Brother Ed to win?

I have only written once on the topic of the Labour leadership. At the time David M was the clear front runner. I suggested brother Ed would come from behind and overtake him. Apparently today that is now Labour’s majority view. You read it here first.

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  1. Milton
    Posted September 15, 2010 at 11:06 am | Permalink

    Not so sure you're right – Milliedavid is 2/5 Millieed 7/4 and Miss Diane 175/1 – thats where my money goes.

    A real cert would be for Bob Crow to walk out of Mervyn King's speach – or not turn up

  2. Brian Tomkinson
    Posted September 15, 2010 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    Would any of the candidates be employable in a senior role outside politics? I doubt it.

    • Posted September 15, 2010 at 10:18 pm | Permalink

      Love it!

      And the answer is of course not. Unlike the great JR. A whizz at Nabarro's before entering politics. Politics' gain!

  3. THE ESSEX GIRLS
    Posted September 15, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Permalink

    OUR prediction is that Conservatives will regard it as a good result and cartoonists will be reaching for their Wallace & Gromit files to cut & paste young Ed!

    Please have a go at Saturday's Lottery numbers John and this time we'll put some money on!

  4. Stuart Fairney
    Posted September 15, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Permalink

    In fact, when a bookie was offering me a free bet as a world cup promotion, I had the money on Milli minor to win at 3/1. This maybe the first time in recorded history Labour has increased my wealth!

    They are offering 99/1 on you as next UKIP leader ~ worth a bet?

  5. MartinW
    Posted September 15, 2010 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

    It is not difficult to see why are the big unions backing Ed Milliband. They see him as weak, intellectually challenged, and able to be manipulated (though good at fatuous, content-free soundbites). And as such, he is unsuited to be a potential prime minister of this country.

  6. John Laity
    Posted September 15, 2010 at 9:02 pm | Permalink

    Does it matter?

    Ed can be leader, invent some security reports, invade another country and get our troops killed for nothing. He can then head up an election pretending he is going to be leader and then resign. His bother David can take over (without the support of the electorate). David will then invest our tax payers money in failing banks, whilst denying cancer patients equal treatment. He will not think to ask the public whether it is a good idea to do so, he will simply appoint an ex-banker to dole out the money in an unaccountable way.

    David will then avoid calling an election for as long as he can so he can remain leader. He will cite his excellence at managing a crisis of his own making as the excuse. In fact he will go so far as to point out that the problems are eveyone elses fault – "Mummy a big boy did it and ran away" (sorry) " It is a Global Problem"…All the time relishing in the fact that the press will drone on about it and not ask him why there are so many young people dying in sandy coloured land rovers in afghanistan.

    Whilst we are all longing for an election to get rid of him, the Daily Telegraph will publish the fact that he pays a Polish man to tie his shoe laces and claims for it on expences. we will be out raged, but find out that all MP's are allowed to get someone to tie their shoes for them. In fact, it has been a "perk' of the job for many years.

    We will finally get an election, but it will be fuelled by the BBC's need to run things. We will be allowed to watch some coverage on ITV and Sky, but only if the Green Party is allowed to have an equal say.

    We will then all vote and despite there being a winner, we will all be loosers.

    But it will be "A Historic Moment" ! … A bit like the Plague…

    It doesn't matter who becomes the next leader…You will be paying for the last one for the rest of your lives…so will your children.

    I hope Ed wins…Ed the Duck, the BBC glove puppet that is…

    • Conrad Jones (Cheam)
      Posted September 17, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

      Excellent.
      I wonder where you got your inspiration from – all seems vaguely familiar.
      No doubt it will happen like you say – or similar. And Labour will carry on as before – doing their Political community service until they can get that Golden Job in the Bank – the one that was offered to them if they promised to bail the Bank out next time the Bank virtually goes bankrupt. I wonder how Ruth Kelly is getting on.

  7. P Haynes
    Posted September 15, 2010 at 10:04 pm | Permalink

    Doubtless whoever they elect it will be someone who believes (as BBC economists all seem too) that taking money from productive industry and using the money to pay state workers to dig and fill in pointless holes is the sure fire way to recovery.

    I wonder if they also believe they can pick themselves up off the ground by pulling hard on their shoe laces?

  8. ferdinand
    Posted September 15, 2010 at 10:30 pm | Permalink

    Mr.Redwood – you are not alone as I thought similarly. Raw red opposition is better than pathetic pink

  9. Posted September 16, 2010 at 12:32 am | Permalink

    yawn>.

    It has been a pleasure not to have to endure seeing these failed politicians onscreen in the past few months.

    yahhhwn>

  10. FrankC
    Posted September 16, 2010 at 12:45 am | Permalink

    Does it really matter. They're all nobodies in the great scheme of things (as in "What have they done to make them electable as a future P.M.?"

  11. Posted September 17, 2010 at 5:41 am | Permalink

    It doesn't matter who wins – all candidates are tainted by having been part of the previous, failed government.

    Ed Millipede is famous for helping to push through the Lisbon Treaty and the Climate Change Treaty – evidently a totalitarian.

    The public hates him for that. I hope he wins.

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