Labour have managed to get Jo Brand to do their latest election broadcast. Last time she endorsed the party, they went on to suffer their worst ever defeat…
Meanwhile, over on Facebook, this video has spread like the clap:
Robot Ed’s monotone repetitive “these strikes are wrong” hit from 2011 is having something of a renaissance. So far 1.3 million voters have watched and shared it with their voting friends. The classics are always the best…
Ed Miliband was rather relaxed on the way back from Manchester yesterday following his manifesto launch.
So relaxed in fact, that he decided to have a good dig around on a crowded train:
At least he didn’t try to eat it: he’s made that mistake before.
He really is the Son of Brown.
High resolution, un-watermarked photo syndication here.
Even after Labour’s manifesto mea culpa about fiscal responsibility, Ed would still not say he thought Labour spent too much before the crisis. He had his audience cheering as he yelled “absolutely we were right to invest in those things”:
Miliband told the Labour manifesto launch:
“It was the financial crisis that caused the deficit…”
The financial crisis caused the deficit that Labour ran in 2002/3?
And grew in 2003/4?
And in 2004/5?
And in 2005/6?
“It was the financial crisis that caused the deficit…” in 2006/7?
And in 2007/8?
Turns out Ed’s not tough enuss to stand up to Newsnight’s Allegra Stratton.
“I first met Ed when I went to a friend’s house for dinner,” Justine Miliband tells the Mirror today:
“I was interested in him, I thought he was good looking and clever and seemed to be unattached. But we just went down a conversational cul-de-sac. Apparently we had nothing in common. He wanted to talk about economics – one of my least favourite subjects. None of our conversations went anywhere. Then I found out he was secretly going out with the woman who had invited us for dinner. I was furious.”
But who was Ed’s secret lover at the time? According to John Rentoul it was Stephanie Flanders…
Flanders has admitted to dating both Ed Balls and Ed Miliband, though friends had always claimed it was in the nineties. Curious…
“Could the secrecy have been because he was a Treasury special adviser Stephanie Flanders was BBC economics journalist”, mused Rentoul on Twitter today. Questions to which the answer is oooooh.
So we are not allowed to say that a metropolitan liberal lefty lives in North London and now pointing out that Ed Miliband ruined his brother’s life is apparently anti-Semitic.
A spectacularly hypocritical allegation from someone who works at the Guardian.
Could Labour cheerleaders please provide us with a list of pejorative terms we are allowed to use about their spanner of a leader?