Ed Miliband has dismissed as “nonsense” reports that he might be forced out as the Labour leader by his own backbenchers. He was forced to address rumours about a leadership challenge after reports that at least two backbenchers had called for him to step down to avoid a defeat at the next election.
According to the BBC, MP’s from the north-west of England have discussed moving to a defensive strategy in a bid to hold on to their seats, rather than an offensive one aimed at winning the election. Meanwhile, two polls have suggested Scottish Labour is on course to lose most of its Westminster seats in Scotland.
Well I think we all saw this one coming except maybe Ed himself. Political leaders who folk have trust in are in short supply these days but this poor chap has never looked the part and Labour supporters have said this to me quite openly.