Former U.K. Foreign Secretary David Miliband, the elder brother of opposition Labour Party leader Ed Miliband, quit British politics, ending speculation about his leadership ambitions in the run-up to the 2015 general election.
David Miliband , favorite to win the leadership of the U.K.’s main opposition Labour Party, accused the country’s coalition government of “economic masochism” that’s putting the recovery at risk with excessive budget cuts.
Former British Foreign Secretary David Miliband will join Oxford Analytica as a senior global adviser, five months after he was beaten by his younger brother for the leadership of the U.K.’s opposition Labour Party.
David Miliband , who lost to his younger brother Ed in the battle to head the U.K.’s Labour Party , said he is yet to decide whether to join the new leader’s team of opposition spokesmen, even as he called for party unity.
The battle that comes to a head tomorrow between the Miliband brothers to lead the opposition to U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron highlights the past divisions within the Labour Party and the fight for its future direction.
The U.K. Labour Party names its new leader today with polls suggesting the only national opposition to Prime Minister David Cameron ’s ruling coalition is gaining support as government spending cuts bite.
Former U.K. Foreign Secretary David Miliband became the first lawmaker to enter the race to replace Gordon Brown as leader of the Labour Party, now in opposition after 13 years in power. “I will be a candidate in that election,” Miliband, 44, told reporters outside the Houses of Parliament in London today.