Ed Miliband was asked on Wednesday if Labour would repeal the Bedroom Tax (which, we should remember, even if they don't, that they introduced for tenants of privately rented housing, in the days of Gordon Brown.
He managed to avoid giving a reply
Now, you'd think that if he intended to repeal the law, he would have shouted about it from the rooftops. This is David Cameron's Poll Tax. It is hated. In the end it will probably have to go. It's a real no brainer to oppose it bitterly.
Miliband could win himself a few Brownie points by saying so now. (He doesn't actually have to do it. I mean, think about all the things they promised last time...re-nationalisations, repeal of trades union laws... And like any government, once it's got its feet under the table it can always find a reason... "Events, dear boy, events".)
Even Anas Sarwar saw the benefit of saying that it should be repealed, and crikey, he's hardly the sharpest knife in their drawer...well, in any drawer really.
In a debate on welfare with the Deputy First Minister, he said that it was a terrible tax (agreed) and that they would not have introduced it (erm, sorry... as I said, you did, matey) and that they would repeal it whenever they got into government in Westminster.
So, like I said. Which one is it?
Anyone from Labour tell us? And no, THIS is not enough.
As the Stuart Campbell points out: Especially alert readers may have noticed the absence of the words “We will abolish the bedroom tax if elected in 2015″, despite the letter containing 450 words of platitudinous waffle about how awful it is.