I've just read the most ridiculous and poorly-argued sub-A Level politics essay by Miliband the Elder in the New Statesman. It's all about poor Gordon Brown drowning in an Anglocentric media, English Parliament not the answer blah blah. And when he writes “I don't want to engage in a Dutch auction on immigration”, is this seriously without irony or is he being post-ironic or a poster-boy-above-irony? I was actually interested to see what he had to say, but really..... If he wants a media career instead, I can help him with article construction – he could do with learning how to storyboard his arguments for a start.
Having said all that, I have my doubts whether he wrote a word of it. I suspect it was written by a junior staffer. At least, I hope it was for his sake.