The jubilation of making it on to the ticket will pass for Diane Abbott. Not only will she be some £1,000 a week less well off for the duration of the 16 week campaign, but her seat on the This Week sofa might not be saved for her in September. Things haven’t exactly been swell between her and Brillo since she appeared on the Daily Politics soon after declaring.
Neil quipped she was bringing diversity to the race as the only candidate to send her children to private school. Guido hears this did not go down well and there was quite the “diva moment” off air. As the summer progresses and the sure realisation dawns that she was David Miliband’s mere pawn to split the left and she isn’t going to win, might she slightly regret her unexpected decision to run?