Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The right call ...

On balance, I think David Miliband has made the right call this afternoon by deciding not to stand for the Shadow Cabinet ...

... every significant Shadow Cabinet decision in the coming years would have been seen through the false prism of his relationship with his brother - every minor nuance would have been refracted in those terms.

Labour has just had several years experience of what that type of personal drama can do to an organisation ... frankly, I'm glad it's not now going to be repeated through the Miliband brothers.

Miliband senior, in my judgement anyhow, deserves enormous credit for the magnanimity he has shown in his actions today.

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