Interesting, I'm completely the other way around. Everyone presumed David was going to be leader and essentially become Blair 2.0, and I hated Blair for what his government did to civil liberties, the money (not to mention lives) they wasted propping up America's wars and failing miserably to address inequality. The fact that the likes of Blair and Mandelson seem to have been trying to sabotage Ed just make me like him more. I didn't expect him to become leader at all, it gave me a slight glimmer of hope for the future of the party that they wouldn't just carry on being watered down Tories.britguy said:I dont have much faith in cameron but I have more so than in miliband. Id rather Cameron be pm again than let miliband in. I always liked David Milliband and wanted him to be the labour leader, then Ed slipped in with his slimey ways and with the unions backing and stabbed his brother in the back. My dislike of miliband is more personal than political.
If I put myself in his position, would I have fought my own sibling if I thought I stood a chance to become leader of the party and potentially the country and do things my way instead of theirs? The answer is yes, definitely. Those circumstances would almost make me more likely to want to do it.
@neptune - While our political beliefs seem to align to some extent, I think it's a little unfair to presume to know why others think or believe the things they do. While I would certainly be interested to know what policies would-be Conservative and UKIP voters find appealing and why, I don't think it's right to tar them with one brush and presume they're all alike.