Labour backbenchers seem to be getting uneasy about David Miliband. In Quentin Letts's Daily Mail sketch today Medway MP Bob Marshall-Andrews describes Miliband as "this pillock on his gap year". Letts insists that Marshall-Andrews was sober when he said this and that he agreed to being quoted.
Even allowing for Marshall-Andrews's reputation as a troublemaker this is an amazingly disloyal thing for a backbench MP from the party in government to say about a new Foreign Secretary. Marshall-Andrews is going on Radio 4's Any Questions tonight. Labour Whips will be listening with trepidation.