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Brown at Lab HQ - Ed Milliband didn't even shake his hand!

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Alibabaandthe40nappies · 11/05/2010 19:54

Everyone clapping, and all the other cabinet members there shook his hand etc but Ed Milliband didn't, and David Milliband wasn't even there.

Co-incidence or are the battle lines already being drawn?

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nigglewiggle · 11/05/2010 19:58

I noticed that. Gordon and Sarah seemed to be moving in to kiss, hug etc though, so I thought it was them snubbing him rather than the other way round. He was there after all.

twinkerbell · 11/05/2010 19:59

yeah i noticed that!? I thought it was a snub from Gordy too

twinkerbell · 11/05/2010 20:01

he has resigned with immediate effect so there is NO labour leader, the front runners are prob busy getting ready for battle

Alibabaandthe40nappies · 11/05/2010 20:02

I thought I had imagined it to begin with but there was definitely some chill between them all.

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ruddynorah · 11/05/2010 20:03

did seem odd

Avocadoes · 11/05/2010 20:06

Stading near to Milliband was Jan Royall (Member of cabinet as Leader of the Lords). GB made a bee line fir her and hugged her. This made it look like he was snubbing Milliband but actually I think it had more to do with the fact she is his friend, her husband died a few days ok and yet she still came out to support him.

twinkerbell · 11/05/2010 20:08

I feel quite sad

twinkerbell · 11/05/2010 20:12

yes I noticed that too. historic day eh!
end of an era for us all and the beginning of god only knows!

Alibabaandthe40nappies · 11/05/2010 20:21

Avocadoes that sheds some light, perhaps it was that.

Poor lady

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nighbynight · 11/05/2010 20:25

Look at Sarah Brown while GB is saying goodbye to the staff at Labour's very illuminating, you get a barometer of what his real opinions might be.

EightiesChick · 11/05/2010 20:28

I didn't notice this! He has now made it clear that Harriet Harman is acting leader.

Guardian blog says that there's been talk of a leadership election in July but may be later as they're not sure the party can pay for one so quickly.

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