Catching up with yesterday's The World at One finds Martha Kearney interviewing Ed Balls and beginning her interview not by asking about matters relating to the Labour Party but about something relating to the Conservatives: "I began by asking him about the criticism raised about the Conservatives' schools policy by the Tory leader of Kent County Council, Paul Carter. He told the BBC today that he had some concerns over the impact the Conservatives' planned foundation schools could have on the funding of other schools in the area."
In response did Ed Balls say, 'Sorry Martha, I'll pass on that one. Let's talk about our policies instead'? Amazingly, he didn't!! No, he attacked David Cameron and Michael Gove. I never saw that coming! Nor did I forsee that he'd spend most of the rest of the interview attacking the Tories too. I'd always thought he was such a pleasant, positive chap. Martha must have been so surprised at Ed Balls's uncharacteristically nasty behaviour that she let his attacks go on unchecked. Yes, that must be the explanation.
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