And do it now.
I don’t like to repeat myself BUT... here we are again. Ed proves once more that the Sun most definitely does not shine out of his derriere.
For heaven’s sake. When are the labour party going to get it? Most people got it about a week after Ed was elected leader.
Those who cling on to the fantasy that it’s just an image problem, are living in lala land. Ed has that absolute knack for always getting it wrong. It’s ingrained. And this is at the point where not many people are paying attention to him. Getting the new Axelrod was a waste of time, money and effort. True the wheels are off but the engine is also knackered.
The only answer is OFF with their Eds.
That has been the answer to the unasked question for many months. A new spray job may fit in this world of superficiality and gloss but it won’t make the carburettor run. We are suffering from a whole generation of politicians who think policy doesn’t matter as much as PR.
The electorate don’t ‘get’ Ed because he doesn't ‘get’ them.
The fiasco of lil ol’ Ed posing with the Sun newspaper (part of Axelrod’s attempt to ‘people-ise’ ED?) just reeks of not getting it on a cosmic level. Put it in the sack along with eating bacon butties in public, going into Greggs or posing with a pint to try and look normal. Thus emphasising his inability to do just that.
But posing with the Sun newspaper?
footy stunt - put to one
side that I have no interest in football. Disregard the fact that I actually
think it’s an abomination to have spent sick amounts of money so that rich boys
can have a kick around in a poor country and even richer boys can make money on the air play and
poor people can lose even more money on-line gambling etc etc etc. Ignore all
that and you still have a PR disaster. The Sun is a rag. The Sun is a rag with
a reading age of (about) 10 which still thinks it’s ok to have boobs on page 3.
There is little point re-writing the many ways that Ed is un-electable – instead I refer you to blog 50 - Ed Milliband – political semolina.
I think the folk of
have shown admirable staying power in maintaining their moral disdain for a tat
tabloid that libeled the dead of Hillsborough for the sake of attention
But then there is side-kick Ed, fumbling and thugging his way through parliamentary question time with as much finesse as a drunken rhino.
I don’t want to care. It is many years since I parted company with the Labour party (see blog 39 - What is the point of Newcastle City Council). Blair’s presidential style repulsed me though it was the illegal invasion that was the final straw – and boy oh BOY the size of those chickens that are coming home to roost!
But I digress.
Watching the party’s abysmal efforts is more painful than it should be. I can’t help it, I just don’t want them to be that crap.
When are the upper echelons of the Labour machine going to realise that they have to win this election. Even with the coalition in the state it’s in they just can’t sit back and hope the other side will lose. Because that is what is happening. And that is why even those who realise that Ed is an all-time liability don’t want to rock the boat, upset the apple cart, create waves. Well listen up – the boat is leaking and listing, the apples are rotten and there is a tsunami of shite coming labour’s way if it doesn’t wake up and smell the coffee (…even for me I think that is complete OD on the analogies).
It is time (as previously stated on this blog) for Harriet Harmon to shake off the cobwebs, step forward and tell the boys to go play with themselves while she sorts things out.Yes she was associated with Blair – all-time toxic monster BUT when Ed did the only worthwhile thing he has done since he came to prominence – i.e. apologise for the illegal Iraq invasion – she went along with it – to the public chagrin of the elder Miliband. Some credit there.
What a combo. Frauline Angela, Madame President Hilary and Mrs PM Harriet.
The time is now. Once we hit September in about 10 weeks and there is nowt on BUT the 2015 election, it will be too late.
More importantly, I will make a prediction (I would bet but us Methodists don’t) - if the Labour party do not rock the boat, make waves, upset the apple cart, turn over a new leaf, shake a leg, take the bull by the horns, grasp the nettle, use a new broom, ring the changes yada yada yada - they will not convince a substance hungry electorate they are fit for office.
This week’s recommended blog from the archives is
Blog 21 Save the Emperor’s Genitals...