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.