How Will History Remember Ed Miliband?

Labour has seen so many young leaders, but no one can quite forget Ed Miliband, for his enormous belief in doing the right thing, every time

Ed Miliband is one of those British politicians I vividly remember as having spent the better part of his tenure as the Labour leader constantly only shuffling his shadow cabinet, and nothing much else. But there is so much more to Ed than all of that, and one of them includes being the younger brother of the former British Foreign Secretary, David Miliband, who lost the Labour leadership election to his younger brother. I was personally not really shocked with the political results there because politics can grow so unpredictable sometimes, and properly rolling with the bads (and the goods) is a survival tactic I believe, that is best followed, not argued over.

As a Harvard, LSE and Cambridge graduate, the general idea seems to have been that there was so much raw hope for the young political scion of the Miliband family. A firm favourite in his own family, unlike David, Ed’s father was a Polish Jew deeply interested in socialism, and a fortunate Holocaust survivor, while his mother is a human rights campaigner. A fan of Leeds United, Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots, Ed has lived quite the globetrotting life because of his father, having spent chunks of his childhood in Boston, as well. As a Dallas watcher because of having lived in the United States of America, Miliband went to a comprehensive school in Camden, infamous for being very appropriately non-selective.

Ed Miliband was such a young, colourful, brief and carefree Labour leader

In Miliband’s average school, the future young Labour leader learned to play the violin and after completing his English high school exams, went to work for a family friend, Tony Benn MP. Ed also held stints as a sporadic film and plays reviewer for the LBC, and in Cambridge he was his college’s common room (junior) president, where he presided over a campaign that fought against the issue of a spike in rents. Furthermore, he worked as a researcher to a presenter at Channel 4, and as the second speechwriter for Labour heavyweight Harriet Harman, with the first being Yvette Cooper. Miliband then proceeded to work for former Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown, for a very long time, before briefly teaching at Harvard University, and gaining access to Senator John Kerry.

Brown received regular updates about Kerry’s presidential hopes from Ed, and after that the young Miliband went back home to the United Kingdom, and instantly was appointed as a Chairman of the HM Treasury, personally responsible for national economic planning. This advisory role was dusted off when Ed realised his dreams to make it big in politics: he won a safe Labour seat, earned numerous positions in Brown’s cabinet after Brown took over as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and supported by the trade union, became the Labour leader, defeating his older brother, David by a relatively important margin. In Ed’s role’s capacity as the new Labour leader, Ed contributed to the EU referendum for the United Kingdom, pronounced his opinion of the NHS, wanted to terminate the bedroom tax, and expressed the desire to make the concept of minimum wage strong.

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Author: Osmi Anannya

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