It seems champagne socialist Ed Miliband’s honeymoon period is well and truly over. In a new poll, four out of five Labour voters don’t think the younger Miliband is capable of holding the reins of power.
It seems the man who was more than happy enough to walk over his brother for the leadership has been shown for what he is – a chancer.
For all that Labour has done in the past, the supporters and voters have principles and I don’t think destroying your brother’s dreams numbers among them.
Labour voters have in Ed what Tory voters have in Cameron – a leader we wouldn’t necessarily vote for. But we like it and lump it for the sake of the greater good – our party.
The problem with Ed is not his uncanny resemblance to Wallace from Wallace and Gromit, nor his infamous and repetitious ‘these strikes are wrong’ video; it is that he isn’t someone people can warm to, trust or think of as a natural leader.
Like the prime minister, he is a career politician, with precious little experience in the real world. As someone who has met Miliband, I can say honestly that this is not a person to be leading the country.
He is bland, cautious and he lacks mettle. There doesn’t seem to be any fire in his belly. The public is crying out for a leader with passion and conviction, someone who isn’t afraid to show they’re human now and then, but Ed would rather wait to check with his advisers before saying something controversial – even if he meant it.
There are only a few politicians out there now showing guts – few who could challenge for party leaderships at any rate. Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage and even Yvette Cooper (if she ever dares to come out of her husband’s shadow) are three who come to mind.
I am the last person who would want to give Labour any advice, especially any that is good but I really cannot envisage Labour coming back to power with Ed at the helm.
If he can’t even win over the public when David and George have managed to upset women voters, eurosceptics and non-married couples, how on earth does he stand a chance when morale is at a high?
Labour owe it to us to field a better candidate. Who else can we rely on to hold the Conservatives and the Lib Dems in check?
Dump Ed and find yourself a better man or woman. Ed is just not worth it.