Andy Burnham just couldn’t resist using the refugee crisis to get one over on Yvette Cooper this morning. Asked about Cooper’s call for the country to take more refugees, Burnham somewhat tastelessly boasted: “I called the day before for Britain to take our fair share”.
Even the lefty Twitterati are clutching their pearls. Stay classy…
UPDATE: He’s doubling down:
Probably best to stop now.
UPDATE II: Yvette’s spokesman hits back:
#refugeecrisis is bigger than Labour leadership contest. Wrong to politicise. We all stand together on this
— Amy Richards (@amyhsrichards) September 3, 2015