Labour leader hopeful David Milliband, who is the favourite to succeed Gordon Brown, has announced that he would be happy to serve under his brother Ed, another leadership contestant. The completely unnecessary comment has resulted in raised eyebrows in Westminster.
Lord Mandelson, an expert in serving under other men in the political and biblical senses, has thrown his support behind David Milliband, though was careful not to use harsh language to criticise Ed, in case he wins and Mandelson needs a job. Therefore, instead of saying that an Ed Milliband victory would be a "disaster" for the Labour Party, he wimpishly said that it would lead the party into a "cul de sac", whatever that means.
David Milliband didn't say that he would serve under other rivals, Ed Balls, Andy Burnham and Dianne Abbott. "Indeed, since David Milliband was the one who actually nominated Dianne Abbott, that seems rather odd", said one Labour backbencher.
Meanwhile, veterans Lord Kinnock and Roy Hattersley said they would support Ed Milliband. But our Labour insider suggests that these oldies, scarred by years of dementia, might have meant David Milliband, or Ed Balls. Who knows and who gives a fuck, when the leading three contenders are so indistinguishable in policies and even names?