Friday, September 19, 2008
Retuned Blair Would Be more Popular Leader than Brown
All this comes two days after a cabinet meeting when some several ministers were amazed there was no discussion of why Labour was so unpopular with voters. Martin Kettle today, in a tart little piece reports that:
Five or six cabinet ministers, perhaps more, none of them plotters and none of them looking for Brown's job, are ready to quit if someone senior gives a lead.
And as for loyalty to the boss, he asks:
'why should anyone in the party owe much loyalty to the most consistently disloyal Labour politician of modern times? Imagine the vicious briefing that would be taking place this weekend if Blair not Brown had been in No 10.'
It is now clear that, notwithstanding such assaults, more than a few would seem to prefer the previous leader back in place.
I suppose Phil Wilson (Sedgefield) would be the obvious candidate.
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