UK 23 June 2011 Mehdi on Misunderestimating Miliband My piece in today's Guardian. Print HTML I have a comment piece in today's Guardian that takes on the growing army of critics of the Labour leader, Ed Miliband, and also manages to plug my new biography of him (co-authored with James Macintyre). I quote George W Bush's famous malaproprism ("They misunderestimated me") and point out that: . . . the commentariat's hysterical predictions can be safely ignored by the Labour leader and his team. Those pundits who believed Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, predicted a landslide victory for David Cameron at the general election and expected a stroll for David Miliband in the Labour leadership race have little credibility when it comes to forecasting. Indeed, his critics in parliament and the press are wasting their time; Miliband isn't going anywhere any time soon. He has his eye on the prize -- 10 Downing Street. A close family friend says Ed told him that he had dreamed of being prime minister "as a teenager". Read the full piece here. And you can read Sunder Katwala's review of our book -- due to be published in this weekend's Observer -- here. › The cost of Libya is a blow to Osborne's credibility Mehdi Hasan is a contributing writer for the New Statesman and the co-author of Ed: The Milibands and the Making of a Labour Leader. He was the New Statesman's senior editor (politics) from 2009-12. Subscribe More Related articles Is anyone prepared to solve the NHS funding crisis? Why did the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet win this year's Nobel Peace Prize? Why is it getting harder to report on Israel-Palestine?