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14 May 2018updated 28 Jun 2021 4:38am

18 times David Miliband has reportedly returned to save British politics

Groundhog Dave.

By Media Mole

David Miliband, brother of Ed and father of a thousand op-eds lamenting the future of the left, has returned to save us from Brexit.

Again.

The former foreign secretary is visiting from New York – where he runs an aid organisation – to make a political comeback with a speech opposing hard Brexit.

He’s sharing a platform with former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg and Tory MP and former education secretary Nicky Morgan today to urge the government to take a softer path out of the EU.

But this sounds awfully familiar. It seems like David Miliband, for many the Labour leader that got away, is back to rescue UK politics almost every other week…

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2014

David Miliband hints at his return to stop an EU referendum

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Pre-election 2015

David Miliband won’t rule out returning to British politics

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Post-election 2015

David Miliband could return to rescue Labour after election defeat

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Pre-US election 2016

David Miliband may run for Sadiq Khan’s Tooting seat

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Post-US election 2016

David Miliband could come back after Donald Trump’s election

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2017

David Miliband could return to fight Brexit and lead the centrists

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Number of times David Miliband has returned and rescued UK politics: Zero

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