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Sinc e we conducted our interview with David Miliband in early September, the torments of Britain’s Labour party have been eclipsed by the financial meltdown—one of the few things we didn’t touch on in a two-hour tour d’horizon (see Jonathan Ford’s Opinion piece on the crisis). The deal with Miliband was that we would not seek to trip him up or coax out his innermost thoughts about Gordon Brown, and in return he would give us his ideas about the big issues of the day. Intelligent politicians are seldom given space to stretch out in this way, and it was,…

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