of direction,” he said in January.

 

"I’ve always been a Labour supporter, but ordinary working people are not being represented in the way that they used to."

Even more unflattering, however, was his description of current Prime Minister, Conservative leader David Cameron, whom he likened to a “congealed, laminated weasel”, according to The Times Diary.

The only trace of the Liberal Democrats after the ballots are cast in 2015, he said, would be “a bunch of flowers taped to some railings”.

UKIP, on the other hand, are a group of “sozzled berks”, whose policies largely centre round an electrified fence at Dover and a “no women in the bar area” rule.

Bill Bailey Unplugged continues on 18 April at the Leicester Square Theatre in London.

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