Sack David Miliband.
That would be my advice to Gordon Brown in the wake of the Foreign Secretary’s arrogant, self serving, delusional and disloyal comment that he toned down his Conference speech to avoid a “Heseltine Moment” and upstage the beleaguered Prime Minister.
Just who does this jumped up little oik think he really is?
Hezza is far from being on the Christmas card list of any self respecting Labour Party person, but he had the weight of a career in business and six years as a senior Cabinet Minister when he made his move against Thatcher. In addition he argued with her on a point of principle over Westland, resigning as Defence Secretary rather than bitching and moaning like a whiny schoolboy prefect who doesn’t like the Head Teacher.
Miliband is cringingly ambitious, timing for him is everything. Hence his unwillingness to stand last year, which would have actually emboldened Brown and given him some credibility as having at least been elected by the Party, and Miliband’s similar reticence this year as he knows Labour will be likely election losers, and he wants to take over with a clean slate in Opposition.
I find him a cold fish, insincere and if I hear about his brilliant father one more time….
Jim Murray Senior is a fine brickie; Mike Crawford an experienced heating engineer but it doesn’t mean that I want James and Pete to renovate my house. No offence lads, but you catch my drift?
Plus I can’t get past Miliband’s very odd procurement of a family via an American surrogate. To me it takes a certain type of person to pay someone and then take the kid. If that sounds too personal, then he laid himself open to it when he gave an interview to the Observer.
Brown’s speech today left me very under whelmed, he got through it “without chewing his arm off or falling over”, as Matthew Parris feared would happen. Draw your own conclusions.
The Cabinet know what needs to be done, but it seems no one wants the gig. Funny that because when we could do no wrong under Tony Blair there was a list as long as your arm of “ambitious young Ministers”. Not now.
If in five years time the Tories are in, closing hospitals and destroying SureStart will certain people be thinking, “If only we had acted when we had the chance….”?
A Milburn/ Johnson ticket followed swiftly by going to the Country with one simple question. “Labour experience and values, or same old Tories?”
Just do it boys and girls. You know it makes sense.