As Miliband's sulky, petulant face stares out at us from the front pages today, a picture of privilege, cosy as a comfortable member of that Political Class so alien to the British people, we learn that he refuses to tell the truth and admit that the Labour party was largely responsible for the basket-case economy that the UK must now bear. Why is this worthy of coverage?
But whilst the Political Class is unwilling to shoulder any of the blame it is doing very well. The economic crisis is leaving MPs untouched For as long as they blame their chums the Corporates, and as long as the Corporates blame their chums the Politicos all is well for both groups. As Jeremy Warner writes in the Telegraph today
There is no hardship for those seen to have caused the slump. Bankers and company bosses are paying themselves even more than they were during the boom; the wealth divide continues to widen. Bankers are one thing, but the situation has become equally repellent at many of Britain’s leading companies. Ben Gordon of Mothercare and Manny Fontenla-Novoa of Thomas Cook are just the latest among Britain’s elite of corporate bosses to receive humongous rewards for abject failures in performance. What makes cases like these particularly galling is that the CEOs of publicly listed companies are not, generally speaking, wealth creators, but mere hired guns paid to manage established organisations.The problem for Miliband is that Labour is the Big State, corporatist, centralist, tractor planning party. Labour can no more embrace Localism than it can reject Rousseau. So we get to look at Miliband's sulky petulant mug instead. Some choice.