David Miliband will not be the saviour of the Labour Party, says Julia Hartley-Brewer

David Miliband quit politics to run a prominent charity

Julia Hartley-Brewer had some strong words for Ed Miliband on her show today

Friday, January 6, 2017

David Miliband is not the knight in shining armour some in the Labour Party think he is, according to Julia Hartley-Brewer.

Our presenter suggested the former Labour leadership contender, who has been widely tipped for another challenge in future, lacks the personality to affect lasting change within the party.

Julia made the comments during her Friday panel with QC John Cooper and Russell Quirk, founder and CEO of eMoov.co.uk. They were discussing Jeremy Corbyn's leadership of the Labour Party and recent comments by one of his most prominent backers, Len McCluskey, indicating a softening of support for the veteran hard-left politician.

Regarding the possibility of a change of leadership, Julia said: "The amount of people I hear saying David Miliband is the great white hope... I interviewed him a number of times when I was a political editor. He's not Mr Personality, people."

Our mid-morning host also suggested Miliband his brighter than his brother, Ed, the former Labour leader, but said it was appalling that he was earning £500,000 a year as head of a charity.

Cooper said McCluskey's comments were a "wheeze" by the Unite union  boss, suggesting he was trying to court the support of more moderate members as he will soon be facing a leadership challenge from the centrist Gerard Coyne.

Quirk, meanwhile, floated the idea that there's more chance of house prices dropping 50% than Corbyn being elected.

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