Frozen Fraternal Love

On Sunday David Miliband admitted how bad was the hurt that his brother inflicted upon him. In doing so he triggered an outburst of sympathy online that ended up with him trending globally on Twitter. Today at PMQs, in reply to Cameron’s taunts, Ed Miliband dismissed his knifing of his brother by asking whether Dave was going to bring up his cousin next. Clearly the line is being held that Ed has done nothing wrong and everything is hunky dory – but is it really?

David and Ed, with their respective entourages, crossed each other’s paths yesterday afternoon between Portcullis House and the Norman Shaw building. Guido’s co-conspirator reports that they walked literally within a few metres of each other in opposite directions and never mind not exchanging words, they didn’t even nod, smile or acknowledge each others presence. “David, I love you so much as a brother…”



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Janan Ganesh on Labour’s soft left

“Ms Cooper does not believe the previous Labour government was wrong to run a fiscal deficit after 15 years of economic growth. Both she and Mr Burnham think families should be entitled to tax credits for a third child. These views are not mad. They are just a bit too left-wing for Britain. For any serious party, that amounts to the same thing. The soft left is more electable than the hard left but then Mars is more habitable than Neptune: neither planet will host human life anytime soon.”

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