Watching the Milliband speech today, two things struck me.
Firstly, Milliband, despite claiming to be his own man has touches of both his immediate predecessors of him. He delivered his speech in a kind of Blairesque fashion, all tactical pauses and hand gestures. Think of those thumb grasps that Blair used to do all the time and you get the picture. Oh, and like Brown, Milliband is useless at telling gags – no concept of timing at all.