Things have come to a pretty pass when this qualifies as news.
It seems the Conservative Party’s campaign strategy has come grinding to a halt, based as it was on claiming that Ed Miliband cannot run the UK.
First we were told he’s weird-looking, especially when eating a bacon sandwich – but it turns out the people of this country aren’t all that bothered, as long as he can do the job.
Then we were told that he couldn’t do the job – but by then the Labour Party was already publishing one policy proposal after another which showed that he emphatically could.
Finally we were told that he’s not a nice man; he stabbed his brother in the back to get the Labour leadership (we’ve been hearing that since 2010 and it hasn’t become any truer in all that time) and he has had (gasp) a love life!
Hang on! Wasn’t he so weird that nobody could like him, only two paragraphs ago?
That’s right. The Tory narrative has become that confused.
Add to that the fact that the Mail splashed a photo of Juliet Soskice – whose husband, entrepreneur and Labour supporter Andrew Rosenfeld, passed away only two months ago – on their front page in this tatty attack Mr Miliband and the whole affair is revealed to be in very poor taste indeed.
Fortunately the public is having nothing to do with it and Mr Miliband’s approval rating has now eclipsed that of David Cameron.
Expect desperation to set into the Conservative camp by the beginning of next week.
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