Don’t tease the Balls!

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SHADOW Chan­cel­lor Ed Balls says his kids use his wife’s name to stop them get­ting BUL­LIED at school.

The 44-year-old Labour MP said he was teased by school pals and their DADS over his bol­lock-re­lated sur­name.

Balls said: “You don’t mind if your friends laugh at your name. But when the par­ents do, that’s hard.

“All the dads hav­ing a good laugh at you, aged 10 — you have to be­come thick-skinned.”

Balls was fa­mously ribbed over his name by former Tory min­is­ter Michael He­sel­tine.

One of Gor­don Brown’s eco­nomic strate­gies had been writ­ten by Ed, and He­sel­tine said: “Labour’s brand new eco­nomic dream wasn’t Brown’s — it was Ball’s”.

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