Monday 23 November 2009

The PLP dog that didn't bark

A dramatic day at Westminster, where Tony Lloyd MP has been elected unopposed as Chair of the Parliamentary Labour Party.

"This seemingly innocuous piece of non-news is actually highly significant" blogs Jon Craig for Sky News though, funnily enough, after a great deal of earlier interest in the PLP leadership, nobody else in the Lobby seems to be reporting the conclusion of this gripping tale.

As Craig writes:

The rebels' aim was show the strength and depth of opposition to the Prime Minister in the PLP.


One of those malcontents tells me they have abandoned Plan A, which was to challenge Tony Lloyd, and are now considering Plan B or C.

I imagine that Hopi Sen might suggest we are a little way further down the alphabet than that.

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