If there was one voting block Ed Miliband thought he could rely on, it would be his fellow nerds, yet a four-year academic study granted access to Ed Miliband’s inner circle today concludes he has “failed to perform as a leader”.
Professor John Gaffney’s research project carried out interviews with “well-known and high profile” Labour figures including advisers, speechwriters and spinners, finding “Miliband as a leader has simply not been inspiring enough to attract supporters”.
The study claims Miliband “fails to inspire his followers because he is not getting the narrative of leadership right,” that “many are unclear as to Miliband’s identity,” and warns “Labour’s chance is slipping away”.
Prof. Gaffney says “Ed Miliband must make peace with New Labour to win in 2015”, arguing that if he fails to “reconcile” and “unify”, “the Labour Party is… in serious trouble”. Also known as “stating the bleedin’ obvious” from the University of Aston.