Boris: Ed Miliband is just like Stalin because he "shafted" his brother http://t.co/bMpcjk5WJP
— Sun Politics (@Sun_Politics) August 21, 2013
One of the strategies that the Tories were said to have agreed on before the recess was to stop referring to the way that Ed Miliband won the party leadership by “shafting” his brother.
The reasoning was that this act, on the face of it, rather conflicts with their attempt to portray EdM as being weak and ineffectual.
Well the message on how they should deal with EdM from Number 10 has not permeated City Hall judging by today’s Boris Johnson remarks quoted by the Sun who is comparing EdM to Stalin.
Meanwhile just 6% of LAB voters say EdM is a “natural leader”
Dave & EdM's personal characteristics from YouGov. Just 6% of LAB voters say that their man is a natural leader pic.twitter.com/2gu371iq0w
— Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) August 21, 2013