Wednesday 25 February 2009

'Statesman' seeks to draft Miliband

I had a long train journey yesterday and, for the first time in ages, I actually bought a copy of the New Statesman. If you could overlook the odd bit of pilgering, there were one or two quite good things in it, including a reasonable feature on 'Red Tory' guru Philip Blond, whom I wrote about here. 

More significantly, the current issue carries a major interview with David Miliband, whom the NS seems (perhaps surprisingly, given the way he's been wrongly pigeonholed as a cardboard-cutout Blairite) to be endorsing as a candidate for the Labour leadership. With Gordon once again hitting a low in the opinion polls, can another round of leadership speculation be upon us?

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