Ed Miliband

The utopian Labour peer’s new science of happiness is doing wonders for its inventor

Ed says he loves your children as much as you do: a claim at once vacuous and disturbing

Our Mole inside the Labour Party says Ed Miliband and his gang from the metropolis are already showing them who’s boss

Our Mole wonders whether Labour’s unexpected outbreak of party unity will last beyond the leadership campaign

To my mind it is obvious that Labour is in a great deal of trouble, and that the only candidate who can get them out of it is David Miliband. More than half of the electorate voted for the Conservatives and Liberals in the 2010 election. To win some of them back Labour is going to have to start winning arguments in those swathes of southern and central England where supporting Labour is now a minority interest on a par with water divining or train spotting. David Miliband strikes me as an intelligent politician who can appeal to moderates. Moreover, he is the only candidate who you could imagine as prime minister. Choosing him seems so obvious a step to take as to be no choice at all.