“I was definitely right”
There is a growing conventional wisdom that Ed Miliband’s party conference speech last year about “predators” and “producers”, although it was derided, was ahead of the curve. My good colleague Andrew Grice said in The Independent today says that the speech “was ridiculed at the time but has been vindicated by events”. Less surprisingly, Ed Miliband himself holds the same view, in his interview with Charles Moore in today’s Telegraph:
He was attacked for his conference speech last year in which he divided businesses into ‘predators and producers’, but ‘I was definitely right’.
Grice and Miliband are both wrong. The speech was platitudinous at the time, and when not platitudinous wrong; it continued to be; and it remains so today.
As for the idea that Miliband led the way in suggesting that some aspects of capitalism were better than others, does no one remember David Cameron and his chocolate oranges in 2006, not to mention older Conservative precedents?Tagged in: capitalism, ed miliband, labour party, sweden
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