With Labour recriminations already flying thick and fast today’s report from the Fabian Society trashing the election campaign inevitably upped the ante. Left-of-Miliband Diane Abbott vs Miliband aide turned candidate Polly Billington:
At least Billington waited until after the election — unlike certain former shadow ministers. A senior party insider told LabourList of the rationale for disloyal Abbott’s sacking by Miliband in his October 2013 reshuffle:
“View was that it was better to have Abbott pissing out of the tent. Although in her case she was down at my local Blacks pissing all over the tents, the camping gear and the kagoules…”
Not the kagoules!