Thursday, 13 May 2010
the surge is happening
in my Labour leadership poll of course. The surge is on behalf of one D. Miliband, so that is the line. I understand that Blinky Balls is considering standing, as is E. Miliband (who seems to have more political nous than his brother does, which is not saying much) and so is J. Cruddas. As for remarks about the dress and appearance of women in politics, twas ever thus, get over it. Mrs Cooper-Balls is not standing, and why there are those who object to her so strongly I have no idea. A reader has noted the presence of Ann Coffey at the D. Miliband launch, and cheered me greatly by reminding me of an incident (which I witnessed) in the Smoking Room of the House of Commons, when Ms Coffey, who had had a good lunch, fell backwards over a leather armchair, splitting the fishnet tights she was wearing from thigh to toe. How we laughed.