|Defeat is not inevitable Posted by Jamie at 3 36 PM on Monday, September 22|
Gordon Brown put David Miliband in the Cabinet post where he would find it most difficult to build a power base to challenge for the leadership.
And it was easy to detect the hand of Gord in the slot given to Miliband to address the Labour Party faithful. The post-lunch graveyard slot always draws the smallest crowd.
One person who was watching - rictus grin in place - was Brown himself.
The PM - who tells people there was nothing in Miliband's infamous Guardian article to suggest he wanted his job - no doubt heard nothing to trouble him in the Foreign Secretary's speech either.
But there was plenty there for those who know there is a plot.
The next election is not lost yet, Milband said.
The Tories are beatable, he said.
But not with Gordon in charge....he didn't say.
But that is what everyone heard.