"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Miliband's Speech

I tried to post this yesterday but my pc crashed - it's a brief extract from Ed Miliband's speech with commentary. It clearly shows Union man Len McCluskey calling out, 'Rubbish,' as he sits alongside his stoney-faced comrades who aren't impressed with the man they backed for Labour leader. It also shows the cold exchange between Miliband Major and Harman when she applauded Minor's statement about Iraq. I think these two snapshots encapsulate exactly what contemporary politics has become: power, envy, entitlement and hypocricy.

From today's Telegraph:
David Miliband is expected to announce this afternoon that he will not accept a place on Ed's front bench.

After days of procrastinating, his mind was made up for him when a television camera captured him upbraiding Harriet Harman, the deputy leader, for applauding a section of Ed Miliband's speech in which he denounced the war in Iraq.


  1. 'Twas ever thus ?

  2. Right on both counts, djaym. My laptop isn't worthy of the name and most of the politicians in Parliament can't spell 'integrity'.


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