Ed Wins, David Loses
MPACUK would like to congratulate Ed Miliband on his appointment as new leader of the Labour Party and will be interested in observing how he takes the party forward; if he can that is. Not that he should be underestimated. He has already expressed his interest in change for the party.
On the other hand David Miliband is perhaps feeling somewhat bruised after losing the Labour leadership contest to his brother no less. And comments made by BBC Political Editor Nick Robinson are well worth noting.
"He won it thanks to having the nerve, the chutzpah and the sheer ruthlessness to take on the favourite and the candidate of the party establishment who, just to complicate matters a tad, happened to be his big brother.
He won thanks to a promise to a party weary of battles between Blairites and Brownites to end the New Labour era, to disown the Iraq war and to re-connect with Labour's traditional working class supporters".