1) Why didn’t he brush his hair before hand? He looked like a schoolboy.
2) He went to Canary Wharf to rail against the financial sector. Isn’t that just protesting, rather than giving a speech about plans to govern to whole nation. All he needed was a placard.
3) He stood in front of a corporate logo, specifically Thompson Reuters, a company dealing largely in the financial sector, while telling us how we needed to localise power and change the ‘old style’ of politics. Who has their manifesto launches sponsored anyway?
4) My housemate said “I’m not interested in politics, and even I can find holes in his policies”. So much for including those put off politics by the scandals.
5) It contained more things he wasn’t going to do anymore than ideas he promised to implement. Those he did mention, such as localising power over schools and police forces, appear to have come straight from the Conservatives.
6) The idea of every house, office and school producing their own energy source is frankly ridiculous.
7) He wants the economy to stop relying on the financial sector. Quite how he will replace 14% of GDP is beyond me. We can’t all work installing wind turbines.
8) He’s got rid of the policies everyone knew about, such as removing Tuition Fees, and replaced them with a vague promise to ‘reduce class sizes’.
9) He dodged the only important question, what he would do in the event of a hung parliament. This is the only way he will get close to power and he won’t talk about it.
10) It was a very short speech. Either he thinks we all have short attention spans, and so isn’t “treating us like adults” as he promised, or he doesn’t have very much to say about the economy, the war in Afghanistan, or any of the other pressing issues of the day.