Founder of the Big Issue, John Bird in today’s Daily Mail – “Giving money to beggars isn’t kindness, Ed, it’s cruelty. And I should know, I used to be one.”
From clumsily eating a bacon sandwich to posing in a ‘feminist’ T-shirt made by exploited female labour, Ed Miliband’s public appearances during recent months have been a catalogue of gaffes.
Few of these moments have been more awkward than his spontaneous decision to give some loose change to a young beggar while he walked along a street in Manchester last week.
If this was an attempt to parade his decency, it backfired disastrously. Instead of looking compassionate, he came across as foolish, opportunistic and embarrassed.
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