Sorry to disturb your Easter Monday, but there a few matters that need to be put to bed.
One, you must stop these personal attacks. They are getting nowhere and are counter-productive.
Let’s be frank, your interview with Adam Boulton was dreadful. You lost the argument by focusing on Bob Diamond, the president of Barclays. Everybody has got the message about bankers’ salaries.
Second, in your campaign memo George Osborne is referred to as the “‘Shallow’ Chancellor”. This is plain silly and does nothing to assist Labour in getting its message across.
Then, on the Tory party:
They [are] putting politics before economics, putting their short-term political interests before the longer-term economic interests of the country.
Well, of course they are. What do you expect with an election that is just four weeks away?
Your antipathy towards Osborne belongs to the beaches of Corfu. As discussed, take the the odd pot-shot at him, but don't bore us all with yesterday’s game.
What the punters want to know is why the Tory policies don't add up. For example, the last time National Insurance went up, employment grew. Also, how are the Tories going to pay for this non-tax cut in future years?
You need to start spelling this out without getting sidetracked.
Your team captain needs his principal striker to keep hitting the target during the campaign. To date, all we have had is own goals.
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