And if things weren’t bad enough for the Tory’s there’s the small matter of the fact that Ed I still can’t believe he’s not his brother Miliband is actually starting to look vaguely electable and Ed just obeying Gordon Brown’s orders Balls is starting to look loyal.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not some labour party lackey (or is it supposed to be now “new improved labour party” with 25% less saturated Blair and 50% less dour tight Gordon). I’m still convinced Ed Miliband going for the leadership was all part of some elaborate chess game he and his brother were playing against Ed Balls, one which backfired when the wrong Milband won. For the first 6 months he had this odd look on his face which suggested he was somewhat surprised to be in this position. And if he brings up coming from a London comprehensive again, I’m going to punch out the TV.
But he is, as I’ve noted, starting to look vaguely competent compared to the Tory’s or Nick Clegg. Or perhaps I should say he’s now the best of a bad lot.