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Saturday, 14 August 2010

what kind of leader would David Milliband be ?

The labour leadership contest has interested me greatly and this is one of my first blog entries on the matter. As some of you may or may not know I am backing Ed balls for labour leader with David Milliband coming in as my second preference. I hear that the favourite to win this leadership contest will be David Milliband and I deem that to be correct. As much as I’d love Edballs to become leader i just don’t see him getting enough votes, it as the media suggest sadly a contest between the millibands unfortunately. I must state I have nothing against either of them Ed or David as it goes. I think they would make excellent leaders. David as the more senior and most experienced in a previous labour government and an excellent polititian. I am sure that David Milliband will win now but what kind of leader would he be.

I'd love labour people Members or supporters to comment on this blog post. We all know about his leadership campaign but what sort of leader would he be?


Being foreign sectary for the last labour government David did well and has excellent foreign contacts including Pakistan of late. The Pakistani prime minister has publicly been known to be in good contact with David and the former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

I think although inevitable being involved with the last labour government will be thrown at David I think he is a new fresh leader that we so badly need. David has recruited thousands of local volunteers to help become new leaders in their own r light. Having raised the most amount of money David is the strongest by far.

I don’t think it can be over estimated having the majority support of the whole party. It is key to having a party to move forward and getting the party back on side. David will do this and hopefully rebuild the party as He Sea’s fit.

I only have gone for Ed Balls as he can take on the Tories well and hit them where it hurts. I think David Milliband will be a different opposition to the rest and David Cameron will find it hard to take on David Milliband in the commons as he is not a shouty shouty leader but a more reasonable politician. I firmly believe David Milliband will beat Cameron every time as he is more intelligent. David Cameron is well brought up but I think David Milliband will always have the edge on him having experienced life a lot more. I think David Milliband will connect better with voters and ordinary people. Although I will be voting David Milliband as my second preference as I don’t think he'll hit the Tories as hard, I think he will still just with a different more sneaky strategy. I am sure that David will get Ed balls heavily involved in tackling the condemns and he would be right to in my opinion as Ed has done some excellent things in taking on the Tories and the lib dems especially Michael Gove on the slashing of the building new schools projects .

I think the biggest task for any future labour leader, if it is to be David then it will be to unite the party and get it all focused on the donems as a whole. We all know the Lib dems have taken a huge plummet in the polls and the Tories still advance onwards. But to bring them both down we need to focus on attacking them both rather then just the Lib dems in my personal opinion. Never before in Labours history in opposition have we had to attack two parties instead of one but this time if we can overcome these two parties we will have done well.

I still feel 2015 is achievable with a strong opposition who stick to their clear message. Air on the side of the worried British public, - who are becoming increasingly alarmed with the rate and the extent of these cuts to public services.

Quite frankly the private sector will not be able to cope with the loss of jobs in the public sector and the condems have not realised this but the private sector is not strong enough to cope with this major loss of jobs in the public sector.

Next year mark my words will be an awful year, lots more people out of work, rising VAT and other rising taxes. As I’ve said before people get the government they deserve. If people are stupid enough to believe what the media was saying we needed change well this is what we have. A change in destroying public services and the good things the labour government did for you all. Now to have it all taken away.



Anyway that is all for another blog post

All I wanted to ask people and I hope I get a good response on this topic is what kind of leader would David Milliband be and how would he put labour back on the map. I would love to know how he would make labour re-electable as I feel with the Condems treading fine ground with a solid opposition and a good campaign we can win back power at the first time of asking. Although this will pan out long and hard I still think there is a lot of fight left in Labour to make this happen.

I am a bit concerned we need more time to regroup but if David Milliband and his army of volunteers and local leaders can work then there is no reason why we cant win back power in Westminster and get back into government.

I am visiting Harlow in Essex on Monday night attending a David Milliband event. I hope I can ask a question or hear his views for the future of the labour party and also a future labour government hopefully as that is what we must aim for I believe now. I believe it is achievable and certainly with the negative press the condems will pick up between now and 2015 there is no reason at all that we cannot shake off our Brown and Blair image and become a party for change and a party for the people again.

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