Don’t tease the Balls!
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”.