Oh dear it looks like the knives are out for Brown now. Not long after his famous ‘not calling the election’ idiocy there were a few weeks were it looked like Brown was in real trouble. The moment passed, the news agenda moved on…
It looks like the Brown government is on the ropes again with the latest comment by Lord Levy:
Levy said Blair still believed he could have won a fourth election, adding: ‘But Gordon? “He can’t defeat Cameron,” Tony told me. Blair believed Cameron had major strengths – political timing, a winning personality and a natural ability to communicate to Middle England that Gordon would be unable to match.’
Blair’s spokesman said the former PM ‘doesn’t agree with the views attributed to him by Lord Levy and fully believes Labour with Gordon Brown’s leadership can win the next election.’
Levy’s disclosures will fuel growing panic in Labour ranks, with ministers now openly discussing whether Brown could be persuaded to stand aside if Labour does badly in Thursday’s London and local elections. His prospects were not helped by an oil refinery strike in Scotland prompting panic-buying of petrol and fears of rationing yesterday.
You can read more about Lord Levy’s comments and watch a clip of the interview here.
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