The Miliband myth: Colin Talbot – the voice of sanity
Yesterday in the Financial Times, Robert Shrimsley added to the petty political backbiting:
He adds that Ed Miliband’s crime was made greater because the pundit class saw David as more centrist – the acrimony is ‘fuelled by vengeful Blairites who cannot forgive Ed his rejection of the faith and depict him as too leftwing’. The defence secretary Michael Fallon, mounted a ‘clearly sanctioned but remarkably crass’ attack on the Labour leader, who, he said, could not be trusted with the security of the country because he had ‘stabbed his own brother in the back.
Paul Gosling retweeted Colin Talbot @colinrtalbot: “David and Ed Miliband fought each other for the Labour leadership – why is Ed a back stabber and David not? Both had a legitimate right to stand.