The timing was critical.
Just before the election of the new Labour Party leader, there was a media buzz concerning suspicion that David Miliband might have been personally implicated in decisions regarding interrogation involving torture practice in foreign countries.
What surprised several commentators was that this was not news. An enquiry was announced by David Cameron in July, and new guidance was issued (which human rights groups have challenged).
The timing of this upsurge of “watercooler debate” was striking in that it was so close to the Labour Party’s hour of decision :-
It appears that David Miliband may have been tripped up once again.