The Renegade Parent has a great post about Ed Balls.
I have been looking into this creature over the last few days, and found two articles that sum him up perfectly:
Our children have had the MMR jab, says Brown’s Cabinet friend
By GLEN OWEN
A key Cabinet ally of Gordon Brown has let it be known his children have had the controversial MMR vaccine, in a clear break with former Premier Tony Blair’s policy of refusing to discuss the issue.
Going public: Yvette Cooper and Ed Balls with baby Elle in 1999
Schools Secretary Ed Balls, who has three children with his wife, Communities Minister Yvette Cooper, sanctioned the release of the information in the week that officials revealed Britain is in the middle of the worst measles outbreak for 20 years.
In allowing the disclosure, Mr Balls – who was Mr Brown’s right-hand man at the Treasury for nearly a decade – has broken ranks with Mr Blair’s long-standing ban on Ministers saying whether their children have had the controversial vaccine.
Campaigners are now calling on the Prime Minister to declare publicly that his children, too, have had the MMR inoculation.
Take-up of the vaccine, which also protects against mumps and rubella, plummeted after Dr Andrew Wakefield published research in 1998 that claimed it was linked to autism and bowel problems.
Mr Blair – who has repeatedly refused to say whether his son, Leo, had the jab – was furious at the embarrassment caused to him in January 2001 when Ms Cooper told a newspaper that her daughter, Ellie, had received the inoculation.
He later slapped the ban on Ministers speaking about their personal decisions.
Since then, Mr Balls and Ms Cooper – who is also in the Cabinet – have had two more children reach vaccination age (there are two injections, one at 13 months and a booster between the ages of three and five).
Mr Balls’ decision to lead by example follows a warning from the Health Protection Agency that the number of children suffering from measles has trebled in the past 11 weeks.
The HPA, concerned that even more children will be infected as the autumn term begins, has urged parents to add MMR to their back-to-school list.
After Dr Wakefield published his research in The Lancet, take-up of the vaccine fell to 80 per cent.
It has since recovered to 88 per cent, which is still short of the 95 per cent rate the HPA recommends.
The study is being scrutinised by medical watchdog the General Medical Council in a professional misconduct hearing involving Dr Wakefield and two of his co-authors.
Meanwhile, in a series of briefings timed to coincide with the start of the new term, Mr Balls announced he will write to every headteacher in the country to urge them to help deliver ‘a world-class education for every child’.
The new term also sees the start of a ban on schools selling fizzy drinks, chocolates or sweets in vending machines.
From now on, pupils will have to choose from foods such as bagels, muffins and breadsticks.
This is a man (and his ‘wife’) who would use (and if he gave the MMR specifically for this purpose, SACRIFICE) his daughter’s health to show support and undying loyalty for the evil gargoyle Gordon Brown, and to curry political favor.
If he will do this with his own child, imagine what he would do with yours? Well, you do not have to; you have the Balls and Badman report in your hands.
And here, we have an example of the Balls anti family agenda, where the school and the state are the new parent in the totalitarian dystopia being born in the UK:
Teachers ‘must worry about pupils when they go home’, warns education secretary Balls
Teachers have a responsibility for what happens to children after they return home from school, Education Secretary Ed Balls warned today.
On the day that he and Gordon Brown are launching a national debate in Bristol on the future of children’s services, Mr Balls has urged schools to do more beyond their gates.
“Not every school sees their responsibility as worrying about what happens when the child goes home… and they should,” he told The Guardian.
Praising breakfast clubs for giving children a good start, Mr Balls added: “A little boy may not eat between leaving school and coming back the next day. There’s no way the school can solve that problem.
“It requires parents with the support of social services to do that, but the school can provide an early warning.”
Mr Balls dismissed Tory claims that society in Britain is “broken” following the spate of killings of teenagers in London and other cities.
“There are always going to be some kids that get into more serious trouble with the law, but we shouldn’t demonise young people.”
Prime Minister Gordon Brown today opened the first new school built under the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme.
He arrived at the Bristol Brunel Academy in the inner city Speedwell area flanked by Mr Balls.
The school is the first in England to be completed under the Government’s £45 billion BSF programme.
The initiative is intended to re-build or refurbish every one of England’s state secondary schools over the next 15 years.
About 1,000 pupils moved into the school this morning which replaces Speedwell Technology College whose crumbling buildings sit immediately in front of the gleaming new academy.
The Prime Minister will tour and then officially open the new school.
Later this morning he will take part in the first citizen jury held in the school’s sports hall.
The Prime Minister looked at a “wishing wall” at the school entrance which is covered in messages from pupils.
One message read “I wish I could eat toenails” while another read “I wish to become a successful accountant”.
He then chatted with pupils, each with their own personal laptop computer, in a Year 7 IT class being taught in one of the school’s many open-plan classrooms.
The Prime Minister then visited pupils undertaking a soldering lesson in a craft design and technology class.
The pupils were guided by overhead monitors in a state-of-the-art classroom as they worked on circuit boards.
Do I really have to spell this out for you?
Have a look at all these articles on Balls for yourself.
I wouldn’t leave this man in charge of an ice cube in the Antarctic.