It may have happened last night, but Damian McBride’s interview on Newsnight was responsible for a lot of talk today, not least because it led Jeremy Paxman to say ‘McPrickface’ live on air.
Paxman didn’t land many punches, but Andrew Neil’s interview with McBride on the Daily Politics was more probing, especially over what McBride knew about the coup against Tony Blair.
Fraser Nelson and Polly Toynbee took the pulse of the conference, and Polly stuck up for Ed: ‘Nobody thinks Ed Miliband is nasty or sticks knives in people – except perhaps his brother’. With friends like Polly…
Maria Eagle stuck up for HS2 (more than Ed Balls, anyway) in her speech.
And here’s the whole thing:
After her speech, Keith Vaz forgot which Eagle sister she was:
And Ed gave his big speech to the conference.
If you can’t face all 63 minutes of it, here’s Coffee House’s highlights, which will see you done in a mere 18:
Tags: Damian McBride, Ed Miliband, Labour conference 2013
As James Forsyth described it in the View from 22 conference special, it was ‘the most leftwing speech I’ve ever heard by a British political leader’.