Labour Party coup or clever ploy on Brown’s behalf

I’m perhaps far too cynical but the apparent coup by Geoff Hoon and Patricia Hewitt appears to me to be nothing of the sort but instead is a ploy to drum up support for the leadership of the beleaguered Prime minister.

It is merely a play being put on for the benefit of the country to show that the parliamentary Labour Party are behind their leader. I believe that neither Hoon nor Hewitt wish to see Brown ousted from office and have done this to force the backbenchers and ministers who have been sniping in private to put up or shut up.

So far it seems to be a gamble that has paid off as no one has come out in support and the media are reporting on this as a failure.

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Matt Wharton

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