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It was covered on the Today programme this morning that Miliband may have scored an own goal by bringing up the topic of his image. Indeed it has annoyed many of the Labour hierarchy. All this does is embed a negative image of him in voters' minds and is not the Statesman image that the average voter wants representing the country.

Tbh, I think Wallace is being kind...........after all the northern voice that Peter Sallis honed (he was a southerner) isn't actually disagreeable at all unlike the rather petulant impeded sound that Miliband makes.. Also Wallace is rather a happy chappie....far from the dark circle eyed odd looking Miliband with his permanent look of outrage or a forced smile.. Rather flattering, like Bambi and Blair.

Seems that Labour have gone for a handicap race just like when they ran Foot and Kinnoch. The Tories were also specialists at hobbling their own chances with IDS and Hague most notably.

Sorry, but the image of the PM does matter.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2707246/There-s-one-fire-Akward-moment-BBC-s-Marr-hands-Ed-Miliband-cartoons-Wallace-tells-image-DOES-matter.html

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My immediate reaction last week was:

"who the feck thought that [pity me] speech was a good idea?"

At the most I would have said "It's an interesting time for the country, that's why I don't have any time to pay attention to what the press say about my image, there is far too much important work to do"

Round of applause.

1) no attention drawn to 'weaknesses'

2) no valuable speech time wasted listing what others consider to be impediments

Daft all around

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Ed Miliband interviews are usually pretty hard to endure (not unlike Ed Balls or Danny Alexander interviews), but I thought Sunday's interview with Marr, although not great, may have been the least painful I've seen Miliband do.

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Ed Miliband interviews are usually pretty hard to endure (not unlike Ed Balls or Danny Alexander interviews), but I thought Sunday's interview with Marr, although not great, may have been the least painful I've seen Miliband do.

I forgive Danny Alexander...sent out on a forlorn hope mission by his jelly fish commander Cable and assumed to be cannon fodder during economic meltdown (courtesy of Brown) he came out of it alive. He's every right to be a smug git.

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It was covered on the Today programme this morning that Miliband may have scored an own goal by bringing up the topic of his image. Indeed it has annoyed many of the Labour hierarchy. All this does is embed a negative image of him in voters' minds and is not the Statesman image that the average voter wants representing the country.

Tbh, I think Wallace is being kind...........after all the northern voice that Peter Sallis honed (he was a southerner) isn't actually disagreeable at all unlike the rather petulant impeded sound that Miliband makes.. Also Wallace is rather a happy chappie....far from the dark circle eyed odd looking Miliband with his permanent look of outrage or a forced smile.. Rather flattering, like Bambi and Blair.

Seems that Labour have gone for a handicap race just like when they ran Foot and Kinnoch. The Tories were also specialists at hobbling their own chances with IDS and Hague most notably.

Sorry, but the image of the PM does matter.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2707246/There-s-one-fire-Akward-moment-BBC-s-Marr-hands-Ed-Miliband-cartoons-Wallace-tells-image-DOES-matter.html

I have come to the conclusion that Ed M must be very arrogant, or else possessed of overweening over-confidence, although he does not particularly come across like that. Why else would he persist in this role, when so many have said, and evidently thought and felt, over and over that he simply does not come across as remotely prime-ministerial. It is not a case of looks - obviously his voice doesn't help - it's a lack of a certain gravitas, for want of a better word.

Someone like Jack Straw would IMO inspire considerably more confidence, and he isn't exactly a chisel-jawed hunk - it is not necessary to be one. More confidence, I would think, than the previously favoured David Miliband, who carries rather too much of the Blair-ish slickness and gloss. Not that I have ever voted Labour, and probably never will, but if I did I know who I'd want as leader.

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If Andrew Marr is holding up pictures of Ed as Wallace on his Sunday morning TV bore methinks that there must be lots of people within Labour at high levesl seriously unhappy with Ed - isn't Marr a Labour luvvie at heart with his wife the daughter or grand-daughter or some relative of some Labour grandie from decades ago?

Looks like the play to get rid of Ed by October has already begun?

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If Andrew Marr is holding up pictures of Ed as Wallace on his Sunday morning TV bore methinks that there must be lots of people within Labour at high levesl seriously unhappy with Ed - isn't Marr a Labour luvvie at heart with his wife the daughter or grand-daughter or some relative of some Labour grandie from decades ago?

Looks like the play to get rid of Ed by October has already begun?

They are leaving it a bit late....meanwhile the polls suggest he is sub Nick Clegg these days..........

http://www.cityam.com/article/1403052939/record-new-low-miliband-s-approval-rating

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Politics aside.....being able to laugh at oneself is a more desirable quality than a toffee nosed holier than thou up own trouser leg, I live in the real world, not toff. ;)

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He is depressingly bad. There's so much ammo against the current government and he is failing desperately to come up with a convincing range of policies.

But focussing on his image and voice? Maybe we get the leaders we deserve if that's what we care about? Though him discussing it was again, just desperate and unconvincing.

I think Labour will just win by default and the skewed voting system but I'd rather they stay out of power and purge him, Harman, Balls, Cooper etc, elect someone like Burnham or Reeves as leader and just dissociate completely from 'third way' bland Blairism. Would then be more convincing option for next time

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I don't care what milliband looks like. I want something different to what we have had for the last 35 years and I don't see it. All the main parties pander to the 1%. The green party has the most radical ideas and at some point I will vote green but it will be UKIP this year because it will rattle the cage

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Farage is labours greatest asset , worth far more to labour than Wallace.

Sealing Wallace in a garage and leave the car running would also improve labour chances ,particularly if they filmed his last gasp and then used the footage in a labour party political TV message ...I for one would watch it right to the end.!

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Oh, that Wallace. Wallace and Gromit Wallace. I thought this going to be about Miliband getting touchy feely.

We should do a thread on Ed's achievements instead of being so mean all the time.

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It was covered on the Today programme this morning that Miliband may have scored an own goal by bringing up the topic of his image. Indeed it has annoyed many of the Labour hierarchy. All this does is embed a negative image of him in voters' minds and is not the Statesman image that the average voter wants representing the country.

Tbh, I think Wallace is being kind...........after all the northern voice that Peter Sallis honed (he was a southerner) isn't actually disagreeable at all unlike the rather petulant impeded sound that Miliband makes.. Also Wallace is rather a happy chappie....far from the dark circle eyed odd looking Miliband with his permanent look of outrage or a forced smile.. Rather flattering, like Bambi and Blair.

Seems that Labour have gone for a handicap race just like when they ran Foot and Kinnoch. The Tories were also specialists at hobbling their own chances with IDS and Hague most notably.

Sorry, but the image of the PM does matter.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2707246/There-s-one-fire-Akward-moment-BBC-s-Marr-hands-Ed-Miliband-cartoons-Wallace-tells-image-DOES-matter.html

I see him much more as an Adrian Mole type.

pre-pubescent whinger.I guess his memoirs(the secret diary of edward milliband aged 44 3/4) might get some reading.

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  I see him much more as an Adrian Mole type.

pre-pubescent whinger.I guess his memoirs(the secret diary of edward milliband aged 44 3/4) might get some reading.

I've just read the rest of the article....hahahahahah!! :lol: .

apparently sacha baron cohen's(ali-g) dad was responsible for trying to improve his image

Am I missing a trick here?

Surely an Ali-G interview (no-holds barred either)with milliband ,as a party political broadcast will have everyone in hysterics, and it will be so memorable that you won't remember what the other lot said in their sales pitch because it was just so bland.

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Oh, that Wallace. Wallace and Gromit Wallace. I thought this going to be about Miliband getting touchy feely.

We should do a thread on Ed's achievements instead of being so mean all the time.

I thought this was that thread! I said that last Sunday's Marr was the least worst interview of his I'd seen! :D

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I agree with Oracle that he is more Adrian Mole than Wallace. I think the Wallace thing is flattering per my OP...no wonder he isn't afraid of Wallace....Wallace is better looking and has the mature dulcet tones of Peter Sallis.

Totally see the Adrain Mole thing he looks permanently indignant and hard done by and comes out with this strange petulant voice.

You expect him to say...''It isn't fair'' in a whiny voice.

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