Thursday, August 1, 2013

Labour MP: I Don’t Know What Ed Stands For or Believes In

Veteran Labour MP George Mudie has hit Miliband’s problems right on the head:

“..the real thing is, do you know, ‘cos I don’t, know our position on welfare, do you know our position on education, do you know our genuine position on how we’d run the health service?”

Time is running out for an answer to that.

Transcript of Mudie’s quotes are here or listen again here.

The New Statesman was saying much the same this morning, and LabourList were reporting leadership murmurs about Miliband’s “drift”. Even Owen Jones is kicking poor old Ed:

Almost as if this was getting some momentum… 


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Alan Milburn says Labour’s scaremongering campaign for an unreformed NHS will not win election…

“It would be a fatal mistake, in my view, for Labour to go into this election looking as though it is the party that would better resource the National Health Service but not necessarily put its foot to the floor when it comes to reforming. Look, reforms are not easy, but the Labour Party is not a conservative party. It should be about moving things forward not preserving them in aspic. You have got a pale imitation actually of the 1992 general election campaign, and maybe it will have the same outcome. I don’t know.”


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