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http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2013/aug/13/ed-miliband-attack-coalition-cost-living-crisis

Ed Miliband will on Wednesday attempt to galvanise Labour by stepping up his attack on the government over the "cost of living crisis", as the coalition basks in signs that the economy is experiencing a summer mini-boom.

After a series of criticisms from backbenchers who have questioned Labour's relative silence as economic data has steadily improved, Miliband will tour a market in Elephant and Castle, south London – his first public engagement in a fortnight – telling voters: "David Cameron is out of touch; you are out of pocket."

But with inflation sliding, and the housing market upturn starting to spread beyond London, George Osborne is expected to receive a fresh fillip early Wednesday from news of a renewed decline in unemployment.

Official figures on Tuesday showing that the inflation rate fell to 2.8% in July, from 2.9% a month earlier, on the consumer price index (CPI) targeted by the Bank of England, added fresh weight to the chancellor's argument that the recession-scarred UK is "out of intensive care", increasing the pressure on Labour to sharpen up its message on the recovery.

I wonder if he'll be saying part of the reason for the high cost of living was Labour creating the biggest housing boom the country has ever seen?

Everyone can see prices going up, it's when people really get fed up and want higher wages the fun begins.

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Everyone can see prices going up, it's when people really get fed up and want higher wages the fun begins.

Surely as the socialist party of the working classes they'll be well up for that? :lol:

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He's lost the plot. Wasn't it his party's lack of regulation of the banking system that led to a >30% decline in the value of sterling lol? The only possibility is that he's a clone and therefore has no memory of anything.

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There are two dots in this dot-to-dot puzzle. One is labelled "high cost of living" and the other is "high house prices". I'll start taking Ed Miliband seriously on the day he solves this puzzle.

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Just tweeted this:

@UKLabour Dot-to-dot puzzle. One dot "high cost of living", other dot "high house prices". Just ask if you need help. #costoflivingcrisis

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Labour are right to go for living costs as a strategy. With a UK economic recovery that is disconnected from most people's real lives then people might start asking themselves who the current government are working for.

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Labour are right to go for living costs as a strategy. With a UK economic recovery that is disconnected from most people's real lives then people might start asking themselves who the current government are working for.

Same people as the last government. And, presumably, the next one.

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Surely as the socialist party of the working classes they'll be well up for that? :lol:

That and building a couple of million high quality council houses, investing in a proper joined up energy infrastructure, cutting immigration sharply until unemployment drops to a genuinely low level, closing down the network of British-territory tax havens, banning unpaid internships and zero-hours contracts, rolling back NHS privatisation (and the whole internal market thing, saving a fortune..), making foreign ownership of utilities illegal..

Or he could handwave a bit and waffle about nasty Tories whilst not changing anything, or making any promises to change anything.

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Same people as the last government. And, presumably, the next one.

..and this one. Different brand of the same rentier fascist corporatism.

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The new labour government is the most wasteful, least prudent, self centred, easy come easy go government ever....they would sign any dotted line if it meant less work and extra pounds in their pocket for them today...let tomorrow pay.......during the better times they spent money like it was going out of fashion, chucking it here and chucking it there....no controls or no control on anything....let's give it all away.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjivDeA7Qu0

Who cares how high the bills become when you have easy access to free money...spend, spend, spend. ;)

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And yet all their 'policies' appear to be more printing, more debasement of purchasing power...

What needs to be done is taxes on property need to be geared to raise revenues to pay for services, not money printing. Given most liebour MPs are rentier dynasties rather than self made entreprenuers, they dont have the balls.

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That and building a couple of million high quality council houses, investing in a proper joined up energy infrastructure, cutting immigration sharply until unemployment drops to a genuinely low level, closing down the network of British-territory tax havens, banning unpaid internships and zero-hours contracts, rolling back NHS privatisation (and the whole internal market thing, saving a fortune..), making foreign ownership of utilities illegal..

Or he could handwave a bit and waffle about nasty Tories whilst not changing anything, or making any promises to change anything.

+1

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Cameron is such a ******ing pillock.

Why he didn't just let it all go pop within weeks of Labour being booted out was an incredibly stupid choice.

Absolute plonker.

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Its getting somewhat tedious that political speeches content gets pimped for the headlines over a week in advance, and when y they do finally arrive its somewhat watered down , particularly if the reaction has been too negative , coupled the denials over the proposed content.

One speech , one time, and have done with it !, at least then the message will be more concise and gets the dismissal it deserves..

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Oh dear, poor Ed has been egged on his walkabout. The proles are getting restless: http://news.sky.com/story/1128517/ed-miliband-is-egged-on-campaign-visit

Quote:

The egg thrower reportedly told journalists he felt Labour no longer stood up for the poor

And in another blow, he suggested the party's approach would have been different had Mr Miliband's older brother David become leader

David Miliband was somewhere to the right of Blair, even more pro-corporate.

I think it may be slowly and very painfully dawning on the labour leadership that winning rhetorical contests at PMQs whilst trying to make no concrete statements at all in public doesn't really get the public excited.

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The egg thrower reportedly told journalists he felt Labour no longer stood up for the poor

And in another blow, he suggested the party's approach would have been different had Mr Miliband's older brother David become leader

David Miliband was somewhere to the right of Blair, even more pro-corporate.

I think it may be slowly and very painfully dawning on the labour leadership that winning rhetorical contests at PMQs whilst trying to make no concrete statements at all in public doesn't really get the public excited.

Clearly they need to ban eggs, very dangerous objects when used by political terrorists.

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That and building a couple of million high quality council houses, investing in a proper joined up energy infrastructure, cutting immigration sharply until unemployment drops to a genuinely low level, closing down the network of British-territory tax havens, banning unpaid internships and zero-hours contracts, rolling back NHS privatisation (and the whole internal market thing, saving a fortune..), making foreign ownership of utilities illegal..

Or he could handwave a bit and waffle about nasty Tories whilst not changing anything, or making any promises to change anything.

Now this is what a true "labour" government would look like. If the people didnt want it then fine, let that be decided at the voting box, but at least give people the option instead of being another party of corporate rentier fascism.

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There are two dots in this dot-to-dot puzzle. One is labelled "high cost of living" and the other is "high house prices". I'll start taking Ed Miliband seriously on the day he solves this puzzle.

I can't puzzle it out!

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Cameron is such a ******ing pillock.

Why he didn't just let it all go pop within weeks of Labour being booted out was an incredibly stupid choice.

Absolute plonker.

Cos he works for the banksters?

While it might boost his ego a bit, Cameron doesnt really care if he is re-elected or not. He'll get a cushy non-job at some finance firm, 100% guaranteed. His only mandate is to ensure the continued existence of London as a centre for legalized crimes.

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