— Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) September 28, 2016
The worst possible appointment Corbyn could have made.The only way he could top it would be with @paulmasonnews
— ForgottenGenius (@ExStrategist) September 28, 2016
Is he becoming the sacrificial lamb?
We don’t know yet whether the highly controversial Milne is actually going but judging by the Tweets that’s been the buzz from Liverpool overnight.
There’s no doubt that Milne became a very powerful figure in Corbyn’s party as was seen in the controversy over reports that he altered the speech of the shadow defence secretary to water down its impact.
Him out of the way should certainly make it easier for the party to come together following JC’s re-election and those MPs opposed to the leadership will feel that their efforts have not been totally in vain.
As a former PR person myself (at one stage working for Milne’s dad in the 80s when he was BBC Director General) I’ve been underwhelmed by the way Seamus has approached his job. He appeared to have all the power of Alastair Campbell at his peak but without the skills to get good media coverage.
Let’s see how this develops.