Gove’s Leadership Cuckoo

If Paul Goodman’s theory is to be believed “previously unseen childhood photographs… are to leadership campaigns what the first cuckoo is to springtime.”

He was talking about the rising stock of Theresa May and her potential manoeuvres.

Presumably the same rule can be applied though to Michael Gove, whose schoolboy mugshot has popped up on the front page of this morning’s Indy.

Cuckoo…




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Stephen Bush writing in the New Statesman‘s morning briefing…

“The terrifying truth is that the Opposition is too divided – within the parliamentary party, within the trades unions, within the Shadow Cabinet and even within the leader’s office – to be anything other than a veto player as far as Brexit goes, and the party’s whole gambit is really about trying to make that weakness look like a strength. Keir Starmer saying that Labour is “increasingly likely” to vote down the deal is simply a reflection of the fact that the one thing the Labour party will be able to agree on as far as Brexit goes is that Theresa May’s deal is no good.”

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