Cold Calling Ed Told Where To Go

It wasn’t just the Twitterati that roundly turned on Ed Miliband last Wednesday. After his disastrous attempt at online engagement, the embattled Labour leader retreated to the safety of his party HQ for a Ken Livingstone phone-banking session.

Sitting twiddling his thumbs next to his mayoral candidate, members of the public were asked by activists if they would like to speak to the Labour leader, but Guido hears that didn’t go so well. Things got pretty awkward when at least six people in a row politely declined the kind offer of a chat…

After sinking to new lows to score a cheap win at PMQs, and despite his attempts to shift to the right, yesterday’s YouGov/Sunday Times poll had his leader approval rating at -32%, down nine points in just one week. So the relaunch went well then…




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