Well, she was my second choice for deputy leadership. I went to a New Statesman event recently and when Jon Worth announced he managed Harman’s website, people snickered. As Martin Kettle admitted, most commentators and outsiders have underestimated Harman and Cruddas’ popularity at the grassroots. Hehe.
Harman, now appointed Chair of the Labour party, wants to be a “champion for women” and is firmly on the left (and will be supported by the now emboldened Jobn Cruddas). It is probably the best outcome for the party. Polly Toynbee is triumphant and says Harman also wants the party to apologise for the “errors of Iraq”. Apologising is always good as I said earlier. I think Labour finally has something to cheer about.
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