So we have to ask, what is really going on? At the moment Miliband is William Hill's 5/2 favourite to replace Gordon Brown. He's also planning an unprecedented tour of the country. A senior minister is reported to have said:
"It is just so blatant. Whoever heard of a Foreign Secretary touring the UK? This is obviously all about David positioning himself for a future contest."And don't forget that "friends" of Miliband said he is ready to “save new Labour” by standing for the leadership if a critical mass of backbenchers turn against Gordon Brown. So what do you think? Are Hoon and certain senior Labour MPs planning a takeover if the 42 Days vote goes the wrong way? What gets me is that Gordon Brown the "control freak" was not the one to call Miliband back to the UK and knew nothing about his tour of the country. Has Brown lost his Iron grip? And are senior Ministers doing their own thing without bothering to consult him?
The plot thickens?