Brown Out

I see that the odds have now shortened considerably on young David Miliband taking over from the President when he finally leaves No10.

I suggested this in one of my weblogs a very long time ago and with the Conservatives under a new leader, David Cameron, attracting a record number of new members, I suspect the writing may be on the wall for Gordon Brown.

The temptation to walk down to Ladbrokes and lay a large bet on the succession with Miliband at 9:1 odds is very strong and I don’t normally bet.

When the time comes for Tony Blair to go and enjoy his “retirement”, Labour, like the LibDems could find itself in a leadership dilemma. In my own opinion Gordon Brown has passed his sell by date and Cameron is right, he’s an eighties politician, old, new Labour who we all know will tax us shamelessly but less covertly, if he has the chance. Anyway, should Labour really put its future in the hands of a man who can’t stop biting his nails into middle age or should it choose another Tony clone instead, one with the impeccable socialist credentials of the Milibands?


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