Ladbrokes has just updated its odds for the next Labour leader. Which of the below names would have the ability to unite Labour against Brown, successfully trigger a leadership challenge, secure union support to depose him, and then volunteer to lead the party into what will probably be an election defeat? And if you were David Miliband’s best mate, what would your advice to him be?
David Miliband 5/2 – too young to ruin his career now
I wont go further down the list (suffice to say Caroline Flint is at 25/1) but it reinforces my belief that Labour has no alternate candidate willing to volunteer for the suicide mission.