Ed Miliband wasn’t exactly on expansive form in Saturday’s Telegraph interview with Charles Moore; his slightly too convenient conversion to aspirational Thatcherism and Yul Brynner like reflexes whilst disposing of a troublesome mosquito providing the highlights.
However, I did spot one fascinating quote that neatly encapsulated everything currently wrong with the Labour leader’s ongoing struggle to put some flesh on the skeletal bones of his political agenda.
Outlining his social vision, Miliband said, “We want a market economy, not a market society”. Okay, it wasn’t the most dramatic of statements, but the line stuck. “Hello”, I thought, “I think we could have one of ‘Ed’s Themes’ developing here.”