UK Politics

Conservative Party: Ed Miliband doesn't have the strength to govern his own party, let alone the country

News   •   Nov 22, 2010 11:33 GMT

Despite promising voters that as party leader unity would be his 'watchword', new revelations demonstrate how Labour are as divided as during the feuding between Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.

The revelations in The Times and The New Statesman only further highlight the splits and confusion at the heart of the Labour Party that are becoming more pronounced with every day that goes by.

Responding to the latest split, Michael Fallon, Deputy Chairman of the Conservative party, said:

"These are extraordinary challenges to Ed Miliband from all sides.  His authority is diminishing by the day as Labour find it easier to refight the Blair-Brown battles of the past than deal with the mess that they left behind.

"Most damaging of all, his own Shadow Chancellor, who publicly opposed him on a graduate tax and the 50p tax, has joined a chorus of Labour voices who don't even think he was legitimately elected.

"Ed Miliband doesn't have the strength to govern his own party, let alone the country."