We learned a lot about Ed Miliband from Labour's TV party political broadcast. We saw his old school and some of his old school teachers and some of his old school classmates. We even saw some of his former students. They all said what a nice bloke he was. We discovered, if we didn't know beforehand, that he went to a London comprehensive and then to university and then lectured for a while at Harvard University.
What we didn't hear was any policies. We didn't hear any new ideas for running the country, eliminating the deficit, creating jobs, saving the health service, or extricating ourselves from the economic disaster zone of the EU. We didn't even hear him mention the banks. He certainly didn't say sorry for the appalling mess that Labour made last time, under Blair and Brown. It was just "Vote for me, because I'm a nice chap and I didn't go to public school." Sorry Ed, that's just not good enough.
Lenten Meditations: Tuesday 28 March
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