Monday, 13 June 2011

SHOCK! HORROR! Ed Miliband's indecisiveness in the newsagent

I'm no big fan of Ed Miliband and, like many others, reckon his older brother would have done a better job at widening those fissures in the Coalition. That said, the guy has only been in the job eight months so it's a little unfair to declare him a failure as Labour leader just yet.

Not that that's stopped The Mail on Sunday. Yesterday they insisting that Ed is on borrowed time and reporting that some shadow cabinet members have 'lost all confidence' in him. And the paper's pop at Ed was not limited to mutterings from unnamed sources. No, the paper cherry-picked some observations from Ed: The Milibands And The Making Of A Labour Leader by Mehdi Hasan and James Macintyre (which they are publishing in extracts) to prove he is a complete and utter creep. Here's the lamest example:

"In their book, Ed: The Milibands And The Making Of A Labour Leader, Mehdi Hasan and James Macintyre, say Ed blames his brother’s team for spreading his nicknames Red Ed and Forrest Gump. It paints a less-than-flattering portrait of the young Ed, saying he was a ‘nasal, dull’ youth and a ‘very unusual student’ who had no girlfriends in his four years at Oxford and Harvard universities. It observes witheringly that he did not drink or take drugs at college – but ‘agonised over which chocolate bars to buy’."

Call me old-fashioned but, for me, agonising over which chocolate bar to buy does not make a person a bad person and/or politician. (Mine's a Whisper BTW)

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