Gaffe adds to UK Labour's woes as it fights 'anti-business' claim

February 4, 2015 11:30 AM

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Gaffe adds to UK Labour's woes as it fights 'anti-business' claim

LONDON (Reuters) - The man who will be Britain's Chancellor if the opposition Labour Party win an election on May 7 found himself the butt of jokes on Wednesday after forgetting during a live TV interview the name of an important backer from the ranks of business.

Ed Balls had been trying to defend Labour against accusations by the ruling Conservatives and by some business figures that it is anti-business when his efforts backfired.

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