EdM got the bottle to replace Ed Balls as shadow chancellor with his brother?

January 7th, 2013

David Miliband is said to want to return

PaddyPower is offering what seems a very generous price of 6/1 on Ed Balls becoming the next Chancellor.

The chances must be that Osborne is NOT going replaced this side of the general election and LAB is in a strong position win most seats and possibly a majority. In that situation it’s hard to envisage EdM choosing anybody post election to be Chancellor other than the person holding the shadow portfolio on election day.

This has become a current issue because David Miliband is reported today to be considering a move back into front-line politics. If he is what would he do?

The ex-foreign secretary will need a big job and shadow chancellor would appear to be ideal. Only problem is the incumbent. Would EdM risk an explosion in appointing his brother?

Ladbrokes are offering 14/1 on Ed’s elder brother.

I’ve got wagers on both.

Mike Smithson

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