Sunday, September 17, 2006
Miliband for Labour Leadership?
Would our MP agree to this?
A report in today's Mail on Sunday, by Simon Walters, suggests that Tony Blair is on an "anyone but Gordon" campaign, and is even prepared to push his protoge David Miliband further into the glare of the spotlights.
Cabinet sources have told The Mail on Sunday that Mr Blair sees Environment Secretary David Miliband, not Mr Johnson, as his ideal successor.
Some of the unattributed quotes in Walters' piece are as follows;
"David is brilliant, much more personable than he seems, and knows how to revive New Labour. For all his common touch, I don't think Johnson could do that."
These must be testing times for the South Shields MP, he has a solid track record for not "rocking the boat" and has never voted against the government in any divisions in the House, however, he has recently made it plain that he would like Gordon Brown to lead the party and has publicly stated that he is neither a runner nor a rider for either two of the top jobs in the Labour Party.
Now, how often in the past has a politician said he/she wasn't interested?
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