Senior Labour Figure Backs Miliband Shock

No coincidence that seemingly every Labour MP on twitter is plugging this piece by Brown strategist turned spin merchant down under John McTernan this morning. Even Ed Balls has surfaced, sort of. Why? Well someone is finally backing Ed:

“Ed Miliband has been getting a lot of unsought advice recently, not least from my colleague Brian Wilson in these pages yesterday. My advice to Ed? Take it all with a pinch of salt – you are going to win the next election. The mid-point of this parliament has passed and the electoral settings are fixed. Labour’s dominance is secure… Voters want to believe that Britain can be great again. Emotional patriotism and economic optimism have been thrown away by the current government. They are there for the taking. Ed Miliband has the numbers, and the field is clear.”

Anyone would have thought he wanted a job…



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Former Miliband guru Arnie Graf reveals Labour’s disconnect with the working class:

“On one of my trips to the U.K. in the autumn of 2013, I bumped into one of Ed’s strategists in Portcullis House. He asked me if I was assisting the staff on Ed’s trip that was to take place in a few days to one of the regions. I told him that I did not have knowledge of his planned trip.

He told me that Ed was going to give a talk at the region’s annual fund raising dinner and that prior to the dinner he had invited the media to join him at a local coffee shop to listen to a conversation he planned to have with a minimum wage worker. The point of the conversation was to show how difficult it was for a minimum wage worker to get on in life.

There was only one problem. No one had been able to locate a minimum wage worker for Ed to talk with.”

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