The best thing the Labour Party can do is lock Ed Miliband away from the public. He's like some kind of latter day Frankenstein's monster who has escaped from the laboratory and somehow been elected leader of a political party, it says a lot about the Labour Party.
Then Vince Cable joins him on the platform to ask us to vote for the Alternative Vote in May. The two people least likely to convince sane people to vote one way or another are Miliband and Cable. Cable the unprincipled back stabber taking to the platform that Miliband who, like a first year PPE student, refuses to share a platform with Clegg, leader of Cable's Lib Dems. Backstabber Cable does it again. I'd have more respect for the Lib Dems if they told Miliband to grow up rather than cosy up to him, but I suppose Cable wants to grandstand and boost his ego every chance he gets.
And the big one. Miliband waffles that a vote for AV would be a truiumph for "hope over fear". For God's sake man, it's tinkering with the electoral system, not fighting Soviet Russia or Nazi Germany. With a sense of perspective like that we can only pray that Miliband never ends up in Downing Street.
Ironically it was the childish nature of the Yes campaign that persuaded me to vote No, after strongly supporting AV initially. Miliband has just underlined the juvenile nature of the Yes campaign which is why support for the Yes campaign is crashing.