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Beggars can't be choosers, eh Mr Miliband: Toe-curling encounter sees Labour leader drop just 2p into homeless woman's cup
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On his way to deliver a speech, Ed Miliband first passed a homeless woman in a green headscarf. Realising photographers were present, he doubled back. But in a toe-curling encounter, he failed even to make eye contact as he leant towards her and appeared to drop just 2p into a cup. Despite the intended act of kindness, Mr Miliband's ham-fisted attempt sparked criticism on Twitter.

If only he got a receipt he could have put it through expenses. Still he looks like a leader in waiting!

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From the different poses etc it looks as if it took quite some time for the 2p to find its way from his hand and into the cup. While photographs were being taken.

With the photo in the middle the 2p isn't even on target to go in the cup.

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The longer this goon hangs around the better it is for the Tories and the country.

He is the 2014 equivalent of Neil Kinnock (sorry Lord Kinnock, another Labour party trougher).

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I gave 50p to a Big Issue Seller on Thursay...not for the magazine because it's just waste paper as far as I am concerned.

The Milibot makes me feel a whole lot better because I was thinking that 50p was a bit of an insult. And he probably earns ten times what I do.

Edited by crashmonitor

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I'm no Miliband fanboy and have never voted Labour in my life, but this is a good example of the dire state of political discourse in the UK.

Never mind grownup discussions about where the next generation is supposed to live and the fact that FPTP can put somebody in Downing Street on the say so of 1 in 5 adults, let's all obsess about bacon sandwiches and 2p coins.

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What a stupid story.

So is Miliband meant to give a significant amount of change to every single homeless person he passes in the street?

Perhaps he only realised too late that he didn't have any significant change on him.

If this is all they can catch the guy doing wrong he's possibly not all that bad.

Still not voting for Labour mind.................

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Still not as good as the time Gordon brown nearly shook the downing Street policeman's hand but retracted at the last moment

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Much as I hate to defend the mili****, that looks wrong on an altogether different level. Compare it to Cameron's jogger: surely Miliband too would have a more regimented existence than that when on some random street.

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Much as I hate to defend the mili****, that looks wrong on an altogether different level. Compare it to Cameron's jogger: surely Miliband too would have a more regimented existence than that when on some random street.

Labour have this habit of preferring undisciplined people to be our leaders, I'm sure milliband does have competencies, but being a national leader does not look one of them

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So under the circumstances he and his photographers covered several angles to satisfy voting constituencies.

The non contributor - as he really wanted to just walk on by.

Then the contributor.

He also threw in the reluctant contributor just for good measure.

;)

Edited by billybong

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Maybe I am over cynical, but whenever I see a beggar of that type, I think of the begging-scam gangs from Eastern Europe, where the gangmasters build them selves palatial villas back in Bucharest or wherever on the proceeds. There was a documentary not that long ago - presented by a Romanian.

I would not have given even 2p - but I do support genuine homeless charities like Centrepoint, St Mungo's and the Sally Army.

I have been very wary of street beggars ever since a local regular was exposed some years ago. He and his dog had had a regular pitch in the town for ages, and over the years I had given him quite a bit. Turned out he had a nice flat a couple of miles away and God know how much in the bank - about £200K IIRC.

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Looks like Miliband was setup to me.

One wonders what happened to his political minders.

The response to all beggars is to offer them £10 if they will come and do an hours work for you. I once did that to a pan handler when I had a load of leaflets to deliver and wanted some help. Unsurprisingly, he did not want to give up his pitch to take up the offer.

Anyway old school Labour party socialists would know that charity of this nature is just a capitalist sop to the poor. The big failing of Miliband is that he has not got the balls to argue the socialist case. He and the rest of his party is far too obsessed with presentation and being a touchy feely liberal. You can understand why true Marxists despise them so much.

Edited by stormymonday_2011

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What a stupid story.

So is Miliband meant to give a significant amount of change to every single homeless person he passes in the street?

Perhaps he only realised too late that he didn't have any significant change on him.

If this is all they can catch the guy doing wrong he's possibly not all that bad.

Still not voting for Labour mind.................

He should have arrested the woman...vagrancy is an offence

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He should have arrested the woman...vagrancy is an offence

That's an RBS Manchester branch she is sat outside, and he is passing.

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.4803431,-2.2397391,3a,45y,266.35h,88.43t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1snRo94IrDBfo6m9Br_popUg!2e0

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Ah, she was a cleaner outside having a coffee break, then some twit comes along and pops 2p in her coffee.

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What a stupid story.

So is Miliband meant to give a significant amount of change to every single homeless person he passes in the street?

Perhaps he only realised too late that he didn't have any significant change on him.

If this is all they can catch the guy doing wrong he's possibly not all that bad.

Still not voting for Labour mind.................

Sure. If he was alan bas'tard

But he's always blabbing on about 'the poor'..well, theres heres your chance to show how much you care, miliband.

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I'm no Miliband fanboy and have never voted Labour in my life, but this is a good example of the dire state of political discourse in the UK.

Never mind grownup discussions about where the next generation is supposed to live and the fact that FPTP can put somebody in Downing Street on the say so of 1 in 5 adults, let's all obsess about bacon sandwiches and 2p coins.

Agreed - a pointless story. I see him as no better or worse than the rest of the lying parasites.

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Sure. If he was alan bas'tard

But he's always blabbing on about 'the poor'..well, theres heres your chance to show how much you care, miliband.

Pretty much a core problem for the whole Labour party.

The whole concept of charity is built on the principle of 'haves' doling out cash to 'have nots'. Usually it is accompanied by a lot of specious moralising about the deserving and the undeserving poor. Often quite a big chunk of the money donated ito charity is recycled straight back to other 'haves' via various jobs and sinecures with the supposed beneficiaries only getting pennies in the pound. The fact that Miliband is buying into this narrative even in a token way is far more damning of him as a politician of the left than his supposed meanness in only handing over 2p. In fact Labour has pretty much dedicated itself to maintaining the split between haves and have nots for the whole of my lifetime as this has been seen as the best way of propping up their vote and getting into office. The truth is the Labour party is as keen on keeping the lower classes poor as the rentier City and Landowning elite who dominate the Tories. It has served both parties interests down the years and is one of the main reasons they richly deserve political oblivion.

My advice to Miliband is to check his party's name. It is called the Labour Party not the Poor Party or the Beggars Party or the Immigrant Party. It is supposed to represent the workers who supply the labour in the economy and are as key as those providing capital in the process of generating wealth. If they were able to grasp that point they would not be in the mess they currently find themselves.

http://labourlist.org/2014/06/giving-up-on-the-white-working-class-is-a-20-strategy/

Edited by stormymonday_2011

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I'm no Miliband fanboy and have never voted Labour in my life, but this is a good example of the dire state of political discourse in the UK.

Never mind grownup discussions about where the next generation is supposed to live and the fact that FPTP can put somebody in Downing Street on the say so of 1 in 5 adults, let's all obsess about bacon sandwiches and 2p coins.

Same here....taking the piss is not very endearing or becoming.... Maybe they are feeling threatened, there are better more urgent things to be overcome.

It has a sense of bullying about it, makes the bullies look worse than the ones they are trying to ridicule.

Edited by winkie

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I gave 50p to a Big Issue Seller on Thursay...not for the magazine because it's just waste paper as far as I am concerned.

The Milibot makes me feel a whole lot better because I was thinking that 50p was a bit of an insult. And he probably earns ten times what I do.

The big issue seller probably makes more than you.

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