Saturday, March 26, 2011

Ed Miliband: "I am Nelson Mandela; I am Emmeline Pankhurst; I am Martin Luther King!"

This is truly shameful rhetoric: the very stuff of hyperbole, exaggeration and self-magnification. It has echoes of his predecessor windbag, Neil Kinnock. Except that Ed Miliband is smaller and shriller in every sense. Juxtaposing a protest march against government cuts with the gross injustices and inequalities of apartheid, votes for women and racial equality is preposterous. Miliband's grandilquence demeans the sacrifice of those who spent years in prison and ultimately paid with their lives. His high-profile participation on this march makes him look more like an obsessive Arthur Scargill than a Keir Hardie; more like an extremist Ken Livingstone than a New Labour heir-to-Blair. Ed Miliband will live to regret this. Indeed, as the media now juxtapose his speech with images of appalling violence and vandalism, his credibility (what little he had) may now be gone forever.


Anonymous Mark Goodge said...

You've got to love the bit after he claims an association with those three where it looks as though his mind has gone blank and he's struggling to think if what to say next, before finally managing to come up with the truism that his cause is different. This is speechmaking of the lowest order.

26 March 2011 at 17:47  
Anonymous non mouse said...

What is it with the mouths of these euSSR politicians? Are they just enjoying the lipstick, or what?

Any road up ... me? I'm Johnny Cash.

26 March 2011 at 18:04  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I am a bloody twat who wants to take the country back to a time when unions ruled with a huge vested interest, we brainwashed people into thinking they could trust us and we made this country great by alienating everyone else who came up with any credible opposition. I am Ed."

26 March 2011 at 18:49  
Anonymous BlairSupporter said...

Atrocious, dreadful, deplorable, shameful in every way. Like a 15-year-old at a speech day pretending to be a real stoodent.

Unbelievable that Labour thought this guy could win them anything.

It seems there were tens of thousands there. Sounds like one or maybe two might even have enjoyed it.

Honeymoon over, Ed.

26 March 2011 at 18:55  
Blogger Span Ows said...

I blogged on this earlier too.
"Ed, apart from his continuous lies and hyperbole about "back to the 80s", had the gall to compare today's march against 'cuts'... to the Suffragette cause, the America civil rights movement and anti-apartheid in South Africa.

...his comparisons would be, IMHO, like Mary Humphry Ward speaking to a womens' celebratory "We got the Vote" party, or a KKK Grand Wizard praising an African American equal rights shindig or D.F. Malan saying black South Africans should have been running the country.

but I like YG's turn of phrase too. ;-)

26 March 2011 at 19:01  
Blogger Gnostic said...

More cunning stuntery from a washed-up Labour lowlife. It seems to be a commodity they have in abundance.

WV dinge. How apt.

26 March 2011 at 19:20  
Anonymous martin sewell said...

And Walter Mitty?

Multiple personality disorder may explain " I am for
Some cuts... not these .. or .. those... and I'll stand on the platform with those who want no cuts at all. "

26 March 2011 at 19:24  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who fought for ID Cards and lost.

26 March 2011 at 19:28  
Anonymous Caedmon's Cat said...

Nahhh.. he's none of those people. He's Wallace of the plasticine persuasion.

26 March 2011 at 19:37  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks to Labour's millions of imported voters 'Ed' will be the next resident of Number 10. The Tories show no serious intention of shutting the door and think they can pull the same stunt and woo them over. Wrong. They will just vote Labour.

Having just witnessed died-in-the-wool Labour voters by the train load leaving London and Fortnum & Mason’s behind it is obvious that these imbeciles would vote for Gaddafi so long as he wore a Labour rosette.

Where were these cretins when Labour was doling out billions of pounds to greedy bankers? Why weren’t they marching then?

26 March 2011 at 21:04  
Anonymous Zach Johnstone said...

Your Grace,

A most reprehensible tirade from the Leader of the Opposition.

Though what truly irritates me - perhaps even more so than such ill-considered speeches - is the sheer mediocrity of the man.

Every line pre-scripted; every outburst populist; all whilst neglecting to formulate anything resembling a policy initiative to accompany his indiscriminate, desultory rejection of Coalition policy.

I know Labour is undergoing an extensive policy review, but the party under Ed is without credibility and without direction.

26 March 2011 at 21:26  
Blogger English Pensioner said...

I'm sure that the reason people are prepared to demonstrate like this and put up Miliband's speeches is that they believe a deficit and a debt are the same thing. As the government is now reducing the deficit they think that the Labour idea of reducing it over a longer period is like extending their mortgage from 25 to 30 years.
I blame the Tories for extremely poor PR which has failed to get the situation across to the uneducated masses. They should refer to "economies" rather than "cuts" and "our debts" rather than the "deficit".

I love to dream of Cameron announcing in parliament that he was going to cancel all the cuts and give the pay and pension rises that Labour is demanding. Wait for Labour cheers, and the follow with "and to pay for all this, income tax will be increased to 35% immediately"!
It might bring a few people to their senses.

26 March 2011 at 21:42  
Blogger OldSouth said...

'Ed Miliband will live to regret this. Indeed, as the media now juxtapose his speech with images of appalling violence and vandalism, his credibility (what little he had) may now be gone forever.'

Let us hope. And while we're at it, let's remember that the outrageous behaviour now occurring in Wisconsin, Ohio, Florida, Indiana (the list goes on) is being orchestrated from the White House.

26 March 2011 at 22:23  
Blogger Bill Sticker said...

In the wise words of that most eminent sage. Bugs Bunny; "Whadda Maroon!"

As you say, for Milibands credibility; "Th-th-that's all folks!"

26 March 2011 at 22:35  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is not worth so much as to gather up the dust under our tables.

He's a dickhead. Simples.

26 March 2011 at 22:41  
Anonymous WannabeAnglican said...

Trying to loot the taxpayers and the treasury = a GREAT civil rights struggle. Riiiiight.

Leftists will say anything.

27 March 2011 at 00:13  
Anonymous non mouse said...

Same with giving all our everything to the euSSR: millions an hour for every day of every year.

Funny how none of these class-and colour-polarised-politicians mention that.

So let's have a CUT THE euSSR RALLY!!!

No? Oh, I see...

27 March 2011 at 00:20  
Anonymous Oswin said...

What a prize pillock!

27 March 2011 at 02:16  
Anonymous Moggy said...

"His high-profile participation on this march..."

As I understand it he didn't participate in the march, just in the speechifying.

27 March 2011 at 02:26  
Anonymous not a machine said...

Perhaps wallace and aggros grand day out !

Sunday mirror front page "the people have spoken"

well not quite , the rally itself organised by the TUC , with some tax payer policing and now some insurance claims , reminds me of squid escaping (a damp one at that), gushing inky darkness as it scrambles for a safe verbal statement on the economy. It wasnt so much that some choice figures got bandied about , it was that middle class Edward with all the fire of someone , pondering if to go for latte or frappe when he got off stage.
but then he deliberately chooses not to develope the argument , cutting too much or too deep and attaching vandalism to it , may have succeeded in conveying the message , that he isnt so much Edward the confessor , but Edward the vague or perhaps Edward the incapable.

but we plod round the ritual of asking for his solution or even the decent thing of defining the cuts in his own partys manfesto , yets its an inky black cloud treatment.

So why do some believe in his logic ? in part because he hasnt outlined the scenario of halving the deficet and its risks , far from being 4yrs of slightly less suffering , he cannot claim to know what the next 4 years would look like , is 4yrs at AAA credit rating followed by the ability to lower taxes , as good as 4yrs at ABB with no following option to lower taxes or increase wages .
imagine under edwards plan having gone through 4 yrs only for there to still be no investment , as the still remaining huge debt (even though halved) is attracting 2% more in interest and making growth actual stagnation , or for that matter the extra interest that would be levied by the bond market on the current debt if only halving it at your first budget.

I dont if the childrens writing on the podium , was just to add , to the i like ice cream , depth of it all , but considering how many children would be paying for his , forwarding of the debt repayment , its a bit disengenous to claim he is one of the great liberators from slavery , for having forged the manicles for the people , is he offering 8yrs in them with nice words as opposed to the true freedom that could be gained in 4 with certainity .
you just know that one day , the right question will come along , the one that confirms his party is really a pack of lies with no credibility with the voter other than ancharchists.

isnt the lesson, really one , that running up huge national debts , impairs work/jobs and no ammount of strangling the rich would change that. didnt labour sign the deal that gave nationailised banks there bounuses ? i thought george was sorting the tax loopholes out , but then why didnt labour ?

27 March 2011 at 03:13  
Anonymous Sage said...

The language rather reminded me of Tony 'soundbite' Blair. As an atheist though Ed Miliband will not make the mistake of thinking he is the messiah.

27 March 2011 at 03:30  
Anonymous Atlas shrugged said...

Anonymous said...

Where were these cretins when Labour was doling out billions of pounds to greedy bankers? Why weren’t they marching then?

26 March 2011 21:04

Your asked the question, therefore forgive me for answering it.

A warning; you are not going to like this answer, even though it is the truth, as it will shatter what little faith you still have remaining in this country, and the future of mankind as a whole.

Therefore please do not read on, if you are of a nervous disposition, or are prone to bouts of serious depression.

The people/families who have long since controlled the banking system,and whole lot of extremely powerful and influential other things, also invented SOCIALISM, as well as Communism, Fascism and Nazism, therefore have been secretly pulling the strings of The Labour Movement since it first appeared on the political stage.

In short.

The worlds greatest capitalists, are COMMUNISTS.

There you go, I said you would not like it, still less believe it.

However please be reminded, TRUTH is infinitely stranger then fiction. So strange in fact, that it is IMPOSSIBLE for a half normal human being to even start to imagine quite how incredibly strange it really and truthfully is.

27 March 2011 at 04:57  
Anonymous Gordo said...

What a strange little man, they are not like us at all.

27 March 2011 at 05:22  
Anonymous Dreadnaught said...

Ed Miliband: "I am Nelson Mandela; I am Emmeline Pankhurst; I am Martin Luther King!"

He is also Wallace -but of course minus Grommitt.

27 March 2011 at 17:39  
Anonymous Dave said...

There should have been several million people on the march - protesting against Labour and its legacy. And against the bankers who seem to have learnt nothing, except that greed will always pay.

27 March 2011 at 17:56  

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