Mr Steerpike was tucking into half a dozen oysters in the Grand Hotel in Brighton when none other than Lord Kinnock tottered by. What did the old socialist firebrand make of his ideological son’s big speech? ‘I thought it was magnificent,’ the former leader turned EU millionaire peer gushed. ‘Practical patriotism, practical patriotism!’ Like father, like son.
I’m also happy to report that his lordship has managed to keep his derrière out of the sea on this trip to Brighton. Well done, sir!Tags: Ed Miliband, Labour conference 2013, Neil Kinnock