I was going to write on the election of Ed Miliband but as I would have written the same if any of the other candidates had won (except Diane Abbot maybe). I realised it would be exactly the same piece with a different name. All I can say that we have another political clone leading a major party and I pity political commentators and perhaps more importantly Rory Bremner in trying to distinguish between Cameron, Clegg and Miliband ( sound like a firm of dodgy solicitors) or as I suppose Dave, Nick and Ed as they will be called by the media (sound like a team of Blue Peter presenters). Of course they will tall try and sound different as they try to put Blue .Red and Yellow between them but in reality it will be a pale pastel.
As George Orwell wrote.
"Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind".
We will no doubt judge Ed Miliband's conversion to the Left by his actions if he ever becomes Prime Minister by then of course it will be to late for smug sceptics like myself to say. "I told you he would let us down". But I suppose I unfortunately will.