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I don't think UKIP can win but they might put up a surprisingly good showing as the Con and LD votes collapse to deposit-losing territory. Both of them are likely to receive around 5% IMO.
1) David Miliband has realised that Ed is on course for a handsome majority and thus Labour won't want him as Leader and he doesn't want to serve under his brother
2) First Milburn, then Purnell now David M, the Blairties in Parliament are less spotted than a Scottish Tory and realise that Labour are more left leaning than they have been in recent years.
and finally, David M must regret not following James Purnell's lead in June 2009
Mr. Eagles, quite.
Slightly surprised by this. Oh well. At least brother Ed will have Balls for company.
David IS Bananaman, ever alert for the call to action!"
@LouiseMensch: I do very much look forward to all those critical of mid-term resignations for any cause, even family, being consistent
BBC Breaking News @BBCBreaking 5m
David Miliband plans to quit as an MP for "big international job based in New York", close friend confirms to BBC
Edward Mayes @eljmayes 5m
So Ed Miliband has effectively ended his brother's career- not sure how the Labour leader spins that.
After all the criticism that Louise Mensch got on this site for stepping down to head to New York to be with her husband, I wonder if the same posters will direct the same criticism at David Miliband for heading off to New York and pastures new?
I guess thats something else they have in common with the LDs - pact on.
Backing Monty for SPOTY wasn't such a laughable idea, and I shouldn't have pooh-poohed it.
His performance this morning, wow.
Serial rapists have never been brought to justice because the police didn't follow up on evidence.
Slightly less important than the Telegraph putting up a paywall.
Just for comedy timing, in his Times interview on Saturday, Ed did say about his brother...
"The door is open but in the end it's up to him".
The Left will eat itself – but it’s going to swallow Ed Miliband as it does so - http://goo.gl/58Qhw
Labour definitely better off with Ed
Ones a high profile, young A Lister, who's decided to run off to New York, mid term, to do something they want to do more than be an MP, with no thought for their constituents.
The other likes Metallica.
Lab: 19,055 (46.5%)
Con: 12,653 (30.9%)
SDP: 9,288 (22.7%)
Lab maj: 6,402 (15.6%)
"After all the criticism that Louise Mensch got on this site for stepping down to head to New York to be with her husband, I wonder if the same posters will direct the same criticism at David Miliband for heading off to New York and pastures new?"
It would be silly criticism. Part of Mensch's problem was that she had only been an MP for a couple of years before she packed it in, which looks bad for a number of reasons. At least David Miliband served his constituents for twelve years.
However it's interesting to speculate why he may be going mid-term, rather than waiting for the next election.
Either this has been the plan for a couple of years and Ed's known about it all along, or it's a result of Ed's weakness in just not working out how to handle his brother in parliament. Big loss for Labour, but he's looked disinterested for a while.
Ah. Ed dodged that banana skin then.
I haven't actually checked this against any actual data or anything but regardless i still think it's probably a *very* rough guide.
As to Milliband - another Blairite purged, fine by me.
Officers of the UN charity are elected for three year terms. This would position David for a return to the UK in 2016.
Have to agree with those saying it's not the same as Mensch, given David M has been an MP for a while, and not actively courting a higher job/higher profile for quite some time.
Bottom of the table - played 6, points 2.
All the talk about San Marino on Friday and teams that finish bottom having to pre-qualify - well bottom is where Scotland firmly remain!
Louise Mensch @LouiseMensch 2m
Is there space for the committed Blairite in Ed Miliband's Labour? I joined Labour under Blair. Now time for Blairites to join Cameron?
David Miliband will be the new head of International Rescue. His first job will be to rescue his brother from Unite.
@DavidLammy: David Miliband a big loss to PLP.Will miss him.Very loyal friend.The right decision however for him Louise and his two boys.Great new job.
@pamela_nash: There will be thousands of goodwill messages to @DMiliband tonight. And all deserved. Big loss to UK politics.
The goal against England that is.
Sad inevitability to @DMiliband's decision to go. @Ed_Miliband was running out of polite ways of saying 'comeback ain't gonna happen'
I thought he left yonks ago! – You mean while he was earning £1/2 million a year lecturing abroad and with various directorships under his belt, he was actually an MP?
How very ‘New Labour’ of him..!
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That's just Federal taxes.
Mensch is a pathetic specimen, and D Milliband deserves our derision, also. He's been pathetic since he lost out to his brother, maybe even since when Purnell resigned.
He was never really up to much, he just had the hopes of Labour Blairites pinned on him because there wasn't really anyone else credible left from that wing.
Labour certainly picked the right Miliband, that's for sure.
@MikeL, click on your avatar and it will direct you to them.
@fitalass - don't fret and remember your Shakespeare - "Full of Sound and Fury signifying - nothing"
"You are joking?! How hypocritical. Mensch stepped down and moved to live in the same continent as her husband. Ed Miliband courted and found a higher profile job where he will be in charge, his spouse currently lives with him in London."
No I'm not joking, and I reject the idea it is hypocritical - it would be if the situations were the same, and they're not and there's no need to pretend it is. Similar, but not the same. It's the context which makes the same action, standing down for a different career/other personal reasons, different. Standing down midterm for your own personal reasons is letting down the people you asked to elect you a bit, but doing so in your first term is much more of a slap in the face.
I don't blame anyone for stepping down from public office for whatever purpose, - good luck to them in whatever future path they have decided to pursue - but my feeling is that the public are entitled to be selfishly indignant at people jumping off early, as when someone asks to have power over us, saying they are the person to represent us in government, we expect them to actually do it, and get shirty when they don't and say 'you know what? On second thoughts, I don't actually care about serving the people of nowheresville'.
If you don't even make it through your first term, you will get more of a reaction against you, and I think that's fair. I
Tim's reply to you earlier was milder than most posts on here. By contrast, your response was an all out tantrum.
Who are you to judge whether another poster is "sucking the life out of the site"? Ever crossed your mind that many people enjoy reading tim's insights on politics etc?