Mirror 4 Miliband

Today’s Mirror carries an extraordinary double page spread bigging up Miliband as a “political giant”. Hardly a surprise for Labour’s paper, except it’s David that receives “a rapturous reception and appears to be a man reborn.” The profile of concludes that the shunned brother “still hungers for power”:

“He slapped down the idea that life as a backbencher has been a “liberation”, saying: “No. Being in government is not a prison. It allows you to put into practice what you believe in.” Whatever colleagues at Westminster may think, David Miliband isn’t ready for the political scrapheap.”

Given that the interview took place on the stump, the best line by far was James Lyons assertion that “it’s like watching a champion racehorse reduced to giving seaside rides.” Not even the Mirror would try using the word champion and Ed in the same sentence…




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