Leaving himself without any wiggle room on having a referendum might be something that EdM comes to regret twitter.com/MSmithsonPB/stâ€¦
— Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) January 23, 2013
For Labour not to have a clear line on a speech that has been 12,000 years in the making actually beggars belief.
— Janan Ganesh (@JananGanesh) January 23, 2013
He should have left himself with some wiggle-room
Having watched the exchange several times I think that EdM might not have been planning to make such a commitment at this stage.
It’s certainly been seen as a slip – and not only by those who’ve been hailing the PM’s speech.
EdM should have had a form of words that got over his message but left some room to change his mind as events develop. He’s got enough smart people advising him and this looks like a mistake.
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