His core vote strategy rests on a Marxist idea that the country is groaning under a cabal of Etonian cannibals. That we’re re-running the Great Depression. That We’ve Never Had It So Bad. That the poor will be soon paying to work and selling their children to restaurants.
Miserablism doesn’t win elections any more than Marxism.
Are we really ‘a country of food banks and bankers’ bonuses’? One per cent of us, perhaps.
The way he talks about us “everyday people” England has the happiness rating of a leper colony.
And what must we do to be saved?
Miliband is no Messiah. Pious, yes. Other-worldly, yes. Crucifixion-material, yes. Redeemer of the British people, no.
Cameron played up some story readers of the Mail on Sunday will recognise. Miliband went to Doncaster. He couldn’t open a door, got bullied by small children and set a carpet on fire. It was beyond bacon.