Sunday, 3 July 2011
The Party Line
Oh , dear !
My mate the Unison official won't be very proud .
On Thursday, Ed Miliband gave an interview to ITV about the public sector strikes. To say that it wasn’t a success is an understatement. Not since George Brown used to go on television smashed out of his wits has a Labour politician made such a hash of things.
Miliband was asked six different questions about the strikes. He replied: “These strikes are wrong at a time when negotiations are under way. The Government has acted in a reckless and provocative manner. It is time for both sides to set aside the rhetoric.”
Fair enough, you may think – but he gave the same answer six times, irrespective of the question. His voice was robotic, his eyes glazed; even his interviewer, Damon Green, was freaked out, as he later confessed. At any moment, you expected a hypnotist to step forward, snap his fingers, and say: “You’re back in the room now, Ed.”
For the Tories, truly this is the gift that keeps on giving. Treat him gently, Dave.
So says The Telegraph's own Torquemada .