In which case, Paul's observation about David Miliband is worth noting down:
Which could, of course, just fuel our Foreign Secrtary's determination to take control of the post-election Labour party. Might it be either the top spot, or the ignominy of ... well ... nothing much? Or, at least, the ignominy of a poor finish in a popularity contest?“
"Word is that David Miliband and Douglas Alexander would do disastrously, given their reputation for aloofness and failure to gladhand in the Tea Room. Some backbenchers are relishing the chance at revenge against ministers who instantly forget their colleagues once the red box appears."
To be honest, I'm perpetually surprised at the latent level of support that Miliband the Elder seems to have in Labour circles. Even after his embarrassing attempt on the leadership in 2008, there still seemed to be a lot of Labour MPs willing to tick the box next to his name when the June 2009 rebellion came around. But, then again, maybe that's changed after his latest show of indecisiveness.