Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Ed Miliband left-wing? They're having a laugh
This article of mine appears in today's First Post.
Neil Clark: The portrayal of Ed Miliband as a leftie shows how far to the right Britain has travelled.
According to his critics, he's a dangerous left-wing radical who, if he ever became prime minister, would take Britain back to the Socialist 1970s.
According to his supporters, he's the man who will lead Labour away from Blairism and reconnect the party with its core supporters and traditional values.
Both his detractors and supporters are in agreement that Ed Miliband - who could well be Labour leader when the results of the party ballot are revealed this weekend - is the candidate for 'change'. Miliband himself has as his campaign slogan: 'Call for Change'.
But if we look beyond the rhetoric and the sound-bites, a very different picture emerges.
You can read the whole of the article here.