David Miliband should remember that he who wields the knife rarely gains the crown. Remember the example of Michael Heseltine?
His friends have been out briefing the press about a series of speeches and articles they intend to give which will turn up the heat on Gordon Brown. Blairite Stephen Byers set the erudite and innovative tone yesterday when he said that Gordon Brown's policy prescriptions were more appropriate to a 'Sunday afternoon stroll' rather than an electoral mountain.
Expect more bon mots from the likes of Charles Clarke and Alan Milburn.