Ed Miliband has asked his fellow former resident of the Brown Bunker, Nick Brown, Gordon’s Chief Whip to stand aside from the race to keep his job. An interesting development and yet another example of how desperate Ed is to distance himself from his old allies. Apparently those close to Ed cannot stand the old bruiser. Brown said a Chief Whip needs the “full confidence of the party”.
Starting with the leader…
UPDATE: The ruthless new king is picking of bad eggs one by one. This doesn’t look good for a Balls Shadow Chancellorship.
UPDATE II: Long time Ed loyalist Rosie Winterton set to be shoe in as Chief Whip as Fitzpatrick pulls out too.