Sunday, October 3, 2010
Not HPC article – but worth a read…
Ed Miliband, Labourâ€™s new leader, might not be the â€˜Red Edâ€™ of caricature. But he might not be electable, either..
HISTORIANS are often mocked for seeing an inevitability in events that felt like messy happenstance when they actually occurred. The opposite intellectual error is to describe as surprising an outcome that was actually fairly predictable. Ed Milibandâ€™s rise to the leadership of the Labour Partyâ€”which he claimed on September 25th, defeating his elder brother David not so much narrowly as barelyâ€”was nothing like as unexpected as folklore is threatening to record.