This post, rant, musing, whatever you call it is in response to a speech that Ed Miliband made in the House of Commons today (that’s part of the British Parliament, non-brits)
Mr Miliband was complaining about David Cameron and his Tory government, himself responding to the Queen’s Speech made today about government policy for the next 2 years.
He made some very valid points. The government *isn’t* coming up with many (or any) decent policies. Over a million young people are jobless, households are facing increased tax and decreased benefits. And what has the government latched onto? The EU referendum.
Something of a pet peeve of mine, David Cameron promises to provide such a referendum, with the promise of either leaving the EU a little bit, or leaving it entirely. Staying is apparently not an option.
And UKIP (read slimy bigotted racists, non-Brits) have enjoyed a surge in popularity recently. Half a year ago the Tories ridiculed them, and now some MPs are calling for a coalition with them!
All this boils down to the fact that 3 years into government, with 2 years left, the Tories have cocked up pretty nicely. Voting Labour is looking more and more attractive to me, and doubtless many others. BUT.
And this is quite the BUT, unfortunately.
Ed Miliband is pretty pathetic, sadly. He lacks charisma, he has a funny lisp, he has puffy hair, poorly kept facial hair at times, and overall looks a bit like a Muppet with somebody’s hand shoved up his arse. Also, he’s called Ed.
It’s a shame, but I really can’t see him as Prime Minister material. David Cameron pulls it off ok with typical Eton- and Oxford-educated confidence, but Miliband lacks something.
Call it shallow, but if he pulled his appearance together a little in the next two years, I feel Labour would have a lot more of a chance at power.
It’s not that hard: get a nicer haircut, have speech training lessons to get rid of the lisp, go to the gym a bit more to tone up some, and for the sake of holy Mary in heaven, STOP CALLING YOURSELF ED.
Ed Miliband owns a used car dealership in East London. Edward Miliband is the next Labour prime minister. Simple as.