Thursday, 4 June 2015

The undoing of Ed Miliband – and how Labour lost the election by Patrick Wintour in The Guardian

This Guardian piece is a must read. Especially enjoyable is the pain it reveals on election night.
However what struck me hardest was this piece following Ed Miliband 'forgetting' to mention the deficit in a key speech:
'Miliband was so distraught that he shut himself in his hotel room, where a series of people, including his wife, Justine, joined him and tried to offer some reassurance – pointing out that the omission had not featured prominently in the BBC political editor Nick Robinson's report on the Six O'Clock News.'
How helpful of the BBC to not feature this omission prominently. How helpful of a BBC that did its best to try and get a Labour government elected.

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