Is The Mole right?
“Get ready for one last effort to oust Gordon Brown as Labour leader. Some in Westminster are suggesting that if Labour MPs were not so concerned with having to save their bank balances.. they would be more intent on saving their government.
…The fact is that, in the eyes of some of the smartest economists and political pundits of both persuasions, David Cameron and George Osborne performed pretty badly last week in Manchester and that Labour, with a new leader, would have a real chance of snatching this election back.
…there is of course an answer to why Brown isn’t doing this – and it’s the one his enemies have been giving since before he moved into Number 10. He cannot communicate. Never has, never will.
Don’t forget tomorrow’s by-election for Mayor of Bedford – the latest Ladbrokes prices are Hodgson LD – 4/7: Parvez CON – 13/8: Bagchi IND – 8/1: Valentine LAB – 20/1.
UPDATE (hat-tip jsfl)
Is Nick Palmer a conspirator?
Charles Clarke and the Blairite rump of “Brown Must Go” Labour MPs are set to launch a new onslaught on the beleaguered Prime Minister… Clarke and his chums will launch a campaign dubbed “Labour Future”.
Clarke’s cronies… are Charlie Falconer, ex-ministers Malcolm Wicks, Nick Raynsford, Denis MacShane, Parmjit Dhanda, Hugh Bayley and Meg Munn, backbencher Nick Palmer and ex-MP Calum McDonald. Most of them will gather in Committee Room 13 of the House of Commons at 11am on Thursday to launch their campaign and a new website.