Labour’s prince across the water – ‘distance gives perspective’

Labour's prince across the water – 'distance gives perspective'
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Not so long ago, Rachel Sylvester penned a column in the Times in which she revealed that friends of Miliband say he is still ‘attracted’ to Britain. Now it seems the UK is in luck!

Labour's prince across the water has made a brief return to British politics in a bid to stop a hard (any) Brexit. The former Labour politician is urging the UK to seek a 'safe harbour' after Brexit by staying in the European Economic Area. He warns that if Labour's Brexit position stays as is, Corbyn risks becoming the 'midwife of hard Brexit'.

So is this a fleeting visit or will Miliband be tempted to give up his £425,000 a year job as the chair of the refugee charity International Rescue in New York and move back? Asked by ITV's Romilly Weeks just now if this is the start of a comeback, Miliband says: 'I’m a British citizen I care about the fate of the country – distance gives perspective.'

Watch this space.

Written bySteerpike

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