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Tuesday, 18 August 2015

They are running out of Grandees




Labour leadership race: Why is Yvette Cooper so happy to be David Miliband's second choice?





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Another "Grandee" discarded by the Labour party and still no doubt smarting from the rejection, crawls out from the woodwork of his little box in the United States to endorse Liz Kendal. Strange how the "old guard" of the Blairite section of the Labour party are sticking together, Straw, Johnson, Campbell, Hunt, Umunna and the rest are hanging on to the hope that, as John McTernan put it, " The Labour party was saved by "the right" and it will be "saved by the right" again". Although in this desperate hope, Miliband major seems to have broken ranks with the others by endorsing Kendal rather than the candidate tipped as being the most able to challenge Jeremy Corbyn and secure second place n the poll. Provided of course that Andy Burnham does not spoil the party. Naturally, Yvette Cooper is a tadd miffed at being passed over for the endorsement, particularly as Kendal's performance over the course of this election campaign can, at best, be described as poor, which accounts for her trailing in 4th place well behind Cooper and Burnham. Cooper is also likely to be irritated following her call this morning for Andy Burham to stand down to leave her as the challenger to Corbyn. However, the growing rift between the three which has been simmering for some weeks, is now in the public domain, becoming more bitter and acrimonious with each passing hour. The interventions of the “Labour Grandee's” have proved less than effective thus far and could be argued as having had the exact opposite to the desired effect. The refusal of Miliband minor to endorse any of the candidates, and then to jet off for a holiday in Australia, leaving behind a barrage of criticism from “ Senior Labour figures” orchestrated by the Times and FT that Ed is somehow responsible for the leadership contest chaos. The “Anyone but Corbyn” camp are running around in circles, seeking more “Grandee's” in the hope of boosting their preferred candidates fortunes, although there are not many, if any Grandees left, and are now publicly tearing themselves apart with their hopes of clinging onto to their crumbling power. We certainly do not want a party remaining in the hands of these individuals and certainly we would not want them in governmentAnother "Grandee" discarded by the Labour party and still no doubt smarting from the rejection, crawls out from the woodwork of his little box in the United States to endorse Liz Kendal. Strange how the "old guard" of the Blairite section of the Labour party are sticking together, Straw, Johnson, Campbell, Hunt, Umunna and the rest are hanging on to the hope that, as John McTernan put it, " The Labour party was saved by "the right" and it will be "saved by the right" again".



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Although in this desperate hope, Miliband major seems to have broken ranks with the others by endorsing Kendal rather than the candidate tipped as being the most able to challenge Jeremy Corbyn and secure second place n the poll. Provided of course that Andy Burnham does not spoil the party.
Naturally, Yvette Cooper is a tadd miffed at being passed over for the endorsement, particularly as Kendal's performance over the course of this election campaign can, at best, be described as poor, which accounts for her trailing in 4th place well behind Cooper and Burnham. Cooper is also likely to be irritated following her call this morning for Andy Burham to stand down to leave her as the challenger to Corbyn. However, the growing rift between the three which has been simmering for some weeks, is now in the public domain, becoming more bitter and acrimonious with each passing hour.
The interventions of the “Labour Grandee's” have proved less than effective thus far and could be argued as having had the exact opposite to the desired effect. The refusal of Miliband minor to endorse any of the candidates, and then to jet off for a holiday in Australia, leaving behind a barrage of criticism from “ Senior Labour figures” orchestrated by the Times and FT that Ed is somehow responsible for the leadership contest chaos.
The “Anyone but Corbyn” camp are running around in circles, seeking more “Grandee's” in the hope of boosting their preferred candidates fortunes, although there are not many, if any Grandees left, and are now publicly tearing themselves apart with their hopes of clinging onto to their crumbling power.
We certainly do not want a party remaining in the hands of these individuals and certainly we would not want them in government