James Forsyth James Forsyth

Miliband produces the bare minimum, but don’t underestimate him

Ed Miliband did what he needed to do. In his speech he needed to show that he was not some demented left-winger, that he was not a tool of the unions and that he appreciates the need for cuts.

He did the first bit with his tone. It is very hard to depict someone as dangerously left-wing when they appear thoroughly reasonable.

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