From One Future Leader to Another

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Compare and contrast how Alan Johnson dealt with the future King:

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To Andy Burnham’s style:burnham

 SLURP!

Via Daniel Martin.

#EdStone Update: No Confirmation of Destruction

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Patrick Wintour’s Labour campaign post-mortem has some interesting detail on the only thing Miliband will be remembered for: The Ed Stone:

“The stone’s demolition, in the event of a Labour loss, had been agreed at the time it was commissioned. After the election, the party drew up two plans for its disposal: one was simply to smash the stone up and throw the rubble onto a scrap heap. The second was to break it up and sell chunks, like the Berlin Wall, to party members as a fundraising effort. The first attempts to destroy the stone had to be postponed when the media tracked its location to a south London warehouse. There are claims it has been destroyed, but even Miliband’s close advisers cannot confirm its fate.”

And how did it even happen? With the help of ten meetings apparently:

“The only reason it got through 10 planning meetings was because we were all distracted, looking for a way to punch through on the SNP,” one adviser said.”

Ten meetings, ten!

The Truth About “Dr” Eoin Clarke

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Much amusement as Andy Burnham’s favourite blogger continues to damage the Labour cause. After Burnham moved yesterday to distance himself from dodgy photoshop nutter ‘Dr’ Eoin Clarke, it emerges that Team Miliband also viewed the proven bullsh*t artist as an asset:

“When one Labour staffer attempted to dismiss Clarke’s latest laughable graphic, the two staffers were heard saying ‘we must not underestimate Éoin Clarke’.”

Guido suspects that there was a touch of academic solidarity occurring here…

Much has been made of ‘Dr’ Eoin’s eminent thesis on radical Irish feminism, but what does he actually do as a day job? His fans are quick to point out his academic background when defending his dodgy data and daft campaigns. He’s not even a real teaching academic:

He’s the librarian and tea-boy at a third rate university

Russell Brand in ‘Forgetting Ed Miliband’

State Removes Child From Smoking Family

Up in Hull:

Well at least they didn’t vote UKIP.

Rich’s Monday Morning View

WATCH: Watson: Labour Did Not Spend Too Much

Labour ‘Catastrophic’ On Israel

Sound stuff from Michael Dugher today on Israel, describing Labour’s stance as catastrophic:

“I think that either through neglect or, frankly, in some instances incompetence, we mishandled our relationship with the Jewish community.”

Our attitude to Israel and the Middle East is really important to the Jewish community.”

A thumping 69% of Jewish voters backed Cameron according to polling.

Dugher blames Miliband completely, especially for Labour’s “unnecessary and divisive” position on Palestian statehood, saying it was “straw that broke the camel’s back with many people in the Jewish community. I knew exactly what would happen and I regretted that very profoundly”.

Guido is not sure the Shadow Transport Secretary is going to have much luck with his preferred new leader though…

Nats Beasted By Dinosaur Denis

The SNP were determined to take the whole front-row of the opposition benches, to the left of the gangway in the Commons, in order mark their status as the third party. They even had MPs on a rota hogging the seats all morning in order to beat off the Labour awkward squad.

Five minutes before the Commons reconvened Denis Skinner turned up and promptly took his old seat. And that was that.

Yet it was not a complete disaster for the newbie Nats. Neanderthals such as Ronnie Campbell and Ian Lavery commanded no such respect and were forced to stand. The fun and games begin…

Chuka Aide Mail Briefing Unravels

Looks like another row is due between the Mail and the Labour Party after an unnamed aide for Chuka Umunna briefed out that it was their behaviour that so upset their boss, including a toxic claim of doorstepping a 102 […]

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Labour Spinners Rumour Mill

Ed Miliband’s spokesman James Stewart is off to make some money.

Tom Baldwin is out of a job but is still spinning away: Arguing with people on Twitter and writing conspiracy theory bollocks on the Guardian website.

Bob Roberts is […]

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#EdStone Hunt Intensifies

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There is a Big Yellow Storage place […]

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So, How Did Lord Oakeshott Do?

So how did former LibDem Lord Oakeshott do in his £600,000 donation spending spree that he described as “doing his bit to save UK from Tory government cringing to Ukip”. Just six candidates he backed financially won their seats. […]

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Quote of the Day

Charles Clarke says Cameron is the most successful PM for over a century…

“Under Margaret Thatcher the Conservatives gained 99 seats. They lost 211 under John Major, gained one under William Hague, quickly and wisely got rid of Ian Duncan-Smith, gained 32 under Michael Howard and have so far gained 133 under David Cameron who, to the great surprise of many (including senior Conservatives), has turned out to be the most electorally successful Tory leader since 1900.”

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