Have a listen to Ed Miliband being extremely slippery about Labour’s tax, borrow and spend policies. What a slippery little weasel.
I can’t wait to here someone in the media here put David Shearer under the cosh like this. The full interview at BBC has the questioning start at around the 1 minute mark.
Ed Miliband struggled to explain his party’s economic policies when he was asked repeatedly whether Labour would be borrowing more money to spend on public services and tax cuts.
During a chaotic radio interview, the Labour leader was questioned 13 times over the details of how he would afford policies intended to boost economic growth including building projects and a VAT cut.
Mr Miliband’s aides were also later forced to clarify the party leader’s policy on benefits for pensioners after he suggested that Labour would consider limiting winter fuel allowances and free TV licences to the poorest older people.
The 15 minute set-piece interview was part of a series of features with party leaders running this week on BBC Radio 4’s World at One. Nick Clegg and David Cameron are also due to be questioned.
Mr Miliband clashed repeatedly with the programme’s presenter, Martha Kearney, who at one point resorted to asking him for a “straight answer”. Read more »