Friday, August 2, 2013

Save Ed: Now Mirror Goes For Miliband

Looks like George Mudie was saying what everyone in the Labour Party is thinking yesterday. The Staggers, LabourList, even Owen Jones, have all broken ranks and given Miliband a kicking this week. Now it is the turn of Kevin Maguire to twist the knife in the Mirror:

“The truth is the Labour leader isn’t the decisive, dominant political figure he needs to become if he is to stroll into Downing Street. David Cameron and the Conservatives are there for the taking yet too often Miliband fails to land the killer punches. Labour MP George Mudie’s “hesitant and confused” outburst stings because it rings true. The Tories are regularly allowed to call the shots because Miliband doesn’t know whether he is coming or going…

Maurice Glasman, a Labour peer and Miliband’s onetime guru, famously concluded his former pupil “flickered rather than shone”. That verdict was in January 2012. This is August 2013. Election day is now only 20 months away on 7 May 2015. And Glasman’s assessment remains disturbingly accurate for Labour.”

Guido hopes this won’t become a recurring theme in the run up to conference season. Save Ed…

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Quote of the Day

Ed Miliband tells fellow Labour NEC member Ken Livingstone not to worry…

“Ed Miliband phoned me yesterday evening, and he briefed me on what he’s doing – he has not the slightest intention of breaking the trade union link. I had a text from his office saying that the news Ed will end the union link is total nonsense and emphatically not his view or our line.”

 

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Prime Minister Miliband: Tough on Sardines

Ed Miliband is giving a speech today explaining how Labour can be tough on spending. He praised by way of example Atlee’s 1945 Labour government’s attitude to spending, “This is a government that banned the import of sardines because they were worried about the balance of payments. It shows a government can be remembered in difficult times for doing great things.”

SARDINES-ED

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

WATCH: Ed Miliband’s Plebgate Shocker

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Quote of the Day

Monday, November 19, 2012

Maggie Miliband

If you’re at your wits’ end come eight o’clock this evening then why not tune into Radio 4 to hear Ed Miliband in conversation with the Indy’s Steve Richards. Apparently not joking in his attempt to relaunch himself as a conviction politician, Ed tells Richards that he’s just like Maggie:

“She was a conviction politician and conviction really matters. In the 1970s, it was a similar moment, in the sense that an old order was crumbling and it wasn’t 100 per cent clear what was going to replace it. The challenge of the future is who can rise to the scale of challenge that the country faces and who can create a project for how this country’s going to be run that is genuinely going to make our economy work, not just for a few people but much more widely.”

A frightening thought…

Monday, October 8, 2012

Millionaire Miliband Questions Mount
Awkward Ed’s House Worth £2.3 Million

Watch wee Dougie squirm. Four times Andrew Neil asks him whether awkward Ed is a millionaire, four times the shadow foreign secretary refuses to answer. Why could that be?

Perhaps it’s something to do with the fact that the north London townhouse house Ed and Justine bought for £1.6 million three years ago is now worth a cool £2.3 million. What’s more, Ed’s wife switched their £400,000 mortgage from Clydesdale bank to Barclays in September. That whole calling for Bob Diamond’s head thing must have slipped his mind.

The questions aren’t going away. Guido will keep asking until Millionaire Miliband tells us how much he’s worth…

Video via @liarpoliticians

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Video: One Nation Ed in 90 Seconds

Who Wants to Be a Mili-onaire?

Awkward Ed’s inability to answer the million pound question yesterday hasn’t gone unnoticed.

The Telegraph reports that:

“Ed Miliband found it easy enough to criticise David Cameron’s “millionaire” status, but when questioned about his own personal wealth, the Labour leader struggled to find an answer.”

While the Mail piles in:

“The morning after his widely-praised conference speech, Mr Miliband was forced to defend claims the Prime Minister would personally benefit from a ‘tax cut for millionaires’ but refused to discuss his own levels of personal wealth.”

As seen here yesterday. You’re either in front of Guido…

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Ed Splits One Nation Into Two

Not quite a comprehensive failure, but Ed’s ‘I’m just like you’ re-branding exercise has failed to convince voters of his one nation credentials. A straw poll by the Daily Politics shows that, even after his speech attacking “posh boy” Dave, 50 percent of people still think the millionaire Primrose Hill-raised Corpus Christi graduate is posh himself. Or as they put it: “the way he comes across, they way he walks and talks, I think suggests posh. But because he’s Labour he doesn’t really want to say that…If I was his dad I’d be disappointed with him”. Hardly a resounding success…


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Tony Blair threatens Ed:

“If you had a strong political lead that was combining the politics of aspiration with the politics of compassion, I still think that’s where you could get a substantial majority…  If I ever do an interview on [the state of the Labour Party], it will have to be at length…”



Left on Left says:

The lefties are attacking because the panellist is a millionaire and lives in a London home worth upwards of two million. Someone had best tell them he’s called Ed Miliband.


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