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David Miliband in another gaffe or two

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The Foreign Secretary

The “Frank Spencer” in Mr. Bean’s government.

First off the South Shields MP and Foreign Secretary flies to Dublin to meet his Irish counterpart and promptly forgot what he was wearing when he left the house that morning. He turned up wearing someone else’s jacket that he’d picked up on the plane (which thankfully wasn’t hired on our behalf), displaying all the sartorial dis-elegance of bumbling Frank Spencer.

Next he decides that India is not to receive any more foreign aid from Britain because it is now too rich and can afford a nuclear programme, then he promptly goes to Parliament to apologise and say that he got it wrong, India is actually still poor (lovely little scoop from Paul Waugh), the Speccie Coffee House blog picks up on the story and then goes on to chide some of Miliband’s supporters:

After the abortive coup of last summer, the banana and Heseltine moments, the embarrassing trip to India, his failure to follow James Purnell’s lead during the recent spate of ministerial resignations, and now this, you’d think that few people would take Miliband seriously any more.  But I still find it remarkable how may Labour folk I speak to still regard him as leadership material.

I guess we won’t be seeing Miliband lining up in the carnival in South Shields this afternoon, he probably realises there are enough comedians in it already.

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Written by curly

July 4, 2009 at 9:57 am

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