Labour leadership: Spare a thought for David Miliband
Spare a thought for David Miliband.
Those times his brother Ed urged him not to challenge Gordon Brown.
Until recently David would have told himself it would all be OK, after all he was the favourite. Run a good election and he would be leader.
Family dynamics being what they are David is likely to be feeling pretty sore at losing out to his younger brother.
Ed was straight on the back foot, trying to ditch the "Red Ed" moniker. He promises to be his own man after he won only with the trade union vote as part of the Labour party's electoral college system.
His leadership already being compared to that of William Hague.
Not exactly a perfect start.
Despite the imperfect voting system, those were the rules and Ed won fair and square so he should be given a chance.
The best thing Ed could do now is persuade his brother to be his shadow chancellor.