Ed Miliband, conviction politician: now if he’d only tell us what his convictions are

Last night Radio 4 broadcast Steve Richards’ interesting little profile of Ed Miliband, entitled “What does Ed Miliband really think?” The answer, according to most of yesterday’s papers, is that he currently thinks he’s Margaret Thatcher. Which is a bit unfair, given what he actually said in the broadcast was: “She was a conviction politician and I think conviction really matters. I think that in the 1970s, it was a similar moment, and that is the biggest parallel.”

It could have been a lot worse. He could have claimed he was Napoleon, for example. Or perhaps Judy Garland. That would have presented a proper communications challenge: “Ed, I’m not sure those ruby slippers are going to work in Corby.”

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