World 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 Watch: The evidence Nigel Farage said money sent to the EU should go to the NHS Live blog: Jeremy Corbyn hit by shadow cabinet revolt Hilary Benn has been sacked. What happens now?