Friday, August 16, 2013
HIstory reverses itself
I should make clear that I am not advocating or defending any act of violence or unlawful behaviour and nothing in this post is intended to incite people to throw eggs at other people.
Many years ago after someone threw an egg at him (and missed), the then leader of the Labour party, Harold Wilson made a political point about how many eggs he had evaded in successive elections under Labour and Conservative governments, adding that under a Labour government more people could afford to throw eggs.
The same point was reversed today in a tweet by the Independent's John Rentoul, @JohnRentoul who pointed out
"Ed Miliband's 'Cost of Living' soundbite undermined by demonstration that eggs are cheap."