Ed Miliband may have pulled off one of the more remarkable political coups of recent times, but he does not yet know how much damage his unalloyed ambition has inflicted on his relationship with his brother.
David Miliband’s closest friends had warned Ed it would be a bitter fight to the finish – yet still he persevered. Now, the new Labour leader must face the reality that his brother may well walk away from the Labour Party altogether.
One senior MP, a key member of the David Miliband team, told me yesterday: ‘He has taken defeat really badly. We are working very hard on him to take a job in the Shadow Cabinet but I am not sure he will do it. He’s inclined to walk away. To read in full click here.