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David Miliband expected to run for Labour leadership

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I still haven’t heard the “expected” announcement.

However I read this over at

David Miliband is expected to stand for the Labour leadership.

The former foreign secretary is scheduled to make a statement today and most commentators expect him to announce his bid for his party’s top job.

He has already received a boost when Alan Johnson said he wouldn’t stand and endorsed his candidacy.

Mr Johnson told BBC Radio 4’s Today: “No I’m not [going to stand]. I am going to support David Miliband.

“I think we have a bevy of great talent there. David is the greatest talent. I think he is a remarkable politician and his talent is to put very complex ideas into clear language, so I will be backing him.

Well here’s a complex idea to preserve the environment of fish, plankton, and coral, creating the world’s largest marine reserve, but NOT the people who have spent their lives living off those fish, just to survive you know, and on top of that Mr. Miliband steadfastly refuses to let them return to their rightful homes.

The South Shields MP does not impress Craig Murray, who uses some particularly strong language to describe Mr. Miliband’s particular talent for hiding behind environmentalism and all things Green (when it suits)

Miliband has now produced what is one of the most cynical acts in the history of British foreign policy. Dressed up as an environmentalist move, and with support from a number of purblind environmentalists, the waters around the Chagos Archipelago have been declared the world’s largest marine reserve – in which all fishing is banned. The islanders, of course, are fishermen.

Murray goes on to accuse Miliband of dressing up genocide as environmentalism, he may be allowing his passion to overflow a little, but the former foreign secretary has lots of form as an authoritarian illiberal legislator perfectly suited to carrying on the NuLab experiment.

It is to be hoped that they find themselves a good socialist instead, or even Ed Balls.

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Written by curly

May 12, 2010 at 5:41 pm

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  1. No offence, Curly, but can we please stop with the Labour/Zimbabwe/Iran analogies? I’m no bigger fan of our erstwhile government than I am of our present one but comparing them to Mugabe is as intellectually lazy as comparing Thatcher to the Nazis.

    People have died in their thousands in Zimbabwe. Are you really equating that with what’s happened in Britain?


    May 12, 2010 at 9:55 pm

  2. Cheers.


    May 13, 2010 at 8:32 am

  3. Neither of the Milibands’ are the solution to Labour’s problems. They are both tarnished by their spineless servitude to Brown.

    The Fat Councillor

    May 13, 2010 at 7:38 pm

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