Wednesday, 18 November 2009

David Miliband

David Miliband, the Foreign Secretary in the UK goverment. Did you know he's a blogger? Thought not. The blog is paid for by the taxpayers of course and (possibly) written by some junior civil servant because Mr Miliband is a busy man rushing round the world promoting the latest religion to hit these islands - Climate Change.

Today he parroted Gordon Brown's 'strategy' for Afghanistan. Problem is there is no strategy, only talk of one. There's no No 10 war cabinet which shows the level of interest this government has in ensuring our military in Afghanistan are a top priority.

Yet, Mr Miliband on a train to Paris (see video) says "The British Foreign Office has been on a war footing on climate change for some time...".

There we have it. Climate change is far more important than the loss of soldiers' lives. Why doesn't this surprise me?

Listening to Mr Miliband reminds me of my school's debating society, maybe because he looks like an overgrown schoolboy, or maybe it's because his demeanour conveys a lack of stature and a certain amount of immaturity for the position he holds.

Note: David Miliband spent over £7000 of taxpayers money having lessons in public speaking.


Fidothedog said...

The problem with Milibands blog is it censors comments, only approved New Labour commentators need apply.

Quiet_Man said...

Climate change will happen whether Milliband and the Foreign Office are on a war footing or not. Whether it's man made or not is debatable and certainly not as important as the welfare and safety of our troops. The man's a fool and clearly unfit to be in office, which probably means he'll be the next Labour leader.
The good news is of course that Labour wont be getting back into power any time soon.

subrosa said...

Glad you picked up on that Fido. Doubt if he writes it anyway.

subrosa said...

It's like watching a 6th former when I watch him QM. A case of another person promoted past their abilities.

Just can't understand why Europe thought he'd be useful to them. Silly me, of course, yes men are always needed in Europe.

Anonymous said...

I knew he was a blogger. Indeed I left a message on his blog some time ago. It is moderated, and despite the reasonable nature of my comment (no swearing, no insults, nothing over the top), it was critical of his policy and it did not appear.

In fairness the man is in his forties, and he can't help it if he looks 25 years younger than he is. Pretty much good luck on his part I would say. I believe however, that Tony Benn thinks he is good. Now given that Tony Benn has been one of NuLabour's fiercest critics I reckon that's pretty much of a compliment.

I think he probably has a lot to learn, but it will be interesting to see if he matures into the political star that Benn considers him to be.

We need there to be an opposition to the Tories as of next year, and it would be good if some of them were half way decent. let's hope he is, as I don't see much other evidence of brilliance.

subrosa said...

Tris, yer an awfy nice laddie and awfy fair but, it's not his boyish looks that bother me it's his boyish behaviour. Somehow he doesn't fill me with confidence about our foreign policy. Mind you none of them do.

Anonymous said...

LOL SR. I'm not really that nice, but my mum taught me to be fair.

For sure, he was a complete turnip in India when he tried to lecture their government about what to do about the terrorist attacks. Mr Mandleson had to pop out to India and apologise and treat their prime miniser with the respect he felt entitled to, indeed was inteitled too.

Mr Milliband needs a lot of maturing, and he certainly needs to learn that just because people are not English, it doesn't mean that they are morons. A good thing for a foreign secretary to understand.

However, given time, if Tony Benn is right, he may well make a good leader. At least he's not a congentital idiot like most of the rest of them.

Awffy nice laddy... LOL. Nah, I'm not, but thanks anyway.

subrosa said...

Tris, is Miliband hasn't reached maturity in his 40s then he never will. His brother outshines him but prefers to be in the background.

You are a nice laddie. Don't let the doctors tell you any different. :)

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