Friday, 7 November 2014

Ed Miliband is not fit to be PM - What North East Labour leaders say about their own leader [and this is their public line]

‘They have got to get a coherent line on the economy… Personally I’d bring back some of the grown-ups’ – Chris Mullin, former MP for Sunderland South
Source: World at One, BBC Radio 4, 13 Aug 2013

‘(There is) a lack of vision and ambition’ - Kevan Jones – MP for North Durham
Source: Northern Echo, 17 June 2014

"Ed pulls his punches, triangulates against himself and ends up in a no-man's land" - Alan Milburn, former Labour Minister and MP for Darlington.
Source: The Times, 25 August 2014

‘Little more than a shopping list without any real understanding of the impact on the daily lives of men and women’ - Dave Anderson, MP for Blaydon, on Labour’s manifesto under Miliband
Source: Labour List, 1 June 2014

Or take journalist Janan Ganesh in the Financial Times this week, who said on Miliband…

“…Mr Miliband does not have a 35% strategy. He has a 35% world view. He is authentically left-wing and was only ever going to seek a left-wing path to power. His effort to cobble together enough like-minded voters to pull off a slight but doctrinally pure victory is better understood as an urge – what Amis calls a “frisson” – than a decision. And it was not his error to follow this path; it was Labour’s error to choose as its leader someone who was always incapable of doing anything else.”

Finally this is what the Guardian says today: