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  • However, the party election rather unexpectedly chose Ed to lead Labour instead, and David almost immediately announced his withdrawal from high level politics - a decision I feel he may come to regret before long
  • I think the derision he got at that time was completely unfair, and I actually rather admired him for staying mostly aloof from proceedings and not getting into any shouting matches about it

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      David Miliband is the older brother of the current leader of the United Kingdom’s opposition Labour Party, Ed Miliband. Up until very recently it was David who was expected by most people to have the more significant political career, especially as he had already served at a high level in Gordon Brown’s government, taking the role of Foreign Secretary. However, the party election rather unexpectedly chose Ed to lead Labour instead, and David almost immediately announced his withdrawal

      from high level politics - a decision I feel he may come to regret before long.

      Miliband was considered a fairly quiet, safe pair of hands type of politician while he was in government, which fitted quite nicely with his generally centrist political views. Rather bizarrely, he only came to the notice of a lot of people after he was photographed holding a banana and making a slightly odd facial expression at a Labour Party conference! I think the ...


      • derision he got at that time was completely unfair, and I actually rather admired him for staying mostly aloof from proceedings and not getting into any shouting matches about it.

        Where David Miliband’s career will go from here I really do not know. As I say, I do think that he will return to politics in some way, shape or form within a few years, if not sooner. He is an intelligent and thoughtful man who I really cannot

        believe is going to be satisfied with simply sitting at home and watching his brother on the TV. However, it would not surprise me all that much if he left the House of Commons fairly soon and got himself involved in a different type of job, perhaps one in a think tank or some sort of charitable foundation. Whatever the case may be, I think he will be remembered in time as a better politician than some people now believe.




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