Not too deep a mystery

March 25, 2005

Just who could David Coates be referring to when he acknowledges those who helped him with his new book on the Government, Prolonged Labour ?

The professor of Anglo-American studies at Wake Forest University thanks the likes of Greg Dyke and Claire Short for their input. But he reserves special gratitude for “my particular version of Woodward and Bernstein’s ‘Deep Throat’ - my secret source close to the centre of power who must remain forever anonymous!” Our money is on cabinet office minister David Miliband, one of the most American Englishmen in the Government. Miliband has an American wife, did his MSc in political science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his brother Ed, who works as a policy wonk for Chancellor Gordon Brown, also spent time at Harvard University.

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