"Ed Miliband wants to take Labour to the left, and back to the
comfort zone of the hardcore remain members after 13 years. So he’s
become ‘Red Ed’, embracing every lefty cause going. Even pretending
that he was against the Iraq war seven years ago. His mates find this
hilarious. Plenty Labour MPs were against the Iraq war, but no one can
remember Ed giving so much as a wink of support. From raises taxes to
upping the minimum wage, Ed is telling people what they want to hear.
He sounds like David Cameron on a foreign trip. This ‘Red Ed’ act has
brought his campaign a whack of cash from trade unions. Including
Unite, the most powerful union of all. What do they want in return?
What they’ve always wanted: to run the Labour Party and make it spout
their voter-alienating nonsense."
Read the whole piece.
5pm: More from Fraser Nelson on his Coffee House blog about 'Red Ed' (including the mock up below).