The best leader Labour never had according to the immediate post mortem as Chuka Umunna ducks for cover having had a taste of the limelight.
Will the BBC be chasing him for his response to accusations that this shows that Labour is a shambles, the leadership contest a farce and him a dithering pathetic wannabe who couldn’t hack it?
Not so far….all very respectful and sorrowful that Labour has lost such a high quality (?) candidate….the BBC is quick to reassure us that ” there was no scandal that lay behind his decision to step aside.” How very different to their response to Nigel Farage’s saga.
However the blame is already being apportioned…Labour’s Ben Bradshaw was given a platform on 5Live to blame the Press and the dreadful intrusions in to a politician’s personal life…….but it wasn’t ‘The Press’ that thrust Chuka’s girlfriend front and centre onto the political stage as he announced his leadership bid was it?
I imagine he is trying to blame Murdoch and the Mail….the Mirror and the Guardian never stoop to such levels of course.
Unlike Ben Bradshaw himself who proclaimed that Eric Pickles was too fat and launched an attack on Cameron and his ill son….one response to which was “using the death of a child to make a political point? Shame on you Ben Bradshaw.”
Nick Robinson has spoken to his sources, wonder who that could be, and he can reveal….“I am told that this includes reporters waiting outside the houses of relatives late at night.” So following the Labour spin on this then.