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Young Miliband versus the true believers

By Manneken Pis   December 2001

Miliband versus the old lags

There were a few eyebrows raised when David Miliband, the youthful former head of Tony Blair’s policy unit, was nominated by the Brits to an advisory group on the future of the EU, set up by Guy Verhofstadt, Belgium’s prime minister. Miliband’s colleagues are all about twice his age and read like a catalogue of “great Europeans”-Jacques Delors, Giuliano Amato, the former prime minister of Italy, Jean-Luc Dehaene, former prime minister of Belgium, Bronislaw Geremek, one-time foreign minister of Poland. Miliband himself has admitted that at the group photo, he felt a bit like Zelig,…

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