At the rally in Hyde Park yesterday after the March for the alternative, the first two speeches were given by Brendan Barber and Ed Miliband. I’ve used the text of the respective speeches (Barber’s here, Miliband’s here) to generate two Wordle clouds:

Barber - click to enlarge

Miliband - click to enlarge

Quite an interesting contrast here, reflecting the nature of the two speeches…

While I’m on about the issue of these speeches, what the hell is the ‘mainstream majority’ that Miliband kept referring to? Surely any group that is a majority is – by definition – mainstream? I think he was trying to say that a majority of the population do not like the government’s cuts, but you could never imagine ‘mainstream majority’ escaping Barber’s lips.

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