Burnham: “The party always comes first…”
Kendall: “Er, the country always comes first”…
UPDATE: Toby Perkins – an early backer of Liz Kendall – deleted his retweet of Tim Montgomerie’s view of the Burnham gaffe last night, perhaps nervous of being seen to have “gone negative”.
RT @montie: If Andy Burnham becomes Labour leader this will be hung around his neck by the Tory machine
Never mind the Tory machine, the Kendall campaign is going for it:
— Liz Kendall (@LizforLeader) June 17, 2015
UPDATE II: Liz sources pushing it hard, saying the line was totally off the cuff: “It’s the kind of thing that is important for PMQs. Quick reactions.”