Earlier this week I profiled 5 “wise heads” – ex-ministers who Ed Miliband could bring into the Shadow Cabinet during his impending reshuffle. Yet that clearly won’t be happening – as sources close to Miliband have briefed both the Mirror and the Telegraph that there will be no return for the “greybeards”. Both have pretty much the same quote:
“There will be no return for the grey beards. Ed wants to put across a message of change for 2015.”
Interestingly though, there was no similar rebuttal for a piece I wrote a week earlier highlighting five women from the 2010 intake that Miliband could put in the Shadow Cabinet. They’re all new, and would certainly constitute “change”.
Place your bets…