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Milibands split over tackling the deficit

Ed Miliband, the new leader of the Labour party, has told his brother David he can have his pick of jobs in the Shadow cabinet including Shadow Chancellor.

But there is reportedly concern that if David Miliband were to take up the shadow chancellor role under his brother there would be friction in how best to tackle the deficit.

The Financial Times reports that the two brothers have already laid out very different tactics, with David calling for the deficit to be halved in four years, while Ed backing a more cautious approach.

David Miliband has until next Wednesday to make a decision on whether to stay in frontline politics under his brother’s leadership.

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  1. Coming from a marxist upbringing,I presume they got the idea of keeping all political power within the family from North Korea.
    Something to look forward to!

  2. Isn’t it sweet, all that brotherly love and public displays of total unity? As Stephen Fry once remarked, sometimes you feel that there just isn’t enough vomit in the world….

  3. I would happily see whatever vomit there is in the world descend all over the pair of them!

    At least the worst of them is out, and the best of them shouldn’t do any harm in the real world on account of never ever getting there.

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