Wiki: A cufflink (also cuff link or cuff-link) is a decorative fastener worn by men or women to fasten the two sides of the cuff on a dress shirt or blouse.
I went to a Labour Leadership Questions and Answers meeting with Ed Miliband MP this morning. Ed was very engaging, spoke very well on every topic put to him and probably won most of the audience over. He started with a short speech about his values and why he wants to lead the Labour Party. Then he took off his suit jacket....
He was wearing a dress shirt, fastened with cufflinks.. you may not see anything wrong with this.. he looked smart and had made an effort to impress. What I saw, to my sadness, was a posh boy who can never truly engage with the people Labour are supposed to represent.
Labour people are traditionally the lower and middle working classes, many of their voters do not own cufflinks or if they do, they would ve been given as a desperate Fathers Day present from children who have no idea how few chances Daddy will ever get to wear them.
I want a Leader who I can connect with, who I would want as a friend, a neighbour - someone I would enjoy a drink with but who can also command respect and trust. I have found him. That man is Ed Balls. Passionate, fiery, watching him in action in the House of Commons brings to mind the British Bulldog. A quick search of Google images will show you all you need to know about Ed, he is a man of the people.. our people..Labour people. If anyone can re-unite our Party and take back Parliament, "he the man"..