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David Miliband criticises his brother's leadership of the Labour party but rules himself out of bid

The Independent logo The Independent 11/05/2015 Matt Dathan

David Miliband has criticised his brother's leadership of the Labour party, saying he failed to do enough to woo the middle classes.

He said Gordon Brown and Ed Miliband had "allowed themselves to be seen as moving backwards from the principles of aspiration and inclusion which are at the heart of progressive modern politics."

But he ruled himself out of running for the Labour leadership himself and refused to be drawn on who he believed was best to take over from his brother.

He added that many of the attacks on Ed were "unpleasant and unfair," but he had dealt with them with "dignity".

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