Miliband - no iron.
Whatever the Labour Party do this autumn, and it probably won't replace its leader, David Miliband has finally ruled himself out of any contention as a future Labour leader. He reminds us all of no-one so much as Michael Portillo and his unfinest hour in the Major years. Miliband was all for positioning himself as an alternative leader in the summer, but lacking the courage to strike a blow himself he was clearly waiting for some-one else to launch the battle. No such luck, and as a final coup de grace for his miserable efforts, he has uttered the fateful words that everyone should back Gordon Brown. Labour should remember Miliband's lack of iron when it eventually comes to choose a new leader, and should avoid him like the plague.