Jeremy Corbyn has commissioned the former head of the civil service Bob Kerslake to conduct a review of his office, in an admission that his team are not working well with the party and shadow cabinet. Kerslake will carry out a “short sharp management review” with former KPMG CEO Alan Buckle. Guido is told that, at the request of Corbyn’s team, the review will also look at Labour HQ to see where things are going wrong. Shadow cabinet colleagues have been invited to air their criticisms:
“Jeremy has commissioned a short sharp management review of his Office and its working arrangements with the Party and Shadow Cabinet. Coming up to one year in the role of leader, the aim is to take stock and look at how the current arrangements could be built on and strengthened.
The review will focus solely on the operational arrangements and will not comment on policy. It will commence in June and report to Jeremy by the end of July.
In terms of approach, the review would be conducted through a series of interviews with a number of members of the shadow cabinet and their political advisers, the leaders office and party officials, mostly in the week beginning the 27 June. A short summary report will be produced of the key findings.”
Will Kerslake and Buckle find that experienced Labour HQ staff who have dedicated their lives to the party are responsible for the sh*tshow? Or will they find that Corbyn’s team of newspaper columnists and Class War supporters don’t know what they’re doing?