James Forsyth

The lion shall lay down with the lamb

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The BBC is reporting that in a rather unconvincing effort to foster the impression of party unity Blairite ultras Alan Milburn and Stephen Byers will nominate Brown for the Labour leadership. Who said the era of spin was dead?

Some, though, aren’t so keen to ignore the past. Conservative Home has produced a video to rain on Brown’s parade.

We’ll have analysis on Brown’s campaign launch throughout the day; apparently, the slogan will be “Brown for Britain.” We’ll also be keeping an eye on the race to be the next John Prescott. Word is that 2 of the 6 contenders are struggling to get the requisite 44 nominations.

Written byJames Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

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