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Thursday, September 14, 2006

A crowded field

The race for Labour's Deputy Leadership is starting to heat up with a number of candidates making it known that they are interested in the job. In addition to Peter Hain, there also appears to be bids from Harriet Harman and Jack Straw.

All the papers are speculating that Alan Johnson may run for the leadership, but he seems to be undecided. I am sure that Bill Clinton's endorsement of Gordon Brown cannot have helped, though how exactly such backing will play out amongst crucial Middle England voters is uncertain. My guess is that it will have no impact whatsoever.
While you're on the subject of ex-US Presidential endorsements, I notice that the Government received no such endorsement from ex-President Carter this evening,(14 September) on BBC 2 Newsnight, who has accused the Government of being wholly subservient to the White House.
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