The vanity of Ed Balls, the Man who would be Leader By Chris Moncrieff for the Daily Mail Published: 15:19 BST, 11 June 2012 | Updated: 15:19 BST, 11 June 2012 35 View Pondering his future? Ed Balls has spent thousands on private polling to find out what voters think of him What on earth has come over Ed Balls, the shadow Chancellor? He has apparently spent thousands of pounds of his own money to find out what the electorate think of him. Is this an act of vanity? Is it the incipient panic of a man unsure of his own ability to get across Labour’s message on the economy effectively? Or is it simply a colossal waste of his own money? I suggest it is an amalgam of all three. Whatever they may say to the contrary, politicians need to be loved. They revel in adulation. In which case, Balls will be distraught that this poll (if we are to believe Labour Party “sources”) found that he is seen as a turn-off by many, both politically and personally. He probably cheered up a little with the reported finding of the poll that the electorate are losing faith in the… Read full this story
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