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Brief thoughts on the succession

Brown is extremely unlikey to admit that the game is up, partly because of his towering ego and partly because he regards the Labour party as existing to serve him, not vice versa.
However, if he gets run over by a bus, overdoses on happy pills or opens his veins in the bath, then what?

All of the younger candidates can be ruled out. why would a Miliband or a Purnell be interested in spending two years with a neck in the hangman's noose and continuing to lack a /popular/ mandate? they will be happy to wait.

so, the older candidates? Clarke is untainted by the Brown coronation as he was one of the few away from the rubber room left not to vote for him. Straw may well not fancy the scrutiny although I could imagine he could be persuaded to act for the good of the party, if necessary. Byers and Milburn? Blairs without the charm.

My money would be on Harman - she has the arrogance to think she could turn things around and the lust for high office, woeful lack of ability notwithstanding.

further thoughts, links etc when I have a keyboard rather than a phone to blog with.

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Blogger Blue Eyes said... 12:45 pm

Harman would be sweet, add another 20 to Cam's majority if she slides into the hot seat.

The reds are in a lose-lose situation. Any leadership election will be a blood bath, and if Braun labours on the Tory landslide will eclipse Blair's.  



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