I’m skimming my way through Ed – the biography of Miliband by Mehdi Hasan and James Macintyre – and it’s well worth a read. Much of the best morsels have already been publicised in the Mail on Sunday but there are some other gems.
For example, we know that the Brown speech at 2008 conference was designed to undermine David Miliband’s leadership ambitions; “This is no time for a novice” (scripted by Ed Balls, apparently) was officially aimed at David Cameron but widely taken to refer to Mili-D.
The book adds:
“It was Ed Miliband who added the precursor: ‘I’m all in favour of apprenticeships, but….’