Monday, August 17, 2015

Things must be getting serious in the Labour party for David Miliband to break his aloof, self-imposed silence

My goodness, things must be getting serious in the Labour party for David Miliband to break his aloof, self-imposed silence:  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/aug/17/jeremy-corbyn-liz-kendall-labour-leadership-david-miliband

"distance lends some clarity and perspective" says Miliband senior, although one suspects distance actually lends fuzziness and confusion.

"how to tackle the secular stagnation in median wages; how to redistribute power to cities to spread economic wealth; how to modernise the education curriculum for a creative age; how to build a secure, low-carbon European energy future; how to make the welfare state an effective springboard out of poverty; how to combat humanitarian catastrophe where it occurs and before it becomes an immigration crisis on the shores of Europe" - what a long list of questions, and no answers.

" I shall be casting my first and second preferences for them this week" - so he is still a member of the Labour party is he?  Does he intend to return?  Will we be seeing a post-exilic Miliband coterie arriving in Lyme Regis like James Duke of Monmouth in 1685?

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8a/James_Scott,_Duke_of_Monmouth_and_Buccleuch_by_Jan_van_Wyck.jpg

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