Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Let's hear it for Ed Miliband (and not just because it's Christmas)
This piece of mine appears in The First Post/The Week.
Neil Clark: Ed has become the equivalent of Stoke City – we're told they have no style but they keep winning
HE'S A 'WASHOUT'. His prospects are "bleak". He's the man "with the word 'Loser' printed on his forehead". He's the geek "who can't even get being a geek right".
Reading newspaper commentators opine about Ed Miliband and his leadership of the Labour Party you'd think that the party had actually lost last week's Feltham and Heston by-election.
In fact Labour won it with an 8.56 per cent swing from the Conservatives. The party's share of the vote increased from 43.6 to 54.4 per cent and its majority rose from 4,658 to 6,203.
You can read the whole of the piece here.