Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Quote of the day 24th November

Interview on the Today programme yesterday about Jeremy Corbyn's leadership

Ed Miliband: “I’m not gonna be a back-seat driver.”
Jim Naughtie: “Well having crashed the car it’s difficult to do that.”
Ed Miliband: “Thanks.”

2 comments:

Jim said...

I never heard the programme, and its hard to get some context from text.

how was the "thanks" delivered? was it a sarcastic one? - its just i can see Milliband taking it as a compliment.

Chris Whiteside said...

The word "thanks" was gently dismissive and almost sotto voce, before moving on to a response - I wouldn't quite call it sarcastic but certainly didn't get the impression Miliband thought it was a complement.

You can hear it on BBC iPlayer but if you don't want to wade through all of Yesterday's "Today programme," Guido Fawkes has a clip lasting one minute which includes the crashing the car squelch at

http://order-order.com/2015/11/23/miliband-burned-by-jim-naughtie/