Labour leader Ed Miliband and Conservative Mayor of London Boris Johnson appeared on the Andrew Marr Show on the BBC this morning with just 11 days to go until the UK general election.
The Mayor of London revealed that the two politicians attended the same primary school and university, comments that seemed to cause the Labour leader some discomfort provoking a knee-jerk reaction to quickly avoid further information unfolding.
The interview revealed the behaviour that the public have come to expect of politicians in the House of Commons, particularly during Prime Minister’s questions, as the two constantly spoke over each other struggling to give a clear and concise answer to any of the host’s questions.
With speculation rife that Johnson will be the next Tory leader and the possibility of Ed Miliband being Prime Minister for the next 5-year term it seems that the Commons atmosphere is not likely to change in the near future.
The current atmosphere in the Commons is seen by some as a major flaw in the UK’s bicameral system of Parliament and something that David Cameron intended to improve following the 2010 general election. He has since admitted on national television that he has achieved little in the way of his desired improvement.
This weak performance from Miliband comes on the day that Labour pledge a rent cap and David Cameron, speaking in Somerset, warns the public “you can’t give these people a second chance with the British economy.”
Comment below how you feel Miliband performed on the Andrew Marr show this morning.