What’s missing?

The BBC has published a helpful word cloud for Ed Miliband’s keynote speech as new leader at the Labour Party conference. Here it is:

What word is missing? This passage will give you a clue:

“The old thinking told us that for 300 years, the choice was either the break-up of the United Kingdom or Scotland and Wales run from London. We should be proud that Labour established the Scottish Parliament and the Welsh Assembly. And we should make sure that after next May’s elections we re-elect Carwyn Jones as the First Minister in Wales and we elect Iain Gray as the new First Minister in Scotland. And I am so so proud that, against all the odds, we helped deliver peace in Northern Ireland”.

I bet you’re asking, “What about . . .?”. Yes, that’s the missing word. Doesn’t appear once in the whole speech.

New Labour may (perhaps) be dead and buried, thank goodness. But the New Labour dictum that the best way to answer the English question is not to ask it is alive and well!

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  1. […] The BBC has published a helpful word cloud for Ed Miliband's keynote speech as new leader at the Labour Party conference. Here it is: What word is missing? This passage will give you a clue: "The old thinking told us that for 300 years, the choice was either the break-up of the United Kingdom or Scotland and Wales run from London. We should be proud that Labour established the Scottish Parliament and the Welsh Assembly. And we should make sure th … Read More […]

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