Miliband’s fake High St listening exercise shown up for what it is

By way of an update to the last blog post, the Guardian’s Wintour and Watt blog has the full exchange between Miliband and the unemployed British man from Cleveleys.

What it shows, setting aside Miliband’s economic illiteracy, is a politician who talks about listening to people, then no less than three times stops the man from making his point as he played to an audience of mainly Labour party members who, with typical socialist compassion and receptiveness, jeered the poor bloke for his comments.

Having promised the man his say in return for a free run to deliver a sermon to the deluded faithful, Miliband ended the conversation without bothering to find out what points the man wanted to make.  That’s Miliband’s ‘One Nation’ narrative in action.  One Nation where the politicians are stuck in transmit mode, immune to any contrary opinion and determined to silence any dissent, even when they take to the streets for a ‘listening’ exercise.

Miliband is indeed full of shit.

2 Responses to “Miliband’s fake High St listening exercise shown up for what it is”

  1. 1 TheBoilingFrog 30/04/2013 at 5:22 pm

    “EM: How long have you been looking for a job for sir?

    Man: 14 years.

    EM: 14 years?

    Man: Well four years. Ten years caring for my missus and then the four years that I have been searching.

    EM: You were caring for your missus because she had a disability?

    Man: In a wheelchair.

    EM: How is she?

    Man: She’s in a wheelchair.

    EM: She’s in a wheelchair but you are looking for work. And you have been looking for four years.”

    So the chap has spent 4 years looking for a job after caring for his wife for 10 years.


    That’s the obvious and more sensitive question EM should have asked.

  2. 2 thespecialone 01/05/2013 at 7:11 pm

    Interesting point TBF. But then it is probably because EM is thick.

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