Tag Archives: Ed Miliband

Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings……….

Today’s edition of the CoffeeHouse Election 2015 Expresso round-up of such ‘news’ that there is of events leading up to 7th May reports that Ed Miliband castigates David Cameron for not turning up for the BBC debate this evening.

It quotes Miliband as saying: I think if you are applying for the job of prime minister, the very least the British people expect is for you to turn up to the job interview, as a result of Cameron’s refusal to take part.

When someone who is the Leader of the Opposition, is putting himself forward for the position of Prime Minister, receives an email from a member of the electorate as a result of a newspaper article he wrote and then totally ignores it, it having been sent twice – coupled with the fact that the matter was raised with his local Labour MP, who promised to seek a response from his party leader – then I believe Miliband should think twice about his choice of words when criticising an opponent for the job.

When the ‘job interview’ is an on-going process of 4/5 years; when the applicant writes newspaper articles addressed to the entire electorate;  and when one of the interviewing panel asks questions – then the least the applicant can do is answer them.

This article has been tweeted to both Ed Miliband (@E_Miliband) and Grahame Morris (@grahamemorris) with the question: Well, what say you?


Meeting my Member of Parliament (3)

Having become a constituent in the constituency of Easington (registered this morning!), I have arranged an appointment this coming Friday afternoon with my new Member of Parliament – with a view to ‘introducing myself’.

Needless to say, besides letting Grahame Morris know where I stand on matters of democracy, Parliamentary sovereignty and the European Union, one of the first things I shall be asking him to do is ascertain from the leader of his political party where and when he mislaid his courtesy – I refer to my email to Ed Miliband at the end of November last year and to which I have not even had an acknowledgement; nor an acknowledgement of the ‘reminder’ I sent in early January this year.

As I shall also be informing him that it is inevitable he will no doubt be receiving some additional publicity in the local media – at every opportunity – I do so hope that when my allotted time ends I shall be leaving him a ‘very happy bunny’ – not!