Tuesday, December 18, 2007
The Rise & Rise of Ed Miliband
Kremlinologists will love this one. For several months now, one of the offices in the Prime Minister's suite of offices behind The Speaker's Chair in the House of Commons has been vacant. A sign outside shows that three of the five offices are occupied by the PM himself, his two PPSs, Angela Smith and Ian Austin, and Alistair Darling. The nameplate on the other one remained blank - until yesterday. You might expect Ed Balls to have taken up residence, but au contraire. The new occupant is none other than Mr Ed Miliband. The green eyed monster has already appeared, I believe as fellow Cabinet Ministers quietly seethe at the access now enjoyed by the Cabinet's most junior member.