Ed Miliband accused of stabbing his brother and the UK in the back.
Ed Miliband has once again defended himself by accusing the Conservatives of creating ‘desperate smears’ against him, after Defence Secretary Michael Fallon described him as a backstabber.
In an attempt to sway public view on the opposition leader, Mr. Fallon accused Ed Miliband of ‘stabbing his own brother in the back’ and that he was now “willing to stab the UK in the back” by doing a deal with the SNP over the controversial nuclear defence system, Trident. Mr. Fallon attributed this to Miliband desperately wishing to “become PM”. Whilst, Mr. Miliband has stated that Mr. Fallon has demeaned himself and his office following these comments, David Cameron has stood by his colleagues.
Mr. Fallon’s comments are an attempt to suggest that Labour could not be relied upon to renew Trident if they were to win the election.
Both the Labour Party and the Conservatives have committed to replacing the old Trident system with something new, but the SNP, Labours closest ally for a coalition government, opposes Trident and calls the issue ‘a red line.’
While the Conservatives attempt to deface Ed Milibands campaign, they still have no answers for their own betrayals and plots. Most recently the squalid plot to oust John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons.
As the recent TV debates have shown, it is getting harder for people to find any difference between the three main parties and UKIP, with much support coming out for Nicola Sturgeon and Leanne Wood over Twitter and other social media websites.
As more and more people are beginning to understand the choices that are available to them, these recent comments have only gone to show that the Labour Party and the Conservatives still believe this general election is a two horse race. Neither party addressing the issue that seems to be staring them both in the face: for the second time in a row there will be no majority, a hung parliament and a coalition will be forced to form.
Other parties are on the rise, but as of yet there are not enough candidates for any one of them to form a majority government.
These are tumultuous times for Britain, with the current election becoming one of the most important in the past sixty years.