Andy Burnham was keen to go full man of the people in his interview with this week’s Staggers, explaining just how like the man on the street he really is:
“This sense of us as a Westminster elite. Really not on a level with people, not understanding the lives of people who’ve traditionally voted for us. That has to change… I’ve never bought in to the real in-crowd, if you like, in terms of those who spend their Saturdays at Fabian conferences and Progress conferences!”
It was such a powerful line that the chief of the Andy Fandies, ‘Dr’ Eoin Clarke, has even made a graphic:
Because Andy would never spend his Saturday at a Progress conference, would he?
When Andy Burnham says he doesn't go to Progress Conference does he mean just not since 2007? pic.twitter.com/nrdzqbu3N1
— KatieCurtis (@KatieCurtis) June 24, 2015
Please, tell us more about this ‘in crowd’…