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Tim Farron: Miliband’s Jekyll and Hyde politics

January 26, 2011 10:09 AM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

Commenting on today's interview in the Independent and yet another appeal from Ed Miliband to Liberal Democrats, Liberal Democrat Party President, Tim Farron said:

"We are very flattered that Ed Miliband is so enamoured with Liberal Democrats that we appear to be the only thing he talks about these days. I suspect most Labour MPs would prefer him to develop some policies instead.

"This is Jekyll and Hyde politics: he flutters his eyelashes in sugar-and-spice interviews trying to woo the Liberal Democrats and at the same time he orchestrates his unelected dinosaurs in the Lords to obstruct real reform

"If Ed is serious about working together on progressive politics, then there is the perfect opportunity to do so on fairer votes.

"Every progressive in Britain will be disappointed that Ed's talk about reform are eclipsed by his actions to block the most important democratic change since universal suffrage. He will be judged by his actions, not his words."