Saturday, March 31, 2007

Miliband, will he or wont he run?

Well, on BBC Radio 4's Any Questions David Miliband made his position clear when asked:

"I have said over the past 3 years that I am neither a rider or a runner in this race and I have not seen or heard anything to change my mind"

(roughly what he said)

This translates as "I won't run unless I do run."

Well, I am pleased that is cleared up then!

You can listen to the program here.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

... until Tony tells him that he has to run !

Benedict White said...

Anonymous, Yes! Or he thinks he can win, and then win a general election.

Maggie Thatcher fan said...

Yeahh right, in his dreams. Project New lab is a dead duck, project Oldlab is a dead duck. They are hoping and praying for something to happen just like John Major did, The "bastards" did for John Major and the "bastards" metaphorically speaking, whether new or old Labour will do for Bliars sucessor. The fight for the heart and soul of the Labour party(what's left of it) leaves no time for governance! I shall just sit back and watch. It's just like old times !!!! (Foot/Benn/Healey)

Benedict White said...

Maggie Thatcher fan, LOL!

I must admit it makes me feel like pulling up a chair and relaxing with a large bucket of popcorn whilst watching the entertainment.

Anonymous said...

Oh, come along now Mr White - you have at least to give Miliband a few marks for panache for his non-denial denial ! A lot of people would be fooled !

Another reason why I think it is scandalous that English grammar is not taught in schools now. People take the 'rough gist' of something as being the one and only meaning.

It means the lawyers running New Labour can get away with murder.
[almost literally in some cases..]

Benedict White said...

Anonymous, "Oh, come along now Mr White - you have at least to give Miliband a few marks for panache for his non-denial denial ! A lot of people would be fooled !"

Oh, no I give him full marks there, I just thought I'd translate for my readers :)

"Another reason why I think it is scandalous that English grammar is not taught in schools now. People take the 'rough gist' of something as being the one and only meaning."

Well, yes. New Labour you see.

"It means the lawyers running New Labour can get away with murder.
[almost literally in some cases..] "

Ah,back to the Dr David Kelly affair I see.

loadofoldstodge said...

Evening, Benedict. As I recall, this isn't that far removed from what a certain Conservative MP called Michael Heseltine used to say between January 1986 and November 1990 !!

I begin to suspect the Tory High Command are actually concerned about the prospect of Milliband defeating Brown.

How would they deal with a photogenic 40-something with no policies to speak of and virtually no experience of real life ?

Make him party leader of course :)

Benedict White said...

loadofoldstodge, Our boy can shave!

ChrisD said...

While the Labour party rather arrogantly assumed that Gordon Brown would not only be the natural successor to Blair with a carefully crafted mythical stature as a formidable politician. All they needed was the conservatives to remain locked in a weak position with a "right wing" leader and a core vote, what they did not factor in was David Cameron and the unmasking of their whole tenure of ministerial mismanagement in one big perfect political storm.
Labour after 10 years are no longer writing the script but rather trying to learn it or copy it from Cameron and the conservatives.
Milliband may have fancied himself the heir to Brown but not only has Brown seen off all contenders for this leadership contest, he has damaged many contenders for the next one!