Over the next few days we will almost certainly see a boost in Labour’s poll ratings under a new leader, and a bunch of whinging, whining tossers complaining that Ed Miliband only won because the the votes of trade union members (who actually pay their trade union levy to support the Party).
We have already had mouthful’s of bile from gobshite ‘experts’ like Adam Boulton and Nick Robinson, once again embarrassed because their predictions had gone tits up, moaning that Ed Miliband only won because tens of thousands of trade unionists supported him (as opposed to a handful of MPs, which they carefully ignore). In addition to which they make sure that they tell everyone that Ed has “little experience” at ministerial level and that he is young. Yes, boys, just two words for you… “David” and “Cameron”. Perhaps you will reflect back to the days when you ‘experts’ were predicting a David Davis victory?
This isn’t a short haul. We’re stuck with this disastrous Tory coalition for another four years and more. The Labour leadership contest has been conducted with little bile and spite, much to the chagrin of our media commentators. The fight against the coalition cuts is likely to be drawn out and bloody. Their massacre of local government services and privatisation of the health service need to be fought by a war of attrition from a united labour movement. All sections of the party will have a role to play, and gaining the support and confidence of the electorate in that struggle will be the major task for Ed Miliband in the years ahead. I wish him the best of luck.