Miliband's New Model "Army"

David Miliband never went too far away. While squeezing in a couple of other jobs he has managed to find time to return to the pretentious pet project that was meant to sweep him to victory in the Labour leadership contest – the Movement for Change. There is something remarkably sinister about this “community organiser” training machine.

The flawed project is inspired by Obama’s permanent campaign model and Ed is attempting to get a piece of the action. Every little helps and with £250,000 from Lord Sainsbury, specifically earmarked as “not a donation for Ed”, the pipe dream of 10,000 young loyal activists could give David an alternative power base within Labour, were things to start going wrong again with his little brother.

The “army” rhetoric deployed for what is essentially just a recruiting tool to the Labour party has a distinctly un-British feel to it and cannot fail to evoke compaisons to the last time a prominent Fabian started using such language. Quick march…




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