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Labour Party Conference: Harriet Harman’s Flip-Flop Makes Mugs Of The Army’s Dead

by | 29th, September 2010

ED Miliband confounded all expectations and received a standing ovation at the Labour Party conference. Who would have guessed it.

And David Milband sat and looked principled and honest and consistent when he asked Harriet Harman – who had voted and argued for the War in Iraq – why she was clapping Ed’s statement that the war was wrong? You know, the war British soldiers have been maimed and killed fighting in? Just that morning, the war had been right. What changed?

Says Harman, the jobbing politician: “I’m clapping because he is the leader. I’m supporting him.”

Ed would have voted against the war, of course. Though not in Parliament at the time the war in Iraq began, he’d have been against it. That much is certain. The politicians talk of change and progression. But they are cynical, self-serving and conniving. And that can be good. Everyone needs a representative who’s an utter bastard to see off the common foe.

But when the electorate are treated like fools and the military is abused, the elected elite look like a class apart…

David Miliband might be too good for them.

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Labour Party leader Ed Miliband and deputy leader Harriet Harman, on stage at Manchester Central during the fourth day of the Labour Party Conference in Manchester.



Posted: 29th, September 2010 | In: Politicians Comment (1) | TrackBack | Permalink