ED Miliband has pledged to rebuild middle class confidence with free After Eight mints.
Miliband said “It’s about reviving the taste of elegant prosperity as enjoyed in the 1980s.
“For too long, the middle classes have been scared to dream. Let’s return them to a time when there was no cap on their aspirations, as long as they didn’t want anything more glamorous than a weekly dinner at a Berni Inn.”
The Labour leader believes that a family of four should be entitled to a weekly voucher allowing them to a free 300g After Eights box, with pensioners allowed as many free mints as they can carry.
Teacher Eleanor Shaw said: “I’m not bothered about this return to old-fashioned values, but I hope this means a return to old-fashioned After Eights.
“I’m sure they used to be the length and breadth of a doorstop.”