Johnson Falls in Behind David Miliband

Alan Johnson has ruled himself out of the leadership race this morning and backed David Miliband.  Guido is fascinated by the prospect of a David versus Ed fight between the Miliband brothers.  What will their mother say?

Harman says she is out of the race, which many find hard to believe, maybe she really is comfortable as deputy. Balls is weakened by being the proprietor of an ultra-marginal constituency. David Miliband’s people have wasted no time drawing that to people’s attention.

Some money is going on a few outside hopes, including Jon Cruddas Andy Burnham and even Baldemort, Liam Byrne. David Miliband is the far and away favourite with a 59% chance, think that might be worth a sell

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Quote of the Day

In response to the news that Emily Thornberry described the Lib Dems as “like the Taliban” over their new revoke Article 50 Brexit policy, the former Lib Dem leader responded:

“Come on Emily, if we really were like a Middle East terrorist group, don’t you think Jeremy would’ve invited us to a conference fringe meeting before now?”


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