Ed Miliband: Private Dinners For Wealthy Donors Are Why We Need A Free Press
LAST week, the Financial Times revealed a story many missed. Ed Miliband, the Labour Party leader was talking at a “private dinner” for Labour donors at the Phoenix Palace, a smart eatery in London. There, a bowl of soup can set you back £18.
Ed was talking about newspapers and media coverage of his party and his family:
“We’ve got to be willing to call these people out. They are less powerful than people ever thought and they are less powerful now than they were.”
Is that really such good news that Red Ed wants a “fight” with the newspapers?
Miliband’s father was smeared by the Daily Mail. But Ed is involved in the debate about press regulation. Freedom has no buts. It has no sides. Ed was attacked and called the Mail out. Good.
The FT says:
…the Labour leader said the episode was an emblem of how politics was conducted in Britain.
In the smart eatery with the private donors. If the Press is regulated by politicians, who will call the politicians out?
Say ‘no’ to regulation.