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"Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control whole continents; who controls money can control the world" - Henry Kissinger

and yet...

"Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences" – Robert Louis Stevenson

John McDermott is impressed by Ed Miliband's machismo. Oh dear

In response to an FT article by John McDermott on 5th May 2015, entitled 'Ed Miliband goes from oddball to potential favourite as next PM'

"Leaning on the lectern, he looks like the guy at the bar who knows he will be served next"

I suspect you don't go to many pubs Mr McDermott...Mr Miliband's attempt to be compelling might work if they served drinks at his lectern, or if he dropped in for a sherry at the Slug and Lettuce...but anyone who doesn't live in the Westminster bubble is unlikely to be fooled by a few coaching sessions from a guy who's told him to spread his legs and keep one hand in his pocket.

Mr Ganesh is right - the politicians in this election have turned it into a farce, but the coverage is running it a close second.

Martin Wolf rewrites history, unless he wasn't paying attention in the first place

Gavyn Davies asks if the global slowdown is temporary. No it's not