Balls casts Commons vote wearing his Santa suit..

WHEN we said last week there was a new Red Ed in town, we really didn’t expect Ed Balls to take it so seriously, but it looks like the shadow chancellor is relishing his new moniker – and giving it a festive slant. It seems Balls turned up to the Commons kids Christmas party dressed as Santa and didn’t have time to change into his slacks when the time came to vote on the banking bill. “Ed Balls is voting dressed as Santa Claus. Not making this up,” tweeted one onlooker.