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To be honest, I thought the Burnham chap came over objectively the best and would be a good middle of the road candidate. Moderately left on economic issues but in touch with Daily Mail on social issues

He has zero chance. I think the Milibands are seen as cosmopolitan intellectual Jews-not an electable thing to be

Balls is at least honest and thorough, though I disagree with him on more or less anything

Abbott is standing to raise her profile and help her get after dinner slots, completely irrelevant and she knows it


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Didn't someone list what jobs they'd all had?

I think one of them was a paperboy for about a week...


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OK I was being mean - or was I?

Jobs outside politics:

Oona King - Head of Diversity, Channel 4 (January 2009 - present)

Ed Balls - Journalist, Financial Times (1990 - 1994)

Ed Miliband - Television journalism (a few months in 1993)

David Miliband - none

Andy Burnham - Administrator, Football Task Force (1998)

Diane Abbott - Researcher and reporter, Thames Television/TV-am (1980 - 1985)

David Wright Miliband (born 15 July 1965) is a British Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for South Shields since 2001,

Edward Samuel "Ed" Miliband (born 24 December 1969) is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Doncaster North since 2005

After a brief career in television journalism, Miliband became a speechwriter and researcher for Labour politician Harriet Harman in 1993....

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