Tuesday, 28 September 2010

"You voted for it, why are you clapping?"

During the leader's speech, ITV news cameras have picked up the David Miliband, with a look of pure murder on his face, leaning towards Harriet Harman as she happily applauded his brother's condemnation of the Iraq war. According to the station's lipreaders, he said: "Why are you clapping? You voted for it." To which Harman is said to have replied: "I'm clapping because he's leader and, as you know, I'm supporting him."

The friction between the two brothers over the issue simmered throughout the Labour leadership contest, but finally exploded into the open during Ed Miliband's maiden conferance speech as leader.

Despite repeated protestations of “love” between the two men the elder Miliband has clearly been devastated by his failure to beat his younger brother.

Campaign aides say he is still angry at the way Ed Miliband used the Iraq war as an issue to score political points against him.