That's what I think of youse bladdy suggestion that I don't have a bladdy vote in the bladdy Labour leadership election, ya bladdy Pommie drongo!
And in doing so, they let slip the kinds of attack lines that they intend to use against some of those who have already declared that they will run for the leadership. The Murdoch faithful have decided that the two front runners - or, rather, the two they are most scared of - are Andy Burnham and Chuka Umunna. So both are given the full sneering dismissal today, with Burnham being declared the Unions’ poodle.
Andy Burnham - Union smears already
Sadly, the paper’s research is, not to put too fine a point on it, crap: the Sun claims “he also recently increased his majority from 2,085 to 14,096”, but Burnham’s majority in his Leigh seat has never fallen below 12,000. What the Sun does not say is that it, and the Mail, will, with the certainty of night following day, use Burnham’s short period as Health Secretary as a way of trying to pin the Mid Staffs problems on him.
Chuka Umunna - not allowed a choice of watches
You think I jest? Here comes the finely crafted drivel: “The Streatham MP’s impressive collection of over-sized watches are stuff of Westminster legend, and a must-have accessory for anyone Chuk-ing their hat into the ring … For the full Chuka look: when the cameras are on you, make sure you pull your sleeve up just an inch and be careful to place your wrist so your watchface is looking right down the lens”.