While Labour may be calling it a “no change” reshuffle, that may not be such a bad thing from the government’s point of view according to one member of the party of opposition.

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Last night I was discussing the reshuffle with a senior Labour figure, a chat which started with agreement on the general principle that an opposition must appear not just like a government, but more of a government than the current administration, if it wants to gain power.

But looking from brief to brief this person suggested the government still had the more feasible figure in post in most areas.

Some of that feeling is always down to the fact that it is easier to imagine someone as a minister if they are actually a minister.

But there is no doubting that if Labour people can’t see their party as a government yet then neither will the electorate when it comes to the crunch.

Ed Miliband has time on his side, but will also have to think about whether he has the right people in the right places now too.

5 comments

  • who cares what this party is doing . They dont deserve ever to get elected again after thirteen disgraceful years

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    milecross

    Thursday, September 6, 2012

  • It would be good for Labour if David Miliband chose to return to the shadow cabinet.He has too much talent to be on the sidelines.

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    Peter Watson

    Wednesday, September 5, 2012

  • Certainly the private sector value David M very highly,otherwise he would not have earnt the amount this year he did.If he wants front-line politics it will not be for the money.I thought he made a very good Foreign Secretary showing he is a very talented individual but he would be taking a massive pay cut.

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    Peter Watson

    Sunday, September 9, 2012

  • The trouble with Labour is that too many of them have too much baggage from time they were in power. The party seems so tired and dated especially when you get the usual suspects - Vaz, Eagle, Cooper, Harman, Balls etc etc droning on and on. You just switch off. Now we have Balls and Miliband at logger heads which looks like its going to be a re run of Blair and Brown all over again. Things may not be going the way of the Coalition but when you look at the alternative it certainly makes you think - if this is best Labour can do I don`t really want to know.

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    BG

    Wednesday, September 5, 2012

  • So remind me of David Milibands sucesses

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    No to tory boy

    Thursday, September 6, 2012

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