Last night came the sad news that former Foreign Secretary and leadership contender David Miliband MP has, unsurprisingly, finally got sick of playing the ghost at his brother’s feast and opted to move to New York to deploy his considerable talents, where at least the press will not be watching his every move for signs of betrayal. We cannot blame him, but we shall miss him.
I shall do a longer post at some point about why he will be missed, but the blunt truth is that, unlike what many were speculating last night, it will probably make precisely zero difference to the future of the Labour Party. The cards were dealt a long time ago.
It seems many in both the main parties are, today, in a post-Dave state of mind.