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    Default New British Labour Leader: Ed Miliband

    The result is due to be announced tomorrow with the result said to be neck and neck with some commentators giving it to Ed rather than David.
    I hope Milli D rather than Milli Ed wins as David is more electable and credible- Ed is another Gordon Brown and that is not good.
    Ed wrote the Labour manifesto for the last election and look at how effective that was - lost nearly 100 seats one of the worst results in the party's history. Ed would be a disaster

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    Quote Originally Posted by President Bartlet View Post
    The result is due to be announced tomorrow with the result said to be neck and neck with some commentators giving it to Ed rather than David.
    I hope Milli D rather than Milli Ed wins as David is more electable and credible- Ed is another Gordon Brown and that is not good.
    Ed wrote the Labour manifesto for the last election and look at how effective that was - lost nearly 100 seats one of the worst results in the party's history. Ed would be a disaster
    Cameron will be very relieved if Eddie becomes leader of the Labour party, is he another Michael Foot style socialist this Ed Miliband fella.

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    Quote Originally Posted by True Republican View Post
    Cameron will be very relieved if Eddie becomes leader of the Labour party, is he another Michael Foot style socialist this Ed Miliband fella.
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    Quote Originally Posted by True Republican View Post
    Cameron will be very relieved if Eddie becomes leader of the Labour party, is he another Michael Foot style socialist this Ed Miliband fella.
    DO you think he might be posturing to get the job????????????

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    The Labour party's voting process (MPs, then members of the party, then union sympathisers) makes it notoriously difficult to predict the outcome of the leadership election, so I'd really be wary of any commentators calling it any way.

    That said I'd agree that the Blairite David is much more electable than the Brownite Ed, perhaps Gordon's dourness rubbed off on him.

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    Default The Eds Have It, The Eds Have It

    It has to be Ed Milliband who is elected Leader, David is waaaaay too geeky.

    Ed is more of a charmer than people give him credit for. He has brains, flare and an eye for detail. He will drop new Labour like a hot potato and hopefully go down like a lead balloon in middle England and allow the Tories to romp home in the next General Election without the Looney Liberals

    Nice guy, but not what Labour needs to win. So I hope he gets the leadership cause the Tories will have nothing to fear. Foot, Kinnock, Milliband ..... left, left, left .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by factual View Post
    DO you think he might be posturing to get the job????????????
    Perhaps but Ed Miliband will be closely alligned to the trade unions than his brother. All Cameron needs to do is plot the centrist course that he has been doing so far as PM and he will get reelected at the next election.

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    Quote Originally Posted by On_The_Far_Right View Post
    Foot, Kinnock, Milliband ..... left, left, left .....
    More a case of .....right...shuffle...right...shuffle...right...s huffle...fall on your face.
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    If Ed wins it basically gets Cameron re-elected. It would be a terrible pick, and would immediately put the moderate Labour section on collision course with it's union backers.
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