Should EdM be thinking of the wider audience?
In his summary of today’s PMQ encounter between Cameron and Ed Miliband the Indy on Sunday’s John Rentoul concluded:-
“..Good tactics on Milibandâ€™s part; poor strategy. He succeeded in winding up Iain Duncan Smith, Work and Pensions Secretary, standing at the end opposite the Speakerâ€™s chair, shouting, â€œAbsolute rubbish!â€ He succeeded in dividing the left-wing of the Liberal Democrats from their colleagues on the Government benches. (Miliband had a good line about Simon Hughes looking glum and Nick Clegg glummer, and Bob Russell, the rebellious Lib Dem MP got up at the end and asked the Prime Minister to look again at the proposals.)
But I suspect Miliband conveyed the wrong message to the country, which simply cannot understand why so many billions of taxpayersâ€™ money is poured into such a badly-designed benefit that undermines work incentives, profits landlords and keeps property prices higher than they would otherwise be.”