Cosy lunch of the New Labour Ultras

Hearing that yesterday Milburn met with Tessa Jowell, John Reid and Stephen Byers (in Byers’ office) before he went for a two hour meeting with Blair himself. Suggestions that it was to work out his modernising bottom line demands are surely wrong, it was probably to discuss his new work-life balance.
UPDATE: Stephen Pollard’s analysis has the ring of bitter truth about it. Milburn is to be Tony Blair’s consiglieri.

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Trevor Kavanagh’s analysis of the Brexit process…

“Thanks to Mrs May and her useless Chancellor Phil Hammond, this will not come without pain. But we escape with imagination and true British grit or we will be boiled alive.

It means on this centenary Remembrance of our struggle against tyranny, we risk ceding non-military victory in Europe to the undemocratic forces of an unaccountable totalitarian regime.”


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