Miliband Launches the "Quiet Bat People"

If you were wondering whether the Thick of It was being too harsh on Ed Miliband, this afternoon we learn that his big theme of party conference is set to be “The Relationship Society”. Which sounds alarmingly like nonsense…

While they are clearly copying the Cameron opposition playbook of saying potentially interesting things to get people talking instead of noticing your lack of policy, is this one really a winner for Ed?

This is man who didn’t commit to marriage until his second child, and only did walk down the aisle under duress.

Will we be hearing all about his relationship is with the other Ed in his life, which is said to be rather tense these days?

And how’s that relationship with his heartbroken mother and estranged brother coming along?

Ed Miliband – relationship expert.




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Stephen Bush writing in the New Statesman‘s morning briefing…

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