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The Milibands [Sep. 30th, 2010|09:57 am]
Tony Grist
The media have been reporting David Miliband's defeat as if being Blair's golden boy carried with it the right to succession- and he's been deprived of something he was entitled to (as if he were an exiled Stuart or something). Personally, never having liked the little creep- with his management-speak and his fuzziness on torture- I'm finding it hard to feel his pain. Ed Miliband's election represents a proper break with the Blair-Brown years. No more Nu-Labour. He may not have the chops to be anything more than an interim leader (who knows?) but at least he's not the continuity leader. Besides, it's good to feel that the party I still think of as my party (in spite of betrayals on both sides) is is being lead- at long last- by someone I don't regard as a war criminal.

[User Picture]From: michaleen
2010-10-01 09:58 am (UTC)
I am tempted to blame the media, though that may be merely reflexive. Few if any practice actual journalism, these days, and the facts are merely fixed around whatever narrative the press corp happens to be peddling. Heir apparent vs the upstart outsider makes for a good story, so that may be all the explanation necessary.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2010-10-01 11:02 am (UTC)
There's even been an attempt to spin David Miliband's defeat as a tragedy.

King Lear is a tragedy. Immensely rich guy fails to get job he hungers after is something else.
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