Ed versus David Miliband on Syria
A paragraph of exquisite dryness from Janan Ganesh in his column in the Financial Times today, in which he notes the resilience of the doctrine of intervention promulgated in his Chicago 1999 speech by Tony Blair:
Perhaps his greatest victory has been in influencing the British politicians who have succeeded him. True, Ed Miliband, the Labour leader who helped to see off the proposed mission in Syria, shows an almost neurotic keenness to distinguish himself from Mr Blair. (Their respective electoral records may end up doing that for him.) When he urges the government to heed the “lessons of Iraq”, it is obvious he thinks that war discredited an entire approach to foreign policy.
The Labour leader’s brother David, who starts his new job in New York today and who writes elsewhere in the FT, makes it bluntly clear which side he is on:
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