David Miliband is falling rapidly out of favour with his former colleagues, thanks to his constant critique of Labour. John Prescott spoke for many in the party on the Daily Politics today, where he described Miliband’s interjections on Labour’s future as ‘terrible’:
‘He should shut up. We’ve gone through that period. The Miliband period is now gone. We’re not looking to a period where he now emerges now as another Miliband interpretation; I don’t think that’s possible.
‘He did shut up during the elections though there was enough hints to say that he wasn’t happy. I’m not happy! He’s now become a Blairite, but when he was with me he didn’t want to be associated with the Blairites.
‘Look, David, get on with your international job; don’t come over here telling us what to do.’
If Miliband is considering a Westminster comeback, he needs to take heed of how his remarks are going down within the Parliamentary Labour Party. Although Prescott was never a natural ally, Miliband would do well to remember that he has a point. Labour is still in mourning and David is constantly reminding them of the mistake they made in choosing his brother as leader.