Survey: Conference special – will Miliband’s speech resonate with the public?

28th September, 2012 5:05 pm

Our State of the Party survey is here again – this time with a “Conference Special” – and you’ve got until 10am on Tuesday to vote.

Click here to vote.

As well as gauging your opinion on the shadow cabinet and Ed Miliband, we’re asking you:

  • Will Ed Miliband’s speech resonate with the public?
  • Is it too early for Ed Miliband to be outlining policies for the next election?
  • Are you expecting Labour to get a poll boost from conference?
It’s your party. Have your say. Vote here. 
  • AlanGiles

    “1)Will Ed Miliband’s speech resonate with the public?2)Is it too early for Ed Miliband to be outlining policies for the next election?3)Are you expecting Labour to get a poll boost from conference?”

    1) It might have been better to let the vote continue till Wednesday morning. As it is, who knows?

    2) You don”t expect every policy outlined with every detail, but it might be a good idea to at least have something – a USP

    3) Of course they will. The parties always get a boost just after Conference. It will be the same for the Conservatives the weekend after their conference

    One questuion from me:

    Will it be Ivan Lewis or Liam Byrne in bottom place this month? :-)

    • aracataca

      Negative as always Alan. These kinds of headlines are gifts for you.
      Can you confirm that in your opinion the greatest inspiration for you this year was the Guardianista Natalie Bennet’s interview with Andrew Neil on The Daily Politics where (in the spirit of openness and transparency) she refused to tell him how many people voted for her and vigorously argued for an income limit of £200k per year while refusing to answer Neil’s retort that this would signal the end of the Premiership. It was indeed truly glorious. For those for whom this wonderful event passed them buy here’s a reminder:

      • AlanGiles

        Dear God, Bill. Why are you so worried about the Greens?. You don’t vote for them, you never will vote for them, there is no chance of a Green government while we are alive – unfortunately. Perhaps some new blood would stop the expenses swindling and cosy club of the current Parliament, where we have Labour terrified of upsetting the press, and doing as much as possible to acquiesce to the coalition, and cartoon characters like “Thrasher” Mitchell want to return the country to “Upstairs Downstairs” territory.

        If you are so frightend of a party with one MP, does it not suggest that diehard Labour “my party right or wrong” supporters, like yourself feel insecure because there are no solid policies to fight with – instead, like the playground bully, you take aim at a party that can’t hurt you?.

        • aracataca

          I’m not frightened of the Greens. I just see them as an electoral cul-de-sac that will suck votes away from the only viable alternative to this lot which is the Labour Party.

          • AlanGiles

             So of course we have to grudge them one parlimentary seat, Bill. One. Perhaps 2 if they are lucky. So, perhaps Labour can win by a landslide?. Well, look what happened when they did. Iraq – sucking billions away from our public money – for what?: a chance for Blair to be Bush’s poodle, and bathe in the limelight. And Afghanistan continues, with tragic consequences.

            Quite frankly, Bill, you and one or two others on this site are not a good advertisement for Labour (you replied to me earlier “what do you know about truth?”. Well, where is the lie you complain about?). You really seem to want a right-wing party that in all practical considerations is very little different to the current coalition. The “Labour” party, or should I say pseudo-Labour party as espoused by Marchant, Richards and the aforementioned LL posters, are prepared to overlook every bad thing the 1997-2010 government did, when you know full well, that if, f or example, it had been the Tories and not Jimmy Purnell that forced Freud through, you would have been up in arms about it. You demand honesty and integrity, except if the person not giving that is wearing a red rosette. You complain about “personalisation” from me, yet you are quite prepared to insinuate that I am a liar, as that quote proves.

            Loyalty is all well and good, but if you have to be pusillanimous to provide it, it isn’t worth lowering yourself. 

  • Graeme Hancocks

    I have completed survey.

    I so believe that Ed Milliband has got to take a lead on the Euro referendum issue. This is toxic and Cameron will use it to save his skin in 2015. Labour can steal a march on this and promise and deliver a referendum – and then campaign strongly to stay in EU.

  • Michael

    Will Ed Miliband’s speech resonate with the public? I’m sure it will —  “The Squeezed middle” ; “Predator companies” ; “Predistribution”  — all these terms of Ed’s have passed into the zeitgeist and are now used on the airwaves  by pundits, media hacks and, of course,  The Friends of the Spectator. I’m sure millions are looking  forward with great interest to what Ed has to say.

    • Brumanuensis

      Not so sure about ‘predistribution’, Michael. Maybe with more time.

  • 2stcenturytruth

    Rebuilding Britain is a fraught with danger banner. The Tories will say yes it was Labour that destroyed Britain. And this will resonate with the electorate unless Labour finds a
    powerful message explaining that it was not Labour that messed up but Conservative Bankers. Bankers are enormously unpopular. And rightly so. Thus half the battle is done. But unless every single Labour MP and the leadership has a single hymn sheet blaming the bankers in quick and easy words and stays on message Labour is opening itself to a powerful response from the Coalition. Be warned.


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