Ed aBand-on-Balls’s mystery JOURNEY

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    26th November 2010

    BREAKING: D-NOTICE ISSUED TO PRESS OVER WIKILEAKS. This is a news blackout on the press by the government, rarely used. According to Guido there are TWO D-Notices, one on military operations and one on security & intelligence.  I have no idea how that kind of attempt at blackout, even if it’s right to impose, and it probably is, will work in the days of the internet.

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    Apologies for the odd title, but I really can’t put it in words – not politely anyway – how absolutely USELESS Ed Miliband is proving himself to be. Quite how many foes and friends he is actually fighting is yet unclear. But whoever they are we can be sure one of them is the party he used to serve – NEW Labour.

    Where Labour’s most successful leader EVER offered reform, modernisation, inclusivity, vision, Ed Miliband, the leader-by-default, seems to be playing student politics against the establishment, whenever and wherever he can identify it. Populism writ large.


    As he said the other day opposition is “frankly crap”. If he thinks it’s crap now, what’s he going to call it in 10/15/20 years’ time?

    I have warned here exactly WHY it could be that long before Labour, Old or New is returned to office, AV or not, Mr AV supporting Ed Miliband.

    This quote of the day from Guido sums it up –

    Ed Miliband says:

    “We have to go on a journey and understand where people want to go themselves…”

    And never the twain shall meet?

    Two Eds. Better than None?

    On Radio4’s Today programme this morning (listen here) I assumed I was still dreaming, with the confusion that often accompanies that half-awake state.

    But he did say these things. And John Humphrys wasn’t being all that tough on him. Humphrys referred to Jonathan Powell, former aide to Tony Blair, who recently said that Ed M has “almost run out of time to define himself in the public’s mind” – and is  – “offering therapy not leadership”.

    Not quite the same sort of Journey awaits Mr Miliband as awaited Tony Blair. I suppose he is relieved at that. He shouldn’t be.

    Perhaps he needs a tickle on his “squeezed middle”.

    “Big CHANGE”? Yeah. Right, Ed.

    A bigger man has been there already for Labour – changed the party, listened to the voters, changed the country, got the scars on his back, changed the conservatives, won three elections, worn the t-shirt… rallied and moved the “squeezed middle”.

    You’ve blown it, Ed.


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