LONDON (Reuters) – Former British foreign secretary David Miliband – son of
Polish Jews who fled the Holocaust – once tipped as a potential prime minister,
said on Wednesday he was leaving politics to boost his brother’s chances of
leading the opposition Labor party to victory in an election in 2015.
departure ends speculation Miliband might replace brother Ed Miliband as Labor
leader between now and 2015 if his sibling falters. But the move was also seen
as a sign he did not think it likely that Ed would win.