Does David Miliband retain his leadership ambitions?

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My colleague Sue Cameron reveals that David Miliband was at a recent event where he said that many Labour types are optimistic that the current government will only last for a single parliament: “It’s what makes some of us seek to lead the party,” he said. The tense is rather revealing, as Sue points out in her must-read weekly column.

Miliband then asked Lord Healey if he thought there were parallels with Heath’s brief parliament in the 1970s: “No,” was the unwelcome response.

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