Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Lab12: Ed Miliband Speech to Conference

Good but not great speech by Labour Leader, Ed Miliband to Conference. The stage management stuff just doesn't work for me but nearly everybody else seemed really pleased with content and delivery.

I like the content. The "One Nation" argument and the hint about a truly alternative economic policy. Likewise the emphasis on the unacceptable gap between rich and poor. The need for greater income equality.

It's the devil is in the detail problem.  The only way that we are going to get people back in work and reduce the national debt is to spend more in the short term.

The only way we are going to get greater income equality is by taxing more and providing more public services such as affordable housing and child care. We need to be open and honest with the public about this. Or am I just being incredibly naive? Discuss...
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