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Ed Miliband shouldn’t have won—but it might work out anyway

By David Goodhart  

The right Labour leader?

Has the Labour party condemned itself to 15 years in opposition by electing Ed Miliband? That is the consensus of the commentariat—and for once it may be right.

The manner of his election, thanks to all those union activist votes, makes matters worse. And there was already a big problem with Ed’s inexperience, his north London Guardian-ish instincts and his poor record as a decision-taker. He will be massacred in much of the mainstream media and may react badly to…

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