“In yesterday’s Observer Ed Miliband wrote a piece entitled “business, finance and politics are out of touch with people”, talking of how the protests at St Paul’s have highlighted the growing gulf between the values of ordinary people and those of The City.

The problem for Ed, and indeed any politician who steps onto this territory in the UK, is to find a way to side with concerns of the protestors while bearing in mind the inherently reactionary nature of the British press and establishment. Ed tries this by inserting so many caveats into his article (that people really suffering are unlikely to camp out, that the protestors’ proposals are impractical) that the reader is left wondering whose side he is actually on.”

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