May 10, 2016

OUR TORY MAYOR:

Tories are lining up to help Sadiq Khan push Jeremy Corbyn into a volcano (Asa Bennett 10 MAY 2016, The Telegraph)

Sadiq Khan has a national platform as London Mayor, which will make him one of Labour's biggest beasts. Mr Khan doesn't need his party leader's patronage anymore, as I've previously written, and has to work with Tory ministers, who'll be in place for his four year term at City Hall, in order to get things done. 

Mr Khan is a serious politician who told Labour on Monday that it needs to be a "credible Government-in-waiting". Campaigns, he wrote on the weekend, should never be about "picking sides" - in a rebuke to his party leader for unveiling a poster promising exactly that. So he'll be reluctant to take any fights with ministers too far.

The Corbynite wing has already come after him for taking such a stance, with the Morning Star telling Mr Khan to "remember who your friends are". But he won't be too upset, as he is in a position to make things happen, unlike Jeremy Corbyn, who has no direct power as Leader of the Opposition.

Posted by at May 10, 2016 3:56 PM

  

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