Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Brown Succession: Burnham To Restore Tribal Differences


With Tribune now muttering about Gordon's future we might as well link to the book on his successor at Political Betting. No sign of John McDonnell though Livingstone (100-1) and Jon Cruddas (16-1) are there. But non-lefty lefty John Denham is perhaps the highest surprise on tens.

Mike Smithson is tipping Andy Burnham as the best value bet. Perhaps the Leigh MP could restore Britain to a place where people know and feel the differences between the parties? In the way he told a Fabian debate at the Leadership Conference in Manchester last year we used to. When we were thin.

But Gordon's not going anywhere anyway. Apart from Washington. Where contrary to the TBB spin he's beginning to gain some news traction and emerge from under the Pope Bennie roadshow's long shadow.

4 comments:

benchilltory said...

i quite agree, Gordon should stay.
theres no point in changing the captain of the Titanic

Chris Paul said...

It's the gurning captain and piratical crew of the iceberg of Tory nastiness that must be exposed ...

susan press said...

I'm not being funny but Livingstone isn't, er an MP. That would make his candidature somewhat impossible, no?

Chris Paul said...

He's have to become an MP (or a Lord!?) first I guess. Perhaps Charles Clark will give up his seat to allow Ken a run?

This little bit of business would account for his long odds I suppose.