David Miliband at his best
I’ve spent quite a lot of time in the large political camp of those who think David Miliband extremely talented but lacking in the fire and passion to be a credible leader.
I’ve changed my mind. Watching him on Newsnight last night (about 8 minutes in), I saw a bit of the elder Miliband which I’ve not seen before, which was unashamed tribalism, passionately and cogently articulated. Something about the under-stated approach of Michael Fallon, his opponent yesterday, amplified the impressiveness of his delivery.
I’m closing in on the conviction that certain he’s Labour’s best hope.
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