The Curse of Sunderband

If his first couple of months as a football executive are anything to go by, part-time MP David Miliband might want not want to give up the day-job just yet. On February 1st the lamenting Labour loser joined the board of Sunderland Association Football Club. Things were looking up with a 2:1 win against Blackburn on the weekend before. In the seven games since though, Sunderland have lost six and drawn one. The 0:0 draw was against Arsenal, the team Miliband supports. There is a growing whispering campaign amongst the “black cats” that David has cursed the club with his personal losing touch. Turns out he does have something in common with Brown after all…




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Stephen Bush writing in the New Statesman‘s morning briefing…

“The terrifying truth is that the Opposition is too divided – within the parliamentary party, within the trades unions, within the Shadow Cabinet and even within the leader’s office – to be anything other than a veto player as far as Brexit goes, and the party’s whole gambit is really about trying to make that weakness look like a strength. Keir Starmer saying that Labour is “increasingly likely” to vote down the deal is simply a reflection of the fact that the one thing the Labour party will be able to agree on as far as Brexit goes is that Theresa May’s deal is no good.”

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