David Miliband to Refuse Shadow Cabinet?

David Miliband to Refuse Shadow Cabinet?

It must have been a kick in the teeth for David Miliband when his little brother Ed beat him in the race to become the new leader of the Labour party. David had appeared to be the more popular candidate in the run up, but was pipped to the post by just 1.3% this week. As soon as the news broke, speculation about sibling rivalry flooded the press. Of course, both of the Miliband brothers dismissed these rumours completely, insisting that they are as close as ever.

For the last couple of days, David has made sure that he has been seen to strongly support Ed in his leadership. He called him a “ special person” in a recent speech and was photographed hugging him. However, there has always been a political divide between the brothers, with one in Gordon Brown’s camp and the other loyal to Tony Blair. Today, David revealed his catty side when he snapped at Harriet Harman during his brothers speech. Harriet was seen clapping when Ed denounced the war in Iraq, to which David asked her “You voted for it, why are you clapping?” It was a very valid question and we commend him for having the balls to ask it. Harman retorted that she was simply showing support for their new leader.

While many of the other Labour leader candidates are openly applying for positions in the new Shadow Cabinet, David has so far kept quiet and refused to comment. Understandably, it may be difficult to answer to his younger brother; former Education Secretary Ed Balls has given his opinion that David may sit this one out due to personal reasons. The comment has pre-empted what many were already expecting to hear, but we won’t know for sure until later today. The cut off point for David to put his name down is 5.00pm.

Our gorgeous London escort girls quite enjoy the idea of brother rivalry, making politics that little bit more interesting for them! The story is all over the news papers; whether the next headlines will be announcing David’s departure from the bench or if there will be a shock revelation that he is in fact applying for a seat in the cabinet, nobody knows – we will have to wait and see!

UPDATE: As expected, David Miliband has decided to step down and will not be joining his brother’s shadow cabinet. 5.00pm, Wednesday 29 September.