11 November 2009

Why David Miliband is staying

Daniel Finkelstein, making the assumption that Labour has already lost the election, misses the point as to why David Miliband has turned down the job as the EU’s foreign minister.

To quote Hugh Gaitskell:

Some of us…will fight, fight and fight again to save the party we love.

That is why David Miliband is staying.

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  1. So not because he has a young family and does not wish to be away from them in mainland Europe for long periods?

  2. Bananaboy loves neither New Labour nor Great Britain; his interest in anything is entirely self-seeking, exactly the same motive held by all Labour politicians.