David Miliband tweets his initial thoughts on Obama's speech
It is a curious tweet, demonstrating astonishing ignorance and impropriety with an utterly gratuitous swipe at 'Tory Britain'.
Does the former foreign secretary really believe that this first address in Westminster Hall by a US president was organised solely by the Conservative Party? Why did he equally not seek to tarnish 'LibDem Britain' with an implicit allegation of racism? Does he believe that the Liberal Democrats were not consulted on this occasion? Could he not have appreciated (at least) that 'Tory Britain' gave Parliament its first Jewish Speaker, who was most definitely on the 'British Establishment side'?
Perhaps Mr Miliband might suggest what proportion of the 'British Establishment side' he believes should have been made up of black, brown or other ethnic groups. And how many of these should have been lesbian, gay or bi. And then perhaps he might suggest how many of these should have been disabled.
Or, alternatively, perhaps he could just grow up.