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Opinion: The onslaught of Ed Miliband continues in the mainstream media of the UK. The Labour leader should have a good chance of being elected to be the country's Prime Minister in the 2015 General Election but every attempt is being used to ensure that does not happen.
Like Neil Kinnock, a former Labour leader who failed to win over the public, Mr Miliband is in danger of being scuppered and. in some ways, he is his own worst enemy.
Earlier this week he was left looking vacant and ill-prepared on the Agenda when Myleene Klass attacked Labour's proposal for a Mansion Tax.
Klass was of course a ringer and Miliband should be ready for such guests when taking part in debate shows. Ed should have been easily able to counter-attack Klass.
She appeared to put the case for old grannies that may live in houses in London worth a great deal of money; grannies that in real terms have little expendable income.
Any Mansion Tax could of course include a provision to prevent true hardship in any such cases. The Tories infamous Bedroom Tax has few such provisions.
That simply shows how out of touch she is with the incomes of most people who live in the UK; those who cannot even afford a car.
It is apparently not only politicians and royals that need reminding there is a country outside of London, or even Westminster, with hard-working people experiencing financial pain.
The current Tory led coalition government had no problem introducing a 'bedroom tax' to hit those claiming housing benefit who may, heaven help them, have a spare bedroom in their home. For each 'spare' room housing benefit is reduced significantly until claimants are faced with options such as move or starve.
For some moving is not an option; some have had to allow councils to move them to other parts of the country. Yes ethnic cleansing of sorts in this Great British democracy.
When Margaret Thatcher, Tory, introduced the infamous Poll Tax to allegedly protect those living in huge properties and paying according rates the poor and vulnerable of the UK experienced a dip in already poor standards of living.
Those who protested and managed to get the Poll Tax taken down were not people like Klass but rather people who could not afford to pay one-penny more.
The council tax which replaced the poll tax was only a marginal improvement. This tax was set locally in order to pay for services. The value of homes when the council tax was introduced is still used and will be addressed sometime in the future.
With too few bands council tax can only increase so far. Those in so-called mansions will hardly feel the pinch but at the other end of the scale residents might.
Tax revenues in the UK have fallen due to this government taking some low paid workers out of paying tax but also because they reduced the tax burden on the very rich. The 20% cost of VAT however in many ways hits the poorer section of the population hard.
In all its attempts to prevent those who can afford to pay experiencing an increased tax bill the government is left at a crossroads; loathe to increase taxes for the rich they need to plug a tax revenue gap.
How to do it will depend on the results of the 2015 election.
Pre this election Cameron and Osborne will touch little that could be a vote loser.
Cameron even said he would not be seen in lycra pre the election; this week the Telegraph reports "Mr Cameron disclosed that be was invited to go on a run or a bike ride in Sydney with Tony Abbott, the Australian Prime Minister and a former boxer. He declined the offer. He said: "I was going to start the day with a run with Tony Abbott but I thought he might go a bit fast. Then he talked about a bicycle ride but I thought that might involve wearing more lycra than is consistent with re-election."
While that can be viewed as a funny quip it also shows how devious Cameron is; that he is always on the lookout for negative or positive photo ops; and surely that he sees the British electorate as fools!
Mr Miliband needs to take note, although with bias in the mainstraem media he is facing an uphill struggle.
If the Tories can scupper Labour's attempt at winning the 2015 election they will be able to unleash a significant range of taxes, welfare cuts and income hits that will not affect their core Tory base.
UKIP's election victory last week is more bad news.
It puts the prospect of a Tory Ukip coalition government one step closer. With a coalition of the right and far right of politics Britain and ordinary British people would be in for a testing time.
For some admitting to being working-class is almost a slur these days but not for me. My political roots are Labour, socialist labour, and there they will stay.
Unlike some, one former Union man who told he now votes for who will benefit him most financially, there are still some principles at stake.
Yes I like to reap rewards but not at the expense of a granny living on a small income in a one bed flat on a sink-hole estate in the UK.
If a person who is hit by the bedroom tax can be expected to move how come a granny living in a property valued at £2 million or more cannot pay an appropriate tax or move?
If you take the time to look at what is on offer from political leaders, falling for Tory or UKIP spin is madness.
Bankers are much loathed in the UK and we should not forget UKIP leader Nigel Farage, a former Tory MP, has a background in the banking industry.
This week, for all the UK woes, Chancellor Osborne hot-footed it to Brussels to try to stop a cap on banker's bonuses.
Emily Thornberry, Labour, was forced to resign after a tweet which allegedly was snobby and an attack on working class people in the UK.
But ThornberryGate or snobgate is just another incident being spun by the mainstream media and UKIp supporters making something out of nothing.
American David Axelrod, he previously worked on Obama's election campaign, who is supposedly working on the Labour campaign needs to get off his backside and do some work. Days ago the Sun reported Axelrod was still following the wrong Ed Miliband on Twitter.
Maybe Miliband should have employed a more independent campaign manager and a British person.
The Tories have President Obama's other campaign manager Jim Messina.
This shows of course that neither Axelrod nor Messina has any true political allegiances. They are merely doing a job for the highest bidder.
Hell they could even both still be liaising and trying to scupper the Labour campaign.
Even David Cameron had the gall to jump on the 'snobgate' affair. How old Etonian fat-cat Cameron can launch such an attack is unbelievable but with selective reporting in the mainstream media the Tories hardly need their well-paid campaign team.
The electorate of the UK is being told covertly not to vote for Labour, or rather Ed Miliband. The concerted effort to undermine Labour is gearing up and we have six months until the next election.
The BBC, in spite of demands to run fairer election coverage, will run televised pre-election debates which will include Labour, the Conservatives, the Liberal Democrats and Nigel Farage for UKIP.
UKIP currently has two MPs in the Commons, both men who defected from the Tory party in recent weeks.
Debates then that will be neither impartial nor fair.
The liberal Democrats are currently in government with the Tories and will be up until the 2015 election. They then will be defending policies from the Tory led government.
Cameron and Clegg, Tory and Lib Dem respectively, were both Bullingdon Club boys, educated at a public school with former pupils that dominate British politics and 'The City'. They learned political skills early in life but take away the smarm, slick and professional exterior and you will find calculating individuals with a personal vested interest at getting re-elected. They are career politicians.
Farage has his own anti EU agenda but what of Miliband?
Is the Labour party agenda so bad; one of ensuring those that can afford to pay help lower the deficit rather than adding to its problems; that the vulnerable of the UK have a safety-net; that the NHS is not abandoned, or sold out to help feather nests.
A final thought.
If Myleene Klass is so concerned about a granny living in a mansion in London does she give a damn about a middle-aged woman, perhaps living on a pittance and forced to move to another town, leaving all her family behind, as she cannot afford to live due to the bedroom tax?
Does she care that people have been pushed to the limits and for some suicide has been the way out?
You decide and let me know below, but keep it polite and no links to other websites please.
But remember, you are being manipulated by the likes of Rupert Murdoch and you should ask yourself why?
Tory track record includes:
UK Tory chairman furious as Human Rights watchdog condemns bedroom tax
What Tories lost bedroom tax vote mean
Victorian bedroom tax introduced by British government
Massive increase in food thefts in Hull, Yorkshire, and Britain
British politicians second home allowances, in relation to Bedroom Tax
Bedroom tax eviction as British government spend, big time