I noted with mixed emotions a comment recently posted on another article that there was a time when this site spent its time attacking the Government, The Opposition, and so on. What's that about "ask and ye shall receive ..."
An hour or so ago, while doing a spot of channel surfing over my morning poached eggs and coffee I blundered across "The Andrew Marr Love In Charm Offensive Experience". He and the BBC would doubtless consider it a "serious political discussion programme" but I fail to see how anything with Tim Rice discussing an excess of recorded music in society followed by some bloke playing a Sitar qualifies as serious, or even political.
However I concede the "political" tag to the bloke they had on in between those items. Some bloke by the name of Miliband, the son of a dubious ideologist, if I understand correctly, and a man who found himself accidentally in charge of the Labour Party after its last owner got evicted from the job, the one before that having done a runner, and his by all accounts more capable sibling having been disqualified from the job through excess cuddling up with the tossers and control freaks the countrty's voters evicted from office in May 2010.
So what did Milliband have to say
Well, he began by apologising to the Members of The Cult Of The Dead Paedophile for his miserable failings in not cow-towing to their every whim which lost him a seat in the house to George Galloway
Then he announced he would like to stop taking money from the Trade Unions
And then he repeatedly stated that in fact he would very much like to NOT do a thing to change the Political Levy system from an "Opt Out" into an "Opt In", so that he can continue to enjoy taking money pilfered from the pockets of trade union members who are themselves too lazy, too stupid, or too trusting in the weasel words of the Union Shop Steward to opt out. I should perhaps point out that the Union Man given half an hour in 2006 to talk me and my fellow attendees at Barclays Bank's "employee induction meeting" into joining the union flatly denied there was such a thing as a political levy - but ten minutes perusing the union's website showed otherwise.
Nice try Ed.
Close, but no cigar. Not that you could smoke it anywhere if you had your way though.