Word reaches us that David Miliband is getting ready to dip his toe back into domestic politics with an appearance on Newsnight next week. Although dates have not yet been finalised, David is keen to go on the programme to talk about his work on the youth unemployment task force, which was set up by the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, and which he chairs.
Since the Labour leadership election, Miliband Senior has kept his public interventions in politics mainly to large-scale foreign policy questions. This is in part because of his previous job as foreign secretary, but also it has helped his younger brother find his feet on the bread-and-butter issues of British politics without interference.
The fact that he is now starting to speak out on issues as core as the economy may be a sign of two things: that David is now confident that his profile will not prove a distraction and that jobs and growth are such major issues that Labour wants all its big players to start campaigning on them.