Miliband ready to proceed without brother

Sept. 29, 2010 at 11:13 AM
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LONDON, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Britain's newly elected Labor Party leader Ed Miliband says he'll proceed with forming a shadow cabinet without his brother, whom he bested in party elections.

David Miliband indicated he wouldn't accept a place on his brother's team, prompting Ed Miliband to say, "To be honest, I'm the leader of this party," The Daily Telegraph reported Wednesday.

Ed Miliband told reporters his brother "needs to do the right thing for himself, and his family and his political party and the country."

Sadiq Khan, who managed Ed Miliband's campaign, Tuesday indicated David Miliband would not be involved in Ed Miliband's party administration.

In a series of interviews, Ed Miliband also outlined his views on the economy, saying, among other things, he would support the coalition government's spending cuts if they were "sensible."

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