— Sky News Tonight (@SkyNewsTonight) November 6, 2014
This article by the New Statesman's Editor has played big part in bringing LAB's Ed Miliband issue to a head. http://t.co/PlZNBPDE95
— Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) November 7, 2014
What seems to have set this off – a New Statesman article
Looking over the past couple of days the trigger for the Miliband leadership speculation appears to have been a highly critical article in the normally Ed-friendly New Statesman by the Editor, Jason Cowley. He then went on to stand by his views on Sky News.
What we don’t know at the moment is whether there’s organised opposition going on or in what form the next move will come.
As is being pointed out is is no easy task getting rid of a LAB leader who is determined to hang on. Unlike the Tories and LDs the rules are complex.
The only way you could see him stepping aside is if he went on his own accord. My reading us that he’s extraordinarily resilient and will endeavour to hang in there.
This close to an election no one wants to be accused of rocking the boat.
In any case LAB insiders are pointing to the potential trouble for Cameron the week after next if Rochester goes to UKIP. Tory MPs are generally less veiled in their public criticism then LAB ones.