Ignore the frenetic media noise around party conferences and its obvious that the fundamentals havenâ€™t changed: Labour is still likely to be the largest party or have a slim majority after the next election. But this episode is a good illustration of how the Labour leadership keep misunderstanding their intended audiences.
The Labour party leadership broadly face two problems: 1) people donâ€™t understand what Ed Miliband stands for and seem hesitant to place their faith in him; 2) more Britons trust the economic competency of the Conservatives than Labour. In both cases the leadership has misunderstood the nature of the problem and reacted predictably. Read more »