After Orwell… September 30, 2013Posted by WorldbyStorm in The Left.
Michael White had a fascinating observation on the Guardian weekly politics podcast this week. He was talking about Ed Miliband’s speech at the Labour Party conference and was extremely complimentary about it, and noted the word ‘decency’ played a part in that speech. But he also noted that he’d spoken to Miliband personally a few months ago…
‘I drew it to his attention a few months ago. I’d been reading some George Orwell, it’s a good word you know, Orwell, decency, and he flinched slightly and I realised that he grew up in the kind of left-wing household where Orwell was regarded as a bit of a sell-out.’