Philip Collins

Ed Miliband may win the Labour leadership, but he will never take the country

Philip Collins reviews the week in politics

Philip Collins reviews the week in politics

Other people’s families are always strange. How much stranger when the idea of a political fight within a family is no longer a metaphor. Ed Miliband recently told of his parents’ journey to England and his gratitude for their refuge here. This dramatic and effective story could have been a moment of emotional differentiation if it weren’t for the inconvenient fact that the other serious candidate has the same parents.

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