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PaddyJoe
30-06-2011, 11:37 PM
Doubts are beginning to emerge:D
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-13971770

Baron von Biffo
30-06-2011, 11:44 PM
If he is then Artificial Intelligence has a long way to go. :D

Sidewinder
30-06-2011, 11:46 PM
I just shake my head in wonder every time I see him. Useless, completely useless. What on earth were Labour thinking? Do they want to spend the next decade out of power?

Hmmm. That actually makes more sense than any other explanation!

C. Flower
30-06-2011, 11:54 PM
Just another Tory in sheep's clothing.

C. Flower
01-07-2011, 12:41 PM
Hilarious account by the interviewer. But it does appear that the answer might by Yes.

http://www.twitlonger.com/show/bfensm

Holly
01-07-2011, 01:15 PM
I just shake my head in wonder every time I see him. Useless, completely useless. What on earth were Labour thinking? Do they want to spend the next decade out of power? ....

Tony Blair forfeited the socialist principles of Labour in order to get power and keep it. In doing so, New Labour bore no resemblance to the left-wing instincts which were at the core of the party until his take-over and rebranding. This cost Labour the last election when the unelectable Tories won the most seats. Ed Milliband does appear to have got the message and wants to make the party more like its former self.

Griska
01-07-2011, 01:29 PM
A **** take, surely?

C. Flower
01-07-2011, 02:24 PM
Tony Blair forfeited the socialist principles of Labour in order to get power and keep it. In doing so, New Labour bore no resemblance to the left-wing instincts which were at the core of the party until his take-over and rebranding. This cost Labour the last election when the unelectable Tories won the most seats. Ed Milliband does appear to have got the message and wants to make the party more like its former self.

Except Ed Miliband is trying to further detach the Labour Party from Trade Union funding, and thus from the working class.

He got the job as he appeared to be a slightly lighter shade of blue than the other Miliband on offer, but that was only to give the illusion of choice.

Griska
01-07-2011, 02:59 PM
Except Ed Miliband is trying to further detach the Labour Party from Trade Union funding, and thus from the working class.

He got the job as he appeared to be a slightly lighter shade of blue than the other Miliband on offer, but that was only to give the illusion of choice.

Like our own Labour Party, they are left-wing only in the minds of the most blinkered Daily Mail readers.

Holly
01-07-2011, 03:53 PM
Except Ed Miliband is trying to further detach the Labour Party from Trade Union funding, and thus from the working class."

Not at all one and the same
Wealthy trade union officials have far more in common with top executives as far as income and lifestyle than with the working class.

C. Flower
01-07-2011, 11:28 PM
Not at all one and the same
Wealthy trade union officials have far more in common with top executives as far as income and lifestyle than with the working class.

The funding comes from the members. It's up to them to deal with their fat cat leaders.

C. Flower
01-07-2011, 11:30 PM
Doubts are beginning to emerge:D
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-13971770

Just listened to it again. :D:eek::mad::rolleyes:

You've got to give it to the journalist, for getting it out there on youtube.
I can't see too many Irish journos rushing to do that.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2011/jul/01/ed-miliband-interviewer-shame-strike-soundbites

PaddyJoe
01-07-2011, 11:54 PM
Just listened to it again. :D:eek::mad::rolleyes:

You've got to give it to the journalist, for getting it out there on youtube.
I can't see too many Irish journos rushing to do that.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2011/jul/01/ed-miliband-interviewer-shame-strike-soundbites

Yes, he was really treated like ****, wasn't he? Milliband and his spin doctors should be ashamed of themselves. Fair play to Damon Green for making an issue of it.

Griska
01-07-2011, 11:57 PM
The journo has to take some responsibility for allowing the interview to proceed as it did.
He's trying to save some professional face after the fact and I'm not buying it for one second.

PaddyJoe
02-07-2011, 12:11 AM
The journo has to take some responsibility for allowing the interview to proceed as it did.
He's trying to save some professional face after the fact and I'm not buying it for one second.

I get the impression that there are dozens of these 'soundbite' interviews carried out in a routine way every week. AFAIK, he isn't one of the usual pol corrs who do these interviews so he was completely thrown by it. He refers to a long standing understanding that BBC, ITV and Ch4 share the footage from these routine interviews. It looks like they are pretty much stage managed and hard questions are not asked.

Griska
02-07-2011, 12:15 AM
I get the impression that there are dozens of these 'soundbite' interviews carried out in a routine way every week. AFAIK, he isn't one of the usual pol corrs who do these interviews so he was completely thrown by it. He refers to a long standing understanding that BBC, ITV and Ch4 share the footage from these routine interviews. It looks like they are pretty much stage managed and hard questions are not asked.

Even so.
The fact that Milliband thought (knew?) he could get away with it shows the disregard the pols have for the process.

PaddyJoe
02-07-2011, 12:39 AM
Even so.
The fact that Milliband thought (knew?) he could get away with it shows the disregard the pols have for the process.

Yep, and the same kind of rules apply in Ireland I'd expect. The handlers negociate with the journos on the questions and the interviews are condensed to the 30 seconds required for the news bulletins.
Its very rare to see a real unstaged political interview. One of the biggies was when Ursula Halligan jumped on Brian Cowen an hour or so after the famous 'slurred' Morning Ireland interview. Cowen's outrage is a sight to behold.
Well below the belt to ask the man tricky questions when he's still tired and cranky after the night before:)

Griska
02-07-2011, 12:54 AM
It's a relationship based on mutual need, for sure.
Ethics? I'm sure there are some books on the subject somewhere:)

C. Flower
02-07-2011, 09:56 AM
And it's so mesmerising that I'd almost forgotten that he opposed the strikes - which the public generally have been supporting.

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