The TB-GBs Mark II, Part II
My column for The Independent on Sunday on the relationship between Labour leader and Shadow Chancellor is on the new Indy Voices part of the website. This blog will become part of this brave new world shortly, so “bear with”, as Miranda’s mother says, as we try to improve the customer experience.
By way of footnotes to the column, which suggests that Labour’s challenge is personality (Ed Miliband’s confidence versus Ed Balls’s patience) more than policy (they agree on the basic tax-and-spend position, although I think there is plenty of scope for Ed M’s naive leftism to cause policy problems as well), here is some further reading:
The Daily Mail’s “Ed to Ed feud”. Kevin Maguire’s New Statesman diary, with the original BlackBerry story. Ed Balls’s interview in The Independent last week, in which he accepted it was true and said that Yvette Cooper and Douglas Alexander were worse offenders. Steve Richards’s column in The Independent on Friday, in which he referred to Balls’s only “partly unfair reputation” as a plotter (a view he amended to “totally unfair” on Twitter, on the grounds that plotting is a part of politics and it is unfair to label Balls as if he were unique).Tagged in: ed balls, ed miliband, labour leadership
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