Alex Massie

Harriet Harman Disappoints Again

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Say it ain't so, Harriet!

Labour deputy leader Harriet Harman has denied a report she would fight for the party leadership, as speculation grows over Gordon Brown's position.

She insisted the story was "simply not true" and under "no circumstances" would she be a candidate.

She told the BBC's Today programme: "I don't want to be prime minister and I don't want to be leader of the party."

Can this be true? Surely not! Then again, Harriet seems determined to disappoint us. One does wonder, however, how many times Labour must talk about its leadership problem before anyone has the courage to actually do something about it...

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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