Kendall Goes Full Blairite

Liz Kendall’s pitch to the centre ground had the Lobby all aflutter at today’s Press Gallery lunch. Kendall warned that Labour “didn’t lose because of Ed’s personality, we lost because of our politics”, insisting she was as “passionate about wealth creation as wealth distribution”.

She slammed Miliband’s energy price freeze as “wrong” and backed Free Schools, implying she could receive the endorsement of Tony Blair: “he has a huge role to play. He won three election victories. Let’s just see what happens”.

Perhaps most significant was her commitment to the 2% Nato defence spending target. She’d be real popular with backbenchers if she was running to be leader of the Tories…

Via Her Majesty’s tweeting press corp.

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