The “Ed Stone”

Too funny to resist. Who needs Monty Python when we have Real British Politics?

Ed StoneLONDON — The British press on Tuesday was hot on the trail of the “Ed Stone,” the much ridiculed stone tablet — more than eight feet high and weighing two tons — that Ed Miliband, the Labour Party leader, unveiled just before Thursday’s election.

The limestone monument, with six pledges to the electorate carved into it, was meant to show that Labour’s promises were “etched in stone,” and Mr. Miliband supposedly intended to erect it in the Downing Street garden if he took up residence there.

It immediately became an object of amazement and scorn, compared on social media (#EdStone) to a tombstone. It was called “the heaviest suicide note in history.”

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