All three PMs did about as well as anyone could in the circumstances, and all three, so far as one can see, are doomed.
Corbyn has retreated on NATO and the EU, been slapped down on Trident, and now his Shadow Chancellor has delivered a speech the old leadership could have written.
“It’s a quite incredible result that we’re facing here, with untold consequences for the Labour Party… this is potentially one of the transformative moments in British politics.”
Two of Labour’s most prominent commentators get their claws out over the vexed question of whether Jeremy Corbyn’s candidacy is good for the party.
Plus: All praise, Lynton Crosby! Breibart – falling apart? The Daily Mail: Chappers out, Shippers back?
“I think there will be some concern this morning amongst Labour officials about the potential impact of Ed Miliband effectively being put up to be shot at by the minor parties.”
The Deep End has featured articles by Dan Hodges before (here and here) – which are typical of his fearlessly honest style. There are few political writers, especially on the left, so willing to take a subject close to their hearts and then poke around its underbelly with such ferocious abandon. His favourite topic is the Labour Party, of […]
Dan Hodges is one the best, and certainly one of the most honest, Labour bloggers. He is also a dissident, a self-described “Blairite cuckoo in the Miliband nest”. It reflects well on the Conservative Party that talented bloggers who deviate from the official line – like Mr Timothy Montgomerie, to snatch a name randomly from […]
Some people just can’t help themselves. Faced with a hornets’ nest, their immediate response is to aim a well-placed kick and then stick around to see what happens. Such a person is Dan Hodges, whose hornets’ nest of choice is the Labour Party of which he is a member. A stickler for economic responsibility, Hodges […]