Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Leadership Challenge?

With Election Meltdown Time approaching, we will be hearing more and more of a possible leadership challenge in the ruling party. The Spectator's Matthew D'Ancona is leading his magazine with just such a story tomorrow. But leadership challenges are the stuff of fervid, speculative journalism in turbulent times - unless Brown himself decides he's had enough, I really cannot see what would be a near suicidal leadership battle breaking out in the Labour Party. Any putative leader would much rather wait now until after the general election, when they don't have to carry the can for the result. Gordon Brown still has one last duty to perform for his party, I suspect.

Incidentally, just as interesting in D'Ancona's blog piece is his explanation of why he didn't bother to approach Charles Clarke about the rumours of Clarke's possible candidacy for the leadership.

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