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TO SAY Ed Mibands low-key wedding made a pleasing change in a time of struggle for many.

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ScousyFogarty Sat 28-May-11 11:25:07

I do know it has become fashionable to spend a fortune on weddings. (Even
creating crucifying debt)

In that context, I suppose Ed Milibands low-key do was a change. And with their history they have a good chance of making it last.

These things are tricky because we have a very unequal country. And the "CUTS" which are to come will not really effect us all.

Do ostentation and poverty go hand in glove? Not very easily in my opinion

Northernlurker Sat 28-May-11 11:27:07

Low key is not the same as cheap. I expect it cost a fair bob or two.

UrsulaBuffay Sat 28-May-11 11:29:37

Bloody hell, an OP that's not as random as a duck's arse.

ScousyFogarty Sat 28-May-11 11:32:32

Yes, it probably did. But ordinary people are said to be putting themselves in debt to the tune of 20 grand these days.

People naturally want to show off at weddings; but their is showing off and
devil may care ostentation. (Weddings are of course public in the legal sense.)

It has to be said I did not jump in very quick

ScousyFogarty Sat 28-May-11 11:33:50

URSULA You are clearly more familiar with ducks arses than myself

TheSecondComing Sat 28-May-11 11:34:29

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ScousyFogarty Sat 28-May-11 11:41:29

SecondComing. I have heard this story about Dave Camerooneys
700k hmmmm

Hassled Sat 28-May-11 11:46:22

Didn't think much to Ed's suit though. Bluey-grey and shiney. She looked lovely, though. here

Ariesgirl Sat 28-May-11 11:53:11

The DM and all their little minion are being foul about this wedding. Predictably.

Elllllabellllla Sat 28-May-11 11:58:35

Didn't plainasapikestaffJustine'snightie Temperley dress cost thousands?

edam Sat 28-May-11 12:03:31

They both look very happy but that's an interesting choice of hairstyle for the bride...

motherinferior Sat 28-May-11 12:07:23

I thought her dress was lovely. And I'm not usually a wedding person.

ccpccp Sat 28-May-11 12:29:19

The Millibands are loaded and the CUTS <wail!> wont affect them at all.

Its good of her to allow her wedding to be used to make an austerity statement for the Labour party though. No doubt he had to buy her off with a few extra carats of jewelery.

ScousyFogarty Sat 28-May-11 12:38:17

Austerity show for the labour party and public decency. Good manners if you like, ostentation does not go down well in full view of poverty

Thats why we split in classes and live different lives. I suppose. Ask Gabby Logan she knows the score

TheCrackFox Sat 28-May-11 12:44:09

He only got married for political reasons. I honestly think that if he wasn't leader of the Labour party that they wouldn't have bothered getting hitched.

His suit was bloody awful, he looked like a complete prat.

socka Sat 28-May-11 12:47:15

What crackfox said

Finallyspring Sat 28-May-11 13:34:33

Wow ! What's happened Gabby ? I agree with you, and you've made your point without random sprinklings of capitals.

izzywhizzyletsgetbusy Sat 28-May-11 13:36:04

The cost of a hastily arranged 'low-key' wedding at a boutique hotel is way beyond the reach of the majority of the population.

As is a Savile Row suit and a couture wedding dress even though these two have managed to make their costly attire look if they bought their clothes from their local Oxfam shop and got dressed in the dark.

This marriage took place for one reason only; namely, the political aspirations of the bride and groom.

The only thing remarkable about it is why a card carrying member of the Labour Party would choose to wear a blue tie?

ccpccp Sat 28-May-11 14:19:55

Gabby is a card carrying Tory ScousyFogarty. Or so I've heard.

herbietea Sat 28-May-11 14:25:00

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TheSecondComing Sat 28-May-11 14:28:40

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hairfullofsnakes Sat 28-May-11 14:30:17

It wasn't that cheap and her dress was around £1,600 but even so, if people want to spend a fortune on their wedding why shouldn't they? As for the Camerons, they have a shit load of money and her family have a lot so if they want to spend a lot on a house why shouldn't they? I'm no massive fan of them but why shouldn't they spend their money as they want?

herbietea Sat 28-May-11 14:31:33

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troisgarcons Sat 28-May-11 14:35:48

I wonder if he will bother to put his mname on the childrens birth certificates now:

*So indifferent is he to the formalities of family life that Mr Miliband is not even named on his son’s birth certificate. Following his unexpected elevation to the post of Leader of the Opposition, he is said to be planning to “get around” to marrying Miss Thornton, 40.

Daily Telegraph, Sept 2010*

Political expediency I'm afraid.

Elllllabellllla Sat 28-May-11 14:37:59

I just cannot bear either of them.
They strike me as the sort of tedious, politically right on, teetotal, tweed wearing vegan types that would bore the pants off a dinner party in seconds.
Oh, and loaded to boot whilst pretending to be in touch wiv da masses. The absolute very worst kind of -- organic elderflower wine-- champagne socialists there are.

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