Following the broad agreement with his decision to reinstate the ten-pence tax rate, Ed Miliband has seized on the opportunity to make it Labour policy to undo some of the unpopular choices he agreed with when they were in power. 'The first thing I will do as Prime Minister will be to un-invade Iraq' he told us.
'That really did us no good at all so I will send troops in with some bricks, nails and gaffer tape and see if we can undo the invasion. We have already lined up one of Saddam's many lookalikes to run the country. It will be as good as new at best, or as good as slough at worse.'
He did have to deny that undoing some of the policies and broken promises will turn the Labour party blue. 'I know that un-deregulating the banks and actually having a referendum on Europe may sound more like Tory pledges than Labour, but the biggest difference is the gold' he grinned. 'We sold half the country's gold at rock bottom prices. I will buy it all back and with the prices at a record high, it will be worth so much more when we get it back than when we let it go. I am a genius'