Really Ed. I mean really!?!?!?
Votes for women, the civil rights movement, the battle with apartheid and people rather upset with some public spending cuts, Ed Miliband tried to suggest that these things were on a par this afternoon. It is almost comic to watch him deliver a speech where he tries to paint the deficit deniers love-in with some of the greatest and most significant freedom movements of the twentieth century. I'm not sure whether this is driven by a huge ego or a tiny sense of proportion, perhaps both.
No one relishes making cuts or redundancies, despite the caricature created by the Labour party and unions, but recent levels of public spending are unsustainable. No one underestimates the worry felt by people in the public sector, they fear for their jobs and the services they value. Miliband undermines and makes a mockery of these concerns by equating them to the world's great freedom struggles.
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