The first promise on Ed Miliband’s eight foot limestone slab is:
1. A strong economic foundation
Note that he doesn’t promise an actual “strong economy”. That would be going too far. After all, Miliband and Labour have not yet apologised for the last economic disaster which put at least a net 600,000 people out of work in the UK. Their excuse was that it was all caused by global forces.
So they can’t promise a strong economy because global forces might come in and mess it all up again.
So they just promise a “strong economic foundation”.
Fairly lame, I would say.