Sunday, 22 April 2007

Miliband Won't Stand Against Brown

It's suggested that David Miliband will be one of the 44 Labour MPs signing Gordon Brown's nomination papers.

Miliband told The Observer: "I have watched him (Gordon Brown) and worked with him for nearly 20 years. He has in the last 10 years done great things for living standards; no-one is better qualified to lead across a wider canvas. I said three years ago that I would not be a candidate for the leadership. I meant it and have not wavered from that view. I certainly am not in the business of waiting to pounce on local or Scottish and Welsh election results to change my mind."

The big question is: has Miliband missed his chance, or is wisely avoiding leading the Labour Party into an election defeat?

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