Miliband finally got some good media coverage this weekend. Alas, it was David rather than Ed who was on the receiving end. The Labour leader's brother was branded 'Celebrity Big Brother' in a glowing profile in the Sunday Times.
According to well sourced 'friends', the former Foreign Secretary turned Labour leadership loser has conquered America and is ready to ride back as a white knight.
'David wants Ed to be prime minister. End of story', says a spokesman. Yet reading between the lines, things are obviously still a little bit tense. On Budget Day, David failed to mention his sibling once despite tweeting all the way through his brother's scatty response to Osborne's budget. Instead, at the very moment his brother was speaking, David tweeted about a Syrian refugee camp:
Observations from a Syrian refugee camp, four years into the conflict http://t.co/YNGpbMGjc5
— David Miliband (@DMiliband) March 18, 2015
Eagle eyed Labour watchers were quick to observe that it was Ed’s Commons vote that blocked the international community from intervening in Syria. Was this a double edged dig?
Later that week David was photographed with Prince Charles, who was visiting the USA. Mr S suspects that this is the closest a Miliband will get to meeting with the monarchy any time soon.