The Longest Suicide Note in History – According to the Daily Mail

by Charlie_East_West on September 25, 2013

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Yesterday, Ed Miliband announced his political vision. Today, the right wing went ballistic and collectively screamed, “socialism returns!”

The Daily Mail even compared Ed Miliband’s speech to the Michael Foot/Labour Manifesto of 1983 – dubbed “the longest suicide note in history.”

So, the Daily Mail think that the following Labour Party policies are political suicide:-

- priority towards apprenticeships
- increased NHS spending
- repelling the bedroom tax
- increasing the minimum wage
- improving after school care

Words fail me. It is beyond parody. The Daily Mail will probably print a picture of Ed Miliband in a donkey jacket.

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Eddie Kaye September 25, 2013 at 9:32 pm

Difference is Charlie that in 1983 the elctorate did not have clairvoyant vision of what thirty years of Thatcherism would do. The press will be a fight. Murdoch in particular. The beneficiaries of the sainted Margaret will not give it up lightly. Now we need Ed M to stand tall and deliver.

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Charlie_East_West September 25, 2013 at 9:35 pm

Exactly.

Step 1. Energy
Step 2. Rail
Step 3. Water
Step 4. Banks

= Fight after fight after fight after fight. Loads of coverage for Ed M – on an anti-corporate issue that the public will largely support him on. What a potential vote winner.

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George_East September 25, 2013 at 9:45 pm

Mandelson has come out strongly against I see from tomorrow’s Times. Ed M has the Thatcherite establishment in both its Tory and New Labour forms seriously rattled.

And what was Nick Robinson on. Absolutely disgraceful interview.

Labour need to hold their nerve and push on. 9 point lead and over 40% in tomorrow’s Yougov poll I see.

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Charlie_East_West September 25, 2013 at 10:15 pm

They have enough cherries on the tree to pluck – to enable a concerted push on.

This is huge for Labour – both in terms of now, and towards shaping the future.

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