United Kingdom: Will Miliband bury the Blair legacy?

27 September 2010 – Presseurop The Daily Telegraph
The Daily Telegraph, 27 September 2010

“New Labour is dead,” headlines the Daily Telegraph, two days after Ed Miliband’s surprise victory over brother David in the British Labour party’s leadership election. The conservative daily notes that the former energy secretary secured his narrow win against the former Foreign Secretary thanks to support from trade unions traditionally affiliated to Labour but sidelined during the centrist Tony Blair years. Suggesting that this represents a “lurch to the left”, the Telegraph notes that Miliband plans “for new taxes for higher paid workers, an assault on City bankers and new trade union rights for employees. He refused to condemn forthcoming strikes and indicated he would oppose Coalition plans to reform public sector pensions.”