Deputy leader eyeing top job and ‘on manoeuvres’, say insiders
Labour’s deputy leader Angela Rayner ‘smells blood in the water’ and is ‘on manoeuvres’ for the leader role, according to party insiders – and her interview with the Murdoch Times, which she has been promoting, appears to support the claim.
Rayner told the Times “I definitely wouldn’t say no” to being party leader, while at the same time claiming she’s “never had a desire or an ambition even to be deputy leader” – a claim that goes against her recent manoeuvring to build her power base.
And Rayner’s recent Twitter output fails the ‘I-test’ – in common with much of the ‘optics left’, there’s a lot of ‘I’, ‘me’ and ‘my’:
By contrast with the ‘I-s right’ machine, socialism is supposed to be about ‘we’ and ‘us’:
Rayner appears to be polishing her image in readiness for an opportunity to challenge Keir Starmer – as well as the Murdoch press, she was also speaking to the Guardian yesterday – and Labour insiders certainly think she is ‘I-ing’ the party’s top job.
With Starmer reeling from one humiliating self-fail to another like a drunk in a room full of garden rakes, there’s certainly blood in the water for the smelling.
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