Thursday, November 13, 2014

All the warning signs were there back in 2011, highlighted by Ms Stratton

"It isn't quite enough" said Allegra Stratton reporting on the Ed Miliband speech earlier today.

"You're being ridiculous now" said a patronising and tetchy Chuka Umunna, trying to brush off Laura Kuenssberg's questions about the speech on Newsnight.

"How to philosophize with a hammer" is the devastating verdict of Philip Collins in The Times:  http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/columnists/article4267161.ece  

It is not as if the warning signs were not apparent long ago.

Today I have been rereading Allegra Stratton's article in the Guardian Thursday 16th June 2011, in which yet another American guru is attempting to teach Ed Miliband to walk and chew gum:  http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2011/jun/15/obamas-mentor-teaching-ed-walk














All the warning signs were there back in 2011, highlighted by Ms Stratton.

"...his speeches were seminar contributions not interventions in the national debate..."

"...the kind of wonkathon policy reviews Miliband graduated from..."

"The leader has got to lead now, he's been in there long enough" (this was in 2011!).

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