Alex Massie Alex Massie

The Plot Against Tony

That Gordon Brown loathed Tony Blair is hardly news. Nevertheless the details and depth of that hatred, revealed in the Daily Telegraph’s scoop today*, remain hilarious. Poor Gordon. His people seem to believe – or have been told – that being compared by focus groups to a Volvo or a British Rover was a good thing.

Ed Miliband’s role in all this plotting and absurdity is also worth contemplating. It provides yet another opportunity for the coalition to press home the point that Little Ed’s judgement ain’t up to being Prime Minister. So, Mr Miliband, tell us why you plotted to remove Labour’s most successful Prime Minister and replace him with the least successful Prime Minister in Labour history? There’s plenty of sport  – of which more later – to be had with that and much else in the documents obtained by the Telegraph.

Meanwhile, how is Miliband getting on with Balls? Does Balls still consider Ed the “office boy”?

*Are you surprised these papers emerge just as Tony Blair’s memoirs are published in paperback? You probably should not be.

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