So the Labour leadership race is on?

So the Labour leadership race is on?

Gordon Brown to be gone by September

In a quite dramatic statement Gordon Brown has announced that he is standing aside as Labour leader with the aim of having a replacement in by the Labour conference in September.

The plan seems to be that this will make it easier for the Lib Dems to do a deal with the Lib Dems. It has repeatedly been said that Clegg finds real difficult to deal with the current PM.

So Nick Clegg has got the scalp of the Labour leader – what’s that going to do to coalition negotiations?

What are the chances of a LD-CON deal now? It looks less likely.

Mike Smithson

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