Burnham: “The Party Always Comes First”

Burnham: “The party always comes first…”

Kendall: “Er, the country always comes first”…

Burn…

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:

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.”




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