Poor Bob Crow, a lifelong opponent of the EU and it's Corporatist policy of using low wages and unemployment as macroeconomic instruments, must be spinning in his morgue-cabinet. Miliband has openly declared himself a partner of global big business and the party of the privileged middle. Euro-olives for Islington kitchens! Polenta for all!
Miliband's pledges to support the EU unless it outlaws Arborio rice and Pouilly Fuisse will be of little use to Britain's unskilled and semi-skilled workers, our unemployed teens and NEETs, the doleday-loan fodder or our fecund underclass, but there's precious little in it for Labour in championing the C2s, Ds and Es any more. It's after the votes of the same affluent, socially responsible ABC1 'joiners in' as the Tories and the LibDems
So Miliband will fight the election on the basis of the affordability of Olive Oil; every family should be able to fill its cupboards with cold-pressed extra-virgin, the weekly bill from Waitrose should not squeeze the middle from cancelling their mid-winter skiing break. Hey ho.