It's finally dawned

Does anyone remember the sketch from the Fast Show where the woman is repeatedly ignored by the men she's with? They're trying to solve a problem and she's giving them the answer but they don't hear her. It's like she's not even there.

Then suddenly one of the men comes to a realisation and repeats her idea exactly. Brilliant say the others and away they go leaving the woman standing there thinking WTF!

That's what it feels like now when I listen to labour party people, especially the leadership candidates, telling us where labour went wrong and how to fix it.

Here is a prime example from Ed Miliband:

... in government we were too draconian on aspects of our civil liberties

It would have been nice if he'd spoken out at the time. He doesn't have a monopoly though. Here is another one from his brother David:

... We need to find ways of meeting the demand for new social and affordable housing.

These are just two examples I stumbled across today but they're all at it. Don't get me wrong. I'm glad they're all starting to come around, even if it is too late to do anything about it. But after thirteen years of talking to a brick wall I find it all very frustrating. I bet I'm not the only one either.