Gordon Brown’s Jonah syndrome is well documented. It’s as if anything and anyone he endorses is doomed.
It’s not yet clear by what means his curse is transmissible, but proximity seems key:
What makes me think this? First, Ellie launched Gordon Brown’s General Election campaign. I think we all know how that turned out.
Well, last week, Ed Balls seemed a shoe in to at least get enough nominations to run for Labour leader, and enough Unite muscle to win.
Ed Balls is struggling to gain enough support to challenge for the Labour leadership, it was claimed last night.
A well-placed Labour source said Mr Balls was having difficulty in winning the backing of the 33 MPs needed to secure his nomination.
The former schools secretary, who launched his campaign this week, has only 20 declared supporters among Labour’s 258 MPs.
This disappoints me. I wonder how Diane Abbott is doing.