As we approached Labour Central Office we could here a strained version of George Formbys "With my Little Ukulele in my Hand" being played particularly badly but to new Labour Party Leader Ed Miliband this was the beginnings of his offensive on winning over those ' working class chappies'.
Entering the room from where the noise was coming from we were greeted by the strange sight of Miliband wearing a forties demob suit, flowery bow tie and a cheeky smile before being given a burst of 'when i'm cleaning windows' played in the manner of someone as unaccustomed to ukulele playing as he is to the realities of the modern working class, a statement strongly refuted by the fledgeling leader. 'I know all there is to know about the working class people of this country through my father Ralph Miliband who was very much involved with that element in the forties and fifties before I have to say his inevitable social climb and he tells me that George Formby was all the rage back then and could still be for all we know. I know that a lot of people may think i'm an Oxford Graduate who has no connection with the real world but when they here 'with my Little Stick of Blackpool Rock' played with a wink and a smile, then they'll know i'm cut from the same cloth as them'.
The new labour leader was determined to crack the George Formby act for a hastily arranged conference at the North Pier, Blackpool where the new leader will stun his party with a speech and a song based on his new found talent. Ed breaks away from his normal well spoken oxbridge accent to give us a taster of what his party colleagues can expect to hear on that day 'whey hey is me mother here, ekky thump if she isn't then i'll be right down and that's no mistake. Anyway here's one specially for her called Mother, What'll I do Now?'.
Possibly the most relevant start to any political career to which most would answer give up now Ed while your not ahead.
Miliband tries to connect with working class by becoming George Formby
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As we approached Labour Central Office we could here a strained version of George Formbys "With my Little Ukulele in my Hand" being played particularly badly but to new Labour Party Leader Ed Miliband this was the beginnings of his offensive on winning over those ' working class chappies'.Posted 5 years ago #
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