Monday, 27 January 2014

Class Warrior

Peter Brookes cartoon
I enjoyed this Peter Brookes cartoon in the Times which compares the Labour leader, Ed Miliband, to the Japanese soldier, Hiroo Onada, who refused to surrender after World War II and took 29 years to give himself up when he finally walked out of the Philippine jungle in 1974.  

Still he was given a hero's welcome when he eventually returned to Japan, so maybe there is hope for Ed Miliband yet.

Although the signs are not good because just as Ed is building himself up as a full-blooded socialist these days, across the English Channel President Francois Hollande of France has come out as a lily-livered Social Democrat.