Should We Know James Purnell?

At the moment, most of us probably don't. But the Work and Pensions Secretary has given an interview to the New Statesman which is already being reported by Sky News under the headline "I Share Rebels' Concerns". Could the dashing junior cabinet minister be preparing the way for a leadership challenge? I've heard at least one Labour insider tip him for the top - but how quickly?


Pier said…
Despite sporting the dodgiest haircut in the cabinet, I would be completely in favour a Purnell led Labour party.

He is unlikely to want the leadership himself now, but the sooner Brown goes, the better for his own prospects, as he'll almost certainly be promoted to a more senior post, giving him a launch pad when the political pendulum swings back our Labour's way.

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