Ed Miliband himself provides a few more of these ‘reasons’, in an interview with the Huffington Post: “First of all, they said I was ‘Red Ed’. Then they said I was weak. Then they said it’s back to the 1970s. They’re desperate to find a point of criticism. I genuinely believe one of the reasons we are in a position to win the next election is because actually, in the end, the British public do judge people on their ideas and what they stand for and what difference they’ll make to the country.”
The article goes on to describe him as ‘Steady Eddie’.