Ed Miliband's first 100 days as Labour Party leader have been characterised by dithering and disarray, according to a dossier released today by the Conservative Party.
Top dithers cited by the document include backtracking on producing an alternative spending review, leaving a £59bn black hole in his spending plans, dithering over whether to attend the student protests and a TUC rally, and an infamous Today programme interview in which he was unable to define the “squeezed middle”.
Since winning the Labour leadership race in September thanks to union backing, Mr Miliband's first three months as Labour leader have seen serious splits in the Shadow Cabinet on civil liberties, on whether to keep the 50p tax permanent, and on his idea of a graduate tax, described as “unworkable” by Alan Johnson, his Shadow Chancellor.
Conservative Party Chairman Baroness Warsi said:
"Ed Miliband's first hundred days have been characterised by dithering and disarray. No wonder people on his own side are already losing patience with his lack of leadership. After winning off back of the union vote, he's offered nothing but opportunism and a blank sheet of paper on policy."
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