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."
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.
- 2 Moscow voted the world's unfriendliest city
- 3 Idris Elba is ‘too street’ to play 007, says James Bond author
- 4 Pansexual: What is it - and when did the term gain popularity?
- 5 I'm pansexual – here are the five biggest misconceptions about my sexuality
Bono's group has made more money from Facebook investment than from all his music
Miley Cyrus calls out hypocrisy of women’s nipples being taboo
Auschwitz museum defends mist showers installed during heat wave after visitor complains they are reminiscent of gas chambers
More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
Nazi 'gold train': Fire engulfs suspected location of vehicle in Poland
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
Tony Blair attacks Jeremy Corbyn's 'Alice In Wonderland' politics
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
Iain Duncan Smith 'should resign over disability benefit death figures', says Jeremy Corbyn
UN investigating British Government over human rights abuses caused by IDS welfare reforms
£20000 - £30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: An Internal Recruiter (manufact...
£50000 - £55000 per annum + 25 days holidays & benefits: Ashdown Group: HR Man...
£40000 - £48000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This software company specialis...
£28000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: A successful organisation...