Wednesday, January 06, 2010

So What's It To Be, David Miliband?

Dear David,

So, are you going to have the cojones to do what you failed to do on the previous two occasions? No, thought not.

Kind regards

Iain

12 comments:

DeeDee99 said...

There isn't one with the courage of Thatcher.

Anonymous said...

Miliband as 'leader' would continue to keep Labour unelectable.

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the Miliband Brothers, seems like they have the perfect credentials and background to be Labour Regime leader.
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"Ralph Miliband, Diary entry (1940)

The Englishman is a rabid nationalist. They are perhaps the most nationalist people in the world ... When you hear the English talk of this war you sometimes almost want them to lose it to show them how things are. They have the greatest contempt for the continent in general and for the French in particular. They didn't like the French before the defeat: (1) because they don't have order, (2) because they talk too much, (3) because they change their ministers every month, etc. Since the defeat, they have the greatest contempt for the French Army ... England first. This slogan is taken for granted by the English people as a whole. To lose their empire would be the worst possible humiliation".

NJW said...

As the saying goes he who wields the dagger never wears the crown.

As most cabinet members have political ambitions none of them have the balls to oust the PM so its up to the back benchers to do the damage which they wont of course.

The entire cabinet have a bunker mentality and will go down with the captain.

After the labour party lose the election when the inevitable labour leadership campaign begins people from the cabinet who stand for leader will be tainted by there inaction during the brown premiership.

Jimmy said...

"There isn't one with the courage of Thatcher."

Surely you mean Heseltine?

canvas said...

Oh that would be such a good contest! David Miliband vs David Cameron! That would be brilliant! We could then have a real choice at the next general election. That would be truly modern politics...

OH PLEASE Gordon>> just GOOOOOO!!!
Go now and save your dignity.

Dave vs Dave
Dave vs Alan
Dave vs Ed

bring it on!

canvas said...

in fact, bring back James Purnell. He is brilliant. Purnell has intergrity.

OldSlaughter said...

It's the Portillo situation again, but without the talent or charm.

Unsworth said...

@ Canvas

"Purnell has intergrity"

Certainly does. All over his basement flat.

strongholdbarricades said...

Keep Calm and Carry On

vervet said...

DD99: "There isn't one with the courage of Thatcher."

If you combined the courage of the entire cabinet, it would still fall short of that possessed by Mrs. T.

canvas said...

@ unsworth > Purnell has integrity too! ;)

I Squiggle said...

From the BBC:

BBC political editor Nick Robinson said it was noticeable that, six hours after the news broke, Foreign Secretary David Miliband - also seen as a possible future leader - had not publicly commented.

However, Mr Miliband later issued a statement saying he "was working closely with the prime minister on foreign policy issues" and "supported the re-election campaign for a Labour government that he is leading".


That, I proffer, was Miliband’s last chance to make a go for the leadership, but he bottled it yet again. It’s a completely weasel worded non-answer, and utterly stupid. If he didn’t think now was his chance, he should have fallen in line with the other cabinet sheep and given his ‘fulsome support’. If he thought now was the time, he should have said so. Because neither backing Brown nor going for it, shows he hasn’t the gumption to make that decision, nor any decision.

If Miliband honestly thinks that bland non-committal statement keeps his options open, he takes us for idiots, and more importantly, his Labour colleagues for even greater ones.