FORMER New Statesman editor John Kampfner and Shadow MP Jo Shaw teamed up to kick off the final furlong in her battle to cause an election night shock and unseat Frank Dobson in Holborn and St Pancras. An account of tonight’s adoption meeting is almost immediately posted online by Jonathan Fryer, the former Hampstead Town candidate now tasked with the unenviable task of trying to raise Lib Dem interest in Poplar and Limehouse.
His (Kampfner’s) verdict on the Labour Party today was that it is ‘tribal, brutish and ideologically bankrupt’, which Jo Shaw said reminded of her of a particular Camden Labour councillor, who had better remain nameless.
Now, who could Jo have been referring to? If it’s a round of that classic kids game Guess Who – then my first questions are: Is he tall? Is he balding? Does he have glasses?