It was exactly a year ago tonight that David Miliband chickened out from standing up to Gordon Brown for the second time and tarnished his reputation forever. As the European polls closed he let his old friend Purnell attempt to pull the trigger, but was nowhere to be seen once Brown’s government was collapsing around him. Where would Labour be now if he had gone through with the coup he was planning?
If he wasn’t the “right man for the job” then, or at the 2008 conference, or back in January – all chances he had to lead Labour to a better result by scrapping Gordon, what on earth makes him the best man now? The man is a proven coward, will the Labour members remember that?