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    David Burbage MBE was Leader of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council from 2007-2016. This blog : Promoted by Geoff Hill on behalf of David Burbage and all other Windsor and Maidenhead Conservative candidates, all of 2 Castle End Farm, Ruscombe, Berkshire RG10 9XQ
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Posted by davidburbage on June 3, 2009

Once it was David Miliband, then it was Jack Straw, then it was James Purnell – it was even Jacqui Smith at one point, and also Harriet Harman.

Now, it’s Alan Johnson.

I’m talking of course about the next Labour Leader. He’s in the right place at the right time. He’s sufficiently left wing to carry the union vote, he’s sufficiently Blairite to carry the NuLab vote, he’s sufficiently well known and hasn’t spectacularly failed at anything to be unelectable – although I can’t name anything he’s done that’s good either – but would he be man enough to hold on to the job following an election defeat.

Or would he try to push through his PR proposal first? Trouble is, that might ensure even more Labour MPs lose their jobs than already look likely.

Sky are reporting a plot against Brown. If the postman resigns, or more of the Cabinet – surely surely the game is up.

Not a moment too soon, and roll on the General Election.


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